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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
You forgot your nature on Shaymin-S :P
And what is with the messy EV's on Lugia? I would suggest to go with 252 HP/ 180 Def/ 72 SDef.
Again, not necessary you do that to it though, just a recommendation.
I wouldn't suggest lugia, multiscale would be broken by sandstorm
not necesarily... lugia has lefties, thus canceling any sandstorm damage... and since marzipan runs twave, she csn heal off any damage with Roost
Ty for pointing out Shaymin's nature; and I updated Lugia's EVs. I have the 252, 140, 116 spread because Def and Sp. Def are now even with Bold nature?

And yea, lefties cancels out weather buffeting. I also face a lot of rain/ sun teams, so Lugia doesn't get buffeted as often.
beware of Life Orb Mewtwo...
Lugia walls Mewtwo surprisingly well, even when it has Ice Beam. Also Excadrill can outspeed it and clean up with Earthquake. Mewtwo usually has a short life span anyway, what with Life Orb and Sandstorm buffeting.
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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