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[Released] Core Breakdown: Ubers [Landorus-T | Dialga | Deoxys-A]

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  1. E.T.

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    These points and this point need to be addressed in the article (some may have been addressed already) before this proceeds to grammar. ZoroDark's explanation for how the core operates and why Arceus isn't considered to be a part of it should be helpful in addressing these. Basically, the article needs more clarity and detail regarding the actual core.

    Also, fix the formatting because all of the previous returns seem to have turned into double spaces.
     
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    edited some things such as opening paragraph grammar, the 'arceus as a must' issue etc
     
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    i feel like its not getting a review or response after the fix????
     
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    I still see a bit of formatting issues in the post even on my phone (things like doubled spaces and such). I'll post again on what has to be done once I am done re-reading your post a few more times on a pc.

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    With that said, E.T. usually comes on soon so he'll wrap up this thread sooner than I would so dw!
     
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    I fixed the spacing i thought.
     
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    Ubers is not a generation. This is actually something that was commented on previously---in the first post that I linked. Did you actually read any of the posts that I linked? I ask this because the issues that need to be addressed still haven't been addressed.

    Okay. Why do they have good synergy? What are some examples of threats that they take down? If they can take out most of them, surely /some/ could be mentioned. So far, we basically have "Lando can use U-Turn, and the others hit stuff hard", which is kinda pitiful considering that the core: how it functions, how the members cooperate and support each other, etc, should be the focus of the article, so these kinds of details need to be discussed.

    See this quote for areas that could use more details.
    The body paragraphs do a better job of listing Pokemon, although at times they just literally list Pokemon which looks sloppy. It would be nice to have a mention of the other core members in each section though to reinforce the focus, which should be the core, rather than three, isolated, individual sets.

    The last paragraph looks better now since Arceus is no longer listed as mandatory. I would still like to see a better explanation than " it can really provide important offensive pressure", even if it is just rewording that somehow.

    As for the formatting, you fixed the sets, but there is still too much space between body paragraphs and sections. If you'll check the text from the OP, you'll see what I mean.
     
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    No, Ubers itself isn't a generation, however this is a generation of ubers. I changed it from what it was to what seems correct.


    as for the opening paragraph, I changed it almost entirely, listing pokemon they cover.
     
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    I noticed what was wrong with the formatting, it was justified, changed it to left side. As for the content, I think E.T. has already addressed the main points. I think it's ok rn. However I might have a missed a few things here and there.
     
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    "This generation of Ubers" is just awkward wording, and it is ambiguous atm because "this" could be referring to ORAS or SM. Rewriting this sentence to essentially say that ORAS Ubers is offensive would be clearer and would still get the point across.

    The introduction looks better apart from that. I'd still like to see some mentions of the other core members in the individual analysis section like "A has X, which B appreciates..." or "A has issues with Y, but this is covered by C" just to help the focus stay on the core. I'll still advance this to Grammar though since these details shouldn't change much overall, and they aren't absolutely essential.
     
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    alright will wait for @Sobi & u I guess. Not sure who all the GP are. Will look in on fixing a few more things
     
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    Introduction



    ORAS Ubers can easily be described as an offensively dominant metagame. Offense has amazing results against balance and even stall because of the great offensive Pokemon that work on the playstyle. The idea behind this core is having a really offensive and fast trio with solid synergy that can take down most of the threats in Ubers.

