Gyarados Guillotine Hi I'm Kakuna and I am pretty new here although I have been lurking for a while. I'm pretty much your average pokémon nerd white trash guy, but that isn't important. I decided to write this RMT to introduce myself to the community. I have been playing for about a year competitively and its pretty cool. I like Ubers and UU, but I guess OU is okay. My favorite type has always been bug and my favorite pokemon is Kakuna. Whenever I play the actual pokemon games my rival is always called Metapod. My first post here was actually my own metagame :o. You can play it if you want just click the link in my signature. Anyways this is an OU RMT and it features everybody's favorite weather- rain. I used to play OU and ladder a lot but now I guess I don't really play any more. I am comfy with my skill level and feel that I am good, but my judgment (yes) isn't very good. Usually when I play OU I just use utter garbage like rotom-h and slowking to troll people or I don't ladder and actually do my homework. Anyways this is my attempt to introduce myself to the community and while I kind of now the team sucks it is sort of OK or something. This is my first RMT ever so if you want to laugh at how bad at it is along with me that is totally cool. I mean for god's sake I'm using a gyarados. What a stupid hipster. Enjoy! Politoed (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Drizzle EVs: 248 HP / 232 Def / 28 Spd Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Scald - Hidden Power [Electric] - Toxic - EncoreOoh defensive politoed look how original I am! Politoed is here to bring rain, although I'm not quite sure how he does it. Does he do some ancient Indian rain ritual? I'm in favor that he flies around on a lugia and urinates everywhere. Anways Politoed is my switch in to lots of dumb stuff because can't always wall everything all by himself so Politoed handles lots of attackers and spreads toxic around to bulky water types. I have encore over perish song because I find it to be much more useful overall especially because my team has some offense to it. Hidden power electric hits other politoeds and keldeo but I really put it here for other gyarados that get past ferrothorn. It is realitvely useless but I have no other moves I really need so whatever. The speed lets me beat most jellicent and the rest is in physical defense for physical attacker. Donphan (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 248 HP / 80 Atk / 176 Def / 4 Spd Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk) - Stealth Rock - Ice Shard - Earthquake - Rapid SpinDonphan is a very sturdy elephant turtle. He sort of just sits on the battlefield and does his thing while huge titans throw nukes around. His proximity to the ground makes him very hard to budge. My set is really standard- the point of the set being a bulky ground with rapid spin. Rapid spin isn't necessary for the team and I could run a landorus-t here but it doesn't have ice shard and rapid spin. Toxicroak can take fighting hits. My EVs let me take a +2 close combat from subsalac terrakion after spikes, I think. Ferrothorn (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Gyro Ball - Spikes - Power Whip - Leech SeedIt's everybody's favorite spiked ball from hell ferrothorn! If you don't know how ferrothorn works you have been living under a rock for like 2 and a half years. This set is standard down to the EVs because I haven't bothered making custom EVs yet, maybe somebody could give me some? Ferrothorn was chosen to wall water types like starmie and dragon types. I run dual STAB because power whip can't hit breloom and others. Leech seed is cool for recovery and can help politoed stay alive. One thing you should know though is I pretty much never switch ferrothorn out and it always works. For example I leave him out against ninetales as it goes for a toxic or sunny day. I get off a leech seed and bluff and I.Q. of 4. Then I switch in Politoed as they go for fire blast and have a huge upper hand in the weather war. Toxicroak (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Dry Skin EVs: 24 HP / 252 Atk / 232 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) - Drain Punch - Sucker Punch - Ice Punch - Swords DanceToxicroak is the first of the offensive members of my team. Under rain swords dance croak is pretty hard to stop. The only hard counters are sableye and jellicent and Politoed can toxic both of them. Toxicroak was originally picked because of his awesome synergy with gyarados. Any bulky waters or ferrothorns that want to troll gyarados can deal with my toxic frog. What is especially cool is when he sets up on tentacruel and absorbs his toxic spikes. The EVs let me outspeed adamant breloom which is a threat to my team. Ice punch kills dragonite, gliscor, landorus-t, landorus, and subgengar. Sucker punch kills psychic types and fast threats. Drain punch heals and damages. Gyarados (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Intimidate EVs: 176 HP / 84 Atk / 248 Spe Adamant Nature -Dragon Dance -Waterfall -Bounce -SubstituteThe main event. DD gyarados is really underrated and can actually handle landorus-- with immunity to earth power and resistance to focus blast and neutrality to HP ice. His only real counters are rotom-w and ferrothorn. As long as rotom-w uses volt switch I can beat him and ferrothorn loses to intimidate and sub predictions around leech seed. Gyarados checks fighting types like keldeo and conkeldurr with his eyes closed- easy! My EVs will outspeed modest venusaur and scarf terrakion at +2. The bulk does something I can't remember and the rest is in attack. Not much else to say except gyarados is a boss. I use intimidate to help against physical attackers and because won't you send in your best counter to gyarados anyways? And once that is gone then gyarados doesn't have a problem sweeping. I don't know but I like intimidate. Hydreigon (M) @ Choice Specs Trait: Levitate EVs: 24 HP / 252 SAtk / 232 Spd Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Focus Blast - Surf - Dragon Pulse Specs hydreigon is sort of my pet mon that I always try to use, but I feel like this is one of the few teams where he really fits. Hydreigon is meant to check SpD Rotom-W and serve as my main special attacker. Draco meteor is really strong for pretty much everything. Surf completes most coverage and nails steel types like jirachi. Surf 2HKOs SubCM jirachi. Focus blast hits a few targets: heatran in sun, tyranitar, and ferrothorn. Dragon pulse is like draco meteor if I want to sweep some weakened team instead of kill something out right. Hydreigon was picked over latios so that speciall defensive rotom and tyranitar would not rape my team, especially when combined with a spinner like forretress. I have experimented with fire blast over focus blast to hit scizor hardest and ferrothorn with greater accuracy. Not to mention sun teams, but draco/dragon pulse takes care of chlorophyllers. About dark pulse over dragon pulse, I like dragon ppulse because of justified and other fighting types. Jellicent can take a draco meteor to the face or get toxiced by politoed. Look I know latios should be used here but I play for fun primarily not victory so I'm not going to be a sellout. If I ever play in a tournament when I really need to win I will use latios. When I do use latios I use life orb with draco meteor/thunder/HP fighting/roost Well I guess this is the end and stuff so have a nice day. If you like it you can leave a luvdisc or whatever or a suggestion for improvement. I think my ferrothorn's EVs need some help. Maybe this team will inspire more people to use gyarados toxicroak and donphan. They are all really cool :). Bye. Also support the other metagames, especially GSC modern!