Battle Spot Singles Sample Teams

Jhon

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Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to archive SM Battle Spot Singles teams that have had significant battling success, which intend to help beginner and intermediate players get assimilated to the metagame. As teambuilding in Battle Spot Singles is no easy feat and often quite daunting to users, having a trustworthy foundation to work from can be very beneficial.

Guidelines
All users are welcome to submit a sample team if they believe it has potential, but must include the following;
  • An importable version of the team
  • A brief explanation of each Pokemon's role in the team and an overview of how the team works
It is also suggested for users to include proof of tournament, showdown ladder, or cartridge ladder success.

Teams from Smogon Members:
Salamence-Aegi-Koko - QR by chemcoop

Salamence-Mega (M) @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 84 HP / 220 Atk / 204 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Double-Edge
- Substitute
- Earthquake
- Roost

Hippowdon (F) @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock
- Yawn
- Roar

Tapu Koko @ Choice Specs
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- U-turn
- Dazzling Gleam
- Grass Knot

Aegislash (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 29 Spe
- King's Shield
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Toxic

Suicune @ Waterium Z
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 172 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA / 12 SpD / 68 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Icy Wind
- Roar
- Calm Mind

Rotom-Heat @ Firium Z
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 252 SpA / 20 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Thunderbolt
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Dual Screens by Solerme

Blaziken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- High Jump Kick
- Flare Blitz
- Protect

Hippowdon @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Careful Nature
IVs: 25 Def
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Yawn
- Whirlwind

Skarmory @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Stealth Rock
- Rock Tomb
- Taunt

Gyarados-Mega @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Ice Fang
- Earthquake

Espeon @ Light Clay
Ability: Magic Bounce
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Yawn
- Psychic
- Reflect
- Light Screen

Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hypnosis
- Hex
- Sludge Bomb
- Substitute

The Blaziken Relay by Jhon

Blaziken-Mega @ Blazikenite
Ability: Blaze
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 20 Atk / 92 Def / 4 SpD / 140 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick
- Baton Pass
- Protect

Hydreigon @ Choice Specs
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Draco Meteor
- Flamethrower
- U-turn

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 60 Def / 4 SpA / 12 SpD / 180 Spe
Bold Nature
- Air Slash
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Protect

Thundurus-Therian @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Volt Absorb
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 148 SpA / 108 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Focus Blast
- Nasty Plot

Tapu Fini @ Waterium Z
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 4 Def / 196 SpA / 4 SpD / 68 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Calm Mind

Tapu Bulu @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 4 Def / 108 SpD / 148 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Rock Tomb
- Bulk Up
 

Jhon

Someday in the Rain
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#2
Teams that have climbed to a 2000+ rating on the PGL Ladder:

Trick Room
Pori-Maw-Reuni

Reuniclus @ Psychium Z
Ability: Overcoat
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 172 HP / 36 Def / 224 SpA / 76 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Future Sight
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball

Mawile-Mega @ Mawilite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Play Rough
- Sucker Punch
- Knock Off
- Swords Dance

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 68 Def / 196 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Trick Room
- Tri Attack
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Araquanid @ Choice Band
Ability: Water Bubble
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Liquidation
- Leech Life
- Poison Jab
- Mirror Coat

Breloom @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spore
- Bullet Seed
- Mach Punch
- Rock Tomb

Mimikyu @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Claw
- Shadow Sneak
- Play Rough

Lunar Wisper - QR

Tyranitar-Mega @ Tyranitarite
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Superpower
- Ice Punch

Cresselia @ Mago Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 60 Def / 188 SpA / 4 SpD / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Ice Beam
- Trick Room
- Lunar Dance

Primarina @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 124 Def / 108 SpA / 20 SpD / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 30 Atk
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Aqua Jet

Aegislash @ Lum Berry
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
EVs: 156 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 12 SpD / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Claw
- Iron Head
- Shadow Sneak

