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Old November 16th, 2012 (4:17 PM).
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Hey Guys, I'm unsure where to put this, so I'll put it here.
Anyways, at school, my friends and I always bring our Ds's so we can all play pokemon together, I have a good team and will usually win, but I want to add a bit more diversity to my team so I can play my friends better. I don't care about EV's or IV's, we don't use those, I'd only like to know what Items and Moves to use, more specifically, more pokemon. Here's my current team:

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-Leaf Blade
-Iron Tail
-Leech Seed

-Dragon Dance
-Dragon Claw
-Shadow Claw

-Fire Punch
I'm very sorry...... :/ I forgot his moveset from there......I really haven't used him in a while

-Poison Fang
-Cross Poison
-Confuse Ray

-Ice Beam

-Hi Jump Kick
-Brick Break

I'm thinking of getting an Eevee and Evolving into Jolteon for Electric Coverage, I'm thinking of getting a Gigalith for Rock-Type awesomness, I want to get a good ground type pokemon for Jolteon to Team with In Double Battles, and I want a good Trick Room user for my slower pokemon.

So, that's it, I'd love to see your guys opinion on what pokemon I should add to my team, I can't wait for Replies and thank you in advance.
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Old November 17th, 2012 (8:38 AM).
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For this section of the forum, it might be useful to share your Pokemon EVs, abilities and natures. Looks more like an in-game team to me.


Physical Serperior is best of using Coil to boost its Attack, Defense and Accuracy. If it's not using Special moves, Growth's +1 in Special Attack is pointless:
-Leaf Blade
-Aqua Tail (is a B2/W2 tutor move. It also has better coverage than Iron Tail)
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Leftovers

Haxorus has better coverage options than Shadow Claw and X-Scissor:
-Dragon Dance/Swords Dance
-Aqua Tail/Superpower/Dragon Claw/Dual Chop
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 36 HP/252 Atk/220 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry
Ability: Mold Breaker

Darmanitan has a pretty good physical movepool to take advantage of:
-Flare Blitz
-Rock Slide
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Choice Band/Choice Scarf
Ability: Sheer Force

While Crobat's physical movepool is rather shallow, this is the best it can do offensively:
-Brave Bird
-Cross Poison/Super Fang
-Roost/Sleep Talk
Nature: Jolly/Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Choice Band

Starmie doesn't really need Psyshock for a 3 attacks + Recover set; Thunderbolt can be used in its place for BoltBeam coverage. The preferred nature and EV spread are 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe with a Timid nature; the preferred ability is Natural Cure.

Scrafty is better off as a setup attacker to compensate for its average Attack:
-Dragon Dance
-Hi Jump Kick/Drain Punch
-Ice Punch/Taunt/Zen Headbutt
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry
Ability: Moxie

-Bulk Up
-Drain Punch
-Crunch/Dragon Tail
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Shed Skin

Don't bother with Gigalith; its movepool is very shallow and its defensive typing is bad. Jolteon is a decent Pokemon, tbh:
-Volt Switch
-Hidden Power (Ice/Fire)
-Signal Beam/Shadow Ball
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
Item: Life Orb/Choice Specs
Ability: Volt Absorb

Reuniclus is a good Trick Room user to add in:
-Trick Room
-Shadow Ball
-Focus Blast
Nature: Quiet
EVs: 192 HP/64 Def/252 SAtk
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard

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