Thx for all the luvdiscs, advice, and nice words people! Now on to the rates:
Choice Scarf Gengar:
Scarf Gengar is set-up bait and i don't want that. A choice-locked D-Bond is one of the worst things and a very unreliable way to beat Volcarona.
Choice Scarf Garchomp:
Same as Gengar. I don't really want a scarfer on the team as it will give too many setup opportunities for my team to handle. Plus i lose my main wallbreaker and hole puncher, which sucks.
Draco Meteor and Surf on Kingdra:
I don't want Surf because Ice Beam is really needed, as Celebi and Venusaur are important targets. As for DM i could give it a try, although i don't like having such a risky move on my cleaner. But Kingdra doesn't always clean so it might be worth it. Yeah i will test this one and see how it goes.
Speed Creep defensive Rotom-W with Breloom:
Great idea, i will go for it!
SD or Aqua Tail or SR over D-Tail:
I think that many of you are forgetting D-Tails main purpose: to rack up entry hazard damage, weakening checks and counters to my sweepers. SD is nice and prevents Garchomp from getting walled too, but it leaves my Garchomp vulnerable to faster mons, and if Garchomp dies while Jirachi is still alive, i am in for a world of pain. I want to be able to get past Hippo, Lando-T, and Gliscor without having to lock myself, and D-Tail does this beautifully. Aqua Tail is a solid option and i could try it, but it can't 2HKO physically defensive Hippo, and as i said the shuffling of D-Tail combined with hazards is just too good to pass up. I may give it a try but D-Tail is just too usefull. Finally, SR is fine on Deo-D, and Garchomp prefers to blast off the enemy instead of setting SR.
Thunder Wave or Night Shade on Deo-D:
T-Wave over Skill Swap would be the best change i could make to deal with Volcarona, and i have thought about in too the past, as T-Wave is the best 4th move on Deo-D imo. But then Weavile would be burdened with too many roles, and so other weaknesses could come out. Not to mention that Weavile can lose from Xatu, as Heat Wave in the sun has 50% chance to OHKO after 1 LO round, and T-Wave renders Weavile useless for the rest of the game. You see the issue? Sun teams are going to dominate me, as even if i kill Xatu (i can't OHKO it so no matter what Weavile will be crippled or dead) then Venusaur will be left unchecked. So unfortunately i can't put T-Wave. Night Shade is nice too (damn Sub Terrakion), but it can't fit anywhere.
Max Speed on Weavile:
Yeah totally! The extra bulk is irrelevant and Weavile is not a rare sight, and as it can actually trouble this team, why not have some more insurrance?
Red Card and Magic Coat on Deo-D:
Unfortunately Red Card doesn't force the opponent out if it OHKOes you, so it is useless without Taunt. Magic Coat over Taunt can't work without Red Card obviously.
Lucario over Breloom:
Lucario can't set-up on Jellicent, Gastrodon, and against water-types in general, and haves way worse priority, as well as lack of Spore. I lose a water resistance, leaving me incredibly weak to Scarf Keldeo too. Sorry but it won't work.
Thanks guys, and keep the rates coming :D
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Last edited by alexwolf; Feb 5th, 2013 at 2:06:47 AM.