Thundurus-Therian @ Electrium Z
Ability: Volt Absorb
Level: 50
EVs: 164 HP / 44 Def / 116 SpA / 28 SpD / 156 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Psychic
- Nasty Plot

Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 252 Atk / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Tomb
- U-turn
- Iron Tail

Stall
Tama_poke stall (with minor edits by Jhon)

Chansey @ Eviolite
Ability: Natural Cure
Level: 50
EVs: 156 HP / 252 Def / 100 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Toxic
- Soft-Boiled
- Seismic Toss
- Stealth Rock

Skarmory @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 244 Def / 20 Spe
Impish Nature
- Roost
- Drill Peck
- Iron Defense
- Taunt

Toxapex @ Icium Z
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 244 Def / 12 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Toxic
- Recover
- Haze

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 44 Atk / 4 Def / 244 SpD / 4 Spe
Careful Nature
- Earthquake
- Substitute
- Protect
- Toxic

Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Cursed Body
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hex
- Sludge Bomb
- Will-O-Wisp
- Destiny Bond

Muk-Alola @ Lum Berry
Ability: Poison Touch
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 84 Atk / 196 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Knock Off
- Pursuit
- Shadow Sneak
- Poison Jab

banbee semi-stall - QR

Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Shadow Tag
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 68 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Shadow Ball
- Perish Song
- Destiny Bond
- Protect

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Analytic
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA / 4 SpD / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- Foul Play
- Toxic

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 4 Def / 236 SpA / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Substitute
- Toxic
- Roost

Amoonguss @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 252 Def / 20 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Clear Smog
- Foul Play
- Spore

Heatran @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Def / 4 SpA / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Toxic
- Protect

Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 12 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Earthquake
- Roost
- Guillotine
- Protect

Dedicated Setup
Eevee-pass

Whimsicott @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Charm
- Light Screen
- Taunt
- Memento

Latios @ Light Clay
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave
- Memento

Eevee @ Eevium Z
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 60 SpD / 132 Spe
Timid Nature
- Last Resort
- Baton Pass
- Substitute
- Stored Power

Kangaskhan-Mega @ Kangaskhanite
Ability: Parental Bond
Level: 50
EVs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Return
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Substitute

Espeon @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Magic Bounce
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 252 Def / 28 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stored Power
- Dazzling Gleam
- Calm Mind
- Morning Sun

Gyarados-Mega @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Ice Fang
- Earthquake
- Dragon Dance


Umbreon Z-Celebrate Pass

Mimikyu @ Wide Lens
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp
- Thunder Wave
- Taunt
- Curse

Umbreon @ Normalium Z
Ability: Synchronize
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 68 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Celebrate
- Taunt
- Substitute
- Baton Pass

Espeon @ Kee Berry
Ability: Magic Bounce
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 220 Def / 4 SpA / 4 SpD / 36 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Stored Power
- Dazzling Gleam
- Calm Mind
- Morning Sun

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Aerilate
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 220 SpD / 76 Spe
Careful Nature
- Return
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute
- Roost

Gengar-Mega @ Gengarite
Ability: Cursed Body
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hex
- Sludge Bomb
- Will-O-Wisp
- Substitute

Suicune @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 36 Def / 236 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Scald
- Protect
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

Weather
Poli-Pert Rain

Politoed @ Waterium Z
Ability: Drizzle
Level: 50
EVs: 204 HP / 76 Def / 156 SpA / 4 SpD / 68 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Icy Wind
- Toxic

Swampert-Mega @ Swampertite
Ability: Damp
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Substitute

Ferrothorn @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Bullet Seed
- Knock Off
- Swords Dance

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 44 Atk / 4 Def / 132 SpD / 84 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Return
- Dragon Dance
- Roost
- Substitute

Mimikyu @ Fairium Z
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Play Rough
- Curse
- Substitute
- Pain Split

Nihilego @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Power Gem
- Grass Knot
- Stealth Rock


Hippo-Mence Sand - QR

Hippowdon @ Smooth Rock
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Impish Nature
- Yawn
- Rock Tomb
- Stealth Rock
- Whirlwind

