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Metagame Your Favorite Teams of the Generation

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Generation 7 has been an amazing generation for the 1v1 community, which gave way to a plethora of different eras of teambuilding, which lead to an array of interesting, fun 1v1 teams that have been used throughout the generation. With all official gen71v1 tournaments drawn to a close and a new generation on the horizon, I would like everyone to share the teams they've used throughout the generation. Please keep in mind not to post an excessive amount of teams, or "dumping your whole builder".
 
a thunderbird (Porygon2) @ Eviolite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 220 Def / 36 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ice Beam
- Foul Play
- Thunder Wave
- Recover

Shere Khan (Raikou) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunder
- Substitute
- Laser Focus
- Calm Mind

Sunfire&Moonlight (Victini) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 248 HP / 116 Def / 100 SpA / 44 Spe
Naive Nature
- Flame Charge
- Taunt
- Psychic
- V-create

this was one of my favorite teams to use on ladder and in tours Post WC.

Now we get into my classic teams, the teams most of my games come from

Kyurem. (Dragonite) @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 200 HP / 252 SpA / 56 SpD
Quiet Nature
- Hurricane
- Draco Meteor
- Extreme Speed
- Fire Blast

Klefki. (Togekiss) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 184 HP / 96 SpD / 228 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunder Wave
- Roost
- Air Slash
- Nasty Plot / Charm

Kabutops. (Golem) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Blast
- Earthquake
- Bulldoze
- Protect

Got Z Detect Reqs with exclusively this, I know its outdated and p bad, losing to Serp 3-0, but it was really fun and also went like 4-0 in ghosting tour

Kyurem @ Icium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 224 HP / 136 Def / 148 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Noble Roar
- Roost
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power

Aegislash @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Metal Sound
- Flash Cannon
- Shadow Sneak

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 64 Def / 196 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Reflect
- Taunt
- Moonblast

This is the main team I've been known for, it's probably my second favorite team I've ever built, got me a lot of elo and mileage with that team.

Freeoxys-Speed (Deoxys-Speed) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 100 HP / 252 Def / 112 SpA / 44 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psycho Boost
- Iron Defense
- Taunt
- Recover

Lurkitree (Xurkitree) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Zap Cannon
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Tail Glow
- Hypnosis

BonXAF (Sudowoodo) @ Rockium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 248 Def / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Head Smash
- Earthquake
- Sucker Punch
- Counter

My favorite team. This is the team I had the most fun building throughout the entirety of my time playing 1v1. This started about a month into my joining. It developed over about 6 months, then one day, I decided, let's ladder with the meme team. I hit 1808 that day, top of ladder was 1820, but then I got sniped by both Glyx and Squirtell, so rippo there.
 
Lemme post some of my teams real quick

:sm/metagross-mega: :sm/zeraora: :sm/dragonite:
Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 248 HP / 24 Atk / 28 Def / 208 Spe
Impish Nature
- Thunder Punch
- Hammer Arm
- Iron Head
- Bullet Punch

Zeraora @ Electrium Z
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 56 Atk / 64 SpA / 196 SpD / 192 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Charge
- Fake Out
- Thunder

Dragonite @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 240 HP / 16 Atk / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Extreme Speed
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast


People say I stole this from XSTATIC COLD but he has different sets. I used to jokingly call this team “Bad team that gets 3-0d by a good wisp zard x” because I forgot Wisp Charizard-Mega-X existed when I made it about 6-4’ish months ago. Pretty much was a Magearna lure team and my desire to use mixed zeraora. I got to #1 with it at 1795, which is cool.

:sm/snorlax: :sm/garchomp: :sm/scizor-mega:
the fat ep (Snorlax) @ Normalium Z
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 112 Atk / 136 Def / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Yawn
- Protect
- Double-Edge
- Belly Drum

african skhits (Garchomp) @ Choice Band
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 16 HP / 244 Atk / 248 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Iron Tail

penthouse (Scizor-Mega) @ Scizorite
Ability: Light Metal
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Metal Claw
- Swords Dance
- Roost


Anyone who played during 1v1LTII Should remember this team. It’s one of the few good scizor teams this gen and was spammed on the ladder during cycles 1, 2, and 3, and is one of the reasons lax got banned. Not much else to say about it, a pure highlight, imo.

:sm/tapu-koko: :sm/donphan: :sm/mimikyu:
Tapu Koko @ Choice Specs
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Thunderbolt
- Dazzling Gleam
- Grass Knot

Donphan @ Groundium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Head Smash
- Ice Shard
- Fire Fang

Mimikyu @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Disguise
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Curse
- Protect
- Substitute
- Shadow Sneak


This is one of the teams I ran when I got back into 1v1 in Generation 7. I really liked running specs Koko and the sets are pretty trash. Got to 1650 with it when I was “eh” at the metagame. I think Angry Raticate made this, unsure.

Thanks, guys for making this generation amazing. Will post a few more teams later.
 

Arai

i am sleepy
ok so I haven't been around for that long meaning I haven't played 1v1 for a lot of the generation but here we go
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Victini @ Psychium Z
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 96 HP / 212 Def / 200 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Glaciate
- Blue Flare
- Will-O-Wisp

Primarina @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpA / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Substitute
- Aqua Jet

Tapu Bulu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 68 HP / 200 Atk / 64 Def / 176 Spe
Naive Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Stone Edge
- Grass Knot
- Dazzling Gleam

This is probably my favorite team just because I love Victini, and I really like the other two mons too and they all work together. I never got really high with this team, but it's one of the teams I've had the most fun with.

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Morning's Grace (Altaria-Mega) (F) @ Altarianite
Ability: Cloud Nine
EVs: 232 HP / 120 Def / 156 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Cotton Guard
- Hyper Voice
- Fire Blast
- Roost

Sunset's Rise (Zeraora) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 60 Atk / 128 SpA / 128 SpD / 192 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Thunder
- Charge
- Fake Out

Dawn's Upcoming (Registeel) @ Leftovers
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 60 Def / 196 SpD
Calm Nature
- Counter
- Amnesia
- Seismic Toss
- Rest

A fairly recent team I made with maki even though he did most of the work tbh. Built it around Altaria. Really fun to use and ladder with. Also has the best zera don't @ me, Mixed Zeraora is an incredibly fun set to use.

Might post more after I sleep

Honestly everything decent I have is new but I wanted to share some anyway
 
https://pokepast.es/1a229a157edcb686

This will remain my all time favorite team of Gen7. It's not good, loses to DNite and 50/50s Zard, but this was my first team in 1v1. I got this team to #1 on ladder during the KyuB suspect, even though it's 3-0d by scarf KyuB.

https://pokepast.es/d93712624f46027c

One of my best teams ever, built it with Squirtell during PL. Super fun to use, and it was sorta my introduction to tours in 1v1.

https://pokepast.es/e117d6c61c09f0fb

One of my favorite ladder teams. Built it because I wanted to see Mega-Lucario do well, and made me realize it's super underrated. Started my search for hidden gems in 1v1.
 
