Thread: [Gen V] [RMT]Typical OU Team
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Old April 12th, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Get rid of Mienshao's Poison Jab. It provides no noteworthy coverage whatsoever. Use Hidden Power (Ice) in its place to help deal with Gliscor. But that means you have to switch to a Naive nature and use 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe as the EV spread.

Gastrodon overshadows Swampert to an extent because of its immunity to Water attacks, courtesy of Storm Drain. Sure, it can't set up SR, but at least it has actual recovery:
-Earth Power/Earthquake
-Scald/Ice Beam
-Toxic
-Recover
Nature: Calm/Sassy
EVs: 252 HP/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Storm Drain

There's also another Pokemon you can consider using in place of Swampert, and that's Ferrothorn. It can set up hazards, plus it has one of the best defensive typings ever created. Plus, it works well with and against Water Pokemon:
-Spikes/Stealth Rock
-Leech Seed
-Power Whip/Protect
-Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
Item: Leftovers

If you decide to keep Swampert: don't use all Special attacks on it. It wastes its good 110 Attack:
-Stealth Rock
-Earthquake
-Ice Beam
-Scald/Superpower/Roar
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 240 HP/216 Def/52 SDef
Item: Leftovers
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