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Gen 8 AG CalyShadow + Yveltal counter
Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Rock Blast
- Foul Play
- Stealth Rock
- Rest
Explanation: Stealth Rocks to cripple opposing mons. Foul Play hits Calyrex-Shadow. Rock Blast hits Yveltal and other flying types as necessary. Rest is for recovery and gets rid of status.

Not a Cal-S counter as it falls prey to a +2 Savage Spin Out or whatever name (Pollen Z-Move).
Hell, it doesn’t even a check after a +2...
This isn't NatDex AG, this is gen *. There aren't any Z-moves.
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Tyranitar @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Stream
Impish / Adamant / Careful Nature
EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 100 Def / 52 SpD

  • Rock Slide / Stone Edge / Stealth Rock
  • Crunch
  • Pursuit
  • Earthquake
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Physical Tyranitar (item: Focus Sash)
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 5 HP / 252 attack / 252 defense
Nature: Jolly (boosts speed, it's lowest stat)
- Aerial Ace (covers fighting weakness)
- Stone Edge (STAB)
- Crunch (STAB)
- Dig (covers steel weakness + avoids damage for 1 turn)

You do realize that Aerial Ace is a 60 base power move, so even a super effective Aerial Ace will be really weak? Why in the world are you putting Focus Sash on a Pokemon with good enough defenses and then putting 252 EVs into Defense? Why did you give it Jolly if you didn't give it any Speed EVs at all? What benchmarks will Tyranitar hit with Jolly and 0 Speed EVs? Are you seriously going to use the 2 turn dig, which can easily be switched into with Flying types, over the 1 turn, stronger Earthquake?