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What Pokemon are good weather sweepers?

6 votes

Self explanitory, can be for any weather

asked Sep 17, 2012 by Absol
edited Nov 13, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
There are so many....
Then you better get started
I am doing Sun for Mike

6 Answers

10 votes

Rain:

Tornadus / Tornadus-T: Good SAtk and STAB Hurricane, which never misses in the rain.
Thundurus-T: Massive SAtk and STAB Thunder, which never misses in the rain.
Jirachi: Good SAtk that can be boosted with Calm Mind, and gets Thunder.
Genesect: Great SAtk, and gets Thunder and get utilize Hidden Power [Water].
Dragonite: Good SAtk, can abuse Thunder, STAB Hurricane, and Rain boosted Surf. Can run a mixed set with Outrage.
Gyarados: Great Atk and can boost with Dragon Dance, and abuse STAB rain boosted Waterfall and abuse Moxie, turning it into a deadly Physical sweeper. It can abuse Thunder too! Just kidding. Don't abuse Thunder on Gyarados.
Gengar: While normally not a weather sweeper, it can utliize Thunder and Hex together quite nicely.
Jellicent: Also, not normally a Rain sweeper, but STAB Water Spout will hurt if it has full health. Slap a Choice Scarf to remedy the Speed.
Jolteon: Abuses Thunder and can take Electric moves for Rain teams.
Vaporeon: Normally used as a wall, Life Orb Hydro Pump or Surf coming from 110 base SAtk stat will hurt. Also can boost with Work Up.
Rotom-W: Abuses STAB Thunder and Hydro Pump, which are helped by the rain.
Toxicroak: Boosts with Bulk Up and Swords Dance, and heals itself with Dry Skin.
Tentacruel: Often used as a Special wall, it can use a Life Orb set of Giga Drain, Sludge Wave, Hydro Pump, Ice Beam is usable in the rain. Rain Dish will cover for Life Orb recoil.
Latios: Latios gets Surf and Thunder in the rain. Choice Specs is a big threat to lots of teams.
Volcarona: This fiery moth gets Hurricane, easily abused on a Quiver Dance set with it's monstrous SAtk stat.
Starmie: Starmie gets STAB Surf and Hydro Pump, as well as Thunder. It can also spin hazards that trouble rain teams. It can run a Specs or Scarf set with Trick.
Keldeo / Keldeo-R: Keldeo gets an insanely powerful Surf / Hydro Pump in the rain, and can boost with Calm Mind. It gets good coverage with Secret Sword.
Magnezone: It can abuse Thunder, as well as trapping Steels and setting up Charge beams on then behind Substitute.
Toxicroak: Can set up in the rain with Swords Dance and Bulk Up, gaining great recovery with Dry Skin and Black Sludge.
Cloyster: With Shell Smash and Skill Link, it can easily break through teams with STAB Icicle Spear and Rock Blast, as well as STAB Razor Shell.
Azumarill: Huge Power and Choice Band gives Azumarill 600+ Attack, and has rain boosted priority Aqua Jet, as well as Waterfall.
Empoleon: Usually a Special wall, it can use Agility to boost its Speed and abuse STAB Hydro Pump or Surf with its base 111 SAtk.
Froslass: Froslass gets a 200 base Water Weather Ball in the rain, turning it into a decent special rain sweeper.
Roserade: Also receives Weather Ball, and has Giga Drain and HP Ice to cover Pokemon that resist Weather Ball.
Kingdra: Has Swift Swim, and can go both Physical and Special. Usually used as a Dragon Dancer with Outrage and Waterfall, a combo only Shedinja and Empolen resist (I believe), or Choice Banded / Specs.
Raikou: Raikou also received Weather Ball and has Thunder.
Porygon-Z: Massive SAtk, and you will have trouble if it gets a boost and SAtk. It has Thunder to be abused, and also can have Adaptability Tri Attack, which hits ridiculously hard.
Sharpedo: Has great attack and boosts it's Speed via Speed boost, and can go mixed. Life Orb STAB Waterfall in the rain will hurt.
Zapdos: Has Thunder. Should've gotten Hurricane, IMO.
Nidoking / Nidoqueen: Gets Life Orb Sheer Force boosted Thunder, and will seriously hurt if unprepared.

answered Sep 17, 2012 by &Shining Yin
edited Nov 2, 2012 by Pokemaster
I couldn't agree more with Zapdos :( What a shame it doesn't have Hurricane...
10 votes

Ok so Pb should be doing sun and rain so ill do Sand and Hail the best two wethers.


Hail
I love hail and its usually turned down and not many Pokemon benefit thats why most hail teams tend to be some form of stall.

