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help with my RU team? [ item clause, self KO clause, sleep clause, and species clause applied ]

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my first team on PO =]


Ferroseed (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Spikes
- Thunder Wave
- Curse
- Bullet Seed

he leads things off with some spikes for me, paralyzes anything coming in on him, then uses that filthy mouth of his to build up some defense and more offense, breaks subs with bullet seed.

Medicham (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Pure Power
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Hi Jump Kick
- Psycho Cut
- Fake Out
- Rock Slide

this team revolves around the use of fake out. he gets in a little bit of passive damage there, then sweeps around a little bit.

Ambipom (M) @ Silk Scarf

Trait: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Fake Out
- U-turn
- Aerial Ace
- Double Hit

passive damage through fake out, then runs away with u-turn.

Raichu (M) @ Air Balloon

Trait: Static
EVs: 192 SAtk / 64 SDef / 252 Spd
Mild Nature (+SAtk, -Def)
- Fake Out
- Volt Switch
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Grass Knot

passive damage through fake out, then runs away with volt switch.

Uxie @ Eject Button

Trait: Levitate
EVs: 200 Def / 200 SDef / 108 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Recycle
- Stealth Rock
- Psychic
- Giga Drain

everyone runs to him, eject button lets him go right back out to a u-turner or volt switcher for them to fake out my opponent, then run way again. sets up rocks.

Riolu (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Roar
- Copycat
- Reversal
- Swagger

phases around with rocks and spikes up, focus sash + reversal does some damage believe it or not. and swagger can mess up a special pokemon before he dies.

asked Dec 11, 2011 by G0LD
No freeze clause?
i normally don't bother. haven't ever had anyone freeze more than one of my pokemon.
I don't think this can count as an answer but..

Your riolou EVs are bad. Since the only priority moves that ever run around in the metagame is extremespeed-ditch the 252 HP EVs and turn it into 252 Def EVs and replace jolly with impish
Actually Tyson, they areally great. You need to Outspeed,  and what if another Prankster user comes in, you need all the Speed and Bulk you can have. This also goes for Priority Users like Azumarril. Actually, the most common Priority moves are Bullet Punch, Mach Punch and Aqua Jet.
YOU'RE BACK, PB!
Not officially, but yes Mew xD
You are very lucky then. Entire team frozen, and I froze an entire team.
@tysonyoshi - funny quote, " just because someone doesn't do something the way you do, doesn't mean it's wrong. "-- and standing, i out speed other riolu users, which rocks for me. when i'm down to my sash, there are times that reversal + 1 hp left can go ahead and start sweeping for me, the speed has proven far more use full. extreme speed, if i recall, isn't even present in the ru meta game. and putting 252 more evs into defense, with my focus sash? the hp evs are just there to make sure i don't ALWAYS have to fear priority with this little guy. even though it still does kinda screw me.

2 Answers

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Best answer

I see one problem in your Team which is Medicham. Medicham does not fit in this Team very well and is very much Outclassed by Hitmonlee in most cases. Medicham is Frail and Slow and can only Function using a Choice Scarf specifically, but using a Choice Scarf is useless because it ruins your ability to switch moves after you use Fake Out. I recommend you switch Medicham for:

Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee

I have Two sets for you that uses Two of its Abilities. Both have their own niche when paired with a certain Ability. One set is:

Hitmonlee@ Normal Gem

Ability: Unburden

Adamant Nature:(-Sp. Attack +Attack)

EVs:252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

  • Fake Out
  • Hi-Jump Kick
  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake

Unburden Hitmonlee at its finest. Fake Out+Normal Gem gives it a boost, while getting a speed boost from Unburden! Hi-Jump Kick is standard STAB. Stone Edge covers Flying Types aimed at it, Earthquake is coverage and gives you the famous Edge-Quake coverage!

The Second Set:

Hitmonlee@ Life Orb

Ability:Reckless

Jolly Nature:(-Sp. Attack +Speed)

EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

  • Fake Out
  • Hi-Jump Kick
  • Rock Slide
  • Sucker Punch

Here is a different set. Reckless boosts the power of Hi-Jump Kick to amazing Levels and it's STAB! Fake Out is there to fit your style of team. Rock Slide covers Flying Types and Sucker Punch covers Psychic Types and has Priority! I personally like this set more.

Good Luck with your Team :)

answered Dec 11, 2011 by &Shining Yin
edited Dec 11, 2011 by &Shining Yin
1 vote

Now, if any of my suggestions stop your team from being RU, just let me know. There are so many RUs running around that I'm having to give suggestions by the one I know best. By the way, this is a good looking first team and should perform well as is.

Ferroseed: I don't know how well this guy works in your experience. I'm just going with what happens with me. And that is that Spikes almost never works out. You spend all that time setting up, only to have some Rapid Spinner come in and get rid of three turns worth of work. Stealth Rock is just better in my experience, and this would allow you to give Uxie something else to help you out. Ferroseed is also easy pickings for Taunt, so you might even want to get rid of this guy for something else. Rhydon is a favorite lead of mine. If your opponent leads with a Pokemon you know has Taunt, instead of using Stealth Rock you can just hit them hard and take them down.

Rhydon (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 96 HP / 92 Atk / 96 Def / 224 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Rock Blast
- Fire Punch
- Earthquake/Aqua Tail

Medicham: Medicham is looking good. Although it is probably going to be low on health really soon with Life Orb and Hi Jump Kick (mainly Life Orb). If you choose to replace Uxie with Hypno, you could get some nice Wish support to help with that. After all, you don't want to be easy pickings for priority or KO yourself before you've finished all you've wanted to do.

Ambipom: Try this set out.

Ambipom (M) @ Normal Gem
Trait: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Fake Out
- Acrobatics
- U-turn
- Low Sweep

Raichu: I prefer Pikachu with Light Ball over Raichu. After all, it isn't like Raichu is going to survive many more hits than Pikachu. Both are pretty frail. Speaking of which, if you do choose to keep Raichu, I'd take those Sp Def EVs off for either Sp Attack or Attack. Those 64 Sp Def won't help you survive.

Uxie: If you want to add Wish support for your team, you could choose to go with Hypno. Wish, Recycle, and whatever two moves you think would help most. It might not be as powerful as Uxie, but it still has bulk. The Wish support is still the only real reason to put it on your team.

Riolu: If you are having problems with Ghost types on your team, you could replace Riolu and add something to deal with those Ghosts, such as Bisharp, Spiritomb, or Shiftry. Or, if you just get tired of Riolu's unreliability, you could try out this Steelix:

Steelix (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Autotomize
- Dragon Tail
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

This Steelix switches your opponent out with Dragon Tail, which gets help from Sleep Talk in removing negative priority.

answered Dec 11, 2011 by trachy