Arctic Wind Welcome to my final RMT. My brother is moving overseas and taking his laptop with him, so I probably won't be coming back to Pokemon for about a year (when I get my laptop), and by then, I'll probably have to spend all of my time doing homework and stuff :( This is pretty much a revival of a team my brother and I worked on in the Garchomp era, based around an incredibly annoying SubDisable Froslass set that my brother made. The team ended up really fun to use, but also really solid. There is one main threat (namely Jirachi) but I can often overcome it with a combination of Tentacruel, Abomasnow, Terrakion and smart play. I honestly think this is the greatest team I have made, even though I haven't peaked too high with it (I think the highest I made was around the low 1400s), and I'm really comfortable using it, even after midnight :) Basically, when I do RMTs, all I want is to score a luvdisc, so if you like this team (or me), look at the top-right corner of the thread, and hit 'like this' and that would be very cool of you :) Teambuilding Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide This was the finished product of the team, consisting of CB Abomasnow, Scarf Kyurem, Bulky Garchomp, Starmie, SDef Scizor, and SubDisable Froslass. But after Garchomp was banned, the synergy was pretty much wrecked, because Garchomp's typing was amazing and held the team together. I tested numerous changes, and in the end, Garchomp was replaced by Gliscor, and Heatran was added over Scizor because of the sun (and fire in general) weakness, and I needed Stealth Rock. This team was very solid, but it struggled against standard sand volt-turn team, so I switched Gliscor to Terrakion for some more offencive presence, and then switched Heatran to Skarmory for numerous reasons. I had no ground immunities, I had sun checked well with Terrakion, and some extra defence against Landorus and his sand homies. There were also a few set changes; Abomasnow to an offencive Leech Seed variant, Kyurem to the Sub + 3 attacks and for some reason, I added Thunder Wave to Starmie. It works well as a last-ditch effort to cripple something This was the best variantion of the team, and the one I originally posted. Starmie was replaced by Tentacruel simply because Tentacruel is better. Here's the finished team: Abomasnow (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 188 HP / 252 Atk / 68 SDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Ice Shard - Wood Hammer - Protect - Leech Seed Delko / WhiteQueen's Abomasnow set is the greatest Abomasnow set out there imo, but honestly, there isn't much to choose from. I had a few different sets here, from Mixed all the way to a defencive SubSeed. But in the end, this was the best. Nothing can switch in and enjoy taking a Wood Hammer to the face (except Skarmory and Ferrothorn), and Leech Seed is an effective tool to hit switch-ins with, and then protect to rack up hail + Leech Seed, and heal Abomasnow with Leftovers + Leech Seed. It also lets me scout for things like Terrakion and Scizor while slowly but surely wearing them down. As well as bringing on the all-important Hail, he is my best check to Rotom-W, and he makes dealing with DD Dragonite and Salamence much easier. Kyurem @ Leftovers Trait: Pressure EVs: 56 HP / 236 SAtk / 216 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Focus Blast - Blizzard - Dragon Pulse - Substitute This Kyurem set is the best out there, as his perfect blend of bulk, coverage, and raw offencive power + Substitute is a nightmare for opposing offencive and stall teams alike. It has about 3 counters: Jellicent (who can be PP stalled easily, or frozen with Blizzard), Jirachi, and SDef Scizor (who isn't seen much anyway). With all those pathetically weak Scalds and Volt Switches going around on rain teams, Kyurem finds it very easy to get a sub up, and weak choiced moves can give him a free sub too. Pressure is also a very useful ability, which enables Kyurem to beat Ferrothorn one on one. The opponent will often sac a mon just to break the sub, which enables Kyurem to get about 2 kills every time I switch in at the right time, provided there's no Scizors or Jirachis around to stop the destruction. One of my favourite mons to use right now, in hail or not. Terrakion @ Choice Band Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Close Combat - Stone Edge - Sacred Sword / X-Scissor - Earthquake Terrakion is great to use against Sun and Sand teams, as his Stone Edges and Close Combats have no safe switch-ins, except for some stupid shit that is never used, like Claydol. Even most resisted Close Combats can 2HKO most of the metagame on the switch, like offencive Celebi, Moxie Salamence and Toxicroak. I also put a Scarf on it sometimes, because it's such a good cleaner with its CCs, and it adds some extra defence against set up dragons and stuff. I've been testing them both out for ages and I can't decide which one, so every day I visit the team, I change the item. It also deals the hardest hit on the team to Jirachi, and it's my main check to Toxicroak (with the Cross Chop