So for those of you that dont know sun is my favourite weather to run. I feel its more of a challenge to run but is just as good as any weather when pulled off right. Also if you dont know rain is extremely common in the BW2 metagame making sun even harder to pull of dealing with new threats such as Keldeo, Tornadus-T and of course the potent threat of Thunderus-T. So between the enjoyment and challenge of sun it was only natural I try and make a Sun team that works really well. This is the first serious team iv made since that one UU team I posted here that peaked number 5 on the UU ladder. This team its self has done well for me and at one stage peaked in to top 100 (86) on the pokemon online OU ladder with 1412 points. Since then I lost a few games and started trying out some new teams and havnt had another crack at laddering it agian. So without further ado lets meet the team....
So lets start off with saying that Ninetales is not a good pokemon. Its weak to stealth rock which is a terrible thing for weather pokemon. Its got no real good attacking options and its only good stats are its special defense and its speed. However I need Ninetales to set up the weather. I also like how the oppositions team can get so focused on trying to kill Ninetales. Once the weather war is over Ninetales usually becomes my first death fodder how ever this set can actually acheive something. Flamethrower is for Stab, Will-o-wisp is to cripple physical attackers and make Nintales somewhat bulky. Substitute is to black status and Pain split is an interesting new move it gets through move tutors and can keep Ninetales around a lot longer.
Man I love Jirachi, such a good pokemon. Jirachi has one of the biggest roles in supporting this team. First you'll notice Stealth Rocks which is vital to this team. Next is wish which is not only good for Jirachi himself but great to wish pass to damaged pokemon. Body slam is a great move with a 60% chance to paralize which can provide huge support to this team. I run Body Slam over thunder wave because of Thunderus-T's immunity. The last move is iron head which is there to abuse since it has a 60% chance to flinch the opponent. As well as providing great support to this team Jirachi is my only Dragon resist which I need and he also wall Tornadus-T's without Heat Wave.
Again Latias provides a major defensive role on this team. Its main job is to switch into some of rains biggest threats such as Keldeo and Thunderus-T. It can also pull off a Sweep if it sets up but thats rare.
Calm Mind boost my Special Defense which allows me to take on special attackers better, it also boost my special attack which lets Latias hit hard when it needs to. Dragon Pulse is for STAB, Refresh lets me set up on walls, its also very helpful since Latias switches in alot on Politoeds who often carry Toxic. The last move, Roost is for recovery and allows Latias to stay alive as long as possible. I decided to give up Latias great Natural speed stat for Defensive EV's to to help deal with TechniLoom and Keldeo better. Iv also recently been thinking about swapping this set out for a Sub Calm mind set with max speed instead of the defensive Ev's so leave your thoughts on that.
Adamant@Choice Band@Thick Fat
Mamoswine again plays a vital role in this team. Right now Mamoswine is one of the best pokmeon to use in the metagame. His main role is to revenge pokemon with his priority Ice Shard. This includes the new Genie forms and most important Dragons. If you havent notice Jirachi is my only Dragon Resist and most Salamence and Dragonites can beat him if they are not locked into out rage. Thats where mamo comes in, no matter how many DD they have set up he can always revenge Salamence and same with Dragonite providing it doesnt have multiscale in tact. Icilce Crash is extremly powerful option if mamo is faster as is Earthquake. Stone edge rounds out coverage.
Techniloom is AMAZING. I origanlly had Venusaur in this spot but Venusaur relies on the sun to much and with how dominate Rain is atm it can be hard to keep up. However getting rid of Venusaur has been the best decision made for this team. Breloom just fits it so much better. The main reason im using Breloom here is its ability to match up well agaist the opposing weather starters. Politoed is destroyed by a bullet seed and Tyranitar fears the Mach Punch. Not only that but Breloom can make a pokemon useless thanks to spore's 100% accuracy. Sword Dance is to set up and believe me when he does Breloom will often sweep an entire team. Bullet seed has amazing power after the tech boost, at worst it has 75BP without STAB and at best it has an amazing 187.5BP with out STAB. Mach Punch is the clutch on this set, It has great power after the Technician boost and Stab and thanks to its priority it allows Breloom to destriy faster Threats without Priority of their own.
Hydreigon as well as been one of my favourite pokemon is extremely dangerouse. Hydreigon great typing causes many switches which I can take advantage of and set up a sub. With Hydreigon great power and move pool most pokemon in the tier are 2hit Ko'ed by it and if I get a free sub it can usually spell GG to the other team. I usually try and save him for late game where he can do the most damage. Dragon Pulse is for a powerful Stab that doesnt lower my Sp.Atk, Fire Blast is extremely powerful in sun and destroys any steel type thats not names Heatran. Lastly Earthpower is a nice alternative to Focus Blast and allows me to hit Heartan harder.
So here's my sun team. The first thing you will notice is I dont have many pokemon that really abuse the sun but thats actually a good thing with how hard it can be to keep sun up. The other thing you may notice is I dont have a rapid spinner but honestly I dont really think I need one. If you have any suggestions on how this team can improve or any changes to movesets, Ev's or anything please feel free to say them, thanks.