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Will Kommo-o's new Z-move Clangorous Soulblaze give it a ticket to VGC 2018 or will the use of Tapus and the scary moon blasts keep it away?

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I'm not sure if this question can be answered as of now
I'm pretty sure none of us know what the move really does.
It might, but with all  the tapus and Primarinas running around, the chance is quite slim.
Uh wasnt it confirmed that competitions will stay in normal sun and moon

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The VGC18 stats are finally out! I can answer this question!
Kommo-O was used on about 7% of VGC teams last month, implying that it was pretty viable. Additionally, it was ranked B in Smogon's viability rankings. This is Smogon's description of Kommo-O's current viability.

B rank
Reserved for Pokemon who are great in the VGC metagame. These Pokemon have more notable flaws than of those above it that affects how they function in the tier. Their positive traits still outshine their negatives, but they require a bit more team support to bring out their full potential. Their niches are often slightly smaller than those that are in A and S rank, which leads them to face some competition for a teamslot.

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And for clarity, over 99% of high-ranking VGC players are running the new Z-Move on their Kommo-o set. So you can attribute basically all of its new popularity to this. http://www.smogon.com/stats/2017-12/moveset/gen7vgc2018-1760.txt