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Rate my team

Discussion in 'Past Gen Teams' started by The impulse, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. The impulse

    The impulse

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    My team is for the battle frontier in Gen3. I've just started team building and I know I'm bad at it so don't be too mean. Suggestions are greatly appreciated also. Please no trade Pokemon, I don't really have a way to get anything through trade unfortunately.

    NOTE: The stats with leveled EV's have 30-31 IV's, other stats vary at a range of 14-26 due to inexperience.

    Salamence@leftovers

    Ability: Initmidate

    Nature: Adamant

    EV's: 252Attk/252spe/4hp

    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Claw
    Rock Slide
    Brick Break

    I picked Salamance as my physical sweeper because he is such a monster, with 405 attack maxed he is truly a force to be reckoned with. I looked at smogons move set reccomendations but decided to use dragon claw because of its stab.

    Sceptile@?

    Ability: overgrow

    Nature: modest

    EV's: 252Sp.A/252spe/4Hp

    Crunch
    Leaf Blade
    Earthquake
    Aerial Ace

    This is where my big flaw is, I didn't know what Pokemon to use to counter Ghost/Water so I chose sceptile for his move pool. I would have used dragon claw on sceptile but I moved it to Salamance for its stab. Sceptile has almost nothing to counter ice, but switching to Salamance who is also weak to ice to use brick break is a problem. Suggestions will help and maybe a new Pokemon as well.

    Shuckle@leftovers

    Ability: Sturdy

    Nature: Sassy

    EV's: 252Def/252Sp.D/4Hp

    Safeguard
    Toxic
    Protect
    Rest

    I honestly really like my shuckle, having a move set which makes me seems like a coward and having a cheap shot way to deal damage is quite fun. I really wouldn't like to put an attack on him because of his awful attack and Special attack but if convinced I might.
  2. The impulse

    The impulse

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    Sorry about that, I just started on this site and I guess I skipped over the part of 6v6 only while reading rules.

    I was thinking about starmie as a good replacement so I'll definitely be using it now. I'm playing Emerald so I'm afraid moxie isn't a choice from what I've read. I also like the idea of shuckles EV's, I was more focused on his defense rather than his HP which is also crucial with his def, thanks for pointing that out!

    Hopefully I can get better and start battling other players other than NPC's, haha.

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