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RMT - It is a rain team I have been working on. I do not want you guys to rate it, I want you to help me fix it....

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Okay before I show the team. There are two main problems I need help fixing. The core of my team is very weak to ground... earthquake hurts. :(

I also feel that when my enemy sub stalls. I am pretty screwed. Anyway, I just created this team in a matter of two hours, I love pokemon but am pretty new to the competitive stuff. I can't wait to hear your opinions!

Obvious Lead.

Politoed (M) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Toxic
- Encore

Lead support.

Ferrothorn (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Spikes
- Power Whip
- Leech Seed
- Thunder Wave

Core #1 Spinner/T.Spike

Tentacruel (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Hydro Pump
- Rapid Spin
- Toxic Spikes
- Ice Beam

Core #2

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Thunder
- Calm Mind
- Wish
- Flash Cannon

Core #3

Toxicroak (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Drain Punch
- Bulk Up
- Substitute
- Ice Punch

Revenge Killer..

Dragonite (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Waterfall
- Dragon Claw
- Dragon Dance
- Roost

asked Mar 16, 2013 by josharu
Why have specs and Toxic/encore on Politoed? Your just locking your self into a non-attacking move. Replace them with perhaps Focus blast and a hidden power of choice. Also, I thunk you misunderstand what a core is. It is two or more pokemon that balance each other out by covering each others weaknesses. You have called every single pokemon a core except Poli and Ferro.

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I'll try my best to fix this team.

If you want a choice specs Politoed then change your moveset because your current moveset is for the stalling set.

Politoed-Choice Specs
Trait- Drizzle
Evs- 4 Hp/ 252 SpAtk./ 252 Speed/
Modest
°Scald/Hydro Pump
°Ice Beam
°Focus Blast
°Hp Grass

Now this is a better Politoed and this guy is tough under rain.

For Tentacruel change Hydro Pump for Scald since the accuracy is 100% and go for Protect instead of Ice Beam to scout and stall under rain.

Ok your team is weak to ground so try replacing Jirachi or Toxicroak for Thunderus.
Thunderus is immune to ground since he's an flying type and could take advantage under rain

Thunderus- Life Orb
Trait- Volt Absorb
Evs- 4 Hp/ 252 SpAtk/ 252 Speed/
Timid
°Thunder
°Volt Switch/ThunderBolt
°Focus Blast/Grass Knot
°Hp Ice

This set works great.

Seems like you want a revenge killer on this team.
Try out Keldeo instead of Dragonite since he can take out the trash when things are about to rap up.

Keldeo- Choice Scarf
Trait- Justified
Evs- 252 SpAtk./ 4 SpD/ 252 Speed/
Timid
°Hydro Pump
°Scald
°Hp Ice
°Secret Swords

Now I hope this really helps since that I love rain teams and I hope you do well in your battles.

answered Mar 16, 2013 by DemonKiller
selected Mar 17, 2013 by josharu
Wow thank you for taking the time to help me! :)

Everything you said made sense... when you mentioned the politoed thing I said "wow, I am a dumbass" haha!

Thanks alot man!
No problem glad to help ;)
I really like DemonKiller's answer.  I do see one problem:  how do you get to choose the HP of legendaries, especially Keldeo?  You can't just say, "Oh, this Keldeo's HP is Water; oh well, guess I'll keep getting Keldeos until one of them has the Ice HP."  (Sorry I put it so frankly; just wanted to get my point across.)  Anyway, I haven't experimented enough with these two Pokémon, but I have an idea:  Get a Tornadus with Hurricane.  Its accuracy increases to 100 in rain, and I'm sure you can make use of its Prankster ability with its other moves.  Hope I helped with your team! :)