Thread: [Gen V] wall breaking team
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Old October 25th, 2012, 11:59 AM
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While Agility + Baton Pass is uncommonly seen, it's not seen often because it can easily be countered; for instance, if Dragonite survives a hit from one of your Pokemon, which is likely considering that it has Multiscale, it can potentially use Dragon Tail to force out your boosted Pokemon. A similar situation can be applied to Copycat + Roar Prankster Riolu. Also, Excadrill is an Uber Pokemon, so you can't use it in OU teams. You're still better off using Scizor for wallbreaking purposes with Swords Dance or Choice Band. Use the sets I suggested above.

To elaborate as to why Hi Jump Kick is preferred on Mienshao, if Mienshao opts for Drain Punch, it loses out on a lot of power behind its STAB, resulting in it missing OHKOs.

Also, some of your Pokemon's defenses are on the low side, so a Dual Screener is needed here to either compensate for lesser Speed or to give your Pokemon an easier time setting up. Latias or Latios can provide that for you:

Latias:
-Reflect
-Light Screen
-Healing Wish
-Dragon Pulse
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
Item: Light Clay

Latios:
-Reflect
-Light Screen
-Memento
-Dragon Pulse
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
Item: Light Clay
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