Originally Posted by NTT
I can see hail being demoted to the rarest kind of weather, but I'm not sure that either rain or sun will overtake sandstorm. Not only are there still more SS summoners than any other weather (not including kyogre/groudon), but this generation saw the introduction of Sand Throw and Sand Power, two abilities that act like SS eqivilants of Chloryphyll and Solar Power (Minus the recoil) respectively. Plus none of the new Pokemon that got Swift Swim/Choloryphyll (Nothing new got Solar Power) are all that threatening. Sand Storm teams just gained two new incredible Pokemon- Doryuuzu and Randorosu. Doryuuzu is the steel/ground mole, who gets both new Sand-based abilities. With the same attack stat as Salamence and a respectable base 88 speed, he can either hit like an absolute truck with Sand Power or outspeed pretty much everything without a Choice Scarf with Sand Throw. Randorosu is the Ground/Flying "genie", who also posseses a great stat line of base 125 attack and 110 speed with which he can abuse Sand Power. Oh, and the both get Swords Dance.
So yeah, I can see Sun and Rain teams starting off very popular, as people try out all manner of OU weather teams that were previously unfeasible without the ability to summon perma-rain/sun. But in the end I can SS taking back over as the prominent weather team. But that's just me (:
Solar Power Charizard will be awesome for the few turns it's around to hit stuff. If they get SR up, you only get a maximum of four turns before Solar Power kills it ;D
Yeah. I can see that happening. SS may go down but it will just come back.
Also yeah on the Solar Power Charizard. It looks good on paper but it just relies too much on the sun and not worth it. He losses HP fast enough already so he won't be around that long.