Old Gens [BW OU] Keldeo

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Keldeo @ Payapa Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Surf
- Secret Sword
- Icy Wind
- Aqua Jet

Keldeo is one of the defining Pokemon of BW OU and is a longstanding fixture on rain offense teams. This set helps to handle unfavorable matchups against Spikes stacking Psychic spam sand teams and Psychic Volcarona, alleviating a major flaw of rain offense. Aqua Jet might look like a strange option on a Pokemon with base 72 Attack and a Timid nature, but it serves a unique niche that few Pokemon can occupy, allowing it to get around Alakazam's Focus Sash and Volcarona's considerable special bulk after a Quiver Dance boost; specifically, it gives Keldeo the chance to weaken them with Surf and pick them off on the next turn after tanking their Psychic without too much trouble thanks to Payapa Berry. Outside of that capacity, Keldeo's Surf still packs impressive power when rain is up, even without a boosting item, and Icy Wind can cripple Latios that might try to switch in on Keldeo and threaten to fire off a powerful attack.
 
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Keldeo is one of the defining Pokemon of BW OU and is a longstanding fixture on rain offense teams. A major flaw of rain offense is that it sometimes has unfavorable matchups against Spikes-stacking Psychic-spam sand teams and Volcarona.
I would specify Volcarona with Psychic, which hits Keldeo and Tentacruel, but otherwise this is all good.

rest is perfect, you really capture the essence of its niche. Great job 1/1
 
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Keldeo @ Payapa Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Surf
- Secret Sword
- Icy Wind
- Aqua Jet

Keldeo is one of the defining Pokemon of BW OU and is a longstanding fixture on rain offense teams. A major flaw of rain offense is that it sometimes has unfavorable matchups against Spikes-stacking Psychic-spam sand teams and Volcarona with Psychic that helps it bypass Tentacruel. TVolcarona; this set helps circumvent these issues by being able to handle some of these threats. Aqua Jet might look like a strange option on a Pokemon with base 72 Attack and a Timid nature, but it serves a unique niche that few Pokemon can occupy. Payapa Berry allows Keldeo to tank a Psychic from Alakazam and +1 Volcarona without too much trouble and, givesing it the chance to weaken the target with Surf and then pick it off with Aqua Jet on the next turn. This combination allows Keldeo to get around Alakazam's Focus Sash and Volcarona's considerable special bulk after a Quiver Dance boost. Outside of that capacity, Keldeo's Surf still packs impressive power when rain is up, even without a boosting item, and Icy Wind can cripple Latios that might try to switch in on Keldeo and threaten to fire off a powerful attack.
 

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kris asked me to look at this again and i agree that structure makes it hard to follow in places so here's a couple last-minute edits:
Keldeo @ Payapa Berry
Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Surf
- Secret Sword
- Icy Wind
- Aqua Jet

Keldeo is one of the defining Pokemon of BW OU and is a longstanding fixture on rain offense teams. A major flaw of rain offense is that it sometimes has This set helps to handle unfavorable matchups against Spikes stacking (RH) Psychic spam (RH) sand teams and Psychic Volcarona, (comma) this set helps to handle these threats alleviating a major flaw of rain offense. Aqua Jet might look like a strange option on a Pokemon with base 72 Attack and a Timid nature, but it serves a unique niche that few Pokemon can occupy, (comma) allowing it to get around Alakazam's Focus Sash and Volcarona's considerable special bulk after a Quiver Dance boost; Payapa Berry allows Keldeo to tank a Psychic from Alakazam and +1 Volcarona without too much trouble, giving it specifically, it gives Keldeo the chance to weaken the target them with Surf and then pick it them off with Aqua Jet on the next turn after tanking their Psychic without too much trouble thanks to Payapa Berry. This combination allows Keldeo to get around Alakazam's Focus Sash and Volcarona's considerable special bulk after a Quiver Dance boost. Outside of that capacity, Keldeo's Surf still packs impressive power when rain is up, even without a boosting item, and Icy Wind can cripple Latios that might try to switch in on Keldeo and threaten to fire off a powerful attack.
 

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