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Any Suggestions for this OU Hail team?

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Abomasnow (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Def / 176 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Protect
- Leech Seed
- Blizzard
- Giga Drain

I wonder why this guy is on my team??? The EVs will hopefully give him the bulk needed to survive a hit or two, if not, that is where Sash comes in. Protect and Leech Seed both help in this regard of survival also, Protect causing damage to the opponent through Hail and Leech Seed while also protecting against unorthodox attacks on Pokemon, such as a surprisng HP type. Blizzard hits hard thanks to STAB and 120 base power, which helps since I have no Sp Attack EVs put in. Giga Drain provides more STAB and also some healing.

Tentacruel (M) @ Black Sludge

Trait: Liquid Ooze
EVs: 4 HP / 136 Def / 116 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Toxic Spikes
- Blizzard
- Rapid Spin
- Hydro Pump

Perhaps the most important member of my team (besides Abomasnow). Rapid Spin is needed for this team to function, otherwise too much damage is taken from Stealth Rock. Also, Toxic Spikes is helpful in adding more damage along with Hail and Leech Seed. It's Poison typing and Liquid Ooze ability helps it protect against the most dangerous threat to Hail teams: Conkeldurr. Black Sludge helps with damage taken from Hail. Blizzard and Hydro Pump are both very powerful attacks, something needed due to lack of Sp Attack EVs invested.

Infernape (M) @ Lum Berry/Muscle Band

Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Fire Punch
- Mach Punch
- ThunderPunch

Mamoswine was far too slow and frail (due to Ice typing) for my taste. While Infernape is frail, it is not slow, and so is on my team due to its STAB attacks. Fighting and Fire are two important coverage moves for my team I found. It hits hard with its attacks, and has priority to finish foes off. It can afford to run two STAB attacks, coverage is no problem, as Fighting+Fire+Electric hits a nice number for super-effective damage and only Ubers resist it. Lum Berry protects against paralysis, but Muscle Band can help make up for the 307 Attack. Life Orb is not an option as damage will stack up too quicly along with Hail.

Kyurem @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Pressure
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Blizzard
- Draco Meteor
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

My Scarf Sweeper. When a Pokemon with 393 Special Attack is coming at you with a STAB 120 base power 100% accurate move, there isn't much you can do. Kyurem just hits incredibly hard. Draco Meteor also provides STAB, Shadow Ball and HP Fighting are coverage. Incredibly powerful in Hail.

Shelgon (F) @ Eviolite

Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 124 HP / 144 Atk / 56 Def / 184 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Dragon Rush
- Rock Slide
- Brick Break
- Hone Claws

My wall. Yeah, not much more needs to be said concerning Shelgon. A basic Pokemon.

Sigilyph (F) @ Leftovers/Life Orb

Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 164 HP / 128 Def / 216 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Cosmic Power
- Stored Power
- Air Slash
- Roost/Whirlwind/Hidden Power [Fighting]

Cosmic Power+Stored Power wall/tank. It is immune to Stealth Rock and completely takes down Conkeldurr, making it a must for my team. It is hard to take down after Cosmic Powering once or twice, and Roost keeps the streak going. Air Slash is STAB.

You can replace any Pokemon, moves, EVs, natures, etc. you want, as long as you keep the same basic idea. Keep it as a hail team, so Abomasnow or Snover are needed. Try to give plenty of good suggestions for as many Pokemon as you can. And don't just answer for the heck of it, I'm not cautious with my down-votes.

asked Nov 17, 2011 by trachy
edited Nov 23, 2011 by trachy
Hey Trachy, I saw you asked me to answer this via the chat.
Just wanted to let you know that I have to hit the hay for the night and I'll try to get to this tommorow, but I  can't really guarentee anything...
Just a suggestion-Replace Whirlwind/Hidden Power [Fighting] with Roost, so you can heal yourself.
Right, forgot about that, comment vote up. I'll add it in with those two. Roost is the primary choice though.
Thanks DT!!!

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