    The way this core works is pretty simple. Landorus-T can U-turn on common leads such as Deoxys and Darkrai—it can even use the move to be a momentum-gaining pivot. Landorus-T also threatens other common leads such as Diancie and Primal Groudon with Earthquake. Dialga can take on Pokémon like Mega Salamence and Giratina-O thanks to its natural bulk and is able to pick off most opposing Dragon-types in Ubers. Deoxys-A is mostly a cleaner, as it picks up a lot of easy KOs on Pokemon such as Mega Gengar and offensive Primal Groudon with its powerful STAB Psycho Boost. It also covers many of the threatening Dragon-types with Ice Beam and can get priority revenge kills with Extreme Speed.
    Sets


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    Landorus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - U-turn
    - Stone Edge
    - Explosion / Sleep Talk​

    This is a standard Landorus-T set; STAB Earthquake deals significant amount of damage to various threats such as Primal Groudon and Mega Gengar. U-turn is used to gain momentum. Stone Edge is hits Ground-immune Pokémon, such as Mega Salamence, Ho-Oh, and Giratina-O. Explosion can deal big damage to pretty much anything, while Sleep Talk allow Landorus-T to be a sleep absorber on Darkrai-weak teams. Intimidate makes it easier for Landorus-T to switch in against physical attackers, such as some Arceus formes, Primal Groudon, and Mega Salamence.

    EVs: 252 Speed EVs guarantee that Landorus-T can outspeed important threats such as Mega Gengar, Darkrai, Xerneas, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Arceus ormes. They also allow it to outspeed any neutral-natured base 90 Speed Choice Scarf Pokémon. The 252 Attack EVs and an Adamant nature are used for the sole purpose of Landorus-T hitting as hard as it can and get guaranteed 2HKOs on threats such as Primal Groudon.


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    Dialga @ Shuca Berry
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Draco Meteor
    - Flash Cannon
    - Stealth Rock
    - Thunder Wave

    This set works well on offensive teams. Draco Meteor and Flash Cannon gives Dialga the opportunity to hit hard almost anything in the tier and also allows it to deal with the common Defog and Magic Bounce users in the tier. Stealth Rock is easy to set up due to Dialga's typing and bulk, and it also works great on teams that prefer to forgo Stealth Rock on Primal Groudon and run an offensive set instead. Thunder Wave can mess with numerous Dialga switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Primal Kyogre). Thunder or Fire Blast can be used as well in combination with a Modest nature so that Dialga can hit some of its switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, Primal Kyogre, Ferrothorn, and Klefki) super effectively. Both of those moves have a lower accuracy rate, though, so Thunder Wave is preferred. Shuca Berry helps Dialga take a hit from either Primal Groudon or Earthquake Mega Salamence and then hit back with Draco Meteor.

    EVs: 252 Speed EVs with a Timid nature allow Dialga to outspeed most Primal Groudon and tie with the offensive variants; it can also outspeed many Defoggers, such as Giratina and other Arceus formes. 252 Special Attack EVs allow Deoxys-A to hit Primal Groudon hard and OHKO many threats like Mega Salamence, Rayquaza, and Xerneas.​


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    Deoxys-Attack @ Life Orb
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Rash Nature
    - Psycho Boost
    - Extreme Speed
    - Superpower
    - Ice Beam / Knock Off

    Life Orb enhances Deoxys-A's attacks, making it an amazing offensive threat. Psycho Boost is its primary STAB move and deals amazing amounts of damage to everything that does not resist it. Extreme Speed provides Deoxys-A with a strong priority move and gives it the chance to KO many weakened foes. Superpower hits Dark- and Steel-types, but it reduces Deoxys-A's Attack and Defense. Ice Beam is used for coverage against Flying- and Dragon-types, including Mega Salamence and Yveltal; it also deals significant damage to Mega Sableye. Knock Off hits Psychic-types that resist Deoxys-A's STAB attack. It works great on Pokémon that rely on their items to have a good presence, including Latios, Latias, Giratina, and Lugia.

