Talked a few days ago with some people on IRC and yesterday Pocket and alexwolf said I should post it here, so here goes. LORD OF THE FOREST! [SET] name: SubPetaya move 1: Giga Drain move 2: Substitute move 3: Hidden Power Ice move 4: Focus Blast item: Petaya Berry ability: Unburden nature: Timid evs: 252 SpA / 40 SpD / 216 Spe ivs: 30 HP / 30 Atk / 30 Def [SET COMMENTS] This set makes use of Sceptile's Dream World ability, Unburden. You can easily set up Substitutes with Sceptile until you reach your Petaya boost because it's blazing fast and has a typing that does well against common threats such as Rotom-W, Politoed, Hippowdon, and Terrakion. Just set up and kill stuff. You'd be impressed on how many standard rain / sand teams have trouble with this set after you kill their Steel-type. Giga Drain is the main STAB move that gives Sceptile a pseudo-recovery move, which is nice to give it more Substitutes. Substitute is to reach less than 25% HP, therefore making Petaya Berry activate. Hidden Power Ice is for Dragon-types that otherwise wall this set. It is also good to hit Flying and Grass types. Focus Blast finishes the set allowing you to hit Steel-types super effectively, as well as dealing more damage to Tyranitar. You will not be outsped by anything in the tier after Unburden activates, which means the only things that can revenge kill this set are priority users. Unfortunately, they're common in the tier. [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] You can go for Leaf Storm and White Herb to hit hard on the first and second hit while also activating Unburden, but this won't allow Sceptile to sweep. You can also go for Earthquake > Focus Blast with a Naive nature to hit Heatran, Jirachi, and Tentacruel harder. EV spread to outspeed Starmie (outspeeding Alakazam and Dugtrio isn't so useful) while giving you some more bulk to set up Substitutes on Scalds. 30 IVs in HP give you a number divisible by 4 and give you HP Ice without having to take away Speed IVs, which means you still outspeed Starmie. Good teammates include those who can defeat things that wall this set (Jirachi, Amoonguss, Celebi, Heatran, Scizor, etc.). As such, Dugtrio and Heatran are two great partners, the former always trapping and killing Jirachi, Tentacruel, Heatran, and Ninetales while the latter can effectively defeat common bulky Grass-types one-on-one. Pokemon that can come in on priority moves such as Gyarados are good with Sceptile. Overgrow can be used to get extra power when at low HP, but Unburden is generally superior. Hazard support is nice to Sceptile get a few kills. It's also a Pokémon that forces lots of switches, so try to abuse this. You can also go for Modest because you'll still be outspeeding everything after an Unburden boost. It'll be harder to set up, though. Can run Hidden Power Fire and Dragon Pulse over Hidden Power Ice and Substitute, respectively. This way it hits Steel-types such as Scizor and Ferrothorn harder while also having super effective coverage on Dragon-types, but it'll be harder to get Sceptile a Petaya boost. Some calcs for Sceptile at +1 (please someone give me the correct HTML code because I don't have it. ?_?) calcs that show how hazard support is nice and how Sceptile can 2HKO lots of common stuff in the tier (Move your mouse to reveal the content) calcs that show how hazard support is nice and how Sceptile can 2HKO lots of common stuff in the tier (open) calcs that show how hazard support is nice and how Sceptile can 2HKO lots of common stuff in the tier (close) 252SpAtk +1 Sceptile (+SAtk) Giga Drain vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Levitate Rotom (+SpDef): 78% - 93% (240 - 284 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 252SpAtk +1 Sceptile (+SAtk) Hidden Power (Ice) vs 0HP/0SpDef Leftovers Volt Absorb Thundurus Therian (Neutral): 86% - 103% (260 - 308 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 18% chance to OHKO. 252SpAtk +1 Sceptile (+SAtk) Hidden Power (Ice) vs 252HP/0SpDef Leftovers Celebi (Neutral): 53% - 63% (216 - 256 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 252SpAtk +1 Sceptile (+SAtk) Focus Blast vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Flash Fire Heatran (+SpDef): 66% - 78% (256 - 302 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO. 252SpAtk +1 Sceptile (+SAtk) Focus Blast in Sandstorm vs 252HP/0SpDef Leftovers Tyranitar (Neutral): 122% - 144% (496 - 584 HP). Guaranteed OHKO.