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Don't sleep on zygarde

Discussion in 'XY OU Teams' started by angrycuban, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. angrycuban

    angrycuban

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    So this is the second team I've started from scratch this gen and my second RMT this gen I wanted to base it off Zygarde, he's my new favorite pokemon this gen and i think he is really solid and people are really underestimating him, so without further delay, here's the team

    En Garde (Zygarde) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Aura Break
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
    Careful Nature
    - Coil
    - Dragon Tail
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    Here's the star of the show, so far this is my favorite set of his but I'm willing to try another one but I want to stick with a bulky guy who softens teams up to let other pokes clean up. With this EV spread Zygardes SpDef reaches a respectable 317 with 287 defense and 420 HP definitely respectable bulk. The goal is pretty obvious, set up hazards with my other guys, eliminate fairys bring this guy in phaze things while setting up and resting off damage and status. Powerful ice beam users can hurt him and obviously fairys are a problem, but thats what team support is for. Other than that he can muscle through a lot of pokemon. any way on to his supporters.

    The team so far: [​IMG]

    Greniqqa (Greninja) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Protean
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 Atk
    Hasty Nature
    - U-turn
    - Dark Pulse
    - Ice Beam
    - Spikes

    I've used this guy on every team so far he's just really good and I always say the more U-turners the better. Im using him as a spiker because I don't have the room for spikes anywhere else on my team, suggestions on that would be apreciated. As for the attacks those are just the two coverage moves my team as a whole needs, I have fire and water else where so these two are the best. Again if I could free up a move slot somewhere and use Hydro pump on this guy that would, of course, be helpful.

    The team so far: [​IMG][​IMG]

    Fear the Thorns (Ferrothorn) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP / 48 Def / 208 SDef
    Relaxed Nature
    IVs: 0 Spd
    - Power Whip
    - Stealth Rock
    - Gyro Ball
    - Leech Seed

    Everybody knows what he does. I need hazzards and he puts them up. He's expendable though if someone has a better suggestion, I've been considering skarm because whirlwind would be really useful on this team for when fairys set up, but my team appreciates leech seed a lot as well as he is my only source a grass type and I might have trouble against swampert gastrodon quagsire etc. Still ferro is a solid poke and my team is very defensively inclined so this thorny hunk of metal fits right in.

    The team so far: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Maytag (Rotom-Wash) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 232 SDef / 248 HP / 28 SAtk
    Calm Nature
    - Volt Switch
    - Hydro Pump
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Rotom is just a great pokemon in general and he serves this team pretty well, I'm not opposed to change the set though. Choice scarf would support my team well in theory. Rotom is here to pivot with volt switch and give me advantage to allow me to get up more hazards or set up with zygarde etc. Will o wisp helps for setting up as well. I used to have a tentacruel over rotom for toxic spikes and rapid spin but i'm using rotom for now and its working well

    The team so far: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]

    AegISuck (Aegislash) @ Spooky Plate
    Ability: Stance Change
    EVs: 128 HP / 248 Atk / 128 SAtk / 4 Spd
    Quiet Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 Def
    - King's Shield
    - Shadow Ball
    - Shadow Sneak
    - Sacred Sword

    This is one half of the clean up crew for this team. This is my favorite aegislash set and ive tried a lot. Im accepting suggestions on the EV spread but i think its solid. I had king's shield to help stall with toxic spikes but I don't have Toxic on this team anymore so I need that or i should take off king's shield. Anyway he's a great cleaner and does a lotta work

    The team so far: [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    KHAAAAANNNNN (Kangaskhan) (F) @ Kangaskhanite
    Ability: Scrappy
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Power-Up Punch
    - Sucker Punch
    - Return
    - Earthquake

    Again hes a cleaner. He kills everything after Zygarde is done and he is soooo good at it. This is my favorite mega and I really can't see myself changing him. I tried fake out but I like EQ for aegislash. Everything else is standard for dealing damage and being pretty fast.

    The team[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    So there my Zygarde team, I like it but I think theres a few things that are clunky about it, rotom greninja and ferro could use a few tweaks for it to be really successful like I wanted to. At the very least I wanna prove Zygardes viability in OU

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  2. nygerman

    nygerman

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    Well, I would change Zygarde to either a dragon dancer, or just switch it to a SD Garchomp. Your Zygarde has no move against fairies.

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