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Help with 2014 VGC Rain Team

Discussion in 'VGC' started by Dylzilla777, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Dylzilla777

    Dylzilla777

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    So I've been working on a rain team. It's done okay on battlespot and showdown. The team definitely needs more physical attackers but I don't really have any ideas. I would be okay with using just half a rain team. Right now I lose to trick-room teams, Amoongus and mega kangaskhan. Any ideas or recommendations would be awesome. Thanks.

    Tesla (Manectric) (M) @ Manectite
    Ability: Lightningrod
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
    Timid Nature
    IVs: 30 Spd
    - Thunder
    - Volt Switch
    - Overheat
    - Hidden Power

    Amphibian (Politoed) (M) @ Eject Button
    Ability: Drizzle
    EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP
    Calm Nature
    - Endeavor
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Focus Blast

    WhoNeedsDNite (Kingdra) (M) @ Life Orb
    Ability: Swift Swim
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
    Modest Nature
    - Muddy Water
    - Hydro Pump
    - Ice Beam
    - Dragon Pulse

    MegaScyther (Scizor) (M) @ Leftovers
    Ability: Technician
    EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
    Adamant Nature
    - Bullet Punch
    - U-turn
    - Brick Break
    - Protect

    CarKeys (Klefki) (M) @ Focus Sash
    Ability: Prankster
    Shiny: Yes
    EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 SAtk
    Bold Nature
    - Rain Dance
    - Draining Kiss
    - Thunder Wave
    - Reflect

    Kohler (Rotom-Wash) @ Sitrus Berry
    Ability: Levitate
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
    Modest Nature
    - Hydro Pump
    - Volt Switch
    - Rain Dance
    - Dark Pulse

    Klefki is almost never used and rotom seems a bit redundant with the politoed kingdra and manectric. I love using manectric and anything to help him is cool. Kingdra definitely sweeps lots of things but after it dies manectric struggles.
  2. flarz

    flarz Banned deucer.

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    If you feel that your klefki is underused, switch it up for a different support pokemon that does better in rain (i.e. amoonguss)

    Also, your rotom-w, and politoed sets are a bit off.

    Rotom-W's best set is Light Screen/Hydro Pump/Thunder(bolt)/Will-o-Wisp

    Politoed can work with
    -Hydro pump
    -Ice beam
    -Protect
    -Focus Blast/Perish song

    Overall, your team looks like a very solid rain team that players will have a tough time defeating.

    Hope the set advice helped!

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