Better Nerf (Greninja) @ Life Orb
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Hydro Cannon
- Ice Beam
- Gunk Shot
- Hidden Power [Ground]

Screw You Gengar (Clefable) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 248 HP / 152 Def / 108 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Magic Coat
- Reflect
- Moonlight
- Moonblast

I Am A Beautiful (Volcarona) @ Buginium Z
Ability: Swarm
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Bug Buzz
- Overheat
- Quiver Dance

This is also my sample team submission, it's just really solid. Loses to BandPhan and Kyurem but BandPhan has an astonishingly low usage and well Kyurem. I'd consider this my best team.

Ur Already Dead (Zeraora) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 60 Atk / 168 SpA / 128 SpD / 152 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Thunder
- Charge
- Fake Out

I'M FAST AF BOII (Aerodactyl-Mega) @ Aerodactylite
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fly
- Stone Edge
- Fire Fang
- Iron Tail

Do You Even Lift (Swampert-Mega) @ Swampertite
Ability: Damp
EVs: 168 HP / 252 Atk / 24 SpA / 52 SpD / 12 Spe
Brave Nature
- Yawn
- Protect
- Earthquake
- Ice Beam

So my win rate with this in tours is like nonexistent but I still like it. TDA actually optimized the evs, I just told him everything it needed to do.

Physical (Slowbro-Mega) @ Slowbronite
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Iron Defense
- Growl
- Slack Off
- Rest

Special (Chansey) (F) @ Eviolite
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Confide
- Calm Mind
- Uproar
- Rest

Ronald Reagan Said (Pinsir-Mega) @ Pinsirite
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Giga Impact
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance
- Substitute

Frick you Maki, this is the best team ever

FEAR ME (Togedemaru) @ Shell Bell
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 1
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 1 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Twineedle
- Endeavor
- Spiky Shield
- Toxic

ROBOT LAZERZ (Genesect) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Download
EVs: 240 HP / 236 Def / 20 SpA / 12 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Bug Buzz
- Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower

FALCON... (Zeraora) @ Choice Band
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Close Combat
- Outrage
- Iron Tail

This team was during my deput as a 1v1 player (between Snorlax and Mimikyu bans)
 
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koi (Gyarados-Mega) @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Crunch
- Outrage
- Waterfall

insane (Charizard-Mega-X) @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 212 HP / 12 Atk / 176 SpD / 108 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Belly Drum
- Outrage
- Flare Blitz
- Flame Charge

vendetta (Gardevoir-Mega) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 224 HP / 96 Def / 12 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hyper Beam
- Calm Mind
- Will-O-Wisp
- Psyshock

this shit was my jam up until very recently when it got cracked in ghosting tour. probably one of my all time favourites in terms of no brain required 1v1.

Hinokami Kagura (Kyurem) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 224 HP / 136 Def / 148 SpD
Bold Nature
- Noble Roar
- Roost
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power

El Fuego (Heatran) @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 96 HP / 180 SpA / 104 SpD / 128 Spe
Modest Nature
- Overheat
- Flash Cannon
- Rock Tomb
- Earth Power

CatchnTossnCash (Tapu Lele) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 144 HP / 140 Def / 224 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Taunt
this team is pretty recent and has awful matchups everywhere (slowbro, meloetta, registeel) but I built it in 5 mins before playing against I'm actually Cash and despite being ass it's been one of my favs
 
My first sample team, and the one I've had most fun with is this one:

Metagross-Mega @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 HP / 40 SpD / 216 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Hammer Arm
- Meteor Mash
- Ice Punch
- Bullet Punch

Slowbro-Mega @ Slowbronite
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Iron Defense
- Rest

Tapu Koko @ Electrium Z
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Taunt
- Substitute
- Charge
- Wild Charge


A close second was this one, which loses to Mega Venusaur, but was still fun:

Steelix-Mega @ Steelixite
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 104 Atk / 80 Def / 76 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Curse
- Gyro Ball
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast

Gyarados-Mega @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 52 HP / 128 Atk / 128 Def / 200 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Outrage

Tapu Koko @ Electrium Z
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Thunder
- Substitute
- Taunt
- Charge
I realise how both my favourite teams have Tapu Koko in them, but then, it was that good and splashable......
 

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how could it be anything else
:sm/Krookodile: :sm/Charizard-Mega-X: :sm/Gardevoir-Mega:
I'm a monster (Krookodile) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Pokeball: duskball
EVs: 152 HP / 56 Atk / 244 Def / 56 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bulk Up
- Earthquake
- Taunt
- Rock Tomb

Burn Baby Burn (Charizard-Mega-X) @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
Pokeball: masterball
EVs: 248 HP / 60 Atk / 136 SpD / 64 Spe
Careful Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Will-O-Wisp
- Outrage
- Flare Blitz

Waifu? (Gardevoir-Mega) (F) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
Shiny: Yes
Pokeball: luxuryball
EVs: 224 HP / 32 Def / 20 SpA / 232 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Hyper Beam
- Hyper Voice / Psyshock
- Will-O-Wisp


I've topped ladder with this team more times than i can count. Stayed relevant for the last 2 years. Its awesome
 
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Star Player (Staraptor) @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 120 Atk / 136 Def
Impish Nature
- Feather Dance
- Roost
- Toxic
- Brave Bird

What'sUpDoc (Lopunny) @ Lopunnite
Ability: Klutz
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpDef / 252 Speed
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- Giga Impact
- High Jump Kick
- Ice Punch

King Stark (Nidoking) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 SpAtk / 4 Def/ 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sludge Wave
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Fire Blast/Thunderbolt
This is the first decent team that I made for this ladder, peaking at 1630 iirc while before that I was hovering in the 1300s. It's pretty bad tbh and definitely outdated but it got the job done. Z Feather Dance Raptor seems like trash but it was honestly the MVP. The idea was essentially a version of Z Charm Umbreon that could actually kill things it couldn't stall and Raptor was the perfect candidate. Fast, strong, recovery, and intimidate helping it's bulk. It originally speed crept Gyara but I changed it because most people DDance first turn anyway so I got taunted straight away either way (switching to a team with an offensive Raptor and watching their Gyara use taunt as they get 2HKOd is one of the finer pleasures in life) The team was built around luring Gyara (and sturdy Z users) cos it was spammed back then and it did just that. God only knows what the EVs are for now I just kind of changed them on the fly when they weren't working and this is what I settled on.

