The 2022 Pokémon VGC Japanese National Championships took place on 11–12 June and Victory Road compiled a list of the top 32 teams and I’m going to pick out my favourites.
Sho Ito’s team (finished 2nd)
Team members: Yveltal, Kyogre, Raichu, Kartana, Shedinja, and Zapdos
Raichu has been common in patches on the ladder thanks to its Lightning Rod ability, which would divert Electric damage to Yveltal and Kyogre, Nuzzle, and Fake Out. Then you have Shedinja for its Wonder Guard tactics.
Kaoru Ueki’s team (finished 4th)
Team members: Eternatus, Dialga, Umbreon, Whimsicott, Urshifu, and Salamence
Three dragons? You don’t see that everyday but that’s why Japanese teams are the gold standard for experimentation and top finishes at Worlds. This team also features Umbreon and Whimsicott to frustrate the opponent with bulk and speed control.