So appareantly PS! implemented a Gen 2 OU beta and it is so far working pretty much like the original games or the counterpart on PO. i decided to throw together a few teams and ended up peaking with one of those teams on number 1 of the ladder. I have to note that this ladder is dead. and with dead i mean really dead, it often takes hours to find a battle and only 6 (!) players managed to get a non-provisional rating. nontheless, i really like playing with this current team but i feel it needs quite some improvement Ampharos @ Leftovers - Thunderbolt - Fire Punch - Thunder Wave - DynamicPunch Ampharos is by far my favourite electric type in GSC OU. A great lead that catches many people off guard (due to low usage). It can hit many common spike leads, like Cloyster or Forretress, extremely hard. But its main purpose on the team is to spread status. Paralysis per se is a pretty underrated status effect because "speed is not the most important stat" in gen 2, but all of my games showed how this thing often won me games because paralyzing fast threats that otherwise counter some of my other pokemon. Dynamic Punch is here for a possible parafusion, to hit incoming Blisseys and Snoralx hard and to generally annoy people. Miltank (F) @ Leftovers - Body Slam - Heal Bell - Milk Drink - Growl The cleric of the team was kind of a no brainer. My team relies very much to controlling the games tempo, getting outstalled by toxic or being stopped by sleep is not what i want, i chose the growl set to have a check against snorlax. Body Slam is a nice stab move that can spread paralysis too and like i said on ampharos, Paralysis is my key to winning matches. Snorlax @ Leftovers - Double-Edge - Curse - Rest - Earthquake The undoubted king of GSC. Snorlax can turn a loss into a win and that is enough reason to use him on this team, classic curse set with EQ to hit gengar and misdreavous. I don't think i have to say anything more on this Exeggutor @ Leftovers - Sleep Powder - Stun Spore - Psychic - Explosion Exeggutor is a powerhouse and is capable of taking down at least one pokemon with only 2 attacking moves. I use exeggutor to spread more status and to explode on things that stop me from executing my strategy the most (that depends on the opponents team mostly). Exeggutor also packs quite a few useful resistances and without them my team would be screwed over extremely. Marowak @ Thick Club - Swords Dance - Earthquake - Rock Slide - Hidden Power [Bug] The first one of my sweepers. Marowak is by far GSCs most dangerous powerhouse, his only big problem that usually prevents him from sweeping is his speed. Good thing i pack 3 possible paralysis inducers and 1 sleep inducer on my team. Marowak can even break through a weakened Skarmory at max attack (unless Ampharos hasn't taken care of that before). My premier win condition. Vaporeon @ Leftovers - Surf - Growth - Sleep Talk - Rest Vaporeons insane SpDef and HP stats don't let it look like a sweeper, but this thing just sets up on common special attackers like Starmie, and all that can really threaten it should be (in the best case szenario) sleeping or paralyzed. with Resttalk it can absorb sleep and keep threatening things. http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/gen2oubeta-46624697 http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/gen2oubeta-47373942 enjoy some replays and rant about my playing style I know this team is by far not perfect and i do realize some of my biggest problems. First the lack of a Phazer. I just couldn't cram one in, and i don't know what to take out for one, i tried playing around setupsweepers and Curse users which worked out most of the time, but sometimes not. Bellylax. Nothing on my team can really take a hit and usually something dies when facing a belly drum snorlax. even then it's often not in the range of being revenge killed. Nidoking. Good think mixed sweepers are barely used by anyone on PS! Gen 2. Yet. Nidoking and Tentacruel can screw over this team pretty hard. JoltWak. I know this strategy is barely seen because of how common phazers are and how predictable it is. oh wow a scizor, i wonder what it will do. oh, you have a Jolteon on your team, i wonder what this unrevealed pokemon will be. But my problem is, that when i see one, i don't really have a response to it, other than trying to hit the pass reciever as hard as possible. i hope some of you can give me useful hints on how to improve this team, and maybe i can battle some of you on PS! sometimes.