It originally had Nihilego to dissuade Zard and special attackers but I switched to Nidoking. King was and still is kind of shit, especially scarfed but it beat Magearna, Zyg and some other things that were cockblocking me. Mega Lop is always great and was a Dnite check back then since scarf wasn't popular.

This team evolved a lot and isn't amazing by any stretch of the imagination but I was always super pleased with getting Raptor to work in this meta. (Z FD Raptor isn't bad btw it beats a lot of physical attackers and can nuke slower Special Attackers like Primarina) Super outdated now, gets 3-Od by a bunch of shit but I have a lot of fond memories with this team.

Royal Snek (Serperior) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Contrary
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leaf Storm
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Synthesis

TheHeatIsOn (Heatran) @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flash Fire
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Overheat
- Flash Cannon
- Rock Tomb/ Taunt
- Earth Power/ Ancient Power

AnAxeToGrind (Haxorus) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Poison Jab/Iron Tail
This is a much more recent team and one that I've had a lot of success with on ladder recently. It came from the idea to have Screens Serp and Heatran as an alternative to Regiserp that also beat Regiserp. I then remembered having great success with Haxorus and Heatran together on a team with Z frenzy plant Subseed Sceptile (shudder) and sure enough Haxorus was a great glue for the other two.

The Serp set was stolen from a post by CP2 because Garchomp was kind of a bitch at team preview. Z screens Serp is really cool and great against opponents expecting subseed.

The Tran set changed a lot but I've settled on Ancient Power and Taunt over Rock Tomb and Earth Power. The EVs are noob EVs but Sleep Powder Mega Venusaur was causing me problems so I just put as much speed onto it as I could, to hopefully ensure I get the taunt off first.

Scarf Haxorus is a fantastic Pokemon right now, just destroying Dnite which is everywhere. It's great against other shit too like MLop, Non Scarf Gren, Heatran and most dragon types without a haban berry. Poison jab is because Tran Beats Garde and Lele but gets into irritating mind games with Babiri Whims if it subs on your overheat or doesn't on your flash cannon.

Overall the only things that this team have consistently struggled with is Meloetta (not always a 3-0 but often), Sub Gross (easier with earth power tran), Scarf Gren (but your opponent is using scarf Gren so who's the real loser here), some Kommo-o and Blaziken/Mega Blaziken that either land the double protect or have the bulk to live a Haxorus EQ. (Also Mega Venu sets that carry earthquake and a way to pop tran's balloon but they aren't too common).

Really fun team that beats a lot of the meta right now, has kept me around the 1600s for a good while now and could probably do more in the hands of someone with a better prediction game or with better EV optimisation.
 

lost heros

Meme Master
Alright, time for a real team. A really something team.

Carracosta @ Rockium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 56 SpD / 200 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Shell Smash
- Stone Edge
- Aqua Jet
- Earthquake

Vivillon-Marine @ Leftovers
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 29 HP / 0 Atk
- Sleep Powder
- Hurricane
- Substitute
- Quiver Dance

Buzzwole @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 200 HP / 180 Atk / 128 Def
Adamant Nature
- Hammer Arm
- Lunge
- Bulk Up
- Roost


I know what you're thinking, this team looks awful. Just terrible and there's no way I won even one game with it. Well that's where you're wrong.
This team originated from our first Pre-Suspect, where I made a purposefully really dumb team to see if I could get reqs with it.

And it worked.
 
Charizard-Mega-X @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 212 HP / 12 Atk / 176 SpD / 108 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Belly Drum
- Outrage
- Flare Blitz
- Flame Charge

Aron @ Shell Bell
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 1
EVs: 4 HP
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Endeavor
- Toxic
- Sandstorm
- Metal Burst

Clefable @ Psychium Z
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 248 HP / 236 Def / 24 SpD
Bold Nature
- Magic Coat
- Moonblast
- Reflect
- Moonlight


Ladder Tour was my first big solo tourney that I was doing well in, and I felt like I had to win this. I had built this Aron team as it had a good matchup, and it did so well I ended up bringing it twice. Since then, it has helped me in many other tourneys and continues to serve me well.

Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Blast Burn
- Air Slash
- Solar Beam
- Flame Charge

Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 240 HP / 28 SpA / 84 SpD / 156 Spe
Sassy Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Close Combat
- Flamethrower
- Taunt

Clefable @ Psychium Z
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 248 HP / 236 Def / 24 SpD
Bold Nature
- Magic Coat
- Moonblast
- Reflect
- Moonlight

My go-to ladder team for a long time, this has served me well. Still really solid in today's meta, a classic holds up over time. I should use the optimized Kommo-o spread though!

Smeargle @ Normalium Z
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Substitute
- Spore
- Imprison
- Transform

Sableye-Mega @ Sablenite
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 248 HP / 48 Def / 212 SpD
Bold Nature
- Snarl
- Will-O-Wisp
- Foul Play
- Recover

Crustle @ Rockium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Wrecker
- Rock Blast
- Counter
- Shell Smash

The team that taught me just how threatening Smeargle really was. Sableye and Crustle are both also underused and underrated, so a good anti-meta team. Still super solid in today's meta (and a great bst count), and always a good team I can rely on to take a W in a tour.
Dragonite @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 240 HP / 252 SpA / 16 SpD
Quiet Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Extreme Speed
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast

Kartana @ Grassium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Leaf Blade
- Swords Dance
- Sacred Sword
- Smart Strike

Type: Null @ Eviolite
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD
Impish Nature
- Iron Defense
- Confide
- Rest
- Flame Charge

Team I made for someone to use against Denis, but went on to be one of my favorite teams. You can use pretty much any Dragonite set with this core and still make it work which is great for me. Definitely one of my favorite teams I've ever used, much less made.

Naganadel @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Sludge Wave
- Fire Blast
- Air Slash

Clefable @ Psychium Z
Ability: Unaware
EVs: 248 HP / 236 Def / 24 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Magic Coat
- Moonblast
- Reflect
- Moonlight

Type: Null @ Eviolite
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD
Impish Nature
- Iron Defense
- Confide
- Rest
- Flame Charge

Genesect @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Download
EVs: 20 HP / 224 SpA / 48 SpD / 216 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Ice Beam
- Bug Buzz

Audino-Mega @ Audinite
Ability: Klutz
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Amnesia
- Baby-Doll Eyes
- Lucky Chant
- Rest

Garchomp @ Choice Band
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Fire Fang
- Poison Jab

Meloetta @ Normalium Z
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 248 HP / 208 Def / 20 SpA / 16 SpD / 16 Spe
Modest Nature
- Celebrate
- Hyper Beam
- Uproar
- Laser Focus