crit chance, Skarmory is often OHKOd), and is one of the most useful mons on the team, whether it's revenging or blasting holes into the opponent's core. Tentacruel (M) @ Leftovers / Chesto Berry Trait: Rain Dish EVs: 252 HP / 208 Def / 4 SDef / 44 Spd Bold Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Scald - Rapid Spin - Toxic - Knock Off / Protect / Blizzard / Rest After lots of testing, this guy replaced Starmie as my spinner. It gives me a second check to Scizor, Terrakion and Volcarona, and unlike Starmie, he can beat Jellicent one on one, unless it decides to switch, which gives me a free spin. Toxic also helps when Volcarona switches into Tentacruel and starts setting up, not expecting to be stalled by poison. It's funny how many people switch in Toxic susceptible mons expecting me to Toxic Spikes. About Toxic Spikes, the reason I don't use them is simple: I don't need them. Hail helps wear down most mons enough anyway, and Toxic Spikes clash with the haxxing from Froslass. Although they help with Kyurem, I'd rather use Knock Off to help beat Jirachi, or Blizzard to destroy Dragons. Skarmory (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 252 HP / 124 Def / 132 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Spikes - Roost - Stealth Rock - Whirlwind Skarmory is the steel type of the team, and basically guarantees that no physical sweeper will sweep me. It's my SR setter, phazer, and my only ground immunity. That last reason is why it is used over any other steel mon, and the only other steel type that shares that characteristic is Bronzong, who is absolutely hopless this gen. Again, the spread is weird, but I have a perfectly good reason to be using extra Speed EVs. Honestly, Skarmory is too slow to heal efficiently, so i bumped up his speed to outspeed Bulk Up Breloom, Jellicent, the majority of Scizors, and uninvested Rotom-W, so I can Roost on the Volt Switch and it's worked well thus far. It holds all the hazards on the team, and it's really easy to set them up with all the Dragonites and Scizors running around rampant. With Froslass as a spinblocker, the hazards can almost never be spun away, unless Tentacruel Scald burns first turn, Forretress hits me with Gyro Ball on the switch, or Starmie hits me (60%ish chance) with a Life Orb boosted Hydro Pump. All these situations are unlikely, so Skarmory proves itself useful over and over again. Froslass (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Cloak EVs: 200 HP / 56 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Substitute - Shadow Ball / Ice Beam - Thunder Wave - Disable You thought SubDisable Gengar was annoying? Well that thing has nothing on the focus of this team, SubDisable Froslass is everything you need if you want to get opponents ripping out their pubic hair in rage. With Snow Cloak and Paralysis the opponent has about a 60% chance to hit Froslass with a 100% accuratcy move. Now, considering that most moves are NOT 100% accurate, Froslass can easily get a sub up, and with the hail damage, Shadow Ball / Ice Move damage, and pure haxxing, the opposing mon will be dead in no time. To make matters even worse for said opponent, Disable gets rid of their main attacking move, or in some cases, their only move that can damage Froslass (CM Reuniclus, Conkeldurr, Flamethrower Blissey etc.), enabling Froslass to get a sub up against just about every mon in the metagame. She can perfectly counter any choiced mon behind a sub, and that alone gives her a spot on my team, but the extra stuff is cool. The hax winning, ragequits, immunity to hail damage, spinblocking, and a counter to non-Bullet Punch Lucario. The only threat to Froslass is losing Hail, but all that changes is Snow Cloak. Overall the coolest mon ever, and definently try this out sometime. Export: Code: Abomasnow (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 188 HP / 252 Atk / 12 SDef / 56 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Ice Shard - Wood Hammer - Protect - Leech Seed Kyurem @ Leftovers Trait: Pressure EVs: 56 HP / 236 SAtk / 216 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Focus Blast - Blizzard - Dragon Pulse - Substitute Terrakion @ Choice Band Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Close Combat - Stone Edge - Earthquake - Sacred Sword Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 252 HP / 248 Def / 8 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Roost - Spikes - Whirlwind - Stealth Rock Tentacruel (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Rain Dish EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Scald - Rapid Spin - Toxic - Knock Off Froslass (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Cloak EVs: 200 HP / 56 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Substitute - Shadow Ball - Thunder Wave - Disable Well that's the end of my final RMT, I hope you enjoyed it. I want to thank everyone that made my time here at smogon enjoyable, particularly dragonuser, wacky tabaky, Complications and Fatsnorlax. Thanks for reading, and feel free to suggest any changes that could help the team.