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Team for PAX Gym Challenge

So PAX is coming up and I'm interested in making a team for their Gym Challenge, potentially competitively as well. So the stakes are lower, but here's the team:

Espeon @ Light Clay
Magic Bounce
252 HP/252 Spe/4 Def
Light Screen
Hidden Power Dark/Electric

So this is my lead. Kinda weird. But it deters lead setups. What I'm wondering is which Hidden Power to run. The set is taken directly from smogon but I tweaked the typing to get more coverage.

Dragonite @ Leftovers
252 Atk/252 Spe/4 SpD
Dragon Dance
Fire Punch

Physical DD set. Vaporeon keeps Multiscale up pretty well. If done well enough I can even set up a DD while the Wish comes in and then blast things. I like the coverage he gives the team, but I'm willing to change this versatile beast.

Vaporeon @ Leftovers
Water Absorb
248 HP/252 Def/8 Spe
Ice Beam/Toxic

Typical Vaporeon set. I love the concept of the Water Absorb and related abilities so I did want to use Vaporeon, but not necessarily build the team around it. Anyway, typical set, Wishing supports the entire team, Dragonite especially. I'm torn on Ice Beam or Toxic but it really depends on what Heatran runs.

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Iron Barbs
252 HP/88 Def/168 SpD
Stealth Rock/Leech Seed
Power Whip

Another typical set but if it ain't broke don't fix it. I may run Leech Seed on it because I want Stealth Rock on Heatran and not running Thunder Wave because I've already got WoW and Toxic sets on the team.

Heatran @ Air Balloon
Flash Fire
252 SpD/248 HP/8 Spe
Lava Plume
Stealth Rock/Roar

I love Heatran for the same reason as Vaporeon and so yay now I can switch into both Fire and Water freely! Wish and Lava Plume for reasons and I want Stealth Rock on Heatran but also running 2 Steel types Roar is pretty useful against Arena Trappers and Magnet Pullers, what have you. Air Balloon is good for those situations, Dugtrio specifically.

Terrakion @ Choice Band
252 Atk/252 Spe/4 HP
Close Combat
Stone Edge
Aerial Ace

Terrakion lets me swap into Dark types, too! I'm running Aerial Ace for coverage but I can swap that out also. I like the physical aspect he gives the team. He's really my most dedicated sweeper role of the team.

As said just now, Terrakion is really my only dedicated sweeper role which may pose problems with switching a lot. A looot. But there's lots of setup and lots of ways to pose my enemy against me, which I like. I was going for a bulky team in constructing this so I guess the team itself does reflect that. :F


Definition of insanity
Just a few quick nit picks, run hp fire or hp fighting on espeon and ice beam on vaporeon to KO landorus i. depending on my mood, a full rate may or may not come later


Metal Fairy
Espeon- run Hidden Power Fighting

Dragonite- Roost over Fire Punch. you may or may not want to use Subsitute over Earthquake. On one hand, you can avoid nasty toxics. On the other, you'll be hard-pressed to beat steel types.

Vaporeon- okay. I'd choose Ice Beam, though

Ferrothorn- use Leech Seed over Stealth Rock, and replace Power Whip with Gyro ball

Heatran- use Stealth Rock over Roar, and Roar over will-o-wisp. Lava Plume already has the same chance of getting a burn compared to Scald.

Terrakion- Sacred Sword or Quick Attack over Aerial Ace. I'd go for Quick Attack.
Maybe consider Extremespeed over Earthquake for Dragonite? Bar Terrakion, your team is fairly slow, and +1 Extremespeed is painful to anything that's not packing a resist, and it works well with Fire Punch and Outrage. Maybe try Lum Berry over leftovers? Right now, Rotom-W can switch in when you dragon dance and can will o wisp when you use outrage (Defensive Rotom W gets 2KO w/ Outrage, meaning it can cripple you with WoW)