Originally Posted by Fat fire r a g e
Oh, I have another question. When making a team, how do you go about choosing a Pokemon to base your team around? How do you go about choosing teammates for that Pokemon you want to base your team around?
For choosing the pokemon to base your team around, really just pick any decently powerful pokemon that you like, be it Lucario, Keldeo, Venusaur, really anyone that can facilitate a sweep. As long as you don't pick a crapmon, you'll be fine. (Somebody correct me if I'm wrong though.) Next, when it comes down to choosing teammates, first pick basic team supporters. For instance, did you pick a weather-reliant pokemon? Better add in the corresponding weather starter then. Also, find a decent hazards setter (Stealth Rock really is a must). OK, prerequisites down, time to focus on your chosen pokemon. First, obviously, choose a moveset and determine what it has trouble with. For instance, if you like Breloom, it typically has trouble with Celebi, Dragonite, Latias, Gengar, etc. Therefore, try to pick a pokemon that can deal with the aforementioned threats (eg Mamoswine). Have a balance of physical attackers and special attackers too. For instance, if you like Alakazam, chances are you won't get past Blissey, so carry a powerful physical attacker like Terrakion. Take note of the biggest threats in the OU metagame (eg Keldeo) and make sure you have some way of checking/playing around the majority of them, (eg Jellicent for Keldeo). A big thing to consider as well is defensive synergy, as it's best if you can cover ALL your weaknesses by choosing different teammates, and in this metagame, make sure you have a few decent Water resists too (eg combining Jellicent with Ferrothorn). Well... that's all I can think of as of the moment, but obviously, I've probably skipped over big things so someone can come in a finish this (and correct any mistakes I may have made).