    EVs: The EVs allow Deoxys-A to hit as hard as possible with Psycho Boost while also being faster than base 130 Speed Pokemon such as Mega Gengar and Mewtwo. With the boost from Life Orb, Superpower can OHKO Darkrai. Deoxys-A can alternatively run 68 Attack and 188 Speed EVs so that it can KO Arceus-Normal and Dialga with Superpower, as well as Bronzong with Knock Off, depending on which Pokémon is more of a threat.​

    Team Options



    As stated already, this core is used on purely offensive teams, so the use of Arceus-Normal is the best pairing option, since it can provide really important offensive pressure. For a sweeper and to occupy the Mega slot, Mega Salamence can be used–or even Xerneas. Mega Gengar is an option as well, since it can trap passive or bulky Pokémon (like Arceus support formes, Chansey, and Ferrothorn) that wall the team. For the sixth slot, since the core and its potential partners are weak to Fairy, Primal Groudon is an ideal option, as it can check Xerneas and provide offensive pressure. Stall teams with Mega Sableye can cause some issues, as it walls both Landorus-T and Deoxys-A, but it cannot switch in safely to bounce off Dialga's Stealth Rock due to the latter's special attacks. To remedy the core's weakness against stall, running RestTalk Xerneas or Thunder Wave + Swords Dance Primal Groudon is an ideal option.

    Introduction


    ORAS Ubers can easily be described as an offensively dominant metagame. This certain playstylOffense has amazing results against balance orand even stall, because of the great offensive Pokemon that were brought to itork on the playstyle. The idea behind this core is having a really offensive and fast trio with solid synergy, which that can take down most of the threats in the tier of Ubers.
    The way this core works is pretty simple. Landorus-T can U-Tturn on common leads such as Deoxys and Darkrai or just—it can even usinge that ase move to be a momentum-gaining pivot. ItLandorus-T also threatens other common leads such as Diancie orand Primal Groudon with Earthquake. Dialga can take on thingsPokémon like Mega Salamence and Giratina-O thanks to its natural bulk and is able to pick off most opposing dDragon-types in Ubers. Deoxys-Attack is mostly a cleaner, as it picks up a lot of easy killKOs on thingsPokemon such as Mega Gengar and offensive Primal Groudon with its powerful STAB Psycho Boost. It also covers many of the threatening dDragon-types with Ice bBeam and can get priority revenge kills with Extremes Speed.

    Sets

    Landorus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - U-turn
    - Stone Edge
    - Explosion / Sleep Talk

    This is a pretty standard set for Landorus-Therian. It was access to set; STAB Earthquake which can deals significant amount of damage to various threats such as Primal- Groudon orand Mega Gengar. U-turn is used to gain momentum. Stone Edge is there to hit Pokemon s Ground-immune to EarthquakePokémon, such as Mega- Salamence, Ho-Oh, and Giratina-O etc. Explosion can deal big damage to pretty much anything, while U-Turn as explained before can be used to gain momentum. Sleep Talk can be used on teams that are Darkrai weak, so thatallow Landorus-Therian can to be thea sleep absorber. Last but not least, its ability on Darkrai-weak teams. Intimidate makes it easier for Landorus-T to be switched itn against physical Pokemon of the tiattackers, such as some Arceus formes, Primal Groudon or, and Mega Salamence.

    EVSs: 252 Speed Evs,Vs guarantee that Landorus-Therian can outspeed importain tier threats such as Mega Gengar, Darkrai, Xerneas, Mega Mewtwo formsX, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Arceus Formes. AThey also, allow it canto outspeed any choice scarfneutral-natured Pokemon withbase 90 Base sSpeed (if they do not run speed boosting nature)Choice Scarf Pokémon. The 252 + Evs oAttack EVs and an Attack,damant nature are used for the simpole purpose of Landorus-T hitting as hard as it can and get guaranteed 2HKOs on threats such as Primal Groudon.

