How to get dragon dance on tyranitar

Dragon Dance Tyranitar, a viable sweeper set : stunfisk

Tyranitar w/Life Orb

Nature: Adamant

EV spread: 252 attack/252 spe/4 hp

ability: sandstorm

  • Dragon Dance

  • Stone Edge

  • Crunch

  • Fire Punch

Ok stunfiskers, here is my ttar sweeping set. Ttar has been one of smogon's favorite pokemon since, well forever, and with good reason. Great natural defense at base 110, and even good spec def at 100, and a 134 base attack. not to mention a base 95 spec attk which is nothing to scoff at. His speed may be poor at 65, but then you see his move pool. Woah, its on a whole different level. I mean this guy just about gets every special attk, set up, physical attk there is. Combined with his all around awesome stats, the possibilities on this poke are litterally ENDLESS. He can be a spec defensive, physically defensive, choice band, choice scarf, phys attacker, special attacker, or in this case, a Dragon dance sweeper. And man oh man was giving dragon dance to this guy a mistake.

ALRIGHT, so to actually get into this set, starting with the stats. Maxing out his attack and making him adamant is going to give him already a 403 attack. If you wanted to blow something to bits without even setting up, you could already do it. Ttar's freakishly good other stats, defense and spec d wise, means that you will be able to take a hit if you absolutely need to, and will make setting up with dragon dance a whole lot easier. Once again, his speed is poor, but that is what is so great about him plus dragon dance. It is like a match made in heaven, granted you will not be able to outspeed some of the more popular scarfers after one dd, but you are going to outspeed most.

Now to get into his move pool. I picked dual stab on him for obvious reasons, stone edge is a given, and some may like pursuit more, but on this set, I think that extra 40 power in crunch is really going to put you over the edge on some pokemon. The last move I picked was fire punch, and I pick this over e-quake for a few reasons. One, coverage in the moveset. Man oh man is fire punch going to really put you over the edge, people never see it coming, and not to mention, you take out two of the most used pokemon in the meta game that you couldnt take out with earthquake, ferrothorn and scizor. I talk about countering these two a lot, but in this case, those two are pokemon that guys are going to bring on you to SPECIFICALLY counter ttar. Bullet punch from scizor is not going to take ttar out in one hit because of his defense, so imagine his face when you slam a fire punch down his throat. It also gives you coverage over a lot of pokemon in general. Now you do lose a bit of coverage with earthquake, but you gain way more with fire punch, and you can still take out heatran with stone edge. Now just to mention two more things, his item and ability. Life orb of course is going to give you that extra boost to really put you over the top on some other pokes and is why i picked it over leftovers. As for sandstorm, its best to put him on a team that is ss friendly. SS works great with this set because it is just more extra damage to put you over the top.

Counters: ok there are a few counters to this set, fighting types. And to name one that will whole heartedly fuck you up every time it comes in is conkeldurr. Actually its probably the number one counter to this set because this ttar cant touch it. Conkeldurrs crazy bulk combined with its priority fighting move, combined with the fact that none of ttars moves are going to do anything to it means that when a conkeldurr comes in, you get the hell out. Even with a dd set up your going to at least need 2 or 3 to do anything with stone edge. The other good counter to this set is gliscor. Gliscors defense/typing/ttars moves not being effective means you wont do anything to this pokemon either, your best switching out. Not to mention, gliscor is going to benefit form the sand. Scarfed heracross is another guy who can really destroy this set, unless you already have a dd set up, if someone switches in a heracross, you can expect a scarfed close combat next.

A general note and conclusion: in conclusion this set is going to get you some serious sweeping done. Just a note i thought i should put in, don't use stealth rocks on a ttar, because his stats are so good you can make a more offensive set that is going to fully utilize his moveset and stats and be ten times more effective. This is what makes this set great, it fully uses ttars awesome attack and it even uses his defense and spec d when trying to actually set up. Happy battling stunfisk.

10 Tips For Breeding And Raising The Perfect Tyranitar

As one of the only pseudo legendary Pokémon that isn't a Dragon-type, Tyranitar has a special place in many player's hearts as well as their teams. Tyranitar consistently proved it was a powerful Pokémon that wasn't to be messed with, even before it gained an unnecessary Mega Evolution in Pokémon X & Y.

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Tyranitar returned in Sword & Shield and saw a great deal of usage in both competitive and casual battles, particularly alongside the only Pokémon with Sand Rush at the time, Excadrill, and was a solid choice on just about any team that had room to spare.

10/10 Where To Find It

Unfortunately for anyone who bought Sword rather than Shield, they won't be able to find Tyranitar or any of its pre-evolutions in the game, but they can go online and try their luck with randomized Max Raid battles through other people's games. In Pokemon Shield, players can find one roaming around Dusty Bowl, though it is possible to obtain a Larvitar fairly early instead. In Giant's Set, in the Raid Den hiding behind the large stone pillar, players can find Larvitar inside rare beam dens once two and three-star Raids are available.

