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RBY OU / 1U (OverUsed) Rapidash Gimmick Team

Discussion in 'Public Teams' started by BlueCavalier, Jan 15, 2020 at 2:35 PM.

  1. BlueCavalier

    BlueCavalier Member

    Jun 4, 2018
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    I've been trying to make Rapidash work in OU on Showdown (big order I know), though I'm having a lot less success on the ladder with Dash than I did with other low tiers (Kingler in particular).

    This is the team I'm using. I'm wondering if if I could be doing something to better optimize it.


    Rapidash (Lead)

    -Fire Blast
    -Fire Spin
    -Hyper Beam

    Anti-Sleep lead. 2HKOs Exeggutor and Jynx with Fire Blast and outspeeds both of them. Can beat slower Mons like Lapras and Snorlax with Fire Spin luck. Chosen over Moltres since it outspeeds Jynx and doesn't die to BlizzBolt. Can Agility into an unbeatable speed tier and use Fire Spin like Dragonite uses Wrap. Hyper Beam to cleanup after Fire Spin.


    -Sleep Powder
    -Stun Spore

    Opts for Stun Spore to spread paralysis. The rest is fairly standard.


    -Ice Beam
    -Thunder Wave

    Opts for BoltBeam to deal with Water types that counter Dash.


    -Rock Slide
    -Body Slam

    Deals with Jolteon and Zapdos who threaten to paralyze Dash.


    Body Slam
    Hyper Beam

    For cleanup.


    Thunder Wave

    Spreads paralysis. Chosen over Alakazam for Thunderbolt.

    The idea behind the team is that you spread paralysis with Chansey, Egg, and Starmie, then use Fire Spin/Tauros to cleanup. Any suggestions on how to improve greatly appreciated.
  2. marcoasd

    marcoasd P.I.P. PLAY IN PEACE Host Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2013
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    Snorlax over Golem.
    Snorlax is better than Golem in general, and it also gives you better chances against Starmie specifically (using your team, a freeze on Chansey means that you're almost doomed).
    TerrakionSmash and Chrysalis like this.

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