I've always dabbled in competitive play, taking a heavy interest in Gen IV and dialing back last generation. Gen VI, however, has piqued my interest with all its shiny new toys (mega's, fairies, sticky web, etc.) and has pulled me back into the competitive scene. Here's a team I've been thinking about, revolving around Mega Garchomp: Smeargle @ Focus Sash Ability: Own Tempo EV's: 252 HP/ 252 Speed/ 4 Def -Spore -Magic Coat -Sticky Web -Stealth Rocks My anti-lead to the common Galvantula. Spore's 100% accuracy is a beautiful thing. If the opponent switches in a Grass-type to take the Spore, I have Talonflame to shut them down, barring Goodra. I generally use Spore on whatever is slower than me, or if I fear an incoming attack or setup move. Some would argue that by using Smeargle the battle becomes a 5v6, but with Spore that effectively makes the battle a 5v5. I can also save Smeargle for later in the game as a meat shield, and assuming their enemy Pokemon wakes up or gets killed, I can spread more Spore around. Magic Coat is to bounce back the opposing team's hazards and incoming Taunts, which is awesome because they won't accept it. Sticky Web is there because Mega Garchomp absolutely needs. Stealth Rocks is more entry hazard goodness. Talonflame @ Sitrus Berry Ability: Gale Wings EV's: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Speed Adamant Nature - Brave Bird - Acrobatics - Tailwind -Flare Blitz Garchomp's partner in crime and the team's revenge killer. There are a couple things I should explain here: first of all, my choice in hold item. Sitrus Berry heals Talonflame after he revenge kills something for me with Brave Bird. At this point he's almost always in the green. The next thing that needs explanation is having Brave Bird and Acrobatics together on one set. Following up the heal Sitrus Berry provides, Talonflame is no longer holding an item, thus Acrobatics shoots up in power and I can sweep with priority Acrobatics. As Talonflame gasps his final breaths, he provides a priority Tailwind for Garchomp to come in and abuse. Garchomp @ Garchompite Ability: Rough Skin/Sand Force EV's: 192 HP/152 Atk/164 Speed Hasty Nature - Substitute - Outrage - Earthquake - Poison Jab The star of the show. I built this team around Mega Garchomp for its insane boosted base Attack stat and Special Attack stat (not to mention his further improved bulk). As for the moveset: Substitute keeps Garchomp around a little while longer and it isn't difficult to set it up, as the opponent is usually switching in to their Fairy-type anticipating a STAB Dragon-Type move. Outrage is a behemoth of a STAB move that tramples over everything that isn't Steel or Fairy. I picked Poison Jab over Iron Head to kill Fairies, as it hits super-effective on Azumarill and Togekiss. Earthquake hits Mawile and is just good STAB. With Sticky Web and Tailwind support, Mega Garchomp's decreased speed won't hamper his sweep. The only thing I'm reconsidering is changing him to ChainChomp for wallbreaking shenanigans. Tyranitar @ Assault Vest Ability: Sand Stream EV's: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd Adamant Nature - Stone Edge - Pursuit - Brick Break - Earthquake My defensive core consists of Tyranitar, Rotom-W, and Aegislash. They cover each other's weakness and provide much needed resistances and immunities for the team. With Assault Vest, Tyranitar becomes even bulkier than it already is. With sand and Assault Vest, Tyranitar's special defense is ridiculous. Not to mention the sand he brings provides increased power for Mega Garchomp. Stone Edge, Earthquake, and Brick Break provide coverage so that I can hit back hard at whatever decides to attack Tyranitar. Pursuit is for trapping Ghosts and Psychics that had the misfortune of running into him. Aegislash @ Air Balloon Ability: Stance Change EV's: 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4 Def Brave Nature -Swords Dance -King's Shield -Shadow Sneak -Sacred Sword The spinblocker of the team. Being reliant on Sticky Web, I need to stop my opponent from clearing my entry hazards. Another benefit to being a Ghost-type is that Aegislash covers Tyranitar's 4x weakness to Fighting with a straight-up immunity to it. I put Air Balloon on him over Leftovers so that I can switch in on Ground-Type moves. Other than that, this is a pretty standard. I get perfect coverage in Shadow Sneak and Sacred Sword. An Aegislash that gets the chance to set up Swords Dance is terrifying, so that's why that's there. I'm considering making Aegislash more defensively oriented, though, so an improved EV spread would be awesome. Rotom-W @ Leftovers Ability: Levitate EV's: 248 HP/28 Sp.Atk/ 232 SpD Calm Nature -Volt Switch -Hydro Pump -Thunder Wave -Pain Split Rotom-W sponges special hits well with the above EV spread and he also gives me another Ground-Type immunity for the team. Leftovers provides increased longevity. Volt Switch lets me scout and rack up chip damage. Hydro Pump is great STAB, although its accuracy makes me nervous sometimes and I'm considering switching it to Scald for more chances to spread status around. Rotom-W can spread paralysis around with Thunder Wave, which Mega Garchomp appreciates greatly. Pain Split gives Rotom-W just a little more endurance to keep up his shenanigans. That's my team, as it stands now. My main concern is my lack of a Rapid Spinner, but I can't find a way to work one in. Smaller concerns include move choice, but other than that I'm liking this team. I really want to abuse Mega Garchomp so if anyone has a better way to do it than I have now, please, reply! Constructive criticism is welcome. Please no "this team is weak to x", though. I need to know what this team is weak to, but also how I can address the issue. Thanks in advance to whoever decides to help improve my team!