All Gens Ruins of Alph Sample Teams



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Hello! This thread is here to archive teams across all seven old Overused generations and showcase popular playstyles and archetypes of the current metagames. Its aim is to help beginners and intermediate level players to get acclimated to the tiers, or simply to help anyone in need of a solid team to play.

The teams here are added, replaced and updated by knowledgeable hosts who are directly in touch with top players to keep them up to date with the current metagame. Thus, submissions are closed unlike in current generation tiers.

About credits : It is pretty hard to give proper credits in the oldest generations because of lot of archetypes were created ages ago by long forgotten players and several variants of those have been used by everyone since. "Submitted by" means this is a recent take of a generic playstyle adapted to the current metagame.​
 
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RBY OverUsed

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thanks to HML am, Nails and Lusch for helping to gather these!



Standard MieDon submitted by Lusch


Victreebel Star Don submitted by FriendOfMrGolem120


Amnesia Lax + Back Gengar submitted by Kaz


JoltCloy + Sing Chansey submitted by Heroic Troller


Standard ZamMie with PhysLax


Zam + Lapras Hyper Beam Spam submitted by Maya Chansey


Alakazam + Zapdos submitted by Nails


Back Zam + Psychic Bro Set-Up submitted by HML am


Egg Lead MieDon Counter Chansey submitted by roudolf13


Freeze Stall submitted by Nails


Jynx + Zapdos with ReflectBoomLax submitted by Djokra
 
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GSC OverUsed

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thanks to Earthworm, Century Express, choolio, M Dragon and FriendOfMrGolem120 for helping to gather these!



4 Attacks Lax + late game Machamp Boom Offense


Vaporeon Boom Offense


Nidoking + Machamp Offense submitted by Lavos.


Rest Marowak + Belly Drum Snorlax + Heal Bell Support


Misdreavus Stall


ParaWak + Lovely Kiss Snorlax + Spin Cloyster Offense by BKC (updated and submitted by Earthworm)


3 Attacks Egg + Nidoking Offense


Jynx Boom Offense submitted by Lavos.


Double Elec + UmbreonSkarm + Belly Drum Snorlax


Curse Heracross Boom Offense


Starmie + Forretress Stall


Double DogBoom Stall by ABR and BKC


Jynx + Machamp Offense


Jynx + Gengar Offense


Blissey + Snorlax Stall by M Dragon


Nidoking + Gengar Offense submitted by M Dragon
 
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Teclis

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ADV OverUsed

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Offensive Suicune + Magneton Physical Spam submitted by CZ.


Mixed Offense submitted by thelinearcurve


Starmie TSS submitted by UD


Double Status Zapdos + Dugtrio + CM Celebi Balance submitted by Astamatitos


Jolteon + Double Rock Band TSS submitted by Cowboy Dan


Cloyster Offense w/ AstaRachi submitted by CZ.


MagDol + Double Set-up submitted by CZ.


SkarmMag + Aerodactyl TSS submitted by BKC (updated by Astamatitos)


Forretress TSS submitted by M Dragon


Moltres TSS submitted by eden
 
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DPP OverUsed

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Lead Azelf + LoomTar Hyper Offense by Jimmy Turtwig


AgiliGross + Fire Water Grass Balance by Excal


Lead Gliscor + Specs Kingdra + Gengar Offense by Seven Thunders


Zapdos + Latias Balance by Jimmy Turtwig


Lead Empoleon + TR Bronzong + DD Nite Offense by crayon pop


Toxic Spikes + SubTect Tran Balance by BKC


ScarfTar + Suicune Stall by shockproof


Metagross + Swords Dance Scizor Offense by Vay


Skarmory + Lucario Offense by DeepBlueC and Excal


Torment Heatran Stall by DeepBlueC


Gyarados + Lucario Bulky Offense by Sakito


Skarmory Lead Offense by Pkel SweeTforU
 
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BW OverUsed

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Sand Teams

:tyranitar::Keldeo::Heatran::Amoonguss::Landorus-Therian::Excadrill:
Sand Nō 1 Toxic Protect Keldeo by BKC

:tyranitar::Latios::Rotom-Wash::Ferrothorn::Landorus-Therian::Garchomp:
Sand Nō 2 Lando-T Offense by Finchinator

