Hey there everyone, I'm new to competitive Pokemon, and I've made a few teams, but none of them seemed to work. I've tried out every tier, and I decided to actually spend more time on the OU tier. I've made a team, and I'd really like some feedback on it. I've been having trouble with certain Pokemon, and I really don't know what is best to keep, and change. Well, here it is: Garchomp @ Choice Band Trait: Rough Skin EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 Def Jolly Nature - Outrage - Earthquake - Fire Fang - Dual Chop The reason why I chose Garchomp was because I needed a Pokemon to start with, and I was considering the other dragon types in the tier, but Garchomp stood out to me the most. Outrage, Earthquake, and Fire Fang are pretty much explanatory but the reason why I chose Dual Chop over Dragon Claw was to be able to break substitutes, and then do some extra damage. I hate substitutes. I'd like to use Garchomp for this team, but I'm open to suggestions for any other dragon. Heatran @ Leftovers Trait: Flash Fire EVs: 252 HP / 244 SDef / 12 Spd Calm Nature - Lava Plume - Protect - Stealth Rock - Toxic Oh boy, Heatran. I chose him cause he provides great coverage from certain types, and he's also really bulky. I gave him Lava Plume for some damage type, Protect for stalling/scouting, Rocks for hazards, and Toxic because I like toxic more than t-wave. Overall, great guy. He also deserves Toxic because I had Roar on him before but it felt easier giving Roar to Vaporeon. I just need to be more careful with ground moves. Latios @ Choice Scarf Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature -Draco Meteor -Psyshock -Surf -Trick Old Choice: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Magneton @ Choice Scarf Trait: Magnet Pull EVs: 4 SDef / 252 Spd / 252 SAtk Timid Nature - Thunderbolt - Flash Cannon - Hidden Power [Fire] - Volt Switch Switched Magnezone to Magneton for speed. Magneton was a tough choice. I chose him with Scarf because I needed some sort of revenge killer, and Magneton also provides good coverage from attacks, but it isn't bulky. I have all sorts of moves available to use, and I usually just switch out after Magneton does his job. He feels strong, but sometimes he feels weak. But I guess he is mainly for the revenge killing aspect. Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Expert Belt Trait: Volt Absorb EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef Timid Nature - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Ice] - Grass Knot - Volt Switch I liked this choice. It's expert belt makes the enemy think whether it's holding a choice item or not. Expert Belt really has a good use for this set because I do tons of damage to certain Pokemon. I couldn't decide between Grass Knot, and Focus Blast so I just went for Grass Knot to counter certain things like Gastrodon. (Which I barely see so I may switch the two skills or even try an agility set thundurus-T) Old Choice: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Latias (F) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 72 HP / 252 Spd / 184 SAtk Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Psyshock - Surf - Roost Replaced Thundurus-T with this guy. He resists certain threats of my team such as Keldeo, and Venasaur. Vaporeon @ Leftovers Trait: Water Absorb EVs: 244 Def / 252 HP / 12 Spd Bold Nature - Wish - Protect - Scald - Roar Switched from Vaporeon to Slowbro, and now back to Vaporeon. Vaporeon is my other bulky Pokemon. I ran Starmie before this, but I realized I needed Vaporeon a lot more. The Roar saves my ass so much especially when they try setting up on me. Wish, and protect are there for when they are needed. Scald is the basic move here. I still need a rapid spinner but I don't know who. Cloyster didn't really work for me cause of the fighting weakness. Old Choice: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Slowbro @ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SAtk Bold Nature - Slack Off - Thunder Wave - Scald - Psyshock Breloom @ Fighting Gem Trait: Technician EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Jolly Nature - Spore - Low Sweep - Mach Punch - Bullet Seed Old Choice: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Breloom @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal EVs: 12 HP / 252 Atk / 244 Spd Adamant Nature - Substitute - Spore - Drain Punch - Facade Okay, the main problems I have with this team is I feel like there's some stuff that really counters my team. It might be that I play bad, but I really don't know how to explain it. Whenever someone has Arena Trap, or something similar, I am screwed. I've also faught weather teams alot, it seems out of the 10 games I've played, 7 have been weather teams. I win a few, I lose a few, it depends how I play. I think I need a resistance to fighting, because I don't really have a safe switch in for a fighting move except Thundurus-T, or Vaporeon. EDIT:Okay, I've made the necessary changes, but weather teams are really scaring me. Whether it's rain, sun, sandstorm, or hail, they all cripple me. Especially with no rapid spinner, and with some dangerous threats. Some things like Sandslash in the sand outspeeds my team. I'm thinking of who to replace for a rapid spinner, and more importantly someone that can outspeed others after Latios dies. I'd really appreciate some feedback. Thanks for your time for reading if you have done so.