.: At A Glance :. Hello fellow Smogonites, I am Yeezy and today I'm showing you something that laddered me in NU before the reset on Showdown, and is great fun to use. It is, of course, as given away in the title, using Slaking without its hindering ability, Truant. As you are probably all aware, Truant Pokemon can only move every other turn, which can be quite a large setback, and of course knocks Slaking into NU, where without Truant, it would be up and away out of there. I am relatively new to NU, so can't really give a Threat List regarding the team, but I know that it is very hard to counter once this team gets going. Changes are in Orange. .: Regice :. Regice @ Chesto Berry Trait: Clear Body EVs: 248 HP / 252 SAtk / 8 SDef Modest Nature - Thunder Wave - Ice Beam - Thunderbolt - Rest Regice is my Gorebyss counter, and my usual lead. With amazing coverage from BoltBeam, and Thunder Wave to slow down or stop sweepers, then aided by ChestoRest to act effectively as a Full Restore, Regice has a pretty solid moveset. I have to say that in my opinion, second to Blissey, Regice is the best Special Wall/Tank. Its more of a tank due to the fact that it can dish out considerable chunks of damage as well as shrug off some. There's not that much I can say about Regice other than, it does its job and it does it well, with little to no letup. .: Floatzel :. Floatzel (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Jolly Nature - Waterfall - Ice Punch - Crunch - Aqua Jet Floatzel is a threat. With amazing base speed making it tied first for the fastest Water-type in the entire game, it makes an extremely quick sweeper, that can respond to predicted priority moves also. Floatzel also boasts quite a large Attack, that when further boosted by Choice Band makes it a formidable force. It is also armed with Waterfall, (120 BP with STAB), Ice Punch, Crunch, and its own STAB priority move, giving it great all round coverage. I love using Floatzel because it can bounce in on any situation and take something down. It is underestimated and not used that much in NU, but that makes it even better for me because I like using something different that can still pose a threat. .: Sawk :. Sawk (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Sturdy EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Close Combat - Earthquake - Ice Punch - Stone Edge Sawk is one evil fucker, with ridiculously great base Attack, quite good Speed and aided with a Scarf, he never lets up. Armed with Sturdy truly finish whatever he had started, Sawk is one of my favourite sweepers in NU. Simply because he should not be in NU. All I have to do with Sawk is go on a Close Combat rampage, knowing that anything that doesn't resist it will most likely be OHKO'd so won't be able to get to that ever-decreasing defense, but the satisfaction of knowing anything that does hits his Sturdy and will have to endure yet another hit. Sawk is best used as a suicide-run one-life sort of thing, meaning that when he switches in, he usually stays in effectively. He's also my Cinccino counter, because that thing annoys the hell out of me. .: The Golden Probopass :. Probopass (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Magnet Pull Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Def Modest Nature - Thunder Wave - Stealth Rock - Earth Power - Volt Switch I'm not going to lie, I've always been a sucker for Pokemon that look like pure gold. And with Shiny Probopass, that is definetely the case. Its amazing enough that he has that pubic hair moustache and what appears to me as a sombrero, but no he's GOLDEN. I swear, I think Shiny Magikarp is viable because its gold. I used to have it in an OU team, and sometimes it would survive enough to get a Splash or two off. It was amazing. But anyway, Probopass is my amazing all-round wall, that fires off Special Attacks. He doesn't need invested defenses as that would be overkill, it does its job well with these EVs. Thunder Wave slows stuff down, Stealth Rocks go up, you can Earth Power them round or Volt Switch out. I've found that Volt Switch actually does quite a reasonable chunk to anything Water-wise, even if its defensive at all. .: Slaking :. Slaking (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Truant EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def Jolly Nature - Earthquake - Slack Off - Return - Pursuit inb4 "slakyng haz trooant u lied 2 meeee" Of course it has the ability Truant, it is its only ability. The fact of the matter is it is incredibly easy to remove. Now we're getting into the core of the team. The team doesn't completely rely on Slaking, but it brings a great strategy, allowing Slaking to occasionally 6-0 sweep. How I do this I will explain in the next Pokemon's description. But basically, I'm going to only talk about Slaking here. Slaking has always proved worthy to me. Base 160 Attack and very high speed for NU, included with Max 404 HP, and outspeeds most things in OU would have made Slaking a very viable Pokemon. But GameFreak have to stab all of their greatest creations in the back, and give them horrible abilities, like Defeatist, Truant or Slow Start. But my friend Pel on PS found a way around this. Experimenting with all these abilities in OU with a Cofagrigus as the core, he found massive inconsistencies and irregularities. He couldn't get the team to function like he had hoped and ultimately gave up. That's where I come in. I utilise the strategy he had made and built it around my own ideas to make this team. One of the problems that he encountered was that it was semi-functional and never really worked when Cofagrigus had died. So I thought that this strategy would be more at home in NU. And thus, this was born. .: Yamask :. Yamask (M) @ Eject Button Trait: Mummy Shiny: No EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SAtk Bold Nature - Will-O-Wisp - Haze - Pain Split - Shadow Ball Yamask. The pinnacle element of this team, in all of its lackluster base stat glory. Anything that dares make physical contact with it will be infected by a contagious ability that will bring your whole team to their deaths. Mummy. That's how it works. Mummy. The opposing Pokemon makes physical contact with Yamask, either by attacking it directly or through switching in Yamask, and then their ability is wiped and they are infected. Eject Button then forces Yamask out, letting you to bring out Slaking and hit whatever the infected Pokemon is, thereby infecting Slaking and removing it of its Truant ability. This allows you to fire at will, devastating Pokemon after Pokemon until there are none left. Slaking is also armed with Pursuit for a guaranteed hit on whatever it is, so they can't switch out. Pel experimented with using Ring Target on Yamask so even Fighting- moves would hit it upon switch in. Of course, that didn't have the magical Eject Button. Thank you for taking your time to look at the team, if you could leave a comment or a rate that would make my hour of doing this worth something. I sound look a Youtuber begging for subscribers but really, I want to make this team perfect so I can continue to ladder. I haven't encountered many weaknesses yet so I want to hear some theoretical ones, as I have played just under ten games with this team. I am Yeezy D, and this was Slaking with No Truant.