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[Released] Core Breakdown: OU [Mega Charizard Y| Tyranitar]

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    Introduction


    Offense is, in my opinion, the best playstyle in ORAS OU. Stall is often an issue for offense to deal with; however, that isn't the case with this core. Mega Charizard Y is an amazing wallbreaker, being able to deal massive damage to anything that isn't extremely specially bulky or resistant to its moves. This is where Choice Band Tyranitar comes in; it traps anything that wants to switch in to Mega Charizard Y, such as Latios, Latias, and Chansey. It then threatens them by trapping them with Pursuit. This core easily applies a lot of offensive pressure on foes, which is very important for offense. Of course, you can't just throw any four Pokémon around this core and expect it to work to its full potential.
    Sets


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    Charizard (M) @ Charizardite Y
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    IVs: 0 Atk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast
    - Solar Beam
    - Roost​

    This is the standard wallbreaker set for Charizard. Thanks to gaining Drought when it Mega Evolves, a sun-boosted Fire Blast nearly knocks out most Pokémon in the metagame with one or two hits, excluding Pokémon that resist and specially bulky Pokémon. Fire Blast still puts heavy dents in the Pokémon that resist it, though. It takes out Pokémon such as standard Mega Sableye and Clefable with two hits and is a 3HKO on most common Latios switch-ins. Focus Blast covers Pokémon like Heatran and Tyranitar, which would otherwise be a lot more threatening. Solar Beam is coverage for Water-type Pokémon such as Keldeo and Suicune. Roost is there as recovery that can be used against Pokémon that can't take Mega Charizard Y out. Charizard can safely use the move on Pokémon forced out to keep its HP high so that it is able to switch in more and not lose to priority moves.

    EVs: This set isn't about taking hits. The EVs for Mega Charizard Y's Speed should be maxed out so it can outspeed the Pokémon it needs to and tie with Pokémon with the same base Speed. Maxing out its Special Attack is necessary for dealing the most possible damage.


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    Tyranitar (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 156 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stone Edge
    - Crunch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower​

    Stone Edge is Tyranitar's main STAB move. It's going to hit almost everything really hard. Rock-resistant Pokémon and physical walls are mostly covered by Mega Charizard Y, which is another reason this core is so great. Crunch is a stronger Dark-type STAB move meant to hit hard. It can be used over Pursuit if you feel like the opponent is keeping their Pokémon in. Choice Band Tyranitar pairs nicely with Mega Charizard Y for a simple reason: it Pursuit traps Pokémon that resist or tank Mega Charizard Y's attacks, such as Chansey, Latias, and Latios, the former taking massive damage and the last two getting OHKOed. Superpower hits Pokémon like Chansey that sometimes stay in on the Pursuit to heal up. It also hits other Pokémon such as opposing Tyranitar and Reflect Type Latias.

    EVs: Attack should always be maxed out to deal the most possible damage. Speed, however, may vary depending on what specific Pokémon should be outsped. 156 Speed EVs is enough to outspeed Mandibuzz with no Speed investment so they don't spam Roost and completely wall Tyranitar. Running 176 Speed EVs allows it to outspeed Adamant Azumarill. Maximum Speed can be run to outspeed Pokémon such as Mega Venusaur, Rotom-W, and defensive Landorus-T. Any remaining EVs go into HP to give Tyranitar some bulk.
    Team Options


    As stated earlier, you can't just throw this core with any four Pokémon and expect it to work. This core is meant for offensive teams. A Water-resistant Pokémon is needed, as the core itself is weak to the type. Latios is a potential partner, as it's fast and can take away entry hazards, which the core is weak to. Latios is also good because it outspeeds Keldeo, which can be a threat to this core. Ferrothorn can take Water- and Electric-type attacks that also threaten the core. Hazard support is crucial for this core, so make sure you keep that in mind. Zapdos and Latias are also optional Defoggers. Starmie can be used to Rapid Spin away entry hazards while also providing a Water- and Fighting-resistant Pokémon. Garchomp and offensive Landorus-T are good Pokémon to get up your own hazards, which can help with pressuring the opponent. Other Pokémon that apply pressure on the opponent are nice to have too. Keldeo works well, as it resists Water and hits really hard. The core can be paired with VoltTurn support so that Tyranitar or Mega Charizard Y can be brought in safely.
    Conclusion


    This is an amazing offensive core to use in OU. It can work well versus any playstyle, including stall and hyper offense. You're going to have to play aggressively sometimes, which means making predictions. For example, if the opponent has a Chansey or Latios, they will likely switch it into your Charizard. Knowing this, you can switch in your Tyranitar on your opponent's switch; it can then trap the opponent's Pokémon for a possible KO. It is important to control entry hazards well and keep up the pressure on the opponent as well. Finally, make sure to build around this core carefully because teammates are crucial for it to work.

