Where the "intelligence" of TRAINERS is put to the test!
Sounds like good advice. I might add this to my original post.Thanks so much for the guide. Working through the Frontier now and just aiming for the Silver Medals for now. For the Battle Arena team you suggested, it worked great but for the Silver Run I would suggest to anyone trying to run this team to switch the order and maybe an item too. In my Silver battle, Greta sends out Heracross first. Two Megahorns destroyed Swampert and it resists Earthquake and Surf did pretty much no damage. Alakazam outsped and OHKOed Heracross but is walled pretty hard by Umbreon. I got in two Thunderpunches for little damage especially with Leftovers. Salamence was able to take town Umbreon with Brick Break but was confused in the process. It hit itself in confusion twice in a row and died to two Shadow Balls from Shedninja before I could get off an Aerial Ace.
My suggestion is to lead with Zam and OHKO Heracross. Zam will die to Umbreon. Swampert can Substitute and Earthquake spam and potentially win by referee decision. Maybe a different Pokemon would be better here for the Silver Battle though. Salemence can clean up Umbreon with Brick Break if it is left. Then, use Aerial Ace on Shedninja to win. I would also suggest a Persim Berry for Salamence in this battle to heal a potential Umbreon Confuse Ray. Umbreon has Body Slam though too so maybe for the Silver run use a Lum on Mence to heal a potential confusion or Body Slam paralyze and give Zam something else since it will be leading for that run.
Anyway those are my thoughts. Thanks for the guide and hopefully I can get a Silver win tonight.
I should explain here (and I completely forgot about this until you posted, so thanks haha) that I actually tried a different team before the Swampert/Alakazam/Salamence run. I can't remember exactly what was on it - I think it was something weird like Metagross/Ludicolo/Houndoom - and I had already obtained the silver symbol with that team, although I lost that streak before reaching the gold symbol battle. Once you beat the silver symbol battle in a facility, you don't get to do it again until you beat the gold symbol battle in the same facility, so for the Swampert/Alakazam/Salamence run, I didn't have to do the silver symbol battle at all, since Metagross/Ludicolo/Houndoom already did it!
Good luck with getting silver!