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Mixed Tier Rain Team - Drizzle

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Politoed
Klaus (Politoed) (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 28 SAtk / 28 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Refresh
- Toxic

Vaporeon
Lord Slug (Gastrodon) (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Earth Power
- Scald
- Toxic
- Recover

Toxicroak
Chuckles (Toxicroak) (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Drain Punch
- Sucker Punch
- Substitute
- Bulk Up

Jirachi
Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SpD
Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)
- Wish
- Calm Mind
- Thunder
- Psychic

Tornadus
Toucan Sam Sr. (Tornadus-T) (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 80 Def / 176 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- U-turn
- Focus Blast
- Dark Pulse
- Hurricane

Electivire
Electrivire @ Life Orb
Trait: Motor Drive
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)
- Thunderpunch
- Ice Punch
- Cross Chop
- Earthquake


Discarded

Vaporeon
AquaMatter (Vaporeon) (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Hydration
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Acid Armor
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Rest

Cresselia
Rachelly (Cresselia) (F) @ Flame Orb
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 80 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk / 172 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Psycho Shift
- Psychic
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Klinklang
Tik Tok BOOM (Klinklang) @ Fist Plate
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 64 Atk / 236 Def / 48 SDef / 160 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Shift Gear
- Wild Charge
- Gear Grind
- Rock Smash

asked Jul 8, 2012 by 5th of November
edited Jul 15, 2012 by 5th of November
I think Cresselia is BL2. Wonder why.
Thats a nice team and i may answer it later, maybe not though.
But problems i see are not major such as fist plate? leftovers or life orb will serve better and maybe a whole new move instead of rock smash.
There are some pokemon that you have no real counter to and that will wreck your team such as zapdos or raikou but they are uncommon.
Also did you mean recover or refresh? But got my vote
@Blob: I meant Refresh.
@JCM: According to Smogon, Cresselia is indeed BL2.
Refresh? Well makes sense it cant learn recover -__- facepalm on my part but why refresh?
The curse known as Toxic.

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Ok I battled this team and won, but it was pretty good :D so I think some improvements are needed to make it better :D


Politoed
Politoed is good as this is a rain team. But why Focus Blast? This isn't a offensive Politoed, so there is no need for it. change it for Toxic or Hypnosis (I recommend Toxic, because Hypnosis has way low accuracy) Refresh is also good if you want to get rid of poison. But if you want,you can change it to Protect so you can stall with Toxic and Protect with Leftovers. Change the nature to Bold.


Vaporeon
Yeah this is also a great Pokemon :) Though you need to fit wish in there. Maybe for Acid Armor? You don't seem to need it a lot with the decent buil it provides. But I see that your team needs a Pokemon to take in your electric attacks, which are predictable enough, so I would recommend this guy: Gastrodon.

Gastrodon @ Leftovers / Trait: Storm Drain / 252 HP , 4 SpA , 252 SpD / Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Earth Power
  • Scald
  • Toxic
  • Recover

Earth Power is your STAB, and it takes care of electric types. Scald is powerful STAB, and it also gets Rain boost. Toxic is to stall the opponent and Recover is for healing. Another option on this guy is for her to have Ice Beam over Toxic (it's what I have) but that;s our choice. Either is fine.


Toxicroak
Toxicroak is great, though one option is for you to replace Ice Punch for Substitute. Get your Substitute and then start using Swords dance. if you've finished getting the amount you want, substitute again and then Use Drain Punch for HP of if you are sure that the opponent is going to attack, Sucker Punch! :D Overall, this Toxicroak is amazing.


Cresselia
Hmmm.....Cresseila is good enough, but it doesn't abuse Rain at all. Maybe replace it for Jirachi?

Jirachi @ Leftovers / Trait: Serene Grace / EVs: 128 Def , 252 Special Attack , 128 Special Defense / Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Stealth Rock/Wish
  • Calm Mind
  • Thunder
  • Psychic

Jirachi is great for Rocks, though if you want some extra HP, go with Wish. Clam Mind to boost your special Attack and Special Defense. Thunder abuses rain and Psychic is STAb. those two paired up with Thunder is amazing :)
Though if you want to to keep BL2 then that Cresselia is good as it is :D


Tornadus Therian
Tornadus-T is good as it is but Choice Specs might also be good on it. You could consider Thunderus-T though. I won't post a moveset because I think you know what the moveset is, it's pretty close to that one. Keep in mind that Stone Edge KO's both of them. (I know it KO's Thunderus with a little STAb but I'm pretty sure it KO's tonadus too) If you want a moveset, comment and I'll post one.


Kilngklang
TBH, I'm not a big fan of Klingklang, and it doesn't help your team much. I would definitely replace it. (I think you did in our battle...) Here would be a good replacement;
I'm going to choose a RU Pokemon, because Klingklang is in RU.

Electrivire @ Life Orb / Trait: Motor Drive / EVs: 252 Attack / 4 SpD , 252 Speed / Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

  • Thunderpunch/Wild Charge
  • Ice Punch
  • Cross Chop
  • Earthquake

Decent set. If you don't want recol go with Thunderpunch. If you need more power go with Wild Charge but there's recoil. Rest is self explanatory.

answered Jul 14, 2012 by Flame.
edited Jul 15, 2012 by 5th of November
Thanks ab :)
I'd actually use Defensive Vaporeon over Gastrodon because Vapoeron paired w/ Jirachi is a beastly defensive core. Most people don't suspect two wish passers on the same team so this definitely prolongs this teams health. So yeah, Vapoeron > Gastrodon. And Jirachi > Cresselia.

Also, I despise people who use swords dance on Toxicroak because bulk up makes this thing WAY HARDER to take down, after a bulk up Toxicroak can survive at least two Earthquakes w/ the Black Sludge + Dry Skin boost, he can Drain Punch back close to full health.
I chose Gastrodon because he needs a guy who can take electric moves.
Swords Dance or Bulk is fine, though I prefer Swords Dance. After a single Swords he can KO Pokemon if it's neutral of super effective. I once got max attack with swords dance and that swept a whole team :D Also he is fast, that covers up his frailness
Electric sponge = Electivire / Jirachi can handle them well if it's a SDef set.
Yeah but Gastrodon is still good. But in the end, it's his choice :D