Been testing out this team on Shoddy and it works great even though it is a 3rd gen team. Of course, I dont win every time due to stealth rocks, toxic spikes, bullet punch...u get the point. Even being so disadvantage, this team that i am about to introduce you guys too definitely has the potential to beat many 4th gen teams. Please help me by pointing out my weak points and suggest on where i can possibly improve. thanks guys =) ok lets get started. BTW, this is my first RMT so ill try to make it as least boring as possible lol. OVERVIEW ______________________________________________________________ IN DEPTH LOOK Gengar (M) @ Leftovers Ability: Levitate EVs: 44 HP/110 Def/170 Spd/186 SAtk Modest Nature (+SAtk, -SDef) - Taunt - Destiny Bond - Ice Punch -Thunderbolt I love this lead Gengar. He helped me out through so many situations before. Taunt is there to stop the infamous lead spiker skarmory. This doesnt really work well in 4th gen tho since theres a lot of stealth rocker like azelf =/. I used to run will-o-wisp on this guy but i find taunt more useful since ninjask is pretty popular in 3rd gen. Ice punch is there for the choice banded salamence starts, zapdos starts, and aerodactyl starts. Thunderbolt is useful for the infamous bolt beam combo. Destiny bond is really useful for taking down any unexpected pokemon that my opponent sends out to finish a weaken'd Gengar. I gave my Gengar enough Def EV and HP EV to MAYBE survive and choice banded salamence hidden power flying hit, which is the strongest starting hit ill be taking. I am not fast enough to out speed it so yea i need the Def... __ Gyarados (F) @ Leftovers Ability: Intimidate EVs: 86 HP/248 Atk/176 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Taunt - Dragon Dance - Earthquake - Return First let me start off by saying that the reason i have return on Gyarados instead of HP flying is because in my actual game, i am too lazy to breed HP flying. I know this pretty much gets owned by gengars but its not like im going to stay in anyways. The 86 HP EVs gives me maximum leftover recovery. The 176 speed EVs allows me to barely outspeed raikou after one dragon dance, which is probably the biggest threat in OU (except for jolteon but i couldnt out speed it even with 252 speed EVs and one dragon dance anyways if it was running on a +Speed nature). Taunt is for those annoying status people like blissey. After i land a taunt, i start dragon dancing and even after one dragon dance, Gyarados becomes a freaking beast. Its intimidate ability lets me switch in on a lot of physical attackers and get a free dragon dance while they switch out to a Gyarados counter. However, sometimes I just taunt instead of dragon dance cuz theres always the chance a jolteon will come out and own me and at least it wouldnt be able to sub/bpass and do all those annoying things that jolteons do. __ Scizor (M) @ Leftovers Ability: Swarm EVs: 252 HP/48 Def/208 SDef Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Sword Dance - Agility - Baton Pass - Silver Wind Yay my baton passer. I love this guy as a baton passer. Personally, I think scizor is one of the best baton passers there is due to his relatively good typing (screw fire =/) and his sexy defense. He is one of the few baton passers that resists normal <3. Anyways, i havent met any none fire type that took this guy down in one hit. I switch him in on anyone who is not so good against a physical sweeper. When my opponent switch out, i agaility and by that time, it is usually too late for whoever comes in to stop me from getting a quick baton pass. Most of the time, the "scizor counters" that come in arnt really "scizor killers" but more defensive walls. This is good cuz then i can get in a free sword dance too and possible another sword dance before i have to pass. Silver wind is there for an attacking move against taunters and pseudo-hazers such as swampert and skarmory. I cant really do much to them so i might as well scratch them before i get roar'd/whirlwinded away. I use to have celebi here to pass sword dance but i realized that agility is a necesity to my two recievers (tyranitar and breloom). __ Tyranitar (M) @ Leftovers Ability: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP/188 SAtk/68 Spe Quiet Nature (+SAtk, - Spe) - Substitute - Focus Punch - Thunderbolt - Crunch Tyraniboah! This guy is so unbelievably sexy. I usually switch this guy in on a blissey who is softboiling. Due to tyranitar's massive move pool and its many different versions, its hard to tell what kind of tyranitar i have. Most blisseys i vs'd stayed in and tried to thunderwave me, thinking it is a DDtar. However, their annoying thunderwaves will be met with a sub. Whatever switches in will meet a focus punch that will dent a lot of things that doesnt resist it. Depending on the switch, i can focus punch again or choose from thunderbolt and crunch since my sub is still up. This guy gets owned by swamperts tho =/ but thats alright cuz i have breloom to F those annoying things. This set is pretty standard so nothing much to say here. Trust me...this guy is a beast. __ Regice @ Leftovers Ability: Clear Body EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Ice Beam - Psych Up - Thunderbolt - Rest My special wall and my ice person. I love psych up on this guy to catch sweepcunes who get cocky with around 3 calm minds and decides to stay in expecting a thunderbolt. Ice beam and thunderbolt for the infamous boltbeam combo and rest is there to keep this thing alive. I use to have sleep talk on this guy but i exchanged it for Psych Up since this guy can survive pretty long anyways. Nothing much more to say... __ Breloom (F) @ Leftovers Ability: Effect Spores EVs: 44 HP/252 Atk/212 Spd Adament Nature (+Atk, - SAtk) - Spore - Substitute - Focus Punch - Leech Seed The star of the team. Breloom has been and always will be my favorite pokemon. This guy is an absolute beast if i get an agility and sword dance from scizor. I used to have Blaziken here but my team just gets completely walled by swampert. Anyways, im sure every one of you has seen a Breloom before. Spore, sub, and, depending on who is in at the time, leech seed stall or focus punch rape. After a sword dance, Breloom OHKO a max Def and max HP skarmory (i get a lot of skarmory switch ins thinking they can take a focus punch and roar me away). This guy pretty much OHKO anyone who doesnt resist focus punch. 44 HP EVs give maximum leftover heal and the speed EVs allows me to outrun anyone in OU after agility. I cant imagine my team without this guy... __ Conclusion Haha wow that took a long time to write...Anyways, thats it guys my first RMT. I hope you all enjoyed reading my wall of text. Anyways, rate, hate, steal do whatever you want but just post an effot-filled response please.