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[FUN] Unconventional Sets #2: Z-Heal Block Silvally
Hello! It's been a good minute since my last Unconventional Sets post, and I have been messing around with some various sets for one of my favorite Gen 7 Pokemon; Silvally. I'm happy to report my findings below, please enjoy.

[Image: silvally.png]
Type: Normal 
Stats: 95 in all
Ability: RKS System

Silvally is an Arceus clone in that it's Stats are all the same Base number and it's Ability changes it's type when it holds a Memory item. Common Silvally sets are the Z-Parting Shot, Z-Explosion and the VGC17 Roar Silvally, however I went and looked at Silvally's learnset and spotted Heal Block. Now I've been using this Silvally in UU and Gliscor and Mantine have proven to be severely crippled by this particular move. Z-Heal Block stops the opponent from recovering HP in any way, and boosts Silvally's Special Attack by 2. Silvally gets access to various Special moves for coverage like Tri Attack, Flash Cannon, Ice Beam and more. Let's take a look at the set.

Silvally @ Psychium Z  
Ability: RKS System  
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe  
Timid Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk  
- Ice Beam / Shadow Ball / Surf / Thunderbolt
- Heal Block  
- Tri Attack  
- Flash Cannon

As mentioned earlier, Silvally's type coverage is amazing, specifically it's Special moves. Some of the most common UU Pokemon include Scizor, Latias, Hippowdon, Krookodile, Gliscor, Hydreigon and Klefki to name a few. All of these Pokemon can be handled by Silvally once it gets it's +2, finding an opportunity to use Z-Heal Block can be tricky, and is undoubtedly best used against Gliscor on switch in. It's moves are Tri Attack, which gets STAB, as Silvally will remain a Normal Type of course, Tri Attack also has a 20% chance of inflicting the target with Burn, Paralysis or Freeze. Ice Beam takes on Gliscor, Hydreigon, Togekiss, Latias and Celebi for super effective damage with the chance of freezing the target. Flash Cannon is a secondary option against Togekiss as well as Clefable, but this is interchangeable for just about any Special Attack Silvally has, Surf takes on Hippowdon, Krookodile and Infernape, Shadow Ball takes on Gengar and Latias, Thunderbolt takes on Primarina, Keldeo, Sharpedo, Starmie and Mega-Aerodactyl and lastly Hidden Power Grass can be thrown on to deal with Swampert.

Damage Calcs

  • +2 252 SpA Silvally Ice Beam vs. 0 Hp / 4 SpD Mega-Aerodactyl {328 - 388} Guaranteed OHKO
  • +2 252 SpA Silvally Ice Beam vs. 0 Hp / 0 SpD Krookodile {424 - 500} Guaranteed OHKO
  • +2 252 SpA Silvally Ice Beam vs. 4 Hp / 0 SpD Latias {252 - 298} Guaranteed 2HKO 
  • +2 252 SpA Silvally Flash Cannon vs. 252 Hp / 4 SpD Clefable {306 - 360} Guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery 

  • 252 Atk Mega-Aerodactyl Stone Edge vs. 4 Hp / 0 Def Silvally {177 - 208} Guaranteed 2HKO 
  • 252 SpA Hydreigon Draco Meteor vs. 4 Hp / 0 SpD Silvally {216 - 255} Guaranteed 2HKO 
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Latias Draco Meteor vs. 4 Hp / 0 SpD Silvally {257 - 304} Guaranteed 2HKO 
  • 252 SpA Starmie Hydro Pump vs. 4 Hp / 0 SpD Silvally {204 - 242} Guaranteed 2HKO

I'll close by saying this Silvally set has good potential, Silvally has so much coverage, getting access to even Draco Meteor. It relies on being able to get that boost when your opponent least expects it, as other than Z-Heal Block, Silvally cannot boost it's Special Attack. Try it out and tell me how it goes!
I'll tag @FireTaco, @"yung lord" and @stephenWITNESS.

What do you guys think?
its a pretty cool move honeslty, i have seen people use a similar gimmick in ou but using latios. its just not very splashable at all since silvally isnt really good in uu and you do waste you z move on a somewhat underwhelming pokémon, but it sure looks like a fun set!
This looks really interesting, probably could be used effectively in PU. I haven't been playing for very long, but I don't encounter too many stall / heal dependant teams, so I don't know. BTW, why is Silvally in PU?

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