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Team Building Help Thread

Ok, this is my first team and I need some help.

My UU team:
Manetric
Item:Life Orb
Ability: Lightningrod
Nature:Timid
Attacks:
Thunderbolt
Overheat
Hidden Power Ice
Volt Switch

Bisharp
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Defiant
Nature: Adamant
Attacks:
Swords Dance
Sucker Punch
Iron Head
Substitute

Flygon
Item: Choice Band/Life Orb
Ability:Levitate
Nature: Jolly
Attacks:
Outrage
Earthquake
Roost
Dragon Claw

Suicune
Item:Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
Nature:Modest
Attacks:
Calm Mind
Hydro Pump
Ice Beam
Hidden Power Grass

Roserade
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature:Calm
Attacks:
Spikes
Giga Drain
Synthesis
Sludge Bomb

Victini
Item: Expert Belt
Ability: Victory Star
Nature: Timid
Attacks:
V-Create
Psychic
Grass Knot
Focus Blast

To tell you the truth, I'm totally clueless about this, and would just appreciate some advice...
Please Help me out.
 
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STABX4

Active Member
Ill look at your team later but just an fyi to make a spoiler tag it has to be
your message you want hidden

so for example:
hi
 

STABX4

Active Member
Bulky offence, I guess. I just want a team that fits nicely together. This is my first try at competitive battling, so I'm completely unsure. I'd like a Rocks Pokemon, like Ferrothorn or Forretress. That's what I really need, with a bit of help on my offencive Pokemon.

EDIT: I've just worked out a team- Politoed, Jirachi, Dragonite, Ferrothorn, Virizion and Starmie. Ferrothorn carries out hazards, Politoed has Drizzle, Bulky Dragonite and Jirachi are my tanks/walls, with 'Rachi using Wish to keep my team together. Starmie keeps hazards away from my team, mainly from Dragonite, and Virizion is a Swords Dance Sweeper!

not to be an *** but a dragonite with fire punch like mine breaks this team

lead politoed

im guessing youd go perish song in which case i switch to sceptile with a ferrothorn switch id go HP fire youre dead in two hits 3 tops. next would probably be dragonite switch swampert ice beam dead in probably two esp if you DD. next Jirachi switch heatran fire blast most likely a OHKO depending on your evs. switch virizion. now comes my dragonite fire punch maybe two hits. lastly starmie I would go outrage but if you kill me I switch into a conkeldurr payback and its a OHKO. game me'
 

snivy trainer

Driving myself batty
not to be an *** but a dragonite with fire punch like mine breaks this team

lead politoed

im guessing youd go perish song in which case i switch to sceptile with a ferrothorn switch id go HP fire youre dead in two hits 3 tops. next would probably be dragonite switch swampert ice beam dead in probably two esp if you DD. next Jirachi switch heatran fire blast most likely a OHKO depending on your evs. switch virizion. now comes my dragonite fire punch maybe two hits. lastly starmie I would go outrage but if you kill me I switch into a conkeldurr payback and its a OHKO. game me'

Right. Drizzle team isn't a great idea now, just because I'm bored of all this forced Politoed thing. So I'll switch my ideas.
 
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AquaRegisteel

Face Oblivion
I'm having trouble choosing team members for my UU team.

I've decided on:

Escavalier @ Choice Band
{Swarm}
EVs: 248 HP/252 Atk/8 Def
Adamant Nature
-Megahorn
-Iron Head
-Return
-Pursuit

Arcanine @ Life Orb
{Flash Fire}
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Jolly Nature
-Flare Blitz
-Extremespeed
-Wild Charge
-Morning Sun

I am going for an offensive approach, but with a few bulky pokemon to sponge the powerful hits, like Chandelure's Fire Blast and Azumarril's Waterfall and such.

Firstly, I need a way to deal with Zapdos and Moltres, which means I will need a good Stealth Rocker. I am using Arcanine, so Steels are just meh. Also, Escavalier might have to switch often, so a decent Rapid Spinner is needed, prefereably one that synergizes with my Arca-Valier core.
 

