Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Def / 216 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Sleep Talk
- Volt Switch
I only just realized this thread was a thing, so I thought I'd chip in with a set. I've found this set to work pretty well against Rain Offense as nowadays the only real thing I've seen people have for this is Dugtrio who can only dish out 76% at maximum, while it can't switch in either with hazards up. But yeah, I found this thing to annoy the shit out of Rain teams, as there's a few things you can switch into Lanturn to beat it. It beats Thundurus-T and Tornadus-T, while +1 Genesect is only doing around 35-40% with U-Turn, only a 3HKO at best with Leftovers which gives you plenty of time to Rest up. Even Ferrothorn who supposedly walls bulky waters and Lanturn alike has to deal with the risk of a Scald burn, and if Ferrothorn gets burned it cannot beat Lanturn. You can mess around with the EVs to help with Dugtrio, but ultimately you'll still be taking hits very well. Taking 65% from a Latios Draco Meteor is great, as you can Rest up on it as it switches in and Sleep Talk the oncoming switch-in. A great defensive pivot for offense and balance teams alike while also providing much needed longevity.