A Winter Wonderland Hello Smogon, this is my second thread. You may have seen my last thread, Rainy Days, which I stopped working on as this new hail has sort of destroyed it :( But since I faced a few hail users, I decided to try utilizing the new weather to my advantage this time. This is a hail stall team, and though the 100% accuracy Blizzard is useful, I prefer to take advantage of the slow damage racked up by hail, even though I don't usually like stall. This team functions by racking up hazard and hail damage until Sigilyph comes in to clean up and destroy everything. Please rate and leave a luvdisc if you like! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Snover Item: Eviolite Ability: Snow Warning Leech Seed Protect Toxic Substitute EVs: 248 Hp / 172 SpD / 88 Spe Calm Nature (+SpD, -Atk) The summoner of snow, Snover himself. Sadly, he does not have much to boast of, having terrible stats and being pretty much a waste of a team slot. This set is designed to try to be annoying as possible, racking up leech seed, toxic, and hail damage while protecting and substituting, the best a Snover can go for. Eviolite is to try to boost its medicore defenses to actually survive a few hits while leech seed heals off a bit of damage. The EV spread is taken from Smogon, Calm Nature for boosting the defense while lowering the not-needed attack stat. He functions as the hail starter for my team. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Froslass Item: Leftovers Ability: Cursed Body Spikes Taunt Blizzard Destiny Bond EVs: 248 HP / 84 Def / 176 Spe Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk) Of course, here is the famed Hail Stall abuser, only this time back with a handicap... no more Snow Cloak, an important part of its gameplay. This is the typical utility set, having the all-important Spikes, Taunt, 100% accuracy Blizzard, and Destiny Bond for taking down an attacking threat. Froslass's ghost typing also comes in handy, making it a good spinblocker. Leftovers is to increase its survivability, while Cursed Body can make a good combination with taunt if used on a pokemon with one attack. The EV spread is to increase its speed and health. Froslass functions as my lead and hazard spreader.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nidoqueen Item: Black Sludge Ability: Sheer Force Stealth Rock Earth Power Blizzard Toxic Spikes EVs: 252 Hp / 232 Def / 24 Spe Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) Nidoqueen, the more passive of the pair. Unlike her brother, she functions as a more defensive pokemon, having more defensively oriented stats. I chose Nidoqueen for one important reason- the Stealth Rocks and Toxic Spikes. As the all-important Toxic Spikes and Stealth Rock setter of my team, she uses Toxic Spikes to rack up status damage while racking up hazard damage as well with Stealth Rocks for the all-present Victini and other fire type. She can do some damage by herself, but usually dies after setting up entry hazards.. Black Sludge is to heal off damage, and that's always nice. The EV spread is to increase her speed and health, her nature to increase her defense while lowering the unused attack stat. She functions as the Stealth-Rock setter on my team. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blastoise Item: Leftovers Ability: Torrent Rapid Spin Scald Foresight Roar EVs: 252 Hp / 4 SpD / 4 SpD Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) Blastoise is one of the most important pokemon on the team. As the one to take Stealth Rocks off my side of the field, he is extremely vital for my ice types to survive. The one purpose of Blastoise is to rapid spin, keeping entry hazards off my side. Foresight is to target any incoming ghost types that are trying to spinblock, Scald is in case a target uses taunt, and Roar is to phase out any pokemon trying to set up. The EVs are to increase defense and health, the nature also improving defense. He functions as the rapid spinner of the team. Edit: Thanks to those to suggested this, as I have now changed my Blastoise to a physically defensive set over specially defensive. This helps against threats like Victini, Arcanine, and Darmanitan. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Snorlax Item: Leftovers Ability: Thick Fat Return Rest Sleep Talk Whirlwind EVs: 208 HP / 124 Def / 176 SpD Careful Nature (+SpD, -SpA) The Hulk. Big, Bulky, and Bad. That is, for other teams. One of the best additions for Stall Teams in UU, Snorlax is here to sleep away while taking hits like a boss and phasing out other pokemon, making them take as much entry hazard damage as possible while Toxic Spikes wear them down. Return is as most of the opposing team should be already poisoned, making the extra paralysis from Body Slam useless. Rest and Sleep Talk go hand in hand, allowing Snorlax to move while sleeping and not be a sleeping, sittting, duck.(Actually, its more like a giant blue teddy bear than a duck, but whatever.) Sleep Talk allows Snorlax to do whirlwind not last, which is also nice.His EVs and Nature are to promote long-livety. He functions as the Special Defender and main Phaser of my team. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Walrein Item: Leftovers Ability: Ice Body Protect Substitute Blizzard Roar EVs: 232 HP / 220 Def / 56 Spe Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) Of course, the famous Stallrein. Edited a little, but still Stallrein. With Ice Body and Leftovers, Stallrein isn't going down any time soon. In fact, you might be the one to die trying to take Stallrein down... With Toxic Spikes, Entry Hazards, and Hail damage racking up on you while Stallrein heals up with his Leftovers and Ice Body, you will take a ton of damage. If the pokemon Stallrein is facing hasn't been poisoned yet or Stallrein can't wall him to the moon and back, then boom. Roar. The EVs and Nature are to make Stallrein more defensive and annoying. Stallrein functions as my main wall and annoyer. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Well, that's the team. It has a lot of room for improvement, but as I'm new to Stall and Hail I don't exactly know what to put. Suggestions would be highly appreciated, as I don't exactly know what to add. My team has no physical attackers, a current problem. But as I said, please suggest some improvements! Thanks for reading. Importable Version Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Snover @ Eviolite Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 248 HP / 172 SDef / 88 Spd Calm Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Leech Seed - Protect - Toxic - Substitute Froslass (F) @ Focus Sash Trait: Cursed Body EVs: 248 HP / 84 Def / 176 Spd Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Spikes - Taunt - Blizzard - Destiny Bond Nidoqueen (F) @ Black Sludge Trait: Sheer Force EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spd Bold Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Stealth Rock - Earth Power - Blizzard - Toxic Spikes Blastoise @ Leftovers Trait: Torrent EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef Bold Nature - Rapid Spin - Scald - Foresight - Roar Snorlax @ Leftovers Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 208 HP / 124 Def / 176 SDef Careful Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Return - Rest - Sleep Talk - Whirlwind Walrein @ Leftovers Trait: Ice Body EVs: 232 HP / 220 Def / 56 Spd Bold Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Protect - Substitute - Blizzard - Roar Old Teammates Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Sigilyph Item: Flame Orb Ability: Magic Guard Cosmic Power Stored Power Psycho Shift Roost EVs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 120 Spe Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk) The Boss. Sigilyph being one of my favorite pokemon (not most favorite because of his terrible to pronounce and spell name), I love this guy. With enough Cosmic Power boosts and Roosting, he can become near invincible. I chose to make him this team's sweeper because he has one of the best abilities in the game, Magic Guard, which makes him invincible to hail damage. With Psycho Shift and Flame Orb, he can transfer his burn to the opponent and rack up burn and hail damage on them while increasing his defenses. And when he gets enough boosts, its time to start sweeping. Stored Power on EVERYTHING!!!! His EVs are to increase his Defenses and Speed, Nature to reduce the unneeded attack. He functions as this teams clean-up sweeper. Edit: Replaced with Snorlax.