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

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    Default Weather or No Weather

    Do you enjoy teams more with weather (rain, sandstorm, sun, etc.) or no weather?

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    I think both styles are good, however the bonus of weather is, if your opponent needs a specific weather, having your own weather up instead can mess them up badly


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    I like hail teams. The other 3 can fluff off


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    I honestly prefer non-weather in most tiers, w/ the exception being subseed ludicolo in the rain.

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    I'm neutral on this, I tend to use non weather teams but in ubers I use sand

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    i like sandstorm. trying out sunny day, but i don't think it's my thing. my current team doesn't use weather though. i have multiple teams actually.
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    Definitely no. I don't like how things become reliant on the chosen weather and that once it is eliminated the team suffers. In ubers don't run a weather team and I quit OU in gen 5 because of the over reliance on weather. I am having fun in the lower tiers and Ubers without weather thank you very much







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    weather is pretty much the reason why bw is so bad compared to the previous gens
    so gotta say no weather

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    Weather tends to be more fun to do and more fair against other weather teams.

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    The biggest problem with weather is that it can give non-weather users(like myself)a massive disadvantage.
    It was OK when you actually needed a turn to set up,but with Generation V, Drizzle-swift swim combos etc. have made things too easy for other people to ruin you from the very start of the first turn
    I'd personally like some pokemon that perform better outside of weather.
    Maybe some new weather types would be nice(so it isn't just ice,water, grass and fire types getting all the benefits.
    Otherwise,I hate them.

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    For me, weather is kind of an either-or situation. I have my weather teams (although I don't use them that often), but I oftentimes prefer no weather. And I especially dislike it when people do typical weather teams, not putting any uniqueness to it. I try to put something unique in each of my weather teams.
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    I like it. Not in favour of other team styles, but with four different perma-weathers available, there, at least in theory, twelve more viable playstyles. And I don't think by not having a weather inducer on your team you have sucha massive disadvantage as some people have suggested.
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    I prefer no weather but sometimes I'll use it.

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    tbh, no weather is just better and much more creative.
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    I don't have anything against weather, but it's annoying to see almost every team use weather. I personally make a bunch of non-weather teams, and they do well against weather teams. Sometimes I'll make a weather team, but I never keep it around for long.
    Yep we should ban baton pass, and weather too. Oh and Trick Room, I'm tired of having to worry about Trick Room all the time. Just ban the move Trick Room, and prankster, it's broken. Ban all status moves on prankster users, they're too cheap. Oh and ban Probopass to it's so cheap. Just ban everything except Magikarp with splash.
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    Without weather you can be more creative with your teams and it's more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irock245 View Post
    I don't have anything against weather, but it's annoying to see almost every team use weather. I personally make a bunch of non-weather teams, and they do well against weather teams. Sometimes I'll make a weather team, but I never keep it around for long.
    Exactly. Back in fourth gen, I loved weather, and kabutops. I used weather in almost every team, actually. When I saw DW Politoed and Vaporeon, I was thrilled.

    Now, I'm sick and tired of it. It's everywhere. I'll try a sandstorm team sometimes, though, since that's a little more flexible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bestgamepearl View Post
    I like hail teams. The other 3 can fluff off
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    shitty weather teams rely on their own weather and don't function if they don't have it.

    that's why i use weather to counter other weathers.

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    My latest couple teams haven't had weather, but I don't have anything against it o3o

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    @cometk that's not true, many weather teams carry pokes that don't benefit from the weather, like latios in sand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeo32 View Post
    @cometk that's not true, many weather teams carry pokes that don't benefit from the weather, like latios in sand
    you might not know but it's largely ****ing true. using one pokemon that doesn't need weather doesn't mean your team can function solely on that mon if you do in fact lose your weather

    if your rain team is centric around a toxicroak or tornadus cleaning house at the end of a match, and you lose your politoed somewhere in the middle, you're pretty ****ed even if you do carry **** like ferrothorn and jirachi that work with and without rain

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    The poll should have an option three: Neutral.

    Anyways, I generally don't prefer weather, but I don't particularly dislike it either. I'm heavily contemplating a Hail+Trick Room team. But I also like weather because it usually boosts other team's Speed, at least of one Pokemon, and my TR renders that Pokemon pretty much screwed (assuming I get it set up that is).

    But beyond that, I don't really prefer weather. It's a little overrated in my opinion; I prefer goodstuffs of Bulky Offensive.


    Quote Originally Posted by Cometk View Post
    you might not know but it's largely ****ing true. using one pokemon that doesn't need weather doesn't mean your team can function solely on that mon if you do in fact lose your weather

    if your rain team is centric around a toxicroak or tornadus cleaning house at the end of a match, and you lose your politoed somewhere in the middle, you're pretty ****ed even if you do carry **** like ferrothorn and jirachi that work with and without rain
    Not necessarily. If someone decides to make that their main strategy and DOESN'T come up with back-up strategies, then yes, that is true. Same with any team with any kind of strategy. Carrying at least one Pokemon is much better than relying on it all the way through/ And also, for example, Drizzletoed causes endless Rain. So if your opponent sets up weather first, Politoed takes out their weather if you send him in second and then you no longer need it. And if they take out your weather, you can switch to your non-weather reliant Pokemon and use that to take out the weather-inducer. Also, just because a team is based on one strategy, that doesn't mean it can't survive without it. My team's TR has fallen multiple times, or has been prevented from setting up. Did that mean I lost? No, I won some of those battles. Harder? Yes. But Pokemon can function even without their strategies.

    Also, Hail is a weather where you don't want to have a team set around Hail, cos that means you have, what? Four Overcoat Pokemon, maybe 1 or 2 Magic Guard, and a bunch of Ice types to choose from. Hail would be best to use a disrupter, and then just making a team that can take the hits. It basically is used to kill other weather teams.

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    I usually don't use weather.
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    I like using teams without weather solely because they can be a bit more diverse than weather teams.
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