Tech - Xatu is the main damage dealer of the team, and the cornerstone upon which the rest of it is built. It possesses three main abilities that make this team what it is:
- The passive Impervious, which lets you use all of your buffs on it right away without needing to fear them being erased by a sync move.
- The unique move “Our Power is Limitless!”, which allows Xatu to gain double the stat bonuses applied to its target and quickly gain stat boosts when used against several different supercourses/story missions (such as any stage in which opponents use Sp.Atk or Spd buffs.)
- And the move Stored Power, which allows it to take advantage of all of the permanent stat buffs it receives by gaining power for each level of stat increases that have been applied to Xatu.
Support - Dusclops’ Dire Hit All+ allows Xatu to quickly reach one hundred percent crit chance. Combined with Meganium’s buffs to Atk, Sp.Atk, and Spd, Xatu will be able to dole out hugely powerful Sure Crit Stored Powers at blazing speeds. Additionally, once Xatu starts tearing apart the enemy team, Dusclops is a massively bulky wall for it to sit behind and can even continue to help out offensively by regenerating the move gauge using “Unbreakable Bonds!”.
Support - Meganium fulfills a similar role to Dusclops on this team, buffing Xatu and tanking aggro. While Dusclops uses Dire Hit All to raise Xatu’s crit, Meganium can use “Sunny Side Up!” twice to raise Xatu’s Atk, Sp.Atk and Speed by two stages each. After Xatu has been sufficiently boosted to start dealing damage, Meganium can also use Light Screen to help reduce incoming damage and keep Xatu alive long enough for it to sweep the opposing team.
Discussion: How to use this Team
This team is designed to create the biggest, most monstrously powerful Xatu possible while keeping the bulk of both supports higher than Xatu’s so it doesn’t take aggro. The fastest way to achieve this is to use the buffing sequence detailed here:
|1||Lyra - Sunny Side Up!||Atk/Sp.Atk/Speed +1|
|2||Phoebe - Dire Hit All +||Critical Rate +2|
|3||Lyra - Sunny Side Up!||Atk/Sp.Atk/Speed +1|
|4||Phoebe - Dire Hit All +||Critical Rate +2 (Maxed)|
|5||Xatu - Stored Power||Inflicts Damage|
|6||Phoebe - Unbreakable Bonds! (As necessary)||Attack +, Move Gauge Restored|
From here, just continue repeating steps 7-8 until you win, with a confuse ray thrown in here or there if your supports are taking a lot of damage, and an “Our Power Is Limitless” or two against stages where it applies. This team is incredible for beating any single player content, and can even quickly auto “Very Hard” Supercourses.