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Another Way to Die

Since all I ever make are balanced teams, I decided to make a hyper offensive OU team this time. It's worked relatively well, to my surprise, so I decided to post it here. The only thing is that I need to get used to the fact that I can't switch into stuff to wall, so that's a downside.

This team's aim is to live fast and die hard.

Warning: mild (censored) swearing


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Hyper offensive. Dun matta.

I do have a massive Ghost & Electric weakness though.

I'm probably not OU anymore @ Focus Sash
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Sp. Atk
Nature: Hasty
- Fake Out
- Stealth Rock
- Close Combat
- Overheat

>I'm probably not OU anymore has self-confidence issues. Don't stare at him, it's rude. In any case, lead Infernape is one of the best leads out there, with Fake Out and 2 moves that can cover nearly everything, with notable exceptions being Politoed, Hippowdon and bulky Rotoms. Sash will guarantee Rocks set up, and almost always some damage dealt in addition to Rocks. Speed tie with Terakion means 50% chance of getting rid it of it with a Close Combat, and Sash will allow Blaze to activate and charge Overheat. Infernape, however, is rather short lived, but if it does survive after rocks, then Fake Out is very nice to clean up some stranglers.

Your defog btches ain't got sht on me @ White Herb
Ability: Skill Link
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Shell Smash
- Icicle Spear
- Rock Blast
- Ice Shard

>Best set up against defog users, since so many are bulky and can't deal much damage to Cloyster, namely Mandibuzz and Latias. I went for White Herb > Focus Sash just to make sure Cloyster doesn't faint to a Mach Punch or something, so I need to pick my set up time with some care. Cloyster can either sweep an entire team or just faint from a special move; there's no inbetween, and that's why Cloyster's perfect for this team.

Klefki's cute @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
- Calm Mind
- Morning Sun
- Psyshock
- Dazzling Gleam

>I messed around with Espeon's moveset a bit, and considering that it gets really good coverage (except Steel) with just 2 moves, it'll do well with just those 2. I usually spam a few Calm Minds and start sweeping; Morning Sun to replenish health. It's pretty great that Espeon got a brilliant coverage move in Dazzling Gleam. It's no Moonblast, but Espeon will gladly take the much need addition to its sparse movepool.

Much Priority @ Leftovers
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Swords Dance
- Brave Bird
- Roost
- Flare Blitz


My regular's better than my mega @ Life Orb
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
- Psyshock
- Dazzling Gleam
- Charge Beam
- Focus Blast

>I had troubles with Alakazam's moves; I was thinking Energy Ball > Charge Beam, but then I'd lose some great coverage and sp. atk boost. I do miss the 100% accuracy that Energy Ball has, but in the end I went with Charge Beam for coverage and the boost. Additionally, Alakazam is better than its non-mega form, if simply for Magic Guard. All that being said, one Sucker Punch to the face will OHKO Alakazam, mega or not.

One Trick Pony @ Lum Berry
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 HP, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Adamant
- Swords Dance
- King's Shield
- Shadow Sneak
- Sacred Sword

>So I decided to put a Lum Berry on Aegislash to deal with things like Rotom-W, which will burn my One Trick Pony. There's also bulky Pokemon like Vaporeon and Jellicent that will try to burn me as well. Shadow Sneak & Sacred Sword pretty much cover most bases as well, so Aegislash has really nice coverage in just 2 moves.

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no mega
And megas aren't compulsory. Sure, they are a plus, but nowhere compulsory.
Milotic / Bisharp > Cloyster. Milotic handles hits better, and competitive wrecks Defog. Bisharp is just op this new gen, and defiant also wrecks Defog.
Mega-Absol > Espeon. Mega-Absol will help your team's synergy and still has Magic Bounce.
You probably should have a spinner/defogger.
I know you have Espeon, but that's way to easily predictable. Also Talonflame
Like I said, live fast, die young. This team's aim isn't synergy or sticking around.
Consider Leichi Berry and Natural Gift on Talonflame to KO Rotom Wash.
Mega absol seems like a good idea. Covers alot of your weakness like dark and ghost, and you have alot of fighting resistances already. The only bad thing is how psychicaly oriented your team would be in that case, but you could probaly replace someone and mega absol is mixed, so...
For Talon, Adamant > Jolly.
Sword Dance Aegislash isn't really the best set right now since they're are other better sets out there. I'm going to suggest a Mixed Attacking set:
Aegislash @Weakness Policy/Lum Berry
Ability: Stance Change
EVs; 200 HP/56 Att/ 252 SpA
Nature: Quiet
-Shadow Ball
-Shadow Sneak
-Sacred Sword/Flash Cannon
-King's Shield

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