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    Default Trying to Make a Balanced Team for Black/White

    I haven't really battled competitively before and my knowledge on EV/IV training is nil, so I'm looking for advice on training a team with good balance between types, attack and support, etc. Thanks in advance ^^

    Currently on my team:

    Serperior
    Nature: Bold
    Held Item: Shell Bell
    Ability: Overgrow
    Moves: Giga Drain, Leaf Blade, Slam, Leaf Storm

    My intent for Serperior was just to get a good balance, but I want to replace one of his moves with a support move such as Synthesis and maybe replacing Leaf Storm with Solarbeam.

    Scolipede
    Nature: Relaxed
    Held Item: Rocky Helmet
    Ability: Swarm
    Moves: Steamroller, Strength, Rock Climb, Megahorn

    This one is my physical attack powerhouse, and she has especially good defense and speed. Considering breeding for a replacement with Poison Point as an ability.

    Chandelure
    Nature: Serious
    Held Item: Cleanse Tag
    Ability: Flash Fire
    Moves: Hex, Flamethrower, Flame Burst, Shadow Ball

    My main special attacker, but her defense and HP are abyssmal. I also want a better hold item but I don't know what it should be.

    Archeops
    Nature: Timid
    Held Item: None
    Ability: Defeatist
    Moves: Acrobatics, Fly, Dragon Claw, Rock Slide

    This one's defense is also very low and his ability only makes it worse. Considering replacing with Mandibuzz or something else.

    Galvantula
    Nature: Serious
    Held Item: Magnet
    Ability: Unnerve
    Moves: Gastro Acid, Bug Buzz, Volt Switch, Discharge

    I usually use this one with Archeops in order to use Gastro Acid to cancel out Archeops's ability. Speed is excellent, defense is quite low again.

    Jellicent
    Nature: Sassy
    Held Item: Quick Claw
    Ability: Cursed Body
    Moves: Surf, Ominous Wind, Waterfall, Water Spout

    Speed is the worst here, all other stats are relatively high. Considering a replacement, but not sure what I would use.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated. It doesn't matter to me what's banned and what isn't, since I don't do official tournaments or anything. Thanks again.
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    Default Re: Trying to Make a Balanced Team for Black/White

    @Nytie; If you're planning on going deep into the metagame, I'd recommend going for Pokemon with better BSTs. As much as I wish I could say stuff like that doesn't matter, it does. :/

    I'd be glad to give you more in-depth help on the basics of competitive play, so feel free to PM me if you wish. ^^

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    Default Re: Trying to Make a Balanced Team for Black/White

    This looks more like an in-game team than one built for Wi-Fi battles. As such, I would recommend using this thread for such a team.
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