Hey! this is my first RMT so I apologize in advance :P. Anyways this is a rain team that I made wanting to use less than standard things (became pretty standard but whatever). I called it Pinocchio because the team is built around Sub+CM Jirachi and Pinocchio wished upon a star and Jirachi is the wish granter pokemon, clever I know. Anyways, on to the team! Team Building Process Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide I wanted to use Sub+CM Jirachi, so I started with that. Sub+CMRachi works great in Rain because of Fire being weakened and it grants Thunder perfect accuracy, Water Pulse's power is boosted as well, so I paired it with Politoed. At this point, I needed a defensive core to stop some of the top-tier threats from going on a rampage on my team, Amoongus and Bronzong fit the bill nicely. Now I needed a Scarfer for revenge killing/late game sweeping, Keldeo is crazy strong in the rain, so I decided to use it. Lastly I wanted some Physical Presence to my team, Toxicroak was an underused threat I wanted to try, and it's Sucker Punch can kill the Lati Twins, which I kinda struggle with. (Sorry for the sloppy Team Building Process :S) In Depth The nicknames are Pinocchio related btw :]] J. Cricket (Politoed) @ Leftovers Trait: Drizzle 244 HP / 252 Def / 8 Spe Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) -Scald -Protect -Perish Song -Toxic This Poli set used to be RestoChesto, just something I wanted to try but I changed it to Physically Defensive to try and take Scizor's U-Turn's better. Protect>Something else (Ice beam, Encore, etc.) because scouting and lefties recovery. 8 Spe EVs to outspeed other Politoeds that have 4 Spe or none. Nickname stands for Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio, crickets hop, frogs hop, I'm a genius. Real Boy (Jirachi) @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace 252 HP / 252 Spe / 4 SpDef Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk) -Substitue -Calm Mind -Psyshock/Water Pulse -Thunder I love this thing. I like the faster set as opposed to the bulky set. Amoonguss and Celebi kinda wall me but they can't do anything back save for Celebi's Earth Power. Psyshock>Water Pulse to hit the Blobs and Gastro, I like WP sometimes though so I can hit T-tar as nothing likes taking BandTar's Dark Stab except Croak. Nickname because Pinocchio wished upon a star and he became a real boy. Jirachi is the wish granter pokemon, my level of intelligence is unmatched. Geppetto (Bronzong) @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate 252 HP / 252 SpDef / 4 Def Sassy Nature (+SpDef, -Spe) -Stealth Rock -Hidden Power [Ice] -Gyro Ball -Earthquake/Protect I don't know what to write here, unless you want me to waste your time and explain why I chose the moves I did, although I have to with the last slot. Earthquake and Gyro Ball seems redundant imo, so I run protect sometimes for more recovery. Geppetto, Pinocchio's dad, is old, so is Bronzong. Pinocchio (Amoonguss) @ Black Sludge Trait: Regenerator 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) -Spore -Giga Drain -Clear Smog -Hidden Power [Ice] Once again, I don't know what to write here. I have considered Celebi>Amoonguss to help against Starmie, but then I am pretty Dark weak save for Croak and also I would have more problems against Scizor. Nicknamed because I had to fit Pinnochio in somewhere lol. Figaro (Latios) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Levitate 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe / 4 SpDef Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk) -Draco Meteor -Surf -Psyshock -Trick My revenge killer. This used to be a Scarf Keldeo, but someone pointed out that sun teams were a big problem so I changed to Latios. Latios also provides a resistance to Starmie's Dual Stab (though in the rain it hurts). Figaro is the cat's name.....no real reasoning behind this one... Conscience (Toxicroak) @ Life Orb Trait: Dry Skin 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 SpDef Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk) -Swords Dance -Ice Punch -Drain Punch -Sucker Punch I chose the SD set over the Bulk Up set because I only need one turn to wreck havoc, and my team is kinda slow. Moves are self-explanatory (that's a reoccurring theme). I have Drain Punch over Cross Chop because I don't want to rely on an 80 accuracy move as my main stab. Nickname is pretty much the same reason as Poli, Jiminy Cricket was Pinocchio's conscience if you don't remember. Conclusion Well that's all folks, please help me wittle out every problem that I may have. Starmie and Scizor are giant threats, and Deoxys-D can setup all the hazards he wants to, help with those guys would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully it isn't to bad ;P Rate, Luvdisc, whatever, thanks!! I play on PO btw, Garchomp is banned but Genesect isn't, keep that in mind while you're rating, thanks again!