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Another Rate My Team: Black/White Underused.
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November 20th, 2011 (03:35 PM). Edited November 22nd, 2011 by Wymsical.
V.S. The Wymsical Champion
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Hi, Wymsical here. So I'm kinda new at this competitive battling thing, in other words I'm a total n00b.
And this is, of course, another rate my team thread. Although I'll probably update all the Pokemon here depending on what my team gets rated. Please, I'm open to all constructive criticism, suggestions etc etc. I don't know if the Pokemon I'm using are fit for their roles, I'm contemplating replacing Froslass with something like Roserade.
Like it said in the title, my tier is BW UU, That means I don't use the big boys like Blissey and Scizor, I'll get to that later. I figured I'd start in a smaller metagame and work my way up. I take most of my information and movesets for Pokemon from Smogon University, and I have a basic concept what competitive play is like.
Anyway, enough bout me, on to my team.
(The spikes set from Smogon)
Ability: Natural Cure
Moves: Spikes, Giga Drain, Rain Dance, Rest.
EVs: 252 HP, 120 Def, 136 Sp Defense
Use: Roserade is my new Spikes lead. She has high bulk, enabling her to stay on long enough to lay three layers of Spikes, and STAB Giga Drain if she's getting low. If she's really in a tight spot, Rest is there to help out, although it puts her to sleep, it's a sort of Last resort. Rain Dance is there for whenever Kingdra needs it.
(The Smogon University Choice Scarf set, with the moves recommended by PlatinumDude)
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force
Moves: Flare Blitz, Earthquake, Superpower, Rock Slide
EVs: 252 ATK, 4 SP Def, 252 Speed.
Use: Darmanitan is my insanely awesome Physical Sweeper. With Sheer Force, his huge base 140 ATK Stat, and Flare Blitz, it can sweep practically anything. Even Water types are taken out by Flare Blitz (seriously, my Water type was PWNed by one once) Choice Scarf doubles the decent 95 Speed stat so it can outspeed A LOT of unboosted foes. That means with mah two favourite weapons: Power and Speed, Darmanitan can take out practically anything. Earthquake is there to take out counters, Superpower to take out bulky Normal types like Snorlax and Blissey, and Rock Slide for Moltres. The EV Spread is obviously 252 ATK, 4 SP Def (To add some bulk against Special water type moves) and 252 Speed, for other obvious reasons.
(Uses the Dragon Dance set in accordance with pre-given Rain Dance)
Ability: Swift Swim
Moves: Dragon Dance, Waterfall, Outrage, Substitute
EVs: 4 HP, 252 ATK, 252 Speed
Use: Kingdra is my special sweeper. She covers my team's annoying weakness to Fire, and has her speed doubled in the rain given by the Spikes lead. She uses Dragon Dance to raise its Speed and Attack by another stage once or twice (As if speed isn't enough already) and can do this because of relative bulk and great Defensive typing. Then, she'll Sweep with STAB Waterfall and Outrage, both depending on ATK. Substitute is there mainly for when she's in a tight spot. She can hide behind it and still set up Dragon Dance from there. The EVs are invested in ATK because both her STABS rely on it, and Dragon Dance boosts it. 252 in Speed for obvious reasons, and 4 in HP just to add a little bulk there.
(Using the classic SubSeed set to drain.)
Moves: Substitute, Leech Seed, Giga Drain, Roar
EVs: 252 SP Attack, 4 SP Defense, 252 Speed
Use: Sceptile is my Drainer. I use Drainers because they're freakishly useful, stealing opponent's HP and giving it back to themeselves. The SubSeed is the greatest Drainer set, starting off with Substitute and then Leech Seeding, followed by various Giga Drains from behind the Substitute. Leftovers is there to restore HP too, and being unending it is really helpful. Roar is there to cover the danger of other Grass types, who resist Sceptile's Draining powers, and for its secondary purpose: To abuse Spikes to its full use by using Roar to shuffle Pokemon all the time. It will hit them hard. The EVs are invested 252 in both SP Attack and Speed, since those are Sceptile's two best stats, and slightly in SP Defense to help keep him on the field.
(I was forced to use the OU Defensive set for this one, since they hadn't made anything for UU and I seriously doubted I'd be able to make one myself. I did make two change though.)
Moves: Pain Split, Will-O-Wisp, Night Shade, Taunt
IVs: 0 Speed
EVs: 252 HP, 80 Defense, 176 SP Defense.
Use: Dusclops is basically my tank. I chose her over Dusknoir because Eviolite doubles her best stats, making her a much more potent threat. Pain Split is a recovery move, Will-O-Wisp is for crippling, Night Shade is the attacking power of choice since Dusclops has low attacking powers, and then there's my one change. Since this isn't OU, the need for Ice beam disappears, so Taunt is the move of choice.
(Uses the Wish set from Smogon, but with added Heal Bell)
Ability: Natural cure
Moves: Wish, Heal Bell, Protect, Toxic
EVs: 252 HP, 252 DEF, 4 Speed
Use: Chansey is my cleric. And a very handy one at that. With 252 DEF Evs, and a Bold nature, she does the best she can to defend herself Physically, but Specially there is no need because of Eviolite. Boosting her Base SP Defense to a staggering 210, almost matching her Behemoth HP stat. Wish is the main point of this whole thing anyway, being able to heal either herself or teammates with it. Heal Bell is to rid my team of Status whenever needed, Protect is for when Chansey must heal herself, so she can protect herself in the one-turn gap, and Toxic is for crippling foes.
As you've probably noticed by now, all my Pokemon are female. This is a nice trick a friend of mine taught me: Most people put the move Attract on a female Pokemon because the majority of used Pokemon in competitive battling are Male, therefore if you have a mono-female team most Attract-users can't get to ya
Also, you've probably noticed that I only have a team of five. This is because I discarded my Special Sweeper because it was unfair to use it in UU Play (It was Volcarona
) I'd like suggestions on a new UU Special Sweeper, since I can't decide between a whole bunch of potential candidates, I'd like to hear suggestions on the best one before I go ahead and make my decision.
Thanks peoples. :D
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