I've been challenging some random trainers in the link battles of usum and I've won most of them. The only thing that really gets in my way are the primals. Not even Mega Rayquaza gave me trouble in the battles but the primals are a whole different story, especially Groudon with that annoying ability. So how do I deal with them? This is my current team.
Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 hp/ 124 Def/ 124 Special Defense
- Stealth Rock
- Leech Seed
Garchomp @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Speed/ 252 Attack/ 4 hp
- Dragon Claw
- Rock Slide
Milotic @ Rocky Helmet
EVs: 252 hp/ 124 def/ 124 Special Defense
- Ice Beam
Blaziken @ Firium Z
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Speed/252 Attack/ 4 hp
- Brave Bird
- Brick Break
- Flare Blitz
Metagross @ Metagrossite
Ability: Clear Body --> Tough Claws
EVs: 252 Attack/ 124 Defense/ 124 Special Defense
- Hammer Arm
- Zen Headbutt
- Meteor Mash
- Bullet Punch
Greninja @ Life Orb
Ability: Battle Bond
EVs: 252 Speed/ 124 Attack/ 124 Special Attack
- U turn
- Ice Beam
- Dark Pulse
I'm sure my team sucks but this is the best I can come up with at the moment since I chose them for a specific role. Greninja is my ace in the hole in my team because of it's speed and really high special attack. It's role is to pick off a weakened foe to activate it's ability and take down as many Pokemon as it can
Ferrothorn is my first bulky Pokemon. It's just there to provide stealth rocks and leech seed to heal my Pokemon if I decide to switch. Protect is there to get rid of some pp of my opponents and power whip because it never ceases to amaze me how much damage this move deals even without investment. It also provides protection against grass type moves for Greninja and Milotic. I chose to give it leftovers because it is my main stall and I want to keep it alive until absolutely necessary.
Milotic is my second bulky Pokemon. It's there to put as many Pokemon on a timer and stalling them with recover should they choose not to switch out. It also provides ice type protection for my Garchomp. As for it's moves, I'm thinking of replacing Ice Beam with Safeguard to provide protection against burns for Garchomp. I am also considering replacing Milotic with Jellicent but I'm not gonna do it anytime soon since I have no idea and I don't understand how to ev train in usum. I chose to gave it rocky helmet to deter physical attackers from hitting it's weaker defense stat. Does not work always but it does come in handy.
Garchomp is my some sort of sweeper. I chose it because it is my favorite Pokemon and also because it has been the most reliable Pokemon I ever used. It's main role is to protect Milotic and Greninja from electric type moves with it's secondary role, to protect Ferrothorn from fire type moves along with Milotic. For it's item, I gave it choice scarf because it is not my main attacker and it's 102 speed is not as scary as it once was.
Blaziken is my nuke. It's speed boost is simply too good of an ability to pass up. For it's moves, I'm sure Brave Bird along with Flare Blitz is not a good idea but I'm not entirely sure what to replace it with. It's second role is to provide a bit of protection against dark type moves for Metagross
Metagross is my mega. I chose this one because my other five Pokemon have no decent way to deal with the annoying fairies.
I haven't given Ferrothorn, Milotic and Metagross better natures but the neutral works ok. I'm still looking for male Pokemon with better natures for them. For IVs, the only one that has perfect IVs is Garchomp in its speed and attack. I haven't gotten enough bottlecaps yet to max out the IVs of the others.
So can someone give advice on which moves/pokemon to replace so I can defeat the primals? Those two are the only ones that give me so much trouble.
P.S. Please don't suggest legendaries. My goal is to defeat legendary using trainers in link battles and I won't be a hypocrite and use my own legendaries. Also EVs are not 100% accurate. They are just rough estimates of what I gave them