Recently, I decided to pickup Pokemon Showdown and try out the OU tier with this team I created. I've had above average success with it. However, I'm not entirely sure on whether or not the team itself is good. Thus, that's why I'm here. I picked some of my favorites, but I tried to make them at least somewhat viable. I apologize in advance if this team isn't good. I'd prefer not to waste everybody's time. Well then, this is my team: Generation 7 OU Team: Erureido (Gallade-Mega) @ Galladite Ability: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Swords Dance - Close Combat - Ice Punch - Psycho Cut Obviously, since this is my mega, my team is based around Mega-Gallade. With his Jolly nature and his above average speed, he is able to attack first against a considerable number of Pokemon. Swords Dance raises his absurd attack to even higher levels, and Close Combat is a powerful move as it is. As for Ice Punch, it works well against Flying types and Psycho Cut is just a strong STAB move. However, he does have some weaknesses. Notably, the fact that Close Combat lowers his Defense and Special Defense means that even any decently strong attack can KO it after this move is performed. All in all, Mega-Gallade is a fast sweeper that can keep up momentum until something can stop it in it's tracks. Kirikizan (Bisharp) (M) @ Focus Sash Ability: Defiant EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Impish Nature - Metal Burst - Iron Head - Sucker Punch - Protect Okay, this already looks like a very odd set, doesn't it? Hear me out. This Bisharp serves generally one purpose and one purpose only. I've noticed that my team doesn't do well against some notable threats like both Mega-Charizards and some other notable threats. Bisharp is meant to take one notable-threat down if any other Pokemon is unable to handle it. With Focus Sash, it can take one super-effective hit and still stand, usually with 1 HP. With that, it can unleash Metal Burst instantly strike anything down. While it is rather odd for a Bisharp to serve this purpose (I've never seen it before at least), it has done wonders for me in battle. Granted, there is one vital flaw in this. If I don't send it out first, and Stealth Rocks or something of a similar vein is sent out before Bisharp, then they will break the Focus Sash, thus reducing the chances of this strategy working immensely. In addition, if Bisharp is fast enough to move first, then this set falls apart. Overall, despite the glaring flaws of this set, it has still managed to somehow thrive in almost any match it enters. Manyula (Weavile) @ Icium Z Ability: Pressure EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Throat Chop - Icicle Crash - Ice Shard - Brick Break With Weavile, I didn't try to do anything fancy, just do what Weavile does best which is attacking at a fast pace. Throat Chop is simply a STAB Dark move. Icicle Crash is relatively strong and has a chance to flinch, plus the Icium Z on top of it can even finish off some foes with just neutral damage. Ice Shard can finish off any foes that survived any of Weavile's hits, or are already weakened by my other Pokemon. Lastly, Brick Break can deal at least some damage to Steel or Rock foes, even if it's not STAB. As for the weaknesses, Weavile is still vulnerable to Fire and Fighting moves. All in all, Weavile is a rather capable speedy sweeper that can deal with some notable threats like Dragonite and anything else that can't defend from a strong Ice-type attack. Mukuhawk (Otherwise Known as Bird Bomb) (Staraptor) (M) @ Assault Vest Ability: Reckless EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Jolly Nature - Brave Bird - Close Combat - Pursuit - U-turn I'm not sure what I was thinking of when making this set, but it's proven to be useful. Brave Bird is a very strong STAB move which becomes even stronger after Reckless. Close Combat can generally be used against things like Ferrothorn since it takes neutral damage and Tyranitar since Rock-types are a threat to Staraptor. Furthermore, if a Pokemon decides to switch out against Staraptor, Pursuit can deal some damage, even if it's not much. Lastly, U-Turn can get Staraptor out of sticky situations assuming it can do so fast enough. That leads into the weaknesses. The main flaw is that Staraptor has average speed even with a Jolly nature. While it can beat out a decent amount of opponents, some threats like Mega Manectric won't let it get away. In general, fast electric types can demolish Staraptor without trouble. Luckily, that's why we have... Masked Grass (Such Cool Name. Much Coolness) (Roserade) @ Toxic Plate Ability: Poison Point Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD Timid Nature IVs: 0 Atk - Giga Drain - Sludge Bomb - Shadow Ball - Toxic Spikes (Insert Laugh Track After Name) Anyways, Masked Grass is meant to resist types that my other Pokemon have trouble dealing with, notably electric types. Giga Drain deals considerable damage even against neutral threats and restores health too. Sludge Bomb can scare away Fairy-Types and even have a chance at poisoning. Shadow Ball can fend off some Psychic-Types and Toxic Spikes can chip away at foes later in the match. Even with being a standard set, there are still some weaknesses. Any Flying-Type or Psychic-Type that goes first will easily shut Masked Grass down. Nevertheless, Masked Grass can at least set up Toxic Spikes if it can't deal any noteworthy damage. I would also like to note that Masked Grass is a serviceable counter of Tapu Koko, a highlight of the tier. Regal Rock (Diancie) @ Rocky Helmet Ability: Clear Body Shiny: Yes EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD Bold Nature - Diamond Storm - Stealth Rock - Toxic - Moonblast Lastly, Diancie is the 'gemstone' of my team... Okay, I'll stop. Diamond Storm is a good STAB move that has a decently high chance of raising Diancie's defense. Stealth Rock can be used to set up and toxic can help wear down threats that Diancie can't directly deal with. Lastly, Moonblast is a strong STAB move. However, due to her not-so fast speed, any Steel-Types won't have to worry much. Poison-Types can also harm Diancie without much trouble. Nevertheless, while I wouldn't consider Diancie the most prominent member of the team, it gets the job done. Well, that's that. This is my first 'serious' team. I doubt that it actually holds up. I would definitely love some criticism regarding the probable flaws of this team. Like I said in the beginning, I apologize for probably wasting everyone's time. I'll never be an 'actual' competitive player, but I'd like to at least act like one and have a half-decent team.