View Full Version : [Gen V] Generation 5 OU Doubles RMT

July 15th, 2011, 3:50 PM
Game: Pokemon Black/White
Tier: OU Double Battles/Wi-Fi Double Battles

Before you read the following team, it is extremely important to remember that this team is specifically for Double Battles. If you are well versed in Double Battles already, simply skip this explanation:

Many of the tanks on my team have bizarre combinations of EVs in both defenses, when they would normally only work from one, because frequently, there will be a special attacker and a physical attacker on the field at the same time. There is also the possibility of two Pokemon teaming up on one, so many of my EVs have gone into creating well-rounded Pokemon. People also tend to swap out less, because it carries a much greater cost. Thus, some strategies that work great in single battles, are substantially less successful in double battles.

Mixed lead: Dragonite @ Life Orb
Quiet – EVs: 56 Atk, 252 Sp. Atk, 200 HP – IVs: 31 in Sp. Def and Def
Multi Scale
- Fire Blast
- Draco Meteor
- Earthquake
- Roost

Reasoning: Standing alone, Dragonite makes a great semi-bulky mixed attacker. Draco Meteor is just fantastic, I added Fire Blast for taking out Metagross, Ferrothorn, and Forretress, and Earthquake is for special sponges like Blissey. Roost is to heal back the damage taken from attacks and from Life Orb. Also, some HP EVs to increase his lifespan. I’ll still have to swap out against Ice Beaming Choice Specs Kingdra, but there was no way to avoid that.

Combinations: My general plan is to pair him up with Weezing, who will Haze off the negative stats from Draco Meteor and burn dangerous physical attackers, specifically stone edge users (aside from the ones with Guts, which is where my next partner comes in).

Fighting Type Counter: Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
Careful – EVs: 150 Sp. Def, 174 Def, 180 Atk – IVs: 31 in Def and Atk
Poison Heal
- Protect
- Acrobatics
- Fling
- Earthquake

Reasoning: I doubt I’ll be using this guy unless I see a dangerous looking fighting type on the Team Preview screen, or an obvious sandstorm team. His set is pretty common and reasonably effective. Heal with the Toxic Orb, fling it off at any non-Guts Pokemon and STAB Acrobatics away at any fighting types. Earthquake is just for extra coverage, and because I’m doubtful about substitute working in a doubles situation. Protect is for, well, protecting. Stalling is always nice, especially if your opponent is poisoned by Fling.

Combinations: What I throw out with this guy really depends on what other Pokemon are on the field. I don’t intend to ever use him as a lead, rather, he is switch-in to be used only when I want him. Obviously, Rotom H, Dragonite, or Weezing would be the best partner choices, because of their immunity to Earthquake.

Supporting Tank: Weezing @ Black Sludge
Sassy – EVs: 252 Def, 252 Sp. Def, 4 Atk – IVs: 31 in Def and Sp. Def
- Flamethrower
- Will-o-wisp
- Explosion
- Haze

Reasoning: Pretty much, he’s there to support the rest of my team, especially Dragonite and possibly Rotom H. Haze is both for assisting my team and destroying the opponent’s buffs, Will-o-wisp is for crippling physical sweepers, Flamethrower is for putting a dent in the steel types that would resist Explosion. Explosion is just a last-ditch move for going out with a bang when Weezing can’t survive any longer.

Combinations: Specifically designed him to assist Dragonite, but I would throw him out there with anyone. He is my second lead Pokemon, unless I see a specifically themed team coming my way.

Sponge: Jellicent @ Leftovers
Bold – EVs: 252 HP, 128 Sp. Def, 128 Def – IVs: 31 in HP and Def
Water Absorb
- Recover
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Taunt

Reasoning: He’s here to sponge up any and all ice attacks, water attacks, and just attacks in general. Leftovers is the obvious choice for Jellicent’s item. Recover is to get back any lost HP, Scald is for inflicting burns and a little extra damage. Ice Beam is for at least a neutral hit on dragons (Kingdra), and Taunt is to stop opposing tanks like Reuniclus healing away damage, as well as halting status spreaders in their tracks (admittedly, not a very fast Pokemon to put it on, but at least it’ll annoy Spore spamming Amoonguss).

