Topic reopened with permission from Maniaclyracist. Back when the Shoddy Uber Ladder first came up, I managed to get to 6th place using a full-on Baton Pass team that lead with Magic Coat Smeargle. After that, I just gave up any hope of reaching 1st place and stopped playing Pokemon for a while. Then I read Train Man's Warstory he posted about a week ago: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47115. I had met Train Man during my first endeavor on the Uber tier, and his warstory really inspired me to get back into Uber Laddering. First day, I obtained 8th place ranking. On my second day, I obtained the 2nd place ranking. And finally, on the third day, I obtained the coveted (in my mind) 1st place ranking. God I was so proud of myself that day, and I've been steady in that position for about a week now. So, without any further adieu, Here's my team: Team at a glance: --- Speed Warrior (Deoxys-e) @ Focus Sash Ability: Pressure EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 Spd Jolly nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Taunt - Stealth Rock - Spikes - Extremespeed Standard Lead Deoxys. It sometimes pisses me off when I lose the speed tie to other lead Deoxys-E, but I can usually salvage it with Rayquaza, possibly even outsmart, taking the time to Swords Dance while it tries to set up Spikes, because lead Deoxys-E usually don't carry Ice Beam. Variants include giving it Superpower over Extremespeed, as well as possibly switching the Attack and HP EVs around (open to suggestions as to what's better). --- Junk Synchron (Bronzong) @ Light Clay Ability: Levitate EVs: 252 HP/60 Def/196 SDef Careful nature (+SDef, -SAtk) - Hypnosis - Explosion - Reflect - Light Screen Standard Dual Screen Bronzong. After setting up Spikes, I attempt to disable one of my opponent's Pokemon with Hypnosis before setting up Dual Screens and Exploding. Not many variations to this. Sometimes, when I don't want to risk missing, I just go for the LIght Screen right away. --- Spirit Force (Mewtwo) @ Light Clay Ability: Pressure EVs: 252 HP/252 Spd/4 SDef Jolly nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Selfdestruct - Reflect - Light Screen - Taunt Backup Dual Screener. Used for when Bronzong can't really safely get the screens up, like say against Dialga, which I'm suspicious if it has Flamethrower, or another Mewtwo. The Extra Speed also often helps, as well as the ability to Taunt. --- Junk Warrior (Mew) @ Lum Berry Ability: Synchronize EVs: 252 HP/68 Spd/190 SDef Calm nature (+SDef, -Atk) - Rock Polish - Baton Pass - Taunt - Swords Dance Clustering Stars will call upon a new force! Become the path its light shines upon! Synchro Summon! Show yourself, JUNK WARRIOR! Mew is extremely hard to kill with Dual Screens up and carrying a Lum Berry. Usually I'm able to get at least one Rock Polish and one Swords Dance up before having to pass. 68 Speed outspeeds +Speed Nature, 252 Speed Deoxys-E after a +2 Boost. The Nature and whether to put some EVs into defense could probably use some work, though. --- Turret Warrior (Groudon) @ Lum Berry Ability: Drought EVs: 108 HP/252 Atk/150 Spd Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Earthquake - Dragon Claw - Fire Punch - Stone Edge After receiving just 1 Swords Dance and 1 Rock Polish from Mew and Stealth Rock + Spikes, Groudon pretty much OHKOs everything in the Uber Tier except Giratina, which it 2HKOs with Dragon Claw. However, the Lum Berry also prevents Giratina's Will o Wisp from bothering it too much, though I'm still screwed if Giratina carries Roar and I can't OHKO it. And it wont be bothered by Priority moves too much with its amazing Defense and the fact it'll still have a couple turns of Reflect most likely. Once again, Speed EVs to outspeed Deoxys-E. Rock Slide vs. Stone Edge was kind of an issue for me, but after doing calculations, I found that Groudon killed a 75% Lugia with Rock Slide only like 1% of the time using the "Great Wall" set found on this site, so I decided an 80% chance with Stone edge was still worth it. --- Stardust Dragon (Rayquaza) @ Life Orb Ability: Air Lock EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spd Adamant nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Dragon Claw - Extremespeed - Flamethrower Clustering hopes become a new Shining Star! Become the path its Light shines upon! Synchro Summon! Take flight! Stardust Dragon! Rayquaza is more of a backup than anything. It's also the only safe switch I have against Water Spout Kyogre leads, since Rayquaza resists Water Spout and Air Lock negates the Rain boost. It can also set up fairly safely behind Dual Screens, so the fact that I have 2 Dual Screeners really helps. Often interchange Flamethrower and Earthquake depending on if I know what's best to use beforehand. --- This team does have some problems with smart Trick users, and guys like ScarfRai (who also gets Trick). The Speed EVs weren't designed to outspeed anything over Deoxys-E, so obviously, I run into problems. People who use Roar Giratina effectively (something that usually isn't done unless they know beforehand that I'm using Groudon AND that my Groudon can't OHKO it with just a +2 boost), as well as putting Roar on Pokemon that don't normally carry it such as Groudon and Kyogre, also sometimes give me problems. Notes before posting: 1. Yeah, it's kind of funny, after reading Train Man's Warstory, I was actually planning on using a direct clone of his team, but realized that I didn't like Scarfgross, Tyranitar, or LO Mewtwo. So I just worked in a Baton Pass team angle (I used Latias in place of Mewtwo, before realizing that MEwtwo could also Dual screen AND Explode, soemthing Latias couldn't do) with Dual screen support, an Idea I've been wanting to try fro a while, as well as adjusting his Deoxys-E. 2. I realize that this really isn't "the best team ever", no need to point that out. However, keep in mind, I got to #1 on the ladder using this team, not really an easy feat on any ladder, which I believe is a real testament to how brutally efficient this team is at taking down unprepared Uber teams. 3. I did NOT cheat AT ALL to become #1, and I have the truth as well as the support of the admins on my side, so please don't say anything that implies anything of the sort. 4. If you say something to somehow undermine the quality of Uber Battlers, you will offend me and probably several other people who regularly battle on the Uber tier. 5. I've been #1 for about a week and a half now, and am satisfied with what I set out to do with this team. I'm going to do my best to attempt to retire this team and phaze it out of my Uber Battling and make a new team. I foresee in the near future that the Uber metagame is going to shift to having at least 1 Trick user on every team and disabling the members of the opponents as best as possible, so I will make a new team that adjusts to this new Possible Metagame accordingly. 6. Do NOT turn this into a topic about debating how much "skill" i have using this team or how "cheap" it is to use BP Mew. This is why my last topic was closed/deleted, and people like Great Sage and Obi have already commented on the topics at Stark Mountain that there is nothing "Cheap" about using BP Mew and what kind of team someone uses bears no indication on how much "Skill" they have, only thing that matters is that they win, not how much "skill" it takes to use a team. Comments such as these will be moderated from now on. That is all and happy rating.