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xRob75s OU Team

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by xRob75, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. xRob75


    Jun 24, 2013
    -This is not meant to be a number 1 rank team it is a team I enjoy using.
    -Due to me not being a highly skilled battle the highest this team has been ranked is around 1650
    -These pokemon are not the best just ones I enjoy using
    This is my team

    Ability: Serene grace
    EVs: 252 hp 224 spd 32 sp
    Careful nature
    Job: Lead
    -stealth rocks
    -iron head

    Jirachi is my favorite lead. This is because it has a good amount of resistances and is able to secure safe switch ins to my other pokemon if necessary. I originally had thunder wave instead of wish for iron head but i decided wish was a more helpful move.

    Gengar@Black Sludge
    Ability: levitate
    EVs: 4 hp 252 spa 252 sp
    timid Nature
    job: Anti-lead
    -shadow ball
    -focus blast

    Gengar is what I like to call an Anti-lead Its job it too counter common leads and dismantle gimmick teams (baton pass). Gengar does a good job of overpowering weather teams. Gengar also ensures safe switches into Jirachi and ferrothorn to set up entry hazards. And to top it off Gengar is my alltime favorite pokemon.

    Ablility: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 hp 252 spd 4 atk
    Impish nature
    Job: defensive wall, core #1
    -leech seed
    -power whip
    -thunder wave

    Ferrothorn is the first part of my fire water grass core. This is what I rely on once my leads have done their job. Ferrothorn is a very powerful defensive wall and stalls out common threats. Ferrothorn is what I go into if I lose jirachi early or want spike and rocks up.

    Gyarados@Life orb
    Abilitiy: Moxie
    EVs: 4 hp 252 atk 252 sp
    Adamant Nature
    Job: Physical sweeper
    -dragon dance

    Gyarados is the second member of my core. This set gives Gyarados great type coverage and the ability to sweep teams. Gyarados also annihilates common threats such as Landorus, Heatran and Terrakion with ease. this has led Gyarados to becoming my favorite physical attacker.

    Heatran@Life orb
    Ability: flash fire
    EVs: 252 hp 252 spa 4 spd
    Modest nature
    Job: Special Attacker
    -lava plume
    -earth power
    -dark pulse

    Heatran is the final member of my core. Heatran is a threat to most teams being able to annihilate common pokemon such as jirachi, latios, alakazam, latias, espeon and metagross. heatran is able to catch psychic types off guard by carrying dark pulse over hp ice. This spot has changed many times. I ad a volcarona here but then I realized I needed a spinner but didnt want to use one. from there I used Chandelures infamous calm mind set. It worked for a while but didnt have the greatest type coverage in my opinion. So I then switched to the heatran I use now.

    Latios@Choice Scarf
    ability: levitate
    EVs:252 atk 252 spe 4 hp
    Timid Nature
    Job: Scarfer
    -draco meteor

    Latios fits this team very well. Latios helps take care of threats such as cloister and infernape. Just like heatran this spot has changed several times. Originally this was a victini i found it didnt fit in well so i then switched to salamence who i found unreliable so i switched to latios.

    To be honest when I use this team I never seem to have the same pokemon destroy me twice. I think this is because I have at least one resistance to each type or i am extremely inconsistent asa player and dont realize it.

    Feel free to leave your input below:)
  2. Plus

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    Professor of B101

    Apr 8, 2008
    Hello there! Your team is structurally sound, I just wanted to make a few suggestions that you could perhaps try out to make your team a bit better.

    The core of Heatran/Gyarados/Ferrothorn makes a very potent offensive/defensive presence within the team, and is backed up very well by a support Jirachi as well as two quick checks to many common threats in Gengar and Latios. My main concern with this team comes not with the team's synergy and ability to work with one another, but rather how your team fares against certain playstyles, mainly revolving around spikestacking. When using Latios, Ferrothorn, and Jirachi, this is very inviting for pokemon such as Forretress or opposing Ferrothorn to switch in on moves that it can wall, and can hurt your team if it manages to get a few layers up. Balance and Stall based teams can pose a threat despite your plethora of offensive threats as they can pressure you into switching and whittling down your team.

    For some minor changes to your team, I can see some roles being switched to different pokemon in your team due to their natural versatility. In other words, I can probably see you moving Stealth Rocks from Jirachi to Heatran while replacing Dark Pulse. While Dark Pulse may have some surprise factor, there isn't much of a need to use Heatran to deal with Latios or other Psychics that can potentially kill you with Surf or Focus Blast etc. when you already have a specially based Jirachi. You can choose to run Body Slam on Jirachi instead, which helps distribute paralysis while still staying on the offensive. Thunder Wave is another option as well, but Body Slam has the potential to paralyze common switchins to a defensive Jirachi, such as Garchomp or Landorus, both of which are very threatening to most any team.

    Consider Trick on your Latios. This gives you another weapon to use against more defensive teams who take advantage of walling your pokemon to oblivion. Thunderbolt has decent coverage, but when you are using Latios whose Draco Meteor is usually stronger barring a 4x weakness to electricity, it doesn't seem worth it. This will make your opponents think twice before attempting to switch in a defensive Jirachi, Ferrothorn, or Blissey/Chansey against your Latios.

    If you're running a Life Orb on Heatran, then using a move like Lava Plume is rather contradictory. Life Orb Heatran should be hitting as hard as possible, and you waste precious health on your Heatran for a weak move such as Lava Plume, when one of the main perks to using a LO Heatran is a boosted Fire Blast coming from base 130 satk. Sometimes, burning your opponent is nice -- but the extra damage you get from using Fire Blast is even better.

    Disable Gengar is a rather valid option for you to choose, although my personal preference is to use Destiny Bond, which is a bit more uncommon. Destiny Bond provides you a last ditch effort to kill many pokemon, and works very well in tandem with Substitute should your opponent feel pressured to switch. Using Destiny Bond Gengar nets you more two for ones than that of Disable Gengar, which many players with higher ratings on the ladder will usually try to play around. You may choose to keep Disable Gengar -- and that's perfectly valid, but you should try Destiny Bond Gengar and see if you like it.

    In brief, my suggestions are to simply replace SR with Body Slam on Jirachi, SR and FB over Dark Pulse and Lava Plume on Heatran, Trick over Thunderbolt on Latios, and Destiny Bond Gengar over Disable. This seems to be a very solid team, and I wish you nothing but the best in your team's future endeavors! =)
  3. xRob75


    Jun 24, 2013
    Thanks for the suggestions! I already played with these adjustments. I like all of them except for db on gengar, I like disable because it gives my other pokemon a window to set up
  4. xRob75


    Jun 24, 2013

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