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Hatterene @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Magic Bounce
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Draining Kiss
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
- Trick Room

Iron Hands @ Assault Vest
Ability: Quark Drive
Tera Type: Flying
EVs: 236 HP / 252 Atk / 20 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Drain Punch
- Play Rough
- Ice Punch
- Wild Charge

Kingambit @ Expert Belt
Ability: Supreme Overlord
Tera Type: Dark
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Night Slash / Sucker Punch
- Stone Edge
- Iron Head

Skeledirge @ Leftovers
Ability: Unaware
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Torch Song
- Slack Off
- Hex
- Will-O-Wisp

Farigiraf @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Armor Tail
Tera Type: Fighting
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 44 SpA / 124 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Trick Room
- Foul Play
- Reflect
- Psychic

Appletun @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Ripen
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
- Apple Acid / Dragon Pulse / Tera Blast
- Leech Seed
- Recover
- Recycle

Explanation: Hatterene and Farigiraf are trick room setters, Hatterene has the potential to sweep a team with calm mind, and Farigiraf is a good switch in to Skeledirge or Gholdengo, two very popular OU competitive pokemon. Iron Hands is strong and bulky, and tera flying makes it immune to ground, one of its biggest weaknesses, this is always surprising for opponents and can easily let you get a free attack on them. Kingambit is a very strong pokemon, and Dark steel is great typing, you can run sucker punch, but if there is trick room up then you are always outspeeding the opponent anyway. Skeledirge is bulky and is a great counter to many pokemon, and does great against physical attackers with will-o-wisp, Appletun, personally one of my favorite pokemon, is the surprise factor of this team, it gets double the sitrus berry healing, then you can use recycle to keep on using it, combined with insane bulk and leech seed, it does well against many pokemon, especially Garganacl, which is one of the most used pokemon in Gen 9 Competitive. Fairy tera type is to eliminate its weaknesses to as little as possible, but you can run dragon or steel if you want. All these pokemon combined make a cohesive team in either singles or doubles, and is very strong together.

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I'm no expert, but let's see what we can do.

Good setter. One thing is that it has nothing to hit Steel types, which is a minor issue since Corviknight and Gholdengo run the meta. I would recommend Mystical Fire and Psychic instead of Calm Mind and Stored Power. Also, if you want, you could make it really stupidly bulky and give it Sitrus Berry, or go for Life Orb to gain some big hurting prowess. Other than that,

Iron Hands
First up, we got the EVs. Since it has a massive HP stat, it can go uninvested and still be fine. Instead, go all in for Attack and Special Defense. For the remaining EVs, give it to Defense. For the moves, Ice Punch is great for bulky Ground types that Hands has trouble breaking past otherwise. My only other nag is about Wild Charge. (Edit: im an idiot and forgor to capitalize)>Recoil is not great on a Pokemon that you don't want to take a ton of chip damage from. I would replace it Thunder Punch, which has less power, but you stay alive for longer.

As much as I like the set, the item could be better. Dark and Steel only hit a select few for super effective damage, and those who you do hit super effectively will most likely be dead without an Expert Belt, like Gholdengo and Dragapult. If you want a spicy style Kingambit, I've used a Choice Band a couple times. If you want more of a tank, you can go for Assault Vest. Also, the ability might be better as Defiant. Change it if you want, if not, Supreme Overlord is a great ability for it, but it's a bit more effective in singles.

I can tell only by the four moves that you are doing some serious hurting with this set. Minor complaint, I ran leftovers on a couple of my teams until I was informed that due to the faster pacing of doubles, Sitrus Berry is often better.

Wow. Screen Support and Trick Room? He has it all! Again, the only thing is about the item. Heavy Duty Boots aren't necessary as hazards aren't a huge thing in doubles. I would use either Light Clay or Sitrus Berry for long lasting screens or healing alike. I'm a little conflicted on the ability. I love the prospect of two Berries for him, but I also don't want Kingambit to hurt your team with Sucker Punch. Other than that, good set.

deep breath
Appletun is meant as a bulky special attacker, but 100 Special attack isn't going to end well uninvested. For the new EVs, I would recommend 168 HP/252 SpA/92 SpD. Other than that, the set is good.

This is a certified extra spicy Trick Room team. The biggest problem with most of the Pokemon are their items. I will admit, I was very surprised by the Appletun, so you've got that going for you. I only left the Appletun alone because I know how it feels to use a cool-looking Grass type that's middling at best (Arbolivia). Other than that, that's all I got for you.


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Thanks for the reply! I see that Hatterene needs a move for steel types, and realistically you arent setting up in doubles, as well as heavy duty boots not being needed for hatterene magic bounce anyways. Thanks for the advice and this could definitely improve my team
no problem