I've been having good matches with this team on PO. Here is the only saved log I could find: http://pokemon.aesoft.org/replay-Ducky22-vs-rockycrab--2012-05-26. It's not a good example because it's 3 vs 6, and for the fact that the Dream World ability, Unaware, screwed me over. Remember that Battle Tower trainers rarely switch out Pokemon, unlike PO trainers who try to give me a hard time. Anyways, here is my team: Starmie @ Choice Scarf Natural Cure Timid 252 HP/4 SpD/252 Spe -Trick -Thunder Wave -Flash -Confuse Ray This EV spread lets Starmie be fairly bulky while still retaining maximum speed. Choice Scarf Starmie is bloody fast and outruns Ninjask (which my previously used Metagross was having problems with). Thunder Wave, Flash, and Confuse Ray makes the attacks of opposing Pokemon harder to execute. Even if the opponent's Pokemon is scarfed, it is still locked-on to the move it uses (likely something super-effective against Starmie), so setting up would be easy with my other Pokemon. If the opposing Pokemon is locked on to a non-attacking move, I basically win! Garchomp @ Salac Berry Sand Veil Jolly 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe -Substitute -Swords Dance -Earthquake -Dragon Claw Garchomp can freely come in on a locked-on electric or resisted attack. The idea is that since the opposing Pokemon is extremely crippled, Garchomp would easily outspeed it for safe substitutes and possibly avoid some attacks. Garchomp is probably the best setup sweeper with the best typing. Skarmory @ Leftovers Sturdy Careful 252 HP/4 Atk/252 SpD -Curse -Payback -Rest -Sleep Talk Skarmory's typing goes well with my other Pokemon, being immune to ground-type moves, essentially making her only weakness fire, since Garchomp can take the electric attacks. I could go with a Swords Dance set, but then lack of defensive EVs would be risky. Unlike my previous Pokemon, Suicune, Skarmory's Payback hits everything in the game with 100% accuracy, while Suicune's Surf had problems with water absorbers. Skarmory functions similarly to Crocune; that is, to set up with Curse, to take status attacks, to get more HP back with Rest and Sleep Talk, and to attack with a boosted Payback. Sturdy is an amazing ability for hax tower, since OHKO moves will fail. Threats: Priority moves like Ice Shard pose a problem for Garchomp, especially if Garchomp is not behind a substitute (although Skarmory could take on Ice Shard users easily). If one of the remaining two Pokemon knew special fire-type attacks like Overheat, Skarmory would be placed in a sticky situation because although it should have sky-high defense and attack after several Curses, its speed would be middling. The HP and special defense EV investment should let Skarmory survive at least 1 critical STAB Overheat. A revenge sweeping Garchomp could be at risk of a burn for other fire-type attacks. I would like to know your thoughts on this before I set out to train these Pokemon in-game. Thanks for rating!