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: 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 In Depth 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 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. 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! 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? 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. 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.