Ghost of the Rain Hi there to all smogonites!, I am Micromegas, and I have made a fairly successful Ubers rain team. See, this team is based off of Arceus in its Ghost form, which I like the best. Rain is the best strategy in Ubers to me, and when I use something else, it usually doesn’t end well. With the surprising amount of Ghosts like Giratina and Psychics like Mewtwo, Ghost Arceus can kill them off fairly easily when they are paralyzed. Now off to team building and the team! Team Building This is the heart of the team. Dialga can eliminate what Arceus can’t, so they work well together. After I had a core, I needed favorable weather, a revenge killer, and clean up pokemon. Choice Scarf Kyogre did the job well. I needed something to take the run-of-the-mill dragon move, so Ferro was added to take common attacks like Draco Meteor or Bolt Strike. The rest of this team is mostly filler. Groudon is a Paralysis spreader/SD sweeper, and Palkia is a beast rain sweeper and Kyogre switch-in. Barbs (Ferrothorn) (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd) - Power Whip - Thunder Wave - Leech Seed - Spikes Ferrothorn, in my opinion is the best thing to happen to Ubers. It walls Palkia, Zekrom, Kyogre without specs, and much more. Ferrothorn is a dragon resist and water resist, two things that are of much importance. Ferro holds the team together in a lot of ways, including being a good pivot and for switching out of revenge killers. Spikes is my hazard of choice on ferro for weakening grounded pokes and gives him something to do against outraging scarf users. Spike stacking is great for me but it weakens opposing teams. Thunder Wave is one of my favorite moves because it slows things down and turns them into set-up bait for Gharceus. Leech Seed is for a small amount of recovery/offense. Power whip is good for Groudon and Kyogre. Above all, I praise Ferrothorn for being so useful to my team. Sea (Kyogre) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Drizzle EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Water Spout - Ice Beam - Thunder - Surf Choice Scarf Kyogre is an amazing revenge killer/ clean-up and can drown things like the ubiquitous Mewtwo and the sometimes scary to face Darkrai. It’s no wonder this is a top threat; it has insane power without a boosting item and has over 400 Speed. This hates Palkia and Ferro, though, but they can be broken through rather easily with my Ferro/ Dialga. Overall, Choice Scarf Kyogre is a great choice for a team looking for a powerful revenge killer that is also a weather changer. Time (Dialga) @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure EVs: 252 Atk / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd Mild Nature (+SAtk, -Def) - Draco Meteor - Fire Blast - Thunder - Outrage Dialga is a great poke and works very well mixed. The point of this guy is to bash and destroy anything that Arceus can’t kill, and It works well in both weathers. Draco Meteor off 438 SpA and a Life Orb is insanely powerful and kills off Groudon. The thing with Mixed Dialga is Outrage. This allows it to kill the pink fatties with ease and has an attack if I use Draco Meteor. Dialga is a great mixed sweeper capable of great destruction, and he works well for me, so I am not thinking of replacing him with something else. Sanctus (Arceus-Ghost) @ Spooky Plate Trait: Multitype EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Brick Break - Recover - Shadow Force This guy is named ghost in Latin. This here is the star and powerhouse of the team. Most people use CM on Gharceus, but I prefer the instant power of SD+ STAB Shadow Force killing everything that isn’t steel or normal. Brick Break allows second to none coverage, and Recover provides more chances to sweep. I don’t get why I don’t see this guy more often on servers because of his divine awesomeness and power. This can OHKO a ton of the metagame with Shadow Force(Kyogre, Rayquaza, Zekrom, Reshiram, Lugia, both formes of Giratina, and Ho-Oh). I love Gharceus, and I don’t think I’ll change this. Earth (Groudon) @ Leftovers Trait: Drought EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Stealth Rock - Dragon Tail - Earthquake - Stone Edge Support Groudon is the sturdiest physical wall a team can have. I had some problems with Physical threats like Garchomp when I had the Paradancer version, but I can now comfortably phaze them out with dragon tail and set up stealth rock. This set is taken straight from the strategy dex, and this version of support groudon works the best for me. I don't know about you, but doesn't 404/416 physical bulk seem awesome to you? Space (Palkia) @ Lustrous Orb Trait: Pressure EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def) - Spacial Rend - Surf - Thunder - Aqua Tail Palkia kicks butt when you use him well and when he is in rain. Palkia kills anything not named Ferro or any Choice Scarf user. The mixed set is a very unappreciated but is a great set. He rips up teams with a powerful surf+ Spacial Rend combo, Thunder for Kyogre, and Aqua Tail for Chansey/Blissey(2HKO in rain). Also, Palkia works as the best switch for Kyogre’s Water Spout on the team, and it 2HKOs with Thunder. This is my team, I think it is OK, but I want to see what you think of it. Please give some helpful criticism and I will try to listen to your advice. A threatlist will be available soon. Changes shall be in BOLD.