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Feedback Gen 7 OU


New Trainer
Join Date
Mar 4, 2019
Before I start, I just wanted to apologize if I am doing anything wrong. This is my first post, so go easy on me. I was hoping for some feedback on my gen 7 OU team.

Blissey @ Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Toxic
- Soft-Boiled
- Heal Bell
- Fire Blast

This is my tank, which usually toxic stalls. Really reliable, and most people don't expect fire blast on it, which ends up taking out some pokemon.

Toxapex (F) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Baneful Bunker
- Toxic Spikes
- Recover
- Toxic

I usually start with toxapex. I setup using toxic spikes, then use toxic. After that I just stall for as long as I can using baneful bunker + recover, and if that's not viable I switch out. Also rather reliable.

Haxorus (M) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Mold Breaker
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Outrage
- Brick Break
- Aqua Tail

Physcial Sweeper. Outrage has definitely proven useful, rest are mostly for coverage.

Infernape (M)
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Rash Nature
- Grass Knot
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Vacuum Wave

Special Sweeper. Vacuum wave for revenge kill is pretty nice, sometimes I end up using earthquake, but rest haven't been really great.

Lucario @ Life Orb
Ability: Steadfast
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Swords Dance
- Extreme Speed
- Stone Edge

Physical sweeper. Never have the chance to use swords dance, but extreme speed is nice. Stone edge is super useful.

Alakazam (M) @ Alakazite
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Recover
- Shadow Ball

Special Sweeper. Along with toxapex and blissey, probably the only pokemon which all the moves prove useful.

Things I might need help on:
- Earthquake sweeps my team
- I don't feel like I have a ton of coverage

One of my battles: https://replay.pokemonshowdown.com/gen7ou-1153894818
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Adept Trainer
Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Join Date
May 1, 2020
United Kingdom
Time Zone
Greenwich Mean Time
I'm rusty as hell and never played Gen 7, but I'll just throw out some general advice.

- Blissey - I'd go flamethrower over Fire Blast for more PP and better accuracy. Blissey is going to be around a long time, so hitting things 24 times is a lot more than hitting something 8 times.

- Toxapex - I'd drop Toxic or Toxic Spikes, as having both is a bit counter productive. You don't have anything that blocks Rapid Spin or Defiant / Competitive to dissuade Defog, so I would consider dropping Toxic Spikes for something else.

- Haxorus - Consider Poison Jab or Iron Head / Tail for Fairies over Brick Break. Most Steels won't like Earthquake, or STAB Outrage anyway.

- Infernape - Swap Vacuum Wave for Close Combat, as after STAB it is only base 60, where as Close Combat is 180. He's fast and fragile, so you've got to get kills or die trying. If you want to use him to revenge kill, consider Choice Scarf. With it he out runs almost anything after a boost, and so can be a great utility check to anything that gets out of hand or sets up on Toxapex or Blissey.

Also get rid of Earthquake, maybe for Hidden Power [Ice] or another coverage move.

Also go for a Speed boosting nature in Hasty or Naive, as he can outrun stuff like Charizard, Salamence and Ninetales.

- Lucario - I've always gone Ice Punch for Gliscor over Stone Edge, as Lucario is super reliable once set up and is a great win condition. Stone Edge's 80% accuracy will lose you games, and I like the guranteedness of Ice Punch.

If you want to help him get set up, consider some slow U-turners to help get him in.

- Alakazam - Seems fine, again, U-turn will help get him in safely so he can start threatening stuff.

Your team is either really bulky, or really fragile, and don't seem to mesh well. I'd consider U-turn on Infernape and maybe swap Blissey and Toxapex out for help pivot in your threats.

Hope this helps, good luck!