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Old July 27th, 2011 (9:51 AM).
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 2,898
Hi there.

Why are you using Armaldo? Serious question. It has poor defensive typing, it's slow, and it's not particularly effective, even in Rain (at least, as far as I've ever seen). I think you'd have a lot of success by replacing it with Kabutops. Rock/Water STABs have very good coverage and the few things that do resist it (like Ferrothorn and Empoleon) are mauled by Low Kick. It has 10 less base Attack than Armaldo but makes up for it with the ability to actually use the rain to boost its Waterfall to levels higher than Armaldo ever could. The increase in speed is big too; you don't have to worry about random high-speed scarfers like Armaldo would.

Try it out, at the very least. I think you'll have a lot more success with it than Armaldo.

Kabutops @ Life Orb
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 40 HP / 252 Atk / 216 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Waterfall
- Stone Edge
- Aqua Jet / Low Kick