After ditching my old idea of my last team I played around a bit and came up with this. It's in testing as well as in the process of EV Training.
106 Hp // 252 Atk // 152 Def
@ Scope Lens
4 Hp // 252 Atk // 252 SpD
@ Focus Band
4 Hp // 252 Atk // 252 Spe
@ Life Orb
148 Atk // 252 SpA // 108 Spe
@ Choice Scarf
4 Hp // 252 SpA // 252 Spe
@ Choice Specs
4 Hp // 252 SpA // 252 Spe
Fixes are welcomed.
The only Poke you have that can beat Roobushin is SR weak and choiced, that's something you should probably look into.
Snorlax should probably get Leftovers with Body Slam > Giga Impact. Excadrill needs Life Orb > Focus Band. Lastly I'd use Thunderbolt > Dark Pulse on Rotom for another option if you don't want to volt switch out. Besides, Shadow Ball hits everything for supper effective that Dark Pulse does.
Good luck with your team. :D
Hey there and thanks for posting a new team! We always like to see people come back with fresh ideas. :]
On that note, I'd like to mention that this team is vastly different from your last. And it's very clear that you've both done your homework and invested a lot of time into considering your options. There are a few problems that we will address, but it's obvious that you're moving in the right direction. Well done!
Next, I'd like to second Ooka's statement.
Your Ferrothorn seems a little funny. A standard set looks like this:
Ferrothorn @ Leftovers / Shed Shell
252 HP / 48 Defense / 208 Special Defense
Relaxed [+Defense; -Speed]
- Spikes / Stealth Rock
- Leech Seed
- Gyro Ball / Protect / Thunder Wave
- Power Whip / Protect
As I'm sure you know, Spikes / Stealth Rock and Leech Seed work very well on Ferrothorn. Gyro Ball and Power Whip are both STAB attacks that can hit most of the metagame for neutral damage and basically the only attacks that Ferrothorn can use best short of Bulldoze. However, because of minimal investment in Attack, Protect can be an attractive option for Scouting and stalling for Leech Seed / Leftovers recovery. The final move I haven't mentioned is Thunder Wave which, despite having limited synergy with Gyro Ball, can effectively shut down many of Ferrothorn's common counters. Now, this may not be what you are going for in your Ferrothorn.. but the Natures and EVs are just a bit off. Like, a Brave nature can be used on Ferrothorn if you're using a Choice Item or something to that effect. So, let us know what your intentions are for Ferrothorn and if you're purposefully altering it.
Snorlax @ Leftovers
208 HP / 124 Defense / 176 Special Defense
Careful [+Special Defense; -Special Attack]
- Sleep Talk
- Body Slam
Because of Snorlax's stellar Special Defense, access to a phazing move in Whirlwind, and large HP, Snorlax does make an excellent user of ResTalk. Body Slam makes it's usefulness primarily because of the 30% Paralysis chance and a lack of necessity for EV investment in Attack. Lastly, Whirlwind is a great strategic maneuver for keeping Snorlax alive, especially if the opponent is already Paralyzed. Once again, if you want a more offensive Snorlax, let us know. I do feel obligated to mention, however, that moves like Giga Impact are rarely seen in competitive battling. Despite their power, two-turn moves like that give your opponent a chance to set up against you.
Also, if you're just looking for a bulky Pokemon, you may find better options than Snorlax out there. Again, this is a case of letting us know what you want.
Hydreigon @ Life Orb / Expert Belt
4 HP / 252 Special Attack / 252 Speed
Modest [+Special Attack; -Attack]
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast / U-Turn
Draco Meteor and Dark Pulse are your best STAB options and Fire Blast hits Steels planning to switch in on a Draco Meteor for super effective damage. The last move slot goes to Focus Blast or U-Turn. Focus Blast rounds Hydreigon out perfectly, giving it perfect coverage and destroying Heatran (who walls Hydreigon's other moves) and Tyranitar. U-Turn however, allows Hydreigon to function very well as a Scout, gives Hydreigon a way to deal with Special Walls like Blissey before switching to a counter, and a good method of switching out in the case of reckless Draco Meteoring. So, because of what U-Turn is, Hydreigon benefits much more with having Natures and EVs enabling Special Attack more than anything.
Rotom-W is another Pokemon who you are on the right track with. Once again, it needs some minimal tweaking. First, Hidden Power [Fire / Ice] should be used in place of Shadow Ball. HP [Fire] will kill off any remaining Steels (those who can actually keep up with Rotom-W's STABs) particularly Ferrothorn, while HP [Ice] deals with any Dragons. It's especially known for being able to revenge kill a +1 Speed Dragonite. So, the choice is up to you and what you think your team needs more help with. Lastly, Trick should be used in place of Dark Pulse. Trick is going to allow Rotom-W to completely cripple Special Walls like Blissey, Chancey, and the likes who otherwise wall this set.
Hope this was helpful! Well done and good luck! :D
Excadrill is uber and as thus is banned in standard play.
Only people that run by Smogon standards, there are many other communities that play with rules different than Smogon's. :P
But yeah, I suppose if you'd like your team to be compatible anywhere, you could get rid of Excadrill.
Also *comments Alexial's amazingly detailed post*
I applaud you on your excellent detail of changing. And now that I see where you're coming from, I'm going to do some more homework and come out with a newer team. This time I'll throw some descriptions on what role they play.
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