Kingdra Under The Sea Introduction What’s up Smogonites, and welcome to my newest RMT, this time for the first time I did not use Trick Room. Before Absolete and Sciztar, I was the main user of Trick Room here in the OU, but I decided to try something different. As you may have guessed from my picture, the team is based around Kingdra for this RMT. When I saw all the new toys that weather teams, notably rain, were getting, Kingdra immediately came to my mind as a powerful anti-metagame Pokemon to base a team around. This is a team built around Kingdra and other favorite Pokemon of mines. I refuse to have legendary Pokemon on my team, that is just a personal preference of mine. There are plenty of other Pokemon that can sweep just as well as legendary. I have played this team and have peak at 1634 on Pokemon Shadow ladder and have I hit a roadblock, I need some help with this team. I tend to have a problem with stall teams and weather wars. The Story Behind the Team This story is pretty long, but if you enjoy reading Pokemon stories then this will give you an idea of why I chose Kingdra. Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide "One day, I'll finally have enough money to buy the Horsea I want and I'll finally be from my parents." Staring out the window on the bus, a kid from a very broken home can only dream of being a Pokemon Trainer. He dreams that one day he can save up enough money to buy him a Horsea with perfect ivs. But he can only dream, once he awakes from his dream he is brought back into reality. Reality where he is constantly beaten by his parents for coming home with B’s on his rJeport card and for trying to be a Pokemon trainer. He is awaken from daydreaming on the bus when he remembers what his abusive father told him,”No son of mine will throw away his life, to run around the world being homeless with a damn Pokemon." As the kid stares back out of the window he over hears some kids in the back of the bus talking about Pokemon. "Hey, I heard there is a senior at our school that can breed perfect Pokemon!" "What! No way! You lying!" "I'm serious fool, as long as you have the money he can breed you the Pokemon of your dreams!" With this new information, the kid turns around and ask the kids a question. "Where can I find him at? Like, do you know what classes he takes?" The kids looked at each other. "Please! I need to know! I know a guy that has enough money!" Then all the kids finally told him. "Go to the gym, underneath the bleachers during lunch d he'll be there." Once the bus arrives at the school, he can't wait until lunch. “Finally, I’m once step closer to becoming a Pokemon Trainer and being free from my parents.” From a distance you can hear the sound of thunder as the clouds became darker aroung the school. The kid stares up at the clouds and sees an image of Kingdra from the clouds. “Some day. We will be together.” Ring. Ring. Ring. The bell sounds for lunch period. The kid bursted out of class and into the hallway. Not caring about the rules, he was only concern about finding the senior who can help him. “There it is the gym, please be in there.” As the kid open the door, he is greeted by the P.E. teacher. “What are you doing here? No student is allowed into the gym during lunch, now turn around and head back to the lunchroom.” All the color in the kids face was washed away at that moment. All his dreams were crushed in a matter of seconds. Walking back into the lunchroom he sits down at his assigned table and eats quietly. With about 10 minutes left to go in lunch, the kid comes up with an idea to get out of the lunchroom and back into the gym. He walks up to the teacher’s table and asks them, “may I be excused to the restroom? It’s an emergency!” As his teacher bites into her food she replies, “sure thing Pueblo.” With his teachers approval, Pueblo exits the lunchroom and approaches the gym. “If I can just get by the P.E. teacher’s office window, I can make it to the bleachers.” As Pueblo proceeds to open the door, he hears the P.E. teacher right behind the door. “Son, if I catch you in this gym one more time, I’ll send you straight into the principals office!” As the kid opens the door and walks into the hallway, Pueblo stands right behind the door, his heart pounded, and watches as the P.E. teacher walks behind the kid. “This is my chance!” As he blots into through the door. He slides into the bleachers and twists his ankle. Pueblo is screaming in pain, but is shocked when he hears a voice from the bleachers.