Thread: [Gen V] Competitive Team Help
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Old January 30th, 2013 (07:02 AM). Edited January 30th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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To add to what Doronjo said, and to condense his set suggestions into simpler terms, Jolly is the preferred nature on Durant, as Hustle makes it stronger than it already is. Superpower is also worth considering to hit Steels, as Durant had a hard time getting past them outside of the unreliable Dig in B1/W1:
-Hone Claws
-X-Scissor
-Iron Head/Superpower
-Rock Slide/Superpower
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry
Ability: Hustle

Always use a +Speed nature on 'mons with high Speed, as those Pokémon appreciate the slight Speed boost to outspeed as much as they can; Mienshao is no exception. If this is an in-game team, it's fine if you don't have HP Ice, as it could take forever to get the right IVs for that type:
-Hi Jump Kick
-U-turn
-Hidden Power (Ice)/Stone Edge
-Fake Out/Grass Knot
Nature: Naive/Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Regenerator

Snorlax has a hard time setting up Curse in OU because of the fast pace there; the OU environment is also littered with Fighting Pokémon like Terrakion and Conkeldurr. It's better on the offensive in OU:
-Return/Body Slam
-Pursuit
-Fire Punch
-Superpower/Wild Charge
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 72 HP/252 Atk/184 SDef
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat

Cloyster is better off with a Naive nature; as I said before, the Speed boost from Naive is important and Naughty fails to outspeed some Choice Scarfed threats even after +2 Speed.

As much as you want to keep Gigalith, let me say this: Gigalith sucks in OU. Seriously. Because of its common weaknesses, very shallow movepool and the fact that it's seriously outclassed by virtually every Rock Pokémon around it (Tyranitar has a better movepool, Golem has Sucker Punch for hitting faster threats, Aggron has recoil-free Head Smash to muscle past most opponents, Rhyperior has Solid Rock to cushion supereffective hits, Terrakion has power and Speed etc.). In fact, Gigalith's Speed is also so terrible that not even Rock Polish can save it. Your best bet here is Terrakion:
-Stealth Rock
-Stone Edge
-Close Combat
-Swords Dance/Taunt
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Focus Sash

or
-Swords Dance
-Rock Polish
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge
Nature: Jolly/Adamant
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Air Balloon

or
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge
-X-Scissor
-Sacred Sword/Rock Slide/Quick Attack
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf/Choice Band

or
-Substitute
-Swords Dance
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Salac Berry/Rock Gem

Edit: even after the changes me and Doronjo made, you have a bad weakness to Technician Breloom. Volcarona is a big help here, as it resists its STABs (though it must watch out for Stone Edge or Spore):
-Quiver Dance
-Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Hidden Power (Ground/Rock)/Giga Drain
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Quiver Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Fiery Dance/Fire Blast
-Roost
Nature: Timid
EVs: 240 HP/252 Def/16 Spe
Item: Leftovers

or
-Quiver Dance
-Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Rest
Nature: Modest
EVs: 160 HP/236 SAtk/112 Spe
Item: Chesto Berry
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