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Old February 24th, 2012, 05:59 AM
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In spoilers 'cause HUGE.

Spoiler:
So, this be my Sun team, a.k.a. my best team thus far! I'm a fan of weather (except for Sand) and so I wanna master Sun, Rain, and Hail!

Anyways, enough babble from me. Let's look at what we got!

At a Glance

In-Depth
Cierra @ Chesto Berry
Nature: Calm (+Sp. Def. -Atk.)
Ability: Drought
EVs: 248 / 0 / 140 / 0 / 120 / 0
~Rest
~Will-O-Wisp
~Flamethrower
~Hypnosis

I gotta admit, this Ninetales is much better than I thought she'd be. So far, she's been able to take quite a few hits from the standard physical and special attackers (even when the former aren't burned), and when her health gets low enough, she can simply ChestoRest it off. Hypnosis further helps her ChestoRest strategy so long as she manages to hit with it.


Gabu @ Life Orb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk. -Sp. Atk.)
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 / 252 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
~Growth
~Seed Bomb
~Earthquake
~Sleep Powder

While I do miss my stalling SubSeed Saur, I've found that Physical Attacker Saur makes for a quick kill. All I have to do is Growth once and then proceed to own. His only worry is any Fire attack that comes his way.


Liza @ Choice Specs
Nature: Modest (+Sp. Atk. -Atk.)
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 / 0 / 0 / 252 / 0 / 252
~Overheat
~Dragon Pulse
~Earth Power
~Hidden Power (Grass)

So Tormentran doesn't do well unless you have a good entry hazard Mon. However, Choice Specs Tran is pretty good. Overheat OHKOs a lot of things, and though it does result in a loss of Special Attack, it's unlikely she'll stay in long since a lot of people know how well Earthquake does against Tran and will thus try and utilize it.


Dreidel @ Leftovers
Nature: Bold (+Def. -Atk.)
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 / 0 / 144 / 112 / 0 / 0
~Stealth Rock
~Rapid Spin
~Earth Power
~Ice Beam

Here you not only have a spinner and an entry hazard Mon, but Claydol's Defense and Special Defense make it a bother. Want to switch in to a DD Dragon? If Stealth Rock is in play Ice Beam can easily OHKO said Dragon...and actually, I've been able to OHKO any Dragon that isn't named Dragonite without help from SR so far. It also makes a good lead in Wi-Fi battles where I find myself up against T-Tar or Hippowdon. It doesn't take any damage from sand and Levitate protects it from their EQ (with the exception of Mold Breaker Haxorus, of course).


Shade @ Leftovers
Nature: Bold (+Def. -Atk.)
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 / 0 / 252 / 0 / 4 / 0
~Calm Mind
~Hidden Power (Dark)
~Recover
~Will-O-Wisp

Now, during one battle with someone (which I lost), I realized I should probably have a spinblocker myself, which meant I needed a Ghost. I also felt that it should be Spiritomb or Sableye, and after a while I decided on Sableye because of Prankster. Prankster gives three out of four of its moves priority: Calm Mind, which boosts its Sp. Def. (and Sp. Atk. in the case that I actually need to use Hidden Power); Recover, which helps restore its health furthermore; and Will-O-Wisp, which cripples physical attackers. Then its one move, Hidden Power Dark, gets STAB and can hit all the types so I don't have to worry about them so much. With this Sableye, I beat the person who I had lost to earlier.

That said, I swear a good portion of the people I fight do not know how to deal with Sableye.


Luka @ Choice Band
Nature: Adamant (+Atk. -Sp. Atk.)
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 40 / 252 / 40 / 0 / 176 / 0
~Return (Happiness: 255)
~Brick Break
~Earthquake
~Pursuit

Slow and steady wins the race. With the defense to get in at least one hit, Lax is pretty damn good. Return for huge power, Brick Break for Pokemon like Tran that the rest of my team can't take, EQ for physical attackers, and Pursuit for Mons (especially Ghosts) that you know are gonna switch out. However, I'm a bit unsure about the first two attacks as I originally had Body Slam for Paralysis and STAB and Fire Punch for boosted power under the sun and potential Burn, so I might switch back to those if what I currently has doesn't work.

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Any and all suggestions would really help; team building is definitely what I'm weakest in in competitive battling.


This is an RMT I posted here that I edited a little for another forum XD; This is my second final draft of it, though really I just added spaces between the psuedo-headers and the images.
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