Thread: [Gen V] Team needs a defense.
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Old October 15th, 2012 (7:43 AM).
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All offensive can work but only when really choiced (scarf, specs, band) rather than a whole lot of different types of things, and can optionally work well with a Light Screen or Reflect user.

Either way, good start but there's a few things you can fix here - for one, Archeops and Drifblim aren't really suited for OU given they're in lower tiers and usually there's better roles than those in the higher tiers. For example for a fast ghost, you'd use Gengar, plus you've also mixed a few sets there which unfortunately isn't using said Pokemon to their full potential.

Either way as for the OU Pokemon - you have Dark Pulse on Hydreigon usually as it is a special attack while Crunch is just a physical attack and Hydreigon specialises in special attack (it can go mixed but for a STAB its better with its primary stat unless it's choiced. Alsooo go for max speed EVs to improve your Hydreigon's sweeper role.

On Metagross you can go for Zen Headbutt > Psychic because it's a physical attacker and your power is increased if you use the physical version. Or you could go for Stealth Rock, which is often useful in OU, and make that your lead.

On Keldeo Gentle is generally a bad nature and a Modest or Jolly nature is better suited to it to help its sPA. As for Stone Edge, you're really better off going with Hidden Power - HP Electric can hit other water/Tentacruel, while HP Ghost does well against Latias/Latios, something that can potentially stop your sweep. You could also use a Life Orb, or even Choice Specs, and replace Hpump or Surf with Calm Mind, but it's up to you.

On Lucario you could opt for Ice Punch > Shadow Claw to hit flying types. :3

Either way since you wanted a defensive ghost that spreads status, Jellicent would be one of your best choices:

Jellicent @ Leftovers
Trait: Cursed Body or Water Absorb
248 HP / 216 Def / 44 Spe
- Scald / Surf
- Will-O-Wisp / Toxic
- Recover
- Taunt

Which is both defensive and can spread status for you.

As for Archeops, you could replace it with another rock type - for example, Terrakion, however you already have enough fighting types and Tyranitar wouldn't really be that beneficial to your team as it is (though it could kinda work). However other options you could use are Landorus-T/I with Scarf as a strong physical attacker that can help gain momentum for your team. It also resists fighting which is an issue for Lucario and ground which is an issue for both that and Metagross. But ya. However, keep in mind that Genesect appears often in OU now and Landorus-I can outspeed it with choice scarf and max speed, but Landorus-T cannot, which could affect your decision on if you are choosing one of them anyway.

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