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    @Annoying Orange
    This is looking pretty good so far.
    • In the Charizard section, you may want to mention Drought specifically for clarity since Blaze is listed in the set. Also, you should explain why Roost is included in the set.
    • In the Tyranitar section, you say that the Speed may vary, so could you give an additional example that covers a different Speed spread?
    • Under Team Options, "Hazard Support" and "the rest of the team" mentioned in the last two sentences could use a few more details. Are there hazard removers other than [email protected]? Are there hazard setters other than Ferrothorn? What would be additional "offensive Pokemon" to include? Things like that.
    • In the conclusion, "You're going to have to play aggressively sometimes...", more detail here or an example or two would make this better.
    I'm advancing this to [WIP] because it definitely has enough structure for that. Also, FYI, Aurist is not an Articles Leader anymore.
     
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    Good additions. I would still like to see Roost at least mentioned in the Charizard section. I would also like to see some discussion about the 5th and 6th team slots in team options. I'm also skeptical about the mention of Lando-T and Skarmory. Defog Skarmory seems a bit out of place to me if this is supposed to be an offensive build, and Lando-T doesn't help the Water weakness that was mentioned elsewhere in the article. Yes, Drought nullifies that weakness if it is active, but there probably should be a Water resist in there somewhere.
     
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    well I mentioned latios/ferro as water resists i think. ofc im not finished. will add more.
     
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    That's fine, there's no rush. I just responded since you said "updated".
     
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    Yo, sorry. My internet had been pretty slow for the last few days. As a matter of fact, I tried editing a few of my posts to no success :c I'll be very happy if this reply passes. I posted to let you know...
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    I'll get to the Pokemon soon.
     
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    put all of those fixes E.T.
    waiting on what joyverse has to say now i guess
     
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    Change the trait to Drought on Zard Y.

    That's all I guess, nothing else much really I guess. Specs Volcanion kinda troubles the two but Latias exists to check it. IDK what else would trouble the core that much.

    Tagging @Finchinator to have one last look to check things I may have missed.
     
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    Well keldeo & latios/as were listed as water resists.
    I'll change it. its like that bc regular mon is char
     
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    Pony doesn't take too well against Volcanion. Latias however is pretty useful if it has Roost, that's kinda it.
     
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    they're still all optional water resists. that's like saying latias has to be a part of the core for it to be perfect which isn't the case.
    not a lot of things check specs volcanion, not many water types at that bc hp grass is powerful.
     
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    Nah didn't mean that, but the Latwins should get a mention as they check Volca better. If we are talking Gen7, Water Absorb is mention-able Volcanion check. Gastrodon also might be worth a mention.
     
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    they got a mention. Gastro on an offensive ou team is not worth a mention
     
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    Oh rip, I meant Water Absorb Mantine for gen7. Yeah, it's fine if you don't mention Gastro. Everything else is ok rn.
     
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    GP 1/2 (I think two grammar checks are suitable for every article; of course, if anything has been missed, feel free to point that out if the GP checkers have not. also, once you've implemented this check, add 1/2 or 'ready for last gp check' or something along the lines of that to the OP so the next gper knows)
     
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    ready for gp 2/2
     
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    "ready for gp 2/2" Wha? That's not how it's done lol! Either "GP approved 2/2" or something else. GJ bumping the thread tho xd

    Even though it seems fine by me, double checking is appreciated. Tagging @RedJoker25 and @E.T. .

    [1K POST WASTED GFG]
     
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    hello? im ready for the 2nd of two gp's lol. sobi legit told me to come fix then post when im ready for the second one
     
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    Offense is, in my opinion, the best playstyle in ORAS OU. Most of the times, stall is sometimes an issue to deal with; however, that isn't the case with this core/*I'm not sure what this is trying to say but it's awkward. "Most of the time, it's sometimes"*/. Mega Charizard Y is an amazing wallbreaker in the metagame, being able to deal massive damage to anything that isn't extremely specially bulky or resistsant to its moves. This is where Choice Band Tyranitar comes in; it traps anything that wants to switch in to Mega Charizard Y, such as Latios, Latias, and Chansey. It then threatens them by trapping them with Pursuit. This core easily applies a lot of offensive pressure on foes, which is very important for offense. Of course, you can't just throw any four Pokeémon around this core and expect it to work to its full potential.

