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Other OU Teambuilding Competition V3 - Round 9 (Voting)

Discussion in 'OverUsed' started by A Terrakion, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Smog Frog

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    explanation (open)

    So with this team, I decided to use a volt turn core+gothitelle to wear down and remove Azumarill's counters for a late game sweep with belly drum. I actually didnt build with this in mind, i just realized i could submit it. so first, I looked for sweepers that benefit from what Gothitelle could remove. BD azumarill enjoys skarmory, quagsire, amoonguss, slowbro, what have ye removed. As BD Azumarill enjoys getting in scot free, as does gothitelle, i decided to add Mega Manectric+Landorus-T VoltTurn core as it not only provides free switches with the volt switch/uturns, it also buys setup opportunities w/ intimidate. as mega manectric has such great coverage, it checks almost all of the OU tier. then, so they didn't get worn down by hazards so much, I used defog latias w/ thunderbolt to check azumarill and allow goth to come in for free, and at full health, against defensive threats. it also meant i had 2 chances with belly drum azumarill. terrakion is here to keep me from getting rekt by sweepers, and acts as a secondary check to mega gyarados, mega tyranitar, and mega charizard x. you know this team is the fukn best, vote for it.


    import for thieves (open)


    lol @ offense (Azumarill) @ Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Huge Power
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Belly Drum
    - Aqua Jet
    - Play Rough
    - Superpower

    lol @ stall (Gothitelle) @ Choice Specs
    Ability: Shadow Tag
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    - Trick
    - Psyshock
    - Energy Ball
    - Thunderbolt

    lol @ skarm (Landorus-Therian) (M) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 248 HP / 56 Atk / 200 Def / 4 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - U-turn
    - Stealth Rock
    - Earthquake
    - Knock Off

    lol @ rocks (Latias) (F) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    - Draco Meteor
    - Thunderbolt
    - Defog
    - Healing Wish

    lol @ sweepers (Terrakion) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Justified
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Close Combat
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake
    - Rock Slide

    lol @ birds (Manectric) @ Manectite
    Ability: Lightningrod
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    - Volt Switch
    - Thunderbolt
    - Overheat
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
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  2. Epique.

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    Description (open)

    This team wasn´t built for this competition, but shares how well the core that we are building around can be incorporated in diverse teams. The team preview itself is a bit weird, a non-HO Zard Y team that has an Azumarill over Keldeo and uses Ferrothorn instead of Thundurus (I´ve never liked a lot the idea of having to sack an important part of my team when I see a fast mon to avoid being swept by it, but exposing my team to other kind of threats that are not allways present), but the team has proven to be very effective against many different playstyles and is pretty fun to use (specially when you don´t miss attacks with Charizard).
    The Teambuilding process:
    I started building the team around Zard Y since I wanted to have a solid mega that could easily break stall and slow pokémon with sun boosted Fire Blasts and good coverage moves. The only full counters of Charizard were Latias and Chansey, so I added a Bisharp to trap and KO them. Hippowdon was added to cover some Zard Y checks such as Thundurus and some QuakeEdge attackers, while providing Sandstorm support to "refresh" Charizard´s weather and Stealth Rock (which is always nice against any team). I needed a way to take out hazards, so Latias joined the team because of its bulkyness and useful typing. Azumarill acts as a glue and has good synergy with the rest of the team, being my best answer to pokémon like Greninja and a great way to pressure offensive teams that lack a switch into it. Finally, I added Ferrothorn to both have a reliable switch into Azumarill and relax the pressure ejerced over my bulky mons (also has a really nice spore immunity).


    Importable (open)

    Charizard @ Charizardite Y
    Ability: Blaze
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    - Fire Blast
    - Solar Beam
    - Focus Blast
    - Roost

    Bisharp @ Life Orb
    Ability: Defiant
    EVs: 32 HP / 252 Atk / 224 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Sucker Punch
    - Knock Off
    - Iron Head
    - Pursuit

    Hippowdon @ Leftovers
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Impish Nature
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake
    - Slack Off
    - Stealth Rock

    Latias (F) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 72 HP / 184 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    - Psyshock
    - Draco Meteor
    - Defog
    - Thunderbolt

    Azumarill @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Huge Power
    EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Play Rough
    - Waterfall
    - Aqua Jet
    - Knock Off

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Ability: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Relaxed Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect
    - Gyro Ball
    - Power Whip

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  3. A Terrakion

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    The teambuilding process has ended and voting begins now. You may now cast your vote publicly now as sending it privately didn't work as I would have expected. Voting closes August 8th at 11:59 PM. Trying to get back on schedule with this for things to start and end Friday to make things easier. Anways my vote.

