Hello guy to my new RMT.Well this is another rain team and since it took me like 2 months to develop and more or less every Pokemon in the OU went out and in to the team,so I won´t explain the Team Building Processes.That means we get right in to the TeamProfile.
"Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more."
W.Shakespeare (Politoed) (M) @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Grass]
Politoed might not be the most dangerous Pokémon, but the viability of this set is tremendous. With Choice Specs he is a not to overlook force in the Meta. Not only does he summons the rain but also he is able to deal a ton of damage to any Pokémon in the OU Meta game because of his move pool which lets him hit everything with at least neutral damage also a STAB Hydro Pump is a force that made some nightmares come true. The boost from Choice Specs and rain more than doubles the power of Hydro Pump, which allows it to 2HKO some of the most specially bulky Pokémon in OU, including Jirachi, Latios, and Mew. Here are some examples of damage dealed to common switches into Politoed.
Hydro Pump vs. 0/0 Salamence: 68.3% - 80.7%
Hydro Pump vs. 0/0 Naive Salamence: 75.8% - 89.4%
Hydro Pump vs. 0/0 Haxorus: 95.6% - 112.6%
Hydro Pump vs. 0/0 Hydreigon: 63.1% - 74.5%
Hydro Pump vs. 0/0 Rotom-W: 73.14% - 86.36%
Ice Beam is a huge thread to all the dragons out there It is a secured 2HKO to Multiscale Dnite and to every over dragon as well if not a OHKO. I chooses HP Grass over HP Electric since I find it harded to deal with Gastrodon than with Gyarados with this team it also hits every Water/Rock/Ground type pokemon with super effective damage.Focus Blast comes in handy against Steel/Dark Pokémon which are mostly Ttar and Hydriegon. However, this is the move I like the least since the 30% chance to miss is utterly annoying. All of the moves will deal massive damage, because of Specs, the Modest Nature and the 252 EV in SpA.
I play him with a bulky EV Spread with no Spd investments so I win the weather war more often. However, this could change but I like the bulky Specs set with 252HP/252 SpA/4SpD. In addition to that the speed is not appeared to be missing in battle. Ferrothorn counters also some of common threads of Politoed, as well as Tentacruel. Since these three are a normal rain team core as they work extremely well together, giving the team a defensive core, a spinner, this is needed for Gyarados, and a Spikes/Stealth Rock user.
"Once you eliminate the impossible,whatever remains,no matter how improbable,
must be the truth."
A.C.Doyle (Latios) @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
- Draco Meteor
With its tremendous Special Attack, superb Speed, and excellent coverage, Latios is packed with everything which is needed to become one of the best scarf revenge killers we have in the OU Metagame. Not only that But also with 80/80/110 he has quite some bulk. It outspeeds common Scarf users like Salamence, Jirachi, Keldeo and Terrakion, but not only that he also outspeeds these Boosting Sweepers Salac Terrakion, Modest Venusaur in Sun and Shell Smash Cloyster. All of these are not to underestimate threads in the OU tier.
However, there are several downsides to Latios. The weakness against Pursuit users namely Scizor and Tyranitar is horrendous in battle since it renders Latios nearly complete useless until they are taken down. The second thing is the number of steel types in OU almost every team runs at least one steel type Pokemon. This cripples the use of Draco Meteor. However, this is more of a defensive downside than an offensive one. The last thing which hates on Latios, are faster Pokemon and Priority users such as Mamoswine or Extreme Speed Killer Lucario.
Latios main attack, Draco Meteor, is unquestionably one of the scariest attacks in the entire metagame, when it's combined with Psyshock, a move which is used by almost all of the physic type Pokemon we have in the OU tier at the moment, Latios is turned it to a beast which is also able to hit Special walls quite hard. It also allows Latios to take care of Keldeo, Venasur and Terrakion. Surf is my third move of choice since it deals neutral damage to Steel types, which switch in expecting a Draco Meteor, also it is boosted by rain which gives him even more momentum.
On the last move I am still debating if HP Fire is better or trick. HP Fire would eliminate many of my threads namely Ferrothorn, Scizor and other annoying Steel types. However, under rain it is not really that viable also I would have a speed tie with a 2+ Shell Smash Cloyster. Trick does not do that it only allows me to cripple walls like Ferrothorn or Blissey or Set-Up sweeper like Superachi or DD Dnite and it allows me to gain access to not being locked into a specific move which can be really annoying late game depending on what your opponent has left.
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."
O.Wilde (Tentacruel) (M) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Rain Dish
EVs: 244 Def / 248 HP / 16 Spd
- Rapid Spin
Tentacruel is a highly valued Pokemon in the OU Tier, being a special defensive water type Rapid Spin user. Unlike other defensive spinners, Tentacruel is particularly difficult to take down as it takes advantage of rain support to get 12.5% healing per turn with Rain Dish and Black Sluge combined. He also has the ability to beat any spinblocker under rain with SubToxic; this includes Jellicent and Sableye. Another ability of Tentacurel that underlines his spinning ability is the absorption of Toxic Sikes. All of this shows that he is an excellent spinner, but no only that he can spread status with scald and take care of some threads which are quite common in the OU metagame.
