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VGC '16 Team/Core Showcase #2: RayOgre

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Hey everyone. Today, we'll be covering a team/core that is currently dominating this format and try to tell you all about it. This core is a pretty interesting one as it combines the powerful rain with a very strong wind to disrupt the opponent and overpower them. That's right, today we'll be covering Mega Rayquaza and Primal Kyogre, otherwise known as RayOgre.

The Core we'll be covering

Why use this core
Rayquaza can provide the Air Lock ability to give it a possible non-Mega support optionKyogre can use its Rain to help out a steel typeThey create an offensive pin that is very difficult to stopThe ability to have 2 forms of weather can create some amazing synergy dynamics on the team Now I wanna go into the standard sets. This time, I'll be using Jamie Boyt's sets. Since it was a video, I'll just watch the video and give you the sets he used and a brief description on what he said the sets accomplished.


Rayquaza @ Life Orb
Ability: Air Lock
EVs: 4 HP / 244…

VGC '16 Team/Core Showcase #1 - The Showdown Special

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Welcome to a new series. The idea of this series is simple. With some popular teams and cores out there, why not do a series where I take a look at each of them and write about what they can do and maybe shed some light on them. The first one is the one I like to call the Showdown Special. This team is the standard and the best intro team in my opinion to use when you start playing VGC '16.

The team we'll be talking about today

Why use this team? Easy to use if your trying to get a better understanding of this team or the format in generalCan function either under the opponent's Trick Room or it's own TailwindA very versatile teamMultiple viable lead combos to consider using Going into each individual member

Groudon @ Red Orb
Ability: Drought
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 188 SpA / 92 SpD
Quiet Nature
- Earth Power
- Eruption
-  Flamethrower
- Protect

This is a simple special Groudon set. It's designed to hit hard and be slow to try to get it's sun up. The reason …

VGC '16 Pokemon Spotlight #8: Kyurem

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Hey everyone. Welcome to Pokemon Spotlight #8. Last time, we shone a spotlight on Rayquaza and it's Mega Evolution. Today, we'll shining a spotlight on Kyurem. As a Dragon and Ice type, Kyurem is the 3rd and final Pokémon in the Unova Dragon trio with Reshiram and Zekrom, who the spotlight will come down on them soon. It has some awesome things it can do and today, we'll be seeing what it can do. Let's start this spotlight to take advantage of it before it dies and start by looking at those base stats for Kyurem and it's 2 forms.

Kyurem

125 HP         130 Sp. Attack
130 Attack     90 Sp. Defense
90 Defense     95 Speed

While that 130 in both offensive stats may seem amazing, those defenses say otherwise. The 125 HP says I'm bulky, but 90 in both defensive stats say I won't be taking hits. 130 offensive stats are nice, but with a lack of good moves to really take advantage of it. 95 Speed is the same for both of Kyurem other forms, only difference is that on…