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Any suggestions for my DW OU team?

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Genesect @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Download
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • U-turn
  • Ice Beam
  • Thunderbolt
  • Flamethrower

Chandelure (F) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Shadow Tag
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Energy Ball
  • Shadow Ball
  • Fire Blast
  • Hidden Power [Ground]

Vaporeon (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Scald
  • Roar
  • Wish
  • Protect

Breloom (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Technician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • Spore
  • Mach Punch
  • Bullet Seed

Xatu (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP / 184 SDef / 72 Spd
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • FeatherDance
  • Psychic
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Roost

Meloetta @ Normal Gem

Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)

  • Relic Song
  • Close Combat
  • Shadow Claw
  • Stone Edge

asked Jul 16, 2012 by Mewderator
Is roar on vaporeon for set up sweepers?
Yes. CM Suicune mostly.
Can i answer? I love DW OU. But i want your permission first :3

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Best answer

As we discussed, I think this team has a fair spot of trouble with Electric/Flying types (Zapdos and by relationship Thundurus-T). Genesect is so far your best counter to Thundurus-T, although if it switches in on a Thunderbolt it takes 62.5% - 73.5% damage. So it is finding it hard to switch in on Thundurus-T, while also being unable to KO a full health Scarfed Thundurus as Thundurus-T takes only 79.6% - 93.6% damage from Ice Beam without a +1 boost. And if Genesect is taken down, Thundurus-T won't even need a Scarf in order to sweep your team.

Now, as I said on chat, the best way to fix this is probably going to be replacing Vaporeon for Gastrodon. Just watch out for an odd HP Grass!

If you want to be able to deal with HP Grass running Thundurus/Zapdos, your best bet would be to replace one of your guys for a Hydreigon or Haxorus. Hydreigon can replace the Chandelure who is very cheap or Haxorus can replace the Meloetta who is powerful in the Piroutte form, but not cheap because it requires a turn of set up, just like any old Salamence does. But CHandelure is cheap. :P

Then I would suggest giving Chandelure 4 SpDef over HP so Genesect isn't given any more favorable Special Attack boosts.

So not many problems with this team.

answered Jul 25, 2012 by trachy
edited Jul 26, 2012 by trachy
Xatu can still use 252 HP, as 334 isn't divisible by 4.
Oops, my bad. I keep on thinking 50% for all Flying types.