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Any suggestions to this Hail Team?

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Abomasnow (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 6 HP / 126 Atk / 252 Def / 126 SAtk
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Earthquake
- Seed Bomb
- Leech Seed
- Ice Punch

Walrein (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Ice Body
EVs: 252 Def / 6 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Blizzard
- Surf
- Aqua Ring
- Brine

Froslass (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Snow Cloak
EVs: 252 Def / 6 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Shadow Ball
- Blizzard
- Psych Up
- Swagger

Lapras (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 Def / 146 SAtk / 112 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Surf
- Brine
- Blizzard
- Curse

Vanilluxe (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Ice Body
EVs: 252 Def / 6 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Blizzard
- Flash Cannon
- Water Pulse
- Mirror Coat

Jynx (F) @ Choice Specs
Trait: Oblivious
EVs: 252 Def / 252 SAtk / 6 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Blizzard
- Water Pulse
- Shadow Ball

asked Mar 18, 2012 by SpikeyEaredPichu
Stealth Rock=Death.
Or anything that gets SE damage on Ice.

1 Answer

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Your team seems pretty standard, but I definitely think you will need more coverage of some sort. I'll do one Pokemon at a time:

Abomasnow

I think your Abomasnow is perfectly fine, the only issue I would say is that you probably won't be able to do anything on the first turn except switch out immediately. If you grabbed Protect or something, you could get one free turn of Hail damage on your opponent.


Walrein

I know Walrein does not have access to a huge movepool, but this set makes Walrein kind of just there. There is not much you can utilize except a little tanking with Leftovers, Ice Body, and Aqua Ring. You can even consider Yawn, just to force switch an opponent or allow them to sleep, which definitely grants you an opening to do whatever you want. A physical set on Walrein seems like a nice change you might want to consider.


Froslass

That little Swagger + Psych Up combo is a pretty clever strategy, but the only problem is that you are not utilizing it. You aren't using the Attack boost gained from Swagger, but at least you will be able to copy boosts made by other Pokemon that plan to wall or sweep you. Blizzard and Shadow Ball are okay I guess, which I am assuming is for just attacking with Modest and STAB. Regarding the Psych Up and Swagger combo, you might even want to change it to a physical set and give it Ice Shard.


Lapras

Again, this set seems dangerously close to Walrein's, which isn't a bad thing, but is bad in the sense that you will have less coverage. I also do not understand the use of Curse; why would you want your Speed to drop, and your Attack stat to rise? This set does not even use physical type anything, so Curse will be wasted. You should replace it with something like Thunderbolt for coverage, or even Toxic.


Vanilluxe

This set seems okay I guess, but your coverage of just Ice and Water seems very repetitive.
You might also want to replace Mirror Coat with something else perhaps, like Taunt, or a Hidden Power.


Jynx

A great move to have that I do not see on your set for Jynx is Lovely Kiss. It is a decent accuracy move for inducing Sleep; works great. You might also want to get rid of Water Pulse, because your entire team focuses so much in covering Fire types, how are you going to deal with Fighting and Steel types? (Although Jynx herself has Psychic) you will want more variation in typing. You could grab Energy Ball, or maybe a Reflect/Light Screen to help support your team, or Reflect to help make up for Jynx's low defense.


I rate your team a 6 / 11
Your team definitely needs more type variation (in moves and Pokemon types alike) or else you will pretty much get screwed over if Stealth Rock appears as said above (and Stealth Rock is very common). A common move amongst all of your Pokemon is Blizzard, which is good use of Hail, but a waste of a move slot. You should replace Blizzard on a few Pokemon for variation in roles rather then just a standard Water/Ice attacking move. Another thing that will screw you over too is if a Sun team comes up; your Ice moves will be unaffective, and all of your Water attacks will be halved in damage. Another thing I also noticed was that your only physical attacker is Abomasnow, which can easily get KOed with any Fire move, which will of course be very troublesome.
Fix your team a bit, and consider looking at better strategies is all.
Good luck!

- 03.25.2012 11:44p

answered Mar 26, 2012 by Sam Sam Sam Sam