I don't think rain is nearly as good as sand at the moment. If you look at the 1337 stats, you'll see that Tyranitar is pushing 60% usage. Tyranitar is the only weather inducer that can take down Chandelure.
Things like Feraligatr need to be used more. I'm considering using Fera on my sand team cause I need a Fire-type resist that can revenge Exca! The thing is actually nuts on a rain team. It gives rain teams attacking priority, which they desperately need, and is good against Chandelure. So yeah harsha2014, Feraligatr is insane. It beats Gliscor, the most common physical attacker in the meta.
I don't really think that the 3 attacking Politoed is good in this meta. It doesn't have enough physical bulk to deal with Excadrill, and rain teams really need something that can revenge kill the mole, since very few teams are running Feraligatr. Scarf Toed is a great end game cleaner as when combined with Keldeo, they take down a lot of their checks. Very few Pokemon can take repeated Hydro Pumps.
I don't understand why Manaphy is getting such little usage. It 2HKOs Tyranitar after a Tail Glow, it's got excellent defensive typing, and is an overall crazy good mon.
In this metagame, I think Tornadus is better than Thundurus. Unlike Standard OU, rain teams have something that can beat Ferrothorn that isn't a mediocre mon(Toxicroak). Jirachi alone does a mediocre job checking rain teams, as Hydro Pumps from all of the most popular mons(Politoed,Keldeo,Surf from Manaphy after Glow), 2HKO. Jirachi is one of the only things that reliably checks Tornadus and after its gone, Tornadus can clean up much better than Thundy imo
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