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Old September 30th, 2012 (9:58 AM). Edited September 30th, 2012 by PlatinumDude.
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Originally Posted by kierany9 View Post
Luxray has been replaced with Electrive. Raichu has been replaced by Jolteon. Regardless of what you've been saying, Emolga does Parafusion well, and will be given a Focus Band to make sure it works. Electroball destroys anything that has been parafused as well. Aggron does need to be changed, I've been hit by a lot lately that wrecks it, but once it has it's three I.D's up, Earthquake deals little to no damage. If it continues to be a problem, I will replace it with...

Metagross @ Ground Gem
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Defense
- Magnet Rise
- Ice Punch

A physical sweeper, able to Iron-Defence his way out of most problems.

Rotom-Mow @ Grass Gem
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Thunder Wave
- Confuse Ray
- Electro Ball

A special sweeper once again, also well prepared to parafuse anything that dares be too powerful.
While Iron Defense seems tempting to use, people don't bother with it outside of Baton Pass teams because some Pokemon will aim for the user's weaker Special Defense stat to cause loads of damage, especially if the user is weak to that move. Metagross' Defense is high enough already, so it has no need for Iron Defense. It should either be supporting the team with its good typing and support move pool or smashing things outright:
-Agility (fixes Metagross' average Speed for a sweep)
-Meteor Mash (lack of STAB hurts here)
-Zen Headbutt/Ice Punch/ThunderPunch
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 52 HP/252 Atk/204 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry/Air Balloon

-Meteor Mash
-Earthquake/Hammer Arm
-Bullet Punch
-Pursuit/Zen Headbutt/Trick
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Def
Item: Choice Band

-Meteor Mash
-Ice Punch
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Choice Scarf

-Meteor Mash
-Hidden Power (Fire)
-Psychic/Grass Knot
-Ice Punch
Nature: Brave
EVs: 252 Atk/148 SAtk/108 Spe
Item: Expert Belt/Life Orb

-Meteor Mash
-Stealth Rock/Ice Punch
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 236 HP/252 Atk/20 Spe
Item: Iron Ball

Rotom-W is better than Rotom-C, IMO, because its secondary STAB doesn't weaken after each use. It also has only 1 weakness courtesy of Levitate. Refer to the above sets for it.

Edit: the Gems aren't good items in general, outside of VGCs and Flying Gem + Acrobatics. The preferred items in simulators generally are Leftovers (for walls and bulky attackers) and Life Orb for sweepers; on occasion, people use the Choice items for hitting hard or fast without setup, Focus Sash for very frail Pokemon who need to do things, Expert Belt for those with good type coverage, Air Balloon to temporarily avoid Ground moves and Lum Berry to recover from one status. Also, the gems only work once.