    Dialga @ Shuca Berry
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Draco Meteor
    - Flash Cannon
    - Stealth Rock
    - Thunder Wave

    This is really amazing on offensive teams. Stealth Rock iset works weasy to set up due to Dialga's typing and bulk, while at the same time works great on offensive teams that would prefer to have an offensive Primal-Groudon set. Having access to Draco Meteor and Flash Cannon, both STAB moves, gives Dialga the opportunity to hit hard almost anything in the tier and at the same timelso allows Dialgait to deal with the common Defog and Magic Bounce users in the tier. Thunder Wave is a status move thatStealth Rock is easy to set up due to Dialga's typing and bulk, and it also works great on teams that prefer to forgo Stealth Rock on Primal Groudon and run an offensive set instead. Thunder Wave can mess with numerous Dialga switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Primal Kyogre and more). Thunder/ or Fire Blast can be used as well, in combination with a Modest Nnature, so that Dialga can hit with super effective damage some of its switch -ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, Primal Kyogre/, Ferrothorn, and Klefki) super effectively. Both of those moves have a lower accuracy rate, though, so Thunder Wave is advispreferred. Shuca Berry helps Dialga take a hit from either Primal- Groudon or Earthquake Mega Salamence (if it carries Earthquake) and then hit back with Draco Meteor.
    EVSs: 252+ on Speed EVs with a Timid nature allow Dialga canto outspeed most Primal Groudon and tie with the offensive ones, whilevariants; it can also outspeed as well many dDefoggers, such as Giratina orand other Arceus formes. 252 on Special Attack do be ableEVs allow Deoxys-A to hit hard Primal Groudon, hard and OHKO many threats like Mega Salamence, Rayquaza, and Xerneas etc.

    Deoxys-Attack @ Life Orb
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Rash Nature
    - Psycho Boost
    - Extreme Speed
    - Superpower
    - Ice Beam / Knock Off

    Life Orb enhances both physical and specialDeoxys-A's attacking moves of Deoxys, making it an amazing offensive threat. Psycho Boost is its primary STAB move and deals amazing amounts of damage to everything that does not resist it as a type.. Extreme Superpower hits all typed provides Deoxys-A with a strong priority move and gives it the chance to KO many wall Deoxys's stab,eakened foes. Superpower hits Dark- and Steel-types, but causit reduces itDeoxys-A's Attack and Defense to drop by one stage. Ice Beam is used for the coverage ofagainst Flying- and Dragon -types, including Mega- Salamence and Yveltal, while; it helps Deoxysalso dealing some imports significant damage to Mega- Sableye. Knock Off hits the third Psychic-types that resists its stab; Psychic type. This Deoxys-A's STAB attack. It works great on Pokeémon that rely on their items to have a good presence, including Latios-, Latias/, Giratina/Lugia. Extreme Speed provides Deoxys with a strong priority move, and Lugives it the chance to KO many weakened opponents.
    EVS: In terms ofs: The EVs, allow Deoxys-A to hits as hard as possible with Psycho Boost while also being faster than base 130 Speed Pokemon such as Mega Gengar and Mewtwo. With the boost ofrom Life Orb, Superpower can OHKO Darkrai. Deoxys-Attack can alsoternatively run 68 Attack Evs &and 188 Speed, EVs so that it can KO Arceus-Normal &and Dialga with Superpower, oras well as Bronzong with Knock Off. It, dependsing on the preferencwhich Pokémon is more of a the usereat.

    Team Options

    As it is stated already, this core is used on purely offensive teams, so the use of Arceus-Normal is the best pairing option, since it can really provide really important offensive pressure. For a sweeper and sinceto occupy there is no m Mega alreadyslot, Mega Salamence can be used, or even Xerneas. Mega Gengar is an option as well, since it can trap passive/ or bulky Pokeémon (like Arceus support formes, Chansey, and Ferrothorn etc) that wall the team. For the sixth slot, since the core and its potential partners are weak to fFairy typing, Primal Groudon is an ideal option, because it can at the same time check Xerneas and provide offensive pressure as well. Stall teams with Mega Sableye can cause some issues. Mega Sableye, as it walls both Landorous-Therian and Deoxys-Attack, but it can not switch in safely to bounce off the rocks of Dialga's Stealth Rock due to itthe latter's special attacks. A waTo remedy to have a better matchup versuscore's weakness against stall is us, running sets like Rest-Sleep Talk Xerneas, or Thunder Wave- + Swords Dance Primal Groudon.

