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Is this a good team?

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First, I didn't even know this RMT was a thing. And now I see it's a thing. Hoo-rah!

I'm trying to make a good team for battles on Pokemon Online/Pokemon Showdown/etc.

So far I've been going for a team with 2 physically offensive Pokemon, 2 specially offensive Pokemon, and 2 defensive Pokemon. I've got the basics planned out, so any suggestions for what to add or change would be nice.

Team

Metagross @ Expert Belt
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Ice Punch
- Meteor Mash
- Zen Headbutt
- Earthquake

Cofagrigus (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Mummy
EVs: 168 HP / 170 Def / 170 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Protect
- Toxic
- Mean Look
- Hex

Machamp (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- DynamicPunch
- Stone Edge
- Payback
- ThunderPunch

Magmortar (M) @ White Herb
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 4 HP / 126 Def / 252 SAtk / 126 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Overheat
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic

Whimsicott (F) @ Big Root
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 126 HP / 252 Def / 130 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Leech Seed
- Protect
- Substitute
- Giga Drain

Magnezone @ Petaya Berry
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Flash Cannon
- Thunder Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Signal Beam

Things to note:
- I'm not the best when it comes to EVs, so these "default" EV spreads will probably be bad.
- I'm not really a fan of choice items, but I can settle for it if it's the only way a Pokemon can be useful.
- Magnezone is meant to get hit, set off Sturdy, use the Petaya Berry, and attempt to sweep. If there is any problem with this, please let me know.
- Cofagrigus has Mean Look so that if Mummy activates, it can't be gotten rid of. Just in case of a potentially-threatening ability.
- Whimsicott was just a desperate choice. If there's any other Pokemon that can pull off a role like Whimsicott, PLEASE let me know.

asked Jul 30, 2013 by ShadowBuizel

1 Answer

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Well some of the team is fine but I edited a few things.

Metagross is a deadly sweeper after Agility is set up. Try it over Ice Punch!
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Metagross @ Leftovers
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Agility
- Meteor Mash
- Zen Headbutt
- Earthquake

I gave it max HP and SDef for special attackers and Will-O-Wisp to cripple physical attackers. Haze stops set-up sweepers and Pain Split gains HP back. Shadow Ball is his attacking move.
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Cofagrigus (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Mummy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Shadow Ball
- Will-O-Wisp
- Pain Split
- Haze

Just edited a little bit.
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Machamp (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- DynamicPunch
- Stone Edge
- Payback
- Ice Punch

A faster set and probably the best item for Magmortar. I also gave it Vital Spirit to give you free Spore/Sleep Powder switch-ins.
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Magmortar (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Vital Spirit
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature
- Overheat
- Focus Blast
- Thunderbolt
- Psychic

Whimsicott is fine but I just edited it a bit.
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Whimsicott (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Leech Seed
- Stun Spore
- Substitute
- Giga Drain

You may have forgot Magnezone is a bit slow...Anything that outspeeds it would kill it in 2 hits. Try a bulkier set.
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Magnezone @ Leftovers
Trait: Analytic
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Def
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Flash Cannon
- Thunder Wave
- Thunderbolt
- Signal Beam

Hope you like it. =P

answered Jul 30, 2013 by HonchkrowNerd
edited Jul 30, 2013 by HonchkrowNerd
I'd run magnet pull, HP fire Magnezone to trap steel
Whimsicott, taunt > giga drain, offenses are too low anyway
Substitue Machamp maybe?
And flamethrowre > overheat in my opinion =/
Fire Blast > Overheat any day for me.
Actually meant to put Analytic...fixed it. Also I guess since its choiced it would do a lot of switching so the Overheat SpAtk drop wouldn't probably matter..
I find this to be very helpful! Thanks! :D
One problem I have, though, is the majority of Leftovers. If Item Clause is in effect, then I'd be SOL. Also, might wanna fix the EVs with Magnezone.
Other than that, you've made great suggestions. :)
Sorry I forget to proofread sometimes and crap like this happens. >.<
It happens. No worries. :3
Also if you play in a metagame with Item Clause you can replace Leftovers with Life Orb on Magnezone, Big Root on Whimsicott, and maybe Expert Belt on Magnezone.