When Pokemon.com made an article about Ryan Arnold's Team, I immediately knew I wanted to use a Goodstuff team for this year's VGC. This team is similar to Ryan Arnold's, but with a few changes to make it my own. Garchomp (Jolly) @ Yache Berry Sand Veil 252 Attack/252 Speed/6 HP Dragon Claw Earthquake Rock Slide Protect Garchomp is scary. It's fast, powerful, and has good typing. That's like the complete Pokemon package. Anyway, Dragon Claw is for STAB, and can take out opposing Dragon Types. Earthquake is its main attack, with STAB and multiple targets it really makes a dent in opponents teams. Rock Slide is for coverage, and Protect is a VGC must-have. Zapdos (Modest) @ Sitrus Berry Pressure 140 HP/ 252 Sp. Attack/116 Speed Discharge Heat Wave Tailwind Detect Zapdos is awesome. It's bulky and can dish out good damage. I decide to go back to Discharge for its primary move, which is Strong, Accurate, hits both Targets, and can Paralyze. Heat Wave is an alternative move, and destroys Ice-types and Abomasnow with ease. Tailwind is for a handy speed boost, and Detect is Zapdos's Imprison-proof Protect. Chandelure (Modest) @ Focus Sash Flash Fire 252 HP/252 Sp. Attack/6 Sp. Def Heat Wave Shadow Ball Hidden Power [Ice] Protect Chandelure is insanely powerful. Heat Wave is its main STAB move of choice, hitting both enemies, and doing massive damage. Shadow Ball is it's alternate STAB, still hitting hard while hitting pesky Psychic-Type Trick-Room Users. Chandelure's Hidden Power is of the Ice-Type. It offers good coverage, and hits hard because of its 70 Base Power. Chandelure is also the Trick Room Counter of my team, which is why it has Trick Room. Abomasnow (Timid) @ Choice Scarf Snow Warning 252 Sp. Attack/252 Speed/ 6 HP Blizzard Giga Drain Water Pulse Ice Shard My Anti-Weather Pokemon. With a much-needed Speed Boost from its Choice Scarf, it's ready to make opponents wish they never thought of using a weather team. Blizzard is Strong and has a much-needed accuracy boost from hail. Ice Shard is Priority, while the biggest surprise is its move, Water Pulse. Its a decent move that is ready to dish out damage to many of Abomasnow's weaknesses, such as Fire and Rock types. Metagross (Adamant) @ Occa Berry Clear Body 252 HP/ 252 Attack/ 6 Speed Meteor Mash Bullet Punch ThunderPunch Protect With a major weakness to common spread move Rock Slide and a equally large weakness to Ice-type moves, Metagross had to kick out Breloom. Meteor Mash is the main move of choice here, as it has STAB and a high base power, all coming off of a all-mighty Attack stat of 205. Bullet Punch is to take out Weakened foes, and can damage pokemon in Trick Room. For coverage against Pokemon that resist its STAB attacks, such as Water-types, ThunderPunch is ready to 2HKO many threats to the team, including Politoed. Hitmontop (Adamant) @ Life Orb Technician 252 Attack/252 HP/6 Speed Fake Out Mach Punch Sucker Punch Detect Thanks to Saboros, I decided to go with Hitmontop for the last spot on my team. Fake Out is to stall Trick Room. Mach Punch + STAB + Technican Boost = Pure Destruction. Sucker Punch is for Psychic Types, and other pokemon I have trouble with. So, that is my spin on Ryan Arnold's winning team. I would appreciate some help on it, so please do comment with suggestion.