Hello there! This is my first thread on this site, however i am quite familiar with Smogon. It's been a couple months since i was playing regularly and i'm a bit rusty so i wanted to post my new team for some advice. So here it is: Team At A Glance In Detail Villian (Sableye) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Prankster EVs: 252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SDef Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk) - Recover - Will-O-Wisp - Taunt - Night Shade I love using Sableye, it is just such a troll. Not only does it work as a spin-blocker, it can stop my opponents hazard setters and set up sweepers with a priority Taunt. It can cripple anything that relies on attack power with Will-o-Wisp and is sometimes able to stall the opponent out with Recover. Night Shade is just there to allow Sableye to deal decent damage if it has a chance to get a move in. Standard Sableye set, but i find it so useful. Ganesha (Donphan) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Rapid Spin - Stealth Rock - Earthquake - Ice Shard Donphan is a great pokemon. It takes hits really well, and seems to never fail at getting a Rapid Spin in when i really need it. Stealth Rock is there because i hate playing without at least rocks out. Adamant nature brings Donphans attack to 304 with minimal EV investment so that it still hits hard with Earthquake. Ice Shard is also great for hitting dragon types or for getting one last move in when Donphan is on it's last leg. Sturdy is nice for a free Focus Sash and Leftover is just to increase it's staying power. Bullet (Latios) (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Surf - Psyshock - Hidden Power [Fire] Latios is a new member of the team, to replace Tentacruel. It makes an amazing revenge killer and sometimes a late-game sweeper. Draco Meteor is his main STAB move, able to KO almost everything that doesn't resist it. Surf deals with Heatran and Infernape. Psyshock can take out even a Calm Mind boosted Keldeo. I run HP Fire instead of Trick because i would rather have the extra coverage to deal with Scizor, Ferrothorn and other threats that don't like fire. The Scarf boosts Latios' speed and makes it able to outrun most things it goes up against. Taser (Magnezone) @ Air Balloon Trait: Magnet Pull EVs: 36 HP / 252 SAtk / 220 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Substitute - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Fire] - Flash Cannon Magnezone is a partner for Salamence and my special sweeper. His main use is trapping steel types with Magnet Pull and shooting them down with Hidden Power Fire. I put a sub up against anything Magnezone resists to increase it's staying power. Thunderbolt and Flash Cannon are there for coverage and for their solid power. Air Balloon helps to cover it's brutal ground weakness. Vampire (Gliscor) (M) @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal EVs: 244 HP / 44 Def / 220 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Toxic - Earthquake - Substitute - Protect Gliscor is probably my favorite pokemon and i always try to fit him into a team. He works well as a physical wall and has good synergy with Sableye as he can continue to stall anything that they have crippled. I'm running a very standard set on him but i have been thinking of working Roost into his set. I'm not sure where though. Reptar (Salamence) (M) @ Lum Berry Trait: Moxie EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef) - Dragon Dance - Outrage - Earthquake - Fire Blast Finally, Salamence. I have done my best to work my team around this beast, because once he's set up for success, he rarely fails. I'm happy he got Outrage from B&W2. I used to run a Life Orb and Dragon Claw but i'm using a Lum Berry intead to get him an extra 2-3 turns to 'Rage without confusion. I set up with Dragon Dance whenever i have the chance to up the damage and Moxie continues to amp him up with every opponent he takes down. Earthquake and Fire Blast help clean up anything that he can't take out with Outrage. I've considered going back to Life Orb and Dragon Claw to avoid getting locked into Outrage in unfavorable situations but i'm not sure if the power drop is worth it. I would like to thank Novaray for all of his suggestions, they really helped me take my team up a notch. My biggest issue now is the huge ice weakness my team suffers. I have thought about switching out Donphan for Forretress or something else that can Spin and set Stealth Rocks, so i'm open to more ideas that anyone might have.