    Sets
    Charizard-Mega-Y (M) @ Charizardite Y
    Trait: DoughtBlaze
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    IVs: 0 Atk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast
    - Solar Beam
    - Roost

    This is the standard wallbreaker set for Charizard. Thanks to gaining Drought when it Mega Evolves, a sun-boosted Fire Blast nearly knocks out most Pokeémon in the metagame with one or two hits, excluding Pokeémon that resist it and specially bulky Pokeémon. IFire Blast still puts heavy dents in the Pokeémon that do resist it, though. It takes out Pokeémon such as standard Mega Sableye and Clefable with two Fire Blashits and is a 3HKO on most Latios that are common Latios switch-ins. Focus Blast covers Pokeémon like Heatran and Tyranitar, which would otherwise be a lot more threatening to this Pokemon. Solar Beam is coverage for some of the Water-type Pokeémon such as Keldeo and Suicune. Roost is there as recovery that you can use against Pokeémon that can't take Mega Charizard Y out. ItCharizard can safely use the move on Pokeémon forced out to keep its HP high so that it is able to switch in more and not lose to priority moves.

    EVs: This set isn't about taking hits. You want to max out Mega Charizard Y's Speed so it can outspeed the Pokeémon it needs to and Speed tie with other Pokeémon with the same base Speed. Maxing out its Special Attack is necessary for dealing the most possible damage.

    Tyranitar (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 156 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stone Edge
    - Crunch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower

    Stone Edge is Tyranitar's main STAB move. It's going to hit almost everything really hard. Rock-resistant Pokeémon and physical walls are mostly covered by Mega Charizard Y, which is another reason this core is so great. Crunch is a stronger Dark-type STAB move meant to just hit hard. It can be used over Pursuit if you feel like the opponent is keeping their Pokeémon in. Choice Band Tyranitar pairs so nicely with Mega Charizard Y for a simple reason: it Pursuit traps Pokeémon that resist or tank Mega Charizard Y's attacks, such as Chansey, Latias, and Latios. It can then Pursuit trap the aforementioned Pokemon, taking out Latios and Latias and dealing massive damage to Chansey. /*"It pursuit traps then pursuit traps" felt weird and I didn't feel the second sentence really added anything but if you want to keep the part about damage dealt, I'd suggest somehow combining the two sentences*/ Superpower hits Pokeémon like Chansey that sometimes stay in on the Pursuit to heal up. It also hits other Pokeémon such as opposing Tyranitar and Reflect Type Latias.

    EVs: The Attack should always be maxed out to deal the most possible damage. The Speed, however, may vary depending on what specific Pokeémon you're trying to outspeed. 156 Speed EVs is enough to outspeed Mandibuzz with no Speed investments so they don't spam Roost and completely wall Tyranitar. Running 176 Speed EVs allows it to outspeed Adamant Azumarill. You can run maximum Speed if you want to outspeed Pokeémon such as Mega Venusaur, Rotom-W, and defensive Landorus-T. Any remaining EVs go into HP to give Tyranitar some bulk.

    Team Options

    As stated earlier, you can't just throw this core with any four Pokeémon and expect it to work. This core is meant for offensive teams. You're going to want a Water-resistant Pokémon, as the core itself is weak to the type. Latios is an optiotential partner, as it's fast and can take away entry hazards, which the core is weak to. Latios is also good because it outspeeds Keldeo, which can be a threat to this core. Ferrothorn can take Water- and Electric-type attacks that also threaten the core. Hazard support is crucial for this core so make sure you keep that in mind. Zapdos and Latias are also optional Defoggers. You can use Starmie to Rapid Spin away entry hazards while also providing a Water- and Fighting-resistant Pokeémon. Garchomp and offensive Landorus-T are good Pokeémon to get up your own hazards, which can help with pressuring the opponent. You may want to use other Pokeémon that apply pressure on the opponent. Keldeo works well. as it resists Water and hits really hard. You can pair this with VoltTurn support so that Tyranitar or Mega Charizard Y can be brought in safely.

