True actually, but even with Rain dish you do lose out on 12.5% healing compared to Water Absorb and taking a Surf, not factoring in the damage Surf causes. Also, RD heals at the end of the turn, and WA during, meaning residual damage and slower hitters will be more likely to take Ludi out. It may make quite a reasonable lead actually, just not a late gamer due to the lack of recovery. I'll try it, but at present I don't have space with my current team build due to each member's utility (and the team is new so I'm messing around with stuff a lot). Giga Drain may make up for its shortcomings however, as its healing would prove pretty awesome. I'll report back how he does, anyway.