==General== *Landorus-T is a brilliant Pokemon that came into the Overused tier at the start of Black and White 2, alongside it's fellow therain forms (Tornadus-T and Thundurus-T.) *It has a sky-high base 145 Physical attack and a less impressive, but still decent base 105 SAtk. *With the ability Intimidate, Landorus-T can function as a bulky offensive pivot, physical wall to Pokemon like Terrakion, and a stealth rocker. *89 / 90 / 80 defenses are pretty decent, the 90 defense is great with Intimidate. *Base 91 speed is good for out-pacing Pokemon below 90 base speed, but otherwise underwhelming. *Weakness to water and ice is irksome, but resisting fighting and being immune to ground is great! ==Bulky Pivot== Landorus-T @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 200 HP / 64 Atk / 244 Def Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) / Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd) - Earthquake - Stone Edge / Hidden Power Ice - U-turn - Stealth Rocks / Toxic Set Comments: *With the bulk invested, Landorus-T can wall pokemon like Terrakion, Breloom, and some Dragonites / Salamences. *Earthquake is obvious powerful ground STAB, off of amazing base 145 Attack. *Stone Edge is to work well with Earthquake, hitting mostly everything. Rock Slide can be used if you're more conservative and preffer accuracy over power. Also, Hidden Power Ice may hit Pokemon like Gliscor and opposing Landorus much harder, while still 2HKOinh Dragonite and Salamence, without risking a miss. *U-turn is for momentum and nailing the occasional Celebi. It's generally a nice move to gain advantages. *Lastly, Stealth Rocks is always necessary on teams - works if you lack another SR setter. *Toxic is also an option to nail common switch-ins like Bulky Waters, opposing Landorus(-T), and whatever else you feel it's needed to hot and ware down (I.e: Latias.) ==Choice Scarf== Landorus-T @ Choice Scarf Trait: Intimidate EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) / Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - if you opt to run HP ice change it necessary - Earthquake - Stone Edge - U-turn - Hidden Power Ice / Superpower Set Comments: *Choice Scarf Landorus-T is a good revenge killer, especially with the added surprise factor that it isn't bulky. *Being able to outspeed Pokemon like Terrakion, Thundurus-T, and Keldeo when they're not scarfed is huge for Landorus-T. *Earthquake is helpful and effective ground type STAB. *Stone Edge (or even Rock Slide) is for Flying types and other Pokemon Earthquake doesn't hit. *U-turn is great for gaining momentum and switch initiative, while outspeed most things you U-turn out against, due to the scarf. *Hidden Power Ice hits Gliscor, opposing Landorus(-T), and Dragon types. *You can use superpower, alternately, to hit Air Baloon Heatran and Ferrothorn. *You can use a move like Toxic or Stealth Rock in the last spot, if your team likes to cripple bulky switch-ins or, lacks a stealth rock setter. ==Double Dance== Landorus @ Leftovers / Life Orb Trait: Intimidate EVs: 48 HP / 252 Atk / 208 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Rock Polish - Swords Dance - Earthquake - Stone Edge Set Comments: *The given speed allows you to outspeed Adamant Toxicroak, or anything slower. Maximizing attacks allows you to sweep more efficiently and the extra HP allows you to have some nice bulk which can come in handy. *The point of a Double Dance set is to chose the appropriate Dance (or Polish) and sweep, or use both if possible. With two solid coverage moves, like EdgeQuake, this is viable on a powerful Pokemon like Landorus-T. *Rock Polish doubles speed. With +2 Speed, you outspeed common fast scarf users like Latios, Keldeo, Salamence, and Terrakion. *Swords Dance boosts your attack to amazing levels. With +2, Earthquake OHKOs Pokemon like Defensive Politoed, always, and sometimes Specially Defensive Ferrothorn. *Earthquake is mandatory ground STAB that hits like a truck. *Stone Edge is a complimentary coverage choice, which wrecks Pokemon like Dragonite, Tornadus, and Thundurus-T. *Life Orb can be used for extra power while Leftovers gives you more survivability, but less power. *Remember, sometimes you only need one boost to sweep, especially against worn-out teams later in a match. Use Landorus-T's Double Dance set wisely and it'll be amazingly efficient in sweeping a good portion of opponents with proper support (it loves hazards and something for Skarmory / Mamoswine / other sweep killers.) ==Other Options== *A Substitute set is certainly viable. It can run it alongside Swords Dance, or with three attacks. *Bulk Up is a usable sweeping move. It boosts it's defense and attack, but Landorus-T is still vulnerable to special attackers like Keldeo and Politoed. *A fully defensive set can be used, even with Restalk, although Gyarados totally outdoes this as it has intimidate, too. However, Gyarados has phasing moves. Landorus-T only has more attack and arguably better STAB. *Gravity is certainly an option. Albeit, a gimmick and situational option, still viable. *Choice Bandes Landorus-T hits like a monster, but is revenged and predicted rather easily. *A swords dance three attacks set can be used, or you can make the Stealth Rock pivot set offensive and throw in Swords Dance over U-turn, for a early game kill or two and some surprise value. *Yache Berry is viable, especially on the Double Dancer! ==Checks & Counters== *Skarmory cannot really harm it, but certainly walls all of it's attacks unless they're boosted up multiple times. *Gliscor works the same as Skarmory, but it may be able to damage Landorus-T with Toxic or Ice Fang. However, Landorus-T viably runs HP Ice too often for it to be a solid counter. *Scarf Pokemon like Politoed, Keldeo, Thudnurus-T, and Rotom-W can outspeed and OHKO, or revenge it. Not all of these can live a hit or two, but they can do well on the offensive. *Mamoswine can revenge it with Ice Shars, OHKOing unless it's been Intimidated. *Plenty of Pokemon can kill it with HP Ice, Scald, or hard-hitting special moves in general. *Bronzong resists StoneQuake (thanks to levitate) and tanks multiple U-turn. It can retaliate with HP Ice, or even Gyro Ball / Toxic.