Kotipelto Hey guys, this is my first team for BW2. The team was a bit different when it started, and I'm constantly changing things and testing new things out. I didn't want to make a team that looks just like everyone else's. When I was first making this team, I used a Choice Band Hydreigon and SubPetaya Sceptile. Eventually, I changed them, because they sadly weren't working as much I hoped they would. Well, here we are, I know this team isn't great because I honestly just threw these guys together, but this is why I am posting an RMT to hopefully make this team better. Also, if you understand the title of the thread and the nicknames of the Pokemon, you just earned yourself a medal. Episode (Landorus-T) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 200 HP / 64 Atk / 244 Def Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Stealth Rock - U-turn - Stone Edge - Earthquake A defensively oriented Landorus-T. One of the new toys that has been born into the bw2 meta game. I really wanted to use him, and a choice scarf set wasnt going to cut it for me, and I also needed a stealth rocker, so I decided to make him bulky and use him as a tank; however, I would like to make room for more attack ev's because Stone Edge is doing a solid nothing to Dragonite. U-Turn is here for scouting and maybe even bluffing a choice scarf set at times. Four out of six Pokemon on my team have volt/turn, so I can keep solid offensive pressure. Earthquake is here as his main stab move, and stone edge is for flying and ice types. Also, as you probably have not noticed, I have two Pokemon on this team with Intimidate. It's really funny crippling physical attackers by switching back and forth between Landorus and Hitmontop. Visions (Snorlax) (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 40 Def / 176 SDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Body Slam - Fire Punch - Earthquake - Pursuit Choice Banded Snorlax. This is my first time using this guy, and I'm really liking him. My team is really weak to Volcarona as well as hard hitting special attackers like Specs Latios. Because I want to keep this team offensive, I opted for Choice Band for the extra power which really comes in handy. Thick Fat also comes in handy for absorbing ice type attacks aimed towards my Landorus and Thundurus. Body Slam is here as his main stab move which hits several things hard. I went for Body Slam over Return because the chance for paralysis is way too good to pass up just for the slight decrease of power. Fire Punch is here because I need a fire move somewhere on the team, and it's fun KOing incoming steel types. Earthquake is here for, as I said, Volcarona and other fire types. Pursuit is a great move, it's been nailing so many surprise KOs, even beyond the likes of Latios, Gengar, etc. Destiny (Genesect) @ Choice Band Trait: Download EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def) - Flamethrower - Quick Attack - Zen Headbutt - U-turn Choice Band Genesect. Choice Band. BAND. I have to say, Genesect has been the MVP of this team. Everyone expects a choice scarf, but nope, we got Scizor 2.0 right here. I personally feel he does Scizor's job better than Scizor does. Unlike Scizor, this is pretty unpredictable, and also he is a mixed attacker. And on top of all that: DOWNLOAD. Getting the physical attack boost when going for a U-Turn is going to hurt whatever the opponent switches in to take it. Flamethrower is here to nail Forretress, Scizor, Ferrothorn, you name it. Quick Attack is here for the very necessary priority to pick off the remaining small amounts of health that fast enemies have, or even when I am just desperate and need to land an attack. Zen Headbutt>Iron Head all the way, it has better coverage and is much more surprising. U-Turn is the main attack, and I love just striking Tyranitars with it. Why don't people at least expect U-Turn? Infinite (Thundurus-T) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Volt Absorb EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Nasty Plot - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Ice] - Grass Knot Nasty Plot Thundurus. Again, another thing most people don't expect but they really should. I needed a wallbreaker on this team, so I slapped nasty plot on him and it is hilarious completely obliterating things after I have taken out the opposing teams special walls. Thundurus also serves as an electric resist, which isn't completely necessary for my team, but the more resists, the better. So I wanted to go for Volt Switch to continue my VoltTurn core and just to scout, but i needed a wallbreaker. Nasty Plot is here for the setting up, which my team lacks. Thunderbolt is here for when I just need all out power after a Nasty Plot and it's his main stab. Hidden Power Ice is here for dragons and grounds, and Grass Knot is here for Swampert, Quagsire, and Gastrodon. Intermission (Hitmontop) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Rapid Spin - Close Combat - Mach Punch - Sucker Punch Offensive Spinning Hitmontop. He is definitely what is holding my team together. I needed a fighting type, I needed a spinner, I needed priority, and I wanted to make an intimidate core to see how that would work. Hitmontop is one of my favorite Pokemon, so that is another reason I am using him. I decided to make him more offensively oriented because I really needed to pack a punch when striking those who are weak to fighting, and also I already have Landorus for my physical wall thanks to his intimidate support. Rapid Spin is here because my team will get destroyed by Stealth Rock. Close Combat is there for just raw power when I don't need the speed. But when I do need speed in my hit, that's why I have Mach Punch here. And lastly, I have Sucker Punch here because it's fun catching Jellicent with it. Serenity (Rotom-W) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Volt Switch - Trick - Hidden Power [Ice] - Hydro Pump Choice Scarf Rotom-W. He is the last part of my VoltTurn core, and he offers the needed water type move of my team. I went for Scarf because I have a bunch of hard hitting attackers, but not a speedy revenge killer who also boasts impressive power, as well as the ability to cripple baton pass teams. Trick is here because baton pass teams have been destroying me lately; however, whenever I use Trick, I ALWAYS horribly time it and wind up helping out my opponent. As I said, Volt Switch is here for the third and last part of my VoltTurn core. Hidden Power Ice is for Dragons and grass types, while Hydro Pump is the main stab move that's obliterates anything that doesn't resist it. Conclusion: Well, that's just about it. Although I do want to mention threats to my team. The biggest threats to my team are surprisingly baton pass teams. I have no way to counter it, and I cannot find an effective way to counter it while keeping this team the way it is. Also, I am not 100% sure about Landorus' ev's, so if any of you have an idea, feel free to let me know. All kinds of criticism is appreciated, and thanks for reading.