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Hi All ,
I recently started playing some competitive play and made a team . Idk if this team I made is good or not . I need the help of you people for this .

My Team

Gardevoir @ Fairium Z
Ability: Trace
Timid Nature

  • Psyshock / Psychic
  • Shadow Ball
  • Energy Ball
  • Moonblast

Gyarados @ Gyaradosite
Ability: Mold Breaker
Jolly Nature

  • Dragon Dance
  • Ice Fang
  • Earthquake
  • Waterfall

Zapdos @ Leftovers
Ability: Static
Bold Nature

  • Discharge
  • Toxic
  • Substitute
  • Roost
    Ig the Zapdos set is bad …

Gengar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Cursed Body
Timid Nature

  • Shadow Ball
  • Taunt
  • Sludge Wave
  • Dark Pulse

Infernape @ Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
Timid Nature

  • Nasty Plot
  • Vacuum Wave
  • Flamethrower
  • Grass Knot

Scizor @ Focus Sash
Ability: Technician
Impish Nature

  • Bullet Punch
  • Bug Bite
  • Roost
  • Swords Dance

Rules of team

No more than 1 Pokémon can be put to sleep on the same team.
No eggs in the team are allowed.
Banned Abilities: Arena Trap, Moody, Shadow Tag, Power Construct.
Banned Moves: Baton Pass, Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, Sheer Cold, Double Team, Minimize.
Banned Pokémon: Aegislash, Arceus, Blaziken, Darkrai, Deoxys, Dialga, Genesect, Gengar-Mega, Giratina, Greninja, Groudon, Ho-Oh, Hoopa-Unbound, Kangaskhan-Mega, Kyogre, Kyurem-White, Landorus-Incarnate, Lucario-Mega, Lugia, Mawile-Mega, Metagross-Mega, Mewtwo, Palkia, Rayquaza, Reshiram, Salamenece-Mega, Sableye-Mega, Shaymin-Sky, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zekrom, Zygarde.
• Pokemons from Gen 7 and Gen 8 are banned for now . Only pokemons upto Gen 6 can be used.

Can anyone please rate my team and say improvements :pray: :pray: :pray:
@ezlaturbo @PeterHolmes74 guys please help :pray: :pray:
Others also please help :pray:

What format are you playing?

Single . One vs One

Also need to know what Generation. Let me guess gen 7 OU?

Pokemons from Gen 7 and Gen 8 are banned . Only pokemons upto Gen 6 can be used .

But Z Moves can be used

Then where are you playing this?

In discord bot (Myuu)

Well, I don’t know about what Pokémon used there are. But otherwise looks quite decent for a format without any established META, correct me if I’m wrong.

Are there IVs and EVs included?

yes those are also present

Its basically like a real pokemon game .
We must catch pokemons and train them and make them ready for competitive battles .

Then I’d say go for what compliments your Pokémon’s playstyle, like your Zapdos’ stall set would go well with heavy bulk, and your Infernape fast and hard-hitting. You likely understand it.

So my team is good ?

That would again heavily depend on the META, but it looks decent enough. They cover each other’s weaknesses well enough, but never make anything too permanent. Be ready to switch some out for a better core.

Though you may want some more defensive walls on your team. Your Scizor or Zapdos won’t last long if your opponent has a strong special attacker or especially fire coverage for Scizor. Besides, most of the Pokémon are pretty frail. There are a lot of good Pokémon for this, like Skarmory, Gliscor, Blissey, Hippowdon, the Regies, etc.

You could also use some utility mons, for setting up hazards or removing hazards (Rapid Spin or Defog). A Pokémon good for both of these is Skarmory and Excadrill.

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oh so which one should I remove for them

I’m probably not qualified enough for making a decision like that. But maybe replace Gardevoir with a Clefable, who is absolutely broken. You could potentially switch out Infernape for Landorus-Therian (I think he’s allowed) and then Scizor for Skarmory.
Don’t take my word on this! I’m not that good competitively.
You can look up builds for them on Smogon.

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It looks like Gen 6 OU, so PeterHolmes can probably give a better critique than me, but I’ll give it a shot. Does this not have EVs, or how does that work? I’d not use Fairium Gardevoir, and replace it with Garchomp. A Firium-Z or Rockium-Z Garchomp with SD, Scale Shot, Earthquake, and Stone Edge/Fire Fang would be good. I reccomend SEdge on Chomp. Gyarados looks fine ig, you could run Crunch over Ice Fang for STAB, tho it has marginally less BP vs grasses. (120 vs. 130) Zapdos could run Volt Switch and Heat Wave over Discharge and Sub, but if you want SubToxic this works fine. If you can get Pressure, you could SubRoost out things like Stone Edge from slower mons. Choice Scarf Gengar is an enormous waste, run Specs if you’re choiced, with Focus Blast over Dark Pulse. You could also run Life Orb, just please replace Dark Pulse, it’s redundant coverage. However, if you’re Choiced, run the likes of Toxic or Dazzling Gleam over Taunt. Infernape’s set is fine ig, not my personal choice for a set. Scizor should be Leftovers, with U-Turn over Bug Bite, so that you have a pivoting core with Zapdos+Scizor, breakers in Garchomp and Gengar, and 2 strong wincons in Gyarados and Infernape.

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Ok I will try that thank you for telling :slight_smile: :pray: