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Old July 15th, 2012 (1:47 AM). Edited July 19th, 2012 by flubbateios.
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Well, this is my VGC 2012 (doubles) rain team, it's not performing too well so I'd like some advice please

My team

The Details

Politoed (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Surf
- Scald
- Ice Beam
Start off with the rain lol.
UPDATE: Added HP Electric to hit other water types :D pretty much all else is covered by the other moves, I wanted something to hit other things without hitting myself with 100% accuracy , so I'm gonna replace Hydro Pump with Scald, STAB makes it more powerful than Psychic.

Toxicroak (F) @ Black Sludge
Trait: Dry Skin
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Fake Out
- Poison Jab
- Drain Punch
- Sucker Punch
Basically, fake out the threats, then sucker punch, while getting surfed by politoed
Update: added Poison Jab instead of Dual Chop. more power :D

Rotom-W @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature
- Thunder
- Hydro Pump
- Hidden Power [Fire]
- Toxic (>ThunderWave imo)
More of a wall, I find HP Fire useful, idk, it works well on stuff. Toxic to get rid of walls. My bulky sweeper :D

Salamence (F) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Dragon Claw
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Crunch
This goes with Rotom ( ideally ) and will EQ most of the time, scarfed to outspeed Garchomp.

x4 (Metagross) @ Air Balloon
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Meteor Mash
- Earthquake
- Bullet Punch
- Protect
Ok, so I decided to replace Scizor, simply because Metagross doesn't need the swords dance when it has meteor mash :P, bullet punch saves you from garchomps and all that stuff which outspeeds me.

Starmie @ Choice Specs
Trait: Illuminate
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Surf
- Scald
- Thunder
Can replace Toxicroak at the start.
--Added surf>Hydro pump, I like Scald, cause I get haxed every time, I would prefer to play safe :P