I made this team back in like December 2012 to test out Choice Scarf Latias, Specs Gengar, and Rock Polish + Swords Dance Landorus-T, and so far I can't even remember it's score but it was way more wins than losses and the team is really fun to play with so I'm not concerned. The team is held together my Ferrothorn and Rotom-W spreading paralysis and burns, while my 4 other OP sweepers wreak havoc on enemy lines. I am pleased to report that the star of the team, Landorus-T is pretty much unstoppable after a Rock Polish and Swords Dance which he has little trouble setting up, surprisingly. The team's playstyle is basically just use Ferro and Rotom-W as pivots and set-up support, then bring in my 4 brutal sweepers to hammer my opponent into submission, and I must say it works quite well. Credit to LCB for the title. You may notice I spelled Lightning wrong for Gyarados's nickname in the first 2 replays. Deal with it c:
Lightning sux :c (Gyarados) (M) @ Lum Berry
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
- Dragon Dance
Who needs Moxie on Gyarados? Not me, because this team is rocking 2, count em, 2 Intimidaters, and double as brutal set-up sweepers. With the bulk given from Intimidate, Gyarados can more easily get a Substitute up, where he can set up. If you play it right this thing can set up WAY more than any Moxie variant, and after that it doesn't really miss Moxie. Waterfall and Bounce are his 2 STAB moves and even though their coverage isn't perfect, it's more than made up for considering Gyarados will have a few Atk boosts under his belt. As for the name, what kind of giant watery flying snake-dragon thing doesn't get struck by lightning every once in awhile?
InYourCloset (Gengar) (F) @ Choice Specs
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Sleep Talk
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Ice]
MUHAHAHAHAHAHA. Choice Specs Gengar. I run the obv Shadow Ball for STAB, Focus Blast for that awesome coverage, Hidden Power Ice as a way to slay Dragon, Flying, and Ground types that will have never expected to be taken down by a Gengar, and Sleep Talk because it allows Gengar to come in on a Spore from Breloom and then spit in Loom's eye.
huehuehue (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
- Leech Seed
- Stealth Rock
- Thunder Wave
- Power Whip
Standard Ferrothorn here. Sets Rocks, provides Leech Seed and Thunder Wave support, and is all around just a friggin tank. Troll the masses.
Rotom-Warsh (Rotom-W) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 56 SAtk / 200 SDef
- Hydro Pump
- Volt Switch
- Pain Split
Specially Defensive Rotom-W is too pro. Hydro Pump and Volt Switch form his STABs, Pain Split trolls stuff like Chansey and Blissey, while Will-O cripples many physical threats, allowing Gyarados and Landorus to set up some more. In case you missed or didn't get the nickname, I am from Pennsylvania, and although I don't say Warsh myself, too many other people do >.>
Zoom (Latios) (M) @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Draco Meteor
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Dragon Pulse
I needed a Scarfer and this sucker does not disappoint
Draco Meteor provides a nice little oomph, while Psyshock take care of any trouble with Conkeldurr or Breloom. Hidden Power Fire mows down Ferrothorn and Scizor, as well as hitting Jirachi and Magnezone for decent damage as well. Dragon Pulse is a more reliable STAB and while I could go for the coverage option of T-bolt or Surf, having a steady STAB is nice on a scarfer. Timid Nature lets me outspeed +1 Volcarona and usually take it out with a Draco Meteor.
HelluvaKitty (Landorus-T) (M) @ Yache Berry
EVs: 76 HP / 252 Atk / 180 Spd
- Rock Polish
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge
Oh man DoubleDance Landorus-T is such a monster. Rock Polish and Swords Dance bring his Atk and Spd up to sweeping levels, while Earthquake and Stone Edge provide EdgeQuake coverage. The EV spread is an interesting one, designed to just outspeed +2 Spd Cloyster, Scarfed Lati Twins, and Scarf Terrakion (Provided Lando has a Rock Polish up). Yache Berry is to let me set up on stuff like HP Ice Landorus-I, and pretty much says "screw you" to any Mamoswine's or Weavile's that think they can come in and end my sweep with an Ice Shard.
If you watched all of the replays you'll notice the team changed slightly in a few of them, and that's because I pulled this team out and blew the dust off of it todaya and it won like 2 OU tourneys on Amethyst and all this stuff and I changed it around a bit. I took Enoch's sugestions and while I did edit the team I am writing here that his comment below did stem some of the edits made and they made the team that much better.