I have always liked offense. Since DP went out, I have always wanted to make a team based arround it, as i thought it was an amazing move in an offensive team, easily giving you the tempo of the battle, while allowing to scout the opponent's team, and after my dracobalance team was beated by k-12 with an u-turn team, I started to make my own u-turn team. I knew one thing: I wanted to make an u-turn team arround luke (details about how I made the team after the team). I started using this team 4 months ago, and i have had huge success in the shoddy ladder. During the latios test, it got #1 the first day very easily with my main account, and in the standard ladder it ranked me #1, and it has won many tourneys. At a Glance General Strategy The overall aim of this team is to systematically remove Luke's counters to allow it to sweep late game, while hitting hard with things like CBzor, mixmence or CMcune to weaken their team, flygon scouting and revenge killing, and uxie making switches, adding SR damage. Late game, my last 2 pokes are 90% of the time Luke and flygon. If I can't sweep with luke, plan B is trying a flygon sweep. The Team Resistencia @ Leftovers Ability: Levitate EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/6 SDef Relaxed nature (+Def, -Spd) - Yawn - Stealth Rock - U-turn - Psychic M Dragon, are u crazy? How can u use this thing? Use metagross, or swampert or azelf! Uxie sucks! That is what people usually say when they see this thing for first time, but they are very wrong. Uxie is one of the best starters I have ever used, and it is key for the team's success. It is very bulky, and nearly nothing will OHKO it without a CH, which means that it will set up the rocks first turn most of the times, except: · Fast sleep: 90% of the times it will be a roserade, and i can stay until uxie wakes up to set up the rocks, as i have just one poke affected by the TS, and roserade is gonna set up 2 TS ladders it doesn't matter whatever i do. · Taunt: 2 options here: if it doesnt resist psychic, i will psychic to kill it, and i will return later to set up the rocks. If it resists psychic (azelf mainly), I will u-turn to flygon to get the kill with another u-turn and then return to uxie (if it has taunted, it won't set up the rocks that turn) After setting the rocks, it has 2 important roles: fighting counter (annoying things like infernape, lucario or machamp can be stopped by this guy), and phazer / sleeper with yawn, allowing me to scout their team while getting some nice SR damage for the opponent's team. Yawn is an awesome move against sweepers that thing they can set up in uxie's face. U-turn is also very useful to pursuit those celebis / blisseys that stays in yawn because natural cure. Scizor and luke can take very well the bug, dark and ghost attacks thrown to Uxie Ouch! @ Choice Band Ability: Technician EVs: 244 HP/252 Atk /12 Spd Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - U-turn - Bullet Punch - Superpower - Pursuit What can I say about this thing that you don't know? U-turn + SR destroys it counters, helping luke, since they have similar counters. Early game I always u-turn while I can, and if I see a ghost that is faster than luke than could stop its sweep, it is a mindgame between Pursuit and Bullet Punch. I sometimes Superpower first turn. It is funny see how many heatrans / magnezones dies when i do that xd. Bullet Punch to clean late game. 200 HP makes it quite bulky, but im thinking i should make it bulkier and a bit slower. It works really well with uxie, as uxie attracts many CBtars, which means a free turn for CBzor. Fire attacks are easily stopped by mence, flygon or suicune DragonFly @ Choice Scarf Ability: Levitate EVs: 6 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd Adamant nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Earthquake - Outrage - Stone Edge - U-turn I don't remember who told me a long time ago that Flygon was one of the most annoying pokes for other offensive teams, and he was right. Will I u-turn, or will I EQ to destroy your nape / magnezone? If my opponent mispredict with something like that, Im in a huge advantage (which means a dangerous poke for my team is death, or he has switched and i have u-turned to a counter, adding SR + u-turn damage, what can be annoying for him if he has switched to a SR weak thing) An evil DDtar with the babiri berry wants to sweep my team after one DD? Is an empoleon or a metagross trying to sweep my team after an agility? NP! Scarfgon is here to save the day, revenge killing them. If there is a key pokemon that makes the team be together, that pokemon is flygon. If flygon dies early game, winning that game is much more difficult. After luke sweep (if it dies for whatever reason), flygon cleans. I don't know if adamant would be a better option, because i feel with jolly it doesnt hit hard enough Ice and Dragon attacks are stopped by Scizor and Luke Phenom @ Life Orb Ability: Inner Focus EVs: 6 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Close Combat - Extremespeed - Crunch This thing is a beast. It has sweept entire teams without any problems, and if the gyara of a stall is weakened, this thing can sweep the stall. Midgame it sometimes appears to CC to see what counters of luke my opponent's has, or simply to destroy one of his pokes (if mence is the onlu thing that can stop it, for example, after CC damage + rocks, it won't be able to stop luke later when it gets a SD) Lategame, if it gets a SD, it is usually gg. Fighting and ground attacks goes to uxie, mence or flygon (not fighting ones) Bahamut @ Life Orb Ability: Intimidate EVs: 16 Atk/252 Spd/242 SAtk Naive nature (+Spd, -SDef) - Draco Meteor - Outrage - Earthquake - Flamethrower The stall destroyer. With a little bit of prediction, this beast can destroy a team, taking 2/3 pokes easily before dying. If a blissey comes in a outrage, suicune will sweep the stall very easily, if hippo / gyara / gliscor come in a Draco Meteor, luke will have a much easier time sweeping. If there is no SR, this thing is gonna be a pain for my opponent, as it has absolutely no safe switching (except cress, which is destroyed by scizor). Ice / Dragon attacks goes to scizor or luke, while rock attacks goes to luke or flygon. Espejismo @ Life Orb Ability: Pressure EVs: 6 HP/252 Spd/252 SAtk Timid nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Calm Mind - Surf - Ice Beam - Hidden Power [Electric] CMLOcune makes a comeback. Grizzly bear told me that it wouldnt work, but he was wrong. This thing is still a beast, and works pretty well destroying the celebi / zapdos switching, and i dont understand why people tries to stop it with breelom, just to be Ice beamed to death, or those that send scizor, just to die to a +1 Surf. It can very easily come against a gyara (specially those taunt leads) or heatran, and start his reign of terror, making a very good number against offensive / balance teams, and also stalls if bliss is weakened. This suicune is still a big surprise, and it works pretty well. Electric attacks goes to flygon, and plant attacks goes to scizor.