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    So yeah, my 10 friends and I created a psuedo-league at our local Gamestop. I only get online, but we have about 20 people in near there. So, I was chosen to be a Gym Leader in the league; and I chose a Psychic team. I want other battlers to give some opinions on it. How is it?

    Bronzong
    Heatproof @ Air Balloon/Wide Lens*
    Relaxed
    252 Def/4 HP/252 SpDef
    ~ Stealth Rock
    ~ Protect
    ~ Trick Room
    ~ Hypnosis
    I often start with Bronzong; setting up a Trick Room and using Stealth Rock. I keep it in until I set up my Sleep and/or Hazards (which lasts only about as long as it takes for the opponent to switch into a Ground/Fire-type), before going into another Pokemon.
    *When I have a Wide Lens on, I Trick Room and Hypnosis; then set up my Rocks.


    Reuniclus
    Magic Guard @ Life Orb
    Quiet
    252 HP/4 Def/252 SpAtk
    ~ Psychic
    ~ Shadow Ball
    ~ Focus Blast
    ~ Trick Room
    I use Reuniclus as my Room Sweeper. I usually go right into her right after Bronzong, or wait until the Trick Room fades and switch in and set up the Room again.

    Gallade
    Steadfast @ Expert Belt
    Lonely
    252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spd
    ~ Night Slash
    ~ Swords Dance/Ice Punch*
    ~ Zen Headbutt
    ~ Drain Punch
    I don't normally switch to Gallade unless one of two things happen: Reuniclus/Bronzong faints, or the opponent is asleep. I keep him in normally to Swords Dance + D. Punch opponents he has an advantage over. He's never in for more than... oh, about 2 turns.
    *I switched to Ice Punch for a bit to hit Flying-types w/ Expert Belt power.


    Espeon
    Magic Bounce @ Focus Sash
    Modest
    252 SpAtk/4 Def/252 Spd
    ~ Psychic
    ~ Calm Mind
    ~ Shadow Ball
    ~ Hidden Power Fire*/Hidden Power Fighting*
    Espeon is a survival Sweeper for me. She comes out when an opponent she can outspeed is usually low in HP , and has swept through a good number of my team; like a Haxorus stuck in Outrage. With the Sash, she can just STAB Psychic it to seal the deal; taking advantage of Haxorus' low SpDef.
    *The Hidden Powers are pretty subjective for me, as I've recently switched to Fighting; to deal with opponents like Weavile.


    Alakazam
    Magic Guard @ Life Orb
    Modest
    252 SpAtk/4 Def/252 Spd
    ~ Psychic
    ~ Shadow Ball
    ~ Focus Blast
    ~ Barrier/Calm Mind*
    A classic Alakazam Sweeper. I come in with Barrier in the first turn, and then go in for the attack with the second. Helps loads against Weaviles; which are the main threats of my team.
    *I switched from Calm Mind after a while, due to the fact that it was pretty unecessary with the recoil-less Life Orb bonuses of my moves. And, Alakazam's Special Defense is already pretty decent; so I found the move to be pretty superfluous.


    Metagross
    Clear Body @ Choice Scarf/Life Orb*
    Adamant
    252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spd
    ~ Meteor Mash/Bullet Punch*
    ~ Zen Headbutt
    ~ Rock Slide/Earthquake*
    ~ Agility/Aerial Ace*
    Now, Metagross is my most unsure Pokemon. I just can't seem to get him with the correct set. My current set runs the stats (w/ HP replacing Def) seen above w/ Life Orb + M. Mash, Z. Headbutt, R. Slide, and A. Ace (this was for Earthquake-knowing Fighting-types at one point... then I smacked myself for being so stupid >.<). This worked for a while, getting rid of some Charizards I faced on WiFi. However, Speed Boost Blaziken came... nuff said.
    *All of these asterisks are sets I've tried. Really, this is where I'll need your helps, guys. What set should I run, since I'm trying to go for a pretty basic Physical Sweep Metagross.



    So, what do you guys think?
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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    There's just one thing missing: Natures.
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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scary Fish View Post
    There's just one thing missing: Natures.
    Yeah, my bad; added. I got pretty lucky when I got traded a modest Abra; and my modest Eevee is was planned, as I was traded it by my friend (who is the Dark Leader).

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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    how willing would you be to try and find a mew...

    Mew @ Leftovers
    Trait: Synchronize
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Bulk Up
    - Seed Bomb
    - Drain Punch
    - Sucker Punch

    loljk, but the team looks good. a few things.

    ~you have no priority, so you may want to look into that
    ~you may also want to see if there are any psychics that aren't weak to dark, cause a standard bulk up conkledurr or toxicroak, or even the mew set above, could cause some damage with a priority sucker punch.


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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by soulless shadow View Post
    how willing would you be to try and find a mew...

    Mew @ Leftovers
    Trait: Synchronize
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Bulk Up
    - Seed Bomb
    - Drain Punch
    - Sucker Punch

    loljk, but the team looks good. a few things.

    ~you have no priority, so you may want to look into that
    ~you may also want to see if there are any psychics that aren't weak to dark, cause a standard bulk up conkledurr or toxicroak, or even the mew set above, could cause some damage with a priority sucker punch.
    That's true. I wanted some priority, since Sucker Punch kinda kills too quickly for me. That was why I had Zam set up with Barrier, but it doesn't work too well. Bronzong is my main fodder for Sucker Punches, as he, pretty much tanks it.

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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    you could also try out a jirachi, thought that may be hard.

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    any of those sets could work, though i like the first one.


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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by soulless shadow View Post
    you could also try out a jirachi, thought that may be hard.

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    any of those sets could work, though i like the first one.
    While I would, my stupid "Champion" disallowed Legends.

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    Default Re: Rate/Help my Psychic team, please?

    that idiotic. should have used this ban list.

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    metagross also resists, but i don't think there's a smash pass psychic or whatever. you could use him as a trick room guy though.

    nevermind, he doesn't get trick room. but he does get agility, if you want to try that.


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