Yeah, Beartic REALLY needs to be part Water. He'd be so much better. As it is, he just lacks a lot of power. Loving Liepard though, Encore and Taunt together is really useful to keep hazards at bay and discourage setups giving you time to make Rain happen.
Ladder challenge looks super tough, but I'll sign up for the heck of it. Alt is Waterworld. Gonna basically pin it all on Gorebyss with a bunch of VoltTurning and a big ol' Moltres.