I have been Showdown! testing my VGC team for Omega Ruby, and I have come across an issue with using Zapdos: without maximum Speed investment, he usually cannot get a Tailwind up before taking 40-60% HP. As I am running a bulkier spread and I like to keep him alive for later in the match once Tailwind peters out. While he does form my TalonTroll core (made that up myself, if you want more info just ask) with Breloom, I feel as though Talonflame would get more chances to setup due to the offensive pressure he provides. I am also considering replacing someone with Rotom-W, so I can keep the Electric coverage of Zapdos. The rest of the team is below.
TL;DR What are the benefits of using Talonflame over Zapdos to setup Tailwind and vice versa?
Here is my team so far:
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Spore / Protect / Mach Punch / Bullet Seed
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Tailwind / Thunderbolt / HP Ice / Heat Wave
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Iron Head / Sucker Punch / Play Rough / Protect
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Heat Wave / Earth Power / Flash Cannon / Protect
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Earth Power / Draco Meteor / Dark Pulse / Protect
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Psychic / Hyper Voice / Protect / Energy Ball