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This is my first time playing monotype on showdown. Any suggestions to improve on my team would be helpful.

Blastoise (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 16 HP / 64 Def / 176 SpA / 252 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Toxic
- Aqua Ring
- Iron Defense
- Water Spout

Politoed @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Focus Blast
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Surf

Gyarados (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Ice Fang

Vaporeon @ Leftovers
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe
Bold Nature
- Heal Bell
- Wish
- Protect
- Scald

Tentacruel (M) @ Black Sludge
Ability: Liquid Ooze
EVs: 160 SpA / 96 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Toxic Spikes
- Rapid Spin
- Hydro Pump
- Venoshock

Kingdra (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 80 Def / 176 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Outrage
- Flail
- Iron Head

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Hi! I just have a few suggestions.

First, Blastoise looks like a cool stall mon, but if you have a drizzle setter rain dish is a better ability to make it last longer. You could also shift so EVs from Sp. Atk to HP if you wanted to make it even more bulky.

Next, politoed doesn’t have the offensive stats to justify running choice scarf on it, so if I were you I’d change it to a support Pelipper. It gets defog as well, so it’s a great support Pokémon. Give it a damp rock to make rain last longer. Roost allows you to be able to stick around and set more rain, and slow u-turn let’s your sweepers come in for free.

Pelipper @ Damp Rock
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpA
Bold Nature
- Defog
- Roost
- Hurricane
- U-turn

Gyarados and vaporeon look good, but I’d give gyarados a life orb to make it hit harder.

Tentacruel also looks solid, but I’d give it rain dish instead of liquid ooze, and scald is probably better than hydro pump as well because of better accuracy and chance to burn.

Most people run special kingdra, but why not psychical? It has the same offensive stats, after all. I’d just change flail to flip turn.

Hope I helped!

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