So I decided to try my hand with, what started out as a hyper offensive team. This team started out as solely a swords dance lucario. Seriously, that was it. I even won a couple games with him. Thats not the main point, however. The team slowly built up to be a bit more balanced, as I added pokes to cover team weaknesses. Without further adieu, my team! Excuse the boring lack of pictures :P Forretress (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 252 Def / (252 HP or 252 Atk)? Hardy Nature - Spikes - Explosion - Rest - Sleep Talk Forretress opens up the show, always being able to get down at least one layer of spikes. Theoretically, I would spikes once or twice, then rest and sleep talk the last spikes/explode on someone. Really, all he manages to do is either get some spikes down, or (nearly) kill the opposing lead. No one appreciates and explosion to the face. Not sure what I should do for EVs. Tyranitar (F) @ Chople Berry Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 180 SAtk / 76 SDef Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd) - Pursuit - Ice Beam - Fire Blast - Stealth Rock Here's my ever faithful TTar. He sets up stealth rock, and also does his fair share of killing things. First of all, man do I love that chople berry. He survives a lot of stuff that people THINK will kill him, and often one shots them back, or at least gets SR out, and gets to switch to my counter. Bulky spread helps him survive a lot, and he does actually do a good amount of killing. Porygon2 @ Eviolite Trait: Trace EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Thunderbolt - Ice Beam - Recover - Toxic Porygon2 is in here as my special wall. Boltbeam helps kill lots of stuff. Recover/toxic for stalling. He isnt anything too special, and if you think anything else would do better here, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Excadrill (F) @ Air Balloon Trait: Sand Rush EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Earthquake - Rock Slide - Rapid Spin Excadrill is too good. TOO GOOD. TTar sets up sandstorm, and then excadrill outspeeds nearly everything, and one shots pretty much anything, especially if I can switch him in to something he scares away, and get a swords dance off. Seriously, Excadrill is totally gdlk. Most of my games end with an Excadrill sweep, and if not, he usually takes out a pokemon or two. Garchomp (F) @ Yache Berry Trait: Sand Veil EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Outrage - Earthquake - Aqua Tail - Swords Dance Garchomp is also looking to be replaced. I feel like he doesn't do much that Excadrill doesn't do. That being said, Garchomp has ripped holes in enemy teams. He does a good job, but I was thinking that maybe a mixed attacker would be better here. Basically, this is an open slot for anyone who can tear some holes in the enemy team, maybe cause some switches and rack up passive damage. Maybe mixmence? Dunno. Again, open to suggestions. Latios (M) @ Dragon Gem Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Thunderbolt - Surf - Memento Latios is another offensive beast. He hits special, which my team was really lacking. Basically, he hits something really hard with Draco Meteor, and people may think he's choiced. Regardless, he still counters a lot of pokes. When he gets low on health, he mementos, which gets me free setup. I'd say I've won a lot of games because of that. Any suggestions? Thank you for your time!