    Epique.
  4. Aragorn the King

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  5. Jin White

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    was a toss-up between -Clone- & Epique...

    gonna go w/ -Clone-, Healing Wish + CB Dragonite & the sexy replays did it for me
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  6. KlefkiHolder

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  7. BlackLight

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    -Clone-

    That said, I've used something very similar to Smog Frog's team. If I had a second vote...
  8. sparktrain

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    SnowCristal!
  9. Alexander.

    Alexander. Banned deucer.

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    snowcristal I guess
  10. Berserking Now

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  11. hey yal

    hey yal

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    smog frog'd
  12. Inevitability

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  14. Seevea

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    Going with Epique. He does a great job at creative a defensive backbone while using nukes to just destroy things. A few EVs could be streamlined tho, and I'd go with Roost/Recover over TBolt on Latias, but a good team overall
  15. Gizmozian

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    Epique.
    His thought process was pretty clear and provided good insight.
    Though I do agree on the rough evs.
  16. BurningFury101

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    So.. I'm guessing the winner is SnowCristal (AGAIN?)? Given both me and Epique got our votes after the voting period.
  17. A Terrakion

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    Yeah, it's my fault for not posting when it was over. My fault on that.
    The winner is SnowCristal. I'll post the next Pokemon / Core to use in a few.
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  18. A Terrakion

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    This core I was about to use for Round 6 but someone gave me the idea for Azumarill + Latias so I'll do this one now.
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    These two typings complement each other together as they resist each other weaknesses (or is able to tank hits the other Pokemon is unable to). Ferrothorn can give Suicune some Leech Seed upon being forced to switch into it and give Suicune passive recovery other Leftovers. Suicune on the other hand can burn threats that threaten Ferrothorn and Ferrothorn would be able take their hits much easier than before. I actually like this core and maybe I'll jump in this >:D Teams must be submitted by Saturday, August 16th at 11:59 PM EST.
  19. AM

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    Description (open)

    So I always loved the concept of semi-stall with a powerful wall breaker or two so I applied that with this concept. Basically designed a defensive core around the Round 6 concept by adding in Chansey and Mew for additional support to keep things like strong special attackers at bay. Went for physically defensive Ferrothorn to help consistently check M-Gyarados among other strong physical hitters that could pose a problem for the special walls. Basically a support moveset with Mew to help the team function more successfully. Suicune is standard Crocune and Toxic Chansey to add on more residual damage in the long run. Went for mixed Thundurus to handle things such as Chansey, the Latis, Ttars, non Sand or Scarfed Excadrills, and stuff susceptible to Knock Off, which is almost everything lol. Defiant is always nice to catch those Defogs as well. Paired Thundurus up with M-Heracross as they have good offensive and defensive synergy in terms of typing. Standard Swords Dance Heracross to wall break much more easily with a Jolly Nature to outrun things such as Breloom and anything else that falls under its speed tier.

    Importable (open)

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Ability: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
    Relaxed Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Gyro Ball
    - Leech Seed
    - Stealth Rock
    - Protect

    Suicune @ Leftovers
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Scald
    - Rest
    - Calm Mind
    - Sleep Talk

    Mew @ Leftovers
    Ability: Synchronize
    EVs: 252 HP / 148 SpD / 108 Spe
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Taunt
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Defog
    - Roost

    Chansey @ Eviolite
    Ability: Natural Cure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpD
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Seismic Toss
    - Toxic
    - Soft-Boiled
    - Heal Bell

    Thundurus (M) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Defiant
    EVs: 80 Atk / 176 SpA / 252 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Knock Off
    - Superpower

    Heracross @ Heracronite
    Ability: Guts
    EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Pin Missile
    - Rock Blast
    - Close Combat
    - Swords Dance
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  20. Colonial

