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Old September 12th, 2012 (6:07 PM). Edited September 13th, 2012 by Jolteon*.
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    I am brand new to the UU tier, which is why my team may seem like a random conglomerate of Pokémon thrown together. Anyways, all the help I can get is good.



    Xatu @ Leftovers
    Trait: Magic Bounce
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd
    Calm Nature
    - Thunder Wave
    - Roost
    - Psychic
    - U-turn

    This is my main lead. I am considering switching Roost for Confuse Ray, because that has been used against me and it bugs me so much. The rest of the set is a pretty basic Xatu set. I lead with it to mainly cripple the opponent with Thunder Wave.



    Scrafty @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Moxie
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    -Dragon Dance
    -Drain Punch
    -Crunch
    -Ice Punch


    Switched out Charizard for it. Good Physical Sweeper




    Kingdra @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Swift Swim
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature
    - Surf
    - Hydro Pump
    - Draco Meteor
    - Dragon Pulse

    This guy is my Special Sweeper. He snaps necks and cashes checks like nobody's business. I might but Sniper on him, but Swift Swim is oh so helpful against rain.


    Darmanitan @ Life Orb
    Trait: Sheer Force
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
    Jolly Nature
    - Flare Blitz
    - U-turn
    - Superpower
    - Earthquake

    He gets physical. I really like this guy, but I might switch him for a Moxie Heracross or Moxie Scrafty.



    Raikou @ Leftovers
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 128 HP / 76 Def / 52 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Substitute
    - Calm Mind
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Great guy. I love him to bits. He never fails me, except when he passes out.



    Sigilyph @ Flame Orb
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 HP / 16 Def / 240 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Cosmic Power
    - Psycho Shift
    - Stored Power
    - Roost

    My V.I.P. I can't see any changes too him (but if you have suggestions I'll take em. He's swept 6-0 before.


    Again, any help is helpful. Thanks

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    Darmanitan @ Life Orb
    Trait: Sheer Force
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
    Jolly Nature
    - Flare Blitz
    - U-turn
    - Superpower
    - Earthquake

    Kingdra @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Swift Swim
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Modest Nature
    - Surf
    - Hydro Pump
    - Draco Meteor
    - Dragon Pulse

    Raikou @ Leftovers
    Trait: Pressure
    EVs: 128 HP / 76 Def / 52 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Substitute
    - Calm Mind
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Sigilyph @ Flame Orb
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 HP / 16 Def / 240 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Cosmic Power
    - Psycho Shift
    - Stored Power
    - Roost

    Xatu @ Leftovers
    Trait: Magic Bounce
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Spd
    Careful Nature
    - Thunder Wave
    - Roost
    - Psychic
    - U-turn

    Charizard @ Leftovers
    Trait: Solar Power
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Sunny Day
    - Air Slash
    - Fire Blast
    - SolarBeam
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    Old September 12th, 2012 (6:25 PM).
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    If you're using a Careful nature on Xatu, replace Psychic with Night Shade, since Careful will weaken Psychic because Careful lowers Special Attack. If you do choose to keep Psychic, replace the Careful nature with a Calm one.

    I definitely agree on replacing Charizard, considering that both it and Darmanitan are Fire Pokemon, adding on some unwanted Water and Rock weaknesses. Your team is full of Special attackers (Darmanitan is the only physical attacker here), but I can kind of see Raikou setting up on Special walls with CM then hitting them really hard, even though it takes a while. Still, another physical attacker can't hurt, like Scrafty:
    -Dragon Dance
    -Hi Jump Kick/Drain Punch
    -Crunch
    -Ice Punch/Zen Headbutt
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Lum Berry/Life Orb

    or
    -Bulk Up
    -Drain Punch
    -Crunch
    -Rest
    Nature: Careful
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Shed Skin
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    Old September 12th, 2012 (6:40 PM).
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      If you're using a Careful nature on Xatu, replace Psychic with Night Shade, since Careful will weaken Psychic because Careful lowers Special Attack. If you do choose to keep Psychic, replace the Careful nature with a Calm one.

      I definitely agree on replacing Charizard, considering that both it and Darmanitan are Fire Pokemon, adding on some unwanted Water and Rock weaknesses. Your team is full of Special attackers (Darmanitan is the only physical attacker here), but I can kind of see Raikou setting up on Special walls with CM then hitting them really hard, even though it takes a while. Still, another physical attacker can't hurt, like Scrafty:
      -Dragon Dance
      -Hi Jump Kick/Drain Punch
      -Crunch
      -Ice Punch/Zen Headbutt
      Nature: Jolly
      EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
      Item: Lum Berry/Life Orb

      or
      -Bulk Up
      -Drain Punch
      -Crunch
      -Rest
      Nature: Careful
      EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 SDef
      Item: Leftovers
      Ability: Shed Skin
      Thanks for the quick reply. What about Confuse Ray over roost?
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      Old September 12th, 2012 (6:42 PM).
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      Thanks for the quick reply. What about Confuse Ray over roost?
      No. Xatu's defenses aren't high enough to withstand loads of repeated hits, so Roost's recovery is really important.
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      Old September 14th, 2012 (12:56 PM).
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      Hey there! Great looking RMT and team Jolteon*! Definitely well done.

      I'm just nitpicking.

      Since you have a secondary, reliable STAB in Dragon Pulse, Kingdra might like Hidden Power [Electric] over Surf to help against Empoleon, who completely walls this set.

      Also I see CB Rhyperior giving this team a bit of trouble --save Raikou pulling a switch in, although HP [Grass/Water] may help-- but at least testing out that Heracross over Darmanitan might be worthwhile.

      Otherwise, very strong looking team. Please let us know how it goes and good luck!
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      Old September 14th, 2012 (1:56 PM).
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        Hey there! Great looking RMT and team Jolteon*! Definitely well done.

        I'm just nitpicking.

        Since you have a secondary, reliable STAB in Dragon Pulse, Kingdra might like Hidden Power [Electric] over Surf to help against Empoleon, who completely walls this set.

        Also I see CB Rhyperior giving this team a bit of trouble --save Raikou pulling a switch in, although HP [Grass/Water] may help-- but at least testing out that Heracross over Darmanitan might be worthwhile.

        Otherwise, very strong looking team. Please let us know how it goes and good luck!
        What Heracross?
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        Old September 14th, 2012 (2:06 PM).
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        What Heracross?
        I'll assume that you're not sure on what Heracross set you want to use. Choice Scarf + Moxie is your best bet because it can tear through things fast:
        -Megahorn
        -Close Combat
        -Stone Edge
        -Earthquake
        Nature: Adamant/Jolly
        EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
        Item: Choice Scarf
        Ability: Moxie
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        Old September 14th, 2012 (2:36 PM).
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          I'll assume that you're not sure on what Heracross set you want to use. Choice Scarf + Moxie is your best bet because it can tear through things fast:
          -Megahorn
          -Close Combat
          -Stone Edge
          -Earthquake
          Nature: Adamant/Jolly
          EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
          Item: Choice Scarf
          Ability: Moxie
          Is that actually a better option over darmanitan, or should i switch it out for scrafty?
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          Old September 14th, 2012 (2:54 PM).
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          Is that actually a better option over darmanitan, or should i switch it out for scrafty?
          It might be a better idea to use this over Scrafty; you don't want to have more shared weaknesses on the team.
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