So after my year long hiatus I decided to get back into the metagame, but this time I really wanted to incorporate my favorite Pokemon, sableye and regice, into a team. Luckily for me, they have decent synergy-Regice can take punishment in the form of special attacks with his massive base SpD, but his primary weak points are his low base HP and relatively bad typing. This is where sableye comes in, and his dreamworld ability lets him dish out massive annoyances to the enemy team. He covers both as a spinblocker and as a way to cover Regice's fighting weakness. So I had those two cores down, great, but finding a good way to use them both was a bit tricky. Luckily, two weather conditions were right there to help me out with a decision, rain and hail. I decided to start with Rain first as Regice is not released yet with the DW ability. So here's a look at the team composition process.* Slots 1, 2, & 3: Regice, Sableye, and *Politoed These three slots have already been explained in the little paragraph above, except with the addition of Politoed as the weather inducer. Slot 4: Foretress My first thought was about the SR weakness just due to the ice typing on Regice and in addition, I needed a way of setting up some hazards of my own. F Slot 5: *Terrakion* It was evident to me that a beefed up *under the sun could potentially be disastrous for my team, and also, and added resistance to rock type moves also helps with the coverage the team needs. Terrakion is a wonderful revenge killer and helps weed out threats to the rest of the team. Slot 6: Tornadus-T Now I left before these new forms were even released yet, so I can't safely judge their effectiveness; however, due to scouting around, people seem to see it as a threat, and as I needed an equivalent special attacking beast to terrakion, I decided to try him out. As I already somewhat explained the purpose of adding the Pokemon to the team, I'll list the detailed looks at the Pokemon and how they synergize with best. Politoed Ability: Drizzle Nature: Bold Item: Leftovers Moveset: *~Scald *~Toxic *~Protect *~Perish Song Evs: 252 Hp/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD I decided to go with a defensive/phazer Politoed as without it, my team could potentially be set up against and swept with a few boosts. My team was also lacking in a sure fire way to get toxic off, as I may not always be able to set up 2 rows of toxic spikes every round. It's just a standard Politoed at its core though, so not so interesting. He works well with both Forretress and Regice as he both covers their fire weakness and starts up a rainstorm to weaken fire even more. Sableye Ability: Prankster Nature: Bold Item: Leftovers Moveset: *~Taunt *~Recover *~Will-o-wisp *~Foul Play Evs:*252 HP / 120 Def / 136 SpD Here's a set that I love running with Sableye, the sheer annoyance he can cause to enemy teams is great. He synergizes well with both terrakion and Regice, as he covers the fighting weakness. Regice Ability: Clear Body Nature: Modest Item: Chesto Berry Moveset: *~Rest *~Thunder Wave *~Thunder *~Ice Beam Evs: 252 Hp/192 Def/64 SpA It's a common Chesto/Resto set on Regice with the BoltBeam combo, except I replaced Thunderbolt with thunder due to the increased accuracy in the rain. If you have any other sets that might be useful in the rain, feel free to share. Terrakion Ability: Justified Nature: jolly Item: Choice Scarf Moveset: *~Close Combat *~X-scissor *~Stone Edge *~Sacred Sword Evs: 4 Hp/ 252 Atk/ 252 Speed As stated before, Terrakion is my revenge killer, so I needed him to be as fast as possible which is why I decided to go with a scarfed variant. He covers a good amount of Pokemon that would otherwise be problematic. Same deal with Regice, any better sets feel free to share. Tornadus-T Ability: Regenerator Nature: Timid Item: Choice Specs Moveset: *~ Hurricane *~ U-turn *~ Hidden Power (Ice) *~ Focus Blast Evs: 4 Hp/ 252 SpA/ 252 Speed For Tornadus, I'm still unsure about how to use his new form correctly in the rain, I assume it's similar as before. If any other Pokemon would be better suited in his place, feel free to give suggestions. Forretress Ability: Sturdy Nature: Relaxed Item: Leftovers Moveset: *~ Toxic Spikes *~Stealth Rock *~Rapid Spin *~Gyro Ball Evs: 252 HP/ 176 Def/ 80 SpD Just another standard entry hazard setter/destroyer. Standard build and everything. So, that's it. Please give any suggestions/criticisms/help below. I would be willing to remake the team completely as well, I just wanted to have a way to utilize my two favorite Pokemon. Also, forgive me for the seemingly low-quality, typed this entire thing on my phone lol.