Squiddly Dee

∈ (⊙ ⊖ ⊙) ∋
Okay, this is my very first UU team, and I still need some help. I'm thinking of using a Quiver Dance Venomoth as a passer over Mew, but I'm not quite sure yet. I'm also thinking of using a different move over Superpower on Azumarill, but I'm not sure what. Anyway, I would love help as this is my first ever competitive team. Thanks!

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Azumarill @ Choice Band
Trait: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Aqua Jet
- Waterfall
- Superpower
- Ice Punch

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Krookodile @ Life Orb
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd -SpAtk)
- Pursuit
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Crunch

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Nidoqueen @ Leftovers
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Earthquake
- Dragon Tail
- Toxic Spikes
- Stealth Rock

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Arcanine @ Choice Band
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk -SpAtk)
- Extremespeed
- Wild Charge
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat

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Shaymin @ Choice Specs
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd -Atk)
- Seed Flare
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power (Fire)
- Rest

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Mew @Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 6 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
-Swords Dance
-Baton Pass
-Taunt
-Rock Polish
 
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Soperman

The One and Only
Okay, this is my very first UU team, and I still need some help. I'm thinking of using a Quiver Dance Venomoth as a passer over Mew, but I'm not quite sure yet. I'm also thinking of using a different move over Superpower on Azumarill, but I'm not sure what. Anyway, I would love help as this is my first ever competitive team. Thanks!
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Azumarill @ Choice Band
Trait: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Aqua Jet
- Waterfall
- Superpower
- Ice Punch

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Krookodile @ Life Orb
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd -SpAtk)
- Pursuit
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Crunch

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Nidoqueen @ Leftovers
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Earthquake
- Dragon Tail
- Toxic Spikes
- Stealth Rock

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Arcanine @ Choice Band
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk -SpAtk)
- Extremespeed
- Wild Charge
- Flare Blitz
- Close Combat

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Shaymin @ Choice Specs
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd -Atk)
- Seed Flare
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power (Fire)
- Rest

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Mew @Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 6 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
-Swords Dance
-Baton Pass
-Taunt
-Rock Polish
This is a full team. Make a thread for it. I may edit this later for an actual rate later tho.
 

Squiddly Dee

∈ (⊙ ⊖ ⊙) ∋
Okay, I will.
 

snivy trainer

Driving myself batty
I've just made a pretty good UU team idea:

Chandelure@ Leftovers
Modest | Flash Fire
252 SpA | 252 Spe | 4 SpD
- Substitute
- Fire Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Will 'O Wisp

Roserade@ Black Sludge
Calm | Natural Cure
252 HP | 252 SpD | 4 Def
- Sleep Powder
- Spikes
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb

Blastoise@ Leftovers
Bold | Torrent
252 HP | 252 Def | 4 SpD
- Scald
- Rapid Spin
- Focus Blast
- Roar

Umbreon@ Leftovers
Impish | Synchronise
252 HP | 252 Def | 4 SpD
- Wish
- Heal Bell
- Payback
- Protect

Rhyperior@ Leftovers
Adamant | Solid Rock
252 Atk | 160 HP | 96 Spe
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge/Rock Blast
- Megahorn
- Substitute

And that's it!
 

Yellow De Viridian Grove

Well-Known Member
Latios (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Surf
- Dragon Pulse
- Psyshock

Calm Mind Latios has perfect synergy with Lucario and they help weaken each others' counters with their attacks hitting so hard. Latios>Latias for more power with one Calm Mind boost. Surf gives coverage against heatran and Psyshock helps against Blissey, however Lucario helps in this aspect. Dragon Pulse allows for a solid STAB that doesn't have any negatives effects. Calm Mind is what makes him hit so hard. It's like holding a Choice Specs, but allows latios to switch moves. I think I might run HP [Fire]>Psyshock, but it depends on who else is added.

Lucario (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Steadfast
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Nasty Plot
- Vacuum Wave
- Aura Sphere
- Shadow Ball

With Tyranitar and Ferrothorn stopping Latios's sweep, Lucario can start to sweep. most people try to switch in Physical walls into him, so Nasty Plot is a sure surprise. I am almost convinced to run a Timid nature because Gliscor is a common Switch-in and if he outspeeds Lucario, an EQ is in his future. However, with a Timid Nature, he is outsped and is hit with a +2 Shadow Ball. Nasty Plot Lucario is an underrated threat that functions pretty well in this Metagame, however I am really stumped on other team members.



