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Any suggestions for this Doubles team? (EVs aren't scary anymore!)

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I'm ba-ack! And now that EVs don't trouble me anymore, I've started playing Smogon Doubles freely. This team is my primary doubles team (complete with a captaincy system) so what's the verdict?

Starmie @ Splash Plate
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Timid Nature
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Scald
- Hidden Power [Flying]

Fremantle (vc) (Gengar) (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- Focus Blast
- Giga Drain
- Shadow Ball
- Sludge Wave

Magnezone @ Leftovers
Trait: Analytic
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Water]

Haxorus (M) @ Draco Plate
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 220 Spd / 252 Atk / 36 HP
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Claw
- Dragon Dance
- Brick Break
- Dragon Tail

Colonel (c) (Staraptor) (M) @ Charti Berry
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Brave Bird
- Return
- U-turn

Tyranitar (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Crunch
- Rock Slide
- Fire Punch
- Aqua Tail

asked Jul 4, 2013 by Meaty_Man
retagged Jul 4, 2013 by Meaty_Man
I'll handle this

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Hi and welcome to Smogon Doubles!
When I look at your team it has Synergy troubles. Also besides that you have all 252/252 spreads. Lets fix that. Also I'm making this to a full Sand team.
Tyranitar @ Chople Berry
Trait: Sand Stream
Adamant (0 Speed IV)
252 HP / 124 Atk / 36 Def / 96 SpDef
-Rock Slide
-Low Kick
-Crunch/Fire Punch
-Protect

This EVspread (and Rotom-W) is from Ray Rizzo's Worlds team 2012 Rock Slide and Crunch as STAB moves. Crunch hits Cresselia really hard while Rock Slide takes care of Thundurus and other Flying types. Low Kick to hit other TTar and Tran for SE damage and Protect to scout stuff. 36 Def allows him to always live a Steel Gem Bullet Punch from 252 Adamant Scizor. Rest put in bulk. If you decide to go Fire Punch > Crunch keep those 124 Atk EVs since it OHKO's 252/0 Scizor (lacking Occa Berry)

252+ Atk Steel Gem Technician Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 36 Def Tyranitar: 152-180 (73.42 - 86.95%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

124+ Atk Tyranitar Fire Punch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Scizor: 180-212 (101.69 - 119.77%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Rotom@ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
Modest nature
228 HP / 4 Def / 12 SpAtk / 12 SpDef / 252 Speed
-Thunderbolt
-Hydro Pump
-Hidden Power [Grass]
-Thunder

Another set from Ray his team.
Hydro Pump for Grounds that threaten TTar and your Excadrill ( your new Steel type)
T-Bolt if the rain isn't up and HP Grass For that annoying Gastrodon redirecting your Hydro Pumps. Thunder for Rain obvious. You can also try using a Gem or go for Hidden Power Fire instead of Grass since Gastrodon will fall to a Fighting Gem Close Combat or a really hard attack from Excadrill

12+ SpA Choice Specs Rotom-W Hidden Power Fire vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Scizor: 220-260 (124.29 - 146.89%) -- guaranteed OHKO

Since Fighting types wreck TTar and Excadrill and there no Fighting attacks exist that target both your pokemon Follow Me Togekiss was a nobrainer to add in your team

Togekiss@ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Def / 164 SDef / 12 Speed
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Follow Me
- Air Slash
- Thunder Wave / Reflect
- Softboiled / Roost/Tailwind

Thunder Wave gains Speed Control, Air Slash as STAB and a 60% flinchrate is always nice. Follow Me to redirect attacks. Last slot is either a healing move or Tailwind to let Excadrill outspeed Swift Swim Kingdra in Rain or Hydreigon to outspeed Lati@s when Tailwind is up.

Excadrill@ Choice Band/Life Orb
Trait: Sand Rush
Adamant Nature
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe or 60 HP / 252 Atk / 196 Spe
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- X-Scissor
- Brick Break/ Aerial Ace/ Drill Run/ Protect

Moves are pretty straight forward. SlideQuake combo. X-Scissor for those Psychics and Dark types. Last move is filler depending on your item.

To maintain the balance in your team I choose for a special Dragontype. So I went with Hydreigon.
Hydreigon@ Dragon Gem
Trait: Levitate
4 SDef / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Draco Meteor
- Flamethrower
- Dark Pulse
- Protect

This set allows you to hit every pokemon in the game for at least neutral damage. Flamethrower for Scizor. Draco Meteor + Dragon Gem has the same power as Choice Specs Meteor

Last but not least
Hitmontop@ Fighting Gem
Trait: Intimidate
252 HP / 16 Atk / 156 Def / 84 SDef
Careful Nature
- Close Combat/Mach Punch
- Fake Out
- Wide Guard
- Sucker Punch

Intimidate support and Wide Guard Protecting. Since things like Heat Wave and Surf, Earthquake really hurt your team I choose for this little man. Fake Out for Flinching, Sucker Punch for Cress and Lati@s. Last move is either Close Combat to do a decent chunk to Gastro or Mach Punch as priority.

It looks a like a lot that I changed. I kept your typings, I only changed the pokemon or spread:
Rotom - W > Starmie
Hitmontop > Gengar (This is an exception :P)
Excadrill > Magnezone
Hydreigon > Haxorus
Togekiss > Staraptor
Tyranitar = Tyranitar
Hoped it helped

answered Jul 4, 2013 by A Dragon's Roar
edited Jul 4, 2013 by A Dragon's Roar