*RIOLU SWEEP* Recently, I have found out that Riolu is probably the best OU Pokemon to date. Sure it requires to know your timing and it does have it's counters, but if done right, this team is the most annoying thing you will go up against, and if you aren't prepared for it, you will be able to mark getting swept by a fluffy dog in your bucket list. Due to Riolu's Dream World ability, Riolu is probably the most valuable OU Pokemon to date, and one of the best abusers of this ability. Riolu Prankster @ Eviolite Moves: -Copycat -Roar -Protect -Crunch Nature: Impish EVs: 252 HP / 212 Def / 44 Spe As I have said before, this team is based around Riolu. He isn't supposed to be the opening Pokemon of this team though. Lay down entry hazards, then send out this Pokemon at the right moment and you can have a hay day. Roar has a negative priority, so you have to let one of your guys die and then use Roar at the right opportunity, preferably when your opponent is setting up. Since Roar has a negative priority, it will be the move that was used last, so due to Prankster, when you use priority Copycat, Roar will be used and because of the set up you have (hopefully) done before with SR and Spikes, you can quite potentially sweep the entire enemy team by Roaring. Drain Punch and Crunch are mostly filler moves, and are used if run out of PP and so he can deal some damage. Ferrothorn Iron Barbs @ Rocky Helmet Moves: -Gyro Ball -Spikes -Thunder Wave -Power Whip Nature: Bold EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD Ferrothorn is one of the best options for this team, as he is one of the bulkiest and comes with a great ability in Iron Barbs and Rocky Helmet makes attacking this guy very daunting. Thunder Wave is used to cripple the enemy, while Power Whip can deal some damage until Ferrothorn's duty is done and he is dead. Jellicent Cursed Body @ Leftovers Moves: -Scald/Surf -Will-O-Wisp/Toxic -Recover -Taunt Nature: Bold EVs: 248 HP / 216 Def / 44 Spe As pointed out by scorpdestroyer, Jellicent would suit my needs more. I have never used Jellicent, but after looking at his movepool, I find myself wondering why I never have. Jellicent comes with a great movepool and fantastic special defense. Scald is a great option because of a chance to burn, plus STAB power. Taunt prevents anyone from losing your Riolu to a status condition or phazed out while Recover just gives him a recovery option. Latias Levitate @ Leftovers Moves: -Calm Mind -Roost -Dragon Pulse -Substitute Nature: Timid EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe I chose Donphan to be another one of my set up Pokemon, it may not come with Spikes, but it does come with a great potential to deal out some hits as well. Rapid Spin is one of the things that makes Donphan famous and he hits hard with it. Donphan also was blessed with a great coverage priority move in Ice Shard. Superpower is filler, and can take out opposing ice types. Forretress Sturdy @ Leftovers Moves: -Rapid Spin -Stealth Rock -Spikes -Volt Switch Nature: Bold EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD Forretress is probably one of the best set up Pokemon in history. It is blessed with a fantastic typing, a great movepool, and access to Volt Switch. Volt Switch is what makes Ferrothorn fit this team perfectly. He can set up the team with Stealth Rock and Spikes, and due to low speed, can Volt Switch into Riolu without him getting harmed. Rapid Spin getting rid of hostile entry hazards. Blissey Natural Cure @ Leftovers Moves: -Wish -Seismic Toss -Heal Bell -Protect Nature: Bold EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD Blissey is another great option for this team being one of the bulkiest Pokemon in today's current Metagame. Aromatherapy can cure your entire teams status problems. Wish and Protect allows for self healing, and also lets you bring in a Pokemon while giving them some health back with Wish. Seismic Toss allows Blissey to dish out some damage as well. Here is the importable for the team for anyone who wants to try it out Now I know this team requires a lot of timing and anticipating, but if pulled off right, you can sweep a team with a little puppy dog. Many of these Pokemon were given other options to fend off threats just in case something does happen to your fluffy puppy.