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Old January 15th, 2013 (10:10 AM).
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    Building a team

    I'm kinda new to competitive battling so i've planned a team and i want some feedback. I've just started the game ( i've beaten the game before wanted to try building a competitive team for a change).
    I want my team to consist of

    - a physical sweeper or mix
    - A Special Sweeper or mix
    - A wall
    - An Entry Hazard
    - No legendary pokemon
    - Current Gen pokemon only
    and the rest is open.

    I've planned my team to consist of:

    Serperior( Energy ball, Dragon Tail, Giga Drain, Calm Mind)
    Hydragon ( Dragon Pulse, Calm Mind, Flamethrower, torn between Zen Headbutt, Dark Void)
    Volcorona ( Flamethrower, Bug Buzz ,Calm Mind Solar Beam)
    Musharna (Rest, Psychic,Barrier, Trick Room)
    Carrocosta( Stealth Rock, Aqua Tail, Earthquake, torn between Rock Slide and shell smash)
    Chandelure( Calm Mind, Flamethrower,Shadow Ball, Energy ball)

    I kinda want Musharna to act as my tank but if anyone knows any better pokemon to act as a tank im all ears. Im debating asking my friend to trade me an gothita egg cause Gothitelle is a decent special sweeper I think. I looked up each pokemon on Smogen university and i tried to compliment their moves based on the individual style of the pokemon.

    I used to play on emulators, but i kinda want to get the full experience.

    As for the Evs i figure i`ll just focus on their most dominate stat, and as for their personality i really dont care too much, To be honest id probably use an Action replay if i really wanted to get the most perfect pokemon but i want to have a good team by putting in the work.

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    Old January 15th, 2013 (10:51 AM). Edited January 15th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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    Serperior is normally terrible offensively, but it has good setup moves to compensate. Running Energy Ball and Giga Drain are redundant; the latter may have a bit less BP than Energy Ball, but it restores HP as well, giving it more utility than the former. Hence, Giga Drain > Energy Ball. Dragon Tail doesn't benefit from Calm Mind. Given Serperior's 75 offenses, it's too weak to go mixed, and must stick to one offensive stat to be effective:
    -Coil
    -Leaf Blade
    -Aqua Tail
    -Return/Substitute
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

    or
    -Substitute
    -Calm Mind
    -Giga Drain
    -Hidden Power (Fire/Rock)/Dragon Pulse
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Leftovers

    Hydreigon can't learn Dark Void or Calm Mind. ._.:
    -Draco Meteor
    -Fire Blast
    -Superpower
    -Earthquake/Earth Power/Dark Pulse/Roost
    Nature: Mild/Rash
    EVs: 4 Atk/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Expert Belt

    or
    -Substitute
    -Dragon Pulse
    -Focus Blast
    -Fire Blast/Roost
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Leftovers/Life Orb

    or
    -Draco Meteor
    -Fire Blast
    -Focus Blast
    -U-turn/Dark Pulse
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs

    Quiver Dance >>>>>>>>>>>> Calm Mind on Volcarona; it boosts Speed as well as Special stats:
    -Quiver Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Fiery Dance/Fire Blast
    -Roost
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 240 HP/216 Def/52 Spe
    Item: Leftovers

    or
    -Quiver Dance
    -Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Rest
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 160 HP/252 SAtk/96 Spe
    Item: Chesto Berry

    or
    -Quiver Dance
    -Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Hidden Power (Rock/Ground)/Psychic/Substitute
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

    Reuniclus is a better alternative over Musharna, IMO, as it has a very good movepool compared to Musharna:
    -Trick Room
    -Psychic/Psyshock
    -Shadow Ball/Hidden Power (Fire)
    -Focus Blast
    Nature: Quiet
    EVs: 192 HP/64 Def/252 SAtk
    Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
    Ability: Magic Guard

    or
    -Calm Mind
    -Psychic/Psyshock
    -Focus Blast
    -Recover
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
    Item: Leftovers/Life Orb
    Ability: Magic Guard

    Carracosta isn't a good physical wall because of its bad defensive typing. Ferrothorn is a better one since its Grass/Steel typing gives it plenty of useful resistances:
    -Stealth Rock/Spikes
    -Leech Seed
    -Power Whip
    -Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
    Nature: Relaxed
    EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
    Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell

    Chandelure shares a Water and Rock weakness with Volcarona. You're better off using something like Jellicent, since it has good synergy with Ferrothorn:
    -Scald/Surf
    -Will-o-Wisp/Toxic
    -Recover
    -Taunt
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 248 HP/216 Def/44 Spe
    Item: Leftovers

    or
    -Scald/Surf
    -Will-o-Wisp/Toxic
    -Recover
    -Ice Beam/Shadow Ball
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 252 HP/36 Def/220 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Water Absorb

    or
    -Water Spout
    -Surf/Scald/Hydro Pump
    -Shadow Ball
    -Ice Beam/Giga Drain
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 172 HP/252 SAtk/84 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs
    Ability: Water Absorb
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    Old January 15th, 2013 (12:08 PM).
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      Thanks i guess i have a lot to work on, thanks for the feedback.
      For serperior i guess im going with

      Giga Drain
      Calm Mind
      Dragon Pulse
      Return

      would that be a better moveset ? currently Servine is a Jolly nature and Impetuous and silly
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      Old January 15th, 2013 (12:56 PM). Edited January 15th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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      Quote:
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      Thanks i guess i have a lot to work on, thanks for the feedback.
      For serperior i guess im going with

      Giga Drain
      Calm Mind
      Dragon Pulse
      Return

      would that be a better moveset ? currently Servine is a Jolly nature and Impetuous and silly
      Jolly is terrible for a Calm Mind set, as Jolly boosts Speed, but lowers Special Attack. The best set for a Jolly Serperior is the Coil set I posted.

      In case you never knew before, Coil boosts Attack, Defense and accuracy by 1 level each.
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