That's a pretty old rain team of mine. I had it sitting in my HDD for about a year, and now I finally have the chance to post it here. So huh... I would like to read your opinions. Politoed (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Drizzle EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Hydro Pump - Ice Beam - Focus Blast - Perish Song Scarfed Politoed is an effective lead and middle game sweeper, since I can attack on most Pokémon outspeeding most things (namely Starmie, Terrakion, Gengar and such) and avoid 1KOs from Alakazam and Starmie. Perish song is just to intimidate setuppers/Baton passers, making Politoed an effective "late game" killer. Ice beam and Focus blast are just for coverage against grass types, dragons and Ferrothorn. Starmie @ Life Orb Trait: Natural Cure EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Hydro Pump - Thunder - Ice Beam - Rapid Spin Utility and offensive in one Pokémon. And that Pokémon must be Starmie. There isn't much to say about it. It's the offensive Rapid spin set, there isn't much to say. Thunder instead of thunderbolt to abuse the rain even more. Ice beam takes down dragons and grass types even better than Politoed. Rapid spin blews away hazards. I needed a spinner so toxic spikes won't damage Politoed and Swampert, and Stealth Rocks weren't going to disable Dragonite's multiscale. Gengar (F) @ Black Sludge Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Substitute - Thunder - Shadow Ball - Focus Blast One of the two ghost types in OU, Gengar spots one of the highest special attacks in OU. It's the default set... In a nutshell. Substitute lets me "scout" switches and attacks, while Thunder abuses rain and Gengar's high special attack. Shadow Ball is obviously a STAB while Focus Blast hits steel types pretty hard. Swampert (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Torrent EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 Def Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Waterfall - Earthquake - Ice Punch - Roar With grass knot becoming less and less common (thanks Rotom-W!), Swampert has many opportunities to switch and block dangerous Pokémon like Thundurus-T. I preferred the offensive tank set, but w/e. Let's begin. Waterfall is the "niche" of this set. Blasts almost everything that doesn't resist it. Eq is the other stab, which hits many Pokémon hard. Ice punch takes down dragons, and Lati@s (for those is usually a 2HKO). Roar just takes away setuppers, Volcarona and the like. Bronzong @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 HP / 104 Atk / 148 Def / 4 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Gyro Ball - Earthquake - Toxic - Stealth Rock Bronzong is always forgotten. Not only Ferrothorn makes him feel like he's forgotten, but both share identical roles. Though, Bronzong abuses the rain to cover it's only non-double weakness. Also, Bronzong has a tool that Ferrothorn wishes to have: Earthquake. With Eq Bronzong can just go and smash nuts, especially if Magnezone dares to switch in. Stealth Rocks are here for an obvious reason while toxic is just a filler. I think I might switch it with Splendid screen/reflect. Dragonite (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Multiscale EVs: 252 HP / 108 SAtk / 148 SDef Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd) - Hurricane - Thunder - Dragon Tail - Roost Good bulk, reliable recovery, Dragonite has the keys to win a weather war against Ninetales and fight 'till the battle ends. Hurricane and Thunder abuse the rain at its best, making it a fearsome attacker. Dragon tail just phazes out random crap/setuppers. Roost is just the reliable recovery. Well... There isn't much to say. It just helps me against Ninetales and whatnot.