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Old April 6th, 2013 (6:40 PM).
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    Hey there. I'm not new to pokemon but I have very little competitive battle experience. I've only played competitively against a couple of friends in Gen IV but I really never had great team building or synergy. I am open to any team changes.

    Sableye @ Lagging Tail
    Ability: Prankster
    -Trick
    -Taunt
    -Wil-O-Wisp
    -Recover
    EVs: 252 HP/120 Def/136 S.Def

    Medicham @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Pure Power
    -Hi Jump Kick
    -Ice Punch
    -Trick
    -Psycho Cut
    EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spe/4 HP

    Metagross @ Choice Band
    Ability: Clear Body
    -Bullet Punch
    -Meteor Mash
    -Zen Headbutt
    -Hammer Arm
    EVs: 164 HP/252 Atk/92 Spe

    Chandelure @ Life Orb
    Ability: Flash Fire
    -Fire Blast
    -Shadow Ball
    -Substitute
    -Pain Split
    EVs: 252 Sp. Atk/252 Spe/4 HP

    Empoleon @ Choice Specs
    Ability: Torment
    -Hydro Pump
    -Surf
    -Grass Knot
    -Ice Beam
    EVs: 200 HP/252 Sp. Atk/56 Spe

    Cloyster @ Leftovers
    Ability: Skill Link
    -Icicle Spear
    -Spikes
    -Surf
    -Rapid Spin
    EVs: 248 HP/84 Atk/176 Def

    I was thinking of replacing Cloyster for a more reliable wall. Plus, my team could use a cut down on Ground Type weaknesses. Was thinking of replacing Cloyster and Metagross for more speed and resistance.

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    Old April 6th, 2013 (7:01 PM).
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    Medicham is mediocre in OU play because while it has great Attack courtesy of Huge Power, its average Speed lets it down. While Conkeldurr is a lot slower than Medicham, it has good enough defenses to compensate:
    -Bulk Up
    -Drain Punch
    -Mach Punch
    -Ice Punch/Payback/Stone Edge
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 120 HP/252 Atk/136 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Guts

    or
    -Drain Punch
    -Mach Punch
    -Facade/Ice Punch
    -Payback
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 128 HP/252 Atk/128 SDef
    Item: Flame Orb/Toxic Orb
    Ability: Guts

    or
    -Substitute
    -Focus Punch
    -Mach Punch
    -Stone Edge/Payback
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Spe
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Iron Fist

    In a similar vein to Medicham, Chandelure suffers from average Speed. Gengar or Volcarona are faster alternatives:

    Gengar:
    -Substitute
    -Shadow Ball
    -Focus Blast
    -Disable/Thunderbolt/Hidden Power (Fire)/Pain Split
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Black Sludge/Life Orb

    or
    -Substitute/Protect
    -Shadow Ball
    -Focus Blast
    -Hidden Power (Fire)
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Black Sludge/Life Orb

    Volcarona:
    -Quiver Dance
    -Fire Blast
    -Bug Buzz
    -Hidden Power (Rock/Ground)/Psychic
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry

    or
    -Quiver Dance
    -Fiery Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Roost
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 240 HP/252 Def/16 Spe
    Item: Leftovers

    or
    -Quiver Dance
    -Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Rest
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 160 HP/236 SAtk/112 Spe
    Item: Chesto Berry

    I agree that Cloyster needs to go. Forretress makes a better Rapid Spinner, and you're in a dire need of hazards here:
    -Spikes/Stealth Rock
    -Rapid Spin
    -Volt Switch
    -Gyro Ball/Hidden Power (Ice)
    Nature: Relaxed/Bold
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
    Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell
    Ability: Sturdy

    or
    -Spikes
    -Stealth Rock
    -Gyro Ball
    -Explosion
    Nature: Brave
    EVs: 252 Atk
    Item: Custap Berry
    Ability: Sturdy

    Given my suggestion of Forretress, you have too many Steels. A Dragon of your own might be ideal here, such as Dragonite, Hydreigon, [email protected] or Salamence. One can go over Empoleon.
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