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BRONZONG @Air Balloon
Trait: Heat Proof
Ev's: 92 HP / 160 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature (+SpD, -Spd)
- Hypnosis/Confuse Ray
- Block
- Toxic
- Safeguard

Bronzong has Heat Proof for shock value, and the air balloon is a precaution

AGGRON @Rocky Helmet
Trait: Rock Head
Ev's: 12 Hp / 200 Atk / 100 SpD / 200 Spd /
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)
- Head Smash
- Iron Head
- Earthquake
- Autotomize

Aggron's Huge defenses with Sandstorm in play makes it easy to set up an autotomize which helps it out-speed a lot of his major threats.

TYRANITAR @Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
Ev's: 252 Atk / 52 SpD / 200 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance

Tyranitar leads with Sand Stream (obviously) and then sweeps with Swords dance and STAB moves.

Trait: Sturdy
Ev's: 50 HP / 50 Def / 248 SpA / 156 SpD
Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)
- Thunderbolt
- Flash Cannon
- Magnet Rise
- (Best Answers choice)

I'm going for a chance quick claw to set Magnet Rise straight up before tanking away.
Flash Cannon STAB is used to take out rock types who are running Earthquake.

NIDOKING @leftovers
trait: Poison Point
Ev's: 252 Atk / 4SpD / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)
- Poison Jab
- Earthquake
- Megahorn
- (Best Answers choice)

Poison type to deal with Toxic Spikes (I seem to run into them so often with this team for some reason)
Poison Jab for STAB against grass types which I have a lot of weakness to, along with Megahorn for psychics as well.

FLYGON @Scope Lens
Trait: Levitate
Ev's: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly nature (+Spd, -SpA
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- U-Turn
- Aerial Ace

I like Flygon.

Aaaand go!

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As you can see you're weak to water and ground so that means you will have big trouble with gastrodon and other Pokemon, just something you should think about.


Okay, I see what your trying to do. Air Balloon is pointless because it gives away your ability. 9/10 times people assume that bronzong has Levitate so they're not going to use EQ on him. You should replay Air Ballon with Leftovers You're bronzong is also Taunt Bait so you'd be screwed. Maybe you could switch block with gyro ball.


I'm sort of confused. There is no need for speed EV's because even with them, he will easily be out sped by choice scarfs. You say he's your defensive wall? Why SDef EV's? That's what bronzong is for. Try this standard Automatize set.

  • Aggron (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Rock Head
    EV's: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    ~ Autotomize
    ~ Head Smash
    ~ Earthquake
    ~ Aqua Tail


No glaring issue.


This is where you should have air balloon. Have you thought of changing your ability to Magnet Pull for scizor, bronzong, jirachi, ect. Once you get Magnet Pull, then this move set should do you good.

  • Volt Switch
  • Hidden Power Fire
  • Thunderbolt
  • Flash Cannon


Poison Jab, and Megahorn is redundant, you should only use Megahorn also, Nidokings are also usually a SpecialSweeper so you might want to try this move set.

  • Nidoking (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Poison Point
    EVs: 4 HP / 252SAtk / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
    ~ Sludge Wave / Venoshock / Megahorn
    ~ Earth Power
    ~ Fire Blast
    ~ Thunderbolt


Only big problem, is change scope lens to Choice Scarf so you can revenge kill stuff.

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Sheer force is the ability you will be wanting for nidoking.
Also the scope lens is banned in competitive battling, so thats a no-no. Nice Answer!
Thanks guys.