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XP27SK (Lairon) (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Sunny Day
- Head Smash
- Substitute

Quicksilver (Rapidash) (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Wild Charge
- Flare Blitz
- Drill Run
- Megahorn

Palutena (Gardevoir) (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Trace
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Future Sight
- Psychic
- Calm Mind
- Focus Blast

Forreger (Beartic) (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Snow Cloak
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Aqua Jet
- Icicle Crash
- Swords Dance
- Superpower

Speedy (Electabuzz) (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Volt Switch
- Electro Ball
- Focus Blast
- Psychic

Myah (Lapras) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Heal Bell
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt

Please rate my team!

asked Aug 30, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
edited Aug 30, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
This is a pretty good team. I like your variety!
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Hey Kingdra, this is a nice team, and I gotta say it's a step up from your last NU team I rated ;] it's got good synergy and stuff, but some of the moves and EV spreads are a little odd. Not too many issues with it otherwise. Anyway, lez do it!



Lairon
Not bad. But dafuq is Sunny Day there for? It doesn't benefit your team at all. Also, Lairon doesn't have the speed to pull off Substitute, not like it would be useful anyway. So give him Earthquake and Roar instead. Also, you're missing 4 EVs, put them in SDef.



Rapidash
I like it. But Focus Sash is a no no, because hazards are extremely common in NU and you don't have a spinner. Instead, I recommend a Choice Band or a Life Orb. Choice Band hits harder and has no recoil, but if you're not so confident in your prediction skills, Life Orb is a nice power boost too. Even Expert Belt could work, to bluff a Choice item. Replace Drill Run with Low Kick, because it hits heavy Rock types harder, most notably Regirock. Stick the last 4 EVs in Defense.



Gardevoir
Future sight... it's not worth it. It has no extra coverage, and since you have no investment in bulk, you want to hit hard and fast. Give her Shadow Ball instead, to hit Psychic and Ghost types harder while getting perfect neutral coverage. And put 4 EVs in HP.



Beartic
Beartic isn't great, it's too slow to sweep and Aqua Jet isn't very powerful without STAB. Also, he compounds your Fighting weakness. I have a nice replacement though:

Gurdurr (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Bulk Up
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Ice Punch

Bulk Up and Eviolite along with the SDef EVs make this guy into an unstoppable tank. Drain Punch is reliable STAB as well as recovery. Mach Punch is priority, and can finish off weakened opponents. Ice Punch hits Amoonguss as well as Flying types. Payback is an option, but it doesn't get the power boost against threats like Musharna, which detracts from its usefulness. You can opt to go 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef which hits harder right away but is harder to set up with.



Electabuzz
Electro Ball sounds nice at first, but then you consider that the kind of things you're revenge killing are other scarfers and setup sweepers, and its power is often not enough. Thunderbolt is much more reliable and decently powerful too. Focus Blast over Psychic to hit Thick Fat Piloswine, normal special walls like Lickilicky and Audino, and Magnemite (lol?). Last 4 EVs in HP.



Lapras
Looking solid. Although you'll want 248 HP / 8 SAtk / 252 SDef so you can survive 5 switch ins to Stealth Rock.

answered Aug 30, 2012 by Spoink
selected Aug 31, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
You can also consider Iron Fist on the Gurdurr set. This works nicely as you have an excellent switch-in to Will-o-wisp with Rapidash. Another good thing about Iron Fist is Pokemon will rarely use a status move on Gurdurr for fear of Guts.

The problem is if you have to switch when you have Bulk Up boosts. Also, you can't switch in on Will-o-wisp.

Both abilities are equally viable options, I just wanted to mention it.
Oh yeah, didn't think of that. I got my set from an old NU team I had before BW2 move tutors, and quickly changed it to Ice Punch. I still prefer Guts, though. Better safe than sorry.
Yeah, I also prefer Guts due to the ability to get a powerful instant attack boost when I switch with Toxic Spikes up, Will-o-wisp being used, or Thunder Wave being thrown around, and the ability to better take Sleep when you already have a status.
Thanks Spoink! I am however going to keep Future Sight. It may actually take a few turns to pull off, but it has more power than Psychic, and it tends to catch people. Plus Psychic is already coverage against Ghost-types. And I already have Focus Blast on Electabuzz.
Wait, did I misread that then? Okay, replace Psychic with Hidden Power Ice.