@BIDcp's 6th Place Japan Cup Team

Today the Japan Cup Team coverage is continued with @BIDcp's Japan Cup! 
As seen in an earlier post, BIDcp's team was one of the few that contained the popular Thundurus+LandorusT+Kanga combination. As per usual, full credit goes to @BIDcp. Check out their original post over at their blog here: http://blog.livedoor.jp/bidc/archives/54399613.html

The team is:
Therian Forme

As one can see, Volcarona, Milotic and Aegislash complete the three existing members. 
Thanks to teammagma.net we can take a look at the teambuilder and see the team has a slight weakness to Rock, Water and Dark. 

For you convenience, the team has been put in PS format. 

Individual Pokemon

Volcarona @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Flame Body
EVs: 228 HP / 204 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD / 36 Spe
Modest Nature
- Heat Wave
- Giga Drain
- Quiver Dance
- Protect

Milotic @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Competitive
EVs: 252 HP / 164 Def / 4 SpA / 4 SpD / 84 Spe
Bold Nature
- Scald
- Icy Wind
- Recover
- Protect

Incarnate FormeThundurus @ Life Orb
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Grass Knot
- Protect

Therian FormeLandorus-Therian @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Superpower
- Protect

Aegislash @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 156 Def / 92 SpA / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon
- King's Shield
- Shadow Sneak

Kangaskhan @ Kangaskhanite
Ability: Early Bird
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 28 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Return
- Sucker Punch
- Power-Up Punch
- Protect


Again, I have tried to highlight some interesting points in the team that set it apart from other, potentially similar builds. The first thing of note is the use of Giga Drain on Quiver Dancing Volcarona. This obviously lets Volcarona do a lot of damage to Pokemon that resist its STAB Heatwave. The use of Rocky Helmet is really cool to see as well. Flame Body + Rocky Helmet puts in a lot of work against opposing Kanga and gives Volcarona chances to QD as it opponents will be hesitant to risk, for a example, a fake out. The Milotic set is relatively standard but makes great use of recovery through the move recover and sitrus berry. Scald can burn opponents whilst Icy Wind slows them down. Milotic provides important speed control and the ability to wear opponents down. The next interesting point is the use of offensive Thundurus, or rather the use of Grass Knot. The full set, with grass knot, has been used previously in Japan but hasn’t had as much impact in NA or EU regional’s. Johnson (Zantar) and I both used Life Orb Thundurus in the final of Sydney Regionals though neither with Grass Knot. The LandorusT is Focus Sash'd, a less popular choice this year than earlier seasons. The ability to have LandorusT protect is very valuable in the Bo1 format Japan plays. The final point of interest is the whole Aegislash set. It looks quite regular until Shadow Sneak...sneaks up! This is the second WP Aegislash from the Japan Cup opting for Shadow Sneak over Wide Guard. It will be interesting to see where this goes. The Aegislash also opted for a Relaxed nature to take moves like EQ better and return KO with a boosted Shadow Ball. A final note can be made on the bulk of the Kanga. Icy wind support from Milotic accommodates for the lack of speed. 

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