TEAM MOTTO: You make your own luck HAX. Lucian Lachance, I'm posting this for you. MY DOUBLES CUP HAX TEAM!!!! OK, this team needs some introduction. Yes it is a GBU Doubles Team, so I'm not expecting many rates. But first, let me say one thing. A person who says that this metagame is undifined, has never played VGC 09. That's what doubles cup basically is. It's 09, with 11 pokes, Teampreview on, and auto weather everywhere. This meta has been defined ever since B/W came out, so I do NOT want to hear anyone say that it's to early to comment on this meta. If you don't know anything about it, that's fine, but don't post saying that no one does. I had the idea for this team at nationals. I was sitting in my hotel room, wondering why I had to miss against Kid Kadabra, get a matchup against Lucian Lachance, right after, and why I listned to him when he said he was using Trick Room. I had lost the nationals due to hax (Both Matchup and miss), and I was mad about it. The next day were the swiss matches. I saw so many people win and lose to hax in the top 16, I wanted to break my game. Maski was out due to some severe hax, as well as Kok. Lucian Lachance was out due to Hax as well. But people also made it in because of hax. Mosquito and his friend are both going to worlds because they got haxy, and The kid who beat Maski got haxy too. I still had an amazing time at nats, but the amount of hax was huge. And that got me thinking. "If the hax is so bad in this game, how come people don't take advantage of it? You can't ignore a crucial part of the game and hope that it doesn't happen." So I started brainstorming ideas for the ingame rankings mode. And this is the team I came up with: TEAM BUILDING PROCESS Here we go. I wanted to base my team around something unique, something annoying, and something that will make people want to break their games when fighting me. With SErene Grace, I have a 60% chance to flinch! According to Deagles Hax law, it's hax for me NOT to flinch. Moving on, I wanted to be able to spread paralysis around, to help Toga paraflinch. Thundurus seemed like the pokemon to do it, so on the team it goes. I was weak to ice and rock, so I put on tyranitar to mess with Rain teams, and resist 2 of the types I was weak too. Now I'm going for some offensive pokes that work well with my hax core. Garchomp fit PERFECTLY. I can disquake with Thundurus, raise my evasion with Sand Veil, and just be a nuisance. At first I tried an Excadrill for this spot, but I never used it. At first glance Weavile might not seem to have much to do with the rest of the team, but it functions well as a dragon counter, as well as having the fastest fake out in the game. At last I needed a Trick Room counter. I figured I'd try an imprison Azelf. Something new, could be useful. Yeah, Azelf was a bad idea. I'll just go the fake out Taunt way when it comes to Trick Room. Tailwind support is helpful and it's a great fighting counter, so I'm glad I put it on. This change might be less obvious, but if you look at my team before the change, 4 of my pokemon are weak to Ice, and 3 of them are weak to Rock 0.o. In testing Thunder Wave wasn't working anyway, so the switch was really helpful. I wanted to take more advantage of Discharge and this thing came to mind. 123 base attack, with great coverage and insane speed after Moter Drive, this things just awesome all around. of course, to keep the RMT name, I had to have tailwind in here somewhere. Zapdos can set it up, while also keeping Discharge and adding Heat Wave. Eelektross was to slow anyway. THE MOVESETS Togekiss @ Sitrus Berry Timid Serene Grace 252 Sp.att/252 Speed/4 HP -Air Slash -Aura Sphere -Follow Me -Protect Main Summery: Ahh Togekiss. With your enormous Flinch rate. With Serene Grace, this thing is just plain incredible. There's really not much to explain. Aura Sphere is for coverage, and Follow Me is just plain useful in doubles. I don't really know what else to say. Good partners: Anything besides Eelektross. It fits well with Tailwind from Tornadus, Earthquake from Tyranitar/Garchomp, and it's just a great all around poke. Changes I'm considering: I'm testing Sitrus Berry, but it's hard to tell which is better. Any help? Zapdos @ Charti Berry Pressure Timid 252 SP.att/252 Speed/4 HP -Tailwind -Discharge -Heat Wave -Protect Main Summery: This thing is the crux of many strategies on my team. Disquake, Motercharge, this is one of the reasons my team is doing so well (Besides me trolling with Fake Out/Ice Beam misses on Garchomp :P). Tailwind can help my whole team, Heat wave hits both opponents and Discharge is my STAB. Best Partners: Elec/Garchomp. Changes: Nothing much. Maybe a new item Tyranitar @ Balloon Adamant Sand Stream 252 Att/252 Speed/4 HP -Rock Slide -Crunch -Earthquake -Protect Main Summery: Tyranitar is my anti-weather, Garchomp support pokemon. The Balloon is so it can take an Earthquake from Garchomp without hurting itself. The moves are just for STAB and coverage, and don't really serve any purpose other than attacking :P. It's just a great all around poke. Best Partners: Garchomp, due to sand veil. It can really go with anything on my team. Changes I'm considering: N/A Garchomp @ Brightpowder (Oh yeah I went there.) Jolly Sand Veil 252 Att/252 Speed/4 HP -Earthquake -Dragon Claw -Rock Slide -Protect Main Summery: Garchomp is the main sweeper of my team. Brightpowder might seem either cheap or useless depending on your stance, but I've won so many matches due to misses, (WUT HOW DID FAKE OUT MISS?) it's worth the item slot. The moves are typical Garchomp moves. Earthquake and Dragon Claw are STAB, Rock Slide hits both opponents and may flinch, and Protect is Protect. Best Partners: Anything but Weavile. 4 of the pokemon on my team are immune to Earthquake, so it could do well with anything. Changes I'm considering: Mabye an item change, but I don't really know what to pick. Suggestions would be helpful. Weavile @ Focus Sash Pressure Jolly 252 Att/252 Speed/4 HP -Ice Punch -Night Slash -Fake Out -Ice Shard Main Summery: This is my prime Fake Out pokemon. I tend to send it out against other Fake outers and Trick Room/Tailwind leads. Just an all around great poke. It get's good STAB coverage and it's really fast (and if it's not fast enough, I have Ice Shard), so it can take out most, if not all of the dragons. Best partners: Tornadus is, if not it's best, the one I use the most. It does well with Tyranitar too. Changes: I may put Ice Shard over Ice Punch. Could help it revenge kill, but I lose some power. Electivire @ Expert Belt Jolly Moter Drive 252 att/252 speed/4 whatever -ThunderPunch -Ice Punch -Earthquake -Protect Main Summery: This Electivire works wonders with Zapdos' Discharge. After a boost or 2, there's little fast enough to take it down. I used to have Tornadus, but this things pure awesomeness just got to me. The moves get good coverage, it counters many pokemon I would normally have problems with, and it's just really strong. Best Partners: This should be really obvious. Zapdos. It can work well with anything really. Changes: N/A With that, I think I have ended my 3rd post on Smogon. Hopefully you enjoyed it, and you have something to say. Any and all comments are appreciated. Thank you!