Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: My Ruby Semi-Competitive Team

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    2

    Question My Ruby Semi-Competitive Team

    Hi. Just wanted to see if this team was good for semi-competitive battling for Ruby. Please note that they're all level 100, and they also all have leftovers. I'm also currently stuck between choosing Starmie or Milotic, and have a few move slots that I don't know what to fill with, along with some undecided natures. I'd love any kind of input or opinions! Thank you!

    1. Milotic
    Nature: Bold
    Ability: Marvel Scale
    Moveset:
    Surf
    Ice Beam
    Recover
    Toxic

    OR

    1. Starmie
    Nature: Timid
    Ability: Natural Cure
    Moveset:
    Surf
    Ice Beam
    Thunderbolt
    Psychic/Recover?

    2. Blaziken
    Nature: Adament/Rash?
    Ability: Blaze
    Moveset:
    Sky Uppercut
    Rock Slide
    Flamethrower
    -?

    3. Salamence
    Nature: Adamant/Modest
    Ability: Intimidate
    Adamant Moveset:
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    Flamethrower
    Brick Break

    OR

    Modest Moveset:
    Flamethrower
    Dragon Claw
    Hydro Pump
    Crunch

    4. Metagross
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Clear Body
    Moveset:
    Explosion
    Earthquake
    Meteor Mash
    Rock Slide

    5. Gardevoir
    Nature: Timid/Modest?
    Ability: Trace
    Moveset:
    Psychic
    Thunderbolt
    Calm Mind
    Ice Punch

    6. Breloom
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Effect Spore
    Moveset:
    Spore
    Substitute
    Focus Punch
    Leech Seed/Brick Break/Mach Punch?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Kanto/Johto
    Posts
    602

    Default

    Your going to want Starmie for Competetive battling as its much faster and notable for its speed, Milotic is great for In-Game use.

    Your sets look good let me just give you some input.

    The Modest Salamence moveset is not good for Competetive battling.

    Salamence
    -Flamethrower
    -Earthquake
    -Dragon Claw
    -Dragon Dance
    This is a good dragon dancer especially with STAB on the claw.

    Metagross@Life Orb
    -Earthquake (Takes care of Fire)
    -Zen Headbutt (STAB)
    -Agility (Speed Boost)
    -Iron Defense

    Also leech seed on Breloom.

    Blaziken@Choice Band
    -Blaze Kick
    -Sky Uppercut
    -Aerial Ace
    -Focus Energy

    Your Starmie and Milotic sets are looking good otherwise.
    All credit for this banner goes to Red's Mount Silver Art Shop at Bulbagarden

  3. #3

    Default

    Milotic, Starmie, Metagross, and Gardevoir's move pools seem fine.

    For Starmie vs. Milotic, Starmie is definitely better offensively, though looking at your team, there's a lack of special bulk (only Gardevoir could really take a hit from the special side), so Milotic might actually help your team out a bit in that respect.

    Try a Swords Dance Blaziken. Its power is through the roof, and since it's packing Fire STAB, it can trump Skarmory and Forretress who normally stop physical attackers cold. Something along the lines of...

    Blaziken
    Adamant Nature
    -Swords Dance
    -Sky Uppercut
    -Rock Slide
    -Fire Blast

    Go with an Adamant Salamence. Special attacking Salamence is really only good for catching physical walls off guard, but you really can't match the pure power of an Adamant Natured Salamence when it's got a DD under its belt. Alternatively, you could give it a Rash nature and go mixed. Something like...

    Salamence
    Adamant Nature
    -Dragon Dance
    -Earthquake
    -Rock Slide
    -Fire Blast

    Salamence
    Rash Nature
    -Brick Break
    -Dragon Claw
    -Fire Blast
    -Earthquake

    Keeping in mind that Dragon is special in Gen 3.

    Leech seed would be your best bet for Breloom, as it'll help you get back the HP you spend on Subs.

    Also...

    Quote Originally Posted by ((JAWS)) View Post

    Metagross@Life Orb
    -Earthquake (Takes care of Fire)
    -Zen Headbutt (STAB)
    -Agility (Speed Boost)
    -Iron Defense

    Blaziken@Choice Band
    -Blaze Kick
    -Sky Uppercut
    -Aerial Ace
    -Focus Energy
    Focus Energy is pointless on a choice band set, as locking yourself into it screws you over.

    Life Orb and Zen Headbutt don't exist in Gen 3.

    Iron Defense is a bit of a waste on Metagross, as its defense is plenty high already.
    Last edited by KillerDraco; 14th March 2013 at 11:15 PM.
    Competitive/IGRMT Mod and one of the writers for the PotW.

    I make no claim of being perfect or always right. Take everything I say with a grain of salt.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Kanto/Johto
    Posts
    602

    Default

    In place of focus energy he can put Rock Slide.

    Blaziken@Choice Band
    -Blaze Kick
    -Sky Uppercut
    -Aerial Ace
    -Rock Slide
    All credit for this banner goes to Red's Mount Silver Art Shop at Bulbagarden

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Lone Star State
    Posts
    367

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiroku View Post
    Hi. Just wanted to see if this team was good for semi-competitive battling for Ruby. Please note that they're all level 100, and they also all have leftovers. I'm also currently stuck between choosing Starmie or Milotic, and have a few move slots that I don't know what to fill with, along with some undecided natures. I'd love any kind of input or opinions! Thank you!

    1. Milotic
    Nature: Bold
    Ability: Marvel Scale
    Moveset:
    Surf
    Ice Beam
    Recover
    Toxic

    OR

    1. Starmie
    Nature: Timid
    Ability: Natural Cure
    Moveset:
    Surf
    Ice Beam
    Thunderbolt
    Recover

    2. Blaziken
    Nature: Adament
    Ability: Blaze
    Moveset:
    Sky Uppercut
    Rock Slide
    Overheat
    Swords Dance

    3. Salamence
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Intimidate
    Adamant Moveset:
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    Fire Blast (for that Skarm)
    Dragon Dance

    4. Metagross
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Clear Body
    Moveset:
    Explosion
    Earthquake
    Meteor Mash
    Rock Slide

    5. Gardevoir
    Nature: Timid
    Ability: Trace
    Moveset:
    Psychic
    Thunderbolt
    Calm Mind
    Ice Punch

    6. Breloom
    Nature: Adamant
    Ability: Effect Spore
    Moveset:
    Spore
    Substitute
    Focus Punch
    Leech Seed/Mach Punch?
    Decide if you want survivability to make more subs in Leech Seed or to finish off weak pokes like a TTar and such with Priority. I like Mach Punch because you have no priority otherwise, and it's always a nice thing to have.
    Changes/Suggestions in bold
    3DS FC: 3926 5164 7887 Name: Brady

    DotA 2 Enthusiast

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Thanks for the ideas! Looks like it'll be awhile until I actually use this team :P

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •