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#1the_NGWPosted 11/9/2013 7:22:02 PM
Gengar@Gengarite
Modest
Levitate/Shadow Tag
Substitute
Focus Blast
Shadow Ball
Sludge Bomb

So Gengar isn't as optimized as it should be. His speed IV is lacking, he doesn't have the ideal nature, and he wasn't bred with disable. He was caught in the wild as a shiny Haunter, and...I had to use it. Modest isn't a terrible nature for him at least. I did at least EV train him properly.

Gliscor@Toxic Orb
Impish
Poison Heal
Protect
Substitute
Toxic
Earthquake

Your typical subtoxic set, has worked out rather well for me. In this case I actually did put forth the effort to breed for nature, IVs, ability and the like. Wound up with 31/31/24-25/0-3/30/31 and decided to run with it rather than spend x amount of time more to perfect it. EV spread should be like: HP: 244, Speed: 224, Def: 40

Avalugg@Weakness Policy
Impish
Sturdy
Rapid Spin
Avalanche
Recover
Earthquake

Really liking this guy. He is a fantastic physical wall and can surprisingly take out some serious competitors, or at the very least get a nice revenge kill with sturdy and weakness policy (just don't expect him to survive after that)..and yes I know that isn't exactly the definition of revenge kill but eh details. Was thinking of going for Roar over Rapid Spin, punish opponents that try to set up, especially since I basically never see entry hazards on randoms. EVs were invested in defense and hp, with the remaining in attack.

Klefki@Leftovers
Calm
Prankster
Substitute
Thunder Wave
Swagger
Foul Play

Everyone's favorite annoying little ****er. He rounds out the stall-tactics on my team, and has single-handedly won me games a surprisingly large number of times. The only real downside is that he really does rely on coin flips as to whether or not he is actually going to be successful and while a strong defensive type, there are times that he just can't take a beating (namely from things like earthquake).

Aegislash@Air Balloon
Brave
Stance Change
King's Shield
Swords Dance
Shadow Sneak
Sacred Sword

Yes it's stance dance, yes it can be predictable, and as such you need to use that predictability to your advantage. I've definitely managed to catch people off guard and exploit their expectations (attacking when they expect me to king's shield back into shield forme, for example). It's a gimmicky set, it's definitely overused, but dammit I like him before he was good.

Malamar@Dread Plate (I really don't know what to have her hold, I rarely use her beyond countering Aegislash or heavy set-up Pokemon)
Naive
Contrary
Topsy-Turvy
Foul Play
Swagger
Superpower

Superpower Contrary is a nice combination, and as I said I like using Malamar as a good solid counter to things like Aegislash or Pokemon that do a lot of setting up.
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#2the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 7:39:01 PM
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#3KIngdomSora50Posted 11/9/2013 7:42:00 PM
Nice team, but you could give Malamar Night Slash instead of Foul Play to abuse the attack boosts from Superpower.
#4the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 7:48:35 PM
KIngdomSora50 posted...
Nice team, but you could give Malamar Night Slash instead of Foul Play to abuse the attack boosts from Superpower.


This is true. Since Topsy-Turvy already punishes set-up, and works well enough with swagger on its own, better to have another solid attack that can deal with some of Malamar's weaknesses.
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#5the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 10:50:14 PM
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#6the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/9/2013 11:21:40 PM
Bump for more opinions
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#7the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 9:23:21 AM
Last bump before work
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#8the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 12:56:12 PM
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#9TG_WolfPosted 11/10/2013 1:06:51 PM(edited)
A Mold Breaker team-set could flatten your team but other than that, it's pretty good. You might want to look into a Bulky/Wall that doesn't utilize Sturdy as its fallback as well.

As much as I understand the lure of using a Shiny you will need to get an Optimized Gengar. He's easy enough to take out even as Mega as it is.

Also with your Malamar, a Klefki can be its worst enemy causing Swagger to be even more detrimental to you.
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#10the_NGW(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 4:30:54 PM
Mold Breaker only really hurts Avalugg, so not too worried about that.

And yeah, I was thinking of breeding for a new Gengar, just...hard to not use the shiny haha.

Klefki has given me trouble before, and it definitely hurts Malamar more, like you said. Just gotta be careful around it I suppose.

Thinking of roar over spin on Avalugg, yeah/no?
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