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    Default RMT: ORAS OU

    Here's a team that I put together today on showdown to get back into the game. It's probably still rough, but it's worked a couple of times, and the one loss it's incurred was a crazy-intense game.

    Gerdzirraw (Tentacruel) (M) @ Black Sludge
    Ability: Liquid Ooze
    EVs: 248 HP / 216 Def / 28 SpD / 16 Spe
    Timid Nature
    - Ice Beam
    - Rapid Spin
    - Acid Spray
    - Toxic Spikes

    Not a whole lot here than what meets the eye. Scald and Acid Spray are helpful in dealing with M-Sableye, i've found. Black sludge provides enough residual to keep Tentacruel from dying too quickly, and the remaining two moves are to aid in it's primary role as spinner/hazards. Like most of these, its a standard smogon set.

    Xena (Beedrill) (F) @ Beedrillite
    Ability: Sniper
    EVs: 252 Atk / 80 Def / 176 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Protect
    - U-turn
    - Poison Jab
    - Knock Off

    So, one of the first things I heard about when I got back was the absurdity that is Mega Beedrill. All of a sudden, a rather meh 'mon turns into an OP death cannon. Naturally, I wanted to use it! Again, fairly standard Smogon set, but it's pretty fun to use. Unfortunately, the mega form didn't give it any real defensive favors, but whatevs. Usually, I U-turn out of something threatening into either Goodra or Tentacruel, those two being the more defensive members.

    Clark (Nidoking) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Sheer Force
    EVs: 160 Atk / 172 SpA / 132 Spe
    Naive Nature
    - Sludge Wave
    - Earthquake
    - Ice Beam
    - Sucker Punch

    This is my wild card 'mon. Nidoking's my favorite pokemon, and he's got some decent tools up his movepool sleeves. The EV's are meant to help him be more of a balanced cleanup. He's not too fast, but threatening pokes typically get a Sucker Punch to the face, literally. I would like to keep Nidoking, and I'm so far liking his moveset, but I would definitely appreciate EV suggestions. It also helps that most people aren't used to seeing Nidoking in OU, much less with a mixed attacking set.

    Flubber (Goodra) @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Sap Sipper
    EVs: 240 HP / 252 SpA / 16 Spe
    Modest Nature
    - Dragon Pulse
    - Flamethrower
    - Thunderbolt
    - Sludge Bomb

    So, again, I just got back into the comp scene, from being on a 2-year hiatus from video games in general (see my re-introduction post in the welcome forum), so I'm still not anywhere sure what this guy even is. I am sure, however, that he takes Special Attacks like a boss, especially with Assault vest. Sap Sipper + Earthquake means that anything brave enough to fire off a grass move get's another think coming via EQ or Fire Blast. Unfortunately, Fire Blast has become more of Fire Miss for me, so I'm considering running Flamethrower instead.

    The Dame (Darmanitan) (F) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Sheer Force
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
    Jolly Nature
    - Flare Blitz
    - Rock Slide
    - U-turn
    - Zen Headbutt

    ...I'd like to have something to say about Darmy here, but he hasn't actually done much. I usually really enjoy using Darmanitan, because who doesn't enjoy nearly 400 base attack firing off LO+Sheer Force attacks. This is a smogon set, not actually my normal moveset, but I still enjoy the concept...

    Brochacho (Azumarill) (M) @ Assault Vest
    Ability: Huge Power
    EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 SpD
    Adamant Nature
    - Play Rough
    - Waterfall
    - Aqua Jet
    - Knock Off

    Another pokemon that just makes me giggle. Gen VI did Azumarill some serious favors, I gotta say. Nothing really wants to take the water rabbit's attacks head-on, due to the ridiculous power boost of Huge Power. Can I just also say that Knock Off is amazing now? BP boost, plus the boost from actually knocking off someone's item. Merciful Heavens, I love playing this 'mon. Fairy type makes it a good switch from Goodra, and it really doesn't mind EQ or Earth Power as much as most of my team.

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    Anyways, thoughts? Like I said, Nidoking's staying, and I'm keeping sucker punch no matter what, but the rest of the team members are flexible, and I would appreciate move/EV suggestions for even Nidoking.

    For further thought-food, here are the battles this team has been used in. The first two are victories, and the third was a close game, but a loss nonetheless.
    OU replay: lobogoku vs. Rockman.exe - Pokémon Showdown
    OU replay: lobogoku vs. Rockman.exe - Pokémon Showdown
    OU replay: bobclog vs. Rockman.exe - Pokémon Showdown
    OU replay: Rockman.exe vs. jayy760 - Pokémon Showdown
    Also, exportable:
    Last edited by Data-Roxas; 20th July 2015 at 01:04 PM. Reason: updates to moves for Gerdzirrah, Clark, Flubber, and The Dame, ev adjustments for clark
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    My Friend Safari mons are: Phanphy, Dugtrio, and Gastrodon

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    Default Re: RMT: ORAS OU

    Hi there! It seems you use pretty standard sets, so there isn't much to change, but:
    1) Nidoking isn't all that powerful stat-wise, Id'e run a fully special set with Sludge Bomb/Earth Power/Ice Beam/Flamethrower or Fire Blast; also max speed.
    2) EQ is pointless on Goodra, maybe Sludge Bomb for Fairies? That's the standard anyway.
    3) Id'e fit Ice Beam on Tentacruel somewhere.
    GL!

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    Default Re: RMT: ORAS OU

    Quote Originally Posted by Suicune Rider View Post
    Hi there! It seems you use pretty standard sets, so there isn't much to change, but:
    1) Nidoking isn't all that powerful stat-wise, Id'e run a fully special set with Sludge Bomb/Earth Power/Ice Beam/Flamethrower or Fire Blast; also max speed.
    2) EQ is pointless on Goodra, maybe Sludge Bomb for Fairies? That's the standard anyway.
    3) Id'e fit Ice Beam on Tentacruel somewhere.
    GL!
    Thanks! I might try fighting the tide with Nidoking a little longer, or maybe just keep sucker punch and go special otherwise. Call me stubborn, but I really like the priority that nidoking gets nowhere else. I'll probably run the sludge bomb on Goodra though, and I'm wondering what move you might sub out for ice beam on Tenta...
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    I'm looking for people to add to my Friend Safari, so let me know if you want to add my 3DS FC.
    My Friend Safari mons are: Phanphy, Dugtrio, and Gastrodon

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    Default Re: RMT: ORAS OU

    Ice Beam/Sludge Bomb>Acid Spray.

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    Default Re: RMT: ORAS OU

    UPDATE: In light of Suicune Rider's suggestions, I've changed around Nidoking's moveset. After running damage calcs, Earthquake + LO has more power than Earth Power + SF + LO, and Sludge Wave, obviously, outperforms Poison Jab. EVs for Nidoking have been changed to give more of a balanced mix, while maintaining as much physical offensive presence as I can, since that's where most of its clutch moves lie.
    Pokenomics: The Economics of Pokemon Trade

    I'm looking for people to add to my Friend Safari, so let me know if you want to add my 3DS FC.
    My Friend Safari mons are: Phanphy, Dugtrio, and Gastrodon

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