Hey! I'm new to smogon, but not so new to competitive battling. Seeing that rain was so dominant. I figured if i couldn't beat them I'd join them. My team did surprisingly well and i peaked at around 1350 on pokemon online. looking for some help moving forward. Politoed (drizzle) (leftovers) 252hp/252 def/4spdef(bold) scald perish song protect toxic as suggested by Novaray a bulky politoed is really a much better fit for this team... needed him for the rain obviously. with this spread he can switch in on opposing weather starters (barring hail) and threaten with a super effective scald. checks terrakion as well which never hurts. *considering ice beam to check dragon types as well Jirachi (serene grace) (leftovers) 252hp/136sp/122def (hardy)<help? stealth rock thunder iron head wish I needed something to take the dragon attacks that every other pokemon on my team is hit neutrally by and a pokemon to set rocks, so jirachi was my answer. stealth rock to break the sashes and multi scale. thunder over body slam because i wanted an okay check to tornadus-t. iron head for flinch. wish for recovery and potential healing of a teammate thundurus-t (volt absorb) (expert belt) 252spa/252sp/4hp(hasty) superpower volt switch thunder hp ice my go to guy against other rain teams. usually lead with him. many people are convinced i am scarfed which is nice. switches in on obvious electric moves on my water types. can only really switch in on ground and electric moves due to his weakness to stealth rock and my lack of a spinner. superpower for ttar/ bolt beam coverage and volt switch is great to bluff scarf and catch other weather starters. Conkeldurr (guts) (flame orb) 252hp/252att (adamant) drain punch mach punch facade ice punch Had a bulk up set but replaced it with flame orb as recommended by PlatypusVenom I try to switch him in on a weak attack to get the orb activated. added to my team so i wasn't walled by chansey/blissey and more importantly ferrothorn. my switch in to status once i get orb activated. also my best shot at gastrodon. takes care of opposing ttar and checks scarf terrakion. facade is the most powerful move on the set, but i often find myself using drain punch in spite of myself. mach punch to revenge. and ice punch for gliscor/landorous salamence (moxie) (choice scarf) 252sp/252att (jolly) outrage earthquake dragon claw aqua tail i play on pokemon online or i would try garchomp (tired of relying on tie). switches in on obvious d dances and revenges other dragons. also can switch in on ground and the mach punches aimed at my sharpedo. once steels and ice sharders are removed/ weakened he can sweep on his own. outrage and earthquake give me great coverage. dragon claw can let me switch. aqua tail can take out heat ran even with balloon and gets pseudo stab from rain Sharpedo (speed boosts) (life orb) 252spa/148att/108sp (mild) protect hydro pump ice beam crunch my favorite member of the team. would be a top threat if it had any bulk at all. usually can only come in after a death due to its pathetic bulk. but still awesome answer revenge killer to certain threats, but must be careful of potential scarf users. Speed boosting pokemon require me to be careful with protect. evs allow me to outspend tornadus-t after a speed boost and kill with hydro pump. special because hydropump>>>waterfall. protect to gain a turn for speed. hydro pump for stab. ice beam for dragons. crunch for a physical move and a nice way to hit the latis Well thats the team!