Sunday, September 27, 2015

VGC Guide to Sun Teams (2015)


Welcome everyone. After my guide to Sand, Rain, and Trick Room teams, I decided to post my guide on the last viable Team Strategy guide. I won't be doing one on Hail since the only viable Hail team I've seen is a combo of Hail and Trick Room by Cypher, but the team wasn't strong enough, as admitted by Cypher who said the team wasn't strong. Without further ado, lets get on with my analysis on Sun teams. Lets get started!

What is a Sun Team?

  • Uses the bright sun to win the game & the overall match
  • Can be activated the ability Drought or the move Sunny Day
Why use a Sun Team?
  • Increases the power of fire type moves by 50%
  • Allows Solar Beam to be used instantly
  • Activates the abilities: Chlorophyll, Dry Skin, Flower Gift, Forecast, Leaf Guard, Solar Power, Harvest
  • Guarantees Harvest will restores a held berry
  • Prevents Pok√©mon to be frozen
  • Boosts the effects of: Moonlight, Synthesis, Morning Sun, & Growth
  • Decreases the power of water type moves by 50%
  • Lowers the accuracy of Water type moves by 50%

Now that we know more about the Sun teams and the effects and benefits a Sun team can provide, I wanna show you a few Sun teams that have done well in the past. This should show off how strong a Sun team can be.

Omari Travis' Sun Team
Team:
Accomplishments: 1st at 2014 Long Beach Regionals
Setter: Mega Charizard Y
Abuser: Venusaur
Everyone Else: Scrafty, Garchomp, Rotom-Wash, & Mamoswine

Matt Swanson's Sun Team
Team:  
Accomplishments: 7th at 2015 Madison Regionals (Masters Division)
Setter: Mega Charizard Y
Abuser: Venusaur & Cresselia
Everyone Else: Heatran, Rhyperior, and Scrafty

Mario Serrano's Sun Team
Team:
Accomplishments: 8th at 2015 Madison Regionals (Masters Division)
Setter: Mega Charizard Y
Abuser: Venusaur & Cresselia
Everyone Else: Rhyperior, Scrafty, & Sylveon

Stephen Brown III's Sun Team
Team:      
Accomplishments: 17th at 2015 Athens Regionals (Masters Division)
Setter: Ninetales
Abuser: Shiftry
Everyone Else: Salamence, Mamowsine, Sableye, & Thundurus-T

Mark McQuillian's Sun Team
Team:     
Accomplishments: 1st at 2015 World Championships (Senior Division)
Setter: Mega Charizard Y
Abuser: Cresselia
Everyone Else: Landorus-Therian, Machamp, Heatran, & Sylveon


My Sun Team
Team:
Accomplishments: 8th at a Premier Challenge, 1271 on the VGC Showdown Ladder
Setter: Mega Charizard Y
Abuser: Venusaur & Cresselia
Everyone Else: Landorus-T, Thundurus, & Conkeldurr


How to know it's a Sun Team?
  • Setter: Mega Charizard Y, Ninetales, Prankster users with the move Sunny Day
  • Chlorophyll Users: Venusaur, Tangrowth, Sawsbuck, Shiftry, Victreebel, Exeggutor, Jumpluff, Lilligant
  • Fire Types
  • Sun Sweepers
  • Support Pokemon
How to beat a Sun Team?
  • Sand Teams: Tyranitar, Excadrill, Landorus, Hippowdon, etc.
  • Rain Teams: Politoed, Ludicolo, Kingdra, Kabutops, etc.
  • Trick Room
  • Opposing Fire Types
  • Dragon Types
  • Rock Slide & Earthquake users
Overall, Sun Teams are very strong and powerful. With the right set up, you can go far with Sun during a tournament like the upcoming Regional level tournament or various Premier Challenges. I hoped you enjoyed reading this. Now I got a question for you all. I wanna continue doing team strategy guides, but I need your suggestions on what Team Strategy guides you wanna see. Leave your suggestions in the comment section and i'll see you in my next team strategy guide, whatever it may be.

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