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Old October 6th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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I'm new to this forum and to competitive Pokemon in general. I just need some help building a decent UU team to start off with. I have a few Pokemon ev trained and (for the most part) ready to go.


Chandelure @ Life Orb
Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SpA/4 SpD/252 Spe
-Shadow Ball
-Fire Blast
-Energy Ball
-Substitute

This is just a standard Smogon set I saw and I thought it was pretty nice. They recommended Pain Split over Energy Ball if you're running Life Orb so I was considering opting for the safe Leftovers.


Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 SpA
-Tri Attack
-Discharge
-Ice Beam
-Recover

Another standard Smogon set. I just like the Porygon family in general and wanted a good tank. I ran Discharge over Thunderbolt for the better Paralysis chance. Nothing else to say.


Snorlax @ Leftovers
Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Careful
EVs: 188 HP/104 Def/216 SpD
-Curse
-Body Slam
-Crunch
-Rest

My awesome new RetroLax (or CurseLax). Acts as my special wall at the moment. I know it seems almost redundant since I'm running an Eviolite Porygon2 (seeing as how they're both Normal-type bulky Pokemon) but I thought could counter any Fighting-type switch-ins with Chandelure and possibly Sub up. Let me know what you think.


Flygon @ Choice Scarf/Choice Band
Ability: Levitate
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SpD/252 Spe
-Earthquake
-U-turn
-Stone Edge
-Dragon Claw

An almost standard Flygon set. The Choice Scarf is obvious but I thought of going for the Choice Band to do some more damage. The move set is what it is because I ran out of options. I can't get Outrage or Fire Punch on him without the Black/White2 move tutors.


Hitmontop @ Leftovers
Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Impish
EVs: 252 HP/104 Atk/152 Def
-Close Combat
-Rapid Spin
-Stone Edge
-Toxic

Another "almost" standard set. I wanted a good spinner and he seemed like a good one. Stone Edge over Sucker Punch only because I don't have a way to get Sucker Punch on him. And I chose Toxic because I didn't really want a wasted move slot in case the opponent has no ghosts at all. Also he has the 104 Attack EVs because I couldn't get him to evolve into Hitmontop without them if that makes sense.

I definitely need some team structure help here. Thanks for any input!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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While Snorlax is rather good, it might have to be replaced by something like Roserade; like you said, having Snorlax is redundant with Porygon2:
-Spikes
-Giga Drain
-Sludge Bomb
-Synthesis/Rest
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 HP/120 Def/136 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Black Sludge
Ability: Natural Cure

or
-Leaf Storm
-Sludge Bomb
-Hidden Power (Ice/Fire)/Rest
-Sleep Powder
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure

When you get B2/W2, you can use EV-reducing berries to fix up Hitmontop's EV spread.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Not much to say here that PD hasn't already except that if you're opting for max SpAtk on Porygon2, just go with Thunderbolt. The set is obviously a bulky tank, but I'd spring for what will benefit you more. Besides, Hitmontop is a partial utility already since it runs a crippling move in Toxic.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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While Snorlax is rather good, it might have to be replaced by something like Roserade; like you said, having Snorlax is redundant with Porygon2:
I was already considering the Roserade so I think I'll take you up on that.

What about my last Pokemon slot?
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Old October 7th, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Perhaps you might try Slowking to mitigate the Ice/Water weakness your team has?

Slowking (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 248 HP / 12 Atk / 248 Def
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
- Scald
- Dragon Tail
- Thunder Wave
- Slack Off

Defensive set will greatly help balance your offenses.
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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Would he be preferred over Slowbro for the better Kingdra coverage?
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Old October 8th, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Slowbro and Kingdra are both in the OU tier.

EDIT: Nevermind. XD
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Old October 8th, 2012, 12:30 PM
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Aren't they both UU in Gen 5?
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Old October 8th, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Aren't they both UU in Gen 5?
That's right. Slowbro is better off in UU than Slowking is because it can check Fighting Pokemon better:
-Scald
-Psyshock/Fire Blast
-Thunder Wave/Toxic
-Slack Off
Nature: Bold
EVs: 240 HP/252 Def/16 SAtk
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator

or
-Calm Mind
-Scald
-Psyshock/Fire Blast
-Slack Off
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
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