Combinations: I originally put him on the team to switch in to Weezing’s Explosions, so she is another of the three Pokemon I will likely use in my battles every time. He would also likely be my go-to guy for pairing up with Gliscor.

Physical Wall: Rotom H @ Choice Scarf
Modest – EVs: 252 Def, 252 Sp. Def, 4 Sp. Atk – IVs: 31 in Def and Sp. Def
- Pain Split
- Trick
- Overheat
- Discharge

Reasoning: I wanted a fire type with little weaknesses for my fifth slot. I’m a huge fan of the high defenses and ability to Trick that Rotom boasts, so I went to Rotom H for my next team member. Trick is for crippling really anything that needs to heal between attacks, buff, or do anything except spam one attack move. Especially crippling in double battles because of the high price of switching out. Pain Split is a rather unreliable but OK recovery move, considering Rotom H’s low HP. Overheat and Thunderbolt are his two STAB moves for inflicting damage upon the opponent, and potentially (although unlikely) paralysis.

Combinations: He will go wherever he’s needed, especially if Weezing is there to restore his downed Sp. Atk. Supposed to be able to swap into fire type attacks, and electric type attacks.Special Wall: Ferrothorn @ Rocky Helmet
Careful - EVs: 252 HP, 130 Sp. Def, 126 Def - IVs: 31 in HP and Sp. Def
Iron Barbs
- Power Whip
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Toxic

Reasoning: He's the perfect solution to my issues with resisting dark and rock type attacks, and has a pretty good survival rate with SubSeed. Power Whip is my main STAB against Jellicent, and Toxic assists him in stalling the opponent to a thorny grave. Rocky Helmet + Iron Barbs makes him very painful for physical attackers that he can be switched into.

Combinations: He's mainly a bulky water counter, so his best partner would be Jellicent. Although Jellicent wouldn't be able to damage the water type, he'd be able to provide some decent coverage against the flying types that threaten Ferrothorn, and taunt trouble causing opposing Jellicents with will-o-wisp. Also, double tanks, awwww yeaaahhhh!

