Think it would be better if placed in the RMT forum where you can utilize more help.https://pokepast.es/9417e2c1c0d8da43
i made a light screens team but it was bad & lost to half the meta so i cut out the pokemon that weren't doing great and now i don't know what to put into the last 2 slots, does anyone have any suggestions? also, what should i replace urshifu with if it gets banned?
toxapex is there as a pivot to get into a pokemon after setting up screens, it doesnt seem great but it's been very useful
toxapex has been working out greatly, it does seem misplaced but the one eject button use per match combined with toxapex's bulk letting it live nearly anything has won me alot of gamesThink it would be better if placed in the RMT forum where you can utilize more help.
Anyway with screens HO, toxapex seems misplaced as screen teams require maximum offensive power without a backbone.
Off the top of my head, chomp should be SD as it has the bulk to set up on the majority of the metagame with screens up. Magearna is incredibly dumb in screens as well. Cinderace works here too with Life Orb. For the last slot, you can run a scarfer that can Trick like Lati that can speed creep mons and is a good rain resist for higher ladder mafches.
toxapex is a huge momentum sap for ho teams. you mention it as a pivot after setting up screens but after you use eject button, its pretty much deadweight. this issue is mostly cause of your choice of setter, grimmsnarl. koko and regi are more common and arguably better as they allow to get momentum as soon as you set screens via u turn, volt switch or explosion. your team atm also does not have a suicide lead (or rocks) so finding a mon that sets rocks would be beneficial (lando/drill/chomp). just keep in mind ho is all about keeping pressure and momentum.toxapex is there as a pivot to get into a pokemon after setting up screens, it doesnt seem great but it's been very useful
ho being so fast paced you dont even need a scarfer (with the exception of hw latias and fini due to the the rain mu). ho runs a lot of speed control mons as it is so a scarfer isnt needed. garchomp is great on ho atm as a sweeper with sd scale shot or as a offensive hazard setter/suicide lead. ho also runs a lot of mons with speed boosting moves so that makes the need of speedy scarf mons lower (however, theyre still super useful) if youre super concerned about fast mons on ho ill run down a short list of viable speed controls for ho atm; scarf latias, scarf fini, cinderace, dragapult, hawlucha, koko, kartana, spec (i dont really like this one but theres some merit in running it), blaziken (niche pick but can see more usage post shifu), terrakion (noticeably slower than the rest however it still out paces a lot of things + could be useful post shifu as well.)sd chomp does seem good for it but it's my scarfer so i dont want to get rid of the scarf on it unless i get a better scarfer to replace it
i like the suggestion of magearna as its the single most broken mon on screens at the moment (probably the best ho mon in general) and is pretty much a must. lo cinderace is incredibly good as well as it could provide a lot of utility with its variety of sets (stuff like gunk and eball are super good lures & sucker is good for additional rk ability), however, its not as much as a must gear. you could play around with the slot ace is in if you want to try something different for ho, to make your "own" team ya know. i wouldnt worry too much about fairies if you got gear behind screens, as it sets up on most of them and beats them pretty safely outside of stuff like; scarf trick fini (you can play around it), specs koko (not common), imprison clef (not common at all), unaware clef with boosting moves (not uber common, however, you can still win with gear or you should have something else to deal with it) and opposing gear (deal with it with another mon or be ahead in boosts. outside of that its a 50/50 of who has a better item to win that mu if u decide to set up on each other)for now i think im gonna add magearna & another pokemon that beats fairies, since those currently beat my entire team except toxapex
been looking into this personally, terrak and chicken are the first that come to mind but they both perform slightly different roles than shifu but perform part of what shifu can do. kommoo could be cool cause its kommoowhat should i replace urshifu with if it gets banned?
240 Atk allows you to 2HKO the common Mandibuzz spread with LO Stone Edge always (or OHKO at +2). Leftover in SAtk to help with damage output against Buzzwole, Tangrowth, Skarmory, and Ferrothorn, but there is not really anything super specific besides improving odds, so you can just throw it into attack if you wish. Do not go -SAtk, however.
Why heat wave over hurricane for Zapdos to touch buzzwole if i may ask ?This team legit made me cry. I made this a couple days ago and only tested it earlier and now I'm sad. I used this on my alternate account and now that account has a higher elo than my main one. In just a few hours this team got me over two hundred elo points. This team abuses the next incarnation of cancer in the tier right now, which is Spectrier along with the next to no switch ins known as specs Lele. It aims to abuse status so that Spectrier can use the status reliant hex over shadow ball. Toxapex is the main knock off absorber and sets up the needed toxic spikes while being a reliable knock off user thanks to said spikes. Ferrothorn also does the same except it completely punishes its switch ins with paralysis, further making it more beneficial for Spectrier