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Battle Stadium Singles Team Bazaar

Do you have a Battle Stadium Singles team that you want to share with the community? You came to the right place!

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Day 1 Bazaar Teams

They represent common trends I saw in the ps and cart ladder but no guarantees on optimizations or anything ofc.

If they look kind of the same, it's because they are.

As usual, I will post updates and better teams when the metagame has settled down a bit past the new Pokemon craze.


Cheers and happy laddering.
:Landorus-Therian: :Cinderace-Gmax: :Tapu Fini: :Mimikyu: :Celesteela: :Porygon2:
The Big 6 balance team for series 7.

Rental: 0000 0000 FCL9 7C

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 196 Atk / 4 Def / 92 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Fly
- Rock Tomb
- Swords Dance

Defensive Calcs:
252 SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Airstream vs. 212 HP / 92 SpD Dynamax Landorus-Therian: 164-192 (42.9 - 50.2%) -- 1.6% chance to 2HKO
4 SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 212 HP / 92 SpD Landorus-Therian: 156-184 (81.6 - 96.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

A bulky set, but has potential to give offensive pressure with Swords Dance. Often cushions against Cinderace.

Cinderace-Gmax @ Assault Vest
Ability: Libero
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Atk / 52 Def / 60 SpD / 36 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Pyro Ball
- High Jump Kick
- Bounce
- Gunk Shot

Defensive Calcs:
252 Atk Life Orb Libero Cinderace-Gmax Max Airstream vs. 252 HP / 52 Def Dynamax Cinderace-Gmax: 157-187 (41.9 - 50%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO

Outspeeds Max Speed Landorus-Therian

This Cinderace has high chance of winning the mirror, using G-max Fireball on turn 1 and Max Airstream on turn 2. AV helps switching in front of Porygon2 and fairy mons.

:Tapu Fini:
Tapu Fini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Surf
- Moonblast
- Ice Beam
- Trick

A great Scarfer, in my opinion. This mon kills non-scarf Cinderace, Dragapult, Pheromosa, Urshifu, etc. Ice Beam gives pressure to Zapdos, Naganadel, Thundurus, etc. Trick is a mandatory move that stops bulky mons.

Mimikyu @ Life Orb
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Phantom Force
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Swords Dance

The best late-game sweeper, in my opinion. Very standard set.

Celesteela @ Power Herb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 148 HP / 20 Def / 252 SpA / 44 SpD / 44 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Energy Ball
- Meteor Beam

Defensive Calcs:
252 Atk Life Orb Cinderace-Gmax G-Max Fire Ball vs. 148 HP / 20 Def Dynamax Celesteela: 312-369 (81.6 - 96.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Lightning (140 BP) vs. 148 HP / 44 SpD Dynamax Celesteela: 315-374 (82.4 - 97.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

A dedicated sweeper, used against cycle oriented team matchups like Nihilego-Celesteela-Swampert. Meteor Beam is used to kill Cinderace and Zapdos switching in. Usually, if the opposing pokemon can't OHKO Celesteela, use Meteor Beam and one of the two things might happen: 1) you can utilize the SpAtk buff to kill everything in the back, or 2) Cinderace or Zapdos switches in and dies.

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpA / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Giga Impact
- Ice Beam
- Discharge
- Recover

Defensive Calcs:
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Airstream vs. 244 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2: 83-99 (43.4 - 51.8%) -- 7.8% chance to 2HKO

A dedicated special cushion with a Dynamax sweeping potential. Giga Impact (Max Strike) with Download gives unexpected damage to many foes that uses Calm Mind or Taunt to stop Porygon2.

1) Scarf Fini Lead + Mimikyu in the back
The most standard play. Do some damage with Fini and then Mimikyu will sweep later. The third mon is Landorus, Cinderace, or Porygon2 depending on the opposing pokemon that can threaten Scarf Fini Lead.

