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Old April 10th, 2012 (12:59 AM).
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    heres my current team (still raising some of them)

    Volcarona
    Nature- Timid
    Item- Flame plate (will replace)
    Moves- Flamethrower
    Bug Buzz
    Psychic
    Fiery Dance

    its already lv 100 so i can only change its moves. i trained it to be a speedy sp. attack sweeper

    Lucario
    Nature- Relaxed
    Item- None
    Moves- Aura Sphere
    Extremespeed
    Dark Pulse
    Psychic
    as for this, i just like this guy. i think hes trained attack and sp. attack. also lv 100

    Altaria
    Nature- Adamant
    Item- None
    Moves- Dragon Claw
    Rest
    Aerial Ace
    Sky Attack
    i like dragons so i caught this, actually not half bad as far as altarias go. its ability is natural cure so thats why i decided to go with rest to fill a move slot. lv 96

    Carracosta
    Nature- Adamant
    Item- either life orb or scarf
    Moves- Waterfall
    Crunch
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    probably replacing crunch with ice beam for grass types. trained in attack and sp. defence. lv 63/4

    Jolteon
    i haven gotten to this poke yet.

    Gallade
    rasing this one from scratch


    i haven't got a sixth poke yet but im thinking Tyranitar or Excadrill

    any tips on anything is useful so ill if its a decent tip/idea post it.

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    Old April 10th, 2012 (1:34 AM).
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    For Volcarona, replace Flamethrower with Quiver Dance. It doesn't need 2 STAB moves, and the guarantee for a Special Attack boost (plus the Special Defense and Speed boosts) is helpful.

    Relaxed is a terrible nature on Lucario because it reduces its already-average Speed. It can go mixed, but it's better to stick to one form of offense because of its already mentioned Speed:
    -Swords Dance
    -Close Combat
    -Crunch/Ice Punch/Stone Edge
    -ExtremeSpeed
    Nature: Jolly/Adamant
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb

    or
    -Nasty Plot
    -Aura Sphere
    -Dark Pulse/Shadow Ball
    -Hidden Power (Ice)/Vacuum Wave
    Nature: Modest/Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb

    Altaria is sadly outclassed by other Dragons because Dragonite, Salamence, Hydreigon and Haxorus can hit harder than it can, while Dragonite is better at supporting and defending, due to Multiscale. While Altaria does have the same Speed as Dragonite, the other Dragons I mentioned are also faster. I suggest looking at those 5 Dragons' sets at Smogon and make a pick on what set you want to use from there.

    Carracosta is better off in the lower tiers due to its pretty poor defensive typing and Special Defense. Sure, it can Shell Smash (or even Curse), but I think you do need a defensive/support Pokemon somewhere in there, like Ferrothorn:
    -Spikes/Stealth Rock
    -Leech Seed
    -Power Whip/Protect
    -Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
    Nature: Relaxed
    EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
    Item: Leftovers

    Since you're looking for Jolteon, how about this set?:
    -Thunderbolt
    -Volt Switch
    -Shadow Ball/Signal Beam
    -Hidden Power (Ice/Grass)
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs/Life Orb
    Ability: Volt Absorb

    For Gallade, you can choose from these sets:
    -Bulk Up
    -Drain Punch
    -Ice Punch/Stone Edge
    -Shadow Sneak
    Nature: Careful
    EVs: 240 HP/40 Atk/216 SDef/12 Spe
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Steadfast

    or
    -Swords Dance
    -Close Combat
    -Ice Punch/Stone Edge
    -Shadow Sneak
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb

    Just by looking at the OP, you already have 6 Pokemon. I wouldn't suggest Tyranitar or Excadrill for these reasons:
    -Your team doesn't benefit from Sandstorm
    -Excadrill is (almost) dependent on Sand to function (plus, it's an Uber)
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    Old April 10th, 2012 (1:57 AM). Edited April 10th, 2012 by Geass20.
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      yeah i know altaria sucks but i wanted to branch out in my teams a little. i wouldve replaced i with my haxorous anyway after i found a good moveset. and i know lucario's nature is plain crap but i kept it after it hatched because it has an okay charateristic that boosts sp attack. didnt notice id had six, so now i feel stupid

      its also kind of a waste to ditch flamethrower since i used a pp max on it

      also thinking aboutgetting the espeon instead because i already have i kinda raised

      im not opposed to people offering completly new teams, just no event pokes ok

      i made the following changes to my team

      Volcarona- replaced fiery dance with quiver dance

      getting rid of Lucario, recommend any other good pokes?

      Haxorous
      Nature- lonely
      Item- Scope lens
      Moves-Dragon claw
      X-scissor
      Dragon Dance
      Guillotine
      im going to scrap the OHKO move as soon as i think of a good replacement. EV trained in attack and speed. replacing scope lens

      ill go with the ferrothorn suggested and see what happens

      Espeon- im looking for more of an offensive set on this
      Item- Specs

      trying to replace Gallade with a more tank-like poke, any recommendations?

      Note- im more of an offensive battler so try not to seggest defensive sets unless theyre really good
       
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