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Old June 8th, 2013 (03:29 AM).
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zealot
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
A few years ago when Gen V was pretty young I was a pretty solid UU player, but I stopped battling for a while. I'm looking to get back into it but I lost all of my teams and am not up to speed with the BW2 changes. This is the first team I've made in a long time, and I'd love some advice on it.

The team is in importable format if you want to test it yourself:

Machamp (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Substitute
- DynamicPunch
- Stone Edge
- ThunderPunch

Empoleon (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Roar

Absol (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Super Luck
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Pursuit
- Sucker Punch
- Superpower
- Psycho Cut

Xatu (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd
Careful Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Roost
- Night Shade
- U-turn

Flygon (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- U-turn
- Fire Punch

Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
Trait: Download
EVs: 128 HP / 252 SAtk / 128 Spd
Modest Nature
- Agility
- Tri Attack
- Ice Beam
- Dark Pulse


Machamp: I typically lead with Machamp unless I find a better match elsewhere. Substitute is surprisingly effective against set up mon as you can get confusion with Dynamicpunch and try to sub again.

Empoleon: Great pokemon, one of my favorites in UU. My only real stop to DD Kingdra.

Absol: Not as reliable as I was hoping. Has great power and I love having Superpower, but if you have a suggestion for something that could do its job better, I'd love to hear it.

Xatu: Excellent utility pokemon. My only stop to hazards so I try to keep it alive as long as possible. Usually I switch it in if they opponent has a bulky hazard/status inducer against my Machamp. I always think that people will predict it, but they rarely do and I usually get free hazards.

Flygon: My favorite pokemon in all of UU. Even with a Scarf, Outrage is devastating for cleaning up lategame.

Porygon-Z: Another pokemon I'm not sure about. Download is kind of unreliable. I've had matches where he sweeps the entire opponents team, and matches where he does nothing.


Some threats I can think of (I'm sure there are many others):
Victini: Victini does a number on most of my pokemon. Flygon can force it out but probably can't switch in.
Flygon: I usually will have to play around what move it is locked into. Seeing a Flygon usually means I am losing a pokemon unless I have Porygon-Z set up in time.
Swampert: A physically defensive Swampert can end up being a pain for me to get around unless Machamp can confuse it with Dynamicpunch and get lucky.


Any C&C you might have is appreciated.
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