2) Celesteela Lead + Lando or Pory2 in the back
Against cycle based teams like Nihilego-Celesteela-Swampert, I lead Celesteela. Utilize Meteor Beam or/and Beast Boost properly to sweep and prepare to cushion opposing Cinderace or Zapdos leads with Lando or Pory2.
Some teams from S12, list will be updated as they go onto Nouthuca. I've put notes of the EV spreads and few other things in spoiler. I'll probably finish the rest of them later on since Ive been running low on motivation.

Rank 2:
Team: :Urshifu: :porygon2: :toxapex: :dracovish: :zapdos: :excadrill:
Urshifu, endure seen as just the best move anti-dynamax after iron head/pjab werent performing. Can waste Dmax/rack up tspike damage.

P2 lives HJK from LO Cinderace. Hyper beam with analytic ohkos cinderace. Defence for typical lando, dnite, chomp, dpult

Tspikes on pex for wearing down stuff like vish and working with sub/endure. Speed for opposing pex and speedcreeping Glastrier.

band for hippo and hitting ferro/pex harder on vish

Zapdos lives 2 max lightnings from LO zapdos after maranga activation, speed for Naga at +1 and ada vish. Anti-zap/naga check.

Drill defence endures +2 mimi phantom force 15/16 rolls, max speed, remainder in Spdef. For regieleki/nihilego cores

Rank 3:
Team: :hippowdon: :zapdos: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :urshifu: :mimikyu:

Rank 8:
Team: :latios: :scizor: :zapdos: :dracovish: :porygon2: :hippowdon:

Rank 9:
Team: :Urshifu-Rapid-strike: :dragonite: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :zapdos: :excadrill:
Dual Stab on the urshifu, but with tpunch since darm invites in a lot of fini brings.

Dragonite spdef > def for download. Max HP and adamant for efficient ev spend. The speed is for Naganadel at +1.

Same for excadrill with the download going to attack, hits 270 under sand generally a good dmax sweeper.

Darm lives banded rillaboom grassy glide, faster than scarf ada lando or +1 ada.

Rillaboom speed for TTar rest into bulk and attack

Rank 10/12:
Team: :Dracovish: :zapdos: :heatran: :whimsicott: :excadrill: :mimikyu:

Rank 11:
Team: :hippowdon: :naganadel: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :dracovish: :rotom-wash:

Rank 13:
Team: :Urshifu-Rapid-strike: :dragonite: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :zapdos: :excadrill:

Rank 19:
Team: :Spectrier: :pheromosa: :dragonite: :chansey: :toxapex: :quagsire:

Rank 20:
Team: :zapdos: :landorus-therian: :porygon2: :ferrothorn: :mimikyu: :dracovish:
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I looked through the top blogteams for the ones that still have Rental Codes with them. A lot of them are actually linked in Ika's post but I know beginners might not know to actually click the links, so here are a list of 7 still active rental codes. I have checked them still being up today on (December 17th, 2020), and took the screenshots in English so you guys can actually read the moves lul.

I would have posted these in the thread but the thread is locked!

Please visit their blogs for in-depth description of the team.
:arctozolt: :magnezone: :rhyperior: :dragonite: :dracovish: :urshifu:
:urshifu: :dragonite: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :excadrill: :zapdos:
:hippowdon: :nihilego: :naganadel: :dracovish: :ferrothorn: :rotom-wash:
:zapdos: :urshifu: :rillaboom: :darmanitan-galar: :dragonite: :excadrill:
:arcanine: :dragapult: :landorus-therian: :tapu fini: :zapdos: :stakataka:
:kartana: :swampert: :zapdos: :tapu fini: :garchomp: :urshifu:
:dragonite: :tapu fini: :rotom-heat: :excadrill: :mimikyu: :rillaboom:
:swampert: :slowking-galar: :buzzwole: :dracovish: :zapdos: :mimikyu:
:naganadel: :zapdos: :garchomp: :suicune: :mimikyu: :glastrier:
:hippowdon: :zapdos: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :Urshifu: :dragapult:
:tapu fini: :moltres: :mamoswine: :dracovish: :urshifu: :tyranitar:
:cinderace: :pheromosa: :toxapex: :hippowdon: :chansey: :zapdos:
:hippowdon: :zapdos: :ferrothorn: :nihilego: :primarina: :mimikyu:
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Here is the Team I made for season 13. It uses Scarf Entei to surprise the opponent and burn his mons. Entei to C!

