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Rate my Mono-Poison team (OU)?

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I love this team on PS. Believe it or not, I have a rating of 1208 because of it, which isn't that bad ;) But I am still looking for suggestions.

Drapion (M) @ Razor Claw
Trait: Sniper
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Night Slash
- Cross Poison
- Earthquake

Weezing (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature
- Clear Smog
- Fire Blast
- Will-o-Wisp
- Pain Split

Gengar (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Destiny Bond

Crobat (M) @ Flying Gem
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- U-Turn
- Roost
- Taunt

Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
- Swords Dance

Nidoqueen (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Poison Point
EVs: 252 HP / 232 Def / 24 Spd
Bold Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Roar

I don't have ANY Pokemon with toxic or toxic spikes :/ Should I add it to some?
Should I replace any for Venomoth or Tentacruel?

asked May 7, 2013 by Champion Ben
edited May 8, 2013 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
Toxic Spikes would be a useful Utility but is nothing you should build your team around. Many Pokemon are not effected by them.

Venomoth is a valuable asset against the Mono Psychic teams that threaten this one.
Oh and download Pokemon Online in order to Ladder on the official Monotype Tier. Your not gonna go for using the OU Tier lol.

http://pokemon-online.eu/
weezing isnt the best choice. go with venomoth.

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Welcome to Monotype PokemonchampBen

Ah, I rememebr my first Monotype team. It was also Poison...

The current team looks pretty decent but of course can be improved. The Synergy between the Poison Types with a Ground Type Weakness to the ones with a Psychic is very nice, however, it's missing Venomoth, as you mentioned above. It is almost a must have on every Mono Poison team.

*Keep in mind that the Sets correlate with each other.
For example, if you choose Set 1 for Drapion, Set 1 for Nidoqueen is intended to be paired with that set. So you would choose CB Drapion+Roar Nidoqueen.


Drapion

Set 1(Anti Psychic/Trapper)

Drapion (F) @ Choice Band
Trait: Sniper
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Pursuit
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide / Ice Fang
- Sleep Talk

A Choice Banded Drapion variant that who's Role on the team is simple: kill of Psychic Types.

Set 2 (Toxic Phazer)

Drapion (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sniper
EVs: 196 HP / 72 Atk / 240 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Ice Fang
- Whirlwind
- Toxic Spikes

This set aims to provide your team with a Bulky Phazer that removes the Pokemon that are immune to it.

Set 1.5(Test Set)

Drapion (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 16 Atk / 240 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Crunch
- Acupressure
- Sleep Talk
- Rest

The RestTalk Acupressure Drapion is a slightly gimmicky set that takes advantage of Drapion's decent Bulk and attempts to rack up well rounded, random boost from Acupressure while dealing damage with Crunch.

You'll be the first to test my RestTalk Acupressure Set out. Tell me how it works out, I have yet to try it myself.


Venomoth

Venomoth > Crobat

Venomoth (M) @ Mental Herb / Insect Plate
Trait: Tinted Lens
EVs: 192 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk / 56 SDef / 4 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Bug Buzz
- Baton Pass
- Quiver Dance
- Roost

A Venomoth without Sleep Powder? Yeah. Too predictable and with little pay off as it has low accuracy. Here is an attempt at a Bulky Mono Attacking Venomoth that can pass its boost to the rest of the team.


Nidoqueen

Set 1 (Roar Nidoqueen)

Nidoqueen (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Roar / Taunt
- Stealth Rock

Basic Hazard Setting Nidoqueen who is also capable as a Tank and Phazer.

Set 2 (Tank)

Nidoqueen (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Stealth Rock

A dangerous Tank to Baton Pass Venomoth's Quiver Dances to that also sets up the Stealth Rocks for Drapion's Phaze.


Gengar

Choice Scarf Gengar > LO Gengar

Gengar (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Energy Ball
- Trick

The team needs a Revenge Killer. A Pokemon that is immune to ExtremeSpeed and Mach Punch is a good one, just watch out for the predictable Sucker Punch and Bullet Punch or even rarer Shadow Sneak from Gallade/Spiritomb.


Weezing

Weezing (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature
- Clear Smog
- Fire Blast
- Will-o-Wisp
- Pain Split

^ The current set is fine.


Toxicroak

Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Sucker Punch
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
- Swords Dance

Jolly Nature > Adamant Nature for more Speed.

answered May 8, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
Hope I helped.
so, crit hit drapion isn't good? and i really like crobat for a stallbreaker...
These are just suggestions bro. Don't have to follow them.

No Stall exist in Monotype except other Mono Poison teams, which you naturally break, and Hail Stall, and Crobat isn't going to last long enough to break the Stall of a Mono Ice team let alone Walrein.

No, Crit. Drapion is a Hax-reliant strategy. I see where you were going though.