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Old February 19th, 2013 (5:16 PM).
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    Keep in mind this is my first competitjve team, so go easy on me. Thanks

    1. Tyranitar. Adamant. EV's = 252atk 252spd 4HP
    Sand Stream
    Stone Edge
    ~Expert Belt

    2. Flygon. Adamant. EV's = 252atk 252spd 4HP
    Fly (idk why)
    ~ Choice Scarf

    3. Lucario. Adamant. EV's = 252atk 252def 4HP
    Inner Focus
    Close Combat
    Ice Punch
    Swords Dance
    ~Life Orb

    4. Rotom-W. Timid. EV's = 252sp.atk 252spd 4HP
    Thunder Wave
    Volt Switch
    Hydro Pump
    ~Choice Specs

    5. Mamoswine. Adamant. EV's = 252spd 252atk 4HP
    Snow Cloak
    Ice Shard
    Ice Fang

    6.Metagross. Adamant. EV's = 252atk 252HP 4Def
    Clear Body
    Stealth Rock
    Hammer Arm
    Meteor Mash
    Zen Headbutt
    ~Quick Claw

    So yeah. Thats my team. Tell me any thoughts or whatever. Thancks. c:

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    Old February 19th, 2013 (6:16 PM).
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    Normally, I'd make Tyranitar a setter-upper of Stealth Rock, but since Metagross is already carrying it, a Choice set might be better:
    -Stone Edge
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 180 HP/252 Atk/76 Spe (Adamant) or 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe (Jolly)
    Item: Choice Band (Adamant)/Choice Scarf (Jolly)
    Ability: Sand Stream

    While Flygon is a good scout/revenge killer with U-turn + Choice Scarf, it doesn't have much power. IMO, Scizor is a better alternative:
    -Bullet Punch
    -Pursuit/Quick Attack
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 248 HP/252 Atk/8 Spe
    Item: Choice Band
    Ability: Technician

    Running Thunder on a sand team is a big no-no, since its accuracy will be cut to 50% in sandstorm. Rotom-W lacks reliable recovery outside of Rest and Pain Split, so the latter attack is preferred over Thunder. And it seems you're using a defense-oriented set, so the preferred nature and EV spread are Calm with 248 HP/28 SAtk/232 SDef, and the item should be Leftovers. And as an alternative, if you want to keep your current spread, Thunder Wave isn't the best option in a Choice set, since you'll be locked into the move after use unless you switch out. Replace it with Trick so that Rotom-W can cripple walls and physical attackers with its Choice item. Also, replace Thunder with Thunderbolt or Hidden Power (Ice).

    Since this is a competitive team, Icicle Crash is still preferred over Ice Fang on Mamoswine; you can breed female Swinub/Piloswine/Mamoswine with a male Beartic with the move. Thick Fat is also Mamo's preferred ability to give it a neutrality to Fire and a resistance to Ice. I'd put Terrakion in its place since it benefits from the 1.5x Special Defense boost in Sandstorm:
    -Swords Dance
    -Rock Polish/Substitute
    -Close Combat
    -Stone Edge
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Air Balloon/Salac Berry

    Metagross should use Pursuit over Zen Headbutt, as Pursuit has more utility in catching fleeing opponents, especially Ghosts/Psychics. The EV spread should be 252 HP/96 Atk/160 SDef to help it take special hits more easily.


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