EDIT: Wait, is this a team used on competitive simulators (Pokemon Online, Shoddy, etc.) or a team being used in-game?
Why've you got your EVs set up 255/255? 252/252/4 does the same thing +1, that 1 can actually make a difference.
To be honest, I don't understand why people use Monotype outside of the Monotype tier... I once went up against mono-Dark with my Rain team. My opponent's lead Tricked my Specs Keldeo a Scarf. I have literally never had a happier PO moment... Easy, easy 6-0.
Anyway, besides the EVs (those spreads are really weird man....):
On Volcarona, drop Flame Body for Swarm. The extra power is a lot more useful than a Burn chance.
Replace Beautifly with Scizor (Beautifly has absolutely nothing on Scizor and you have 4 Pokemon 4x weak to Stealth Rock. I get that it's Mono_bug, but you shouldn't have 4 SR-weak pokemon (Volcarona, Beautifly, Butterfree and Vespiquen))
Scizor @ Choice Band
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
- Bullet Punch
Standard offensive Scizor. Bullet Punch gets boosted by Technician, gets Priority, gets STAB, gets a CB boost and comes off a MASSIVE 394 Atk stat. It punches (pun intended) holes in all kinds of things. U-Turn is for scouting and just getting out of there. Superpower hits Steels hard (they otherwise wall you) and Pursuit traps and picks up easy kills. EVs, Item and Nature work together to maximize damage from Bullet Punch, which is your main attack.
Galvantula should hold a Life Orb and use Giga Drain over Energy Ball for recovery. You lose out on a whole 5 damage for recovery. Life Orb means you're hitting like a truck with your 91% accuracy Thunder and it also boosts your Giga Drain heals (which sorta works to counteract the LO recoil)
Get Quick Claw off of Vespiquen, it's an awful item. If it's a wall, give it Leftovers.
You shouldn't be using Dream Eater on Butterfree. If you put them to sleep and they're smart, they will switch immediately. And Sleep Clause prevents you from hitting another with Sleep Powder. Try a double Powder set.
Butterfree @ Leftovers
Timid Nature (it REALLY needs the Spe...)
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Sleep Powder
- Stun Spore
- Bug Buzz
Pretty simple. Put the first Poke to sleep and paralyze the switch, then sub and start attacking. If it weren't for Butterfree's AWFUL Spe stat, she could easily cripple entire teams simply because of the switches status and subs can force. If they stay in asleep or paralyzed, they're pretty much toast anyway. Even if Butterfree has a very mediocre 259 SpA at max. Butterfree is not a great choice for anything besides NU though she'll probably be KOed before you can do much with her almost every time.
And I'll say it again... Fix your EV's, you've got a lot of wasted ones there. Check Smogon if you need competitive sets and spreads for these Pokemon.
Last edited by loco1234; 25th November 2012 at 7:41 AM.
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