Opinions on my New moon team for first E4 fight?

Gengar @ Gengarite
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature

  • Shadow Ball
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Psychic
  • Focus Blast

Spiritomb @ Dark Rock
Ability: Noctem
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature

  • Memento
  • Knock Off
  • Sucker Punch
  • Will-O-Wisp

Greninja @ Choice Specs
Ability: Protean
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature

  • Surf
  • Dark Pulse
  • Ice Beam
  • Grass Knot

Giratina @ Griseous Orb
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
Modest Nature

  • Shadow Ball
  • Draco Meteor
  • Earth Power
  • Aura Sphere

Clefable @ Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 192 Def / 64 SpD
Bold Nature

  • Stealth Rock
  • Moonlight
  • Toxic
  • Protect

D.Scyther @ Eviolite
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature

  • Hone Claws
  • Close Combat
  • Icicle Crash
  • Stone Edge

All team members are Lvl 98 and have perfect IV’s.


As Giratina’s HP are already so high, I think going Max Def instead of Max HP has a higher impact. However, I recommend going for Max speed anyway. It’s too bad you have a Modest one, Shadow Force and Phantom Force are immediate under new moon, giving you an amazing STAB.

I also recommend Rest or Pain Split for Spiritomb. Sacrificing your only weather setter is a very bold move.

I only have 1 set-up sweeper so I don’t need Spiritomb to last forever, he usually uses will-o-wisp/knock off on the first turn then switches out and memento’s the next time he comes in to allow scyther to set-up easily and sweep whatever’s left. My other members are strong enough to hold their own without the weather, the weather is just a bonus so losing Spiritomb isn’t the biggest loss for the team.

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