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My OU sand team is so old, I think It's going to crumble and blow away in the sandstorm. Here comes my new Rain team!

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Alright, going to try another rain team! Here goes...


PolitoedPolitoed
Froggy (Politoed) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def/ 4 SpD
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Scald
- Hidden Power ['LECTRIC!]
- Encore

I don't know much about the toad, but he's going to be my rain starter anyway. I wan tthe bulky/annoying type. Wut do you think?


GyaradosGyarados
I'maDRAGON (Gyarados) (M) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 88 HP / 252 Atk / 168 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Outrage

This is the D-Dancing Gyarados of mine. I decided to have outrage instead of ice-fang because it's almost twice as powerful. I have the lum berry to cure my confusion anyway. And don't even suggest stone edge, because my chance of hitting with that thing are equal to finding a weedle in a haystack. ;D


LatiosLatios
Zippy (Latios) (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Thunder
- Draco Meteor
- Psyshock
- Surf

This is my awesome rain abuser/ pokemon revenge killer. Draco Meteor is really awesome with the specs, while Thunder and Surf abuse the rain. I usually choose latias over latios, but I needed raw power for this set.


ConkeldurrConkeldurr
1angryninja (Conkeldurr) (F) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Guts
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Drain Punch
- Mach Punch
- Ice Punch
- Fire Punch

This is like my OU version of swellow. You may notice I have fire punch and disagree, but that's for scizor and forretress. Ice punch is what it is, and then I have Drain Punch and mach punch for pure power and priority.


MetagrossMetagross
FastTank (Metagross) @ Leftovers
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Agility
- Meteor Mash
- Earthquake
- Zen Headbutt

Here's my Agility metagross. I haven't tried this before, but I have recently been trying rock polishing sets, and agility sets, and I think I like them! With Metagross's really nice attack combined with speed, he could dominate! This one will be able to take more fire hits thanks to the rain.


VenusaurVenusaur
Bulkosaur (Venusaur) (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Overgrow
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Protect

Venesaur is mostly used in sunny day teams now, but I think I'm going to use his nice defensive stats and use him in the rain. This is basically smogon's sub-seed set. I'm not super experienced with leech-seeders, and I'm still thinking about giving this guy toxic. Let me know what you think.


asked Sep 22, 2012 by Giga
Can you change this unnecessary title? It's just as pointless as overly long tags. Both of which are annoying.
Venausaur needs chlorophyll but many Pokemon can preform that role better
I think I'll givem chlorophyll. I think I'm choosing venesaur for his typing in the rain.
Try a hurrican some where
if Conkeldurr have only punching moves... Is not better, much better put Iron Fist as ability?
Na, some guy will think he's an Iron Fist dud, burn him. And then they can say goodbye

2 Answers

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Best answer

Rain :3

Politoed
Do 252 SpD. You can survive some Thunderbolts with it, and 252 Speical Def is more useful in most cases anyway. Trust me. I know from my experience. Encore is useful, no doubt about that. I also recommend Perish Song. Either one, really.
So EV spread: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD


Gyrados
I personally would have 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe, becuase I think for DD'ing dragons it's really good. Or at least the 252 Speed part. Otherwise, good Gyrados. ThoughBounce is not to be ignored.


Latios
I thought you liked Latias :P Scarf. You need the speed, and with Scarf it's super fast. Though Specs is ok, too. Otherwise this is the same Latios I use, with EV spread and everything >.<


Conkeldurr
I don't disagree with Fire Punch, Scizors and Forretress's are bad. Though consider Bulk Up, is epic if you can set up. Or replace Ice Punch if you wish. And Payback, too. Gengar is one bad dude. (Though it's awesome) Stone Edge, too. Lots of moves, so little space. Go with what you want.


Metagross
I think the only set Metagross runs these days is Agility. But yeah, I agree that it's a beast with Speed + Power. Perfect.


Venusaur
That's a really good Venusaur set, Leech Seed > Toxic FTW. But you could replace Protect for Toxic for more stall. But yeah, I'm with Blob, many other Pokemon can be a better Defensive wall:

Jirachi (eh. Maybe)
Skarmory (Not really recommended)
Vaporeon
Deoxys-D (duh)
Celebi
......And way more.

If you wanna keep that Venusaur, keep it. It looks like a good moveset, anyway. And if you want any movesets for any of these Pokemon, comment and I'll post one.


Hope This Helped :D

answered Sep 22, 2012 by Dr.Flame
selected Sep 22, 2012 by Giga
Alright! Thanks for the help!
No problem :D
2 votes

Well, I know Dr.Flame already rated this. And it was a good answer. But I still see some problems with it, so I'm going to give my suggestions too. Feel free to ignore them :D

You'll want to keep the Defense EVs on Politoed. His defensive typing is much better suited to physical bulk. Also, three attacking moves on a non offensive set is not wise; Toxic, Protect, Perish Song and Hypnosis are all useful support moves for him. Bear in mind if you use Toxic, you should give up Scald for Surf ( or Hydro Pump, but low PP is an issue ) because you don't want conflicting statuses.

HypnoToad (Politoed) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature
Scald / Surf
Perish Song / Toxic
Encore
Ice Beam / Protect

Gyarados needs at least 204 Speed EVs. If you want to go all out offense though, use 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd to switch in 5 times on Stealth Rock. Also, Outrage offers literally no extra coverage for him... Ferro still walls him to hell and back, which is not good. Stone Edge allows him to hit Dragonite & opposing Gyarados super effectively.

As Dr.Flame said, giving Latios a Scarf is much better for this team. Thunder, while it abuses the rain, doesn't cover much. I prefer Trick to cripple stuff like Chansey.

Conkeldurr... I notice you have Fire Punch. And I disagree ;] give him Bulk Up instead, neither Scizor or Forretress can do much back to him before they get smacked in the face with a +2 STAB Drain Punch.

Metagross just doesn't hit hard enough without boosting its Attack in some way, give it a Life Orb. Also, consider Ice Punch over Zen Headbutt, it misses out on STAB but hits some very annoying Pokemon like Gliscor and Thundurus-T harder.

You are lacking hazards. And Venusaur doesn't fit on this team tbh, it's only OU because of its amazing sun sweeping powers. So why not go with Ferrothorn :3 Specially defensive, it forms a great core with your def politoed. It can set up hazards, and check big threats to your team like Starmie, Salamence, and Gyarados. It works great on any rain team.

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD
Sassy Nature
Stealth Rock
Spikes
Leech Seed
Gyro Ball / Power Whip

answered Sep 22, 2012 by Spoink
Thanks for the input spoink!