I have just decided to get into the competitive battling and become serious about it. Everytime I would try to form teams I thought was good, I would be wiped clean within 9-12 turns. I know about Ev's, Iv's, Natures, and Hazards, HP Types, etc...but I can never pick good move sets, pokemon, or items. Right now my team is this. Forretress - Ability: Sturdy Item: Leftovers Moves: Stealth Rocks, Spikes, Gyro Ball, Explosion 252 Ev in Hp and Sp. Def. and 4 in Spd. Marshtomp(first of core) - Ability: Torrent Item: Eviolite Moves: Protect, Scald, Earthquake, Bulk Up 252 Ev in Attack and 128 in Def. and Sp. Def Tangrowth - Ability: Chloraphyll Item: Meadow Plate Moves: Giga Drain, Leech Seed, Sunny Day, Toxic 252 Ev in Sp. Att. and Def. 4 in Def. Darmanitan(last of my core) - Ability: Sheer Force Item: Toxic Orb Moves: Flare Blitz, Facade, Fire Punch, Overheat 252 Ev in Att. and Spd. and 4 in Sp. Att. Metagross - Ability: Light Metal Item: Light Clay Moves: Reflect, Light Screen, Ice Punch, Psychic 128 Ev in Att, Def, Sp. Att, and Sp. Def. Venomoth - Ability: Tinted Lens/ Compoundeyes(Not Sure) Item: Leftovers Moves: Substitute, Quiver Dance, Baton Pass, Double Team. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I NEED TO EDIT ANYTHING. I'VE HAD THIS TEAM SINCE D/P/PLT(except Darmanitan was Arcanine).