I dont really think your team should NEED to have specific moves to win.
It just needs alot of synergy. Even if the pets aren't that good, if they have synergy that will generally win.
Take for example Infected Fawn and Son of Animus. You'd generally think "Oh, easy win."
Well, its actually not.Touch of the Animus
+ Death and Decay
means you'll sure be getting some health!
This goes for all pets and teams. Having no synergy can really hurt you.
You also want to find if your team has a general family its weak to. Take for example this team:SnarlyScalded Basilisk Hatchling
What family is this team weak to? You guessed it! FLYING!
Snarly takes increased damage from it while the Basilisk's Thrash
is weak against Flying AND is not able to get the additional hit from it's ability.
So you want to put a double counter. A double counter pet is a pet that can absolutely dominate a certain family. In this case, we want to dominate flying. So we pick the Emerald Proto-Whelp
. The whelp can both do increased damage to flyers with its Emerald Bite
but also takes reduced damage from flyers.
Just putting my 2 cents out there. I'm no expert, but I'd say I'm decently experienced as I have 833 PvP pet battle wins.