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Let's party! Genesect is released! Rain team time!

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So Genesect is released now. He's by far my favorite legendary, and he's pretty versatile. Here's my team!


Politoed

Politoed (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 SDef/ 4 SAtk
Calm Nature (+SDef,-Atk)

  • Encore
  • Scald
  • Ice Beam
  • Focus Blast

I am still using Josh's Politoed because it works wonders. Encore screws up leads that try to use Hazards and set up sweepers. Scald is STAB while Ice Beam is coverage against Grass types. Focus Blast is additional coverage.


Genesect

Genesect @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Download
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Spd/ 4 Atk
Naive Nature (+Spd,-SDef)

  • U-Turn
  • Thunder
  • Hidden Power [Water]
  • Ice Beam

This guy is just epic. He works well in every kind of weather except Sun, where he gets OHKO'ed by any Fire attack. U-Turn plus Download boost is STAB and does insane damage. Thunder has the never-missing ability in the Rain so it's there. HP Water does some decent damage in the Rain while Ice Beam is so he's not walled by Dragonite.


Dugtrio

Dugtrio @ Choice Band
Trait: Arena Trap
EVs: 252 Atk/ 224 Spd/ 32 Def
Jolly Nature (+Spd,-SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Aerial Ace
  • Night Slash

This guy is super fast and with Choice Band, hits super hard. He removes potential threats to my team or other weather starters such as Tyranitar or Ninetales with a STAB Earthquake. Stone Edge completes the fearful EdgeQuake combo and covers a lot. Aerial Ace is coverage against Virizion and Breloom while Night Slash is purely a filler.


Toxicroak

Toxicroak @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Atk/ 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk,-SAtk)

  • Bulk Up
  • Drain Punch
  • Ice Punch
  • Sucker Punch

My Bulk Up Croak variant. Dry Skin + Black Sludge in the Rain is really good recovery. Bulk Up gives him some bulk while Drain Punch is STAB and also recovery. Ice Punch is additional coverage while Sucker Punch nails Psychic types.


Starmie

Starmie @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Spd/ 4 SDef
Timid Nature (+Spd,-Atk)

  • Scald
  • Thunderbolt
  • Ice Beam
  • Rapid Spin

Well, this guy is pretty standard. Scald is STAB while Thunderbolt and Ice Beam are coverage. Rapid Spin gets rid of the oh so popular Hazards.


Tornadus-T

Tornadus-T @ Life Orb
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 SAtk/ 252 Spd/ 4 Atk
Hasty Nature (+Spd,-Def)

  • Hurricane
  • Focus Blast
  • Heat Wave
  • U-Turn

So this guy is a boss in Rain. Hurricane has it's accuracy boosted in the Rain and is STAB. Focus Blast is coverage against Rock and Steel types while Heat Wave 2HKO'es Ferrothorn and OHKO'es Forretress. U-Turn with Regenerator is for scouting while being reliable recovery.


Hope you liked this team! I'd like to thank Trachy, Mew, Spoink, Riles and all those who answered my Genesect moveset question.

asked Aug 12, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
edited Aug 12, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
genesect out only in Japan right?
Also I love your team it epic :D
Oh, thanks. And this is for Pokemon Online and Showdown. They are Online battle simulators.
This cannot be! Do I see-- *Squints to get a better veiw* STARMIE!??!?!?!

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Politoed

My creation.... it's so beautiful....

Genesect

Once again no suggestions.

Dugtrio

Looks fine. Consider Sucker Punch > Aerial Ace. Every other member of your team has SE coverage against Virizion and Breloom.

Toxicroak

I've been running a similar bulk up croak for a while and I've found that 252 Sp defense works much better than 252 attack. Careful nature added as well.
Just steer clear from Hurricane *frowns at dat Tornadus

Starmie

Abuse the rain with Thunder.

Tornadus-T

A nice standard set.


Overall a pretty standard team. Just watch out for the fact that if your opponent beats out your offensive game you've lost. Your team has pretty much no defense involved.

Maybe adding a Blastoise spinner or a Forretress can in place of Starmie can help out your team a little bit there. Or take advantage of the fact that your team has pretty good stealth rock resistance and you could afford to pull something like Ferrothorn into the party as a hazard layer of your own or a status inducer.

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

Gyro Ball / Power Whip
Spikes
Stealth Rock
Leech Seed

That is a nice Ferrothorn to throw on any team, really.

answered Aug 12, 2012 by Josh
selected Aug 12, 2012 by JirachiCelebiMew
He has a Banded Dugtrio.
Whoa, totally didn't notice that one. Now it's fixed.
I love my team, never lost yet :D