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Nageki (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Guts
EVs: 4 HP / 128 Atk / 128 Def / 248 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Overhead Throw
- Bulk Up
- Stone Edge
- Protect

Terakion @ Life Orb
Trait: Justice Heart
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Swords Dance
- Rock Polish

Roobushin (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Atk / 80 Def / 96 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Payback
- Stone Edge

Birijion @ Choice Specs
Trait: Justice Heart
EVs: 4 SAtk / 252 SDef / 252 Spd
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Magical Leaf

Kojondo (F) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Regeneration
EVs: 4 HP / 244 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- U-turn
- Aerial Ace

Medicham (M) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Pure Power
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Hi Jump Kick
- Bullet Punch
- Fake Out
- ThunderPunch

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Yet another good team! And yet again, more minor nitpicks.

I see no reason to have both Giga Drain and Magical Leaf in the same set. Magical Leaf hits with infinite accuracy, which is nice for Sand Veilers, but I feel it's too situational. Maybe have Calm Mind on it for general Special Tanking.

Also, your Kojondo's Aerial is relatively Pointless, seeing as only 3 or 4 different Pokemon will ever take more damage from Aerial Ace than Stone Edge or HJK. But since I advised you to throw away Magical Leaf before, it may be suited to keep that.

Still, I don't see the point in using a Scarf on a Pokemon with base 65 Speed (Kojondo). You won't be outspeeding anything worth outspeeding. In my own opinion, I'd slap a Life Orb on him, so he can U-Turn whenever he wants, seeing as that tactic is crucial for this NFE to survive in the tiers.

Most of these are optional fixes, but consider them! The rest of your team is perfect with what you have, so these changes may not mean as much as I think.

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And some minor nitpicks of my own.

Kojondo is not NFE. You're thinking of the wrong guy. The evolved form is the one I'm using, and it has base 105 speed, so Choice Scarf works. See here: http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-bw/620.shtml

Also, I don't have Calm Mind on Birijion and instead have Magical Leaf because I have Choice Specs.
As for Kojondo and Aerial Ace, which move do you suggest I give it instead? And should I still replace Choice Scarf on it for Life Orb so I can U-Turn out when need be?
Ahhh yes, I see what you mean. Damned romanizations...

I'm still skeptical of that Magical Leaf. You sure there isn't anything better? Even a strong physical attack, although it gets no boosts, may still be better than a weaker Giga Drain with no healing. General offensive utility moves like Double Kick or Retaliate may be cool options. It's not much, but it's still better than two Grass-type moves. Looking at it now, I'm even skeptical of that Choice Specs. Your choice, though. It's a tricky moveset to figure out...

I for one, would put Bounce on Kojondo. It's only slightly stronger than Aerial Ace, but only off by 10 Base power from STAB HJK when it hits super-effectively (A pretty good tactic if you don't want to risk the recoil!). This removes a lot of Grass and Fighting-type threats form Kojondo, and moreso, removes the recoil risk.