Originally Posted by Fat Shokwav
What is this supposed to mean? I think I already knew that over 8 Pokemon resisted Water, but I don't usually run a team full of Water resists. The fact that I do usually pack 2 - 3 resists per team just shows the overall dominance of Rain.
Just going to respond to this passage, because it caught my attention and it's plain wrong. Having 2-3 water resistances proves almost nothing because:
1) many top tier Pokemon (see Dragonite, Lati@s, Keldeo, Salamence etc.) happen to be resistant to water and I'm pretty sure that people don't use them because they're scared of how "dominant" rain is;
2) water is a pretty strong offensive type, and it's always been. If you carried a team that was weak to water, then chances were you'd have been swept by stuff like LO Starmie, Gyarados, Kingdra etc. in Gen IV, where drizzle Politoed didn't exist;
3) until BW\2 gave rain teams new toys, namely Tornadus-T, Keldeo and Tundurus-T, you could just slap a Rotom-W on any team and keep in check 4-5 members of opposing rain teams with relative ease.
Hopefully with Torn-T and Keldeo getting the boot, rain will go back to the, objectively strong but manageable, weather it was at the end of BW\1.