Lotus Duck has the potential to be the most potent GBU rain-abuser there is in Doubles. It was made to abuse rain in almost every way, similar to its sunny cousin Shiftry, but even moreso. Its ability, moveset, and typing are all excellent and make up for not-superb overall stats. Ludicolo #272 HP: 80 Atk: 70 Def: 70 SpA: 90 SpD: 100 Spe: 70 Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide PHP: [LEFT]Level-Up Moves -- Astonish-- Growl-- Mega Drain-- Nature Power Machine Moves TM01 Hone ClawsTM06 ToxicTM07 HailTM10 Hidden PowerTM11 Sunny DayTM13 Ice BeamTM14 BlizzardTM15 Hyper BeamTM17 ProtectTM18 Rain DanceTM21 FrustrationTM22 SolarBeamTM27 ReturnTM31 Brick BreakTM32 Double TeamTM42 FacadeTM44 RestTM45 AttractTM46 ThiefTM48 RoundTM49 Echoed VoiceTM52 Focus BlastTM53 Energy BallTM55 ScaldTM56 FlingTM68 Giga ImpactTM70 FlashTM75 Swords DanceTM86 Grass KnotTM87 SwaggerTM90 SubstituteTM94 Rock SmashHM03 SurfHM04 StrengthHM05 WaterfallHM06 Dive [/LEFT]Egg Moves CounterFlailGiga DrainLeech SeedRazor LeafSweet ScentSynthesisTeeter DanceTickleWater Gun Pre-evolution Moves MistNatural GiftAbsorbBubbleBeamZen HeadbuttFake OutFury SwipesWater SportUproarHydro PumpWater Pulse Gen III Tutor Moves (XD) Body Slam(XD) Counter(XD) Double-Edge(XD) DynamicPunch(XD) Endure(XD) Fire Punch(XD) Ice Punch(XD) Icy Wind(XD) Mega Kick(XD) Mega Punch(XD) Metronome(XD) Mimic(XD) Mud-Slap(XD) Seismic Toss(XD) Sleep Talk(XD) Snore(XD) Substitute(XD) Swagger(XD) Swords Dance(XD) ThunderPunch Gen IV Tutor Moves (Pt/HG/SS) Dive(Pt/HG/SS) Fire Punch(Pt/HG/SS) Ice Punch(Pt/HG/SS) Icy Wind(Pt/HG/SS) Mud-Slap(Pt/HG/SS) Seed Bomb(Pt/HG/SS) Snore(Pt/HG/SS) Synthesis(Pt/HG/SS) ThunderPunch(Pt/HG/SS) Uproar(Pt/HG/SS) Zen Headbutt(HG/SS) Headbutt[LEFT][/LEFT] Ludicolo -> Double Battles ->Absorb Bulb<- Ludicolo @ Absorb Bulb / Life Orb / Lum Berry MODEST +Swift Swim+ 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe -Fake Out -Hydro Pump / Scald / Surf -Giga Drain / Grass Knot -Ice Beam Fake Out an undesirable opponent then proceed to get hit by Surf for paltry damage with Ludicolo's 4x Water-resistance. At that point Ludicolo will have +1 SpA and (essentially) + 2 Spd, with access to perfect coverage moves, two of which are STAB'd, one of which is also boosted by the rain. If it looks like it's possible to OHKO a foe with it, Giga Drain the HP lost from Surf back. The choice between Hydro Pump and Scald lies in the accuracy gap, not in the Burn chance; matches played with Ludicolo are seldom matches of stall. If you choose Hydro Pump you will find that in some situations, such as against Garchomp, it will actually be wiser (if you've properly read your opponent) to use Hydro Pump, since it will hit harder than Ice Beam after a Yache Berry activates. Lum Berry is also an option, owing to the heightened threat of a crippling Thunder Wave due to popular knowledge of Ludicolo's functionality as a Swift Swimmer. This Ludicolo is generally used in tandem with Politoed, helping it Surf with Fake Out, but it can also switch in to another's Surf to get the boost. You may find it undesireable to have many Surf users on one team, so it may consequently be wise to use Ludicolo in one of the lead spots.