“Damn kid! I’ve never seen anyone that excited about meeting me. Don’t worry I’m not out of Pokemon yet. You must be Pueblo, the freshman kid.” Pueblo is in utter silence. “How does this senior know my name?” As Pueblo tries to get up, he falls back down due to his ankle. He tries once again, but fails. While Pueblo is on the ground holding his ankle, the senior disappears into the bleacher. “Wait, come back! I need to know can you breed me a Horsea?” But there is no response, Pueblo tries again, but is interrupted by the senior. “Why should I give you, a freshman, a Pokemon anyway, aren’t you a bit old to be playing with Pokemon?” Pueblo proceeds to take off his shirt and shows his the bruises and scares from his parents. “This what I’m greeted by, when I get home everyday. If I don’t do something completely right, they beat me. If I cry, they beat me some more. I have nobody to talk to or comfort me. I guess what I’m really asking you is for, is a friend.” Amazed by Pueblo’s story, the senior pulls out a Pokeball and calls out Blissey. As Blissey uses Aromatherapy on Pueblo, the senior walk underneath the bleachers and rolls a Pokeball to Pueblo. “From hearing your story, you need this more than I do. Take care Pueblo and good luck.” Ring. Ring. Ring. The bell sounded for lunch to be over. Pueblo tries to get up, but is still stricken by his ankle. The senior responded, “Since Blissey was only able to heal you for 2 minutes she couldn’t heal your ankle completely, but she was able to wrap your ankle.” After thanking the senior and Blissey, Pueblo proceeded toward the door when the P.E. teacher opened the door. Shocked by his appearance Pueblo turns to look at the bleacher, but the senior and Blissey were nowhere to be seen. The P.E. teacher shouted, “Didn’t I tell you once not to come into the gym! You’re going straight to the principal’s office!” The sound of thunder and rain hit the roof of the gym. Pueblo’s day just went from bad to worse. He can’t help but feel worried about what his parents will do to him, once the principal calls his parents. As the P.E. teacher drags Pueblo down the hallway toward the principal’s office, Pueblo slips Horsea’s Pokeball into his jeans pocket. When they arrived at the principal’s office, Pueblo proceeds into the room and sits down in front of the desk. “Now don’t move kid until the principal gets back. I’ll be right outside until he get here.” As the door is slammed behind him, Pueblo thinks about how to tell the principal and his parents about what happen to him. He comes up with an idea to hide Horsea. He takes the necklace off his neck and pulls out the Pokeball from his pocket. He shrinks the Pokeball and ties Horsea’s Pokeball onto it and slips it back underneath his shirts and waits in the office. The door finally opens and Pueblo is scared when the principal sits on the desk in front of him. “Pueblo, I’ve already called your parents, they said they will talk to you when you get home.” But before he can finish Pueblo blurted out, “Why did you call my parents! Oh no, no, no, no. There going to really beat me now.” Pueblo begins to cry in front the principal. The principal gives Pueblo some tissue. “Pueblo, seeing how you are a good student, I’m going to let you off with a warning. But the next time, you will be sent to detention. Now just sit in my office until the bell rings for you to go home.” As the principal walks behind his desk, Pueblo wipes his tears from his face. Pueblo notices a picture of his principal standing with a trophy with a Salamence. “Sir, I didn’t know you were a Pokemon trainer?” The principal grabs the picture and smiles at it. “Yes, I was. Those were the old good days. I remember the days when Salamence and I didn’t know if we would be sleeping in the Pokemon center or in the woods. But I enjoyed everyday of my journey. Pueblo, have you thought about being a Pokemon trainer?” Amazed Pueblo quickly reply,” Yes i have thought about being a Pokemon trainer, but I don’t have an official Pokedex?” The principal looks at Pueblo and opens his desk drawers and shuffles through some papers. He places a red square Pokedex onto the desk. “Pueblo I want you to have this. This was my first ever Pokedex, you might want to update the Pokedex it’s a little out of date, but it still works. With this you can register your Pokemon and your Pokemon I.D and you will be an official Pokemon