So I finally got my hands on a Drizzle Politoed (with a Special Attack IV of 31 no less! Hooray!) so I'm brainstorming pokemon that could go into a Rain team. This isn't a set team, but rather a collection of pokemon that could go into the team. I'll probably think of more right after posting this. (Note: All of these are pokemon and abilities I have access to, as opposed to things I intend to catch/trade for, so some natures or abilities wont or can't change) Politoed@Rocky Helm Modest Drizzle 252 HP, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Spd Surf Ice Beam Focus Blast Hypnosis/Perish Song As far as I can tell, pretty standard for a Drizzle Politoed. Focus Blast is subject to change since it's inaccurate and Surf has been working just as well for now. Rocky Helm for any Sturdy leaders (has worked pretty well against certain things in the PWT) Ludicolo@Life Orb/Leftovers/Shell Bell Modest Swift Swim 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Sp. Def, 4 Spd Surf Ice Beam Energy Ball Leech Seed/Toxic While not the fastest thing in the world, Swift Swim lets it outspeed most things in the mid-speed range and hit for either STAB with Surf and Energy Ball or slower Dragons with Ice Beam (lookin' at you, Altaria). Again, Leech Seed/Toxic are filler depending on what Ludicolo's up against/whether it will live past the first hit/etc. Hold item is constantly subject to change. Ludicolo@Big Root/Life Orb Bold Rain Dish 128 Sp. Atk, 128 Sp. Def, 252 Def Leech Seed Toxic Substitute Surf/Giga Drain Meant as a staller, rain and Rain Dish heal HP every turn, then Leech Seed sets up MORE healing (then couple it with Toxic). Surf/Giga Drain so it can actually attack and Sub so it can set up Leech Seed. Walled by Ferrothorn and Leech Seed is no good against any Grass types. Kabutops@Choice Band Adamant Swift Swim 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Def Waterfall Night Slash Rock Slide X-Scissor Choice Band locks Kabutops into whatever move but it's sheer power and speed don't really limit it that much unless it runs into a Dragon or Steel type and he's using Waterfall. Hits everything for at least neutral, can deal OHKOs with surprising regularity. Jolteon@??? Modest/Mild Volt Absorb 252 Spd, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 HP Thunder Signal Beam Volt Switch Shadow Ball Primary use is Thunder for 100% accuracy in rain. Volt Switch lets it switch out against anything it can't out-muscle, Signal Beam for pesky Grass types and Shadow Ball for general coverage. Item still undecided, possibly Wise Glasses (or whatever they're called). Magneton@Salac Berry Timid Sturdy 252 Spd, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Def Thunder Tri-Attack Flash Cannon Signal Beam A less effective Jolteon, basically, but it can last longer than just one attack. Sturdy kicks in which triggers the Salac Berry. Magneton might not be the fastest thing to hit back, but the extra speed boost can't be a bad thing. Attacks are for general coverage, hitting everything for at least neutral unless I'm forgetting a type. Starmie@Life Orb Modest Natural Cure 252 Spd, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 Sp. Def Surf Psychic Ice Beam Thunder General sweeper, Surf boosted by the rain, Thunder accuracy. Scizor@Focus Sash? Adamant Technician 252 Atk, 252 Def, 4 HP Bullet Punch Bug Bite Night Slash Agility Focus Sash to ensure it gets an Agility use (though how useful this is, I don't know). Bullet Punch for STAB and Technician, plus priority. Bug Bite for STAB and Technician. Night Slash for any pesky Ghosts floating around. Focus Sash and Agility are definitely subject to change. Ferrothorn@Leftovers Brave/Sassy Iron Barbs 128 Def, 128 Sp. Def, 252 Atk Gyro Ball Power Whip Poison Jab Spikes/Stealth Rock Bulky, and rain lowers its Fire weakness. Sets up Spikes/Stealth Rock, then starts fighting back. Poison Jab so that it can actually fight against Fire types for at least neutral, otherwise STAB moves. Dragonite@??? Adamant Multiscale 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP Dragon Dance Dragon Claw Waterfall Earthquake Marvel Scale lets Dragonite get a Dragon Dance off, at which point it starts sweeping. Dragon Claw for STAB, Waterfall for rain and flinching, EQ for Steel and Electric types. Alternatively... Dragonite@??? Modest Multiscale 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP Thunder Dragon Pulse Surf Hurricane More of the same, but without Dragon Dance. Dragon Pulse and Hurricane for STAB, Surf and Thunder for Rain. Latias@Life Orb (I have no idea what nature my Latias is but I'm 90% certain it's Sp. Atk increasing) Levitate 252 Spd, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 HP Psychic Dragon Pulse Surf Thunder Basically the same as Dragonite, but with a bit more firepower to back it up. Hits everything for at least neutral and is fast enough to deal with a lot of the higher-end Dragon types.