Hey guys, trying to throw something together for the regionals coming up. I decided rain with trick room cause o its diversity and its natural counter to the other main weather teams (sun and sandstorm). Tell me what you guys think and how I can improve it. Politoed (M) @ Iron Ball Trait: Drizzle EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd) - Surf - Ice Beam - Encore - Protect The rain inducer. Usually open with him, except in cases where I might need Fake Out to set up TR. Not much to say about him... pretty standard. Slowking (F) @ Mental Herb Trait: Regenerator EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef Sassy Nature (+Def, -Spd) - Trick Room - Heal Pulse - Protect - Psychic What a great TR set up man. Lots of bulk so OHKOs are very rare (so far only a bug bite from scizor has managed to one shot him). Debating between Protect and Disable on him... Protect is the safer/more proven play, but Disable might catch people off guard. Heal Pulse is outstanding on him. Especially now that I have Dragonite on my team, Multiscale every single turn anyone? I was on the fence about heal pulse, but boy is it good. Dragonite (F) @ Haban Berry Trait: Multiscale EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd) - Thunder - Hurricane - Dragon Pulse - Protect This guy abuses rain so well, he adds a resistance to Electric that is always welcome. He can hit grass with Hurricane and other waters with Thunder. Dragon pulse is just strong stab coverage. This guy doesn't really synergize very well with anyone (outside of the rain support), he's more of a patch to cover some of the leaks on the team, and he fills this role very well. Gastrodon (Gastrodon-East) (F) @ Sitrus Berry Trait: Storm Drain EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SAtk Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd) - Earth Power - Surf - Ice Beam - Recover What a tank this guy is... Not much you can do to stop him. He wins against sand teams and makes it easier against other rain teams. The best part is that he hits very hard on top of his considerable bulk. Plus he gets a free SpA boost every time Politoed uses surf. This synergy turns him not only into a strong tank, but a dangerous sweeper. Parasect (F) @ Leftovers Trait: Dry Skin EVs: 252 HP / 106 Atk / 152 SDef Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd) - X-Scissor - Spore - Seed Bomb - Protect I love this guy in the rain, he becomes so tanky and any pokemon with spore access is a friend of mine. Seed bomb beats Gastrodon easy, and X-Scissor destroys psychic types. To add to his bulk, every surf is healing him a considerable amount. Plus, when hes out with Gastrodon he covers the big grass weakness that is about the only thing that can threaten Gastro. Hariyama (M) @ Flame Orb Trait: Guts EVs: 252 Atk / 124 Def / 132 SDef Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd) - Fake Out - Close Combat - Rock Slide - Detect Its always good to have a fake out on your trick room team, especially one that can handle hail teams with ease. Despite these useful tech roles, this guy hits hard anyway! I havent had a chance to test him out since I made this change, but he is a strong support that helps my team hard counter other weather.