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Abomasnow - Lead - Life Orb

EVs: I need help with his EVs
Nature: Again, I need help
Ability: Snow Warning
Moves:
Ice Shard (STAB, Priority)
Blizzard (STAB, can’t miss with snow warning)
Wood Hammer (STAB, Screws politoed, hippowdon, and tyranitar leads trying to set up other weather)
Earthquake (Coverage)

Abomasnow has the movepool to take out most other weather team leads, which is extremely useful.

Kyurem - Sp. Sweeper - Leftovers

EVs: 56 HP, 236 Sp. Attack, 216 Speed
Nature: Modest
Ability: Pressure
Moves:
Substitute (Pretty hard to break since he is pretty bulky)
Dragon Pulse (STAB)
Blizzard (STAB, can’t miss with hail)
Focus Blast (Coverage, keeps Ferrothorns from walking all over me)

Kyurem is a monstrous sweeper, and a bulky one too, with those 125/95/95 defenses, his subs are difficult to break, especially while the enemy tasked with breaking it is being hit with the artillery that is his Sp. Attack stat.

Cryogonal – Special Wall – Leftovers

EVs: 252 Sp. Defense, 248 HP, 8 Speed
Nature: Calm
Ability: Levitate
Moves:
Rapid Spin (Spins Away Hazards)
Toxic (Poisons the foe)
Recover (HP regain)
Blizzard/Ice Beam (Blizzard can’t miss in hail, so it’s Power VS. PP here)

With his jaw-dropping Sp. Defense, and acceptable HP, cryogonal is a pain in the neck for opposing special attackers, especially with recover, which makes him nearly invincible against special attacks.

Infernape - Physical Sweeper - Expert Belt

EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Iron Fist
Moves:
Mach Punch (STAB, Priority, Iron Fist boost)
Close Combat (STAB)
Fire Punch (STAB, Iron Fist Boost
Swords Dance (Boosts for sweeping)

Infernape is crucial to this team, as he covers the rock and steel type weaknesses possessed by some of his team mates, as well as resisting fire types.

Skarmory - Physical Tank - Leftovers

EVs: 252 Defense, 128 HP and Attack
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Sturdy
Moves:
Brave Bird (STAB, recoil accounted for with roost and leftovers)
Roost (HP regain)
Steel Wing (STAB)
Earthquake (Coverage)

Skarmory’s job is to tank fighting types, by using his excellent defense and decent attack, brave bird hits like a train, even after STAB is lost from roost.

Dusclops - Wall - Eviolite

EVs: 252 Defense, Sp. Attack
Nature: Impish
Ability: Pressure
Moves:
Toxic (Poisons the foe)
Pain Split (HP regain, put a bit of damage on the opponent)
Confuse Ray (Freaking annoying move)
Shadow Punch/Sneak (Power VS. Priority)

Dusclops is tasked with being the wall of this team, and a dang good one too. Not much else to say.

Since someone will probably point it out, I am all to painfully aware that a fire type or two would walk all over this team, so if you (probaly Blobyolo since he is gonna answer this question) could help fix my glaring fire weakness that would be awesome.

asked Jun 23, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
Blobyoloy will be answering this if you havent figured that out already
4 pokemon have weaknesses to fire
just like you said
Actually kyurem isn't weak to fire, so I have 3 fire type weaknesses
oh, yeh forgot he is part dragon XP

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Nice to see you havent done the first thing most new comers to hail do, spam ice types and blizzard.
But you have a massive fire weakness, 4/6 and only one pokemon that can resist.
Because of this i will be making one of my most common changes.

Abomansow
Try these sets

Abomasnow (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Ice Shard - Earthquake - Wood Hammer
My usual set works great but thanks to abomasnows many weaknesses it is easly countered while setting up, but it hits extremely hard after set up.

Abomasnow (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Hasty Nature (+Spd -Def) - Blizzard - Ice Shard - Brick Break - Wood Hamme
My personal favorite, its a bit gimmicky but who expects this.
Me, Hex and Killer Krocodile run this set and for good reason.
Brick break kills tyranitars and wood hammer hits everything very hard.
Blizzard hits hard thanks to stab.

Abomasnow (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 Spd Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def) - Blizzard - Ice Shard - Brick Break - Wood Hammer
Same set differant spread and item.
Wood hammer hits extremely hard to most of ou and can even 2hit ko a blissey which is good with skarm spikes support.
Though life orb and 1/3 recoil hurts.

Abomasnow (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Substitute - Leech Seed - Blizzard - Giga Drain
This is probably the most used set, but i find it ineffective and amature like.

Ok so abomasnow down and abomasnow is the staple to hail teams you need to build around it and its several weaknesses so try incorparte some abilitys and type resistances.

Also provide counters for common wether starters.
Use this link, i have named loads but there are certanly more

Kyurem
Fine set you have, you may want to consider specs and scarf as well.

Cryogonal
What a stupid name we cant have this guy.
Starmie
Starmie @ Life Orb Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Rapid Spin - Blizzard - Thunderbolt - Scald
With life orb and hail damage it will die quik so you could consider recover, but this guy provides same function as the one witht he stupid name.
Ok now for the real reason i switched him- Provides resistance to fire.

Infernape
Life orb will serve you better but expert belt is still an option.
Remove swords dance, without sash it fails, and sash fails in hail.
Run thunder punch.
Blaze may seem bad but with hail and life orb damage after a few revenge kills blaze will activate and fire punch will hit like a truck.
If you do decide to do this flare blitz works though iron fist is more reliable.

Scarmory
Skarmory (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Keen Eye EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Spikes - Stealth Rock - Brave Bird - Roost
Hail is a stalling wether and this team needs these hazards as they will not land many ohkos without them, it makes there jobs so much better.

Dusclops
Hail damage means this guy won t suvive as long as intended and pain split isnt always reliable.
Also wil o wisp is needed to stop pokemon like Scizor from wrecking half your teams.
So try a rest talk set, i forgot the exact one -___- but i know its on smogons website.

Overall nice team (i may add sprites to answer later) But next time try build the whole team around the abomasnow, hail teams have much sucess, more than the standard wether teams but only when built correctly with great synergy.
I love synergy and my teams have lots of synergy using abilities like thick fat and flash fire to absorb attacks, you have seen my teams works well.
Not saying this doesnt but it looks like it would actually but only with starmie.

answered Jun 23, 2012 by Blobyolo
selected Jun 23, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
You ain't taking Cryogonal because of his name? xD
another great answer from blob.