Zeraora @ Electrium Z
Ability: Volt Absorb
EVs: 184 Atk / 132 Def / 192 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Plasma Fists
- Outrage
- Fake Out
- Charge

Type: Null @ Eviolite
Ability: Battle Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD
Impish Nature
- Iron Defense
- Confide
- Rest
- Flame Charge

Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 8 Def / 248 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Superpower
- Rock Slide
- Fly

Crustle @ Rockium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 160 HP / 144 Atk / 204 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Wrecker
- Rock Blast
- Counter
- Shell Smash

Serperior @ Leftovers
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Protect
- Leech Seed
- Substitute

Dragonite @ Dragonium Z
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 192 HP / 120 Atk / 28 Def / 168 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Dragon Dance
- Substitute
- Bulldoze

Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 248 HP / 108 Def / 80 SpA / 72 SpD
Bold Nature
- Leech Seed
- Sludge Bomb
- Charm
- Synthesis

Volcarona @ Buginium Z
Ability: Swarm
EVs: 52 Def / 224 SpA / 232 Spe
Timid Nature
- Bug Buzz
- Overheat
- Substitute
- Quiver Dance

Gen 7 was a blast and I hope Gen 8 won't be garbage!
 
Genesect @ Choice Specs
Ability: Download
EVs: 232 HP / 176 Def / 100 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Bug Buzz
- Flash Cannon
- Thunderbolt
- Flamethrower


Sawk @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Poison Jab


Mew @ Mewnium Z
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 200 HP / 92 Def / 120 SpA / 96 SpD
Modest Nature
- Fake Out
- Nasty Plot
- Overheat
- Psychic
This is probably the best team “I” (it was really Wham telling me what to pair with sawk) made during the early part of this generation. Post Deoxys D ban this team could beat almost everything in the meta. It’s sad that Deoxys speed and electrics/grasses rose so much after the tapu koko ban or this team might still be great.
Pazza made a variation of this team that works okay in the current meta but this original was by far my favorite team of the gen 7 meta
Side note: the scarf sawk on this team 3-0s TDA’s favorite team
 
Ferrothorn @ Grassium Z
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 248 HP / 140 Def / 120 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Power Whip
- Leech Seed
- Protect
- Gyro Ball

Incineroar @ Incinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 148 Atk / 8 Def / 104 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Darkest Lariat
- Flare Blitz
- Bulk Up

Dragonite @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Draco Meteor
- Hurricane
- Ice Beam
- Thunder

This was the team I made on my very first day playing Gen7 which was about a week before PL. I got top 10 with it pretty fast and it kinda sucks but it was awesome while it lasted.

Altaria-Mega @ Altarianite
Ability: Cloud Nine
EVs: 248 HP / 72 Def / 92 SpD / 96 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Cotton Guard
- Confide
- Roost
- Hyper Voice

Rhyperior @ Custap Berry
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 224 HP / 44 Atk / 4 Def / 236 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Wrecker
- Swords Dance
- Endure

Ambipom @ Normalium Z
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Giga Impact
- Low Sweep
- Tickle

I've used this is countless tours, it always bops.

Primarina @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 12 SpA / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Encore
- Aqua Jet

Charizard-Mega-X @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 232 HP / 232 SpD / 44 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flame Charge
- Flare Blitz
- Outrage
- Will-O-Wisp

Kartana @ Choice Band
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Giga Impact
- Leaf Blade
- Smart Strike
- Sacred Sword

I think a lot of people have this since I've passed it around so much but this team has always been amazing. It does have weaknesses but it almost always puts you in a position to win. If I had to play a game for my life, I'd bring this.
 
Nite (Dragonite) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Iron Head
- Fire Punch
- Superpower

Rior (Serperior) @ Leftovers
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leech Seed
- Leaf Storm / Taunt
- Substitute
- Protect

Rina (Primarina) @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpA / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Substitute
- Aqua Jet

This team had hard carried me to qualify for LT and is still one of my favorite teams today. Scarf Dragonite had been and still is one of my favorite sets to run. During LT qualification, there were so many games against Charizard, Lele, and Gardevoir that I snatched due to no one expecting the Dragonite to be scarfed for it being a "bad" set. While Serperior had still been new, there were so many wins I had gotten against Tapu-Bulu, Magearna, and Dragonite which had definitely gotten me alot of elo. Later, when Registeel became prevalent and somewhat Venusaur, my team had gotten hit hard, so I decided to sometimes add taunt on Serperior, and change my Dragonite into a flyinium set. Primarina was definitely my favorite mon of the gen and had served me well. It wins against both Zard X and Mega Gyarados, which I had hated so much. Not only that, but it could also win against mons I really didn't like dealing with such as sturdy users like Donphan, Crustle and quite a few other megas like Lopunny, Medicham, and Metagross which had been much appreciated.
 
'sup I'm here to bring y'all teams that I probably didn't make. I have a section in my teambuilder for the top 20ish teams so here goes.
In case y'all didn't know, I used to be terrified of building sm. I didn't build my own team until well after pl, and only kinda suggested sets there. a lot of my self-built teams rely on good cores with some artistic interpretation (mace's sets) in between

Archeops @ Choice Band
Ability: Defeatist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Outrage
- Head Smash
- Fly
- Earthquake

Magearna @ Fairium Z
Ability: Soul-Heart
EVs: 248 HP / 20 SpA / 24 SpD / 216 Spe
Bold Nature
- Fleur Cannon
- Calm Mind
- Iron Defense
- Pain Split

Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 240 HP / 28 SpA / 84 SpD / 156 Spe
Sassy Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Close Combat
- Flamethrower
- Taunt
was at a loss one day as to what to use on ladder cuz I was getting destroyed in 1200s. Hollered in the USW wc chat and was told to slap these 3 mons together, and to just kinda use whatever set. Ended up topping ladder the next day.

names they say (Gyarados-Mega) @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 104 HP / 180 Atk / 224 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Outrage
- Taunt

at the show (Medicham-Mega) @ Medichamite
Ability: Pure Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- High Jump Kick
- Zen Headbutt
- Ice Punch

dark fantasy (Aegislash) @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
- Shadow Ball
- King's Shield
- Shadow Sneak
- Laser Focus
Damnn, I made it 1 team without posting a synon team. won't make that mistake twice. what this team lacks in total coverage (lowkey loses to fast mons/other gyaras) it makes up for in good matchups. Aegi is hot as hell. use this if you like winning

Celesteela @ Steelium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 136 HP / 200 Def / 172 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Metal Sound
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Giga Drain

Gardevoir-Mega @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Taunt
- Psyshock
- Calm Mind

Haxorus @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Superpower
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Rock Tomb
this team is just a solid one when you want to use haxorus. Iffy mu vs zard and hax should really use rock slide, but this team is fun as hell and baits nothing. I still like it and fall back on it when all else fails.