:tyranitar::Terrakion::Excadrill::Landorus-Therian::Amoonguss::Rotom-wash:
Sand Nō 3 Rock Gem Terrak by Finchinator

:Tyranitar::Latios::Landorus-therian::Ferrothorn::Alakazam::Excadrill:
Sand Nō 4 Double Scarf + Alakazam Offense

:tyranitar::Gliscor::ferrothorn::rotom-wash::latios::alakazam:
Sand Nō 5 SD Gliscor by FNH

:Tyranitar::reuniclus::Skarmory::garchomp::Jellicent::heatran:
Sand Nō 6 CB Garchomp Semistall by Jirachee

:Tyranitar::breloom::Latios::Skarmory::reuniclus::gastrodon:
Sand Nō 7 CM reun + Gastro by FNH

Rain Teams

:Politoed::Gliscor::ferrothorn::Tentacruel::jirachi::keldeo:
Rain Nō 1 Sub Gliscor Balance by ABR

:politoed::Tentacruel::Ferrothorn::Keldeo::thundurus-therian::latios:
Rain Nō 2 Specs Keldeo Offense by Teclis

:politoed::Keldeo::Tentacruel::Ferrothorn::Landorus-therian::thundurus-therian:
Rain Nō 3 Sub Thundurus Balance

Weatherless Teams

:Jirachi::Kyurem-black::Starmie::Magnezone::Dragonite::Garchomp:
Weatherless Nō 1 Dragmag BKC edit of Ciele

:Scizor::Magnezone::landorus-therian::starmie::Dragonite::Garchomp:
Weatherless Nō 2 Magnezone Offense by Jirachee

:Garchomp::Latios::Dragonite::starmie::jirachi::magnezone:
Weatherless Less Nō 3 Specs Starmie D-Mag by Zf


:Skarmory::Gastrodon::Reuniclus::Tyranitar::Latias::Heatran:
Reuniclus Sand Balance by Leftiez

:tyranitar::Mienshao::Gliscor::Skarmory::Amoonguss::Alakazam:
Scarf Mienshao by Soulwind

:Alakazam::Garchomp::Ferrothorn::Landorus-therian::jellicent::Tyranitar:
Alakazam and Choice Band Garchomp by Jirachee
 
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Volcarona Spikes by KratosMana


Mega Metagross + Magnezone Bulky Offense by ABR


Mega Charizard Y Sand by xray

:tyranitar-mega::gliscor::rotom-wash::excadrill::tornadus-therian::keldeo:
Mega Tyranitar Sand by CrashinBoomBang, Trosko, and xray

:shuckle::scizor-mega::azumarill::hoopa::thundurus::bisharp:
Sticky Webs Offense by SoulWind

:quagsire::altaria-mega::magnezone::suicune::zapdos::chansey:
Mega Altaria Stall by Trosko

:azumarill::metagross-mega::latias::garchomp::bisharp::thundurus:
Bisharp Azumarill Thundurus Offense by xray

:clefable::latios::amoonguss::magnezone::gliscor::slowbro-mega:
Mega Slowbro Bulky Offense by ABR

:clefable::crawdaunt::metagross-mega::garchomp::rotom-wash::tornadus-therian:
Crawdaunt Bulky Offense by ABR / starry blanket


Mega Slowbro + KeldTar Spikes by innisfree


Mega Metagross Spikes by ABR


Mega Alakazam Spikes by ABR


Mega Venusaur Semi-Stall by ABR

:rotom-wash::hydreigon::clefable::garchomp::tornadus-therian::metagross-mega:
Hydreigon Bulky Offense by BKC
 
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SM OverUsed

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:Serperior::Tapu Fini::Scizor-Mega::Heatran::Landorus-Therian::Kyurem-Black:
Serperior and Scizor-Mega offence by False

:Clefable::Ferrothorn::heatran::Landorus-Therian::Latias-Mega::Rotom-Wash:
Life Orb Clefable and Electrium Z Rotom-Wash by Tricking

:skarmory::Lopunny-Mega::Reuniclus::Chansey::Gliscor::Toxapex:
Lopunny-Mega Balance by Empo

