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Old August 10th, 2011 (4:15 PM).
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I'm not sure if this is the correct section for this but only recently for the first time have I started playing random battles against actual people from around the world. But I've been feeling like I'm not doing as great as I could be. So far I've faught 12 battles. Only 6 wins. That means I'm literaly only winning half the matches I play. I don't know if that's good or bad. I can't help but wonder if you can play a random wifi battle with all 6 of your pokemon rather than with only 3 of them.I know how EVs work but I find it difficult to know where to place them. So I just spread them fairly evenly among the stats I know the pokemon will need with help from vitamins.

Actualy obtaining pokemon seems hard too. Every time I try to use the global trade center thing all I get is people asking for absurd things like a level 1-9 reshiram/zekrom. It's not even possible so why do people post for that? So far some of the pokemon I like using are:

Hydreigon, volcarona and elektross.

Elektross makes a nice lead I find being able to thunder wave spread with dragon tail then fight with both physical and special coverage using thunderbolt for stab and brick break for physical damage and lots of type coverage while breaking screen setups.

Volcarona I find to be the best bug type pokemon in the game with its quiver dance setting up for a nice sweep with bug buzz, flamethrower and psychic.

Hydreigon is the strongest non legendary I can find in the game. Finding a moveset was kind of tricky but I use draco meteor for heavy damage with a dragon gem item. Once that has been used I can uilize acrobatics to its fullest potential or use u-turn to switch out and reset draco meteor. Earthquake I added for extra coverage.

Which other ones should I use?
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Old August 10th, 2011 (5:06 PM).
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First, could you provide a more in-depth moveset? Such as:
Volcarona @ Life Orb
Ability: Flame Body
Modest Nature (+SpAtk,-Atk)
Quiver Dance
Bug Buzz
Flamethrower/Fire Blast/Overheat/Fiery Dance
EVs: 4 HP/252 SpAtk/252 Spe

It makes it easier for us to view and rate your team.

Second of all, NO Earthquake or Acrobatics for Hydreigon. Dragon Gem isn't great either. Use U-Turn/Fire Blast/Draco Meteor/Dark Pulse @ Life Orb/Choice Specs/Choice Scarf and Timid nature with 252 SpAtk/252 Spe/4 HP.

Dragon Tail isn't great on Eelektross, and neither is Brick Break. I might even scrap Eelektross entirely as a Pokemon, it's generally not very good and completely outclassed by Galvantula.

BTW you can obtain Pokemon on PC or by Breeding, you know.

As for your other slots, we're not really supposed to build teams for you. I'm not sure if that just means from scratch or if we aren't allowed to provide team members at all.
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