My rain team wasn't really successfull, but now I'm back with a real badass team :) Team at a glance: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide How I built this team: Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide I started off to make a core that I really liked, being the Scizor Kingdra core. Now I found out that to be safe, I needed something to take both a fire move, and a dragon move, being that I chose the Heatran. Its specially defensiv, which means it can take Draco meteors all day Since I now got a specially defensive pokemon, I decided to make a physically defensive one too. After surfing through my favourites, I decided to use Ferrothorn. I found out that I was really weak to fighting, so I needed some resistance. So I decided to use a Bulky ghost type, with some fire power. Dusknoir fitted perfectly in here Im still pretty weak to fighting, so I needed a resister, plus a special sweeper. So I decided to use Alakazam My team is now prepared to meet a lot of things, but Tomahawk9 mentioned my weakness to ground, which I havent really been thinking about. He recommended a bulky Gyarados to replace Dusknoir, since it can also handle fighting types with ease. I've had some troubles with some walls, so I decided to put a stallBreaker on the team, which is why I put Crobat on. Crobat got a decent amount of hp, and with some physical bulk in, it outspeeds every wall and can otherwise take hits from them just aswell. Cleric needed, so Blissey is neccesary. I screwed up the team, didnt know how to play it anymore, so had to fix that. Chain'z (Scizor) (M) @ Metal Coat Trait: Technician EVs: 192 HP / 252 Atk / 48 Def / 16 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Bullet Punch - Night slash - Superpower The revenge killer :naughty: Scizor is indeed the most used pokemon, and I see why. Bullet punch is it's main move, and with STAB, 394 atk Technician boosted AND metal coat boosted, it's gonna 2HKO everything, without losing any health! The speed Ev's are there for skarmory's, to deliver superpowers, and roost is rly helpful during set up. Swords dance is the set up move Changed the EV spread so it will be able to take a Close Combat from a Banded Jolly Terrakion. It will have at least 0.3% hp left ^^ Threats: Jellicent is a huge problem, while threatening with a burn, scizor can't hurt it at all. Luckily, both Heatran and Alakazam can absorb the WOW's, while setting up on it. Heatran can take a scald, then toxic it and SubStall. Can also switch to kingdra while SubStalling Night slash now takes care, thanks Aadvaki :) Whirlstorm (Kingdra) (M) @ Haban berry Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 180 HP / 252 Atk / 76 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Rain Dance - Waterfall - Outrage - Dragon Dance My awesome whirlstorm, the [pimg]230[/pimg] is an awesome sweeper. It's my anti-weather pkmn, and physical sweeper, with 2 strong STAB attacks. Waterfall is also boosted by rain dance, and with swift swim, this shit is a beast! Besides dat, it also creates the famous Scizor-Kingdra core, where Kingdra 4x resists fire, + rain, while scizor resists dragon DaWiseOl'Man (Alakazam) (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Magic Guard EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Psychic - Shadow ball - Focus Blast - Calm Mind Every team need's a special sweeper, which is why I put Alakazam here. And since Kingdra and Scizor does resist all of it's weaknesses, it makes it even more perfect! One calm mind is usually enough to sweep a whole team, and with great STABs, its fucking awesome! He did a better job in this team than blissey. Threats: Jirachi is a huge threat, since it resists all of Alakazam's attacks, except focus blast. And with a strong Iron head and Thunder wave, my alakazam is screwed. It's bad defensive stats will be it's doom. Heatran is a great Jirachi wall, and doesn't really mind a t-wave, since it's rather slow anyways. Fire blast will do ALOOOT to a jirachi. Metal face (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Flash Fire EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Toxic - Fire Blast - Substitute - Roar Ahh, my special wall. I know rotom-W can take a STAB draco meteor from a Modest Life orb hydreigon pretty well, so why can't a Heatran, with better defensive stats and the blessed resistance take a DM? It can, and like a boss too Fire blast is a great STAB attack, and with a flash fire boost, my opponent is doomed. Besides dat, my SubStalling is the main strategy, along with raoring out potential threats. Could'nt really take on other heatrans before, but now it can. Toxic is still avilable ^^ Back to toxic again now. Threats: Tyranitar is a major threat to this thing, with moves like either EQ or SuperPower. My kingdra can finish the sandstorm though, and my Scizor can take the moves like a boss, then KO with superpower. Tomahawk9 (Gyarados) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 252 HP / 248 Def / 8 SDef Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Waterfall - Rest - Sleep Talk - Dragon Tail Gyarados replaced L.A. noir, my awesome dusknoir, bcoz I didn't have any pkmns to take an EQ. This set also stops Lucario's and other stuff, like Tomahawk9 mentioned (Thank you so much ^^). It can also take hits like a boss, so resting wont really be a problem. It does resist Fighting, which was Dusknoir's primary job, and got a blessed fire resistance, seeing