I Can Do Anything! (Victini) @ Firium Z
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 216 HP / 108 Def / 168 SpA / 16 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Glaciate
- Blue Flare
- Will-O-Wisp

Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 248 HP / 168 Def / 92 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Synthesis
- Charm
- Sludge Bomb
- Leech Seed

Primarina @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 244 HP / 240 Def / 12 SpA / 4 SpD / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Aqua Jet
- Substitute
idk who made this. Prob cash. Regardless, the team isn't amazing and has an iffy mu vs lele, as well as the anti-dnite mon existing when there's a fairy on the team. This got me some wins in ssnl though so it's like decent

3 fingers (Sawk) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Poison Jab
- Ice Punch
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge

furry (Incineroar) @ Incinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 148 Atk / 8 Def / 104 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Darkest Lariat
- Flare Blitz
- Bulk Up

tf is ur hat boi (Tapu Lele) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 120 Def / 140 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Calm Mind
unoptimized version of synon's sawk team that I think dmirror made. I topped ladder with this team the first time I ever managed to top, and was just kinda obsessed with it after r1 of ssnl.

Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Soundproof
EVs: 240 HP / 20 SpA / 104 SpD / 144 Spe
Calm Nature
- Clanging Scales
- Close Combat
- Taunt
- Flamethrower

Primarina @ Primarium Z
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 12 SpA / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sparkling Aria
- Moonblast
- Encore
- Aqua Jet

Mawile @ Mawilite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Taunt
- Metal Burst
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head
yet again, relying on solid dfs cores to make a good team. I think I had a dream or something about making some balance like this, so I hit up elo and he told me to use spdf maw. this team is actually p good, but never really gives you favorable matchups. If you're great at predicting, use this

Medicham-Mega @ Medichamite
Ability: Pure Power
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- Ice Punch
- High Jump Kick
- Zen Headbutt

Celesteela @ Steelium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 136 HP / 200 Def / 172 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Metal Sound
- Flash Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Giga Drain

Tyranitar-Mega @ Tyranitarite
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 248 HP / 20 Atk / 100 Def / 52 SpD / 88 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Rock Tomb
- Earthquake
- Taunt
- Crunch
this is not the best team you will see from my builder. It's good, but not great. it is, however, my favorite team of all time. This is the first real team I made, and I did it for my collab with cash. fun as hell to use. I showed it to elo once before I knew him and begged him to feature it in a vid, but he featured me in a vid instead. this team is hella nostalgic for me.

Super Soaker (Tapu Fini) @ Waterium Z
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 52 SpA / 12 SpD / 68 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Rain Dance
- Moonblast
- Taunt

S Ranks Beware (Marowak-Alola) @ Thick Club
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Flare Blitz
- Shadow Bone
- Bonemerang
- Swords Dance

Nail Biter (Metagross-Mega) @ Metagrossite
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- Ice Punch
- Meteor Mash
- Thunder Punch
I'm gonna stand by my claim that maro is slightly worse, significantly cooler band diggs. this shit cannot really take a hit. Even it's favorable matchups could just be solved by using charizard x instead. But scraft and I wanted to build for wc on vc, and this was the thing we made. It's hella fun to use, and I could not recommend giving it a shot enough. He also did some program nonsense just to see what it beat, but this team is still completely original. god it's fun

pimping' (Slowbro-Mega) @ Slowbronite
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Scald
- Amnesia
- Iron Defense
- Slack Off

queen (Pheromosa) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Hidden Power [Rock]
- Focus Blast
- Bug Buzz
- Ice Beam

monch (Diggersby) @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Giga Impact
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Fire Punch
synon made this one again, and by god do I love it. Diggs hits like a truck, and although I realize that scarfed is probably just an overall better set, and that kartana does a lot of what diggs does but faster, I would never switch up these mons. Even that weirdass hp rock phero. this team has served me well so many times, and has been my go-to team in a ton of occasions. This is in my top 5 sm teams.

cities (Gyarados-Mega) @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 104 HP / 180 Atk / 224 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Outrage
- Taunt

breaking (Heatran) @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flash Fire
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 96 HP / 180 SpA / 104 SpD / 128 Spe
Modest Nature
- Overheat
- Rock Tomb
- Flash Cannon
- Earth Power

down (Tapu Lele) @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 120 Def / 140 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Calm Mind
I thought heatran and gyara would be a good combo together once, and decided to snag a synon set and boat set. Didn't really know what to put as the last mon, so I joked with dom that I'd just put lele on it and call it a day. He laughed and said that the team was pretty shit. Topped on ladder with it 3 days later. This team is solid as hell and doesn't lure much, but beats a lot. I'd recommend it for... everything.

Dragonite @ Firium Z
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 140 HP / 252 SpA / 116 Spe
Modest Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Protect
- Extreme Speed
- Fire Blast

Archeops @ Choice Band
Ability: Defeatist
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Head Smash
- Outrage
- Fly
- Heat Wave

Greninja @ Choice Specs
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
- Hydro Cannon
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Gunk Shot
- Hyper Beam
asked dom for teams against denis and he told me to bring this firium dnite team to bait mawile. I brought it. and won. It's not even that the team is incredible, I just find it hilarious that it worked.

Charizard-Mega-X (M) @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 248 HP / 96 Atk / 32 Def / 68 SpD / 64 Spe
Careful Nature
- Belly Drum
- Outrage
- Flare Blitz
- Flame Charge

Chansey @ Eviolite
Ability: Healer
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Charm
- Shadow Ball
- Calm Mind
- Rest

Slowbro-Mega (M) @ Slowbronite
Ability: Oblivious
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 16 Def / 240 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Slack Off
- Iron Defense
peppa! how'd you get all of lancer's teams?? okay he did send a screenshot that had the url in it and I took initiative. this double stall team is hella fun to use, and I'd recommend trying it if you wanted to be degenerate like I did. lotsa fun

insert that boat team that dom already posted with kommo tran and meta. That shit was heat. won some tourney matches with that

Ocean Man (Vivillon-Ocean) @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Compound Eyes
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hurricane
- Sleep Powder
- Substitute
- Quiver Dance

Rhyperior @ Assault Vest
Ability: Solid Rock
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Counter
- Metal Burst

Volcanion @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 40 HP / 252 SpA / 216 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Overheat
- Steam Eruption
- Sludge Wave
- Focus Blast
this one was modified from discoplaygames' teams that he sent me. bale made so much fun of me because I was obsessed with av rhyperior, but god it tanks so much. use this. idc what it loses to. your precious gxe can take the hit. USE IT

Porygon-Z @ Custap Berry
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Nasty Plot
- Shadow Ball
- Endure

I'm a Man (Smeargle) @ Normalium Z
Ability: Own Tempo
EVs: 236 HP / 20 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Imprison
- Spore
- Transform

Dragonite @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 108 SpD / 108 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fly
- Outrage
- Dragon Dance
- Extreme Speed
I have so many good teams that I've made or have been sent to me. this is not one of them. I made this like 3 days ago cuz I was bored during class, and honestly it's been great to use.

