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Old January 13th, 2019 (12:16 PM). Edited January 13th, 2019 by Team Embrace.
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    My gen 7 OU team

    Kalibur (Cloyster) (M) @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Skill Link
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    - Icicle Spear
    - Rock Blast
    - Shell Smash
    - Razor Shell

    This guy is my team's physical attacker. Works great under Psychic Surge after shell smash and acts as one of my lures for electric attacks. I put razor shell as move four for the defense drop it's the go to without shell smash up.

    Moko (Raichu) (M) @ Expert Belt
    Ability: Lightning Rod
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Discharge
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - Grass Knot
    - Focus Blast

    The reason I made this team. His speed buff finally lets him be usable and his coverage is outstanding. I chose expert belt over life orb cause I hate recoil. He is a little under-powered hence the team drawing out electric attacks.

    Luminoes (Sableye-Mega) (M) @ Sablenite
    Ability: Prankster
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpA
    Bold Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Calm Mind
    - Recover
    - Dark Pulse
    - Hidden Power [Fire]

    Without rapid spin or defog I wanted a magic bouncer to also fill my stealth rock slot. His poison resist is welcome. He also always lives two hits from Kartana (in mega form) even after a beast boost can OHKO it back.

    magjestra (Empoleon) (F) @ Shuca Berry
    Ability: Defiant
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 28 SpA / 224 SpD
    Sassy Nature
    - Aqua Jet
    - Scald
    - Signal Beam
    - Flash Cannon

    The team's special wall. Aqua jet + defiant is great for Landorus-T shuca berry to surprise other ground types. Signal beam gives a second counter to greninja.

    Togekiss (F) @ Rocky Helmet
    Ability: Serene Grace
    EVs: 160 HP / 252 Def / 96 SpD
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Wish
    - Heal Bell
    - Air Slash
    - Protect

    My surprise killer and the teams psychical wall. 4x fighting resist catch my eye for that. Rocky helmet does more damage to Mega Lopunny using high jump kick to itself then to her. other psychical hits do around 50-70 percent wish heals that right up.

    Lilly (Tapu Lele) @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Psychic Surge
    EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    - Moonblast
    - Psyshock
    - Energy Ball
    - Hidden Power [Ground]

    Named after Lilly of sun/moon fame this one is my teams main powerhouse. Choice Scarf allows it to always outspeed ash-greninja. HP-ground for heatran.
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    Old 4 Weeks Ago (2:31 PM). Edited 4 Weeks Ago by gimmepie.
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    Raichu doesn't fulfil any role on your team that better electric types can't. It's reasonably fast but lacks the power to really make a difference. Tapu Koko, Thundurus (either variety), Mega Manectric, Heliolisk, Jolteon, Raiku, Rotom (take your pick which one), Zapdos and Xurkitree can all fulfil that role much better and of those a handful are really better as defensive mon or wallbreakers than sweepers so that's saying something. There's also Zeraora as a physical alternative.

    Magearna also steamrolls most of your team.
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    Old 4 Weeks Ago (7:07 PM).
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      Raichu doesn't fulfil any role on your team that better electric types can't. It's reasonably fast but lacks the power to really make a difference. Tapu Koko, Thundurus (either variety), Mega Manectric, Heliolisk, Jolteon, Raiku, Rotom (take your pick which one), Zapdos and Xurkitree can all fulfil that role much better and of those a handful are really better as defensive mon or wallbreakers than sweepers so that's saying something. There's also Zeraora as a physical alternative.

      Magearna also steamrolls most of your team.
      Your right Raichu is the team's weak link. However the team was made for it so I feel changing Raichu out defeats the team's purpose. Per the guidelines "Don't make team-building suggestions that deviate from the team's purpose. For instance, if a team is built around a certain Arceus forme, replacing the Arceus forme would be too drastic of a change." But as a competitive player I agree with your points 100% . In my play-testing before posting here I did find a new burning hatred for Magearna lol. Thank you for your great feedback!
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