|Mar 3rd, 2013, 2:04:48 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2013
First rate my team since Gen 4!
Greetings! After spending a lot of time following and playing in 4th gen I took a break from pokemon. However, I was recently introduced to showdown and would like to get back into things. I've decided to try and jump into the RU tier, building a team that consists of some of my favorite pokemon, and using builds that will net me an advantage through surprise.
Tangrowth @ Life Orb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Leaf Storm
- Power Swap
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Rock]
Entei @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Sleep Talk
Slowking @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
- Thunder Wave
- Ice Beam
- Slack Off
Steelix @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Stealth Rock
Drapion @ Black Sludge
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 Def
- Poison Jab
- Swords Dance
Gallade (M) @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Close Combat
- Psycho Cut
- Stone Edge
- Destiny Bond
I'm excited to hear what you guys think, and where the team has room for improvement. Thank you so much!
Last edited by Burnside; Mar 3rd, 2013 at 10:20:41 PM.
|Mar 4th, 2013, 3:08:43 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Hi there Burnside this is a nice team you have here but I feel that I have some suggestions that could help improve your team.
I recommend you replace your current Entei set with a Choice Banded set, this will give you an extremely powerful physical attacker and also a form of priority in Extremespeed. I think that Sleep Powder would be a much better option on Tangrowth rather than Power Swap, Power Swap is nice and all but you will be switching out alot already anyway due to Regenerator, Sleep Powder will let you possibly incapacitate a problem Pokemon to your team.
I suggest you fix your Steelix's Ev's and use the standard spread which is 252 Hp/ 220 Def / 36 SDef with an Impish nature as Steeix really is not hitting hard even with fuly invested attack, this will also somewhat fix the problem that you mentioned about Steelix not lasting long enough, with that Ev spread Steelix will last much longer. You shoud also probably replace Explosion with Gyro Ball, this will give you a decent STAB attack to hit faster Pokemon who resist Earthquake such as Sceptile.
Third and final thing, I think Medicham would make a much better replacement for your current Choice Scarf user Gallade, with the ability Pure Power and a Jolly nature Medicham will be hitting just as hard as Gallade and will also be faster too. It can run almost the exact same set and essentially do the same job, just a little bit better.
So in Summary
Here are the two sets I suggested:
Anyway I hope I helped and gl with the team :]
|Mar 6th, 2013, 6:19:43 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Thank you so much for the reply New Breed. Your recommendations were very helpful, and while I was hesitant about switching Sleep Powder for Power Swap, as Power Swap had saved me a number of times in the past, the utility of Sleep Powder was undeniably greater than that of Power Swap.
Additionally, your Steelix recommendation was a godsend. I can't remember why I'd thought it would be a good idea to EV in a more offensive way, but the old adage of "the best offense is good defense" is quite true, at least in Steelix's case.
With your changes implemented the team peaked at 1866, which I consider a great success for one of my first teams of this, now waning, generation. I'm going to keep at it, maybe tweaking things as they seem fit, and hopefully eclipse that last personal best.
Thanks again New Breed!