Pokémon Video Game US National Championships Popular Teams

Check out some of the great teams in competition at the 2014 Pokémon Video Game National Championships.
Kangaskhan
Greninja
Venusaur
Talonflame
Scizor
Bisharp
Two Mega-Evolved Pokémon, Mega Kangaskhan and Mega Venusaur, lead the charge, with skillful Pokémon to add support.
  • Moves:
  • Fake Out
  • Facade
  • Power-Up Punch
  • Sucker Punch
  • Nature:
  • Jolly
  • Held Item:
  • Kangaskhanite
  • Ability:
  • Scrappy
  • Moves:
  • Water Pledge
  • Ice Beam
  • Rock Slide
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Hasty
  • Held Item:
  • Focus Slash
  • Ability:
  • Protean
  • Moves:
  • Grass Pledge
  • Hidden Power (Fire)
  • Sleep Powder
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Venusaurite
  • Ability:
  • Chrlorophyll
  • Moves:
  • Brave Bird
  • Flare Blitz
  • U-Turn
  • Me First
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Scarf
  • Ability:
  • Gale Wings
  • Moves:
  • Bullet Punch
  • Feint
  • Swords Dance
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Lum Berry
  • Ability:
  • Technician
  • Moves:
  • Sucker Punch
  • Iron Head
  • Assurance
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Life Orb
  • Ability:
  • Defiant
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Kingdra
Lapras
Politoed
Lucario
Crobat
Moltres
Teams designed to take advantage of weather conditions aren't as popular as they used to be, but this Rain Dance team is still finding ways to win. Mega Lucario is no doubt a major offensive contributor, too.
  • Moves:
  • Draco Meter
  • Muddy Water
  • Ice Beam
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Life Orb
  • Ability:
  • Swift Swim
  • Moves:
  • Ice Shard
  • Hydro Pump
  • Freeze Dry
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Sassy
  • Held Item:
  • Weakness Policy
  • Ability:
  • Water Absorb
  • Moves:
  • Scald
  • Ice Beam
  • Hypnosis
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Calm
  • Held Item:
  • Damp Rock
  • Ability:
  • Drizzle
  • Moves:
  • Bullet Punch
  • Close Combat
  • Rock Slide
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Jolly
  • Held Item:
  • Lucarionite
  • Ability:
  • Inner Focus
  • Moves:
  • Brave Bird
  • Taunt
  • Rain Dance
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Jolly
  • Held Item:
  • Lum Berry
  • Ability:
  • Inner Focus
  • Moves:
  • Overheat
  • Hurricane
  • Heat Wave
  • U-Turn
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Scarf
  • Ability:
  • Pressure
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Crobat
Medicham
Nidoking
Glaceon
Chandelure
Yanmega
Medicham is an uncommon selection for Mega Evolution, but this Trainer has made it work. The team is clearly balanced to counter virtually any Pokémon it comes across.
  • Moves:
  • Brave Bird
  • U-Turn
  • Steel Wing
  • Cross Poison
  • Nature:
  • Jolly
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Band
  • Ability:
  • Infiltrator
  • Moves:
  • Fake Out
  • High Jump Kick
  • Fire Punch
  • Thunder Punch
  • Nature:
  • Jolly
  • Held Item:
  • Medichamite
  • Ability:
  • Pure Power
  • Moves:
  • Sludge Wave
  • Fire Blast
  • Earth Power
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Life Orb
  • Ability:
  • Sheer Force
  • Moves:
  • Icy Wind
  • Ice Beam
  • Hidden Power (Rock)
  • Shadow Ball
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Scarf
  • Ability:
  • Snow Cloak
  • Moves:
  • Heat Wave
  • Overheat
  • Energy Ball
  • Shadow Ball
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Specs
  • Ability:
  • Infiltrator
  • Moves:
  • Air Slash
  • Detect
  • Bug Buzz
  • Ancient Power
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Focus Sash
  • Ability:
  • Speed Boost
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Chandelure
Azumarill
Abomasnow
Aromatisse
Staraptor
Scrafty
This well-balanced team is fairly typical of the teams at Nationals. But in the hands of the right Trainer, it's a team that can go far.
