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Old June 4th, 2011 (6:56 PM). Edited June 4th, 2011 by sarious.
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    Sawk
    Giga Impact
    Retaliate
    Reversal
    Close Combat

    Item: Fist Plate
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    Darmanitan
    Thrash
    Overheat
    Flare Blitz
    Hammer Arm

    Item: Flame Plate
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    Haxorus
    Dragon Tail
    Dragon Claw
    Hyper Beam
    Dragon Pulse

    Item: Draco Plate
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    Boldore
    Explosion
    Iron Defense
    Rock Slide
    Stone Edge

    Item: Stone Plate
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    Tornadus
    Fly
    Air Slash
    Toxic
    Agility

    Item: Sky Plate
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    Samurott
    Hydro Cannon
    Waterfall
    Hydro Pump
    Surf

    Item: Splash Plate
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    Old June 5th, 2011 (1:43 AM). Edited June 5th, 2011 by Pyrax.
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      Btw, this forum is for competitive teams.
      This is the forum you're looking for.
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      I'm gonna rate this from an ingame point of view, since you're in the wrong forum.
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      Sawk
      Bulk Up
      Reversal
      Stone Edge (Gives him something to use against flying types.)
      Close Combat

      Item: Rocky Helmet (Contact moves used against the holder will damage the attacker with 1/6 of their maximum HP. - Bulbapedia)
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      Darmanitan
      Stone Edge
      Superpower/Earthquake/Belly Drum
      Flare Blitz
      Hammer Arm

      Item: Wide Lense (Better accuracy)
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      Haxorus
      Brick Break
      Earthquake
      Dragon Dance (Boosts attack and speed)
      Outrage

      Item: Dragon Fang
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      Gigalith
      Explosion
      Earthquake
      Steal Rock
      Stone Edge

      Item: Stone Plate
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      Sigilyph (Gives your team better type coverage than Tornadus)
      Psychic
      Air Slash
      Roost
      Energy Ball (For rock types)
      Item: Leftovers
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      Samurott
      Swords Dance
      X-Scissor
      Ice Beam
      Surf

      Item: Splash Plate
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      Old June 5th, 2011 (6:15 AM).
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        I meant this for competitive... Why is it not for competition?
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        Old June 5th, 2011 (6:30 AM).
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        A lot of the things about your team are very uncompetitive to the point where it may be mistaken for an in-game team. For example, your Samurott. You cannot run four Water-type moves on it without expecting poor results, and that goes for all of your other Pokemon too - you should only run one move of each type. What happens if someone switches in a Vaporeon with Water Absorb? Hydro Cannon is a really bad competitive move because it causes you to waste a turn after you use it. Fly, Hyper Beam, etc are all in the same vein. Plates are also poor choices for items all around - there are more specific items that work better.

        If this is intended to be a competitive team, there are a lot of things to shape up. The things I mentioned aren't even the full of it. If you'd like to be more competitive, I suggest looking at some of the other RMTs around here and comparing them to your team, and trying to understand the difference between competitive and in-game because right now this team does look like an in-game team.
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        Old June 5th, 2011 (6:49 AM).
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          Thank you both for your advice, I'll work on my team...
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          Old June 5th, 2011 (7:41 PM).
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            You're new to this, I know...but it takes a lot of practice to actually realize what you need on one of these.

            I'll try to give a step by step analysis.

            Sawk
            Giga Impact
            Retaliate
            Reversal
            Close Combat

            Item: Fist Plate




            First off, as with all Pokemon, make SURE you use Protect unless something isn't allowing it to be efficient. Secondly, Sawk is a good Pokemon, but there are actually better alternatives for what he does...I.E. Conkeldurr, Terrakion, Scrafty.

            The item also isn't necessary, this will also go for all 6 Pokemon. Plates are rarely to never used. Go with a gem of the STAB move if anything- 50% boost on one attack usually 1HKO's anything that it's normal against. If you think the Pokemon is great and just needs a speed boost to get its primary move off faster, use a choice scarf, and if you think it gets OHKO'd too easily, use a focus sash. Sash and scarf should always be utilized no matter what your team looks like.

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            Darmanitan
            Thrash
            Overheat
            Flare Blitz
            Hammer Arm

            Item: Flame Plate



            This is a somewhat legit Pokemon. Again, go with protect and a fire gem here. Thrash isn't a great move...And overheat doesn't work as far as his strengths go. He's an Attacker, not a Sp Attacker. Flare Blitz is his key move, that should definitely stay. Hammer Arm could be a good filler.
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            Haxorus
            Dragon Tail
            Dragon Claw
            Hyper Beam
            Dragon Pulse

            Item: Draco Plate


            Another legit Pokemon. This is a good one to scarf if you can afford it.

            As far as moveset goes, I'd say you should definitely limit it to Dragon Claw for dragon-type moves. The other ones are completely unnecessary. Also, Hyper Beam is a Sp Att move...so it wouldn't do anything. Hax is a pure attacker. No Sp Att ANYWHERE.

            He also is a good Rockslider. That's a key move in this metagame.

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            Boldore
            Explosion
            Iron Defense
            Rock Slide
            Stone Edge

            Item: Stone Plate



            I'll trade that and trade it back for a Gigalith, first of all.
            I actually like the moveset...just get rid of iron defense for protect.

            Stone plate...meh. Go with either a rock or normal gem.

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            Tornadus
            Fly
            Air Slash
            Toxic
            Agility

            Item: Sky Plate

            Fly? Not necessary, acrobatics takes care of that in a heartbeat. Air slash is SP ATT, not many people use Tornadus for that. Go with a Tailwind instead to give your team a speed boost. Also, Toxic isn't necessary if you're not a staller. Go with Taunt if you want to shut someone down harder. Also, agility isn't really needed, Tornadus is the fastest OU Pokemon in this metagame.
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            Samurott
            Hydro Cannon
            Waterfall
            Hydro Pump
            Surf

            Item: Splash Plate


            Waaay too many water-type moves. This wouldn't be a bad Pokemon to Sash, either. It's an attacker...go with Waterfall, cut the other three moves. Also, put an Aqua Jet on it for priority. Ice Beam wouldn't be another bad move. Protect for the last one.


            You're lacking some overall team fluidity too. I recommend you really hit up either Smogon's or Skarmbliss's servers on Pokemon Online and give it a test.


            Looks like you've got an idea though for who to consider using.


            GL HF and stuff.
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            Old June 5th, 2011 (8:26 PM).
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              Something you probably should put on here are the natures and what ability the pokemon should have. A great deal of pokemon have more than one ability, and knowing that will help alot.

              Another thing is EVs. EVs are important to get the most out of your Pokemon's abilities.

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              Sawk
              Giga Impact
              Retaliate
              Reversal
              Close Combat

              Item: Fist Plate

              I would honestly recommend using Conkuldur instead of Sawk. While Sturdy is useful and Sawk is faster. Conkuldur can be breed with Mach Punch (and Drain punch if you have the older games) and his abilities are better. Also this Sawk has two Normal moves, while they are strong, they don't play to his advantages. Close Combat = Giga Impact for all intents and purposes and it's Same Type Attack Boost (50% extra dmg). Retaliate is only really good on a normal type, since it can STAB.

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              Darmanitan
              Thrash
              Overheat
              Flare Blitz
              Hammer Arm

              Item: Flame Plate

              Ability would really help here, since you can catch a darmanitan with Zen Mode, which completely changes the Pokemon.

              Thrash is a meh choice. Its a normal type move, but his Atk can let him cause serious havoc. Overheat is a SPAttack on an attack focused pokemon. Flare Blitz and Hammer arm are good choices.

              Try Stone Edge and Earthquake. Not STAB, but with it's High Atk, it can do some major damage.


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              Haxorus
              Dragon Tail
              Dragon Claw
              Hyper Beam
              Dragon Pulse

              Too Many Dragon Moves.

              Dragon Claw or level it to 66 for Outrage. Hyper beam and Dragon Pulse are Special Attack on a Physical Attack Pokemon. Dragon Dance and Sword dance are both really good moves that you shouldn't pass over.

              My Haxorus has the Mold Breaker ability, and knows

              Dragon Claw
              Earth Quake
              Swords Dance
              Brick Break
              This gives him good coverage for alot of favored walls and type advantage.



              Item: Draco Plate
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              Boldore
              Explosion
              Iron Defense
              Rock Slide
              Stone Edge

              Item: Stone Plate

              Trade to Evolve. A good move set, just drop Iron Defense for Earthquake.

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              Tornadus
              Fly
              Air Slash
              Toxic
              Agility

              Item: Sky Plate

              I would replace for a tank. Look up Ferrothorn or even Weezing.

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              Samurott
              Hydro Cannon
              Waterfall
              Hydro Pump
              Surf

              Item: Splash Plate

              Too many water moves.

              go

              Aqua Jet (STAB revenge Kill Move)
              Sword Dance
              Ice beam
              and maybe breed Air Slash

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              A solid first attempt, you need to check your typing, you may be weak agianst certain types.

              Also, there are a lot of items you can use instead of plates. Leftovers are great, and the Choice Specs, Choice Scarf, Focus sash are excellent for competive battling.

              Check the Resources to find sites that can help you improve your team. Marrils team builder is one I use often since it tells you where your weakest.
               
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