Introduction The idea of this team is to take advantage of Encourage Nidoking by Baton Passing boosts to him through the use of Venomoth. The team has the ability to alternate leads between Venomoth and Forretress in order to put a foot ahead of my opponent. Team Building Process So here's the combo to start off my team. For those who don't know the combo, it starts out like this, sleep lead pokemon, boost as much as possible, and pass off to Nidoking and begin an early sweep. The next piece I add to my team is Sub Gyarados to help as a stall to my team and to wear my opponent down. With the ability to switch the order of your team, I decide to add a set up poke which can also be a lead. Lookin at my team now, I decide i need another sweeper. I played around with a lot of pokes and found that Sazandora was the one to fit the role the best. His bulk and his offensive ability really helps round my team. The next pokemon I added to my team is one of the best revenge killers in the game, Weavile. Before I start talking about each Pokemon's role in-depth, then let me say that alot of the team's success relies on getting Venomoth to pass off its boosts to Nidoking. A +1 boost will typically allow Nidoking to make a two to three pokemon sweep. A +2, +3 is pretty much a guaranteed win for me. This may sound fantastic and broken but its far from it, Sleep Powder doesn't guarantee that I'll sleep the opponents lead or even if I do sleep that it will actually last even a turn. Some changes made. The Teams's Lineup Ninjask (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Speed Boost EVs: 252 HP / 152 Atk / 104 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Protect - Substitute - Baton Pass - X-Scissor New description comin soon. Gastrodon @ Leftovers Trait: Storm Drain EVs: 252 HP / 176 Def / 80 SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Surf - Toxic - Hail - Recover New description coming soon Nattorei (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 60 HP / 196 Def / 252 SDef Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd) - Spikes - Leech Seed - Thunder Wave - Power Whip Yeah, this is in progress too. Roobushin (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Guts EVs: 68 HP / 192 Atk / 248 SDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Bulk Up - Drain Punch - Mach Punch - Payback Yeah, here too. Weavile @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Ice Shard - Ice Punch - Pursuit - Low Kick This Weavile seems to be a generic physical attacker, but it functions as insurance against many of the metagame's top threats. This is mostly thanks to Weavile's STAB Pursuit, which allows it to outspeed and KO threats like Gengar and Starmie on the switch, letting my Gyarados sweep with its check eliminated. Weavile's STAB Ice-type attacks allow it to easily OHKO any Dragon-type Pokemon in OU, bar Kingdra. Ice Shard is used on this set as it handles both Life Orb Sazandora and Dragon Dance Dragonite regardless of their Speed. Low Kick OHKO's Tyranitar, whom Weavile can outspeed even after a Dragon Dance, and hits Steel- and Normal-types for super effective damage as well. Ice Punch can be used in the last slot as a means of hitting Flying- and Grass-types harder. Life Orb was chosen over Choice Band because I wish to retain decent power and still have the freedom to switch attacks. Nidoking @ Life Orb Trait: Encourage EVs: 40 HP / 212 SAtk / 255 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Thunderbolt - Flamethrower - Ice Beam - Surf Nidoking is a great all-out special attacker. With Encourage boosting Nidoking's Special Attack to about base 125 and the ability to fully utilize its wide move pool with four move slots, Nidoking becomes a proficient sweeper. While it is still let down by its lackluster speed in the higher tiers. Nidoking is a prime candidate for Baton Passed Butterfly Dances from Venomoth. The speed boost is a great aid for Nidoking and the Special Attack boost is greatly appreciated. _________________________________________ Conclusion & Credits Thanks for checking out my Team Hoping to craft and further make this team more potent. Also note that I do know Dory is threat to me, but I am not worried about it because I'm expecting him to be banned in the future. (Mmmm, Optimism) Smogon - For helping me give in depth descriptions of the pokemon I chose for my team Also, Credit goes to Blazin Kickin Chicken, who I took the thread format from.