|Feb 7th, 2013, 10:54:39 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2013
First RMT - Destroy everything
This is my very first RMT (and my first post) in this forum!
This is a OU Team (as you'd have to actually know all ^^), and it is pretty succesfull for my first team. The "Stars" of the team are Dragonite and Breloom, but Landorus-T is also pretty succesfull.
Trikephalo is my stallbreaker, Skarm my physical Wall and my back-up check against brelooms. Tentacruel is the obligatory spinner, because nite's multiscale.
Team at a Glance
Landorus-T @ Leftovers
EVs: 200 HP / 64 Atk / 244 Def
Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
Landorus-T is pretty a monster! With intimidate, and quite good physical defensive, it can mostly set-up stealth rocks.
But even with the defensive EV-Spread, it can nevertheless hit many Pokemon very hard.
With intimidate, he can counter most phyiscal OU threats, such as terrakion, DD mence and lucario, all these pokemons are OHKO'ed by Stone Edge/Earthquake.
The EV-Spread is standard, stealth rock is obligatory, Earthquake + Stone Edge has good coverage, and U-Turn is to keep the momentum.
The set is standard, but Landorus is a very important member in my team.
Dragonite @ Lum Berry
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
Really a beast! If one pokemon from me is KO by a special sweeper, dragonite comes in, dances one time, and mostly its gg for me, only because this cute dragon has multiscale.
Split is purely standard, the lumberry is actually for outrage, but it works well with twaves/w-o-ws/toxics.
The moves are also standard, up to earthquake. I run this move over ESpeed or Roost, cause I want to have something against Heatran, who burns me otherwise (if I'd eat the berry).
Really a dangerous sweeper, and its irreplaceable for me.
Hydreigon @ Life Orb
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive nature (+Spd, -SDef)
The secondary sweeper of my team, the mixed sweeper and stallbreaker.
The coverage is fantastic, with Life-Orb he's (like Nite and Loom) a dangerous sweeper.
The moves are quite self-explanatory, Draco Meteor is the very strong STAB-Move, which destroy everything, not resist it.
Fire Blast is for the steel-types, Superpower for the special Walls (especially Blissey) and for Heatran, and U-Turn is to keep the momentum.
Perhaps I could run Earthquake/Earth Power/Roost over U-Turn (I need tips!).
More a filler, but it do his job quite well.
Breloom @ Life Orb
Evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
So, that Pokemon is really a MONSTER (I know, I've said here on pretty much any, but this time it is no exaggeration).
Techni-Loom is in my opinion quite better than Scizor, because of the fantastic move spore.
The strategy of this pokemon is really simple: You use spore, than you set-up swords dance (you can at least set-up one time), and nearly nobody can beat this little boxer.
Mach Punch has priority and OHKO's nearly the whole metagame after one swords dance, but also without a boost it do very much damage, and allows to revenge very much pokemon.
Bullet Seed is (next to cloysters icycle spear) the most strongest move in the meta with technician, and do also to pokemon who resist the grass types big damage, and its very good to break subs.
Skarmory @ Shed Shell
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Impish nature (+Def, -SAtk)
My physical wall and very useful! He counters very much, especially physical sweepers. For example, if Mence is locked in Outrage, i can lay one or two layers of spikes.
Brave Bird is to be not a taunt-victim, and also OHKOs loom, thats why I run it over Drill Peck.
All other moves are standard, like the EV-Split.
I play Shed Shell, cause I need Skarm really much and I do not want that Maggy kills him.
Tentacruel @ Black Sludge
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm nature (+SDef, -Atk)
My special wall and check against Rain. Really useful, cause its very bulky, especially in the rain.
It is also my spinner, cause Nite's biggest enemy are stealth rocks.
Scald is the STAB and has a cool burn-chance, Ice Beam is for Dragons.
Probably I can run Knock off over Ice Beam, but thats only an idea.
So, thats my team. I hope it is not so bad ^^, and I hope I get a lot of rates.
|Feb 7th, 2013, 11:39:27 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Brooklyn, New York
Hello, Dark Giratina.
This is a very solid team, with decent synergy and usage of some of the common threats in the OU metagame today. There are some flaws I would like to address and I can hopefully iron out those flaws with some of my suggestions. With that said, let's get to the rate. When I glance over your team, 2 threats I can identify are Rock Polish Landorus and Life Orb Mamoswine. The former can get a Rock Polish up easily against this team ans 2HKO everything with one coverage move or another, and the latter can KO your Dragons, Landorus-T, and Breloom with Ice Shard, Skarmory can't take repeated hits, and Tentacruel is dispatched by Earthquake. To help remedy this situation, I would like to recommend using a Calm Mind Latias in place of your current Hydreigon. Latias is a great bulky sweeper that synergizes very well with the rest of your team. Latias can switch in countless times and set up for a sweep. Now, time for some nitpicking. On Skarmory, I would recommend running a spread of 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spe over your current one. The aftermentioned spread allows Skarmory to outspeed the rare Max Speed Wobbuffet and Taunt it before it can do anything (It's out there, trust me). Finally, I would use an Adamant Nature on Dragonite in place of Jolly. While Jolly outspeeds some common OU threats, I believe that they are little threats to this team. Well, that's all I have to say for now. I hope my advice helped. Have fun and good luck in your future endeavours!
~Dr Ciel~ (The doctor is OUT)
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|Feb 7th, 2013, 1:01:41 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Wow, thanks for this wonderful help!
I will change it all. Thanks!
E: sorry, what do you mean with I can taunt it before he can do anything?
I haven't got taunt on my current ^_^
Last edited by DarkGiratina; Feb 7th, 2013 at 1:24:01 PM.
|Feb 7th, 2013, 1:42:24 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2008
hello darkgiratina, nice team! i'd like to help you out a bit though.
as dr.ciel mentioned, adamant > jolly on dragonite. you don't outspeed anything in particular with jolly and the power from adamant is really appreciated. also, i really recommend you use extremespeed > earthquake on dragonite. why? because heatran is a non-issue for this team. breloom, landorus-t, tentacruel and hydreigon can all hit it for super effective damage, so i don't think it warrants a spot on dragonite. fire punch hits every other steel for super effective damage anyway.
next, i recommend you use a specially defensive spread on skarmory. most physical threats are already handled nicely by landorus-t, so the need for a physically defensive skarmory is not needed. with skarmory being your ONLY steel type, it really needs the special defense to be able to tank draco meteors from the likes of latios. i also don't think shed shell is that necessary. just like heatran, the rest of your team can take care of magnezone, and skarmory really appreciates the extra leftovers recovery. here's the set below:
on hydreigon, i really recommend running roost > u-turn. u-turn on an offensive pokemon like this is used to be able to switch out of whatever counter that comes in, but hydreigon's coverage is so good that very, very few things are a "safe" switch-in. additionally, u-turn makes you take life orb recoil, which combined with potential SR damage, can really wear hydreigon down from switching in and out throughout the game.
finally, i suggest you change tentacruel's EV spread. tentacruel already has fantastic base 120 special defense, so what it should be focusing on is its defense stat. a change to a spread of 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 Spe will let you be able to tank bullet punches and close combats, among other things. try it out, and let me know what you think.
that's all i can think of at the moment, good luck with the team!
|Feb 7th, 2013, 1:45:48 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2013
Thanks for your really good help!
I'll try all your tips out, and look what is good for the team!