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Smogon OU offensive sand team.

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I have been using this team for a while now and it has been fairly successful, I started out running Calm Mind on Landorus but LeBoss suggested Rock Polish, and I agreed because I was getting revenge killed too often and it also helps with not giving away the fact that he is a special Landorus, helping me to do a etter job in killing opposing special walls, and just sweeping in general. The only thing that is obvious to me right away is that the team needs Rocks, I tried out a lot of new things with this team and I think they worked really well. It is good at catching people off gaurd, as I rarely see Dragon Dance Tyranitar these days, Landorus is almost always physically based, no one really expects Acrobatics on Scizor, Stoutland is almost never seen in OU, and Mismaigius more commonly runs a support set as opposed to Nasty Plot.


Tyranitar @ Expert Belt
Tyranitar
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Crunch/Stone Edge
- Dragon Dance
- Earthquake
- Ice Punch

I prefer offensive T-tar to defensive T-tar. The idea of setting up while the enemy puts up rocks and all that garbage is rather appealing to me. If I can get up on or two dances, you better hold on to something cuz he isn't stopping for anything but a Mach/Bullet Punch. Dragon Dance makes him one deadly sweeper, Ice Punch hits Ground and Grass types, Earthquake is good coverage, and Crunch/Stone Edge is STAB.


Starmie @ Leftovers
STarmie
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Recover
- Rapid Spin
- Surf
- Thunderbolt

Set Mike gave me, Recover is for recovery, Rapid Spin gets rid of hazards and such, Surf is STAB, and Thunderbolt is coverage.


Scizor @ Flying Gem
Scizor
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Acrobatics
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite

My signature Scizor set, 252 HP gives considerable bulk, and 252 Atk ensures he hits crazy hard. Swords Dance boosts his Attack up to insane levels, and Bullet Punch serves as main STAB. Bug Bite is secondary STAB and Acrobatics is hard-hitting coverage.


Landorus @ Life Orb
Landorus
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Earth Power
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power Ice
- Rock Polish

I find that very few people predict Special Landorus, which means he is great for taking down opposing physical tanks/walls, as well as just hitting hard. Rock Polish makes him FAST, and Earth Power serves as STAB and nabs a Sheer Force Boost. Focus Blast is coverage and also gets a boost from Sheer Force. Hidden Power Ice is yet more coverage.


Stoutland @ Choice Band
Bonecrusher
Trait: Sand Rush
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Return
- Superpower
- Pursuit
- Crunch

Come on Smogon. RU? Really? I honestly think we need to start a movement to get this guy officially renamed Bonecrusher or something. Adamant Choice Band gets his Attack up to an insane 492, not to mention that Sand Rush propels him up to a Speed stat of 518, and let’s face it, that’s ridiculous for an RU pokemon. Once the battle is cleared of opposing Ghost, Steel, and Rock types, I’ve basically won thanks to my Bulldozer puppy. Return is STAB and hits like an Abrams, Superpower is for taking Rock and Steel types, however I prefer not to since choicing Stoutland into a move that lowers his Attack isn’t really the greatest idea. Pursuit may seem repetetive with Crunch, but whenever I predict a switch I can just Pursuit and at least put the hurt on the foe before they switch, and Crunch is for taking Ghosts.


Mismaguis @ Leftovers
Mismagius
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Shadow Ball
- Pain Split
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

I picked Mismagius knowing that it could absorb Ground and Fighting type moves aimed at team mates, as well as hopefully being fast enough to pick off opposing ghost types before they could get to Starmie and Medicham. While I realize he is weak to ghost, he is also capable of taking ghosts easily. Nasty Plot boosts dat Spatk up to 618, while Shadow Ball is STAB and hits pretty dang hard. Pain Split is makeshift recovery while taking HP from the enemy as well, and HP Fighting is coverage.


asked Oct 2, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
edited Dec 13, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
I like the team allot but whats keeping me from voting currently is the fact you have only one pokemon abusing sand, the others are sadly not benefiting at all just taking damage.
Yeah, I'm thinking of giving medicham the boot for a better sand abuser, any suggestions?
Terrakion.
I was thinking speical Landorus
Fixed the landorus sprite, it was broken.
I laugh at this, because you say Stoutland deserves OU, but now he's going to NU in a while, along with Roselia.
Smogon is blinded of his true potential >:C
Niiiice. I love the Landorus. My fav landorus is a Special attacker.  Good job on it ;).
No, he's just unusable without Sand, and is severely outclassed by other Normal-types, even in NU.
you have 2 water weaknesses and i only see one counter for grass types.

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