Hello everyone and welcome to my newest RMT. It's been quite some time since I've made a new, creative team and thought it was time to arise from my small depression and regain my creativity in building team. So here I am with you all again! As some know, Ambipom is my 3rd favorite Pokémon, just below Alakazam and Hydreigon. I've made many successful teams with him in the past and have decided to once again use him in 6th Gen, thus carrying on my interest in showing others of his versatility. All this aside, Fairy types and new attacks now run rampant and I've found myself trying to adapt to the new metagame. And here I am rambling again..... MOVING ON! I introduce, "Ambipom's Return"!
#Facepalm (Ambipom) @ Silk Scarf
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Fake Out
- Double Hit
- Power-Up Punch
First up is nothing other than Ambipom himself! Since its introduction, Ambipom has captivated my fascination with its scouting ability, while also being able to freely abuse Fake Out and very underestimated Double Hit. Power-Up Punch is a new move which boosts the user's Attack every time it hits. Since it has a 40 base power, I decided to try it out; seeing as it does receive the Technician boost and make Ambipom more powerful overall. After a single Power-Up Punch, Ambipom begins to gain momentum as an attacker. If able to fire off 2 unscathed, Ambipom reeks havoc with repeated STAB Double Hit(s). If need be, Ambipom flees the field with U-Turn and switches out to someone who fills the role much better for the moment in battle.
Caelli (Noivern) @ Expert Belt
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Draco Meteor
Next up, we have the much anticipated Noivern! Noivern was that one of those Pokémon we saw during the CoroCoro leaks that, in the moment of seeing it, we suddenly became excited and awe-struck. That said, it goes without saying that Noivern will be making an impact on the current meta as a Dragon type whose strengths and weaknesses limit only to its trainer's ability to understand its needs. Noivern is currently running a set of Draco Meteor, Hurricane, Flamethrower & Roost because, honestly, I could think of nothing else to be run outside of Boomburst or U-Turn. On a more important note, Expert Belt acts as a bluff for Noivern holding Specs; such as Latios in Gen V.
Unknightly (Aegislash) @ Leftovers
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
IVs: 30 Spd
- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword
- Swords Dance
- King's Shield
Moving on, we come to a more uprising popular Pokémon, Aegislash. After much consideration, Aegislash was added to the team as an offensive set up wall. Originally added because of its unique Ghost/Steel typing, Aegislash has shown many additional reasons for having its place on the team. Though using a standard set, Aegislash is by far one of the most effective members on the team. Shadow Sneak and Sacred Sword are devastating after a single Swords Dance, even moreso if allowed a second turn to set up. Since he pairs well with Noivern and Ambipom, I decided that he'd be added in immediately to then further its support with the soon to be introduced teammates.
Real Steel (Lucario) @ Lucarionite
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
- High Jump Kick
- Bullet Punch
- Swords Dance
Well, since Blaziken hit the Uber fan once again and Volcarona was imminent prey for Talonflame, I decided to opt out for the next best option; Lucario. Though the set seems odd, or what now may be known as being standard, I enjoy using him after a turn to set up a Swords Dance and follow up in a sweep. It's biggest threat thus far is Talonflame, whom is walled by Rotom-W on the team to an extent. High Jump Kick is actually pending in my decision to replace it with Close Combat for more assurance. Bullet Punch is my choice of priority since it contends with other forms of priority like Mach Punch and Vacuum Wave, and hits those wretched Fairy types for a decent amount of damage. Crunch deals with those pesky Ghost types that may pose issues to my team, such as Gengar, Gorgeist and Dusknoir.
Sparkle (Starmie) @ Life Orb
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Ice Beam
- Rapid Spin
Next I began searching for an effective spinner and status absorber for the team. The search soon lead me to Starmie, whom is undoubtedly facing many new threats this generation. With Starmie on the team, the synergy between Aegislash, Blaziken and Noivern had been almost complete. Since Starmie can sponge Fire, Psychic and Ice types aimed at the 3, it made its way quickly onto the team. Psyshock and Ice Beam seemed to be the best moves for now until I find a combination, outside of BoltBeam, that is more effective. Recover is obviously to keep Starmie healthy while racking up recoil damage.
Eekz (Rotom-Wash) @ Chesto Berry
EVs: 252 HP / 56 SAtk / 200 SpDef
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
Rotom-W made the last slot as a place holder for what would have been RP Landorus had PokeBank been released any sooner. This set helps fend off Talonflame threats to the team; especially since my team currently has no way of setting up rocks on the opponent's side of the field. Although to be fair, that is why Starmie is there. This bulky set also has enough power to OHKO defensive Gliscor with Hydro Pump, whom also is a somewhat odd threat to the team as it spreads poison and stalls it to its last bit of health. Will-o-Wisp helps deal more with physical attacker that hate to have a burn inflicted upon them and crippling their offensive ability. It also helps chip away at the health of such bulkhead walls like Gorgeist, Tangrowth, Amoongus, etc.
So there you have it. The team is mainly for fun WiFi battles, though it is moreso enjoyable because of my being able to use Ambipom. Overall the team has done well thus far and rarely finds itself in tight situations when battling my friends and associates. Any rates and suggestions are appreciated ofcourse. Keep in mind when rating and/or making suggestions that this is mainly for WiFi, although all suggestions will probably be tested over Showdown before made for WiFi. Anyway, I hope everyone enjoyed my RMT and I hope to hear some feedback. Thanks guys!