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Rate my first ever Sun Team?

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Ninetales @ Leftovers
Trait: Drought
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Hasty Nature
- Flamethrower
- SolarBeam
- Hypnosis
- Nasty Plot

Venusaur @ Life Orb
Trait: Chlorophyll
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Hasty Nature
- SolarBeam
- Leech Seed
- Sleep Powder
- Sludge Bomb

Arcanine @ Choice Band
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- ExtremeSpeed
- Close Combat
- Wild Charge
- Flare Blitz

Forretress @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Stealth Rock
- Volt Switch
- Gyro Ball
- Rapid Spin

Cresselia (F) @ Light Clay
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
Calm Nature
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave
- Light Screen
- Psychic

Heatran @ Air Balloon
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 Atk
Hasty Nature
- Flame Charge
- Fire Blast
- Earth Power
- Dragon Pulse

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Light Ball doubles Pikachu's Attack and Special Attack. I think you mean Light Clay :P
Haha yea. I knew that would happen. Thanks for telling me.

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Hello thur Genga, I'm going to try my best to answer this. It being your first sun team and all, it's alright. But there are some things that need to change immediately.


Okay here's the deal Ninetales is your sun setter, you're going to need it to stay alive. Especially in the OU meta game where Rain and Sand dominate. Having an offensive Sun setter isn't very appealing to me. He needs to be as healthy as possible so you can win the weather war. Sad thing is, Ninetales is at a disadvantage with sand and rain, since Politoed can hit it with super effective damage, and so can Tyranitar / Hippowdon. I'd suggest a sdef ninetales base 100 sdef isn't bad at all. You'll be sticking around longer in the hopes of your sun staying, keep in mind the last slot is totally preference, you could even put nasty plot if you want it to be semi offensive.

  • Ninetales (F) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Drought
    EVs: 252 HP / 124 SDef / 132 Spd
    Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
    • Flamethrower
    • Energy Ball
    • Substitute
    • Hypnosis / Toxic / Will-o-wisp / Protect


A huge threat in all sun teams, I'm going to make him one of your main offensive sweepers. I've customized his EVS to allow you to out speed common threats such as Scarfed Terrakion, And scarfed Genesect. (In the sun that is)

  • Venusaur (F) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Chlorophyll
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 224 Spd / 32 HP
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    • Growth / Sludge Bomb
    • Giga Drain
    • Hidden Power [Fire]
    • Sleep Powder


Umm, there are way better physical attackers out there than him. And he doesn't really benefit your team too much, so I'll suggest one of the most threatening Pokemon in the game. Terrakion, he'll help get Pokemon out of the way who threaten Venusaur, or he can even do well on his own. He also has great synergy with Latias, who I will be suggest later on.

  • Terrakion @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Justified
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    • Close Combat
    • Stone Edge
    • Earthquake
    • X-Scissor


Looks good, but I'd run Spikes over Stealth Rocks, you'll see why down below. I'd also suggest Running 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef


Well, I don't know why you have dual screen support when you don't really have any set up sweepers, aside from ninetales? So I'm going to suggest you use Latias, who will add great synergy to your team. A def calm mind set should work well on this team. It has some nice solid support moves, you can get creative with the sets, maybe even utilize it as a wish passer, or Healing Wish support!

  • Latias @ Leftovers
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Sdef
    Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
    • Calm Mind
    • Hidden Power [Fire]
    • Dragon Pulse
    • Recover / Wish / Healing Wish / Roost


Heatran is really good, but this last Pokemon I'm about to suggest is going to fill the niche that this team will need to successfully sweep. The answer is Dugtrio!

  • Dugtrio (M) @ Focus Sash
    Trait: ArenaTrap
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
    • Reversal
    • Earthquake
    • Stealth Rock
    • Sucker Punch
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I prefer heatran staying really because his typing and ability give him the ability to absorb forretress fire weakness for a free boost.
It already has stab, sun now add flash fire.
It's weaknesses are both covered by latias
Yea Heatran is the only thing i'm not changing.