With the R/S Challenge coming up, I figured I should get some sort of team ready to take them on with, and here it is... [email protected] Ability: Intimidate - Fire Blast/Flamethrower - Dragon Claw - Earthquake - Return/Brick Break [email protected] Band Ability: Natural Cure - Surf - Ice Beam - Thunderbolt - Psychic [email protected] Bell Ability: Pure Power - Brick Break - Shadow Ball - Bulk Up - Recover Once thing I noticed about Ruby/Sapphire so far is that it's hugely offensive, Regice is the only defensive pokémon that even seems playable (possibly Dusclops...) So, I made my team with that in mind. Starmie is my special attacker, Medicham is physical, and Salamence offers a bit of both. I am confident that this lineup can successfully stop a lot of the pokémon that you'd expect to see a lot of. Latias/Latios/Flygon/Salamence are stopped by Starmie or even my own Salamence. Crawdaunt/Armaldo/Zangoose/Regice are stopped by Medicham. Also, I expect the starters to be big, in which case Salamence is my counter to them, the only one that even comes close to worrying me is Swampert, it's only got the one weakness, and grass attacks are very hard to fit into a moveset. Questions/Comments are welcomed.