Pokémon Rate My Team
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The team is as follows:
Dracovish @ Assault Vest
Ability: Strong Jaw
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Edit: now jolly nature instead of adamant, the speed really is neccisary
- Fishious Rend
- Crunch
- Psychic Fangs
- Leech Life

The reason why I'm using 'Vish here should be obvious, its broken if played right. Leech life for pseudo coverage + sustain and an Assult vest for the extra bulk. It gets buffed by the team so that it gets stronger and faster.

Ninjask @ Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Leech Life
- Acrobatics
- Baton Pass

I originally was going to pair this set with the above Dracovish in singles but unfortunately for me, baton pass is banned there. It gets sent in first alongside the below Clefable and swords dances. It has gotten a suprising amount of kills after the first swords dance due to Ninjask's already high base 90 attack and the prevelance of pokemon weak to its stab's. When it baton passes i switch it into one of the three other phys attackers on my team, preferably 'Vish

Clefable @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Follow Me
- Moonlight
- Heal Pulse
- Dazzling Gleam

Based on the set it should be obvious what this Clefable's goal is, keeping it's team alive for as long as possible. the move I most often spam on it is Follow me, seeing as it is great at preventing the Ninjask from dying. It also serves as a Pseudo-counter to the Beat up Justified teams that I see, however it does usually get oneshot by a Lucario Meteor mash or a Max-steel move.

Corviknight @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Mirror Armor
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Iron Head
- Brave Bird
- Roost
- Defog

Honestly the Corvikight is not nessisary for this to work and I am considering switching this out for an Arcanine. All I wanted to do was use the Mirror armour ability. I havent actually gotten the chance to use it yet at all, either I sweep or I get swept before I've gotten the chance to utilize this Pokemon.

Espeon @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Ally Switch
- Morning Sun
- Psychic
- Shadow Ball

If you've noticed anything its probably the huge lack of special attacking prowess that my team has. This Espeon attempts to solve that issue partially while also working as a support with ally switch. Not sure if I should switch Morning sun for Mystical fire or not.

Lapras-Gmax @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Zen Headbutt
- Ice Shard
- Waterfall

The main reason why I picked this specific pokemon as my preffered dynamaxer was due to a couple of reasons:

-Firstly, I was suprised to find out that it could learn Dragon Dance and had physical attack equal to its special attack (a respectable 85).

-Secondly it also had synergy with the Ninjask if it was run physical.

-Lastly (and most importantly) its specific G-max move sets up Aroura veil, meaning that even if I have rain up due to Max-water type moves it wont cancel it out with hail, allowing Vish to deal even more damage with Fishious rend. It also allows for massive bulk for the team as a whole, as long as there are no Screen cleaner/Psychic fang mons on the opposing team left standing.

I would really appreciate sudgestions and the like. Thanks in advance.

-Sythrus E. Waterlow

Edit: I came up with an Arcanine set to replace the Corviknight, here it is.

Arcanine @ Leftovers
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Extreme Speed
- Flare Blitz
- Iron Head
- Close Combat/Wild Charge
The reason why I want to switch Arcanine in specifically is due to the fact that it covers many of the types that this team seemed to be having problems with. Its also always nice to have an Intimidate pokemon

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I think your worst problem is that none of your Pokemon know protect. This will probably be more helpful than a team rate. https://www.smogon.com/forums/threads/doubles-overview-rules-and-q-a-ask-questions-here-resource-index-inside.3656242/
really not all that helpful
Do you have a good reason not to use protect?
mainly because i dont have the room for it
also i have no idea how to use those style of forum, i doubt that i could even use it (using a crappy old android box as a substitute for a computer as of late)
Make room for it, then. Protect is pivotal in doubles and excluding it from the team is a mistake.
the whole point of the espeon having ally switch and the clefable having follow me is to protect their ally. tell me what moves i could even sub out on the laparas, dracovish or ninjask, every single move of theirs is critical for their sets. yes, even leech life and crunch on the dracovish, the coverage has helped me win way too many games. the only attacking moves that i have a problem with are spread moves from mons that outspeed. the only pokemon that i can see having protect as an option is the arcanine instead of iron head. i thank you for your criticisim fizz but i dont think that that would work all that well for a team like this

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It's best if you switch out leech life and Acrobatics for Protect and/or Substitute for it's ability speed boost to work with slow, powerful sweepers and making them overpowered (In terms, faster than a lot of others)

if i had to pick it would probably be leech life, i need the extra bit of damage on whimsicot