Team at a Glance Mamoswine (F) @ Ground Gem Trait: Snow Cloak EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Earthquake - Icicle Spear - Ice Shard - Protect Mamoswine is an amazing pokemon, Earthquake+Mamoswine’s 130 base attack hurts even when not boosted by the Ground gem. The ground gem will boost earthquake enough to slaughter neutral pokemon, and injure pokemon that are resistant to it. Salamence, my other lead, is immune to it also Salamence (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef) - Dragon Claw - Flamethrower - Earthquake - Crunch Salamence is definitely one of my favorite competitive pokemon. Having the highest base attack/sp. attack among all intimidate users and top 6 or better on every other stat, Salamence is definitely powerful enough for my team. Alakazam (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Magic Guard EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Protect - Psychic - Shadow Ball - Focus Blast Alakazam has been on my VGC team every year except for last year for a good reason. It has the third most sp attack of all non legendary pokemon With 135. Shadow ball is here for Ghost types and other Psychic types, who would normally wall it and Psychic is Alakazam’s main STAB move. Life Orb+Magic Guard means the it gets 30% boost without the damage. Breloom (M) @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Spore - Seed Bomb - Drain Punch - Protect Breloom is one of the few pokemon who is lucky enough to have spore, the only 100% accurate sleep move. Toxic Orb+Poison Heal keeps him alive while sporing the opposing pokemon, as well as making him immune to return sporing and other status ailments. Tyranitar @ Chople Berry Nature: Adamant EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 6Def -Rock Slide -Crunch -Protect -Low Kick Tyranitar is mainly on my team so my opponents don't know what pokemon i'll use. I might switch it for Breloom if they're using a weather team. Zapdos @ Sitrus Berry Nature: Modest EVs: 140 HP, 252 SpA, 116 Speed -Tailwind -Thunderbolt/Discharge -Heat Wave -Detect Again Zapdos is just on my team to me less predictable.