:entei: :porygon2: :mimikyu: :primarina: :thundurus: :rillaboom:


Blog Post

Switch Code (Slight differences to Pokepaste Team. Pokepaste Team is better)

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Literally just started using this team and the 1st match I go into they swap in lando and I didnt noticed your entei had no inner foucs, a real disappointment.

Decided to go in depth to see what else didnt match cause alot DID NOT MATCH UP.
What is actually in the team

Mostly my fault for not comparing the pokepaste to the switch code image despite it showing detusche but to say " Slight differences to Pokepaste Team " is a far cry. I literally cannot recommend anyone else to use this team till they check out this pokepaste to make sure thye know what they are getting themselves into if they plan to ladder on cart.
Hi, today I introduce my Tapu Lele team. Some of the text is translated by Google, so if you have any questions, please ask me :)

:Tapu Lele: :Blaziken: :Landorus-Therian: :Zapdos: :Ferrothorn: :Dragapult:



Taking advantage of Tapu Lele's Turn 1 Dynamax
Tapu Lele is a Pokémon that often possesses Choice Scarf and induces opponent's Dynamax or Steel-type switches a lot. As for Dynamax, Tapu Lele can take advantage of the opponent's expectations by Dynamaxing Turn 1. For Max Airstream user slower than Tapu Lele, you can win one-on-one with Max Guard → Max Mindstorm → Max Guard → Psychic.

Tactics using Psychic Terrain
Mimikyu and Cinderace are powerful Pokémon that can't be beaten even with Tapu Lele's Dynamax. These are handled by switching into Landorus-T. Break Mimikyu's Disguise with U-turn and switch into Dragapult, then you don't need to worry about Shadow Sneak thanks to Psychic Terrain(If they use Max Starfall first, use Substitute → Phantom Force). Against Cinderace, keep using Rock Tomb to slow it down and support the Pokémon behind.

Ferrothorn + Blaziken versus opponent's Steel-types
Many steel Pokémon in the current metagame include Ferrothorn, Celesteela, and Excadrill. Among them, Ferrothorn and Excadrill can be handled with this team's Ferrothorn. By setting the speed of Ferrothorn to min speed +3, it is advantageous to the mirror with a preemptive Iron Defense → Body Press. Since Celesteela has hardly any form of investment in Special Defense in the recent metagame, it is forcibly cut with Tapu Lele and then dealt with Blaziken. Blaziken uses Coba Berry to withstand Celesteela's +1 Max Airstream during Dynamax.

Complementary Zapdos
Among the five Pokémon so far, Zapdos was adopted because of the lack of Airstream user and the need for a Special Attacker that puts great pressure on the opponent's picks. Since the opponent's Yawn + Stealth Rock is cumbersome, I decided to give Substitute, and because my team has Ferrothorn, I chose Volt Switch to counter the opponent's Zapdos counters.

Thus I decided to use the following Pokémon in order:
:Tapu Lele::Landorus-Therian::Dragapult::Ferrothorn::Blaziken::Zapdos:

:Tapu Lele:
Tapu Lele @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 52 Def / 140 SpA / 4 SpD / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast
- Sleep Talk

252+ Atk Urshifu-Single Strike Wicked Blow vs. 76 HP / 52 Def Tapu Lele on a critical hit: 135-159 (87 - 102.5%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO
Outspeeds Max Speed Landorus-T +2

The Pokémon that forms the central axis of the team and is chosen as a lead for most matches because the range of one-on-one that can be won through the Turn 1 Dynamax, which was explained in the 'Team Concepts' section, is considerably widened. Focus Blast was chosen to hit Ferrothorn and Heatran with Max Knuckle, and Sleep Talk was chosen as an essential Max Guard frame. Both moves were rarely used outside of Dynamax.

