Hi smogon, welcome to my first RMT! I'm stairwaytohell, aka panicopaura, aka mankind, aka lot of nicks. I'm italian, sorry for my bad english. I used to play on smogon's server on po before it moved to showdown, then i started playing randomly on beta server. But a few weeks ago i decided to start playing on pokemon showdown and this is the first team i built after the ban of genesect. I tested it a bit and i peaked 1875 on ou current ladder http://i.imgur.com/WIJK0.jpg, then i got badly haxed :< and i decided to test another team Building Process: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Considering the genesect's ban, i wanted to make a team based on 2 pokes which abuse the absence of the downloading bug. SpecsLatios + SDZor seemed good to me: latios can use draco meteor without fearing a revengekill by genesect and scizor can easily statup and eliminate the major part of offense teams without one of his biggest troubles. They works good together: for example latios can check keldeo, one of the better answers to scizor, and scizor can abuse the trapkill by cbtar or the rkill by other scizor's bpunch to sdance. Terrakion was the next chosen pokemon due to its ability to wallbreak physical-defensive pokemon such as skarmory, making scizor's sweep easier and faster. It's also a good partner for latios cause he can wreck also some latios' counters like jirachi and bronzong. Then i chosed Lando-T + Ferrothorn. Why i choes them? Well, for a lot of reasons. First, The are one of the best hazard-setter duo. I wanted to use EH after i realized that a lot of my offense core's troubles are nerfed my sr + spikes, like hippowdon and jirachi. Landorus T helps agains ttar, terrakion, jirachi and a lot of other stuff thanks to its great trait and its good bulk, it can also lure out rotom w and ferrothorn and uturing on their switch-in: free entrance for latios and terrakion, respectively. Ferrothorn has been preferred at skarmory due to its water-resistance, helping me a lot against politoed, rotom and similar stuff. I was missing a reliable revengekiller, and i tried a lot of stuff before realizing that tornadus easily 6-0d me. I wanted to try scarfzapdos, but then i changed idea and decided to use a common scarfrachi with an uncommon set, just because it has better coverage, high flinch rate, another dragon resistor, mantaining a uturn move for momentum and without being weak to sr. AT A GLANCE DETAILS Terrakion @ Choice Band Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Close Combat - Stone Edge - Quick Attack - X-Scissor As i said in building process, terrakion is here for a main reason: wallbreak. Hittin hard with the help of entry hazards wall like hippowdon, skarmory,slowbro and landorus t, helping scizor's sweep. CCombat and Sedge are standards and have a good coverage themselves. X-scissors is there for hitting harder celebi, deoxys d and slowbro without risking the sedge's miss. Quick attack is the filler, i wanted to change it for earthquake but quick attack saved me 2 wins and i changed idea lol. Jolly nature preferred to adamant 'cuz i wanted to outspeed subsheerforcelandorus and try the speed tie with other cbandkion and specskeldeo, but i'd like to have extra power sometimes. Latias (F) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 72 HP / 184 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Recover - Surf - Psyshock Latias is the second wallbreaker, which have near-perfect synergy with terrakion. Without genesect latias' work is easier, considering standard scizor is 2hkoed by meteor after sr damage, despite the satk drop. Latias' main enemy, jirachi, takes a lot of damage by spikes + draco meteor so the little wisher is in costant pressure.Psyshock is there for terrakion, keldeo and....not much more else. hp fire can be a good choice for ferrothorn but it's power is nerfed by rain so psyshock is a better option imo. Timid nature is standard, and i never had to change it to modest for obvious reasons. Latias replaced Latios as suggested by Impulse and Shurt for the better bulk , thanks! Scizor (F) @ Lum Berry Trait: Technician EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Bullet Punch - Quick Attack - Superpower SDZor is the MVP of this team, thanks to it's ability to sweep unprepared teams with the right support. Sand offense teams ( ttar- rotom - latios -scizor - landorus - terrakion) are totally destroyed by this guy , requering only that rotom is paralyzed / weakened. Some rain offense are also wrecked by sdzor, requerring this time a bit more support ( that i give him). Pretty standard moveset except for quick attack > bug bite: quick attack helps me with keldeo, thundurus t, infernape, jolteon, starmie and rotom better than bpunch, so it isn't so useless like some people said. Bug bite would allow me to hit slowbro, amoonguss and rotom without the superpower's drop, but i never felt the bugbite's need as the quick attack's. Max speed allows me to outspeed standard cbzor, bulkytoed and bulky rotom. Shurtugal suggested Lum Berry > Iron Plate on scizor and i found it more useful, thanks! Landorus-T (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 236 HP / 52 Atk / 120 Def / 100 Spd Adamant Nature - Earthquake - Stone Edge - Stealth Rock - U-turn Landorus T is one of the best srock setter imo, and one of the most underrated pokemon ever. It helps against stuff like terrakion way better than gliscor do. Anyway, i have already said his role on the team before: set srock asap, uturn on rotom w and ferrothorn's switch in, and hitting hard when i need to. Stone edge is a filler, i don't need it a lot considering hp ice can be a better choice ( still hits dragon/flying types) for gliscors and other landoruses, but i should change the his EVs and i have no idea for the new spread lol.The spread i'm using now allows me to outspeed standard tentacruel by 1 point, while mantaining bulk and power. Ferrothorn (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 248 HP / 88 Def / 172 SDef Sassy Nature - Spikes - Thunder Wave - Power Whip - Leech Seed Ferrothorn is a top-usaged mon since bw's birth, and bw2 didn't nerfed his utility. Rain teams are still common, as rotom w is, and the fact he can switch on these mons and setting spikes quite easily in near every battle sold me. Thunder Wave helps with a lot of stuff, such as rotom w, breloom, jirachi, tentacruel, and heatran: having all this pokemons paralyzed helps scizor in his sweep. Spikes helps the entire team: i think every bulky offense team should have a spikes setter ( and the sr setter too, of course). Leech seed preferred to gyro ball beacuse ferro's missing a reliable recovery move and leech seed is the only way for him to have it's health often high, helping a bit against tentacruel, jirachi and blissey, too. I think spread doesn't need an explication here. Jirachi @ Choice Scarf Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Ice Punch - Iron Head - Healing Wish - U-turn Here's the only piece of " originality" of this team. Iron Head and U-Turn are quite standard on scarfrachi's set. Shurt suggested me to replace thunder and zen headbutt with ice punch and healing wish. Ice punch is cool against salamence, +1Dnite, Landorus and lati@s, while healing wish can restore one of the sweepers for the lategame, thanks Shurt! -I'm currently trying impulse's set, it seems cool but i prefer testing it more before editing this post. Importable Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Terrakion @ Choice Band Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Close Combat - Stone Edge - Quick Attack - X-Scissor Latias (F) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 72 HP / 184 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Recover - Surf - Psyshock Scizor (F) @ Lum Berry Trait: Technician EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Swords Dance - Bullet Punch - Quick Attack - Superpower Landorus-T (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 236 HP / 52 Atk / 120 Def / 100 Spd Adamant Nature - Earthquake - Stone Edge - Stealth Rock - U-turn Ferrothorn (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 248 HP / 88 Def / 172 SDef Sassy Nature - Spikes - Thunder Wave - Power Whip - Leech Seed Jirachi @ Choice Scarf Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd Jolly Nature - Ice Punch - Iron Head - Healing Wish - U-turn Thanks to: My friend hellpowna for tutoring me when i had the panicopaura's account ( i lost the password, this is the reason for the new account <.<) and for being an adorable fag <3 luck>skill for landorus' spread and for being a good friend SoulWind for promising a luvdisc <3 You for reading this rmt, rate it and leave a luvdisc if you like it!