Hey guys, so this is my final playthrough of Black 2 and since I wanted to try something new I chose to go with a Steel/ Sandstorm themed team. So I'm going to be posting my (final) team below, I'm currently in Driftveil lvl grinding outside the electric cave - whatever you call it.
I will not be using this team for competitive battling so EV training will not be happening - actually i don't even know HOW to EV train to be honest. I've always loved Tyranitar and Metagross and throughout my pokemon playing experience i've only ever used each of them once (as compared to the 2-3 Dragonites, Garchomps & Salamences that I have lying around)
Team: (All members are holding lucky eggs gained through repeated playthroughs of Black 2/ trades)
[Nature] - [Ability]
Impish - Sand Stream
[Elemental Fang/Elemental Punch]
Notes: The problem with Tyranitar is that it has too many good potential moves that it can learn to cover it's weaknesses so some suggestions that would help it meld better with my team would be great!
Impish - Keen Eye
Notes: The problem with Skarmory is that I don't really need roost as I can just use potions instead. I got this moveset from Smogon as it is my first time using a Skarmory so I need help to choose between Roost and something like Steel Wing/ another move. Also I was wondering between spikes and stealth rock as Skarmory is the only pokemon on my team that will do setups.
Modest - Magnet Pull
[Insert move]/ Thunder
Notes: This is also my first time using this pokemon, so while I get the hidden power stuff, breeding a modest one was hard enough so I don't know anything about getting it to have a proper Hidden Power move. Also I really abhor Explosion. What do you think about Thunder Wave/ Metal Sound?
Jolly - Technician
Night Slash/ X - Scissor
Notes: Another pokemon with many good moves but I can't teach it bug bite as I don't have a single pokemon that knows that move. Plus I was aiming for Adamant + technician but I gave up after about 40-50 Scythers. The great problem here is Night Slash vs X-Scissor as Aerial ace and bullet punch both get boosts from technician.
Impish - Clear Body
Brick break/ hammer Arm
Notes: The only real problem I think here is the issue of Hammer Arm vs. Brick Break as hammer Arm does have a very nasty downside. Also I think Zen headbutt is better than Psychic but correct me if I'm wrong. i also need help with it's final move that covers it's weakness. So Ice Punch or Fire Punch or Thunder Punch or other?
Bold - Torrent
[Insert move]/ Waterfall?
Notes: I've always had my water types know the HM moves Waterfall and Surf so with Empoleon's nature here I'm drawing a blank. I need a move that helps to cover it's weaknesses but I'm not really sure what to put there. Also I've thought about protect but don't know how to use it in-game so if someone could help me with that it would be great!
So yeah my major problems is mixing the good attributes of this team together and ensuring that the pokemon have moves that protect them against type advantages. I've alway just had one pokemon take down the elite 4 thanks to type advantages and my teams never worked cohesively together os I need help with the roles of my team members. Also I probably won't switch out pokemon unless you give me a completely crazy/amazing suggestion so if you could please just concentrate on the above pokemon, that would be great.
I don't really want to use Bisharp/ Excadrill as I already have 1 and I'm already using 1 of the elite 4's pokemon (Metagross) so I'd like to be a little more original. While it may sound silly, I had originally thought of this team through story of Black 2 - there isn't a steel type gym/ elite 4 in Unova. So why not have a Steel type chanpion, because let's be honest, Iris is just a 3rd rate rip off of Lance of the Kanto Elite 4.
So thanks for reading this and any constructive criticism would be most welcome!