    Thanks for reading!

    is an ideal option.
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    don't make same mistakes as before

    note: consider writing a conclusion, "thanks for reading!" is not a conclusion.

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    well that part wasnt mine to begin with. I will write one however lol..

    --- Post updated ---
    I put a conclusion

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    also put the grammar fixes
     
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    This core is pretty easy to fit onto an offensive team and simple to use for people who are new to the metagame. The specially offensive Dialga combined with the physical offense of Landorus-T and the powerful mixed offenses of Deoxys cover so many things and does so in a convincing fashion. Sure, you have to pair the core up with a few optional things for it to work perfectly, but that's true for almost any core. When used right, this core disappoint you.

    CHANGES

    This core is pretty easy to fit into onto an offensive team and simple to use for people who are use new (I'm assuming; not sure why being simple to use is good for people that are already used to and well-versed in the metagame) to the metagame. The specially offensive Dialga, (AC) combined with the physically offenseive of Landorus-T, (AC) and the powerful mixed offenses of Deoxys-A cover so many things Pokémon and does so in a convincing fashion. Sure, you have to pair the core up with a few optional things Pokémon for it to work perfectly, but that's true for almost any core. When used right, this core won't (lol) disappoint you.

    NEW

    This core is pretty easy to fit onto an offensive team and simple to use for people who are new to the metagame. The specially offensive Dialga, physically offensive Landorus-T, and powerful mixed Deoxys-A cover so many Pokémon and do so in a convincing fashion. Sure, you have to pair the core up with a few optional Pokémon for it to work perfectly, but that's true for almost any core. When used right, this core won't disappoint you.

    conclusion done

    GP approved
     
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    there is nothing wrong with being simple to use if someone is use to the metagame. It's not bad that something is simple, if anything it makes the core good for being simple to use yet very effective.

    put changes

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    I moved this to [Final], Going to wait for E.T. for the release date. The credits can be added then.
     
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    Sometimes the "simple" teams are the best one can have. Complexity does not at all correlate to the success a team can have within a certain tier or metagame.
     
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    Introduction



    ORAS Ubers can easily be described as an offensively dominant metagame. Offense has amazing results against balance and even stall because of the great offensive Pokeémon that work on the playstyle. The idea behind this core is having a really offensive and fast trio with solid synergy that can take down most of the threats in Ubers.

    The way this core works is pretty simple. Landorus-T can U-turn on common leads such as Deoxys and Darkrai—it can even use the move to be a momentum-gaining pivot. Landorus-T also threatens other common leads such as Diancie and Primal Groudon with Earthquake. Dialga can take on Pokémon like Mega Salamence and Giratina-O thanks to its natural bulk and is able to pick off most opposing Dragon-types in Ubers. Deoxys-A is mostly a cleaner, as it picks up a lot of easy KOs on Pokeémon such as Mega Gengar and offensive Primal Groudon with its powerful STAB Psycho Boost. It also covers many of the threatening Dragon-types with Ice Beam and can get priority revenge kills with Extreme Speed.
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    Landorus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - U-turn
    - Stone Edge
    - Explosion / Sleep Talk​

    This is a standard Landorus-T set; STAB Earthquake deals a significant amount of damage to various threats such as Primal Groudon and Mega Gengar. U-turn is used to gain momentum. Stone Edge is hits Ground-immune Pokémon, such as Mega Salamence, Ho-Oh, and Giratina-O. Explosion can deal big damage to pretty much anything, while Sleep Talk allows Landorus-T to be a sleep absorber on Darkrai-weak teams. Intimidate makes it easier for Landorus-T to switch in against physical attackers, such as some Arceus formes, Primal Groudon, and Mega Salamence.

