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XY/ORAS Singles Help Refining My Team

Discussion in 'The Doctor's Clinic' started by Eevee918918, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. Hi all! I was testing out this team today, and I wanna make it better. There are some things I couldn't win against... Prankster Whimsicott, Imposter Ditto, etc. and I'd like to make it so I can win against them :p

    Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
    Ability: Synchronize
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 6 SDef / 252 Spd
    Timid Nature
    - Calm Mind
    - Psychic
    - Hyper Voice
    - Focus Blast
    My mega evo slot. Basic calm mind sweeper, meant to be special sweeper of the team.

    Chansey (F) @ Eviolite
    Ability: Natural Cure
    EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SDef
    Bold Nature
    - Wish
    - Seismic Toss
    - Thunder Wave
    - Heal Bell
    Wish passer and special wall, cures status conditions too.

    Aggron @ Choice Band
    Ability: Rock Head
    EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Spd
    Adamant Nature
    - Head Smash
    - Ice Punch
    - Fire Punch
    - Superpower
    Physical sweeper. Thought I'd try it out because head smash hits pretty hard :3

    Gliscor @ Toxic Orb
    Ability: Poison Heal
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
    Impish Nature
    - Toxic
    - Earthquake
    - Knock Off
    - Protect
    Physical wall. Worked pretty well for me in other teams.

    Greninja @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Protean
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
    Hasty Nature
    - Surf
    - Taunt
    - Spikes
    - U-turn
    My lead. Spikes for entry hazards... taunt to stop other leads.

    Sableye @ Leftovers
    Ability: Prankster
    EVs: 248 HP / 188 Def / 72 SDef
    Bold Nature
    - Taunt
    - Will-O-Wisp
    - Recover
    - Foul Play
    Pretty much filler, I didn't know what to put. But it seems to work well as an annoyance for the other team.

    I'm pretty new to competitive battling too.
  2. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
    Staff Member Moderator

    Right off the bat, Chansey is setup bait for pretty much everything. Also, any attack that can 3HKO Chansey will kill it outright without Protect due to Wish's delayed heal.

    MegaGardevoir wants Psyshock over Psychic.

    Aggron would like Iron Head on his set for STAB now that Steel has been improved as an offensive type.

    Overall this team is pretty good but you are quite lacking in raw and fast power with this team, which might be why Whimsicott and Ditto are causing you trouble. Greninja and Sableye are the only particularly fast Pokemon on this team and neither of them are built to hit amazingly hard, Gliscor likewise, Aggron is slow as hell, Chansey can't hit anything hard at all ever which leaves MegaGardevoir alone to provide offensive capability. You either want slow, durable bulk/stall strategy to grind opponents down at the heart of a team or speedy offense; your team currently lacks both which leaves it rather lacking in its ability to actually KO opponents or send out anything immediately dangerous to an opponent.
  3. Thanks! Maybe something faster than Aggron to be physical would be good?
  4. KoL

    KoL Expert FPS Player
    Staff Member Moderator

    That could work, the team just needs some 'Mons that can provide a more immediate threat than what you currently have right now. You have a lot of good scouting and support Pokemon in this team, but you don't have a huge amount of anything else. I'd honestly consider replacing any two of Greninja, Gliscor, Sableye and Chansey as well for stuff that can either force switches through moves (Assault Vest Tyranitar with Dragon Tail for example, which also comes with massive Sp.Def) or just hit hard and fast (Talonflame with Gale Wings for example.) The team just needs either more powerful offensive ability or more bulk and durability, brute force and ignorance as some would call it.

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