Now I know there has been a post about a rain team but I thought I’d share my version of a rain team.
This team probably won’t work as well as the other one because I like to use unconventional sets with unconventional Pokemon. Which means I like to bring in NU/UU into OU :D Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work but I like it anyway.
The other rain team focused on Kingdra hit-and-run and basically ruining things with draco meteor and such. This team focuses on a Lapras sweep. I made it because people keep saying Lapras sucks and is the worst Pokemon ever and I wanted to prove them wrong. Not going to lie, Lapras doesn’t always work out and is sometimes the weakest part of the team but when things go well, Lapras pulls off a fantastic sweep
Btw, I don’t put up pictures because I’m too lazy to find them.
Modest 252 spe/252 spatk @choice scarf
Straight forward set. I just use Dragonite as a lead because probably nothing wants to take a modest STAB draco meteor to the face and I can just switch out anyway. This team doesn’t really have an ideal lead or anything and with multiscale, Dragonite can live at least one hit. I can also just throw this guy in as revenge killer later in the game and what not.
Calm 252 HP/252 spdef @leftovers
The whole reason this team functions. Special wall and toxic staller. I don’t really like to do stall walls but when I face those annoying wall Pokemons, I resort to toxic stalling. This guy does that.
Impish 252 HP/252 def @leftovers
Ability: Dry Skin
So I’m gonna contradict what I said for Politoed’s blurb here. This guy is pure stall. But Parasect is amazing! Takes a scarf Garchomp’s outrage like a champ. After Dry Skin and leftover recovery, it gains enough HP back to take another outrage. Leech seed and toxic is for stalling duh. It gets destroyed by taunt and Ferrothorns but this guy is still pretty reliable. Plus, it’s funny to see OU sweepers get stalled to death by a Parasect. Rain halves fire’s effectiveness so Parasect’s 4x weakness to fire kind of gets covered there too.
Adamant 252 HP/252 atk @leftovers
Standard Donphan basically. Sets up stealth rock, kills those dragons that get cocky thinking they have a sweep. Sturdy helps life orb stalling. Yup.
Timid 252 spe/252 spatk @expert belt
Ability: Volt absorb
-Hidden Power Water
I LOVE to bluff choice items while using expert belt. Especially since most people assume Jolteons are choice specs when they don’t see leftover recovery. Just play this kiddo like he’s specs. When opponent switches out into ground type predicting volt switch, switch out next turn pretending to be specs. Bring him in every once in a while to pretend to be revenge killer but save him till the end. Pretend to lock yourself into a move. Switch moves when opponent gets cocky and tries to set up. Win the game. HP water because in the rain, it gets boosted and ground types are weak to water. Volt absorb to cover the electric weakness of Lapras and Politoed.
Adamant 252 HP/252 atk @life orb
The whole reason I wanted to make this team! Hydration is super cool with Lapras. Rest’s sleep gets cured on the turn with rain up. Game plan is basically dragon dance as much as you like. If you think you’re gonna die, just rest. If you get to +2 and beyond, rest is gonna go first. Ice shard is priority to prevent those mach punches and vacuum waves from ending your sweep. Waterfall for good STAB. I don’t reveal Lapras until end game, which by then I hope I eliminated or hurt Lapras counters enough so Lapras won’t have trouble with them. Proceed to sweep.
Yay! I’ve had moderate success with this team on PO but that’s PO so I’m not sure how well it does with actually good players.