I've been revising this team for what seems like an eternity. This should be it's final revision, let's see what you gents think.
In no particular order:
Leafeon (Rosemary)(F) @ Muscle Band
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Leaf Blade
- Aerial Ace/Return
I personally believe Leafeon is an excellent physical sweeper, which is why she finds a place on my team. No frills, just three attacking moves and Swords Dance if I'm feeling lucky. I slapped Chlorophyll on her instead of her normal ability for the lovely speed boost she gets and to fuck over some Sunny Day users/abusers. It doesn't hurt that Leafeon is my overall favorite Pokemon either....
Poliwrath (Magnus)(M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpDef
Careful OR Relaxed Nature (+SpDef, -SpAtk; +Def, -Spd)
- Brick Break
- Bulk Up
Another personal favorite, Poliwrath is on this team as a Swampert replacement. I traded 1 weakness and immunity to electric moves for this bulkly frog and his immunity to water moves. The Swampert had a nearly identical moveset as well, Earthquake instead of Brick Break and Curse instead of Bulk Up. That Swampert was quite the tank/wall/whateever term you want to use, but I just wasn't entirely satisfied.
The strategy here is to slowly but surely set up, protecting when needed to annoy foes and slowly recover HP, then obliterate anyone who doesn't resist him. Worked well with Swampert, why shouldn't it work here?
Arcanine (Vesta)(F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 HP / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)
- Extreme Speed
- Wild Charge
- Flare Blitz
Yes, a physically based fire-type with an Adamant nature and Overheat, I know it sounds daft but it works. It has proven time and time again to wreck some serious shit with our friends Scizor, Forretress and Steelix. I use it first when possible, then either finish foes off with Extreme Speed or smash through a few more Pokemon before Life Orb + Recoil KO's Arcanine. She's also my switch in for my Leafeon, hence her having Flash Fire. Also, if I encounter a fast water-type or a water/ground-type, I'll switch her with my Poliwrath for extra lulz.
Sableye (Hopkins)(M) @ Wide Lens
EVs: 252 Def / 4 HP / 252 SpDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SpAtk)
- Night Shade
I fucking love Prankster. Other than status fuckery, Sableye is my switch in for Poliwrath and the Rhydon described below.
Rhydon (Horner)(M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Lightning Rod
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Rock Slide
- Payback/Ice Punch (when B/W2 comes out)
I never like Rhyperior, so with the advent of Eviolite I now have a valid way to use Rhydon. He can absolutely rape most anything that doesn't resist him, then switch to Poliwrath if any water-types appear, switch to Arcanine for grass-types, swap to Leafeon for ground-types, or switch to Sableye for fighting-types. Simple enough.
Beheeyem (Gallifrey)(M) @ Expert Belt
EVs: 252 SpAtk / 4 HP / 252 SpAtk
Quiet Nature (+SpAtk, -Spd)
- Energy Ball
- Shadow Ball
My only devoted to Special Sweeper. Using his shit speed and Analytic, he tears holes in anything that is not a Dark-type. Sucker Punch does cripple him, but I can usually predict if they've got someone packing it.
Opinions? Give me your worst, I want to make it as good as possible. I'm not worried about Stealth Rock or needing a Spinner/Spinblocker and I don't give a fuck about weather.