|Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:39:47 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Articuno has always been one of my favorite pokemon so I decided I wanted to make a team that would allow it to shine. Unfortunately thats no easy task as she needs a lot of support to be viable. After I decided that I wanted to use her I thought why not make the whole team Gen. 1 pokemon, so here we have it a team of veterans that have been around from the beginning.
At a Glance
EVs 248 HP, 252 SpeD, 8 Spd
I love this pokemon, seriously how cool does it look? Unfortunately she is really hard to use due to her 4x weakness to Stealth Rocks. Once Wartortle has gotten rid of them though she can come in and Toxic the opposing wall and stall them out with Roost or phaze them out with Roar and Toxic something else. Ice Beam is for STAB and hits decently hard.
Rapid Spin Support
EVs 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 SpeD
This little guy is alot bulkier than I expected him to be. He is also absolutely essential to this team due to Articuno and Flareon's weakness to Stealth Rocks. Scald gets STAB and that burn rate never hurt anyone besides the other team. If the other team has a spin blocker I can usually predict the switch and Foresight them on the switch and Rapid Spin away the other teams hazards. Yawn is extremely helpful at causing switches and racking up damage from my own Stealth Rocks.
Wish Support / Cleric
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs 252 HP, 4 Def, 252 SpeD
This girl is so important to this team. Status can ruin a lot of my team but she fixes that problem with Heal Bell. Wish allows gives my team some much needed longevity. Flamethrower gets STAB and I usually bring her in on a fire type attack aimed at Exeggutor.
Item: Choice Specs
EVs 132 HP, 252 SAtck, 124 Spd
Hidden Power Ice
He hits like a truck! Leaf Storm is the go to move, it usually can KO anything in one or two hits even after the Special Attack drop. Sleep Powder is usually unexpected and misleading and let's me put a would be counter to sleep for a little bit. Hidden Power good really use a different type considering I have Articuno for Ice Type moves.
Physical Attacker / Revenge Killer
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs 4 HP, 252 Atck, 252 Spd
Hits hard and hits fast! Sheer Force and Life Orb are a match made in heaven for this guy. Rock Climb combined with STAB, Life Orb, and Sheer Force is nothing to mess with. Earthquake doesn't get a boost from Sheer Force but it provides good coverage.
Physical Wall / Stealth Rocks User
EVs 4 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spd
My answer to Swellow. This guy can reliably get Rocks up due to it's ability Sturdy. With 252 EVs in Speed it can outspeed most defensive pokemon and hit hard with STAB Earthquake. Rock Blast is really helpful for breaking through substitutes and getting rid of Swellow. Sucker Punch is nice priority to get rid of some speedier threats.
Last edited by tylerwvwc; Mar 22nd, 2012 at 5:41:19 PM.
|Mar 22nd, 2012, 1:53:48 PM||#2|
If happy ever after did exist
Join Date: Apr 2010
I'm at a payphone!
Hi! Nice Gen 1 team, I really love Articuno (one of my favorite legendaries second/third only to the L@ti twins). That being said, this team has a major weakness to Sawk, who can 1-2HKO everything on your team except Exeggutor (who can still be 3HKOed with Scarfed CC after hazards). Magmortar with Earthquake is also a threat, since Tauros can't switch in safely. Absol is also a definite threat, and Sucker Punch can still beat a weakened Tauros.
While I would love to tell you that you should add in a physical wall like Weezing or Tangela (both Gen 1 Pokes as well!), I'm not too sure who should be replaced. Tangela may be the best best, since it has great bulk, preserves your FWG core, and hits decently hard for a wall as well. Perhaps the offensive Tangela in the analysis would be more to your liking? It would patch up your physical weaknesses well enough.
Next, I would change Flamethrower on Flareon to Lava Plume. The extra damage is not worth losing the chance to spread more burn in a physically dominated metagame. Another change would be to remove either Yawn or Foresight on Wartortle and replace it with Haze. You have no way to stop set-up sweepers, and either move can deal with Ghosts. So losing one of them won't hurt you too much. I would say replace Yawn since you already have a Sleep move in your Grass-type. Finally, I would recommend giving Tauros a Choice Scarf so that it can be your revenge killer. Otherwise you are easily revenge killed by faster threats like Swellow, Scarfed Sawk, Magmortar, Rotom-A, Braviary, etc. Hope I helped!
...Oh, and expand your descriptions, or at least include your natures! :)
|Mar 22nd, 2012, 3:49:31 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Thank You! I can't believe I forgot the natures, they are added now!