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Rate my Mono Dragon team?

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I tried using little to no legendaries :P
Hydreigon @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature
- Fire Blast
- Draco Meteor
- Dark Pulse
- U-turn

Latios (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Roost
- Surf

Dragonite @ Expert Belt
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- ExtremeSpeed
- Fire Punch
- Dragon Claw
- Dragon Tail

Haxorus @ Lum Berry
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 36 HP / 252 Atk / 220 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Aqua Tail
- Earthquake

Kyurem @ Life Orb
Trait: Pressure
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Earth Power
- Focus Blast
- Ice Beam

Dialga @ Adamant Orb
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Fire Blast
- Stealth Rock
- Roar
- Draco Meteor

asked Sep 4, 2012 by Danny
In competitive play, Hydreigon, Dragonite, ans I believe Kyurem are  banned from being on the same team.

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The main problem I see on most Mono Dragon teams is this: Dragon types are weak to Ice and Dragon. this is Common Knowledge. But when you stack your team with Dragonite (not Multiscaled), Garchomp, Salamence, etc, you wind up with one GLARING weakness: x4 Ice. Now in real competitive play, you can only have one Yache Berry held per team. so you've done a good job at not letting a single Weavile with 252 Speed EVs and Ice Punch/Ice Shard come rip your team wing from limb. Just watch how often you fire off that Draco Meteor since a few SpA drops really hurt Hydrogen in particular.

My only concern is that since Latios has access to Roost while Haxorus has no reliable recovery, maybe Choice Band Haxorus to get an immediate Atk boost and swap Dragon Dance for Brick Break or something. Very rarely are you ever gonna get a chance to Dragon Dance your Haxorus unless your prediction skills are really good. it would be a shame to Choice-Lock Latios into a resisted move and have it be unable to Roost and thus meet its end. Haxorus has zero defensive backing and its Spe is negligible at best. I would Choice Band or Scarf it and use it as a Glass Cannon: fire away until it shatters.

answered Sep 8, 2012 by SlipperyDevil
selected Oct 2, 2012 by Danny
Yes dragon is weak to ice and dragon but its common for a dragon type to have access to a fire move and if the cant use a dragon move the dragon is screwed in life.
Slippery_devil knows what's he's talking about. Dragonuser, you don't.

@ slippery_devil, welcome to the site! You seem to know more than the common new noob...
I'll BA if you make this a cleaner answer :)
On a side note, i'm sure you can see i'm fond of Weavile. as a check for Dragon Types, it actually does quite well, especially since you don't see many above UU. the only Dragons it can't check are Palkia and Kingdra, since the Water typing cancels its Ice weakness. But Salamence, Dragonite, Garchomp, Flygon , and Altaria are all easily dispatched by Ice Punch/Focus Sash/Ice Shard, if not brought down with one hit. Giratina eats Pursuit or Night Slash hard, as do Latios and Latias in addition to Ice Punch. Dialga takes Low Kick very poorly, and Rayquaza faces the same problem as. Dragonite and friends, although ExtrwmeSpeed helps against being Ice Sharded. So if you run MonoDragon against a standard team, be very watchful for Weavile.