Blaziken @ Coba Berry
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat
- Thunder Punch
- Swords Dance

Maybe a more flexible sweeper than Cinderace. There is a convenient rank-up option Swords Dance, Speed rises even if you just hit Max Guard, and all three of the Dynamax Attacking moves have effects related to power increase, so I think it is an excellent Pokémon. By using Coba Berry (Flying-type Reduce Berry), you can take advantage of the Dynamax battle with Airstream users. I thank to this Pokémon that gave my team the option of lategame Dynamax sweeping.

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 92 Def / 164 SpD
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Tomb
- U-turn
- Bulk Up

+1 252+ Atk Life Orb Mimikyu Max Starfall (130 BP) vs. 252 HP / 92+ Def Landorus-T: 165-196 (84.1 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Zapdos Max Airstream (140 BP) vs. 252 HP / 164 SpD Landorus-T: 165-195 (84.1 - 99.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

The second axis of the team and an excellent cushion with U-turn. This is a lubricant Pokemon that enables you to play in conjunction with Psychic Terrain, which was described at the 'Team Concepts' section. I wanted it to perform as team's ace in case of emergency, but there is no room to put Fly, so I decided to use Bulk Up instead of Swords Dance. Thanks to this, it was able to become stronger in the Landorus-T mirror after the Dynamax was over.

Zapdos @ Sharp Beak
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 252 SpA / 180 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Hurricane
- Substitute
- Roost

HP 16n-1
Outspeeds Max Speed Dragapult after Airstream

The second Turn 1 Dynamaxing Pokemon. Considering Excadrill and Magnezone, there were occasions when Heat Wave was needed, but against teams with such Pokémon, I was able to handle them sufficiently by picking another Pokémon, so I used it without modification. Although its pick rate was the lowest, I think it made up for the team's shortcomings with the highest Dynamax aptitude.

Ferrothorn @ Figy Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Gyro Ball
- Body Press
- Leech Seed
- Iron Defense

This Pokémon can handle most Steel-type Pokémon and Tapu Fini. The pressure of Iron Defense → Body Press or Leech Seed made the opponent make hard decisions, which was the best thing about this Pokémon. It worked well as a cushion because Turn 1 Dynamaxing Porygon2 was seen quite a bit in the middle and late this season. It was mostly picked simultaneously with Blaziken.

Dragapult @ Leftovers
Ability: Infiltrator
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Darts
- Phantom Force
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute

The third axis of the team. In order to deal with Mimikyu, Substitute and Phantom Force were essential, so it naturally became strong against Toxapex oriented stall teams. You can play flexibly by dragging the opponent's Dynamax turns to counterattack, or sometimes using Dragon Dance and sweep with Dynamax. I chose the Infiltrator ability not only to deal with Dual Screen teams, but also to induce opponent's misunderstanding when facing Landorus-T.
Right, so my initial series 9 team wasn’t quite up to snuff with what the bazaar mods want, so I went back and re worked a couple of things, and I think this team is much better.
The main offensive threats are Garchomp, Cinderace, and Zapdos. Ace and Zap are your prime dmax candidates, but Garchomp is perfectly capable of dynamax sweeping with the correct matchup.
The main surprise here is that the tapu fini is a max speed, choice scarfed set. Designed to get the jump on mons that can be threatened by her, but tend to abuse the passivity of the standard set.
This surprise factor works quite well for breaking open a lot of teams, and allows the main sweepers to function as well as possible. Misty Terrain is also incredibly useful as you can use it to grab a nearly free swords dance with Garchomp, even after it has used its lum berry.
Hippowdon is a great physical tank that is capable of stopping setup sweepers with whirlwind or yawn, and can abuse the presence of more passive Pokémon with stealth rocks to help chip opponents into range of his offensive teammates.
Celesteela is a relatively standard defensive set, designed to annoy and chip down opposing threats to enable a sweeper to have an easier time.
Hopefully this team is more of what you guys were looking for. I think it’s rather fun to use and decently viable. Enjoy c:
Quick edit. The initial team used modest fini, I have switched to timid to be able to outrun Dragapult. I have updated the poke paste to have this change included.
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Here's the team I broke sub-1000 with: Super Bird Bros.!

