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So I got an idea for a coaching+Kyruem Black team for series 10. I'll get right to it.

Incineroar @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 52 Def / 116 SpD / 92 Spe
Careful Nature
- Parting Shot
- Flare Blitz
- Darkest Lariat
- Fake Out

Hitmontop (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Wide Guard
- Coaching
- Close Combat

Kyurem-Black @ Misty Seed
Ability: Teravolt
Level: 50
EVs: 108 HP / 116 Atk / 4 Def / 28 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Protect
- Breaking Swipe
- Fusion Bolt
- Icicle Spear

Landorus (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
Level: 50
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Earth Power
- Sludge Bomb
- Grass Knot

Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 104 Def / 124 SpA / 32 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Taunt
- Moonblast
- Scald

Heatran @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 108 Def / 4 SpA / 4 SpD / 180 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Protect
- Will-O-Wisp
- Heat Wave
- Flash Cannon

The idea is you send out Hitmontop and Kyruem first. If you're up against Kyogre wide guard and fusion bolt. If not, fake out/coaching on the Hitmontop and protect/attack on the Kyruem. Then if up against dragon types or a special attacker, switch Hitmontop to Tapu Fini. The misty terrain will half the damage a dragon move will do to Kyruem, along with the misty seed spdf boost plus the def boosts from Hitmontop.

The Incineroar is for steel and fairy type coverage along with dropping stats.

The Landorus is the special sweeper, and covers any physical walls the Kyruem can't break along with more coverage.

The Heatran was meant to cover weaknesses and provide Will-O-Wisp support to halve physical damage, but it's proven to be a pretty useless addition other than Will-O-Wisp.

I've a spotty win-lose streak with this team, with losses that always come soooo close. If you have any advice or feedback, please let me know, because the close calls and losing fights that were in my favor is frustrating. Thanks.

Couple of comments(albeit probably not that great, i haven't been playing very much on the legacy server):
Kyurem's synergy with Fini is questionable as misty terrain halves the power of Kyurem's own dragon moves but since you're running an already weak breaking swipe I guess it doesn't really matter.

Try running roar over Flare Blitz on Incineroar as it provides you with a way to force out a Xerneas, because I somehow doubt that Heatran beats Xerneas. Darkest Lariat should probably stay as Calyrex-S is broken. Kartana is another option as it has Smart Strike for Xerneas and Night Slash for Calyrex-S, although it definitely needs some speed control. If it were me I would definitely 100% keep Incin though.

I think that this team needs speed control as otherwise Zacian-C sweeps. Sure, you have Landorus but I'd like to see it survive Behemoth Blade. Talonflame, is suprisingly Viable as it has priority tailwind and a strong Flare Blitz, but since it's a bit niche you may want to run Regieleki instead. That way, you can lead Speed Control + Landorus and beat out a Zacian. Also, you might want to consider Substitute over Grass Knot on Landorus as it doesn't hit very much.

My final suggestion is Mienshao as it destroys Incineroar and breaks through protects with feint. It's your main answer to intimidate spam, and could even replace Hitmontop as it has the same movepool, although if you do run this I would suggest feint over Wide Guard because your game plan against Kyogre doesn't even require Wide Guard(just turn 1 fake out) that much, especially with Misty Seed.

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