Sorry that it's been so long since I've last posted anything. I had exams, followed by a week's holiday. I obviously did nothing for that entire week :). The results for the tests went okay, but you know when a test has a class pass rate of 30% that expectations should be low lol.
Anyways, today I'd like to post a team that I've been using for the past month and a half. My good friend and Pokémon genius alike: Morné, suggested that I should use Charizard Y because "it's your type of Pokémon". I had complained that I was struggling to find a Mega Pokémon that I liked, and he immediately suggested it. I responded that Charizard Y is rubbish since it's only 100% accurate move is Solar Beam which is not the most ideal move to rely upon. Then I had the sudden epiphany: I don't have to use what 90% of other players are using and I knew that I was going to use Flamethrower in place of Overheat. Albeit this was easily two-three months ago and I'm quite ashamed that it took me so long to look into it. I have previously posted a team that had the Earth, Fairy, Fire core as a ideal team for SA Nats; so I knew that I Landorus-T and Sylveon would be good partners to Charizard Y.
I did also look towards Terrakion as my Fighting-type, since it 'sfaster than most Pokémon doing the rounds atm. However, I did want something with more bulk, so I immediately thought of Conkeldurr, since it basically did everything I wanted it to.
Having a Steel-type on a team is pretty much a must! (In my opinion at least.) I had seen quite a few teams pair Char Y with Heatran. I didn't even need to test this out to know that I wouldn't like it. Having two Fire-types was a bit excessive for me, and I'd much rather have better coverage since all Heatran would bring to the fore was Flash Cannon. So, almost instinctively, I fell back to Aegislash. I like Aegi on this team since it means I can have a second potential Wide Guard user. Although after using WGuard for a while, I swiftly changed to Substitute instead. Here are my reasons why: smacking Wide Guard onto a Pokémon to protect Charizard from Rock Slides isn't the best plan in the world. Charizard shouldn't have to stay in on a move that it's 4 times weak to.
Then the final member I added was Thundurus-I to bring in a Taunt user and the only form of speed control on the team.
Now, before you say anything more, I know this team looks incredibly similar to Bopper's US Nats team. Needless to say, but I'm still going to, we arrived at these same teams independently of one another. I'm glad to see he did so well with the same Pokémon that I thought would work well.
A disclaimer before the team -> this is the first and last time a team I post has a theme. I am quite a Gintama fan, and therefore the team members are nicknamed after some of the shows characters.
Kagura -- Charizard (F) @ Charizardite Y
EVs: 244 HP / 20 Def / 44 SpA / 4 SpD / 196 Spe
- Heat Wave
- Solar Beam
Pachi -- Thundurus @ Sitrus Berry
EVs: 236 HP / 100 Def / 12 SpA / 128 SpD / 32 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk / 30 Def
- Thunder Wave
- Hidden Power [Ice]
Sadaharu -- Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 20 HP / 180 Atk / 4 Def / 52 SpD / 252 Spe
- Rock Slide
Otae -- Sylveon (F) @ Pixie Plate
EVs: 252 HP / 20 Def / 204 SpA / 4 SpD / 28 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Quick Attack
- Helping Hand ---> great for boosted spread moves
Gorilla -- Conkeldurr @ Assault Vest
EVs: 92 HP / 236 Atk / 72 Def / 108 SpD
IVs: 15 Spe ----> underspeeds minimun Speed Aegislash
- Mach Punch
- Drain Punch
- Ice Punch
- Knock Off
Hijikata -- Aegislash @ Life Orb
Ability: Stance Change
EVs: 244 HP / 188 SpA / 76 SpD
IVs: 0 Atk
- King's Shield
- Shadow Ball
- Flash Cannon