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Rate my first ever rain team?

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Politoed @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
-Scald
-Toxic
-Perish Song
-Ice Beam

Thundurus Therian @ Life Orb
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 SpAtk/ 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
-Thunder
-Focus Blast
-Hidden Power [Ice]
-Volt Switch

Toxicroak @ Life Orb
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -Sp Atk)
-Swords Dance
-Drain Punch
-Ice Punch
-Sucker Punch

Dragonite @ Leftovers
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP/ 108 SpAtk/ 148 SpDef
Calm Nature (+Def, - Atk)
-Thunder
-Hurricane
-Dragon Tail
-Roost

Ludicolo @ Life Orb
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 4 Hp/ 252 SpAtk/ 252 Spe
Modest Nature (+SpAtk, -Atk)
-Hydro Pump
-Ice Beam
-Giga Drain
-Leech Seed

Azumarill @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)
- Aqua Jet
- Waterfall
- Ice Punch
- Superpower

Well my first rain team :)
I know it isn't the most original team ever, but what do you expect from a noob? :P

asked Jul 19, 2012 by Danny

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Oh yayz, a rain team. I'll give some tips here.

Politoed

Okay, physically bulky is nice, I use it from time to time as well. Although burning isn't really a priority on physically bulky, so say bye bye to Scald. Surf / Hydro Pump both work well in it's place. Perish Song + Toxic stack also kind of screw with each others's jobs.

Thundurus-T

Well for starters, Volt Absorb is his only available ability :P
Nature can be changed to Modest, and a scarf is a much better item for his stats.

Toxicroak

A nice set. A slightly more bulky alternate could use Black Sludge as an item and Bulk Up > Swords Dance if you want though.

Dragonite

Well, a phazer is always cool, but... you don't exactly have any hazards to give you a reason to phaze :P

Although mixed rain-nite is a nice pokemon. Try this approach.

Dragonite (F) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Multiscale
EVs: 160 HP / 96 Atk / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Outrage
- Hurricane
- Thunder
- Roost

Even 328 attacking stats. Outrage is 120 BP STAB, Lum berry cures confusion. Hurricane is 120 BP STAB, has a 30% chance to cause confusion, and Thunder is 120 BP coverage. It can get some nice parahax. Add in Roost for some reliable healing and you've got a nice Dragonite.

Ludicolo

As I mentioned earlier, your team is lacking hazards, which in OU... are pretty much essential. Ludicolo is cool and all, but his stats just can't keep up with OU.

So I'm here to recommend a classic.

Ferrothorn@Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Sp Def / 4 Def

Leech Seed
Spikes
Stealth Rock
Power Whip

Pretty self-explanitory. Leech Seed is great for passing, hazards can be set up. Ferro is super bulky and isn't quite as easily destroyed by fire in rain.

Azumarill

Also out classed for OU, sadly. A simple Gyarados performs much better with fitting stats.

Gyarados@Leftovers
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Waterfall
Earthquake
Dragon Dance
Ice Fang

or if you don't like setting up...

Gyarados@Choice Band
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Waterfall
Earthquake
Ice Fang
Stone Edge

answered Jul 19, 2012 by Josh
selected Jul 19, 2012 by Danny
Why not Forretress in place of Ferrothorn so you can also have a Rapid Spinner??
Leech Seed support has always been the reason I use Ferro. Although Forretress for a spinner works well as well.
Josh, even without the changes the teams doing pretty good. Thanks for answering :)