Hello DB. As some of you know, I kind of stopped battling for a bit. And while I have been accepting people's requests to battle, I haven't really battled seriously. (Not like laddering or anything) And no I still don't battle much. But I am in love with on tier, and you guessed it. It's UU. So the idea for this team was simple. Make a team for fun, see how it does. Well I have been thinking about an idea for a team that wasn't the boring tier with the same Pokemon, Ambipom, Raikou, blah blah blah, etc. So a spark lit. Why not counter Rain Dance teams with..... Sunny Day!!!
The team-building process was simple, all I really wanted were some great Sunny Day set up Pokemon, and some Sweepers.
Azelf is a great lead because it's fast, can set up Taunt and Rocks, and can also set up Sunny Day. Leading off an amazing 115 speed, there's not much else to this guy.
I needed a great Prankster, as Tornadus unfortunately can't learn Sunny Day. Sableye also acts as a great wall breaker with Toxic, and can stall the heck out of a lot of stuff. It also acts as a Spin blocker but I'm not too worried about Rapid Spin.
What as a great way to screw up a sun team? Why, Rocks of course. That's why I needed a spinner I can depend on not to screw up and safely spin away hazards.
What was a better sun sweeper other than Victini? Coming off a great 100 Speed and 100 SpA, this guy was ready to sweep anyday. He also has great typing.
Another great Sun sweeper is Darmanitan. I really like to use him as a suicide Pokemon, and try to take out as much as I can. Usually I can take out a lot.
As I needed a Chlorophyll sweeper, Lilligant came to mind. But Lilligant did not have the movespread I desperately needed. With Sleep Powder, Quiver Dance, Giga Drain, and HP Fire, Lilligant was walled by many of the UU tier. Namely Flash Fire Pokemon. Shiftry however, can take out Chandelure in hopefully one hit with Dark Pulse :D
Finally got a replay!
Mr.K wanted this one :P - Still a great battle
Lighthouse (Azelf) @ Focus Sash
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 HP / 4 Atk
- Stealth Rock
- Zen Headbutt
- Sunny Day
Azelf makes the perfect lead. With amazing speed (base 115) this guy can outspeed a lot of stuff. Taunt can stop many SR'ers in their tracks, and also set up sweepers. Azelf also has the amazing move Stealth Rock, helping my team land KO's much faster. While not the most reliable move ever, Zen Headbutt is my only STAB and I don't really like using Explosion. Too risky, in my opinion.
Crobat just rips this guy apart. Unless I predict right, Crobat can stop this guy from setting up, and then U-Turn'ing out of there quick. Fortunately, that's when Zen Headbutt comes in play.
I have nothing to stop Umbreon. Foul Play 2HKO's me to a pulp. The best I can do is switch. And that sucks because not much on my team can take a Foul Play.
Pyre (Sableye) (M) @ Heat Rock
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd
IVs: 0 Atk
- Sunny Day
- Night Shade
Sableye is top wall-breaker and spin blocker. It's great typing grants awesome coverage. The reason I chose Toxic > Will-O-Wisp is to take care of Swampert, Suicune, and so that my team doesn't fall completely to Flash Fire. I might change to WOW though, because of Scarf Flygon ruining my life. Sableye also acts as a great Pranskter sun inducer.
Say hello to speedy 101. Flame Charge gets to amazing speed, and then it's sweep time. Sun + Flame Plate + Awesome power = Destruction. That's Blue Flare. I chose to go special > physical because I really hated the aftermath of it. Not only does it neutralize Flame Charge, but it also lowered my already low defenses making me an easy target. I went Hidden Power Ice > Focus Blast mainly to kill Flygon's.
Choice Scarf Flygon
I really have nothing to hit this guy with, except Focus Blast, which is not reliable. My main strategy against it was to try and use other Pokemon to weaken it first, than take out Victini and finish with a Flame Plate boosted Blue Flare.
Mienshao wasn't a huge threat, but this guy is. A great speed, and STAB technician Fake Out ruins my life. It really does hurt. But if I do have a speed boost up, Ambipom isn't a big problem anymore.
Fire Fire? Nope. Chandy is a huge threat to me because not only can I not hit it with anything other T-Bolt, it also gets a sun boosted Fire Blast. Yippe. My hope? Awesome Shitry comes in to the rescue. I have to predict it right though, because Shiftry can't survive a Fire Blast, Flamethrower, or any Fire move to be honest.