Originally Posted by Fat ThePillsburyDoughBoy
If sand and rain gets all of these things, I want Groundon for Sun asap...
New pokes would be kinda cool but I don't want it to become weather for every team again :( Dropping all these things to (lol) "balance the meta" just makes us have two super powerful options, sand and rain, while everything else gets shafted
You are wrong my friend. I believe that sun is a powerful as ever.
With new options like gigs drain for venusaur and volcarona as well as pain split for ninetales, sun can really pull its weight.
Another secret ingredient to a successful sun team is LANDORUS. Ohmygosh this thing is a beast. I'm not talking about the physical set. Hail before this OU breaking set:
Landorus @ Life Orb
Ability: Sheer Force
4 Def / 252 Sp.atk / 252 Spd
This set has won me countless games and it is so anti meta yet so good. It can pull its weight against all weathers, and it's bulk an power and speed is great.
Against rain, STAB earth power 2hkoes everything and psychic maims Keldeo. Against sand, it's typing is great, and it kills everything with all its moves. Hp ice for dragons and gliscor and other landoruses... Earthpower for the rest. Against sun teams, it can definitely counter sweep stuff like venusaur, and earth power + psychic kills all those grass types like venusaur and amoonguss. EP kills fire types like Heatran as well
However, the best thing about this set is that it's unknown. No one sees a special set coming. I can set up all day while rotom will-o-wisps me. Then I 2hko with psychic. Same with amoonguss and slowbro and Heatran. This set is just so great.