Open The FloodgatesA BW2 OU Rain Team by andreds The Team======================================= Politoed @Choice Scarf Ability: Drizzle EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Surf - Ice Beam - Hydro Pump - Perish Song Who would've thought Politoed would be one of the most popular pokemon in OU. Politoed! At first I wanted to go with the defensive set with Politoed, but this version works out even better. My Politoed is now a revenge killer somewhat and out speeding a good amount of pokes is a blessing (thanks to ganj4lF). Perish Song has turned into one of my favorite moves for Politoed believe it or not. Forces the switch out. Especially good for those who like to setup. I myself forget that Choice Scarf Timid Politoed can outspeed a good amount of pokemon. And others might as well, as they keep in their pokemon. I don't always lead with him and I try to keep him alive, because winning the weather war is extremely important. ======================================= Volcarona @Leftovers Ability: Flame Body EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe Timid Nature - Quiver Dance - Bug Buzz - Hurricane - Fire Blast Volcarona is a pokemon who does exceptionally well in almost every aspect. But "DAT STEALTH ROCK WEAKNESS" is what keeps people from using him. There were so many times that I wanted to scrap using him, but I took the chance. Wanted to go with the bulky quiver dance set, but I saw that it's mostly used on sun teams. So this was my second choice, and Politoed's Drizzle benefits Volcarona, with Hurricane getting that 100% accuracy. I admit I have kicked him off before, but he's back again. He does extremely well against sun teams as well. ======================================= Dragonite @ Choice Band Ability: Multiscale Evs: 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Spd Adamant Nature - Outrage - ExtremeSpeed - Waterfall - Superpower Man, have I had a back and forth between choosing Haxorus and Dragonite. As of now Dragonite is in this spot, because I truly need the bulk (and I've been playing smarter when it comes to stealth rock). Plus, ExtremeSpeed has truly saved me in a close battles. I miss the Dragon Dance/Lum Berry version but I was in need of more revenge killers and needed a Dragonite who could hit hard from the get go. ======================================= Tentacruel (F) @ Leftovers Ability: Rain Dish EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 Spd Timid Nature - Substitute - Toxic - Scald - Rapid Spin Foretress was in this spot, but with the addition of Jirachi to take care of Stealth Rock. Tentacruel is just a much better rapid spinner. Especially in the rain. Substitute with Leftovers and Rain Dish, what a combination. Tentacruel's job is to inflict status problems on the opposing pokemon. Toxic usually or take a chance with Scald and hope to cut the opposing pokemon's attack with a burn. ======================================= Jirachi @ Leftovers Ability: Serene Grace EVs: 248 HP / 244 SDef / 16 Spd Careful Nature - Iron Head - Body Slam - Wish - Stealth Rock Jirachi is RUDE. If you want a pokemon that can inflict status just cause it feels like it then here it is. Though I enjoy using Jirachi more the fact of it's move Wish as it's used more to heal other pokemon than itself. Volcarona has taken stealth rock damage? Switch in Tentacruel at a good time, rapid spin. Switch in Jirachi time to move of Wish right and switch Volcarona in on the next turn. And this works with anyone that I need to help out. My team was never really focused on support back when I had Genesect in this slot (good times, man) but it was vital. ======================================= Breloom @ Life Orb Ability: Technician EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Mach Punch - Low Sweep - Bullet Seed - Spore Can I say Breloom with Technician is better than Scizor? Is that allowed? Breloom took the place of Rotom-W (he will be missed). While I no longer have the U-turn/Volt Turn combo that was done with Genesect and Rotom, Breloom is just as (if not more) valuable. He loses his fire weakness. Spore slows down the momentum. Predicting a switch in with Low Sweep to lower speed and get a chance to attack again in a row. Really fun pokemon to use. ======================================= As of now the team is sitting in the 1600s. I'm sure it can do better, but I'm not a top tier battler and learning something new everyday. Hopefully you guys can give the team a try and see how high you can rank with it! Import the most current version Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Politoed (M) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Drizzle EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Hydro Pump - Surf - Ice Beam - Perish Song Volcarona (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Flame Body EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Quiver Dance - Bug Buzz - Hurricane - Fire Blast Dragonite (M) @ Choice Band Trait: Multiscale EVs: 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Spd Adamant Nature - Outrage - ExtremeSpeed - Waterfall - Superpower Tentacruel (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Rain Dish EVs: 248 HP / 240 Def / 20 Spd Timid Nature - Substitute - Toxic - Scald - Rapid Spin Jirachi @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 248 HP / 244 SDef / 16 Spd Careful Nature - Iron Head - Body Slam - Wish - Stealth Rock Breloom (M) @ Focus Sash Trait: Technician EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Spore - Swords Dance - Bullet Seed - Mach Punch Well, that's the team. It has gone through TONS of changes and this may very well be the final version. Special thanks to gang4lF, PK Gaming, The Great Mighty Doom, CTC, GaryTheGengar and everyone else who's helped me out with this team.