Rock You Like A Hurricane Hello Smogon This is my first good Rain team I made. After playing on Showdown mostly using teams other people created, I decided that I wanted my own team. It's based around sweeping with Scarf Keldeo. This team helped me get a rating over 2000 on an alt, which is big accomplishment for me. Anyways, let's meet the team Tornadus (M) @ Choice Specs Trait: Prankster EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 Def Timid Nature - Hurricane - Focus Blast - U-turn - Heat Wave As you could guess from the title, I was going to use huricane and the most powerful Hurricane user in the metagame was an easy pick. Tornadus is my wallbreaker and was the pokemon I specifically wanted to use when I built this team. Moveset Explanation: Hurricane: STAB move and killer machine which has incredible neutral coverage. Focus Blast: Gets impeccable coverage with Hurricane. The combination is only resisted pokemon that aren't used in OU U-turn: Gives me precious momentum if I can predict him to switch. Heat Wave: If rain isn't up, this can kill Skarmory, Ferrothorn and Forretress. It's mostly a filler move because Hurricane and Focus Blast already have the needed coverage Politoed @ Choice Specs Trait: Drizzle EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef Modest Nature - Hydro Pump - Ice Beam - Focus Blast - Hidden Power [Grass] The rain summoner. Since I was going to use Tornadus, that meant that rain support is a must. Politoed isn't just limited to summoning rain. He can also break walls with rain-boosted Hydro Pumps. Moveset Explanation Hydro Pump: STAB move. I chose it over Surf because Hydro Pump provides some much-needed power. Ice Beam: Dragons run rampant in the Ou metagame so this is always useful to have if you can predict one of them switching in. Focus Blast: Hits Ferrothorn which is very important because it can wall common rain abusers. Hidden Power [Grass]: Only used for Gastrodon, but very useful if you can take it out because then you can use Hydro Pump with more freedom. Ferrothorn @ Leftovers Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 168 SDef / 252 HP / 88 Atk Relaxed Nature IVs: 0 Spd - Leech Seed - Stealth Rock - Power Whip - Gyro Ball Ferrothorn was added to provide hazards and a Dragon-type resist, two very important things in this metagame. Ferrothorn can also hit hard with his STABs which are surprisingly powerful coming from a defenseive pokemon. Moveset Explanation: Leech Seed: This is used because Ferrothorn lacks reliable recovery. Stealth Rock: Mandatory for every team. Ferrothorn can set it up easily because it can tank a lot of hits. Power Whip: STAB move that primarly prevents Starmie from spinning on me. Gyro Ball: Discourages fast sweepers like Dragonite, Salamence, Terrakion to set up on me. Hits surprisingly hard because a lot of things are really fast. Latios (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Psyshock - Surf - Thunder Latios is my second wallberaker. This thing is used more like a pivot unlike Tornadus because Latios has many important resistances like Water and Fighting. Moveset Explanation: Draco Meteor: Generic STAB move that wrecks every non-steel type not called Tyranitar, Blissey and Chansey Psyshock: Secondary STAB that hits the popular Fighting-types of Ou Surf: Gets psuedo-STAB in rain and provides great neutral coverage with Draco Meteor. Thunder: This moveslot is very tough to decide. Thunder, Recover and Hidden Power Fighting have been my main choices so far ( Running Thunder currently). Thunder covers Water-types and has a nifty 30% paralyze chance. Jirachi @ Leftovers Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 252 HP / 146 Def / 110 Spd Bold Nature - Thunder - Flash Cannon - Calm Mind - Substitute - Flash Cannon - Thunder Sub+CM Jirachi is one of the best sweepers in the metagame. It sets up on the things that can wall my sweepers and wallbreakers. The EV spread has one purpose: to outrun Standard Breloom by 1 point meaning I can set up a Substitute before it can Spore me. Moveset Explanation: Calm Mind: Boosts my low Sp.Atk and makes my Substitute harder to break on the special side. Substitute: Blocks status and Leech Seed which makes me able to set up on Celebi and Ferrothorn, two very common answers to Rain. Flash Cannon: STAB move that has a nice 20% Sp.Def drop chance. Thunder: Provides good coverage with Flash Cannon and has a 60% paralysis chance. Keldeo @ Choice Scarf Trait: Justified EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef Timid Nature - Secret Sword - Hydro Pump - Surf - Hidden Power [Ice] And finally the late-game sweeper and revenge killer. Keldeo is the most powerful rain sweeper in the metagame in my opinion and it can be a revenge killer at the same time. Moveset Explanation: Hydro Pump: Main STAB move which is boosted by rain. Mainly used for sweeping because I don't want to risk a miss when I'm up against a boosting sweeper. Surf: Used for revenge killing when I don't want to miss. Secret Sword: Secondary STAB move which is not used much because the sheer power that Hydro Pump gives. Hidden Power [Ice]: The most useful move for revenge killing because of Dragonite (which I hate) So that's the team for ya. I know it's not a creative team at all but it's my best one so I'm happy with it. So please rate it.