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Fierce Deity
12-05-2008, 11:15 PM
Swift Swimmers have caught my attention not too long ago, seeing how well they do in Rain, taking out at least two Pokemon before they fall. So seeing their success has inspired me to make a Rain Dance team. So here's a quick glimpse of my team:



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Electrode @ Damp Rock
Hasty
252 Atk / 28 SpA / 228 Spe
- Rain Dance
- Explosion
- Thunder
- Taunt

Perfect Rain Dance lead. This thing never fails to start Rain Dance, with the exception of Scarf leads. Taunt shuts down Bronzong and other Pokemon trying to set Stealth, Spikes, dual screens, or Taunt me. Thunder for STAB and 100% accuracy in rain, and Explode is when Electrode has finished his job.


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Kingdra @ Lum Berry
Adamant
252 Atk / 24 Def / 232 Spe
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Waterfall
- Substitute

Star #1 of this team. In rain, Kingdra outspeeds nearly everything. I set up Sub if my opponent has something such as Heatran and friends, knowing that they can't do much to me. With Substitute up, I proceed to Dragon Dancing, hoping for an early sweep. If things get a little hectic and they bring in a Salamence or any other dragon, I'll Outrage depending on what stage in the game I'm in atm [ex: Early game, mid-game, and late game]. Waterfall and Outrage for STAB. The combination is only resisted by Shedinja and Empoleon, if I'm correct.


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Regice @ Damp Rock
Calm
252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
- Ice Beam
- Rest / Thunder Wave
- Rain Dance
- Charge Beam / Thunderbolt

Second Rain Dancer and a kickass SpD sponge. Fire Blast from Heatran is maybe a 3HKO-4HKO, but I wouldn't stay in on Heatran anyway. Charge Beam may be preferred as it raises my Special Attack by a stage 60% of the time. Rest is there to replenish my health, of course. I may replace Regice, but I don't know yet.


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Celebi @ Leftovers
Impish
252 HP / 36 Atk / 220 Def
- U-turn
- Reflect
- Perish Song / Heal Bell
- Recover

This thing is awesome. It can counter Scizor in a heart beat, but falls to X-Scissor variants. U-turn is there to scout and deal damage on the switch-out. Reflect and Perish Song are the main moves here. With Stealth Rock/Spikes/Toxic Spikes support, Celebi can handle quite a few Pokemon. But unfortunately, I have no SR/Spikes Pokemon. Recover for the same reason as Rest on Regice.


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Ludicolo @ Choice Specs
Modest
252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe
- Surf
- Energy Ball
- Ice Beam
- Focus Blast

Star #2 of this team. In Rain, this thing is fast. With a boost in power from Specs, it can deal a load of damage to many Pokemon, including OHKO'ing Zapdos with Surf. Energy Ball for the Suicune, Starmie, Swampert, and the random Quagsire. Ice Beam for Zapdos, Gliscor, Tangrowth, etc. And Focus Blast for Blissey, Tyranitar, Weavile, and others.


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Electivire @ Choice Scarf
Lonely
252 Atk / 80 SpA / 176 Spe
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Punch
- Earthquake
- Cross Chop

A nice Skymin counter and revenge killer. I may have lost the boost in power by choosing Scarf over Expert Belt, but the extra speed can come in handy. The limitation to one move is a pain, though.

Dark Turtwig
12-05-2008, 11:27 PM
Sorry I'm not doing a full on team rate, but why do you have Bold nature on Celebi if you've invested EV's in attack, and U-turn is your only attacking move? O_o
Wouldn't you want Impish?

Fierce Deity
12-05-2008, 11:43 PM
Edited. A slight error that I forgot to correct in the making of this team a while back.

Viva la Gofre
12-06-2008, 03:21 PM
Heal bell>>Perish song on celebi, since PS really only forces switches unless they're down to their last 'mon. Likewise regice=setup fodder with rest, as it either has to sit asleep for two turns or switching out and staying asleep for seven.

The combination is only resisted by Shedinja and Empoleon, if I'm correct.


Yep, and empoleon isn't a fan of taking STAB'd hits after a few DDs either (thats assuming people actually use empoleon lol). Double dance kingdra wants 180HP/252Att/76Spd by the way.

I won't say much else, as I generally suck at weather teams. The above points need changing on the basis of fundamentals though.