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Building a Battle Tower Doubles team.

Discussion in '4th Gen RMT' started by Petal, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Petal

    Petal Care to elaborate?

    Hey, as the title suggests I'm going to get started on a BT Doubles team.
    Movesets aren't fully decided yet but a few moves are.


    Altaria [Adamant] @LifeOrb
    -Earthquake
    -Dragon Claw
    -Dragon Dance
    -

    Marowak [Adamant] @ThickClub {RockHead}
    -Earthquake
    -Swords Dance
    -Double Edge
    -

    Glaceon [Modest] @ ?? (Already trained.)
    EVs: 252 S.Atk. 252 Speed. {27 S.Atk IV's}
    -Ice Beam
    -Shadow Ball
    -Water Pulse
    -

    Absol [Jolly] @Scope Lens {SuperLuck}
    -Swords Dance
    -Night Slash
    -Psycho Cut
    -X-Scissor


    The basic idea of opening with Marowak/Altaria is to have Marowak repeatably EQing, while Altaria DD's once or twice and then start nuking.

    This is my first proper BT team, all of my other teams are just random pokemon thrown in together.

    Comments and thoughts please, make changes anywhere, I can swap moves/natures. I'll be reluctant to change some pokemon but I will do it if by all means it's necessary.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  2. arceus03

    arceus03 Well-Known Member

    Earthquake on Altaria hurts Marowak, even if it's not much. I'd rather use a special Altaria, seeing that Marowak is already physical.

    [​IMG]
    Altaria, Modest (+SAtk, -Atk)
    Item: Choice Specs
    -Dragon Pulse
    -Flamethrower/Fire Blast
    -Thunderbolt
    -Ice Beam
    It requires good prediction to use though.

    Ice Punch + Fire Punch on Marowak if you have access to Emerald, otherwise Earthquake/Stone Edge/Brick Break/SD. Like randomn00b once put it, Double Edge, even without recoil, is meh if you don't get STAB.

    Fake Tears should be Glaceon's last move. A Fighting Pokemon would pose a problem for the second pair as much as an Ice Pokemon does for the first one.

    If you're really sure that Absol can take a hit to SD, go ahead. Otherwise, Focus Sash > Scope Lens. Even that is not good enough seeing that Absol's base speed is only 70, 77 with Jolly.

    [​IMG]
    Absol, Jolly (+Speed, -SAtk)
    Item: Choice Scarf
    -X-Scissor
    -Night Slash
    -Psycho Cut
    -Stone Edge

    Like Altaria, he requires good prediction to use..
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  3. g0tch4

    g0tch4 treecko

    i think that is pretty good but u might wanna put a electrivire for a sweeper or some other sweeper
     
  4. randomn00b

    randomn00b Arcane Trainer

    ^Yay me being mentioned in an intelligent rant.

    Superpower>X-Scissor on Absol, assuming that this is Post Platinum.

    The only hits Absol is going to be "taking" are Psychic/Ghost/Dark hits, or Luvdisc Tackles. You pick.

    Edit: Oh great. Another Scizor/KingKingler. Just because you <3 Electivire doesn't justify him using it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  5. arceus03

    arceus03 Well-Known Member

    Superpower's attack and defense reducing effect might pile up after some turns, but considering you're using a Choice Scarf Absol then it might be good, as Choice item users tend to switch out a lot.

    And Magikarp's Bounce xD

    A ResTalking Glaceon as Shiny Trainer once proposed might also be used.

    [​IMG]
    Glaceon, Calm (+SDef, -Atk)/Bold (+Def, -Atk)
    Item: Leftovers
    -Rest
    -Sleep Talk
    -Shadow Ball
    -Ice Beam

    A Steel Pokemon easily takes care of this, though.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  6. Shine

    Shine Psyched Up Staff Member Moderator

    lol, I thought no one remember that :p


    Water Pulse is an option instead of Shadow Ball, it's a matter between power or coverage.
     

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