eh... that was the first team i thought up in a couple months. my previous team had been slaughtering my friends but now they're starting to put up a challenge so i figured it was time for a change. i'm out of practice when it comes to making teams
Ugh, NO one rates my team?! DX What is this... ? .-. [/sob]
Magikarp runs are completely impossible, thanks to the pressence of the 3rd gym in Plat (5th in DP), which hosts all ghost types. Having only normal moves, Magikarp presents absolutely no way to kill them. ... If it wasn't for that, it'd be possible, but... Ugh, damn ghost types.
I can only show up on friday and the weekends; with rare exceptions such as this late night of a Thursday. So, yeah.
Shuckle=crap compared to the godly Cradily. I used one a long time ago in one of my experimental Sandstorm teams. It worked very well, to my suprise. Brilliant wall, really.
I'm going to mention right now, without very reliable, typically overused walls (SkarmBliss, Bronzong, etc.), stall teams fall apart, especially residual teams that don't focus 100% on entry hazards (and namely, Toxic Spikes). Ever since Platinum, the metagame's been faster than ever, and I'm pretty sure my newest team would beat this one fairly easy; but then again, I have absolutely no right to speak, I've never ran a stall team in my life. A balanced team is as far as I went; and only once too. :P
... I used to think he did too, but then I remembered it was Ice Punch he used in Gen 3 and before. Which is obviously useless in Gen 4, ofcourse.
Sp. Def: 626
Cradily's Sp. Def rivals Shuckle's, but Cradily has a Recovery move, can status more effectively, can continue raising defenses, hit much harder (even though it's not that hard), and have more than double HP all the while. Stockpile stall-Cradily is brilliant in a sandstorm, Shadow. While the move sucks, Cradily makes amazing use of it.
But, either way, you should not be using this team at all. The fastest poke that has a chance to do more than suicide lead is Infernape, which isn't that fast, when you've got pokemon like Latias and Starmie wreaking havoc; as well as a myriad of dangerous Scarf'd pokemon. The many priority users/sweepers can be dangerous, too.
Not to mention you've got gaping weaknesses. 4x to Rock (without a single resist! Are you insane, anything fast with a Band and Stone Edge ruins you! DX), 3x to Ice, 3x to Water, and with unreliable resists to Electric and Ground (Gravity teams will be having fun), this team doesn't really shine... It's perfectly fine for non-competitive battling, but... this team could be so much better, yeah?
will try it later when I'm not in class
I haven't really had anyone to battle with lately so I came here to see if i could get some random matches and some advice lol. I do know a bit about the competitive world, but i haven't had many competitive battles so I'm not that great. I usually just play for fun :P
Anywho, wanna battle? again, sometime when I'm not in class lol
I'll work on this team a bit when i get the chance. I'll definitely switch barrier for stockpile and I'll make a lead tyranitar. I had a skarmory when i first made this team... he was good, but boring. I should make a better one O.o and yeah, ill find something to replace clefable.... still gonna keep her for whenever i wanna play just for fun. The only thing that kept me from using toxic spikes before was that the people i usually battled had lots of poison pokemon, making the spikes useless and a waste of time almost every match. I do like the idea of them though.... especially cause im focusing on poison status with this team. As for gengar.... psychic was mainly for all the poison types i ran into. Could be fun to switch it for trick. Now i remember why he has such a crappy nature XD he was one of the first pokes i EV trained and at the time, i didn't have anyone to trade with. So i just wandered around in the haunted house thingy catching gengars and i took the first one that had a nature that didnt decrease speed or SpA ^.^"
So yeah.... this team was just made to battle my friends and the pokemon i already knew they had. None of them had a lead aerodactyl or tyranitar.... half of them didnt even know what EV training was.... hence, stalling and using fun, uncommon pokemon rather than going straight for the slaughter. I'll switch it up now so its more suited to random OU battles
Ahh, that's the way to go. Playing sheerly for being competitive gets a bit monotonous over time, playing for fun prolongs the experience. It's why I regularly (... or, used to) create new teams to not only test my own skill, but to keep things lively.
But ya, sure, I'll battle later. I never turn down a battle, it's too fun of an offer to let pass by. =)
The Skarmory I mentioned for your team was sort of a rushed/exhausted example, really... Unless you're switching Forretress out for him, having two spikers isn't the best idea (unless ofcourse, Forretress takes on the job of TSpiking, then you're completing the stall team's criteria for pwn).
Ahh, good times, the first poke you've ever EV trained... I EV trained a Ninjask as my first. And what do you know, it failed.
Lol, all the friends I know that ever played pokemon have no idea what EV training is, such a shame, really. But hey, that's what the internet's for. :P