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Ou Sand with Hippo and co?

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I have always had successfull sand teams but usually they are standard which is something I dont like so I'm going a bit differant here, trying to abuse synergy as usual as well as using 2 powerfull walls.
My team is built differantly from your usual sand teams and I hope you enjoy.
Any suggestions are welcome.



Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 100 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Pursuit
- Superpower
- Aqua Tail
- Stone Edge
Try resisting a stone edge from this Pokemon, hes here to start up the weather and rip through the opponents cores.



Ferrothorn @ Leftovers
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Atk
Careful Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Spikes
- Leech Seed
- Power Whip
Spiker and a brilliant core with Hippowdon and Tyranitar taking water and ice attacks with ease while they sponge fire attacks.

Thunder wave is great on this team as some of my Pokemon could do with a small speed boost and lets Tyranitar run rampage.



Hippowdon @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
Careful Nature
- Slack Off
- Earthquake
- Curse
- Ice Fang
Physical wall for Ferrothorn and Tyranitar with no physicly invested bulk.
Though he still has the Hp and curse to make up for that, I cant relly on Tyranitar and feerothorn to take all ice attacks.



Thundurus-Therian (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Volt Absorb
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- U-turn
Why are you used on only rain teams? idk 145 base attack is insane so why just use it on rain to abuse Thunder, you can use this Pokemon against rain as well as to wreck any other team.
The set is unusual but works, I dont really like his movepool.



Starmie @ Life Orb
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
Spinner and Special sweeper, though Starmie and Thunderus hit like trucks they do die quikly with life orb and sand this is why Thunderwave can be so usefull so I can get the hits in first.



Gyarados @ Leftovers
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Waterfall
- Earthquake
- Ice Fang
This Pokemon should be used more, sure it has a 4x electric weakness but with 2 Pokemon to absorb the hit you may as well abuse its amazing attack.


Sorry for short descriptions I am in a rush.

asked Sep 15, 2012 by Blobyolo
Tyranitar's EVs are messed up :]
Oops The other Evs are in sdef
Gyarados should have 4 Def instead to switch in 5 times on Stealth Rock. Also, I'm not sure if you meant to use Intimidate, but Moxie is much better imo.
Completely forgot it had moxie, shows I was in a rush :D
Alright guys, I'm gonna get this one, so please don't answer
Wishmaker got there ahead of you ;]
Yeah, but his answer was so outstanding, I figure if I can overthrow it then my answer will consequently be the greatest answer ever.

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Alrighty, I can tell did this in a hurry because I see a lot of mistakes that you know not to make. It seems that in the past you were always rating my teams, well now I'm gonna rate yours, so here goes nothing.


Tyranitar - Tyranitar looks great, I prefer a Dragon Dance set for early sweeping but that is purely personal preference. I notice you are missing another 104 EVs, you might wanna invest those in Defense for more bulk, or you could give them to Speed for more sweepiness.


Ferrothorn - Couldn't be better


Hippowdon - Looks good, the only thing I see wrong is that you have Spdef EVs on what you stated was a physical wall, an whether Curse is their for that reason or not idk but I figured I would at least point it out. You might throw Stealth Rock in their somewhere but replacing any of those moves would ruin the set.


Thundurus-T - I love this guy <3. I realize you are trying to go a bit different than the norm but why do you have U-turn instead of Volt-Switch? V-Switch gets STAB, and hits way harder on the way out thanks to your 252 spatk. I would replace U-turn for Volt-Switch and take away the 4 atk and put it into HP. I realize that you might have U-turn so he can still escape in the midst of a ground type switch in but lets face it, Volt Switch hits harder and you will be mocing before most ground types, so you will have a chance to HP Ice them.


Starmie - Dat sexy star couldnt get any better.


Gyrados - This guy is devastating, and your set looks good, but I would suggest Stone Edge over Ice Fang to hit other Gyrados, and since Stone Edge and Ice Fang have the nearly the same coverage, you won't be missing out much in that aspect. Also, I'm pretty sure you already know this, but Moxie > Intimidate.


Sorry if there wasnt a lot but the team was looking good and there wasnt a whole lot to do.

answered Sep 24, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
selected Sep 24, 2012 by Blobyolo
Yeh the team was made in a hurry but had been planned out :D either way nice answer, hippo has sided Evs because with that Hp and already decent defence he's pretty sturdy.
It needs to survive these hits seen as most se attacks are special based.

As for Tyranitar I was in a rush it's ment to have choice band lol