I have started designing my Master League underdog team, and I would like to include at least a legendary in it.
As a solo player, I have never had the chance to take part in big raids, so all the legendaries I have in hand have been, rigorously, caught through weekly field researches.
I am considering pouring my little stash of dust and rare candies (158 in total) on my lucky Raikou [14, 14, 14][Thunder Shock, Wild Charge], whom I have already leveled up to level 36, to further level the kitten up and teach it a second charge move (crossing the fingers for it being Shadow Ball at the first trial).
Its report card in Gampress, its position in the Master League rankings in PvPoke, and its vulnerability to ground types—which I expect to see around a lot to counter Dialga—are giving me second thoughts though.
My scheme, for now, would be to team it with Dragonite[15, 12, 15][Dragon Breath, Dragon Claw, Draco Meteor] and Machamp[15, 14, 15][Counter, Dynamic Punch, Rock Slide].
What are your thoughts on such an investment?
I’m proceeding cautiously since the move will leave me relatively short in dust and rare candies.
ps. I am rank 7 in the current season.
pps. as an alternative, the only 2 other legendaries I would be fond of investing in are an Articuno[15, 15, 15] level 17 and a Lugia [15, 15, 11] level 27.