    Conclusion

    This is an amazing offensive core to use in OU. It can work well versus any playstyle, including stall and hyper offense. You're going to have to play aggressively sometimes, which means making predictions. For example, if your opponent has a Chansey or Latios, they will likely switch it into your Charizard. Knowing this, you can switch in your Tyranitar on your opponent's switch; it can then trap the opponent's Pokeémon for a possible KO. Make sure you control entry hazards well and keep up the pressure on the opponent, and you should be fine. Finally, make sure to build around this core carefully because teammates are crucial for it to work.

    Offense is, in my opinion, the best playstyle in ORAS OU. Most of the time, stall is sometimes an issue to deal with; however, that isn't the case with this core. Mega Charizard Y is an amazing wallbreaker, being able to deal massive damage to anything that isn't extremely specially bulky or resistant to its moves. This is where Choice Band Tyranitar comes in; it traps anything that wants to switch in to Mega Charizard Y, such as Latios, Latias, and Chansey. It then threatens them by trapping them with Pursuit. This core easily applies a lot of offensive pressure on foes, which is very important for offense. Of course, you can't just throw any four Pokémon around this core and expect it to work to its full potential.

    Sets
    Charizard (M) @ Charizardite Y
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    IVs: 0 Atk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast
    - Solar Beam
    - Roost

    This is the standard wallbreaker set for Charizard. Thanks to gaining Drought when it Mega Evolves, a sun-boosted Fire Blast nearly knocks out most Pokémon in the metagame with one or two hits, excluding Pokémon that resist and specially bulky Pokémon. Fire Blast still puts heavy dents in the Pokémon that resist it, though. It takes out Pokémon such as standard Mega Sableye and Clefable with two hits and is a 3HKO on most common Latios switch-ins. Focus Blast covers Pokémon like Heatran and Tyranitar, which would otherwise be a lot more threatening. Solar Beam is coverage for Water-type Pokémon such as Keldeo and Suicune. Roost is there as recovery that you can use against Pokémon that can't take Mega Charizard Y out. Charizard can safely use the move on Pokémon forced out to keep its HP high so that it is able to switch in more and not lose to priority moves.

    EVs: This set isn't about taking hits. You want to max out Mega Charizard Y's Speed so it can outspeed the Pokémon it needs to and tie with Pokémon with the same base Speed. Maxing out its Special Attack is necessary for dealing the most possible damage.

    Tyranitar (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 156 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stone Edge
    - Crunch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower

    Stone Edge is Tyranitar's main STAB move. It's going to hit almost everything really hard. Rock-resistant Pokémon and physical walls are mostly covered by Mega Charizard Y, which is another reason this core is so great. Crunch is a stronger Dark-type STAB move meant to hit hard. It can be used over Pursuit if you feel like the opponent is keeping their Pokémon in. Choice Band Tyranitar pairs nicely with Mega Charizard Y for a simple reason: it Pursuit traps Pokémon that resist or tank Mega Charizard Y's attacks, such as Chansey, Latias, and Latios. Superpower hits Pokémon like Chansey that sometimes stay in on the Pursuit to heal up. It also hits other Pokémon such as opposing Tyranitar and Reflect Type Latias.

    EVs: Attack should always be maxed out to deal the most possible damage. Speed, however, may vary depending on what specific Pokémon you're trying to outspeed. 156 Speed EVs is enough to outspeed Mandibuzz with no Speed investment so they don't spam Roost and completely wall Tyranitar. Running 176 Speed EVs allows it to outspeed Adamant Azumarill. You can run maximum Speed if you want to outspeed Pokémon such as Mega Venusaur, Rotom-W, and defensive Landorus-T. Any remaining EVs go into HP to give Tyranitar some bulk.

    Team Options

    As stated earlier, you can't just throw this core with any four Pokémon and expect it to work. This core is meant for offensive teams. You're going to want a Water-resistant Pokémon, as the core itself is weak to the type. Latios is a potential partner, as it's fast and can take away entry hazards, which the core is weak to. Latios is also good because it outspeeds Keldeo, which can be a threat to this core. Ferrothorn can take Water- and Electric-type attacks that also threaten the core. Hazard support is crucial so make sure you keep that in mind. Zapdos and Latias are also optional Defoggers. You can use Starmie to Rapid Spin away entry hazards while also providing a Water- and Fighting-resistant Pokémon. Garchomp and offensive Landorus-T are good Pokémon to get up your own hazards, which can help with pressuring the opponent. You may want to use other Pokémon that apply pressure on the opponent. Keldeo works well. as it resists Water and hits really hard. You can pair this with VoltTurn support so that Tyranitar or Mega Charizard Y can be brought in safely.

