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Old June 24th, 2012 (12:55 PM).
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I need a bit of help with my team. I have a rotation of 10 EV trained pokemon with great natures and some movesets from smogon. I need help choosing which 6 to use. Thanks in advance!

PKMN #1: Bulky Swords Dance Scizor
Adamant, Item: Leftovers
Ability: Technician
EV Spread: 252 HP, 40 Atk, 252 SpD
Swords Dance
Bullet Punch
Bug Bite

Resists Specs Latios, Easy Swords Dance Setup
EVs in SpD to help resist Drought Ninetales

PKMN #2: Swords Dance Haxorus
Adamant, Item: Lum Berry
Ability: Mold Breaker
EV Spread: 252 Atk, 220 Spe, 36 HP
Swords Dance
Brick Break

Physical Sweeper, Lum Berry allows for 2 straight outrages, as well as curing Toxic and TW. Lum Berry can be replaced with Life Orb for more damage output. Mold Breaker helps hit Levitaters with Earthquake.

PKMN #3: Calm Mind Alakazam
Timid, Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EV Spread: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 Def
Calm Mind
Focus Blast
Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper. Focus Sash makes up for horrible defenses. Helps setup for a Calm Mind. Can be replaced with Life Orb, but riskier. Magic Guard helps negate Toxic and W-O-W damage as well as Sand Stream damage.

PKMN #4: Special Sweeper Ninetales
Timid, Item: Life Orb
Ability: Drought
EV Spread: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
Fire Blast
Energy Ball

Special Sweeper. Energy Ball takes care of switch-ins. Burn lowers attack of physical sweepers and Hypnosis takes care of special sweepers.

PKMN #5: Dragon Dance Scrafty
Jolly, Lum Berry
Ability: Moxie
EV Spread: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Dragon Dance
Drain Punch
Ice Punch

Physical Boss. Moxie raises Atk to ridiculous levels. Atks have almost perfect coverage.

PKMN #6: Special Attacker Hydreigon
Modest, Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
EV Spread: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Moves: Dark Pulse
Draco Meteor
Fire Blast
Focus Blast

Dark Pulse and Draco Meteor are powerful STAB moves. Fire Blast deals with Steels and Bugs. Focus Blast deals with Tyranitar, Blissey, and Heatran.

PKMN #7: Annoying Stall Gliscor
Impish, Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
EV Spread: 252 HP, 184 Def, 72 Spe

Most annoying set ever. Substitute used to stall. Protect used to stall. STAB Earthquake FTW. Toxic deals with those immune to Earthquake.


PKMN #8: Ferrothorn
Relaxed, Leftovers
Iron Barbs
EV Spread: 252 HP, 88 Def, 168 SpD
Leech Seed
Gyro Ball
Power Whip

Spikes are spikes. Leech Seed to prevent your opponent from setting up and to heal yourself. Gyro Ball and Power Whip are great moves.

PKMN #9: Skarmory
Impish, Leftovers
EV Spread: 252 HP, 232 HP, 24 Spe
Brave Bird

Standard Skarm.

PKMN #10: Blissey
Bold, Leftovers
Natural Cure
EV Spread: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 SpD
Seismic Toss

Blissey is Blissey.

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Old June 24th, 2012 (4:26 PM).
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You can't go over 510 EVs total on any Pokemon, just so you know. I think you're referring to the fact that Scizor's EV spread is 252 HP/40 Atk/216 SDef.

Anyway, this should be the team you're using:
-your choice of Ferrothorn and Skarmory

Old June 26th, 2012 (11:50 AM).
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Sorry, typo!
Thanks for the advice! I'll def use this team!
Old June 26th, 2012 (1:24 PM).
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IMO Substitute + 3 attacks is better for Alakazam. Then it can run a Life Orb which is better for it.

Alakazam @Life Orb
Timid (+Spe; -Atk)
Magic Guard
4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
~ Substitute
~ Psychic / Psyshock
~ Focus Blast
~ Shadow Ball

The team that you're wanting to use from PD's suggestion is kinda weak to Terrakion. If you choose Ferrothorn, anyway. Skarmory would probably be your better option. Also once Alakazam goes you lose all Special attack options meaning enemy Gliscor, Skarmory, Forretress etc can just wall you with their huge physical might. Volcarona nails 2/3 of those Pokèmon with no hassle. Gliscor, I think is OHKO with +1 Fire Blast. (Or maybe even unboosted, damage calcs aren't my thing). But then you have that awful Stealth Rock weakness and no way to get rid of it. I suggest you remove Skarmory/Ferrothorn and put Forretress in. Forretress can set-up Spikes, Toxic Spikes, Stealth Rock he can remove entry hazards and do (not a lot) damage with Gyro Ball (could hurt Terrakion a tad?)

Volcarona @Life Orb
Timid (+Spe; -Atk)
Flame Body
4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
~ Quiver Dance
~ Fire Blast / Fiery Dance
~ Bug Buzz
~ Hidden Power [Rock/Ground]

Forretress @Leftovers/Shed Shell
Relaxed (+Def; -Spe)
252 Hp / 176 Def / 80 SpD (0 Speed Iv's)
~ Toxic Spikes
~ Spikes
~ Gyro Ball / Volt Switch / Earthquake
~ Rapid Spin

Hope it helps! :)
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Old June 27th, 2012 (5:26 PM).
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If you don't mind, I would make the inquiry to use wide lens on ninetales. Hypnosis is a very inaccurate move. Have fun!
Old June 27th, 2012 (5:30 PM).
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OMG its a triple!!!

Anyways u can only have 6 pokemon on a team but I suggest userifying Scarf Hydrogeon and Alakazam since they support each others sweeps by stacking up against the same walls, the same goes for DD Scrafty and Haxorus so use those as well
finally I'd throw ferro on there for spikes and to act as a mixed wall then CB Scizor for extra insurance momentum etc lol

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Old June 27th, 2012 (5:46 PM).
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Yeah brah, I agree. But what are you thoughts about having substitute on hydregion instead?
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