that two of my pokemons are 4x weak to fire! THREATS: Defensive Sub Zapdos is a huge problem, as it can sub to take the Dtails, while firing off 4x effective Tbolts. Luckily, my 3 steel types can take Tbolts all day, while not being toxiced, but only using Zapdos as a set-yp fodder. Furious ape! (Infernape) (M) @ Choice scarf Trait: Blaze EVs: 152 Atk / 152 SAtk / 204 Spd Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef) - Close Combat - Fire Blast - HiddenPower [Ice] - Mach Punch My anti BlissSkarm ape. Fire blast over overheat, in case my opponent is a good predicter. Infernape is a great mixewd attacker, so why not? Tpunch really hurtz Gyarados', which otherwise is a great counter to this shit. Now carries hp ice to take care of both gliscors and landorus, and this ape is afaster than a choice scarf lando now bcoz of scarf and 1 more speed THREATS: Timid Alakazams, and otherwise all scarfed pokes with special attacks can OHKO this Ape with almost whutever attack. Bcoz of scarf, only sash or scarfed alakazams are a problem THREATS! Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Terrakion is always a threat, but Scizor can KO it bfore it can KO scizor. In sandstorm I might get some problems though, especially with a Sub Swords dance set. Been testing, and Scizor can OHKO most Terrakion set's with BP Any kind off gyarados is a big threat, since I can't hit them super effectively. Need to fix dat. Psychic from alakazam is a 2HKO though.... Walled by my own gyara Scarfed zapdos is hard to predict, and since I got nothing to outspeed it, except kingdra after setting up, it's a great late game sweeper Chandelure is a beast, and I got nothing to take it out D: Gotta change a move... Now got shadow ball on alakazam, will KO :) THREATS WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS I MEET ONE! EARLIER TEAM MEMBERS Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide L.A. Noir (Dusknoir) (M) @ Spooky Plate Trait: Pressure EVs: 252 HP / 100 Atk / 156 SDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Will-O-Wisp - Substitute - Pain Split - Shadow Punch Since I like playing defensively, Dusknoir is a nice pokemon to use in the last slot. I do really need someone to resist fighting, so why not use a pokemon which is immune? Dusknoir also got great defensive stats, a nice attack stat, and perfect movepool! SubSplitting with WOW, no physical attacker is safe. I wanted some firepower too, so Shadow punch is really awesome! 287 atk is great, and spooky plate and STAB will boost it's shadow punch ALOT. Threats: Gengar is a huge problem, since it's shadow ball is really powerfull, + STAB and super effective. Dusknoir can hit it hard, but Gengar is most likely goiung to win. Scizor can come in though, and most likely KO with BP BlisNoSkarm? (Blissey) (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Wish - Heal Bell - Stealth Rock - Thunderbolt I needed a cleric, and this was the best set I saw, so here it is. Useful too ^^ Bulky water pokemons like Garados and Suicune were a problem, so Tbolt fits perfectly. THREATS: Cant do shit to Gliscor. Rape thingy (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 248 HP / 88 Def / 172 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Thunder Wave - Leech Seed - Spikes - Gyro Ball If I got a special wall, I need a physical wall too. Ferrothorn is again one of the most used pokemons, and I see why. Leech seed and gyro ball is a must-have on a pokemon with 40 speed. I find thunder wave more useful than Power whip, since it only hits Swampert, quagsire and stuff like that hard. And since they're walls, and threaten out with leech side, it's not really neccesary to have PowerWhip. Spikes are a Waste-my-time thing, useful hazards though Threats: Every fire pokemon will do a ton of damage, but luckily, I do got a heatran to take the fire blasts, and kingdra too. Kingdra can also KO with a STAB waterfall Bat is WOW (Crobat) (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Inner Focus EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 176 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Super Fang - Roost - Toxic - Taunt StallBreaker, really works out. Since most of the walls are either physical or night shading/Seismic tossing/(Oh whatever...), a defensive max hp pkmn should work out pretty well. Super fang will (As you might already know) take excactly 50% of your hp. Toxic stalling is always good, while Brave bird will damage almost whutever really hard, since Crobat's got a nice atk stat. Spd isnt too neccesary, but pretty usefull. Brave bird is no longer, taunt is better against walls with moves like recover and stuff, didnt really help against steel types anyways ^^ THREATS: Again, timid Alakazam is a big threat, but not rly a problem, since Scizor can take on almost whutever set, but Jolteons and timid timid Azelf is also a huge problem. Again, Heatran and Scizor saves the day, as well as Gyarados. POSSIBLE MEMBERS Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Gengar (?) @Life Orb Trait: Levitate 252 Spd/160 SpA/92 HP Timid Nature (+Spd,-SpA) -Shadow Ball -Substitute -Thunder Wave -Thunderbolt Guess who else can take an EQ. I should consider putting a cleric on this team, since scizor cant be burned, and crobat wont like either a burn or para. The same with Kingdra, and since he's so popular to poison and para, I'd really like one. I'm also begging to be pretty weak to Stealth Rocks, which aint good either.