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Flyin' Home on Staraptor | CS OU RMT | By Flare

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Introduction

So yeah, hello and welcome to the best team I have ever made. I know I said that flatly, but it really really is the best. Don't go searching on Smogon for any teams I might have stolen, because really, this team isn't stolen. So onto the team. I was just cruising through the OU Pokemon, in search of Pokemon which I haven't encountered a whole lot throughout battling in OU so far. One of these Pokemon was Staraptor. I really got interested in Star, and decided to build a team around it, and it worked and made into a great and successful team. This is all I've got to say here, just read everything else :D


Team Building Process

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This team is based around Staraptor, who is very under-used in the OU metagame.
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I needed a good SR setter, and a surprise dragon counter.
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I went for a Nasty Plot BP Celebi so that it can assist Heatran/Hydreigon or itself.
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Thirst for a solid Banded Pokemon to bore holes in opponents.
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Anther great Dragon Counter and I needed a great Scarfer.
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To top off, a D-Dancer to basically win a game against unsuspecting opponents.


Staraptor's Success

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Celebi (Neutral): 123% - 146% (500 - 590 HP). Guaranteed OHKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Double-Edge vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Hippowdon (+Def): 48% - 57% (204 - 241 HP). Guaranteed 3HKO. 14% chance to 2HKO with Leftovers.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Double-Edge vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Sturdy Donphan (+Def): 51% - 61% (199 - 237 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Close Combat vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Ferrothorn (+Def): 59% - 70% (210 - 248 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Sturdy Forretress (+Def): 50% - 60% (180 - 214 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Double-Edge vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Flash Fire Ninetales (+Def): 78% - 92% (274 - 322 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Water Absorb Jellicent (+Def): 70% - 83% (286 - 336 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Gliscor (Neutral): 60% - 71% (214 - 253 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Unaware Quagsire (Neutral): 70% - 83% (277 - 328 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

252Atk Life Orb Reckless Staraptor (+Atk) Brave Bird vs 252HP/252Def Leftovers Water Absorb Politoed (Neutral): 78% - 92% (300 - 354 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

This thing hits like a truck charging at full speed, wouldn't you agree?


The Team

enter image description here| Staraptor @ Life Orb
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature

  • Brave Bird
  • Double-Edge
  • Close Combat
  • Quick Attack

So here is the man! As you can see above (in the calcs), Staraptor pretty much 2HKO's almost every OU defensive wall, some which it 3HKO's, but those are Pokemon which I wouldn't stay in on. A lot of you might be thinking, where's the Band? Well, here's my answer. Star (imo) doesn't function well with Band. It doesn't get to plough out the power of the moves it has, and can't be used to full advantage. Moves are self-explanatory.


enter image description here| Heatran @ Air Balloon
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature

  • Stealth Rock
  • Fire Blast
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Earth Power

Offensive Heatran is really important. It wipes out some of the can-be threats and sets Stealth Rock up well. I know there's no EV investment in HP and defensive areas, but tbh what Heatran does with it's set atm, it's not really necessary. Most importantly, the Speed investment allows it to outspeed some Pokemon like Gliscor, Breloom and Conkeldurr who are all slow but dangerous to this team.

asked May 7, 2013 by Flare
edited May 7, 2013 by Flare
Staraptor Calcs show a +Atk Nature, but you say he has a Jolly Nature?
Flare, you do realize that Jolly increases Speed, right? :P
Whoops, typo :3
where would you get celebii
Hey gallade-er! Welcome to the site! I converted this post to a comment as it was not meant to be an answer. You should only answer a question if you are going to rate the team or answer the question if it's Pokebase or Meta. Sometimes there are exceptions with things like tournaments, but those will state clearly how to answer them, so don't worry. Most of the teams here on the Battle Subway are for use on Pokemon Showdown, which is an  online battle simulator on the computer. You type in your pokemon, its item, moves, and such, and then you are free to battle with other people. It's pretty fun. However, if you want to find a Celebi on your game, feel free to ask it as a question on Pokebase ;)
yes, I have informed Gallder sevral times. Thank you for that ben. Gallder, please reply to this so we know that you understand now.

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Had to continue here cause' of the character limit...


enter image description here| Celebi @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 216 HP / 232 SAtk / 60 Spd
Serious Nature

  • Giga Drain
  • Nasty Plot
  • Baton Pass
  • Psychic

Nasty Plot Baton Pass Dual STAB Celebi. It knows it's terms of use pretty well :P So
anyway, the use of the Dual STAB is really effective. It get's walled like crap by Ferrothorn and Forretress and all that jazz, but that's what Baton Pass is for. If I have Nasty Plot up, it's great to just pass out to either Hydregion or Heatran. Of course, if they're both dead, I could just switch out instead of the Baton Pass :P


enter image description here| Scizor @ Choice Band
Trait: Technician
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spd
Adamant Nature

  • Bug Bite
  • Bullet Punch
  • Pursuit
  • Superpower

Choice Band Scizor. Awesome, hard hitting and full of adrenaline to kick out a nice burst of Bullets or bite the opponent like a bug, or chase them or use all that raw power to give a nice dent in the opponent. Whatever of the four moves it may be, it's guaranteed that it won't give bad damage and will put a nice dent wherever. Once again, the moves don't really need explaining, as it's mostly the only moves ever used on this.


enter image description here| Hydreigon @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature

  • Draco Meteor
  • Dark Pulse
  • Fire Blast
  • Earth Power

Scarf Hydreigon. So baws. It's really freaking under-rated in the OU metagame atm, and I swear to god it needs some more attention by those ultra strong battlers out there cough Hex cough Blob cough Lenub cough Ben cough Mike cough Mew cough (I do have a cough right now so that last cough was real :P) The moves, once again are really easy to identify. Two STAB Dark Pulse, and Draco Meteor and the other two for da coverage.


enter image description here| Gyarados @ Leftovers
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature

  • Dragon Dance
  • Earthquake
  • Ice Fang
  • Waterfall

Really really freaking standard set. The ultra Dragon Dance Gyarados. It's capability to sweep teams like a baws just make my hand reach out there and grab this fish and take it or bring it or whatever into my team :D The coverage these moves give is really good (once or twice I wanted to try Stone Edge over E-quake but the accuracy just screws the thought) so yeah. This thing too is pretty standard. Yeah :D


Closing Words

So as everybody says something like "thank you for reading my freaking RMT, hope you liked it and hope you give me some damn advice..." or whatever, I'm going to finish in some style... thank you for reading my freaking RMT, hope you liked it and hope you give me some damn advice! Don't forget! Yeah, you were expecting epic, but I screwed your thoughts like a legit baws. So yeah, everything said above and a standard end to my team.


answered May 7, 2013 by Flare
Flare when was the last time we battled? Or the last time you saw me battle? I haven't so much recently but Hydreigon used to be like my go-to guy.
We battled last year :P
Good team. +1
I beat half on one of your old teams with Scarfdrigeion once :D .
As your official rival i must ask for a match with this team soon. I will prepare a new team i have been working on, and challenge you to a face off. See if this is your best..
I don't use Hydreigon enough? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL (and continues to LOL forever)

but seriously, Hydreigon = smexy. Sure, i don't use a ScarfDreigon, because it's one slow as hell scarfer, but you should see the deeds of Sub + 3 Attacks Hydreigon ;)