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The Return of... Team Blazing Iron!! (PO MonoType Steel)

Discussion in 'Older Gen RMT' started by Divine Retribution, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Divine Retribution

    Divine Retribution Well-Known Member

    So, it's been a while since I've used this team, and I figured with all the MonoType teams I've been seeing recently I'd repost this for new perspectives and ratings. It's been slightly tweaked since I first made it like two months ago, and it performs great in the current MonoType metagame. (Although if PO ever updates and bans Genesect, I'm screwed...)

    Anyways, here's Team Blazing Iron, peaked at about #27 on MonoType (after that I just gave up lol, I'm going for #1 again)

    Skarmory @ Leftovers
    Nature: Impish
    Trait: Sturdy
    EVs: 252 Defence, 252 HP, 4 Attack
    -Stealth Rock
    -Brave Bird

    Standard physical wall Skarmory opens my team as my lead (normally). Stealth Rock is my hazard of choice on Skarmory, as I find his lopsided Defences make him an unreliable Spikes carrier. Whirlwind lets him phase opponents and screw with set-up sweepers, while Brave Bird stops Infernape from 6-0ing me and prevents me from being Taunt bait. Roost heals him and lets him stall out things like Electivire's Thunderpunch or random Wild Charges.

    Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
    Nature: Impish
    Trait: Iron Barbs
    EVs: 252 HP, 88 Defence, 168 Sp. Def
    -Leech Seed
    -Thunder Wave
    -Power Whip

    Ferrothorn is my utility guy. Leech Seed is great for healing both Ferrothorn and his teammates, and screws with Blissey and co. while Spikes are my hazards of choice because Skarmory's carrying Stealth Rock. I could reverse the two, but I find Ferrothorn gets more Spikes up than Skarmory normally. Thunder Wave screws with switch-ins, and makes Infernape a little more manageable. Power Whip smacks bulky Waters like Jellicent (if it doesn't carry Will O' Wisp) and Gastrodon, and generally goes nice with Heatran.

    Heatran @ Air Balloon
    Nature: Timid
    Trait: Flash Fire
    EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 HP
    -Fire Blast
    -Earth Power
    -Dragon Pulse
    -Flame Charge

    Meet the monster that is Flame Charge Heatran. With resistances/immunities to 12 out of 17 types (13 if Air Balloon is intact), Heatran forces so many switches it's not even funny. As I come in on something that's pretty much guaranteed to switch out I fire off a Flame Charge, allowing me to outspeed and often KO the switch-in. Fire Blast is a sturdy STAB attack that scorches anything neutral to it, with Earth Power blasting opposing Fire types and Dragon Pulse hitting Dragons. I use Dragon Pulse because standard Heatran carrys HP Ice, meaning I outspeed it by 1 point.

    Metagross @ Life Orb
    Nature: Jolly
    Trait: Clear Body
    EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 HP
    -Meteor Mash
    -Ice Punch

    Metagross is pure destruction. Massive Attack and respectable Bulk leaves one only wanting in the Speed department, so naturally, AgiliGross is a devastating sweeper that can and will tear apart unprepared teams. Agility is pretty self-explanatory, after a single Agility he outspeeds all unboosted threats and a fair selection of Scarf'ers. Meteor Mash is a sturdy STAB attack with a chance to boost his Attack. Earthquake hits opposing Steel types and Fire types, with Ice Punch getting Ground types, especially things like Landorus.

    Jirachi @ Leftovers
    Nature: Careful
    Trait: Serene Grace
    EVs: 252 Sp. Def, 252 HP, 4 Attack
    -Thunder Wave
    -Iron Head
    -Water Pulse

    If Sabeye is the Troll King, then Jirachi is the Troll Queen. I chose Thunder Wave over Body Slam because I can't afford to miss out on Paralysis on something like Infernape. Water Pulse adds to the hax with a 40% confusion rate. A confused, paralyzed opponent that gets hit by Iron Head only has like a 15% chance to move, which is great for me. Wish brings Jirachi and her team some decent healing.

    Genesect @ Life Orb
    Nature: Modest
    Trait: Download
    EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 HP
    -Rock Polish
    -Hidden Power (Ground)
    -Ice Beam

    I never understood why ScarfSect was so popular. ScarfSect doesn't sweep teams. this thing sweeps teams. After a single Rock Polish he outspeeds pretty much everything in the game. Thunderbolt and Ice Beam form the BoltBeam combo that we're all familiar with. Now... Hidden Power (Ground)... Who runs Hidden Power (Ground)? Someone who's deathly afraid of opposing Fire types. Hidden Power (Ground) hits opposing Heatran for an OHKO while Hidden Power (Water) 2HKO's. If I get the Sp. Atk boost with this thing, my opponent can kiss his *** goodbye.

    So that's it, I'll post an importable later when I get the time, in the mean time feel free to rate/comment/suggest stuff.

  2. Ghosts of the Forums

    Ghosts of the Forums Who Ya Gonna Call?

    Full rate later, go 252hp 176def 80sp.def impish on skarm, and may i suggest a mixed slow attacker gross?
  3. SkyDriver

    SkyDriver Hiding in the grass

    Zen Headbutt > Meteor Mash, so you can beat Water tyoes easier. Generally better coverage too. Love the Genesect ;)
  4. silverangel

    silverangel Metal Fairy

    Scarf Genesect was popular because it was an amazing revenge killer and scout, not as a sweeper (my Misdreavus stopped it in its tracks, though).

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