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Final OU Rain team (hopefully)

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This team is my Rain team, it's won a lot of battles, and lost some. I'd say it's a pretty good team. :P


Politoed (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 100 SAtk / 156 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Scald
  • Protect
  • Toxic
  • Ice Beam

Poli <3 Obviously he's here to start the rain. Politoed is bulky so it doesn't get KO'd that easily. Scald is for my main STAB. Toxic + Protect is to stall, also to get a free turn to heal some of my HP with Leftovers :P Ice Beam is for coverage.


Gastrodon (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 124 SAtk / 132 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Earth Power
  • Scald
  • Stockpile
  • Recover

Gastrodon. The staller. Earth Power and Scald are my STAB moves, hopefully someone uses a water move on some of my other Pokemon, so I switch in and take that move, now I have a SpA boost :3 Stockpile is for boosting my defenses. Recover is to heal.


Toxicroak (M) @ Black Sludge

Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Swords Dance
  • Drain Punch
  • Sucker Punch

My Toxicroak set. Not Bulk Up, Swords Dance. It relies on Speed :D one sub, and if don't break it, I use Swords Dance. Drain Punch and Sucker Punch to the end after that. My healing is Drain Punch + Dry Skin in Rain + Black Sludge.


Jirachi @ Leftovers

Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Thunder
  • Wish
  • Calm Mind
  • Stealth Rock

Rock setter. Thudner for abusing the rain with 100 accuracy. Wish is to heal Jirachi, or someone else. Calm Mind for boosting my attacks.


Thundurus-T (M) @ Choice Specs

Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Thunder
  • Focus Blast
  • Dark Pulse
  • Volt Switch

Attacker. Fast and Powerful ;) Thunder is some big STAB. Focus Blast is for hitting most pokes for decent damag (hopefully it hits) Dark Pulse for ghosts and all that, and Volt Switch is to scout.


Latios (M) @ Choice Scarf
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Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)
- Thunder
- Draco Meteor
- Surf
- Psyshock

Choice Sweeper, I usually sweep with Thudner. Draco for STAB, Surf is boosted in Rain, and Psychock is another STAB

asked Aug 16, 2012 by Dr.Flame
edited Aug 31, 2012 by Dr.Flame
Wow, this looks really good.
I would run Ludicolo for the staller here's a set!


Ludicolo (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Protect
- Scald
To replace Whom?
tnx giga :D
Yay Gliscor! Breloom will be surprised to see one of those. Good team.
gliscor
Use Gastrodon East.
This should be a comment, Ruopp. Not enough info to be a complete answer.
Dat Jirachi...
1.)I don't think you need to poison types.
2.)I suggest you replace Gliscor more than likely one Scald can knock Gliscor out in rain.
Umm, he only has one poison type XD
No he has two.
Where's this 2nd Poison type? I see Toxicroak. And nothing else.
Yeah, he's only got one poison type.

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I Beleive i have faced this team, have i not? anyway i will answer as you have made a team very similar to a sucessfull one i had not that long ago.


Politoed
So many differant Politoed Variations lol but anyway this is ok but the Evs need changing i rekon normally that set runs Bold and 252 Hp / 252 Def / 4 Satk and i highly recomend that as it already has special bulk and you wouldnt keep it in for a super effective hit would you?
The Def helps it sponge attacks from Terrakion for an example because without the investment Politoed is screwed.
Obviously you could invest some evs in Satk.


Gastrodon (M) @ Leftovers
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Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 248 HP / 112 Def / 148 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Stockpile
- Scald
- Earth Power
- Recover
Up's set obviously lol yours is very similar and works praticly the same no changes recomended.


Toxicroak
Same set i use :) appart from its speed does not exceed 100 (base stats wise) and even at max speed base 90 pokemon such as Kyurem outspeed you so max is worthless try this spread- Adamant 122 HP / 252 Atk / 136 Speed
That gives you a total of 240 speed which beats all of the base 70 speed pokemon that dont run more than 239.


Jirachi
I love this Pokemon but the set your using though similar to mine is not hitting much especially when Mamoswine comes in or just as worse a pokemon resisting it comes in.
This set im suggesting here may seem odd but this is from that rain team i tested on you months ago on showdown before my computer started shutting itself off.
I can say now this set is Baws...

Jirachi @ Leftovers
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Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Thunder
- Iron Head
- Wish
- Stealth Rock
From This team if you remember but anyway this set will stay alive for the duration of the battle and will spread not only paralyse but agony as i recover and make them flinch.


enter image description here Perfection as far as im concerned ive never used this pokemon but from what i have seen others used it is good.


Again perfect and my only thing i would change is not set in stone but just prefrences.
So i would suggest Modest as i use the exact same set in my team, or at least in my updated version :).


Overall great rain team, members are standard i guess but the team is well structered, set out, no real threats, sets that support each pokemon making this not the average crappy rain team, nice job and i hope these changes help.
Sorry for the lack of suggestions its currently pretty solid.

answered Aug 31, 2012 by Blobyolo
selected Sep 1, 2012 by Dr.Flame
Thanks Blob, I appreciate it :D