Thread: [Gen V] Sun Team [No Legendaries]
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Old September 27th, 2012 (2:51 PM). Edited October 27th, 2012 by wolf.
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    Hello, everyone. Thank-you in advance for taking time to read and criticize my team. I've never had a weather team since I always hear they are cheap, but I figured, "Hey, I've been playing Pokémon since Red & Blue, so why not try everything I can?" Anyway, here it is:

    Ninetales (Kyukon) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Drought
    EVs: 232 HP / 24 Sp.Atk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Will O Wisp
    - Flamethrower
    - Solarbeam
    - Hidden Power fighting

    Upon hours of research, I found that Ninetails is a typical sun team lead, so why not? Basically, Ninetails will get the sun up instantly for my team. Hidden Power fighting for coverage, Flamethrower since it will be really powerful with the sun up, Solarbeam for coverage, and then Will-O-Wisp to cripple leads.

    Charizard (Rizardon) @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Solar Power
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast
    - Air Slash
    - Dragon Pulse

    Charizard has always been my favorite Pokémon (a huge, multi-paragraph explanation's worth on why). Charizard will be a (literally) monster with the sun up and Solar Power to increase his special attacking power even more. HP Ice for flying types & dragons. Air Slash as a stab move.

    Venusaur (Fushigibana) @Life Orb
    Trait: Chlorophyll
    32 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 220 Spe
    Modest nature (+SpA/-Atk)
    - Giga Drain (Giga Drain is now legal with Chlorophyll)
    - Sleep Powder
    - HP Fire
    - Growth

    A typical Venusaur sun team moveset...well, people could argue with Solarbeam and/or Sleep Powder. Anyway, Growth to raise attack while in the sun makes Venusaur a (literally, again) monster. Chlorophyll will make Venus' faster too, which is nice.

    Nidoking (Nidoking) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Encourage
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    - Earth Power
    - Fire Blast
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunderbolt

    Nidoking has replaced Infernape now. Basically since Nido allows my team to resist Rock-types better, as well as being able to deal a good amount of damage.

    Starmie (Starmie) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid (-Atk, +Spe)
    - Thunderbolt
    - Ice Beam
    - Hidden Power Fire
    - Rapid Spin

    I chose Starmie for her (I like to think Starmie is a female) good movepool and spike resistance, meaning I can get rid of spikes on the battlefield. Ice Beam for dragons mainly.

    Dragonite (Kairyu) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Multiscale
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
    - ExtremeSpeed
    - Earthquake
    - Outrage
    - Fire Punch

    Figured, "why not have a Dragon-type Pokémon on the team?" Multiscale allows Dragonite to take half-damage when at full HP, so that's great when I send out Dragonite fresh. Extremespeed is for other weather leads and Outrage for just about anything else. EQ & Fire Punch for coverage.


    Ok, here are some Pokémon I also considered to be on the team. Please, feel free to tell me if I should switch anyone on the current team for one of these "other" Pokémon. Thank-you!

    Infernape (Goukazaru) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - U-turn
    - Mach Punch
    - Flare Blitz
    - Close Combat

    Dugtrio (Dugtrio) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Arena Trap
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Reversal
    - Earthquake
    - Stealth Rock
    - Stone Edge

    Scizor (Hassamu) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - U-turn
    - Bullet Punch
    - Pursuit
    - Superpower

    Last, but not least:

    Volcarona (Ulgamoth) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Flame Body
    EVs: 240 HP / 216 Def / 52 Spd
    Bold Nature
    - Quiver Dance
    - Bug Buzz
    - Morning Sun
    - Fiery Dance

    All-in-all, I just want constructive criticism. Do not tell me what's wrong with this team and then not tell
    me what I need to do to fix it. Again, thank-you for reading this post and criticizing it. If you were wondering, I chose
    no legendary Pokémon because, as I have always personally believed, they are whack and should never be used outside the
    metagame. Heck, I never use them in-game anyway.
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