Pokémon Rate My Team
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So this is an LC team made on showdown, is there any way to improve this? (yes ik ponyta only has 3 moves, I can't get a good compatible 4th one)

Ponyta @ Eviolite
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 5
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flame Charge
- High Horsepower
- Bounce

Dratini @ Eviolite
Ability: Shed Skin
Level: 5
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Extreme Speed
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Aqua Jet

Abra @ Eviolite
Ability: Synchronize
Level: 5
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Dazzling Gleam
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball

Aron @ Eviolite
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 5
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Toxic
- Protect
- Iron Head
- Earthquake

Carvanha @ Eviolite
Ability: Speed Boost
Level: 5
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Crunch
- Ice Fang
- Psychic Fangs

Honedge @ Eviolite
Ability: No Guard
Level: 5
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Swords Dance
- Rock Slide
- Brick Break
- Iron Head

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Here, let me round out the team. Your Ponyta has a rather pointless set. I replaced it with the more standard defensive Ponyta set, which is much more versatile and is annoying for many Pokemon to deal with. It's a utility mon more than anything, but at least I kept Ponyta.

Abra is a fantastic Pokemon in LC, but not with the set you gave it. It's defenses are bad, even for LC. It gets no benefit from the Eviolite, so I instead decided to use a focus sash. Carvanah manages speed control, so Abra has many opportunities to win games for you. I went with another Smogon tested set. Psychic, Dazzling Gleam, HP Fighting, and Protect

Carvanah is the last of my standard sets. Its fantastic speed control that can take out threats and help Abra win the game for you. It also serves as a secondary win condition, hitting extremely hard with Life Orb. Protect helps you get a free speed boost, while Waterfall, Psychic Fangs, and Crunch are great coverage.

Dratini is rather average in LC, or even below average. In fact, neither Honedge nor Aron are much better. I replaced Honedge with Sandygast. You needed a Pokemon to set up Stealth Rock, which is a fantastic move in competitive Pokemon. Sandygast has good synergy with the rest of your team. I went with a specially defensive eviolite variant so that it can deal with threats like choiced Mienfoo and other fighting types.

I really wanted to make a better defensive core with our Defogger/Spinner, and Vullaby was the only Pokemon that fit the bill. I opted for a more defensive set with Defog, Roost, Knock Off, and U Turn.

In the end, I still wasn't sure about the fighting type matchup of the team and the new team was weak to dark, so I made the last member the rather uncommon Snubull. I gave the dog Berry Juice for reliable recovery, as well as a moveset of Thief, Earthquake, Heal Bell, and Play Rough. Snubull is a useful pivot that rounds out the teams strengths and weaknesses

Pokepastes: (Link to team)
https://pokepast.es/ce264b3e3174f2c3

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Hey someone else who actually knows a bit about LC! I thought I was alone in this cruel world.
When you change more than half of the puppy person's team, is it still puppy's team?
If someone wants to take the time to answer something i don't mind if it means drastic changes. If the team needs drastic changes it should get them, its just that we tend to not answer questions like that.