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Rarely Losing: An RU Team

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(The title is a lie, I have it cos its just snappy.)

OK, RU is a tier I have never tried before, so forgive me if this team is pretty terrible. I've started thinking a bit more about roles, because on my last team, I realized I had too many Pokemon with the same role. Lets go!


Medicham
Medicham @ Choice Band
Trait: Pure Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- ThunderPunch
- Psycho Cut
- Drain Punch
- Bullet Punch
Role: Physical Sweeper


Steelix
Steelix @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Def / 248 SDef / 4 Atk / 4 HP
IVs: 0 Spd
Careful Nature
- Gyro Ball
- Dragon Tail
- Stealth Rock
- Taunt


Cryogonal
Cryogonal @ Light Clay
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Spd / 248 SAtk / 8 Def
Bold Nature
- Ice Beam
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Rapid Spin
Role: Duel Screener/Rapid Spinner


Mesprit
Mesprit @ Life Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 248 SAtk / 248 Spd / 12 HP
Modest Nature
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Psyshock
- Hidden Power [Fire]
Role: Special Sweeper


Crustle
Crustle @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SDef / 4 HP
Impish Nature
- Spikes
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Rock Blast
Role: Hazards Setter


There we go (I need a 6th Pokemon).


Thank you, and goodnight!

asked Oct 28, 2013 by Fist Of Justice
edited Oct 28, 2013 by Fist Of Justice
my main issue is mesprit. it's just so, so, bad ;~;
Due to the fire weakness, try using Kabutops. He has a x4 resistance to fire as well as making a decent spinner/physical sweeper, so you could swap out Cryogonal. Alternatively, you could use Almomola, who I believe is in either NU or RU (not sure), but it fits the bulky water role the above comments talked of quite nicely.
Just a few suggestions...

1. Medicham: I suggest Life Orb > Choice Band, mainly cause it's a pain to worry over clicking the HJK button when spiritomb fills the tier. LO still hits hard, and you can get some pseudo recovery from Drain Punch.

2. 2 SR users is pretty bad tbh. I'd suggest replacing Crustle for a typical LO Absol (you can get ballsy and maybe go for SD). It would greatly help when dealing against threats such as Specs/Scarf Moltres, Magmortar, and Typhlosion, all who utterly destroy your defensive core of steelix & Cryogonal.

3. Replace HP Fire on Mesprit and add CM/Nasty Plot, and use Leftovers, to get a great bulky sweeper.

4. You can opt to rid of Cryogonal for Lanturn/Slowking, making an extremely great core with Steelix.

5. As for a 6th pokemon, you can run Scarf Typlosion, one of the most common and arguably the most dangerous scarfed pokes in RU. If you dot want a speed tie vs other Typhlosions, then  you can opt for Scarf Manectric, to Outspeed and revenge kill Typhlosion when it's weak, or just Volt Switch into Lanturn to absorb a hit and thus make Typhlosion weakened.
To add onto what Lenub said, Scarf Manectric also outspeeds +2 Omastar.
Edit: Nvm, they both do :P
This Tean has littke to no Offensive presence at all; the only way I can suggest is correcting the way you think when you Teambuild; don't focus too much on one thing that it becomes over-centralized, focus more on the Metagame itself rather than the goal. Here's an Article by Smogon's Limitless that can better explain the message I'm trying to get across: http://www.smogon.com/smog/issue28/teambuilding

This goes for all of yoir other Teams as well, I see this in just about everyone of thrm. Please understand that this isn't a bad thing, you have the right idea, just the way your going about it my not be the best way.

With that, I would rebuild this Team, because it looks like it has a lot of potential; I Would use a Ghost Type such as Rotom, since they can Spinblock. Also, Rotom's Typing in Gen. V RU is so great with several Immunities; pair that witg the Ability to Volt-Switch Pivot and Crustle and you have a solid Core that can keep Hazards up. I suggest using it over Medicham. As for the rest of your Team, it's up to you good luck!

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