Hi. I recently got on Showdown and...well...I stink. XP But I made this mono-psychic team a little after Mike destroyed me with a Psychic team. I'm pretty proud of this team, its wins are about equal with its losses. And that's the best I've done so far.
The only real threat this team has met so far(besides the obvious Dark and Ghost threat) has been Hydreigon with Flamethrower and Dark Pulse.
I'm free for suggestions, but I'd like whoever rates this team to remember that I'm not exactly newbie, but neither am I good at competitive battling. In other words, I'd appreciate it if you aren't rude. ;)
Anyway..onward with the team!
Note: I just owned Artist KS's Mono-Grass team. The battle proved 2 things: 1, that my Jirachi's moveset rocks, and 2, that Latios can easily function without SpeA boosts. I'm not trying to brag, just saying that this team should not be underestimated.
@ Bug Gem
252 Attack, 48 SpeD, 52 Def, 48 HP, 108 Speed
Ability: Serene Grace
As you can see, I spread out this guy's EVs a ridiculous amount, but the spread has actually served me well. As for the rest of the moveset..Iron Head flinch chance+Serene Grace is just plain haxy, while Ice Punch provides excellent coverage against Dragons. Fire Punch has served me well, while U-Turn+Bug Gem helps out when the going gets rough. I usually save Jirachi as a last resort.
@ Lum Berry
8 Spe, 252 Attck, 248 SpeA
I used to have a much less offensive EV spread on Latias, but it just wasn't dishing out KOs like I needed it to. Psychic is obvious. Lum Berry on Latias may seem stupid at first, but don't knock it. It heals Latias of Outrage confusion, and for some reason people keep trying to Paralyze poor Latias.
Grass Knot is a fall-back plan, and Facade is my BF when Lum Berry is used up too early.
@ Aguav Berry
4 SpeA, 8 HP, 248 Def, 248 SpeD
Ability: Natural Cure
Was there ever a more obvious Baton Passer? I don't think this set even needs explaining. Giga Drain and Aguav Berry heal Celebi, and I Baton Pass the other move's boosts. I usually Baton Pass them to Latios, my main attacker. (see below)
@ Leppa Berry
252 SpeA, 252 Def, 4 SpeD
I need a replacment for Leppa Berry.
This guy is the one Celebi usually Baton Passes to. Charge Beam ups the SpeA even more, making for a great Special Sweeper. As you can see, he has all Special moves, bar Psyshock, which hits with Def instead in case Latios finds itself against a Special Defensive opponent.
I love this guy.
@ Iron Plate
104 HP, 148 Def, 252 Attck
Ability: Clear Body
Iron Plate should maybe be exchanged for Steel Gem?
This one is my Tank.
252 Def, 252 SpeD, 4 HP
Thank you in advance for rating my team!