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First OU competitive team improvements needed

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this is my first OU team. I really could use some help cuz i think it needs some improvements

The team:

Dusclops @ eviolite
sassy
pressure
252 hp/128 def/ 128 spdef
- pain split
- night shade
- confuse ray/ will o wisp
- protect/trick room

Infernape @ life orb
naive
blaze
252 atk/ 4 spa/ 252 spe
- overheat
- close combat
- stone edge
- grass knot

Standard mixape set.

Gastrodon @ leftovers
modest
storm drain
252 hp/ 160 def / 96 spdef
- scald
- ice beam
- stockpile
- recover

Anti dragon tank.

Hydreigon @ choice specs
modest
levitate
4 hp/ 252 spa/ 252 spe
- draco meteor
- dragon pulse/ u turn
- flamethrower
- focusblast

Tentacruel @ black sludge bold
liquid ooze
252 hp / 240 def/ 16 spe
- rapid spin
- toxic spikes
- scald
- ice beam/ giga drain

Skarmory@ leftovers
impish
sturdy
- stealth rock
- roost
- whirlwind/ spikes
- brave bird

feedback appreciated

asked Sep 22, 2012 by A Dragon's Roar

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K first off change the order.

Skarmory @ Leftovers/Rocky Helmet
Trait: Sturdy
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
Evs: 252 Def/ 252 HP/ 4 SDef
- Brave Bird
- Spikes
- Whirlwind
- Roost

Brave Bird gives a huge STAB to punish Fighting types who stay in against Skarmory as well as Grass types not named Ferrothorn. Spikes is EH support and Whirlwind Phazes out boosting sweepers and racks up Entry Hazard damage. Roost heals the great Iron Bird and takes away its Flying type for that turn which can help survive and Electric attack or hurt by leaving it susceptible to a Ground or Fighting attack. Leftovers helps keep it alive longer, but Rocky Helmet can help out stall a physical attacker with Roost backing the birdie. As a third alternative, you could use a Shed Shell but that's only if you fear Magnezone trapping your lead with Magnet Pull and OHKOing it with Thunderbolt.

Infernape @ Life Orb
Trait: Blaze
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Atk/ 4 Spd
- Overheat
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Grass Knot

pretty much the same just moved.

Since you have Tentacruel to SAtk Sponge, I will offer a suggestion as a replacement for Gastrodon:

Donphan @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/ 180 Def/ 48 SDef
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock
- Ice Shard
- Rapid Spin

this guy looks a lot less threatening than he really is. Earthquake is a huge STAB and puts a dent in almost anything. Having already solid bulk, going offensive can put the hurt on opponents. Sturdy and Ice Shard almost always net you a 2HKO against Dragon Types and the ability to lay Stealth Rock and use Rapid Spin makes it a valuable option. its a tad unconventional to use Donphan, since Forretress or Starmie as a Spinner, but surprises can be bad for the opposing team if ill-prepared. its a solid Pokemon if you give it the time and tools to do its job.

Hydreigon @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Spd/ 4 Def
- Draco Meteor
- Fire Blast
- Dark Pulse
- U-Turn

if the set isnt obvious you should give this game up.

Tentacruel @ Black Sludge
Trait: Liquid Ooze
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SDef/ 160 Def/ 66 SAtk
- Ice Beam
- Scald
- Toxic Spikes
- Hidden Power (Fire)

Pretty much the same but moving Rapid Spin to Donphan frees up a move slot for Cruel which we fill with HP Fire. Now you have some evil to threaten Steel types and Ice types, namely Skarmory, Steelix, Bronzong, Ferrothorn, and the like as well as the ever present threat of Choiced Scizor sets.

For a Ghost type, it seems you're going for a defensive set. but I have am idea you may enjoy:

Reuniclus @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Guard
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 144 Def/ 88 SDef
- Psychic/Psyshock
- Thunderbolt
- Calm Mind
- Recover

so Magic Guard negates Life Orb recoil which is basically a free 30% increase to all attacks. STAB Psychic is a tad more powerful, but STAB Psyshock has the perk of punching Blissey right in her stupid Specially Defensive face. T-Bolt is just a great move to have in general, but with a few Calm Minds and Life Orb backing it, it can destroy entire teams. obviously Calm Mind boosts your already formidable SAtk stat while also turning Reuniclus into a tank. Recover helps set up and keep Reuniclus alive long enough to get that can o' whoop ace open.pretty evil. that's about it.

hope that helps.

answered Sep 25, 2012 by SlipperyDevil
selected Sep 25, 2012 by A Dragon's Roar
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For a lead you could put infernape with overheat, endeavor, Mach punch and stealth rock. Focus sash. With +sp.atk & - sp.def nature. From experience the overheat can knock out hipowden and gliscors that are not special defensive in two hits even from the sp.atk drop

answered Sep 24, 2012 by Wishmaker
This isn't a complete answer
I need improvements like replacing a pokemon or changing a moveset