im awesome (Move your mouse to reveal the content) im awesome (open) im awesome (close) Start of turn 10 testing stuffs called Raikou back! testing stuffs sent out Salamence! Salamence intimidates the foe's Celebi! The foe's Celebi's Attack fell! The foe's Celebi used Leech Seed! Salamence was seeded! The sandstorm rages! Salamence is buffeted by the sandstorm! The foe's Celebi is buffeted by the sandstorm! Salamence's health is sapped by leech seed. The foe's Celebi restored a little HP using its Leftovers! The foe's Celebi's perish count fell to 2. Start of turn 11 Kranjcar called Celebi back! Kranjcar sent out Tyranitar! Salamence used Earthquake! It's super effective! The foe's Tyranitar lost 100% of its health! The foe's Tyranitar fainted! Predictions ADV OU offense (or at least an attempt at it) So, if you know me, you know that I love playing offensively - as offensively as possible. Well, in ADV, I had trouble getting the hang of it... Until now. I decided to start considering Spikes a luxury as opposed to a necessity, use things like CBMence, and USE CURSELAX. Yeah I pretty much decided "hey I hate this Snorlax thing so I'm gonna use it". Took it for a spin, and not only did I have a blast, but the team actually, well, I dunno, worked. Salamence (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Intimidate EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Hidden Power [Flying] - Rock Slide - Earthquake - Fire Blast Choice Band Salamence as a lead is just fantastic. It just hits everything hard, allowing me to get momentum from turn one. Additionally, it can beat Celebi, who is a major pain for Snorlax to face. It requires prediction, but I love prediction; it's what makes the game so fun (because I get to laugh my ass off when I predict Tyranitar coming in). You wanna switch to Skarmory? No. You really don't. You're just gonna get hit super hard by Fire Blast. So you want to switch to Zapdos? You still don't wanna do that. Well, if you wanna get your shit fucked by Rock Slide, then by all means, please switch to Zapdos. If I believe the prediction will benefit me in the long run, then by all means, I'm going to make that prediction. Milotic (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Marvel Scale EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Surf - Ice Beam - Rest - Sleep Talk I love this thing. Switch in on Will-O-Wisps and stuff to activate Marvel Scale, and when you run low on health, go for Rest and Marvel Scale is still active because you're asleep. In addition, since this is a RestTalk set, I can switch in on Sleep moves from the likes of Breloom and Gengar, activating Sleep Clause in a way that's advantageous for me. In addition, pretty much every team needs a bulky water, but I wasn't so keen on running Swampert because HP GRASS ON EVERYTHING! This is also my primary way of taking on DDMence and DDTar so they don't simply have their way with my team. Raikou @ Leftovers Trait: Pressure EVs: 40 HP / 252 SAtk / 216 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Substitute - Calm Mind - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Grass] Raikou is easily walled (and fucked by Dugtrio), but it's still fantastic. For one, you need that HP Grass user for Swampert. Also, if Blissey/Snorlax/Dugtrio/Grass-type/whatever is down, I pretty much win. It's also always nice to have some extra insurance against Skarmory (I'm not touching Magneton, Magneton is a useless piece of shit) because if I want Snorlax to sweep, Skarmory's gotta be down. Plus, Suicune. Fuck that thing, I don't particularly care for it, and it can go die in a hole. (Probably going too far there) No worries, I can beat it with Raikou. Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 144 HP / 68 Atk / 132 Def / 164 SDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Curse - Body Slam - Shadow Ball - Rest CurseLax! Don't get why I need to explain this one at all, but fine. It's a special tank and physical sweeper all wrapped up in one big package! Basically, it prevents Special sweepers from having a field day with my team, while at the same time having actual offensive presence. Usually I think having Rest without Heal Bell support is the worst idea ever, but CurseLax is so good it doesn't need Heal Bell support at all. I use Shadow Ball instead of Earthquake because I feel I have ways of handling Tyranitar, while I'd much rather hit Gengar before it gets the chance to Sub, and also making it harder for Gengar to stall Snorlax with Will-O-Wisp + Taunt. Celebi @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 228 HP / 252 Def / 28 SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Calm Mind - Leech Seed - Psychic - Recover Need a CurseLax switch-in? Celebi. Job done. +1 Shadow Ball is still doing a decent chunk, but Leech Seed lets me stall it. As usual, I wanted to use something that could pose an actual offensive threat, which is why I went to Celebi as opposed to Skarmory (base 80 Attack uninvested Drill Pecks do no damage to anything...). If I have some Calm Minds, Snorlax won't particularly want to take a hit either, especially considering unboosted attacks just aren't doing enough (and Leech Seed too). Psychic > HP Grass because I like power. Metagross @ Leftovers Trait: Clear Body EVs: 188 HP / 160 Atk / 160 SAtk Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd) - Meteor Mash - Earthquake - ThunderPunch - Explosion Choice Band Metagross is overrated. Anyway, this is good for doing a little better against Shadow Ball Curselax than Celebi (especially if Snorlax is under the effects of Leech Seed). In addition, it's got ThunderPunch for a nice surprise for Skarmory, and also hits Gyarados without having to resort to Explosion. It can beat Tyranitar too! Unboosted Earthquake doesn't OHKO Metagross, while I can just hit it with Meteor Mash. Magneton? lol Magneton is useless, but Earthquake prevents Metagross from being Magneton bait. Explosion is nice to go out with a bang once its job is done and hit just about anything hard, while also being a nice last resort against Suicune. Importable: Code: Salamence (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Intimidate EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Hidden Power [Flying] - Rock Slide - Earthquake - Fire Blast Milotic (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Marvel Scale EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Surf - Ice Beam - Rest - Sleep Talk Raikou @ Leftovers Trait: Pressure EVs: 40 HP / 252 SAtk / 216 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Substitute - Calm Mind - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Grass] Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 144 HP / 68 Atk / 132 Def / 164 SDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Curse - Body Slam - Shadow Ball - Rest Celebi @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 228 HP / 252 Def / 28 SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Calm Mind - Leech Seed - Psychic - Recover Metagross @ Leftovers Trait: Clear Body EVs: 188 HP / 160 Atk / 160 SAtk Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd) - Meteor Mash - Earthquake - ThunderPunch - Explosion Any advice is greatly appreciated.