Hey guys, me again with a new team. This team is titled "Morte Et Dabo" because 1)AA is an amazing band, and 2) this team won't take **** from top meta threats, like politoed and tyranitar. I built this team with 2 goals in mind, to make Kyurem-b a huge offensive threat, and to use sun to the fullest in a rain-dominated environment. This team may seem like its based off lavos spawn's team, and that's because it is. Deal with it. Preview Sets Dugtrio @Focus Sash - Arena Trap - 252 Speed/ 252 atk/ 4 def jolly 21 hp ivs - Earthquake - Stone Edge - Reversal - Stealth Rock Here, we have a god trapper, who works great with xatu in luring in tyranitar. And then it's like, **** you, I win. It can also check other things, like sd terrakion, heatran, volcarona, and other massive sun threats. It also happens to set up rocks, if it can find the time and xatu hasn't gotten round to it. Earthquake is very useful for nailing tyranitar, terrakion, tentacruel, etc. stone edge hits volc hard, but is mainly filler. Reversal is useful for Chansey/blissey, and 21 HP ivs gives duggy exactly 201 HP, allowing it to survive 2 seismic tosses and hit back with a full powered reversal. Kyurem-B @Choice Scarf - Teravolt - 252 Atk/ 4 SpA/ 252 Speed Naive - Outrage - Fusion Bolt - Dragon Claw - Ice Beam The main sweeper of the team. It's also just absolutely amazing in sun. It's main counter, ferrothorn, is either afraid to come in, or is already dead due to xatu. Outrage is its most powerful attack and is actually the most powerful in the game! It 2hkoes scizor, while bullet punch can't hook, and it also 2hkoes heatran with rocks. Fusion bolt always 2hkoes, and also 2hkoes bulky jirachi. Dragon claw is for when I don't want to be locked into outrage, like early game wall breaking, and sleep talk is there to help counter sleep mons, like venusaur, breloom, and amoongus. It also has the benefit of not locking me into outrage, which is a huge plus. The given Evs allow Kyurem-b to survive an unboosted cc from terrakion, focus blast from life orb thunderus-t, secret sword from specs Keldeo, and 2 hydro pumps from specs politoed. And I don't even lose out on much, because my attack is still about equivalent to 252 terrakion. I decided to use scarf Kyurem-b, as one, I just couldn't use Latias effectively, and 2, it still hits super hard, and out speeds more problem pokes, like specslatios. Ice beam was chosen over sleep talk because with xatu, I don't need it, and this way I can lure in things like landorus-t, or I can revenge kill lando-I. Xatu @Rocky Helmet - Magic Bounce - 248 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD Relaxed Ivs: 10 speed - Heat Wave - U-turn - Roost - Toxic This is one of my favorite sets to use. This thing is the bane of all hazard layers, and lavos really went well with this. With 3 pokemon hating stealth rock, magic bounce is a godsend. It's extremely easy to switch into an opposing ferrothorn, and then hit it with a heat wave, or thunder wave a switch in first. Gyro ball does a pitiful 31-37% to this set, and in return ferrothorn gets damaged. Volt switch from forretress does about 27-32%, while xatu hits back with 76-91%. Amazing. And all that was max SpD/max HP sets. Roost is for obvious healing as I want xatu to stay in to take out key threats and keep rocks off my side. U turn is great for grabbing momentum, and lastly, toxic lets me stall hippowdon and get ttar into ko range. Heatran @Air Balloon - Flash Fire - 4 hp/ 252 SpA/ 252 speed Timid - Sunny Day - Magma Storm - Solarbeam - HP Ice This set is officially my favorite set of the month! Not only does it help immensely against sun teams, it also helps beat up on hippowdon. Its super fun to troll poli as well, with sunny day switching in, and then magma trapping the switch out. Magma storm is its strongest attack, and is super fun to spam when it's not needed anymore. Solarbeam helps with getting the 2hko on politoed, hippowdon, and tyranitar. [Spoiler=Calcs]252SpAtk Flash Fire Heatran (+SAtk) SolarBeam in Sun vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Hippowdon (+SpDef): 60% - 71% (254 - 300 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 252SpAtk Heatran (+SAtk) Magma Storm in Sun vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Hippowdon (+SpDef): 68% - 80% (286 - 337 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 252SpAtk Heatran (+SAtk) SolarBeam in Sun vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (+SpDef): 51% - 60% (208 - 246 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.[/spoiler] So with prior damage, I ko them all :) HP ice is there for filler, but helps stop garchomp and landorus and gliscor. I chose it over earth power because druggy already takes care of heatran for me. Ninetales @Leftovers - Drought - 252 hp/ 120 Def/ 136 Speed Timid - Flamethrower - Sunny Day - Roar - Will-o-Wisp What's a sun team without ninetales? Not a very good one. Unfortunately ninetales is a terrible pogey and is a must have on this team. Out of 600+ pokemon, Gamefreak gave drought to ninetales. Idiots :/ Anyway, this is ninetales' best set, and it performs well. Sunny day tales is very good at winning the weather war. Sunny day is for those nasty switchins, like politoed or tyranitar, and helps keep my weather on the field. Will-o-Wisp allows me to cripple attackers such as dugtrio, tyranitar, and incoming dragons. 120 def Evs allows me to always survive dugtrio's earthquakes, as well as giving me some nice overall bulk, and 136 speed Evs outpaces haxorus and toxicroak, so I can cripple them with WoW. Roar allows me to phaze out incoming threats, like heatran, and allows me to phaze lum + dd dragons, such as Salamance, or dragonite. Venusaur @Life Orb - Chlorophyll - 76 hp/ 252 SpA/ 180 speed Timid IVs: 30 Atk/ 30 Def - Growth - Giga Drain - HP Ice - Sludge Bomb This set is fairly self-explanatory, as I'm sure we've all seen sweeper venusaur. Anyway, I use this to sweep late game, after heatran is gone, as at +2 nothing much can really stand in the way. Growth is obvious and is the crux of the set, as getting to +2 is actually fairly easy. Giga drain was a godsend when black and white 2 came out, as it allows venusaur to get most of her health back from the life orb damage. HP fire decimates steels not named heatran. Lastly, sludge bomb provides a nice alternate STAB to use, instead of using a 75% accurate move (sleep powder). I use timid over modest, because I feel the power difference isn't as noticeable at +2 and I like outspeeding scarflatios, as I can ohko them at plus 2. Things I'm currently trying Some Logs http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10053160 Successful X-Swish leads to a forfeit http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10054071 a successful predict leads to a ragequit, dont bother after the guy leaves... http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10054952 this was a little tougher, another sun team. no rain teams seen yet :( http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10097565 http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10100415 http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10102919 http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10104590 - straight trolling with xatu So there's the team. Rate, hate, steal, it's your prerogative. I prefer rate though.