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Old May 5th, 2012 (10:14 PM).
snogaws snogaws is offline
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    Originally Posted by PlatinumDude View Post
    All of these suggestions are assuming Gen V. If this is a Gen IV team, sorry for not realizing that.

    I agree with replacing Swampert. Ferrothorn is more appropriate for getting hazards up because of its good defensive typing and high defenses:
    -Stealth Rock/Spikes
    -Leech Seed
    -Power Whip/Protect
    -Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
    Nature: Relaxed
    EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
    Item: Leftovers

    While Porygon-Z has its merits in OU, it's not good enough there because of its weakness to Mach Punch and Vacuum Wave (both moves frequently come from Conkeldurr, Breloom and Lucario respectively). Alakazam or Volcarona can replace it. Both have the same Special Attack, but are faster:

    -Substitute/Calm Mind
    -Shadow Ball
    -Focus Blast
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 Def/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Focus Sash
    Ability: Magic Guard

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

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

    If you're playing Gen V, replace Electivire's ThunderPunch with Wild Charge.

    Lax is a terrible nature on Dusknoir. I don't think Trick Room would be a good fit, considering a fair few of your Pokemon are fast. It's better off with a standard defensive set:
    -Pain Split
    -Fire Punch/Shadow Sneak
    Nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP/28 Atk/228 Def
    Item: Leftovers

    In that case, keep the DD Tyranitar set. It's actually pretty decent if you play it right.

    Woops, should have been more specific this is Gen IV.