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Old January 4th, 2013 (10:33 AM). Edited January 4th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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Negative priority moves like Roar are detriments to something as frail as Aerodactyl, as it's forced to take a (fatal) hit before it gets the move off. Focus Sash is more reliable than Focus Band, as it ensures Aerodactyl does something before it goes down; Focus Band only activates on occasion, and luck items are generally looked down upon in competitive play:
-Stealth Rock
-Stone Edge/Rock Slide
-Earthquake
-Taunt/Roost/Fire Blast
Nature: Jolly/Hasty
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe or 100 Atk/156 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Focus Sash/Life Orb
Ability: Pressure

Archeops should be using Flying Gem + Acrobatics because even if it survives through Focus Band's effect, Defeatist will render it too weak to do anything else unless it packs Roost (and it's somewhat too frail to use it effectively). It's also too frail to use setup moves.:
-Stone Edge/Rock Slide
-Acrobatics
-Earth Power/Earthquake
-U-turn
Nature: Naive/Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Flying Gem

Never invest in a defensive stat fully unless you max out HP first. That's a big no-no in competitive play, unless that Pokémon's HP is significantly higher than its defenses. Regirock shouldn't be using Explosion here as the move got nerfed in Gen V (it no longer halves Defense before it hits). It can even opt for an offensive tank set. Also, Sturdy Regirock hasn't been released yet, if memory serves me right. Clear Body is the preferred ability regardless as it prevents Regirock from being screwed over by Intimidate or random stat drops from moves like Crunch or Shadow Ball:
-Stone Edge
-Earthquake
-Drain Punch
-Thunder Wave
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Rocky Helmet

Rhyperior definitely needs more power in its EV spread:
-Stealth Rock
-Earthquake
-Rock Blast/Stone Edge
-Dragon Tail
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 248 HP/16 Atk/244 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Solid Rock

or
-Earthquake
-Stone Edge
-Megahorn
-Ice Punch/Rock Blast
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 96 HP/252 Atk/160 Spe
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Solid Rock

or
-Rock Polish
-Earthquake
-Stone Edge
-Megahorn
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Solid Rock

Golem is a better candidate than Gigalith because it has Sucker Punch to deal with faster opponents. Explosion also got nerfed this gen, so it's not very useful anymore:
-Stealth Rock
-Earthquake
-Rock Blast/Stone Edge
-Sucker Punch
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 212 HP/252 Atk/44 Spe
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy

Shuckle is absolute Taunt bait ; it can only damage opposing non-Steel 'mons with Toxic. While its defenses are the highest among Pokémon, its low HP seriously undermines them and its defensive typing is weak. This team is walled by Steel Pokémon outside of EQ, so Probopass could theoretically trap them. While its defensive typing is bad too, it has more useful resistances than Shuckle:
-Magnet Rise/Stealth Rock
-Volt Switch
-Earth Power
-Power Gem/Flash Cannon
Nature: Modest
EVs: 160 HP/252 SAtk/96 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Air Balloon
Ability: Magnet Pull/Sturdy
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