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Old January 27th, 2010 (02:32 PM).
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Azelf @ Damp Rock
Levitate
252 HP / 4 ATK / 252 SPD
Jolly Nature
- Rain Dance
- Stealth Rock
- Taunt
- Explosion

It is hard to use any other lead than Azelf in OU. Stealth Rock is vital to Rain Dance teams' success and there aren't many better than Azelf to set it up. It can afford to put lots of EVs into HP, because of its already high Attack, and so can carry Damp Rock to give your Rain Dance teams those eight turns of rain they crave. Azelf can easily set up Rain Dance and Stealth Rock against all the common leads barring Aerodactyl leads with Taunt, Meteor Mash + Bullet Punch Metagross leads who have a very high chance to 2HKO Azelf, and also Choice Scarf Jirachi leads. Taunt allows you to stop slow bulky leads such as Hippowdon and Swampert from setting up Stealth Rock while they can do little back, barring the odd Hydro Pump or Waterfall on Swampert. It also stops Roserade and Smeargle leads from putting you to sleep and then putting up those deadly Spikes and Toxic Spikes that hinder your Rain Dance team. Azelf also has the deadly Explosion which can help you make holes in teams as well as getting in a Swift Swim sweeper for free.


Kingdra @ Life Orb
Swift Swim
252 ATK / 252 SATK / 16 SPD
Naught Nature
- Waterfall
- Hydro Pump
- Draco Meteor
- Rain Dance

Kingdra is one of those Pokémon its very hard not to have on your Rain Dance team and for good reasons. The Mixed Sweeper is great for ripping apart your opponent's team, and can do a number to stall teams. Waterfall hits the very specially defensive Pokémon harder while Hydro Pump takes care of the physically defensive ones. Draco Meteor is insanely powerful and is your main attack to hit the Water-type resists. It can also set up Rain Dance itself; especially on Choice Scarf Heatran stuck into Fire Blast. This Kingdra is mainly an early-game attacker that blows holes in your opponent's team for the rest of your team to abuse.


Bronzong @ Damp Rock
Levitate
252 HP / 128 ATK / 128 DEF
Impish Nature
- Rain Dance
- Explosion
- Reflect
- Light Screen

Bronzong is the most reliable Rain Dance support Pokémon there is. Barring Taunt and very powerful Fire-type attacks, nothing can take it out in one hit. Explosion allows Bronzong to blow holes in teams, and is a great move for Rain Dance teams to abuse. Its ability to set up both screens is very useful to Rain Dance teams as it helps them take hits better or set up a Swords Dance easier. Damp Rock is used over Light Clay as eight turns of rain are more beneficial than eight turns of screens.


Qwilfish @ Life Orb
Swift Swim
4 HP / 252 ATK / 252 SPD
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Waterfall
- Poison Jab
- Explosion

Qwilfish faces a lot of competition with Kabutops for a slot. The advantage it brings to this team is absorbing Toxic Spikes which would otherwise rip this team apart. Qwilfish doesn't have too much trouble setting up a Swords Dance as many Pokémon are scared off rain boosted Water-type attacks. Waterfall is a very powerful attack in the rain; after a Swords Dance, even the bulkiest of physical walls will fall when they are around 85%. Qwilfish also deals with Celebi thanks to its STAB Poison Jab, and this is very useful as this team hates Celebi. Qwilfish will OHKO almost everything with Explosion after a Swords Dance and so this is a great way of getting rid of a Pokémon which is causing your team a lot of trouble. Qwilfish is very fast in the rain, and so even Timid Choice Scarf Gengar and Latias can't revenge kill it.


Scizor @ Damp Rock
Technician
200 HP / 56 ATK / 252 SPD
Adamant Nature

- Rain Dance
- Bullet Punch
- U-Turn
- Roost

Scizor gives this Rain Dance team very useful priority, as well as dealing with both Tyranitar and Abomasnow whose weather changing abilities will annoy your Rain Dance team. It is very reliable at setting up eight turns of Rain Dance thanks to its bulk and many resistances, while Roost allows it to stay alive longer to set up Rain Dance many times. Scizor is slow compared to most Pokémon, and this allows it to use U-turn to great success as it will most likely be the one taking the hit allowing it to get a Swift Swim sweeper in for free.


Ludicolo @ Life Orb
Swift Swim
60 HP / 252 SATK / 196 SPD
Modest Nature

- Surf
- Energy Ball
- Ice Beam
- Rain Dance

Ludicolo is a great late-game finisher on Rain Dance teams, as well as a good Pokémon to deal with the bulky Water-types Rain Dance teams hate. Surf is incredibly powerful in the rain, and not many Pokémon can easily take it. Energy Ball is preferred over Grass Knot on this team because it hates Vaporeon, and with Grass Knot; Vaporeon could stall Ludicolo out of Life Orb recoil. Ice Beam deals with the Dragon- and Grass-types which laugh at its other attacks. Rain Dance takes the last slot as you can never have too many Pokémon with Rain Dance, and Ludicolo already has great coverage with the other three attacks. With the EVs Ludicolo outspeeds +1 neutral base 100s, and the HP EVs help it take hits better.
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