    Conclusion

    This is an amazing offensive core to use in OU. It can work well versus any playstyle, including stall and hyper offense. You're going to have to play aggressively sometimes, which means making predictions. For example, if your opponent has a Chansey or Latios, they will likely switch it into your Charizard. Knowing this, you can switch in your Tyranitar on your opponent's switch; it can then trap the opponent's Pokémon for a possible KO. Make sure you control entry hazards well and keep up the pressure on the opponent, and you should be fine. Finally, make sure to build around this core carefully because teammates are crucial for it to work.

    Not quite approved by me yet because of the second sentence (see changes and notes) and I'd prefer someone going over it in case it's just over my head. Also just to make sure it's noticed since importables are kind of set it and forget it, Mega Charizard Y's had "Drought" misspelled. I changed it to an importable for a Charizard that Mega Evolves but not sure if that's what we want for core-based articles or if we actually want it as Mega whatever.
     
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    Blaze --> Drought or something similar should work on the importable part.
     
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    Sorry @RedJoker25.. That was my fault :x

    Most of the time, stall is sometimes Stall is often an issue for offense to deal with; however, that isn't the case with this core.

    I think that should work.


    Choice Band Tyranitar pairs nicely with Mega Charizard Y for a simple reason: it Pursuit traps Pokémon that resist or tank Mega Charizard Y's attacks, such as Chansey, Latias, and Latios, the former taking massive damage and the last two getting OHKOed. It can then Pursuit trap the aforementioned Pokemon, taking out Latios and Latias and dealing massive damage to Chansey.

    GP 3/2 lol.
     
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    That works. Approved now with the above changes.
     
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    put the first part in, having touble finding where the second part is due to it not being part of a full gp, i can't see that sentence in there anywhere and if it isnt, not sure what im replacing.
     
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    It's the paragraph right after Tyranitar's importable.
     
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    Reminder for future articles:

    - After implementing the first check, put 1/2, checks: 1/2, or GP 1/2 in the title so that we know it's ready for the second check.

    For now, though:

    - After implementing the second check, change the tag to [FINAL]
     
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    1/2 is better than GP 1/2 in here js. Let this be known to all other GPers as some articles got some long titles.
     
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    Final Changes: I checked from RedJoker's last Grammar check and added the items that were discussed afterwards. I noticed that this article used too much second person, so I changed the wording in a few places for that. I left it in for places where it discussed prediction since that's probably the most straightforward way to discuss that.
    Offense is, in my opinion, the best playstyle in ORAS OU. Most of the time, sStall is sometimesoften an issue for offense to deal with; however, that isn't the case with this core. Mega Charizard Y is an amazing wallbreaker, being able to deal massive damage to anything that isn't extremely specially bulky or resistant to its moves. This is where Choice Band Tyranitar comes in; it traps anything that wants to switch in to Mega Charizard Y, such as Latios, Latias, and Chansey. It then threatens them by trapping them with Pursuit. This core easily applies a lot of offensive pressure on foes, which is very important for offense. Of course, you can't just throw any four Pokémon around this core and expect it to work to its full potential.

    Sets
    Charizard (M) @ Charizardite Y
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    IVs: 0 Atk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast
    - Solar Beam
    - Roost

    This is the standard wallbreaker set for Charizard. Thanks to gaining Drought when it Mega Evolves, a sun-boosted Fire Blast nearly knocks out most Pokémon in the metagame with one or two hits, excluding Pokémon that resist and specially bulky Pokémon. Fire Blast still puts heavy dents in the Pokémon that resist it, though. It takes out Pokémon such as standard Mega Sableye and Clefable with two hits and is a 3HKO on most common Latios switch-ins. Focus Blast covers Pokémon like Heatran and Tyranitar, which would otherwise be a lot more threatening. Solar Beam is coverage for Water-type Pokémon such as Keldeo and Suicune. Roost is there as recovery that you can be used against Pokémon that can't take Mega Charizard Y out. Charizard can safely use the move on Pokémon forced out to keep its HP high so that it is able to switch in more and not lose to priority moves.

