Share:    Facebook Facebook Reddit

VGC / Battle Spot / Doubles OU Cores Thread
[Image: abomasnow.gif][Image: greninja.gif]

- Pokémon featured: Abomasnow and Greninja
- Metagame: Battle Spot Doubles (VGC 15)
- Core Type: Offensive (Hail)
- Sets:

Abomasnow @ Choice Scarf  
Ability: Snow Warning  
Level: 50  
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe  
Timid / Naive Nature  
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe  
- Blizzard  
- Ice Beam  
- Giga Drain  
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Earthquake

Greninja @ Life Orb  
Ability: Protean  
Level: 50  
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe  
Naive Nature  
- Blizzard  
- Dark Pulse  
- Low Kick / Scald
- Protect

This is a rather odd Hail-core that involved getting the upper-hand in the battle via doing what they do best: spam Blizzard. The focus of this core is to pin down Pokemon who are weak to the Ice-type, a offensive coverage even most CHALK teams struggle with (like Double Genie + Amoonguss). To start off, this is an irritation of "fast-Hail" often seen used by Japanese players on Battle Spot Doubles which revolved around Choice Scarf Abomasnow and Protean Greninja. As Abomasnow sets up the Hail with its Snow Warning ability, both it and Greninja can immediately threaten the opponent with STAB Blizzard spam given its strong damage output even as a spread move. A Choice Scarf weather abuser isn't as new given Tyranitar and Politoed have seen use, however what makes Abomasnow "slightly" favorable is its ability to threaten both with STAB Grass-type attacks. One of the biggest problems to Abomasnow are common Wide Guard users such as Aegislash who not only block Blizzard with Wide Guard, but can potentially OHKO with Flash Cannon. Greninja can in return threaten the Aegislash, though not OHKO, but can do massive damage to it . Greninja is fast enough to outspeed the likes of Mega Salamence, Choice Scarf Tyranitar, Thundurus, Terrakion,Heatran and Mega Kangaskhan, all of whom can threaten Abomasnow. For what the hail setter can provide for Greninja is "chip damage" from the combination of Hail's residual damage, or the Blizzard attacks it spam to weaken target to where Greninja can pick them off one by one. In all, Choice Scarf Abomasnow is an unexpected Pokemon to watch out for, especially paired with Greninja given how powerful Ice-type coverage is against CHALK teams.


[Image: ferrothorn.gif][Image: jellicent.gif]
- Pokémon featured:  Ferrothorn and Jellicent 
- Metagame: Battle Spot Doubles (VGC 15)
- Core Type: Defensive
- Sets:

Ferrothorn @ Lum Berry / Rocky Helmet
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Atk / 52 SpD
Brave Nature
- Gyro Ball / Iron Head
- Power Whip
- Leech Seed / Thunder Wave 
- Protect

Jellicent @ Leftovers
Ability: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 HP / 156 Def / 100 SpD
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Will-O-Wisp
- Recover
- Hex / Ice Beam / Toxic 

The purpose of this core is to effectively wall and take on both Ferrothorn and Jellicent's respective checks, while dealing residual damage per turn. Let's start off with Ferrothorn, the only of the few Pokemon with Grass/Steel-type which is is capablely strong on the defensive end with nine resistences and one immunity. Now take a look at Jellicent's resistences with six resistences, and two of them (Fighting- and Normal-type) once again being immune. The interesting point about Ferrothorn and Jellicent is they effectively check each others weaknesses rather well as Ferrothorn can switch in on Electric-, Grass-, and other types with its high natural bulk, where as Jellicent takes little from Fire-type attacks, while Fighting-type moves do no damage. Notice how Ferrothorn and Jellicent can use their status moves / abilites like Leech Seed, Will-o-Wisp, Toxic, Thunder Wave, Iron Barbs, Rocky Helmet, and Cursed Body to consistently annoy the opponent. Leech Seed + Will-O-Wisp can passively reduce the HP of the opposing Pokemon's HP, halves their Attack stats, and opposing Pokemon will find themselves being unable to break the defensive pressure of Ferrothorn and Jellicent. Keep in mind this core isn't meant to be offensive at all, but to rely on residual damage and rather bothersome, yet effective defensive stall in a way to cover for both these Pokemon well.

Messages In This Thread
RE: VGC / Battle Spot / Doubles OU Cores Thread - by Black117 - Oct 8, 2016, 01:30 AM

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)