This is my first post on Smogon, so be gentle!
I've lurked this particular thread for a little while now, and I've been tinkering with my own Super Singles team. It did surprisingly well, reaching 118 straight wins
before losing in part to a bad decision. No shitty hax this time, YAY! So, without further ado, here is my team:
Dragonite @ Lum Berry
Jolly nature, Multiscale
Max EVs in ATK/SPD
- Fire Punch
- Dragon Dance
A majority of the time Dragonite can sweep by itself with +1 DD and Outrage. Roar is there to shoo away pesky leads such as Umbreon/Ferrothorn/other pokes with Curse/Leftovers, that way I can set up on a different poke.
Gengar @ Focus Sash
Timid nature, Levitate
Max EVs in SP ATK/SPD
- Dazzling Gleam
- Shadow Ball
- Destiny Bond
Gengar is my favorite Pokemon, and I finally found a way to utilize it in battle! More on that later. :)
Kangaskhan @ Kanghaskhanite
Jolly nature, Scrappy ---> Parental Bond
Max EVs in ATK/SPD
- Fake Out
- Sucker Punch
- Power-Up Punch
Basically Mega Kangaskhan is an excellent insurance policy in the event that Dragonite and Gengar faint before expected.
Ideally, Dragonite sets up with 1 or 2 Dragon Dances, then sweeps through with Outrage/Fire Punch. If this doesn't work, Dragonite usually takes care of the first poke, then is able to at least whittle away the health of the second poke. Gengar then comes in, finishes off second poke, spams Destiny Bond to faint third poke. 95% of the time either of these scenarios happened; I rarely had to bring in Mega Kangaskhan, but she cleaned up things nicely.
Also of important note is that I never switch out Dragonite, even against ice types. Switching out not only costs me a turn, but makes me susceptible to possible status or super effective moves. I get whatever damage I can, then once Dragonite faints, Gengar and Mega Kanga take care of the rest.
LOSING BATTLE: 3PUG-WWWW-WWW6-4AJR
Battle starts off with Blissey. I set up +1 DD and faint it with Outrage. In comes Glaceon. Dragonite is then confused and unable to get off an attack. Glaceon faints it. Gengar comes in and 2HKOs Glaceon. Talonflame is the final poke. It outspeeds Gengar and faints it.
Kangaskhan, you're my only hope!
I used Fake Out for a fair amount of damage, which activates Flame Body and puts some serious hurt on me. This is where I made the wrong decision... I was afraid that Talonflame would KO me with its next attack, so I used Sucker Punch instead of Return (which probably would have done the trick). Sucker Punch was pretty powerful, but that cursed bird had a Sitrus Berry! Ugh. However, one Flare Blitz and burn damage and I'm still alive and kicking. I use Sucker Punch one last time and get its health in the red, like 10%... then Talonflame faints me with Brave Bird. Bastard.
All in all it was a great battle, one that I'm not seething mad about losing. lol
Thoughts and constructive criticism are most welcome!