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Mono steel type team suggestions?

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Magnezone (RASTA) Special Tank/Dual Screener Item Wise Glasses
Nature Calm
Reflect
Light Screen
HP Water
T-Bolt

Steelix Item Ganlon Berry Phys. Wall + Phys. Attacker
Ability Sturdy
Nature Brave
Curse
Gyro Ball
Thunder Fang
Aqua Tail

Probopass (Nosey) (Shiny) Wall Item Apicot Berry EDIT I decided to put leftovers on it instead. If you think I should keep the apicot berry, just say the word.
Ability Sturdy
Nature Bold
Toxic
Flash Cannon
Iron Defense
Stealth Rock

Excadrill (Ripper) Phys. Sweeper Choice Scarf
Nature Adamant
Drill Run
Aerial Ace
Stone Edge
X-Scissor

Lucario (Ace) (Shiny) Special Sweeper Item Choice Scarf
Nature Modest
Water Pulse
Aura Sphere
Psychic
Dragon Pulse

Skarmory (Eamudo) (Shiny) Phys. Tank
Nature Adamant
Automize
Night Slash
Brave Bird
Stealth Rock

Any suggestions on this team? I prefer answers, but comments are fine. Someone PLEASE ANSWER THESE!

http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/44190/mono-brown-team

http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/44146/mono-yellow-team

asked Aug 21, 2011 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
edited Aug 21, 2011 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
Its not "Automize" its "Autotomize" ;)
Hey.. I have a mono-steel team! :D
oops my mistake commander
Actually, is IS Autotomize.
Uh.....What?
The move isn't spelled Automize, it's spelled Autotomize. GameFreak screwed again.

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Magnezone (RASTA) Special Tank/Dual Screener Item Wise Glasses
Nature Calm
Reflect
Light Screen
HP Ice
T-Bolt
As a Dual screener, the best item you can have is Light Clay, this will make your screens last for, I think, 8 turns, this will help you by not having to switch this thing out as often. If light clay doesn't tickle your fancy, Air Balloon also helps delay that nasty 4x weakness.
HP Ice would be far more useful if you can swing it, it gives a pseudo bolt-beam coverage, as well as dealing with the common Mono-Grass and Mono-Ground type teams more effectively.

Steelix Item Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs:
Hardy Nature
- Curse
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge/Knock Down
- Gyro Ball

I like the Gyro Ball + Curse combo, but your move-set had very little coverage... Earthquake has Stab + a 5 type coverage, why not use it? Stone Edge hits flying types that EQ misses, and it has a high Crit ratio, OR you can use Knock Down, which has more accuracy, and can allow for Stab EQ to land next turn. Ganlon Berry was redundant, you already have Curse boosting def, and you have no recovery to abuse, and Steelix is probably going to be bested by a Spec Attacker anyway, making the last minute Def boost pointless.

Probopass (Nosey) (Shiny) Wall Item Apicot Berry EDIT I decided to put leftovers on it instead. If you think I should keep the apicot berry, just say the word.
Ability Sturdy
Nature Bold
Toxic
Flash Cannon
Iron Defense
Stealth Rock

I don't like this thing, but there isn't much I can do. I would only say swap Flash Cannon with EQ or Earth Power to hit opposing steel types (Barring Skarmory) that Toxic won't touch. This thing isn't much of a T-staller, as it has no recovery, just bulk. But I don't want to change your strategies or poke-choice very much, so this is all I can do.

Excadrill (Ripper) Phys. Sweeper Choice Scarf
Nature Adamant
Drill Run
Brick Break
Stone Edge
X-Scissor

To be honest, I don't like drill without the Sand Boost, I think a Banded Scizor would be better suited for this position. Anyway, I like the DR + Stone edge, EQ would be better if available, X-Scissor is good for dealing with Dark and Psychic types, grass too, but they are usually Poison, so meh. Aerial Ace only really deals with Heracross and Breloom effectively, as Drill Run with Stab will generally do equal damage to anything else + high crit ratio. Brick Break has pretty well the same coverage as Drill Run, but Exca's move-set is fairly limited, and I guess it deals with Screeners, as well as Tyranitar...

Lucario (Ace) (Shiny) Special Sweeper Item Expert Belt/ Wise Glasses
Trait: Steadfast
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Aura Sphere
- Shadow Ball
- Vacuum Wave
- Calm Mind/ Nasty Plot
You know this thing has both Calm Mind and Nasty Plot, right? No point locking it into one move. I prefer Calm Mind, as it increases bulk, and I'm not sure what EVs you run. Aura Sphere has Stab, and always hits, while Shadow Ball hits what AS doesn't for SE damage, these two hit everything in the game. Vacuum Wave is a good priority move for clean up, or just to get in first.

Skarmory (Eamudo) (Shiny) Phys. Tank
Nature :Adamant
Roar
Roost
Brave Bird
Stealth Rock/ Spike

If you are going to keep Rocks on Probo, you don't need them here, use Spikes for more entry abuse. Roost keeps Skarm healthy, and Roar abuses the dual entry hazards. Shed Shell is a nice item if your leftovers are used up, it stops you from being stuck by Magnet Pull or Shadow tag.

answered Aug 22, 2011 by Heinz_Ketchum
**IN RESPONSE TO HEINZ**
*italics: things i decided to keep without suggestion*
**Bold: things i decided to change by suggestion**

RASTA:  Special tank / Dual screener **Light Clay**
Nature Calm
T-Bolt
HP Ice
Reflect
Light Screen

Steelix: Phys. Tank Item **Leftovers**
Nature *Brave*
Curse
Gyro Ball
*Thunder Fang*
**EQ**

Nosey: (Shiny) Wall-ish thing... Item Leftovers
Nature Bold
**Earth Power**
Toxic
Iron Defense
Stealth Rock

Ace: (Shiny) Special Sweeper Item **Expert Belt**
Modest nature
Aura Sphere
*Psychic*
**Nasty Plot**
**Shadow Ball**

Ripper: Phys. Sweeper Item Choice Scarf
Nature Adamant
DR
SE
*Aerial Ace*
X-Scissor

Eamudo: Shiny Phys. Tank
Nature Adamant
**Spikes**
**Roost**
**Roar**
Brave Bird

Is this better?
It looks allot better, yeah. The only thing I would reiterate is the uselessness of the Lucario set, you have it geared towards your weaknesses, and not your offensive capability. Aura Sphere + Shadow Ball gives full coverage, everything gets hit neutral or super effective. Water Pulse can be used over Vacuum Wave, but it will only have 120 Power after weaknesses, Aura Sphere has 135 Power after stab, it is still stronger. Psychic covers that fighting weakness, but you get walled easily by Spiritomb or psychic types. Aura Sphere + Shadow Ball + Psychic might be a better plan, if you are looking for weakness coverage. Water Pulse is useless.
I was using water pulse for fire coverage, but i see your point.
Wow, I just learned Excadrill can't learn Stone Edge.
Hahaha, FAIL.