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Old January 27th, 2013 (7:32 PM). Edited January 27th, 2013 by (Duzzy<3).
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So, I'm extremely new to the metagame. Completely fresh almost. I've been tampering with teams and whatnot but I of course still have my issues. I've found my favorite tier to be RU, and would really love some help/advice/rating of my current team.
If any suggestions include replacing members of it (which I'm completely open to), I ask that you keep Nidoqueen, though. <3 She's my fave in the entire tier, and I'm not particularly set in stone on her current move set, so any changes or suggestions there are more than welcomed, I just want her to stay.
Anywho, here's my team:


Nidoqueen @ Life Orb
Sheerforce
4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spe
Modest
- Earthpower
- Fire Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Stealth Rock


Manetric @ Choice Specs
Lightningrod
4 Def/252 SpA/ 252 Spe
Timid
- Overheat
- Thunderbolt
- HP - Grass
- Volt Switch


Uxie @ Leftovers
Levitate
252 HP/ 160 Def/ 96 Spe
Bold
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Wave
- Yawn
- U-turn


Gallade @ Lum Berry
Justified
200 HP/ 252 Atk/ 52 Spe
Adamant
- Swords Dance
- Drain Punch
- Zen Headbutt
- Shadow Sneak


Cryogonal @ Icicle plate
Levitate
64 HP/ 252 SpD/ 192 Spe
Timid
- Rapid Spin
- Recover
- Ice Beam
- HP - Fire


Spiritomb @ Blackglasses
Pressure
248 HP/ 252 Def/ 8 SpD
Adamant
- Will-O-Wisp
- Suckerpunch
- Pursuit
- Shadow Sneak
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Old January 27th, 2013 (7:47 PM).
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It seems that you're using a bulky spread on Gallade; Drain Punch is the better option over Close Combat because the defense drops are detriments on bulky 'mons (except for Hitmontop, but that's another story). CC is better suited on offensive Gallade, IMO.

Also for Spiritomb, why aren't you investing in Attack if it's Adamant? EV spread should be 248 HP/252 Atk/8 SDef.
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Old January 27th, 2013 (7:56 PM).
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It seems that you're using a bulky spread on Gallade; Drain Punch is the better option over Close Combat because the defense drops are detriments on bulky 'mons (except for Hitmontop, but that's another story). CC is better suited on offensive Gallade, IMO.

Also for Spiritomb, why aren't you investing in Attack if it's Adamant? EV spread should be 248 HP/252 Atk/8 SDef.
Omg, I actually have it with Drain Punch, but my stupid brain processed it as Close Combat. xD

And to be completely honest, I just saw some Pokemon sets I thought might work together and threw them in a team. :c
Which explains the Spiritomb.
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Old January 27th, 2013 (7:59 PM). Edited January 27th, 2013 by Miss Doronjo.
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    I've faced your team before, sooo mind if I give some suggestions? :3

    You don't need Stealth Rock on Nidoqueen if you have Stealth Rock on Uxie. :[ Uxie seems to be your go-to pokemon for Stealth Rock anyway, soooo how about you try Ice Beam instead? Ice Beam hits Dragon-types very hard, OHKOing max HP Druddigon after Stealth Rock, Altaria and Fraxure unconditionally, and 2HKOing Dragonair. Or, you can try Sludge Wave, in which it sort of eases prediction, as in, you can follow up with a coverage move to 2HKO something. For example, Slowking can be 2HKOed with a combination of Sludge Wave and Thunderbolt.

    Now, you seem to be in favor for all out attacking for this team. Why not try something like.. Dual Screens, or utilizing Spikes? That way, you can add pressure for your opponent, as you continue your offensive pivots.

    Hope that helps. :3
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    Old January 27th, 2013 (8:16 PM).
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    It does help, a lot.
    I have such a hard time with Dragon types, so I think I may go with Ice Beam and see from there. c:
    And I may even switch it every now and then for a Sludge Wave and see which I like the most, but I didn't even consider those two, honestly, so thank you! c:
    What Pokemon would you recommend if I were to use a Dual Screen or Spikes method? o3o
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    Old January 27th, 2013 (8:28 PM).
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      Well, Uxie and Mesprit do a good job of setting up Dual Screens. :3 They can even use SR and U-turn to your first offensive pivot. For Spikes, you can try Ferroseed, because thanks to Eviolite and its excellent typing, Ferroseed is a fantastic team supporter. It can tank those Water, Electric, and Grass type attacks - especially water attacks for your Nidoqueen.

      Some suggestions for ya. ^^
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      Old January 28th, 2013 (8:02 AM).
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      Nidoqueen @ Life Orb
      Sheerforce
      4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spe
      Modest
      - Earthpower
      - Fire Blast
      - Thunderbolt
      - Ice Beam


      Slowking @ Leftovers
      Regenerator
      248 HP/144 Def/ 116 SpD
      Calm
      - Slack Off
      - Scald
      - Thunder Wave
      - Psychic


      Uxie @ Light Clay
      Levitate
      252 HP/ 160 Def/ 96 Spe
      Bold
      - Stealth Rock
      - Light Screen
      - Reflect
      - U-turn


      Ferroseed @ Eviolite
      Iron Barbs
      252 HP/ 4 Atk/ 252 Def
      Impish
      - Leech Seed
      - Spikes
      - Seed Bomb
      - Protect


      Cryogonal @ Icicle plate
      Levitate
      64 HP/ 252 SpD/ 192 Spe
      Timid
      - Rapid Spin
      - Recover
      - Ice Beam
      - HP - Fire


      Spiritomb @ Blackglasses
      Pressure
      248 HP/ 252 Atk/ 8 SpD
      Adamant
      - Will-O-Wisp
      - Suckerpunch
      - Pursuit
      - Shadow Sneak
      Ok, so made some alterations to my team now. c:
      Anything else anyone can think of to help with?
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      Old January 28th, 2013 (3:02 PM).
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        You miiiight want to watch out for LO Magmortar - It has the power of OHKOing - 2HKOing your party after stealth rock, unless you have screens up. But to be fair, not much things in RU can legitimately "counter" Magmortar anyway.

        What you can try to do, have your Uxie use 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe with a Jolly Nature, so that you can set up a Light Screen before Magmortar attacks. Plus, having more speed on Uxie would decrease it's chances on being taunted on the first turn by slower users.

        And you know what - with your screens, I'd try something that can set-up, you know? Powerful offensive Pokemon such as Swords Dance Gallade, Belly Drum Linoone, and Shift Gear Klinklang pair very well with Uxie! Plus, they have good synergy together.

        Hope this helps~ ^^
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        Old January 28th, 2013 (3:05 PM).
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        It also seems to me that you're using offensive Cryogonal, so it's better to max out its Special Attack rather than Special Defense.

        And like Doronjo said, Dual Screen Uxie needs speed more than defenses so it can get its screens up faster.
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