MIXMENCE IS THE BEST THING SINCE FREE COOKIES!! Hello Smogon! As you may have noticed, this is my first post. I'm here today with a pretty successful team that has worked for me both before and after the banning of Thundurus and Excadrill. Some of you may know me from Smogon's PO server, as I've played a ton of ladder matches. I've been lurking the forums for at least two or three months, so now I've finally decided to become part of the community. Anyways, check out my team, leave a rate, and use it if you want. Team Building Process Believe it or not, the title is not completely misleading. The entire team is based around MixMence. Added Ferrothorn for some defensive backbone. Added Rotom-W as a special wallbreaker sort of. Added Scizor for some powerful priority and good synergy with Rotom-W. Added Ferrothorn's partner in crime Jellicent to sponge hits and deal some burns out. Added a Scarf Heatran to check Thundurus. Replaced Jellicent with Scarf Terrakion to counter Volcarona. Replaced Heatran with Life Orb Deoxys to help Salamence in the wall-breaking department. Team at a Glance A Closer Look Ya Good (Salamence) (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Intimidate EVs: 116 Atk / 216 SAtk / 176 Spd Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef) - Draco Meteor - Fire Blast - Brick Break - Roost The face of the team. I think Salamence was banned in 4th gen for good reason. Its stellar offensive stats along with good speed just scream sweeper. This thing can rip holes in teams with no set-up at all. Draco Meteor is powerful STAB that wrecks anything that doesn't resist it. Earthquake allows it to hit Jirachi, Heatran, and Metagross among steels that resist. And Fire Blast utterly destroys Ferrothorn and Skarmory when they think they can wall me. Outrage is used as a last resort. when I'm gonna die to LO recoil soon anyway. The EV spread is standard, emphasizing Sp. Atk while still retaining a good amount of Attack, and the speed EVs allow it to outspeed Lucario. I will also test Moxie once the server gets updated (still won't allow Moxie + Outrage). Ya Annoying (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 252 HP / 48 Def / 208 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Spikes - Leech Seed - Gyro Ball - Power Whip This is pretty much the standard Ferrothorn set. Spikes is very useful against stall teams, while other things that switch frequently are also hurt by it. Leech Seed is obvious, as it's the only way it will regain health other than Leftovers recovery. And Gyro Ball helps check speed-boosting sweepers such as Terrakion on the switch and Haxorus. Power Whip is good so Ferrothorn can beat all bulky waters including Vaporeon in the rain. Ya Bad (Rotom-W) @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 112 HP / 252 SAtk / 144 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Volt Switch - Hydro Pump - Will-O-Wisp - Pain Split This is a standard Rotom-W that is one of the most unpredictable forces in today's metagame. Volt Switch is a given, and will deal a large chunk of damage to things while having that cool effect, possibly bringing it within range of Scizor's ultra-powerful priority. Hydro Pump is Rotom's best STAB, and Will-O-Wisp cripples things like Terrakion and Dragonite that rely on physical moves to deal large amounts of damage. Pain Split is best used on the switch when Rotom is at low HP to weaken walls or make set-up sweepers easier to deal with. Ya Boss (Scizor) (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Technician EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - U-turn - Bullet Punch - Superpower - Pursuit This is a standard Choice Band Scizor. Adamant with max attack investment gives Scizor an attack stat of 591 when equipped with a Choice Band. U-turn works great in tandem with Volt Switch, and Scizor gets great synergy with Rotom-W as well. Bullet Punch is obvious, 2HKOing Lati@s and OHKOing Terrakion and Kyurem. Superpower allows Scizor to mess up Ferrothorn, and Skarmory to an extent. I originally had Pursuit on this set, but at one point I replaced it with Quick Attack, but went back to Pursuit once I added Scarf Terrakion. Ya Banded (Terrakion) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Close Combat - Stone Edge - X-Scissor - Earthquake This is a Scarf Terrakion that replaced Jellicent. I thought it would be the most expendable member of the team, as 95% of the time I'd rather send in Ferrothorn to sponge an Outrage or Draco Meteor. The name is misleading, and for good reason. It makes the opponent that flare of doubt whether I'm telling the truth or not. Jolly Nature and max Speed outspeed all base 105s and speed tie with opposing base 108s. Close Combat and Stone Edge get awesome coverage while also being STAB, X-Scissor hits Celebi and a few other things hard, and Earthquake is great when I have to deal with Jirachi and Toxicroak. Ya Broken (Deoxys-S) @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Stealth Rock - Psycho Boost - Ice Beam - Thunderbolt This is a Life Orb Deoxys-S designed to break through the opponents walls and revenge kill almost anything in the game. This can also be used as a lead, and carries Stealth Rock to bluff a lead set. It can eradicate most spinners after they've come in to try to counter a lead set. Max speed is in hope that Deoxys can get in Stealth Rock before it gets Taunted by other Deoxys, and maximum Sp. Atk investment is to hit as hard as possible. This will not be going up against other Deoxys, so Taunt is a waste of a moveslot. Psycho Boost is for STAB, and BoltBeam gets that great coverage. Importable! Ya Broken (Deoxys-S) @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Stealth Rock - Psycho Boost - Ice Beam - Thunderbolt Ya Annoying (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 252 HP / 48 Def / 208 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Spikes - Leech Seed - Gyro Ball - Power Whip Ya Bad (Rotom-W) @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 112 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 140 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Volt Switch - Hydro Pump - Will-O-Wisp - Pain Split Ya Boss (Scizor) (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Technician EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - U-turn - Bullet Punch - Superpower - Pursuit Ya Banded (Terrakion) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Close Combat - Stone Edge - X-Scissor - Earthquake Ya Good (Salamence) (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Intimidate EVs: 116 Atk / 216 SAtk / 176 Spd Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef) - Draco Meteor - Fire Blast - Brick Break - Roost Final Look (09:18:35) *** Your rank in Standard OU is 121/48445 [1327 points / 1089 battles]!