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Old May 8th, 2013 (10:06 PM).
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    I'm trying to build a good team to compete with others. Can anyone tell me if something wrong with my current team and how to fix any major weak points? All of my pokemon are level 100 and are as follows:

    Ampharos
    EVs: 208 HP/252 Sp.Atk/50 Speed
    Volt Switch
    Thunderbolt
    Giga Impact
    Focus Blast


    Metagross
    EVs: 255 HP/5 Sp.Atk/122 Sp.Def/128 Speed
    Hammer Arm
    Meteor Mash
    Earthquake
    Zen Headbutt


    Charizard
    EVs: 125HP/255 Sp.Atk/130 Sp.Def
    Air Slash
    Focus Blast
    SolarBeam
    Fire Blast


    Lucario
    EVs: 6HP/252 Atk/252 Speed
    Detect
    Close Combat
    ExtremeSpeed
    Ice Punch


    Umbreon
    EVs: 252HP/5 Atk/253 Speed
    Confuse Ray
    Foul Play
    Heal Bell
    Moonlight


    Haxorus
    EVs:76 HP/252 Atk/182 Speed
    Brick Break
    Dragon Claw
    Earthquake
    X-Scissor


    Also I constantly breed pokemon so all 6 of these have either 30 or 31 on all IVs. I'm open to all suggestions.

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    Old May 8th, 2013 (11:00 PM).
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    List natures, EVs, items and abilities in the future, plz.

    Ampharos is seriously outclassed in the OU (standard) environment. There are better alternatives out there, like Jolteon or Rotom-W, who just happen to be faster than Ampharos:

    Jolteon:
    -Thunderbolt
    -Volt Switch
    -Signal Beam
    -Hidden Power (Ice)
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 Def/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs/Life Orb
    Ability: Volt Absorb

    Rotom-W:
    -Volt Switch
    -Hydro Pump
    -Will-o-Wisp
    -Pain Split/Hidden Power (Ice)
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 232 HP/56 SAtk/220 Spe
    Item: Leftovers

    or
    -Volt Switch
    -Hydro Pump
    -Thunder Wave/Will-o-Wisp
    -Pain Split
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 248 HP/28 SAtk/232 SDef
    Item: Leftovers

    or
    -Volt Switch
    -Hydro Pump
    -Hidden Power (Ice)
    -Trick/Thunderbolt
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs/Choice Scarf

    What the heck is up with Metagross' EV spread? What's the point of using Special Attack EVs if you're not using Special moves?:
    -Stealth Rock
    -Meteor Mash
    -Bullet Punch
    -Earthquake/Hammer Arm
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 252 HP/96 Atk/160 SDef or 252 HP/252 Atk/4 Spe
    Item: Leftovers/Air Balloon

    or
    -Agility
    -Zen Headbutt
    -Earthquake
    -Meteor Mash/Ice Punch
    Nature: Jolly/Adamant
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb

    or
    -Meteor Mash
    -Bullet Punch
    -Hammer Arm
    -Zen Headbutt/Pursuit/Ice Punch
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 164 HP/252 Atk/92 Spe
    Item: Choice Band

    or
    -Meteor Mash
    -Hidden Power (Fire)
    -Grass Knot
    -Zen Headbutt/Earthquake
    Nature: Naughty
    EVs: 252 HP/228 SAtk/24 Spe
    Item: Life Orb

    No matter how tempting Charizard is to use in OU, it absolutely sucks in there because of its 4x Stealth Rock weakness and how easily it's worn down. Even though Volcarona also shares a 4x Rock weakness with Charizard, it packs more power while being as fast as Charizard is:
    -Quiver Dance
    -Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Giga Drain/Hidden Power (Ground)
    Nature: Timid/Modest
    EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry

    or
    -Quiver Dance
    -Bug Buzz
    -Fire Blast/Fiery Dance
    -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

    Lucario should use Swords Dance over Detect; I don't see much use of that move, tbh. It's 100% outclassed by Protect, and Lucario would rather attack straight away or make itself stronger with Swords Dance than stall for a turn. Make sure the nature is Adamant or Jolly and the EV spread is 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe.

    Tbh, Espeon is the better option over Umbreon, as the former's Magic Bounce ability bounces back entry hazards (especially Stealth Rock, which Volcarona loathes):
    -Reflect
    -Light Screen
    -Psychic/Psyshock
    -Baton Pass/Hidden Power (Fire)
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Def/252 Spe
    Item: Light Clay
    Ability: Magic Bounce

    Haxorus' Speed tier is rather...awkward. It's better off maxing out on Attack and Speed. Also, it has better coverage moves out there:
    -Swords Dance
    -Outrage
    -Superpower/Low Kick
    -Substitute/Aqua Tail/Earthquake
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Fighting Gem/Life Orb/Lum Berry
    Ability: Mold Breaker

    or
    -Outrage
    -Earthquake
    -Superpower
    -Aqua Tail/Dragon Claw/Dual Chop
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Band
    Ability: Mold Breaker

    or
    -Dragon Dance
    -Swords Dance
    -Outrage
    -Earthquake/Low Kick
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Lum Berry/Draco Plate
    Ability: Mold Breaker

    or
    -Dragon Dance
    -Outrage
    -Earthquake
    -Low Kick/Taunt
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Lum Berry/Yache Berry
    Ability: Mold Breaker
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