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Please rate my awesome Water team!

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I think this might be my best team yet. Some battle...
http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-customgamenoteampreview8887363

http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/~~kupo/battle-customgamenoteampreview16660

http://play.pokemonshowdown.com/battle-customgamenoteampreview8887789
Anyways, check out my team. Note: I only use this for custom game and for double customs.No Ubers.
Politoed
Politoed @ Focus Sash
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 127 SDef / 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 127 Def
Calm Nature
- Hydro Pump
- Toxic
- Perish Song
- Protect
Manaphy
Manaphy @ Focus Sash
Trait: Hydration
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Tail Glow
- Psychic
- Surf
- Rest
Omastar
Omastar @ Focus Sash
Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Shell Smash
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
- Surf
Sharpedo
Sharpedo @ Focus Sash
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
Slowking
Slowking @ Leftovers
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 127 Def / 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 123 SDef / 2 Spd
Bold Nature
- Calm Mind
- Scald
- Thunder Wave
- Ice Beam
Lanturn
Lanturn @ Leftovers
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Ice Beam
- Volt Switch
- Thunder
- Surf

asked Feb 1, 2013 by Kronos
edited Feb 1, 2013 by Kronos
You say no ubers but to my knowledge manaphy is an uber... I will rate if you can clarify this
I said i dont use this in Ubers. I only battle with this team in Custom Game.
Yes but with Manaphy the team is made Uber
Well then why not use Kyogre?
Good idea. I know but i don't like Ubers,so i never go and battle a Uber team.

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I'ma rate this one.

The first thing I noticed about this team is: four of your six Pokemon hold a Focus Sash. Including Politoed, which makes absolutely no sense. Also, those battle links don't replay the battle. Your EVs don't follow the 'divisible by 4' rule either (e.g. 127 EVs), which I will fix also. A few other flaws here and there, which shall be fixed now.

Politoed

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Firstly, when Politoed misses it's Leftovers so much, you replace it with Focus Sash. And you have a bulky EV spread going, rendering the item next to useless. So remove the Focus Sash and give it back it's Leftovers.

Your EV spread requires fixing too. 4 EVs = 1 stat point. So for an effective spread, each number must be divisible by 4, which 127 EVs is not doing. I propose giving it a Physically Defensive spread; though you have invested balanced bulk on HP, Def and SDef, Politoed is better off going 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk. Doing this implies changing it's Nature to Bold. Outside of that, Politoed looks good.

Manaphy

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Give it a Life Orb. 100 Base Special Attack is nothing impressive, so you need the extra power. After Tail Glow and Rain, you've got a monstrous Special Attacker. Psychic isn't of much use to Manaphy, so give it Ice Beam instead. Done.

Omastar

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No more Focus Sash. Give it Life Orb or White Herb; either will work well. Give it Hydro Pump over Surf; extra damage assists it well. Other than that, good.

Sharpedo

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Consider Life Orb again, though Focus Sash is more viable here.
This looks good other than that.

Slowking

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You don't have a Special Wall yet. So we are going to make him one. Use this set:

Slowking @ Leftovers
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 SAtk
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Scald
- Calm Mind
- Fire Blast
- Slack Off

A basic Special Wall. Scald is STAB, with a nice little chance to burn. Calm Mind is there for the same reason it was on your set; to boost it's SAtk and SDef, both of which it loves dearly. Fire Blast is used as coverage, though Psyshock can be used as STAB is you want. Slack Off is almost a must have for any defensive Bro or King; healing is big help to it's longevity.

Lanturn

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Why Water Absorb when almost all of your team resists Water in the first place? Abuse it's gift of Volt Absorb; use Lanturn to take the Electric attacks that cripple your current team. Also, Lanturn is definitely not your ideal sweeper; it's Base Stats scream 'Tank'. Though if you want to use it as a sweeper, give it Specs.

If you want a Special Sweeper, I offer a replacement for Lanturn in Kingdra; with it's neutrality to Electricity and it's Swift Swim ability, it will be a great addition to your team.

Kingdra @ Life Orb
Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Draco Meteor
- Hydro Pump
- Hidden Power Electric
- Dragon Pulse

Very straightforward. Draco Meteor is hard-hitting STAB, removing anything that troubles it from it's way with it's large speed thanks to Swift Swim. Hydro Pump is also STAB, though with lower accuracy, doesn't have the drop of SAtk that Draco Meter does. Hidden Power Electric is more coverage. Dragon Pulse is Dragon type STAB, but allows Kingdra to use a Dragon move without the SAtk drop.

Good luck with your team.

answered Feb 3, 2013 by ƒιzz
selected Feb 3, 2013 by Kronos
Thanks, this helps a lot!
No worries, happy to help!