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Old July 24th, 2013 (7:48 PM).
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    Hey guys, Zylas here. I've just made another competitive battle team, and I'd like your guys' opinion. Its a simple OU team with a Sandstorm lead, 2 Physical Sweepers, 2 Special Sweepers/a Rapid Spinner, and a Tank/Annoyer. Here it is:

    Tyranitar: @Focus Sash Ability - Sandstream *Mild*

    Moveset ~

    Crunch
    Fire Blast
    Ice Beam
    Stealth Rock

    EVs= 252 Sp. Atk; 252 Spd; 4 Atk

    Jellicent: @Leftovers Ability - Water Absorb *Bold*

    Moveset ~

    Scald
    Toxic
    Recover
    Taunt

    EVs= 248 HP; 216 Def; 44 Spe

    Scizor: @Choice Band Ability - Technician *Adamant*

    Moveset ~

    U-Turn
    Bullet Punch
    Superpower
    Pursuit

    EVs= 248 HP; 252 Atk; 8 Sp. Def

    Lucario: @ Life Orb Ability - Inner Focus *Adamant*

    Moveset ~

    Swords Dance
    Close Combat
    ExtremeSpeed
    Ice Punch

    EVs= 252 Atk; 252 Spe; 4 HP

    Starmie: @Leftovers Ability - Natural Cure *Timid*

    Moveset ~

    Surf
    Thunderbolt
    Ice Beam
    Rapid Spin

    EVs= 252 Sp. Atk; 252 Spe; 4 Sp. Def

    Alakazam: @Focus Sash Ability - Magic Guard *Timid*

    Moveset ~

    Psyshock
    Focus Blast
    Signal Beam
    Hidden Power Ice

    EVs= 252 Sp. Atk; 252 Spe; 4 HP

    I feel like I have a distinct weakness to dark with Jellicent, Starmie, and Alakazam. Help?
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    Old July 24th, 2013 (8:38 PM). Edited July 24th, 2013 by molivious.
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      Hrm, a "smogon team", eh? Summarizing my thoughts:
      1) Is Tyranitar a special sweeper or a tank? If it's a sweeper, it must have Spe, not SpD. If it's a Tank, it must have some HP and some physical attacks...

      2) Yes, your team is pooped with Dark-type moves. Sucker Punch is your bane and is something even your Speed-based sweepers cannot trump. So yeah, this could easily take down 3 of your pokemon. IMO, that's not much of a problem. Sucker Punch is very rare in OU. Could only think of Dugtrio or Latias using it.

      In any case, you may easily replace Jellicent with a different tank/annoyer. Some good alternatives are Ferrothorn and Gastrodon. As for Starmie/Alakazam, fair choices are Latias, Jolteon, or Jirachi.

      Edit: Your current team's pretty pooped against the very common Garchomp, btw..
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      Old July 24th, 2013 (9:15 PM). Edited July 25th, 2013 by PlatinumDude.
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      Ferrothorn or Celebi are good fits on the team if you're having trouble with Jellicent and Starmie:

      Ferrothorn:
      -Spikes/Stealth Rock
      -Leech Seed/Stealth Rock
      -Power Whip/Leech Seed/Protect
      -Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave
      Nature: Relaxed
      EVs: 252 HP/48 Def/208 SDef
      Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell

      Celebi:
      -Giga Drain/Psychic
      -U-turn
      -Recover
      -Perish Song/Thunder Wave/Stealth Rock
      Nature: Calm
      EVs: 252 HP/236 SDef/20 Spe
      Item: Leftovers

      or
      -Leaf Storm
      -Earth Power/Psychic/Hidden Power (Fire)
      -Thunder Wave/U-turn
      -Recover
      Nature: Modest
      EVs: 60 HP/252 SAtk/196 Spe
      Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

      or
      -Nasty Plot
      -Giga Drain
      -Earth Power/Hidden Power (Fire)
      -Psychic/Recover/Hidden Power (Ice)
      Nature: Timid
      EVs: 4 Def/252 SAtk/252 Spe
      Item: Leftovers/Life Orb

      or
      -Leaf Storm
      -Hidden Power (Ice/Fire)
      -Earth Power/Psychic
      -U-turn/Trick
      Nature: Timid
      EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
      Item: Choice Scarf
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      Old July 24th, 2013 (9:58 PM).
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        I agree that Celebi should be on your team, as your team may have trouble taking on Ground and Electric-types as well as Jellicent. A setup special sweeper set might be the most handy here.

        -Nasty Plot
        -Giga Drain
        -Earth Power
        -Psychic/Recover
        Nature: Timid
        EVs: 4 Def/252 SAtk/252 Spe
        Item: Leftovers/Life Orb
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