So, I'm new to competitive Pokemon. Been lurking around Smogon for a long while now, but my interest is only just now getting big enough. I understand the basics, but my team making skills, I don't feel are that nice to me. I'm hoping what I have here is workable, so any help in improving this will be greatly appreciated. Without further ado... Voltros/Borutorosu @Leftovers Modest, Mischievous Heart 164HP/252SpA/92Spe -Taunt -Thunderbolt -Thunder Wave -Focus Blast Mischievous Taunt lead. Originally put in because it seemed as though Stealth Rock was literally the be all and end all. It's proven to be much less worrisome so I'm considering swapping this guy for something else. The priority Thunder Wave still seems useful though. T-bolt is there for reliable STAB. Focus Blast is mostly filler, I don't know what else to put there. Shandera @Life Orb Timid, Flash Fire 4HP/252SpA/252Spe -Fire Blast -Energy Ball -Shadow Ball -HP Fighting I know that most Shanderas are Scarfed, but I feel this should work well enough. Since it's not scarfed, it's more likely to stay in after one attack which is why I use Fire Blast instead of Overheat. Shadow Ball is for alternate STAB, Energy Ball is intended to cover pesky Waters, but I dunno if it'll work that well in practice. HP Fighting because I don't know what else to put in that slot. My worry with Shandera is how frail it is, coupled with the Stealth Rock weakness. Waruvial/Warubiaru @Choice Scarf Adamant, Intimidate 4HP/252Atk/252Spd -Earthquake -Crunch -Stone Edge -Pursuit Revenge killer, I guess (still don't think I've quite figured out what that particular term means, please correct me if I'm wrong). This is, I'm pretty sure, a fairly standard set here. I thought about having things like Brick Break, Aerial Ace, or Outrage in place of Pursuit, but I ultimately decided against changing it since BB hits very little that STAB EQ or Stone Edge don't already, AA hits less, and Outrage feels really risky to me. Intimidate over Overconfidence/Earthquake Spiral should be obvious. As much as I love the latter, it just seems like a stupid idea on a Choicer. Blissey @Leftovers Calm, Natural Cure 252HP/252Def/4SpD -Aromatherapy -Softboiled -Toxic -Grass Knot Oh look, it's this thing. When I put this on my team, I was thinking of it as a sort of "insurance" for when those damn bulky Water types decide to show up and ruin Shandera or Waruvial's fun, which is why I run Grass Knot over Ice beam, though depending on how this turns out I may go for Seismic Toss instead. Softboiled is obvious stall material, while Toxic helps make the stalling somewhat useful. Aromatherapy is there as a bonus since I hate status on my team. Nattorei @Leftovers Relaxed, Iron Barbs 252HP/252Def/4SpD - 0 Speed IV -Stealth Rock -Gyro Ball -Power Whip -Leech Seed Blissey's more physical based partner in crime. Its primary role is to take Physical hits and get Rocks up, though it can still shrug off many Special hits. With his Speed as low as it can possibly go, nobody does the Gyro Balls better. Power Whip comes off nice and strong too should it be necessary. That said I'm considering replacing one of these moves with Protect to support the Leech Seed. If a fire type comes in, then they can say hi to Shandera or Blissey. Suicune @Leftovers Timid, Pressure 32HP/252SpA/224Spe -Surf -Calm Mind -Ice Beam -Substitute After the previous five, I wasn't sure what else I could fit into the team and still have it flow nicely. I figured that it should be something bulky, but can still deal out damage. This, admittedly textbook, Suicune appears to fit the bill. It does manage to cover two attack types that are otherwise missing from my team, have decent bulk, particularly on the Special side thanks to Calm Mind. While I feel this looks good on paper, I haven't had any luck with it in practice. I'm actually half expecting for this team to be judged as a royal piece of crap that needs to be thrown out. I'm hoping that I'm wrong, and that I actually have at least the framework for something decent here.