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Ok i hate RU. I am rubbish at it. I hate the Pokemon in RU. Did i mention how much i hate it?
Anyway despite all the hate (Let the hate flow...) i cungured up all the strength and courage to make a RU team.

Scyther @ Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature
- Bug Bite
- Swords Dance
- Quick Attack
- Air Slash

Trait: Pressure
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Mild Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Dark Pulse
- Confuse Ray
- Sleep Talk

Aggron @ Leftovers
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SDef / 4 HP
Careful Nature
- Iron Defense
- Superpower
- Heavy Slam
- Aqua Tail

Manectric @ Life Orb
Trait: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Flamethrower
- Thunderbolt
- Crunch
- Swagger

Cryogonal @ Flying Gem
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 Spd / 4 Def
Timid Nature
- Acid Armor
- Toxic
- Acrobatics
- Ice Beam

Quagsire @ Absorb Bulb
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 Def / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Stockpile
- Recover

Ok before you start rating i realise THE-ANGRY-HYDREIGON and maybe B3N will mock me for using Scyther. :P
What you waiting for get rating!

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I hate RU too..... it's just a weird tier.
Ikr, everthing that looks bad goes into it. :S and they are all sucky compared to UU and not that much better that NU...
Nidoqueen is in RU, and damn is she good.
Nidoqueen sux ;(  
even wiv da 60% boost she still doesn't hit very hard....nidoking is way better.
Duh, probably why Nidoking is UU..And Nidoqueen is the second best Pokemon in RU, behind Cresselia, so that's probably why she's suspected..............Also, Absorb Bulb won't activate with Water Absorb.
Nidoqueen is awesome.
RU is pretty beast
I WILL NOT STAND FOR YOUR HATE ON RU. That is all rubbish about how the pokemon are crap. You just cant figure out how to use the pokemon lol. Bye bye.
RU is a bad tier, because when a Pokemon in the tier looks good on paper, it has many fatal weaknesses. Like Scyther. It can pack one hell of a punch, but it's health is taken away massively by Stealth Rock. Magmortar has amazing special attack, but it's weak to entry hazzards and doesn't have many good abilities. However, RU can be redeemed by having such awesome Pokemon like Gallade and Durant.
Last post for me forever. Ru is called rarely used for a reason lol. The pokes arent just bound to be good like ou lol. They are going to have weaknesses. OU is over used and UU is underused for a reason. Ru the pokes are supposed to be weaker just like nu.
But stronger tan NU. But why is Electivire in RU? It kicks shizzle over.

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Sorry I know I'm very late. This is one of my first attempts at rating a team so, I'll try my best. I'll start with Scyther.


Scyther, known far and wide for it's ability. I see you're utilizing it, but what's the point of Air Slash? It doesn't make use of the ability. You can switch it for Aerial Ace which will, if I'm correct, Technician will bring Aerial Ace to a 90 BP, same as Air Slash. On top of that, you'll have infinite accuracy with it. Don't put Swords Dance. You're running Life Orb and EVs and Nature take care of Attack.

  1. Take out a Life Orb and put Leftovers instead.

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    No item on Spritomb? You can try Leftovers. Why do you have Sleep Talk if you have to sleep inducing move? Switch Sleep Talk for Shadow Ball (STAB + Good Power + SE vs. other Ghost types). Switch Mild Nature for Modest nature as you're not using attack.


    Why Iron Defense? His Defense is already indescribably good. Switch for Stone Edge or Rock Slide whichever you like. Switch Sturdy for Heavy Metal so Heavy Slam becomes more powerful. But yeah that's all I have to say for Aggron.
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    Switch Lightningrod for Static. No one in there right mind would use an electric move on Manectric. Static will paralyze them. I noticed you have Crunch and Swagger. Swagger is a very risky move as the confusion may not work at all and the opponent's attack is still boosted. Crunch won't be good on a special Manectric. If you still want a dark type special move, you can go with Hidden Power Dark or Snarl (HP Dark recommended). Instead of Swagger you can have Ice Fang for ground types. Main reason I don't want Swagger there is because with your Life Orb you'll just die faster.
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    Don't give Cryogonal Acrobatics because it's clearly meant to be a special Pokemon but you're making it mixed. Switch Acrobatics for Slash (High crit ratio, not much else in the movepool) and switch Flying Gem for Leftovers.
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    First thing I noticed: Ability. Make the ability Unaware, it's a great ability and has helped me several times. Switch Absorb Bulb for Leftovers. I can see you're running a Stockpile set so that's good. The Quagsire is fine mostly.
    Hope I helped.

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I fixed up some mistakes in calculations. 60x1.5=90 not 75 ;) the origional number +1/2 the origional number is 150%. Also though you did the correct thing to suggest Areal Ace I beleive he made a mistake. As he is using Smogons standard set, he probably just clicked Airslash by accident. Not that that mattered though. Also before I go, note Scythers horrible special attack and then maybe reconsider Swords Dance as its a good move on Schyther effectivly bringing its Atk to 4x its SAtk :)

I know its one of your first rates but referring to Smogon for sets and ideas is never a bad idea.
Look forward to seeing the final completed answer.
Thanks Blob!! I suggested he take off Swords Dance as he already is running major attack boosts with Technician and a Life Orb. Wouldn't using Swords Dance raise the attack too high, making the moves stronger then usual and not activating Technician?
No Swords dance or any boosting moves increase the Atk not the moves Bp :)
Ah I see I thought the BP was ALSO raised. Sorry.
Why silver wind for scyther? It has bad Sp.atk
Also, manectric can switch when the opponent uses electric type
moves on his scyther, raising the sp.atk, which is better than static
You also said physical moves are bad on cryogonal,
but why do you give him slash?
Furthermore, I'd give aggron stury and max attack to not get OHKOed by
moves like earthpower, surf etc and attck with greater power