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Old September 30th, 2012 (04:55 PM). Edited October 27th, 2012 by wolf.
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Hello there fellow members not only am I new here to the communty but also new to competitive battling and thought it would be nice to get my team reviewed and critiqued so without further ado heeeeere go!


Team Leader: Infernape @ Item: Mulch
Ability: Blaze
EVs: <Insert medic's "I HAVE NO IDEA!" here>
Nature: Serious
- Close Combat
- Torment
- Flare Blitz
- Throw Item

Slot 2
Weavile @ Scope Lens
Ability- Pressure
EVs: I dunno.
Nature: Lax
- Dark Pulse
- X-Scissors
- Aerial Ace
- Ice Beam

Slot 3
Shiftry @ Item: None
Ability Early Bird
EVs *Shrugs*
Nature: Adamant
- Nasty Plot (Tee hee n@steh lolz)
- Leaf Storm
- Faint Attack
- Torment

Palkia @ Item: Lustrous Orb
Ability: Pressure
EVs -Snarls due to not having no idea what his poke's EVs are-
Nature: Brave
- Aqua Tail
- Earth Power
- Special Rend
- Heal Block

Slots five and six are usually changes a lot and are currently vacant. Let the fur or whatever now fly :D
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Old September 30th, 2012 (08:52 PM).
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Okay, let's face it, this team needs some reworking.

Why Fling on Infernape? While it's true that it hits Psychics hard, Fling is a one-time move. Mulch also doesn't do much damage when Flung. Infernape also has a wide movepool, so you should take advantage of it:
-Overheat/Fire Blast
-Close Combat
-U-turn/Grass Knot
-Stone Edge/Mach Punch
Nature: Hasty/Naive
EVs: 252 Atk/64 SAtk/192 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Nasty Plot
-Fire Blast
-Close Combat/Focus Blast
-Vacuum Wave/Grass Knot
Nature: Hasty/Naive
EVs: 64 Atk/252 SAtk/192 Spe or 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Swords Dance
-Flare Blitz/Fire Punch
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge/Mach Punch
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Fire Blast/Flamethrower
-Close Combat
-Grass Knot
-Hidden Power (Ice)
Nature: Hasty/Naive
EVs: 64 Atk/252 SAtk/192 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Flare Blitz
-Close Combat
-Stone Edge
-U-turn
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Choice Band

While Weavile is viable in OU, it's prone to priority from Scizor, who inflicts massive damage with Bullet Punch. Infernape can take care of Scizor. Also, Weavile's STAB moves are tied down to its much weaker Special Attack, so you have to give it all physical moves:
-Pursuit
-Ice Shard
-Low Kick/Brick Break
-Ice Punch/Night Slash
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 40 HP/252 Atk/216 Spe
Item: Choice Band/Life Orb

or
-Swords Dance
-Night Slash
-Ice Punch/Ice Shard
-Low Kick/Brick Break
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 40 HP/252 Atk/216 Spe
Item: Life Orb

IMO, Shiftry is better off in Sun teams, where it can abuse its Chlorophyll ability. Roserade makes a nice filler in its place; it hits harder than Shiftry and is slightly faster (outside of sun):
-Toxic Spikes
-Sleep Powder
-Leaf Storm/Energy Ball/Grass Knot
-Hidden Power (Ice/Fire)
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Natural Cure

or
-Spikes
-Grass Knot/Energy Ball
-Hidden Power (Fire/Ice)
-Stun Spore/Rest/Leech Seed
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 HP/120 Def/136 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Black Sludge
Ability: Natural Cure

or
-Leaf Storm/Energy Ball
-Sludge Bomb
-Hidden Power (Ice/Ground)
-Sleep Powder/Spikes/Toxic Spikes
Nature: Timid
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf (Sleep Powder only)/Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure

Palkia is an Uber Pokemon, which means it can't be used in OU. Kingdra is a non-Uber alternative to it despite its lower offensive capabilities compared to Palkia, but it compensates with its good bulk:
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
-Rest
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 144 HP/160 Atk/40 SDef/164 Spe
Item: Chesto Berry
Ability: Swift Swim

or
-Substitute
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers/Lum Berry

or
-Dragon Dance
-Waterfall
-Outrage
-Ice Beam/Hydro Pump
Nature: Naughty/Naive
EVs: 252 HP/32 SAtk/224 Spe
Item: Life Orb

or
-Rest
-Sleep Talk
-Dragon Dance
-Outrage
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/60 Atk/196 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim

If you want to use Palkia, make the most out of its huge offensive movepool. Heal Block doesn't cut it; while it's tempting to prevent opposing mons from using Rest, Recover, etc, Palkia is better off just smashing stuff instead:
-Spacial Rend/Draco Meteor
-Surf
-Thunder
-Outrage/Fire Blast/Draco Meteor
Nature: Hasty/Timid
EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf

or
-Surf
-Spacial Rend
-Aqua Tail/Outrage
-Thunder/Fire Blast
Nature: Hasty
EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Lustrous Orb/Life Orb/Haban Berry

or
-Aqua Tail
-Outrage
-Spacial Rend
-Fire Blast/Thunder
Nature: Hasty
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Lustrous Orb

or
-Surf/Hydro Pump
-Spacial Rend
-Draco Meteor
-Thunder/Fire Blast
Nature: Timid/Modest
EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Specs

or
-Substitute
-Focus Punch
-Spacial Rend
-Surf/Thunder/Fire Blast
Nature: Hasty
EVs: 100 Atk/156 SAtk/252 Spe
Item: Expert Belt/Leftovers

or
-Aqua Tail
-Outrage
-Earthquake
-Stone Edge/Dragon Claw
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Band

or
-Bulk Up
-Aqua Tail
-Outrage
-Earthquake/Dragon Claw
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Lustrous Orb
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Old October 5th, 2012 (11:04 AM).
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you might want to take palkia off of your team it's not even allowed in standard...
 
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