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Old August 26th, 2011 (1:00 PM).
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This is my first attempt at a 4th gen Rain Dance team.This is the current team I have planned for my HeartGold version.Feel free to make changes/comments/etc.

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Ability:Inner Focus
EV's:104 HP / 152 Def / 252 Spe
-Rain Dance
Crobat is a excellent lead for a rain dance team.Due to his high speed,he can easily set up Rain Dance for the team.His high speed also allows him to Taunt the opposing lead pokemon from setting up Stealth Rock.Crobat can use Hypnosis to cause sleep for 2-5 turns for easy set up or easier sweeping.U-Turn makes a great damaging free switch out move.

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Ability:Swift Swim
EV's:208 Atk / 136 SpA / 164 Spe
-Rain Dance
-Draco Meteor
-Hydro Pump
Kingdra is great mixed sweeper.Hydro Pump can deal with any physical based pokemon that Waterfall can't deal with.Kingdra can use Draco Meteor to deal with grass types that give rain dance teams problems.Due to his bulk,Kingdra can also set up Rain Dance if needed.

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Ability:Swift Swim
EV's:32 HP / 252 Atk / 20 Def / 204 Spe
-Swords Dance
-Stone Edge
-Aqua Jet
Kabutops is a great physical sweeper.Swords Dance is vital for Kabutops to become a effective sweeper.After a Swords Dance or 2,he can start to sweep away with Waterfall and Stone Edge.Aqua Jet give Kabutops the ability to revenge kill pokemon.

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Ability:Swift Swim
EV's:60 HP / 252 SpA / 196 Spe
-Rain Dance
-Ice Beam
-Grass Knot/Energy Ball
Ludicolo is a great special sweeper pokemon and bulky water counter.Surf is your typical water sweeping move.Ludicolo's Grass Knot helps the team drastically from being walled by bulky waters.I also thought about Energy Ball from preventing Vaporeon from walling.Ice Beam helps against dragon types.Due to Ludicolo's special bulk,he can set up Rain Dance as well if needed.

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EV's:252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
-Hydro Pump
-Rain Dance
-Shadow Ball
Rotom-W makes a great Thunder abuser and take electric attacks for the team.Hydro Pump destorys any physical based pokemon.Under Rain Dance,Rotom-W can fire off Thunder's effectively.Shadow Ball hits things like Celebi or Starmie from sweeping.

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EV's:248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Spe
-Brick Break
-Bullet Punch
Scizor is a amazing physical sweeper.Under rain,Scizor's only weakness is reduced to 2x.Scizor's main purpose to deal with auto weather pokemon such as Tyranitar and Abomasnow from ruining Rain Dance.Bullet Punch helps take down Tyranitar and Abomasnow effectively.Brick Break can help deal with Magnezone that could sweep rain dance teams.Pursuit would help against Gengar.

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Old September 4th, 2011 (6:24 PM).
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Seems like an amazingly well thought out team; especially love the use of Scissor - not sure most people would've thought of that! Only possible criticism I'd make is that some of the EVs could use a little rethinking. I'd suggest Kingdra, Ludicolo and Kabutops should all be made into one type of fighter and should have all the EVs put into the according stats; it seems like a waste using both at once and if all three are focussed properly it'll be easy to take down most opponents. Thunder also doesn't come up enough (although how many of them can learn it I'm not sure of..) All in all, a very formidable team.
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