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Old October 2nd, 2012 (9:28 AM). Edited October 27th, 2012 by wolf.
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    T-Money (Tyranitar) (M) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 126 HP / 252 Atk / 130 Def
    Adamant Nature
    - Crunch
    - Aqua Tail
    - Pursuit
    - Stone Edge

    Sciz Khalifa (Scizor) (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 126 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk / 126 SDef
    Impish Nature
    - U-turn
    - Bullet Punch
    - Roost
    - Swords Dance

    Eon (Latios) (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
    Timid Nature
    - Draco Meteor
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Psyshock

    Gliguy (Gliscor) (M) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    EVs: 184 Def / 252 HP / 72 Spd
    Impish Nature
    - Toxic
    - Earthquake
    - U-turn
    - Protect

    Jirachi @ Leftovers
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
    Careful Nature
    - Body Slam
    - Healing Wish
    - Fire Punch
    - Iron Head

    Wampy (Swampert) (M) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Torrent
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
    Adamant Nature
    IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk / 30 Spd
    - Waterfall
    - Ice Punch
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge

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    Old October 2nd, 2012 (11:10 AM).
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      you are off to a good start. I would recommend taking the choice scarf off of swampert because swampert is not that fast to begin with and you have three pokemon with a choice item. Having to many of those on a pokemon can hurt you so just keep the limit with choice items to two. If you do decide to get rid of the choice scarf with swampert you may want to change his move set too. I would recommend waterfall, ice punch, earthquake, and protect. Or you could do a curse set which would be waterfall, earthquake, curse, protect or substitute (substitute would be better) If you need any more help just contact me and i will give you as much advice as i can.
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      Old October 2nd, 2012 (12:13 PM).
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      Superpower is the superior option over Aqua Tail on Tyranitar because it helps nail Blissey, Chansey, Hydreigon and opposing Tyranitar hard.

      It looks like you're using a bulky SD Scizor. In that case, the better EV spread and nature to use is 252 HP/40 Atk/216 SDef with an Adamant nature to let it take special hits more easily, since it takes physical ones quite well already. Even with little investment in Attack, Scizor still hits hard. Also, you might want to replace U-turn with Bug Bite (for a better Bug STAB that doesn't force you to switch; it also benefits from Technician) or Superpower (to hit Steels hard).

      IMO, Latias is better on a SS team than Latios is because of her greater defenses compared to her brother, considering that Sandstorm chips away at the HP of non-Rock/Ground/Steel Pokemon each turn:
      -Calm Mind
      -Dragon Pulse
      -Recover
      -Hidden Power (Fire)/Roar/Substitute
      Nature: Timid
      EVs: 252 HP/4 SAtk/252 Spe
      Item: Leftovers

      or
      -Dragon Pulse
      -Wish/Recover
      -Roar
      -Reflect/Protect
      Nature: Timid
      EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
      Item: Leftovers

      or
      -Calm Mind
      -Dragon Pulse
      -Recover
      -Reflect
      Nature: Bold
      EVs: 252 HP/228 Def/28 Spe
      Item: Leftovers

      or
      -Reflect
      -Light Screen
      -Dragon Pulse
      -Healing Wish
      Nature: Timid
      EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
      Item: Light Clay

      While U-turn lets Gliscor scout the opponent, it kind of cuts into its support/offensive potential a bit. Other options to consider are Stealth Rock (since you don't seem to have hazard support anywhere on the team) or Ice Fang (to hit Dragonite, Salamence Landorus and opposing Gliscor hard). You can keep U-turn if you want.

      Jirachi should be using the EV spread of 252 HP/224 SDef/32 Spe to let it outspeed Jolly Tyranitar. Wish is a better option over Healing Wish on Jirachi to support the team without needlessly sacrificing it.

      I agree with Xanntha14; while Choice Scarf seems tempting to try to fix Swampert's middling Speed, it's not worth it because Swampert is better off as a bulky attacker/supporter. Gastrodon is a better candidate over it because of its ability to check opposing Water Pokemon alongside [email protected]:
      -Earthquake/Earth Power
      -Scald/Ice Beam
      -Toxic
      -Recover
      Nature: Sassy/Calm
      EVs: 252 HP/4 SAtk/252 Spe
      Item: Leftovers
      Ability: Storm Drain

      or
      -Surf
      -Earth Power
      -Ice Beam
      -Hidden Power (Grass)/Recover
      Nature: Modest
      EVs: 160 HP/36 Def/252 SAtk/60 SDef
      Item: Choice Specs
      Ability: Storm Drain

      If you still want a Choice Scarf user, go with Landorus; even though it shares the same typing with Gliscor, it's still a better Choice Scarf user than Swampert because of its higher Attack in conjunction with Sand Force:
      -Earthquake
      -Stone Edge
      -U-turn
      -Hidden Power (Ice)
      Nature: Naive
      EVs: 252 Atk/4 SAtk/252 Spe
      Item: Choice Scarf
      Ability: Sand Force
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      Old October 5th, 2012 (11:11 AM).
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        you're going to have trouble switching into genesect. You don't have a solid u-turn switch in and every time genesect comes in on something that it threatens, it's a 50/50 as to whether it will u-turn for momentum or use move x to ko a pokemon. I think that swampert could use to be replaced on this team. It's a pretty useless pokemon in gen 5 ou anyways. It's really just set up fodder and due to lack of recovery, it has trouble with the hard hitting pkmn in bw ou. I think that running taunt sr terrakion would work pretty well here. your team lacks stealth rock anyways and terrakion in sand is a decently reliable switch into genesect. it also beats volcarona which murders your team easily. id run a set with taunt / stealth rock / close combat / stone edge, focus sash, max attack and speed with a jolly nature. this can work really well in the lead position as it allows you to beat deoxys based teams. you don't need healing wish on jirachi, just run regular wish instead. there's actually a lot more wrong with this team but i don't feel like suggesting everything.
         
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