Random Matchup has the same rules as VGC'12 so I posted it here. Anyway I need help deciding which Pokemon to use on my team as a special attacker. Porygon-Z or Gengar. For now I'd be using this team on random machup. I guess it could also work for the VGC'12 rules anyway. My team: Accelgor-252 SpAtk/4 SpDef/252 Spd Item: Grass Gem Ability: Hydration Nature: Mild Energy Ball Bug Buzz Yawn Protect Accelgor can counter Latios in a pinch. Bug Buzz can 1HKO him, and Latios can't outspeed Accelgor so it works. Energy Ball against other types gives it decent coverage. Grass Gem gives it pretty much a 1 time STAB Energy Ball. It really helps against those types like Excadrill who resist Bug. Yawn can put the threat to sleep while stalling a turn with Protect. Then I can take out the other Pokemon while the other one is sleeping. Or they could switch. Either way at the Philadelphia VGC Yawn got me a victory or two. Arcanine-4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd Item: Fire Gem Ability: Intimidate Nature: Jolly ExtremeSpeed Flare Blitz Close Combat Protect Arcanine is my Fire Pokemon. No other Pokemon has a fighting type move so that is why I gave it Close Combat. ExtremeSpeed can take out Focus Sash users, or Pokemon that have very little HP left. Fire Gem gives it a really powerful Flare Blitz which will 2HKO any Pokemon that does not 4x resist Fire. Lickilicky-252 HP/200 Atk/32 Def/24 SpDef Item: Chople Berry Ability: Cloud Nine Nature: Brave Sunny Day Return Power Whip Protect Lickilicky is my counter to weather teams I loose so much to. It helps to knock off rain, or sandstorm right away with Cloud Nine. Then if the weather condition comes back it can get rid of it without sacrificing a switch, because it has Sunny Day. I've rarely run into sun teams so that is why I gave it Sunny Day. Power Whip really helps to counter rain teams. Then Return is it's basic STAB move it can use against types that resist Grass. Metagross-252 HP/252 Atk/4 Def Item: Occa Berry Ability: Clear Body Nature: Adamant Bullet Punch Meteor Mash Earthquake Protect It's great Attack allows it to serve some major damage while it's great defenses allows it to survive for a while. Bullet Punch gives it a powerful STAB priority move. For taking out Pokemon who half 1/4 of their HP left. Meteor Mash will be it's main STAB move. Earthquake is a good spread move. Ground is super effective against 5 differt types so that gives Metagross a better chance for a 2x move. Umbreon-200 HP/8 Atk/80 Def/220 SpDef Item: Leftovers Ability: Synchronize Nature: Careful Curse Payback Helping Hand Protect Umbreon is my wall. Curse, then Payback can really be effective. Then Helping Hand to support attack. Protect can help recover HP to maybe survive another attack, then hit it hard with Payback. Fighting type moves are generally physical, while bug type moves can be either physical or special. So Umbreon can last a while while supporting and attacking. Options: Gengar-252 SpAtk/4 SpDef/252 Spd Item: Life Orb Ability:Levitate Nature: Hasty Thunderbolt Shadow Ball Sludge Wave Protect Gengar has Life Orb which is useful. With Helping Hand support it could 1HKO Cresselia with Shadow Ball. Then it has a useful spread move in the form of Sludge Wave. 95 base power + STAB will make it a powerful spread move. Then it has thunderbolt for good type coverage. Porygon-Z-4 HP/252 SpAtk/252 Spd Item: Choice Scarf Ability: Adaptability Nature: Timid Ice Beam Dark Pulse Discharge Hyper Beam Choice Scarf increases it's base speed to 135. It has a varitety of moves including Ice Beam which my current team lacks. Dark Pulse can maybe get a flinch. Discharge allows it to have a spread move that is a different type. Hyper Beam, 150 power + Double STAB = a whopping 300 power. Gengar and Porygon-Z are even in my eyes. Which one do you think I should use?