A relatively small post, me and my friend have continued our USUM adventures and have finally beaten Olivia! Took a while since I had exams to do and whatnot, but we've managed. Did a bit of grinding in-between, since I had to raise Sandshrew up alongside my brand new Amaura I gained access to (friend traded me the fossil) before Olivia, and then afterwards both of us were concerned about dealing with Nihilego and Hau's team at our level (particularly Alolan Raichu) so we grinded to 30 to get Jynx and Gastrodon, respectively.
Olivia was pretty easy to beat, my friend pretty much two-shot everything with Araquanid, Lanturn and Brionne whilst I used Glaceon and Shellder to crush her team. My jokes at how weak her USUM looked compared to her SM team (Boldore + Nosepass vs. Anorith + Lileep) were ended quickly when Anorith was close to 2HKOing my Shellder with Bug Bite, and my friend struggled with Lileep a smidge. All in all it went alright! Now we wait for Wednesday to try and get to Malie City and the Aether Foundation, should be good.
USUM Monotype Teams:
Crabbostabbo the Crabrawler, Level 30 [Brick Break, Power-Up Punch, Brutal Swing, Rock Tomb]
Popo the Jynx, Level 30 [Frost Breath, Confusion, Uproar, Signal Beam]
Everest the Glaceon, Level 30 [Frost Breath, Signal Beam, Swift, Water Pulse]
Shellder: 76 the Shellder, Level 30 [Ice Shard, Water Pulse, Icicle Spear, Hidden Power Steel]
Frostyclaws the Sandshrew, Level 30 [Icicle Spear, Brick Break, Slash, Iron Head]
Icesage the Amaura, Level 30 [AncientPower, Frost Breath, Charge Beam, Round]
Brionne, Level 30
Vaporeon, Level 30
Araquanid, Level 30
Mareanie, Level 30
Lanturn, Level 30
Gastrodon, Level 30
I think we're happy with our teams, mine still has one more change left to go through before its complete which is nice. My lot just feel weak at the moment, due to lack of evolutions and shitty type match-ups. Once I have Shellder and Amaura evolved (since I assume they'll be the next lot to evolve, alongside Crabrawler) then the team will feel more cohesive.
So me and my friend have made more progress since this post, but I'll just keep it locked here for now until the next big event occurs. Given we're starting Diamond/Pearl tomorrow... not sure when that'll be. Anyway! Currently we're at Tapu Village. We found Hau to be simpler than expected (the dreaded Raichu was 2HKOed by both of us), Togedemaru was really easy (thank you Crabrawler, and my friend certainly wasn't complaining about the Gastrodon sweep) and Guzma was terrifying for my friend since Golisopod and Masquerain 2HKOed everything on his team. I however had boosted with my Cloyster, and +3 Ice Shard and Facade wrecked his team. Had no major issues past that point, in Tapu Village I finally got to evolve Crabrawler and replace Jynx with Vulpix, which is amazing. Now I have to train everyone up and take on Mimikyu. Should be alright.
USUM Monotype Teams:
Crabbostabbo the Crabominable, Level 37 [Brick Break, Ice Punch, Brutal Swing, Thunder Punch]
Everest the Glaceon, Level 36 [Frost Breath, Signal Beam, Swift, Water Pulse]
Shellder: 76 the Cloyster, Level 36 [Ice Shard, Razor Shell, Icicle Spear, Facade]
Frostyclaws the Sandshrew, Level 36 [Ice Punch, Brick Break, Slash, Iron Head]
Icesage the Amaura, Level 36 [AncientPower, Frost Breath, Charge Beam, Round]
Kurama the Vulpix, Level 32 [Extrasensory, Aurora Beam, Hex, Faint Attack]
Primarina, Level 36
Vaporeon, Level 36
Araquanid, Level 36
Mareanie, Level 36
Lanturn, Level 36
Gastrodon, Level 36