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i entered the tornoment; ummm

i need some team advice since im new to making a competitive team. ^^;

my last two attempts have been awful.

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  1. Cerberuswaltz's Avatar
    Well, what do you plan to do? Since the tournie is very, very close it will be a little hard to get a good team set up... I mean, if you want to actually keep winning. A lot of people who enter IV/EV train and give their Pokemon big move pool sets, as well as use the same (generally) Pokemon.

    Now, if you don't want to win and just want to place (which you can place and get the berry by losing as well, as long as you do 5 battles or so) then all you need to do is build a fairly sturdy team. Speaking of, the ability Sturdy is stupid useful.

    Now, I haven't seen this tournies rules or set but more then likely it will be another double battle, so only 4 Pokemon will be used. This means your team, no matter what, should be balanced with a good move pool set. Consider moves that can help (such as Aqua Jet for last minute kills) and give them items that support them. I had a Whishcash with Hydration (you know, heals status whenever it is raining) with Rest and Leftovers, so all in all not a bad combo right there; also consider your Pokemon and their weaknesses.

    You'll need to teach them moves that can protect them from this, such as a Charizard with Solarbeam/Focus Blast or so for those pesky water/rock types. Also consider your Pokemon and their stats; obviously Gallade is good for slashing things but in competition most rival trainers will have moves to take advantage of his low HP/Defense, so he might not be "ideal". Pokemon with a healthy defense and offensive stat are always favored, like my Cofagrius I used last competition. Combined with proper items they won't always win but have a good chance of staying alive.

    Leftovers, Black Sludge (with certain Pokemon, or with Fling/Trick since the item is always returned after battle) are useful, as are Focus Sashes and evens some Berries since in competitions they also respawn for you (Lum Berries are always useful for certain Pokemon, or even damage reducing berries to cover a Pokemons 4X weakness).

    All in all it's about preparation (something you might not have time for in the case of IV/EV unless you REALLY work towards it) and luck. Abilities should be considered, also!
  2. Karamazov's Avatar
    Female Prankster Liepard with Swagger, Attract, and Foul Play. You don't need anything else.
  3. LadyScathach's Avatar
    If you want ideas, I suggest going onto the PGL site and looking at the past tournament rankings. For each tournament, they list out the top ten pokemon used by strong trainers, so that gives you a general idea of what works and doesn't. Personally, I prefer to run weather, but if you just have six pokemon that are fairly flexible and have good synergy, you should be fine.
  4. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    Play challenge cup instead.

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