Edit: Changes in bold. VGC is back! I'm finally getting back into the Pokemon mood. Last year I did OK in the nationals tournament, missing the final 16 by 1 win. It sucked, but I'm determined to do better. I'll be competing in Arizona this year, so I have a little less than a month to get my pokes up to par. I haven't finished making this team yet, so if you have any suggestions or drastic changes I'm all ears. Here we go: Rayquaza @ Focus Sash Jolly Nature 252 Atk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spd Dragon Claw Extremespeed Overheat Protect Metagross @ Life Orb Brave Nature 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SpDef Bullet Punch Earthquake Protect Explosion As the name implies, I plan on capitalizing on Rayquaza's Air Lock ability, ruining numerous setups from the likes of Kyogre, Groudon, et al. Focus Sash is a must to compensate for Rayquaza's frailty in ubers. Dragon Claw for great STAB, Extremespeed helps in a Trick Room situation or the need for a quick kill, Overheat for Abomasnow, Metagross, and Bronzong. Protect is standard. Bullet Punch for a priority STAB. EQ can work with any of the 3 other pokes since they are all running protect, but is just great with Ray. Protect if I anticipate a fake out lead or if I want to scout, and if I'm in a tight spot Explosion gives me a bit of an edge, again utilizing protect on any of the 3 other pokes. Life Orb really helps to take it up a notch. Tyranitar @ Iron Ball Adamant Nature 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpDef Earthquake Rock Slide Fling Protect Mewtwo @ Expert Belt Timid Nature 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spd Aura Sphere Ice Beam Grass Knot Protect Late-game clean up. T-Tar comes in with EQ for a great attack that Mewtwo can protect from. Rock slide for a double-hitting STAB, and Fling for a whopping 195 base damage with the Iron Ball. T-Tar also does well under TR. Mewtwo is sporting Aura Sphere and Ice Beam, with Grass Knot for Groudon and Kyogre. Expert belt for that little extra push. My ubers may be in a pickle in a TR situation as they rely on speed, but it could really pay off if I play my cards right. Any and all critiques are welcome!