I'd like to use at least Stealth Rocks, but I'd like to keep offensive presence. I'd like to run Hyper Offensive, but I don't know if I want to do balanced either :/
 

snivy trainer

Driving myself batty
Would this be a good team member for my UU team?

Flygon@ Choice Scarf
Jolly | Levitate
252 Atk | 252 Spe | 4 SpD
- U Turn
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Dragon Tail/Dragon Claw
 

AquaRegisteel

Face Oblivion
^You should run Fire Punch in the last slot over another dragon move, otherwise Bronzong walls it indefinitely.
 

Dragonicwari

Artistically angry
Latios (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Surf
- Dragon Pulse
- Psyshock

Calm Mind Latios has perfect synergy with Lucario and they help weaken each others' counters with their attacks hitting so hard. Latios>Latias for more power with one Calm Mind boost. Surf gives coverage against heatran and Psyshock helps against Blissey, however Lucario helps in this aspect. Dragon Pulse allows for a solid STAB that doesn't have any negatives effects. Calm Mind is what makes him hit so hard. It's like holding a Choice Specs, but allows latios to switch moves. I think I might run HP [Fire]>Psyshock, but it depends on who else is added.

Lucario (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Steadfast
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Nasty Plot
- Vacuum Wave
- Aura Sphere
- Shadow Ball

With Tyranitar and Ferrothorn stopping Latios's sweep, Lucario can start to sweep. most people try to switch in Physical walls into him, so Nasty Plot is a sure surprise. I am almost convinced to run a Timid nature because Gliscor is a common Switch-in and if he outspeeds Lucario, an EQ is in his future. However, with a Timid Nature, he is outsped and is hit with a +2 Shadow Ball. Nasty Plot Lucario is an underrated threat that functions pretty well in this Metagame, however I am really stumped on other team members.



I'd like to use at least Stealth Rocks, but I'd like to keep offensive presence. I'd like to run Hyper Offensive, but I don't know if I want to do balanced either :/

Hyper offense almost always utilizes stealth rocks.

Would this be a good team member for my UU team?

Flygon@ Choice Scarf
Jolly | Levitate
252 Atk | 252 Spe | 4 SpD
- U Turn
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Dragon Tail/Dragon Claw

I would have to see the rest of your team

Edit: nevermind, it was posted above. Try the rmt thread, but I think you will be a little ice weak.
 

snivy trainer

Driving myself batty
There aren't many ice types in UU. Froslass can be taken out with a Fire Blast from Chandelure. I tested my team out on PO (Pokemon Online) and it said Roserade couldn't go on wifi UU. So my team managed to beat a semi OU team consisting of Blissey, Smeargle, Salamence, Chandelure, Forretress and something else. I got a Timd Chandelure first time in breeding, and I'm going to change the item to Air Balloon as Ground types are going to get a suprose when their move fails and a STAB Fire Blast hits them. WoW can then be changed to Energy Ball.

And I can't get Fire Punch on Flygon.
 

sazzila

Member
is my team good for wifi?


Typhlosion moves: eruption, blast burn, flamethrower,fire blast.

umbreon moves: moonlight, curse, baton pass, return.

ampharos moves: thunder, discharge, charge, signal beam

togekiss moves: psykic,hyper beam, fire blast, fly.

bellossom moves: sleep powder, giga drain , leaf storm, sludge bomb

milotic moves: surf, ice beam, recover, hydro pump

all for competitive battling all Lv.100.
 

AquaRegisteel

Face Oblivion
To be honest and blunt, no. Firstly, having Hyper Beam on any of your pokemon is a bad idea because of the recharge. Also, using four moves of the same type on one pokemon is also bad.
 

AlexandriaTheMixed

You A Stupid Hoe.
is my team good for wifi?


