Thread: [Gen V] Rain Dance team
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:25 AM
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I was buried under homework and exercise with end-term test and haven't post much last week. But now I'm free! Summer is coming, and I think it might be cool to have some unusual rain team. Well, the only thing predictable about Pokémon metagame is its unpredictability. So a Rain Dance team, using Swift Swim sweeper is super awesome, and easily counter Ability Weather, exactly like the saying, use fire with fire. Without further ado...

Team:

Tornadus (M) @ Damp Rock
Traits: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Rain Dance
- Hurricane
- Focus Blast
- U-turn
Tornadus is cool in any rain team, and mine is not an exception. Prankster guaranteer he get a Rain Dance, as even ExtremeSpeed from Lucario and Dragonite failed to KO him when unboosted. 

Kingdra (M) @ Life Orb
Traits: Swift Swim
EVs: 36 HP / 252 SAtk / 220 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Dragon Pulse
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
- Rain Dance
The 3S (Swift Swim Sweeper). Because of its deadliness, Drizzle and Swift Swim was banned to be used on the same team. So what if there is no Drizzle but still Rain? Kingdra is back, big'n'bad. The only Pokémon resist Kingdra dual STAB is Ferrothorn, that's why I have the next Pokémon.

Magnezone @ Leftovers
Traits: Magnet Pull
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Charge Beam
- Thunder
- Hidden Power [Ice]
Trap and set up on helpless steel Pokémon. The best thing Ferrothorn can do is using Power Whip to 2HKO Magnezone...'s Substitute. During that time, Magnezone can set up with Charge Beam and sit comfortably behind the sub. Thunder and HP ice is for coverage, while sub ensure it can land a hit or two on next Pokémon. 

Bronzong @ Damp Rock
Traits: Leviate
EVs: 252 HP / 156 Def / 100 SDef
IVs: 0 Spd
Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
- Gyro Ball
- Rain Dance
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
Bronzong's rain weaken Fire, make him (or her?) have no weakness at all. Over that, its overall bulk let it survive some hit, set up rain an SRock in progress. With low speed, Gyro Ball take out DDance, Rock Polish sweeper, while Toxic outstall many walls, as Bronzong is immune to Toxic itself.

Ferrothorn (M) @ Leftovers
Traits: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Leech Seed
- Spikes
- Power Whip
- Protect
Another one for set up entry hazard. Spikes and Stealth Rock not just breaking sashes, also wearing out foe weather inducer, while I freely set up one again. Leech Seed and Iron Barbs quickly bring down Life Orb user, let Ferrothorn take out a Pokémon on itself. Leftovers is used here for longevity, because rain halves fire damage.

Kabutops (M) @ Life Orb
Traits: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Stone Edge
- Waterfall
- Rain Dance
Kabutops... I love ADV metagame because it's the only console I have and many of my favourite Pokémon is still OU. Kabutops will never be OU again but I use it because my team need a physical sweeper, or else I will be a complete fool in front of Blissey or Chansey. Waterfall is super powerful in the rain, while Stone Edge demolish, well... asolutely anything doesn't resist it.

Overall:

As Politoed is running rampant, my rain team not just fine on it own, but also great to face another Rain team. Kingdra is my main firepower (or water?) as he crush anything under Water Pressure, and Rain setup Pokémon keep pressure on the opponent, making sure weather is on my side. Because of its fraility, Kabutop shouldn't have Rain Dance so anyone can suggest me to put in the last slot? Thanks!
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Last edited by tinyranitar; May 1st, 2012 at 05:24 AM.