Beautiful Life It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo. It's a beautiful life, oh oh ooo. Ahem I decided to make a new team themed around female archtypes in real life. This weatherless team is based around a more bulky offense style that I started off with a core with Scizor and Rotom-W. I then added Froslass as my spiker and Nidoqueen to lay rocks. Starmie joined next to keep hazards off my field. Dragonite was my last addition to sweep or clean up. I tried out a few other Pokemon with this core but found these gals worked together the best. Lets check out the team! Team Analysis The Shy Girl Yukiko (Froslass) (F) @ Focus Sash Trait: Curse Body EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Spikes - Ice Beam - Taunt - Destiny Bond My lead Pokemon Froslass is a great lead spiker with her fast 110 base speed. She also serves as my spinblocker with her Ghost typing. Froslass starts the match dropping down the spikes usually getting at least two layers before switching out to a counter. With her great speed she can taunt most hazard setters or setup sweepers bold enough to try to switch in for some free boosts. Ice Beam lets me take out Landerous-T, Gliscor, Donphan and Garchomp who are common leads that try to setup Stealth Rock. Destiny Bond fills my last slot as a means of taking out one of the opponents slower threats when she has finished spiking and the team's spinner is gone or lacks one. This move has ruined a few teams removing some of their most powerful sweepers. Focus Sash helps me throw out as many spikes as possible without getting OHKO and works well with Destiny Bond as she can come in later with 1 HP taking an opponent down with her. Curse Body was chose since this team lacks hail and with Focus Sash has a 30% disabling a move which really hurts choice locked Pokemon. I used the basic EV spread to help be as quick as possible and have the bulk to survive weaker attacks. The Diva Terra (Garchomp) (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Rough Skin EVs:252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe Jolly Nature - Stealth Rock - Dragon Tail - Earthquake - Fire Blast My Diva is a bulky phazer who also serves to setup Stealth Rock. Her typing gives her immunity paralyze and only two weaknesses. She has good coverage agaisnt steel types having both Fire Blast and Earthquake. Her typing and bulk also allows her to stop Terrakion who threatens teammates like Froslass. Dragon Tail is her main tool allowing her to take advantage of hazards on the field and phaze out counters on switch expecting an Outrage or Earthquake. Earthquake is her main STAB hitting hard Terrakion, Heatran, Jirachi, and Tentacruel. Fire Blast is her last move handling Scizor, Forretress, Ferrothorn, Skarmory and Lucario. Rough Skin works well with her bulk damaging physical attackers. Her EV spread gives her a nice amount of bulk and still has the speed to outspeed Pokemon like Breloom, Lucario and Heatran. Jolly was chosen over Naive in order to retain as much bulk as possible while still being fast. The Seductress Azure (Starmie) @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 248 HP / 36 Def / 224 Spe Timid Nature - Psyshock - Scald - Rapid Spin - Recover Our Seductress is a very important member since this team really hates hazards. With two Pokemon weak to SR and two switching out constantly a rapid spinner is required to keep this team healthy. Starmie has Psyshock to handle threats like Keldeo, Terrakion, Gengar, Breloom and Blissey who'll try to stall her. Scald is her second STAB which has a nice bonus of sometimes burning opponents crippling threats like Scizor. It also does heavy damage to opponents like Gliscor, Landorus, Heatran, Volcarona and Terrakion. Rapid Spin needs no explaining. Recover keeps her healthy and heals off hazard damage whenever she switches in to spin. Leftovers helps keep around longer healing off residue damage. A defensive spread was used to keep her alive as long as possible to make sure she can keep hazards off the field but still have the speed to outrun non scarf Terrakion, Keldeo, and Gengar who is a common spinblocker. The Tough Girl Lulu (Scizor) (F) @ Choice Band EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD Adamant Nature - U-Turn - Superpower - Pursuit - Bullet Punch Miss tough girl serves as my revenge killer, Pursuit trapper and general harrassment partner with Rotom-W to force. Scizor helps me punch holes through threats like Terrakion, Tyranitar, and Gengar with Bullet Punch. With Pursuit Scizor traps threats like Latios, Latias, Alakazam and Starmie though I have to beware of Scald's burn from the ladder. Finally U-Turn allows me scout teams and harass switches with Rotom-W who will Volt Turn after Scizor. Superpower does a nice job inflicting heavy damage to Pokemon neutral to Fighting. It also OHKO and 2HKO threats like Blissey, Chansey, Heatran, Ferrothorn and