MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE TEAM: THEY ARE IN RED Team at a glance: Team building process: I took your guys advice and went with swampert as my lead as it is bulky and can set up rocks (also phaze if needed) I wanted a physical sweeper who packs a punch but also who backs up a variety of resistances so I chose Metagross. I wanted a special sweeper who has both great offense and bulk. Togekiss has the answer as it can come in and set up on many walls and also live powerful special attacks with the help of nasty plot. I went with T-Tar as my team before didn't have an answer to ghost/psychic/dark types. Also counters Metagross's biggest threat, Rotom. I decided to go with Gyarados since it resists grass type moves from Ape which swampert hates and also does well with fire type moves which metagross hates. Also provides earthquake resistance for T-Tar. I am still unsure as to why Rotom-H can be used over Blissey but I am deciding to try it out first before Blissey. Rotom-H can be really useful in tricking its scarf onto walls which will allow my sweepers to set up on them. Team in detail: Lead Item:Leftovers Ability:Torrent Nature: Relaxed ~ Stealth Rock ~ Earthquake ~ Ice Beam ~ Roar 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Standard MixPert Lead. It is bulky enough to survive attacks from most leads bar Infernape and Roserade and will almost always get out S.R. Roar used over Protect to scout out team. Holds lead Dragonite's in check. AgiliGross Life Orb / Leftovers / Lum Berry Adamant ~ Agility ~ Meteor Mash ~ Earthquake ~ ThunderPunch / Ice Punch / Explosion 112 HP / 252 Atk / 12 Def / 132 Spe Metagross acts as the physical sweeper on the team. With its great attack and defense gross can dish out heavy damage while still being able to survive. Agility gives it an edge with speed and mash can provide the extra attack raise. Also packs many resistances including ice and dragon. Nasty Plot Sweeper Leftovers / Lum Berry Serene Grace Modest ~ Nasty Plot ~ Roost ~ Air Slash ~ Aura Sphere 252 HP / 152 SpA / 104 Spe As you may have guessed already Togekiss is my Special Sweeper. With its high special attack and great special defense Togekiss can come in on nearly any wall and start nastly plotting up. Also togekiss can easily roost off damage and remove its flying typing for a turn. Choice Scarf Jolly ~ Stone Edge ~ Crunch ~ Pursuit ~ Earthquake 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe This is a Choice Scarf T-Tar used to counter Rotom as it threatens Metagross. Counter to ghosts/psychics/darks. Bulky Gyarados Leftovers Intimidate Adamant ~ Dragon Dance ~ Taunt/Bounce ~ Waterfall ~ Stone Edge/Bounce 156 HP / 72 Atk / 96 Def / 184 Spe Bulky Gyarados does really good on this team as it resists fire and grass type moves which means it can serve as a resist to infernape which threatens both metagross and swampert. Also serves as an offensive poke as it can D-Dance up any time and do a lot of damage with waterfall/stone edge/bounce. Choice Scarf Levitate Timid ~ Thunderbolt ~ Overheat ~ H.P. Ground/Shadow Ball ~ Trick 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe A scarf Rotom is really beneficial when facing walls such as Blissey and Snorlax as it can trick its scarf and render them useless as you can stay in or switch and set up. Although I am not sure of any other reasons putting this over Blissey. Please comment on that. THREAT LIST: DEFENSIVE THREATS: 1. Blissey: Rotom-H can trick choice scarf or T-Tar with superpower if I decide to run it. 2. Bronzong: Rotom can overheat 3. Celebi: Rotom can overheat, Togekiss with Air Slash, T-Tar with Pursuit or Crunch 4. Forretress: Rotom can come in on the rapid spin and overheat 5. Gliscor: Swampert with ice beam or Gyarados with waterfall 6. Gyrados: Metagross with T-punch, Rotom with T-bolt 7. Hippowdon: Gyarados with waterfall, Swampert with Ice beam, Rotom with H.P. Ground, Metagross with e.q./Mash, T-Tar with e.q. or superpower 8. Jirachi: Metagross with e.q. if jirachi is not scarfed, t-tar with e.q., Rotom with overheat 9. Skarmory: Metagross with t-punch, Rotom with t-bolt or overheat 10. Snorlax: Rotom with trick and then set up 11. Suicune: Metagross with T-punch, Rotom can T-bolt 12. Tentacruel: Metagross with T-punch, Rotom can T-bolt also metagross and T-Tar with e.q. 13. Tyranitar: Metagross and T-Tarl with e.q., metagross with mash, Gyarados with waterfall, Swampert with e.q. or ice beam 14. Vaporeon: Metagross with T-punch, Rotom with T-bolt, r 15. Zapdos: T-Tar handles zapdos well OFFENSIVE THREATS: 1. Azelf: Leads can be maybe roared by swampert??? Not too sure what to do here. Maybe switch into T-Tar. 2. Breloom: Togekiss can destroy this also Rotom with overheat and Swampert with Ice beam 3. Dragonite: Swampert with Ice beam 4. Electivire: Metagross, T-Tar and Swampert with e.q., Rotom with H.P. Ground 5. Heracross: Rotom with overheat, Togekiss with Air Slash 6. Lucario: Rotom can overheat, Variety of ground moves 7. Machamp: Togekiss with air slash 8. Magnezone: Rotom can overheat 9. Mamoswine: Metagross with Mash, rotom with overheat, e.q. users 10. Metagross: Rotom overheat is perfect 11. Porygon-Z: T-Tar I guess 12. Scizor: Rotom with overheat 13. Starmie: Metagross with T-punch, Rotom with T-bolt 14. Togekiss: Metagross with T-punch, Rotom with T-bolt, also swampert with ice beam 15. Weavile: Metagross with mash, overheat on rotom, 16. Yanmega: Overheat with Rotom, Ice beam from swampert Any and all comments and suggestions will help and hope you found my team and my thread pretty good. Thanks and Appreciate the help!!!