Rental Team - Super Bird Bros Final.jpg

The short and sweet version of this team is that you use Koko screens or Garchomps speed control and rocks to set up Blaziken, who can either click Swords Dance against weaker foes or just go straight for Dynamax and power up using Max Knuckle and Max Flare. Boosted Flare Blitz under sun is absolutely disgusting and can actually rip through targets even if they resist it. Bring Glastrier or Tapu Fini for ground-types, selecting whichever covers other opposing matchups better. Eerie Impulse Zapdos is the third defensive option and alongside Garchomp is a great way to lure in Porygon2, who Blaziken loves to set up on especially if its been weakened by Eerie Impulse.

This team isn't perfect but it ended up in the 1000-2000 range when I stopped playing. It definitely has enough power behind it to make a good climb. There is a full RMT that I just posted as well, so feel free to pop over into that topic and ask questions if you have them.

Full RMT can be found here :
:Drifblim: :Tapu Koko: :Landorus-Therian: :Cinderace: :Tapu Fini: :Bisharp:

I keep making misplays, but I've realized this team is quite good WITHOUT those. Granted you will never predict everything, but I mean pretty bad misplays that don't require a lot of thought to avoid-I'm kinda bad lol. But not the team. Drifblim is the star of the show, but even though it can be good I'm fine with it being swapped for Mimikyu or something commonly good cause new people use these teams and stuff. It in general checks or counters physical attackers. Also Corsola-g, which I don't necessarily do well against besides. Koko is the special bulk, Landog is probably the best mon in general, Cinderace is mainly for Fini, Fini is TrickScarf for chip on Zapdos by moving 1st and the Trick on P2 and the like. Bisharp is anti-screens.

If not for all the times I expected a switch but it didn't happen, did not expect a switch and it did, did not expect Weakness Policy(assume it is if you will lose by triggering it and won't by not,) and the times I messed up with Dynamax I'd be doing very good indeed, so I think despite the unorthodox nature this team can fit here. All the EVs are explained in my RMT. Koko, Fini, or Bisharp are the usual leads. Landog is brought more than any other mon. Feel free to ask me about my misplays I won't remember most but I do some, and they help understand what not to do.

EDIT: Nearly broke even despite misplays, 37/38 to 40.
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This is the team that got me to Masterball this season. Although I built the team around Shedinja you may use Rillaboom as it checks and or beats most of what Sheddy's meant to switch into. With Shedinja, WP/AV is interchangeable on Rhyperior, it depends on how much of an absolutely braindead unga bunga poo poo pee pee player you wanna be and win the game in 3 turns.

Shedinja conditions your opponent to bring whatever beats it. Although nearly everything at team preview could have something to kill it, its value comes from completely shutting down Pokemon that have to spread their coverage thin to cover as much as possible, such as Urshifu-RS or Lapras, or typically run certain status moves to remain functional when afflicted, like Sleep Talk Dracovish. A good partner for stall breaking with Heatran and crippling walls with Specs Fini.

Rhyperior helps to check the big 4. Its EVs get the jump on a lot of tankier mons so that it can get in Horn Drill first.

Celesteela sets up and sweeps but isn't always consistent. Haven't used much of Leech Seed, so perhaps a sign to replace it with Steel coverage and free up Earth Power for Heatran.

Landorus has Scope Lens for a very good reason. In a game dictated by RNG, you're either with RNG, or you stay out of its way and don't complain when you get crit frozen turn 1. Every team ought to have a mon that uses (but does not rely on) luck to leverage the game in its favour. Although I'd get better damage output from LO, Scope Lando crits with Stone Edge 1/2 of the time and has a 1/8 chance to crit with everything else. Them's good odds in my book, and it helps to break Skarmory, which would otherwise sit on Landorus entirely. You may like to experiment with a more bulky build and U-turn/Rock Tomb over SD, I haven't tried that yet.

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