A Newbie's First LC Team
Hey Serebii, it's Skarm, back again with my first Little Cup RMT. I've had great success with this RMT, currently at 1904 on the LC ladder. I think I just had pure luck with this team, and I used the 3 most popular Pokemon in the LC tier, Murkrow, Misdreavus, and Mienfoo. I also incorporated Hail, and Snover is also one of the greatest revenge killers I have seen in LC, without a Scarf. Anyways, on to the teambuilding process:
First we start with our 3 overused mons in LC. They make an excellent core that can KO so many threats.
Next we have a little weather core I made up in the form of Snover and Magic Guard Abra, which can check a variety of mons.
Wailmer was added because it was an excellent tank and to hold the team together, like glue.
Now, to look at the team a bit closer.
Snover (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 36 HP / 104 Atk / 36 Def / 184 SAtk / 148 SDef
- Giga Drain
- Ice Shard
- Leech Seed
Here we have the star of the team, Snover. This mixed set can really rip teams apart. It packs Blizzard spam, priority, and reliable recovery in the form of Leech Seed AND Giga Drain. I have never NOT gotten a kill with Snover, and that's because he's just that good. He might not be the biggest in LC, but if you use him correctly, he seems like he should be the KING of LC. The EVs are made so he can get lots of power in all his attacks.
Murkrow @ Eviolite
EVs: 196 HP / 180 Def / 100 SDef / 32 Spd
- Thunder Wave
- Brave Bird
- Confuse Ray
Credits to Electrolyte for this set, Parafusion Murkrow is a great and dominant force in LC. With confusion and paralysis, people with be trolled every day by Murkrow. Roost is to heal up, and Brave Bird is for just ruining Pokemon like Mienfoo. Prankster just adds to this, allowing for a priority Parafusion. The defensive EVs just help in letting it tank hits. Let me just say that there is a reason Murkrow is so used in LC.
Misdreavus @ Eviolite
EVs: 240 Spd / 80 SDef / 120 Def / 68 HP
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Pain Split
Misdreavus with Eviolite is such a tank for both physical and special hits, and Will-O-Wisp ruins physical mons. Shadow Ball and HP [Psychic] have great coverage and can cover a lot of commonly used mons in LC. Pain Split is not reliable recovery, but it's okay as long as the opponent has a good amount of health. Levitate helps in taking hits from something like Drilbur, and Timid nature lets it outspeed more Pokemon for getting a KO.
Mienfoo @ Life Orb
EVs: 236 Atk / 36 Def / 236 Spd
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- Fake Out
Mienfoo isn't a dominant force in LC for no reason. I usually come in on a mon, fire off a Fake Out, and then either KO them or U-turn away to a better check. If the opponent is faster (Abra specifically), I'll switch to Murkrow or Wailmer, because it's awesome, let me tell you. Stone Edge is for coverage against flying and fire types, and Hi Jump Kick is for awesome damage. U-turn is instant 33% recovery because of Regenerator, and that ability has saved me from losing multiple times.
Wailmer @ Eviolite
Trait: Water Veil
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 96 SDef / 64 SAtk
- Sleep Talk
Wailmer is an excellent tank that I decided to use. It's ability to tank SO many hits with an out-of-this-world HP stat (in LC) and eviolite amazes me. Rest is instant recovery, and Sleep Talk lets me use moves. The only thing I have to fear is Chinhou, because of Water Absorb. I've crippled many physical attackers with Scald, and roar lets me scout and move threats out of the away. Against the Pokemon Wailmer is used on, it's surprisingly fast, and that's very handy. Without Wailmer, this team would not be where it is right now.
Abra @ Focus Sash
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Shadow Ball
Abra is a great sweeper in LC, with flawless coverage. Protect has well, protected, me from many Fake Outs. Psychic lets me hit Mienfoo after the Fake Out is protected from. HP [Fighting] hits rock types such as Tirtouga, and Shadow Ball hits Misdreavus, other Abra, Ghastly and stuff. Magic Guard protects me from entry hazards, poison, burn, and so many other things. Focus Sash gives it extra time to sweep, and that's pretty much it for Abra.
Anyways, that's my team. Again, I've peaked at 1904 (and still counting) and had great success with my first LC team. I'd appreciate a rate and maybe a Luvdisc for a guy that finally got his first time on the ladder in his life, and I take criticism well. Thanks for viewing my rather short RMT, and I look forward to seeing your rates!