|Aug 20th, 2012, 8:53:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2012
My First Ever RMT
Well, I just got into competitive pokemon and I think that the team that I made needs some help.
P.S. Sorry for the lack of pictures.
Tyranitar @ leftovers
Sand Stream, Sassy, 252 HP / 64 SpAtk / 192 SpDef
Tyranitar is an awesome pokemon. It supports my team by setting up sand as well as setting up SR. Crunch is for the common Deoxys-Defense leads, or a brave Espeon trying to bounce back my SR. Fire Blast is great for taking down Forretress/Ferrothorn, and with proper prediction, Ice Beam can take down Gliscor/Landourous.
Jirachi @ choice specs
Serene Grace, Timid, 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
Jirachi is actually a great revenge killer. It's got some decent bulk with those 100/100/100 defenses, and it's so unpredictable. Flash Cannon and Psychic are both great STABs. Thunder is to take out Politoeds and co. Trick is to cripple a wall (e.g. Ferrothorn). The EVs are nothing special, however I run Timid over Modest to at least speed tie with other base 100s.
Sandslash @ life orb
Sand Rush, Adamant, 4 hp / 252 atk / 252 spd
Sandslash is a BEAST in the sand. Seriously. This thing outspeeds neutral-natured scarfed base 100s (Salamence, for example) in the sand and hits pretty damned hard. A +2 Earthquake actually OHKOs Jellicent after SR damage. Swords Dance is to boost Sandslash's attack so it can hit harder. Earthquake and Stone Edge form a classic EdgeQuack combo that scores neutral damage on pretty much every pokemon (except for Bronzong). X-scissor helps out against Celebi, Amoongus and other Grass-types.
Scizor @ Choice Band
Technician, Adamant, 248 hp / 252 atk / 8 spd
This thing is hands-down the BEST REVENGE KILLER ever! U-Turn is an amazing scouting move, although its use has been diminished since Team Preview was introduced. Bullet Punch is obviously Scizor's main STAB, and it will dent anything that doesn't resist it. Superpower to kill Heatran, and Pursuit to trap frail Psychic and Ghost types. Adamant and 252 atk EVs for the most power possible, and 248 hp EVs for bulk.
Latios @ life orb
Levitate, Timid, 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
Latios is a nice late-game finisher. Usually, I like to bring it in near the end of the game, so it can pick off the opposing team's weakened pokemon. Draco Meteor because it's fucking amazing, Surf and Psyshock as nice coverage moves, and roost to heal off residual life orb damage.
Gastrodon @ leftovers
Storm Drain, Calm, 252 hp / 244 def / 14 spd
Gastrodon seriously needs to be used more. It's my utility counter to pokemon such as Heatran (which practially never runs HP Grass anymore), Rotom-W, Scizor and etc. With it's amazing ability Storm Drain, it can easily force something like Starmie or Jellicent out. Earth Power for the obvious STAB, Ice Beam because it threatens a larger amount of the metagame than Scald, Recover to heal off damage and keep Gastrodon healthy throughout the game, and Toxic to stall out your opponent. Gastrodon could be described as the "glue" of my team.
Any feedback is welcome!
|Aug 21st, 2012, 10:14:42 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Near Toronto, Canada
Only thing I can say, is change jirachi from a specs revenge killer to special wall. You have scizor and sandslash (if sand is up) to revenge kill, and you don't have anything that can repeatedly switch into draco's. A super standard set of:
Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd
- Iron Head
- Body Slam
..would really hold this team together much more, immunity to toxic, wish passing and paraflinching.
NU is where I excel (SubBU Brav = GG), however I'm pretty competitive in OU/UU as well. RU is just a mystery to me, I'm horrible at it.. Hackmons is fun too :]
I'm TheCanadianWifier on Youtube and Showdown, and TCWER just about everywhere else.
|Aug 21st, 2012, 7:59:41 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Cool team, and welcome to smogon!
Your team actually looks very solid, so I don't think many things need to be changed, as you have most threats covered well. However, I think you should change your jirachi's set to a SubCM one. Choice Specs Jirachi is generally a bad set due to it's lack of power, and mediocre STAB moves, while SubCM Jirachi can be a great sweeper, as well as a good pokemon to deal with Rain teams, which can be troublesome for you. SubCM Jirachi is also great against stall teams, as it can set up on most defensive pokemon thanks to its good typing, 101 HP substitutes (which Blissey can't break) and bulk. Here's the set:
Jirachi@Leftovers | Serene Grace
Timid Nature | 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Substitute / Calm Mind / Thunder / Flash Cannon
While Thunder can look as an ''odd'' option on a Sand team, it can be very useful when facing the extremely common Rain teams, and it has also a handy 60% paralysis secondary effect which can be very handy, though if you dislike it you can always use Thunderbolt instead.