Pokémon Rate My Team
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It's time for my grand entrance! Let's start off on a positive note. For starters, Sticky Web Galvantula and Meteor Beam Nihilego. I know, too meme-y and gimmicky, but at least it led me somewhere.

props to readytolose on Smogon!

Let's start!


Mother Lusamine (Nihilego) @ Power Herb
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Meteor Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Sludge Wave
- Hidden Power [Flying]

Meteor Beam: Of course, the main thing. does big damage to non-invested bulk mons. Power Herb gives you that extra punch and if it OHKOs, you get 2 times the boost, plus STAB. I usually Dynamax after that. Max Rockfall gives an extra 50% boost in Sp.Def.
Thunderbolt: One of the best coverage moves for Nihilego.
-Sludge Wave: Coverage and STAB, plus the Sp.Atk boost when Dynamaxed.
-Hidden Power [Flying]: Max Airstream boosts my speed even further.


Anansi (Galvantula) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sticky Web
- Thunder
- Bug Buzz
- Thunder Wave

Sticky Web: Use cautiously. Faster mons like Taunt Deoxys-S and Defog Tornadus-T can whisk the strat away.
Thunder: Coverage + STAB + Compound eyes makes Thunder a viable option instead of Thunderbolt.
Bug Buzz: STAB + coverage.
Thunder Wave: Compound eyes institutes a sure hit Thunder-Wave, so don't worry. Predict Taunt carefully!


Paper Cut (Kartana) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Smart Strike
- Sacred Sword
- Knock Off

Leaf Blade: The most reliable STAB move for Kartana, plus its high crit rate.
Smart Strike: Checks accuracy + STAB trashes Clefable.
Sacred Sword:

252 Atk Kartana Sacred Sword vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Blissey: 458-540 (64.1 - 75.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Knock Off: Coverage.


The Beehive (Beedrill-Mega) @ Beedrillite
Ability: Sniper
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Poison Jab
- Fell Stinger
- Knock Off
- Drill Run

Poison Jab: Adaptability boosted
Fell Stinger: Adaptability boosted and +3 Attack Boost when it gets the kill
Knock Off: Coverage, as always. Outspeeds Calyrex-S
Drill Run: Coverage against Zacian-C, Groudon-P, and other common threats.


Woe of Iris (Excadrill) @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance
- Rock Slide
- Rapid Spin

Earthquake:

252 Atk Excadrill Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Zacian-Crowned: 300-354 (92.3 - 108.9%) -- 50% chance to OHKO

Swords Dance: Great boosting move
Rock Slide: Sand Rush activation for that double speed frenzy
Rapid Spin: No more entry hazards + more speed!


Friendly Fire (Darmanitan-Galar) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Gorilla Tactics
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Crash
- Earthquake
- Flare Blitz
- Iron Head

Icicle Crash: Decent base damage with awesome chance to flinch, but with 10% chance to flinch.
Earthquake: Coverage
Flare Blitz: Coverage
Iron Head: Coverage

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Umm how does Scarf Calyrex-S not 6-0 this can you please explain
Also what does Excadrill offer over WP Necrozma-DM, it doesn't look like it can tank a hit. Sorry to disappoint, but this team's not good. Hitting 1500 might make it look good, but trust me there's more garbage teams on ladder than this

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