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Any suggestions for this LC team?

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Dwebble (M) @ Evolite
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 36 HP / 156 Def / 160 SDef / 156 Spd
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Rock Blast
- Spikes
- Stealth Rock
- X-Scissor

Misdreavus (F) @ Oran Berry
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 116 HP / 156 SAtk / 80 SDef / 156 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Pain Split
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt

Scraggy (M) @ Evolite
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 148 HP / 76 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SDef / 212 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Dragon Dance
- Crunch
- Drain Punch
- Zen Headbutt

Exeggcute (F) @ Oran Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 196 HP / 196 Atk / 40 Def / 76 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Bullet Seed
- Return
- Stun Spore

Clamperl (F) @ DeepSeaTooth
Trait: Shell Armor
EVs: 84 HP / 244 SAtk / 180 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Surf
- Shell Smash
- Ice Beam
- Protect

Growlithe (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Justified
EVs: 76 HP / 196 Atk / 40 SDef / 196 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Flare Blitz
- Wild Charge
- Crunch

asked Mar 27, 2011 by trachy
edited Mar 29, 2011 by trachy

1 Answer

1 vote

This may sound odd, but you're too vulnerable to other Scraggy.

Yeah, Scraggy are a menace in LC, and yes, they're awesome fighters. That also means other people's Scraggy will be awesome. You need one of your faster contenders to use a Fighting or Flying-type move to counter incoming Scraggy.

Shimama MAY be able to do this with Double Kick, but Scraggy's bulk and Shimama's dependence on the Evolite may prove to be unsuccessful, especially when paired with a move that will only have Base 60 power. Your only choice for flawlessly countering Scraggy with this team is putting your own Scraggy on the line, or Perish-Trapping it with Misderavus (If that's legalized), thus wasting your free KO.

Really, that seems to be the only issue I have. Ishizumai may be able to outstall, but two HJK hits from a Scraggy may actually KO it. LC seems to be all about Scraggy at the moment, so watch your stepping.

Other than that, though, you have a pretty built-up team! You have good type choices; Nothing really hits two or more of your Pokemon for Super-Effective damage with their STAB (Albeit Scraggy), so I'd say your team is nearing a peak of perfection.

answered Mar 27, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~
Who should I replace Shimama with then? And you're right, I see Scraggy every other battle. They have caused me a lot of trouble unless my Scraggy is already out and with Dragon Dance.
Shimama may best be replaced by...Growlithe, perhaps? Close Combat Growlithe with Justified could come in on Crunch/Payback as a switch-in. Maybe have Misderavus as the Crunch/Payback bait. It may just be the perfect counter!

Of course, I'm still confused with the whole DW ability + Egg move thing. If that combination is legal, then I'd say this is the way to go.