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    Importable (open)

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Ability: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 248 HP / 64 Def / 196 SpD
    Impish Nature
    - Thunder Wave
    - Leech Seed
    - Power Whip
    - Stealth Rock

    Suicune @ Leftovers
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpA
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Calm Mind
    - Scald
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    Charizard @ Charizardite X
    Ability: Blaze
    EVs: 248 HP / 148 Atk / 112 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Dragon Dance
    - Flare Blitz
    - Dragon Claw
    - Roost

    Dragonite @ Choice Band
    Ability: Multiscale
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Outrage
    - Earthquake
    - Extreme Speed
    - Fire Punch

    Landorus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Knock Off
    - Stone Edge
    - U-turn

    Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Overcoat
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Defog
    - Foul Play
    - Roost
    - Taunt



    Explanation (open)



    So, of course I started off with the core. I went for mixed wall Ferrothorn and Crocune. I chose Thunder Wave over Gyro Ball or Protect to allow Crocune and CBNite to potentially outspeed more, and punish opposing switch-ins and setup attempts.

    Since this core is already 2 parts of the classic FWG setup, I figured it'd be a good idea to complete that. I went with Zard X for a few reasons. One, it makes a fun sweeping pair with Suicune, with both behaving very differently and needing different answers. Two, all of Zard X's checks and counters are dealt with and taken advantage of by either Ferrothorn or Suicune. As such, Zard X's sweeping ability is greatly improved.

    For the next member, I settled on Choice Band Dragonite. This gives the team a powerful wallbreaker and creates a Double Dragon core with Zard X. The strong Extremespeed is invaluable too. This set uses Jolly over Adamant to outspeed Mega Heracross and OHKO with Outrage after SR.

    Fifth member, Scarf Landorus-T. This gives the team a good revenge killer, pivot, and Knock Off abuser (a requirement on almost every team IMO). It also somewhat covers the team's vulnerability to Mega Pinsir, Zard X and Terrakion. Scarf LandoT also makes for a good check to Thundurus (Counter if not running HP Ice).

    Finally, with 2 mons very weak to Stealth Rock, a reliable hazard remover was in order. Mandibuzz wasn't my first choice, with the whole "being a 3rd mon weak to SR" thing, but I think it was a good one. One of the bulkiest defog users (if not THE bulkiest), reliable recovery, STAB Foul Play, and is a good check to Mega Pinsir, enemy Zard Xs, and just about any other physical sweeper that isn't Azumarill or Mega Tyranitar. The sorta fast Taunt makes it a decent anti-lead too.

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  21. DeBlois

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    Importable (open)

    Thundurus (M) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Prankster
    EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Volt Switch
    - Knock Off
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Thunder Wave

    Excadrill (M) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Sand Rush
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Rapid Spin
    - Earthquake
    - Iron Head
    - Rock Slide

    Suicune @ Leftovers
    Ability: Pressure
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Calm Mind
    - Scald
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Ability: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 188 SpD
    Sassy Nature
    IVs: 0 Spe
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect
    - Gyro Ball
    - Stealth Rock

    Tyranitar @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Stone Edge
    - Pursuit
    - Ice Beam
    - Superpower

    Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
    Ability: Trace
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Hyper Voice
    - Psyshock
    - Focus Blast
    - Taunt


    Description (open)

    Hello, I am DeBlois, nice to meet you!

    So, building a team around Suicune/Ferrothorn was a lot of fun. (Get it? Cause I put the other mons around Suicune/Ferrothorn..) Moving on.