Kyurem-130 base spatk stab Blizzard, need I say more.
Dugtrio-traps and Kills other weather leads.
frosslass-Snow Cloak and Stab blizzard.
Raikou-Thunderbolt,Aura Sphere and Weather Ball (with 150 base power)
Zapdos-Good coverage moves benefitting team
Hariyama-Ok not a sweeper but as stated hail is more stall, it has thick fat to take fire attacks and then great coverage.
Scizor-Good on any team.
Heatran-Flash Fire absorbs fire attacks for ice Pokemon then hits hard.
Mamoswine-Good attack and benefitting ability.
Latios-Ability to take out all wether leads and Blizzard is usable.

Ok I havent listed many ice Pokemon but ive been playing with hail for ages and these are your best sweepers.


Sand

Landorus-Sand Force and great coverage.
Rotom-W-Volt Turn is almost seen on all sand teams and Rotom provides great synergy.
Latios-Great sweeping capabilities.
Excadrill-Your best sand sweeper in ubers.
Garchomp-Great sand sweeper in Ubers.
Sandlash-Sand Rush and stab moves.
Scizor-Volt-turn and no damage plus priority.
Starmie-Coverage and spinner.
Thunderus-T-great weather counter.
Dugtrio-Trapper, sand force and decent coverage.
gyarados-Great in sand easy set up and will wreck any opposing team.
Metagross-No damage, good synergy(usually) and coverage.
Alakazam-Magic Guard prevents no sand or life orb damage this also works in hail.


Ok me and Mike said no massive descriptions we would be here all night or day what every zone your in.
These are all standard Pokemon and ones used by me successfully.

answered Sep 17, 2012 by Blobyolo
edited Nov 2, 2012 by Pokemaster
Gastrodon is good also, it covers water weaknesses and uses a water move for SE on most sand pokes.
yes and quagsire
forgot asbout them but tbh they are not sweepers
Gastrodon can be if it gets boost and has investment in SpAtk
Oh yeh
In Sand, Reuniclus is good too, i am guessing.
Lmfao love the Rotom-W pic.
7 votes

Sun

Volcarona has huge S.Attack, Q-dance, and a Fire type move with 50% chance of boosting S.Attack.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/13167/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-volcarona


Victini Choice scarf+180 Sun boosted perfect acc STAB move = EPIC

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/15095/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-victini


Sawsbuck is the best revenge killer in the sun. STAB retaliate and Doubled speed. Also Horn-leech and Life orb is a great combo.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/13738/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-sawsbuck


Tangrowth has great Offences, Access to growth, and a decent offensive move pool. And of course the Sleep-powder+Growth combo. Also Two abilities that benefit from sun(Chlorophyll is better).

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/11867/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-tangrowth


Leafeon has High Attack and high speed that is boosted by Chlorophyll. Also very high Defense. If you time it right you can use this set up Swords dance and sweep.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokedex/leafeon


Breloom is great for destroying weather starters. Mach-punch = Dead T-tar/Abomasnow, Bullet-seed = Dead Politoed/Hippowdon.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/5139/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-breloom


Bellossom is AWESOME! Drain-punch, Swords-dance, Nature-power, Leaf-blade. Chloropyll makes Bellossom super fast.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/10220/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-bellossom


Venesaur has great Bulk, Chlorophyll, Growth, Sleep-powder, he was MADE for sun!

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/7692/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-venusaur


Dragonite gets his Fire-punch boosted which is quite useful.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/3967/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-dragonite


Charizard is pretty good with Sun, however Solar-power damage adds up quickly and he has low bulk so make sure to time using him carefully.

Sets: http://Pokemondb.net/pokebase/9479/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-charizard

answered Sep 17, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Sep 18, 2012 by Speed freak
Oooh, that Sawsbuck looks intereating. Might use it for my next NU Sun team.
Banded Leavanny xP He has terribad coverage. Solar Power Scarfed Charizard wrecks havoc =O
I am not done, and I am doing the very Competitively viable ones. Leavanny is not good.
Wow, you sure like NU Pokes. And i'm sorry, but Charizard is VERY viable in NU all the way to UU. And it's like if you put competitvely viable Pokes.... Bellossom...
I have proven Bellossom is competitively viable.
With your Sun Team, right?
Bellosom is baws
Well yes this is a sun post remember.
Lawl, well, he is cute, though.
I use Charizard as a special sweeper in Ubers, and as long as the SUN is strong and you time his switch-in properly, he can be devastating with his special attack reaching upto 712 ! It can even take out those pokemon in one hit who are "not very effective" to flamethrower!

Charizard @ Choice Specs
Trait: Solar Power
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Flamethrower
- Dragon Pulse
- Solarbeam
- Hidden Power [Ground]
You never added your signature sun Vanilluxe to it !?!?
Perhaps Cryogonal would do well here with its SolarBeam? I mean, it's super totally omega-weak to fire, but it's got incredible Sp. Def. Runs a good Specs set, and can catch foes off guard. "An Ice Poke in a SUN team!?"

