: [Gen V]
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May 27th, 2012 (8:35 PM).
For Porygon-Z, you can consider Trick over Dark Pulse to let Porygon-Z cripple walls with its Choice item.
Replace Vaporeon's Rocky Helmet with Leftovers. The passive recovery helps. A lot.
While Forretress is somewhat unexpected as a dual screener, people mainly use it for its ability to lay down hazards while Rapid Spinning hazards away from your field. Thanks to its good defensive typing, Virizion can set up Dual Screens nicely:
-Giga Drain/Close Combat
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
Item: Light Clay
If you want to keep Forretress, switch to this:
-Gyro Ball/Earthquake/Volt Switch
EVs: 252 HP/176 Def/80 SDef
While evenly distributing Mew's EVs across its stats seems tempting, it's not a very good idea because you're not really focusing on the suitable stats the set is utilizing (Special Attack and HP/Speed). Change the EV spread to 224 HP/252 SAtk/32 Spe or 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe. For the first spread, this gives Mew enough bulk to set up multiple NPs while outspeeding Tyranitar, as well as hitting harder even prior to setting up NP. The latter spread is for as much speed and power as possible.
Shadow Claw has terrible coverage on Haxorus. EQ does more to Gengar (Mold Breaker ignores Levitate) than Shadow Claw would. Replace it with Outrage because it's so insanely powerful in conjunction with Haxorus' huge 147 Attack and scores KOs that Dragon Claw can't accomplish. If you do, replace the item with Lum Berry to cure any status that Haxorus takes, especially post-Outrage confusion. Change the EV spread to 36 HP/252 Atk/220 Spe; that way, Haxorus can survive random attacks like Reuniclus' Psychic.
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