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I really need help. All her Pokemon are ten levels higher than mine. I plan on doing some more training, but here is my team as of right now:

Level 50
Item: Big Root
Ability: Poison Point
-Sludge Bomb
-Giga Drain
-Magical Leaf

Level 50
Item: Mind Plate
Ability: Trace
-Future Sight
-Magical Leaf
-Calm Mind

Level 51
Item: Mystic Water
Ability: Torrent
-Shadow Claw

Level 50
Item: Dread Plate
Ability: Intimidate
-Thunder Fang

Level 50
Item: Razor Claw
Ability: Intimidate
-Aerial Ace
-Double Team
-Close Combat

Level 50
Item: Fist Plate
Ability: Inner Focus
-Rock Smash
-Dragon Pulse
-Aura Sphere
-Rock Climb

I also don't mind replacing any member of my team for one of the Pokemon I can find on Victory Road (Rhydon, Gabite, Steelix, Floatzel, etc.)

Thank you in advance :)

Your team still has rock smash

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I think your items and the Pokemon themselves are fine, but the movesets need a bit of upgrading. You don't really need status moves in-game (unless the Pokemon lacks other moves) as just attacking is superior. Also, I don't think you need shadow claw on Empoleon or future sight on Gardevoir. Normally, Pokemon are just fine with one STAB move of each of their types, unless it's having both fly and aerial ace on a flyer. Overall, I would change your team to this if possible:

NOTE: This is designed to speed up the process of defeating the elite four as well as Cynthia herself.

[email protected] Root
Ability: Poison Point
Giga Drain
Sludge Bomb
Toxic Spikes
Hyper Beam

[email protected] Plate
Ability: Trace
Shadow Ball
Magical Leaf

[email protected] Water
Ability: Torrent
Ice Beam
Grass Knot
Anything else (maybe return?)

[email protected] Plate
Ability: Intimidate
Thunder Fang
Iron Tail

[email protected] Claw
Ability: Intimidate
Aerial Ace
Close Combat

[email protected] Plate
Ability: Inner Focus
Aura Sphere
Flash Cannon
Rock Slide
Thunder Punch

I'd say (for the battle against Cynthia) start with Roserade and try to get some toxic spikes up, just be careful of Spiritomb's psychic. Then do whatever you can with Roserade to defeat the Spiritomb, before switching to Staraptor for Roserade, Luxray for Togekiss, Empoleon for Garchomp (be very careful of earthquake), Gardevoir for Milotic and your Lucario against hers (again, be careful). The Elite Four should be fairly straightforward, but
just in case, I would use:

Staraptor, Lucario, Luxray and Empoleon for Aaron
Roserade, Gardevoir, Staraptor (risky with all those rock types), Lucario (only for her rock types and be very careful) and Empoleon for Bertha
Staraptor, Luxray, Empoleon, Lucario (risky) and Gardevoir for Flint
Everyone for Lucian

Hope I helped!

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