This is my next revision to my Sunny Day team, please comment. :) It won't be "Exploding Sun" anymore as I'll be removing my Explosion Pokemon. We can simply call it "The Sunny Day Abusers". THE TEAM Shiftry (picture to come) Heatran (picture to come) FORMER: THE TEAM BREAKDOWN Ninetales (F) @ Focus Sash Trait: Drought EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Speed, -Attack) - Sunny Day - Fire Blast ---> Changed to Heat Wave - Solar Beam ---> Changed to Energy Ball - Protect ---> Changed to Hypnosis Description: The sun summoner. She's there in the lead to give Sunny Day. In case another weather inducing Pokemon comes in (i.e Tyranitar, Politoed), she does the Sunny Day move. Hypnosis temporarily stops an opponent for a few turns. Heat Wave is a good spread move. Finally, Energy Ball is a preferred grass move instead of Solar Beam because it allows Ninetales to attack without the sun. Shiftry (picture to come) Shiftry (F) @ Life Orb Trait: Chlorophyll EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Adamant (+Atk, -SpA) - Fake Out - Sucker Punch - Seed Bomb - Rock Slide Description: Along with Ninetales, she's one of staple openers for my team. Chlorophyll allows Shiftry to become the fastest Fake Out user as long as the sun is up. Fake out temporarily stops one opponent in their tracks while Ninetales puts the other opponent to sleep via Hypnosis. Since Ninetales' speed isn't to shabby as well, on the 2nd turn, Shiftry attacks while Ninetales uses Hypnosis on the other opponent. Fake out on a Sand Rush or Swift Swim Pokemon also gives Ninetales time to set up Sunny Day (Focus Sash saves Ninetales in case the other opponent tries to OHKO her), bringing the weather back to your favor. Sucker Punch allows priority in Trick Room teams (along with Fake out). Seed Bomb is another major STAB that doesn't need the sun. Rock Slide finally deals damage to pesky Flying types such as Volcarona. Venusaur @ Grass Gem Trait: Chlorophyll EVs: 252 Sp / 252 SAtk / 4 HP Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Sleep Powder - Solar Beam - Earthquake - Growth Description: My main sweeper under the sun. Venusaur with Chlorophyll up can out speed almost any Pokemon, save for quick attacks (fake out, extreme speed, etc). In case Ninetales paved the way for Venusaur by making both opponents sleep, he's free to use growth once or twice, powering up solar beam to give monstrous damage. Sleep Powder would also stop one opponent temporarily if there is only one sleeping opponent. Cloyster (F) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Skill Link EVs: 252 Speed / 252 Atk / 4 SpD Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Rock Blast - Icicle Spear - Razor Shell - Explosion Description: Dragons are really hard to kill with my first 3 Pokemon so he's there in case Flying/Dragon types come out. With Choice Scarf, he would outspeed any dragon. Icicle Spear would be his main attack, ignoring Focus Sash and Multi type. These four - Ninetales, Shiftry, Venusaur, and Cloyster would comprise my Speed team. Speed and Power, supported by Hypnosis and Sleep Powder would be the key to winning. The next two Pokemon replaces Venusaur and Cloyster in a predicted Trick Room/Psychic team. Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 60 Def / 180 SpD IV: 0 Speed Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spe) - Body Slam ---> Return - Self Destruct ---> Fire Punch - Earthquake - Sunny Day ---> Crunch Description: He's bulky, and he moves fast under Trick Room. My trick room beast. Fire Punch gives a Pseudo STAB under the sun. Return would be his main STAB. Crunch is needed to deal with Cresselia, Chandelure, or any other Psychics who would just do small damage to Snorlax. Earthquake would just be an extra move for Tyranitar. Heatran (Picture to be added) Heatran (F) @ Chople Berry Trait: Flash Fire EVs: 244 HP / 52 Def / 76 SAtk / 4 SDef / 132 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Heat Wave - Earth Power - Protect - Substitute Description: The Wolfe build. Offers several resistances that wouldn't be a problem in a trick room team. Sunny Day powers up Heat Wave. Earth Power kills Tyranitar. Chople Berry saves him from a close combat, making him counter with his own attack. Substitute and Protect prolongs Heatran in the battle field. BROUGHT OUT FROM THE TEAM: Exeggutor (M) @ Normal Gem Trait: Chlorophyll EVs: 252 Attack/ 132 HP / 124 Speed Adamant Nature (+Attack, -SAtk) - Sleep Powder - Wood Hammer - Explosion - Sunny Day ---> Changed to Protect Description: With Chlorophyll up, Exeggutor gets really speedy. In case a Tyranitar or Politoed comes in, he does Wood Hammer while Ninetales does Sunny Day. With Ninetales' Speed, Sunny Day comes first, after which, activates Chlorophyll, making Exeggutor move next. Sleep Powder is used for any bulky or hard hitting Pokemon on the opponent's team, thereby stopping one opponent temporarily while Ninetales attacks the other one. Another surprise would be a quick strong Explosion paired with Protect. In case Ninetales is busy with something (doing Sunny Day or Attacking a bulky Pokemon so that KO from explosion would be guaranteed), focus sash would save him for another round. Edit: Adamant Exeggutor really surprises opponents, thinking it's a Special Attacker, so it has been a target of SpA lowering attacks, fearing a Leaf Storm or Psychic. Then boom... Wood Hammer/Explosion! Replaced Sunny Day to Protect in case there's a weather disadvantage. Ninetales will do Sunny Day while the opponent usually targets Exeggutor to get rid of the Chlorophyll powered monster. Once the sun is back up, either Explosion or Sleep Powder. Blaziken (M) @ Fighting Gem Trait: Speed Boost EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Speed Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Flare Blitz - High Jump Kick - Swords Dance ---> Changed to Rock Slide - Protect Description: Sunny Day gives stronger power to Flare Blitz + STAB. Fighting gem strengthens High Jump Kick + STAB. In case I predict some non-attack from the opponent, I use Swords Dance. Protect not only gives me a free speed up, it also protects Blaziken from another incoming Explosion/Earthquake. Faster Blaziken = A OK! Edit: Retaining High Jump Kick, I'd rather risk the self damage on a miss in exchange for stronger power. Anyway, Blaziken comes late in the game. Changed Swords Dance to Rock Slide to beat pesky Flying Pokemon (Dragonite, Volcano, etc) Hydreigon (M) @ Dragon Gem Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Dark Pulse - Fire Blast - Sunny Day Description: Added recently to take care of Cresselia/Psychic types, has good synergy with the team as suggested by "The Knights of Wario Land". However, weakness to fighting types (usually Hitmontop/Scrafty paired with Cresselia) really poses a problem so he doesn't last long.