I really like NU tier. You have a lot of toys to play with it , and the tier is very balanced. One of my favorite Pokemons on the tier is Fraxure! He is so great and strong. I've discovered Fraxure thanks to Research Group , I used it and I liked it. After the ladder restart on PS , I've decided to make a new team that include Fraxure at his star. So this is the team: And the proof for my ranking (is not that much but is an archivement for me) Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide THE TEAM The Rock (Regirock) @ Leftovers Trait: Clear Body EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef Adamant Nature - Stealth Rock - Stone Edge - Earthquake - Drain Punch Regirock is usually my lead. He is there to set up rocks and to counter Cinccino(Bullet Seed will not 2HKO... I mean 10HKO). Even uninvested , is Def is godly. I prefer the Offensive Tank over the Support one because I can kill some pokemons (ex Cinccino) and I am more an offensive type of player. Stone Edge is for STAB , Earthquake is for the EdgeQuake , and Drain Punch is for recovering some life and provide to be a really useful move. SmellMyTail (Skuntank) @ Black Sludge Trait: Aftermath EVs: 36 Spd / 252 Atk / 220 SDef Adamant Nature - Crunch - Pursuit - Sucker Punch - Taunt Before I add him to the team I had a big weakness to Fast Psychic/Ghost Types(Gardevoir , Haunter , Kadabra). I had Zangoose on this spot(random pokemon slapped on the team). And I loved it. But it didn't add nothing to team. On the other side , Skuntank counter them , with his awsome typing and reasonable bulk. Taunt also stop walls to set up and Crunch is for STAB. And Sucker Punch and Pursuit is there for mind games. I don't really need Poison Jab , it's not so important for me to hit grass types for SE damage or to hit fighting types for normal damage. I need him just for Psychic/Ghost types. Loco Duck (Ludicolo) @ Life Orb Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP Timid Nature - Rain Dance - Hydro Pump - Ice Beam - Giga Drain My Special Sweeper. This Pokemon is having a great x4 resistance to Water , a resistance that my team really appreciate. 252 Spd and Timid Nature is for outruns Adamant Samurott. When I could predict a switch or a hit that will not do so much I set up rain , and there starts the fun. Hydro Pump STAB in the Rain does a lot to everything that doesn't resist it (if you're not Regice/Lickilicky) and for five turns , Ludicolo is the fastest most of time. Giga Drain helps to recover the Life Orb damage and damage from hits , status , etc. Ice Beam is there for coverege because Grass types(and Altaria) resist both of his STAB. Breloom (Amoonguss) @ Black Sludge Trait: Regenerator EVs: 252 HP / 56 SDef / 200 Def Bold Nature - Spore - Giga Drain - Clear Smog - Sludge Bomb Seems like nobody love this thing in NU because he is annoying. This little pseudo-Breloom helps my team with Spore , so I could switch into a Pokemon to kill it. Also he gives me a SECOND water resist , that my team really likes. Regenerator is an awsome ability. With Black Sludge+Giga Drain+Regerator he could be back in the game even if he is at low health. Spore+Clear Smog is also useful against set up pokemons. And Sludge Bomb is there just for STAB. (and 2HKO Sap Sipper Sawsbuck on the switch and he can't OHKO me) Washington (Braviary) (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Defiant EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Return - Superpower - Brave Bird - U-turn This is my Revenge Killer. Nobody expects Choice Scarf Braviary and everyone is surprised when Braviary outruns Cincinno and kills it. Braviary would apreciatte Rapid Spin support . because of BB recoil damage and sometimes I am forced to swtich. But I don't really like the rapid spiners from NU (except SMASHKOAL , that I used it , but it didn't really worked that great with my team). Brave Bird does a lot to everything that doesn't resist , even without Life Orb/Choice Band/Bulk Up. Return is for STAB , Superpower is for Rock and Steel types that resists his STAB and U-turn if for nice momentum on a predicted switch. NOMNOM PLANES! (Fraxure) @ Eviolite Trait: Mold Breaker EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Dragon Dance - Outrage - Low Kick - Taunt And there it is. The star of the team. I don't really like NFE but he is so great , that he don't really need great support for him to sweep. Eviolite is boosting his Def and Sp Def so it's easier for him to set up at least one DD. Most Steel Types switching in Fraxure will be killed by Low Kick. +1 Outrage does really great damage , and even if Skuntank is packing Taunt , this move is helpful on Fraxure too so he can set up easily on some Walls (hi Alomomola). I could use X-Scissors for exemple but Outrage still does a lot to Psychic types and I don't really need Dragon Claw. So this is the team. It doesn't have big weakness but I don't really have somthing to switch againts Marowak safely. But I think nothing in the tier can. And Water Types that are using Ice Beam for coverage are somehow problematic but I can revenge kill them most of the time.