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Hey there! This is my Psychic-type team that I've been using for a long time now.

Here it is!

Gallade-Mega @ Galladite
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Drain Punch
- Psycho Cut

Alakazam @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Victini @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Victory Star
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- V-create
- Bolt Strike
- Zen Headbutt
- U-turn

Deoxys-Defense @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
- Taunt
- Toxic
- Stealth Rock
- Seismic Toss

Metagross @ Assault Vest
Ability: Clear Body
EVs: 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Pursuit
- Meteor Mash
- Bullet Punch
- Earthquake

Hoopa-Unbound @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Magician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Serious Nature
- Hyperspace Fury
- Gunk Shot
- Ice Punch
- Psychic

I'd love to provide more information, but there's a lot to go through! However, if you want to know more about my team, you can see the full RMT here! http://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/psychokinesis-psychic-monotype-team.3565382/#post-6677178

Thanks! :]

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Looks like a solid team!

I would run Zen Headbutt over Psycho Cut because Psycho Cut will only hit Bulk-Up users and they (except for Scrafty, which is beaten by Drain Punch) generally get destroyed by Psychic STAB anyways. Plus, you're running max speed Gallade, which means that you can get a flinch chance from Zen Headbutt.

I'm not sure why you carry Ice Punch on Hoopa-U because stuff like Hyperspace Fury can hit as hard as Ice Punch even on Flying-types, unless if you're trying to get stuff like Landorus. I would recommend replacing Ice Punch with Focus Blast and Psychic with Zen Headbutt.

You can also invest the 4 extra EVs into Sp. Atk and change the nature to Hasty, so you can boost Hoopa-U's speed. It's almost always recommended to have a speed boosting nature with Choice Scarf to hit a specific speed tier.

Your other sets look perfectly fine, but I tend to look at individual sets, rather than a whole, so I don't know what to recommend to replace Metagross with. :(

Anyways, your team is pretty cool! Good luck laddering with it.

Edit: Can you also provide replays, so that I can see how you use your team?
Thanks for the suggestions! I will definitely check 'em out! n_n
I'm not really sure about this, but it seems that your entire team can fall to a mega Gyarados after using dragon dance once or twice.
I would have thought M-Gallade, Alakazam and maybe Victini could handle it. Deoxys can taunt to prevent DDs too
There are no priority attacks. If sent in at the right time (eg against Metagross), it could easily set up 2 dragon dances. The Alakazam seems to be the only threat.

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