RMT Gen 7 Rate / Improve my Team (My last competitive matches haves been in D/P)

Alozsonofzeus

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Hey guys,

since Diamond and Perl I havent been playing competitive Pokemon online battles. A few days ago I just had the idea to go back to the roots and visit Pokemon Showdown and right now Smogon. In a nutshell: I want to win alot of battles on showdown but there is so much new stuff I have to read and learn (Especially about the new meta). Thats why I'm here, and I hope one of you guys can support me with my team. Lets go.

First of all: I dont know if my EV splits and attacks on each Pokemon are really good. I love Tyranitar and I would love to run a bulky offense team with Tyranitar. I also wanted to have a balanced team (Sadly 4 out of 6 Pokemon in this team have a 4x weakness, even it is balanced) and the possibility, that I'm able to switch into two or more Pokemon when one of my Pokemon faces a huge threat in the battle. What I currently dont like is the fact, that only Mega-Scizor has U-turn, and that there is not another pokemon in my team which has something like volt-switch.

:sm/tyranitar:
Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Crunch
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake

Tyranitar: The Wallbreaker.
[Edited]. I really want to run an adamant TTar with Dragon Dance and 252 EVs on attack. I'm not sure if the Item makes sense. Is there a better TTar set when it comes to the EV split and attacks?

:sm/azumarill:
Azumarill @ Normalium Z
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Play Rough
- Knock Off
- Belly Drum

Azumarill: The Sweeper.
Yesterday in the evening I had this idea: Why not support TTar with Azumarill? Tyranitar is extremely weak to fight attacks, Azumarill isnt. Also Azumarill can be really deadly, since it has the ability Huge Power. The combination of Normalium Z and Belly Drum looked pretty sick to me.

:sm/latios:
Latios (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Defog
- Ice Beam
- Psychic
- Draco Meteor

Latios: The Hazard Controller.
To get some control of Hazard Setter I have been choosing Latios with Defog. To get more speed into my team I did choose a Latios with a Timid nature. While Tyranitar is pretty slow, Azumarill is only a big deal when using Aqua Jet.

:sm/tapu-bulu:
Tapu Bulu @ Leftovers
Ability: Grassy Surge
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Taunt
- Horn Leech
- Swords Dance
- Megahorn

Tapu Bulu: The Stallbreaker.
When I remember the times in D/P I did hate Stall. Even if I won against stall teams, i hated to fight them. Tapu Bulu seems to me pretty good when it comes to the role as a Stallbreaker. While Horn Leech helps to get more life points back, Megahorn can cause alot of damage. Swords Dance could help me to cause more damage to stall pokemon. Taunt locks the stall pokemon in one move and thats why Tapu Bulu is important in my team.

:sm/heatran:
Heatran @ Air Balloon
Ability: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Fire Blast
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Flash Cannon

Heatran: The Hazard Setter.
To be honest, I dont know if this set is good. But at least one thing is sure to me: I want Heatran as a Hazard setter. Beside having him playing the role as a Hazard Setter, I also wanted him to be a Pokemon which can cause alot of damage. Thats why I did put Fire Blast and Flash Cannon (because of STAB) as movesets.

:sm/scizor-mega:
Scizor-Mega @ Scizorite
Ability: Technician
EVs: 4 Def / 252 Atk / 252 HP
Adamant Nature
- Bullet Punch
- U-turn
- Superpower
- Swords Dance

Scizor-Mega: The Pivot.
Technician allows Scizor-Mega to cause more damage with bullet punch. Since Scizor-Mega is pretty slow, bullet punch gives him the abilty to cause some damage to the opponent first. U-turn is pretty important to me, because its a STAB and gives me the ability to change Scizor-Mega if I face a huge threat.

All in all: Currently I need some help when it comes to the EV spreads. I like bulky and strong pokemon. I'm also not sure which attacks could be better in my team. Hopefully one of you guys can help me here and get a good team.

Thanks for reading and your help,

ALoZ
 

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Hi! Welcome back to the competitive battling scene! I'll take it from the top.

Tyranitar is a rather slow Pokemon to be using Dragon Dance. It can still work, but you would need to move your EVs from HP to Speed. That makes Tyranitar a bit faster, but not quite as bulky. If you want to use a Dragon Dance set, I think you should either give it Rockium Z to hold, and make it your Z-move user, or give it Tyranitarite so it can Mega Evolve to get more Speed and bulk. If you do that, you will need to make one other change somewhere:

--If Tyranitar holds a Z-Crystal, you can try giving Azumarill an Assault Vest and replacing Belly Drum with Liquidation.
--If Tyranitar holds a Mega Stone, you can try giving Scizor a Choice Band and replacing Swords Dance with Knock Off or Quick Attack.

The Latios set looks fine. Why did you choose to run Ice Beam? Also, is there any particular reason you have Megahorn on Tapu Bulu?

The last thing is that I'm not sure about Flash Cannon on Heatran. It doesn't provide you much good coverage. I think Earth Power is usually a more common choice.
 
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