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The Best Mono-Dark Team???

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I have Spiritomb, Hydreigon, Sableye, Mandibuzz, Tyranitar.
I don't know how these will work together.

My moveset in each case is:

Spiritomb
Spiritomb/WALL
Trait: Pressure
Nature: Careful
Item: Leftovers
Sucker Punch
Will-O-Wisp
Pain Split
Confuse Ray

Hydreigon
Hydreigon/MIXED
Trait: Levitate
Nature: Naive
Item: Life Orb
Draco Meteor
U-Turn
Fire Blast
Earthquake

Sableye
Sableye/WALL
Trait: Prankster
Nature: Calm
Item: Leftovers
Will-O-Wisp
Spite
Recover
Night Shade

Mandibuzz
Mandibuzz/STALLER
Trait: Overcoat (Is it the correct with Sandstream?)
Nature: Jolly
Item: Lum Berry
Brave Bird
Roost
Swagger
Punishment
Tyranitar
Tyranitar/SWEEPER
Trait: Sandstream
Nature: Adamant
Item: Choice Scarf
Crunch
Stone Edge
Aerial Ace
Brick Break

Houndoom
Houndoom/ Sweeper
Trait: Early Bird
Nature: Modest
Item: Focus Sash
Naty Plot
Falmethrower
Dark Pulse
Solar Beam

Is this wrong? I'm thinking about include a Honchcrow, Bisharp, Umbreon or even a Zoroark

asked Jul 19, 2012 by muozedero
edited Oct 31, 2012 by muozedero
You're closer now, with roles. Although some of those roles are very vague. You can use the answer on this question for help on identifying the role of your pokemon.
http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/38940/what-are-the-different-kinds-pokemon-competitive-battling#a38954

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Sorry to say, I'm wincing as I read this. Your team needs some help, but don't worry, 'cause I'm gonna provide it! :D

You should lead off with Tyranitar, as its Sand will benefit some teammates.

Tyranitar @ Focus Sash
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP
Ability: Sand Stream
Moves:
- Outrage
- Dragon Dance
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

This provides great coverage. Most leads will set up, so Tyranitar won't get KOd. He can set up DD and sweep freely :) For anything that resists his Outage, he can use the formidable EdgeQuake combo.

Spiritomb: Spiritomb's a cool wall, but Umbreon's better. (BTW, Sucker Punck made me laugh...)

Umbreon @ Chople Berry
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Sp. Def / 128 Spd
Trait: Synchronize
Moves: Baton Pass, Mean Look, Wish, Taunt

Umbreon can BP really well. WHenever you need to trap, just Mean Look and BP onto a sweeper. Also, if one of your Pokemon needs some support, just Wish for some and it will come ;D Although make sure you set up Taunt first so as not to get Taunted yourself.

Credit to Smogon for set.

Next up is Hydriegon, who should be a sweeper.

Hydriegon @ expert belt
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk/252 Spd/ 4 HP
Ability: Levitate
Moves:
- Dark Pulse
- Flamethrower/Fire Blast
- Focus Blast
- Draco Meteor/Dragon Pulse

Ah, the odd triple-headed Hydreigon. What an awesome sweeper... Nature and EVs are pretty standard, DP is STAB, and Focus Blast is coverage. Flamethrower/FB is a matter of preference: reliability or power. Same goes for the dragon moves...

Next up, Sableye. You already have a wall so I would recommend a sweeper, such as Krookodile.


Krookodile @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant
Moves: Earthquake, Crunch, Aerial Ace, Shadow Claw

It's a power-sweeping, coverage set. Not much more to say...

Houndoom will serve as your special sweeper. Just replace Early Bird w/ Flash Fire, and Solarbeam with HP Grass. Another coverage sweeper, but special...

Lastly, the Mandibuzz!

Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Toxic
- Roost
- Protect
- Fly

answered Jul 22, 2012 by XtremeKiller
edited Jul 22, 2012 by XtremeKiller
I'm wincing as I read this ;D Not really. But you should know that Dragon Dance and Choice Scarf don't work together, as once you start setting up you can't stop. Also, Stone Edge is usually stronger than Outrage and doesn't lock you in. Crunch is a good replacement.
Also, Spiritomb works well on a mono-dark team as it helps against the Fighting and Bug weaknesses. Besides, Mean Look Baton Passing doesn't work in Gen V. Most of your other sets seem fine.
Oh, Choice? Yeah :P Thanks; I'll change that!
Accidentally pressed Add Comment before I finished it xP
So Do I have to change my strategy and forget my FIGHTNING ENEMIES
Hydreigon is a good idea with only special attacks.
I'm wondering if that Umbreon may help me because that set is a little bit known and it's easy to stall it.
I put "Brave Bird" on Mandibuzz to protect it from GUTS users.

Thanks for response