Team F.A.I.L.U.R.E. (a suspect RMT) Updated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Introduction Hey, Im STEELDRAGON on TU/shoddy, and here is my first RMT. Hey, Everyone, I am a nube in competitive battling. I guess you would say my team is stall. All the Pokemon on my team are exceedingly bulky as you can see. This is my first team on shoddy, it has been constantly evolving the past few months. I used to have scarf Smearlge leading, it was successful, but it was too situational. I then choose Celebi because it was much bulkier and does well with most leads(barring Infernape to name one.) Swampert has also been on this team since the beginning. It’s a great overall pokemon, and quite underrated if you ask me. It is my bulky water, and I usually save it till late game. I noticed Heatran, and it had great synergy with Swampert and Celebi. And that’s the “CelePerTran” combo. At this point Infernape could still get past those three, so I added in Starmie, it was originally Latias, but it got banned to Ubers. It also serves as a revenge killer for the many of the things that want to snag a Dragon Dance(except T-Tar.) I wanted a Pokémon that could pursuit but could also take a lot of hits, and could be used a special wall(not blissey because its set-up bait, the pink blob has no offensive power what so ever) I then needed a pokemon that could set up spikes, and I found Skarmory, it has been my MVP in several battles, especially against stall. Updates: switched snorlax for Rotom, Heatran for Blissey, Celebi to Drapoion to Fortress. THE TYPE CHART Team F.A.I.L.U.R.E.- At a Glance: A Closer Look Team Status Heres some statistiscs on my team: 0 Pokemon has a single Stealth Rock weakness 4 Pokemon Susceptible to Spikes 3 Pokemon Vulnerable to Toxic Spikes 3 Pokemon damaged by Sandstorm 6 Pokemon hurt by Hail -Stealth Rock user -Spikes user -two Natural Cure Pokemon -Two reliable Dragon-type resists -One Spin blocker -One Toxic spikes user Team Explanation and Commentary Fortress @ Leftovers Ability: Sturdy EVs: 252 HP/6 Def/252 Sp. Def Careful nature (+ Sp. Def, -Sp. Atk) - Toxic Spikes - Stealth Rock - Rapid Spin - Pain Spilt -Okay, I don't like fortress, but It is my toxic spiker. Drapoin was working pretty well, However, Earthquake was just killing it off too quickly. I have had a lot of suggestions to put Roserade in the lead spot, but it really shouldn't be used on a stall team, and that is where Forrtress comes in. It can not only use Toxic spikes, put spin entry hazards away, which will really help the rest of my team, especially Swampert, to curse up. Hippowdon may be a better lead for a stall team, but it fortress set ups TS as soon as possible. It is one of my physical walls, and blissey's wish is incredibly effective at keeping this bagworm alive. Synergy: Blissey, Rotom, Starmie, Swampert Considered Changes: not sure about the moveset yet Rotom@ Leftovers Ability: Leviate EVs: 252 HP/56 def/200 Sp. Def Timid (+Spe, -Atk) - Rest - Sleep Talk - Discharge - Willo-Wisp -My Spin blocker. This set works wonders with toxic spikes, it can beat just about any special wall, even Blissey. Heatran also takes a bit of a hit from a boosted Hidden power. This has been a great addition to my team, It helps me check the fighting types, that can cause problems for the rest of my team. Subcharge Rotom really allows me to abuse my entry hazards and sandstorm. I really like how this pokemon in a combination with toxic spikes, lures out blissey, and uses it a setup toddler. I swept entire teams with pokemon. Hidden power being on the set, has been choosen over hydro pump, because it is more reliable and it hits Tyranniatar for more damage. Synergy: Skarmory, Blissey, Swampert Considered Changes: None Skarmory @ Shed Shell Ability: Keen Eye EVs: 252 HP/240 Sp. Def/16 Spe Careful nature (+Sp. Def, -SAtk) - Roost - Brave Bird - Spikes - Whirlwind -Ah, we finally get to the metal bird. This thing plays a huge role on my team, setting up spikes, and acting as a hazer. Spikes are incredibly helpful on my team, because many of my team members force a lot of switches. I maximized the physical defensiveness, so that It can easily take a hit for blissey. This pokemon is the glue of my team, and I try to avoid my opponents from fainting it at all costs. In the end, the torment set, didnt fit, because it could'nt phaze, and it couldn't cause any direct damage, so I changed