Hello, Smogon once again I am making a Rate my team, but I wanted to have one built around my new Tangrowth set that I posted in the Creative moveset Forum in the Uncharted Territory. Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide So my stallgrowth of course had to be in my team Next I need a pokemon that would set up Rocks and or spikes, At first I decided Nattlei. But, I realised i could yous forretress and cut my weakness'. Now, I can see the huge fire weakness staring me down. A water could resist the fire and the water weakness that I have. I chose Starmie to spin away hazards and also provide special sweeping just in case. Now that I have ridded my problems of entry hazards. I needed to protect mine with a ghost, preferably the bulky kind. Hmm.. now looking into the future I see Tangrowth and starmie down. I need a late game sweeper just to be sure. At first Denchura was viable til I remembered the fire weakness. So I decided togo with a Body purge Aggron. Finnaly I wanted a lead, and I have to thank Vexatious for using this lead in one of his warstorys. It was very creative and I love using it to death, so the final spot goes to Persian. OK NOW AT A GLANCE- Now The Team Itself- Persian@Choice Scarf EVs: 252 Hp/ 4 Atk/ 252 Spe Nature: Jolly Ability: Limber ~U-Turn ~Switcheroo ~Hypnosis ~Knock Off -Persian is an amazing lead that catches people off guard. Knock off gets rid of the opponents item, no one likes losing there item (bar Gliscor). And switching a scarf onto common leads isnt to bad. U-turn is a great scouting move, and hypnosis is self explannatory. Forretress@Iron Ball Evs: 252 Hp/ 116 Def/ 140 SpD Nature: Relaxed Ability: Sturdy ~Volt Change ~Gyro Ball ~Stealth Rock ~Spikes -What can I say, Forretress is one of the best entry hazard starters in the game. Stealth rock and spikes are beneficial to any team. Relaxed+0 Spe Ivs+Iron Ball= A shit ton of damage from Gyro Ball. And volt Change is there so I can escape from Shadow Tag and Magnet Pull. Starmie@Life Orb Evs: 4 Hp/ 252 SpA/ 252 Spe Nature: Timid Ability: Natural Cure ~Rapid Spin ~Thunderbolt ~Ice Beam ~Hydro Pump -Standard Starmie set. Boltbeam is for almost perfect coverage, coupled with a base 120 power STAB move makes Starmi such an excellent sweeper. Rapid Spin was placed on Starmie so Forretress doesnt suffer from 4 move slot syndrome. Cofagrigus@Leftovers Evs: 252 Hp/ 68 Def/ 188 SpD Nature: Calm Ability: Mummy ~Shadow Ball ~Will-o-Wisp ~Rest ~Disable -Yes I know Dusclops is better than this guy, but thats no reason to leave him out in the cold. Cofagrigus (say that three times fast) Spreads burned status to the other team. Shadow ball is for reliable stab. Disable is a great move to use now! Allowing choice users to struggle and disabling certan moves so other teammates can switch in nice and safely. Aggron@Ballon Evs: 4 Hp/ 252 Atk/ 252 Spe Nature: Adamant Ability: Rock Head ~Head Smash ~Body Purge ~Ice Punch ~Fire Punch -One of the best Late-game sweepers around. Body Purge Doubles Aggrons Mediocre speed to usuable speed, then to great speed. Balloon gives Aggron chances to switch in. Head smash and rock head combined is a godsend from god himself. Ice punch is for coverage, while Fire Punch nails Nattorei hard in the barbs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_6Xkf0iLKo&feature=related Tangrowth!@Pressure Band Evs: 252 Hp/ 180 Def/ 64 SpD Nature: Bold Ability: Regeneration ~Bind ~Leech Seed ~Protect ~Giga Drain -Time for the main attraction, STALLGROWTH! Bind and pressure band traps opponents and make them lose 1/8 of Hp a turn. Lack of leftovers suck but Leech Seed helps compensate for that by healing and damaging the opponent more and more over time. Protect allows for more damge to count up and Giga drain is there t make sure im not complete Taunt bait. Now the problem with Trapping moves are that they usually trap counters to tangrowth. So I usually switch to a counter to the counter causing them to switch while racking up on bind damage and Entry hazard damage. Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Credits: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Pictures from; Veekun.com and Arkeis.com Special Thanks to Vextatious for the Persian idea and to all who read and comment on my new team that I made.