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How can my NU team be improved?

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Please keep in mind that this team is for NU battles.

You lose. (Aggron) (M) @ Custap Berry
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 128 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
Role: Lead/Physical Tank
- Stealth Rock: You get hurt if you switch!
- Head Smash: STAB, with Rock Head, just wonderful.
- Ice Punch: Coverage.
- Earthquake: Awesomeness.

Fya (Magmortar) (M) @ Charcoal
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)
Role: Special Sweeper
- Overheat: STAB, since switching is so common, the stat drop doesn’t matter too much.
- Thunderbolt: Covers Water.
- Confuse Ray: Confuses the target.
- Hidden Power [Water]: Everyone is expecting the HP Grass to cover all weaknesses, but Water is covered by T-Bolt, and so it’s unexpected!

Pachow (Luxray) (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
Role: Physical Sweeper/Revenge Killer
- Thunder Fang: STAB.
- Ice Fang: Coverage.
- Night Slash: For a lack of alternatives. Covers Ghost/Psychic types.
- Fire Fang: Also a lack of alternatives. I can see why this guy is NU.

Floppers (Whiscash) (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Anticipation
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Mild Nature (+SAtk, -Def)
Role: Special Tank
- Earth Power: STAB
- Ice Beam: Covers Grass, it’s only weakness.
- Scald: STAB, might burn the target, helping with Defense.
- Amnesia: Doubles Sp. Def.

Slobber (Lickilicky) (M) @ Jaboca Berry (when hit by a Physical move, opponent is damaged too).
Trait: Oblivious
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
Role: Wall
- Curse: Helps with Physical stats.
- Return: STAB.
- Toxic: Come on, why wouldn’t I use this?
- Dragon Tail: Phazing. Damages the foe, hurts them with Stealth Rocks.

Nomnomnomnom (Carnivine) (M) @ (No Item)
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
Role: Physical Sweeper.
- Seed Bomb: STAB.
- Thief: Steals the foes item and messes them up.
- Bug Bite: Eats the foe’s berry!
- Return: Lack of alternatives.

Please tell me what mistakes I am making with this team. Any suggestions are appreciated!

asked Aug 29, 2011 by Fate Itself
edited Aug 30, 2011 by Fate Itself

2 Answers

3 votes

Great, Instead of Carnivine use Meganium:

Meganium@Light Clay
Calm Nature
252 HP, 252 Defense, 4 SD
Reflect
Light Screen
Energy Ball
Synthesis/Toxic/Leech Seed

Dual Screens Would Greatly Help your team.

Also Natures Need Changing:
Aggron: Good Nature
Magmorter: Modest
Luxray: Adamant Also Give Iron Tail over Fire fang for Rock/Ground Coverage.
Whishcash: Modest.
Lickilicky is Perfect:)

answered Aug 31, 2011 by Swampert
Thanks to you and sf. I can't give best answer to either of you, because you both gave great info. I think I'll use Leech Seed on Meganium, because it would be kinda redundant to use Toxic, seeing as Lickilicky has it.
3 votes

Aggron

Very Very good but you could also go for the Air balloon item with Rock polish instead of stealth rock this will make you an amazing sweeper.


Magmortar

He should be Timid and have Flamethrower instead of Overheat. Also try switching HP(Ice) instead in order to get a mini-Bolt-beam combo. Confuse ray is good but if you use Psychic you will have an un-resisted move set.


Luxray

Swap Thunder-fang for Wild-charge Because that Extra power can save you. Also give him an Adamant or Jolly Nature.


Whishcash

Thats great but why not put 200 Evs in HP and 58 in defense because you already have amnesia for S.def boosting. Modest is the way to go with him. Also maybe leftovers as the item.


Lickylicky

Good but if you have curse it might be worth-while to give him more EVs in hp and less in defense so as to increase his overall bulk. He needs leftovers because he has no recovery move.


Carnavine

He is too slow to sweep but because you need a grass Sweeper try Simisage. Physical Simisage=Jolly, Seed-bomb, Rock-Slide, Brick-break, and Acrobatics with the Item: Flying gem. Or you could run a Special set: Timid, Energy ball, HP(Rock), Focus-blast, and Nasty-plot with the wide lens.


Overall a great team Good job :)

answered Aug 31, 2011 by Speed freak
Great info, but here's a few points:

-Aggron: It's not meant to be a Sweeper, but I see your point about Rock Polish. And I just like Stealth Rock. The Cutsap Berry is for a last ditch effort when I know that I'll die, so I can use Head Smash for some final damage.

Magmortar: I might use Timid Nature for higher speed. I use Overheat over Flamethrower because Overheat is much more powerful, and the stat drop doesn't matter because I'll be switching afterwards. I get the message about HP, and I'll definitly be considering it. Definitly using Psychic.

Luxray: Got it about Wild Charge. Using Jolly, since Luxray's speed is terrible.

Whiscash: I suck royal crap at EV placing, so, yeah, good idea. Leftovers is good.

Lickilicky: See above for my comment on EVs. Jaboca Berry is good, seeing as Lickilicky's only weakness, Fighting, is mostly Physical, so it helps take them down easier.

Carnivine: I understand your points about Simisage, so I'll probably switch between Meganium and Simisage.