RMT: Heavy Rain in the Line of Defense

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RMT: Heavy Rain in the Line of Defense

Post by Free on Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:33 am

Hello guys, Free here again with another RMT. As you know, not too long ago, Silver August has posted a video on his Top 5 Pros and Cons of Generation 5. On his Con #1, he placed Politoed on that spot. As much as it was well-deserved, with Generation 6 nerfing weather, this is a golden opportunity to use Politoed on an actual Rain team, not just for Weather disruption. With this idea in mind, I now though of using it on a Stall team, being a Stall Player and all. because of Rain's effects of weakening Fire Moves, this sparks no life to some Pokemon that could not function as well in a Stanard Metagame. With the introduction out of the way, let us get started:

Line up and Sets:
Politoed @ Leftovers
Ability: Drizzle
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Toxic
- Scald
- Protect
- Perish Song

Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Ability: Iron Barbs
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SpD
Relaxed Nature
- Spikes
- Stealth Rock
- Leech Seed
- Power Whip

Jirachi @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Wish
- Protect
- Iron Head
- Thunder

Parasect @ Leftovers
Ability: Dry Skin
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Def / 8 SpD
Impish Nature
- Aromatherapy
- Spore
- X-Scissor
- Leech Seed

Blastoise @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Rain Dance
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Ice Beam

Charizard @ Charizardite X
Ability: Blaze
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 248 HP / 32 Atk / 188 SpD / 40 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Will-O-Wisp
- Roost
- Earthquake
- Dragon Claw

Thoughts:
Originally, I didn't think this team would work as well as I thought.. But I was proven wrong. There's three Pokemon I want to go over specifically. First off, Ferrothorn. The EV spread allows it to live Life Orb Boosted HP Fire from Greninja without rain.This ensures that you are able to get off any type of Hazards, Leech Seed or Power Whip threats. Now the reason I am running Impish over Relaxed is because I am not running Gyro Ball. This is so, if at any point I up against over Ferrothorns, I have chances to stack more hazards than the opponent, which is always handy. Secondly, Parasect. Now I needed a Pokemon that did Three things: Set up Leech Seed, Put something to sleep, Cure status. With both typing and ability, Parasect became the best Pokemon for this Job. Finally, Charizard X. I love this Mega. Versatility in any given moveset. Ability and great bulk/typing. Simple amazing. The spread is Sp.def Bulky to Take out Thundurus and beat it 1 v 1. The addition of both the Adamant Nature and 32 Atk  allows it to always beat Max HP Heatran with EQ. Because of Tough Claws, Dragon Claw becomes stupidly strong. Will-owisp supports the team and itself with threats like Belly Drum Azumarill, which after Burn can be dealt with by Ferrothorn. All around, it works, and because of the teams ability to play aggressive, it's can turn into more of a Bulky Offense team rather than Stall.

Threats
I can name three threats (from my experience) which give this team trouble. Firstly is Ferrothorn. Other Ferrothorns can completely Stop this team single-handedly. Though it cannot deal damage, the only Pokemon that can do damage to Ferrothorn would be Charizard X. After Burning, the only option is to go to your own Ferrothorn to beat it 1 v 1 with Burn. Second would by Azumarill, more specifically Belly Drum Azumarill. Unless this threat is burned, +6 Azumarill OHKOs EVERYTHING with the right coverage move. The combination of Play Rough and Brick Break takes out this team in an instant. Along with Aqua Jet for priority... You better be hoping for a miss. Finally, Thundurus. You have three checks for this threat. Ferrothorn, Jirachi, and Charizard X. If all three are gone, everything gets plowed. Due to how common HP Flying Thundurus is becoming, it becomes more of a threat. All in all, you CAN beat these threats, but it takes predictions or Hax to do so. If you see any of these Pokemons on the opponents team, play accordingly.

Final Verdict:
I can say from my experiences, this team is hard to beat easily. Unless the user of this team chokes, be outplayed, or just super unlucky, it's pretty good against a lot of OU Pokemons. It is always best to play safe during your first turns to know your opponent's team well before making riskier plays. Other than that, I wish you good luck with this team, and hopefully it will do good for you. As always, start your own RMT if you would like me to review the team and hey, review my team as well. Anyways, thank you for reading, and I will talk to you guys later. Peace out!
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