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Old Posted January 15th, 2013 (10:10 AM).
mabdo120
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Building a team

I'm kinda new to competitive battling so i've planned a team and i want some feedback. I've just started the game ( i've beaten the game before wanted to try building a competitive team for a change).
I want my team to consist of

- a physical sweeper or mix
- A Special Sweeper or mix
- A wall
- An Entry Hazard
- No legendary pokemon
- Current Gen pokemon only
and the rest is open.

I've planned my team to consist of:

Serperior( Energy ball, Dragon Tail, Giga Drain, Calm Mind)
Hydragon ( Dragon Pulse, Calm Mind, Flamethrower, torn between Zen Headbutt, Dark Void)
Volcorona ( Flamethrower, Bug Buzz ,Calm Mind Solar Beam)
Musharna (Rest, Psychic,Barrier, Trick Room)
Carrocosta( Stealth Rock, Aqua Tail, Earthquake, torn between Rock Slide and shell smash)
Chandelure( Calm Mind, Flamethrower,Shadow Ball, Energy ball)

I kinda want Musharna to act as my tank but if anyone knows any better pokemon to act as a tank im all ears. Im debating asking my friend to trade me an gothita egg cause Gothitelle is a decent special sweeper I think. I looked up each pokemon on Smogen university and i tried to compliment their moves based on the individual style of the pokemon.

I used to play on emulators, but i kinda want to get the full experience.

As for the Evs i figure i`ll just focus on their most dominate stat, and as for their personality i really dont care too much, To be honest id probably use an Action replay if i really wanted to get the most perfect pokemon but i want to have a good team by putting in the work.
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Old Posted January 15th, 2013 (10:51 AM). Edited January 15th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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Serperior is normally terrible offensively, but it has good setup moves to compensate. Running Energy Ball and Giga Drain are redundant; the latter may have a bit less BP than Energy Ball, but it restores HP as well, giving it more utility than the former. Hence, Giga Drain > Energy Ball. Dragon Tail doesn't benefit from Calm Mind. Given Serperior's 75 offenses, it's too weak to go mixed, and must stick to one offensive stat to be effective:
-Coil
-Leaf Blade
-Aqua Tail
-Return/Substitute
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

or
-Substitute
-Calm Mind
-Giga Drain
-Hidden Power (Fire/Rock)/Dragon Pulse
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers

Hydreigon can't learn Dark Void or Calm Mind. ._.:
-Draco Meteor
-Fire Blast
-Superpower
-Earthquake/Earth Power/Dark Pulse/Roost
Nature: Mild/Rash
EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Expert Belt

or
-Substitute
-Dragon Pulse
-Focus Blast
-Fire Blast/Roost
Nature: Modest
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Life Orb

or
-Draco Meteor
-Fire Blast
-Focus Blast
-U-turn/Dark Pulse
Nature: Modest
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Specs

Quiver Dance >>>>>>>>>>>> Calm Mind on Volcarona; it boosts Speed as well as Special stats:
-Quiver Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Fiery Dance/Fire Blast
-Roost
Nature: Bold
EVs: 240 HP/216 Def/52 Spe
Item: Leftovers

or
-Quiver Dance
-Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Rest
Nature: Modest
EVs: 160 HP/252 SAtk/96 Spe
Item: Chesto Berry

or
-Quiver Dance
-Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Hidden Power (Rock/Ground)/Psychic/Substitute
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

Reuniclus is a better alternative over Musharna, IMO, as it has a very good movepool compared to Musharna:
-Trick Room
-Psychic/Psyshock
-Shadow Ball/Hidden Power (Fire)
-Focus Blast
Nature: Quiet
EVs: 192 HP/64 Def/252 SAtk
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard

or
-Calm Mind
-Psychic/Psyshock
-Focus Blast
-Recover
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard

Carracosta isn't a good physical wall because of its bad defensive typing. Ferrothorn is a better one since its Grass/Steel typing gives it plenty of useful resistances:
-Stealth Rock/Spikes
-Leech Seed
-Power Whip
-Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
Nature: Relaxed
EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell

Chandelure shares a Water and Rock weakness with Volcarona. You're better off using something like Jellicent, since it has good synergy with Ferrothorn:
-Scald/Surf
-Will-o-Wisp/Toxic
-Recover
-Taunt
Nature: Bold
EVs: 248 HP/216 Def/44 Spe
Item: Leftovers

or
-Scald/Surf
-Will-o-Wisp/Toxic
-Recover
-Ice Beam/Shadow Ball
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 HP/36 Def/220 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb

or
-Water Spout
-Surf/Scald/Hydro Pump
-Shadow Ball
-Ice Beam/Giga Drain
Nature: Modest
EVs: 172 HP/252 SAtk/84 Spe
Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Water Absorb
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Old Posted January 15th, 2013 (12:08 PM).
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Thanks i guess i have a lot to work on, thanks for the feedback.
For serperior i guess im going with

Giga Drain
Calm Mind
Dragon Pulse
Return

would that be a better moveset ? currently Servine is a Jolly nature and Impetuous and silly
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Old Posted January 15th, 2013 (12:56 PM). Edited January 15th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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Thanks i guess i have a lot to work on, thanks for the feedback.
For serperior i guess im going with

Giga Drain
Calm Mind
Dragon Pulse
Return

would that be a better moveset ? currently Servine is a Jolly nature and Impetuous and silly
Jolly is terrible for a Calm Mind set, as Jolly boosts Speed, but lowers Special Attack. The best set for a Jolly Serperior is the Coil set I posted.

In case you never knew before, Coil boosts Attack, Defense and accuracy by 1 level each.
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