PokéBase - Pokémon Q&A
0 votes
127 views

Who is more viable? Why? And yes, I am actually considering using the special version because it OHKOs opposing Landorus-T who otherwise runs through my team.

Physical:
Landorus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- U-turn
- Defog

Special:
Landorus-Therian @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Sludge Wave
- Stealth Rock

by
They're both viable, it's more about what works for your team specifically rather than which is better overall.
Physical Landorus hits a lot harder, so I'd say that's better.

1 Answer

0 votes
 
Best answer

It's hard to give an absolute answer without the rest of your team, but just going off of opposing Lando destroying the rest of your team, I would say go for either the special set or a mixed one. It's always a bit of a shame to miss out on STAB EQs from a 145 attack stat, and even with no special investment, HP Ice OHKOs non-defensive Landos after Rocks:
0 SpA Life Orb Landorus-Therian Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-Therian: 286-338 (89.6 - 105.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
Although you'll need 124 EVs if you don't want to rely on Rocks:
124 SpA Life Orb Landorus-Therian Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-Therian: 322-380 (100.9 - 119.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe or 132 Atk / 124 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Earthquake
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- U-turn / Stone Edge
- Stealth Rock

by
selected by
Don't you mean "go for either the physical set or the mixed one"?
Ok, cheers!