Typhlosion moves: eruption, blast burn, flamethrower,fire blast.

umbreon moves: moonlight, curse, baton pass, return.

ampharos moves: thunder, discharge, charge, signal beam

togekiss moves: psykic,hyper beam, fire blast, fly.

bellossom moves: sleep powder, giga drain , leaf storm, sludge bomb

milotic moves: surf, ice beam, recover, hydro pump

all for competitive battling all Lv.100.

No. Just, no. I wouldn't recommend ANY of this. AT ALL. But you seem to not know anything about natures, evs, ivs; etc, so I'll dumb it down.

Typhlosion's moves: Eruption, , Fire blast, Focus Blast, Hidden Power. Give it choice scarf.

Umbreon's moves: Moonlight, Curse, Baton Pass, Payback. Give it leftovers.

Ampharos' moves: Heal Bell/Signal Beam, Discharge, Hidden Power, Focus Blast. If you give it signal beam then give it choice specs; give it leftovers if you choose heal bell.

Togekiss' moves: Air Slash, Thunder Wave, Roost, Aura Sphere/Nasty Plot. Give it leftovers.

Bellossom's moves: Sunny Day, Solar Beam, Sludge Bomb, Giga Drain. Giga Drain should only be used if you're about to die, or sun isn't up. It will boost Bellossom's super poor speed and make Typhlosions attacks do much more. Give it Life Orb.

Milotic Moves: Surf, Recover, Toxic, Ice Beam. Give it leftovers.
 

Indigoodra

Well-Known Member
Okay, so I'm makning an OU team based off of Gengar (because I can), and after getting four pokemon, I'm absolutely stumped.

Gengar (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Shadow Ball
- Giga Drain
- Thunder/bolt
- Focus Blast

Yep, this is what I based my team off of. I decided to break the mold of Specs or Disable, and when I saw this dude learned Giga Drain, I became inspired to do this.

Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spd
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Roost
- Stealth Rock
- Whirlwind
- Drill Peck

Skarmory is Skarmory. He synergises decently with Gengar, and with this copy-and-pasted-from-Smogon set, he does... what he always does.

Latias (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Dragon Pulse
- Recover
- Calm Mind
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Calm Mind Latias, woohooo.

Scrafty (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Crunch
- Dragon Dance
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch

This is an extremely awesome Scrafty set, I love how he can sweep plenty even with only one Dragon Dance.

So, yeah, I need something to fill the last two slots, and I have this nagging feeling in the back of my head that is telling me that the existing members of my team could be better :/
 

Soperman

The One and Only
Okay, so I'm makning an OU team based off of Gengar (because I can), and after getting four pokemon, I'm absolutely stumped.

Gengar (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Shadow Ball
- Giga Drain
- Thunderbolt I prefer Tbolt for the accuracy
- Focus Blast
Otherwise looks good
Yep, this is what I based my team off of. I decided to break the mold of Specs or Disable, and when I saw this dude learned Giga Drain, I became inspired to do this.

Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spd
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Roost
- Stealth Rock
- Whirlwind
- Drill Peck

Skarmory is Skarmory. He synergises decently with Gengar, and with this copy-and-pasted-from-Smogon set, he does... what he always does. Looks good

Latias (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Dragon Pulse
- Recover
- Calm Mind
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Calm Mind Latias, woohooo.

Scrafty (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Crunch
- Dragon Dance
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch

This is an extremely awesome Scrafty set, I love how he can sweep plenty even with only one Dragon Dance.

So, yeah, I need something to fill the last two slots, and I have this nagging feeling in the back of my head that is telling me that the existing members of my team could be better :/

Your team has excellent synergy, and is just good overall. You could choose whomever you want. You might want something to counter weather, and Rotom-W fits the bill pretty well.

Rotom-W @ Choice Scarf/Whatever you want
Timid
252 Speed and Sp. Atk
Levitate
-HP Ice
-Thunderbolt
-Hydro Pump
-Trick/Volt Switch
Basic Rotom-W. HP Ice is for Dragons, and Hydro Pump and Tbolt are for coverage/ taking out pokemon that gain from weather. You could also choose the bulky variant if you want.

Frankly, I can't think of anything else that would be helpful. You can choose literally any pokemon you want for this team.
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