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Hello everybody! Boy I love making new threads.

Now, I'm new to PS and I have, I think is a balanced team.
Quagsire
Cinderace
Sylveon
Dragonite
Espeon
Raichu (A)

Unfortunately I am overwhelmed by "tires" or however you spell it. How do these work and why can't I battle with my team, like there are no legendaries like Arceus. Would someone please explain what these are. Please don't go into to much detail, I'm new to the world of Pokémon.
 
Hello! First off, the bulbagarden isn't connected to smogon. You'd be better off trying to ask in the Smogon Forums
(though be aware that they have much more strict rules on posting threads than the bulbagarden forums.
Secondly, the tiers on smogon(Ubers, OU, UU, RU, NU, PU and ZU) are usage based and are all individual metas. All fully evolved pokemon start in OU(NFE's start in NU) and each month, if they have less than ~4.52% usage in the tier, they drop down to the next tier. Also, a Pokemon can be banned from a tier if its too powerful(though it doesn't have to be in that tier to be banned). If a Pokemon is banned from OU, it goes into the Ubers tier, which isn't usage based. Most legendaries are auto-banned from OU because of their sheer power.

Edit: Just to clarify, a mon is OU can't be used in UU, a mon is UU can't be used in RU, and so on.
 
This is my current team so far using the OU tier.
These are the mons I have selected so far. I wont go into their ivs and evs right now, but i know what I am doing there, I know how stats work :3
I'm just getting a rating on it, but I have used a official dex to see species strengths.
=== [gen9ou] Team 1 ===

Logan (Dragonite) (F) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Inner Focus
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 56 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 196 Spe
Hasty Nature
  • Outrage
  • Draco Meteor
  • Hurricane
  • Light Screen

methylphenidate (Espeon) (F) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Bounce
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 108 HP / 144 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
  • Psychic
  • Reflect
  • Dazzling Gleam
  • Light Screen

Enamorus @ Lum Berry
Ability: Cute Charm
Tera Type: Steel
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
  • Moonblast
  • Earth Power
  • Focus Blast
  • Outrage

Arcanine @ Focus Sash
Ability: Intimidate
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
  • Crunch
  • Flare Blitz
  • Wild Charge
  • Extreme Speed

Bitza (Cloyster) (M)
Ability: Shell Armor
Shiny: Yes
Tera Type: Electric
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
  • Icicle Crash
  • Shell Smash
  • Hydro Pump
  • Avalanche

ShakeNbake (Quagsire) (M)
Ability: Damp
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 224 HP / 252 Atk / 32 SpA
Brave Nature
  • Dig
  • Earthquake
  • Muddy Water
  • Avalanche


=== [gen9ou] Team 2 ===

flunitrazepam (Enamorus) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Contrary
Tera Type: Poison
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
  • Moonblast
  • Tailwind
  • Earth Power
  • Sludge Bomb

temazepam (Quagsire) @ Quick Claw
Ability: Unaware
Tera Type: Ice
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
  • Blizzard
  • Muddy Water
  • Earthquake
  • Toxic Spikes

Diazepam (Dragonite) (M) @ Lum Berry
Ability: Multiscale
Tera Type: Fairy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
  • Outrage
  • Hurricane
  • Draco Meteor
  • Hydro Pump

Arcanine-Hisui (M) @ Black Belt
Ability: Rock Head
Tera Type: Water
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
  • Head Smash
  • Fire Blast
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Close Combat

clonzepam (Espeon) (F) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Magic Bounce
Tera Type: Bug
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
  • Light Screen
  • Reflect
  • Psychic
  • Future Sight

triazolam (Kingambit) (M) @ Luminous Moss
Ability: Pressure
Tera Type: Fire
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
  • Sucker Punch
  • Thunder Wave
  • Swords Dance
  • Brick Break

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Art not mine
 
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