    EVs: 252 Speed EVs guarantee that Landorus-T can outspeed important threats such as Mega Gengar, Darkrai, Xerneas, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Arceus formes. They also allow it to outspeed any neutral-natured, base 90 Speed, Choice Scarf Pokémon. The 252 Attack EVs and an Adamant nature are used for the sole purpose of Landorus-T hitting as hard as it can andso that it gets guaranteed 2HKOs on threats such as Primal Groudon.

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    Dialga @ Shuca Berry
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Draco Meteor
    - Flash Cannon
    - Stealth Rock
    - Thunder Wave
    This set works well on offensive teams. Draco Meteor and Flash Cannon gives Dialga the opportunity to hit hard almost anything in the tier and also allows it to deal with the common Defog and Magic Bounce users in the tier. Stealth Rock is easy to set up due to Dialga's typing and bulk, and it also works great on teams that prefer to forgo Stealth Rock on Primal Groudon and run an offensive set instead. Thunder Wave can mess with numerous Dialga switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Primal Kyogre). Thunder or Fire Blast can be used as well in combination with a Modest nature so that Dialga can hit some of its switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, Primal Kyogre, Ferrothorn, and Klefki) super effectively. Both of those moves have a lower accuracy rate, though, so Thunder Wave is preferred. Shuca Berry helps Dialga take a hit from either Primal Groudon or Earthquake Mega Salamence and then hit back with Draco Meteor.

    EVs: 252 Speed EVs with a Timid nature allow Dialga to outspeed most Primal Groudon and tie with the offensive variants; it can also outspeed many Defoggers, such as Giratina and other Arceus formes. 252 Special Attack EVs allow Deoxys-A to hit Primal Groudon hard and OHKO many threats like Mega Salamence, Rayquaza, and Xerneas.​

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    Deoxys-Attack @ Life Orb
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Rash Nature
    - Psycho Boost
    - Extreme Speed
    - Superpower
    - Ice Beam / Knock Off
    Life Orb enhances Deoxys-A's attacks, making it an amazing offensive threat. Psycho Boost is its primary STAB move and deals amazing amounts of damage to everything that does not resist it. Extreme Speed provides Deoxys-A with a strong priority move and gives it the chance to KO many weakened foes. Superpower hits Dark- and Steel-types, but it reduces Deoxys-A's Attack and Defense. Ice Beam is used for coverage against Flying- and Dragon-types, including Mega Salamence and Yveltal; it also deals significant damage to Mega Sableye. Knock Off hits Psychic-types that resist Deoxys-A's STAB attack. It works great on Pokémon that rely on their items to have a good presence, including Latios, Latias, Giratina, and Lugia.

    EVs: TheThe EVs allow Deoxys-A to hit as hard as possible with Psycho Boost while also being faster than base 130 Speed Pokeémon such as Mega Gengar and Mewtwo. With the boost from Life Orb, Superpower can OHKO Darkrai. Deoxys-A can alternatively run 68 Attack and 188 Speed EVs so that it can KO Arceus-Normal and Dialga with Superpower, as well as Bronzong with Knock Off, depending on which Pokémon is more of a threat.
    Team Options


    As stated already, this core is used on purely offensive teams, so the use of Arceus-Normal is the best pairing option, since it can provide really important offensive pressure. For a sweeper and to occupy the Mega slot, Mega Salamence can be usedor even Xerneas. Mega Gengar is an option as well, since it can trap passive or bulky Pokémon (like Arceus support formes, Chansey, and Ferrothorn) that wall the team. For the sixth slot, since the core and its potential partners are weak to Fairy, Primal Groudon is an ideal option, as it can check Xerneas and provide offensive pressure. Stall teams with Mega Sableye can cause some issues, as it walls both Landorus-T and Deoxys-A, but it cannot switch in safely to bounce off Dialga's Stealth Rock due to the latter's special attacks. To remedy the core's weakness against stall, running RestTalk Xerneas or Thunder Wave + Swords Dance Primal Groudon is an ideal option.
    Conclusion


    This core is pretty easy to fit onto an offensive team and is simple to use for people who isare used to the metagame. The specially offensive Dialga, physically offensive Landorus-T, and powerful mixed Deoxys-A cover so many Pokémon and do so in a convincing fashion. Sure, you have to pair the core up with a few optional Pokémon for it to work perfectly, but that's true for almost any core. When used right, this core won't disappoint you.

