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Old October 12th, 2011 (6:45 PM).
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    hey im not really good at Pokemon battling, but im trying. pls rate my team and anything you think i should change. tips and advice would be great. thank you :D

    Alakazam (M) @ Flame Orb Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 72 Def / 252 SAtk / 52 SDef / 132 Spd
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Psychic
    - Shadow Ball
    - Taunt
    - Trick
    Lanturn (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Volt Absorb
    EVs: 68 HP / 40 Def / 148 SAtk / 252 SDef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Confuse Ray
    - Thunder Wave
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Heal Bell
    Gallade (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Justified
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Close Combat
    - Earthquake
    - Psycho Cut
    - Stone Edge
    Snorlax (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Immunity
    EVs: 16 HP / 252 Def / 240 SDef
    Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
    - Curse
    - Double-Edge
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk
    Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
    Trait: Adaptability
    EVs: 4 HP / 40 Def / 252 SAtk / 212 SDef
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Ice Beam
    - Shadow Ball
    - Psychic
    - Thunderbolt
    Staraptor (F) @ Expert Belt
    Trait: Reckless
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    - Close Combat
    - Brave Bird
    - U-turn
    - Toxic


    THANKS again :D
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    Old October 12th, 2011 (10:50 PM).
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    Alakazam is a bit too frail to pull off a TrickOrb set. It's best off as an all-out attacker:
    -Substitute/Calm Mind
    -Psychic/Psyshock
    -Shadow Ball
    -Focus Blast
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
    Ability: Magic Guard

    Lanturn lacks STAB attacks whatsoever, which hurt. A special tank set could help here:
    -Scald
    -Ice Beam
    -Thunderbolt/Discharge
    -Heal Bell/Thunder Wave
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 40 HP/192 Def/100 SAtk/176 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Volt Absorb

    or
    -Thunder Wave/Discharge
    -Confuse Ray
    -Surf
    -Ice Beam
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 40 HP/192 Def/100 SAtk/176 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Volt Absorb

    Snorlax isn't a good RestTalker unless it's using Whirlwind with entry hazard support. Spiritomb can fill in for it due to its lack of weaknesses:
    -Calm Mind
    -Dark Pulse
    -Rest
    -Sleep Talk
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
    Item: Leftovers

    For Gallade, you can give it Trick over Earthquake to screw over walls. You can also mix and match the last 2 slots in its set to deal with threats your team has a hard time with, as seen here:
    -Close Combat
    -Trick
    -Ice Punch/Stone Edge
    -Zen Headbutt/Night Slash
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Scarf

    Use Double-Edge instead of Toxic on Staraptor and give it Life Orb. Sure, it'll die quicker, but it'll have some form of neutral coverage other than Brave Bird. It's also a bit frail to use Toxic effectively.

    Why doesn't Porygon-Z have Tri Attack? Without it, Adaptability is useless. Use this instead:
    -Nasty Plot
    -Tri Attack
    -Dark Pulse
    -Hidden Power (Fighting)/Substitute
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
    Ability: Adaptability
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    Old November 7th, 2011 (4:49 AM).
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      I'd say thick fat over immunity since your gonna rest anyway and why no STAB on porygonZ? other then that looks pretty good
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