Hey guys... Well it's my first post here and I decided to be brave and ask for your input on a team that I've crafted, traded and built over the past few days. It originally set out as team 1... Then one friend suggested adding in Psychic Pokemon as it had a sort of sweeping bug weakness, and that sort of spawned team #2 which will be in another thread. You'll see! I can't quite figure out what OU, UU, NU, etc is all about and where my teams fit, but quite frankly I've made them for fun, not tournaments... Plus, Wifi here at uni seems really weird. It lets me trade and use the GTS perfectly fine, but if I try to battle or game sync it tells me there is a communication error. So hopefully be able to wifi battle when I'm home at Easter.
So without further ado:
Team #1: This team is the same sort of set that I've run for fun over the past few generations of Pokemon games with a few more additions to make it more up to date. I made it as a hopefully well rounded team. Choicetar, Specsmence and Hydreigon all are able to demolish steel threats thanks to fire punch/flamethrower - the biggest being Ferrothorn by the seems of things - and can also deal with "The Bug problem" one of my friends identified. Whereas Zoroark can nip in and take out any Bulky waters that people may want to use, such as a Swampert and sometimes even Jellicent, against me.
Spoiler:- Team One:
Swampert: Relaxed. Torrent. @Leftovers.
252 HP / 196 DEF / 60 SATK
Earthquake, Stealth Rock, Ice Beam, Surf
BIG HP, BIG Defence... And it can throw out rocks. EQ, Ice Beam and Surf have always been standard moves on my Swamperts since it came out, covering the base of things like TTar, Dragons and checking most fire types.
Salamence: Modest. Intimidate. @Choice Specs
4 ATK / 252 SATK / 252 SPD
Flamethrower, Stone Edge, Dragon pulse, Hydro Pump
Ever since I accidentally bred one back on Ruby, Hydro Pumping Salamence have always made me chuckle and I've had one in my team. Coverage against Ice comes from Flamethrower and Stone Edge, though I probably wouldn't want to leave him out. I may possibly try and get a MixMence with Moxie for late game sweeping, but still I rather enjoy this one.
Hydreigon: Rash. Levitate. @Life Orb.
Super Power, Flamethrower, Draco Meteor, Dark Pulse
Yet another dragon, Hydreigon is perhaps my favourite poke from Gen 5. Draco Meteor and Dark Pulse are both STAB moves, and a friend suggested that if I try wifi battling I may come up against Blisseys. So Hydreigons main mission is a suicide one in a way - 2HKO a Blissey or any huge normal types like that that get used.
Tyranitar: Adamant. Sandstream. @Choice Band
104 HP / 252 ATK / 152 SPD
Earthquake, Stone Edge, Crunch, Fire punch
TTar has graced every one of my teams since I first met a little Larvitar on Gold. The Speed EV's mean that it outruns most things, and with Choice Band it goes on hell of a rampage. Crunch is the standard STAB move, Stone Edge for Flying/Ice Types, EQ deals with fire and such, and Fire Punch deals with Ferrothorn if not charred by Sally or Hydrei.
Zoroark: Timid. Illusion. @Choice Specs
4 ATK / 252 SATK / 252 SPD
Night Daze, U-Turn, Grass Knot, Focus Blast
Let hilarity ensue. If I get get him to work correctly, I bet Zoroark could be a thorn in the side of most teams. Coverage of Water types with Grass Knot, and Focus Blast for anything fighting weak is nice.
Staple #4 of my teams since Gen 3. Took me ages to figure the right moveset for him, but this dealt with the game nicely so hopefully could do well competitively.
So there we have it... 4 teams roughly. The 4th team is more of a hodgepodge of stuff though, so it possibly needs proper sorting at some point... Hopefully I can get some good feedback and adjust my teams accordingly ALSO sorry for it being all text!
Last edited by Ezkaton; 27th January 2013 at 4:37 PM.
I only quickly glanced over your teams, but it looks like you have 4 ou teams. Basically tiering goes by whatever the highest tiered mon you have in your team is the tier of your team. Anyways, I suggest going through other rmt's (and only doing 1 team per rmt, choose you favorite) and making it look more presentable. While your format can be followed, it's kind of an eyesore. Plus for all of us I-pod raters, the paragraph style of your mons is hard to fix, since the I pod touches are not the most accurate things in the world
You seem like a nice guy and you're really optimistic which is great! But you are only allowed to post one team per thread. The reason is that it becomes a lot more organized and easier to rate and it shows you actually care about one team in particular. If you want the three other teams rated feel free to post them here - http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthr...ng-Help-Thread
Please edit the OP to have only one team, after you do more people will probably rate it! (and I won't have to lock anything...)
It's looking better dude, anyways your team seems kinda fighting type weak. With teams now a days running terrakion and keldeo on the same team that's really not good for you. I would suggest dropping one of your 3 dark types for something that at least resists fighting types. Also, stone edge on a modest salamence is a big no no (though a modest salamence will catch a lot of people off guard I'm sure). I'm sure there's more to say, but this will be a start