Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Team Spotlight: My Regional's Team

So like I promised last week, this week I want to spotlight the teams that Team Knockout used at Regionals... starting with my own of course.

My strategy was a relatively simple one, put as much damage on the opponent from field affects as possible, including things like Spikes, Stealth Rock, Hail, etc.

My team consisted of:
Item- Brightpower
Attacks- Hail, Protect, Spikes, Blizzard

Item- Leftovers
Attacks: Stealth Rock, Yawn, Zen Headbutt, Protect

Item- Life Orb
Attacks- Spark, Explosion, Thunder, Endure

Item- Muscle Band
Attacks- Rock Slide, Thunderpunch, Overheat, Close Combat

Item- Choice Band
Attacks- Ice Punch, Bullet Punch, Zen Headbutt, Earthquake

Roserade (shiny)
Item- Black Sludge
Attacks- Toxic Spikes, Magical Leaf, Aromatherapy, Shadow Ball

For the most part the strategy is simple, using Froslass and Uxie (and in some instances Roserade) to put Hail, Spikes, and Stealth Rock (or in the case of Roserade... Toxic Spikes) and then switch Uxie (since Froslass is now more evasive since Hail is going) for Electrode and explode. With the Life Orb Electrode can take out most sweepers, and with it's speed can out run almost anything that isn't Choice Scarfed (which increases thier speed by 1.5). Using this strategy the opponent potentially loses 2 of the 4 pokemon that they have on their team since the rules only allow 4 pokemon on a team at a time. Uxie also knows Protect should the Froslass have to be swapped it will be safe from the Explosion.

After this Metagross or Infernape can be used to swap in for the now fainted Electrode. Both have very strong moves for attacking two pokemon at once (Rock Slide and Earthquake) as does Froslass (Blizzard) this will usually make short work of the remaining two pokemon. The only thing is if Metagross is going to use Earthquake Froslass needs to Protect so as to not faint itself, and after that the Metagross will have to be switched if it needs to use a different move or if Earthquake is fine then Froslass needs to switch to Uxie because Uxie is immune to Earthquake.

Well, that's it for this spotlight, I think I'm going to work on my Giratina a bit. If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them!

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