Hello everyone, this is my first RMT, and is about one of my favourite NU teams, this team had a few
versions, and it has been improving during months, i played this team in a spanish tournament and gave me good results
always, and im currently playing it in the ladder tournament which i have 32-3 record for the moment.
I decided do this RMT because i wont play this team anymore in tournaments matchs, because if i qualified, they
will scout me and, you know, im gonna build new teams, so i think people can enjoy it, because is rlly good and rlly funny to play.
The main core, i love xatu and i think is the best mon of the tier, this is a personal opinion, but im gonna explain the
advantages of have this mon into your team, the opponent always need to think before put rocks or throw an status move,
and this is rlly important he do mindgames only staying in the back. He has an excellent typing and good status + magic bounce
furthermore he learns roost, u turn, is fast and hits hards for NU in his offensive version.
Obviously i put xatu+charizard because xatu can avoid the rocks on the field and zard is currently a rlly good mon in the tier.
Why i put lanturn+vile+steelix together? because they are a rlly good defensive core, together they cover
a good part of the offensive threats of the tier, ill talk more about this after.
And the spinner and fighting type, hitmonchan, for me the best spinner of the tier, and i think in NU is rlly important
the fighting type, for this we can see in the top things like mesprit, garbodor, fighting resists like this.
Xatu (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Signal Beam / grass knock
- Heat Wave
Offensive xatu, in an older version this was cm xatu which is good, but i change it becouse i need more
offensive pressure in the team, because was too defensive, and when i did this change, rlly the team improve a lot.
Offensive xatu seens worst than the normal xatu becouse yn, this cant come in stealth rockers such as steelix, rhydon, but
we have an hitmonchan on the team, we need the opponent thinking if u gonna come in or not, and u always can do the plays
with magic bounce, this xatu have offensive pressure with his speed and dmg with life orb and coverage and have the
utility with his ability for this i think this is the perfect set in this team.
Signal beam is for malamar, and dark types,psychic types is a good coverage, but u can run grass knock if u want and run
worry seed in vileplume, i tried the two versions, and i think this xatu is better.
Pyshock is another option over psychic, but we have charizard that check hitmonchan and the new threat gurdurr.
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Spe
- Swords Dance
The acrobatics charizard set, the special set is rlly good too, but i run this becouse i had 3 special attackers, and becouse
this charizard set have utility with wow and roost and his bulky and typing, doing good defensively and offensively, with sd he
In the defensive aspect we can talk about he can check mons like gurdurr, hitmonchan, combusken, hariyama, audino mega, shiftry, can creep important things like steelix, lanturn, vileplume, a lot of things.
The set is the standard set.
Lanturn (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 40 HP / 152 Def / 208 SpD / 108 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Volt Switch
- Heal Bell
- Thunder Wave
the good synergy with xatu & zard and his typing and capability of be a good water type and a good defensive pivot
makes me think in lanturn for this team.
He support the team with momentum and scald burns, heal bell which is rlly important for vileplume and charizard
because toxic on charizard can be rlly annoying.
Thunder Wave helps with rain teams which are rlly strong in NU and give a bit of speed control.
Lanturn is the special wall and check things like charizard, pyroar, special sweellow and vivillon with steelix helps.
Vileplume (F) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Effect Spore
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Sleep Powder / worry seed
The king vileplume, he completes the water/fire/grass core and is with steelix the defensive wall of the team he checks things like barbaracle, lilligant, fighting types, lanturn and in general water types.
Is works in this team like a defensive pivot like lanturn, i mean u have xatu and charizard as an fightings resists but u always gonna prefer use vileplume such as punching bag.
With his ability and sleep power is annoying and moonlight give him recovery.
Steelix @ Leftovers
EVs: 244 HP / 136 Atk / 128 SpD
- Stealth Rock
- Heavy Slam
The main stealth rockers in NU are rhydon, steelix, regirock and mesprit, there are more but i think this is the best.
I take steelix becouse i wanted another physically defensive mon for guts swellow that can easily beat lanturn, he helps too with schyther and another physical sweepers, but the most important, is check of tauros, u always need a check of tauros, fire blast is 3hitko so a well played steelix should be able to deal with this beast.
Hitmonchan @ Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Ice Punch
- Rapid Spin
And the glue, the best spinner of the tier in my opinion.
He helps a lot vs offense, mons such as tauros(if he pressure your steelix u gonna be glad to have this), zangoose, jynx, swellow, shiftry, pyroar, and is and offensive answer for one of the thread of this team, specs aurorus.
A well played aurorus specs can be a kill for turn, u have hitmonchan but keep being annoying, he can come into charizard.
I rlly think this team is op, thats all, this could be becouse is my team, but i have another teams and i think this is the best.
The utility of the offensive mons of this team like xatu magic bounce, hitmonchan rapid spin, charizard wow roost and typing
is which do this team so good.
IMPORTANT: Im spainsh and is difficult for me write in english so, if i have something wrong pls tell me, ill improve this post little by little.