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Just a Basic OU Team

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by PhantomGypsy, Aug 13, 2013.

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  1. PhantomGypsy


    Aug 13, 2013
    Hey, this is the OU Team I've been using on Showdown for some time now, and I'd really like to get some feedback on it.

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP, 88 Def, 170 SDef
    Nature: Relaxed
    ~ Leech Seed
    ~ Gyro Ball
    ~ Power Whip
    ~ Spikes

    My Ferrothorn is currently my lead, simply because he is well-balanced defense-wise, and he can get an entry hazard going from the beginning of the match.

    Blissey @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 252 HP, 6 SAtk, 252 SDef
    Nature: Calm
    ~ Heal Bell
    ~ Wish
    ~ Psychic
    ~ Stealth Rock

    Blissey is (unsurprisingly) my special wall. From what I've seen, she's pretty much the standard for that.

    Skarmory @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 224 HP, 252 Def, 34 SDef
    Nature: Impish
    ~ Spikes
    ~ Roost
    ~ Whirlwind
    ~ Brave Bird

    Just like Blissey, I chose Skarmory because it seems to be the standard for it's role; taking physical damage.

    Gengar @ Black Sludge
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 6 HP, 252 SAtk, 252 Spd
    Nature: Timid
    ~ Substitute
    ~ Disable
    ~ Shadow Ball
    ~ Focus Blast

    I use Gengar mostly for type advantages, but also for enemies with low SDef.

    Salamence @ Leftovers
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 232 Atk, 26 SAtk, 252 Spd
    Nature: Naive
    ~ Hydro Pump
    ~ Outrage
    ~ Earthquake
    ~ Fire Blast

    Salamence is on my team largely for the fact that he can learn a decent amount of different types of attacks.

    Scizor @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 248 HP, 252 Atk, 10 Spd
    Nature: Adamant
    ~ U-turn
    ~ Bullet Punch
    ~ Superpower
    ~ Aerial Ace

    I use Scizor to sweep like hell. U-turn is kinda redundant because of the Choice Band, though... Maybe I should change that.

    So that's it! Note that this is my first proper team, so there are obviously things wrong with it (such as my excessive use of Leftovers due to lack of originality).
  2. Lampent


    Jul 23, 2013
    Hello there. Please read the RMT Rules carefully before posting. There has been an unfortunate influx of RMTs with not enough work out into them, but that does not mean you should do the same. You need at least 3 lines of detailed description showing how each pokemon works. Look at successful RMTs in the Showcase for examples of good RMT Writing.
  3. PhantomGypsy


    Aug 13, 2013
    Sorry, I read the rules, but the roles didn't seem complex enough to fill 3 lines with... I'll read some other RMTs for reference and then edit.
  4. damien50


    Oct 19, 2011
    You would put for example with Salamence

    This is my mixed sweeper with Hydro Pump and Earthquake for coverage on pokemon like Heatran that threaten the team. He runs outrage for pure STAB damage to kill other dragons and break down walls. And finally he runs Fire Blast to remove physical walls like Skarmory and Ferrothorn that would wall Scizor.

    But you're very new to RMTing and maybe even pokemon so I encourage you to read the articles on Smogon and read some other RMTs.
  5. psVoltage

    psVoltage formerly Volty

    Nov 7, 2012
    Atm Your team has a massive Magnezone weakness as it can trap and kill hald of your entire team. I sugest removing Ferrothorn or Skarmory and replacing them with a Fighting, Ground, or Fire type pokemon to kill it.
  6. dragonuser

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    Jun 7, 2011

    The descriptions on this team are really lacking atm, as the suggested is around 3 lines per Pokemon. Try to expand on the role each Pokemon plays and why you chose that specific moveset.

    PM me your updated descriptions and I will unlock this thread for you.
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