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Can you rate my team currently and suggest a Pokemon to fill the final slot?

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Hey all, So I've been thinking about a team to use for battling. I won't be competing in any tournaments or anything but I plan to battle with friends, etc. and have a generally good team. Was wondering if you could offer any pointers and suggest a Pokemon for my unused last slot.

I tend to use Pokemon I simply like, though stats come into it somewhat. Anyway, here's my team that I built online as a foundation for a future team.

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Swampert
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SAtk
Brave Nature
- Earthquake
- Avalanche
- Waterfall
- Surf

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Umbreon (I like 'em shiny)
Ability: Synchronize
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
Jolly Nature
- Payback
- Toxic
- Wish
- Feint Attack

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Dragonite
Ability: Inner Focus
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Naughty Nature
- Dragon Claw
- Extreme Speed
- Fire Punch
- Thunder

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Typhlosion
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Flamethrower
- Focus Blast
- Extrasensory
- Eruption

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Raichu
Ability: Static
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Nasty Plot
- Grass Knot
- Thunder Wave

Any suggestions on a final Pokemon or any changes? Thanks in advance people!

asked May 10 by SebMarsh
Items are needed.
I hadn't thought that far yet. Maybe Quick Claw for Swampert because of his speed or just Leftovers for everyone.
You need a grass type Pokemon ,although your Raichu had a grass type move but you still need a grass Pokemon.

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Before talking about your final Pokémon, let me change a couple out of place moves.

Swampert: Why have Surf? You already have Waterfall and would do a lot better with something like Hammer Arm.

Umbreon: With his attack stat, Feint Attack is going to do pretty much nothing. Mean Look, however, would be better.

Dragonite: Thunder isn't really the best choice for him. You already have a Raichu as an Electric type, so swap Thunder with Outrage or something else.

Now for your final Pokémon. Keep in mind that this is just a suggestion, and you can pick whatever you want. But judging by your team, I suggest that you choose Scizor. Assuming that you're playing X and Y (which by the way you should have mentioned somewhere in your question) you need the Fairy resistance, and Scizor has only one weakness (Fire), dealt easily with by your Swampert, Dragonite, or Typhlosion. And if you can get a couple Swords Dances in, Scizor becomes a great Physical sweeper. Here's a set I would recommend running:

Scizor @ Scizorite (X and Y) or Life Orb (earlier)
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch - Priority, so doesn't need Speed; takes advantage of Technician
- X-Scissor - Powerful STAB attack
- Swords Dance - Doubles attack
- Aerial Ace - Takes advantage of Technician

Hope this helps!

answered May 10 by Pimplup
To be honest, I was just thinking more out-of-battle usefulness, which in hindsight, isn't really needed, so I'll change it. As for Umbreon, I was thinking of something that actually did damage seeing as Umbreon is a very good tanking Pokemon, would Payback be good by itself and why would Mean Look be good for him? I'll replace Dragonite's Thunder move, good call.

I'll definitely take Scizor into account when picking a last Pokemon, thank you!
Mean Look is super annoying because it prevents switching, thus letting you do a Toxic/Yawn (Yawn wouldn't work cause you'd have to hatch another shiny) and then spam Wish.  Yeah, Payback w/100 power would be fine by itself.