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It's raining, it's pouring, this NU team is storming!

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Linoone (M) @ Choice Band

Trait: Pickup
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Belly Drum
- ExtremeSpeed
- Seed Bomb
- Switcheroo

Ampharos (F) @ Damp Rock

Trait: Static
EVs: 252 HP / 116 SAtk / 140 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Rain Dance
- Volt Switch
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave

Wailord (F) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Water Spout
- Ice Beam
- Hydro Pump
- Hidden Power [Grass]

Alomomola (M) @ Damp Rock

Trait: Hydration
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Rain Dance
- Rest
- Dive
- Toxic

Beartic (M) @ Damp Rock

Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Rain Dance
- Ice Punch
- Brick Break

Golurk @ Expert Belt

Trait: No Guard
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- DynamicPunch
- Shadow Punch
- Rock Polish
- Stone Edge

No descriptions this time, as the team is rather self-explanotory, but I'll post 'em if I get requests.

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I loooooove the name!!
Sooo took my idea. Although i've been procrastinating in making the RMT.
Took what idea?
I seem to notice a problem on linoone ;) see if you can spot it
I'm not keen on the switcharoo idea really
Switcheroo sually lets him set up Belly Drum, and it screws up some of the more common hazard leads as well.
You're going to have difficulties with Ghost types. Switch out Switcheroo for Shadow Claw.
And Golurk set is a bit messed up. No Rock Polish Golurk, he's bad.
Ok, if no rock polish then what should I have?
And the way I see it, any ghost type that can take a +6 Seed Bomb is in the wrong tier.
252Atk +6 Linoone (Neutral) Seed Bomb vs 252HP/252Def Eviolite Levitate Misdreavus (+Def): 47% - 55% (153 - 180 HP). Guaranteed 3HKO. 17% chance to 2HKO. So Misdreavus is in the wrong tier? 0.o
Yes, misdreavous is in the wrong tier.
Misdreavus is absolutely not in the wrong tier. He has many counters.
Just cuz a Pokemon (A beastly defense Poke out of all of them) resists a non-STAB attack from a Pokemon that's at +6 doesn't mean it's in the wrong tier.
For Golurk, either this set:
Golurk @ Choice Band
Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 84 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Shadow Punch
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch
- Drain Punch

Or this set:

Golurk @ Life Orb
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 92 HP / 252 Atk / 164 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Shadow Punch
- DynamicPunch
- Stealth Rock

Rocks can be a great addition to your team.
I suggest the second set. Locking a Pokemon into a Moveset with 3/4 Immunities is a  bad idea, but that's just me.
I like the second one as well =D
JCM, I need to point this out. The whole point of the SR set is to fake a Choice Band. Whether that's with Earth Plate, Expert Belt, or even Colbur Berry to lure & KO dark types, you can't be taking LO recoil; it gives your game away.
Still, it's a great set. I love it <3. You don't have to ^^
Know whats good for rain teams.The mixed castform,STAB weather ball,the rain roserade,hurricane or the thunder gengar.Roserade  and Gengar unexpected and hurricane can be powerful coverage.Weather ball will be powerful overall  with 100 power+STAB+50% rain.Castform is well,castform.
Hey, I faced this team....
Remember, Dragonuser, this is NU, not OU..... And Castform is terrible.

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Hey B3N, I was going to rate this but I haven't really got around to it until now. Looks solid, I've always like rain in NU :] my suggestions aren't vital but they should help the team perform better as a whole.


I see what you're trying to do with him, but you gotta remember that he's famous for that set in NU so most opponents won't be setting up hazards on him, they'll be straight up attacking. And by tricking them a band you've basically just guaranteed your death :p I'd go with the standard set, with sitrus berry over choice band, and shadow claw over switcheroo. You'll also want a jolly nature, as crazy as it sounds, you have enough attack already and you need to outspeed timid haunter. Put the other 4 EVs in HP.


Thunder > reflect to abuse the rain, and heal bell > thunder wave as a lot of your sweepers are crippled by burn & paralysis.




252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef is better as it backs up your Ampharos's ability to take most special hits. Also, Dive seems like a good stalling idea on paper, but what it really does is make you setup bait to anything with substitute; use waterfall.


I like this guy, he can make short work of Amoonguss clearing the way for a Wailord sweep. Take off rain dance for aqua jet which is boosted by the rain and can finish off weakened opponents. Lastly, put 4 EVs in defense and give him a jolly nature to outspeed scarf braviary, gardevoir etc. under rain. IMO superpower > brick break, you're boosting your attack anyway and the extra power is helpful for smashing regirock & friends.


Your current set isn't contributing much to the win condition of your team, you're also lacking stealth rock so it would be helpful on this guy.

Golurk @ Expert Belt
Trait: No Guard
EVs: 92 HP / 252 Atk / 164 Spd
Stealth Rock
Shadow Punch

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And you're the one who said: ''JCM, I need to point this out. The whole point of the SR set is to fake a Choice Band. Whether that's with Earth Plate, Expert Belt, or even Colbur Berry to lure & KO dark types, you can't be taking LO recoil; it gives your game away.''. Lawl, i love that Golurk set =D