Although I can't participate in the tournament this summer, I'm still hoping that I'll be able to get a few friendly battles in, so I'm working on building up team for it. The focus I'm going with here is Pokemon I've rarely, if ever, used - or used properly - and seeing if I can make a style of my own out of them. First up was an attempt at Mightyena - a bit of a random one, but I figured it was a good start as I'd used it plenty before as an in-game staple back in Ruby - but never explored its move set and certainly haven't given it a second look this Generation. This is what I came up with in the end: Mightyena Hasty Nature ~Quick Feet @Flame Orb Toxic Thunder Fang Fire Fang Sucker Punch Trained for Attack and Speed EVs - although because for the first time EVER, I couldn't find a single Goddamned Zubat/Golbat for, like, half an hour, I haven't finished the speed training. Hasty nature purely 'cos I got sick of waiting for a better one to come along, and neutral's as good a place to start as any. So, I've got this Mightyena trained up and at level 51, and threw it into PBR for a test. The results were, to tell the truth, less than favourable. The Good: Flame Orb and Quick Feet work well together, even against fast Pokemon like Rotom, Mightyena was pulling the hits first and despite not having any defense training, it was baring through with its forced ailment with little trouble. Toxic plus speed is good. The Bad: Fire and Thunder Fang, while great moves on the face of it and with nice coverage - do fuck all without STAB on Mightyena. Even when they should be SE, they're just not pulling their weight. Sucker Punch, good move, but does not work with Mightyena's speed based focus. Basically, Mightyena's got the build for a great annoyer - it can boost its speed right up and it's got a modest physical attack clout to it - however, its move pool is God awful for pulling this off. Toxic worked brilliantly, but Mightyena's got nothing to follow it up with. So, bit of a failed experiment - but any ideas on where to fix it? Next up on the experiment list is a team for the PBR baby cup!