Introduction: Hello, my name is Sondre(HeatVire and Electivire on Shoddy) and this is what I consider to be the best team I've ever made for the DPP OU metagame. This team ended my slump of bad teams that had been plaguing me for about a month. After the summer ended I really couldn't get my shit together and was making what were frankly unoriginal, boring mediocre teams. Then one day I watched Panamaxis from Smogon battling and he was using a combination of the utmost strength that intrigued me. And that's where our story begins...
Roserade (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP/252 Spd/252 SAtk
- HP Fire
- Toxic Spikes
- Sleep Powder
- Leaf Storm
The strongest of leads! Actually usually only works against slower leads. But Sleep right from the get-go when most teams are pretty ill prepared to let anything go to sleep is always good. Also early Toxic Spikes is very beneficial to my team as it helps me deal with some big threats and help out my main sweeper. Usually I only lay 1 layer down to begin with since I like the immediate 12% damage on things like ttar and infernape. The 2nd layer only comes later if I'm playing full stall. I don't like to let Roserade die early. So it's not a suicide lead per-say. However I don't like to use it lategame since it really is Salamence bait, a Pokemon that when wielded correctly is one of the few deuteronomys who can really give me problems.
Latias (F) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP/252 Spd/4 SAtk
- Dragon Pulse
An odd set, but it really holds the team together. It provides me with a second fire resist that you'll see later that I lacked for a while and really bit me on the ass whenever Blissey got boomed on. Substitute is great on Latias and if I get into a groove with Latias my opponent can really be in a world of trouble. The speed is really what drew me to using Latias, as having a good revenge answer for Mixmence is something any team needs. Sometimes if I'm feeling randy I'll even try and bait Mence into Fire Blast! Fuck Mence though...
Machamp (M) @ Choice Band
EVs: 128 HP/252 Atk /128 Spe
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
With a Choice Band, Machamp reaches an attack stat of 591. With 120 Base Power a STABbed Choice Band Close Combat will make the hell out of my opponent. It 2HKOes every Pokemon that doesent ressist it. Payback OHKOes Gengar,Rotoms and Cresselia. ThunderPunch is there for Gyarados. Ice Punch make pringles out of Salamence,Flygon,Dragonite and Gliscor. If it get statused, the 1.5x boost from Guts alongside the boost from Choice Band, making Machamp even a bigger beast.
All in all, the star of the team.
Electivire (M) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Motor Drive
EVs: 36 Atk/252 SpA/220 Spe
- Cross Chop
- HP Ice
Do not come and tell me that electivire sucks. Because this shit has saved me many times. It is absolutely amazing, when Gyara is out, and the opponent will use the electric attack comes this guy in and takes the attack. Motor Drive increases the speed and it is ready and sweep your team.
Gyarados (M) @ Salac Berry
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
- Dragon Dance
DD is my basic setup move, and without it the set almost crumbles. Waterfall is my STAB, Substitute on somthing that will give me a free round, and Bounce for Fighting pokes.
I ran Salac over Liechi for hunging up with allt the Scarfs around.
Is there anything more to write about this thing? You all know how it works.
Magnezone (M) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Magnet Pull
EVs: 4 HP/252 SpA/252 Spe
- HP Fire
- Flash Cannon
For the record this thing has saved my butt so many times its not even funny.
This thing is the worlds best steel killer. I can normally threaten dragons that i have hp ice and scare them away. I only use this guy once its late in the game and i can come in and revenge kill everything with flash cannon or thunderbolt, if he gets low on health i will normally save him for later so he can come in and explode. If mmy opponent threatens me with a possible ground attack i switch in togekiss or salamence then i can either wish with togekiss or i can be OUTRAGEOUS with salamence.
That concludes my team, i beilieve that this team works really well and is able to counter nearly everything.
But i need you to help me, so please. Dont be afraid of rating!
Many people has helping me building it also, thank you everyone.