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    Originally Posted by PlatinumDude View Post
    Why is Landorus-T Relaxed? 91 Speed, while not good, isn't bad either. The preferred nature and EV spread for it is Adamant with 244 HP/56 Atk/200 Def.

    What purpose does Latias' EV spread serve? Does that EV spread prevent it from being OHKOed/2HKOed by certain attacks? If not, just use 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe. Sure, this spread makes Latias face competition with Latios, but Latias' naturally higher special bulk than Latios sets it apart.

    How do you come up with your EV spreads? Just wondering, since Scizor seems to be lacking in power here.
    Hi! Thanks for responding.

    EVs are for the most part random, I guess. I used an old specially defensive spread that was hip on Smogon in Latias-era 4th gen, which is... admittedly not the best way to go about choosing spreads, haha. It works fine for me, though, and the loss in power is hardly noticeable in comparison to the extra bulk the spread provides. I should probably use the standard 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd. I don't think you were referring to Froslass, Breloom, or Terrakion's spreads when you asked me how I come up with my EVs, but I usually just sort of rip them off of Smogon's forums, embarrassingly enough. Latias' EVs probably aren't that great - I really don't know, I was just tinkering around with them, I think - so I'll try yours or the standard 72 HP / 252 Spd / 184 SAtk, I guess.

    Landorus-T is Relaxed so as not to mitigate its Special Attack, but I guess for the most part it's unnecessary since it's hitting everything for which it uses Hidden Power Ice x4 effectively, so I guess I don't have much of a reason not to change it to the standard spread (additionally, I'm quite fond of slow U-turns).

    Thanks for your input! (: