I'll probably push for gold eventually but i'd like to discuss Rapidash for now.
The set I've been using so far has been:
Rapidash (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Wild Charge
- Flare Blitz
- Low Kick
- Quick Attack
I've gone through quite a few sets before settling on this variation of CBHorse. When I first built this team I was running a sunny day team with Flare Blitz / Wild Charge / Megahorn / Morning Sun. It was actually very effective but I couldn't get past around 1230 with it; because sunny day teams are incredibly reliant on team match-ups. And to many teams are overprepared for them since Sawsbuck and Charizard dropped. So after that I switched Morning sun to Low Kick and removed all traces of sun from the team. The new variant got me to around 1330 but Rapidash was just dying to fast. So I finally decided to switch to a Choice Band version; he hits like a truck, has solid coverage and even priority. Quick Attack was added because there were many sweepers I couldn't quite OHKO before they killed me. So adding a weak priority move allows me to finish them off before they kill me. This got me to 1360(ive since fallen to 1335) and into silver standing.
Rapidash has not been the mvp of my team; but has provided a lot of support. His primary purpose has been revenge killing set up sweepers and wall breaking. The large amount of damage he can do allows him to do around 50% to a lot of things that can wall my late game cleaners. Low Kick lets me bring Probopass down to 1hp as soon as the match starts; which is very important. Rapidash's biggest problem is fraility; i cannot switch him into anything at all except for week fire moves. Even resisted attacks do a lot of damage. I'll push for 1400 but i figured I might as well post now. If i make 1400 ill post the whole team