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Suggestions for my DB new NU tier team?

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Red hot (Simisear) (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Blaze
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Nasty Plot
- Flamethrower
- Grass Knot
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

Trollin (Emolga) (F) @ Electric Gem

Trait: Static
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Spark
- Acrobatics
- Iron Tail
- U-turn

Sharp-pedo (Basculin-A) (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Waterfall
- Double-Edge
- Crunch
- Taunt

Take a smoke (Vanilluxe) (M) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Weak Armor
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Flash Cannon
- Hidden Power [Ghost]
- Water Pulse

Exterminator (Raticate) (M) @ Flame Orb

Trait: Guts
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Facade
- U-turn
- Protect
- Zen Headbutt

Happy China (Leavanny) (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Swarm
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Energy Ball
- Bug Buzz
- Attract

asked Dec 24, 2011 by Josh
edited Feb 24, 2012 by trachy
Replace Flamethrower for Fire Blast on Simisear and Give it something better than HP Fighting in the last slot, maybe substitute. Neutral FBlast=180 BP. Super Effective HP Fighting=140 BP.
Also Timid nature maybe?

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Simisear: I agree with Hex on the Timid Nature. You have Nasty Plot, so you don't need Modest so much. You might also want to run Focus Blast and HP Grass, as there aren't as many heavy Pokemon in NU. However, you can keep Grass Knot to deal with some of the heavier eviolite users and Wailord.

Emolga: I'd run a Flight Gem so that when you want to use Acrobatics at full power, you won't have to first use Spark. I'd go Motor Drive over Static. You aren't wanting to take a hit with Emolga, so I don't think Static is the way to go. Finally, with Iron Tail, you might want to switch it out for Pursuit, Quick attack, or even something like Encore. Iron Tail is mainly for Rock types, who I don't think you'll want to stay in on and hope to have Iron Tail hit. And anyways, even if it does hit, it will be unlikely to KO, seeing as most Rock types you'll be facing will run Eviolite and have a high defense, at least high enough to easily survive Emolga's low Attack.

Basculin and Vanilluxe are good.

Raticate: Reversal is always awesome. You could replace Zen Headbutt for it. Your Facade can handle Poison types better than Zen Headbutt anyways, and Fighting types aren't so much a problem in NU. Nor are Ghost types, the most common one you'll see being Yamask, who you do not want to try to take down with Raticate anyways. Burn on a physical attacker without Guts is something you don't want to deal with. You also might want to have a Speed boosting nature.

Leavanny: Swadloon gets Eviolite. However, it doesn't get any recovery, even the slight recovery of Leftovers. And it won't hit as hard as quickly as Leavanny. And it doesn't get as good an ability. But still, Defense in the 400s and Sp Def in the 300s unboosted is very tempting. You could also just run Grotle and not have that x4 Fire and Flying weakness.

answered Dec 24, 2011 by trachy
Well, I guessed right for your reasons there.
And Reversal + Flame Orb = Like 1-2 good Reversal hits.
You'll still get some decent Reversal hits before going down too low. And those 1-2 really powerful hits will do huge damage to the opposing team, use it to take down a Graveler or somethin along that line. And it hould still do better than Zen Headbutt, which Facade is more powerful than against Poisons and which Fighting types are no problem.
Oh, and I knew you would suggest that darn Turtle :P
But of course. 324 (if I remember right with max HP Evs) 350 about in both defenses, no x4 weakness, Stockpile, Synthesis in a tier where Synthesis is considered reliable recovery, I think Leech Seed (still no PO on this computer), and immunity to critical hits, the #1 killer of stat boosting walls.