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Archie (Archeops) (F) @ Choice Band

Trait: Defeatist

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Dragon Claw
  • U-turn


Soulsucker (Chandelure) (F) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Shadow Tag

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Shadow Ball
  • Flamethrower
  • Energy Ball
  • Psychic


GENGENGENGEN (now CurseCaster) (Gengar) (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Levitate

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Shadow Ball
  • Destiny Bond
  • Focus Blast
  • Thunderbolt


Rock Peak (Regirock) @ Leftovers

Trait: Clear Body

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Stone Edge
  • Drain Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Ice Punch


GHOSTSTEEL (now IronIsland) (Registeel) @ Choice Band

Trait: Clear Body

EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Iron Head
  • Earthquake
  • Ice Punch (now ThunderPunch)
  • Hammer Arm


futitanic(now IslandCave) (Regice) @ Leftovers

Trait: Clear Body

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Blizzard
  • Gravity
  • Zap Cannon
  • Focus Blast
asked Sep 22, 2011 by Hex
edited Sep 26, 2011 by Hex
How is this un-resolved?
I haven't gotten any suggestions on Regirock, Registeel, Regice, Archeops and Gengar (which i added to the team).
Why would it necessarily mean that? i had 4 pokemon now 5 which i didn't get any suggestions on.
I want more suggestions, That is why i put unresolved.
Gengar is the only new one, i don't think that's enough for a new question.
You're right, I fixed up my answer :]

2 Answers

4 votes
 
Best answer

I'll edit this with suggestions for everyone.

Archeops

I hate to start with a perfect, but this guy is perfect.
I would switch his place as lead to Chandelure though, for Bug/Steel leads, Ferrothorn, and because Shadow Tag is generally annoying in a lead. Although I would go with Rock Slide over Stone Edge this time, You have an amazing attack stat and a Choice band to top it off, but if Stone Edge misses you're screwed.


Chandelure

Also looks good, make him your lead.
Consider Fire Blast over Flamethrower, due to PO making Fire Blast and Hydro Pump hit way more than they normally would, and having a bit of an extra punch. And consider something like HP Fighting or Bug for Dark coverage over Psychic. Nothing more to be said


Jellicent

Scald or Hydro Pump would both work better than Surf, Scald gives you the option to not even pull out Willo-Wisp unless you're desprate, and Hydro Pump gives you the extra punch he needs to KO something, Surf still works. ( Also, Hydro Pump like Fire blast hits way more than they should on PO )


Now..
Gengar

I'm a fan of Focus Blast all the way bro, but HP Fighting works a lot better with reliability. Because the reality is, it's not an STAB move at all, if you're using it. It's most likely because you'll be fainted if you don't, and if you miss. You're screwed. Also, consider Thunder over Thunderbolt due to constant rain abuse :]


Regirock

I think you went the right way with Drain Punch, it gives the same coverage with slightly less power, but it has healing which he really needs, even with Leftovers. Plus, that makes amazing use of the 252 HP ev's you gave him. I would also suggest that you spend some of his Attack Ev's into his Special Defense. Beastly Hp and a 100 base carries you a while, but a few Ev's and you can fool someone into thinking you're actually EV trained in Sp Defense he takes it so well, enough that he can completely recover his damage taken with Drain Punch


Registeel

He gives the same exact coverage as Regirock, only he has Iron Head.
The set and the Ev's and really everything is amazing for him, but I think you would have a better time getting another pokemon to fill his role, perhaps a physical sweeper. You already have a Tankish Physical attacker with pretty much the same coverage.
But if you want to keep using him, which you obviously do, you'll need to change things up a bit, go for Thunder Punch, Iron Head, Earthquake, Explosion. A Choice banded explosion will put a serious dent in anything that isn't a ghost type. And he has enough diversity from Regirock to play a successful role in your team.


