[VGC2021] Cut in Zelda Major Series 7 & TERURUN Challenge #7: Venusaur + Glastrier

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My team used at two major online tournament in December, and I made cut in both of them. It is based on @yu_yan_poke‘s Season 12 6th team.


December 5th Zelda VGC’2021 Major Series 7 Challenge: TOP16 (135 Players)

Swiss Round: 6-2(WWLWWWWL), Top cut: 1-1

December 20th TERURUN Challenge #7: TOP23 (103 Players)

Swiss Round: 5-2(LWWWWLW), Top cut: 0-1

The team

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
EVs: 244 HP / 140 Def / 4 SpA / 116 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
– Tri Attack
– Ally Switch
– Recover
– Trick Room

Core of this team. Porygon2 is better than Cresselia and Dusclops in my opinion, because of its power, not got super-effective damage by Wicked Blow, and using Recover.

It’s good to use Tri Attack or Ally Switch expecting to get Taunt.

Ally Switch is so strong but I think it should be replaced to Ice Beam for opponent’s Landorus, obstacle for both my Regieleki and Glastrier.

Incineroar @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 156 Def / 12 SpD / 84 Spe
Impish Nature
– Flare Blitz
– Parting Shot
– Taunt
– Fake Out
  • Outspeeds Timid maxspeed Amoonguss

Second core of this team.

Taunt is so good to stop opponent’s TR, Pranksters, and Protect in late of the game. Snarl or Darkest Lariat could be optional but I think Taunt is best for this team.

EV spread should be fixed because opponent’s Porygon2 gets SpA boost in front of my Incineroar and Porygon2.

I tried both Pinch Berry and Sitrus Berry and I think Pinch Berry is better because I’ve never experienced it got fainted without activating its Pinch Berry.

Glastrier @ Life Orb
Ability: Chilling Neigh
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Icicle Spear
– High Horsepower
– Close Combat
– Protect

Clazy status. Glastrier is so strong in current metagame imo. I used Dynamax to it after tipping damages by Tri Attack etc.

I tested Life Orb because I wanted it to use Protect. Assault Vest is also amazing.

Regieleki @ Magnet
Ability: Transistor
EVs: 28 HP / 180 Def / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 44 Spe
Modest Nature
– Thunderbolt
– Electroweb
– Volt Switch
– Protect
  • HP: 16n-1
  • 252 Atk Urshifu Wicked Blow vs. 28 HP / 180 Def Regieleki on a critical hit: 133-157 (83.6 – 98.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Miracle Seed Rillaboom Grassy Glide vs. 28 HP / 180 Def Regieleki in Grassy Terrain: 129-153 (81.1 – 96.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Regieleki is one of the best Pokemon in this format.

I set it bulky and to have Protect and Magnet. Magnet is amazing and its also effective even in its Dynamaxing. I’ve used Max to Regieleki many times especially in the second/third match of BO3, and got many wins.

  Venusaur-Gmax @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 140 HP / 252 SpA / 116 Spe
Modest Nature
– Frenzy Plant
– Sludge Bomb
– Earth Power
– Protect

G-Max Vine Lash is too powerful. It worked in every match I sent it out.

I used my Series 5 team‘s spread again. I wanted to set it faster than opponent’s Tapu Fini and Venusaur.

I used Coba Berry in Zelda Challenge and it never activated. I test Weakness Policy in TERURUN Challenge but it also hardly activated. Any item will do, for example, Life Orb, or Occa berry.

Torkoal @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
– Eruption
– Burning Jealousy
– Earth Power
– Protect

Torkoal is not so strong I think but it worked well against Metagross, or just activating Venusaur’s Chlorophyll.

I tested Shuca Berry/Burning Jealousy and non-minspeed for opponent’s Max Quake and Amoonguss.

Common Lead

Lead 1

Lead: two of
Back: + the rest of the three

Lead 2

Back: +@1


TERURUN Challenge #7 TOP CUT Match 1: VS Kaede (Commentator:Chandy and Terurun)

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I like this team so much because it has flexibility and many strategy. However, my team has some problems especially hard to beat opponent’s Rotom-Heat. Please DM me (@taka_na_u) if you have any idea 🙂

Thank you for your reading.

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