    EVs: This set isn't about taking hits. You want to max outThe EVs for Mega Charizard Y's Speed should be maxed out so it can outspeed the Pokémon it needs to and tie with Pokémon with the same base Speed. Maxing out its Special Attack is necessary for dealing the most possible damage.

    Tyranitar (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 156 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stone Edge
    - Crunch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower

    Stone Edge is Tyranitar's main STAB move. It's going to hit almost everything really hard. Rock-resistant Pokémon and physical walls are mostly covered by Mega Charizard Y, which is another reason this core is so great. Crunch is a stronger Dark-type STAB move meant to hit hard. It can be used over Pursuit if you feel like the opponent is keeping their Pokémon in. Choice Band Tyranitar pairs nicely with Mega Charizard Y for a simple reason: it Pursuit traps Pokémon that resist or tank Mega Charizard Y's attacks, such as Chansey, Latias, and Latios, the former taking massive damage and the last two getting OHKOed. Superpower hits Pokémon like Chansey that sometimes stay in on the Pursuit to heal up. It also hits other Pokémon such as opposing Tyranitar and Reflect Type Latias.

    EVs: Attack should always be maxed out to deal the most possible damage. Speed, however, may vary depending on what specific Pokémon you're trying toshould be outspeed. 156 Speed EVs is enough to outspeed Mandibuzz with no Speed investment so they don't spam Roost and completely wall Tyranitar. Running 176 Speed EVs allows it to outspeed Adamant Azumarill. You can run mMaximum Speed if you wantcan be run to outspeed Pokémon such as Mega Venusaur, Rotom-W, and defensive Landorus-T. Any remaining EVs go into HP to give Tyranitar some bulk.

    Team Options

    As stated earlier, you can't just throw this core with any four Pokémon and expect it to work. This core is meant for offensive teams. You're going to want aA Water-resistant Pokémon is needed, as the core itself is weak to the type. Latios is a potential partner, as it's fast and can take away entry hazards, which the core is weak to. Latios is also good because it outspeeds Keldeo, which can be a threat to this core. Ferrothorn can take Water- and Electric-type attacks that also threaten the core. Hazard support is a crucial so make sure youtopic to keep that in mind. Zapdos and Latias are also optional Defoggers. YouStarmie can use Starmiebe used to Rapid Spin away entry hazards while also providing a Water- and Fighting-resistant Pokémon. Garchomp and offensive Landorus-T are good Pokémon to get up your own hazards, which can help with pressuring the opponent. You may want to use oOther Pokémon that apply pressure on the opponent are nice to have too. Keldeo works well., as it resists Water and hits really hard. YouThe core can be pair thised with VoltTurn support so that Tyranitar or Mega Charizard Y can be brought in safely.

    Conclusion

    This is an amazing offensive core to use in OU. It can work well versus any playstyle, including stall and hyper offense. You're going to have to play aggressively sometimes, which means making predictions. For example, if yourthe opponent has a Chansey or Latios, they will likely switch it into your Charizard. Knowing this, you can switch in your Tyranitar on your opponent's switch; it can then trap the opponent's Pokémon for a possible KO. Make sure youIt is important to control entry hazards well and keep up the pressure on the opponent, and you should be fines well. Finally, make sure to build around this core carefully because teammates are crucial for it to work.

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    Introduction


    Offense is, in my opinion, the best playstyle in ORAS OU. Stall is often an issue for offense to deal with; however, that isn't the case with this core. Mega Charizard Y is an amazing wallbreaker, being able to deal massive damage to anything that isn't extremely specially bulky or resistant to its moves. This is where Choice Band Tyranitar comes in; it traps anything that wants to switch in to Mega Charizard Y, such as Latios, Latias, and Chansey. It then threatens them by trapping them with Pursuit. This core easily applies a lot of offensive pressure on foes, which is very important for offense. Of course, you can't just throw any four Pokémon around this core and expect it to work to its full potential.

    Sets


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    Charizard (M) @ Charizardite Y
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    IVs: 0 Atk
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast
    - Solar Beam
    - Roost​

    This is the standard wallbreaker set for Charizard. Thanks to gaining Drought when it Mega Evolves, a sun-boosted Fire Blast nearly knocks out most Pokémon in the metagame with one or two hits, excluding Pokémon that resist and specially bulky Pokémon. Fire Blast still puts heavy dents in the Pokémon that resist it, though. It takes out Pokémon such as standard Mega Sableye and Clefable with two hits and is a 3HKO on most common Latios switch-ins. Focus Blast covers Pokémon like Heatran and Tyranitar, which would otherwise be a lot more threatening. Solar Beam is coverage for Water-type Pokémon such as Keldeo and Suicune. Roost is there as recovery that can be used against Pokémon that can't take Mega Charizard Y out. Charizard can safely use the move on Pokémon forced out to keep its HP high so that it is able to switch in more and not lose to priority moves.

