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My first RMT

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by StrawHatIan, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. StrawHatIan

    StrawHatIan

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    Hi everybody! This is my first RMT on Smogon, please don't crush it. Actually, go ahead, if you see fit.
    I don't remember my inspiration for this team but it works pretty well on the ladder. It took me a while to build but I think it could use some work.

    Cyclops (Magnezone) @ Light Clay
    Trait: Magnet Pull
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SDef
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk / 30 Spd
    - Volt Switch
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Thunder Wave
    Description: I picked Magnezone to use for this team mainly because Magnezone makes a great supporter to Dragon Offense. Dual screens allow Haxorus and Salamence to set up Dragon Dance easily, and thunder wave also provides extra set up opportunities while bringing much needed status to this team. Volt Switch is the only attacking move on this set as it allows for a quick escape after I've set up screens.

    Wooly (Mamoswine) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Thick Fat
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Ice Shard
    - Icicle Crash
    - Earthquake
    Description: Mamoswine is my only hazard setter and my only protection against choice scarf garchomp and lati@s. Ice type stab is always nice to have on a team as well. Mamoswine is usually the lead for this team and can take out opposing leads most of the time.

    Men(a)ce (Salamence) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Intimidate
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Naive Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Outrage
    - Fire Blast
    - Earthquake
    Description: I chose to use Salamence on this team mainly because of the oh so lovely intimidate support it provides. It gives me a chance to set up and with reflect, Salamence will be able to shrug off neutral hits so much easier. Salamence is also the only fighting resist on this team. Fire Blast was chosen over Hydro Pump mainly because Fire hits so many more things harder than Water does, namely Ferrothorn.

    Guillotine (Haxorus) @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Mold Breaker
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 220 Spd / 252 Atk / 36 HP
    Adamant Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Taunt
    - Outrage
    - Earthquake
    Description: Haxorus is the second dragon on this team. It can be used to break down counters to Salamence while simultaneously punching holes into the enemy team after a single boost. Taunt was chosen because of the lack of a spinner on this team. Taunt is also highly useful against slower substitutes as well as phazing moves.

    Washing machine (Rotom-Wash) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 28 SAtk / 248 HP / 232 SDef
    Calm Nature
    - Hydro Pump
    - Volt Switch
    - Pain Split
    - Will-O-Wisp
    Description: Rotom is on this team to check all the rain teams that run rampant on the PS! ladder. It can also eat anything special thrown at it and return hard with Hydro Pump. For physical threats (Scizor, Breloom, Terrakion, etc.) it can cripple with will-o-wisp, which is great for the team in general.

    DIE BITCHES DIE (Kyurem-Black) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Teravolt
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SAtk
    Naughty Nature
    - Outrage
    - Freeze Shock
    - Fusion Bolt
    - Ice Beam
    Description: Kyurem-B may seem like an odd choice. However, Scarfed Kyurem wrecks a lot of the top threats in the metagame at this point in time. 95 base speed makes for a great revenge killer, especially when paired with those delicious 170/120 base offensive stats. Outrage is going put huge dents into anything that doesn't resist it, and even then, most steel types are 3hko'd by an outrage.
  2. StrawHatIan

    StrawHatIan

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    Cyclops (Magnezone) @ Light Clay
    Trait: Sturdy
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SDef
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk / 30 Spd
    - Volt Switch
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Thunder Wave

    Wooly (Mamoswine) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Thick Fat
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Ice Shard
    - Icicle Crash
    - Earthquake

    Men(a)ce (Salamence) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Intimidate
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Naive Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Outrage
    - Fire Blast
    - Earthquake

    Guillotine (Haxorus) @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Mold Breaker
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 220 Spd / 252 Atk / 36 HP
    Adamant Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Taunt
    - Outrage
    - Earthquake

    Washing machine (Rotom-Wash) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 28 SAtk / 248 HP / 232 SDef
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 Def
    - Hydro Pump
    - Volt Switch
    - Pain Split
    - Will-O-Wisp

    DIE BITCHES DIE (Kyurem-Black) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Teravolt
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SAtk
    Naughty Nature
    - Outrage
    - Freeze Shock
    - Fusion Bolt
    - Ice Beam


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  3. Governess

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    This is a really nice team. I'm really drowsy at the moment (lack of sleep, been working on something) the only thing that stands out to me is Freeze Shock. Moves like that, (Fly, Dive, etc) aren't really the best option for the metagame. It gives the opponent a free turn to switch into the appropriate choice; being locked onto it isn't a good option for battle, either. I'd suggest replacing Freeze Shock with either Dragon Claw or Earth Power. Dragon Claw is a good alternative STAB move, if you don't fancy being locked into Outrage and risk confusion, but Earth Power lets Kyurem-B handle Steel types, as well as give it an overall better coverage.

    Sorry I couldn't do much, but it's a good team nonetheless; good job. =)

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