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    Introduction



    ORAS Ubers can easily be described as an offensively dominant metagame. Offense has amazing results against balance and even stall because of the great offensive Pokémon that work on the playstyle. The idea behind this core is having a really offensive and fast trio with solid synergy that can take down most of the threats in Ubers.

    The way this core works is pretty simple. Landorus-T can U-turn on common leads such as Deoxys and Darkrai—it can even use the move to be a momentum-gaining pivot. Landorus-T also threatens other common leads such as Diancie and Primal Groudon with Earthquake. Dialga can take on Pokémon like Mega Salamence and Giratina-O thanks to its natural bulk and is able to pick off most opposing Dragon-types in Ubers. Deoxys-A is mostly a cleaner, as it picks up a lot of easy KOs on Pokémon such as Mega Gengar and offensive Primal Groudon with its powerful STAB Psycho Boost. It also covers many of the threatening Dragon-types with Ice Beam and can get priority revenge kills with Extreme Speed.
    Sets


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    Landorus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - U-turn
    - Stone Edge
    - Explosion / Sleep Talk​

    This is a standard Landorus-T set; STAB Earthquake deals a significant amount of damage to various threats such as Primal Groudon and Mega Gengar. U-turn is used to gain momentum. Stone Edge is hits Ground-immune Pokémon, such as Mega Salamence, Ho-Oh, and Giratina-O. Explosion can deal big damage to pretty much anything, while Sleep Talk allows Landorus-T to be a sleep absorber on Darkrai-weak teams. Intimidate makes it easier for Landorus-T to switch in against physical attackers, such as some Arceus formes, Primal Groudon, and Mega Salamence.

    EVs: 252 Speed EVs guarantee that Landorus-T can outspeed important threats such as Mega Gengar, Darkrai, Xerneas, Mega Mewtwo X, Mega Mewtwo Y, and Arceus formes. They also allow it to outspeed any neutral-natured, base 90 Speed, Choice Scarf Pokémon. The 252 Attack EVs and an Adamant nature are used for the sole purpose of Landorus-T hitting as hard as it can so that it gets guaranteed 2HKOs on threats such as Primal Groudon.
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    Dialga @ Shuca Berry
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Draco Meteor
    - Flash Cannon
    - Stealth Rock
    - Thunder Wave
    This set works well on offensive teams. Draco Meteor and Flash Cannon gives Dialga the opportunity to hit hard almost anything in the tier and also allows it to deal with the common Defog and Magic Bounce users in the tier. Stealth Rock is easy to set up due to Dialga's typing and bulk, and it also works great on teams that prefer to forgo Stealth Rock on Primal Groudon and run an offensive set instead. Thunder Wave can mess with numerous Dialga switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, and Primal Kyogre). Thunder or Fire Blast can be used as well in combination with a Modest nature so that Dialga can hit some of its switch-ins (Ho-Oh, Lugia, Primal Kyogre, Ferrothorn, and Klefki) super effectively. Both of those moves have a lower accuracy rate, though, so Thunder Wave is preferred. Shuca Berry helps Dialga take a hit from either Primal Groudon or Earthquake Mega Salamence and then hit back with Draco Meteor.

