Lanturn is the answer to everything. I mostly wanted to use it because it's my favorite and I haven't had a reason to yet, but I'm loving the thing. Has only died to a Fake Out/Giga Impact Ambipom (WHY, HUMANITY, WHY). It and Xatu make a great defensive core, Heal Bell/Toxic/Scald/Volt Switch + T-Wave/Wish/Protect/U-Turn have already stalled out an entire team.
I also swept a team that had Light Screen, Reflect, and Trick Room up with a Speed Boost Yanmega (so far I think has killed about 15 things in 4 battles for me) because the opponent underestimated the power and tried to set up with Bisharp/Cofag. Kind of went downhill for them when Light Screen and Trick Room wore off on the same turn.
EDIT: I'm 17-2 thus far into the challenge. While I still have a provisional rating, once I play about 10 more battles or so, my rating puts me at #34 on the ladder. That's actually the most success I've gotten with any team on the ladder ever, much less a challenge team. Thank you challenges. Also, Lanturn remains a beast.
Last edited by Cesterp; Oct 8th, 2012 at 5:56:25 PM.