My bad about Thunder Wave, it's been a long day. The problem with your what you're saying is that most Ferrothorn DO carry Power Whip, so it's a moot point. I also have no idea what Ditto has to do with anything. I mean, I could make points on how Ditto is better than Raikou too if I wanted to, but he has nothing to do with what we're talking about. Surviving Extremespeed and Mach Punch is nice, but I'd argue that it's not any better than the ability to revenge Gyarados and D-Nite without resorting to a Scarf set. I'd rather have a pokemon that's frailer, but faster and hits hard right off the bat than one that can take one hit, but is slower and weaker without boosts. Calm Mind Raikou just isn't that great anymore, even with Volt Absorb. Raikou is bulkier than Jolteon, but that's not really saying much. It's still forced out or revenged by Scarf Pokemon, meaning you wasted a turns setting up boosts or would've been better off smacking something with a Specs Thunder, which Jolteon does better.