My first attempt at a Rain team, looking for any and all feedback that can make this team better. Thank you for taking the time to read!
Politoed @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Hydro Pump
- Ice Beam
- Perish Song
Politoed is a necessity on all OU rain teams. I chose to run a scarfed set as my team lacked a scarfer and although less destructive than the choice specs set it still works, allowing me to outspeed a number of threats. Hydro pump is essential as it is STAB + Rain Boosted and will hurt anything that doesn't resist it bar Blissey and Chansey. Ice Beam allows me to take on dragons while perish song let's me beat baton pass teams. Enore allows me to beat adamant Gyarados as I can lock it into a useless move and proceed to setup with Breloom. It also let's me handle sub/cm Jirachi.. The EV spread is simple, max Sp Atk and speed allow me to hit as fast and hard as possible. The remaining 4 EV's are put into hp to give me a little extra bulk. A Timid nature is used to help me ouspeed adamant max speed 80`s including Dragonite and Mamoswine.
Mamoswine @ Life Orb
Trait: Thick Fat
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
- Ice Shard
- Stealth Rock
Thick fat mamoswine is brilliant - in rain, he actually has a fire RESISTANCE. This guy brings much needed priority, and a lightning immunity that is an absolute godsend. His dual STABs are amazing, helping to deal with dragons and my nemesis Gliscor. Superpower is mostly for opposing Mamoswine, but can help with Ferro too. Life Orb adds a nice boost to his power too, allowing me to hit very hard.
Forretress @ Leftovers
EVs: 248 HP / 180 Def / 80 SDef
- Rapid Spin
- Gyro Ball
- Volt Switch
Forretress provides me rapid spin support and allows me to take on stall teams more effectively. Rapid spin is to remove hazard and Gyro ball is a stab move that hits hard thanks to my low speed, It also helps take on Mamoswine and Tyranitar, something that people suggested was troublesome. Volt switch is for scouting and to deal a good chunk to Gyarados while spikes are there to provide residual damage. 248 hp give me a lot of bulk while 180 def make me an insane physical wall. 80 Spdef EV's give me decent special bulk. A relaxed nature is used for more physical defense
Bronzong @ Leftovers
EVs: 252 Hp/ 128 Def/ 128 Sp Def
- Rain Dance
- Hidden Power Fire/ Hidden Power Ice
- Gyro Ball
This pokemon is one hell of a tank in the rain with no weakness due to the removal of it’s fire weakness. It has an excellent Psychic / Steel typing, as well as great 67 / 116 / 116 defensive stats which provide it great utility for this team. EV’s are set up to provide bulk and balance. It can set up rain in the face of other weather inducers providing momentum gains for my team. I can’t decide between Hidden power ice and fire. I’m leaning towards fire as I have no other fire attacks, worried about all the Scizor and Ferrothon running around these days.
Latios @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 Def
- Draco Meteor
Not sure if I should be using scarf or specs?
Anyway this is meant to punch holes in opposing teams. Draco Meteor destroys just about everything including a clean 2HKOs 248 HP Scizor after Stealth Rock. Even bulky Steel-types such as Skarmory and Forretress don't stand a chance of surviving two Draco Meteors. Rain Enhanced Surf takes down any Steel-type in OU except for Ferrothorn and Jirachi, 2HKOes any Tyranitar bar the specially defensive variant, making it a very safe move to use when Steel-types are healthy. Psyshock gets STAB and gives Latios a way to get past Blissey and Chansey, easily 2HKOing the first while having a decent chance (30.47%) to 2HKO the latter after Stealth Rock and sandstorm damage. It also allows Latios to OHKO Keldeo regardless of how many Calm Mind boosts it has accumulated. Finally Thunder is there to spam against opposing Rain Teams as well as flyers, Amazing when rain is up.
Breloom @ Life Orb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
- Bullet Seed
- Swords Dance
- Mach Punch
Breloom is easily the best late game sweeper on this team. Spore allows me to incapacitate a pokemon temporarily while I setup swords dances. Bullet Seed is insanely powerful with technician while mach punch gives me priority and has the same power as Scizor's bullet punch. Mach Punch can even OHKO pokemon that resist it. 252 Atk and speed Ev's are for hitting as hard and as fast as possible while the remaining 4 Evs are thrown into hp for more bulk. An adamant Nature is used to hit as hard as possible. Life Orb gives me a huge boost in my attacks which allows me to gain a few OHKO's.
Thank you for reading, any ideas or suggestions to improve this team would be appreciated!