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Author:   xhunter
Date:   Oct 6, 12 at 5:58pm (PST)
Subject:   [RMT][Gen5 OU]Chlorophyll Sweeper
Hello all, currently I've been trying a few different Pokemon in a team after being out of competitive battling for quite a long time. Obviously, as the title states, the team is based around Chlorophyll sweeping. I tried to mix in a decent amount of both Physic and Special sweepers, though obviously Fire-type is mostly Special and therefor specializes in it. It's a little bit glass cannony, but I tried my best to make it work. So, here you go.

Ninetales (female) @ Leftovers, Sunny Day lead
136 HP/252 SA/120 Spe
Modest (+SA -Atk)
-Sunny Day
-Fire Blast
-Solar Beam

Venusaur (female) @ Life Orb, Special Sweeper
2 Atk IV/30 SA IV/30 Spe IV
4 HP/252 SA/252 Spe
Modest (+SA -Atk)
-Giga Drain
-Hidden Power Fire
-Sleep Powder

Sawsbuck (male) @ Life Orb, Physical Sweeper
112 HP/248 Atk/148 Spe
Adament (+Atk -SA)
-Swords Dance
-Leech Horn
-Jump Kick

Heatran (female) @ Leftovers, Tormentor/Staller
Flash Fire
244 HP/44 SpD/220 Spe
Calm (+SpD -Atk)
-Lava Plume

Hydreigon (male) @ Life Orb, Cheap-bastardly Mixed Attacker
4 HP/252 SA/252 Spe
Mild (+SA -Def)
-Fire Blast
-Draco Meteor

Blissey (female) @ Leftovers, Special Wall
Natural Cure
4 HP/252 Def/252 SpD
Calm (+SpD -Atk)

Aerodactyl (male) @ Focuse Sash, Stealth Rocks + False Lead (possible Hetran or Blissey replacement)
4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Jolly (+Spe -SA)
-Stone Edge
-Stealth Rock

Deoxys Defense (genderless) @ Leftovers, Staller (Possible Blissey replacement)
252 HP/56 Def 200/SpD
Bold (+Def -Atk)

Archeops (male) @ Rock Gem, Suicide (Possible Heatran replacement)
Defeatist (why the **** do you have this ability >_<)
4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Jolly (+Spe -SA)
-Head Smash

Nidoking (male) @ Choice Scarf, Revenge Killer (Possible Heatran replacement)
Sheer Force
4 Def/252 SA/252 Spe
Timid (+Spe -Atk)
-Earth Power
-Ice Beam

It doesn't take a whole lot of thought to know what this team is based around. The basic team starts off as follows: Send in Ninetales, get Drought, either switch out into just about anyone else, and start either stalling the opponent or sweeping. It's mostly a Special sweeping set, but there is a bit of Physical punch put in there to balance it out a little. Heatran is mainly there because it's piss **** annoying to deal with, and it gets a bonus from Lava Plume. Blissey is there because there aren't many good defensive walls that don't get negatively affected by Sunny Day (Cloyster loses STAB on any possible Water attacks, and Foretress and Ferrothorn for obvious reasons). Of course, Deoxys-D is also a good wall, though it has absolutely no way to attack so an Alakazam would kick my ass. Hydreigon is a totally fair Pokemon (sarcasm), and with a Fire Blast + max Special Attack totally isn't a force to be reckoned with (also sarcasm). Sawsbuck is my offensive sweeper. It's pretty standard. I chose Jumpkick over Earthquake to give it a bit more coverage against Dark types and anything that could posses an Air Balloon.

As for the subs, Aerodactyl provides a false lead. When people see Ninetales + Venusaur, they think Chlorophyll and try to bring in the best possible counter. With Aerodactyl, it changes the whole momentum for the first two turns, possibly giving me an advantage (and Stealth Rocks are always nice :3). Also, Unnerve is chosen because I have no recoil moves for Rock Head to make use of, and I find Pressure to be a rather terrible and useless move on such a glass cannon. Plus, opponents don't expect it - you never know when it may come in handy,

Deoxys-D is, of course, a good bulky Pokemon unaffected by Sunny Day. Decent sub.

Archeops is a bit different. The sole purpose is to kill any possible threat with it's Head Smash + Rock Gem combo, giving me an almost 100% free kill (if it hits). If it does live, Endeavor is always nice to use, and if I still have some HP left (somehow), a Tailwind never hurt anyone (except for my opponent). Toxic is just there as filler.

Nidoking is what it is: a revenge killer. Not entirely necessary in a team that boosts it speed, but it's nice to have the option.

Possible counters and weaknesses I can think of:
Not a whole lot. The only one off the top of my head is a Drizzle Pokemon, so Politoad basically (though I have yet to see one). Seeing as how Drizzle + Swiftswim is banned anyways, I can generally make it through with my Hydreigon or Venusaur anyways. Other weather conditions could prove a problem, though normally there are many flaws. Snow Warning isn't a good counter, as the only one who can use it is Abamasnow, who will easily be countered by Ninetales or Aerodactyle. While a Tyranitar with Sand Stream is annoying, all it takes is a Sunny Day or Earthquake, and the opponent will normally switch out or risk there Tyranitars safety (though with Ninetales a Stealth Rock will probably get put out).

That's all I can really think of for now, though I'm not the greatest person at strategy If I'm overlooking something tell me, as I would love to know to make my team better. Thanks!

Author:   Jeremy
Date:   Oct 6, 12 at 6:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: [RMT][Gen5 OU]Chlorophyll Sweeper
I always loved Volcarona under the sun. I'd switch Venusaur to a mixed Sunsweeper role, and remove Blissey for Volcarona.

Author:   xhunter
Date:   Oct 6, 12 at 6:57pm (PST)
Subject:   re: [RMT][Gen5 OU]Chlorophyll Sweeper
I like Volcanora too, though without Blissey I lose some significant bulk to special defense (though Heatran can take some fire type moves to good effect...).

Not really positive what mixed sweeper I should be going for - Infernape maybe, though the main reason I have Venusaur is because my team mainly relies on hitting faster and hard (there's a reason it's called Chlorophyll Sweeper and not SunSweeper). I'll look through some more Pokemon though and see some of my other options.

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