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Improvements for my weatherless OU team?

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Hey there, I'm here to post what is probably one of my best OU teams I've made. This team has been working out great so far, and uses some interesting sets. Hope you enjoy!

Terrakion
Terrakion @ Expert Belt
Trait: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

  • Close Combat
  • Stone Edge
  • X-Scissor
  • Earthquake

Expert Belt is great at bluffing a choice item, since most Terrakions are choiced.
For example, I bring in Terrakion on a Celebi, and if the opponent has a counter like Tentacruel, I can safely use X-Scissor if Celebi stays in, and if not I can just switch up moves to Earthquake. Close Combat is STAB, and hits things like Chansey Blissey and Tyranitar, and Gengar have trouble with all of those three. Stone Edge hits Pokemon that resists CC for example flying types like Gyarados and Dragonite.
X-Scissor is for Psychic types like Celebi and Reuniclus, who might like to switch in on Terrakion. Earthquake hits Jirachi harder, and safely takes down Tentacruel and although I might need a little prior damage before the Tenta case, CC or Stone Edge or maybe even X-Scissor is enough for that. Honestly, I've used Jolly Terrakion for a long time, and I've found that Adamant usually works better for me, and the extra power is very appreciated.

Gengar
Gengar @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Shadow Ball
  • Focus Blast
  • Sleep Talk
  • Hidden Power Ice

Gengar is a great late game sweeper, while scarfers that can KO Gengar are out of the battle or paralyzed. Life Orb gives Gengar an impressive kick, and with a Life Orb, Shadow Ball and Focus Blast have a 87% chance to OHKO Breloom without any prior damage whatsoever according to the damage calculator I use, but I haven't actually encountered a Breloom that has been able to take either of those moves.
Shadow Ball is STAB, and helps take out things like Celebi and Reuniclus.
Focus Blast goes along nicely with it, hitting Pokes that resist Shadow Ball like Heatran and Ferrothorn. Sleep Talk makes Gengar into a great sleep absorber, and helps it counter Breloom even further. Hidden Power Ice is great in OU, hitting both forms of Landorus, Gliscor, Dragonite, Salamence, Breloom, and other stuff as well. Gengar also outspeeds all of the mentioned Pokes unless they have a speed boost or a scarf.

Magnezone
Magnezone @ Choice Specs
Trait: Magnet Pull
EVs: 144 HP / 252 SpA / 112 Spe
Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Volt Switch
  • Thunder
  • Flash Cannon
  • Hidden Power Fire

As I've mentioned in some of my earlier RMTs or at least one earlier, Choice Specs Magnezone is my favorite Magnezone set. Volt Switch helps keep momentum and still hits hard with STAB and Specs. Thunder helps me counter rain teams, and hits very hard in rain and helps again Pokes like Jirachi in rain and Politoed as well.
Flash Cannon hits Ground types hard like Landorus and Gliscor, and Tyranitar as well.
Hidden Power Fire OHKOes Ferrothorn outside of rain, and also helps take out Scizor, another Poke that Gengar has problems with.
Speed EVs outspeed specstoed by a few points and also standard Scizor.

Starmie
Starmie @ Leftovers
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Hydro Pump
  • Psyshock
  • Rapid Spin
  • Recover

Starmie is a great spinner, and helps counter Keldeo and further Breloom.
Hydro Pump is STAB, and hits hard even outside of rain.
Psyshock hits Keldeo hard, and also hits through any calm mind boosts it should have gotten. Rapid Spin gets rid of hazards, which the team doesn't like tbh.
Recover really helps against Pokemon like Politoed that Starmie might have to switch into.

Ferrothorn
Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 84 Def / 172 SpD
Careful Nature (+SpD, -SpA)

  • Power Whip
  • Leech Seed
  • Stealth Rock
  • Thunder Wave

AwesomeGreen is back for you who remembers him :D
I like Specially defensive Ferrothorn as it really helps take hits from the likes of Latios and Tornadus. Power Whip helps take down Pokes like Politoed and Tyranitar and Keldeo and Quagsire and Gastrodon. and is STAB of course. And although I prefer dual attacking Ferrothorn, there kinda wasn't room for it in this team. Leech Seed helps stall out some damage on the opponent and also gives Ferrothorn further healing. Stealth Rock helps ruin focus sashes and stuff, and is generally good to prevent too much switching and so Pokes can do even more damage to the opponents team. Thunder Wave helps the team outspeed stuff, and also usually helps prevent the opponent from setting up speed.

Latias
Latias @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Draco Meteor
  • Psyshock
  • Surf
  • Hidden Power Fire

I need a scarfer, and Latias works well. Although some will argue that Latios is better, I like Latias because I just like it, and it's unexpected. It also has more bulk than Latios, helping it take hits better. Draco Meteor KOes pokes like Dragonite even at +1 Speed, and still hits hard. Psyshock is a great move that hits most things neutrally and helps against Keldeo and Breloom as well. Surf helps against Heatran, and other stuff like Landorus as well. I'm not actually finding that much use for Hidden Power Fire, but it's for helping to take down stuff like Forretress Ferros and Scizor. I might replace HP Fire with Dragon Pulse.

Noticed the Volcarona weakness? It hasn't been a problem so far, because the standard smogon sets doesn't sweep through my team at least with not more than 1 boost.
But if someone decides to run a certain weird set with Giga drain Dual STAB and Quiver dance, which I'm not even saying is good, they might sweep through my team.

asked Feb 11, 2013 by Hex
This team is the bane of my existence xD.
I know these are some stupid questions, but I really want to learn why you have used these moves...

1) Why you don't have Thunderbolt instead of Thunder on Magnezone.
2) Why you have Sleep Talk on Genger.
3) Why you run 112 Speed EV's on Magnezone.

I just want to know please. Thanks :D
Oh and great team! :D
Flare.... he explained all of those in the descriptions..
Cough someone can't read xD
So you did use Latias in the end :D great team as usual. Trick room seems to hurt you real bad and any good trick room team will give you massive problems not like the one where I was testing for you. That said trick room is a pain in the but for all teams and the Mismagius switch seems wise :)
I wouldn't give your Magnezone Choice Specs; HP Fire is to deal with Scizor but if it's switched in on you and you've used a move like Flash Cannon, HP fire won't be useful to you at all since you can't get away either with Magnet Pull. Still, I guess even with neutral Thunder, Magnezone will be able to deal with Scizor.
@ marz You're wrong about Magnet Pull, I can switch out if I want, it's the opponent's steel type who can't.
And I guess you've never used Specszone since you don't know how good it is. HP Fire is still useful, because most of the time it's Magnezone switching in on the opponent's steel type and in addition, rain will not always be up.
@ Blob haha, this isn't actually that team xP but thanks man!
Really lol? Tbh half your teams consist of magnesone get gar and starmie ;)
You just hate that breloom

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