Introduction: Hello, my names Dawson, and this is a team I built around my favorite Pokemon, Dragonite. Ever since my first time seeing Dragonite I've loved it. I always try and make a team with it for competive battling. And this team is my attempt in 5th gen. I have put a lot of time into this team. I know I have no 5th gen Pokemon, and that is simply because Pokemon below 5th gen fit the roles better. I know almost all 5th gen Ou Pokemon, so please don't restrict your comments to 4th gen. My favorite playstyle is Balanced or Bulky Offense, but unfortunately I am not very good at building teams and thats were I need your help. So please, enjoy my presentation. Team JiraNite: Hitmontop @ Leftovers Ability: Intimidate Evs: 252 Hp/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD Impish Nature (+Def, -SpA) -Rapid Spin -Close Combat -Sucker Punch -Toxic Hitmontop serves as my teams Rapid Spinner, and does a great job of it. Intimidate and Max Hp and Defense make him decent at walling physical hits. Close Combat is great for STAB, but usually I have to switch him out after one or he dies due to the defense drops. Sucker Punch is to hit Ghost that try and stop Rapid Spin. Toxic is good for spreading status, although another move ay be better there. All of Hitmontops weaknesses are covered by Jirachi and Heatran. Hitmontop was selected over any othe Rapid Spinner due to typing alone, it had the best synergy with the team. Heatran @ Choice Scarf Ability: Flash Fire Evs: 4 Hp/ 252 SpA/ 252 Spe Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk) -Fire Blast -Earth Power -Dragon Pulse -Hp Ice Heatran functions as my revenge killer, and a great scarfless Garchomp counter who otherwise could take out Jirachi and Dragonite. Heatran was the best Pokemon for the job in my opinion because of his great bulk, awesome special attack and fantastic typing. Having two steel types is great, especially with a Dragon on the team. Fire Blast is obvious STAB and can decimate teams. Earth Power clears Steels for Dragonite, and increases overall coverage. Dragon Pulse takes out Dragons for Dragonite, and Hp Ice destroys Dragons as well. Heatran has a massive Ground weakness, but Dragonite is uneffected by this and Breloom takes half damage. Dragonite can also take Heatrans Fighting weakness. Vaporeon @ Leftovers Ability: Water Absorb Evs: 248 Hp/ 252 Def/ 8 SpD Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) -Wish -Roar -Ice Beam -Scald Vaporeon counters Dragons wonderfully. It even has Wish, which can help Dragonite even more! Roar is great for stopping a sweep, or just forcing the oppenent to switch if its a bad match-up. Ice Beam is on there to hit Dragons that otherwise would threaten this team. Scald is pretty obvious, and is great because it can cripple sweepers. Vaporeon was chosen over other bulky waters mainly because it can Wish and Roar and has an extreme amount of bulk. Vaporeon is what I usually switch into if something like Mence just forced me to switch out. The Ev spread allows Vaporeon to tank Outrages and other moves from Dragons. If something is about to poison Vaporeon, usually I can just switch over to Jirachi to take, which is good because Toxic destroys this thing. Also, Vaporeon covers Heatran pretty well with Water Absorb, so Water type moves are always perfectly welcome. Vapreons weaknesses are covered by Dragonite, Heatran, Jirachi, Breloom. Breloom @ Toxic Orb Ability: Poison Heal Evs: 12 Hp/ 252 Atk/ 244 Spe Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA) -Spore -Substitute -Focus Punch -Seed Bomb I really like this guy. Spore is simply fantastic. It decapitates one Pokemon, then I get a Sub up, and can begin Focus Punching, and sweeping. Breloom can lure Fire type attacks for Heatran, and it can easily kill Blisseys for Heatran to. His typing fits the team well, Psychic, Flying and Fire are resisted by Jirachi and Heatran. He also can take Electric hits directed at Vaporeon. The main reason why Breloom was put on this team is because it can put a potentially deadly threat to sleep, and it can serve as status sponge. It also removes Blisseys/ Chanseys and Ferrothorns, which can be a problem sometimes. Jirachi @ Leftovers Ability: Serene Grace EVs: 252 Hp/ 220 Def/ 32 Spe Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) -Wish -Calm Mind -Psychic -Thunderbolt Jirachi is a fantastic Pokemon, and its great on this team. I just love this little guy. Jirachi was selected because I needed a Steel type to blcok Outrages directed at Dragonite. Jirachi was selected over any other Steel because it can Wish pass, which helps Dragonite abuse Multiscale. This Jirachi is great at countering stall, It can set up all over common walls, and they cannot Toxic it because of its typing. Evs are pretty standard, maximized Defense because thats Jirachi's weakest point after a Calm Mind. Hp investment for a bigger Wish. Jirachi has fantastic synergy with Dragonite, they cover eachothers weaknesses perfectly, and remove threats for eachother. This is the Jira half of JiraNite core. Dragonite @ Lum Berry Ability: Multiscale Evs: 252 Hp/ 44 Atk/ 212 Spe Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA) -Dragon Dance -Roost -Dragon Claw -Brick Break Dragonite has gotten a huge boost in B/W with Multiscale. I just had to have it on my team. Dragonite was selected over any other Dragon because it has great bulk, especially with Multiscale, and is immune to Earthquake which is Jirachi's biggest threat. I feel it outclasses Salamence, and I didn't want Latios because I already have a Psychic Special sweeper, I needed something physical. Lum berry was chosen over Leftovers to avoid status which can stop a sweep completely, and I feel recovery is not necassary as I already have Roost. Dragonite can rip right through Special walls, which is great for Jirachi. Instead of the usual Fire Punch I chose Brick Break. This was chosen to hit Ttar, Heatran and Terrakion. I feel the increased coverage is better. As I said before, Jirachi and Dragonite cover eachothers weaknesses perfectly. This is the Nite half of my JiraNite core. _______________________________________________ Thats the team, feel free to post comments on both the team and the way I presented it. Thank you for reading. Notes: I would really like to have some entry hazards on my team, especially because I have someone with Roar. Magnezone might do better then Jirachi, despite not having Wish or Recovery.