Originally Posted by Fat dragonuser
So it seems like you had a Scizor on this team earlier, and the loss of him seems to have opened yourself a bit more to those threats. You mentioned how Blissey seems really rough to face, and I would agree. Without changing your offensive core, I think the best option would be to run an Offensive ChestoRest Volcarona
. This set has a good chance to beat most Blisseys, and subsequently lures them, and if it falls short Blissey will be very heavily damaged leaving it pretty much incapacitated for the rest of the match. This suggestion is more to lure and damage Blissey, who can wall a very large portion of your team, but you can obviously attempt to break through it with Haxorus as well. ChestoRest Volcarona also gives you a pseudo status absorber which can serve as a niche Breloom check. I would definitely recommend trying Electrolyte's Genesect spread as well as it will give you stronger U-Turns, which your team would really appreciate. Hope I helped, GL!
Volcarona (M) @ Chesto Berry
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Quiver Dance
- Bug Buzz
I'll give this setup a try. I'm a little worried about giving up Fire Blast because of it's coverage, but Blissey is popular and I always let out a groan when I see that I have to go against it. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Fat The Great Mighty Doom
Hey andreds, nice team!
First of all, I suggest changing Genesect's spread to: 92 Atk / 252 SAtk / 164 Spe. This spread gives you some stronger U-Turns, and the only reason to run max speed on Genesect is to outspeed +1 Jolly Haxorus (Jolly Haxorus dosen't really exist, and it can't ohko genesect anyway), outspeed Choice Scarf Timid Hydreigon (this thing's rare, your Rotom-W is a great check to it, and if it locks itself into Fire Blast then it gives you a perfect set-up oppurtunity for both Haxorus and Volcarona), and to speed tie with opposing Genesect (this is rarely worth the risk, but there are times when it is and so some people run max speed, but you don't have Flamethower, so you can't OHKO it anyway.). Overall, this spread lets Genesect outspeed everything relevant and gives Genesect stronger U-Turns.
Focus Blast is fairly average on Choice Scarf Politoed, a super effective Focus Blast is actually weaker than a Hydro Pump under the rain, meaning the only time you'd use Focus Blast is if the opposing pokemon both resists Hydro Pump and has a weakness to Focus Blast. This means that Abomasnow and Ferrothorn are the only pokemon in OU that you would use Focus Blast against. Neither of which are pokemon you would want to stay in against, and Focus Blast isn't even a 2HKO on Ferrothorn. Because of this, I suggest running Hydro Pump over Focus Blast on Politoed. Hydro Pump is a very poweful STAB move that you'll be using against the pokemon you usually use Focus Blast on, Hydro Pump also provides some much needed power, which will definitely come in handy at times.
Anyway, I hope this rate helped and GL with the team :)
I have to say, you guys get pretty creative with your spreads. I'm mostly just cut and paste from the standard ones. But seeing this makes me want to experiment with them a lot more. I've used your spread, Doom. And you're right, I haven't come across a Jolly Haxorus and not one Hydreigon, actually (he doesn't seem too common).
And regarding Politoed it's a relief to get rid of Focus Blast. It's not a favorite of mine. Thanks, Doom!
This team is slowly climbing up the ladder in Pokemon Showdown (They're pretty stingy with the points, ha). I'm not an expert battler but I'm learning as I go. For those who are more hands on when it comes to RMT's, feel free to import the team and do some testing of your own.
If anyone can help me get more in-depth regarding threat lists that would help a lot, as I feel like I've been going against the same few common pokemon , and not others which could also pose as a threat.