trainer.” Astonished by his new gift Pueblo quickly takes the Pokedex and puts it his book bag. As the two continued to talk, the bell rings for the end of the day. Pueblo gets up and thanks the principal for the Pokedex and proceeds out of his office. But Pueblo is brought back into reality when he sees the buses pulling up in front of the school and is reminded that he now has to face his parents. He puts on his jacket to avoid being drenched by the heavy rainfall as he walks toward the bus. When the gets on the bus, Pueblo quickly pulls his necklace out of his shirt and holds Horsea’s Pokeball tightly and cries. “Horsea, you don’t know how I’m excited I am to finally have a friend. I just hate that you now have to see how my life is at my house but don’t worry I have enough money for some Pokemon food and enough to last us for 3 months.” As Pueblo looks out of the window, he can only dream. To dream that one day he can finally leave his parent’s house and be a Pokemon trainer with his new Pokemon. When the bus comes to a stop at Pueblo’s house, Pueblo slowly gets up and walks down the isle and out of the door. He stares at his house and sees his mom and dad’s car parked outside. “Shit, they are both here waiting for me. I just got to brace myself for their hell of punches. No! I can’t take this anymore, no more. They will not beat me anymore. Tonight will be the last time they will touch me or see me. My journey begins today.” With his new determination Pueblo calls out Horsea and holds him in his arm and walks toward the door. ‘Horsea, you won’t see them hit me. I’m going to confront them and get our things and we will be out of here. If I can make it to the harbor by 9 P.M tonight, I can make the cruise and we’ll start our journey in Sinnoh. With the twist of his key Pueblo opens the door and walks into the house. Pueblo quickly walks up the stairs and down the hallway into his room and sits Horsea on his bed and dumbs all of his books and papers out of his book bag and puts in all of his Pokemon supplies, maps, key items, bicycle, and Pokedex. With his book bag all set and ready to go Pueblo picks up Horsea and walks out of his room. “We are almost there, if I can make it to the front door we are home free.” As Pueblo walks down the hallway, he hears his parents from the kitchen. “Pueblo! Pueblo, get your ass in her this instance!” With a gulp Pueblo slowly walks toward the kitchen and just before he walks into the kitchen he puts Horsea back into his Pokeball and puts the pokeball in his pocket. As he enters into the kitchen he is greeted by a punch in the stomach from his father and falls to his knees. “What the hell is wrong with you?! First you start talking about being a Pokemon trainer, now you are acting up in school! I just don’t understand you!” The blood slowly runs down his face, but Pueblo is not crying he slowly gets back up with a smile on his face. Angered by Pueblo’s reaction, his mother yells, “You think this is a joke!” Pueblo then begins to chuckle. His father pins him down to the floor and his mother jumps out of her chair and starts slapping him repeatedly. Once his mother stops, Pueblo gets up and staggers to the door and replies, “I hope you got your punches in because that will be last time you ever put your hands on me!” Pueblo pulls out the Pokeball and calls out Horsea. His parents jumped backed when Horsea appeared from the Pokeball. Scared by this, his father stutters, “where did you get that from?” Pueblo then bursts into laughter. Enraged his father charges toward him but before he could reach Pueblo replied, “Didn’t I tell you that was the last time you ever put your hands on me. Horsea use Hydro Pump.” In a flash his father and mother were drenched by the water and eventually the kitchen was destroyed by the amount of water from Hydro Pump. As his parents body laid in the water Pueblo walks over toward them. The rain started to fall through the roof and onto Pueblo parent’s body. Pueblo replies, “ Now you will feel the pain I felt from all those beatings. From this day forward, my Pokemon adventure starts goodbye.” Team Building Process Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide As mentioned earlier, I wanted to use a Dark Horse Pokemon. Kingdra really does abuse Rain team's drizzle greatly. I just had trouble with my former Trick Room teams with Offensive rain teams. So I decided to fight fire with fire. Hydro Pump and Draco Meteor is Kingdra