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Why is Excadrill uber?

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I was looking at a list of uber Pokémon once, and Excadrill was on that list. Could someone please explain to me why it is considered uber?

asked May 5, 2012 by Celestial★Hurricane
Don't be so quick to give BA :/
Well what can I say whoever i give BA to will change as new answers pop up

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Although the Uber tier has some incredibly powerful Ground-type tanks
and sweepers, such as Groudon and Garchomp, this newcomer mole cannot
be easily overlooked. With a high base 135 Attack and an ability that
doubles its decent base 88 Speed in sandstorm, Excadrill is a
terrifying sweeper. Swords Dance is the icing on the cake, pumping
Excadrill's already high Attack stat to insane levels. Excadrill has
the perfect typing for a sweeper too, being immune to both Thunder
Wave and Toxic, while resisting Stealth Rock. Its concise movepool
contains all it needs to sweep, allowing it to act as a decent
offensive Rapid Spin user. While Excadrill's bulk is usable, do not
expect it to take hard hits for you, especially with its Water-,
Ground-, and Fire-type weaknesses. Furthermore, sandstorm is rather
hard to maintain in Ubers due to the ubiquity of Kyogre and Groudon.
In spite of all this, Excadrill does have a place in the tier.

-Smogon

answered May 5, 2012 by Ninja
Eww. Sandstorm is the decent reason it's Uber. Meh. If it weren't for that ability, it'd be OU.
It's still pretty damn strong in OU.
Did you know that Deoxys-S was already OU, but went to Ubers, despite being awfully frail?
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Abilities.

But he is powerful too because...

This pokemon becomes over-powered in a sand storm, and he 4 types are super effective to him but

8 types have 1/2 damage
1 type has 1/4 damage
2 types have 0 damage

And he has a good moves and can learn tons of tms

answered May 5, 2012 by Nascarfan73