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Rate my Smogon Doubles team - All Hail

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Hello everyone! I'm new to Pokemon Database, so correct me if I did anything wrong. So here is my very first team in Doubles which is a Hail team.


Abomasnow

Abomasnow @ Quick Claw
Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Gentle Nature
- Blizzard
- Giga Drain
- Ice Shard
- Protect

The only Hail inducer available. I had a feeling that it wouldn't go first no matter how much Speed EVs I invest on it, so I gave it a Quick Claw instead. The EV build was actually suggested by the teambuilder, and without thinking further I clicked on the suggestion. Surprisingly it saved my Abomasnow from being OHKO quite frequently.

Froslass

Froslass (F) @ Ice Gem
Trait: Cursed Body
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Timid Nature
- Blizzard
- Shadow Ball
- Destiny Bond
- Protect

A weird addition to my team, Froslass' greatest asset is her high Speed. She is an absolute glass cannon, she either hits hard with STAB+Ice Gem-boosted Blizzard (Perfect accuracy in Hail), or she gets OHKO-ed. Her Ghost-typing is excellent, as Fake Out doesn't work on her, so I immediately Protect another teammate whenever I see a Hitmontop or Mienshao. Also, she's a good switch-in on Medicham, as its Hi Jump Kick would miss. Finally, Destiny Bond.... is my only way to get past Kyurem-B and Volcarona. <-- I really need help on this issue.

Roserade

Roserade @ Expert Belt
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- Leaf Storm
- Weather Ball
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Protect

Roserade hits really hard with Leaf Storm, OHKO-ing even Suicune, thanks to Expert Belt. Weather Ball is a situational move, I use it to counter Dragon-types. However, other weathers may be in play and thus render the whole move useless. Hidden Power [Fire] is my best bet to defeat opposing Abomasnow and the less common Ferrothorn.

Mamoswine

Mamoswine @ Life Orb
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Icicle Crash
- Ice Shard
- Protect

The invaluable member of my team. It hits almost everything hard with STAB+Life Orb-boosted Earthquake. It can take Heat Wave surprisingly well due to spread moves' power deduction and Thick Fat. It has excellent synergy with Dragonite, spamming Earthquakes all the way.

Cloyster

Cloyster @ Focus Sash
Trait: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Shell Smash
- Protect

Ahhh. The risky one. Focus Sash is to ensure it successfully uses Shell Smash and start attacking like nobody's business. Protect is very handy as opposing Pokemon love to revenge kill with priority, so I try to delay them while making another teammate kill the priority-using Pokemon.

Dragonite

Dragonite @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- ExtremeSpeed
- Fire Punch

Dragonite actually doesn't fit well in a Hail team.... Hail causes it to lose a little HP each turn, forcing me to give it Leftovers in order to keep Multiscale intact. Thus, an item slot is wasted here. But all its moves are excellent, with hard-hitting ExtremeSpeed helping my teammates to survive. Fire Punch is specifically for Ferrothorn and Scizor.

Overall, I actually really really love All Hail team. However, I have a plethora of Pokemon / issues that I have a hard time getting past them, namely:
- Kyurem-B
- Volcarona
- Trick Room teams
- Even faster Pokemon
- Heat Wave or any Fire-type moves

Do help me think of counters that I should beware of, and any changes I should make in my team, including replacing any Pokemon / item / nature / move / EV build--practically anything! And do suggest team synergy if possible.

Thanks a lot everyone! Have a nice day!

asked Jul 10, 2013 by V2S
You have a massive weakness to Terrakion, Infernape, and Breloom, who can hit almost all your Pokemon super effectively. I suggest a Chandelure in the place of Roserade, so it can cover both your weaknesses (by cover I mean immune to :D).
Thanks for pointing out the counters and giving a good suggestion! Is there any particular thing I should do with Chandelure? Like EV / ability etc?
Heatran could probably wreck your team. Mamoswine and Dragonite are the only ones with a chance, but a heatran with air balloon or with full speed evs could outspeed both and kill them or at least do a chunk load of damage before going down

Edit: Also regarding your mamoswine, you could forsake protect for Stealth Rock which would cancel out some of your team's counters - namely Volcarona which is rendered basically useless on 50% HP and in hail
Chandelure is still susceptible to Stone Edge, something that most Fighting types carry. You also have to remember Keldeo on rain teams.
I can rate? But I'll change a lot :/ So don't know if you want me to?
AlphaDraconis - Sure! I would definitely want to improve on teambuilding.

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