Decided to try out a Rain Dance team. I'm use to stalling and being bulky offenses so this is a change for me as its a fast and fragile team. Zapdos @ Damp Rock Bold HP 248/Defense 228/Speed 32 Thunder Roost Hidden Power (Ice) Rain Dance The wonderful lead. His job is to get the Rain Dance down. And from that part on I can decide on whether I wanna try to stall out his first guy with Hidden Power (Ice), Thunder and Roost. I find Zapdos useful at mid-game Rain Dancing as well, so I try not to lose him too early. Someone told me to use a suicide lead like Electrode but Electrode usually dies before he gets to explode. Ludicolo @ Life Orb Modest Swift Swim HP 60/Speed 196/Special Attack 252 Surf Grass Knot Ice Beam Rain Dance Ok, Ludicolo provides two things for me. 1) Amazing sweeping ability. 2) Rain Dance. Ludicolo can come in on a wall and set up Rain Dance. Ice Beam helps with grass pokemon and Grass Knot is for water who resist both Surf and Ice Beam. Speed doubles in the rain so I am capable of taking away some EVs and shoving them to HP where they can be used to my benefit because of that Life Orb. Kabutops @ Life Orb Adament Swift Swim HP 72/Attack 252/Speed 184 Waterfall Aqua Jet Stone Edge X-Scissor I am honestly in-love with this set. He can take minor hits and deal huge hits. Waterfall flinches; if I get lucky and if it doesn't OHKO. Aqua Jet is for the typical scarfed revenge killers that might pose me a threat or even something with a priority move itself. Stone Edge is hard hitting hit with a nice critical hit ratio. X-Scissor is something I get told to scrap all the time. But honestly, I'm loving it especially when they toss in a grass pokemon thinking that it will take all of my hits. Omastar @ Life Orb Modest Swift Swim HP 4/Speed 252/Special Attack 252 Earth Power Surf Ice Beam Ancient Power This guy is doing me good as well. He carries the hard hitting surf. His speed is ridiculous (in rain). Ice Beam covers grass. Earth Power covers electric. Ancient Power is to be tossed in there with surf due to not many resist both rock and water. If I get lucky, Ancient Power will boost my stats making me even faster and the surf doing even more damage. Kingdra @ Leftovers Adamant Swift Swim HP 180/Attack 252/Speed 76 Waterfall Outrage Rain Dance Dragon Dance Dual dance Kingdra, is absolutely dangerous. The ridiculous speed in the rain + anything raised from Dragon Dance and the boost of attack from dragon dance. The water type boost + stab + Dragon Dance boost, makes a Waterfall extremely deadly. Kingdra's brings is a great Rain Dance starter for my team due to his resist. Electivire @ Life Orb Adamant HP 2/Attack 252/Speed 252 Ice Punch Earthquake Cross Chop Thunder Punch Electivire brings me electric type immunity which is desperately needed for this team. When I predict and electric move I simply switch to this guy and then I get a nice speed boost. Once the speed on this guy is boosted, I have the ability to out speed most things on the opposing team. The moves are simply for as much coverage as possible.