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365pokemon
3rd June 2011, 10:02 PM
I've got a new NU team, here it is! I'm looking for lots of advice!

First off, I wanted a lead. Enter purugly!
;432;
Next, I wanted to use an espeon, so who else?
;196; ;432;
Now I wanted a good defensive wall to help espeon. Enter bastiodon!
;411; ;196; ;432;
A decent special wall is also needed. Enter mantine!
;226; ;411; ;196; ;432;
Now, how about a powerful physical sweeper? Enter sharpedo!
;319; ;226; ;411; ;196; ;432;
Somebody to sort of wrap it up. Enter meganium!
;154; ;319; ;226; ;411; ;196; ;432;

Team so far:
;154; ;319; ;226; ;411; ;196; ;432;


In depth:

Purugly ;432; @Life Orb
Nature: Adamant
EV's: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Hp

~Fake Out
~U Turn
~Taunt
~Body Slam

Basic standard smogon set. Fake out at the start, then U Turn or taunt, whichever is necessary. I used this over Persian simply for the asset of taunt, and also because I wanted to try some new pokes on this team.

Bastiodon ;411; @Leftovers
EV’s: 252 Hp, 248 Spd, 8 Atk
Nature: Impish

~Rest
~Toxic
~Roar
~Rock Slide

I really wanted to put rocks on, this guy, but I just can’t. Taking recovery of him makes him basically makes him a suicide tank, which is not the role that I wanted him to play. Anyways, toxic is standard, roar over taunt since I have purugly (although many of these movesets may change), and rock slide for a strong, accurate, STAB with lots of PP (I’m saving espeon for last, that’s why he’s not here).

Mantine ;226; @Leftovers
Nature: Calm
EV’s: 252 Hp, 216 Spd, 40 Spa

~Rest
~Sleep Talk
~Surf
~Hidden Power Flying

This is a standard smogon set. Rest and sleep talk for recovery, surf for STAB, and Hidden Power Flying for STAB. This guy works great in tandem with bastiodon, because it covers bastiodon’s x4 ground and fighting weaknesses. The electric weakness is covered by meganium later on, as well as slightly bastiodon.

Sharpedo ;319; @Life Orb
Nature: Adamant
EV’s: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 Hp

~Waterfall
~Crunch
~Earthquake
~Ice Fang

Another standard smogon set. Sharpedo is one of the strongest physical attackers in NU, so it makes a great sweeper for this team. Usually my offense is within espeon, but he can provide some nice backup if something goes wrong.

Meganium ;154; @Leftovers
Nature: Bold
EV’s: 252 Hp, 252 Def, 4 Spd

~Aromatherapy
~Synthesis
~Leech Seed
~Energy Ball

Meganium is made to be a supporter. It takes electric attacks aimed at mantine, and then can start leech seed stalling everyone. With aromatherapy, meganium is an even greater supporter for the team. Synthesis is for recovery, and energy ball is for a STAB. Now, what I am unsure of is whether to use a duel screener or a support meganium (the one I’m using now). Please let me know in the comments which one you think would work.

Espeon ;196; @Choice Scarf
Nature: Modest
EV’s: 252 Spa, 252 Spe, 4 Hp

~Trick
~Psychic
~Hidden Power Ground
~Signal Beam

And at last, the pokemon that I made this team so I could use. I really don’t understand why this guy is NU. It has so many viable sets, as well as a massive 130 Spa, and 110 Speed, which is amazing for NU. Anyways, choice scarf is for that extra little speed that espeon might need to score a cruicial KO, as asides from purugly, it’s the fastest poke on my team. Trick messes up walls, while psychic is a strong STAB. Hidden Power Ground hits many pokes for supereffective damage, while signal beam is for more type coverage.

Well, that’s it! Please, as much feedback as possible, even if your advice sounds stupid to you, who knows, it might just work!