for anyone curious, a paddling is a group of ducks in the water. a group of flying ducks is called a team (which would have worked perfectly here except then it would be called "hollywood's teams" and that doesn't sound cool), and a general group of ducks is a raft.
consider this a team archive of sorts. unlike most other team archives, I won't be dumping a ton of teams or taking requests because the teambuilding lab already offers both of them. instead, it's a way for me to incentivize building around fun, weird, obscure, or gimmicky Pokemon by posting them regularly in a public medium with the added benefit of offering cool teams for people to try out (it also keeps teams with Vespiquen out of the lab). this is especially useful for the NU community in particular because it feels like a lot of people use the same shit all the time not out of necessity, but out of an inability to make weird stuff work. admittedly, I get into phases like that as well where I spam cores or certain offensive Pokemon, but it seems like less of a phase and more of an entity here.
so while other archives offer you loads of squads, mine offers you consistent paddlings. for now, I hope to post a new team every day, but my activity might vary based on other Smogon happenings like suspect tests, how busy I am, or how motivated I feel. I also plan to keep them updated in the following post so you can browse through them and look for something you like. I'll try to put my weird shit at the start of the sprite list to make it easier to browse for something you might want to use once I've gotten up a sizable collection.
i also strongly encourage you to talk about the teams here. play with them and let me know what you think of them, suggest changes, ask me questions about some of my teambuilding choices (lots of my EV spreads are wonky and I can attempt to explain them if I remember what they do), talk with other people about them, go wild.