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Just another Uber Sand team

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I haven't done a sand team before, so yea.

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Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP, 180 Sp. Def, 76 Atk
Nature: Jolly
- Crunch
- Low Kick
- Pursuit
- Stone Edge

Weather lead and team support. Bite dust, Giratina. I decided to go defensive on Tyranitar though because I can't lose my weather lead; Excadrill will be outsped by its threats without Sand Rush.


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Palkia @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
- Surf
- Spacial Rend
- Thunder
- Ice Beam

Weather phaser. Picked Thunder over T-bolt because it's there solely to deal with Kyogre. Ice Beam there to deal with Groudon (Surf will have halved power due to Drought). Other moves are compulsory STAB.

I was going to go with Zekrom, but then I realised I needed to deal with Groudon as well, and I already have a lot of Ground and Ice weaknesses on this team.


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Excradrill @ Air Ballon
Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Swords Dance
- Shadow Claw
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide

Excradrill: not my rapid spinner. Standard (and, for the most part, the only viable) moveset for Excradrill. Shadow Claw is there to deal with Giratina, Mewtwo, etc..


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Forretress @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Sp. def, 4 Def
Nature: Calm
- Rapid Spin
- Toxic Spikes
- Spikes
- Volt Switch

Forretress is my rapid spinner and spiker. Volt Switch over most other options to set up a pursuit trap for any spin blockers.


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Shaymin-S @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Timid
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Seed Flare
- Air Slash

Other Kyogre/ Groudon counter, and also Ferrothorn checker (what with leech seed being so annoying); you don't need fire or fighting moves to deal with Ferrothorn. At max speed, Shaymin-S can outspeed most un-scarfed threats.


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Lugia @ Leftovers
Ability: Multiscale
EVs: 252 HP, 140 Def, 116 Sp. Def
Nature: Bold
- Roost
- Whirlwind
- Thunderwave
- Ice Beam

While adding another Ice weakness to my team, Multiscale is Lugia's best attribute (among many others). That's the reason I went with Lugia over Giratina anyway, since the latter would be adding another ice and dragon weakness.


Suggestions? I'm mainly worried about the ice weakness, but I tested it out and Forretress walls well enough, and Lugia can survive most non-STAB super effective hits.

asked Mar 14, 2013 by fondant
edited Mar 14, 2013 by fondant
if its on a rain team, nothing except for maybe lugia has nothing on it. seeing it's in rain, it would abuse or thunder, which could ruin you with a 30% to paralyze you. and mewtwo usually has the help of extremekiller, so if it carries a Lum berry (xkiller of course),  good bye lugia, as well as the rest of your team
Seriously? I've never met a Mewtwo with Lum Berry, all of them carry Life Orb (or I think some carry Expert Belt, not sure w/o Frisk).
Im pretty sure he was talking about xtremekiller because a burn will seriously cripple xtremekiller so it has lum berry to cure burn.
lol, i meant a typical lum berry xkiller + lo mewtwo core... wrecks your team faster than google helps you find you 1000000+ search results
OH right; sorry I misread that. I always found that Lum Berry sweepers are more prevelant in OU, because I have yet to meet, e.g. Haxorus, with Lum Berry/ DD

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