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Thread: Team Advice: For Competitive Play

  1. #1
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    Oct 2012

    Cool Team Advice: For Competitive Play

    Mienshao (Regenerator)
    Stone Edge
    Grass Knot
    *Leads (I know this lacks set-up potential) and retreats with U-Turn

    Vaporeon (Water Absorb) + Leftovers
    Ice Beam
    Acid Armor
    *Used to switch in on any water damage (or ice) that will be aimed at Gliscor and Arcanine

    Gengar (Levitate)
    Shadow Ball
    Focus Blast
    *Used to switch in on any threatening Normal/Fight/Ground Damage

    Gliscor (Poison Heal) + Toxic Orb
    Ice Fang
    *Used to switch in on Electric Damage (cover for Vaporeon) or Ground Damage

    Arcanine (Flash Fire)
    Flare Blitz
    Wild Charge
    Extreme Speed
    *Used to switch in on Fire Damage aimed at Metagross

    Metagross (Clear Body)
    Bullet Punch / Meteor Mash
    Zen Headbutt
    Stealth Rock
    *Used to switch in on any Poison or Psychic (aimed at Mienshao), and retaliates with Pursuit (if they don't switch out its super effective, if they do its double damaged)

    I need some advice on how this team would work competitively. It was modeled around the idea of switching in Pokemon to cover as many weaknesses as I could with immunities or x4 resistances.

    For my last Pokemon (Metagross), I had contemplated on either him (it?) or possibly a Drapion or Ferrothorn.

    Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2012


    This team lacks focus and needs EVs, if you're using it for competitive you need those

    I need some advice on how this team would work competitively. It was modeled around the idea of switching in Pokemon to cover as many weaknesses as I could with immunities or x4 resistances.
    that is an important aspect of competitive play (called synergy) but any half-decent team will have that. there is a lot more you have to take into account: how you will deal with entry hazards, set-up users, and any number of specific threats. Also you need to know how the team fits into the metagame as a whole. The best way to figure all that out is trial and error: put this team on a battle simulator and play until you know what your weaknesses are, make adjustments to your team so you can deal with them, and play again. Once you have a good idea of how your team functions in battle, post it in the Competitive team-rate (not here, most of the in-game raters are pretty incompetent) with detailed descriptions and also a comment or two on the main threats to your team (even better: a threat list). I suggest reading a couple of RMTs in the Competitive team rate here or on Smogon... that will give you a better idea of what to do.

    Remember if you want to play seriously you need EVs!

    I know that's a lot to swallow, but if you want a successful competitive team you need to go through the steps.

    Hope this helped.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2012


    For Mienshao
    Use Fake Out instead of Grass Knot for a free Attack and Mienshao has less Special Attack than Attack. Give Mienshao a Life Orb for a good combo with Regenerator and U-Turn.

    For Arcanine
    Use Close Combat instead of Crunch if you can breed. Give Arcanine a Choice Band.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2012


    Kickass team i would just remove Crunch on Arc and add Close Combat
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  5. #5
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    May 2013
    United States of America


    Hey everyone, I wanted some help finishing a team. Now I have:
    Haxorus @Choice Band
    Adamant 252 Atk/ 4 Def/ 252 Spe
    -Dragon Claw

    Togekiss @Leftovers
    Calm 252 HP/ 56 Def/ 200 SpD
    -Aura Sphere
    -Air Slash

    Infernape @ Choice Scarf
    Hasty 252 Atk/ 4 SpA/ 252 Spe
    -Close Combat
    -Mach Punch
    -Fire Blast

    I would like to keep these three intact while finding something to take out Dragon and Ice types. Infernape can dispatch Ice without problem but outside of that I get no help. Haxorus can only take out Dragons if Togekiss can paralyze them first. I'm open to moveset suggestions. Please help
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  6. #6
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    First of all, make your own thread

    Second of all, this is a thread from October 2012

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