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My First UU Team. NEED HELP!

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This is my first UU team and I need help to improve it.Any suggestions of EVs, movesets, items, ability or pokemon to be changed, it will be useful for me.
Thanks in advance.

Replays from showdown:
http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/uu-21114700

http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/uu-21112483

http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/uu-21109350

http://pokemonshowdown.com/replay/uu-30065479 ---> Porygon-Z Sweep
More might come.

Zoroark @ Expert Belt
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Trait: Illusion
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- Night Daze
- Flamethrower
- Focus Blast
- Nasty Plot
Zoroark has come very useful in every battle and nasty plot turns it to a ultimate sweeper, and illusion really helps it out when i put mienshao last. Night Daze because the foe might lose their accuracy and because of it, it has saved zoroark a few times, flametrower and focus blast are coverage.

Cofagrigus @ Leftovers
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Trait: Mummy
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Calm Mind
- Shadow Ball
- Pain Split
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
Great tank, calm mind is to hit harder and then have both defeces really high , and pain split isn't to bad, but a move like recover would be better, shadow ball is STAB and HP for coverage.

Mienshao @ Life Orb
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Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Hi Jump Kick
- Fake Out
- Stone Edge
- U-turn
Regenerator for life orb damage, HI Jump Kick missing and other damage from foes. Fake Out and U-turn go well together and Stone Edge for coverage.

Claydol @ Leftovers
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Trait: Levitate
EVs: 68 SDef / 188 Def / 252 HP
Adamant Nature
- Rapid Spin
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Toxic
Claydols EV (Sp.)defense spread is so that both his/hers defenses are identical. Rapid spin is to remove hazards, SR is to put my own,E-Q to attack and everyone hates having toxic on them.

Porygon-Z @ Life Orb
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Trait: Adaptability
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- ThunderBolt
- Tri Attack
- Nasty Plot
- Ice Beam
I gave it adaptability because it ups the power of Tri-Atk. Nasty plot to double Sp.Atk, ThunderBolt for and Ice Beam for coverage.

Flygon @ Choice Band
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Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch
- Stone Edge
I think choice band flygon works well on this team, but maybe it's not, I'm not very experienced at competitive or UU anyway.

So I hope you like this team and give any suggestions to improve it in any way.

asked May 31, 2013 by Zorua0
edited Jun 5, 2013 by Zorua0
In a tier full of bulky water types, you will need something to counter them.
On mienshao, I like running this set:
Mienshao@ life orb
ability: regenerator
252 spe/ 252 att/ 4 hp
nature: jolly
high jump kick
u-turn
fake out
stone edge
This is a great scouting set. Fake out and u-turn are great together. Especially with life lrb powering them up and regenerator healing the damage taken from life orb, entry hazards, and high jump kick missing.

If you really want to keep a baton passing set, then keep your other set.
I'll try this set on showdown and see how it works.
Try instead of porygon z try porygon 2 with the eviolite. It is extremely bulky with base 85/90/95 defenses (no eviolite) and  105 sp. attack so it can dish out hits too. Keep the same ev spread. I've almost never taken down one of those ducks.
I was thinking of pory2 when I made this team, but I do already have 2 walls/tanks, but I might still change them. I might test pory2 when showdown comes back up.
I've tested pory2 and it works well but poryZ is a bit better so I'll keep him, but it doesn't mean I won't ever swich them, I might change my mind.

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Let's do this. Suggestions/things to try and in bold.
Will add sprites tomorrow, sorry if this bores you.

Zoroark

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  • Replace Night Daze with Dark Pulse. Yes, the Accuracy-lowering chance and slightly higher power is nice, but Dark Pulse has a flinch chance and has a 100% accuracy STAB move. After a Nasty Plot, any STAB attack from Zoroark is going to wreck everything in it's path. The slight power drop in Dark Pulse won't matter much at all.
  • Life Orb instead of Expert Belt. Zoroark's moves don't provide enough coverage to it to make an Expert Belt a good option. Since Zoroark is frail, it doesn't care too much about the 10% HP drop when attacking, and you get that 30% power boost with every attack.

You could also try a Choice Scarf set, as your team lacks one. If you do so, replace Nasty Plot with Trick. Screw up a wall and give another Pokemon like Claydol or Cofagrigus a chance to set up. The Scarf works very well on Zoroark, as it trolls people who think they can revenge kill the Pokemon that Zoroark hides itself with.

Cofagrigus

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Good, except you could try an EV spread that give you a bit more bulk.

Calm Mind and Nasty Plot + Trick Room sets are very similar to each other; a Nasty Plot + Trick Room set is another thing you could try out. If you want to try it out, replace Calm Mind and Pain Split with Trick Room and Nasty Plot.

Mienshao

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Good, consider Adamant though. 105 Speed is pretty good as it is, and 125 Attack especially appreciates the raw power Adamant gives it.

Claydol

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  • Replace it with Blastoise. Claydol has a unfortunate Psychic typing which only gives it more weaknesses and resistances it can't make good use of, while the Ground side of it leaves it and Flygon fully exposed to Ice without a single reliable resistance in the team. For that reason, Blastoise will become your spinner. I use this set:

Blastoise @ Leftovers
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Trait: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 SDef
Bold Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Roar

Spins hazards, Roars things out, spreads burns and catches the opponent off-guard with a surprising priority attack in Aqua Jet.

Slowbro and Rhyperior are also good choices, with the former having higher bulk than Blastoise, and the latter having a very good Attack stat and access to Rocks, although both forfeit Rapid Spin, but that isn't as much of a problem with this team due to it having no Rock weaknesses.

Porygon-Z

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I almost never see Pory, glad to see it in use. <3

  • Replace Nasty Plot with Hidden Power Fighting/Dark Pulse. Porygon-Z is too frail to make good use out of Nasty Plot, and with it's Normal typing that gets no coverage at all it rarely gets a chance to switch in and set up. Hidden Power Fighting is excellent coverage, although it leaves you exposed to Ghosts like Cofagrigus and Mismagius, although they can be removed with Dark Pulse.

Flygon

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  • Outrage is generally better than Dragon Claw. More power, and with Dragon attacks going almost unresisted, being locked in isn't much of a problem.

U-Turn is also a decent move that you can replace for Fire Punch or Stone Edge.


They are just my ideas of what would improve this team. If you don't like them, fair enough.

Good luck with your team. :)

answered Jun 5, 2013 by ƒιzz
edited Jun 6, 2013 by ƒιzz
Thanks, this is great advice, and I find this kind of weird because when I was making this team Zoroark had life orb, I had blastoise instead of claydol and Flygon had outrage before dragon claw.
There's a lack of Honchkrows.