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Here comes another, BEHOLD THE...Mono Dark Sand Team!

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Tyranitar @ Muscle Band
Trait: Sand Stream
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Crunch
- Dragon Dance
- Stone Edge
- Fire Punch


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Hydreigon @ Wise Glasses
Trait: Levitate
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Timid Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Dragon Pulse
- Surf
- Flamethrower


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Sableye @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
Calm Nature
- Recover
- Toxic
- Taunt
- Mean Look


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Sharpedo @ Muscle Band
Trait: Speed Boost
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Jolly Nature
- Crunch
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Aqua Jet


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Weavile @ Life Orb
Trait: Pressure
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Ice Punch
- Foul Play
- Brick Break
- X-Scissor


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Murkrow @ Eviolite
Trait: Prankster
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 SDef
Bold Nature
- Roost
- Mean Look
- Perish Song
- Toxic


BTW, Absol, if you are reading this, next time I see you in chat, I want to have a mono on mono dark.

asked Dec 29, 2012 by Flare
I wouldn't suggest using sand if this is a mono dark team. No pokemon on your team benefit from it.
aqua jet on sharpedo is a no
What about Krocidile?

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No no no no no. Like I said before on B3Ns RMT, Tyranitar in a Mono Dark Team is a stupid idea and an error if you add it in. Not only will you break Synergy, but you'll have an unnecessary Weather hurting your Team. Tyranitar gives Mono Dark Team no key resistances, a 4x weakness to Fighting, and nothing to toy with that a Scrafty cannot. So for specific details, follow my Answer on B3Ns RMT:

Here you go

Now, onto the replacements. The first thing I saw on this RMT that was completely wrong was the use of Murkrow over the Almighty Honchkrow. Why the hell would you make that mistake? Obviously, if you lack raw power in your Team, I'd suggest running Honchkrow, but Mandibuzz is also an awesome suggest if you decide to keep Tyranitar, as it gets Overcoat to not take Sand Damage. Suggested Movesets:

Honchkrow (M)@ Leftovers/Life Orb
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Sod
Adamant Nature(+Atk, -SAtk)
- Substitute
- Sucker Punch
- Brave Bird
- Superpower/Roost

Raw power in this Moveset. Take full abuse to it. The Set is self explanitory.

Mandibuzz (F)@ Leftovers
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Toxic
- Roost
- Brave Bird
- Taunt/U-Turn

Basically a Special Wall. Moveset spreads Toxic around, while recovering with Roost and Scouting out or Attacking when Taunted. This Mandibuzz lures in a lot of Steel Types, so a Fighting Type Like Scrafty synergizes well with Mandibuzz.

Hydreigon

Choice Specs > Wise Glasses. Choice Specs Hydreigon is a force to be reckoned with, and delivers way more damage than a lame Wise Glasses Variant.

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Sableye

Will-O-Wisp > Toxic. You got Mandibuzz to help spread Toxic Poison around, and Burning the Steel Types(except Heatran) will aid in Scrafty's sweep.

Night Shade > Mean Look. Honestly, Sableye wouldn't want to stay in on much Pokes in OU, and Night Shade will allow it to actually attack with a decent amount of damage. Way better option, unless you predict on Battling the greatest Type in the world, Psychic.

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Sharpedo

Life Orb > Muscle Band. You want Sharpedo to dish out as much damage as you can, and Life Orb is your best bet.

Protect > Aqua Jet. Protect is needed on Sharpedo, as it gives it a free Speed Boost to allow it to outspeed. Plus Gluguur is right, Aqua Jet is absolutely redundant on Sharpedo when it has Speed Boost equipped. Need to abuse this shark man.

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Weavile

I honestly hate this Guy, he absolutely sucks. Just like FrailCario in that regard, except Weavile is much much worse. It's Typing is absolutely horrible, dreadful. It's Movepool is nothing exciting except for a Swords Dance abuser(if it gets that?) Krookodile is obviously the superior option here, granting Synergy with Mandibuzz/ and all. Krookodile can also run a Choice Scarf Moveset, which you lack. So what's not to like in this guy?

Krookodile (M)@ Choice Scarf
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Sod
Jolly Nature(+Spd, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- Pursuit
- Stone Edge

Standard Scarf Krookodile.

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Murkrow

Look above.


Suggestions

These suggestions can fit in with Tyranitar, but I wouldn't run Tyranitar here. If you really want to run it, then a Water resister in Cacturne is necessary to tank them for Krookodile and Tyranitar. For Tyranitar replacements, Bisharp and Scrafty come to mind as best, due to how they fit well in the Team, providing Stealth Rock from the former and Sweeping with ease from the latter. Those two ate the only Pokes I'd recommend. Comment if you want a Moveset for either one of them.

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answered Dec 29, 2012 by &Psychic x
selected Dec 29, 2012 by Flare
Thanks Mike!