Regice

Looks great, no suggestions here.
Except for the fact, that like Regirock, you should take a few of his Sp Atk Ev's and invest them into his Defense, like maybe 64 or so, which with your Hp boost can nearly fool someone into thinking you're completely EV trained in Defense, making them go for a special approach, which is even more hopeless. And I also suggest that instead of that Focus Blast ( Drain punch and HP fighting have that covered well enough ) You should throw in Block instead. This thing is incredibly bulky, and can Paralyze and cripple a pokemon, and then run them through with Blizzard! Which would make for an incredible tank.


Team Overview

I added suggestions, and they're in italics, I hope they do you well, and I wrote a large amount on every pokemon about suggestions for them.

answered Sep 22, 2011 by Josh
edited Sep 26, 2011 by Josh
I'll consider Chandelure as lead. I have tried using both Fire Blast instead of Flamethrower and HP Fighting over Psychic actuallly, nonetheless i have found flamethrower and psychic being the better option, as i have fighting type moves with regis and have no psychic type move on my team exept chandelure.
I like the Hydro Pump idea with Jellicent, I'll try it.
About Registeel, i have actually noticed he has the same coverage as Regirock exept for their respective STAB, i actually have tried using Thunderpunch instead of ice punch on him, i don't know why i didn't stick with it, I'll give thunderpunch another try.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Whoa, did you take off the best answer and upvote?
For a second, yes.
don't know why though, it's now there anyway isn't it?
Yeah, I was just confused! xD
Not even gonna consider replacing Registeel.
Archeops: Rock Slide appears to work well actually, the flinch rate is nice too :)
Chandelure: I might take out Psychic on it and replace it for HP Fighting, and put psychic on gengar instead of focus blast, what do you think?
Gengar: The idea with HP fighting is nice, put i need to lower his Speed IV so other max speed 110 base speed outspeed me, HP fighting on chandelure?
Regirock: Looks good, a couple sp.def EVs was a neat idea.
Registeel: Explosion is nice, i only have 1 fighting type move on my team if taking out focus blast on regice and hammer arm on registeel, so not 100% sure about that.
Regice: again, It would be nice with at least 2 fighting type moves, the block idea is nice though.
Thanks for the suggestions!
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Archeops

Very good personally I prefer flying gem + Acrobatics instead of Dragon-claw, but your set is good too.


Chandelure

Great no changes. Psychic is much needed on this team for a point I will make later on.


Jellicent

Two ghost types? Not a really good idea to me. Milotic is a good choice for water type Special tank. Another one is Lapras who gets better coverage but more weaknesses and you already have an ice type. Mantine is another great choice.


Regirock

Great in every aspect stick to drain-punch definitely it is great for healing.


Registeel

Not really needed here. Magnezone, Steelix, Ferrothorn, Skarmory or Metagross are much better options for this team.


Regice

Not very reliable you should swap Blizzard for Ice beam because you should have at least 1 reliable move.


Overall team

hmmm 3 Pokemon weak to fighting, and 3 weak to water, and 3 weak to ground....You probably should swap a few out as I suggested. This is a great team but you have to focus on making them work together instead of as individual Pokemon.

answered Sep 23, 2011 by Speed freak
He really doesn't " Do " The whole not using pokemon due to weaknesses.
If i were to use acrobatics i would have no choice band wich i want to, Archeops has a massive attack power with the band.
Yes two ghost types, a good idea in my opinion. i don't have any problems with their dark/ghost weakness anyway as registeel can come on and wall those moves all day, don't forget Jellicent's nice HP and Sp.def.
As i said im my other comment, i'll replace ice punch with thunderpunch on registeel.
When i have Gravity i might as well use Blizzard with regice to make the most use out of it, Blizzard and Focus Blast aquire 100+ accuracy in Gravity and Zap Cannon 80 accuracy.
J98 is right here, I use the pokemon i think are cool. fighting weakness i have 2 ghosts for that, ground archeops works, regis can also take earthquake very well.
water absorb, and regice has a nice amount of special defense as well so the weaknesses isn't really a problem, and i don't really care about it anyway.
I thought gravity just grounded flying types/levitate.
It lowers all the pokemons in battle by evaison by -2 stages as well.