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Any suggestions as how to improve this team?

2 votes

Steelix
Ability: Sheer Force
Nature: Careful

  • Stealth Rock
  • Dragon Tail
  • Iron Tail
  • Earthquake

Kingdra
Ability: Sniper
Nature: Modest
Item: Leftovers

  • Hydro Pump
  • Draco Meteor
  • Ice Beam
  • Dragon Pulse

Metagross
Ability: Clear Body
Nature: Calm
Item: Expert Belt

  • Bull Doze
  • Meteor Mash
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Ice Punch

Charizard
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Adamant
Item: Life Orb

  • Aeriel Ace
  • Dig
  • Fire Blast
  • Thunder Punch

Galvantula
Ability: Compound Eyes
Item: Choice Specs
Nature: Timid

  • Bug Buzz
  • Volt Switch
  • Thunder
  • Energy Ball

Venusaur
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Calm
Item: Big Root

  • Giga Drain
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Sleep Powder
  • Leaf Storm
asked Aug 21, 2011 by Commander_Nova
edited Aug 21, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

1 Answer

3 votes

Steelix-I'd suggest giving him the ability sturdy rather than Sheer force, that way he can set up the rocks no matter what happens. You might even consider giving him a Red card to force a switch if something is able to counter you well for the hit. Leftovers can do the job if the hit won't be a OHKO. You could also look into a spinner since you have charizard on this team.

Kingdra-I'd suggest surf over Hydro pump just for reliabilities sake. Draco meteor will pretty much wreck his special sweeping abilities, and I'd suggest only using it if you think the opponent will try to switch in on a counter. You don't need two dragon type moves for that matter. You won't be able to cover very much in terms of typing.

Metagross-I'd suggest Earthquake over Bulldoze. I understand where you're trying to go with the speed drop, but competitively, most people will just switch out anyway, and be able to take him down before he can make the drops effective enough.

Charizard= I'd suggest against dig here. Two turn moves means your opponent can easily switch in on something to get an immunity on it. I'd suggest doing with a substitute or even a sub-belly set if you're gonna go for a physical set. Aerial Ace might get STAB, but it's still not gonna be that powerful on him, and like I said earlier, I'd highly suggest using a rapid spinner on your team to help him out. You also don't really need two fire type moves. Dragon dance is also another idea to help him sweep.

Galvantula -He seems pretty good for the team.

venusaur-I'd suggest dropping Leaf storm and giving him Synthesis for quick recovery when you need it. sludge bomb might be good for a poison chance, but I'd suggest going for toxic. Since the sleep clause will only let you use sleep powder once (followed by a switch) having two status moves would be okay in this case. Leftovers can give health continually, and doesn't depend on your using giga drain to work.

answered Aug 21, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
ahh your advice is extremely impressive and I commend your wisdom... the reason why Steelix had Sheer Force over Sturdy was because I had thought that, Iron Tail (100) + STAB (50) + Sheer Force (30) = 180 Base Power... and if he was to have a Metal Coat that would do 200 Base Power... hmm I gave Charizard Dig to counter rock types and he would be invunreble to Earthquake whilst doing so... your information on Metagross is valid and true I did want to lower the enemy speed, I gave him Bulldoze because I felt having 2 Earthquake pokemon in a double or triple battle may be a bit tedious... your information on Venusaur is perfect and I completely agree with you and yes Galvantula is the bomb... <3 I will also make the right move changes to Kingdra,thank you very much for your advice, I greatly appreciate it and I will put it too test
No problem man. Sorry about before. I'm not the one making the rules here, but it was a lot easier to see what your steelix was doing with the whole team.
um...what if Steelix had Sturdy, a Custap Berry and Explosion? and its entirely fine... I am deeply sorry about my behavior Its just I have a important Pokemon Event taking place very soon and I want my team at Optimum performence, on a side note how about Signal Beam for Kingdra to replace Draco Meteor
Explosion isn't as good in generation V since it no longer cuts your target's defenses in half before doing the damage. Cutsap berry is almost always used for that situation anyway, so once they saw it activate, they would just make a switch and come in with something like a ghost type and make you waste your pokemon. Sturdy won't protect him from it either.  As for the the thing before, let's just leave it behind us. Welcome to the site. I hope you can see just how much we can help you.
Damn! those idiots at Smogon University lied to me... hmm everything about my Team is set... I just need to tweak Steelix until he is good enough to use, the general idea was, Set up Stealth Rock + STAB Iron Tail and STAB Earthquake + use Dragon Tail to flick enemies he is weak against away :/ and Gyro Ball only goes up to 152 base power and then stops so I thought Sheer Pressure would help juice up his Iron Tail...
If you want to see what all sheer force powers up, take a look at this.

http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/28887/what-moves-get-powered-up-by-sheer-force
right...Sturdy or Sheer Force... and Metal Coat, Left Overs or Custap Berry... hmm :/ I suppose Left Overs is good...but 20% plus Iron Tail would be great...and a Custap Berry would be handy as well oh my head hurts