Hello Hat Lovers!
There was a Midseason Showdown in Vancouver last weekend. I made the trek from the island alone so I could chase those Championship Points.
I made the initial draft of this team about a month ago after the last PC. The starting point was Specs Koko and Helping Hand Arcanine which would allow me to OHKO Garchomp with Dazzling Gleam. I added Porygon2 and Gigalith as a Trick Room mode and tried a myriad of Pokemon in the last two slots.
In the weeks leading up to the MSS I noticed Rapha was using a similar team to what I was testing. We decided to collaborate to create the teams we would go on to take 2nd and T8. In this report I’d be listing my version of the team and Rapha will share his thoughts and where his team differed from mine.
Here’s the team at a glance:
|Choice Specs||Volt Switch||Dazzling Gleam||Thunderbolt||Hidden Power Fire|
|Eviolite||Return||Ice Beam||Recover||Trick Room|
|Rockium Z||Stone Edge||Rock Slide||Curse||Protect|
|Groundium Z||Earthquake||Poison Jab||Swords Dance||Protect|
|Mago Berry||Flare Blitz||Extreme Speed||Snarl||Protect|
|Leftovers||Heavy Slam||Flamethrower||Leech Seed||Protect|