Well, I'm newer to the competitive scene, but I've been lurking around, reading up on teams, and about the metagame. So, I finally decided to make an account and join. I created this team a few days ago, and it started off not too much differently than it is now. I had to tweak a few things here and there, but it seems to be doing alright. Originally Hydreigon was in place of Latios, but again, it was suggested by Deuce to replace him with a Latios. After I did a few tests, it proved to not only do the same thing, but it hit even faster than Hydreigon could have. Held Item: Expert Belt Ability: Levitate Moveset: -Hidden Power(Fire) -Dragon Pulse -Psyshock -Surf The set hasn't changed much. I got rid of the power of Focus Blast on Hydreigon for the STAB of Psyschock on Latios. Hidden Power Fire more or less helps make up for what I lost, although it lacks the power to hit Dark and Normal types well. Surf and Dragon Pulse hit faster and slightly harder than they did with Hydreigon. EV spread is: 4 HP/ 252 Sp.Atk/ 252 Speed. Timid nature for the speed boost. The second Pokemon on the team. Originally it was a Metagross, but that just did not seem to be getting the offensive terror I was trying to get. I looked through a few Pokemon.. And Salamence just seemed to fit that role perfectly. Held Item: Life Orb Ability: Intimidate Moveset: -Draco Meteor -Outrage -Fire Blast -Brick Break [/LIST] I went with the MixMence set. It gives more of a suprise than some of the others, and allows flex room. Draco Meteor and Outrage are powerful STAB moves, but they have their downfalls. Draco Meteor is for those Physical Walls that think I'm going for that approach. Outrage does the same, but with Special Walls. Fire Blast decimates Steels and Ice types. Brick Break puts a good dent in walls like Blissey and Tyranitar, Sweeper variations included on the latter. The EV spread is: 64 Atk/192 Sp.Atk/252 Speed with a Naive nature. Espeon, probably more of a counter lead than anything.. And a great status deflector thanks to Magic Bounce. This was suggested by Deuce, and after a few tests, it looked way better than Aerodactyl. Held Item:Light Clay Ability:Magic Bounce Moveset: -Light Screen -Reflect -Psychic -Hidden Power(Fire) After running a few tests Espeon did astounding. He proved his place on the team, and created WAY better benefits and synergy than Aerodactyl ever did. Magic Bounce is a huge help. I can see why he was suggested. EV spread is: Scizor. One of the best revenge killers out there. With STAB Bullet Punch and Technician, he was a clear choice to my lack of high speed on the team.Held Item: Choice Band Ability: Technician Moveset: -U-Turn -Bullet Punch -Super Power - Pursuit The moveset is nothing special, just like Aerodactyl's. I choose this to make up for the lack of speed I seem to have. U-Turn allows me to scout, and it hits Dark and Psychics well. Bullet Punch is for those revenge kills. Super Power clears out anything that tries to wall, and Pursuit is for those Psychic Types that want to get out, and some times even Ghosts. EV spread is: 252 Atk/ 4 Sp.Def/ 252 Speed. Jolly nature. Originally this was a Blissey, but under suggestion of Deuce, I replaced her with a Magnezone, and quite to my benefit. He helps hit the Steels that try to resist my STAB moves, and then traps them with Magnet Pull. Held Item: Choice Scarf Ability: Magnet Pull Moveset: -Hidden Power(Ice) -Volt Switch -Thunderbolt -Flash Cannon I chose a Choice Scarf to make up for Magnezone's lack of speed. It seems to do better than Choice Specs in the tests. I get in, hit pretty fast considering the horrid speed he has, and hard, thanks to the already good Sp.Atk hes got going on. EV Spread: 4 HP/ 252 Sp.Atk/ 252 Speed. Going with a Timid nature for more speed than strength. Mamoswine. Immune to both Hail and Sandstorm. Great STAB combination as well. Great for covering what the rest of the team can't, and has the potential of revenge killing. Held Item: Leftovers Ability: Snow Cloak Moveset: -Stealth Rock -Ice Shard -Earthquake -Stone Edge Well, another suggestion by Deuce. I haven't finished the testing with Starmie, so this slot is still pending, but for now its filled by Mamoswine. He out does Donphan as far as damage goes, and I'm willing to sacrifice the longevity for some power. Revenge killing with Ice Shard is great too. EV spread is: 4 Atk/ 252 Def/252 Speed. Using an Adamant nature for an extra bit of power. And that is that. Please, rate, comment, and help in anyways you can. Its appreciated as this team is still going through testing and tweaking. Thank you. Edit #1: Replaced Hydreigon with Latios. Aerodactyl with Espeon, Blissey for Magenzone, and Mamoswine took place of Cofagirus.