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Old January 17th, 2013 (09:33 PM).
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Quote originally posted by bizebest:
Hi,
I'm trying to build a decent team with my favorite pokemon in it (Milotic) but I have difficulties against OU metagame with it.

Milotic : Leftovers
Scald
Ice Beam
Dragon Tail
Restore

Roserade : Big root
Spikes
Leech Seed
HP Fire
Giga-drain

Heatran : Air balloon
Flamethrower
HP Grass
Earth Power
Steath Rock

Scizor : Choice Band
Bullet Punch
U-turn
Super Power
Pursuit

Starmie : Life Orb or Electric gem / Ice gem?
Rapid spin
Hydro pump
Ice Beam
Thunderbolt

Salamence : Life Orb
Outrage
Flamethrower
Earthquake
Roost

OR

Dragonite : Lum berry
Outrage
Fire Punch
Dragon Dance
Roost

I am willing to try some replacements but here is the order of me being willing to drop them

1 : Roserade
2 : Heatran
3 : Starmie
4 : Scizor
5 : Dragonite / Salamence (I like Salamence better)
6 : nope, Shiny Milotic with near flawless IV's is my Trophy poke. I love the little fella

So? is it terrible? Is it redeemable? what are your suggestions?
Thanks
Might be a good idea to put in EVs for each of your 'mons, dude.

Anyway:

There's no "Restore" attack in Pokémon. I think you were referring to Recover.

Big Root isn't a good item to use competitively on Roserade, or any 'mon in general. Sure, the extra HP recovery is tempting, but that's what Lefties/Black Sludge is for. Ferrothorn is a better candidate over Roserade because of its good bulk and useful resists:
-Spikes/Stealth Rock
-Leech Seed
-Power Whip
-Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell


While Flamethrower has always been regarded as a reliable Fire STAB, Heatran really likes the extra power of Fire Blast. 85% accuracy isn't that bad compared to Focus Blast's 70% accuracy (sure, Heatran can't learn it, but I'm drawing a comparison).

Gems aren't good items to use competitively outside of Flying Gem + Acrobatics. Starmie should use Leftovers or Life Orb.

Life Orb + 3 attacks seems tempting on Salamence, but it tends to get revenge killed if it gets stuck on Outrage. Whether you choose Dragonite or Salamence depends on if you want more survivability (Dragonite's Multiscale and good defenses) or more power (Salamence's Moxie ability and superior Speed compared to Dragonite):
-Dragon Dance
-Outrage
-Earthquake
-Fire Blast/Hydro Pump
Nature: Naive
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry

or
-Outrage
-Dragon Claw
-Earthquake
-Fire Blast/Aqua Tail
Nature: Naive/Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf
Ability: Moxie

or
-Outrage
-Draco Meteor
-Fire Blast
-Earthquake
Nature: Naive
EVs: 64 Atk/192 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
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