Welcome, and matter of fact I just discovered articuno's mind reader/sheer cold combo possibility recently myself (reffering to Articuno's signature, btw), and have since started to train an articuno, but unfortunately sheer cold is learned at such a high level....but you may be not so happy (or not who knows :P) to know that according to...um, I think it's anime pokedex entry, it's appearance is like the symbol of certain doom and death to people lost in snowy mountains. Really, I've remembered that for like.....a very long time. Not that articuno isn't awesome. Just, um....saying. Well anyway hi, and I'm pretty new too.....in fact I actually came to this forum section (the newbie lounge) to write an introduction of myself (didn't do it yet)! But um yeah hi, and sorry if this is off topic (not the point of this post of course!) but as I am writing this I just can't stop staring at the dancing trapinch trio in Darato's signature, the last post so thus right above where I am typing. lol they are like awesome....and I'm not even that crazy about trapinch but that sig is cool :P
I have 2 Friend codes I use about equally. One is 4055-3723-1345 and the other is 0576 3520 6954. I'll try to mention which one to look for when needed, if I don't then ask.
I try to train pokemon with the best natures and IVs, but generally don't breed for IVs and occasionally use a pokemon that could have a better nature out of laziness (on the other hand I have reset or recaught the same species 20+ times to get the best nature and decent IVs sometimes). I somewhat do EV training, but don't calculate it out so it's perfect, just rely on the chart in the super training thing.