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Timid Nature

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Ability:Swift Swim
Adamant Nature
252 Atk/252 Spe/4 Def
-Drill Run
-Ice Fang
-Close Combat


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Relaxed Nature
-Rapid Spin
-Lava Plume

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Modest Nature
252 SpA/252 Spe/4 SpD
-Solar Beam
-Earth Power
-Sludge Bomb
-Weather Ball(Becomes Fire type in Sun)

Sunny team, your Barraska’s bad defensive stat isn’t let it stay long,
but if you switch it to kingdra, it will be awsome

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While this is a close decision, I prefer a rain team over a sun team. Something that has always bugged me about teams that utilize Harsh Sunlight is that you almost always run a Chlorophyll Grass type, which effectively makes it even more weak to Fire {Dragapult's Fire Blast is a notable Fire move in OU}. I enjoy using a rain team because 4x Fire weaknesses are covered {Scizor and Ferrothorn utilize the rain nicely}.

Onto the pairs you've chosen, I still prefer the rain pair. Barraskewda is insanely fast in the rain, hitting the 700's in Speed {I'll edit in the exact amount of Speed in a bit}. Venusaur is also very good, though it benefits a lot from Growth, which isn't on the set. I would use Stealth Rock on Torkoal, unless this is doubles, which wasn't really mentioned. Pelipper looks good.

While I would personally opt for the rain pairing, both work well. Barraskewda is at a slight disadvantage with all of the Grass types in OU, so Venusaur has that going for it {though there are also quite a few Fire types in DOU}.

Hope this helps! :)

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I'm pretty sure Seismitoad is better than Barraskewda. Seismitoad has 2 immunities and can learn stealth rock, knock off, and earthquake.
Thanks for the info!
I suggest Kingdra more than Barraskewda, who could be a strong special sweeper with choice spes and could learn hurricane
Yes, i think thats also good, barraskewda is good on attack while kingdra on special attack
I wish I could upvote yours, but the least I can do is to make it probably to me a pretty clear and satisfying answer :).