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Article: New Exclusive Z-Move for Kommo-o Revealed!

HeroLinik

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Well, this thing appears to be somewhat busted. As well as targeting both foes in doubles, it also raises all of Kommo-o's stats by 1. I can at least see this thing becoming a legitimate threat now that it's got a powerful Dragon-type nuke in its arsenal. Also, I like the new battle interface with the HP bars. Now just imagine if this thing got Baton Pass...
 

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Oh cool, something new for Smogon to ban.
While raising all of its stats might be broken and good for Kommo-o's viability, I'd have to wonder whether it's been given the right moves to really make it dangerous. Close Combat please GameFreak.
 
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Wow, this Z-Move will definitely be broken despite Kommo-o not being that great in competitive. Going by the name, I think it's fair to say it needs to know Clanging Scales to use this Z-Move since the species-exclusive Z-Moves tend to need the user know a certain move.
 
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Hmm, I'm going to assume that this is going to categorize itself as a special, dragon move. While it still raises all of Kommo-o's base stats it's hard to see it become much more viable in competitive battles.

It already has a mediocre at best arsenal of physical moves and this z-move would make no sense if it were special, since Kommo-o has a higher base attack than sp.att. It looks like an op z-move and it can hit multiple targets but I don't quite see the effectiveness of Kommo-o except to try and use it as a Choice Spec 1HKO nuke in Doubles, and then sack it after that.
 

HeroLinik

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Oh cool, something new for Smogon to ban.
While raising all of its stats might be broken and good for Kommo-o's viability, I'd have to wonder whether it's been given the right moves to really make it dangerous. Close Combat please GameFreak.

Actually, I don't think it'll be that broken. It's tiered RU because in UU, it's outclassed by Hydreigon. This could potentially ban Kommo-o from RU, but I don't see it making any waves in OU because fairies are all over the place - Magearna absolutely walls any set with Clangorous Soulblaze, and the Tapus can give it a run for its money. Also, Clangorous Soulblaze is likely a special move, so I don't see that and Close Combat being run on the same moveset.
 

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This was the only good news. Kommo-o getti g this treatment is exciting for a dragon user like me. Gonna be fun using it!
 

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This is pretty much Kommo-o's saving grace. It's basically the laughingstock of the pseudo-legendaries and Clangorous Soulblaze not only has a sick animation, but it also hits both opponents and increases all its stats. Pretty sure Clanging Scales is the base move here. I can see a potential moveset consisting of:
-Clanging Scales
-Focus Blast/Sky Uppercut
-Flash Cannon/Poison Jab
-Flamethrower
Nature: Naive
EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Kommonium Z

All three of its abilities work here.
 

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The move looks totally broken, but dont forget that Kommo-o is quadruply weak to fairy type and fairy type is immune to that move (its obviously a dragon-typed move).
 

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I liked this Z-move, it looks OP, but I'm not too excited about it... Unfortunately I'm not a fan of Kommo-o and the first part of the animation looks kind of annoying XD Nevertheless, I think it's a good Z-move and I don't really mind Kommo-o having it :)
 
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Official art of the Kommonium Z. It's interesting to note that like the Pikashunium Z, it looks differently shaped from most Z-Crystals.
 
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