So I fell in love with hail after reading in the hail thread and with unova being bloody covered in the white stuff next game, I felt is was only right to try and make a team. So like any hail team I started with Abomasnow From there I wanted someone that could abuse the hail, so I picked Kyurem. I needed a spinner, because ice don't like rocks on the field, so I picked Tentacruel I needed something that could handle steels, fires, and Fighting types, so I picked Slowbro. In the hail thread it said you should run one steel and one fighting type. For the Steel, I wanted a Strong Bullet punch to deal with Rock types and mamoswines. Initially I picked Banded Metagross, but after a few games, I dropped him for Scizor. For the fighting type, I wanted a fighting type that wasn't rocking a glass jaw, but could still hurt stuff in the face. I tried Conkeldurr just to see if he'd work and I've been happy with it so far. Detailed bit: Abomasnow @ Leftovers Trait: Snow Warning EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef Adamant Nature - Protect - Ice Shard - Earthquake - Wood Hammer 252HP gives him a good bit of bulk and IIRC it's a leftovers number. Protect allows me to get an idea of what I am looking at. Ice Shard and Wood Hammer are his STABs. I picked EQ to catch Fire Types on the Switch in. I normally avoid this unless I am sure the fire type does not carry an Air Balloon. Scizor @ Choice Band Trait: Technician EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef Adamant Nature - Bullet Punch - U-turn - Pursuit - Superpower Scizor is my first line of defense against...well anything weak to Bullet Punch or Pursuit. His own Resistance to Bullet Punch, Stone edge, and Neutral to fighting attacks made him seem like an easy choice....after I finally picked him that is. Kyurem @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk Modest Nature - Substitute - Earth Power - Blizzard - Roost Subroost Kyurem is my blizzard abuser and he is the main sweeper of the team. Take out anything that threatens him, set up hail and let the fun begin behind that sub. I went with the life orb only because he has roost, otherwise I would have used Leftovers. Tentacruel @ Black Sludge Trait: Liquid Ooze EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spd Timid Nature - Toxic - Rapid Spin - Scald - Substitute Tentacruel, as well as being my rapid spinner, is one of two unlucky bastards I switch into fire and fighting attacks. I went with the Subtoxic set to try and wear down all the non steels that would otherwise threaten Kyurem. I chose Liquid Ooze so my team would have an Official Asorbitch. Any time someone goes to use drain punch, or giga drain, or whatever like that, in comes Tentacruel to punish all of those who would try to heal. He also covers bug type attacks for Slowbro. Slowbro@ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator EVs: 248 HP / 244 Def / 16 SAtk Bold Nature - Scald - Flamethrower - Psyshock - Slack Off This is the other member of the unlucky bastards club. This guy's job is to cover the pokemon that Teatacruel cannot handle(steels mostly), but he can also deal with the fight and fire types that tentacruel is to take hits for. Scald and Psyshock are his STABs, Flamethrower is to catch those pesky Scizor/ferro/gene/Skarm switch ins that would otherwise not care about his STABs and Slack off to heal up passive/not so passive damage from hail/things facepunching him. Conkeldurr @ Leftovers Trait: Guts EVs: 252 Atk / 136 SDef Adamant Nature - Bulk Up - Mach Punch - Drain Punch - Fire Punch Conkeldurr is my secondary sweeper, in case I make a horrible mistake and lose Kyurem. I chose Fire Punch over Ice Punch so he can OHKO Scizor and Genesects, since my only other guy with a fire attack is weak to U-turn and because if I need an Ice attack, I got Abomasnow and Kyurem. Threat list: So after playing 8 games with this team, the threats that stick out in my mind are: Alakazam/Reuniclus: my only real way to deal with them is to switch in scizor and hit pursuit. Otherwise, they can heal off anything else and threaten with psychic or Focus Blast/Shadowball. There are probably a lot more that you guys will be able to notice.