Offset (Mew) @ Mewnium Z
Ability: Synchronize
EVs: 240 HP / 252 SpA / 16 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Psychic
- Overheat
- Nasty Plot

Takeoff (Greninja) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Protean
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Cannon
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Dark Pulse

Quavo (Haxorus) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Iron Tail
- Earthquake
- Superpower
like 3 weeks into my playing 1v1 some dude sent this team to me. it sucks. it loses to gyara. it loses to a lot of stuff. but damn, I loved it so much. this was my ace-in-the-hole, something that I knew would always serve me well in the early days of me playing. it's not the most sound team, but thank you to whoever sent this to me, because this team is one of the most important motivators for getting me into 1v1.

I have a lot of teams, y'all. I have over 850 sm teams, all complete. Feel free to ask me anytime if you need a set, someone to bounce ideas off of for teambuilding, or just want me to send you a team. I'm not dropping my team dump cuz I'm trying to make friends, so if you want more good or bad teams just ask me. I haven't been playing for a long time, but I've been friends with a lot of people who have been playing for a long time, so I have a really complete collection of teams, from koko to ursaring and onwards. thanks for the great times in sm, and I'll see y'all in gen8
 
Sand-Dancer (Garchomp-Mega) (M) @ Garchompite
Ability: Rough Skin
Shiny: Yes
Happiness: 143
EVs: 228 HP / 28 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Surf
- Swords Dance

Sale (Tapu Koko) @ Electrium Z
Ability: Electric Surge
Happiness: 228
EVs: 248 HP / 164 Def / 96 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Wild Charge
- Iron Defense
- Charge
- Roost


this team is probably the one thing of any note I've done in two years of mediocrity. I dare you to peak #4 on the ladder with two mons. God I fucking miss koko. also mchomp is good
 
My favourite team by far this gen
Greninja @ Petaya Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 12 HP / 140 Def / 180 SpA / 176 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Hydro Cannon
- Water Shuriken
- Haze

Magearna @ Fairium Z
Ability: Soul-Heart
EVs: 232 HP / 24 SpA / 36 SpD / 216 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Iron Defense
- Pain Split
- Fleur Cannon

Trevor (Trevenant) @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 244 HP / 28 Def / 236 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Protect
- Curse

I only really started playing 1v1 post mimikyu ban, so zard x was dominating the playfield, this team seemingly got beat by spdef zard as well.
Defensive sub petaya greninja is my all time favourite greninja, luring zards and hazing out their speed boosts feels great.
Magearna was kinda my simple slap on mon for Gyara and dragonite, it did it's job.
Trevenant is definitely one of my favourite mons in 1v1, being a unique seed staller that beat other seed stallers like mega venusaur and jumpluff, and could even sometimes win vs taunt stallers with the power of harvest rng against the likes of whimsicott, deo-speed and mew, spdef and hp calced to live 252 specs timid greninja, I'm glad I got this mon on the VR.

While the team definitely has weaknesses (mainly fast fires and gengar (eww)), it helped me get top 10 several times.
 
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Jocus

Banned deucer.
So I've rounded down my teams to my favorite five:

:aegislash: :landorus-therian: :greninja:
Aegislash (F) @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 248 HP / 240 SpA / 20 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Flash Cannon
- King's Shield

Landorus-Therian (M) @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 56 HP / 40 Atk / 236 Def / 176 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fly
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Substitute

Greninja (F) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Protean
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Cannon
- Grass Knot
- Ice Beam
- Dark Pulse
This was the first team I made when I returned to 1v1. Sure, it loses to Mega Charizard Y, Choice Scarf Dragonite, and a lot of other stuff, but it did help me get to 1700 for the first time in my 1v1 career. It remains as my "good luck" team.

:aegislash: :dragonite: :tapu-fini:
Aegislash @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 248 HP / 240 SpA / 20 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Metal Sound
- King's Shield

Dragonite @ Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 192 HP / 152 Atk / 28 Def / 136 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Thunder Punch
- Superpower / Bulldoze

Tapu Fini @ Tapunium Z
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 12 SpA / 24 SpD / 96 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Nature's Madness
- Brine
- Ice Beam
This is pretty standard. I stole its structure from Sustenance, but at least it was the best of the early teams I made.

:sawk: :aegislash: :tapu-lele:
Sawk (M) @ Custap Berry
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Taunt
- Rock Tomb

Aegislash @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 248 HP / 236 SpA / 20 SpD / 4 Spe
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Metal Sound
- King's Shield

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 144 HP / 140 Def / 224 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Reflect
- Moonblast
- Psychic
- Calm Mind
Another team that loses to Scarf Dragonite. I hate to say this, but if you want to beat me, just bring Scarf Dragonite, Aron, Avalugg, or Mega Aggron. Anyway, I had fun using this, and it was my go-to team for a while. It was the team I used for my highest peak in terms of pure Elo this generation (1760).

:tapu-fini: :victini: :gyarados-mega:
Tapu Fini @ Tapunium Z
Ability: Misty Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 128 Def / 12 SpA / 24 SpD / 96 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Nature's Madness
- Brine
- Ice Beam

Victini @ Choice Band
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 152 HP / 252 Atk / 84 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- V-create
- Bolt Strike
- Zen Headbutt
- Flame Charge

Gyarados-Mega @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 44 Atk / 28 Def / 44 SpD / 144 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Crunch
- Taunt
This is the first of my "later" teams. It's probably my team that wins the most matchups. I love the Victini + Tapu Fini core, but this team isn't very good on ladder for some reason, probably due to the overlap between the members.

:charizard-mega-x: :tapu-lele: :dragonite:
Charizard-Mega-X @ Charizardite X
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 8 HP / 232 Atk / 36 Def / 232 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Belly Drum
- Flare Blitz
- Outrage
- Flame Charge / Will-O-Wisp / Substitute

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 96 HP / 188 Def / 224 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Reflect
- Calm Mind

Dragonite @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 64 Atk / 164 Def / 56 SpA / 224 Spe
Naive Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Iron Head
- Superpower
- Earthquake
You've probably noticed by now that I use Tapu Lele a lot. This is my favorite team right now. The link to my RMT for this is here.

I'm not going to do much teambuilding until the release of the Sword and Shield data to pre-make sets since there's really no point in making more. Thank you to all my friends in Gen 7 1v1, and I hope you remain for the next generation!

