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D/P UU Politoed based team

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Smogon tiers, btw. The team is entirely based around Politoed.
Which if you guys didn't realize, is pretty much my favorite pokemon. ( Kyogre up der too )

I really like this team and want it to be the best that it can be. I've tried a lot of different stuff out while testing it ( Which is annoying to do, considering there is a very small number of people who play Smog DP UU ). Since I've tried a lot of stuff out in testing it, you might want to give actual good suggestions, because I've probably tested most of the stuff the average few users would suggest. Why? You may ask. Well, because it seems reasonable, but there are threats in the DP UU metagame that make things.. harder.

Donphan (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Rapid Spin
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge

Stealth Rock works amazingly because of this team's tendency to make my opponent switch around a lot. Supports Politoed and Scyther as a switch in to electric attacks. Rapid Spin takes out the hazards that generally annoy my team and pose a large threat to Arcanine and Scyther ( who both already have a source of recoil ).
Earthquake is STAB and hits amazingly hard with 252 Atk and Adamant nature.
Stone Edge is chosen over Earthquake for Mismagius's tendency to screw my team.
( By switching into Donny and setting up, OR just KO'ing quickly with Shadow Ball )

Venusaur (F) @ Light Clay

Trait: Overgrow
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Leech Seed
- Light Screen
- Leaf Storm
- Synthesis / Toxic

Leech seed supports literally, my ENTIRE team. ( Politoed runs bulk so the extra healing helps, same for Donphan and Venusaur. Mismagius isn't running lefties, so leech seed can help recover HP lost from Substitute. Arcanine has Flare Blitz as his main attack move, so he is likely to be taking recoil damage. Scyther has Life Orb recoil. ) Light Screen is also nice to have around for general bulk. Leaf Storm is my choice of " Thought I was running full out support, huh? Eat weed son. " grass stab. Synthesis helps him last longer, while Toxic can stall down tough opponents.

Mismagius (M) @ Expert Belt

Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Nasty Plot
- Shadow Ball
- Thunderbolt

Takes down bulky waters and is a generally good " Set up sweeper. "
Substitute blocks out Toxic and can hold against weaker non STAB moves from weaker hitters, but not too much. Nasty Plot increases Sp atk so it can sweep with Shadow Ball and Thunderbolt. Shadow Ball is STAB. Thunderbolt is coverage and hits bulky waters very hard ( especially with Expert Belt boost. ) :3

Politoed (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Surf
- Toxic
- Encore
- Protect

A very standard yet effective set. Surf is STAB and is super reliable. Threats like Rhyperior and Steelix are easier to take down that way. Toxic is his main source of damage towards his opponents. Toxic stalling is the entire point of bulky waters. Encore is his biggest trick that separates Poli from the other popular bulky waters, it's insanely useful. ( Absol was my opponent's last pokemon. It used Superpower on Poli. I used Encore. I switched into Mismagius and BOOM. I walled a dark type with Mismagius. Set up all my stuff and OHKO'd with Thunderbolt. ) and Protect stalls out Toxic and lefties.

Scyther (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Bug Bite
- Aerial Ace
- Pursuit
- U-turn

Counters annoying grass types while still being a great sweeper for my team. Having a spinner makes rocks much less threatening for this guy. Aerial Ace and Bug Bite are super hard hitting STAB moves. Pursuit works for forced switches. U-turn scouts and still hits really hard.

Arcanine (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Flare Blitz
- ExtremeSpeed
- Crunch
- Thunder Fang

The wall break right here, folks. STAB Flare Blitz with Choice Band screws. ExtremeSpeed + Choice band hits insanely hard as well. Crunch and Thunder Fang are for coverage.

asked May 15, 2012 by Josh

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