Tapu Fini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
Tapu Fini has proved itself to be the best Guardian Deity of them all in Doubles! This set gives Tapu Fini great immediate offensive pressure, as Choice Scarf lets it outspeed the entire unboosted metagame, can grab surprise KOs on Landorus and Dragapult, and can heavily cripple enemies such as Mew and Incineroar with Trick.
Fini has great defensive and offensive utility, distrupting disrupting opposing terrain and sleep from Amoonguss while also packing It also packs
quite a punch, grabbing 2HKOs
the likes of
a slightly damaged Metagross, Incineroar, and even the all bulky Diancie! Incineroar and Diancie while also retaining its normal defensive utility of disrupting opposing terrain and blocking Sleep from Amoonguss. This set gives Tapu Fini great immediate offensive pressure, as Choice Scarf lets it outspeed pretty much every foe, and can grab a few surprise KOs as it is surprisingly strong, and can heavily distrupt enemies with Trick. Hydro Pump is Hydro Pump and Moonblast are Tapu Fini's STAB attacks of choice that offer great neutral coverage and hit Heatran and Kyurem-B for super effective damage, while Ice Beam rounds out its coverage and hits Rillaboom and Amoonguss. Fini's main STAB choice, as it deals a lot of damage without having drawbacks. Moonblast can heavily damage foes like Kyurem-Black trying to switch into Hydro Pump, leaving them very low. Ice Beam as coverage suits Tapu Fini perfectly as it needs to hit Amoonguss and Rillaboom, so it will have a way harder time threatening Tapu Fini's teammates.
Teammates like Dragon Dance Kyurem-B and Shift Gear Genesect
can threaten out fire type foes like beating Fire-type foes such as
Heatran and Incineroar
when its teammate is setting up, and also block any blocking
status conditions like Spore from Amoonguss or Toxic from Metagross,
and making would-be checks like Porygon2 and Cresselia useless using Trick, letting their sweep be way easier!