Competitive Team Help Having trouble with your competitive Pokémon team? Be sure to check here if you need any help on it. Any teams intended for in-game and casual play should be posted in the In-Game Team Help sub-forum.
Thread Tools
Old July 18th, 2013 (10:16 PM).
mmhawk607 mmhawk607 is offline
    Join Date: Jul 2013
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 2
    Need help on building a drizzle/rain team.

    I'm terrible at team building, or so I think. I've been playing Pokemon since I was young, but I never got into competitive playing until about a few days ago. I have tested this team a lot and right now I'm about 50/50 but I know it probably wouldn't be able to compete with more talented players.
    Any feedback helps

    Bold 252 HP 252 D 4 SpA

    Calm 252 HP 252 SpD 4 SpA
    -Volt Switch
    -Hydro Pump
    -Pain Split

    Life Orb
    Dry Skin
    Adamant 252 HP 252 Att 4 SpD
    -Bulk Up
    -Drain Punch
    -Sucker Punch

    Toxic Orb
    Poison Heal
    Adamant 184 HP 252 Att 72 Spe
    -Ice Fang
    -Swords Dance

    White Herb
    Skill Link
    Adamant 4 HP 252 Att 252 Spe
    -Shell Smash
    -Icicle Spear
    -Rapid Spin
    -Razor Shell

    Water Absorb
    Bold 252 HP 252 Def 4 SpA

    Relevant Advertising!

    Old July 18th, 2013 (10:25 PM).
    PlatinumDude's Avatar
    PlatinumDude PlatinumDude is offline
    • Gold Tier
    Join Date: Aug 2010
    Location: Canada
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Hasty
    Posts: 12,897
    252/252 EV spreads aren't enough in most cases in competitive battling. Some Pokemon use speciaized EV spreads to outspeed certain opponents or to avoid being OHKOed/2HKOed by certain attacks.

    Rotom-W's EV spread should be 248 HP/28 SAtk/228 SDef to make it take less damage from Stealth Rock while giving its Special moves a bit more bite.

    Life Orb is counterproductive with Substitute, even with Dry Skin. Toxicroak's EV spread should be 244 HP/132 Atk/120 Def/12 Spe to prevent Terrakion who don't use Earthquake from 2HKOing it.

    Really, I don't get why Gliscor is on the team. Is it here to check opposing Fire Pokemon? I think Dugtrio is a better option because it can trap and KO Tyranitar and Ninetales:
    -Stone Edge
    -Sucker Punch
    -Stealth Rock/Memento
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
    Item: Life Orb
    Ability: Arena Trap

    -Stone Edge
    -Stealth Rock/Memento/Sucker Punch
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
    Item: Focus Sash
    Ability: Arena Trap

    Cloyster should use a Jolly nature, as Adamant makes Cloyster fail to ouspeed certain Choice Scarfers like Latios even at +2 Speed.

    Jellicent should use 248 HP/216 Def/44 Spe to let it outspeed min Speed Skarmory.

    Something else to consider on the team is Ferrothorn because of its ability to check opposing Water Pokemon:
    -Stealth Rock/Spikes
    -Leech Seed/Stealth Rock
    -Power Whip/Protect/Leech Seed
    -Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave
    Nature: Relaxed
    EVs: 252 HP/48 Def/208 SDef
    Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell

    Old July 19th, 2013 (12:47 PM).
    mmhawk607 mmhawk607 is offline
      Join Date: Jul 2013
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 2
      Thanks! I'll take in Ferrothorn into consideration. I like Jellicent mainly because of it's Taunting ability but I'll see.

      I actually had no item on Toxicroak, and for some reason wrote down Life Orb. I have Leftovers on it now. and I'll make the changes to the EVs as you proposed and see how it differs.

      Quick Reply

      Join the conversation!

      Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

      Create a PokéCommunity Account

      Sponsored Links
      Thread Tools

      Posting Rules
      You may not post new threads
      You may not post replies
      You may not post attachments
      You may not edit your posts

      BB code is On
      Smilies are On
      [IMG] code is On
      HTML code is Off

      Forum Jump

      All times are GMT -8. The time now is 2:54 AM.