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OU Rain team. Feel free to point out any huge flaws or suggest better pokes.

Politoed
Ability: Drizzle
EV's: 252HP/252S.Att
Nature: Modest
Item: C.Specs
Moves: Hydro Pump/Icebeam/HP Grass/(filler)
Standard Choice specs drizzle Politoed. Typically used to fire off STAB rain boosted Hydros and getting rain up.

Hydreigon
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252S.Att/252Spe
Nature: Mild
item: Life Orb
Moves: Draco Meteor/Fire Blast/Superpower/Roost
It's my lead If I'm unsure what my opponent will lead with. Just fire off Superpower Or Draco depending on whom I'm facing or if I predict who they will switch to. Standard mixed set.

Starmie
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252S.Att/252Spe
Nature : Timid
Item: Life Orb
Moves: Hydro Pump/Icebeam/Thunderbolt/Rapid Spin
Standard Rapid Spin Starmie with BoltBeam combo. Mainly used to out speed terrakion, Garchomp, Salamence, ect.

Toxicroak
Ability: Dry Skin
EVs: 252Att/252Spe
Nature: Adamant
Item: Life Orb
Moves:Drain Punch/Icepunch/Suckerpunch/Swords Dance
Standard SD set, come in on a resisted hit, set up. Sweep.

Ferrothorn
Ability: Iron barbs
EVs: 252HP/88Def/166S.Def
Nature: Relaxed
Item: Leftovers
Moves:Powerwhip/Knock Off/Thunderwave/Stealth Rock
The odd one of my team. I use this to Knock off choice scarfers mainly, then thunderwave. Then allow my Starmie or Hydreigon to net the KO. Otherwise its my lead and SR setter.

Sableye
Ability: Prankster
EVs:252HP/120Def/136S.Def
Nature: Calm
Item: Leftovers
Moves: Will-o-wisp/Taunt/Nightshade/Recover
Standard spin blocker and Tuanter. I use him mainly to cover Ferrothorns and Hydreigons fighting weakness. Also to wither down walls and Tuant Set-up sweepers.

Please, leave any criticism on this team. So far I've been doing great over Wifi. Haven't lost yet*. If there is any huge weaknesses I'm missing or general pokes I can switch out to make my team better in general please leave a comment. Thank you.

asked Mar 5, 2013 by ...Zzz
edited Mar 5, 2013 by ...Zzz
For Ferrothorn try Leech Seed instead if Knockoff
well its a pretty good team :)
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im sorry i clicked the wrong one
well i think there is one or three things i dont like first a hydreigon with fire blast the sablye and the ferrothorn                         






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Politoad @ Choice Specs
4 HP, 252 SpeAtt, 252 Speed
Modest Nature
Hydro Pump
Ice Beam
HP Grass
Psychic

You can keep your original EV Spread, I just find the extra Speed to be nice.
Looking good!
Psychic helps you deal with Fighting Types.

Hydreigon @ Life Orb
252 SpeAtt, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Timid Nature
Draco Meteor(Dragon Pulse is good, too)
Focus Blast(Superpower on a special set is not the best idea)
Fire Blast(Or Flamethrower)
Tri Attack/Charge Beam

Roost is pointless on Hydreigon, he's only going to survive a max of two hits. Flamethrower is more reliable Fire Blast, choose yourself between Accuracy and Power, and go with Draco Meteor only if you plan on switching him out immediately after to reset his Special Attack.
I noticed that you don't really have a good counter for Water Types, who will be stealing your Rain boost. Charge Beam would be a great move here, as it may raise your Special Attack as a bonus. Tri Attack is an alternative if you want to possibly inflict some status, but personally, I would go with Charge Beam.

Starmie @ Life Orb
252 SpeAtt, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Timid Nature
OR
4 SpeAtt, 200 SpeDef, 52 HP, 252 Def
(I'll edit in the Nature)
Thunder
Hydro Pump(or Surf)
Ice beam
Rapid Spin

The second EV Spread is similar to one I've been using a while, and I think it would benefit this team a lot. It makes Starmie very bulky, and it works better than it may look like it will.
I suggest Thunder over Thunderbolt. Since you have Rain, why not use it?

Toxicroak

Looking really good, nothing to add except that, well..I understand that you'd switch it into a resisted hit, then set up and sweep, but to be honest, I think your opponent will KO you after you use your turn Swords Dancing. Toxicroak is NOT bulky enough to take both hits. If you go with the bulky Starmie set I suggested, you can switch Starmie into hits, and only use Toxicroak when you are sure you can pull it off. If you take my advice here, change the item on him to Focus Sash.

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers(you can go with Rocky Helmet, too, it really kicks butt with Iron Barbs)
252 Def, 248 SpeDef, 8 HP (Note: Consider sacrificing 4 EVs in any of those, and putting them in Attack. It'll help Power Whip a bit, trust me.)
Nature: Relaxed
Power Whip
Leech Seed
Thunder Wave
Stealth Rock

You're pretty close to perfection there. There's no problem if you want to keep Knock Off, Leech Seed is just a really great move, especially on Ferro.

Sableye

Excellent, excellent, nothing to add here. :)

answered Mar 12, 2013 by Poke'slash
edited Mar 12, 2013 by Poke'slash