Project What's Their Last?

Holiday

Ain't Never Had The Dedication
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What's Their Last?
bad banner by yours truly​

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A long time ago, back when DPP was the current gen, and there was no team preview, the above question was often asked. You had to be prepared for anything in that last slot and use your deductive teambuilding skills to figure out just what your opponent was saving in the back. Still today, we can use these skills to better build our own teams. When building, there will be times when you have 5 perfect Pokemon. Mons that fit together so well that you just can't seem to pick a final Pokemon. Or sometimes you have a crippling weakness to a major threat and can't think of a mon that will cover it that fits the team. This project aims to let the community figure out what the best last Pokemon would be for a given team of 5.

Every round, I will post a team that is missing one Pokemon. You guys will then post suggestions for the final mon. Over the next few days, these nominations will be discussed among the users until voting begins. Once the vote starts, people will choose the last mon that they think fits the rest of the team best. At the end of the round, the Pokemon with the most votes will be the winner! The team will be archived, and the user who suggested the set will have his or her name alongside the team. Think of this as a lesson in team building!

RULES:
1. Standard forum rules apply. No flaming/antagonizing please. Also no one liners please.
2. No joke sets. Sets that are plain bad/unviable are not welcome.
3. No slashing in your suggestions. You can't have 5 moves in a battle, why here?
4. Only one nomination per person, per round. Can't suggest more than one mon.
5. No changing the other members of the team, INCLUDING SETS. Only I can change the team and movesets.
6. Voting for your own nomination is NOT ALLOWED.
7. Please PM me if you have a team you would like featured!
8. If someone else has nominated a Pokemon, it's off limits for you.

FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES MAY GET YOU REMOVED FROM THE ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE.
 
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Holiday

Ain't Never Had The Dedication
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Corporal Levi w/ Trapinch

Gothita @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Shadow Tag
Level: 5
EVs: 28 HP / 240 SpA / 240 Spe
Modest Nature
- Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Trick

Corphish @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Atk / 76 Def / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Aqua Jet
- Crabhammer
- Knock Off

Timburr @ Eviolite
Ability: Guts
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 116 Atk / 76 Def / 156 SpD / 76 Spe
Impish Nature
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Knock Off
- Bulk Up

Skrelp @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 116 Def / 200 SpA / 116 SpD / 40 Spe
Modest Nature
- Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Hydro Pump

Pawniard @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head
- Stealth Rock

Trapinch @ Eviolite
Ability: Arena Trap
Level: 5
EVs: 156 HP / 36 Atk / 76 Def / 236 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Feint
- Superpower

fitzy72 w/ Ferroseed

Fletchling
Ability: Gale Wings
Level: 5
EVs: 156 HP / 196 Atk / 92 Def / 52 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- Swords Dance
- Tailwind
- U-turn

Skrelp @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 116 Def / 200 SpA / 116 SpD / 40 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Hydro Pump
- Sludge Wave
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Shellder @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Skill Link
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 40 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Razor Shell
- Rapid Spin

Hippopotas @ Eviolite
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 5
EVs: 52 HP / 20 Atk / 212 Def / 180 SpD / 20 Spe
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Whirlwind
- Stealth Rock
- Slack Off

Mienfoo @ Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Def / 76 SpD / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Taunt

Ferroseed @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 84 HP / 36 Atk / 188 Def / 148 SpD / 36 Spe
Careful Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Spikes
- Thunder Wave
- Knock Off

ggggd w/ Drilbur

Timburr (M) @ Eviolite
Ability: Guts
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 116 Atk / 156 Def / 156 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Knock Off
- Poison Jab

Pawniard (M) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 76 Def / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 HP
- Pursuit
- Knock Off
- Brick Break
- Iron Head

Magnemite @ Berry Juice
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 5
EVs: 36 Def / 236 SpA / 236 Spe
Modest Nature
- Recycle
- Thunderbolt
- Endure
- Flash Cannon

Spritzee @ Eviolite
Ability: Aroma Veil
Level: 5
EVs: 212 HP / 196 Def / 12 SpA / 76 SpD / 12 Spe
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Wish
- Protect
- Moonblast

Porygon @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Trace
EVs: 236 HP / 196 Def / 76 SpD
Calm Nature
- Recover
- Tri Attack
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave

Drilbur @ Berry Juice
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 76 Atk / 36 Def / 76 SpD / 212 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin
- Rock Slide
- Stealth Rock

Corporal Levi w/ Drifloon

Skrelp @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 36 Def / 200 SpA / 116 SpD / 120 Spe
Modest Nature
- Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Toxic Spikes

Pawniard @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Iron Head
- Swords Dance
- Sucker Punch

Drilbur @ Eviolite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 212 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rapid Spin
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Stealth Rock

Abra @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
Level: 5
EVs: 68 Atk / 240 SpA / 200 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Energy Ball
- Knock Off

Mienfoo @ Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Def / 76 SpD / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Taunt

