Hey all, this is my first time coming up with a competitve team and I decided to go UU because I could be a bit more creative. For a long time I've been quitely reading through the forums and I felt like I might be able to make a team...so I did. I really enjoy using bug types so I tried to base around that; only choosing bugs or bug-like pokemon. Obviously its going to have weaknesses due to the limit I put on myself and my lack of knowledge, but hopefully its decent. Also due to my inexperience I used most of the EV's and movesets from Smogon. Any way enough of my rambling...lets start: Kabutops @ Focus Sash Battle Armor / Adamant [72 HP / 252 Atk / 184 Spe Stealth Rock Aqua Jet Stone Edge Waterfall Kabutops looks enough like a bug right? Anyways I'm using it as my lead for mainly two reasons. First of all it can set down the all important SR, and with its high Atk and decent speed it may be able to kill something. Also my team is obvisously going to have a weakness to Fire and Rock which a nice waterfall can handle. Focus sash is there for a safety net as I set up SR. I'm not sure the potential movesets of some pokemon and I would hate for a pokemon with something like HP Grass to One Hit KO it. If the opponenets lead does take it down to one HP I can switch it out and then it becomes a useful revenge killer with Aqua Jet. I think a Venasaur would pose the most threat to this. A set running Sleep Power could render it nearly useless or a set running a scarf will kill it quickly. Drapion @ Leftovers Battle Armor / Impish 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Toxic Spikes Crunch/ Poison Jab Earthquake Whirlwind Once again another non-Bug buglike pokemon. Drapion serves as my physical wall with its bulky defenses, and can even serve as a decent special wall. Facing a Venasaur without Earthquake or HP Ground it should force a switch. It can set up toxic spikes for conjuction with SR and use whirlwind to continually damage incoming pokes (I think this is called phazing....please confirm?). Earthquake should do some pretty good damage. For its second attacking move I am leaning towards Poison Jab. Crunch provides more coverage but that is towards Ghosts and Psychics and with many of my team members knowing Bug moves, I think Poison Jab should be effective. Let me hear your opinions on it. Scyther @ Life Orb[/FONT] Technician / Jolly[/FONT] 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP[/FONT] Swords Dance Bug Bite Aerial Ace Brick Break FINALLY, the first actual Bug type, and who better then one of the kings of UU itself. Scyther is obviously going to be my physical sweeper and can come in something it can handle and Swords Dance. The Jolly nature is for extra speed and after one Swords Dance it should be very deadly. Great type coverage with Technicaian boost on two. Im not going to go too into detail on this set but I do have one complaint. Even though Life Orb increases its damage exponentially, I'm not sure if I want my Scyther to generate recoil like that because it makes for an easy revenge or scarf kill. Any suggestions on a different item? Armaldo @ Leftovers [Battle Armor / Careful 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Stealth Rock Toxic Rapid Spin Stone Edge Sorry about the small pic I couldn't get a bigger one lol. Anyways Armaldo is my super wall. It already boasts huge Def stats and 75/80 in HP and SpD respectively. These are actually my EV's designed to cover both ends of the defensive spectrums pretty well. I'm hoping this thing works as well as I think it will. First it can set up SR along with Kabutops and Toxic a lot of pokemon. It is also very important because it is my only Spinner. Being that half of my team is Bug (and 2 of those 3 are Bug/Flying) getting rid of SR is essential. Also Stone Edge for a decent STAB move to go along with its already large unboosted attack score. Yanmega @ Choice Specs Tinted Lens / Timid/Modest 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 Def Bug Buzz Air Slash Hidden Power (Ground) U-Turn Now we go to my special sweeper...Choice Specs Yanmega. I've heard some deadly things about the poke and im anxious to see them. Im kinda leaning towards Timid for that extra speed also. Bug Buzz and Air Slash give good coverage while HP ground should combat Fire and Rock types well. U-turn is simply for scouting out the opponents moves. Sceptile @ Life Orb Overgrow / Hasty 252 Atk / 80 SpA / Spe 176 Leaf Storm Hidden Power Ice Leaf Blade Low Kick Last but not least is my Mixed sweeper; Sceptile. With great speed and above average stats in Atk and SpA it can support this moveset. Leaf Storm does massive damage and HP Ice gives good coverage. If Leaf Storm is used and Sceptile is still out, it can use Leaf Blade to still benefit from STAB without using the now weak SpA scores. Low Kick adds some diversity in helping take down walls and large pokemon. Well this is my team. Note that I haven't started building this team yet and I am open to changing some of them but thet must fit in with the bug theme. As I said before there are some weaknesses to them but I'm hoping it turns out well. Thanks for rating my first team!