Hey there!! It's Antacool, back for a new RMT, an ORAS Ubers Stall Team!
This is a successful original team, who permits me to reach the Top 10 Ubers ladder with a score of 1688.
As you may know, I like to innovate and build teams who work well in Ubers and while having some originalities. Stall is a playstyle I still don't play with since the beginning of ORAS, so I wanted to build a team based around Solrock, a Pokemon I already used in Ubers for different roles (Trick Room setter to be precise). Stall required some skills, predictions, a bit of luck... and a lot of free time to play with (That I don't really have at the moment)
Anyway, here is the teambuilding bellow!
I started with a Physically Defensive "Stallrock". Why a Pokemon like this in Ubers you will ask me, simple, he's able to check 3 of the most powerful Ubers titans, and these are also the 3 harder Pokemon to check with their excellent stats and offensive pressure (considering there are fully Physical):
Groudon-Primal, Ho-Oh, and Mega-Salamence!
Which is pretty ironic because Solrock is a simple PU Pokemon who has a ton of weaknesses, and pretty low stats. How could you underestimate this Ubers rock Star?
What is a Stall team without the Great Wall? Lugia is by far one of the best Tank in the game, and Multiscale makes it so so bulky. He is a second Pokemon who is able to check Groudon-Primal and Mega-Salamence, and a ton of other ones. Plus, a really good point is its good Speed stat allowing him to stall easier with its Multiscale ability, thanks to a fast Roost.
Every good stall team must have a win condition, so I added a CM Refresh Darkceus. It's typing sponges the basic Dark and Ghost weaknesses, and Dark is a good typing as a mono offensive move in Ubers despite the big presence of Xerneas, Klefki and Diancie. H
AHHHH, here it is, the second most original Pokemon. Specially Defensive Mega-Mawile. Nope that's not a joke. And I'm surprised that this monster in not used at all in Ubers (Oh I see the Mega Stone slot nvm). So, this is my Mega and it faints an offensive set with its access to Stealth Rocks and Pain Split. This is actually one of the best Pokemon to counter a plethora of threats, like Darkrai, CM Darkceus, Yveltal, Latias and Xerneas! Mawile and Darkceus has also a great offensive synergy together, which can make the true difference in a battle. They also form a duo who can deal pretty nicely with the most common Defoggers.
I needed a Spiker, so Ferrothorn is of course added. Leech Seed is also amazing in Stall, and Ferro can help the teammates by checking Primal-Kyogre, E-Killer Arceus, Diancie, Rockceus, and also come to most stallers to setup the Spikes.
Yes, I'm one of the player who cannot play Ubers without Groudon-Primal.
I wanted a way to remove easily those Steel types and neutralize HP Fire / Focus Blast Xerneas, and more importantly, another Status absorber. Specially Defensive Pdon was a great choice.
To resume, a defensive Rest Talker who absorbs EVERY status in the game, and who abuses its dual typing combined with Desolate Land allowing him to check a ton of Pokemon.
Now, let's go to the presentation of the team! (Names are in French)
Soleil (Solrock) @ Leftovers / Red Card
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def
- Toxic / Recycle
- Stone Edge
- Will-O-Wisp / Recycle
- Morning Sun
Solrock really has a niche in Ubers. He has got the Rock type combined with Levitate, allowing him to resist to Normal, Flying and Fire while being immune to Ground. And this makes the Sun a good response to threatening Ubers named Mega-Salamence, Ho-Oh, Groudon-Primal, and non Water move Rayquaza (so I understand why Ray uses Surf...or I'm wrong?)
Seriously, this is a good physical defensive Pokemon, without being exceptionnal, with its 343HP and 295 Defense. Morning Sun is a reliable way of recovering, with Sand being rare in Ubers and Primordial See that not stay on the field after Primal Kyogre switch out. Plus, Morning Sun under opposite Primal Groudon's Desolate Land recovers a trollish 67% HP!
Will-O-Wisp takes care of non Fire type physical Sweepers, while Toxic is here to put a timer on Primal Groudon and Ho-Oh lives'.
Stone Edge is his STAB, obligatory here to break Ho-Oh and non Roost Mence subs.
Otherwise, here is a little problem, Solrock loses to Roost DD Sub Mega-Salamence and others threats like this using Sub and wasting Stone Edge's PPs. Red Card, while reducing a lot Solrock's staying power, can be a great choice to force the Sub sweeper to quit the field, because Solrock will generally survive a resisted move so Red Card could be activated. Recycle could be used if Solrock survives and recovers, to get back his Red Card (this original tactic worked pretty nicely in one of the replays bellow). This option helps immensely Lugia who is not forced to take a powerful hit to phaze the threat, especially if Stealth Rocks are on the field.
Mur genial (Lugia) @ Leftovers
EVs: 248 HP / 124 Def / 136 Spe
- Ice Beam
Lugia is the main Staller of the team, who checks mainly... everything.