Edit: I just realized that the third team didn't have to lose to Scarf Dragonite or Riolu. I changed the Sawk set without sacrificing any matchups.
 
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yo guys dom here. stupid shit happens but i still wanted to reflect over sm 1v1 because its quite frankly been something i've been super invested in. you probably won't be able to use most of these teams idk, haven't dropped them yet. but i would barely reccomend any to use seriously. they're mostly outdated but a fun read nonetheless. here goes nothin'.
this song was my shit 2 years ago. still slaps.
i'll drop my sm builder at the end so pastes for teams are uneeded.​
(month 1 sm teams)

when i think of my first memory of sm 1v1, i think of this team. i used to like "heat" in oras so i kind of transfered it over to sm. the idea of this team was to be super anti-meat, pluff wasn't rly popular until sm was like maybe a year in, and gastro beat stuff like koko and also stuff like specs lele / specs gear or whatever (they used to run that, you know..). arcanine was for like zard and stuff, but pluff was actually a really good zard check bc in the first month of sm like none of them ever ran fcharge. loses to taunt gyara lol

mimikyu! ferrothorn! these mons were both super anti meta at the time. ferro honestly was super slept on before the koko ban consistently.. fire weakness sucked but man this thing was just so good. beat koko, steelium for curse mimikyu, kyub, stuff like that. beat other steels and stuff was epic. and lele and was just a good mon to cover "the tapus".
(..a bit later)

BRO i loved this team. i love this team. used to get so many 3-0s with it. dusclops was like sableye but more epic (sableye before cm was discovred in sm was poo poo), beat eq gyras, was cool. bliss was so good and i used it so goddamn much. rockium aggron i fun fact invented in 2017 but no1 gives me credit for it so lol. good zard/koko check at the time. you could change it to whirlpool to style on curse mimikyu but rockium was usually enough.

trash but non 1v1 players used to use this to get reqs and shit was very epic. double serene grace + lightningwak is gamer

THE BROKENS. ion even remember why we wanted specs kyub koko has like a substancial overlap with it (beating steels and like heatran and slowbro). but this team was epic af to use.
(later)

free ladder points

some thing part 2, just free dubs for 1000-1500

this was my GO TO for actual tryharding back in the day. you couldn't really go wrong with it.

i made this in like 5 seconds and it won games.. i guess that's why ppl like sm 1v1. blissey was just so good back then (beat specs gear and stuff) and with stunfisk there to sleep hax whatever like this team won a lot more than you'd expect. stunfisk was soooo epic back then, it was like the regiserp of its time.
(..world cup 1 time?)

this used to be a sample back in the day!!! lol back when i actually had friends (uc + deg) in the staff, lol.. yeah at the time pheromosa was super unexplored after the initial oh shit new mon!!!! buzz wore off. was anti-meta at the time and yes im using eq gyara. this team needs it. u needed a blast on meta to beat it tho unless it was spdef for koko then u won w gyara

this team like, wasn't great when i made it, is even worse now, but this is like defo my top 5 favorite teams of sm.. idk just the out of the box thinking and just not standard aesthetic was pretty influencial to what i'd later build in oras and sm.


2 dogshit teams that were fun to ladder with. both really epic

ok this was the best team i made at the time. i made this before the pheromosa one and yeah it like wasn't bad and still isn't w chomp over lando. i had a lando-i fetish back then for literally 0 reason shit was bad. guess i was bored of garchomp and ngl lando-i has a cool design.

for this purposes this IS the old ass squad.. but yeah it loses to every water in existance but was epic to use. i actually EV'd the heracross really well at the time. unusual of me then.
(later?)

i used to use a trash bulu over ferro but ye ferro made it better. sometimes this team would just go ham on the ladder for no actual reason.

ok out of all my old, gay, bad fat teams from 2017 this team like actually holds up super well. i used this w Boat (phiwings99) and Waylaid and you can get points w it still.

oh look! a team i didn't make! besides the chomp one. Uselesscrab made this team that was like sometimes good on ladder.

ok this was also a tryhard team. fire water grass was my fuckin SHIT back then i almost wrote a whole archetype guide on it (glad i didn't would have been a waste of time). almost got roomvoice w this team bc of the old leaderboard but i picked wrong and lost to Yung Dramps lol

as Pokesartoolcay wrote yeah this team was super epic when it was poppin, which was like a year after i built it like 1v1lt 2 time. snorlax = free wins

loved this team! such a kyub/koko era team, lol.. i thought mmaw would be jesus when it dropped but it got outclassed by gear over time. use landot on this team bros
(later? 1v1 lt 1 time at least)

i qualled w this in 1v1lt time. shit was epic, idr if fat kyub beat scarf but yeah thats your only shot vs it anyways. i laddered w this team a lot cus i knew id eventually get lucky enough w hypnogar to qual and i did, super last minute.

i invented krookodile btw. i liked using just some random ass mon that covered some notable weaknesses, lured zards in, was epic

got reqs or something with this. i'd like to say i popularized kee mew in sm too bc i saw it in an oras thread by aesf and thought it could win in sm (it could).

i like this team bc it reminds me of just fuckin around with Kentari in call. shit was fun. that's what 1v1 is all about imo way more fun w your bros
(quit sm for a long time lol)

these shits were so epic in 1v1lt ii, daresay era defining. the bottom ursarang was originally a snorlax and yeah double sleep was free dubs on ladder. the top team was an expirment if sleep or snorlax was broken, and snorlax was defo the problematic one. ursarang sucks.

this team was so epic. the snorlax was actually curse for some reason i really don't remember. papa gyffyrd made this and showed the world curse snorlax which was amaizng at beating the shit that thought they beat regular snorlax (steels, rocks, SUB MONS). this team singlehandedly got me to think snorlax was broken -> i got it banned

1v1lt II vibes too. cool teams :)

when ryy showed me raikou this thing beat every ladder team ever, before zeraora. post-koko pre-zera was raikou's prime imo, but no1 rly knew about it then :X

not really worth using these days bc of a horrific zeraora matchup but yeah i got some really good tour wins w this one.

both cool teams i just stacked wins with. :)

ELSA. that is all.
(1v1lt 3 time)

i liked this team ONLY BECAUSE dragon claw kommo is so fucking funny. every sm kid thinks they win the mirror but dclaw just invalidates it its so funny bro. unironically a good set. taunt doesnt do shit. oh also i timerstalled this team to get into 1v1 lt 3.

i made this team during 1v1 LT 2 time and somehow whipped it out to great results in 1v1lt 3. shit was so epic. i tossed like a trillion ladder kids in a row bc they were all using shitty balance teams that lose to normalium pz. this team loses to every fighting type ever its epic. zeraora too prob

shit was good helped me qual for lt too

icium gren makes my dick hard

prob my best team to use now. anti meta. fini lures dnite cus of icy wind + blizzard (DNITE SO BROKEN BRUH).

