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  • I like weather teams better than teams with no weather.

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    For me, it really depends what team I'm running. If I feel like running hyper offense, I usually inadvertently built it around non-weather, everything else I use has some form of weather.
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    Weather itself is fine (I'm cool with taking a little damage every turn and having Fire/Water moves weakened) but the Pokémon that abuse the weather can be annoying. Tyranitar is so annoying and walls half my team while stuff like Dragonite always manages to take out at least 1 or 2 of my Pokémon before getting KO'd.

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    I ran a Trick Room+Hail team for a bit. Horrible.

    Not that TR+Hail is terrible in general, I'm just not suited for weather tactics. I guess I feel too limited, and it affects my playing-style negatively.

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    I have mixed feelings about weather. I don't particularly hate it, and enjoy using it myself if I can create a fairly original and strong team. I have gotten rather bored of playing against the same Rain and Sandstorm teams that carry the same exact Pokemon, so I like it when we get matches without Weather.

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    No. If it is a mixed typed team, it would mess-up other members.




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    I hate weather! Cause they have the added bonuses of moves.

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    clear skies is better for it is a true test of tactics of your equipment.

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    There should be a ranks where the weather abilites are only allowed on Ubers only.
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    You need an "I like Both" Button.

    I really play with both styles, and thats a good thing if you know your opponent.

    A bad thing about no weather is that weather teams have the advantage, and the thing about weather teams is that with other weather teams, if you lose you set-up pokemon, your screwed.
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    Weather wars are actually somewhat fun in OU. However I do agree that the abundance of weather teams disadvantages non weather teams like my HO team,it very much centralized the metagame to countering specific weather abusers as well as inducers. The lack of originality in some weather teams bothers me as well (too much Venusaur and Landorus). However it makes people like me who love using the underdogs in the lower tiers and making original teams stand out and even look good at times so I'm not complaining too much
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    I made a sandstorm team that i like a lot. but with politoad and ninetails bringing the weather outside of Ubers, it's all i ever see. politoad followed by kingdra/ludicolo/gastrodon/jellicent surf spam. i'm just glad DrizzleSwim got banned. it's dreadful.
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    I don't like using weather teams because they often depend on the inducer to power up the team, but i am in the process of breeding a weather team to see if it is any different than my non weather team.
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    I finally made a weather team. The funny thing is, it wasn't even intended to use rain at first, I just noticed that it had a fire weakness and a rotom-W. I guess you could say my rain team is a bit original, since it's really not a copy an paste team, but it's not exploding with originality.
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    I don't really like weather. Way too many people use it and I want to be original. That's where my sweeping omastar comes in

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    Indeed. To many people do use it. I like weather teams to some extent, but originality is always preferable.
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    And they're so easy to predict. Most rain teams consist of politoed, ferrothorn, Dragonite, scizor, tentacruel, jirachi, celebi, thundurus, or tornadus.

    Oh I forgot gyrados and rotom w. And vaporeon.

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    It always consists of Politoed due to drizzle. I have a rain team, that is actually somewhat varied.
    Politoed, Glaceon, Volcarona, Magnezone, Breloom, and Terrakion. Some of them are simply there for sweeping (Breloom and Terrakion) But the rest get benefits from the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.G. View Post
    It always consists of Politoed due to drizzle. I have a rain team, that is actually somewhat varied.
    Politoed, Glaceon, Volcarona, Magnezone, Breloom, and Terrakion. Some of them are simply there for sweeping (Breloom and Terrakion) But the rest get benefits from the rain.
    Volcarona? In the rain? Why?

    But I respect teams that use rain dance, sunny day, or sanstorm. That takes some skill.

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    Volcarona with Hurricane + Quiver Dance is absolutely devastating. XD
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.G. View Post
    Volcarona with Hurricane + Quiver Dance is absolutely devastating. XD
    Oh yeah. But with the added power to water, volc is done if hit by water move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjyu View Post
    Oh yeah. But with the added power to water, volc is done if hit by water move.
    Very true. You can add a Focus Sash to Volcarnoa however. After it uses Quiver Dance, it can be able to outspeed the opponent, and then Hurricane it. I haven't tried Focus Sash yet, so I wouldn't know how well it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avatarsokia View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.G. View Post
    Very true. You can add a Focus Sash to Volcarnoa however. After it uses Quiver Dance, it can be able to outspeed the opponent, and then Hurricane it. I haven't tried Focus Sash yet, so I wouldn't know how well it goes.
    I'd suggest life orb +morning sun. It works decently. It can act as a semi-revenge killer as well as a sweeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enjyu View Post
    I'd suggest life orb +morning sun. It works decently. It can act as a semi-revenge killer as well as a sweeper.
    That is unless a rock type comes along and uses any rock move. Although that applies to Drizzle Volcarona as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.G. View Post
    That is unless a rock type comes along and uses any rock move. Although that applies to Drizzle Volcarona as well.
    Most rock pokemon aren't specially defensive so a +2 stab bug buzz would probably ohko in the rain.

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    Agreed. Although you may have to set up a Quiver Dance for some of the stronger rock types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S.G. View Post
    Agreed. Although you may have to set up a Quiver Dance for some of the stronger rock types.
    That's where the +2 comes in.

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    there should be a move that shuts off weather to counter the politoeds n' stuff. i was fine with weather until drizzle and drought came out of ubers. now its OU in OU!

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