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Hello, after playing on Showdown for a while, my MonoIce team was affected greatly by the banning of K-White. K-Black doesn't cover the same roles.

As is, i was looking at other Monotypes, i decided to give MonoGrass a try. Here's the team.

Any suggestions?

I'm primarily concerned about the movesets.

Venusaur-Mega @ Venusaurite
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 HP / 238 Def / 20 Spe
Serious Nature
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Substitute
- Leech Seed

Standard Sub-Seed Venusaur-Mega

Breloom (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Spore
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge
- Mach Punch

Physical Sweep and Revenge Killer with Technician Mach Punch.

Exeggutor @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 144 HP / 252 SpA / 112 Spe
Modest Nature
- Sunny Day
- Solar Beam
- Psychic
- Sleep Powder

Sunny Day potental setup, abusing Harvest and Sitrus Berry, using Beam for STAB and Psychic for secondary STAB and slight Coverage. Sleep Powder for fill.

Torterra (F) @ Shell Bell
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 36 HP / 252 Atk / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Seed Bomb
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Roar

Stone Edge covers Flying Weakness and Roar allows to stop setups, Seed and EQ are STAB. Shell Bell assists with recovery.

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Power Whip
- Spikes
- Leech Seed
- Toxic

Standard Ferrothorn support set, Spikes for entry hazard, Seed and Toxic for passive damage, Power Whip is stab and hits for a decent amount. Lead.

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 SpD
Impish Nature
- Horn Leech
- Protect
- Phantom Force
- Leech Seed

Feared Trevenant build, Protect/Leech with Sitrus and Harvest.


1 Answer

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I'm going to attempt to rate your team! (Sorry in advance if I get harsh)

Okay, I see one problem right off the bat. Sunny Day on a Mono-Grass Team.
Since Torterra is the only thing that isn't completely destroyed by fire (possibly M-Venusaur without Sunny Day) setting up Sun probably isn't the best thing to do. Harvest does work 50% of the time, meaning there is no real reason to do this. I'll give suggestions of what to do instead later on.

Time to look at movesets!
enter image description hereVenusaur - This set is pretty good. The EVs are incorrect though. You only have 508 to give out and you have too many. Just take two off defence and you're good to go. As for the moveset, I would keep Giga Drain and Sludge Bomb. They are Venusaur's most reliable STAB moves, doing a fair bit of damage and getting some recovery. I would advise you replace Substitute with Synthesis. Synthesis + Giga Drain = uber-annoying Venusaur staller. And, Venusaur doesn't benefit much from a Substitute, as it is not setting up. For the final move I would say keep Leech Seed or replace it with HP Fire. HP Fire covers Steel types which Venusaur couldn't really touch before. Otherwise though, well done I like it.

enter image description hereBreloom - There are a few things I would change with this set. Like replacing the Life Orb with Focus Sash. Breloom can practically take no hits and Focus Sash is needed to save it. The last thing it needs is to lose more HP. Keep Mach Punch and Spore. Either keep Swords Dance or replace it with Bullet Seed for more STAB power. As for the last move.. Instead of Stone Edge I would put Rock Tomb. It has more accuracy, boosted by Technician and lowers the opponents speed (pairs well with Breloom's mediocre speed). EVs are perfect.

enter image description here/enter image description hereExeggutor/Ludicolo - I would replace Exeggutor. With Ludicolo like shown above. You see, the thing is, you do not need two Harvest pokes. They pretty much do the same job. Ludicolo however will provide more coverage in your team. Learning moves that deal with fire, flying and ice types it is practically perfect for a mono-grass team. I would give an Assault Vest to Ludicolo with Scald, Giga Drain, Ice Beam and either Focus Blast or Fake Out. With an Assault Vest you only need to put EVs in Special Attack and HP, it has amazing coverage and would be the perfect addition to this team.

enter image description hereTorterra - The set is perfect. The EVs, not so perfect. There is no point putting 220 EVs into speed on this thing. It will still barely outspeed anything. I would instead put them into Defence with maybe a few in Special Defence.

enter image description hereFerrothorn - Very nice. Perhaps Stealth Rocks > Toxic but otherwise perfect.

enter image description hereTrevenant - Okay.. I would personally go Rest-Lum Berry over Sub-Sitrus Berry but you really need one or the other with Trevenant. I wouldn't keep both them attacking moves as there is no need. Try going with Rest/Substitute (depending on your berry), Will-O-Wisp to deal with physical attackers, Horn Leech has some sweet recovery and maybe Curse or Destiny Bond for the last move.

Overall this is a pretty sweet mono-grass team. There just needs to be a few slight tweaks to make it that little bit better.
Good luck and hope I helped.