So yeah I'm trying to get back into the competitive side of Pokemon and where better to start than Ou.
I've published 3 Ou teams in the last 2 weeks or so and I'm hoping to post more in the coming future.
As stated before when using weather i don't go complete standard, because lets face it you battle the same team over and over, so many Pokemon to abuse rain and you only ever see 10 at most ever being used.
I've been planning this team for a while trying to get the perfect rain team and i know this certainly isn't perfect but it is a brilliant start to adapt from.
I will probably end up re posting an updated version of this team in the near future, and hopefully in the coming few weeks i will have some good success.
So far the team has good synergy, i see no major weak points or holes in the team.
I would really appreciate if someone could post feedback on changes, an answer would also be nice but im trying to take this team more seriously than others.
Politoed @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Grass]
- Focus Blast
Ah the weather starter, used on almost all Ou teams it seems.
I've gone for an offensive set but not to offensive.
Scald is stab boosted by rain, hopefully i can get a burn off it as well.
Focus Blast kills Tyranitar and provides good general coverage, same goes for Ice Beam.
Hp grass though is to kill Opposing Politoeds and damage Rotom-W on the switch in.
But most importantly it Ohko's Gastrodon.
Feraligatr @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 60 HP / 252 Atk / 192 Spd
- Aqua Jet
- Dragon Dance
The star in the team, and boy is it wonderful.
It gets stab on Waterfall and Aqua Jet as well as Rain boost, Sheer Force Boost and Life Orb boosts.
Dragon Dance makes this Pokemon become a pain to deal with and will help me sweep teams.
Crunch is here purely to take out Jellicent and hit things neutral.
As i do need a counter to Rotom and other Pokemon, though at 2 he should have no problem.
Scizor @ Choice Band
EVs: 76 Spd / 252 Atk / 180 HP
- Bullet Punch
My physical choiced Pokemon.
Hits like a truck even to those resisting him.
Bullet Punch is boosted priority Stab and will Ohko almost anything with medicore Def.
U-turn helps me scout and preform Volt Turn while pursuit lets me trap Starmie and Ruencluss.
Superpower will hit hard and gives nice coverage.
Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
- Volt Switch
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Ice]
I've chosen power over speed for the reason that i want it to hit even those who resist it extremely hard.
Its SAtk is fit for ubers and stab Thunder is something to worry about.
Volt Switch helps me preform Volt-Turn with Scizor.
Hp ice is being used over Grass knot as I'm more worried about ice coverage.
He can absorb electric attacks for the team and has good synergy overall.
Skarmory @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 36 Spd / 220 Def
- Stealth Rock
I need a hazard Pokemon and Skarmoary fits the job as per usual.
Whirlwind screws my opponents team over and Roost is Hp recovery to help me phase and lay more hazards down.
Its typing is annoying to take down and its sheer Def laughs at Breloom and Toxicroak.
Not much else to say really apart from Skarm makes a nice defensive core with Quagsire screwing over any choiced sweepers.
Quagsire @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
I love this Pokemon so bad, heck knows why its in Ru.
It is a bulkier version of Swampert with brilliant overall bulk.
Its ability lets me switch on boosted Pokemon like Toxicroak and spit in its face.
Curse is to make up for no Def investment and to help boost its 206 Atk.
Earthquake and Waterfall are its two stab moves doing decent damage at +2.
Recover lets me well recover...
Its dual typing is brilliant meaning nothing is hitting it hard apart from the not so common grass attack, also giving it the ability to absorb electric attacks.
It also preforms well in sand when Poli is down.
Thanks for reading if the images need taking out just say and i will edit allot of them out.