So, I'm building a team where I can include Mawile in the bunch. Again, if I have not said this before, I'm kind of new in the whole competitive scene so I might not know everything about the game compared to back then (which was like 5-6 years ago...). I liked Mawile after I caught her and I wanted to put her in a decent team but there is a few issues about that
Mawile's typing, as I said before, isn't the best but it's really great. Her weakness only consisting of just fire and ground, being able to face dragons with some ease, and has two useful abilities: intimidate and pure power (former is used when switched in and the latter is used when in mega form). Her moves simply consisting of play rough, sword dance, sucker punch and Iron head. Sucker punch is nice since it gives her some priority move and I could possibly put her as a revenge killer but then again...the speed. I feel that Iron head could be replaced with another move since Iron head does do damage but I kinda think Toxic could be a possible replacement but that leads to my question about teams...
Problem is that I don't know what I should do to support her. With her lacking of speed, I could only see a few solutions to that. One solution for the speed problem is the surprising change that Blaziken can learn baton pass , I'm thinking of bluffing a mega evolution and SD + Protect until it's safe to baton pass to Mawile. Getting off topic a bit but Blaziken has to be put back to ubers if this is the case because Speed boost + SD + BP = sweep potential + mega bluff (pass those buffs to a pokemon say.....Gyarados, Aegislash, Heracross, etc and you got a scary sweep).
Another solution is to use trick room as an alternative. I think bronzong or Malamar could fit the slot to use trick room but at the same time, it forces me to use some pokemon that have slow speed (i.e. Scrafty, Machamp, etc) in the party to fully utilize trick room despite it being 5 turns. I was wondering if the team composition I have so far is alright. :s
Another problem is that is it better to put EV in Atk/Spd/Def or Hp/Def/SpD? It's a choice between bulky or be an All-out attacker....and I don't know how OU is going to be like with the new pokemon so....figuring out if OU/UU is going to have more attackers or Sp Attackers is uncertain for me atm....
I know I could be putting this in a different site but I want to hear from SP since there are quite a handful of poke-fanatics in here. :3