Seriously, Mixed Groudon-Primal, Roost Mega-Salamence, Arceus Ground and Rayquaza mainly. Because my other members have trouble to deal with these threats most of the time. This is the reason that I use Ice Beam to hurt them hard, and sometimes freeze hax which happend more often than I thought which is pretty fun, especially when it happends on a Steel type who wants to wall Lugia. Toxic is the obligatory move on Lugia to Stall and Stall and Stall... Roost for Recovery, and to take neutral damage on Ice, Rock and Electric moves. Whirlwind because it's a Lugia. You will not let a sweeper boost to +6 level until Toxic takes it down. Phazing also make the foe's Pokemon taking Hazards damage.
The speed investment is here to outspeed up to max speed 95 BS like Kyurem and Rayquaza, and below such as Modest Xerneas (this mattered a lot in a replay) and Primal forms, which is great to activate as many times as possible Multiscale.
Condition de gain (Arceus-Dark) @ Dread Plate
EVs: 248 HP / 92 Def / 168 Spe
- Calm Mind
Arceus Dark is the only Pokemon who can boost its stats in my team. He's a nice late game cleaner as well as being a useful Stall Breaker
Machouille (Mawile) @ Mawilite
EVs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD
- Play Rough
- Stealth Rock
- Pain Split
Machouille is the 4th member who is my Klefki like wall, so X and Y Legends, Dark mons and Lati twins check. He posseses the great avantage to have raw power, even without any attack investment. He puts enough pressure with STAB Play Rough and 500 in Attack, who deals heavy damage to most Pokemon in Ubers. Defensive Mawile is also one of the best and underrated Pokemon to deal with the most common Stall Breakers, like Taunt Yveltal. He also takes greatly avantage of its power to place a support move on obvious switch ins like Primal Groudon, by placing Stealth Rocks (and can do this again easily against Defog Latias during the match). Toxic punishes main Mawile counters who are not Steel Types: Pdon, Ho-Oh and Groundceus mainly. Pain Split is used when Mawile is at low HP (around 40% usually) to steal opponents HP (like Regenerated Ho-Oh) and work pretty nicely with good predicts, thanks to low base Mawile's HP stat. Finally, Mawile is the Pokemon who generally leads, deal with Deoxys, etc.
Boule epineuse (Ferrothorn) @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
- Leech Seed
- Gyro Ball
The classic Spdef Ferrothorn. He checks Thunder Wave and Toxic stallers, Kyogre-Primal, and most Arceus E-Killer for my team. He setups Spikes, some very needed Hazards to make Stall even more effective. Leech Seed drains slowly but surely opponent's HP, and Protect is here combined with Leech Seed to help Ferro recovers his life, and scout choice locked moves like Banded Ho-Oh (quite important for PP stalling I guess). Gyro Ball to hit hard in general and eliminate Xerneas, Diancie,... This is also pretty standard. Uh, what, you still prefer The Swords Dance Ferrothorn under Trick Room?? Yes me too, don't worry ^^
Pionceur (Groudon) @ Red Orb
EVs: 248 HP / 236 SpD / 24 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Lava Plume
- Sleep Talk
The Undying Primal Pokemon. Wow. This thing Ladies and Gentlemen. Is broken.
Groudon Primal stalls so easily with its great mixed bulk and full immunity to status. Only powerful Ground moves and Surf Ray could break it, or Primal Kyogre of course. Other than that, it's very easy to use. Spam Lava Plume to roast Steels and burn others mons who are not Fire type (but hey, there's Solrock for them). Roar setup Sweepers or Geomancy Xerneas. Then use Rest when you're at low HP. Then use Sleep Talk to continue to Stall like a don while asleep. The reparts are obviously made on Special Defense, and 24 Spe is to speed creep other uninvested 90's, which is nice when you phaze them while asleep for example.
Actually the most common ORAS threats are pretty well countered (Xerneas, Mence, Ekiller, Darkrai, Ho-Oh, Ray), the biggest threats are:
- Choiced Mold Breaker like Dragons, like Choice Specs Kyurem-W and Reshiram (pretty rare still)
- Shadow Ball Ho-Oh (oh my god), nah seriously, Sub variants if no Red Card on Solrock, Choice Band if Red Card
- Sub Roost DD Mence, once again without Red Card on Solrock
- Choice band Ho-Oh + Defog + Mbounce cores, hard to deal with them in general
- Mega-Gengar who traps and kill easily Solrock and Lugia
http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ubers-221841858 (A Reshiram team :o)
http://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/ubers-222570048 (Red Card worked so nicely ^^)
That's it, I would be pleased to to have any comments, a like, suggests,... and I would like to thank all of you to read my RMT and compliment my original teams :)
Now let's SolRock!