    My first thought was that I wanted to make a team that shows the power of Ferrothorn and Suicune, with Ferrothorn causing frustration and Suicune sweeping. So I thought about the counters to Suicune. First things that come into my head, Clefable/Thundurus/Venusaur/Vaporeon/things that can take a scald at +1 and set up(Mega Pinsir/Mega Charizard-X) So I thought, all these Pokemon, outside Thundurus/Vaporeon, can't take on a Choice Band Talonflame. Next on my mind was these two mons and something else to wear down the opposing team with Talonflame, I was, and still am, tempted to go for Mega Pinsir/Mega Mawile here, but with Aegislash gone, Mega Mawile being suspectet and Thundurus still being a huge threat. I thought I would test out Mega Gardevoir. Taunt for stall teams as everything, outside Scizor, get's beaten 1v1. At this point I have Talonflame as a good revenge killer, but weak to rocks. So I wanted another revenge killer that is also great against HO, after some testing of Choice Scarf Landorus-T I decided to go with Choice Scarf Excadrill, giving me another check against against Mega Pinsir and a solid switch into none-Focus Blast Thundurus' and this also gave me a Rapid Spinner, which is a huge help for Talonflame. Last, but not least, I wanted something that would wear down an opponents team even more, but instead of huge damage, I wanted a Pokemon that would cause Suicune have an easier sweep, I wanted things like Paralyze/Knock Off and Thundurus is the best Pokemon at this. I decided to go with Volt Switch over ThunderBolt, to keep up momentum and I can bring in Excadrill/Talonflame for huge damage.


    Changes (open)

    Tyranitar over Talonflame.
    Sand Rush LO Excadrill over CS Excadrill
    Modest over Timid On Gardevoir

    After some more testing I decided these changes were for the best.
    I now use Tyranitar and Sand Rush Excadrill together, the reason for this is, in the current meta it is incredibly strong. A great rapid spinner combined with such amazing attack. I changed Talonflame for Tyranitar because I was a little weak to Chansey and Mew, now with Pursuit, I handle those two easy. I have an even stronger wallbreaker in Gardevoir, also the reason for modest is just to have more power. We don't need to + speed on her. Enjoy testing :3

    Please feel free to change what you think would be better or anything I've missed :3
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  22. SnowCristal!

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    Waiting MegaSlowbro
    A random title o.o

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    Ferro thorn (Ferrothorn) (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 208 HP / 172 Def / 128 SDef
    Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
    - Spikes
    - Leech Seed
    - Protect
    - Gyro Ball

    Sui Cune (Suicune) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 240 HP / 252 Def / 16 Spd
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Scald
    - Calm Mind
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    Talon Flame (Talonflame) (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Gale Wings
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 SDef / 8 Spd
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Brave Bird
    - Bulk Up
    - Roost
    - Will-O-Wisp

    Hippow Don (Hippowdon) (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sand Force
    EVs: 240 HP / 252 Def / 12 SDef / 4 Spd
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
    - Earthquake
    - Stealth Rock
    - Slack Off
    - Rock Slide

    Sci Zor (Scizor) (F) @ Scizorite
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 240 HP / 80 Def / 176 SDef / 12 Spd
    Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
    - Roost
    - Bullet Punch
    - Knock Off
    - Defog

    Cres selia (Cresselia) (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Ice Beam
    - Moonlight
    - Psyshock
    - Toxic



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    Well guyz, in these days i've few time to build, but just cuz i won the last two building contest here,in a row!! o.o, i decided to post one of my strongest semistall team.
    The strategy is absolutely simple: make pressure with the hazardz, setted by Hippowdon+Ferrothorn, and Clean with Talonflame+Suicune. Starting from Suicune+Ferrothorn I inserted Talonflame to do a great water, grass and fire Core, still solid since DPP. I was weak to stallbreakers like Landorus-I and Megamedicham so i inserted a Cresselia, a wonderful resource when you are playing really bad to win ez with his bulkyness. Hippowon is the SR setter and is here to tank every Char X or Bisharps. 2 Tips about hippowdon: it hasn't Sand Stream cuz i play Cresselia, that has Moonlight. I use Rock Slide to hit Pinsir first of his boost, or, in extremis, after a
    +2. Last i pick Scizor, a wonderful defogger that stops Mega Gardevoir, one of the best stallbreaker in Smogon metagame (rip aegi :c). Is really surprising how Hazardz+Defensive Stat up mons really works fine togheter o.o
    Oh, and IDK why this forum gives me 4 hide o.o

  23. BurningFury101

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    Js, if Snow wins again I'm going to gouge my eyes out.
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  24. SnowCristal!

    SnowCristal!

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    D: i'll cancel my team y/n
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    No Cresselia is awesome. Don't give in to the masses.

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