Hello everyone! It's me, justinjiaxinghu, and I'm back with another RMT! I've been playing Ubers for a long time now, and I've decided to post this fairly new team I have. I've never played with sun in any tier, and I decided it to try it out in Ubers as Groudon actually can do things in its tier, unlike Ninetales. I decided to revolve my team around Ho-oh, the ultimate sun abuser in Ubers.
Groudon @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 SDef / 240 HP / 16 Spd
- Thunder Wave
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
My weather setter, and a magnificent pokemon overall. The EVS are tailored so it can take several Specially based hits, as it's Defense is already big enough. The moveset is a little strange, I know. It's taken from the standard Smogon Paradancer set, but I replaced Swords Dance with Stealth Rock so I could free up a move slot for Deo-S, and besides, Groudon's attack is already really good. Stealth Rock also limits other Ho-oh's from switching in to often, and even if they do, the turkey wont like a Stone Edge to the face. Thunder Wave is for crippling and slowing down opposing Pokemon so that my slower pokemon can move first, which is always good. Earthquake is a insanely strong STAB, and forms the EdgeQuake coverage with Stone Edge. Groudon is mainly for support, and isn't meant to sweep.
Deoxys-Speed @ Focus Sash
EVs: 252 Spd / 126 SpAtk / 126 Def
- Magic Coat
- Hidden Power Fire
Deoxys-S is a very simple and straightforward Pokemon. It abuses it's base 180 Speed with it's role as a suicide lead. It usually can get up 2 layers of Spikes, possible 3, and rocks are handled by Groudon. Magic Coat is used to bounce back other hazards from the likes of Ferrothorn, Forretress, opposing Groudon, etc. Taunt can be used to stop those annoying status moves and Hidden Power Fire is for taking out Ferro's and Forre's.
Dialga @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Draco Meteor
- Fire Blast
- Dragon Pulse
Arguably one of the best Specs users in the tier, Dialga does it's job quite nicely of supporting Ho-oh. With it's huge SpAtk, coupled with a Choice Spec, it dishes out s**tloads of damage with any attack. Thunder seems strange on a Sun Team, but when the opponent has an Kyogre, I can sometimes predict the switch in, and when I do, WHAM, that big whale takes a huge Thunder right in the face. Dialga is also my main counter to Extreme Killer Arceus...check out these sexy calcs
252+ SpA Choice Specs Dialga Draco Meteor vs. 88 HP / 0 SpD Arceus-Normal: 357-421 (88.58 - 104.46%) -- 31.25% chance to OHKO
Fire Blast: 75.93 - 89.57% (in Sun)
Thunder: 50.62 - 59.8%
Dragon Pulse: 56.82 - 67.24%
So basically, Arceus is comfortably 2HKOed by any of my Dialga's moves. Suck that, God-of-all-Pokemon.
Mewtwo @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Grass Knot
- Fire Blast
- Aura Sphere
Mewtwo serves two critical roles in my team: REVENGE KILLING AND SMASHING APART THOSE GODDAMN DARKRAIS. Psystrike is Mewtwo's most powerful move, crushing Pokemon that don't resist it. Fire Blast is for coverage, and Aura Sphere, as I said before, is for SMASHING APART THOSE GODDAMN DARKRAIS. Grass Knot, as stated by SASHA, provides a surefire answer to Kyogre who I loath as they take away my dear sun XD.
Giratina-Origin @ Griseous Orb
EVs: 176 Atk / 248 Def / 84 Spd
- Dragon Tail
- Shadow Sneak
Giratina-O is a great Pokemon overall, really. It has a great STAB priority move, allowing me to kill Deoxys-A without any trouble. Dragon Tail is to abuse those hazards, and when boosted by Griseous Orb, actually does some decent damage. The new EV spread/moveset was recommended by Pokemaster Forever, and since I wasn't using HP Fire much anyway, Earthquake is now used over it. I also found out that the EVS give me much more bulk, allowing me to tank Bolt Strikes and strike back.
Ho-Oh @ Life Orb
EVs: 252 Atk / 148 SDef / 108 Spd
- Brave Bird
- Sacred Fire
And now, folks, the Pokemon you've all been waiting for! Ho-oh is the ultimate sun-abuser, killing everything in it's path, and even has access to ROOST AND REGENERATOR, allowing it to heal itself to crush more Pokemon. Ho-oh can also do different roles; it can be a late game sweeper (which it usually is) to clean up and such, but it can also act as a start-game sweeper, significantly wearing down opponents. Brave Bird is a crazy strong STAB, dealing with some major threats to the team.
252+ Atk Life Orb Ho-Oh Brave Bird vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyogre: 305-360 (89.18 - 105.26%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
252+ Atk Life Orb Ho-Oh Brave Bird vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Palkia: 281-331 (87.53 - 103.11%) -- guaranteed OHKO after Stealth Rock
I dont even NEED to talk about Sacred Fire. It has a staggering 50% chance to burn, crippling physical attackers and Ho-oh's great SpDef already walls most special attackers.
So there you have it people!
Rate, hate, steal, (preferably rate)
Screw this moron. If he gets a free switch in, I usually have to sack a Pokemon for Dark Void, then proceed to KO with Mewtwo. Even if I KO it, it's just taken out a member of my team, which is NEVER good
Not very hard to play around. Even if it gets rain up, its still checked and countered by Dialga, who can proceed to KO with Thunder/Draco Meteor. But still, the fat whale gets Rain up, which is kind of annoying.
This Pokemon is in the same boat as Darkrai. I HAVE to predict well against Arceus. Dialga can check him, but once he gets a SD up, and Dialga is gone, it's pretty much all over. I can also cripple him with a burn from Ho-oh, or phaze it away with Dragon Tail, but if the opponent is really smart, then he/she could probably nab a 6-0 if I'm not careful.
I cannot stop this guy from getting a SR or Spikes up unless I get a speed tie with Deo-S. Then again, I don't think anything can stop Deo-S from getting one layer of hazards lol.
This guy is also a thorn in my side. I have to predict well with Giratina-O/Dialga or else Palkia will just wreck my team. Spec variants are extremely hard to counter, as they can just spam Hydro Pumps and deal massive damage to my party.
The bulkiest pokemon of all of Ubers. Lugia. Even with it's great reputation, I dont really find it hard to play around. I can cripple it with T-Wave from Groudon, or a burn from Ho-oh. And since Lugia is usually paired with Kyogre, Dialga can spam Thunders provided rain is up. I can also Taunt it with Deo-S or set up SR early in the game.