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Old August 7th, 2012 (10:08 PM).
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    Thundurus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Volt Absorb
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Thunderbolt
    - Focus Blast
    - Volt Switch
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Timid to outrun the rare Salamence with a speed boosting nature.

    Latios @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Trick
    - Draco Meteor
    - Surf
    - Psychic

    Psychic because I switch to Heatran when Chansey/Blissey switches in.

    Scizor @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Bullet Punch
    - Superpower
    - U-turn
    - Pursuit

    Gyarados @ Life Orb
    Trait: Moxie
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk
    Adamant Nature
    - Waterfall
    - Dragon Dance
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef
    Relaxed Nature
    IVs: 0 Spd
    - Leech Seed
    - Spikes
    - Power Whip
    - Gyro Ball

    Heatran @ Leftovers
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 248 HP / 252 SDef / 8 Spd
    Calm Nature
    - Lava Plume
    - Stealth Rock
    - Protect
    - Toxic

    This thing is amazing.

    Thoughts? I don't know what to do with my Latios. Running HP Fire would require me to run an imperfect speed IV. This means that a lot of Latioses will outspeed it and murder it. This team does have a bit of trouble with Venusaur though. Scizor can only 2HKO at best and Heatran is put to sleep immediately.
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    Old August 7th, 2012 (11:32 PM).
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    Psyshock is better over Psychic on Latios because you get to hit specially defensive Pokemon (Chansey and Blissey in particular) while using your Special Attack stat.
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    Old August 8th, 2012 (12:58 AM).
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      Psyshock is better over Psychic on Latios because you get to hit specially defensive Pokemon (Chansey and Blissey in particular) while using your Special Attack stat.
      That's true. But I like to switch in my Heatran to set up rocks and poison them. Any other reasons to use psyshock?
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      That's true. But I like to switch in my Heatran to set up rocks and poison them. Any other reasons to use psyshock?
      Psyshock is used for landing harder hits on specially-oriented walls in general aside from Chansey and Blissey. It also hits pre-Bulk Up Conkeldurr and Breloom hard without resorting to Draco Meteor. Also, when you see Chansey/Blissey, it's generally a better idea to Trick away your Choice item first, then switching to an appropriate counter.

      Also, it's not a good idea to switch in Heatran on to Venusaur if Sleep Clause isn't active, but when it's active, Heatran can switch in to Venusaur safely.
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        Psyshock is used for landing harder hits on specially-oriented walls in general aside from Chansey and Blissey. It also hits pre-Bulk Up Conkeldurr and Breloom hard without resorting to Draco Meteor. Also, when you see Chansey/Blissey, it's generally a better idea to Trick away your Choice item first, then switching to an appropriate counter.

        Also, it's not a good idea to switch in Heatran on to Venusaur if Sleep Clause isn't active, but when it's active, Heatran can switch in to Venusaur safely.
        Ok. Any way to counter Breloom too?
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        Ok. Any way to counter Breloom too?
        Dragonite can somewhat check Breloom while Sleep Clause is in effect, due to it resisting its STABs, but it also has to watch out for Stone Edge:
        -Dragon Dance
        -Outrage
        -Fire Punch
        -Earthquake/Roost/ExtremeSpeed
        Nature: Adamant/Jolly
        EVs: 252 Atk/4 SDef/252 Spe
        Item: Leftovers/Life Orb/Lum Berry
        Ability: Multiscale

        or
        -Dragon Dance
        -Dragon Claw/Outrage
        -Fire Punch
        -Roost
        Nature: Adamant/Jolly
        EVs: 252 HP/44 Atk/212 Spe
        Item: Leftovers
        Ability: Multiscale

        or
        -Substitute
        -Thunder Wave
        -Dragon Tail
        -Roost
        Nature: Careful
        EVs: 252 HP/252 SDef/4 Spe
        Item: Leftovers
        Ability: Multiscale
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