I wanted to try my hand at team building, so I decided to make a new NU team. Inspired after a conversation, I decided to base this team around Relicanth. It's an underrated threat that I feel deserves to have a more sinister reputation. I saw it mainly being used as a stealth rocks user, so I decided to turn it into a sweeper. After a few tweaks, here's what I came up with. Relicanth @ Expert Belt Trait: Rock Head EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Head Smash - Aqua Tail - Earthquake - Rock Polish The star of my team. Rock Polish allows me to work with Relicanth's lackluster speed and it actually ends up outspeeding almost everything with just one boost. I do find that Relicanth struggles to sweep if it can't use Head Smash. Thanks to the great coverage I get from its movepool, I decided to go with an expert belt to take advantage of that. I almost always get the surprise factor, so that's a plus. I was skeptical at first of how it would fare, but it has proven that it can hold its own and has been the downfall for several teams. Metang @ Eviolite Trait: Clear Body EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk Impish Nature - Stealth Rock - Toxic - Earthquake - Meteor Mash Metang is here to set up rocks and stop those pesky grass types. It has proven useful with that defense and toxic. It's my main lead, and is very good at getting those rocks on the field. However, people see Metang and automatically assume it's coming out first, so that doesn't help its stayability. Kangaskhan (F) @ Silk Scarf Trait: Scrappy EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef Adamant Nature - Fake Out - Return - Sucker Punch - Earthquake No team, in my opinion, is quite complete without a little priority, and what pokemon better than Kangaskhan. A lot of people forget that it has Scrappy, so I'm able to KO a lot of ghosts. I can also switch into almost any attack that's not super-effective, and change the tide of the battle. Durable, and is great at attacking, you can't ask for much more. Musharna @ Leftovers Trait: Synchronize EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SAtk Bold Nature - Calm Mind - Moonlight - Signal Beam - Psychic Musharna is here to make sure that fighting types don't pose a problem. Relicanth doesn't like Sawk too much, but Musharna can take that beating, and give it back. Signal beam is there so that dark types don't get behind a substitute and attempt to set up, especially Liepard. Musharna doesn't carry signal beam very often, so it's a nice surprise when I do use it. Raichu @ Life Orb Trait: Lightningrod EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP Timid Nature - Encore - Nasty Plot - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Ice] Raichu is here to deal with physical walls such as Tangela, Musharna, and Alomomola, as well as electric types. If I can encore the opponent into a status move, or better yet, an electric move, Raichu can set up, and possibly sweep. What it does lack in durability, it does make up for in speed and ability. Sawk @ Choice Scarf Trait: Mold Breaker EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef Jolly Nature - Close Combat - Earthquake - Ice Punch - Stone Edge Sawk is here for additional coverage and also acts as my backup sweeper. If Relicanth meets an early grave, Sawk is still here to keep the offensive pressure and score me the win. Once again, choice band making up for the lack of speed, Sawk is almost always able to outspeed, and KO the opponent's pokemon. There's a reason this pokemon finds itself on several teams, and it should be no surprise why it makes mine. So there's my team in a nutshell. My record so far is 15-3, so I know that Relicanth can work as a sweeper. I do find that I struggle against several earthquake users. I can handle a couple, but after a while, my team really starts to struggle. I'm open for any and all changes, except for replacing Relicanth. Please have all critique aiming at Relicanth be about its sweeping potential. Thank you.