Thread: [Gen V] OU team looking for advice!
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Old April 12th, 2013, 05:55 AM
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Too many Electric-weaks you have there. Half your team is weak to Electric, so Rotom-W, Jolteon, Thundurus-T and Magnezone can run right through the team.

Tentacruel should only be used for Rapid Spin/Toxic Spikes support on rain teams and nothing else. Offensive sets are outclassed by Starmie 100%. Lati@s (thanks to their typing and high Special Defense), Kingdra (who can use Swift Swim to mooch off of opposing rain) or Dragonite (courtesy of Multiscale) are several examples of better rain checks than Tentacruel:
Latias:
-Calm Mind
-Dragon Pulse
-Recover
-Psyshock/Hidden Power (Fire)/Substitute
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers

or
-Draco Meteor
-Psyshock
-Surf/Hidden Power (Fire)
-Recover
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Reflect
-Light Screen
-Draco Meteor
-Healing Wish
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
Item: Light Clay

Latios:
-Draco Meteor
-Surf
-Psyshock
-Trick/Hidden Power (Fire)
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Specs/Choice Scarf

or
-Calm Mind
-Dragon Pulse
-Surf
-Recover/Psyshock
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Life Orb

or
-Draco Meteor
-Psyshock
-Surf/Hidden Power (Fire)
-Recover
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb

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

Kingdra:
-Draco Meteor
-Hydro Pump
-Surf/Ice Beam
-Dragon Pulse/Ice Beam
Nature: Modest
EVs: 28 HP/252 SAtk/228 Spe
Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Swift Swim

or
-Substitute
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 40 HP/228 Atk/12 Def/228 Spe
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim

or
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
-Rest
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 152 HP/96 Atk/32 SDef/228 Spe
Item: Chesto Berry
Ability: Swift Swim

or
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall/Hydro Pump
-Outrage
-Draco Meteor/Hidden Power (Fire)
Nature: Naughty
EVs: 136 Atk/136 SAtk/236 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry
Ability: Swift Swim

Dragonite:
-Dragon Dance
-Outrage/Dragon Claw
-Fire Punch
-Roost/ExtremeSpeed/Earthquake
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Lum Berry
Ability: Multiscale

or
-Outrage
-ExtremeSpeed
-Earthquake/Superpower
-Fire Punch/Waterfall
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Multiscale

or
-Substitute
-Dragon Tail
-Thunder Wave/Flamethrower
-Roost
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale

You need hazards, man. Metagross is capable of providing that for you. Brick Break won't cut it, and you do realize it gets Hammer Arm, right?:
-Stealth Rock
-Meteor Mash
-Hammer Arm/Earthquake
-Pursuit
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/96 Atk/160 SDef
Item: Leftovers

It seems that Volcarona is using an all-out offensive set, so you should use this EV spread to match: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe. I don't see what your current spread accomplishes at all. Consider Life Orb or Lum Berry as your item, as Leftovers is better suited for defensive Quiver Dance sets.

Offensive Rapid Spinning Starmie should use Psyshock over Psychic so it can get past special walls; this should show what I mean:
-Hydro Pump/Surf
-Rapid Spin
-Psyshock/Thunderbolt
-Ice Beam/Recover
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure

Edit: a Jolly nature is better on Cloyster because Adamant Cloyster fails to outspeed several Choice Scarfed threats like Infernape and Terrakion even at +2 Speed.
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Last edited by PlatinumDude; April 12th, 2013 at 06:25 AM.