The 5 most fun Pokemon for competitive play
Whenever I round up a team of my Pokémon and play with friends or just random people online, these are the monsters I love to use.
Some of them aren't necessarily great builds, but they are still fun! Either way, I will give you the build for each Pokémon I list here.
Moveset: Airslash, Nasty Plot, Wish, Thunder Wave
Ability: Serene Grace Nature: Calm
Item: Leftovers EVs: Max out Sp. Def and Speed
I love using Togekiss because she is such a troll. At least the build that I use is. This moveset isn't anything out of the ordinary for Togekiss, and I found the build a while back on Smogon. But, man, this Togekiss is annoying. Use Thunder Wave, if you can, to stun your opponent and then use Air Slash to continually make your opponent flinch while taking damage. The Leftovers will help Togekiss recover and allow her to keep attacking, and if you absolutely need to, you still have Wish to heal yourself. Have fun and happy flinching!
Moveset: Swift, Will-O-Wisp, Flamethrower, Eruption
Ability: Blaze Nature: Timid
Item: Choice Scarf EVs: Max out Sp. Atk and Speed
This is another really fun build, because Typhlosion has one of the most explosive fire type moves: Eruption. The Choice Scarf will increase Typhlosion's already high speed, but lock him into using only one move. The gimmick here is to put Typhlosion in with full health and try to wreck your opponent with Eruption. Let it rain fire!!!
3. Mega Gengar
Moveset: Destiny Bond, Will-O-Wisp, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb
Ability: Levitate Nature: Timid
Item: Gengarite EVs: Max out Sp. Atk and Speed
This build is pretty standard for Gengar, but can come with some deadly results. Gengar is one of the fiercest Pokémon out there. He has a ton of Sp. Atk and Speed, so let's use that to our advantage. Almost always immediately Mega Evolve, and then have at it. Will-O-Wisp is there to help your team and take out physical attackers (burning your opponent cuts their physical attacks in half). Destiny Bond can be used to take on a one for one, and Shadow Ball and Sludge Bomb give you attack power with STAB.
Moveset: Toxic, Moonlight, Protect, Foul Play/Assurance
Ability: Synchronize Nature: Calm
Item: Leftovers EVs: Max out HP and Defense
Umbreon is not a great competitive Pokémon. But it is about fun, not necessarily about winning or having a team filled with overused Pokémon. That is why I encourage people to find Pokémon they really like, but also feel that they can win with. The great thing about Pokémon that aren't used that often is that many people haven't had experience battling against them. With Umbreon, use Toxic to poison your opponent and then wait it out. Umbreon is very tanky, so it can take a lot of damage. If it is worth attacking, go ahead, especially if it will prevent you from wasting PP on Protect or Moonlight.
Moveset: Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, U-turn, Grass Knot
Ability: Protean Nature: Timid
Item: Focus Sash EVs: Max out Sp. Atk and Speed
Greninja is a ninja frog so you pretty much have to use him. This is an example of where a Pokémon I really like and a strong competitive Pokémon intersect. Greninja is incredibly strong in competitive play, and has one of the best abilities in the game: Protean, which means he gets a same-type attack bonus (STAB) on every move. Protean alone means you have a strong Pokémon. Really the moveset can be interchangeable, so use whatever you like as long as they are Special Attacks and not Physical attacks.
These are some of my favorite Pokémon to battle with, but what about you? Let me know in the comments what your favorite Pokémon to battle with is and why!