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Any Suggestions for this UU Double-Battle Team?

1 vote

Tornadus (M) @ Flight Jewel
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Tailwind
- Acrobatics
- Crunch
- Brick Break

Gardevoir (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Trace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Heal Pulse
- Memento
- Thunderbolt
- Psyshock

Cobalion @ Air Balloon
Trait: Justified
EVs: 252 Def / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Quick Guard
- Sacred Sword
- Stone Edge
- Retaliate

Dugtrio (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Arena Trap
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Beat Up
- Protect

Tauros (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Anger Point
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Substitute
- Retaliate
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Cryogonal @ Light Clay
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 SAtk / 252 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Frost Breath
- Recover
- Reflect
- Light Screen

asked Mar 26, 2011 by trachy
edited Mar 29, 2011 by trachy
Torunerosu=Tornadus
Furiijio=Cryogonal
Kobaruon=Cobalion
Thanks. This is exported right from Pokemon Online, which hasn't translated yet.
What's the balloon do?
Makes you levitate put pops on contact

4 Answers

4 votes

You need way more type coverage, Bud. I know that UU is full of mediocre Grass Bug, and Normal-types, but that doesn't mean that Ghost, Fighting, and Fire-types won't be popping up there.

I see where you're going with these sets: The first two support each other while sweeping at the same time, then the next two is Beat Up + Justified, and the last two is a two-person synergy; one purely supports, the other purely sweeps.

I find the strategy a little static, meaning that if one thing goes wrong, you've basically screwed your strategy. Not to mention your plain vulnerability to a dedicated Water-type or fellow levitators.

I'm sure you'll be on your toes about that stuff, and with that said, it's a very solid team. It just looks very...focussed on one spot, if that makes sense.

answered Apr 3, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~
Yeah, that is my weakness in Double-Battles. I focus on just two Pokemon who have perfect synergy with each other. Any suggestions for improvement?
I think you just need a little more coverage, and you'll be okay.
Plus, you've got a big Fighting-type weakness if your opponent can clear out Tornadus and Gardevoir, which is bad, since most Fghting-types sweep mid-game.

My recommendation, first of all, would be to simply switch Gardevoir and Cryogonal's spots in your team. This will make your team much more flexible, believe it or not.

Next, maybe take out Tauros. It's a great sweeper and stuff, but on this team, it's just more redundant coverage and more Fighting-type weakness. I know that these two changes butchers your Anger Point strategy, but in a Double Battle, you really need to stay versatile, because basically anything can happen in group fights.

Maybe switch Tauros for a good, balanced sweeper that's hard to take down...Maybe a Scrafty (tank) or a Darmanitan (Sweeper)? I like that Beat Up + Justified strategy in there, though, so keep that.

Change around my advice as you please, but this is a rough guideline of things that may help. Having a team strategy is great but three specific strategies matching up with only two Pokemon at a time is spelling out disaster.
3 votes

The team is pretty solid around. I see that you're taking a page out of the beat up/justified book. Your team will have instant danger, then have Gardevoir heal up any damage. I like it. If you wanted her to function more as a sweeper, you could use signal beam in lieu of Momento, which, from personal experience, works wonderfully. However, since she's not to be a tank, but rather a supportive member of your team, this isn't a very major requirement.

answered Apr 3, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

EVERY THING IS GOOD

answered Apr 1, 2011 by Tapiermon
1 vote

Really good....

answered Apr 14, 2011 by sassmangg5