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Old May 4th, 2012 (2:27 PM).
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    Well, this is my first competitive battling team.... It hasn't been made yet, I mean, I've got a majority of the Pokemon but they're Lv.1 . Anyways, here's the team I'm hoping to make.

    Lead: Politoed @Leftovers
    Nature: Calm
    Ability: Drizzle
    252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD

    Scald
    Toxic
    Perish Song
    Protect


    Skarmory @Rocky Helmet
    Nature: Bold
    Ability: Sturdy
    252 HP/232 Def/24 Spe

    Roost
    Spikes
    Whirlwind
    Brave Bird


    Swampert @Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Torrent
    172 HP/252 Atk/84 Spe

    Waterfall
    Earthquake
    Ice Punch
    Superpower


    Volcarona @Life Orb
    Nature: Timid
    Ability: Flame Body
    252 SpA/4 SpD/252 Spe

    Quiver Dance
    Bug Buzz
    Hurricane
    Fire Blast


    Blissey @Leftovers
    Nature: Bold
    Ability: Natural Cure
    252 HP/252 Def/4 SpD

    Wish
    Protect
    Stealth Rock
    Toxic


    Tentacruel @Leftovers
    Nature: Bold
    Ability Rain Dish
    252 HP/240 Def/16 Spe

    Toxic Spikes
    Rapid Spin
    Scald
    Protect


    So... Yeah. Switch around the natures, EV's movesets... Whatever you think will be more effective and I'll get into that. As you can see, this is somewhat of a Rain Stall Team.

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    Old May 4th, 2012 (5:42 PM).
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    Politoed's nature and EV spread don't match up. Use a Bold nature with a physically defensive spread or a Calm nature with a specially defensive spread.

    While Rocky Helmet has its merits, Skarmory is still better with Leftovers because the passive recovery usually helps.

    Blissey is complete Taunt bait with its current set. Use Seismic Toss over Stealth Rock because Skarmory already provides your hazards.

    You can consider Gastrodon over Swampert because of its utility with Storm Drain:
    -Earthquake/Earth Power
    -Scald/Ice Beam
    -Toxic
    -Recover
    Nature: Sassy/Calm
    EVs: 252 HP/4 SAtk/252 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Storm Drain

    or
    -Surf
    -Earth Power
    -Ice Beam
    -Hidden Power (Grass)/Recover
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 240 HP/252 Atk/16 SDef
    Item: Choice Specs
    Ability: Storm Drain
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    Old May 4th, 2012 (6:09 PM).
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    Tentacruel's set, nature, EVs, item and ability are perfect. No change needed although you can consider Ice Beam over Protect if you need a Dragon counter.

    Swampert is in a lower tier and I might recommend something to you to use instead.

    Why not try Haxorus? It hits really hard with that strong Attack stat.

    I recommend you try this set if you are thinking of using one:

    Adamant nature
    Choice Band
    Mold Breaker
    EVs: 36 HP, 252 Attack, 220 Speed
    - Outrage
    - Earthquake
    - Brick Break
    - Dual Chop / Dragon Claw

    Choice Band is one of Haxorus' best friends as far as items go, boosting that Attack stat to 648. Very few can counter this beast cos they often find themselves getting 2HKO'd. Outrage will serve as your main attack, with Earthquake and Brick Break to get around Steel-types. Brick Break can help with countering Ferrothorn. Dragon Claw can serve as a backup if you don't like getting locked into Outrage. This EV set is to ensure it maximizes Attack while outpacing Dragonite, Rotom Wash and Heatran.
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    Old May 4th, 2012 (7:36 PM). Edited May 4th, 2012 by tj4bigred.
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      Personally I prefer a MoxieMence over Haxorus. The advantage in speed is important, the better movepool is great, and the difference in Attack is negligible after 1 KO.

      Something like:

      Salamence @ Choice Band
      Ability: Moxie
      Nature: Adamant/Jolly (or Naughty if you want FB hitting for better power)

      Outrage
      Brick Break/Dragon Claw
      Earthquake
      Fire Blast
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      Old May 5th, 2012 (1:15 PM).
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        I mean like, Swampert has a pretty good base ATK stat, and I just wanted to try that out because it's often overlooked, I wanted to see how good a uncommon team like this will do. And I'm not really digging Blissey anymore.... So maybe I was thinking using Toxicroak over Blissey? Also, remember guys, I have to work with the things I have right now. I only have 1 Leftovers so I've been trying to use other options for items on some Pokemon... Heck, some of the Pokemon I have listed, I dont have right now... I can get them, but I don't have them just yet. But Tentacruel may be replaced with a Starmie. I still need to find a way to get Drizzle Politoed... I may have to hatch Volcarona eggs on my own because the Volcarona I'm receiving may have the wrong EV's. Ya know, I just thought Swampert would benefit from Politoed's rain and with his high attack stat I thought he would be able to dish out alot of damage. But if not, I could switch him out for Haxorus. But then, there would be no purpose for rain. I would have to make a whole other team. I've spent so much time breeding for this Adamant Mudkip. But, if this is what it takes, then I'm up for it. If I have to make another team, I've got one in mind. Maybe I could just make a standard OU team. Consisting of pokemon such as Scizor, Ferrothorn, T-Tar, and Skarmory. I could maybe fit a Haxorus in there. But I'm afraid the Sandstorm damage might give him problems due to his frailness already. I might have to do some recalculating. I don't use AR's and Pokesav like other people so I have to do all of this manually and it takes alot of time.

        inb4;tldr - I'm probably going to have to make a new team.
         
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