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Roserade (F) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Poison Point
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Extrasensory
- Petal Dance
- Sludge Bomb
- Shadow Ball

Talonflame (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- U-turn
- Steel Wing

Slowbro (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Psychic
- Surf
- Blizzard

Mamoswine (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Ice Shard
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Double-Edge

Scolipede (M) @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Poison Jab
- Megahorn
- Protect
- Swords Dance

Pangoro (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Power-Up Punch
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- Poison Jab

Are there any general improvements to be had? I'm pretty new to teambuilding, so I'm still not entirely sure about things. Thanks!

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to me it looks good but this is just a comment because i know less than you do

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Here is an importable revision of the team.

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Anyway, onto the rate.

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Bold & Italics = changes

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Starting with Roserade, I do like the set, but I feel like a Life Orb + Technician set would be slightly better.

Roserade (F) @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 SpA / 30 Spe
- Sludge Bomb
- Extrasensory
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Energy Ball

The Life Orb increases the power of your moves, and I feel like Roserade isn’t bulky enough to run an Assault Vest set. Technician boosts the power of Hidden Power. The EVs are for making out Special Attack and Speed, and Timid is for the speed boost. Sludge Bomb is STAB that has a good chance of poisoning the opponent, which is one of the reasons that Technician is better than Poison Point. Extrasensory is coverage. Hidden Power Fire becomes a 90 BP move with Technician, and it hits Steel types that would normally wall this set. Energy Ball is STAB.

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Next is Talonflame. While an all out attacking variant is nice, I prefer a bulkier Swords Dance + Roost + Leftovers one, to get the most mileage out of Gale Wings.

Talonflame (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 148 HP / 108 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Brave Bird
- Roost
- Flare Blitz
- Swords Dance

Since Gale Wings only works when it’s HP is full, I would go with a Roost and Leftovers set. The EVs allow it to be bulky, and not having fully invested Attack won’t matter much once you get a few Sword Dance’s up. Max Speed and Jolly makes it as fast as possible, which helps you get a Roost off before your opponent can get a KO. Brave Bird is STAB, and it gets priority from Gale Wings when your HP is full. Roost is to shrug off recoil from Brave Bird and Flare Blitz, as well as any chip damage your opponent has gotten off on you (also Stealth Rocks, which Talonflame has an unfortunate 4x weakness to). Flare Blitz is STAB. Swords Dance is for boosting Attack, and you can afford to put EVs in HP with it.

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Time for Slowbro. Why not heal yourself more with Slack Off? Imagine your opponent when they can’t get any chip damage off on you because of Regenerator + Slack Off + Leftovers.

Slowbro (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Psyshock / Psychic
- Slack Off / Ice Beam
- Surf

I really liked the original set, so I would just replace Blizzard with Slack Off. If you desperately want to hit Grass types, I would use Ice Beam over Blizzard. Oh, also, if you want to hit Special Walls/Special Tanks better, try Psyshock over Psychic.

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For Mamoswine, I would just use Icicle Crash instead of Double Edge.

Mamoswine (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Ice Shard
- Icicle Crash
- Stone Edge

Again, I really liked the original set. The problem is that Ice Shard is really only used for revenge killing, it’s not very reliable STAB. I would replace Double Edge with Icicle Crash, just so you can have a stronger STAB option.

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I swear Scolipede was only created to make humanity ragequit. Just kidding. It’s really annoying though, and I would just make a few changes to the set.

Scolipede (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Poison Jab
- Substitute
- Swords Dance

Its amazing to use, awful to go against. I would suggest Leftovers to recover Substitute recoil gradually. I prefer Jolly over Adamant to increase the likeliness of outspeeding the opponent on the first turn, when you don’t have a boost to your speed. Earthquake is better than Megahorn in my opinion, as it hits Steel types and it’s a strong move all around (it also has 100% accuracy, I hate when Megahorn misses). Poison Jab is STAB. Substitute is better for Speed Boost + Swords Dance, again, in my opinion. Swords Dance works great behind Substitute.

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For Pangoro, Scrappy is arguably better than Iron Fist, but why not?

Pangoro (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Drain Punch
- Gunk Shot
- Stone Edge
- Knock Off

Starting things off, sorry for changing the entire moveset... so yeah. I would run a Life Orb, especially since you are investing 252 EVs into HP, which isn’t the best scenario with a Focus Sash. Drain Punch is for healing Life Orb damage, and it gets the Iron Fist boost. Gunk Shot hits Clefable and Azumarill for super effective damage, as well as other Fairy types. Stone Edge can nail Talonflame on the switch. Knock Off is STAB that removes the item the opponent is holding, which works great against item reliant Pokémon. Instead of one of these moves, you could use an elemental punch for the Iron Fist boost.

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I think that’s about it! Hope this helps! :)

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Why's Gunk Shot a better option than Poison Jab on Pangoro?
Because Gunk Shot has higher power, but you could use Poison Jab if you’re worried about accuracy.
I see, thanks!
No problem! :)
Gale Wings still works when the HP isn't full because it's Gen. 6.
Oh oops, I forgot that this was before the nerf.