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Old April 25th, 2013 (12:37 PM).
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Originally Posted by ⊗Slenderman⊗ View Post
Just looking for suggestions.

Skarmory @ Leftovers
Calm or Careful nature
EV trained for HP
Stealth Rock
Roost or Toxic

It will be paired with a faster Pokemon with either high Attack or Sp. Attack, to deal damage while the opposing Pokemon's health are being slowly worn down by Skarmory.
Specially defensive Skarmory is viable, but as AzaleaLightning said, it must use an offensive move to avoid being Taunt bait, though it can also use Taunt itself to prevent being set up on, but it'll get screwed over by faster Taunt users or Sableye/Whimsicott (they have Prankster to ensure their Taunt goes first). Also, it must always use Roost for increased longevity:
-Spikes/Stealth Rock
-Brave Bird/Taunt
Nature: Careful/Impish
EVs: 224 HP/32 Def/252 SDef or 224 HP/252 Def/32 SDef
Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell
Ability: Sturdy

Or, if you want to get hazards as fast as possible:
-Stealth Rock
-Brave Bird
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
Item: Custap Berry
Ability: Sturdy