Got a 50+ streak with a durant team. Thanks to nightshade aran for the team idea! I was new to battle tower since gen IV and was unaware of the durant strategy that surfaced in Gen V. I wanted a team for my ribbongross, but i didn't realize i could just switch him in for the 50th battle hahah, oh well. I did the whole streak with a non perfect IV mon on the team which is fun.
@ Choice Scarf
EV: 252 HP | 252 Spe | 6 SpD
- Iron Head
Ability: Doesnt Matter => Aerilate
EV: 252 Atk | 252 Spe | 6 Def
- Quick Attack
- Sword Dance
@ Life Orb
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 Atk | 252 HP | 6 Def
(only attack and Satck 31)
- Bullet Punch
- Zen Headbutt
with this team basically anything that opens with protect effs over your durant. Fake out sucks too but unless it has a fire move durant should still be able to get an entrainment up unless it is running fake out AND protect (super lame) Basically any protect and you have to switch to your 3rd monster because choice scarf truant. (they will protect every other time with entrainment durant up) and if your 3rd monster dies without taking out the protect monster it's gonna be really hard, but with max attack metagross that luckily never happened he always took out at least 1.5 monsters down if he had to.
entrainment. if durant lives free switch to pinsir. protect, s-dance, protect, s-dance, protect, s-dance, protect, attack, attack, attack
if durant dies, pinsir goes in, s-dance, protect, s-dance, protect, s-dance, protect, attack, attack, attack.
with sturdy....hopefully the comp opens with a sturdy poke so entrainment gets rid of it. If not and it comes up second, EQ, sturdy, rockslide. pinsir dies. metagross has to clean up which is why he has bullet punch so that he has full health for the 3rd pokemon. the other option is you can hopefully switch in durant on the rock slide and have pinsir set up again on the entrainment truant. i don't think i ever had to deal with sturdy on the second AND 3rd pokemon. but i think i had an opening pokemon with sturdy, and then the second one also had sturdy which isn't nearly as bad as the second and 3rd poke having sturdy.
Treat focus sash like sturdy of course, except it should be easier and less risky because most focus sashers aren't gonna be resistant to a flying type quick attack and have rock slide like all of the rock and steel sturdy users.
I could have taken this team to 100+ probably but i needed to reset my streak to get the expert ribbon on a different monster.