Raikou @ Shuca Berry
EVs: 76 HP / 204 SAtk / 228 Spd
- Hidden Power [Ice]
It can counter Gyarados with Thunderbolt and deny the opponent’s special attackers with Snarl. I gave it a Shuca Berry to endure super effective ground type moves. Shuca Berry allows my Raikou to beat Landorus and Garchomp. I gave it only 228 Speed EVs because I thought out-speeding Tornadus was enough.
Volcarona @ Lum Berry
Trait: Flame Body
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Def / 4 SAtk / 44 SDef / 212 Spd
- Rage Powder
- Heat Wave
- Bug Buzz
Rage Powder is a great move. It can make Fake Out useless and draws status attacks to Volcarona to cure with Lum Berry. Volcarona has great synergy with other teammates with Rage Powder. Also, Volcarona deals a lot damage to the Pokémon that most players use (for example: Cresselia, Tyranitar, Metagross, Hydregion, and Scizor).
Latias (F) @ Haban Berry
EVs: 248 Spd / 80 SAtk / 156 HP / 20 Def / 4 SDef
- Draco Meteor
- Hidden Power [Fire]
I used Latias to counter the popular Pokémon that most players used. I gave her a Haban Berry to counter dragons like Kingdra, Latios and Hydregion. My Latias can endure a Dragon Gem boosted Draco Meteor from Timid Latios with 252 Special Attack EVs. Hidden Power Fire can deal crucial damage to Escavalier and Scizor (67.8 – 81.4% damage to 252 HP / 4 SDef Escavalier and 85.9 to 101.7% damage to 252 HP Scizor). Reflect makes my team hard to break through. I chose Safeguard to protect my team from status moves — especialy sleep. I spent a lot of time on Latias’ EV spreads and moveset because she is a very important Pokémon for my team.
Gastrodon @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 60 SDef / 196 HP / 76 SAtk / 156 Def / 20 Spd
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
I was afraid of rain-boosted Hydro Pump spam, so I used this Storm Drain Gastrodon to make water moves useless. I used Bulky Gastrodon with Recover to stall. My Gastrodon is bulky enough to endure Swagger-boosted Metagross’s Zen Headbutt and Gem-boosted Draco Meteor from dragons. With Reflect and Snarl, he can sponge almost any attack. I won my Top 8 battle with Gastrodon and thought bulky Gastrodon was a great choice.
Scizor @ Steel Gem
EVs: 164 Atk / 236 HP / 84 SDef / 20 Def / 4 Spd
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite
- Swords Dance
My most used Pokémon after Raikou. Swords Dance Scizor is an awesome sweeper. Scizor can KO most Pokémon with Bullet Punch after a successful Swords Dance. I also love it when my Scizor steals a berry from my opponents with Bug Bite. Taking Sitrus Berry from Cresselia is the sweetest; I knock Cresselia down and recover my HP! My Scizor can endure Jolly 252 Attack Terrakion’s Gem-boosted Close Combat and Timid 252 Special Attack Thundurus-T’s Choice Specs Thunderbolt. Scizor becomes more bulky with Raikou’s Snarl and Latias’ Reflect, so it can get more chance to use Swords Dance or power STAB attacks. Scizor is a strong sweeper that I recommend, but beware of surprise HP Fire!
Garchomp @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Veil
EVs: 76 HP / 180 Atk / 252 Spd
- Dragon Claw
Everyone’s favorite Pokémon HAXchomp with HAXveil! I chose Substitute to threaten Sand teams. My Garchomp can 2HKO 252 HP Metagross with Earthquake and OHKO 4 HP Latios with Dragon Claw. Also, he can endure Ice Beam from Cresselia. My Garchomp is pretty bulky — 252 Attack Adamant Metagross can’t break his Substitute. I used Garchomp to counter Heatran which threats its teammates.