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04-05-2012 04:50 PM (This post was last modified: 05-19-2012 10:03 AM by Amphy.)
I would like to have a battle on Pokemon Online (PO). I'm trying to test my team, and since I'm new to competitive battling, then it would help me a lot. I'm thinking of using this team out in the City Championships. Also, any feedback would be smiled upon, if you don't want to battle.
My strategy is to use Sandstorm and knock Pokemon out! Yeah, not much strategy. (HELP!) Also, I'm doing double battle. I need help on an item for Starmie. All Smogon says is "Life Orb" or "Choice Scarf!"

T-Rex (Tyranitar) (M) @ Chople Berry
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 60 SAtk / 196 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Crunch
- Fire Blast
- Ice Beam
- Superpower

SeaRuby (Starmie) @ Wave Incense
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Thunderbolt
- Recover

Funky (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Rocky Helmet
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
- Stealth Rock
- Leech Seed
- Power Whip
- Protect

Capt. Crunch (Latios) (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Dragon Pulse
- Psychic
- Surf
- Hidden Power [Fire]

Fil-Ame (Regirock) @ Leftovers
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
- Drain Punch
- Toxic
- Earthquake

Xanadu (Lucario) (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Inner Focus
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Bullet Punch
- Ice Punch
- ExtremeSpeed

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04-05-2012 04:55 PM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2012 04:55 PM by ninJAS.)
Hmm well I already see a few holes in your teams defenses....

You have 3 Pokemon weak to Fighting type attacks (Ferrothorn, Lucario, Tyranitar)
Also the same problem against Fire type attacks (Ferrothorn, Lucario, Skarmory)

And if this is a doubles team they why don't any of your Pokemon have moves that hit more than one target?? Other than Surf on Latios....

I.E: Earthquake, Rock Slide..

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04-05-2012 04:59 PM
(04-05-2012 04:55 PM)ninJAS Wrote:  Hmm well I already see a few holes in your teams defenses....

You have 3 Pokemon weak to Fighting type attacks (Ferrothorn, Lucario, Tyranitar)
Also the same problem against Fire type attacks (Ferrothorn, Lucario, Skarmory)

And if this is a doubles team they why don't any of your Pokemon have moves that hit more than one target?? Other than Surf on Latios....

I.E: Earthquake, Rock Slide..
Infernape with ThunderPunch is my bane. That's why I have Latios.
I'm kind of hesitant on Earthquake or Rock Slide on Tyranitar, because it hits my Starmie pretty hard. When they're both together, they're much stronger than if Starmie died.
Also, would you like to battle now? Your signature says so.

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04-05-2012 05:28 PM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2012 05:29 PM by ninJAS.)
Rock Slide doesn't hit your Pokemon just your opponents making it much better than Stone Edge in any double battle situation.

And you could still run Earthquake some since you have a flying type (Skarmory) that won't be effected by the attack....just don't use Roost on the turn you are doing to use it...unless you know Skarmory will move AFTER the Pokemon using Quake...

Also since I'm talking about Skarmory, Sand Storm isn't going to be overly helpful to you since you have TTar...

Also if Infernape is carrying U-turn (which it commonly does) it will still be able to deal quite a bit of damage to Latios AND get away from it's attacks at the same time....


I'm not too good of a double battler....but I'll give it a try I suppose....what server would you like to battle on??

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04-06-2012 12:19 PM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2012 01:03 PM by Oscar Wilde.)
It's almost impossible to wall in double battles as the entire walling meta (that you are used to) is based upon walling 1 threat.

Like let's take your "leads" for example. Why did you pick them? Type synergy doesn't matter as Jolteon and an Infernape makes quick work of them and the entire team. I'm honestly lost on this team. It's almost as if you put singles strategy into the doubles meta.

But you wouldn't do that would you?

Speed and Power is what matters in double battles. So build your team out of pokemon that can handle threats it's partner cannot. Keep in mind that the threats will be fast and powerful. Double battles are generally over within 8 turns.

I'm not saying walling does not exist at all in doubles, but Skarm and Ferrothorn definitely do not. Ferrothorn doesn't have reliable recovery and they both are extremely weak to certain types. Mixed walls with reliable recovery are used.

Build it again yeah? Try to put some strategy into it. Doubles is different than singles, and requires a bit more thought to be put into it.

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04-09-2012 08:24 PM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2012 09:08 PM by Amphy.)
Oscar Wilde, I just looked at a Smogon page to form my team, however, it's actually effective, and the only team I have, so I'll just keep it for now.

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