As the title suggests, this is my first attempt at a Hyper Offensive Team. Espeon leads, sets the screens, and then I set up depending on what gets put out there. Pretty simple. I'm looking for holes in type synergy mostly because I'm too lazy to myself, but any suggestions are welcome. You guys are awesome. Espeon (M) @ Light Clay Trait: Magic Bounce EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Reflect - Light Screen - Hidden Power [Ground] - Psyshock She's in here to set up the screens and to deter/bounce back hazards and then get out of the way. I'd like to be able to more reliably set up stealth rock, but I've had success with her and they always say if ain't broke don't fix it, so she's here for now. Gyarados (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Moxie EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Dragon Dance - Waterfall - Stone Edge - Bounce I love dragon typing. I was choosing between Gyrados, Dragonite, and Salamence. I may experiment with Dragonite, but I like the coverage Gyarados has. Bounce is to force out some bulkier grass types. He has a tough time with bulky water types, but that's what Virizion is for. As long as my opponent doesn't switch in something weak to fighting moves, I usually switch to Gyarados right after I get the screens up and attempt to set up. Scizor (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Technician EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SDef Adamant Nature - U-turn - Bullet Punch - Superpower - Pursuit I've heard Choice Items shouldn't have a place on Hyper Offensive teams, but I love this set and it certainly packs a punch. If Scizor dies then he dies, just as long as I trap and kill any or all of my opponents ghosts before that happens. Lucario @ Life Orb Trait: Inner Focus EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Close Combat - ExtremeSpeed - Crunch Lucario is my second favorite to set up. It likes the screens but it can set up outside of them as well. Crunch for STAB, ExtremeSpeed has been key in revenge kills and in a pinch. Scrafty (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Moxie EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Dragon Dance - Hi Jump Kick - Crunch - Ice Punch This slot is definitely open for adjustments. Ice Punch helps me deal with other Dragons, and Crunch with Ghosts. Hi Jump Kick after a dance is awesome. However, I feel that I use him mostly to break wear down some of my opponents pokemon and hardly ever actually get a sweep going. Virizion @ Life Orb Trait: Justified EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Swords Dance - Leaf Blade - Close Combat - Stone Edge Virizion is there for water types. Giga Drain can keep her alive longer, and Stone Edge for coverage. If I switch out Scrafty I'll swap Stone Edge with Hidden Power Ice, and that may even be a better idea given the lack of Ice typing I have in my movesets.