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    Introduction:
    Well, I want to try something too. So I made this team around Shell Break Cloyster, although it can be placed in a lot of roles...
    Btw, this is going to be used for in-game and maybe competitive stuff. Don't think it's a big competitive thing because of the lay out or something.
    Title is because of shells breaking your nose when you put your nose in. \o/ Anyway, let's begin.


    First Look:


    Team building process:
    So, I wanted to try Shell Break Cloyster. First thing that popped up my mind was a setup/antilead:


    Cloyster @ Life Orb | Skill Link
    Adamant nature, 252 Atk, 160 HP, 96 SpDef
    Shell Break | Icicle Spear | Rock Blast / Ice Shard | Rapid Spin / Ice Shard

    I chose the standard EVs because they work.
    And to my surprise, this lead works suprisingly well in the normal OU tier, it survives an Aerodactyl Stone Edge and OHKOs Azelf with Icicle Spear (wich has become 25 BP now). Just not that experienced to see what the major threats are, I think it might have problems with TrickScarf and bulky leads like Swampert, although that has to be tested.

    Now I thought of a back-up for when things get dangerous for Cloyster wich should be mainly any Thunderbolt/Grass Knot and now I wanted to try my rediculous supporter: Emonga.


    Emonga @ Focus Sash | Motor Drive
    Jolly nature, ??? HP, ??? Atk, ??? Spe
    Encore | U-turn | Taunt | Thunder Wave

    Yeah, funny right? Well, it's not a joke tbh. Here are some possible examples:
    Cloyster used Shell Break, opponent switched in dangerous Pokémon.
    You switched in Emonga, opponent used Thunderbolt. (Motor Drive)
    Emonga used Encore, opponent used Thunderbolt. (Or switches, what gives me a chance to go with Cloyster again)
    Emonga used Thunder Wave, ~
    --
    Cloyster used Shell Break, opponent switched in dangerous Pokémon.
    You switched in Emonga, opponent used Close Combat. (Focus Sash)
    Emonga used Encore, opponent used Close Combat.
    You switched in Shandera, ~

    It does its job. I have no idea about his EVs though, well I do have an idea, but I can't make the calcs.
    Now I look at it, Taunt doesn't do really something, but ah well.

    Well, as you might have noticed in the examples, here comes Shandera:


    Shandera @ Life Orb | Shadow Tag
    Modest nature, 252 HP, 252 SpAtk, 4 SpDef
    Substitute | Calm Mind | Shadow Ball | Flamethrower

    I'm not creative with EVs, yet. As I said, I still need to test the whole thing.
    I don't know if this Pokémon is banned already either... Anyway, you can guess how it works, so i'll go on with the next Pokémon.


    Porygon-2 @ Evolution Item | Trace
    Modest nature, 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 SpDef
    Ice Beam | Thunderbolt | Recover | Toxic

    This Pokémon has @#&^%@&^!%#& good defensive stats with this item.
    I chose Porygon-2 because of this, and because it's a duck. Oh and the beautiful ability wich makes him able to stop Gyarados, Heatran and others may come in handy too. Like I said, I am uncreative with EVs.
    And now, I am kinda uninspired for my next Pokémon too.


    Doreida @ Leftovers | Own Tempo
    Calm nature, 252 HP, 252 SpDef, 4 SpAtk
    Substitute | Butterfly Dance | Petal Dance | Aromatherapy / Teeter Dance
    (omfg i luv this move) / Leech Seed / Synthesis
    This can be a pretty dangerous sweeper. Set up with Butterfly Dance behind a substitute sounds pretty scary imo, and Petal Dance got an awesome improvement and is very useful with Own Tempo.
    I can't decide on the last move though...

    And to finish, I have a little cleanup:


    Kojondo @ Life Orb | Regeneration
    Jolly nature, 252 Spe, 252 Atk, 4 HP
    U-turn | Hi Jump Kick | Stone Edge | Me First / Knock Off

    I am so going to get haxed up my #@!, but I can afford that with Regeneration and a nice speed. Hi Jump Kick is awesome with 130 power, but suicide if it misses. I like that. Stone Edge is coverage, and Me First works nice with its speed, but Knock Off might come in handy in some way.


    Summary (for rating, format, edits):

    Cloyster @ Focus Sash
    Skill Link
    Adamant nature, 252 Atk / 160 HP / 96 Spe
    - Shell Break
    - Icicle Spear
    - Ice Shard
    - Rock Blast


    Emonga @ Focus Sash
    Motor Drive
    Timid nature, 252 Spe / 252 SpAtk / 4 HP
    - Encore
    - Volt Change
    - Taunt
    - Thunder Wave


    Shandera @ Life Orb
    Shadow Tag
    Modest nature, 252 HP / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef
    - Substitute
    - Calm Mind
    - Shadow Ball
    - Flamethrower


    Porygon-2 @ Evolution Stone
    Trace
    Modest nature, 252 HP / 252 Def / 252 SpDef
    - Ice Beam
    - Thunderbolt
    - Recover
    - Toxic


    Doreida @ Leftovers
    Own Tempo
    Calm nature, 252 SpDef / 252 HP / 4 SpAtk
    - Substitute
    - Butterfly Dance
    - Pettal Dance
    - Leech Seed


    Kojondo @ Life Orb
    Regeneration
    Jolly nature, 252 Spe / 252 Atk / 4 HP
    - U-turn
    - Stone Edge
    - Hi Jump Kick
    - Me First / Knock Off


    Last look:
    Last edited by YOOMTAH; 8th October 2010 at 7:11 PM.
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    imo MixPedo could work here

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    I do believe Volt Change could be put to use on Emonga.

    leech Seed on Doreida but you might want to alter EVs to add some bulk as well as energy ball so you don't get ConfuseHax.
    Cloyster isn't the best Spinner. Ice moves for the win.

    Maybe remove U-turn on Kojondo for something like Shadow Claw to aid with coverage.
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    You're saying some really smart stuff there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurawarrior8 View Post
    I do believe Volt Change could be put to use on Emonga.
    Yeah, that was what I intended to do, but then I wanted to use Acrobat - wich made me give it a +atk nature, and thus u-turn - to do some last damage when Focus Sash was gone, but that turned out to be a bad idea and now I forgot about it. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurawarrior8 View Post
    leech Seed on Doreida but you might want to alter EVs to add some bulk as well as energy ball so you don't get ConfuseHax.
    Cloyster isn't the best Spinner. Ice moves for the win.
    Leech Seed it will be. Doreida has Own Tempo so confusehax isn't in effect.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aurawarrior8 View Post
    Maybe remove U-turn on Kojondo for something like Shadow Claw to aid with coverage.
    Saidly Kojondo doesn't learn a good dark/ghost physical move...

    Thank you for rating, will change OP now.
    ~ Reinier

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    imo MixPedo could work here

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