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Tri-weekly RMT: "Magnegon at Sea" - OU Tier

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Hello, and welcome to the my Tri-weekly RMT, "Magnegon at Sea"

The team is still at it's earliest stages of development, and is the current team that I am Laddering PS with. Suggestions are, of course, welcome, as this team could still use improvement. If "Magnegon at Sea" proves successful, then the RMT will be updated with a better format, and more descriptions.


Introduction

"Magnegon at Sea" is an unorthodox Rain team composed of a DragMag core augmented by Rain and complemented by the Rain Abusers. "Magnegon" is the name used to describe my DragMag core, "Magne-" relating to the key Steel typing of Jirachi and Scizor, and "-gon" to the Dragon typing of the beast that is MoxiMence (Choice Scarfed Salmence).


Strategy
The team focuses around slowly chipping away at the opponents health with the VoltTurn core Scizor and Rotom-W, and either sweeping with Dragonite or setting up with Jirachi. Espeon is there to Dual Screen and pass recovery with Wish, (thus increasing the teams longevity). Politoed is here for it's DW ability to cast eternal Rain, weakening the Sandstorm teams that Dragonite has trouble with, elimination of Fire type weaknesses (to a degree), and of course to abuse Jirachi's Thunder.


Team

Politoed (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 200 HP / 56 Def / 16 SAtk / 236 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Perish Song
- Protect

Rotom-W @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 236 HP / 252 SAtk / 8 SDef / 12 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Trick
Hidden Power Grass is for Gastrodon, who walls both Jirachi and Rotom-W itself, although it wont be taking a +1 Outrage from Salamence or Banded U-turn from Scizor very well.

Espeon (M) @ Light Clay
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 188 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Protect
- Wish
Protect is here to Scout scarfers and works well with Wish. Baton Pass or Psychic would be nice but I found Protect is a must with Wish if Espeon is to survive; even with Dual Screens up, she still isn't very bulky.

Scizor (F) @ Choice Band
Trait: Technician
EVs: 92 HP / 240 Atk / 176 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Punch
- U-turn
- Superpower
- Sleep Talk
Sleep Talk is for Breloom and Amoongus, I wish you would try to Spore the team (if Espeon is out)

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 8 Def / 240 SAtk / 8 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Thunder
- Water Pulse
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

Dragonite @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
??? Nature (-SDef, +Spd)
- Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Hurricane
- Dragon Dance
Let us face it. With so many Defensive walls and Steel type in OU, MoxieMence just doesn't perform as well as Dragonite.

asked Jan 16, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
edited Jan 18, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
Nice. But Fire fang is available for salamence, right? Fire Fang over Flamethrower.
Just take out those fire moves. This is rain last time I checked.
Btw, DragMag isn't a Steel + Dragon type core. It's a Pokemon with Magnet Pull + a Dragon type.
@Gligurr: Just because it's Rain doesn't mean no fire moves...
@Dr.Flame/Pika: Fire Fang has already replaced Flamethrower, as it does score a KO against a Ferrothorn, Genesect, or Scizor and gains momentum after a Moxie boost, regardless of Rain (it doesn't matter after he reaches +2).

@JCM: Thx for clarifying that for me. I know better now, I will simply refer to the core as Magnegon.
UPDATE: Salamence had to go. Too many popular Steel/Defensive Walls for him to do his job. D-nite has proved better, decimating SDef. Walls and Def. Walls alike.

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