Drifloon @ Berry Juice
Ability: Unburden
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 84 Def / 196 SpA / 84 SpD
Modest Nature
- Calm Mind
- Thunderbolt
- Hex
- Recycle

ggggd w/ Pumpkaboo-Super

Axew @ Eviolite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 5
EVs: 68 HP / 220 Atk / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Dragon Claw
- Poison Jab
- Superpower

Drilbur @ Berry Juice
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 76 Atk / 36 Def / 76 SpD / 212 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin
- Rock Slide
- Stealth Rock

Trubbish @ Berry Juice
Ability: Sticky Hold
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 36 Atk / 100 Def / 20 SpD / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spikes
- Recycle
- Gunk Shot
- Drain Punch

Mienfoo @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- U-turn

Pawniard @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 156 Atk / 36 Def / 116 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Iron Head
- Sucker Punch
- Low Sweep

Pumpkaboo-Super @ Eviolite
Level: 5
Ability: Frisk
EVs: 204 HP / 36 Def / 236 SpD / 28 Spe
Careful Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Synthesis
- Will-O-Wisp
- Shadow Sneak

Sken w/ Vullaby

Mienfoo @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Knock Off
- High Jump Kick
- U-turn

Ponyta @ Eviolite
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 5
EVs: 76 Atk / 156 Def / 76 SpD / 196 Spe
Impish Nature
- Flame Charge
- Flare Blitz
- Morning Sun
- Will-O-Wisp

Staryu @ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
Level: 5
EVs: 200 SpA / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 30 SpA / 30 SpD
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Rapid Spin

Diglett @ Focus Sash
Ability: Arena Trap
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Sucker Punch
- Memento
- Stealth Rock

Magnemite @ Berry Juice
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 5
EVs: 36 Def / 236 SpA / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
- Volt Switch
- Flash Cannon
- Recycle
- Endure

Vullaby @ Eviolite
Ability: Overcoat
Level: 5
EVs: 116 HP / 236 Def / 76 SpD / 36 Spe
Impish Nature
- Brave Bird
- Knock Off
- Roost
- U-turn

ItzViper482 w/ Magnemite

Carvanha @ Life Orb
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
IVs: 0 HP
- Waterfall
- Crunch
- Zen Headbutt
- Aqua Jet

Torchic @ Life Orb
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 5
EVs: 36 Def / 200 SpA / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 HP / 30 Atk / 30 SpA
- Fire Blast
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Baton Pass
- Protect

Mienfoo @ Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Def / 36 SpD / 236 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Drain Punch
- Knock Off
- U-turn
- Acrobatics

Drilbur @ Eviolite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 212 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Rapid Spin

Gastly @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Level: 5
EVs: 200 SpA / 80 SpD / 200 Spe
Timid Nature
- Substitute
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Bomb
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

Magnemite @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Analytic
Level: 5
EVs: 240 SpA / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
- Volt Switch
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt
- Hidden Power [Ground]

Berks w/ Trapinch

Gothita @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Shadow Tag
Level: 5
EVs: 240 SpA / 28 SpD / 240 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Thunderbolt
- Trick

Pawniard @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head

Croagunk @ Eviolite
Ability: Dry Skin
Level: 5
EVs: 124 Def / 188 SpA / 196 SpD
Modest Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Sludge Wave
- Vacuum Wave
- Shadow Ball

Larvesta @ Eviolite
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 156 Def / 236 SpD / 36 Spe
Careful Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Flare Blitz
- U-turn
- Morning Sun

Archen
Ability: Defeatist
Level: 5
EVs: 132 HP / 180 Atk / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Acrobatics
- Stone Edge
- Roost
- Defog

Trapinch @ Berry Juice
Level: 5
Ability: Arena Trap
EVs: 156 HP / 36 Atk / 236 Def / 76 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Feint
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

Infamy w/ Munchlax

Spritzee @ Eviolite
Ability: Aroma Veil
Level: 5
EVs: 212 HP / 196 Def / 12 SpA / 76 SpD / 12 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Wish
- Protect
- Calm Mind
- Moonblast

Chinchou @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Volt Absorb
Level: 5
EVs: 52 Def / 228 SpA / 220 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Scald
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam

Gastly @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Level: 5
EVs: 116 Def / 196 SpA / 196 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Substitute

Timburr @ Eviolite
Ability: Guts
Level: 5
EVs: 116 Atk / 156 Def / 236 SpD
Careful Nature
- Drain Punch
- Knock Off
- Mach Punch
- Bulk Up

Foongus @ Eviolite
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 5
EVs: 124 HP / 156 Def / 156 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Spore
- Stun Spore

Munchlax @ Berry Juice
Ability : Thick Fat
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 236 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Body Slam
- Fire Punch
- Pursuit
- Recycle
 
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Holiday

Ain't Never Had The Dedication
is a Smogon Social Media Contributor Alumnusis a Tiering Contributor Alumnusis a Smogon Media Contributor Alumnus
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Gothita @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Shadow Tag
Level: 5
EVs: 28 HP / 240 SpA / 240 Spe
Modest Nature
- Psychic
- Energy Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Trick

Corphish @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Atk / 76 Def / 236 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Aqua Jet
- Crabhammer
- Knock Off

