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Old July 18th, 2011 (7:32 PM). Edited July 22nd, 2011 by PaxAmericana.
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    My First Team!!!
    First Glance:


    Team Making Process:

    I started with a SR Metagross to get some hazards in.

    Then, Salamence came because of sheer power and good synergy.

    After that, I put a MixApe Infernape to increase the death count of the opponent.

    Next, I put a Wish Vaporeon for something to help wall and use Wish to heal.

    Desperately needing a Special Attacker, I went with CM Reuniclus.

    And for a late game sweep, I put Hydreigon.


    Under The Microscope:

    @ Air Balloon
    Trait: Clear Body
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Meteor Mash
    - Hammer Arm
    - Bullet Punch


    (M) @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
    - Dragon Dance
    - Outrage
    - Earthquake
    - Fire Blast



    (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Blaze
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
    - Overheat
    - Close Combat
    - U-turn
    - Stone Edge



    (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Water Absorb
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Wish
    - Protect
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam



    (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Calm Mind
    - Recover
    - Psyshock
    - Focus Blast

    (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Dragon Pulse
    - Dark Pulse
    - Fire Blast
    - Focus Blast

    Any suggestions will be accepted.
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    Old July 19th, 2011 (1:55 PM).
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    Nice looking team!

    No outstanding weaknesses, EV spreads are fair, everything seems to be in pretty good order. Well done! :3

    Some people like Draco Meteor > Dragon Pulse on Hydreigon. It may be good in your case to run Draco Meteor (maybe even Choice Scarf/Specs) if you just want late game all out destruction. Not really advice, just something to think about.

    Why not run Flare Blitz on Infernape? It's a good STAB attack plus it'll deal recoil damage so it'll be easier to activate Blaze, especially if you're using the Life Orb. The base power is 20 points less than Over Heat.. But Flare Blitz does have the benefit of 100% accuracy. That way, you can run Jolly and not subtract any more from Infernape's already atrocious Defense. Using a Choice Band may do a lot for your Infernape too, if you're not so interested in "activating Blaze" as a strategy for sweeping. Cause with the Life Orb, Infernape will be taking an aweful lot of passive damage. Not to mention entry hazards and weather teams. :x

    That's all. Sorry this wasn't an all out rate. ;(

    Good team and good luck!
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    Old July 19th, 2011 (7:20 PM).
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    Eh, Salamence really likes to use Outrage for more damage compared to Dragon Claw.

    @Alexial: He's using a mixed Infernape; the reason why it's using Overheat is to let it deal with physical walls. If it uses Flare Blitz, Pokemon like Gliscor and Hippowdon will laugh at it; not only that, it'll die faster.
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    Old July 19th, 2011 (7:25 PM).
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      its a pretty good team u got
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      Old July 21st, 2011 (4:51 AM).
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        Thanks for any comments made.
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        I see her stretching out below
        Land, blessed mother land
        The place where I was born

        Scars, she’s got her scars
        Sometimes it starts to worry me
        Cause lose, I don’t want to lose
        Sight of who we are

        From the mountains high
        To the wave-crashed coast
        There’s a way to find
        Better days I know

        It’s been a long hard ride
        Got a ways to go
        This is still the place
        That we all call home
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        Old July 21st, 2011 (10:30 AM).
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        I would greatly prefer Lum Berry >> Persim on Salamence as it saves you from sweep-ending status such as burn, paralysis, etc. Status is one of Salamence's few checks and when you have the option to keep it off for another turn of set-up then by all means I'd go for it. Plus, it heals confusion if you avoid status until then.
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        Old July 25th, 2011 (12:59 PM).
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          Ok, so comments on each pokemon indivisually:

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          I started with a SR Metagross to get some hazards in
          Ok, thats a fair start, watch out for trickers, some of them like azelf are hard to predict! *by trickers i mean taunters sorry
          You can also use this to switch into toxic or toxicroaks to wall those, though ii do recommend dropping in zen headbutt on that thing, that's just me, its up to you.

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          Then, Salamence came because of sheer power and good synergy.
          Not much to say, but watch out when using outrage, they can switch into something like ferrothorn to wall it, and you'll be stuck there as he sets up spikes, or seeds, or you take damage from rocky helmet + barbs,just watch out for that. Oh, and scrap persim for lum. it helps way more.

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          After that, I put a MixApe Infernape to increase the death count of the opponent.
          Hm...just be carefull of life orb, and overheat seems good to take out the physical walls, good choice there. Not much else to say.

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          Next, I put a Wish Vaporeon for something to help wall and use Wish to heal.
          Toxic. Its gotta have toxic. You cant have a wallporeon without toxic. Truts me. It will help you so much. Scrap ice beam i suggest. It helps, but toxic will help more, unless you have a important reason to keep ice beam (does it help with dragons?)

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          Desperately needing a Special Attacker, I went with CM Reuniclus.
          Try and make the pokemon more specially. It looks like a wall to me, and reiniclus is a fail (imo) without trick room, but that would hurt the rest of your team, so find another speciall pokemon is my suggestion. Try something like Chandelure, or another pokemon, idk (fail) but this reuniclus doesn't seem like its in the right spot. But i guess if it works for you, keep it in, just psyshock? is that for blisseys or something? watch out for physical walls than becuase as ol blasty has horrible accuracy

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          And for a late game sweep, I put Hydreigon.
          Id say specs or sash would do better, but life orb still works great. Specs and Sash can do great late game, as, with scarf, Hydreigon can be an amazing revenge killer, and a late game destructoking at the same time. But its a good set, that was just my noob suggestion


          Its a good team, i say watch out for powerful bug type moves, or u-turn and ice moves, but i guess vaporeon counters those! Its a good team but it has its little tweaks to fix up, You can listen to my advice, or if you think what im saying is wrong, go ahead and keep your set. Anyway, good team, and i think it can be really good to use in standard competitive battles
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          Old July 25th, 2011 (1:38 PM). Edited July 25th, 2011 by dreyko.
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            for your hydreigon you could try a choice scarf if you plan to use it as a revenge killer. it may also be worth your while to change its nature to timid just to ensure that it outspeeds other pokes and threats you are trying to get a revenge kill on. i also highly recommend draco meteor over dragon pulse, just so it hits harder and you get a nice revenge kill in =)

            a poke you have to watch out for is rotom-w because it can KO infernape, vaporeon and salamence. it most likely use volt switch on vaporeon and mence.

            since your reuniclus has magic guard you should LO it because it will take no recoil at all and you can use it to absorb statuses like burn and toxic since it wont take damage from those either.
            another problem i see is a lack of direct recovery. once vaporeon is gone then your whole team looses out and they can heal off damage. salamence gets roost so you may want to sacrifice a moves for that if you can.

            anyways i hope this helps =)
             

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