Hey guys, this is my first team and i really like the idea of a rain concept with gyarados, he's my favorite. This is what i've come up with so far from reading various articles and so forth and I'm looking to see what holes i may have left uncovered since I'm still not sure what threats may come across this team. Politoed @ leftovers Drizzle 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD Bold -Scald -Perish Song -Toxic -Protect Politoed is obviously the staple of this team being the weather inducer. His moveset is purely defensive to help with the entry hazards, and to make sure he stays alive long enough for him to deal with other weather inducing teams as well. Toxic to help deal with walls, Perish song to force out entry hazards and baton passers, scald for the STAB and 30% burn chance, and protect to help with stalling in case i run into some trouble. Tentacruel @ lefotvoers Rain Dish 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpecD Timid -Toxic -Rapid Spin -Scald -Substitute My Rapid Spinner/Wall breaker. Rain Dish in the rain combined with lefotvers gives me a GREAT recovery rate especially when investing his EVS in HP and Defense considering his already naturally good Special D. This helps me use his rapid spin when walls are brought out to get rid of entry hazards while minimizing damage and causing many debilitating status effects. Substitute helps me wall off sweepers, and the health loss will be made up no time with the leftovers/Rain Dish combo Gyarados @ choice band Intimidate 252 Atk / 88 Def / 168 Spe Jolly -Waterfall -Ice Fang -Earthquake -Double Edge Alright so time for some brute force with gyarados. Obviously benefiting from Rain, Stab, and Attack EVS watterfall is the move of choice. This mixed sweeper ev set also helps him make use of earthquake to help with those pesky electric sweepers like Rotom-W when they come out. Choice band obviously to help boost his already massive attack for 2Hko Status. Ferrothorn @ leftovers relaxed 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD Iron Barbs -Spikes -Power Whip -Stealth Rock -Protect Ferrothorn is the defense on my team, being one of the best mixed walls in the game. His moveset is pretty standard, however i chose protect over gyro ball as a just in case defense mechanic. Leftovers to help him tank and the EV spread just makes him even tankier. Tornadus@Choice Specs Prankster 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid -Hurricane -Hammer arm -Rain Dance -Taunt The Spec sweeper of the team, this build is obviously to abuse Hurricane in the rain. Choice spec to boost his already great SpA, and to OHKO pokemons and even possibly deal great damage to steel types. Hammer arm for some type coverage, for example tyranitars, and taunt to help deal with walls. Rain dance is a just in case politoed fades out, doesn't hurt to have a second weather inducer. Jolteon@leftovers volt absorb 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid -Substitute -Baton Pass -Thunder -Hidden Power Ice So this is the last of my pokemon after I looked at the team and decided I needed some utility. Substitute and baton pass is a great combination for helping my sweepers survive or even maybe politoed when i need to induce weather. Thunder to be abused in rain when possible and hidden power ice for some type coverage. The EV spread really helps with his already naturally high SpA and Spe So there you have it, my rain team. I'm open to all positive criticism and any help anyone can offer cause again, I'm totally brand new at this, thanks for reading.