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Any suggestions for this rain team? ( TKOR 3-28-12 )

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Politoed (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Lures in grass and electric moves for Gliscor and Dragonite to switch in on and set up on the switch. Is one of my favorite pokemon. Sets up rain.
Scald is STAB. Ice Beam is coverage. Rest-Talk makes him last longer.

Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge

Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 196 HP / 60 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Bulk Up
- Drain Punch
- Sucker Punch
- Poison Jab

Kind of the odd ball. Does his job well though. Cleans up with Sucker Punch. Drain Punch + Poison Jab gives nice dual STAB. Bulk Up gives nice overall bulk, especially when you're trying to abuse good ol' Dry Skin. Also takes Water moves for Gliscor.

Dragonite (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 196 HP / 252 SAtk / 60 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Agility
- Hurricane
- Focus Blast
- Roost

Takes in grass moves for Politoed. With Multiscale and a 4X resistance, paired with natural bulk and 196 HP.. Well, leftovers normally heals him back to full.

He sets up agility, and then sweeps. Roost works amazingly well if I get confusion with Hurricane instead of an OHKO. Focus Blast was surprisingly more useful coverage than my other usual choices.

Gliscor (M) @ Toxic Orb

Trait: Poison Heal
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge / Protect
- Earthquake
- Aqua Tail
- Swords Dance

Takes in electric type attacks. Swords Dance sweeper.
Poison Heal gives a nice percentage of HP back and prevents me from getting crippled by burns.

Takes Ground moves for Toxicroak.

Earthquake is STAB. Aqua Tail is as good as STAB in the rain.

Gyarados (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Ice Fang
- Earthquake

Takes fire and fighting moves for Ferrothorn. Sets up Dragon Dance for the sweep.
Waterfall is STAB. Earthquake is awesome coverage. Same as Ice Fang.

Ferrothorn (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Leech Seed
- Thunder Wave
- Power Whip

Is a nice little troll. Using Leech Seed then switching out to pretty much any member of the team greatly benefits.

Politoed - Makes resting easier
Toxicroak - Is already focused on having that nice healing boost
Dragonite - Multiscale
Gliscor and Gyarados - Just generally like that healing. Helps with priority users.

Stealth Rock helps D-nite land the OHKOs. Also is generally annoying for opponents and makes them hesitate on switches.

Thunder Wave is a great crippler and can help Toxicroak, Gyarados, and Gliscor out speed more threats.

Power Whip is a nice STAB move to abuse.

asked Mar 29, 2012 by Josh
edited Apr 1, 2012 by Josh
Hmm, maybe put a Rocky Helmet on Ferrothorn so that if you used Leech Seed, you would get the foe damaged 3x (Iron Barbs, Rocky Helmet, and Leech Seed)
It really hits preference there.

I run RH sometimes on Ferrothorn, but I find Leftovers overall more useful.
Especially when going against another Ferrothorn ( Crappy situation ). Plus, when going against a special attacker my item is made useless.
Why not give D-nite Thunder instead of focus blast? You will have 5 more PP and 100% accuracy with the rain active. That's about all i can think of, your team seems really good already and i would probably go with that rocky helmet SpikeyEaredPichu mentioned.
Focus Blast gives better coverage than Thunder does. That's why I haven't used it.

And don't try answering an RMT of mine with just one suggestion, that's what comments are for.

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