bread and butter, and waterfall is the juice on the side. I wouldn't trade Kingdra for anything. I've always been a fan of Choice Scarf Infernape. With most of Kindgra's threats fall short of the Base Speed 108 which allows Infernape to take them out. Even Genesect can't sweep through this team, because of Infernape. With Choice Scarf Infernape being faster than Choice Scarf Gensecet is a sad day for the bug. Landorus and Steel types are also taken care of by Infernape with like to try and set up on Kingdra. Lucario was chosen because of his priority moves that make up for his Base 90 speed. Also Swords Dance played an important role in my desicion making. I set up on a Pokemon that Lucario threatens in hopes of a Switch and then I proceed to a +2 in attack and then i abuse Extremespeed and Close Combact and start sweeping through my opponents team until or if they do get me to switch out Lucario or revenge kill it. After Lucario, I wanted to add a second dragon on the team. At first I thought of Garchomp, but I settled with Salamence because of it's Intimidate ability. Just like Lucario, I switch into a threating Pokemon and force their attacking stat to be cut in half to force a switch out. Then I proceed to Dragon Dance and outspeed all Choice Scarf Pokemon under Base 100 after +1 in Speed with a Naive Nature. With Reuniclus here to change the dimensions to let him outspeed faster threats were good for a while, until he had to set up or set back up Trick Room. Which led him to being KOed by faster threats. Reuniclus was very good at killing off Steel types like Scizor, Magnezone, and Genesect, but he was just to slow, so thanks to, EnterRAYZORS, he suggested Focus Sash Alakazam. Alakazam was Reuniclus' replacement, because Alakazam's Base Speed is 3X as higher than Reuniclus. Also they both share the same Ability so the idea of not having to worry about indirect damage from Entry Hazards and weather was a plus for Alakazam. With Focus Sash it feels like Alakazam has two lives. If he's faster than a foe and gets down to 1HP I can proceed to outrun him. I have Forretress to help with the Entry Hazards and to get rid of Entry Hazards for Salamence and Kingdra, so that I can proceed to switch in an out freely. But Forretress was constantly being set up on by threats, and I lost the momentum on my offensive team so I decided to switch out Forretress for Mamoswine. After Forretress, I switch to Endeavor Mamoswine. I like how I can get at least 1 or maybe 2 Pokemon down before my opponent finally revenge kills Mamoswine. Mamoswine is here to check Dragons that pose a threat to Salamence and Kingdra. With his STAB priority Ice Shard, Dragonite, Garchomp, and Salamence I'm watching you now. You can't set up on Mamoswine so easily now. At a Glance A Closer Look Mamoswine @ Focus Sash Trait: Thick Fat EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Jolly Nature • Stealth Rock • Ice Shard • Earthquake • Endeavor Alakazam @ Focus Sash Trait: Magic Guard EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe Timid Nature • Focus Blast • Psychic • Shadow Ball • Hidden Power [Fire] Lucario @ Life Orb Trait: Inner Focus EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spd Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk) • Swords Dance • Bullet Punch • ExtremeSpeed • Close Combat Infernape @ Choice Scarf Trait: Blaze EVs: 108 Atk / 148 SAtk / 252 Spd Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef) • Close Combat • Fire Blast • Hidden Power [Ice] • U-Turn Salamence @ Lum Berry Trait: Intimidate EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe Naive Nature (+Spe, -SpDef) • Dragon Dance • Fire Blast • Outrage • Earthquake Kingdra @ Life Orb Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 40 HP / 36 Atk / 204 SpA / 228 Spe Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SpDef ) • Rain Dance • Waterfall • Hydro Pump • Draco Meteor Conclusion I would to congratulate you on getting this far in this RMT. I hope you guys have enjoyed this team and the Story as much as I do. I urge you to try it out and give some great feedback. I would also like some feedback on the Story Behind the Team as well. I'm very pleased with my team, so far, there are some changes I'm considering making. I personally don't like legendary Pokemon on my team, so I would appreciate it if you don't suggest legendary Pokemon on my team please. Thanks for reading and Luvdisc if you really enjoyed this team.