Originally Posted by Fat Eggbert
Your only water resist doesn't have reliable recovery and is 2HKOd by most heavy hitting waters in the rain (though DD latios is cool). Volcarona really hurts your team as nothing can really touch it or switch into its stab moves (forget it even boosting). Rotom can easily punch holes as well and volt switch out of Latios to a steel which it can't OHKO in rain. Venusaur is also a nightmare and can start the pain from early on. Against weatherless teams you might do well, but you have no defense against the elemental attacks of rain and sun teams. This metagame only leaves room for a few creative sets, and even then they are on the same pokemon. Why can't people use their creativity? Because the are forced to use the same select group of pokemon to counter weather teams, grouping teams into standard molds and ruining this game.
When I post that team, I'm not telling you to RMT it lol. You completely missed the point. My team has weaknesses. I know that. However, I still end up winning most of the time, and the times that I do lose it's because I get outplayed, not because I was weak to the team (I really couldn't care less if you start spamming rain boosted Water attacks and stuff, I still win). The team beats plenty of rain / sun teams. I guess you could attribute that to people on ladder sucking, but really, that still demonstrates my point. I know the level of the ladder isn't as high as tournaments, in general, but the ability is on a continium, and a lot of players aren't dumb. It's not like they're deliberately losing like BKC is implying. The winner is the better player most of the time. There are team weaknesses to various team archetypes, but the skill levels, mental state, hax and everything plays a way bigger part in the outcome of a match than petty team matchups.
Whatevs sig. QC member for OU and Ubers, VM me for a look at your analysis. Just make sure it's good.
Also, if you want me to rate your team (OU/DW OU/Ubers), give me a VM. If I don't rate it, it's either 1) it's so shit it's too much trouble, 2) I'm busy, or 3) the team is fantastic and I have nothing I can suggest to you. You should be able to recognise which one.