Probably. I like Rock Head as it gives Archeops longevity, but I'll consider it. EDIT: I mixed up Magic Guard with Magic Bounce. I'll switch it right away. You forget many important details. 1. The opponent will not expect Water Absorb, and will almost always use it first. 2. I often use Rhydon as a switch-in, meaning if they have specs and don't see it coming, they get locked into Water Spout very easily. 3. You have totally ignored the SpA drop. -2 252 SpA Lustrous Orb Palkia Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Eviolite Rhydon: 117-138 (28.26 - 33.33%) 66.18% + 33.33% = 99.5% In other words, it always avoids a 2HKO without Stealth Rock. 4. Most importantly, Rhydon has Mirror Coat. This allows it to take a Draco Meteor and OHKO Palkia in return, and win the weather war, maybe even pulling off a recover. Maybe I exaggerated when I said it's the BEST counter in the game, but it sure doesn't have problems with Palkia.