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Old July 10th, 2013 (7:17 PM).
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    Here is my 4th attempt at a random battle team, for singles. Seems to be working well so far, about a 75% win ratio, still could use some work. Although most of my loses, seems to be from misplays outside of getting destroyed, which I can live with.

    1. Cloyster @ White Herb
    Trait: Skill Link
    EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense
    Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)
    - Shell Smash
    - Icicle Spear
    - Rock Blast
    - Razor Shell

    My main lead, I took razor shell over Ice shard for coverage, not sold on it yet, but it's helped me a few times, and times I needed a priority I was able to surive a hit to get off icicle spear.

    2. Togekiss @ Choice scarf
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
    - Thunder Wave
    - Air Slash
    - Flamethrower
    - Roost

    Mostly used as a Flinch Machine, simple but effective.

    3. Porygon2 @ Eviolite
    Trait: Trace
    EVs: 252 HP / 184 Def / 72 SpD
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Thunderbolt
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunder Wave
    - Recover

    Good All around tan, Able to stall out a lot of pokemon and win the war of attrition.

    4. Blissey @ Leftovers
    Trait: Natural Cure
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    - Aromatherapy
    - Toxic
    - Softboiled
    - Flamethrower

    My Special wall, haven't used much, probably a prime candidate to be replaced.

    5. Tentacrue @ Black sludge
    Trait: Liquid Ooze
    - Rapid Spin
    - Toxic Spikes
    - Scald
    - Protect

    Another member I haven't used a lot, haven't ran into much worry from hazards yet, but he is basically my rapid spinner.

    6. Breloom @ Toxic Orb
    Trait: Poison Heal
    EVs: 236 HP / 252 Def / 20 Spe
    Impish Nature (+Def, -SpA)
    - Substitute
    - Spore
    - Focus Punch
    - Leech Seed

    SubSeed breeloom. I love this guy but barely ever use him also, so maybe another candidate to replace.

    So far I use the members in order of list, 6th being the least (5% or less)

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Old July 10th, 2013 (7:31 PM).
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    Choice Scarf should only be used on Pokemon with 4 attacks or 3 attacks + Trick/status, since it locks Togekiss into the move it last used. Give it Leftovers or Sitrus Berry. Replace Flamethrower with Aura Sphere, since Flying/Fighting has better coverage than Flying/Fire. Also, make Togekiss more defensive; this set should show what I mean:
    -Thunder Wave
    -Air Slash
    -Aura Sphere/Nasty Plot
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Def.252 SDef
    Item: Leftovers/Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Serene Grace

    A specially defensive spread is better than a physically defensive spread on Blissey because while a physically defensive spread helps Blissey take physical moves more easily, it makes Blissey more susceptible to special moves when it shouldn't be. The preferred nature/EV spread should be 4 HP/252 Def/252 SDef with a Calm nature.

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