Offensive Threats

http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon142.png Aerodactyl - Ice Beam'd by Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/567.png Archeops - Also Ice Beam'd
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/9/9b/Ani482MS.png Azelf - Walled by Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/625.png Bisharp - Fire Blast from Dragonite
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/7e/Ani286MS.png Breloom - Acrobatics from Gliscor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/609.png Chandelure - Walled easily by Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/638.png Cobalion - Gliscor will handle this dude with Earthquake
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/534.png Conkeldurr - Gliscor's main reason for being on the team
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/555-normal.png http://pldh.net/media/pokecons/555.pngDarmanitan - Will eat Jellicent's Scald
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/386-speed.pngDeoxys-S - Isn't he mostly a SR/Spikes user? I think most of my Pokemon could cover him.
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon149.png Dragonite - Definitely handled by Jellicent, or Draco Meteor from my own Dragonite if I have to.
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/621.png Druddigon - Draco Meteor or Ice Beam'd
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/604.png Eelektross - Gliscor or Weezing
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon466.png Electivire - Rotom H will wall him
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/500.png Emboar - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/37/Ani395MS.png Empoleon - Exeggutor time!
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/196MS.pngEspeon - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/589.png Escavalier - Fire blasted or flamethrower'd
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/530.png Excadrill - Fire Blast
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/445.pngGarchomp - Ugh I just hate this guy. Jellicent walled.
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/649.pngGenesect - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/18/Ani094MS.png Gengar - Dragonite, Draco Meteor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/623.png Golurk - Jellicent or Gliscor
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/d1/Ani130MS.png Gyarados - Jellicent wall'd
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/612.png Haxorus - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/03/Ani485MS.png Heatran - Dragonite's Superpower or Gliscor's EQ
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon214.png Heracross - Fire blast
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/635.png Hydreigon - Trick with Rotom H, then switch depending on what move he's locked in.
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/74/Ani392MS.pngInfernape - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/77/Ani385MS.png Jirachi - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/14/Ani135MS.png Jolteon - Walled by Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/647.png Keldeo - Gliscor
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/d8/Ani230MS.png Kingdra - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/553.png Krookodile - Dragonite
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/646.png Kyurem - He isn't an uber? Probably Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/645.png Landorus - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/381.pngLatios - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/549.png Lilligant - Rotom H
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b0/Ani448MS.png Lucario - Dragonite
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/cc/Ani068MS.png Machamp - Gliscor
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/d8/Ani462MS.png Magnezone - Rotom H
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/6/67/Ani473MS.png Mamoswine - Jellicent or Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/648-step.pngMeloetta-S - Gliscor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/648-voice.pngMeloetta-V - Probably Gliscor or Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/49/Ani376MS.png Metagross - Fire Blast!
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/620.png Mienshao - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/579.png Reuniclus - Exeggutor or Jellicent
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon407.png Roserade - Fire Blast
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/373.pngSalamence - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/586.png Sawsbuck - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b4/Ani212MS.png Scizor - Fire Blast
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/560.png Scrafty- Gliscor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/537.png Seismitoad - Exeggutor or Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/497.png Serperior - Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/492-land.pngShaymin - Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/561.png Sigilyph - Rotom H
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon235.png Smeargle - Whatever I can throw at it ASAP
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/19/Ani121MS.pngStarmie - Exeggutor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/639.png Terakion - Weezing with support from Gliscor or some other Pokemon
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/642.png Thundurus - Rotom H
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon468.png Togekiss - Jellicent/Dragonite
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/641.png Tornadus - Jellicent or Rotom H
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/59/Ani248MS.png Tyranitar - Weezing support and someone else
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/df/003MS.pngVenusaur - Fire Blasted
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/494.png Victini - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/640.png Virizion - Gliscor or Exeggutor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/637.png Volcarona - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a0/Ani461MS.png Weavile - Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/571.png Zoroark - Dragonite

Defensive Threats

http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/594.png Alomomola - Exeggutor
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/b/b5/Ani242MS.png Blissey - Dragonite
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/0/0d/Ani437MS.png Bronzong - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/4b/Ani251MS.png Celebi - Fire Blast
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/113.pngChansey - Dragonite still
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/386-defense.pngDeoxys-D - Gliscor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/563.png Cofagrigus - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/558.png Crustle - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/84/Ani356MS.pngDusclops - Rotom H
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/598.png Ferrothorn - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/8/81/Ani205MS.png Forretress - Fire Blast
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/569.png Garbodor - Exeggutor or Weezing
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/526.png Gigalith - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/3f/Ani472MS.png Gliscor - Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/17/Ani450MS.png Hippowdon - Gliscor or Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/593.png Jellicent - Exeggutor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/380.pngLatias - Jellicent
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/630.png Mandibuzz - Rotom H
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/71/198MS.pngMurkrow - Rotom H
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/10/038MS.pngNinetales - Jellicent or Gliscor
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/e/e9/186MS.pngPolitoed - Exeggutor
http://www.pokestadium.com/pokemon/sprites/icons/233.gifPorygon2 - Dragonite
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/5/5b/Ani479OMS.png Rotom-H - Dragonite or Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/d/d6/Ani479WMS.pngRotom-W - Same as above
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/545.png Scolipede - Gliscor
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/31/Ani227MS.png Skarmory - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/12/Ani143MS.png Snorlax -Dragonite and Weezing or Jellicent
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/c/cd/Ani245MS.png Suicune - Exeggutor with some assistance
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/7/78/Ani260MS.png Swampert - Exeggutor
http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/sprites/dpicon/dpicon073.png Tentacruel - Dragonite + Weezing
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/4/47/Ani134MS.pngVaporeon - Exeggutor
http://veekun.com/dex/media/icons/547.png Whimsicott - Fire Blast
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/3/34/Ani178MS.pngXatu - Rotom H
http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/1/15/Ani145MS.png Zapdos - Rotom H
Thank you so very much for reading!!