However, there are some downsides to the Pokemon.First of all it is quite fragile on the physical side for a tank or support pokemon. The second thing which is annoying about him is his weakness to some of the most used moves in the Meta at the moment like Earthquake, Thunderbolt and Psyhock which limit him in his defensive potential.
Although Tentacruel has access to Toxic Spikes, Toxic is still the better move when it is combined with Substitute. In addition to that the team would not real benefit from TS in any way. Toxic hits more Pokémon like flying types and Pokémon with the ability levitate. Also TS would interfere with Scald the only attacking move on Tentacruel, but it is the only one he needs with a power like Hydro Pump(not under rain) under rain and a 30% chance to burn, which helps to cripple most physical sweepers like Dnite, Scizor, Terrakion or Gyarados. The last move is Rapid spin although it is an attack I do not see it as one since it is only a support move.
"Nothing succeeds like success."
A.Dumas (Ferrothorn) @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 Def / 252 HP / 4 Atk
IVs: 0 Spd
- Leech Seed
- Stealth Rock
- Gyro Ball
This set is Ferrothorn's standard fare and is what it will be running the majority of the time. Leech Seed is also a very effective move, useful for preventing opposing Pokemon from setting up on it while providing self-healing at the same time. Gyro Ball and Power Whip are Ferrothorn's best attacking options, hitting the majority of the standard metagame for at least neutral damage. However, because Ferrothorn's Attack stat is less than impressive without any investment, Protect is an appealing alternative over either move; it is useful not only for scouting, but for racking up Leech Seed and Leftovers recovery as well. Gyro Ball and Power Whip each have their own merits; the former is more useful against faster threats—most notably Dragon-types and Gengar—while the latter is more useful against Water-types and slow Pokemon, such as Reuniclus.Since I need to counter Dragons so I chose Gyro Ball.
"Divide and rule, the politician cries; unite and lead, is watchword of the wise."
J.W.von Goethe (Gyarados) (M) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
- Dragon Dance
Gyarados is easily one of the most threatening sweepers in the OU tier. Gyarados can even utilize rain perfectly with its terrifying double-STAB Waterfalls. This is Gyarados's bread-and-butter set this generation, being able to set up on a multitude of Pokemon. Dragon Dance is just an amazing move for Gyarados, boosting its Attack to unbelievably high levels and patching up its underwhelming Speed. Gyarados's many useful resistances give it plenty of opportunities to set up, as does Intimidate, which allows it to take various neutral attacks such as Ice Shard, Icicle Crash, and Crunch.
The less common variant of this set runs Taunt, which is geared specifically toward walls. Taunt renders walls unable to phaze, recover health, use a status move, or Perish Song. It is essential if you wish to beat Skarmory or Hippowdon with Gyarados, as both can take a +1 Waterfall and phaze Gyarados out. Additionally, it allows Gyarados to beat Perish Song Celebi paired with a Steel-type to take a Bounce, one of the most common cores used to handle Gyarados. As for the attacking moves, Gyarados's STABs generally provide enough coverage. Waterfall, especially with a rain boost, can put heavy dents in any Pokemon unlucky enough to be on the receiving end of it. Bounce has nice coverage with Waterfall, most notably hitting bulky Water-types.The EVs allow Gyarados to outrun Jolteon at +1. Intimidate allows Gyarados to reduce the power of its foes upon switching in, allowing for easier setup and better match-ups against Pokemon such as Scizor.
"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
E.A.Poe (Bisharp) (M) @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
- Low Kick
- Swords Dance
- Sucker Punch
Bisharp Steel typing, grants him resistances to many common attacks. This is a major advantage for Bisharp since he is quite fragile. A high base Attack of 125 makes Bisharp an offensive powerhouse, which when combined with Swords Dance makes him even more menacing. Add a STAB Sucker Punch, one of the strongest priority moves in the game, and Bisharp is a force to be reckoned with.
The goal of this set is simple. Begin by obtaining a Swords Dance boost and sitting behind a Substituted. Swords Dance boosts Bisharp's Attack stat to legendary levels, allowing him to power through a lot of Pokemon in the tier. Sucker Punch is used as Bisharp's main attack, boasting STAB and priority, as well as hitting extremely hard after a boost. While unreliable, it is an invaluable tool for Bisharp to threaten the many Pokemon that could otherwise revenge kill him.
Substitute partners well with Sucker Punch, letting Bisharp take advantage of the turns where the opponent tries to avoid getting hit with Sucker Punch by using a non-damaging move, hence ending any mind games that may ensue after Bisharp has received a boost. In addition, having a Substitute up encourages the enemy to attack and break it, allowing for more opportunities to use Sucker Punch successfully. Low Kick is the best choice for the last move, achieving almost perfect neutral coverage in OU alongside Sucker Punch, missing out only on Heracross and Toxicroak.