9/10 Ability

Tyrantitar's standard ability, Sand Stream, is easily its best and the reason why it is one of the best pseudo legendary Pokemon in the series. Its ability to summon a Sandstorm when it's brought into battle not only benefits through dealing chip damage to any Pokemon that isn't Ground, Rock, or Steel-type but also increasing its special defense by 50%. An aspect of Sandstorm that many players don't realize is that, if a Rock-type Pokemon is out in battle during the Sandstorm weather condition, it will have notably increased special defense compared to when there is no Sandstorm and makes Pokemon like Gigalith and Tyranitar some of the best Pokemon to have in a Sandstorm, since both of them summon it as well as benefit fully from the effects.

8/10 Hidden Ability

When it comes to pseudo legendaries and their hidden abilities, some are significantly better than others. Dragonite's Multiscale, for example, is a much better option than its standard ability, Inner Focus, though that does have its uses since its update in Sword and Shield. Tyranitar's hidden ability, on the other hand, is far less useful.

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Unnerve is an ability that prevents opposing Pokemon from eating held berries in battle while a Pokemon with Unnerve is out in battle. This does have its uses, particularly against Pokemon like Snorlax and Alolan Muk who abuse the Gluttony ability, as well as preventing Harvest from activating with Trevenant and Tropius, it is nowhere near as good as Sand Stream.

7/10 Who You Can Breed It With

Like many pseudo legendary Pokemon, Tyranitar falls into the Monster egg group, which includes the Kanto starters, Nidoking, Rhydon, as well as several Dragon-type Pokemon with Haxorus, Druddigon, Turtonator, and Garchomp. The most readily available Pokemon in Sword & Shield that you can breed it with, however, is Chewtle and Dreadnaw, as Chewtle can be found and caught before the Wild Area becomes available to the player.

6/10 IV Focus

Tyranitar's main focus in battle is its great physical attack stat, so making sure this is at maximum should be the top priority. In terms of its other stats, it depends on how the player wants to use Tyranitar in battle. Weakness Policy builds might chose to invest only in HP and attack, since the item is usually set off the their own Bulldoze, though Choice Scarf builds should opt for maximum speed instead, as Tyranitar's speed is mediocre at best. Although it can be tempting to invest in its great defense stats, these are best left alone as Sandstorm will increase special defense anyway and Tyranitar's biggest weakness, Fighting-type attacks, will knock it out in one hit regardless of how much is invested in its defense stat.

5/10 EV Spread

Just like with Tyranitar's IVs, its EVs should be focused mainly on its attack stat, with the remaining points going into either HP or speed. Some investment in special defense is also warranted, as its base stats combined with Sandstorm will make it even harder to knock out in battle, especially if it is combined with an Assault Vest. In most cases, it is fairly safe to simply have maximum attack and speed, with the remaining points in either HP or one of the defense stats.

4/10 Egg Moves

Unfortunately for Tyranitar, it doesn't learn a whole lot of egg moves and can only really take advantage of one of them. Of the three egg moves it can learn through breeding, Stomp, Ancient Power, and Curse, only Curse is worth using, and only if you are intending on it being slow in battle.

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Curse can be bred onto a Larvitar by breeding with any Pokemon in the Slowpoke line, the Galarian forms included, Bergmite, or Avalugg. This move increases both attack and defense by one stage at the cost of also reducing speed by one stage. This can be really useful on Trick Room centered teams, as Tyranitar's base speed is a little too high for most Trick Room teams to take advantage of.

3/10 Natures

Tyranitar's optimal natures are fairly basic, as they should either increase its attack or speed without reducing its attack. Adamant and Jolly are both great options for the majority of teams, particularly when it holds a Choice Scarf or Weakness Policy. If it is being used on a Trick Room team, then Brave may be the better choice as it reduces speed in favor of attack.

2/10 TM and Tutor Moves

Although Tyranitar is severely lacking in the egg move department, it more than makes up for it with its TM and move tutor movepool. Stone Egde and Crunch are almost mandatory on any Tyranitar moveset, as they are the best STAB options for dealing high damage. Common coverage moves include High Horsepower, Heavy Slam, Dragon Claw, as well as less common support moves in Snarl and Thunder Wave. It can also learn Lash Out through the Isle of Armor move tutor, which doubles damage dealt if it has had its stats decreased that turn and works perfectly alongside Weakness Policy builds and Bulldoze in double battles. It's best set-up move by far, however, is Dragon Dance, which can quickly make Tyranitar impossible to outspeed and capable of knocking out any Pokemon in one hit.

1/10 Perfect Partners

Tyranitar benefits not only from Pokemon that can deal with Fighting and Fairy-types, but also those that can take advantage of Sandstorm. Excadrill and Stoutland both have Sand Rush, which doubles their speed during a Sandstorm, but they are also both weak to Fighting-type attacks. Excadrill does have the advantage of being a Steel-type, making it a decent counter for Fairy-type Pokemon but its best ally may be a Poison-type, as it resists both Fighting and Fairy-type moves.

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