The Seabed . . . . . Hello smogon, welcome to my first RMT. So I decided to build a rain offense because it's actually my favorite playstyle, even if you see this everywhere on the ladder now. I started with Politoed + Toxicroak/Thundurus-T core, 2 pokemons who can get through most of the teams. I added ferrothorn for the essential hazard, which also counter kingdra and thundurus-t, 2 important threat to rain offense. Keldeo and Latios are here to prepare the sweep for my set up sweepers by removing threats like celebi, lati@s, gastrodon, jellicent, rotom-w, ... Under The Microscope Politoed @ Water Gem Trait: Drizzle EVs: 212 HP / 252 SAtk / 44 Spd Modest Nature - Hydro Pump - Ice Beam - Hidden Power [Grass] - Psychic The almighty frog is in the place ! Politoed bring me the essential rain, and also pack a certain power. I chose Water Gem instead Spec or Scarf in order to bluff the opponent and smack him with a spec-level hydropump. Moreover, toed doesn't become a set-up fodder (it's the essential point of the team). HP grass hit hard gastrodon, and do some damage to rotom-w. Psychic is here for toxicroak mostly. With the Hp investment, toed have a great bulk, and I use enough Ev in speed to outspeed CBtar and some pokemon above. Toxicroak @ Life Orb Trait: Dry Skin EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Drain Punch - Ice Punch - Sucker Punch My main physical attacker : Toxic Raptor ! It's the classic SD set, but I prefer drain punch > cross chop because I'm not a fan of the 80% accuracy and the extra recover is great sometimes. Actually, toxicroak beat most top tier pokemon like keldeo, terrakion, latios, breloom. He can set-up against a lot of used pokemon and start to wreck the opponent's team. His counter are set-up fodder for thundurus-t, and some of the thundurus-t counter are destroyed by toxicroak. Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Volt Absorb EVs: 40 HP / 96 Def / 252 SAtk / 16 SDef / 104 Spd Modest Nature - Agility - Nasty Plot - Thunder - Hidden Power [Ice] One of the most threatening set up sweeper in this metagame, and probably my MVP. With Agility and Nasty Plot, you can sweep both offense and stall team. I took the Ev's from Shurtugal's RMT, so he can survive most of the priority move. Thunder alongside max spatk is just so freaking powerful, and the boltbeam coverage is great. Thundurus-T have good resistance and bulk so you can even set up both agility and nasty plot ; the lefties help with that and you can even beat ferrothorn 1v1 (if he doesn't have leech seed + protect though). Ferrothorn @ Normal Gem Trait: Iron Barbs EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd Adamant Nature - Spikes - Stealth Rock - Thunder Wave - Explosion Here's come Deoxys-D 2.0 ! I really need the two kinds of hazard, and under rain, ferrothorn is just the best hazard setter. I use a set of mine (at least, I don't see people using that) and it work incredibly well : thunder wave + explosion allows zero set-up and you can often grab a surprise kill after laying your hazards. I maximize the bulk and the power of ferro, the normal gem is here to boost the power of explosion to a insane level ; the 4 Ev in speed are here to outspeed forretress so I can explode before they rapid spin. Ferro help me against kingdra or scarf dragon too. Just some damage to show you how destructive he is : Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide 252 Atk Normal Gem Ferrothorn Explosion vs 252 HP/236 Def Tentacruel: 93,96% - 110,71% / 58,97% chance to OHKO 252 Atk Normal Gem Ferrothorn Explosion vs 252 HP/120 Def Ninetales: 111,71% - 131,71% / 100% chance to OKHO 252 Atk Normal Gem Ferrothorn Explosion vs 4 HP/0 Def Lucario: 85,11% - 100% / 2,56% chance to OHKO Keldeo @ Expert Belt Trait: Justified EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Hydro Pump - Secret Sword - Icy Wind - Hidden Power [Dark] Keldeo is often send at mid-game to make some holes on the opponent's team due to his great coverage and the ability to bluff the choice scarf set. For the set, I use Hp dark in order to hit jellicent, lati@s, celebi, slowbro for super effective damage : hp ghost have the same coverage but with hp dark, you don't have to lower your IV and trust me, he already save me many times. Latios (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Surf - Psyshock - Memento Enter the dragon ! Latios is the last member of my team, but he deserve his place. It's the classic offensive set but with a tweak, I use memento instead of recover. Two reasons : 1) I doesn't want latios to be set up fodder after dm 2) I can just click memento in late game so my sweepers have a easy time to set up. I don't use scarf or spec because I need the extra power from life orb and the versatility of latios. I don't really need more speed because I can take care from most of the scarfer, and the opponent can't really boost his speed. I also thought using starmie in this place, but rotom-w and gastrodon are kinda annoying. ConclusionHere is three battles if you want to see how this team work : Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide http://www.pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou10960261 vs Sand http://www.pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou11328073 vs Sand 2 http://www.pokemonshowdown.com/replay/ou11040200 vs Rain Stall Importable : Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Politoed (M) @ Water Gem Trait: Drizzle Shiny: Yes EVs: 44 Spd / 212 HP / 252 SAtk Modest Nature - Hydro Pump - Hidden Power [Grass] - Psychic - Ice Beam Toxicroak (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Dry Skin Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Drain Punch - Ice Punch - Sucker Punch Ferrothorn (M) @ Normal Gem Trait: Iron Barbs Shiny: Yes EVs: 4 Spd / 252 HP / 252 Atk Adamant Nature - Spikes - Stealth Rock - Thunder Wave - Explosion Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Leftovers Trait: Volt Absorb Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 SAtk / 40 HP / 96 Def / 104 Spd / 16 SDef Modest Nature - Agility - Nasty Plot - Thunder - Hidden Power [Ice] Keldeo @ Expert Belt Trait: Justified Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP Timid Nature - Hydro Pump - Secret Sword - Icy Wind - Hidden Power [Dark] Latios (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Levitate Shiny: Yes EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP Timid Nature - Draco Meteor - Surf - Psyshock - Memento This is the end of my RMT, I hope that you enjoyed it, don't forget to let a comments, rate or luvdisc if you like it ;) One Last Glance . . . . .