TEAM CRYSTAL Peaked 493 on PO Introduction Hello everyone at Smogon. This is my first ever RMT and im pretty excited! After playing UU for about a week now I have fallen in love and now its usually all I play. I created this team after wanting to build a team based around my favorite pokemon Suicine. I mean look at him and tell me he isn't the coolest looking pokemon. This is a pretty balanced team with checks to most UU threats. It also packs a nice offensive punch with powerful sweepers in Mew, Cobalion and sometimes even Suicune. Overall I think this is a balanced team which is why I peaked at 493 on PO. Team Analysis Suicune Suicune@Leftovers Ability: Pressure Evs: 252 Spd/ 252 Spe/ 4 SAtk Timid Nature (+Spe –Atk) -Surf -Ice Beam -Calm Mind -Hidden Power (Electric) Suicune, the entire inspiration for this team. Ever since I first caught him in Chrystal I have loved him. He was OU and great last gen. He isnt quite good enough for OU this gen but sits comfortably atop the UU tier being a bulky water that can also dish out. The EV spred is so Suicune can absorb whatever special attack is thrown at it and then outspeed to set up with Calm Minds. After 1 or 2 calm minds Suicune has the potential to sweep since nothing can touch it defensively. Surf for a powerful STAB that doesn’t miss (Dumb Hydro Pump). Ice beam for those pesky Roserade’s or Celebi’s who wanna try to set up on Cune. And HP Electric for bulky waters or flyers who switch in. An all around useful poke and does great every match. Synergy Grass~ Crobat, Cobalion, Zapdos Electric~ Steelix Crobat Crobat@Leftovers Ability: Inner Focus Evs: 252 HP/ 252 Spe/ 4 Atk Jolly Nature (+Spe –Satk) -Taunt -Roost -Brave Bird -U-Turn With his blazing speed and all around usefullness, Crobat has earned the spot on the team as main lead. I lead with this guys almost all of the time because of how effective it has proven to be. If the oppenent leads with a Stealth Rocker I taunt him first turn then U-Turn on the switch to have an early advantage. I decided to not put any EVs in Crobat’s defense’s since he already has some pretty nice natural bulk. I run max HP so he lives longer, max speed to outspeed anything bar certain scarfers and some in attack for when I need to Brave Bird everything. Plus its always fun to OHKO Mienshao first turn because people always seem to forget Inner Focus. Synergy Rock~ Steelix, Cobalion Electric~ Steelix Psychic~ Steelix, Alakazam Ice~ Suicune, Cobalion Donphan Donphan@Leftovers Ability: Sturdy Evs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Atk Impish Nature (+Def –SAtk) -Stealth Rock -Ice Shard -Earthquake -Rapid Spin Donphans job on my team is to get up rocks, to be my physical wall and to spin away any hazards on my side of the field. With sturdy I can guarantee rocks to get up. EVs maximize his bulk. Ice Shard for priority and Earthquake for STAB. Synergy Water~ Suicune Grass~ Crobat, Zapdos Ice~ Suicune, CObalion Mew Mew@Life Orb Ability: Synchronize Evs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Spe/ 4 HP Timid Nature (+Spe –Atk) -Nasty Plot -Psyshock -Shadow Ball -Aura Sphere The special sweeper on my team, Mew. This is a pretty basic set for sweeping. AFter one Nasty Plot Mew can basically outspeed and take down whatever gets in its way. It has great natural bulk so it can take hits while dishing out hard. I took the advice of Scoopapa and ran Psyshock over Psychic for dumb Chansey. Synergy Bug~ Crobat, Cobalion, Steelix, Zapdos Ghost~ Steelix, Cobalion Dark~ Cobalion, Steelix Cobalion Cobalion@Life Orb Ability: Justified Evs: 252 Atk/ 252 Spe/ 4 HP Jolly Nature (+Spe –SAtk) -Swords Dance -Close Combat -Iron Head -Stone Edge Now onto my powerful physical sweeper, Cobalion. Cobalion can sweep a whole team and is my main switch in to Chansey. After a Swords Dance, he leaves a dent in anything that switches in. I run jolly so I can outspeed most counters who don’t expect the speed. Evs maximize sweep potential. STAB Close Combat and STAB Iron Head hit everthing hard and are the main move I use. I run Stone Edge just for coverage in case some flying type wants to come in. Slowbro walls the hell out of this thing so before I set up I have to make sure he is out of the way. Synergy Fighting~ Crobat, Alakazam, Zapdos Ground~ Crobat, Zapdos Fire~ Suicune Zapdos Zapdos@Leftovers Ability: Pressure Evs: 248 HP/ 228 Def/ 16 Spd/ 16 Spe Bold Nature (+Def –Atk) -Thunderbolt -Roost -Toxic -Heat Wave Pretty basic physicslly defensive Zapdos set. Designed to Toxic/PP stall out any wall, Zapdos also plays a key part in taking out bulky waters that trouble this team. The Evs are straight from smogon and I don’t see a problem with them. Zapdos rarelys dies in battle thanks to them. The moves are pretty obvious for this set. Toxic the wall then roost and PP stall with Pressure. Pretty straightforward. Synergy Ice~ Suicune, Cobalion Rock~ Steelix, Cobalion ProblemsThe only problems im having right now with this team is breaking through the Slowbro/Chansey wall. It always seems to stop me so I need some tips for that Thanks for reading and rating my team!!