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So, I've been planning with this team for a while now. Suggestions?



I choose Forretress for my Lead. He's awesome at setting up Spikes and Rapid spinning other's spikes.

Forretress (M) @ Cutsap Berry
Ability: Sturdy
Evs: 252 Hp/ 144 Atk/ 104 Def/ 8 Sp.Def
Nature: Relaxed (+Def, -Spe)

  • Rapid Spin
  • Spikes
  • Explosion
  • Gyro Ball



Scizor has always been one of my favorite pokemon. He does a great job countering some Dragons and Psychics.

Scizor (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
Evs: 252 Hp/ 40 Atk/ 216 Sp.Def
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -Sp.Def)

  • Bullet Punch
  • Swords Dance
  • Bug Bite
  • Roost



I choose Gliscor so he could Baton pass to Haxorus because of his mediocre speed. He can also go offensive.

Gliscor (M) @ Toxic Orb
Ability: Poison Heal
Evs: 252 Hp/ 184 Def/ 72 Spe
Nature: Impish (+Def, - Sp.Def)

  • Baton Pass
  • Rock Polish
  • Earthquake
  • Substitute


Haxorus's Choice band Outrage kill nearly everything that doesn't resist it. The only let down is his 90 base speed but with Ninjask's speed boost, he will destroy everything.


Haxorus (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Mold Breaker
Evs: 252 Atk/ 252 Spe/ 4 HP
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -Sp.Atk)

  • Outrage
  • Earthquake
  • Dragon Claw
  • Brick Break



With past experiences, I have swept teams with Cloyster. He is just awesome.

Cloyster (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Skill Link
Evs: 120 HP/ 252 Atk/ 136 Spe
Nature: Jolly (+ Spe, -Sp.Atk)
- Shell Smash
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Razor Shell



Volcarona is a fearsome pokemon with it's Bug/Fire Combination. He tears through teams with a Quiver Dance.

Volcarona (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Flame Body
Evs: 252 Sp.Atk/ 4 Sp.Def/ 252 Spe
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Quiver Dance
  • Fiery Dance
  • Hidden Power(Rock)
  • Bug Buzz

Leave any Suggestions + Comments or anything helpful thanks!

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You might want to give Forretress a Custap Berry I think it was (I think it was the one that allows you to move first the next turn if your health goes below 25%). This makes use of Sturdy, allowing you to either Explode, or set up one more layer of Spikes. I'd replace Ninjask with something a bit different, that way you aren't destroyed by Stealth Rock (which can still be set up after Forretress is down) with two Pokemon. How about Gliscor with Agility (or Rock Polish) and Baton Pass (along with Earthquake and whatever else you want.) It can also go offensive if need be. I'm not so sure about Choice band on Haxorus, although if it can 2HKO Skarmory, then it should be fine. I'd check on that. I'd give Cloyster more Speed EVs, I'd go with 120 HP, 252 Attack, 136 Speed, with a Jolly Nature. As for Volcarona, I'd say no to the Life Orb, replacing it with a Lum Berry or Focus Sash. Fiery Dance is better than Flamethrower, as you can use it to continue raising your Special Attack, as you'll only want one Quiver Dance (otherwise you'll be pushing your luck). I'd also replace HP Rock with Grass, Ice, or Water.

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Oh, some explanatin for Cloyster. Cloyster will still have high Attack without an Attack boosting nature, especially since its attacks have high base power with Skill Link. The Speed EVs and Nature give you 231 Speed. I find this to be the ideal Speed for a Pokemon who wants EVs in other areas as well, and uses something that doubles Speed, such as a Choice Scarf or in this case Shell Break.
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As for my suggestions, I would suggest Stone Edge instead of Roost on Scizor to cover its Fire weakness and Flamethrower instead of Fiery Dance on Volcarona, since its Sp. Attack is already extremely high and you got Quiver Dance to do the boosting. Be careful with your Fire weakness, since your team is very susceptible to it. Other than that, you have a very well compiled team!

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Fiery Dance is still an excellent move nevertheless, so either Flamethrower or it will do. Also, I can understand you using Roost to recover your Scizor to use it as a pseudo-wall or to survive longer since it has great defense and decent Sp. Defense, but since you have Swords Dance as a move you can utilize your boost to cover your weakness with Stone Edge. They are just suggestions that I'm offering and I don't want you to force change, but I hope you could take them into consideration. Great team anyway! :D
Thanks for the suggestions =D. I think I will change it to flamethrower but for scizor, I use Roost to heal some LO damage.