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Old June 8th, 2013 (3:29 AM).
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    A few years ago when Gen V was pretty young I was a pretty solid UU player, but I stopped battling for a while. I'm looking to get back into it but I lost all of my teams and am not up to speed with the BW2 changes. This is the first team I've made in a long time, and I'd love some advice on it.

    The team is in importable format if you want to test it yourself:

    Machamp (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: No Guard
    EVs: 212 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Substitute
    - DynamicPunch
    - Stone Edge
    - ThunderPunch

    Empoleon (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Torrent
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
    Calm Nature
    - Stealth Rock
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Roar

    Absol (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Super Luck
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Pursuit
    - Sucker Punch
    - Superpower
    - Psycho Cut

    Xatu (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Magic Bounce
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd
    Careful Nature
    - Thunder Wave
    - Roost
    - Night Shade
    - U-turn

    Flygon (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Outrage
    - U-turn
    - Fire Punch

    Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
    Trait: Download
    EVs: 128 HP / 252 SAtk / 128 Spd
    Modest Nature
    - Agility
    - Tri Attack
    - Ice Beam
    - Dark Pulse


    Machamp: I typically lead with Machamp unless I find a better match elsewhere. Substitute is surprisingly effective against set up mon as you can get confusion with Dynamicpunch and try to sub again.

    Empoleon: Great pokemon, one of my favorites in UU. My only real stop to DD Kingdra.

    Absol: Not as reliable as I was hoping. Has great power and I love having Superpower, but if you have a suggestion for something that could do its job better, I'd love to hear it.

    Xatu: Excellent utility pokemon. My only stop to hazards so I try to keep it alive as long as possible. Usually I switch it in if they opponent has a bulky hazard/status inducer against my Machamp. I always think that people will predict it, but they rarely do and I usually get free hazards.

    Flygon: My favorite pokemon in all of UU. Even with a Scarf, Outrage is devastating for cleaning up lategame.

    Porygon-Z: Another pokemon I'm not sure about. Download is kind of unreliable. I've had matches where he sweeps the entire opponents team, and matches where he does nothing.


    Some threats I can think of (I'm sure there are many others):
    Victini: Victini does a number on most of my pokemon. Flygon can force it out but probably can't switch in.
    Flygon: I usually will have to play around what move it is locked into. Seeing a Flygon usually means I am losing a pokemon unless I have Porygon-Z set up in time.
    Swampert: A physically defensive Swampert can end up being a pain for me to get around unless Machamp can confuse it with Dynamicpunch and get lucky.


    Any C&C you might have is appreciated.
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