Hey if you're taking the time to read this I'd like to thank you for your time and I'd love some critiques on my team.
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, and 4 HP
Move: Seed Bomb
Move: Brick Break
Here's the first guy that I always lead off with whenever I enter a battle. The reason for this is that he's very fast and strong and he has great type coverage. Not to mention I for some reason very rarely see NPCs use fire types as their first Pokemon, I don't know if it's just me or what. Downsides to him are that if he does meet a fire type or a flying type he can't pull off a win easily unless they have a secondary type he can abuse. I've been thinking about getting something to cover those, maybe teaching him a rock type move, but he can't learn stone edge, so when I do meet flying and Fire Types I'm often forced to switch out. Also the Simisage I currently have only has Guts because DW elemental monkeys are hard to find.
EVs: 252 SPAtk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Item: Wide Lens
Move: Shadow Ball
Move: Focus Blast
Alright here's the big gun of my team, the mega destroyer, the... well you know. Gengar is AMAZING In-game, with this set I'm consistently sweeping the entire elite 4 and champion at level 85 without even breaking a sweat. Unfortunately any Pokemon that manages to be faster than him or survives his initial attack and manages to use a psychic type or dark type attack absolutely wrecks him. Which is why I decided to go for the wide lens to help focus blast not miss because it's devastating when he misses and they use a crippling attack. I also have the sub + disable combo so if I know that they can survive my initial attack, like Caitlyn's Musharna for instance because it's a defensive tank, then I can sub and disable the powerful move they were gonna use against me. As for disadvantages well its pretty much what I said earlier about him being so fragile, also his mortal kryptonite is Trick Room, that move pretty always leads to Gengar fainting. And without the Black Sludge for heals it tends to turn into kill or be killed for him. Also I chose Modest because honestly when you're Gengar not much can out speed you in-game and OH MY ARCEUS THAT DAMAGE.
EVs: 252 SP Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Move: Air Slash
Move: Dragon Pulse
Move: Blast Burn
Well here we go, poor Charizard doesn't have too much going for him, miraculously he still manages to take down or at least severely damage big threats like common Dragon types that champions have and he's a personal favorite for me to hit hard with Blast Burn when I know everything is taking a turn for the worse. It doesn't matter to me though, he's one of my most favorite Pokemon and I don't care about how good or not he is. I carry the charcoal and modest nature to try to get as much as I can to inflict the big damages with flamethrower. You may ask "Why not Fire Blast?" I've so far missed twice on camera with 95% moves and almost lost because of it. Because of that I only use 100% moves, unless I'm not in-game or the amount of damages from moves like Blast Burn severely compensates. As for disadvantages... well if I were to ever decide what the biggest mistakes that Game Freak has made were; it would be the marshes in the Sinnoh region were you get stuck all of the time and making Charizard Fire/Flying instead of Fire/Dragon. Also his type coverage isn't too great.
EVs: 176HP, 80Def, 252 SP Atk
Item: Miracle Seed
Move: Giga Drain
Move: Sludge Bomb
Move: Hidden Power (Fire)
Move: Frenzy Plant
Alright so what I was trying to go for here was making Venasaur into a Special Tank, that way I could have 4 sweepers to 2 tanks instead of 5-1. I chose Miracle Seed because I don't know items that well and I thought damages would be good for the time being. Also I actually don't have this guy bred yet because of the HP Fire, I'll be seeing an RNGer about getting one with good IVs and HP Fire like that. The one I have currently has all of these but HP Fire. As for disadvantages for this set that it is also weak to fire and flying types as well as the dreaded Psychic types. The reasoning for the moves is basically the same as Charizard seeing as this isn't a sun team.
Ability: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 SP Atk, 4 HP
Move: Hidden Power Ice
Move: Nasty Plot
Another case of a move I don't have because I need to see an RNGer soon, instead of HP Ice I've been running Brick Break so I've had to split my IVs between Atk and SPAtk. However this is the desired moveset I want because nasty plot set ups are good with the speed it has on Timid. And HP Ice also takes care of ground types that try to hit Raichu. Disadvantages is that getting a chance to do a nasty plot set up isn't very common in-game. Raichu also takes care of the many flying type problems I have with this team. I also went with Magnet because I don't know items that well having started playing Pokemon about half a year ago. Actually I didn't know what a Seviper was until just today, but that's off topic.
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Atk, 4 Def
Item: King's Rock
Move: Poison Jab
Move: Ice Punch
Move: Brick Break
Alright so here's my main tank, this guy survived two outrages from Alder's Druddigon in a row because I had to switch into him while he was about 5 levels under it and ice'd it into oblivion. I personally think that's pretty awesome. As for the moves I decided Ice Punch for Anti-Flying and Dragons and Poison Jab for Anti-Grass. Brick Break and Waterfall are mostly for the STAB and I don't use Circle Throw because inaccuracy and I don't really ever need to force them to switch out with that type coverage. Also King's Rock is really useful with the flinch chance. Also Water Absorb so I can switch into him whenever I expect a water type attack, so I can use Charizard as bait.
Alright so general wrap up: I know you've probably noticed that all of these Pokemon are from 1st Gen except Simisage. This is because even though I never really played the games until half a year ago I actually used to read the manga as a kid so I drew heavy inspiration from Red's team. Simisage is just there because when I first saw it I vowed to have it at any cost. That's the end of it, please comment with your critiques and any ideas for this team that you have. Thanks!