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Old October 12th, 2011 (6:45 PM).
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hey im not really good at Pokemon battling, but im trying. pls rate my team and anything you think i should change. tips and advice would be great. thank you :D

Alakazam (M) @ Flame Orb Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 72 Def / 252 SAtk / 52 SDef / 132 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball
- Taunt
- Trick
Lanturn (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 148 SAtk / 252 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Confuse Ray
- Thunder Wave
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Heal Bell
Gallade (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Earthquake
- Psycho Cut
- Stone Edge
Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Immunity
EVs: 16 HP / 252 Def / 240 SDef
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
- Curse
- Double-Edge
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 4 HP / 40 Def / 252 SAtk / 212 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic
- Thunderbolt
Staraptor (F) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Brave Bird
- U-turn
- Toxic

THANKS again :D

Be aware that 12 digit code isnt real. but that is my team.
Old October 12th, 2011 (10:50 PM).
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Alakazam is a bit too frail to pull off a TrickOrb set. It's best off as an all-out attacker:
-Substitute/Calm Mind
-Shadow Ball
-Focus Blast
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard

Lanturn lacks STAB attacks whatsoever, which hurt. A special tank set could help here:
-Ice Beam
-Heal Bell/Thunder Wave
Nature: Calm
EVs: 40 HP/192 Def/100 SAtk/176 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Volt Absorb

-Thunder Wave/Discharge
-Confuse Ray
-Ice Beam
Nature: Calm
EVs: 40 HP/192 Def/100 SAtk/176 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Volt Absorb

Snorlax isn't a good RestTalker unless it's using Whirlwind with entry hazard support. Spiritomb can fill in for it due to its lack of weaknesses:
-Calm Mind
-Dark Pulse
-Sleep Talk
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
Item: Leftovers

For Gallade, you can give it Trick over Earthquake to screw over walls. You can also mix and match the last 2 slots in its set to deal with threats your team has a hard time with, as seen here:
-Close Combat
-Ice Punch/Stone Edge
-Zen Headbutt/Night Slash
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf

Use Double-Edge instead of Toxic on Staraptor and give it Life Orb. Sure, it'll die quicker, but it'll have some form of neutral coverage other than Brave Bird. It's also a bit frail to use Toxic effectively.

Why doesn't Porygon-Z have Tri Attack? Without it, Adaptability is useless. Use this instead:
-Nasty Plot
-Tri Attack
-Dark Pulse
-Hidden Power (Fighting)/Substitute
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Adaptability

Old November 7th, 2011 (4:49 AM).
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I'd say thick fat over immunity since your gonna rest anyway and why no STAB on porygonZ? other then that looks pretty good
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