I've found a group of a few people willing to battle; the only thing about it is that they play this generation, meaning that I had to learn an entirely new generation. I wasn't too upset since I've heard that this is a very strategic based generation, but I'm still very uncertain about my team. Please note that I will be building this team on my Silver cartridge for Link Battles. Starmie@ Leftovers -Surf -Recover -Thunder Wave -Reflect I was thinking about using Slowbro over this since it may be sturdier and can help pull off a Bellyzard sweep easier but it also lacked a recovery move, so Machamp could come in more easily on it and wear it down. I believe Reflect can help with Heracross, but it really does look like it would still cause problems, though. Says sup to opposing Bellyzards. Reflect is now used to give Charizard an easier time coming in and fending off fighters. EDIT: Reflect over Ice Beam since Raikou can handle Dragonite. Charizard@ Leftovers -Fire Blast -Belly Drum -Earthquake -Rock Slide Good ol' Bellyzard. Not much to say here aside that this is the my main and preferred way to sweep. Raikou@ Leftovers -Thunderbolt -Crunch -Sleep Talk -Rest I know, for sure, that Suicune, Starmie, Gengar, Zapdos, Aerodactyl, or [insert water pokemon here]. Raikou helps with most, if not all of them. Suicune will be worn down by repeated Thunderbolts while both Gengar and Starmie can be hit by Crunch, though the latter is hit harder by Thunderbolt. From the Smogon Analysis, Raikou can take down Zapdos. Though this is specific to my playing group, it can also take down Singing Boltbeam Lapras and Explosion-less Gengar. Crunch also takes care of other ghosts that may hamper my Snorlax. Snorlax@ Leftovers -Earthquake -Double Edge -Rest -Thunder Originally, I wanted either a set something along the lines of Surf/ Earthquake/ Double Edge/ Selfdestruct, but deciding that I needed it to be sturdier, opted for this set, only Belly Drum over Curse. Then, once more, I wanted it to be sturdier, so went with curse. Did I make the right choice here? This handles the faster electric types that can hamper my Charizard sweep; Jolteon, Zapdos, or other Raikou. I was thinking, that since Curse will leave me rather bulky on the physical side, that I could remove Sleep Talk completely in favor of Earthquake. This way, I can cover the Rhydons I will likely have trouble with as well as being able to hit ghosts more reliably. EDIT: New set recommended by Pocket seems to be better; it can hit Skarmory down further and further as well as knocking down Gengar and Rhydon. Thunder also could help against things like cloyster or suicune. Meganium@ Leftovers -Razor Leaf -Synthesis -Leech Seed -Growl Synthesis and Leech Seed, of course, are to stall out and recover HP. This can take down Marowak as well as Rhydon with Razor Leaf, but I'm still leaning back and forth between Razor Leaf and Body Slam. The later move's paralysis chance is quite attractive, but I'm unsure if that 30% is worth being utterly useless against Rhydon. Growl to help play down Cursers. EDIT: Pocket recommended Light Screen, so I'll play around with that for a week or so. EDIT2: Chose Growl to help with Cursers; Starmie already has Reflect. Gengar@ Leftovers -Explosion -Thunderbolt -Ice Punch -Hypnosis Really, I think I may have problems with cursers as the last pokemon; Dynamic punch will hit the usual cursers hard. Explosion, really, is chosen over Destiny Bond only for Raikou who is faster and will be unaffected by Destiny Bond. Hypnosis to sleep down cursers or Tyranitar. EDIT: Hypnosis chosen over Dynamic Punch and Ice Punch over Fire Punch because of Borat's reasoning Some concerns:[This Part isn't updated] Tyranitar: I seriously don't know if I can handle this. The cursing variant might be handled by Donphan; I just need to hope my curse brings my speed down lower than his. The Mixedtar really has me up in a bind. NOTHING can switch into it unless it runs Surf over Fireblast; in that case, Meganium might be able to come in on it. Snorlax: I have Leech Seeding Meganium if its a curser, but that's it. Belly Drum will be causing my team some hurting or if it carries Fire Blast Heracross: Charizard can take it as long as it doesn't carry Seismic toss or HP:Rock, but I honestly don't like Charizard taking too many hits. Dragonite: DP Snorlax, Thunder Charizard and Starmie, Ice Beam Donphan and Meganium, and Double Edge Raikou? On the bright side, I'm thinking that Starmie can survive a Thunder, but I doubt that it can OHKO with Ice Beam. So, any help? Thanks in advanced.