so this is my current ou team, i hope you do not discredit it because of any prior posts i've made or if you are shallow and discriminate against people with low post counts. on the teambuilding process. also, be prepared for huge pictures. New in Red. after previous experience, i wanted to use a double sand core, and it works ver well in today's metagame. i wanted to use a fire grass water core, and i needed a spinner, so starmie was chosen as my water type. i tried jirachi, and that was going well, but i had too many ground weaknesses and not enough resists. plus, i didn't feel right haxing other players, even if since i was testing this on po they are retarded and use bp teams. so i added skarmory, because i get some spikes support and another key ground resist. Hippowdon (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Earthquake - Stealth Rock - Slack Off - Whirlwind Hippowdon is generally my lead, and a verry good one at that. i opted for more of a mixed wall, because i needed him to be able to start the match off strong and come back in later if i need him. basic moveset, nothing special. Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SDef Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Spikes - Roost - Brave Bird - Whirlwind So with skarm, i wanted to add special bulk to deal with gengar among others. jirachi was a great team member, not really sure why i got rid of him. again, basic moveset. Heatran (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Flash Fire EVs: 244 HP / 216 SDef / 48 Spd Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Protect - Roar - Toxic - Lava Plume Heatran helps shape my fwg core, and i will be replacing protect, i'm thinking with hp ice to deal with gliscor/lando on the switch in and dragons who consider me bait. Celebi @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 252 HP / 220 SDef / 36 Spd Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Thunder Wave - Recover - Hidden Power [Fire] - Giga Drain celebi is glue, and holds the team together alomst as much as the sand does. t-wave is great, i like spreading parylasis through my opponents team, heal bell adds to his ability to check breloom. i know some consider clerics bad, but i really have nothing else to use. plus, taking burns off ttar feels so good :D Tyranitar (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 8 HP / 252 Atk / 248 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SAtk) - Crunch - Stone Edge - Superpower - Pursuit Tyranitar is i guess you could call him my wallbreaker. with his ungodly strength, he ko's quite a few things after rocks, including (i'm pretty sure) defensive poli. he's a great antiweather, he can deal with ninetales and poli with ease, while heatran can take out abomasnow as long as he aint packing [heat] earthquake. Starmie @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 252 HP / 32 SAtk / 224 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Scald - Rapid Spin - Recover - Psyshock finally, we have starmie. he's my spinner, and a bulky attacker. i've yet to find an ev spread that accomplishes all the necasary ko's, like on gengar, dragonite, salamence, lando, etc, but he's pretty good with this spread. so that's my team, i hope you enjoyed reading it, and leave a comment if you have something to say.