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Team Improvment asked.

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by AXN, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. AXN


    Jul 16, 2012
    My Team is based on Electivire-Gyarados team.
    This is because Gyarados has 4X weakness to Electric moves and Electivire is immune to
    them (due to his special ability 'Motor Drive') as well as Gyarados being immune to
    Electivire's only weakness (Ground Types). Gyarados will work like a unlocker of Motor Drive ability.

    After this short introduction I will post now my team:

    Azelf @ Light Clay
    Trait: Levitate
    EV's: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Speed
    Jolly Nature ( + Speed ; - Sp.Attack)
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Taunt
    - Explosion

    Azelf is a natural Dual Screen Lead and with Light Clay the numbers of turns that those
    are in the field increase to 8.
    Taunt will make sure that set up moves are out for some time and Explosion will work
    as a suicide move.

    Electivire @ Expert Belt
    Trait: Motor Drive
    EV's: 4 Atk / 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Speed
    Mild Nature (+ Sp. Atk ; - Def )
    - Thunderbolt
    - Flamethrower
    - Cross Chop
    - Hidden Power [ Ice ]

    Electivire will be my one of my main Pokémon. This Moveset allows him to be super
    effective against 13 types of Pokémon so Expert Belt seems to be okay there.
    Thunderbolt is my STAB move capable of doing substancial damage.
    Flamethrower is my 'Anti-Grass' move and will also help against Steel-types.
    Hidden Power is for Ground-Type coverage and Cross Chop for taking down
    Special Walls (like Chansey).

    Gyarados @ Life Orb
    Trait: Moxie
    EV's: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Speed
    Adamant Nature ( + Attack ; - Sp. Attack)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Waterfall
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge

    Gyarados will be used as my main Physical Sweeper.
    Dragon Dance and Life Orb will power it up and will be a key in my strategy.
    Waterfall will hit hard as a STAB plus the stat boosting referred above.
    Earthquake will help me taking out some Electric types as well as Steel-Rock Types.
    Stone Edge will cover Flying types like Zapdos, Salamence or Thundurus.
    Moxie will work just fine here since it will power up even more Gyarados.

    Ferrothorn @ Shed Shell
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EV's: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 Sp. Def
    Relaxed Nature ( + Def ; - Speed )
    - Spikes
    - Leech Seed
    - Thunder Wave
    - Power Whip

    Ferrothorn will work as an annoyer setting up Spikes and Leech Seed that will be
    very usefull.
    Thunder Wave to slow down some too fast Pokémon and give my sweppers some
    Power Whip to it hard while Spikes and Leech Seed do their effect.
    Shed Shell will make sure that Ferrothorn won't get trapped in battle.

    Blissey @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EV's: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Sp. Def
    Bold Nature ( + Def ; - Atk )
    - Stealth Rock
    - Toxic
    - Softboiled
    - Flamethrower

    Blissey is my Wall with a brilliant HP level and worked Def / Sp. Def it can really make
    some trouble.
    Stealth Rock is here to allow Ferrothorn to use other Support Moves.
    Toxic for some residual damaging and Softboiled for for auto-healing.
    With a Sp. Atk that isn't too bad Flamethrower seems to be a good option.
    Leftovers too make sure that residual damage will not be a problem.

    Darmanitan @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Sheer Force
    EV's: 252 Atk / 4 Sp. Def / 252 Speed
    Adamant Nature ( + Atk ; - Sp. Atk )
    - Fire Punch
    - Superpower
    - Earthquake
    - U-turn

    Darmanitan is my second Physical Swepper. Choice Scarf to extra speed and Flare Blitz
    for STAB to hit hard and fast and that will be powered by Sheer Force.
    Superpower to take out some Physical Wall such as Snorlax and U-Turn to hit and escape
    for example against Slowbro.
    Earthquake will also it hard enough.

    I made several changes but still would like some help please .
  2. Kuvster1


    Apr 9, 2012
    Firstly, please include the EV spreads and natures, as well as the held items. I know you think that the 'Items and EV's are already okay so it is not needed', but this is no excuse as you can't rate a team not knowing whats in the team. The descriptions are pathetic, and there is nothing to make the RMT look colorful or interesting. Don't post a rushed RMT as no-one going to bother helping you.
  3. AXN


    Jul 16, 2012
    Thanks. I changed my team a bit and tried to do better this time.
    All advice given will be appreciated.
  4. Eleon


    Nov 24, 2010
    While the person above me was a bit rude in how it was said, I agree that you should try to make the RMT a bit more colorful. Try adding some pictures. That's the easiest way to do it, and it's not very hard to do. All you have to do is google the Pokemon you want a picture for, choose one of a decent size (not hard to find at all), copy/paste it. That's it. :)

    I would personally suggest trying an Espeon above Azelf to get up your screens. Same type, and Espeon just does an overall better job of it I think. :)

    Espeon - Light Clay
    Timid Nature
    Magic Bounce
    252 HP/ 4 Def/ 252 Spe
    - Reflect
    - Light Screen
    - Hidden Power Fighting/Ground/Fire
    - Psychic/Psyshock

    I mean you say to use Explosion as a "Suicide Move" but why suicide? What if the opponent uses Brick Break. You'd be screwed. Espeon could come back in and put them back up. As well as dish out some pretty good damage with his/her high special attack stat using STAB Psychic or one of the Hidden Power moves for coverage.
  5. Jerp


    May 3, 2012
    You really should add pictures to your team, it makes it more likely to be rated, and a mod could end up locking this due to it's serious lack of descriptions... that said, here's my rate, changes in bold:

    the rate (open)

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