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Rate my NU Trolling Team

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I'd like this team rated before I start using it. Enjoy!

Torchic

Torchic @ Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
IVs: 0 HP / 0 Def / 0 SpD
- Protect
- Swords Dance
- Reversal
- Quick Attack

Torchic basically tries to do a really gimmicky sweep.


Ninjask

Ninjask @ Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Agility
- Swords Dance
- Protect
- Baton Pass

Maxes Speed. In certain cases I'm able to use Swords Dance, in which case I Baton Pass to Rampardos.


Rampardos

Rampardos @ Expert Belt
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Zen Headbutt
- Fire Punch

Physical sweeper, just in case. Probably replacable.


Gorebyss

Gorebyss @ Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpD / 4 Def
- Amnesia
- Barrier
- Aqua Ring
- Baton Pass

My second setter-upper. Self-explanatory.


Volbeat

Volbeat (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
- Tail Glow
- Roost
- Attract
- Baton Pass

Tail Glow passer. Pretty much it.


Piplup

Pimplup (Piplup) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Grass Knot
- Hidden Power [Fire]

LET THE SWEEP BEGIN! Let this be a warning to you all to never defy the power of Piplup.

asked Aug 25 by Pimplup
edited Aug 31 by Pimplup
If you're using Smogon's rules, this team is "illegal", since they have a clause that limits a team to only 1 baton pass user.
That is only in OU
Yeah, I'm not really following that baton pass clause.
Restart the team.
i have nothing wrong with the team I'm just saying that i love the artwork

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Disclaimer: this is my first answer to a RMT.

Honestly, your team is extremely gimmicky and lackluster:

Torchic: I see your thinking to set up swords dance, get the speed boost, and proceed to sweep. But priority users such as Beartic (aqua jet), Bibarel (quick attack), and Cacturne (sucker punch), check and even counter him. Plus, shell smashers such as Barbacle, Gorebyss, and Crustle can outspeed and sweep it. He's much too weak of a sweeper to be one, and you should replace him, maybe with a cleric/staller since your team is incredibly frail. Or keep a physical attacker and use Tauros, or even Carvahna is a better option.

Ninjask: a great passer, but I don't think you need agility, as speed boost pretty much covers that. Replace it with substitute. If you decide to run substitute, use leftovers instead of focus sash.

Ramparados: Pretty much the only one on your team doing some actual damage and doesn't rely on baton pass (but the speed is helpful). However, I personally think running Barbacle is better. Even though he has a pesky 4x grass weakness, his ability Tough Claws and access to Shell Smash is incredibly useful. And unlike Ramparados, Barbacle can take a hit. Use either focus sash or white herb for a smash sweeper Barbacle, if you choose to follow this idea.

Gorebyss: What's really stumping me is why you need so many passers, and Gorebyss seems the most pointless. I see how you want to pass the defensive boosts plus aqua ring, but one passer is enough. Replace him with an ACTUAL wall rather than using him to pass defensive stats to another pokemon. Since your team lacks defense altogether, use a physical or special wall like Avalugg, Carbink, Carracosta, or Crustle (and use them as stealth rock setters, makes ko's easier).

Volbeat: Another passer....(sigh). Personally, I hate passing altogether because I think it's gimmicky. But if you really want that tail glow pass, run at least a couple of moves so he can better support his team and take advantage of prankster, such as thunder wave, encore, or even bug buzz if you can get the Tail Glow in.

Pimplup: The only time I ever see LC outside of LC is when they're being Uber trolls, and clearly, your "Pimplup" is not being a troll. Did it ever occur to you that there are better options? Why not even use Prinplup? (Actually don't, he sucks too). There are SO many better options for a special sweeper, and since you have a tail glow passer, it should be a fast special sweeper, like Meowstic, or a bulky one like Regice.

Overall: Your team is lacking both in offense and defense, and you have your passers to blame for that. With passers taking up half your team, there is no room for actual pokemon who can do something useful. You can HAVE a passer or two, but don't abuse passing, because every team needs walls AND attackers (both physical and special) and your passers are preventing you from doing that. You don't HAVE to listen to me, and you can keep your passers, but I truly believe if you replace Gorebyss with someone good, you'd be able to have a physical wall, a special wall, a special attacker, and a physical attacker, and you'd still be able to keep your passers, so long as you run better movesets like I recommended for your Volbeat.

To "rate your team" I'd rate it a 6 to be generous.

answered Aug 26 by pokelazer
selected Aug 26 by Pimplup
Hahaha thanks for answering
I never wanted this team to actually be useful competitively, I just wanted to troll people.  Don't worry, I'm perfectly capable of making legit teams. :)
But the Barbaracle idea was great.  Thanks.