The PokéCommunity Forums

For all updates, view the main page.

Competitive Team Help Having trouble with your competitive Pokémon team? Be sure to check here if you need any help on it. Any teams intended for in-game and casual play should be posted in the In-Game Team Help sub-forum.

Thread Tools
Old June 8th, 2011 (7:50 PM).
chaos56 chaos56 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2011
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
Ok, to me he's just another Uber...or at least close to it. It may seem easy to counter it but my team is having trouble countering this guy.
This thing is super strong with speed to match.

I usually go for double battles, so here's my line up:

Mienshao- Adamant, Inner Focus, Focus Sash: 379 Atk, 290 Spd,
-Fake Out
-Rock Slide
-Drain Punch

Whimsicott- Impish, Prankster, Leftovers: 324 HP, 295 Def
-Leech Seed

Darmanitan- Adamant, Sheer Force, Life Orb: 383 Atk, 286 Spd
-Flare Blitz

Sigilyph-Timid, Magic Guard, Flame Orb: 322 HP, 251 Def, 248 Spd
-Stored Power
-Psycho Shift
-Cosmic Power

Zoroark-Timid, Illusion, Choice Specs: 320 Spd, 297 Sp Atk
-Night Daze
-Grass Knot
-Focus Blast

Haxorus-Adamant, Rivalry, Yache Berry: 418 Atk, 258 Spd
-Rock Slide
-Dragon Dance

So its not hard to see that my Darmanitan, Haxorus and Zoroark don't have the best IVs. These guys were fully EV that can be one reason why I'm having a hard time dealing the right amount of damage and countering beasts like Terrakion. Other than the obvious "get stronger IV'd Pokemon", what else can I do? Not too many people willing to give up a good Pokemon like that for almost nothing in return (see my trade thread--meaning I don't have much to offer). But back on topic, this isn't a trade thread. Simply put, the last 3 that I have aren't where they should be.

Who should I replace, if at all to help counter something like Terrakion or Thunderus?
White Version FC: 2837 9457 2406
Heartgold FC: 1463 0135 3371 my trading thread

Relevant Advertising!

Old June 18th, 2011 (2:09 PM). Edited June 18th, 2011 by Noxxford, Bringer of Confusion.
Noxxford, Bringer of Confusion's Avatar
Noxxford, Bringer of Confusion Noxxford, Bringer of Confusion is offline
Gold is shiny.
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Depths of Hell, approx. 700 mi. below ground.
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Posts: 6
Why are you posting this on IN-GAME TEAM HELP? Go to where they discuss competitive battle, not in-game teams, sirreh.
Hey look voltorbs
Old June 18th, 2011 (5:05 PM).
k-van k-van is offline
Ruler of K-vanian Empire
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: I live where you don't.
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 156
I would say get one or two really good walls and burn him to cut his attack. Maybe a dusknoir or someone with wil-o-wisp.
Platinum FC: 1119-6576-4050 (not in use)
White FC: 2795 1154 9122 (not in use)
POKEMON Y/ORAS FC: 4854-7730-6868
IGN: K-van or Smbai

My trade shop (closed):
Old June 18th, 2011 (5:39 PM).
Dark Azelf's Avatar
Dark Azelf Dark Azelf is offline
Probably hates you.
Join Date: Jun 2007
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Posts: 7,146
Terrakion is far from uber.

Regardless it loses to bulk psychics like Mew, Slowbro and Celebi. Gliscor also does well against it. Priority from the likes of Scizor, Lucario (Vacuum Wave), Conkeldurr and Azumarril puts it quickly in its place.

Originally Posted by Me in my threat list thread
Countering Terrakion] is quite difficult due to the phenomenal coverage of fighting and rock. Golurk and Claydol make good counters and resist both its STABS. Bulky psychics like Slowbro, Celebi and Cresselia work very well. Nidoqueen is a fantastic counter. If it hasnt Rock Polished things like ScarfChomp work. Priority is Terrakions downfall though, Scizors Bullet Punch, Lucario's Vacuum Wave, Aqua Jet etc all hit it for Super Effective. Bulkier walls like Hippowdon can KO as long as the Air Balloon is popped. Gliscor can work to an extent too, though boosted Stone Edges really hurt it and Air Balloon hampers it too.
This signature has been disabled.
You\'ve been told enough times to remove this signature. Slandering a part of PokeCommunity is unacceptable.
Please review and fix the issues by reading the signature rules.

You must edit it to meet the limits set by the rules before you may remove the [sig-reason] code from your signature. Removing this tag will re-enable it.

Do not remove the tag until you fix the issues in your signature. You may be infracted for removing this tag if you do not fix the specified issues. Do not use this tag for decoration purposes.
Old June 19th, 2011 (4:40 AM).
Vrai's Avatar
Vrai Vrai is offline
can you feel my heart?
Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 2,893
Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Vrai
Well your team has very little speed in the first place so anything that ends up faster than Mienshao is guaranteed to be faster than the rest of your team (and in Terrakion's case, have enough power and coverage to smash through your team). I'd advise looking into priority or Scarfers or just overall faster mons because otherwise once something gets a boost on ya you're kinda screwed at that point.
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:13 AM.