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Sweeping with bulk!

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by Lugia Dragonite Guy, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Lugia Dragonite Guy

    Lugia Dragonite Guy

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    Sweeping With Bulk

    Summary

    After playing with it for a bit, I got tired of my Slowbro team. He's still cool, but I just couldn't find much synergy in the team and I got bored of it. I decided to look around at sets to see if I could get inspiration. And then I found it:

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    Holy crap this thing rapes. I liked the idea of the Life Orb set (from the analysis), so I decided to build a team around it. It has worked fairly well so far. It's kind of what I wanted my Slowbro team to be; bulky enough to handle stall teams, but strong enough to nuke offensive teams. I has worked out very well, but I want to make sure all the loose ends are tied up.



    The Team

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    In Depth


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    Infernape @ Focus Sash
    Blaze
    Naive

    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd

    Close Combat
    Overheat
    Stealth Rock
    Taunt

    My Lead/Anti-lead. Taunt against set up pokemon like Forretress and overheat the rest. I've OHKO'd Azelf with Overheat so often it's hilarious. If I know the pokemon is going to be faster than me and I can't hurt it much, I'll use Stealth Rock.

    How I handle some leads I've seen:

    Azelf: Overheat

    Tyranitar: Close Combat

    Hippowdon: Taunt then Stealth Rock then Overheat

    Forretress: Taunt then Overheat

    Ferrothorn: Taunt then Overheat

    Mienshao: Overheat (Too many try to set up, so I find it's best to just go ahead and nuke them)

    Ninetails: Close Combat

    Politoed: Stealth Rock then Close Combat

    Abomasnow: Overheat

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    Shaymin @ Life Orb
    Natural Cure
    Timid

    4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

    Seed Flare
    Earth Power
    Hidden Power [Fire]
    Rest

    The star of the show. Steel killer, Bulky Water killer, and Awesomeness factory. Shaymin is the main special sweeper of this team, and he does not disappoint. There have been so many steels switch in on this guy's Seed Flare only to be killed by Hidden Power [Fire]. Using Life Orb over Leftovers usually doesn't hurt me that much because of rest.

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    Jellicent @ Leftovers
    Water Absorb
    Bold

    248 HP / 216 Def / 44 Spd

    Surf
    Recover
    Will-O-Wisp
    Taunt

    Fire on Shaymin? Lol no. Jellicent is a pretty cool dude. I actually don't feel like he's as bulky as some other choices, but I need his Taunt set to counter stall teams (a job he does incredibly well). He actually handles Chansey/Blissey surprisingly well. No point in using Scald with Will-O-Wisp already on the set. This little jellyfish is fun!

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    Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
    Poison Heal
    Impish

    EVs: 252 HP / 184 Def / 72 Spd

    Toxic
    Earthquake
    Ice Fang
    Protect

    My main physical wall. Handles threats like dragons that Jellicent doesn't do that well with. He can also help my team against stall teams with his Toxi-Stall. Protect for scouting is so good. I'm actually a bit disappointed by Ice Fang, but I kind of feel that I need it. Any suggestions?

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    Weavile (M) @ Choice Band
    Pressure
    Jolly

    40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spd

    Ice Shard
    Pursuit
    Ice Punch
    Brick Break

    My other MVP on this team. This guy murders EVERYTHING. I need him to handle threats like Hydreigon and Venusaur. I'm actually considering switching Jolly to Adamant because when I was testing this team I had him on Hardy the entire time and he still out-sped like everything. XD Tell me what you think about that.

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    Starmie @ Leftovers
    Natural Cure
    Timid

    4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

    Surf
    Thunderbolt
    Rapid Spin
    Recover

    Miss Rapid Spin herself (itself... whatever :P)! She doesn't need Ice Beam because Weavile handles the ice attacks just fine. Surprisingly, she can handle stall teams incredibly well; even with sweeping EVs. Starmie is a core part of this team because Weavile really needs Rapid Spin support.

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  2. Lugia Dragonite Guy

    Lugia Dragonite Guy

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    Actually, after some more testing, I've noticed Gliscor doesn't do a lot for this team. Any suggestions on who to replace him with?
  3. Lugia Dragonite Guy

    Lugia Dragonite Guy

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    Just a lil bump...
  4. HotPocket

    HotPocket

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    Choice Scarf Garchomp could be used in place of Gliscor so that you have a revenge killer for scarf pokemon. It seems like the electric resist is really beneficial to your team and most ground types (Hippowdon, Excadrill, etc.) belong on a sandstorm team. I find that not having a steel type is going to be tough on your team as dragon type attacks will melt your team. Even though you can revenge with Weavile, you'll still lose a pokemon.

    As far as Infernape is concerned, I suggest switching Heatran in for him as not only can Heatran use Stealth Rocks as well but Shaymin is best suited for a strong F/G/W core as they provide good resistances and attack coverage. However, Infernape can't switch in much (or at all if he dies at the start) and Heatran can which is why I recommend the switch.
  5. Lugia Dragonite Guy

    Lugia Dragonite Guy

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    I'll definitely try Infernape to Heatran. Perhaps even Ferrothorn (resists dragon and electric).

    Garchomp is a bit cheap though. XD I'll try him though. If he's too powerful, I'll use Flygon instead. XD

    Thanks for the help, I'll see how it works.
  6. Lanxe

    Lanxe

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    how about try dragonite Lugia Dragonite guy

    dragonite with multi scale has bulk
  7. Lugia Dragonite Guy

    Lugia Dragonite Guy

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    I don't think Dragonite could add anything to this team.
  8. SmileZ

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    Don't worry about Garchomp being too strong. You've got people on the ladder who'd kill your whole family just for a win. Worry about being competative, not everyone's friend :P
  9. Lugia Dragonite Guy

    Lugia Dragonite Guy

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    Hahaha. Okay, but I still refuse to use Chansey and Blissey.
  10. Majora_younglink

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    Uh, you can't win against hippo the way you listed. You might taunt his rocks but he'll EQ you the next turn and due to sand you'll get OHKO'd the very same turn you go for SR. He'll also survive the overheat even if you get within blaze range.

    As for a physical wall go for Swampert, Rotom-W, or something of similar bulk. Probably something that can take on TTar and other dark pokemon.

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