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Suggestions for my OU team?

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I need a new OU team since my current one sucks. Here it is!


Deoxys-D

Deoxys-D @ Rocky Helmet
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Spd/ 4 Def
Timid Nature (+Spd,-Atk)

  • Taunt
  • Spikes
  • Recover
  • Night Shade

This is my lead. He works pretty well. Taunt shuts down those who want to Taunt him. With his Speed and high Defenses, he can lay several layers of Spikes. Paired with Recover, he can be a very annoying opponent. Night Shade is for those who use Substitute.


Donphan

Donphan @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 Atk
Impish Nature (+Def,-SAtk)

  • Rapid Spin
  • Stealth Rock
  • Earthquake
  • Roar

My Rapid Spinner. He can Rapid Spin then set up Rocks safely with his high Defense. Earthquake is for not being shut down by Taunt and is STAB. Roar can hit hard with all those Entry Hazards in there.


Sableye

Sableye @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP/ 136 SDef/ 120 Def
Calm Nature (+SDef,-Atk)

  • Taunt
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Recover
  • Foul Play

He is my Prankster Taunter. Taunt shuts down anybody who wants to harm my Pokemon with Status or such. Will-O-Wisp shuts down Physical attackers and Recover is for stalling a bit. Foul Play hits hard on Pokemon with High Attack stat.


Infernape

Infernape @ Choice Band
Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk/ 252 Spd/ 4 HP
Jolly Nature (+Spd,-SAtk)

  • Fire Punch
  • Close Combat
  • Mach Punch
  • U-Turn

Choice Band set seems to work pretty well on Infernape. Iron Fist + Choice Band + Punching moves can hit pretty hard and this set focuses on it. Fire Punch is STAB and Close Combat is STAB as well. Mach Punch is Priority and is powered up by Iron Fist. U-Turn is for switching out while doing some damage.


Rotom-W

Rotom-W @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Spd/ 4 HP
Timid Nature (+Spd,-Atk)

  • Hydro Pump
  • Volt Switch
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Trick

I dunno if i should be using Scarf or Specs on this guy. The extra power would be welcome but he lacks of a tremendous Speed stat. Hydro Pump is STAB and hits hard. Volt Switch is STAB and can be useful for switching out. HP Fire hits Scizor and Ferrothorn for super-effective damage, though Hydro Pump can be used to do more damage on Scizor. Trick screws up walls and stallers such as Blissey and Chansey.


Haxorus

Haxorus @ Choice Band
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk/ 220 Spd/ 36 HP
Adamant Nature (+Atk,-SAtk)

  • Outrage
  • Earthquake
  • Brick Break
  • Dragon Claw

This guy hits hard on virtually everybody except Ferrothorn and Skarmory and other Steel types. Outrage is STAB and hits insanely hard with Choice Band, Adamant Nature and maxed out Attack EVs. Earthquake compliments Mold Breaker well has it can hit Rotom-W pretty hard along with other Levitate users. Brick Break is mainly for coverage on those who resist to Outrage and Earthquake (Ferrothorn) and Dragon Claw is a nice alternative that doesn't lock you up into a move.


This is only my 3rd ever OU and the other ones were pretty bad. In fact, one of them was desperately mediocre. So.. yeah. Any kind of advice is accepted. Also, i'm thinking of adding Breloom somewhere in there.

asked Jul 26, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
retagged Jan 22 by Pokemaster
can i battle you to test this out?
Ok, sure.
Hey, that's my tag :P
I like it xD
Deoxys is still OU? Never mind, my only suggestion would be a little more offense.

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This team is screwed by Scarfers, anything with a speed boost, and Dragons. I'm going to hope to fix all three with changes I suggest.

First things first is those Dragon types. I know you have Haxorus, but that thing could never be considered a Dragon counter due to that Speed stat. While it might KO Dragonite, if Dragonite has gotten off a Dragon Dance you're out of luck. So let's add a Dragonite killer: Mamoswine. We'll be replacing Donphan for him. You can also use Stealth Rock on Mamoswine, and while you might not have Rapid Spin, none of your Pokemon care much about Stealth Rock, so we can let that go.

Next off is a Pokemon who can take Outrages. I don't think Sableye is helping out much, too many powerful Special Attackers and some physical attackers who could care less about Burn (Conkeldurr, Infernape, and sometimes Breloom and Gliscor). And being so frail, Lum Berry users such as Haxorus and Salamence (again the Dragon threats) can take a Will-o-wisp and then respond with Outrage. So we'll add in a Steel type. Pick your poison: Ferrothorn and Forretress can't do much back to the Dragon types though, nor can Scizor. Metagross can take the attacks and launch an Ice Punch, making it your best bet. And I never see Metagross on any teams on this site for some reason, so it will be nice to see it used.

Then we'll replace Haxorus, who I find ineffective (although very powerful). However, we'll keep the role of a Dragon type menace and just give you Salamence. You can run a standard Dragon Dancer, and in that case give Rotom-W a Scarf. Or better yet, run a Scarf-Mence and keep the Specs. Salamence will be able to help with Speedy foes.

Final thing is not so much a must as a suggestion. Rotom-W can be replaced by Jellicent, who can better deal with Terrakion.

Being able to handle Dragons will be a huge step foward for the success of this team, and these Pokemon are powerful in their own rights (they are OU after all).

answered Jul 27, 2012 by trachy
selected Jul 27, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
Trachy have you ever fought Marik?
And that is why i ask you to answer my RMT. Great answer, once again.
I have no idea who Marik is, so can't say I have.