Old OU team needing a tune-up
I used to be really into wi-fi battles when Gen IV came out but got out of it after getting tired of all the hackers. I added Zoroark to my team when BW came out but haven't really returned to competitive battling in earnest. I'm entertaining the idea of giving it another shot, but from reading some of the other RMT threads it sounds like a lot has changed since I was most active, and I think it's time for a tune-up.
Here's my tram as it currently stands:
Trickster (Zoroark) (F) @ Expert Belt
EVs: HP 4 / Sp. Att 252 / Spd 252
- Dark Pulse
- Nasty Plot
I put Weezing in the back of my team so when Zoroark comes out, it appears to be a Weezing, and most of her moves are moves Weezing could learn, so it doesn't blow her cover. This has been pretty effective as an opening move because it buys me at least one round to figure out a battle plan (Taunt/NP/attack if it's not a sweeper or weak to dark or fire, attack right away if it is) before my opponent catches on.
Apache (Yanmega) (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Speed boost
EVs: HP 4 / Sp. Att 252 / Spd 252
- Bug Buzz
- Air Slash
Protect first round for speed boost, then either try to sleep opponent with Hypnosis or start going straight for the KO. Special sweeper leftover from my Gen IV battling days. Still does pretty well, but is pretty high on my list of team members I can be easily convinced to replace.
Seiryu (Gyarados) (F) @ Life Orb
EVs: HP 4 / Att. 252 / Spd 252
- Dragon Dance
- Ice Fang
Back in Gen IV I used a different Gyarados (obviously this was before Moxie) with Stone Edge and Taunt instead of Ice Fang and Earthquake. When I decided to make Zoroark my designated taunter, I gave my new Gyarados Ice Fang and Earthquake to give her more attack options. Both my old and current Gyaradoses have been pretty solid members of my team.
Barricade (Donphan) (F) @ Leftovers
EVs: HP 252 / Def. 252 / Sp. Def 4
- Ice Shard
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
Pretty self-explanatory, I think. Rapid spin and Stealth Rock if I need them, Ice Shard for flying types and 1st hit. Simple but has been very effective.
Fenrir (Umbreon) (M) @ Leftovers
EVs: HP 252 / Def. 4 / Sp. Def 252
- Faint Attack
This Umbreon has been a faithful member of my team for a long time. Yawn to force my opponent to either switch or take the sleep. Wish to cure Umbreon or another member of the team if I can safely switch them in. Curse to buff Umbreon and get hunkered down for a drawn-out siege, Faint Attack over Dark Pulse for the boost from Curse plus the guaranteed hit.
Biohazard (Weezing) (M) @ Black Sludge
EVs: HP 252 / Def 252 / Sp. Def 4
- Sludge Bomp
- Pain Split
Good support Pokemon. Haze is the biggest reason for his inclusion, but if I'm up against a Pokemon that looks like it needs a good burn, I've got that option, too. Pain Split does a good job of keeping Weezing alive for a long time, even if a Wish from Umbreon isn't an option. Before adding Zoroark to my team, I used Toxic & Flamethrower instead of Wisp and Sludge bomb, and would probably go back to it if I remove Zoroark.
The tactics are dated but it's proven to be a very effective team with good chemistry. Thanks in advance
White FC: 3267 4463 3933
SoulSilver FC: 5285 3625 7484
AIM SN: ExMooseJockey
-No Wonder Launcher
-No luck-based items
-Evasion clause if it matters to you. My team is equipped to deal with DT spammers and I don't do it myself, so I don't care either way.
-Absolutely, positively, nothing hacked. At all. If I so much as see an Infernape coming out of a Master ball, I'll consider you disqualified.