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An RU team. By Swift.

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Hi guys, and welcome to one of my most successful RU teams. :)

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This team was made around Rotom-Mow; my favourite Rotom form and an extremely underrated threat in both RU and UU. This team focuses mainly on bulky offence, with some help from Misdreavus, my guest from NU who spreads burns to cripple things like Escavalier and Gallade, who otherwise enjoy tearing this team to shreds.

Anyway! On to the team. I'll keep this short, die character limit.

A first look at the team:

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Hariyama @ Flame Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature

  • Bullet Punch
  • Close Combat
  • Stone Edge
  • Fake Out

A physical attacker. Fake Out things to score free damage, and get the Flame Orb going without taking any damage due to the 100% flinch rate. Proceed to Close Combat. Stone Edge is for Pokemon like Scyther or Sigilyph who will get a nasty surprise when they try to switch in. Bullet Punch is priority. For finishing off things like weakened Cinccino. This thing can deal some serious damage, and although a strange choice, it should not be underestimated.

EVs are to give him Attacking power, and some bulk to help it's horrible defences. Guts Ability means that Burns will not halve it's Attack, but increase it by 1.5x (which pretty much creates a makeshift Choice Band, although I can still change attacks). So the Flame Orb came in handy here. This also give it an immunity to other status problems like Poison, since you can't have two at once.

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Rotom-Mow @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
Modest Nature

  • Thunderbolt
  • Leaf Storm
  • Trick
  • Volt Switch

The star of this team! Thunderbolt is simple Electric STAB, with a nice little chance to deal paralysis. Leaf Storm is for when you want to hit hard. Destroys all the Water types in the tier, namely Omastar and Quagsire, and is a move that nothing will appreciate a hit from (unless you are a bull with an afro). :P

Trick turns walls into setup fodder for Omastar or Misdreavus (Taunt ftw), and shuts them down for the rest of the game. Volt Switch is just getting out of there, dealing damage in the process. Choice Scarf turns this guy into a great revenge killer.

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Omastar @ White Herb
Trait: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature

  • Shell Smash
  • Surf
  • Ice Beam
  • Hidden Power [Grass]

Shell Smash sweeper. Enough said.

Surprisingly good coverage and challenging to revenge kill after it smashes it's shell. Omastar can and will sweep full teams.

Note to self: current amount of characters is 3593/8000.

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Absol @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Super Luck
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Adamant Nature

  • Night Slash
  • Psycho Cut
  • Pursuit
  • Megahorn

Dual Scarves for the win. Scarf allows it to get the Megahorn in first vs. opposing Absol. Night Slash and Psycho Cut provide STAB and coverage (respectively). Pursuit? Ghost/Psychic trapping.

With an annoyingly high chance to get a crit and a decent Speed stat with that Scarf, Absol is a very threatening sweeper.

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Misdreavus @ Eviolite
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Spd
Bold Nature

  • Calm Mind
  • Shadow Ball
  • Taunt
  • Will-O-Wisp

Support Pokemon, providing burns for incoming sweepers, Taunting walls, and every other role Misdreavus usually fills. Calm Mind gives me some SDef investment that was forfeited by giving the EVs to my Defence stat, and makes Shadow Ball a bit more threatening.

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Bouffalant @ Choice Band
Trait: Sap Sipper
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Def
Adamant Nature

  • Head Charge
  • Megahorn
  • Earthquake
  • Superpower

Let's try to ignore what it looks like and think about how threatening Bulky Band Bouffalant is, shall we?

Afro bull is another physical attacker, with some nice bulk and a low Speed stat which is what created my Bulky Band set. Head Charge is Bouff's speciality, dealing severe damage to everything but Steelix and Aggron. Megahorn, Earthquake and Superpower are what it looks like. Coverage.

Sap Sipper is the most important part of this set. It allows Taunted Amoonguss to Giga Drain an Attack boost onto me (same goes for Tangrowth). This thing also kills Petal Dancing Lilligant and absorbs HP Grass from Entei for Omastar. God I love this thing.

I'm pretty happy with this team, although it isn't perfect, which is why it is here. This team got me a nice ladder peak somewhere in the 1600s, although I lost a few battles after that. We all have our bad days though. :)

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