The purpose of the team is obviously to get in as many Quiver dances as possible, then pass them off to one of 3 recipients. At a glance: Meinshao @ Choice Scarf Trait: Regenerator EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk/ 252 Spe Jolly Nature (+Spe / -SpA) - Hi Jump Kick - U turn - Stone Edge - Aerial Ace Usually my lead. Most opponents switch when I lead with it, which allows for an easy U turn and a hopeful safe switch into Venomoth. I don't have the ev's for speed maxed out so that I U turn after enemy scarfed meinshao. Since meinshao is pretty much the only base 105 scarfer in UU, so it shouldn't affect meinshao's interactions with any other pokemon. *Edit* Xatu @ Leftovers Trait: Magic Bounce EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk Calm Nature (+SpD / -Atk) - Psychic / Stored Power - Light Screen / Shadow Ball - Reflect - Roost Xatu's main purpose is to deflect incoming phazing attacks such as roar and whirlwind. It's less of a baton pass receiver, and more an attempt to salvage some benefit when venomoth is up against a phazer. Another option would be a more offense minded Xatu. I'm not crazy, just listen. Stored Power gains 20 power for each stat increase, meaning for every quiver dance passed to it, stored power gains a whopping 60 base power! However, with no boosts, Stored power sits at a measily 20 base power, meaning it's pretty much useless. This is why if I was going to run a set with stored power, i would be forced to accompany it with shadow ball, for a more reliable move, and to deal with bulky psychics such as bronzong and mew. Unfortunately, I'm not very good with creating non-standard ev spreads, so i'd really like some advice on that if I decide to go the stored power route Venomoth @ Black Sludge Trait: Wonder Skin EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe Timid Nature (+Spe / -Atk) - Quiver Dance - Baton Pass - Bug Buzz - Sleep Powder The sticky sludge holding this team together. Since Venomoth is pretty uncommon in UU, I can usually squeeze in a quiver dance or 2 before having to use sleep powder. Nidoqueen @ Life Orb Trait: Sheer Force EVs: 40 HP / 252 SpA / 216 Spe Modest Nature (+SpA / -Atk) - Earth Power - Flamethrower - Thunderbolt - Ice Beam The most offense oriented of my baton receivers. Easy to switch in against nearly all but hard hitting physical attackers. At 216 speed ev's Nidoqueen hits 242 speed, or 363 speed after 1 quiver dance has been passed, which is just enough to outspeed base 115 pokemon such as raikou. However, Nidoqueen is rarely passed to unless I have more than one quiver dance under my belt. Because of this, i'm considering redistributing evs. Should I take away hp and give to defense, due to the special defense boosts she's already getting? Another problem I've been having is whether or not to switch a move out for sludge wave for use against levitators such as misdrevious, rotom, and cresselia. Battle Royal: I use Nidoqueen over Nidoking because of nidoqueen's higher defense and special defense, making her slightly easier to switch in with baton pass. Assuming a modest nature, full sp. attack investment, and 242 speed, nidoking is left with 112 ev's to invest in defense, while nidoqueen has only 40. However, if they both invest all their ev's into hp, they both have 331. The only stat difference is Nidoking having 20 more sp. atk points, while Nidoqueen has 20 more defense points and 20 more special defense points. Porygon2 @ Eviolite Trait: Trace EVs: 252 HP / 176 Def / 80 SpD Bold Nature (+Def / -Atk) - Tri Attack - Recover - Discharge - Ice Beam My second baton receiver. The situations I usually baton pass to porygon2 in end up with him gaining an attack boost from download instead of sp. attack, which is why I opted for Trace instead. Trace is pretty situational; i've only ever gotten some real use for it when switching against an opposing chandelure or arcanine. I don't use analytic for the obvious reason that the speed boosts make porygon2 faster than the opposition most of the time. Slowbro @ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD Bold Nature (+Def / -Atk) - Scald - Fire Blast - Slack Off - Psyshock My most defense oriented baton receiver, and general physical wall. Slowbro is the least passed to, since he only truly benefits from the sp. attack / sp. defense boosts. Swapping out Fire Blast for Calm Mind is another option, since I often pass to Slowbro against fire types.