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I have lost many times with this team. I really want to improve it. Sorry, but I don't provide descriptions :P.


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Deoxsy-D @ Mental Herb
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Bold Nature
-Stealth Rock
-Magic Coat
-Taunt
-Toxic

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Cloyster @ Focus Sash
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
-Rock Blast
-Icicle Spear
-Razor Shell
-Shell Smash

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Gengar @ Black Sludge
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
-Shadow Ball
-Focus Blast
-Giga Drain
-Clear Smog

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Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 224 SDef / 32 Spd
Careful Nature
-Iron Head
-Thunder Wave
-Wish
-Fire Punch

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Volcarona @ Leftovers
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
-Quiver Dance
-Fiery Dance
-Bug Buzz
-Psychic

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Breloom @ Fighting Gem
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
-Spore
-Focus Punch
-Seed Bomb
-Mach Punch

asked Feb 11, 2013 by Justice SwordsMaster
edited Feb 13, 2013 by Justice SwordsMaster
Focus Band isn't a great move in competitive. I recommend Leftovers on Volc. If you want to go Focus Punch Breloom, I recommend Technician + Mach Punch > Substitute, and Fighting Gem > Toxic Orb. This allows Breloom to literally overkill any Pokemon that tries to switch in as a Sleep Fodder to his Spore. I also recommend Skill Swap > Magic Coat and Mental Herb > Lefties on Deo-D so Magic Bouncers don't screw it up.
Hmmmmmmm......
It's useless to have both Magic Coat and Mental Herb, which is why I am suggesting Skill Swap so you can beat the Magic Bouncers and other stuff.
You have no cleric and nothing to clear away your hazards; Stealth Rock will cut Volcarona's health by half on a switch, and if you add Spikes, Volcarona will only have 1/4 of its HP left. It will also cut Cloyster's health, making its Focus Sash useless.

I would much rather use a Life Orb set for Volcarona as well, going: Quiver Dance, Bug Buzz, Fiery Dance, Giga Drain.

Your team currently aren't coming together; you need more team support (with things like Rapid Spin and Aromatherapy).

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Okay this team needs a lot work I will give suggestions on how to improve each pokemon and if they need replaced. Before I do that I will just say this your team doesn't seem to work together. Volcarona is a sun Abuser and your whole team is just sweepers. From the looks of this you need more help than I alone can give. I suggest subscribing to the pokemon online channel and watching the playlist where Eternal climbs the OU ladder. You will learn so much by watching him. Anyways here is my advice.

Having a deoxys as a supporter is a great idea by USE DEOXYS SPEED it is much better at using entry hazards. Give it Focus sash (so it won't be OHKO'd) and have stealth rocks, spikes, fire punch, and either superpower or magic coat. The hazards are obvious and focus sash gives you time to set up both. Fire ouch is for Forretress (a common lead/counter) and superpower is for Tyranitar (which avoids focus sash with crunch+sandstorm) Magic coat can stop your opponents hazards if Tyranitar is no problem.

Cloyster seems fine (maybe rum hydro pump over razor shell for a mixed set) but you may want to replace it with some sort of defensive pokemon as you have 3 other sweepers.

Gengar is one of my favorites. But he is so weak defensively. However this problem is solved with substitute. It will effectively prevent an attack from doing more than 25% damage but if it does less you keep the substitute for another turn. Now since ghost fighting has perfect coverage the only offensive moves you need are shadow ball and focus blast. For your last move slots have substitute and either pain split or disable. If you pick pain split hold the life orb and that with substitute will make you lose health so you can steal some from opponents with pain split. Disable lets you sub up then if your opponent can break the sub you can disable the move they used to do it (if you run disable you may want to use leftovers instead).

Jirachi seems fine since it is your special wall then maybe replace cloyster with a physical wall like poison heal gliscor. Here's the move set
Gliscor @toxic orb
252 hp 88 spd 164 def (nature sp. atk lowered for def and you may have to adjust the EV's)
Substitute
Protect
Ice fang
Earthquake

Volcarona is better in sun so maybe replace it with a different sweeper like a dragonite or use scizor for revenge killing.

Actually Breloom wrecks my current team. What really destroys me is a set with swords dance, bullet seed (technician and STAB make it nasty), Mach punch and spore. Lose the fighting gem for a life orb and your set

I hope this helps if I forgot anything please leave a comment and if you would like some resources for building future teams ask and ill post the links. Thanks

answered Feb 14, 2013 by Chortles
Lol Volcarona is more than a Sun abuser, it can even abuse Rain, it doesn't care. And Deoxys-Speed is Uber.
I forgot that some circles consider deoxys speed an uber. Of you don't want to use him try ferrothorn
You could also keep deoxys defense.