Updating to B/W I decided to make a new team. I've tried this little bunch out and I've had a good success rate so far, but I honestly want some opinions on the team. Comments, improvements, whatever else appreciated. Nidoking is one of my favorite pokemon so I used him to base my OU team around. Next came Braviary which I decided to use also because I liked it and really tried to get it into the team. Next I decided on another hard hitter so I picked Darmanitan from this generation. Obviously if I had a fire type, I was gonna need a grass type, and if I had a grass type, I was gonna need water to protect that one. I picked Ludicolo because I needed to cover those bases without sacrificing too many spots. Next I picked Spiritomb just for the sake of having someone to get past some barriers. Having no weaknesses also helped Spiritomb get the spot. Finally, I picked Raikou to have a last minute heavy hitter and to cover whatever other weaknesses I had left in the team. The Setup Cherry(Darmanitan)(F)@Leftovers Ability: Zen Mode Nature: Hasty(+Spd,-Def) EVs: 250 ATK / 5 DEF / 250 SP.ATK / 5 SP.DEF -U-turn -Fire Punch -Stone Edge -Psychic I knew this would be an annoying set to try and work out, but it was a dream world team so I had to suck it up and deal with it. Cherry serves as lead alongside KAPPA firstly to come to a stealth rock-free field, and secondly to scout the other team. I gave her psychic so she wouldn't be completely useless in Zen mode if it came to her having to battle like that. Kappa(Ludicolo)(M)@Big Root Ability: Own Tempo Nature: Docile EVs: 10 ATK / 250 SP.ATK / 250 SP.DEF -Fake Out -Giga Drain -Ice Beam -Hydro Pump As a lead alongside Cherry, I gave Kappa Fake out for obvious reasons. Other than that, His and Cherry's moveset exist to cover each other's weaknesses. KING(Nidoking)(M)(Life Orb) Ability: Sheer Force Nature: Naughty EVs: 252 ATK / 252 SP.ATK / 4 SP -Shadow Claw/Megahorn -Slime Wave -Flamethrower/Thunderbolt/Ice Beam -Earthquake I gave KING a mixed sweeper set to make sheer force as useful as possible. Slime wave and earthquake for STAB damage, and shadow claw and flamethrower for other types. Alternately, I think thunderbolt or ice beam could be used in place of thunderbolt and I think Megahorn might be a good tradeoff for shadow claw, if only for the extra power. Braviary(M)(Leftovers) Ability: Defiant Nature: Impish EVs: 252 ATK / 252 DEF / 4 SP -Crush Claw -Retaliate -Brave Bird -Superpower Nothing much I can really say here, this is what I'm guessing a standard Braviary set would be. Daalc(Spiritomb)(M)@Leftovers Ability: Infiltrator Nature: Timid EVs: 5 ATK / 250 DEF / 5 SP.ATK / 250 SP. DEF -Hypnosis/Will-o-Wisp -Pain Split/Destiny Bond -Shadow Ball -Sucker Punch/Dark Pulse Hypnosis to put enemies to sleep. Will-o'-wisp could work if you want to burn foes instead. Pain Split to get some life back while hurting your opponent. Destiny Bond for if you just want to take that pokemon down with you. Shadow Ball for a reliable STAB move. Finally Sucker Punch for another STAB move for if you want to strike early and use the atk stat. Dark Pulse could work if you instead rely on the sp.atk stat. DoG(Raikou)@Balloon Ability: Volt Absorb Nature: Relaxed EVs: 250 DEF / 10 SP.ATK / 250 SP -Calm Mind -Shadow Ball/ HP Grass -Volt Switch/Reflect -Thunderbolt Like I said before, Raikou is nothing more than a back up special sweeper. So, naturally this set is all about exploiting it's special stats. Calm mind to gain some bulk along with powering up the rest of it's moves. Thunderbolt and Volt Switch for good STAB moves, and Shadow Ball for hitting everything else besides normal types. Otherwise I think HP Grass would work to cover it's weakness and Reflect in place of Volt change for a little more physical defense. Well, that's my B/W team. If this isn't too too bad let me know. If you have ways for me to improve, please let me know.