Hello, I'm Psylink, I do RU, blah blah blah. One thing though, I used to suck at RU. I don't now, thanks to EonX-, a new tutor at Battling 101! I was his first tutee, which is cool. Using his tricks, I made this bulky offensive team! Here it is! Oh, before I start, I'd like to say that the members may seem odd for RU, or have redundant roles, but they're for synergy. With synergy, you can get many things done! Anyways... 2808 (Accelgor) (M) @ Focus Sash Trait: Sticky Hold EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spd / 4 SAtk Timid Nature IVs: 30 Def / 30 SDef / 30 Spd - Spikes - Final Gambit - Bug Buzz - Focus Blast This is the one of the only things on this team that isn't bulky. Standard Accelgor, I know. I'm having some doubts about Final Gambit. I've only used it once, to take out a Kabutops which my team couldn't handle in a beta version, but now I have a fix. Is there something else I can use it for? I also have one other problem: There are situations where I feel leading with Accelgor would be counterproductive. To get to the point, they get hazards up, Accelgor loses it's Sash, and get's killed by an Entei usually, only getting one layer of Spikes up. How could I remedy this? Should I use a different Pokemon? Welcome Reality (Gallade) (M) @ Lum Berry Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Close Combat - Shadow Sneak - Zen Headbutt My non-bulky setup sweeper, lol. I feel that most Gallade I see these days are either Bulky Swords Dance or Specially Defensive. This one is the original: Offensive Swords Dance. Not only is it a sweeper, but it's also my check to other Gallade (in particular those with Close Combat), Medicham, and others. The set itself is standard, but that's to be expected on the ladder. Zen Headbutt has really only been useful for Amoonguss, so do you have any ideas on a replacement? Scorpions (Drapion) @ Choice Band Trait: Sniper EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def Adamant Nature - Crunch - Pursuit - Earthquake - Poison Jab Finally, something bulky, right? Drapion is crucial to the team. It's my check to Grass and Psychic-types that Gallade can't mow through with Shadow Sneak. Crunch and Pursuit are for fun mindgames with Psychic-types, Earthquake for incoming Qwilfish and Amoonguss, and Poison Jab is for the Grass-types if they come in, such as Sceptile, Lilligant, and others. EVs are mostly standard. I've been having trouble with Lilligant lately, but I think it's because I forget that it usually runs Sleep Powder. It's status at all, really. I might replace my Samurott, but it hits so much harder than Lanturn, and has batter coverage. What will I do? This Way (Eelektross) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 HP Quiet Nature - Thunderbolt - Flamethrower - Grass Knot - U-turn This is my first Pokemon that makes me think this team is somewhat creative. You might think: "Why couldn't you use Rotom-C or Manectric?". The reason is synergy, as I said in the beginning. Eelektross has no weaknesses, and if I used Rotom-C, I would have a weakness to Ice later, which would suck if Hail was still around (haven't bothered to check yet lol). Also, if I used any other Electric-type, I would be weak to Ground. That would mean Sandslash would give me grief, and besides, I already have no spinblocker. Other than synergy, Eelektross hits hard on both the Special side and the physical side, and it probably has the best Special movepool in all of NU, and RU for that matter. With that aside, I used the Smogon set there, too. One thing that sucks is that it's SOOOOOO slow, but hey, that's OK. New Life (Samurott) @ Life Orb Trait: Torrent EVs: 84 Atk / 244 Spd / 180 SAtk Naive Nature - Hydro Pump - Hidden Power [Grass] - Ice Beam - Superpower The other awesome part of this team: Samurott! This set hits decetpively hard, and usually is Grass bait, but that's OK, I got Ice Beam! This, along with every team member except Druddigon, is irreplacable unless you can find someone better for the job. But in all seriousness, look at that coverage! It hits most of RU for SE damage. I don't really have much to say. Doomsday (Druddigon)@ Leftovers Trait: Rough Skin EVs: 20 Spd / 252 Atk / 236 HP Adamant Nature - Stealth Rock - Dragon Claw - Earthquake - Sucker Punch I recently changed this set from Mixed (was redundant) to SR (Stealth Rocks!). Druddigon provides the all important Hazards, as well as dishes out damage with Dragon Claw, EQ, and SP. He also gives me many resistances that help out the team. I might change his item and ability back to LO/SF. Conclusion So, that's my team! Give me a rate, and maybe even a Luvdisc, and of course, take it easy!