This is my first RMT thread. So I'm sorry if its not the best RMT. Anyway not long ago I made a monoPsychic team. It is pretty successful in OU. So now I decided to make more monotype teams. I might make one for each type.
So my next monotype is flying. Yes I know Flying is not the best monotype to use. But surprisingly it has done quite nicely so far. And I've won a good amount of battles with this team. However I feel like this team can be improved. So any suggestions/tips/advice is appreciated and I will consider every suggestion.
So here is the team at a glance:
Skarmory @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Brave Bird
- Stealth Rock
Skarmory is my lead most of the time. Depending on the situation I would either setup StealthRocks, or switch to something else such as Xatu. Bravebird is just so he isn't completely useless if Taunted.
Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Volt Switch
- Focus Blast
Thundurus-T is here to absorb incoming Electric attacks. T-bolt is his main STAB move, however Volt Switch is in case I need to switch to something else. The other moves are coverage.
Honchkrow @ Life Orb
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 Spd
- Brave Bird
- Sucker Punch
Honchkrow can be a powerful sweeper especially after just 1 Moxie boost. SuckerPunch is for anything faster that could OHKO him. Roost increases his lifespan since I find I need him to help take down fast Psychics or Ghosts (Alakazam, Lati@s)
Staraptor @ Choice Band
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
- Close Combat
- Quick Attack
- Brave Bird
I really love this Starapor set. He usually can get OHKOs or 2HKOs on quite alot of Pokemon. Bravebird is usually his attack of choice. His purpose is to come in and hit something hard and get out.
Xatu @ Leftovers
Trait: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Spd
- Thunder Wave
The problem with monoflying is the Stealthrock weakness and no rapid spinner. So Xatu is here because of Magic Bounce. Its the only way (with good prediction/mind games) to prevent SR being setup. Thunderwave is to cripple Pokemon who can outspeed my team. And roost is to keep him alive as long as possible for Magic Bounce support.
Salamence @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Aerial Ace
The final spot on my team is Salamence. I chose scarf so that it can outspeed most Pokemon in OU. Fast physical sweeper. Enough said.
The main problems this team can face:
-Physical walls. Most of my team are physical attackers
-Stealth Rocks if they manage to get setup. I've still managed to win a few games even with the SR damage.
-Ice type attacks are my main problems. I don't have much of a problem with electric attacks because of Thundurus-T.
Here are a few changes I've been thinking about:
-Replace something with Gliscor
-Replace something with Gyarados.
-Replace 1 of Skarmory's moves with Spikes