Hey, I'm Flamethrowa and this is the first Uber RMT I've done with my most successful Uber team to date, an Uber Heatran team I have named "The Inner Core". I started doing some Uber laddering/testing on my alt. name, "So Gay" just playing around, and made myself a Torment Tran team which I actually happened to like a lot. I eventually found myself struggling too much with a lot of basic threats such as Kyogre, especially Restalk Calm Minders and it set me back from achieving laddering success. So I went to edit the team in team builder, changed a couple things sets and members, including the Heatran, and found success and suddenly found myself on the Uber ladder, where I peaked at Number 4 with a CRE of 1751, Number 1 if you exclude glitched accounts with a 1900+ CRE, lol. Enough story telling, onto the actual team. At a glance~ The lead: @ (Deoxys @ Choice Scarf) Nature: Jolly EVs: 248 HP/8 Sp.Def/252 Speed ~Trick ~Taunt ~Spikes ~Super Power 2 games before stopping the usage of my Torment Tran team I had a game which made me want to use Choice Scarf Deoxys-S. I was against Theorymon and he used trickscarf Deoxys to completely ruin my Cloyster lead strategy, so I figured Hey, I can wreck leads like Forretress while also always getting 1 guaranteed layer of spikes up against everything else. Taunt is there to prevent set uppers like usual and prevent spikers, including other Deoxys-s when they come back in on me to get some spikes up. I started this set using shadow ball, but soon found it to be useless and made it super power for 2 reasons. A. I'm not set up bait for Darkrai, and can do a massive amount to it before dying. B. Super power can break a Palkia and Kyogre's sub should it ever have to. The Support: @ (Groudon @ Leftovers) Nature: Adamant EVs:252 HP/128 Attack/32 Defense/36 Speed/60 Sp.Def ~Earthquake ~Stealth Rock ~Toxic ~Stone Edge Well, he was on the original team, something you have a lot of the time when your lead isn't a rocker in Ubers. And something you almost always have when you are supporting a Heatran. The glue of this team for sure, usually a reliable stealth rocker. Not sure what the def EVs do, I kept the attack high with Adamant so I could 2HKO BU Dialga after 1 bulk up, and gave it 32 speed so it would outspeed most support or bulk up Dialgas. Toxic for Lugia and other Groudons sometimes, dragon claw mainly for Rayquaza and good neutral coverage. Changed:Dragon claw has been replaced for Stone edge, and 32 speed is now 36, thanks to Shrang's suggestion. Groudon: lol i got no transparent background :( The Spinblock: @ (Giratina-O @ Griseous Orb) Nature:Naive EVs:244 Attack/64 Sp.Attack/200 Speed ~Draco Meteor ~Shadow Sneak ~Hidden Power[Fire] ~Outrage Well here, once you saw the first 2 members, you knew you had to see this (Not to mention that I showed the team at a glance ;D) But yeah, standard EV spread except with 4 from attack and into speed should the game ever depend on me outspeeding a fellow Giratina-O, I have a better chance at doing it. The set is self explanatory, Draco meteor for Groudon and any dragon I need to hit. Shadow sneak for Deoxys and the Latis. It is also just useful in general to have double priority. Hidden power Fire obviously for Scizor, Jirachi and Forretress. And the last slot has been devoted to Outrage, even though I had a lot of switching and trouble deciding. I couldn't choose whether I wanted EQ for Heatran, Stone edge for Ho oh, or Outrage for CM Ogre and neutral on Ho oh. I went with outrage just because since the EV spread is leaning towards physical, I might as well have a hard hit in before dying. The BOSS: @ (Heatran @ Leftovers) Nature: Calm EVs: 244 HP/32 Sp.Attack/12 Sp.Def/220 Speed ~Lava Plume ~Roar ~Taunt ~Dragon Pulse "The BOSS" just because..I don't know I couldn't think of a good term for the Pokemon that the team is based around and fucks shit up in general. I used the spread from the Torment Tran analysis and used a great Tran set from it's Uber analysis. This thing does it all for me. It'll switch into Dialga/Giratina-O who are lacking a ground move without any fear and do whatever it wants. (On Giratina-O I usually switch back out into Groudon to test it and see if it carrys earthquake, if it doesn't use it then I usually keep switching Heatran into it). When sun is up I am also more than glad switching this guy into Latias and Latios and even Palkia since I can afford to mispredict and take a surf. This Heatran is just a plain stallwrecker and won't be letting you do anything with your Bulk up Dialga all game along with some other stuff like Lugia lacking Earth power and SD Scizor. Sprite Credit goes to user: noobiess A Specific Counter: @ (Latias @ Soul Dew) Nature: Timid EVs: 128 HP/ 180 Sp.Attack/ 200 Speed ~Dragon Pulse ~Thunder ~Calm Mind ~Roost Well, in the original copy of this team I had a Rayquaza here, and I just found myself getting completely destroyed by Kyogre, especially Specs. A team who is that weak to a pokemon who you will be seeing almost half of the time is a bad team. So I had to replace Rayquaza even though I liked him with this, Latias. And she fits in well :] Not only switching into choiced Kyogres reasonably well, she also combats Restalk CM without a problem, easily beating it 1 on 1. The spread is just standard with a couple more in speed for the same reason as Gira-O's case. The set is also standard, thunder on a sun based team because when I switch into Kyogre, the next thing I usually see is Scizor, and I enjoy the luxury of 2HKOing it with a set of spikes and stealth rock on the field. Roost over Recover 'cos can. 8) Just what I was looking for: @ (Scizor @ Choice Band) Nature: Adamant EVs: 160 HP/ 172 Attack/ 168 Sp.Def/ 8 Speed ~ Bullet Punch ~ U Turn ~ Super Power ~ Pursuit I call this thing "Just what I was looking for" because before the team was completely finished, I had a Lucario here, and I was so weak to Darkrai it wasn't even funny. However there was a problem, I wanted another steel, 2 dragons with 1 resist doesn't go over well with me. It also couldn't be a ScarfOgre for obvious reasons, or ScarfPalkia since I didn't want a third dragon. So this is what I came up with, very original I know. It changed the way Darkrai handles me so much. Even though it can OHKO with a +2 LO Focus blast, take one layers of spikes + SR, a bullet punch then a LO and you're gone. That is assuming the Darkrai is LO too, and hits the focus blast. This Scizor also helps a lot with Rayquaza who isn't particularly easy to beat, the double priority of Scizor and Giratina handles him. The spread is my friend's old bulky OU Scizor spread, I liked it and have been using it as my ubers one since I saw it. The ubers CB spread does not pack the strong hit I was looking for, and I can't just do 248 HP/252 attack because it has to be able to take SOME special hits. Nothing to say about the set, just standard. That's the team, made in about a week of molding from the Torment Tran core. Conclusion: This team has been the most successful Uber team I have created, despite how standard it may be. I won't lie, I have had my defeats, some embarassing misplays and misjudgements on my part and some hax. Reaching 1751 in around 5 days of on and off laddering, I am proud of it and am just glad I do not see any gigantic weaknesses.