Umm, what? HP fire on a drizzle pokémon? No thanks lol. Steels and Ices already get covered by Focus Blast, so just go with Ice Beam instead of Hidden Power Fire. Almost 3x as powerful and a neat side-effect of freezing. It doesn't happen often and is certainly not reliable, but if a foe ends up frozen they're essentially taken out. But just don't go with HP Fire in rain, it only has a BP of 35 then, so even a Super Effective fire hidden power is outdamaged by a resisted Surf. Apart from Water Absorb pokémon and Shedinja (who are completely immune to surf), there is no pokémon in the entire game that is hit harder by HP fire than STAB surf in the rain, and carrying HP Fire just for Shedinja is just stupid.
Originally Posted by TheAwesomeOne
Meh, Politoed isn't really interesting. It sets up rain, and that's what it does, but for the rest it's just a generic special-oriented water type that gets Hypnosis, Focus Blast, and Psychic as toys. It shouldn't go physical in my opinion, there are much better physical waters out there, most notably Poliwrath, who has access to the same movepool on the physical front, including Belly Drum.
Last edited by Sceptile Leaf Blade; 10th April 2011 at 1:11 PM.
Master balls are the cheapest thing ever invented. It's more fun catching everything with balls that can fail. 'caught Latios in the wild without master ball ftw'