Originally Posted by Fat Drifblim
Zapdos: Probably a bit faster then necessary. The Speed EVs are a bit of an odd number, you can probably lower them by at least 50, and then put those that you took out into HP.
Tyranitar: Man, I just keep seeing more and more TauntTars. For Tyranitar's great Attack stat, he might be better off just trying to KO the Trick Room user. It is a decent strategy, but isn't too unpredictable. Use Crunch over Low Kick, the STAB and greater reliability make it the obvious choice. If you opt out of Taunt, an elemental punch or Low Kick would make good replacement. I think you have more Speed EVs then necessary here as well. 92 Speed EVs allow you to outrun the Genies with Tailwind on your side, and base 70 speed Pokes with 12 Spd or less of their own.
Volcarona: Pretty standard looking. Rage Powder is not too great on Volc. He doesn't have as many resists as something like Amoonguss, and isn't as bulky. HP Ground would be the best replacement, but it Rage Powder does you well keep it.
Garchomp: This guy really needs hax on his side with the set you are using.... If Tailwind isn't up, Garchomp will get maimed by other, faster Garchomps. Sand Veil misses, even with the Brightpowder boost, aren't at all guaranteed. I might recommend running the same moveset, except Jolly nature for a more favorable speed stat.
Latios: Should have Psychic and Tailwind on this set. This team really benefits from Tailwind, and Latios can learn it. Psychic for better coverage, and so you don't have to waste your Dragon Gem, and/or get the SpAtk drop. Use either Protect or Substitute, but both just take up too much space. Draco Meteor AND Dragon Pulse together fell odd. Use just Draco Meteor because it is SO DAMN DEADLY. So:
252 SpAtk, 252 Spd
Metagross: I don't know if those SpDef EVs allow you to live a specific hit or two, putting them into HP would give more general bulk. Ice Punch won't quite kill standard Zapdos, and won't kill Dragons with Yache. Bullet Punch to help with the teams lack of priority instead
Thank you for the rate :)
I've changed Zapdos EV-Split to 252 SAtk, 156 HP, 100 Spd to outspeed modest chandelure. I love my Latios set, but you're right: I need the Tailwind. Protect and Substitute work great together. Dragon Pulse and Draco Meteor are great too, I never needed Physic, Draco Meteor made enought damage. I'll take Tailwind over Dragon Pulse. Adamant Chomp works definitly better than jolly 252/252/6 Chomp, because I play Tyranitar and Garchomp in nearly every Match. I think it even can beat Latios with ~30%, no other Garchomp can win oftener against Latios. Chomp can win against Latios with ~30%, other Latios' win with 50% (Speedtie)^^
Same with jolly Chomp, but I'll try the standart Set, too. Its a high risk, and it's not so constant. Any suggestions for a new Metagross EV-Split ?