  • Moves:
  • Protect
  • Shadow Ball
  • Heat Wave
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Nature:
  • Sassy
  • Held Item:
  • Safety Goggles
  • Ability:
  • Infiltrator
  • Moves:
  • Play Rough
  • Waterfall
  • Aqua Jet
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Sitrus Berry
  • Ability:
  • Huge Power
  • Moves:
  • Blizzard
  • Energy Ball
  • Ice Shard
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Quiet
  • Held Item:
  • Abomasite
  • Ability:
  • Snow Warning
  • Moves:
  • Trick Room
  • Moonblast
  • Protect
  • Heal Pulse
  • Nature:
  • Bold
  • Held Item:
  • Lum Berry
  • Ability:
  • Aroma Veil
  • Moves:
  • Brave Bird
  • Close Combat
  • U-Turn
  • Final Gambit
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Scarf
  • Ability:
  • Snow Warning
  • Moves:
  • Crunch
  • Rock Slide
  • Fake Out
  • High Jump Kick
  • Nature:
  • Brave
  • Held Item:
  • Assault Vest
  • Ability:
  • Intimidate
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Salamence
Kangaskhan
Rotom
Scrafty
Aegislash
Venusaur
With no Pokémon with the Protect move, and only one with Quick Guard, this is a team that relies on heavy offense, and does so with remarkable skill.
  • Moves:
  • Draco Meteor
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Fire Blast
  • Stone Edge
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Assault Vest
  • Ability:
  • Intimidate
  • Moves:
  • Return
  • Power-Up Punch
  • Crunch
  • Fake Out
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Kangaskhanite
  • Ability:
  • Scrappy
  • Moves:
  • Overheat
  • Thunderbolt
  • Thunder Wave
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Safety Goggles
  • Ability:
  • Levitate
  • Moves:
  • Stone Edge
  • Drain Punch
  • Crunch
  • Quick Guard
  • Nature:
  • Careful
  • Held Item:
  • Lum Berry
  • Ability:
  • Intimidate
  • Moves:
  • Shadow Ball
  • Flash Cannon
  • Substitute
  • King's Shield
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Leftovers
  • Ability:
  • Stance Change
  • Moves:
  • Giga Drain
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Hidden Power (Fire)
  • Synthesis
  • Nature:
  • Calm
  • Held Item:
  • Venusaurite
  • Ability:
  • Chlorophyll
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Audino
Hydreigon
Mawile
Conkeldurr
Rotom
Aerodactyl
The addition of an Audino to this somewhat standard team is sure to give players pause. Its interesting move set is built to complement any partner.
  • Moves:
  • Helping Hand
  • Encore
  • Trick Room
  • Heal Pulse
  • Nature:
  • Calm
  • Held Item:
  • Sitrus Berry
  • Ability:
  • Regenerator
  • Moves:
  • Draco Meteor
  • Fire Blast
  • Protect
  • Dark Pulse
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Haban Berry
  • Ability:
  • Levitate
  • Moves:
  • Play Rough
  • Rock Slide
  • Iron Head
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Careful
  • Held Item:
  • Mawilite
  • Ability:
  • Intimidate
  • Moves:
  • Superpower
  • Mach Punch
  • Detect
  • Payback
  • Nature:
  • Adamant
  • Held Item:
  • Safety Goggles
  • Ability:
  • Guts
  • Moves:
  • Hydro Pump
  • Thunderbolt
  • Volt Switch
  • Hidden Power
  • Nature:
  • Modest
  • Held Item:
  • Choice Specs
  • Ability:
  • Levitate
  • Moves:
  • Rock Slide
  • Taunt
  • Sky Drop
  • Protect
  • Nature:
  • Jolly
  • Held Item:
  • Lum Berry
  • Ability:
  • Unnerve
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