Hey guys, this is my first RMT for a team I use on Pokemon Online in the Wifi OU tier. Go easy on me, I recently started playing Pokemon again after 5-6 years (ever since I was 12). Many of these Pokemon are my favorites, and as you can see from the title, I went for a balance of offense and defense. I believe that if a team has enough versatility, it can adapt to many situations and gain the advantage. I'm open to any constructive criticism, but the main theme I want to retain with this team is versatility and balance. Enjoy, and thanks!
Ninjask (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 248 HP / 224 Def / 36 Spd
Nature: Impish (+Def, -SpA)
Standard set-up, also very useful for OHKOing non-defensive Celebi. If I can get in one Swords Dance and switch into Dragonite or Lucario (who has good coverage), it's usually a win.
His defense is upped so that he can take a few hits and so that substitute is viable, and I usually play it safe after getting in one Swords Dance and a Speed Boost or two and switch out.
Leftovers keeps him alive in a pinch, and is helpful for stallers as he can be used again after regenerating a bit.
Dragonite (F) @ Lum Berry
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SpD
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Great sweeper that can survive at least two hits thanks to Multiscale. This Pokemon gets me out of tough spots, and I've won more than a small amount of games where I had very unfavorable odds thanks to this Pokemon.
He doesn't have that much coverage, which is made up for by Lucario. I recently changed to this guy from Elecktross, who was there because he's one of my favorites, but really wasn't cutting it.
I usually switch to this guy on entry-hazard Pokemon and Dragon Dance once or twice then KO with Fire Punch. I have Roost to use when stallers are there.
Lucario (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Great Atk sweeper, especially with Life Orb. Deals a great amount of damage, and has great coverage, knocking out Landorus and Gligar with Ice Punch and quite often OHKOing neutrally with Close Combat.
Covers any of the types that Dragonite can't, and ExtremeSpeed finishes off whatever beats Dragonite with little HP left. Switching into this after Ninjask's Swords Dance usually results in a sweep, unless one of the few types that aren't covered by this movepool shows up.
Blissey (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SpD / 4 HP
Nature: Calm (+SpD, -Atk)
My SpD tanker. Aromatherapy is probably the most useful move on this guy, removing the constant Toxics and Thunder Waves thrown at my sweepers. Seismic Toss is great for reliable damage against any Pokemon, and Softboiled for some good instant regen. Toxic to stall out anyone.
Not sure if Natural Cure is a good idea because of Aromatherapy, so please take a look at that. The 252 Def is really needed, otherwise Blissey is killed way too easily before getting anything done. the 252 SpD lets Blissey switch in on almost any special attack that isn't super effective.
Ferrothorn (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spd)
My Def tanker/staller. He can switch into a variety of defensive moves, and it's very useful when I don't want one of my sweepers to get KOed. He regens a large amount with Leech Seed + Leftovers and does great damage with Gyro Ball and Power Whip. If I can get 3 stacks of Spikes, his job has been done outstandingly. Iron Barbs does decent damage to physical attackers as well.
Keldeo @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Nature: Timid (+Spd, -Atk)
-Hidden Power Ice
My SpA sweeper. Water is a great type, and coming in after Politoed's Drizzle alone can let him sweep some Pokemon that are neutral to water. Secret Sword is a great move to use as well, and with the 51x Spd that Keldeo has from Choice Scarf, he outspeeds most of the tier.
Hidden Power helps against Landorus and Gligar when Lucario is out, but I don't really use it unless it's ultra-effective because it doesn't do a great deal of damage.
Again, any constructive criticism is welcome and I'm looking forward to the help I'll be getting with this team.