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Old October 13th, 2012 (6:03 PM). Edited October 27th, 2012 by wolf.
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    Hey guys, i'm new to the forums and wanted help with my new team (could I have constructive criticism?).

    Milotic Cute Charm
    Shell Bell
    252 hp 252 sp.att 4 spd

    Hydro Pump
    Aqua Ring
    Baton Pass
    Water Pulse

    Porygon-Z Adaptability
    Silk Scarf
    252 sp.att 252 spd

    Tri-Attack
    Nasty Plot
    Trick
    Dark pulse/hidden power fighting

    Cradily Suction cups
    Leftovers
    252 hp 102 sp.def 102 def 52 spd

    Ingrain
    Baton pass
    Giga drain
    Stealth Rock

    Druddigon Rough skin
    Rocky Helmet
    252 att 252 hp 4 spd

    Sucker Punch
    Outrage
    Swords Dance
    Glare

    Foretress Sturdy
    (need item)
    252 def 252 sp.def 4 spd

    Rapid Spin
    Toxic Spikes
    Volt Switch
    Stealth Rock

    Ninetales Drought
    Focus Sash
    252 sp.att 252 def 4 spd

    Solar Beam
    Flamethrower
    will o wisp
    Confuse Ray


    As you can see, the party consists mainly of sweepers and baton passers, with my aqua ring milotic and ingrain cradily I believe I can baton pass to the sweeper of my choice to take down any pokemon in one hit-two hits.

    Thanks for checking out my team, I hope some of you can help me out.

    P.s please don't tell me to test it out as my ds is broken and I am getting a 3ds within this month.
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    Old October 13th, 2012 (11:07 PM).
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    I'll assume this is a UU team.

    Cute Charm is a terrible ability on Milotic. It's not likely to trigger against opposite-gendered Pokemon and infatuation can be cured by switching anyway. If memory serves me right, it can't learn Baton Pass either. It's better off supporting the team with its high defenses:
    -Scald
    -Ice Beam
    -Recover
    -Toxic/Dragon Tail/Haze
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 248 HP/252 Def/8 Spe
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Marvel Scale

    or
    -Rest
    -Sleep Talk
    -Scald
    -Dragon Tail
    Nature: Calm
    EVs: 248 HP/196 Def/56 SDef/8 Spe
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Marvel Scale

    Trick is better off on Choice sets. Porygon-Z's current set is seriously lacking in coverage here:
    -Nasty Plot
    -Tri Attack
    -Hidden Power (Fighting)
    -Dark Pulse
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb
    Ability: Adaptability

    or
    -Tri Attack
    -Dark Pulse
    -Hidden Power (Fighting)
    -Trick
    Nature: Timid/Modest
    EVs: 4 HP/252 SAtk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Specs/Choice Scarf
    Ability: Adaptability

    or
    -Agility
    -Tri Attack
    -Dark Pulse
    -Hidden Power (Fighting)
    Nature: Modest
    EVs: 96 HP/252 SAtk/160 Spe
    Item: Life Orb
    Ability: Download

    Cradily can't learn Baton Pass either. Clearly, Smeargle is your best bet for BP'ing Ingrain, since it's the only Pokemon who can do so:
    -Spore
    -Ingrain
    -Baton Pass
    -*insert set-up move here, preferably Shell Smash*
    Nature: Jolly/Timid
    EVs: 80 HP/96 Def/80 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Focus Sash
    Ability: Own Tempo

    Druddigon can't learn Swords Dance; Hone Claws is the only Attack-boosting move it learns. It can't take on offensive and defensive roles at once; it has to choose one:
    -Outrage
    -Sucker Punch
    -Earthquake
    -Dragon Claw/Superpower
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 144 HP/252 Atk/112 Spe
    Item: Choice Band
    Ability: Mold Breaker

    or
    -Stealth Rock
    -Dragon Tail/Roar
    -Dragon Claw
    -Glare
    Nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 Def
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Rough Skin

    As I said before, I'm assuming this is a UU team, so I'm replacing Forretress and Ninetales with something else, like, say, Hitmontop and Darmanitan:

    Hitmontop:
    -Rapid Spin
    -Foresight/Toxic
    -Close Combat
    -Sucker Punch/Stone Edge
    Nature: Impish
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Intimidate

    Darmanitan:
    -Flare Blitz
    -U-turn
    -Rock Slide
    -Earthquake/Superpower
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Band/Choice Scarf/Life Orb
    Ability: Sheer Force
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    Old October 19th, 2012 (6:31 PM). Edited October 19th, 2012 by jarodwr.
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      As you can see i'm not very experienced with team building xD, thanks for your help, i'll try and build an alternate team.

      is garchomp still banned from competitive play because of sand veil?
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