it back to my old set. Synergy: Rotom, Starmie, Blissey, Swampert Considered Changes: None Starmie @ Leftovers Ability: Natural Cure EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/6 Spd Bold nature (+Spe, -Atk) - Reflect - Surf - Ice beam - Recover -Credits, to Metaknight for this set.Reasoning behind the weird EV set, 236 HP evs, allow it to reach a leftovers number, 216 in speed to outspeed timid gengar, and the rest in Sp. atk. This new set has really helped me against physical threats, most notably Dragonite, Gyarados. Reflect especially helps blissey, in particular, so I can ease my prediction a little bit. Also with reflect up, Blissey can sometimes survive weak explosions. This set is a counter to Kingdra, who used sweep like half of my team. With TS, it cant DD or set up a sub easily at all. Synergy: Hippowdon, Forrtress, Rotom Considered Changes: None Blissey @ Leftovers Ability: Natural Cure EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/6 Spe Bold nature (+Def, -Atk) - Wish - Protect - Fire Blast - Heal Bell -The queen of stall, this thing just loves to force switches all day. It helps my physical walls especially Skarmory and Forrtress. Wish also helps out Rotom. After hours of testing, I realized Thunderwave did not much do good. Toxic spikes hits all pokemon, that I should be able to stall out. This my wall for specs jolteon and the other special sweepers who want try to sweep. I don't like blissey either but, heck, it does its job better than any other Pokemon in the whole entire game. I changed it back to Fire Balst to combat the steel types like fortress, and skarmory who try to set up on me, Ice beam isnt needed because starmie already fills the role. Synergy: Skarmory, Rotom, Forrtress Considered Changes: none Swampert @ Leftovers Ability: Torrent EVs: 252 HP/6 Def/252 SpD Careful (+Sp. Def, -Satk) - Curse - Rest - Waterfall - Sleeptalk -ah.... My status absorber, and it really works well, because of Blissey's heal bell. This pokemon is meant absorb spore, WOW, toxic, or whatever status is thrown around during the battle. In the late game, This set become deadly often, when Celebi, Vaporeon, Suicune, etc. are removed from play. Toxic spikes from Fortress, makes it easier to ware most of this set's counters. The weakness of this set is that it totally walled by other water types, most notably Gyarados, and Vaporeon. Starmie can usally deal with both, except if TS arent up, or they got absorbed. Synergy: Skarmory, Forrtress, Rotom Considered Changes: not sure really Achievements: This team has beaten many player with ratings of around the 1500s, also has gottten my up to around 1360+ so far. One of the reasons why my rating hasnt gone higher is because the server times out, and therefore if I am in a middle of a battle I lose, doue to running out of time. Just today, I battled Scimjara, and I technically beat him(but then on then on his last pokemon it froze, and voila, I lost. Hax is another problem all together, but I cant do anyhting about that. For the Threats List, I have decided to list only the the Top 5 most dangerous threats to my team. In no particualr order: -Dragonite, quite a pain, I can usually juggle around it, and If Starmie is gone, then I am in for a world of pain. Though Blissey can usually bait it to outrage, and then I can beat it with Skarmory, or Fortress. -Spore is just a Uber move almost, It usally takes out at least one member of my team out. Starmie can set up reflect, but it takes massive damage from Seed bomb. Rotom can set up a sub usally, and beat it. -This monkey can easily OHKO Forrtress, Skarmory and Blissey. My best shot against it is Swampert, Starmie. However, if it has grass not, then i'll have trouble. -This one is definitely one of the hardest to deal with. If toxic spikes aren't up, or they are absorbed, I have the same strategy with Salamence with to bait to outrage with Blissey, however, if its a smart player, then they'll use it to set up. -The sub-pain split set is a pain, Blissey is my main counter but it most times it can beat blissey. I guess starmie can revenge kill it, if its not behind a sub. If Starmie, is gone, then its almost GG. With the arrival, of Swampert, it can deal with it decently. This is the largest threat to my team(only subsplit set). And the most dangerous/worst threat of all is.......................... ..... | Hax: this thing is a pain, It hates me.