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Any suggestion for my Rain Dance UU team?

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So yesterday, poor old Tornadus was moved the UU due to its lack of usage in favor of its new form, Tornadus-T. This caused UU to become a Rainy tier, not as much as OU, since they have Politoed and Drizzle, but a significant change nevertheless. Examples of rain abusers now in OU are Raikou, Zapdos, Blastoise, Nidoking, Empoleon, Rotom-C, Tornadus, Kingdra, Ludicolo, Omastar, Gorebyss, Huntail and Kabutops. And I'm not finished. I tried a Rain Dance team for the first time, and it worked quite well, winning about 10 times out of the 13 times it battled. I'm not exactly experienced in these kind of teams, but hey, it was worth a shot. Anyway, here's the team.


Tornadus (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Prankster
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • Rain Dance
  • Hurricane
  • Superpower
  • U-turn

Raikou @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 Def
Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)

  • Thunder
  • Aura Sphere
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Weather Ball

Bronzong @ Damp Rock

Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 60 Def / 196 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)

  • Rain Dance
  • Stealth Rock
  • Earthquake
  • Gyro Ball

Kingdra (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Dance
  • Outrage
  • Waterfall
  • Bounce

Blastoise (M) @ Damp Rock

Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Rain Dance
  • Scald
  • Ice Beam
  • Rapid Spin

Nidoking (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 100 Atk / 156 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • Thunder
  • Bulldoze
  • Poison Jab
  • Surf

asked Oct 3, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Oct 3, 2012 by Mewderator
Tornadus is UU? Hm.
Yeah, the smogon tiers have been updated recently and tornadus being UU now is one of the changes.
Scarf Bulldoze is pretty bad IMO. Why not Earth Power?
Earthquake is more powerful than SF Bulldoze.

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