Hello, welcome to the RMT. Today, we bring you an OU team unlike any other. You can find disagreement, hatred, enjoyment, and suprises here. Without further ado, enjoy.
So, I asked Ben if he wanted to start up a team. My immediate want was
a somewhat... ******* move. Ben: "YOU HEARTLESS MONSTER!" Multiscale
sweep lead. Yep, the boss of them all. Dragonite. Then we came upon
the idea of a 4Drag2Mag, but really couldn't due to the fact of
Mamoswine's annoying presence, EVERYWHERE. We needed a counter. "How
about fire with fire". Due to the fear of Mamoswine, dragon types have
been feared to use in OU. Believe me, they are still viable. Very
viable. After much extensive testing, this team is quite amazing. 810-190. I have undergone 1000 battles with it.
DNite was the multiscale lead sweep, because there is no chance to break it with Hazards. Physical DNite is no one to play around with; if you can't stop it fast, you never will.
Then we needed to stop the one who could break DNite, Mamoswine. Ben suggested a fire with fire approach, so we did.
Next came a popular Dragon nowadays, Latias. Originally, I was aiming toward Latios, but Riles mentioned A>O. Normally Latias gets to his last few HP before actually being KO'd. Ben knew this, and wanted Latias for DNite support; Healing Wish.
The Mag. His only purpose in mind was to take Ice and set up dual screens. Exactly what he does.
Right after DNite we wanted the second most amazing guy I could think of. Josh's Haxorus. Dear god. He went DDance Outrage sweep, similar to DNite does.
Lastly was all Ben. We needed an annoying spinner. Simple.
Dragonite @ Lum Berry
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
- Dragon Dance
- Fire Punch
Allow me to introduce you to your nightmare. This is a typical Dragonite, just not a typical lead. Multiscale is easily broken by Hazards, but DNite resists them if he leads. If the opponent does not lead with ice, they will likely switch. Dragon Dance freebie. Oh baby. When they make that switch, an Ice Shard Mamo will likely enter the field. That is why Fire Punch is there, typically getting the OHKO on any potential threats such as him and the two main Hazard setters. Sadly Multiscale breaks, but if I outspeed the majority of the team Outrage will come in and sweep. If I cannot outspeed threats like umm... does anyone else even get to that point?, I can go priority with Extremespeed. Lum Berry gets off status and that annoying confusion.
Mamoswine (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
- Ice Shard
- Stone Edge
- Icicle Spear
Fiya wit dat fiya. The pig is here. Anyways, Mamo is the "AntiMeta"(What counters the popularly used) of Pokemon. Mamoswine has the amazing ability to use STAB Priority, not only it covering most of OU; Ice Shard. With that movepool also comes a unique rock move, Stone Edge. We chose it because it get critical chance, and along with Earthquake, shtuffz like Nape and some Dragons are covered. Substitute set-ups like Gliscor kinda annoy the team, so we decided to go SkillLink-less with Icicle Spear. We all know my luck anyways, it KOs very easily. Not much likes to deal with Mamo, why we threw him in. His attack power is monstrous.
Latias @ Life Orb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Healing Wish
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse
Latias has been making a name for itself in OU recently, alongside her brother. We wanted a standard Special Sweeper> By we, I mean I xD. Ben suggested this wonderful idea, Healing Wish. Latias can typically take hits until around the 23rd percentile, then is likely to be KO'd. But what if DNite is soo close to fainting? Healing Wish is the perfect support. Multiscale returns. Ice Beam counters other annoying Dragons that could pose a threat, and hits hard. The team doesn't tend to like sweepers that can out speed the powerhouses, so a powerful STAB Psyshock should deal with them. Hopefully, at least. Dragon Pulse is a basic secondary STAB and takes care of the rest.
Magnezone @ Light Clay
Trait: Magnet Pull
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Def / 160 SDef
- Light Screen
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Volt Switch
Ah, Magnezone. The protector of all things dragon. One of the castle walls. Anyways, Magnezone's job is to repair the walls. By that, I mean set dual screens to house the beings of powerhouse. Reflect is a basic screen that helps against priority sweepers, notably Mamo and Scizor. DNite's biggest weakness is a STAB Ice Shard which is at a +1 priority and 4x against him. Yeah. Not fun. With Multiscale and Screen support, he isn't taking much. Light Screen provides Special Defense against tanks like Jelli who abuse Ice Beam and other annoying things. Forre especially doesn't like those, and he is needed to help support. Sort of like a support to support move. Ballsy? Maybe. Hidden Power [Fire] provides overall coverage, and is my only reliable way to hurt Ferrothorn. Ferro walls me so hard. Volt Switch is an overall scouting move, and we can easily pivot into a Dragon. This will likely bring an advantage or force a switch.
Haxorus @ Choice Band
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
- Shadow Claw
- Brick Break
With an attack stat of 648 w/CB, a base 120 power STAB move, and Dragon typing, Haxorus takes the cake as the nuclear bomb of the pokemon world. Spamming pretty much any physical STAB move with 648 Attack is dangerous, but when that move is Outrage, the opponent is likely to crap his pants. Earthquake laughs in the face of Steel types like Heatran, Metagross, and Magnezone, while Brick Break picks off Ferrothorns. Under the small circumstance where Shadow Claw would do more damage than his STAB (Is that even possible?), Psychic and Ghost types will be cowering in the corner.
Forretress @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Hidden Power [Ice]
Forretress is an ideal spinner, and is also tasked with setting rocks, which supports the team's sweepers immensely. Counter allows Forry
to completely abuse Outragers and physical set up sweepers, while HP Ice allows him to take on things such as Salamence, Landorus, Garchomp, and Dragonite. Overall the set is pretty much designed for weeding out Dragon types, setting hazards, and removing them.
EDIT: Trying Ferro instead.
EDIT EDIT: Considering Tenta atm, as he can spin and annoy.
Counters of note:
Anything that can OHKO the Haxonite duo extremely fast
Ferrothorn (More of an annoyance.)