I find it hard to believe that I have yet to see a decent looking team posted on here. Many of these posts contain some good Pokemon, but even so have rather mediocre to poor movesets attributed to said Pokemon. So now you can all be privileged enough to see what a truly strong team looks like. Keep in mind that this is not perfect, and even I substitute one or two out for others from time to time. However, consider the following:
Gallade, Raichu, Houndoom, Gliscor, Kingdra, Weavile
First of all (as an aside), Gallade is WAY better than Lucario. Lucario is highly overrated. His ONLY strong suit is that he has very few weaknesses. However, his hits are not very strong, he is not that fast, and he seems to have a moveset that is difficult to really establish properly. The only viable moveset is one based around special attacks, yet he cant learn any moves such as Nasty Plot to increase their effects. He is truly a middle of the road Pokemon, sorry to break it to you people.
Leaf Blade (Rock slide is arguably better, as I found a high amount of success with it personally. It counters those pesky flyers. However, as you will see from the composition of my team, I need grass moves wherever I can slot them).
Swords Dance: A must have.
Psycho Cut: STAB (comparable to Zen Headbutt. Strictly preference)
Close Combat: STAB (Although drain punch is very, very nice as well. I found myself struggling to replace one with the other)
Compared to Electivire or Jolteon, it seems as though Raichu just is not what he used to be. And it is only because I both acknowledge this and understand it that it is okay for me. I am stating that I know he is weaker, however I enjoy Pokemon for the novelty just as much as the shear power. Raichu is awesome. Nuff said.
Thunderbolt: STAB (No, not thunder. Not volt tackle. Not charge beam. Not shock wave)
Thunder Wave: Debatable (consider substituting out with attract...or charm)
Focus Blast: Debatable (consider substituting out with grass knot. Although grass knot is just a very weak move altogether, the accuracy of focus blast can be very frustrating at times)
Nasty Plot: Debatable
As far as nasty plot is concerned, many argue that Raichu is not strong enough to build up a few nasty plots. I do not disagree. HOWEVER, when you look at what other moves to give him, it seems that is still probably the best option.
No, not rapidash. Why are we choosing a Pokemon with just one STAB ability AND no Nasty Plot over one with two STAB abilities, an incredible sweeper, and just looks mean as hell?
Dark Pulse: STAB
Here is where it gets tricky...
Solarbeam (NOT FOR USE WITHOUT SUNNY DAY. If you choose nasty plot, then go with another move such as sludge bomb. However, solarbeam is a very nice counter to water weakness)
Sunny day (Or Nasty Plot): BOTH are very viable, and fun. I have almost considered using both of them, with no solarbeam or sludge bomb. Play around with these options as you level your own Houndoom)
Gliscor is probably one of the most underused, underrated Pokemon I have seen. He is incredibly fast, looks mean, and has few weaknesses. For his speed, he is also a brick wall with ample time to stack swords dance. This Pokemon is the reason I use Kingdra (for dragon) and Gliscor (for ground) as opposed to using the stereotypical slow, boring Garchomp. I am not saying Garchomp is not amazing....he is. But I still believe my team offers everything and more spread across Gliscor and Kingdra that Garchomp does.
Swords Dance: A must have
Aerial Ace: STAB
Fire Fang: To counter ice weakness (although stone edge/rockslide is a great option too)
Absolutely. Amazing. In. Every. Way. Zero weaknesses. Let me repeat that one more time: ZERO WEAKNESSES. Strong as hell. Fast as hell. Mean as hell. The end.
Dragon Dance: A must have
Waterfall: Power STAB
Outrage: Powerful STAB (although I dislike the confusion aspect)
Rain Dance: For swift swim ability, and to up power of waterfall. Consider yawn, however.
Most use Mamoswine. I cannot argue this, however (if you cannot already tell), I like mean looking Pokemon very much. After all, why else would I play the game? He is one of the fastest, albeit has one of the most weaknesses. He is one of my favorite. With the right moveset, he is very solid and swift.
Ice Punch: STAB
Night Slash: STAB
Brick Break: To counter other weaknesses
Aerial Ace: To counter 4x weakness to fighting
He may have many weaknesses, but his vast moveset allows him to counter almost every weakness. In addition to his great speed, first attack against virtually every opponent allows for a very versatile, surprise attack of a Pokemon.
The above mentioned team is my favorite, and what I use. If I was seriously into competitive play, I could be argued on almost every one of these. However, they are all equipped with virtuallythe best possible movesets, and all look mean as hell. Those with debatable movesets have been noted and explained. Thanks for reading. Please comment with constructive criticisms and/or compliments-it would be highly appreciated.