Pokémon Rate My Team
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Please read each explaination for all Pokémon carefully and have at least a bit of expierence in the OU metagame before posting. I have seen the document for team improvement already. Thanks in advance!

Garchomp @ Garchompite
Ability: Rough Skin
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Mild Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Fire Blast
- Draco Meteor
- Earthquake

Now first of all I know that in 80% of scenarios regular Garchomp is better than his mega. However, as you may see on the next pokémon, this is a sticky web team. The only big reason Garchomp is preffered over Mega Garchomp is because of the loss of 10 points in speed. Sticky Web mostly fixes this problem however, and the buff in every other stat (especially Special Attack) is greatly appreciated. Stealth Rock is for some hazard chip damage, Draco Meteor for STAB and Fire Blast for good coverage against would-be walls like Ferrothorn, Celesteela and Kartana. Earthquake is chosen over Earth Power because even with this EV spread, it still hits harder than Earth Power, and doesn’t suffer from Special Attack drops after a Draco Meteor. We can always choose not to mega evolve if necesarry if Sticky Web isn’t up.

Araquanid @ Focus Sash
Ability: Water Bubble
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Sticky Web
- Toxic
- Magic Coat

As mentioned previously, Araquanid provides Sticky Web support for the team. Araquanid is preffered over Galvantula because of it’s bulk, strong Liquidation’s and acces to Magic Coat. Focus Sash is to live a hit from hard hitters like Tapu Koko and Tornadus-Therian.

Tapu Lele @ Choice Specs
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Psychic
- Psyshock
- Moonblast
- Focus Blast

Tapu Lele is a strong wallbreaker for the team, with excellent coverage to hit Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Tyranitar. Combined with really strong STAB moves, it’s a force to keep your eyes out for. Choice Specs increases Lele’s power even more. It also provides Psychic Terrain support, preventing the use of priority moves and greatly helping the next member of the team.

Hawlucha @ Psychic Seed
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 72 HP / 252 Atk / 184 Spe
Adamant Nature
- High Jump Kick
- Acrobatics
- Stone Edge
- Swords Dance

Hawlucha holding the Psychic Seed with it’s ability Unburden make it an excellent revenge killer. High Jump Kick is a risky but really strong STAB move, Acrobatics is excellent with the use of the Psychic Seed making it a 110 BP move. Stone Edge is for nice coverage against checks like Zapdos, both Mega Charizards and Tornadus-Therian. Swords Dance is great for a potential late game sweep.

Serperior @ Leftovers
Ability: Contrary
EVs: 56 HP / 200 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Leaf Storm
- Glare

Serperior is an excellent sweeper with Contrary. Leaf Storm is STAB that gives Special Attack boosts. Substitute is good for punishing switches and providing safety. Glare is useful for crippling fast mons, it even paralyzes Ground types. HP Fire is used for good coverage against checks like Ferrothorn, Celesteela, Mega Venusaur and Skarmory. This set is very useful and benefits a lot from Sticky Web. It’s absolutly stonewalled by Heatran however.

Blacephalon @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 232 HP / 4 Def / 20 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Flamethrower
- Shadow Ball
- Substitute
- Calm Mind

And lastly Blacephalon, the Z-move user on the team. He is an excellent sweeper with strong STAB moves, and setup with Calm Mind and Substitute. Pokémon that can resist both Flamethrower and Shadow Ball are uncommon, with the only notable one being Tyranitar. Greninja is another great counter by threatening with Water Shuriken, however if Blacephalon is setup it too can be picked off with a +2 Never-Ending Nightmare. The EV spread is done in such a way that Blacephalon gains a Speed buff from Beast Boost, by having 343 Special Attack, and 344 Speed at lvl. 100. This is for safety in case Sticky Webs are removed and Araquanid has been taken out.

So are there any changes that could be made? Different spreads or moves? Please let me know. This team on Showdown so far has been seeing great succes, but no team is perfect. Feel free to let me know.
Thanks in advance!


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