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What do you think of my Mono-ice Team?

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This is my first time. Don't be too mean in your answer.


Abomasnow (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 4 SpAtk, 252 HP, 252 Atk
Adamant Nature
Wood Hammer
Substitute
Blizzard
Earthquake


Froslass (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Snow Cloak
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 Spe
Timid Nature
Blizzard
Hail
Spikes
Destiny Bond


Glaceon (F) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Snow Cloak
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 SPe
Timid Nature
Blizzard
Shadow Ball
Signal Beam
Hidden Power
{GROUND}


Cryogonal (X) @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 Def, 252 SpDef, 252 Spe
Careful Nature
Protect
Rapid Spin
Substitute
Confuse Ray


Articuno (X) @ Icy Rock
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP, 252 Def, 252 SpDef
Calm Nature
Substitute
Hail
Blizzard
Roost


Rotom-F (X) @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP, 252 SpAtk, 252 SpDef
Modest Nature
Substitute
Blizzard
Thunder Wave
Light Screen

Erm, there it is. I hope it's not too bad.

asked Jan 5, 2013 by •==[Mega-Grievous==>
edited Jan 5, 2013 by •==[Mega-Grievous==>
Hail teams are not mono-ice teams. By monotype standards it might not be too bad but in OU or UU or whatever I can't see this team doing so well, because it is mono-ice.
I feel like it would do better as a mono-ice, so, I changed it. :D
Articono can learn mind reader and sheer cold. teach it those moves and you can one hit KO a pokemon garenti unless it has sturdy
Do note, I was going to do that, but I wanted a staller/supporter.
I have a weird Froslass set that goes like this:

Frostitute (Froslass) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Cursed Body
EVs: 240 HP / 16 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
*- Destiny Bond
- Substitute
- Pain Split
- Blizzard*

Destiny bond is self-explanatory, Sub blocks status, Pain split is for slight recovery, and blizzard prevents it from being taunt bait.

Yes,and excuse the name.(I thought it was hilarious when I first nicknamed it)
I think you should give it a try,it's unexpectedly good,albeit situational. Nice Ice team!

1 Answer

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So your team is decent (meaning you used good Pokémon), but what it lacks is variety.

So to start out, this team will be crushed by Fire, Rock, or Steel types. Because of this, you need a Water type like Lapras or Cloyster.

Lapras:

Lapras @ Assault Vest
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Blizzard
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic
- Surf

Obviously this is just a set I like, and you can change it around if you want.

Cloyster:

Cloyster @ White Herb
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Shell Smash
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Razor Shell

Cloyster is an amazing sweeper, requiring only 1 turn to set up a Shell Smash before becoming practically unstoppable.

So that solves the Fire and Steel problems, but what about Rock types? Glad you asked. Use Mamoswine.

Mamoswine @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Ability: Thick Fat/Snow Cloak
Adamant Nature
- Ice Shard
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Icicle Crash

So switch out what you want, but you definitely will want Water and Ground types on your team

Now I guess I'll rate the individual members.

Abomasnow
This might be one of the Pokémon you want to get rid of. Honestly, its only use is Snow Warning, and you can use Hail just as easily.

Froslass
Froslass would probably be a better lead than Abomasnow, being able to set up Hail and Spikes before fainting. I'm assuming Blizzard is for Taunts.

Glaceon
Nice special sweeper. If you want, you can make it fast by giving it a Timid nature, Speed EVs and a Choice Scarf.

Cryogonal
Really, Cryogonal's only use is to spin out Stealth Rocks. Keep it if you want, though, since it's kind of vital to be able to do that. If I were you, I'd replace it with a Pokémon that I suggested and put defog on Articuno (thank heaven for Roost).

Articuno
If you can (i.e. if this is Showdown and you can choose the Natures), give it a Timid nature and train it this way: 252 HP / 252 Spd / 4 Def. This makes it fast, yet tanky. And switch Substitute for Defog.

Rotom - F
Great special wall. Since it's not trained physically, give it Will-O-Wisp instead of either Substitute or Blizzard.


So overall, not bad, especially for a noob! :P
If you have any questions, please ask them.

Hope I helped!

answered Jun 9 by Pimplup
You could also give Articuno the Mind Reader/Sheer Cold combo, but it's too predictable and uses up two too many moveslots.