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For those who don't know, a Multi Battle is essentially a Double Battle, but your side is split between two people so you don't know who your partner's Pokémon are. I want to use Mega Heracross, and I was wondering who makes good teammates on my side of the team. Specifically, I require something that can set up Stealth Rocks and can counter Talonflame. Remember that this is over WiFi, so any suggestions you make will have to be bred/traded by me. My Heracross is the standard set:

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Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Jolly Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Rock Blast
- Pin Missile
- Close Combat

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I think you might find Hawlucha to your liking.

Hawlucha actually gets a lot of support moves, and it's decently fast. It eats up Thunder Waves thanks to Limber, and can be a great teammate.

Hawlucha @ Leftovers
Ability: Limber
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spe / 4 Atk
-Helping Hand
-Quick Guard
-Drain Punch / Stone Edge / (basically whatever you want here)

Quick Guard protects both of you from Talonflame's Brave Bird, and Tailwind boosts the team's Speed. Mega Heracross has low Speed already, and this can only help. Helping Hand will make Heracross's attacks absolutely nuclear. The last move is your choice.
What ability does it have before Mega Evolving? I suggest Moxie because if you can net a KO...

+1 252 Atk Mega Heracross Helping Hand Bullet Seed (5 hits) vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Hippowdon: 510-610 (121.4 - 145.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO

EDIT: I actually read all of the question.

Now, Heracross is weak to Flying 4x and Psychic, Fire, and Fairy 2x.
Looking at these weaknesses I believe Tyranitar might be a good partner. Tyranitar is a commonly used Pokemon, so it's quite possible that your Multi Battle teammate has one. Tyranitar resists Flying and Fire, and is immune to Psychic. The Fairy weakness is mildly mitigated as the grand majority of Fairy moves people use are special, and Sandstorm boosts Tyranitar's SpD.

Here's the T-Tar set:
Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
Adamant Nature
252 HP / 64 Atk / 160 Def / 16 SpD/ 8 Spe
-Stealth Rock
-Stone Edge
-Iron Head

252+ Atk Choice Band Talonflame Brave Bird vs. 252 HP / 160 Def Tyranitar: 93-111 (23 - 27.4%) -- possible 5HKO after Leftovers recovery

252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 16 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 368-434 (91 - 107.4%) -- 43.8% chance to OHKO (Hey, at least it's less than half!)

64+ Atk Tyranitar Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 220+ Def Sylveon: 168-198 (42.6 - 50.2%) -- 94.1% chance to 2HKO after Stealth Rock, sandstorm damage, and Leftovers recovery

This is a reliable switch-in to Talonflame, and can beat most variants of Sylveon. The 8 Speed EVs allow it to outspeed standard Specs Sylveon by one point and net the 2HKO with Iron Head.

And finally, the last team member:

Xatu is a useful lead in a Multi Battle, as he gets moves like Reflect, Light Screen, and Tailwind, and he has Magic Bounce, which prevents direct status and bounces back Spikes, opposing Stealth Rocks and Toxic Spikes. Here's a moveset for a lead Xatu:

Xatu @ Light Clay
Ability: Magic Bounce
Timid Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spe / 4 Def (or SpD, doesn't really matter)
-Light Screen
-Haze/Night Shade

Xatu starts off with Reflect and Light Screen, which allow you to tank hits even better. Remember Tyranitar, who got mauled by Specs Sylveon?

252+ SpA Choice Specs Pixilate Sylveon Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 16 SpD Tyranitar in Sand through Light Screen: 184-217 (45.5 - 53.7%) -- 2% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

BAM. You can net a clean 2HKO with Iron Head afterwards. Tailwind, as previously stated, boosts Mega Heracross and Tyranitar's low Speed stats so that they can do their job better.

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You have a good answer, but if you read the question carefully, this is a Multi Battle. I have no influence on my partner's Pokémon, only mine. I guess I wasn't very clear, but I have three Pokémon and my partner has three. I can't have both Hawlucha and Heracross out at the same time. This is a good answer, but it doesn't quite follow the margins of the question, but I guess that's my fault XD

I really need something that can safely switch into Talonflame, can set up SR, and covers Hera's other weaknesses. He needs two partners, not just one. Just suggestions are fine. If no-one else answers then this will get BA, because you obviously thought this through. You can think it through a little more, if that's not asking too much. +1 because of the effort put into it.

EDIT: Yeah, I forgot to add Jolly Nature. I also like your suggestio  about Tailwind, I'll do that.
It seems my mind skipped immediately to Doubles after hearing Multi Battle XD
One sec, I'll edit the answer.
And her pre-ability is Moxie.
Thanks a mil for the great answer! Please add more :P
No problem! :D so basically it's Xatu, T-Tar, and M-Hera in the order they should be used.
I'm gonna choose Togekiss over Xatu, because it does basically the same thing but better and I have a Togepi. Thanks for the other suggestions!
B-b-but Magic Bounce ;-;
Nah, jk, Togekiss is probably a better choice anyway. My pleasure!
You should probably use Air Slash on the last moveslot, then, because Tailwind makes you faster and then Serene Grace Flinch shenanigans :]