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Old January 3rd, 2013 (9:26 AM).
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    Hi all,

    Another team up for rating, hope you guys can find any weak spots I didn't find, right now it does play around pretty good on Smogon's Showdown server.


    Cloyster (F) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Skill Link
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
    Adamant Nature
    - Icicle Spear
    - Rock Blast
    - Shell Smash
    - Rapid Spin


    Alakazam @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Magic Guard
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
    Timid Nature
    - Focus Blast
    - Psychic
    - Shadow Ball
    - Hidden Power [Fire]


    Breloom (F) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Focus Punch
    - Spore
    - Substitute
    - Stone Edge


    Ferrothorn (M) @ Rocky Helmet
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 Def / 232 HP / 24 Atk
    Relaxed Nature
    IVs: 0 Spd
    - Stealth Rock
    - Leech Seed
    - Gyro Ball
    - Power Whip


    Gliscor (M) @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 HP / 80 Spd / 176 Atk
    Adamant Nature
    - Earthquake
    - Substitute
    - Protect
    - Ice Fang


    Heatran (M) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Flash Fire
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 SDef / 4 HP / 252 Spd
    Calm Nature
    - Lava Plume
    - Roar
    - Protect
    - Earth Power


    Thanks in advance!
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    Old January 3rd, 2013 (10:45 AM). Edited January 4th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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    Cloyster can't Shell Smash sweep and Rapid Spin at once; this would be too suicidal, as its current set has a serious case of 4-moveslot syndrome. Hydro Pump or Razor Shell is too important to give up as a secondary STAB (and give Cloyster a way to hit most Steels neutrally).

    Breloom's EV spread should be 12 HP/252 Atk/244 Spe to give it a Poison Heal number (an HP stat divisible by 8)

    If you're investing into Ferrothorn's Attack, take some EVs out of its Defense rather than from HP (252 HP/24 Atk/232 Def).

    Gliscor needs a speedier and more defensive spread to help it take hits while outspeeding neutral base 90s (Impish nature with 248 HP/24 Def/232 Spe). It's also meant to stall out opponents, not attack directly, so Ice Fang can be dropped for Toxic.

    Never, ever, significantly invest in a defensive stat unless you max out HP first, as the bulk would be too inefficient. Your current Heatran set is meant to defend, not to sweep, so Earth Power isn't really needed, and a status move can go in its place. Your EV spread should be 248 HP/252 SDef/8 Spe.
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    Old January 6th, 2013 (1:30 PM).
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      You're right about Cloyster, was also thinking about changing that since it never is capable of using it anyway. Furthermore, I changed the EV's from Breloom but don't really understand why. Ferrothorn the same, why is it better to invest in HP then Def for him?

      Gliscor will stay this way, I like him like this and gives me a way to hit the high amount of Dragons and Landorus teams in OU. It can take their Physical Attacks and finish them off 9 out of 10 times, only Multiscale Dragonite survives the first hit, if I didn't have SR up.

      Changed Heatran for the good, kinda in a pinch with him since I always end up having another Heatran in front of me and wanted to be faster to counter those with Earth Power
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