Thread: [Gen V] Sun Team [No Legendaries]
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Old September 27th, 2012 (2:51 PM). Edited October 27th, 2012 by wolf.
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Hello, everyone. Thank-you in advance for taking time to read and criticize my team. I've never had a weather team since I always hear they are cheap, but I figured, "Hey, I've been playing Pokémon since Red & Blue, so why not try everything I can?" Anyway, here it is:

Ninetales (Kyukon) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drought
EVs: 232 HP / 24 Sp.Atk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Will O Wisp
- Flamethrower
- Solarbeam
- Hidden Power fighting

Upon hours of research, I found that Ninetails is a typical sun team lead, so why not? Basically, Ninetails will get the sun up instantly for my team. Hidden Power fighting for coverage, Flamethrower since it will be really powerful with the sun up, Solarbeam for coverage, and then Will-O-Wisp to cripple leads.

Charizard (Rizardon) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Solar Power
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Air Slash
- Dragon Pulse

Charizard has always been my favorite Pokémon (a huge, multi-paragraph explanation's worth on why). Charizard will be a (literally) monster with the sun up and Solar Power to increase his special attacking power even more. HP Ice for flying types & dragons. Air Slash as a stab move.

Venusaur (Fushigibana) @Life Orb
Trait: Chlorophyll
32 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 220 Spe
Modest nature (+SpA/-Atk)
- Giga Drain (Giga Drain is now legal with Chlorophyll)
- Sleep Powder
- HP Fire
- Growth

A typical Venusaur sun team moveset...well, people could argue with Solarbeam and/or Sleep Powder. Anyway, Growth to raise attack while in the sun makes Venusaur a (literally, again) monster. Chlorophyll will make Venus' faster too, which is nice.

Nidoking (Nidoking) @ Life Orb
Trait: Encourage
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Earth Power
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Nidoking has replaced Infernape now. Basically since Nido allows my team to resist Rock-types better, as well as being able to deal a good amount of damage.

Starmie (Starmie) @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid (-Atk, +Spe)
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power Fire
- Rapid Spin

I chose Starmie for her (I like to think Starmie is a female) good movepool and spike resistance, meaning I can get rid of spikes on the battlefield. Ice Beam for dragons mainly.

Dragonite (Kairyu) @ Choice Band
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
- ExtremeSpeed
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Fire Punch

Figured, "why not have a Dragon-type Pokémon on the team?" Multiscale allows Dragonite to take half-damage when at full HP, so that's great when I send out Dragonite fresh. Extremespeed is for other weather leads and Outrage for just about anything else. EQ & Fire Punch for coverage.


Ok, here are some Pokémon I also considered to be on the team. Please, feel free to tell me if I should switch anyone on the current team for one of these "other" Pokémon. Thank-you!

Infernape (Goukazaru) @ Leftovers
Trait: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- U-turn
- Mach Punch
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat

Dugtrio (Dugtrio) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Arena Trap
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Reversal
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge

Scizor (Hassamu) @ Choice Band
Trait: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- U-turn
- Bullet Punch
- Pursuit
- Superpower

Last, but not least:

Volcarona (Ulgamoth) @ Leftovers
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 240 HP / 216 Def / 52 Spd
Bold Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Morning Sun
- Fiery Dance

All-in-all, I just want constructive criticism. Do not tell me what's wrong with this team and then not tell
me what I need to do to fix it. Again, thank-you for reading this post and criticizing it. If you were wondering, I chose
no legendary Pokémon because, as I have always personally believed, they are whack and should never be used outside the
metagame. Heck, I never use them in-game anyway.
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