[OVERVIEW] - Upside down Pokeball = win - Massive Speed (base 140) - Great for setting up a quick RD - Good supportive movepool, and can abuse STAB Thunder in Rain - Frail and not exactly powerful - Poor offensive movepool (limited to Electric moves, Hidden Power and Signal Beam. Don't even think about explosion anymore) [SET] name: Rain Dance move 1: Rain Dance move 2: Taunt / Magic Coat move 3: Thunder move 4: Volt Switch / HP Water item: Damp Rock ability: Soundproof nature: Timid evs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] - Really gets the momentum going for Rain teams - Rain Dance gives 7 turns of rain for Swift Swimmers, and lets Electrode abuse Thunder - Taunt prevents setup, but Magic Coat can reflect nasty things. Riskier than Taunt, but has a greater payoff - Thunder is a powerful STAB move it can use in the Rain - Volt Switch lets you bring in a Rain sweeper, can scout - HP Water Ground- types, since they're untouchable, and gains a boost in the Rain [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] - Soundproof lets it act as a great Yanmega check, being able to switch into the most common move of the most common set (Bug Buzz, SpcesLens) - HP Ice is an option to hit Grass types and Flygon/Torterra hard, whereas HP Grass hits Gastrodon and Quagsire - good partners MIGHT be Swift swimmers, but its your choice - Ludicolo can come in on Ground attacks, Kingdra is the most powerful and dangerous, etc. [Checks and Counters] - Since it'll mainly be using Electric- type moves, Ground types are a given - However, it's not Electrode you should be focusing on countering, but the Swift Swimmer coming in - Really fast, so you'll need Scarfed Pokemon to outrun and KO the ball [Other Options] - Static is also a fine ability, with a 30% chance of paralyzing when using a contact move - Signal Beam can destroy Celebi, and other 4x weaknesses like Shiftry, Exeggutor, Cacturne. The last three are really rare though - Explosion was weak last gen, and is two times weaker now. Not really gonna scratch anything off 50 base Attack, but it lets a Rain sweeper get in for free [Dream World] - Aftermath is seriously cool, becasue when Electrode is KOd by a contact move, the opponent loses 25% of their HP.