so yeah that's like every team i generally have super positive opinions of. teams are more important than playing btw just thought i'd share.
sm 1v1 was pretty bittersweet. the start of the gen was so fucking great cus the meta was fun, i was devloping as a player/builder, and so was 1v1 tours/community. and like my boys like uc were active, shit was so different. but i kinda stopped enjoying it as usum dropped but w/e. let's hope swsh is great. heres's my sm builder btw lol have fun lads https://pastebin.com/FqbD91wX

s/o to the homies for making this an enjoyable few years, u know who u guys are. and Elo Bandit ggopw Random other nerds hope u enjoy this read!
 
fine i'll do more smh
:aegislash: :tapu-lele: :terrakion:
Aegislash @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 248 HP / 240 SpA / 20 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Shadow Ball
- Shadow Sneak
- Metal Sound
- King's Shield

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 32 HP / 252 SpA / 224 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Skill Swap
- Psychic
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Moonblast

Terrakion @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Justified
EVs: 152 Atk / 104 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Rock Slide
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
meh team but is good for luring in dragonite. replay, scarf is cool torrentgren lure as well
:victini: :gyarados-mega: :tapu-bulu:
Victini @ Firium Z
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 248 HP / 24 Def / 68 SpA / 56 SpD / 112 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp
- Blue Flare
- Glaciate

Gyarados-Mega @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 44 Atk / 28 Def / 44 SpD / 144 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Outrage
- Bounce

Tapu Bulu @ Grassium Z
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 240 HP / 8 Atk / 124 SpD / 136 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Taunt
- Swords Dance
- Rock Tomb
have been recreating this team over years iirc it used to be 252 252 everything with reg moves gyara, scarf victini and bandulu.
:necrozma: :pinsir-mega: :garchomp:
Religion (Necrozma) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 28 Def / 208 SpA / 20 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Photon Geyser
- Prismatic Laser
- Heat Wave
- Signal Beam

Atlantis (Pinsir-Mega) @ Pinsirite
Ability: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Endure
- Giga Impact
- Earthquake
- Bulk Up

Freedom (Garchomp) @ Groundium Z
Ability: Rough Skin
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Swords Dance
- Substitute
back when necrozma was released nobody knew how to play against it and p sure i peaked no.1 then, sucks now because of dnite.
:porygon2: :magnezone: :victini:
Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Analytic
EVs: 252 HP / 168 Def / 88 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Recover
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Foul Play

Victini @ Choice Band
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 240 HP / 244 Atk / 4 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
- V-create
- Bolt Strike
- Flame Charge
- Zen Headbutt

Magnezone @ Electrium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 80 HP / 204 SpA / 224 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Zap Cannon
- Metal Sound
- Electroweb
- Flash Cannon
my favorite porygon2 team by far, makes ladder easy because everyone decides that it's a good choice to choose dragonite against this team fsr. peaked no.1 but don't have any s/s
:altaria-mega: :magnezone: :porygon-z:
Altaria-Mega @ Altarianite
Ability: Cloud Nine
EVs: 252 HP / 132 Def / 16 SpA / 92 SpD / 16 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Cotton Guard
- Roost
- Fire Blast
- Hyper Voice

Magnezone @ Electrium Z
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 80 HP / 204 SpA / 224 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Zap Cannon
- Metal Sound
- Electroweb
- Protect

Porygon-Z @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Adaptability
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Uproar
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Trick
i think i stole this team from someone and revamped it but its pretty epic literally nobody understands how bulky malt is.
:heatran: :tapu-bulu: :gyarados-mega:
Heatran @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flash Fire
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 96 HP / 180 SpA / 104 SpD / 128 Spe
Modest Nature
- Overheat
- Rock Tomb
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Metal Sound

Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 240 HP / 52 Atk / 4 Def / 196 SpD / 16 Spe
Careful Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Superpower
- Rock Tomb
- Dazzling Gleam

Gyarados @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 248 HP / 28 Atk / 28 Def / 44 SpD / 160 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Ice Fang
- Taunt
coolest team i made in wcup by far. metal sound tran w/ air balloon carries thanks east, bulu with av is a goat lure for stuff like pz and gren, very cool and gyarados is cool zygod lure ice fang still beats dnite which is cool.
:gardevoir-mega: :dragonite: :aggron-mega:
Flora (Gardevoir) (F) @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 240 HP / 16 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Beam
- Calm Mind
- Hyper Voice
- Will-O-Wisp

Primrose (Dragonite) (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 192 HP / 152 Atk / 28 Def / 136 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Superpower

Service (Aggron) (M) @ Aggronite
Ability: Sturdy
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Metal Burst
- Head Smash
- Heavy Slam
- Taunt
ez magearna lure this is what i think pulls dragonite over the edge.

this meta had its ups and downs but we pulled through the hard times, thank everybody below for making this the great meta it was and not a waste of my life.
 
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Low ladder meme team that (almost) brought me to 1700s lol
:chandelure: :milotic: :tsareena:
Chan-chan (Chandelure) (F) @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Acid Armor
- Will-O-Wisp
- Hex
- Rest

Beauty (Milotic) (F) @ Waterium Z
Ability: Competitive
EVs: 172 Def / 252 SpA / 84 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Protect
- Mirror Coat

hi sisters (Tsareena) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Queenly Majesty
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Power Whip
- High Jump Kick
- Play Rough
- Trop Kick

I know it's a bad team and it loses to like everything but I had to share :3
Chandelure's main niche is that it beats physical non band non groundium Dragonite. Chandelure has surprisingly goooood defensive stats. Milotic is just there to beat low ladder zards and intimidate users + mirror coat gimmicks. Tsareena beats random threats that aren't scarf themselves, like greninja and kommo-o. SM 1v1 was a hectic monstrosity of a metagame, but I had lots of fun!


(Also Lkjchjdhbjidcgjhd you better use Tsareena)
 
alright,with the end of gen 7 1v1 (and gen 7 as a whole).I think its time to put something here

https://pokepast.es/28c6453d05cabc6f :naganadel: :gyarados-Mega: :charizard-Mega-Y:

now there is nothing special about this team,actually its quite bad.but,its my very first team i used when i got into 1v1.also,i used dffrent movesets than the one i used in the og team (for example,naga had z draco and toxic,protect and sub,which worked qute well for me so i kept using not knowing that spex did more damage,and god knows what i used on charizard y and gyara).what iam trying to say here that its good to look back and remember the old days,back when i thought ps was the coolest thing ever (idk how i thought that).


now i got a shit ton of exams nest week so imma die for some time,bye mates
 
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