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Could Ferrothorn become a mixed Tank in Sand beacuse of SpD boost?

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No, I made this mistake on one of my sand teams. Now I know better.

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No.

Only Rock types get the Special Defence boost in Sand; not Steels. So Ferrothorn doesn't fit your criteria. Ferrothorn is much better used to focus on walling physical hits and stalling back, as the higher Defence stat than Special makes all the difference when running a 74 HP stat.

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Thanks Fizz!
No worries, glad to help!