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RU SERIOUS?! Victini Victory's brand-new RU team #2!!!

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Hi! This is my second RU team and probably my second or third official competitive team. I realized I really like the RU tier. Now I find myself making an introduction to my RMTs and becoming super active here. Wow, that escalated quickly...! Anyway, onto the team. Feraligatr is there as a beginning sweeper. He has a Life Orb shined and ready for use. As soon as Life Orb or Sceptile knocks him out, I move onto Entei, that is if it's a grass type that fainted Feraligatr. Then Entei can use Flare Blitz and hopefully continue to sweep. After, desperate times might call for desperate measures. I'll eventually have to take out my Steelix, my last resort ultra-defense Pokemon running a Gyro Ball set. Half of the whole Pokemon's set is based around Gyro Ball. EVs, Nature, IVs and even one of the moves. Curse in this case has no downsides.
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Feraligatr (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Torrent
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Swords Dance
- Ice Punch
- Waterfall

>I brought him into the team so he can start the sweeping from the beginning. He sports a Life Orb so he can destroy everything within his wake thanks to an amazing attack stat, along with the Natures and EVs also invested in him. Aqua Jet is for a STAB priority move, unfortunately it's pretty weak. Swords Dance is to set up and get a high attack in order to deal further more damage with all the other moves. Ice Punch is perfect coverage against grass types, mainly the deadly sweeper Sceptile who I've seen to be very troublesome. Waterfall is for powerful STAB. Earlier when making the team, I was debating between Superpower and Waterfall but decided on Waterfall for the STAB power.
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Lilligant (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Chlorophyll
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Sunny Day
- Petal Dance
- Hidden Power [Water]
- Quiver Dance
>A sun sweeper. The first sun sweeper I've ever made, so don't be mean when rating it. I did my best with it. The point is, clearly, to use Chlorophyll and Sunny Day to boost my speed to a high level, as Lilligant's speed I find commendable along with Chlorophyll. I use Petal Dance as a very powerful STAB move, though it has the downside of confusing me. I'm thinking I should add in a berry as Lilligant's item that cancels out confusion, or I can replace it with Giga Drain as Petal Dance is a bit risky as the enemy can switch out and use a different Pokemon... So Hidden Power Water is there to cover for the oh-so-abundant grass types in the tier. Quiver Dance is for fast and easy set up.
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Rotom @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Substitute
- Pain Split
- Thunderbolt
- Shadow Ball
>Rather then using his RU counterpart, I thought I could use him for the speed he has :3. Substitute, then Pain Split. Simple enough. Actually, this whole set of Rotom, natures and all is pretty straightforward. Thunderbolt and Shadow Ball are there for STAB.
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Tangrowth (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Def
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Power Whip
- Earthquake
- Return
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Steelix (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SDef / 4 HP
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spd
- Gyro Ball
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Dragon Tail
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Entei @ Flame Plate
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- ExtremeSpeed
- Flare Blitz
- Iron Head
- Stone Edge

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Without D-dance you can't outspeed sceptile.

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Well we meet again VV :D Hope you had some luck with your previous team... anyway let's get this started C:
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Feraligatr

Feraligatr is an excellent sweeper but sometimes lacks the speed to speed some special Pokemon. Luckily it has Dragon Dance, letting it outspeed most of RU with one Dragon Dance, but if you want to go with Swords Dance, then I would suggest Jolly, as Swords Dance already takes care of attack, and Jolly gives it the extra speed. Even though Aqua Jet has priority, you still sometimes need to extra speed ;) But even without that, your Feraligatr is a great sweeper.
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Lilligant

No offense, but this isn't a sun team really :c Though I can understand why you wan to use it. But even so, if you can at least two Quiver Dances in that's a lot of speed for you. If you can turn this into a sun team, then replace Lefties for Heat Rock and all that, and have Solar Beam instead of Pedal Dance, it's extreme powerful and the only negative affect is if another weather came up, though in RU that barely happens. Alternatively, without Sunny Day you can put in Sleep Powder. The rest is ok.
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Rotom

Haha I love this Rotom, blocking that all famous Hitmonlee and for it's great ability to work SubSplit well. No comments here ;)
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Tangrowth

I can see that you're going for an offensive Tangrowth, but you already have Lilligant and you lack a Tank. Tangrowth is the perfect Pokemon for a Tank. With access to Sleep Powder and Leech Seed, along with HP Fire for other Grass types, Tangrowth Tank is perfect. It's defensive capabilitites are amazing, using Giga Drain, Sleep Powder/Power Whip, Leech Seed, and HP Fire.
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Steelix

Defensive Physical Attacker? But you already have so many physical attacker, I suggest you turn this into a phazer. A phazer is a Pokemon that uses Dragon Tail or a move like that to get the opponent into the Stealth Rocks and therefore taking damage themsleves. I suggest you get Stealth Rock, Dragon Tail or Roar, Gyro Ball and Earthquake. Other than that your Steelix is good.
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Entei

Flame Plate? I suggest you use a Choice Band, though a Flame Plate will make your opponent think you're banded xD But other than that, this is good.
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Anyway I hope you like this answer, it was certainly better than your previous one so I don't have as much suggestions as I do. One thing I noticed, however, was that half your team is still weak to Fire, though but you can predict a fire move ;P
Good Luck with your team!

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Petal dance can be good with own tempo
On Steelix, D-Tail for sure. It's going last anyways xD. Thanks again, DF! Also, if I meet you in chat I want to challenge you with this team.
And I know, for some reason my teams are weak to fire (/.\)
sure, VV