Excadrill @ Steelium Z
Ability: Sand Rush
Level: 50
EVs: 228 Atk / 28 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance

Salamence-Mega @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 84 Atk / 4 Def / 180 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Double-Edge
- Fire Fang
- Dragon Dance
- Roost

Celesteela @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 156 Def / 4 SpA / 92 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Air Slash
- Flamethrower
- Leech Seed

Zapdos @ Safety Goggles
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 20 SpA / 188 SpD / 44 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunderbolt
- Heat Wave
- Toxic
- Roost

Breloom @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Mach Punch
- Spore
- Swords Dance
 

Psynergy

Escape Route
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BSS Tour Champion
#3
Bumping so that my teams from BSS Invitational don't go to waste and to actually provide some USUM teams without having to wait for S1 blogs to go up. Note that these are still fairly early meta teams and not without flaws so I'm not really posting these for them to be added to the OP, but the severe lack of teams being posted in this thread should be addressed. Also just want to share a bit of USUM teambuilding since there's not much of that around at this stage in the meta.


Blaziken-Mega @ Blazikenite
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- High Jump Kick
- Earthquake
- Protect

Naganadel @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 232 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Sludge Wave
- Fire Blast
- Nasty Plot

Mimikyu @ Mimikium Z
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Play Rough
- Shadow Claw
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Sneak

Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 244 HP / 44 Atk / 4 Def / 188 SpD / 28 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- U-turn
- Knock Off
- Rock Tomb

Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
Level: 50
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Iron Head
- Ice Punch
- Thunder Punch
- Earthquake

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Analytic
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 164 Def / 100 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ice Beam
- Discharge
- Foul Play
- Recover

This is just another variant of the common Blaziken setups lately, taking advantage of the combined presence of Blaziken and Naganadel to put heavy pressure on teams. Mimikyu and Landorus-T provide a safe backbone that these teams often run, with an exceptionally bulky AV Landorus-T being mostly my preference for this setup to better handle opposing Naganadel. Celesteela is generally a safer pick for the Steel-type slot to check Tapu Lele better but I like Mega Metagross a lot in the current meta for its far reaching coverage and offensive presence. Porygon2 opens itself nicely in the last slot as a result in order to patch up some of the team's poorer matchups and notably helps in the Gyarados matchup while also making Mimikyu more reasonable to check. Overall a fairly safe team with many offensive options and showcasing some of the more prominent mons in the current meta.



Stakataka @ Groundium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 252 Atk / 12 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Rock Blast
- Trick Room
- Earthquake

Cresselia @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonlight
- Ice Beam
- Trick Room

Mimikyu @ Mimikium Z
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Shadow Claw
- Swords Dance

Gyarados-Mega @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Taunt
- Dragon Dance

Naganadel @ Focus Sash
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 232 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Sludge Wave
- Fire Blast
- Nasty Plot

Tapu Bulu @ Choice Band
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Horn Leech
- Superpower
- Stone Edge

Stakataka is a Pokemon that naturally lends itself well to Trick Room, though this team adopts it without relying greatly on being a Trick Room team. The Stakataka set is your usual standard offensive set, with Groundium Z chosen in order to OHKO Aegislash in Shield forme under Trick Room. The item choice is heavily preference based though, Shuca/Chople Berry, Air Balloon or Life Orb would achieve similar results. Cresselia has excellent synergy with Stakataka while providing another source of Trick Room, giving Stakataka a bit more flexibility. Mimikyu provides a safety net as it usually does, which is particularly helpful for making Blaziken think twice about using High Jump Kick against Stakataka. Tapu Bulu improves the otherwise awful Gyarados matchup and offers strong synergy with Stakataka, though AV is worth consideration over Band if that's preferred. Mega Gyarados and Naganadel provide a fast mode for the team while rounding out the team's offensive pressure and Speed problems. Sash Naganadel is primarily chosen to help against setup sweepers and opposing Naganadel, since this team struggles heavily against setup sweepers if they get an opportunity.