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This is my singles OU team:


Item: Rocky Helmet
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP/16 Spe/240 Def
Impish Nature

  • Stealth Rock
  • U-Turn
  • Earthquake
  • Hidden Power Ice
    (Got from smogon)


Item: Beedrillite
Ability: Sniper -> Adaptability
EVs: 252 Atk/4 Sp. Def/252 Spe
Jolly Nature

  • U-Turn
  • Poison Jab
  • Drill Run
  • Pursuit

Tapu Koko:

Item: Choice Specs
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
Timid Nature

  • Volt Switch
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Grass Knot


Item: Life Orb
Ability: Regenarator
EVs: 252 Atk/4 Sp. Atk/252 Spe
Lonely Nature

  • Hurricane
  • Superpower
  • U-Turn
  • Taunt


Item: Black Sludge
Ability: Regenarator
EVs: 252 HP/4 Sp. Def/252 Def
Bold Nature

  • Toxic Spikes
  • Haze
  • Scald
  • Recover


Item: Leftovers
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP/4 Sp. Atk/252 Def
Modest Nature

  • Hydro Pump
  • Volt Switch
  • Pain Split
  • Defog

That is my team! Please rate and give some advice! Thanks!

I don't understand how to change hidden power
The Hidden Power you get depends on your Pokémon's IVs.

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It's been a while, but why shouldn't I try this.

Landorus-T is good overall. If you need recovery more than contact damage, run leftovers instead. Use Landorus to bait Pokemon that are weak to Choice Koko, like Zapdos and Toxapex. The only problem you may have from this is that your team is pretty weak to Ice. You might want to change Landorus out for Heatran if you find that is the case. If so, use this set:

Heatran @ Leftovers
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 248 HP / 132 SpD / 128 Spe
Calm Nature
- Magma Storm/Lava Plume
- Toxic/Will-O-Wisp
- Protect
- Stealth Rock

This passive Heatran should help as a Rocks setter. Toxic can help punish the bulky water types that switch into Heatran. Will-O-Wisp shuts down Physical threats like Mega Mawile. Magma Storm can help trap and residually damage some threats like Toxapex. Lava Plume is better for accuracy and has a high Burn chance, which works in better with Toxic.

Don't use Mega Beedrill. Mega Beedrill isn't viable in OU. At all. :P

I suggest Mega Pinsir as a replacement. It is a fast, physical sweeper, like Mega Beedrill, but has Aerilate to do massive damage. The only thing you can't do is Pursuit trap, but that's fine here. Run this set:

Pinsir @ Pinsirite
Ability: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Return
- Earthquake/Close Combat
- Quick Attack

Hyper Cutter prevents Pinsir from getting intimidated before it mega evolves. Earthquake is generally fine, but Close Combat hits things like Celesteela better.

This is a fine Tapu Koko. Most sets run Thunderbolt instead of Grass Knot, but you don't need to run Thunderbolt. Just some usage tips: Try to send Koko out against common Protect users, as using the same move twice makes sense and doesn't reveal that Koko is holding the Choice Specs. Use Volt Switch to wear Grass types down.

Tornadus isn't run Physically as much as Specially/Split, if at all. Most hold Rocky Helmet/Flynium Z and have Defog, not Taunt. I see that you want Taunt to stall break/prevent set-up; as well as having Rotom Defog, so Taunt is perfectly fine. Physical investment isn't needed as much because Superpower already OHKO's Chancey and pokemon that are weak to Superpower) at 40 atk (Neutral Nature), and U-Turn is to pivot.

If you want to run it physically, replace Hurricane with Knock Off (since Hurricane will be quite useless) and put 4 EV's in Defense. Use Rocky Helmet/Fightinium Z, or Life Orb.

If you want special investment, use this set:

Tornadus-Therian @ Rocky Helmet/Flynium Z
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Hurricane
- Knock Off
- U-turn/Superpower
- Taunt

With special investment, even Pokemon like Magearna and Tapu Koko are worn down. Knock Off is great for shutting down a lot of Pokemon that rely on their items for Damage, Defense, or Recovery. U-Turn allows Tornadus to pivot, and threatens Dark types like Mega Tyranitar. Superpower with this spread: 40 Atk / 216 SpA / 252 Spe (Naive) allows Tornadus to OHKO Chansey and Stakataka, as well as common Stealth Rock setters.

Toxapex is also okay. Use Toxic if you find it too hard to sustain them applicably. This EV spread is better: 248 HP / 196 Def / 64 SpD (Bold). Keep Toxapex healthier (via Recover or Regenerator pivoting) as it does its job better the healthier it is. Switch it out into walls to scald burn and or get a layer or two of Toxic Spikes.

Your Rotom-W set is interesting; It doesn't need Modest, Bold would be much better. Use this one of these spreads: 248 HP / 204 Def / 56 Spe (Bold) OR 248 HP / 124 Def / 80 SpD / 56 Spe (Bold). 56 speed allows Rotom to out-speed Choice Band Tyranitar. The 80 SpD set allows Rotom to tank special attacks from Pokemon like Choice Scarf Blacephalon, and then OHKO them with Hydro Pump. Pokemon that can't harm Rotom well are the best to send it out into (usually to defog). Such Pokemon are Heatran, Mega Scizor, and Protean Greninja.

You don't really know how well a team can be until you try it, so go out there and show 'em what you're made of!
Good Luck!

Hope I Helped!

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I have a few things to say: First of all, you are totally right for adding heatran. Nice job. However, this is a VoltTurn team, so I will keep mega beedrill. Also, rotom is modest so he can surprise opponents for a potential KO. Another thing, it might be a good idea to replace hurricane with knock off, but I am still not so sure about that. Toxapex does need those EVs, so thanks for that.

All in all, you gave crucial help to my team. Thanks so much!
Cool, Glad to help.

Just note: Mega Beedrill hasn't been relevant in OU for, like, quite a while. It is Unranked. Smogon didn't even make movesets for it (for OU). Mega Beedrill lacks the offensive power (or momentum) to stand in OU, and it is easily OHKO'd by the priority users/fast Pokemon in the tier. If you use it, at least give it Toxic Spikes/Knock Off instead of Pursuit; all of the offensive Pokemon Pursuit threatens won't retreat, they will outspeed and OHKO Beedrill. :P

I still disagree about Tornadus-T, but I won't fuss about it.
Don't use protect on Heatran. Use taunt instead so it can break walls better. Also, use Scizor if you want a strong U-turn user.
Scizor is too slow, but I will use taunt on heatran. And I will use Knock Off on beedrill. I am still half-and-half on tornadus-T
@scholer Mega Beedrill just isn’t viable in OU, and Mega Scizor is much better. Having low speed isn’t a problem. Besides, you already have Tapu Koko and Tornadus as fast pivots.
I tested this team on showdown, and scizor was terrible because of his speed. In crucial situations, scizors low speed lost me the battle. Then I tested the team with beedrill, and it was perfect. No matter what anyone says, I am keeping beedrill.
I'd assume this is because of the ladder; the higher you get, the more skilled your combatants.

I said you could keep Beedrill so long as it didn't have Pursit :P
When I tested the team, pursuit was absolutely useless. I agree with stakatacool