ColdSummer (Cryogonal) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Signal Beam
- SolarBeam
- Hidden Power [Fire]
Solarbeam is usually a bad move in sun because of the immense presence of sand and rain in OU and Ninetales' SR weakness it will be rendered useless should you lose the weather war, which is not a hard thing to do. I can see running Solarbeam on Sunny Day Ninetales but not much else Tbh. But I like your idea :)
7 votes

Rain Part II:

Rain:

Crawdaunt: STAB Adaptability Crabhammer in the Rain: 360 Base Power. Enough said.
Galvantula: Has a good SAtk to abuses Thunder with.
Feraligatr: Boosts with Dragon Dance and can potentially screw over teams with Life Orb Waterfall. Also has Ice Punch and Earthquake to stop Grass, Water, and Dragon types from surviving.
Kabutops: Has Swift Swim and boosts with Swords Dance. Outspeeds loads of stuff and hits hard with Waterfall, Stone Edge, X-Scissor.
Omastar: Also has Swift Swim and boosts with Shell Smash. Has Ice Beam and Hidden Power to round out coverage.
Manectric: Abuses Thunder and takes Electric moves for the team.
Poliwrath: Can abuse Swift Swim, and boosts with Bulk Up and hits with Waterfall and Drain Punch. Like a Physical Keldeo.
Qwilfish: Qwilfish has Swift Swim, and can run a decent Swords Dance set with Waterfall, Posion Jab, Swords Dance, and Return.
Rotom-C: Abuses Thunder can nails Gastrodon, which gives Rain teams some trouble.
Articuno: Can abuse Hurricane quite well. Also can carry Water Pulse, which is rain boosted.
Basculin / Basulin-B: Abuses Aqua Jet and Waterfall with Adaptability.
Carracosta: Has Swift Swim, and can use Shell Smash to use Aqua Jet, Waterfall, Ice Beam, Stone Edge, Earthquake, and more with.
Gorebyss: Has Swift Swim, and sweeps very well after Shell Smash. Surf, HP Grass, and Ice Beam hits everything neutral except Shedinja.
Huntail: Has Swift Swim, and goes physical with Shell Smash.
Pikachu / Raichu: Abuses Thunder and takes Electric moves. Pikachu has more power with Light Ball.
Swanna: Has STAB Hydro Pump and Hurricane, which are both useful in the Rain.
Wailord: Can run a Choice Scarf set with Water Spout, which will HURT under the rain. It will have 450 base power after all boosts.
Lapras: Can do a Rest boosting set with Dragon Dance and Waterfall. Has Ice Shard for priority. Hydration cures Sleep status in rain, letting an easy setup.
Whiscash: Can do a Rest boosting set with Dragon Dance, Earthquake and Waterfall. Hydration cures Sleep status in rain, letting an easy setup.

answered Sep 17, 2012 by &Shining Yin
edited Nov 2, 2012 by Pokemaster
Huntail sprite is Magmortar and Lapras is Starmie. Gorebyss is Togekiss (WHAT?!) LolLolLol xD
Fixed.
Gorebyss isn't fixed.
2 votes

Ill give you three for each:

Rain:Toxicroak,Thunderus,Kingdra

Sandstorm:Landrous,Excadrill,Reuniclus

Sunny:Venasuar,Lilligant, and Charizard

Hail:(Some are from Uber)Palkia,Kyruem-W and Mamoswine(With Snow Cloak can make a pretty good sweeper)

answered Sep 17, 2012 by Aura Warrior
reshown Sep 17, 2012 by Aura Warrior
1 vote

Nobody mentioned my two favorite sun sweepers:
Victreeble@ life orb
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ability: chlorophyl
EV's: 252 speed/ 252 sp att/ 4 hp
nature: +spe or sp att -att
giga drain
sludge bomb
weather ball
hidden power ice/ hp ground
This set is awesome, and extremely effective. He hits so hard, that if it doesn't kill them, it takes a huge chunk out of their health (excluding chansey and blissey). Hp ice is for dragons, and hp ground is for coverage against heatran.

Infernape@ focus sash or expert belt
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ability: iron fist
EV's: 252 att/ 252 speed/ 4 hp
nature: +speed -sp att
swords dance
mach punch
fire punch
thunder punch

I love using him. He isn't hard to use, and is quite effective. Thunder punch is great for jellicents trying to wall you. Plus most of them carry scald, which won't burn you and gets a 50% decrease in the sun.

answered Apr 14, 2013 by Extremespeed
edited Apr 29, 2013 by Extremespeed