Where's your Moxie? Hey! victinivcreate1 back with his newest RMT! So this is a team that I have been working with for a month. I must say, when I saw False Sense's Dark Miracle, I was in awe with two particular pokemon that were on the team. Lucario and Salamence. This team is based off his team and some of my ideas for more ease with sweeping. You could say, this is a much more offensive variant of his team. Anyway here is the team Keldeo-Salamence-Lucario-Celebi-Heatran-Rotom-W HTML: TEAM BUILDING PROCESS Built around 2 sweepers, not just one. Lucario @ Life Orb Justified Adamant EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd -Swords Dance -Crunch -Close Combat -Extremespeed Salamence @ Life Orb Moxie Naive EVs: 252 Atk/4 SpA/252 Spd -Dragon Dance -Fire Blast -Outrage -Earthquake The pair have great synergy together, but I felt I was Keldeo weak. With the prevalence of rain weather, I went for Offensive Celebi, who can take out Keldeo. Celebi @ Expert Belt Natural Cure Mild EVS: 56 HP/252 SpA/200 Spd -Leaf Storm -Earth Power -U-Turn -Hidden Power Fire Then I need a pokemon that resisted Ice and Fire and learned Volt Switch I knew a Rotom Forme would be my answer. Rotom Wash was placed on the team. Rotom-W@ Leftovers Levitate Modest EVs: 232 HP/56 Spa/220 Spd -Volt Switch -Hydro Pump -Will-O-Wisp -Thunder Wave But because my team had no solid "wall" I knew I was going to need a defensive mon with Will-O-Wisp. Heatran was the way to go, and forms a god awesome core with Celebi. The set i'm running capitalizes on special bulk, but can still hit hard off 355 Special Attack. Burns are for crippling physical sweepers. Heatran also gives me hazards. Heatran @ Leftovers Flash Fire Modest EVs: 200 HP/110 SpA /200 SpD -Fire Blast -Stealth Rock -Earth Power -Will-O-Wisp Now I need a Scarfer, and a powerful one at that. SO HERE COMES THE CUTEST PONY IN OU! Scarf Keldeo! Due to my experience with Slowking walling sets with Surf, Hidden Power Dark was put in place of Surf. Keldeo @ Choice Scarf Justified Timid EVs: 4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spd -Hydro Pump -Sacred Sword -Icy Wind -Hidden Power Dark In Depth Lucario @ Life Orb Justified Adamant EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd -Swords Dance -Crunch -Close Combat -Extremespeed Here is star number 1. Lucario is a powerful sweeper who doesn't get much use. For starters, access to Extremespeed is why I chose him over other fighting sweepers. Because he is uncommon, he can be hard to deal with once he reaches +2. And lastly, his typing, I can come in on burned physical sweepers and set up. Lucario appreciates this team, because paralysis allows him to come on sweepers typically faster than him, and burn allows him to come on Choice Band sweepers (Terrakion locked into Stone Edge or T-tar locked into Pursuit) Celebi @ Life Orb Natural Cure Modest EVS: 56 HP/252 SpA/200 Spd -Leaf Storm -Earth Power -Recover -Heal Bell The fairy of the forest was an extremely welcome addition to the team. Celebi is an extremely powerful member. Leaf Storm OHKOs standard Poitoed (which is SpecsToad). Earth Power has good coverage with Leaf Storm, hitting Heatran (lacking Air Balloon), and smashing Lucario. Heal Bell is for curing status on my team, as Celebi can't absorb every status (Spore Users). Rotom-W @ Leftovers Levitate Modest EVs: 232 HP/56 SpA/220 Spd -Volt Switch -Hydro Pump -Will-O-Wisp -Thunder Wave Rotom Wash is amazing. Just with its typing, I can check a multitude of threats (like Mamoswine and Landorus-T). Hydro Pump has massive power, even without rain. Volt Switch allows me to have a functional Volt-Turn core with Celebi. Thunder Wave is for hitting fast sweepers (and scarfers) while Will-O-Wisp cripples physical sweepers, allowing more switch ins for my own sweepers. Salamence @ Life Orb Moxie Naive EVs: 252 Atk/4 SpA/252 Spd -Dragon Dance -Fire Blast -Outrage -Earthquake Say hello to the best offensive pokemon in OU (if I say so myself). Dragon Dance, Moxie and Outrage are now legal together, and now it is basically impossible to wall Salamence. After one boost of Dragon Dance, Outrage will have 1.8 times the power (factoring in Life Orb) and will rampage through through teams. Nothing can wall it if rocks are up, as Rocks break Sturdy and Focus Sashes. Ferrothorn? Scorched with Fire Blast. Offensive Heatran? 2HKOed by +1 Outrage after Rocks. Salamence synergizes with Lucario very well. Rotom-Wash also helps Mence (burns enemy sweepers or paralyzes them, then Volt Switches out), so Salamence can switch into most physical sweepers and set up. Salamence checks most Volcarona unboosted, and can set up, or attempt to OHKO with his Outrage. Heatran @ Leftovers Flash Fire Modest EVs: 200 HP/110 SpA /200 SpD -Fire Blast -Stealth Rock -Earth Power -Will-O-Wisp Heatran is cool. He was the top threat (usage statistic wise) in DPP for a reason. And still continues to thrive in a metagame dominated by rain. My EV spread is so that I have great SpDefense but can still hit off 355 Special Attack. Will-O-Wisp capitalizes on special bulk, crippling Terrakion switch ins. Earth Power allows me to cripple those that resist fire, ike Keldeo @ Choice Scarf Justified Timid EVs: 4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spd -Hydro Pump -Sacred Sword -Icy Wind -Hidden Power Dark In my opinion, Keldeo is the most amazing Scarfer since Scarf Landorus. Even without any boosts, the sheer force (see what I did there) of Hydro Pump and the amazing wall breaking abilities of Secret Sword are too good to pass up. Whats more so, I have everything Keldeo needs to clean. Hazards, status, and sweepers. Hidden Power Dark is for nuking Slowking, who had walled me to no end when I had Surf for a reliable STAB move. But why Dark? Because Dark+Fighting. Near unresisted coverage (as far as i know, only the bug/flying resist the combo, and they are nuked with Icy Wind or Hydro Pump. My problems I feel my team is slow (Starmie, I want to save my Keldeo for late game cleaning), but I can't really replace anything because Lucario/Salamence=Stars and sweepers Cele/Tran-the defensive core/status curer/hazard setters Rotom-tank/support Keldeo-Scarfer Oh yeah don't forget to Luvdisc!