Originally Posted by Fat Husky
..seriously, the Support set won't ever find a use in any team with the more offensive Stealth Rock set being like a bazillion times better, don't even bother trying to test it.
Well, this is flat-out wrong, as I've tested both extensively on the OU ladder under inconspicuous alt names such as "lavos da best" and I've concluded that the defensive support set is a far cry above the offensive SR set. Offensive SR is 100% outclassed by Terrakion in every single way as a lead rocks user, whereas defensive support rivals Landorus-T's classic set in its usefulness. In Rain, support Chomp is a god. It can set up SR with ease, and stuff that normally likes to switch into Chomp (i.e. Gliscor) can say hello to Rain-boosted Aqua Tail. It's a good set with some surprise value, and a set worth adding to this analysis. Look at it from a net cost vs. net benefit standpoint: if you add it, it takes you like 10 minutes and we've got another good set on-site. If you don't add it, we miss out on this good set and you save 10 minutes. The choice is pretty clear to me, but I guess that depends on where your interests lie...
edit: hey look QC approved my set! (pk gaming, ballabrown24, me, etc.)
Garchomp @ Rocky Helmet
Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 248 HP / 96 Def / 164 Spd
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Dragon Claw
- Aqua Tail / Protect
Aqua Tail for Rain teams (or even non Rain if you prefer), Protect if you don't like Aqua Tail because it's wonderful at scouting out Genesect and other commonly choice-locked Pokemon, if you can catch the opposing Trainer off guard with it then they're forced to make a play they would rather not make in either U-Turning for a ton of damage with Rough Skin + Helmet, or using Ice Beam into the switch and giving you a free setup opportunity.