V-create will allow rayquaza to be more of a unpredictable sweeper it can go either mixed physical or special and have perfect coverage now
the main way to use v-creat imo is to give it max spe and then sweep with other moves and v-create when it is required
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V-Create is weird on Rayquaza. Weird in the sense that Rayquaza can use it without ever needing to fear V-Create being weakened by the rain, but never getting the boost from the sun.
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V-create Rayquaza would own.
Was going to say it'll help stop Grass - Arceus from crapping all over your weather inducer. But then I remembered Arceus has 120 speed
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Yah, but remember; v-create decreases defense, sp.defense and speed by 1 level. This is the only downfall.
To be truthfully honest, V-Create isn't a great move on Rayquaza. Overheat and Fire Blast hit lots of things hard like V-Create does and have no drops (apart from Overheat). DD sets are sorta redundant with a speed-lowering move, not to mention that 150 SAtk is great.
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V-create should only be used on choice sets IMO, as the stat drops include speed, and Rayquaza generally needs as much speed as possible.
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Another benefit of V-create that I can think of lies in the sheer difference in power between this move after a Swords Dance and Overheat. From my experience, many trainers, especially users of stall teams, like to play mindgames against Swords Dance Rayquaza, by switching back and forth between their own Pokémon, trying to wear down Rayquaza with its Life Orb recoil as well as tricking the Sky High Pokémon into hitting their Ferrothorn's Iron Barbs on the switch with Dragon Claw or ExtremeSpeed (as you can observe my opponent attempting to do in this replay), baiting it into using Overheat by sending out their Ferrothorn, Forretress or Skarmory only to switch to a Pokémon that resists Fire-type moves, and in effect cutting the power of Rayquaza's Overheat in half while making the dragon suffer Life Orb damage in exchange for dealing a pitiful amount of damage on that turn, having their Ferrothorn staying in against Rayquaza to Leech Seed it while predicting Rayquaza to use Dragon Claw instead of Overheat in an attempt to predict a switch, and then stalling it with Protect, and things like that. However, with V-create as Rayquaza's move of choice for dealing with Steel-type Pokémon, I think the Dragon/Flying-type Pokémon would find itself experiencing a much easier time in this situation, as even in the event that the opponent withdraws their Steel-type Pokémon from Rayquaza and sends in something that resists Fire-type moves, even that Pokémon would be unlikely to enjoy taking a +2 V-create on the switch, and would even be pretty much certainly finished off by an ExtremeSpeed on the following turn.
nobody that knows what they are doing in ubers runs v create on rayquaza
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I'm in chrage of revamping Rayquaza, and it has plenty of merit. It gives Rayquaza a powerful Fire-type Attack, which goes great with its Dragon-STAB, making it powerful. Yes, the stat drops suck, but a base 180 power attack is nothing to scoff at
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CB Rayquaza would own Skarmory if it gets V-Create. Skarm laughed at this set because of great Defense and Ray was locking itself into Outrage.
V-create Rayquaza would rip through like tissue papers. V-Create/Dragon Pulse/Extremespeed/Earthquake is probably the best set for it. I think