Lucario. I have to beware of the Defense and Attack drop though forcing me to switch after using it twice. Technician Boosts the power Bullet Punch to sick levels as well as Pursuit when foes don't switch out. Choice Band gives her enough damage to punch through several trucks though also locks her into a move so I have to be careful. I went with the usual Bulky EV spread allowing her to take a strong shot and OHKO back. The Tom Boy Tesla (Rotom-W) @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 Hp / 28 SpA / 228 SpD Calm Nature - Hydro Pump - Volt Switch - Will o Wisp - Pain Split The tom boy serves with Scizor as a VoltTurn core. She uses Hydro Pump dent Pokemon neutral to it and OHKOing others weak to water. Volt Switch allows her to scout and annoy teams with Scizor. Volt Switch also hits Electric weak Pokemon hard on switch like Politoed, Starmie, Keldeo, Skarmory, Jellicent, and Gyaradoes. Will o Wisp cripples physical threats that try to switch into Rotom-W like Breloom. Pain Split is her only form of recovery and works well agains't Blissey/Chansey who will try to stall her. A Calm nature allows her to tank special hits including Hurricanes from the likes of Volcarona and Dragonite. Leftovers increases her survivability and hells over damage from sandstorm. Levitate is her only ability but a great one which leaves her with one weakness and a switch in to ground attacks aimed at Nidoqueen. This EV spread lets her take as many hits as possible and have enough power to OHKO Gliscor with Hydro Pump. The Free Spirit Aella (Infernape) (F) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Blaze EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Close Combat - Flare Blitz - Stone Edge - U-Turn This free spirit gal is my revenge killer and cleaner. Her job is consist of sweeping through a weaken team or a team with her checks removed. Close Combat is her main STAB taking out threats to my team like Ferrothorn, Heatran, Terrakion, Tyranitar and Weavile. Flare Blitz lets me handle steel types that resist or are neutral to Close Combat like Skarmory, Forretress, Scizor, Jirachi, Bronzong and Grass types including Breloom or Celebi. Stone Edge lets me handle Volcarona who would otherwise threatens my team and also handles Thundurus-T who also threatens my team. U-Turn is her final move that lets her scout teams and hit Pokemon like Latios, Latias, Starmie and Alakazam who will switch in on Infernape. Choice Scarf allows her to outspeed many threats non scarf Latias, Latios, Weavile, Starmie, Alakazam, Volcarona and Scarfed Pokemon like Salamence. Blaze was choose since it boost Flare Blitz damage when her health is low as well as the fact female Infernapes lack Iron Fist. I went with an EV spread which further adds to her damage and speed combined with her scarf. Importable: Code: Froslass (F) @ Focus Sash Trait: Curse Body EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Spikes - Ice Beam - Taunt - Destiny Bond [COLOR=black]Garchomp (F) @ Leftovers[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Trait: Rough Skin[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]EVs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 Spe[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Jolly Nature [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Stealth Rock[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Dragon Tail[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Earthquake[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Fire Blast[/COLOR] Starmie @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 248 HP / 36 Def / 224 Spe Timid Nature - Psyshock - Scald - Rapid Spin - Recover Scizor (F) @ Choice Band EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD Adamant Nature - U-Turn - Superpower - Pursuit - Bullet Punch Rotom-W @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 Hp / 28 SpA / 228 SpD Calm Nature - Hydro Pump - Volt Switch - Thunderwave - Pain Split [COLOR=black]Infernape (F) @ Choice Scarf[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Trait: Blaze[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Jolly Nature [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Close Combat[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Flare Blitz[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- Stone Edge[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]- U-Turn[/COLOR] Conclusion I had a lot of fun with this team's theme. It's been by far the funnest team I've used and most successful. This team suffers from a few threats but haven't faced anything that has outright swept my team. Since this team is all female (I count genderless as female) I am against advice that involves male only Pokemon like the Kami Trio or Latios. I also won't use overly manly/ugly Pokemon like Conkeldurr or Snorlax. Thanks for anyone who reads this and for any rates. Also thanks to anyone who gives my team a Luvdisc.