Timburr @ Eviolite
Ability: Guts
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 116 Atk / 76 Def / 156 SpD / 76 Spe
Impish Nature
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Knock Off
- Bulk Up

Skrelp @ Eviolite
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 5
EVs: 36 HP / 116 Def / 200 SpA / 116 SpD / 40 Spe
Modest Nature
- Scald
- Sludge Wave
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Hydro Pump

Pawniard @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 196 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head
- Stealth Rock


This week's team focuses around a Corphish and Gothita core. Swords Dance Corphish has trouble breaking through bulky Water- and Grass-types, such as Chinchou, Skrelp, Foongus, and Ferroseed. Gothita can effectively trap and KO these Pokemon while providing extra support with Trick. Timburr serves as a secondary win-condition, benefiting from Corphish's wallbreaking potential. Corphish forms a great Water-spam core with Skrelp, allowing the two to wear each others' checks down. Pawniard was chosen as the Stealth Rock user, and with STAB Knock Off, can remove opposing items to further help a sweep from Corphish or Timburr...
But what's their last?

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Trapinch @ Eviolite
Ability: Arena Trap
Level: 5
EVs: 156 HP / 36 Atk / 76 Def / 236 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Feint
- Superpower

Right so, the current team looks like something straight out of melon's book judging by how it stacks Gothita and Diglett weaknesses like there's no tomorrow, and it's also weak to Magnemite. Trapinch happens to be fantastic in ADV LC so it's probably good here, too. Here it traps Diglett (even Beat Up variants!), Gothita, Magnemite, and Abra, all of which 6-0 the team otherwise. The EVs are to avoid the OHKO from scarfchou's hpump because the team is weak to that as well. Superpower is run over Toxic because CM Spritzee does 0 to the team.
 
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Shrug

antifa oaf
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Chinchou @ Choice Scarf
[standard]

i too have access to the tynamo's dynamo's team chat; it's Starm BA waterspam with timburr over pancham. volt switches that force in grasses weaken them to the point where goth can trap - alternatively, sac one of your three waters if the fear of diglett prevents vswitch (prolly good here especially with the second wincon in timburr). more checks to fletch w/ scarfchou and a decent thing for abra ig.
 

Merritt

"the other dude"
is a Pre-Contributor
#7
Chinchou @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Volt Absorb
Level: 5
EVs: 52 Def / 232 SpA / 224 Spe
Modest Nature
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power Ground

You know what's better than two water types and two Ground weak mons? Three! Since at the moment Magnemite has a field day and Fletchling only needs Pawniard dead (which is less difficult when it's running 236 Atk) let's add in a chou who can deal with them. Scarf because I'm not a huge fan of Diglett threatening to take out both Skrelp and Chinchou.

EDIT: SHRUG AT LEAST TYPE IN YOUR MOVES
 
#8
Porygon @ Eviolite
Ability: Trace
Level: 5
EVs: 76 HP / 196 Def / 236 SpD
Calm Nature
- Recover
- Tri Attack
- Psychic
- Thunder Wave


Okay Porygon is the only mon I can think off to keep Chinchou and Abra at bay and it also serves as an addtiional Fletch Check since Pawniard isn't that reliable in that role.

EDIT: Can also revenge kill diglett who's a major pain to this team.
 

sam-testings

wolfpack cheerleader :blobcheer:
is a Pre-Contributor
#9
Ferroseed @ Eviolite
Ability: Iron Barbs
Level: 5
EVs: 84 HP / 36 Atk / 188 Def / 148 SpD / 36 Spe
Careful Nature
- Bullet Seed
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Wave
- Knock Off

Ferroseed brings another SR user and is generally annoying with Twave and Knock off support to help the corphish sweep. Its weaknesses are gotten rid of through Gothita and water spam so that makes it even better. Checks chinchou and magnemite and is just annoying to the enemy.
 
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#10
From a defensive point of view, you have a large weakness to ground and electric and would like a resist. A grass type does this, and also breaks through bulky waters which wall corphish and Skrelp. I would suggest Snivy for this:

Move 1
Move 2
Move 3
Move 4
Item
Ability
Nature
  • Timid
EVs
  • 240 SpA
  • 252 Spe
This is copy-pasted from the strategy dex, if you can tell. ;). I went for the substitute set due to you probably wanting a set-up Mon over an immediate wallbreaker.
 
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Magnemite @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Analytic
Level: 5
EVs: 240 SpA / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
- Volt Switch
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Thunderbolt

Magnemite provides the team with another fletch check and a *shaky* check to stuff like opposing chou. In the context of this team it's not terrible in that role, as opposing scarf chou for example will freely be clicking volt switch more often than not, as locking itself into hpump/hp ground would render it setup bait for corph and friends. Scarf Mag is used because outspeeding stuff like Diglett and Abra is preferable. Analytic boosts Volt Switch damage against its non-immune switch-ins, notably Grass-types, weakening them for Corphish, and also allows Magnemite to punish opposing Chinchou switch-ins much harder with Hidden Power Ground.
 

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