FINAL ATTACK ORDERS K so this is the RU team I used the entirety of Round 5, propelling me #1 on the ladder in a matter of hours before peaking at 1438. I don't really have a great story to tell about its origin, but that doesn't detract from this team's sheer power. It's based on setting up no matter what and destroying the opponent; if they kill one sweeper, get them with another. This team lacks walls outside of Cofagrigus, which is more of a sweeper than a wall anyway. The main sweeper of this team is the almighty...LINOONE. All those that dare stay in its path will be crushed, and those that manage to survive can be easily picked off by its comrades. Teambuilding Process: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Basically, it was Friday night at like 12:30 AM and I was about to go to bed, but decided to make a new team for lolz because I wanted to use Linoone. Essentially, I just threw Uxie together with 5 sweepers and went to bed. Very anticlimactic, I know. Anyway, I chose Uxie because of Dual Screens + Momento, Linoone because it is one of the best Pokemon ever, Klinklang because many teams are unprepared for it, Omastar because it can sweep whole teams easily, Cofagrigus because it is a great offensive spin-blocker that can sweep teams easily, and Feraligatr because it is...GATR TIMEEEEEE. Anyway, sadly, I had to make one minor change to this team since Toxic Spikes essentially destroyed my team. I needed something that could set up as well, so I chose a very underrated threat in Drapion to sweep and absorb Toxic Spikes. And so, my team was complete. Uxie @ Light Clay Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Memento - Stealth Rock - Light Screen - Reflect The Pokemon that gets the whole party started. Sets up Dual Screens which are vital to my team, and also gives me some nice Stealth Rocks. Memento is used for when I know that I don't need Uxie anymore / have a great set up opportunity I need to take advantage of. EVs maximize its bulk and Speed so that it can take hits and set up screens no matter what. Uxie's support makes it EXTREMELY easy for me to set up, especially if I get to Memento the opponent as well. Its 95 Base Speed also means that it can outrun a large part of the metagame, which is very helpful against Pokemon such as Sharpedo and Moltres. Linoone (M) @ Sitrus Berry Trait: Gluttony EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Belly Drum - Shadow Claw - Rock Smash - ExtremeSpeed THE STAR OF THE SHOW. This thing sweeps entire teams so easily it's not even funny. Belly Drum brings this guy's attack to a ridiculous 948 in 1 turn, allowing it to wreak havoc like no tomorrow. Max Speed Jolly gives Linoone the ability to outrun everything it needs to. For example, Rotom is easily outsped and destroyed by Shadow Claw. Its Speed also means that it can destroy Entei with ExtremeSpeed, or at least speed tie with it if for some reason the opponent is running an extremely rare Jolly Entei. Speaking of ExtremeSpeed, it's +2 priority means that Linoone can easily devastate a large part of the metagame. As I mentioned earlier, Shadow Claw is vital for destroying Ghost-types, especially the likes of Cofagrigus and Haunter. Rock Smash rounds out the set by giving Linoone a way to completely troll Steel-types, especially Aggron (cough, Texas, cough). Screens are usually in play after this guy sets up, and thanks to Sitrus Berry, Linoone's HP will usually be high enough to take weak hits. TLDR: Decimates teams all day long. Omastar (M) @ White Herb Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Hidden Power [Grass] - Shell Smash - Hydro Pump - Ice Beam A Pokemon that can turn the tide of a game around in a flash. This thing hits so hard it's not even funny, and its solid Defense behind dual screens support and solid typing means that setting up is as easy as pie. Shell Smash is just amazing, boosting Omastar's Speed to an excellent 458 and its Special Attack above 600 in one fell swoop. A Timid nature allows it to hit that speed mark and outrun Rotom-C, who manages to switch into Omastar every time it uses Shell Smash. Hidden Power Grass annihilates Quagsire and deals a good chunk of damage to Lanturn and Slowking after a boost. Ice Beam provides solid coverage and Hydro Pump rounds out the set by providing Omastar with a move that can easily OHKO a large part of the metagame after a Shell Smash. Finally, White Herb guarantees that Omastar's defenses aren't hurt by Shell Smash, allowing it to Sucker Punches from Honchkrow and the like like no other. Klinklang @ Leftovers Trait: Plus EVs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Shift Gear - Gear Grind - Return - Substitute More people should use Klinklang since it is an absolute beast. It can easily set up behind dual screens with Dragon Dance 2.0 and destroy. Substitute guarantees that Pokemon such as Ferroseed won't be able to Leech Seed it, and makes dual screen support even more deadly. Speaking of Ferroseed, a major benefit of Klinklang is that it can set up on the pathetic creature like no tomorrow, easily gaining +6. Gear Grind acts as Klinklang's STAB move, and hits twice, meaning that it can destroy Pokemon cowering in fear behind Rhydon dolls. Return grants it good neutral coverage, allowing it to hit Water-types such as Feraligatr for good damage. Drapion (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sniper EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Ice Fang - Crunch - Earthquake Probably the most underrated sweeper in RU. This thing is very unexpected, and can wreak havoc very easily. Drapion's solid defenses mean that it can take hits well, allowing it to easily set up a Swords Dance. It also absorbs Toxic Spikes for other members of my team. Crunch is a solid STAB move, and in tandem with Earthquake, provides perfect neutral coverage in RU. Ice Fang nails Gligar, which usually thinks it can have a field day with Drapion. 95 Base Speed is very solid in RU, and thanks to its bulk and dual screens, and can usually live hits anyway. I originally ran Life Orb on this, but switched to Leftovers since it greatly increases its survivability, which is important for this team. Cofagrigus (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Mummy EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd) - Shadow Ball - Hidden Power [Fighting] - Trick Room - Nasty Plot The best spin-blocker in RU. This thing is an absolute beast, and can tear teams apart in a mere 4 turns. With 3 pokes weak to Fighting, Cofagrigus is my go-to Pokemon for all of the Hitmonchans and Gallades out there. It takes their pathetic Ice Punches and Shadow Sneaks as well as Shuckle takes a Tackle from a Level 1 Happiny. It then proceeds to Nasty Plot, Trick Room, and decimate the opposition. Cofagrigus's extremely low Speed means that it can outrun almost every Pokemon in RU in Trick Room, allowing it to become even more of a threat. This thing can single-handedly 6-0 opposing offensive teams, no questions asked. Shadow Ball and Hidden Power Fighting provide perfect neutral coverage in RU, making this thing even more deadly. So there you have it, Final Attack Orders. :) Threatlist: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Trick Room teams: Major pain and really hard to beat them unless I play absolutely perfectly with Drapion (Yes, that means you Molk <_< ) Steelix: Soooo annoying. Usually I can just weaken it with Cofagrigus or KO it with Omastar, but still really annoying. Munchlax: This thing is just a pain. I have to hope that the opponent's not extremely lucky with Sleep Talk / hope that my final Pokemon can sweep. Choice Scarf Rotom: Major pain because it outruns my entire team, but usually I can weaken it enough with Klinklang to where it will die to Stealth Rock. Quagsire: The biggest threat to my team. I have to hope that I can knock it out with Omastar...good thing it's not common so I don't have to worry about it really.