Day one recap:
I only played PC yesterday. It was a strange day, it went
4-1 / 1-4 / 5-0 / 1-4 / 4-1
After that you tell me there’s no algorythm, I mean after every set of wins I met hard counters.
I began with my team of:
15-14-15 Magnezone WC+MS (lead)
14-15-15 Mamoswine BD+AV
BB 15-14-14 Dragonite DC+Outrage.
It went well the first set, nearly didn’t have to use my Mamoswine other than finish opposing Dragons.
Second set was atrocious, met 4 consecutive Swamperts/Garchomp with my lead Magnezone. Lost these 4 games.
So I tweaked things for the 3rd set, I put Dragonite in the lead and TMed it to tech it Hurricane instead of Outrage. I also brought in Gyarados in place of Mamoswine.
Funny thing, this Gyarados was Waterfall+Crunch/Hydro Pump (used for raids before) and i didn’t notice it until my first battle. It went so well and I went against what nearly everybody do and kept Waterfall on Gyarados. It’s 4 power + stab and makes it a hard counter to Metagross + Swampert + Rhyperior and is effective against Togekiss and nearly every other mon in the meta, except Dragonite. This team worked very well for me because it went 5-0/1-4/4-1 (in the 1-4 the 1st battle was against a cheater, the 2nd i lagged a lot and the 3rd i totally switched the wrong pokemon and nearly won).
Magnezone is a bit frail ok, but it’s very strong whatsoever, takes care OK of the Big 3 is and a good shield baiter with MS. I intend to keep using it for the time being.