    EVs: This set isn't about taking hits. The EVs for Mega Charizard Y's Speed should be maxed out so it can outspeed the Pokémon it needs to and tie with Pokémon with the same base Speed. Maxing out its Special Attack is necessary for dealing the most possible damage.

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    Tyranitar (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 156 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stone Edge
    - Crunch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower​

    Stone Edge is Tyranitar's main STAB move. It's going to hit almost everything really hard. Rock-resistant Pokémon and physical walls are mostly covered by Mega Charizard Y, which is another reason this core is so great. Crunch is a stronger Dark-type STAB move meant to hit hard. It can be used over Pursuit if you feel like the opponent is keeping their Pokémon in. Choice Band Tyranitar pairs nicely with Mega Charizard Y for a simple reason: it Pursuit traps Pokémon that resist or tank Mega Charizard Y's attacks, such as Chansey, Latias, and Latios, the former taking massive damage and the last two getting OHKOed. Superpower hits Pokémon like Chansey that sometimes stay in on the Pursuit to heal up. It also hits other Pokémon such as opposing Tyranitar and Reflect Type Latias.

    EVs: Attack should always be maxed out to deal the most possible damage. Speed, however, may vary depending on what specific Pokémon should be outsped. 156 Speed EVs is enough to outspeed Mandibuzz with no Speed investment so they don't spam Roost and completely wall Tyranitar. Running 176 Speed EVs allows it to outspeed Adamant Azumarill. Maximum Speed can be run to outspeed Pokémon such as Mega Venusaur, Rotom-W, and defensive Landorus-T. Any remaining EVs go into HP to give Tyranitar some bulk.

    Team Options


    As stated earlier, you can't just throw this core with any four Pokémon and expect it to work. This core is meant for offensive teams. A Water-resistant Pokémon is needed, as the core itself is weak to the type. Latios is a potential partner, as it's fast and can take away entry hazards, which the core is weak to. Latios is also good because it outspeeds Keldeo, which can be a threat to this core. Ferrothorn can take Water- and Electric-type attacks that also threaten the core. Hazard support is a crucial topic to keep in mind. Zapdos and Latias are also optional Defoggers. Starmie can be used to Rapid Spin away entry hazards while also providing a Water- and Fighting-resistant Pokémon. Garchomp and offensive Landorus-T are good Pokémon to get up your own hazards, which can help with pressuring the opponent. Other Pokémon that apply pressure on the opponent are nice to have too. Keldeo works well, as it resists Water and hits really hard. The core can be paired with VoltTurn support so that Tyranitar or Mega Charizard Y can be brought in safely.

    Conclusion


    This is an amazing offensive core to use in OU. It can work well versus any playstyle, including stall and hyper offense. You're going to have to play aggressively sometimes, which means making predictions. For example, if the opponent has a Chansey or Latios, they will likely switch it into your Charizard. Knowing this, you can switch in your Tyranitar on your opponent's switch; it can then trap the opponent's Pokémon for a possible KO. It is important to control entry hazards well and keep up the pressure on the opponent as well. Finally, make sure to build around this core carefully because teammates are crucial for it to work.
     
  35. Sobi

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    Nothing wrong with second person, and most, if not all, of the sentences you altered are now passive voice, which takes longer for the reader to process. Will provide examples when I'm off mobile.
     
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    i thought the way I typed it was fine tbh. but if you see an issue i guess. I dont think that's an error fix, seems more bias to how one likes reading. I implemented the changes for now however
     
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    "Hazard support is a crucial topic to keep in mind" -> "You must keep hazard support in mind", please.

    "a crucial topic" sounds rather weird.
     
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    I just put it's crucial. i havent even skimmed through all the changes
     
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    You put it's a crucial topic - topic is a strange word to use. Unless i'm misunderstanding you, please implement my change or reword
     
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    no, here's what I put: "Hazard support is crucial for this core so make sure you keep that in mind"


    someone changed what I put.
     
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