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    This is the team I am currently testing on various battle sims and I would like the oppinion of anybody who will give me one. Please no purely negative comments about the setup. I would appreciate some usefull feedback. Just to clarify, this is an OU tiered team.

    Politoad
    Ability: Drizzle
    Nature: +def, -atk whatever one that is
    EV's: 252 Hp, 252 Def and 4 sAtk
    Item: Leftovers
    Moveset: Scald, Toxic, Ice Beam, Focus Blast

    Basically he's the weather man, setting up the rain for the rest of the team and giving me a little bit of bulk and good coverage. I started using him after getting wrecked by an all water team with him as a lead. I don't usually lead with him but he can usually force my opponent to keep their own weather changers in reserve.

    I usually use him to keep tyranitar and hipowdon at bay while boosting my water's if those aren't present in the opposing team. Toxic is for walls like jelicent, ice beam for a few dragons and gliscor, focus blast hits tyranitar and heatran, scald for STAB and burn chance.

    Troll, Smeargle
    Ability: Own Tempo
    Nature: Jolly, +spd, -satk
    EV's: 252 Spd, 252 Hp, 4 sDef
    Item: Focus Sash
    Moveset: Shell Smash, Spore, Substitute, Baton Pass

    This is the pokemon I get insulted for using. I have used smeargle since I first caught one on my Gold version for gameboy color. Back then I filled his moveset with stuff like hyper beam and flamethrower. Now that we have shell smash though, I'm going with this.

    I put him in this team after seeing a lot of ninjask boosting, so I just use smeargle because I like his form of boosting a little better. Usually goes spore on opposing, shell smash, then baton pass into whatever team member I think would do best.

    Starmie
    Ability: Natural Cure
    Nature: Timid, +Spd, -Atk
    EV's: 252 Spd, 252 sAtk, 4Hp
    Item: Choice Scarf
    Moveset: Ice Beam, Surf, Lightningbolt, Rapid Spin

    Starmie has been an ever changing setup since I started using him a few weeks ago. I first had him using a life orb and recover instead of rapid spin, but then I got outsped by a landorus that OHKO'd him so I switched to an even faster set. He is the one that needs the most work I think.

    The first three moves miss very little in the tier as far as coverage goes and rapid spin is there to fill in the last move. Choice scarf makes sure he's fast enough to hit almost anything before they can hit him. Got him mostly because i was seeing a lot of landorus and jelicent that the others couldn't handle.

    Vaporeon
    Ability: Hydration
    Nature: +Def, -Atk
    EV's: 252 Hp, 252 Def, 4sAtk
    Item: Leftovers
    Moveset: Icebeam, Scald, Rest, Protect

    Just a nice little bulky vaporeon. Protect is in there for the odd two turn move and to stall a little to gain some more bulk from leftovers if I'm worn down.

    Started using this set because of the stall value of hydration rest and protect. I usually end up using vaporeon after using toad to toxic/burn. Started using him after taking one too many hard hits that the other members of the team couldn't handle and to add some consistency to the team.

    Keldeo
    Ability: Justified
    Nature: Modest +sAtk, -Atk
    EV's: 252 Spd, 252 sAtk, 4 Hp
    Item: Leftovers
    Moveset: Secret Sword, Surf, Calm Mind,

    His last move is blank because I don't remember what it was. Suggestions for that slot are welcome. Keldeo is here because I love the design and typing and because he just WRECKS EVERYTHING after baton passing into him after a shell smash. Yeah, Keldeo is awesome.

    After looking at shell smash cloister I decided to see how that boost might work with Keldeo. It ended up working very very well. Secret sword hits hard on everything after a shell smash and in rain surf can decimate anything secret sword doesn't. Calm mind is for those times that I don't get a chance to pass into him.

    Cloyster
    Ability: Skill Link
    Nature: Adamant, +Atk, -sAtk
    EV's: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Hp
    Item: Life Orb
    Moveset Shell Smash, Icicle Spear, Razor Shell, Rock Blast

    I took this straight from the serebii pokemon of the week. After smeargle this is the pokemon people hate on me the most for and I see where they're coming from. Cloyster is crazy strong after shell smash especially with life orb. I very rarely have to use him as I usually start with smeargle into keldeo but he's there looming over the heads of my opponent.

    Any suggestions about this team are appreciated, I know it needs some work as it's mostly just bulky waters and sAtk'ers. If you just want to trash on any member of this team please do not post here. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by MajesticX; 18th January 2013 at 8:56 PM. Reason: Clarification
    PASBL Level 1 Trainer

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    KOs: 2 TP: 9 SP: 0
    Record is 1-2

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