I have not been playing a whole lot either. Just a set of 7 here and there.
I didn't follow through with my (slightly boring) Whimsicott-Uxie-Dragonite team either. I ended up randomly playing a few sets of 7 the past couple days and is sitting at 84 streak in Single Subway with this team:
Suicune / Pressure / Bold @ Leftovers
- Scald / Calm Mind / Substitute / Rest
Metagross / Clear Body / Jolly @ Life Orb
- Ice Punch / Earthquake / Bullet Punch / Explosion
Gliscor / Poison Heal / Impish @ Toxic Orb
- Toxic / Earthquake / Substitute / Protect
- The most awesome thing about this team is probably... that it was just totally slapped on quickly. It was just a matter of:
--> Suicune provides fire resistance for Metagross and ice and water resistance for Gliscor
--> Metagross provides ice resistance for Gliscor and Grass resistance for Suicune (though Suicune can take care of a whole lot of grass types by itself).
--> Gliscor provides ground immunity for Metagross and electric immunity for Suicune.
That said, team does horribly against Gengar that have thunderbolt... usually means either losing a pokemon or having 2 fairly hurt. I thought Ferrothorn would be a problem, but Suicune or Gliscor can usually actually stall it out of attack PP. And just to note... probably about 80%+ of the battles so far don't include Metagross. Suicune or Gliscor usually do the job. Sometimes I include it just to explode on opponent's last pokemon.
Anything that is susceptible to Toxic, not able to break Gliscor's sub, and does not have rest (quite a few in subway) means Gliscor will have a sub up against the opponent's next pokemon (which will also lose against Gliscor if it does not have rest and is susceptible to Toxic). So Gliscor single-handedly wins plenty of battles.
The last battle I had I still had all 3 pokemon vs opponent's last pokemon Claydol, and Gliscor was out in battle at 100% health poisoned. I figured it might be the Claydol with ice beam, but didn't really care. Toxic missed and Claydol indeed ice beams Gliscor for about 80%-ish damage. I could switch to Suicune or Metagross for a quick and easy battle (or even just let Gliscor faint for safe switch in), but I decided to just stall it out of ice beam PP with protect and sub, and then proceeded to Toxic it to death.
Another earlier battle involved double team Tornadus (Sub/Hurricane/Focus Blast/DT)... Gliscor Toxic missed 3 times before Tornadus decided to put up a Sub. Gliscor easily stalled it out of PPs (well, I actually switched Suicune in to pressure take the last 2 PPs of Focus Blast), and then Suicune set up for sweep.
I'm a bit surprised to see it go so far, but then again Suicune is amazing, and Gliscor makes a fairly good partner. I'll see how far this goes.
EDIT2: Currently at 112, still going.
EDIT: I just read the few posts above this one lol.
@Jumpman: Hahahaha, that was interesting. Yeah, U-Turn/Volt Switch/Explosions ... I'm not really sure how to deal with them with more confidence. Only thing I thought of was using a Rotom as my Tricker ... Maybe one of these days I'll try that. I did want to try out Mismagius again too. I was also thinking Rotom-Heat for U-Turn/Volt Switch as well as not locking opponent into ice moves for Dragonite. I dunno. I haven't been in the mood for using trick set up strategies lately so it might be a while.
@Peterko: Thanks for updating!
@atsync: Good job on the Factory! I have yet to get my 49 on it... Sort of makes me want to try it out again. It's just a bit hard to get back to Gen IV's slowness after being used to B/W.
Last edited by Chinese Dood; Jan 4th, 2012 at 2:31:51 PM.