    EVs: 252 Speed EVs with a Timid nature allow Dialga to outspeed most Primal Groudon and tie with the offensive variants; it can also outspeed many Defoggers, such as Giratina and other Arceus formes. 252 Special Attack EVs allow Deoxys-A to hit Primal Groudon hard and OHKO many threats like Mega Salamence, Rayquaza, and Xerneas.​

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    Deoxys-Attack @ Life Orb
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Rash Nature
    - Psycho Boost
    - Extreme Speed
    - Superpower
    - Ice Beam / Knock Off
    Life Orb enhances Deoxys-A's attacks, making it an amazing offensive threat. Psycho Boost is its primary STAB move and deals amazing amounts of damage to everything that does not resist it. Extreme Speed provides Deoxys-A with a strong priority move and gives it the chance to KO many weakened foes. Superpower hits Dark- and Steel-types, but it reduces Deoxys-A's Attack and Defense. Ice Beam is used for coverage against Flying- and Dragon-types, including Mega Salamence and Yveltal; it also deals significant damage to Mega Sableye. Knock Off hits Psychic-types that resist Deoxys-A's STAB attack. It works great on Pokémon that rely on their items to have a good presence, including Latios, Latias, Giratina, and Lugia.

    EVs: The EVs allow Deoxys-A to hit as hard as possible with Psycho Boost while also being faster than base 130 Speed Pokémon such as Mega Gengar and Mewtwo. With the boost from Life Orb, Superpower can OHKO Darkrai. Deoxys-A can alternatively run 68 Attack and 188 Speed EVs so that it can KO Arceus-Normal and Dialga with Superpower, as well as Bronzong with Knock Off, depending on which Pokémon is more of a threat.​

    Team Options


    As stated already, this core is used on purely offensive teams, so the use of Arceus-Normal is the best pairing option since it can provide really important offensive pressure. For a sweeper and to occupy the Mega slot, Mega Salamence can be used—or even Xerneas. Mega Gengar is an option as well since it can trap passive or bulky Pokémon (like Arceus support formes, Chansey, and Ferrothorn) that wall the team. For the sixth slot, since the core and its potential partners are weak to Fairy, Primal Groudon is an ideal option, as it can check Xerneas and provide offensive pressure. Stall teams with Mega Sableye can cause some issues, as it walls both Landorus-T and Deoxys-A, but it cannot switch in safely to bounce off Dialga's Stealth Rock due to the latter's special attacks. To remedy the core's weakness against stall, running RestTalk Xerneas or Thunder Wave + Swords Dance Primal Groudon is an ideal option.
    Conclusion

    This core is pretty easy to fit onto an offensive team and is simple to use for people who are used to the metagame. The specially offensive Dialga, physically offensive Landorus-T, and powerful mixed Deoxys-A cover many Pokémon and do so in a convincing fashion. Sure, you have to pair the core up with a few optional Pokémon for it to work perfectly, but that's true for almost any core. When used right, this core won't disappoint you.

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    Once these are implemented, I can approve it and set a release date.
     
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    Alright this is [Approved] now with a tentative release date of Sunday, December 18th.
     
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    Don't add these commas and the article is fine :)
     
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    Describing the Pokemon's nature, base Speed, and hold item back to back to back without any kind of pause is either wrong or sloppy at best. Correct me if I'm wrong, but when you put several consecutive descriptors in front of a noun, don't those typically require commas? If the commas are wrong too, then I'd propose just rewording it with something like "They also allow it to outspeed any Choice Scarf Pokemon with a neutral nature and base 90 Speed."
     
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    They also allow it to outspeed any neutral-natured, base 90 Speed, Choice Scarf Pokémon.

    "neutral natured and base 90 Speed Choice Scarf Pokemon" sounds weird to me

    base 90 speed is modifying the scarf pokemon
    and neutral-natured is modifying base 90 speed scarf pokemon

    plus, commas makes it read really strangely

    so yeah keep please


     
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    It still doesn't look quite right to me, but I removed the commas.
     
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    You can reword it to what you said if you like!
     
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    Pushing this release date back to Friday, December 23rd.
     
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