:Swampert-Mega::Tornadus-therian::Greninja-Ash::Ferrothorn::Manaphy::Pelipper:
Swampert-Mega Rain by Mob Barley

:toxapex::Celesteela::Greninja-Ash::Garchomp::Tapu Bulu::Tornadus-Therian:
Ash Greninja Balance by Finchinator

:Mawile-Mega::Rotom-Wash::Heatran::Landorus-Therian::Tapu Bulu::Kartana:
Dual Grass Offense by TDK

:Lopunny-Mega::Gastrodon::Heatran::Tornadus-Therian::Clefable::Celesteela:
Lopunny-Mega Balance by ABR

:Tyranitar::Mawile-Mega::Landorus-Therian::Heatran::Tornadus-Therian::Amoonguss:
SD Mega-Mawile Bulky Offense by Ske

:Pelipper::Swampert-Mega::Ferrothorn::Greninja-Ash::Magearna::Tornadus-Therian:
Rain by ABR & BKC

:Aggron-Mega::Chansey::Clefable::Alomomola::Mew::Zapdos:
Mega-Aggron Stall by Finchinator
 
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:Mewtwo:RBY Other Tiers :Mew:


:Lugia: GSC Other Tiers :Ho-OH:


:Groudon: ADV Other Tiers :Kyogre:


:Palkia: DPP Other Tiers :Dialga:


:Reshiram: BW Other Tiers :Zekrom:


:Xerneas: ORAS Other Tiers :Yveltal:


:Solgaleo: SM Other Tiers :Lunala:

 
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Could you guys consider giving short writeups on all or some of the teams here? Some people aren't 100% familiar with every ruins of alph generation and while firsthand experience is a great way to learn, just taking a sample team and diving in with no other real aid whatsoever can likely lead to development of bad habits or incorrect inferences about the metagame.

I know its asking for a lot, considering you guys work hard to update the teams on occasion, but it would be pretty helpful in the long run for players trying to get into older tiers or even players temporarily picking up generations they don't usually play to serve as a substitute, or brush up a weak area for their team. Obviously every writeup doesn't have to be nearly as detailed as an RMT, just a little something to give people a little push.
 
List of Updates
Over the past few weeks, some changes were made to the samples both here and in Rfaqs pastes on PS. Below is a summary of changes made for both the PS Rfaq samples and forums samples.


:toxapex:SM OU: The SM OU samples were added in a forums post, and both the forums and Rfaq samples are being overhauled and updated with new teams. Thank you to Curiosity for helping with this project.

:Metagross-mega:ORAS OU: RFAQ Teams were synchronized to the forums samples. The PS RFAQ recieved new teams and the outdated teams were removed. Huge thanks to Starry Blanket for keeping the ORAS forums samples up to date.

:Genesect:BW Ubers: The samples paste was expanded and organized. Thanks once again to DNNP for organizing, and Cateano93 for helping expand the teams.

:Keldeo:BW OU: samples were redone with several teams removed and more added. Both the Rfaq and forums are up to date with possiblity of more teams being added in the future. Huge thanks to Finchinator for helping remove old teams and expand the samples size.

:Palkia:DPP Ubers: Samples were reviewed and organized with waste and duplicate teams removed. No new teams were added (there was already an overwhelming amount of teams). Thank you to DNNP for organizing the samples paste and clearing out duplicates and other such waste. Future review of the samples will be conducted.

:Clefable:DPP OU: The teams in the Rfaqs on PS were removed at the advice of Excal and replaced with sample teams on the forums. Thank you DNNP for organizing the paste and Excal for keeping the forums samples up to date.

:Tyranitar:ADV OU: Rfaq Samples were reviewed and synchronized to the forum's samples set (Thank you to Teclis for continuing to maintain the forums samples). Teams in the forum's samples were added to the Rfaq samples. Several teams from the Rfaq samples were also removed. Thank you to Vapicuno for reviewing both samples sets and recommending the changes to the PS sample set.

:Koffing:Other Tiers: A post was made with links to the Rfaq's pastebin depositories (accessable also in the RoA room on PS) for the sample teams for the all the other tiers and gens that were not already listed. As of now most lower tier samples are up to date, but further review and work will be done in the future.
 
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