Currently trying out a Rain Doubles team that I had used last Generation, and I'm at 200 (will post again when I lose). I'm looking for any suggestions as to how to make this team more effective:
Politoed @ Drizzle
Modest - Choice Scarf
252 Sp. Attack - 252 Speed - 4 HP
31/2/31/30/31/31 (HP Grass)
Scald - Hidden Power Grass - Ice Beam - Psychic
Obviously, the rain inducer. While maintaining it alive as well as having rain up can prove difficult with an offensive Politoed sometimes, I rely on hitting fast and hard with a Scarfed one in order to maintain it on the field. Scald is my prefered option because I absolutely hate relying on Hydro Pumps accuracy, and the neat burn it can provide is also a bonus. Ice Beam is merely for Grass/Dragon types for the most part, just like Hidden Power Grass is for Ground/Water types. I find myself spamming Scald majority of the time however. Psychic is just a filler that hits Toxicroak hard.
Ludicolo @ Swift Swim
Modest - Life Orb
252 Sp. Attack - 252 Speed - 4 HP
Scald - Giga Drain - Ice Beam - Protect
I have to say this thing is the MVP of the team, when it attacks and when it doesn't attack. Life Ob boosted anything at that insane speed is absurd, and it is only outsped by 3 Pokemon in the Maison if I recall correctly. Scald/Giga Drain/Ice Beam are simple coverage moves. Protect has to be the most useful move however. Ludicolo has a typing that plays like a double edged sword. While STAB Giga Drain is neat, getting targeted by Flying/Poison moves is also helpful. The AI's predictability allows Ludicolo's partner to attack while Ludicolo is protected from the obvious Super Effective moves directed at it like Gunk Shots and Hurricanes. This Pineapple is truly a monster.
Scizor @ Technician
Adamant - Scizornite
252 HP - 252 Attack - 4 Special Defense
Swords Dance - Bug Bite - Superpower - Bullet Punch
What would a rain team without Scizor be like? This beast is the only physical response to a threat on my team. Its incredible typing and bulk both after and before Mega Evolving allow it to switch in to a large diversity of attacks such as Leaf Storms, Gunk Shots, Moonblasts, Psychics, Ice Beams, Blizzards, etc. I had tried out an identical Scizor with Leftovers instead of Scizornite until I realized I could just use Mega Scizor instead. Sometimes I miss the small recovery each turn. Anywho, this is the thing that lets me win against opposing weather that isn't Sun, it lets me win against Trick Room teams that pack psychic types like Slowking/Bro, Musharna and such. Scizor is also my immediate response to a change in the weather from Tyranitar and Abomasnow. It's amazing synergy with Ludicolo and Politoed allow me to freely switch in quite a LOT.
Thundurus Therian @ Volt Absorb
Modest - Focus Sash
252 Speed 252 Sp. Attack - 4 HP
31/2/30/31/31/31 (HP Ice)
Thunder - Hidden Power Ice - Grass Knot - Protect
Thundurus Therian is my response to team that pack bulky things in general as well as electric types. Obvious thunderbolts and thunders at Politoed are obvious.... like my switch into Thundurus Therian. Not much to say about Thundurus. I chose Modest simply because i like the raw Power of STAB boosted Thunders. Focus Sash guarantees this frail thing attacks at least once.
Any suggestions? The team performs well, I'm at 200 wins so far (I've taken a break xD) but I find myself having trouble particularly against Electric type teams because Thundurus's HP Ice/resisted Thunder doesn't do much damage. I also tend to have trouble against Magnezone, Tentacruel and Gyarados. But mostly, against Tyranitar. Not only does he change my weather but Scizor doesnt resist either of his STAB's anymore and Scisor is my greatest response to it.
Just lost with my team at the 213th Battle :/
Here's the video where I lost, I'm not even gunna say anything about it: ZBJG - WWWW - WWW5 - K3Z2.