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Singing in the Rain

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by MilkyWay, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. MilkyWay


    Jan 31, 2013
    I've been trying to make a good rain team but so far I keep getting g screwed over by the same pokemon over and over again. Toxicroak and Ludicolo really hurt my teams but here is my newest:

    Politoed @Leftovers -Drizzle
    Bold 252hp 252def 4spa


    As usual I lead off with Politoed, and I chose the defensive set for the purpose of staying alive and stalling out opponents. The problem here is Politoed gets completely shut down by toxicroak, forcing me to switch out.

    Lapras @Leftovers -Hydration
    Adamant 252hp 252atk 4def

    Dragon Dance

    This thing is a complete tank that can't be killed. I realize many people don't use Lapras in the OU, but I think I can pull it off with this set. However, I was wondering if a special attack oriented set would be better this way I could take advantage of hydropump and thunder in the rain, along with ice beam and rest.

    Azumarill @ChoiceBand-Huge Power
    Adamant 252atk 212hp 44spe

    Aqua Jet
    Ice Punch

    My third and final water pokemon. Azumarill's Aqua Jet is ridiculously powerful and has a +1 priority when huge power, stab, and rain bonus are applied. Superpower is a check for Ferrorthorn and Ice Punch can hit dragons.

    Raikou @Leftovers -Volt Absorb
    Timid 252spa 252spe 4hp

    Calm Mind
    Volt Switch
    Hidden Power Grass

    Raikou is in charge of taking down other water types that could potentially wall me. Thunder has perfect accuracy in the rain, Calm Mind can let me setup given the opportunity, and I have hidden power grass for gastrodon and jellicent. I have Volt Sworch there instead of Aura Sohere because pokemon Showdown told me something about it being illegal to have aura sphere and one of the other moves on the same set.

    Timid 252spatk 252spe 4def

    Focus Blast
    Heat Wave

    Tornadus's job is to spam hurricane and abuse its perfect accuracy in the rain. Heat Wave is exclusively for ferrothorn and scizor, focus blast is for tyranitar and anything that resists hurricane, and u-turn is for a quick exit. I don't plan on using u-turn too often so I chose a timid nature, not a naive one.

    Dragonite@Lum Berry -Multiscale
    Naughty 252atk 156spe 100hp

    Dragon Dance

    Dragonite is designed to function well in the rain. He has two powerful stabs, due to multiscale dragonite has an almost guaranteed setup of dragon dance and roost is useful to bring multiscale back. However, I was wondering if Salamence or Latios would be better here. Salamence with choice scarf set, or Salamence with dragon dance set and standard Latios set.
  2. NightArch


    Jul 13, 2013
    Hey there.
    You need a little bit more description for each pokemon or a Mod will lock this up. 3 lines per poke is the minimum.
  3. KabaticStorm


    Jul 12, 2013
    Hi there! Other than what RvRPlayer said, you need a Importable. I'll finish the rate once you've added needed elements.

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