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First Time Competitive Battling

Discussion in 'BW Other Teams' started by flashII, Feb 25, 2012.

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  1. flashII

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    I’m thinking about giving competitive battling a shot with VGC ’12 approaching. At first glance this ragtag team probably seems lacking direction and focus, but I feel it has few tricks up its sleeve. I made it with the goal of countering the majority of double battle threats while being able to use several different strategies as opportunities present themselves. Any help is appreciated

    Tornadus
    @Yache Berry
    Hurricane
    Taunt
    Tailwind
    Focus Blast
    Stallbreaker: Tornadus's main use is to shut down any potential setups with Taunt, and it does this particularly well with access to Prankster. It can also double as Tailwind support. Offensively, it has the potential to be a rain abuser with Hurricane, and Focus Blast takes care of threats from Rock and Ice types.

    Rhyperior
    @Focus Sash
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    Megahorn
    Protect
    Physical Tank: Rhyperior can hit multiple Pokemon on the field with both Earthquake and Rock Slide and the extra STAB is handy as well. With Lightning Rod, Rhyperior protects Tornadus from fatal Electric attacks. Protect is pretty self-explanatory.

    Latias
    @Life Orb
    Dragon Pulse
    Surf
    Thunderbolt
    Protect
    Special Tank/Sweeper: Latias has the potential of being extremely deadly and hard to kill at the same time. Though HP leaves something to be desired, its 90/130 defenses are not to be ignored. Life Orb boosts its already substantial attack, making STAB Dragon Pulse a heavy hitter. Add Thunderbolt for coverage and Surf for possible rain abuse, and I think you have a force to be reckoned with.

    Eelektross
    @Sitrus Berry/Macho Brace
    Discharge
    Flamethrower
    Grassknot
    Thunder
    Threat Counter: Eelektross is the metaphorical curveball of this team. It has great switch in potential, being immune to all super effective attacks. However, its main role is to counter a variety of threats seen in double battles. For example, levitate makes it immune to teams that rely on Earthquake to deal the majority of the damage, and its abysmal speed makes it an unstoppable force when facing Trick Room teams. It even has some leverage when it comes to Rain/Sun abusers in the form of Thunder and Flamethrower respectively. If all else fails, Eelektross functions reasonably well as a bulky special attacker.

    Bronzong
    @Mental Herb
    Trick Room
    Gyro Ball
    Earthquake
    Explosion
    Offensive Trick Room: Bronzong is there to set up Trick Room if I need it and to explode if I don’t.

    Kingdra
    @Lum Berry
    Waterfall
    Outrage
    Dragon Dance
    Rain Dance
    Double Dancer: This is one of my favorite sets of all time. With it, Kingdra can choose how to set up- with our without weather- and demolish teams from there. It has excellent bulk with only one weakness and its two attacks hit everything hard except Empoleon.

    Now I was thinking eliminating Tailwind possibilities so that would give Tornadus room for Rain Dance and free up and extra slot on Kingdra. Just a thought.

    What do you think?
  2. voodoo pimp

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    Please read through the RMT rules. In particular, you're missing EVs and natures, some of your descriptions are a bit lacking, and you still need to work on learning the metagame.
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