Patrick Hodge’s OU Tournament Team

Foreword: So hey, I’m Patrick and this is my team. I like to call it my Anti-Weather Sun Team. Keep in mind that this team was made before the current B2W2 metagame. As in before the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 and as such isn’t as relevant anymore and is outdated.

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Drought
252 HP / 240 SDef / 16 Spd
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
– Calm Mind
– Confuse Ray/Energyball
– Fire Blast/Flamethrower
– Will-O-Wisp

I chose to go bulky for Ninetales. As i see it, weather starters need to be bulky, since your team relies heavily on it, as well as to counter any opposing weather. In the moves department, Calm Mind adds to its bulk, while also improving its mediocre Special Attack. This sometimes catches people off guard and before they know it, 3 Calm Minds have gone up. Confuse Ray for switch ins or Energy Ball for coverage. Fire Blast/Flamethrower for sun-boosted STAB and Will-O-Wisp are standard.




071Item: Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
128 Atk / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd
Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)
– Sleep Powder
– Growth
– Weather Ball
– Leaf Blade

Victreebel serves as a late game sweeper. Switch in, Sleep powder + Growth, sweep. Pretty much.
This ‘Mixtreebel’ set has its offensive EV’s split down the middle.As Growth in the sun adds +2 in both Attack and Special Attack, i decided to go for a mixed set. Weather ball becomes a 100 power fire move in the sun and leaf blade is stab.



Item: Focus Sash051
Ability: Arena Trap
4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
– Earthquake
– Sucker Punch
– Reversal
– Stone Edge/Stealth Rock

Admittedly this set is gimmicky and designed specifically for countering Tyranitar and as such, Dugtrio is my sand counter… except for Hippowdon. Remember this is an outdated set. Jolly allows it to outspeed x2 dragon dance T-Tar. Earthquake for STAB as well as 2HKO-ing Tyranitar. Sucker Punch is priority. Reversal + focus sash and at full health allows for a OHKO on an attacking Tyranitar and Terrakion. Stone Edge for coverage or Stealth Rock for hazards. Take a pick.



Item: Leftovers
Ability: Chlorophyll
252 HP / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) or any speed-increasing nature
– Stun Spore/U-turn
– Leech Seed
– Encore
– Substitute

‘Pluff is my annoy-er. It out speeds everything, allowing you to switch into Earthquake or boosting moves, encore followed by Substitute + Leech Seed. Stun spore is for shutting down sweepers. Again, old team.


Item: E233violite
Ability: Trace
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
– Ice Beam
– Thunderbolt
– Recover
– Thunder Wave

My favourite member of this team, affectionately called the ‘dragon killer’. Specifically it works best against Dragonite. Tracing Multiscale and then paralyzing to allow recover when necessary, followed by Ice Beams. P2 is an AMAZING wall. Its Trace ability allows for so much versatility, coupled with T-wave, BoltBeam and recover, makes it hard to take down.


Items: Leftovers
Ability: Swift Swim
100 HP / 252 SAtk / 156 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
– Substitute
– Hydro Pump
– Dragon Pulse
– Hidden Power [Fire]

My Anti-Rain sweeper. Used whenever Drizzle activates, Swift swim allows for using your opponents weather against them. Hidden Power Fire is for those Steel types like Ferrothorn who expect Outrages and waterfalls HOWEVER its more useful when rain isn’t up. Dragon Pulse and Hydro Pump are for STAB and Substitute is useful on switches.


Close: This team has many flaws and is pretty old and has many checks and counters, and I recommend editing it if you try to use it.

About MachopFan

Hailing from the outer suburbs of Melbourne, MachopFan became a Pokémon fan in 1999. He joined the competitive scene during the 2007 DS Connection Tour, a week after Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were released in Australia. After learning that Australia was not in the Video Game World Championship, he played a major role in the campaign to include Australia. MachopFan competed in Australia's first National Championship, placing in the Top 8.

One comment

  1. Patrick Hodge [ Pat ] are you from Cumnock, Yeoval,NSW

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