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Sun's out guns out :D [OU]

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I made this team a few months ago, and since that has happened I've made a few tweaks here and there, but for the most part it's stayed the same. I made it while I was bored one day and I have to say when I first made it I expected it to suck, but it's fun to play with and does surprisingly well. I wanted to make it with some less common pokemon, and while I may not have any lower tier pokemon but 1, the team is made up of fairly uncommon pokes (Or at least ones that I don't see that often), and I like it. Ninetales sets the sun, Donphan takes down Dragon types, sets Rocks, and Spins, while Jellicent spreads burns, shuts down walls, and sponges water moves, as rain is pretty much the biggest threat to this team. Shadow Ball is Jelli's STAB as opposed to a Water move because it catches a lot if things off guard and isn't weakened by the sun, regardless of whether it will be doing much damage. Volcarona is one of the more common pokemon on the team, but calling it the harbinger of death would be a massive understatement. With Donphan's spinning support, Volcarona almost always evades Rocks, and after 2 or 3 Quiver Dances, there isn't much that can stop it. Lucario makes a surprisingly good mono attacking sweeper, and he is my main counter to things like Heatran and Tyranitar, being able to revenge kill with ExtremeSpeed. Last but not least, the mighty Victreebel as the team's Chlorophyll abuser.


Ninetales @ Leftovers
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Trait: Drought
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Fire Blast
- Will-O-Wisp
- Substitute
- Pain Split

Donphan @ Leftovers
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Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Ice Shard
- Rapid Spin
- Stealth Rock

Jellicent @ Leftovers
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Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Def / 52 Spd
Bold Nature
- Recover
- Shadow Ball
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp

Volcarona @ Leftovers
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Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Quiver Dance
- Fiery Dance
- Bug Buzz
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Lucario @ Expert Belt
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Trait: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Crunch
- ExtremeSpeed

Victreebel @ Life Orb
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Trait: Chlorophyll
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Sleep Powder
- Giga Drain
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Weather Ball


EDIT: As of this morning I got bored and blew the dust off this team. Just today it is about 24-3, peaking 1778 on the ladder (would have gone higher but I got haxed down to 1600 and quit), and making it to the second to last round in a 64 person tourney on Amethyst, and when I was finally beaten in said tourney, it was a 1-0 that was a result of a misplay on my part.

asked Mar 2, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
edited Jun 24, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
Volcarona's called the Harbinger of death (or an understatement)

Cant kill a Heatran if it's Quiver Dances depended on it...
Ah, but Heatran can't kill the harbinger of death.
Heatran is a big problem for this team. You may have good counters for it but nothing on the team appreciates a fire blast on the switch in, not even Jellicent. It walls half of your team and Tangrowth outside of sun which in the current meta it will spend most of its time in sand or rain. It can hurt Donphan very bad if you choose to switch it in or set up rocks hoping it switches. Not a massive issue seen as the scenarios are not so common, but maybe worth thinking about afterall Lucario being your best check to it doesn't appreciate a w.o.w/fire blast/earth power on the switch in.
Volcarona cant have flash fire
dat typo

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