Expert Belt Attack! Ever heard of this item "Expert Belt"? I love this item. Too many times people switch in *insert Pokemon here* thinking it's choiced, but then I can nail them with the appropriate super effective move! This is a surprise factor I love using, but I never really get around to it as I'm either busy using typical Smogon stuff or using Zoroark as my surprise factor. But now, I decided... "Hey, you know what two Pokemon are commonly Choiced?" The answer: Stoutland and Latios. So, what happens when you put an Expert Belt on them? Pure glory, which I am now going to show you: Tyranitar @ Leftovers Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef Sassy Nature - Stealth Rock - Pursuit - Crunch - Fire Blast So, to start off, I was going to need to start up a Sandstorm, as Stoutland is basically only viable in sand. So, how do you do this? Tyranitar! So, I also needed Stealth Rock, so the answer to this problem is to simply use a Specially defensive Stealth Rock Tyranitar, taken straight from the current analysis in the OU Analyses subforum that passed QC recently. In addition, this is probably the best way to take care of opposing Latios. Latios can only 2HKO this bad boy if it carries Grass Knot (and even then it's not doing so if it simply carries Expert Belt), while I can leave it for dead as it switches out by using Pursuit. If these things decide they wanna stay in (not very likely), I can just go for Crunch and get rid of them. Crunch also lets me hit Jellicent. I use Fire Blast because not only do I want to prevent Lucario from setting up, but it also lets me hit things like Skarmory, Ferrothorn, or Forretress who otherwise think they can wall me. Lucario @ Life Orb Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Close Combat - ExtremeSpeed - Bullet Punch If I could say anything about Swords Dance Lucario, it would be: "It's amazing. Don't ever use any other Lucario set." I did Lucario's BW2 revamp, and there's a good reason Swords Dance is the only set there: It's Lucario's only truly good set. It's even better with Justified! No, really. Justified is leagues better than Inner Focus just because of how much a +2 Close Combat does to 252/0 Jirachi: 123.51 - 145.04%. If I only have a Justified boost, it's still doing 92.57 - 109.15% to that same Jirachi. Seriously, stop using Inner Focus, it's a useless ability. Justified boosts are pretty easy to get as well as I've got 2 Pokemon weak to Dark and Lucario 4x resists Dark. ExtremeSpeed is ExtremeSpeed, lets Lucario get past faster Pokemon, while I use Bullet Punch alongside it to beat Gengar and Terrakion, both of which are pretty big threats otherwise. Slowbro @ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA Relaxed Nature - Scald - Psychic - Ice Beam - Slack Off How is Slowbro not OU yet? I really don't get it - You can take on Conkeldurr (Payback does shit damage to Slowbro, and I use 0 Speed IVs to ensure Slowbro is as slow as possible), you can take on fuckin' Lucario (+2 Crunch doesn't OHKO), and... do I need to go on? Regenerator makes it a more effective physical wall than Skarmory in my opinion, and we all know how annoying Scald is. I use Psychic over Psyshock because it's better for Conkeldurr (not like Slowbro is even a remotely good Keldeo check anyway). Ice Beam lets me hit things like Dragonite and Gliscor, while Slack Off is for healing when it's probably best if Slowbro just stays in. Amoonguss @ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator EVs: 252 HP / 28 SAtk / 228 SDef Calm Nature - Spore - Stun Spore - Giga Drain - Hidden Power [Ice] Love it or hate it, Amoonguss is actually a really good Pokemon. Resisting Keldeo's and Breloom's STABs is a pretty big deal, while I can put their alleged "counter" to sleep with Spore. Bye-bye counter! Once they switch out when I use Spore, I go for Stun Spore and if it's some offensive Pokemon, they're fucked. Giga Drain lets me actually hit Keldeo and Hidden Power Ice ensures I can hit Breloom and also hit things like Tornadus-T who think they can just get a free switch-in. Stoutland @ Expert Belt Trait: Sand Rush EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Return - Wild Charge - Superpower - Fire Fang The first half of my Expert Belt duo, Stoutland is probably the best Pokemon on this team. Gaining Superpower made it even better as it's no longer walled by Heatran. Although using an Expert Belt on Stoutland may seem like the worst idea ever, after I take something out with Return and they go to their Steel, I can then nail them with the appropriate move. At first I was skeptical of Wild Charge due to the recoil and Electric resists like Ferrothorn and Gliscor, but then I tried it and it's really good, allowing it to hit things like Politoed on the switch-in, helping me win the weather war. Fire Fang seems like the worst idea ever, but this lets me hit Forretress and the newly-released Genesect. Besides, I don't need Pursuit (already have it on T-tar) and when I used Crunch Stoutland, I never went for Crunch. Latios @ Expert Belt Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Psyshock - Grass Knot - Hidden Power [Fire] How to use Latios: Bring it in. You see those four moves there? Yeah, just click Draco Meteor. Once something's dead, switch out. Rinse and repeat until your opponent has no Pokemon left. No. No. Don't ever do that. Here's what I prefer to do: Predict Pursuit users. Tyranitar? Go for Grass Knot, it 2HKOes all but Specially Defensive Tyranitar. Scizor? Hidden Power Fire, that shit's dead. They switch in a resist to whatever move you went for? Okay, you can probably go for Draco Meteor now. Unless it's Keldeo, you should probably go for Psyshock in that case. Psyshock is also the strongest option against the pink blobs (though I should have no trouble with those).