Lenub is a nub
Greetings and welcome to one of my more crappy OU Sand team's. Recently, one of my favorite pokemons, Landorus-Incarnate to be exact, has been put on trial to be suspect tested for Ubers, thus proving to be too overpowered for the OU environment. So I sought out to make a Sand team in which i could abuse what i originally intended for a Physical Sand Force Lando. Realizing that Sheer Force was the reason Lando is (probably) going to Ubers, i made an easy transition among the pokemons and came with this result. I hope you enjoy this team.
An in-depth look
Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 188 HP / 64 Atk / 196 Def / 60 SDef
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
Only the best sand inducer around (gtfo Hippo). This ruling tyrant plays two roles for the team; Set up Stealth Rock is number one. Free damage to anything that switches in (except for a certain few) is something that very desirable to many players, thus making this Hazard the most used and most common, not to mention the fact that it is also seen as one of the most "broken" hazard. Role number 2 is also quite simple; DESTROY LATI@S! Yes, as you may see, any choice Lati@s set can come in at any given time, deal great damage to everything except Jirachi (which i mostly use as my lead anyways), and then switch out like it freakin owns the place. So Tyranitar teaches those stupid Draco Spammers a lesson with a mighty Pursuit. Oh, you're gonna hit me with a Choiced Draco Meteor? Let me just shrug that off, thanks to my boosted SDef stat. You plan to switch out? Lolfreekillftw. The rest of the moves are simply to make sure that TTar isn't fodder once it's 2 roles are done. Stone Edge, with this EV spread, ensure an easy kill against Dragonite and Salamence, 2 of the scariest boosters in OU. Earthquake hurts, im not gonna lie, but if im at a healthy 80% or higher, them dragons wont be alive next turn, provided that Stone Miss actually hits. Superpower just gives me something to hit opposing TTar and crap like Blissey, Ferrotroll, and Heatran.
Jirachi @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 HP / 64 Atk / 192 SDef
- Body Slam
- Iron Head
My 80% dedicated >.> lead. Seeing that's the case, LeadRachi can EASILY bluff Stealth Rock, thus meaning i can always get an easy Paralysis hax with Body Slam. Then, i can choose on of my 3 options.
1.) Iron Head flinches of death
2.) U-Turn to a better pokemon to dispose of my opponent
3.) Wish + Iron Head / U-Turn combo, to heal up either Rachi, or the entering pokemon, so it can heal up Hazard damage and/or the attack the opponent will launch.
Other than than Wish passing and Parahaxing, Rachi is just a Special wall with scouting powers.
Landorus (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Rock Polish
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Earth Power
- Focus Blast
Say hullo to one of the greatest pokemons ever. Rock Polish, then gg. I mean, really, unless you get damage on Lando while it sets up, then bring in priority, there is no way in hell you're gonna take it down (inb4 Focus Sash u nub). The set provides perfect coverage. HP Ice is pretty much necessary on every Lando, seeing that dragons in OU don't mess around. It also hits opposing Lando's, which pose somewhat of a threat to this team, or any team for that matter. Earth Power is STAB and just dents anything, thanks to Sheer Force + Life Orb boost. Focus Blast then finishes off everything, litterally. Here's a calc to prove how well this does...
252SpAtk Life Orb Sheer Force Landorus (+SAtk) Focus Blast vs 252HP/252SpDef Leftovers Ferrothorn (+SpDef): 81% - 96% (288 - 340 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.
Yep, 2hko on your freaking bulkiest OU monster that isnt' KO'd by my other 2 moves. Says something about the power of Lando :D
Alakazam @ Focus Sash
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Shadow Ball
- Focus Blast
- Hidden Power [Fire]
Well, ever need something to stop boosters in their tracks? SashKazam solves your problems like no other. Oh, your Volcarona is gonna try to set up on MY ALAKAZAM? It would be a shame if... someone were to... survive. Anyways, Psyshock > Psychic*, cause Blissey and Chansey still pose problems to this team, though not so much. Plus, i specifically needed to it stop Quiver Dance boosters. Shadow Ball hits SubCM Latias, thus not allowing it a Sub, and making it very weak with 2 Shadow Balls, or let it set up on me while i keep spamming it towards its death. Focus Miss serves its job to miss, though at unreliable times, it decides to hit and kill stuff, such as Heatran. HP Fire is the reason im using Focus Sash, due to the reason of me being tired of Scizor's sweeping me all the damn time. Also hits Ferro outside of Rain :)
Salamence @ Life Orb
EVs: 220 Atk / 36 SAtk / 252 Spd
- Fire Blast
- Draco Meteor
My freaking baby right here. Really, i can pretty much use Salamence with any set. Scarf, Band, Mixed, Specs, WallMence, you name it. But out of them all, this specific Salamence set proves to be my favorite set of them all, when paired with Rachi to make quite the astounding core. This is pretty much a typical MixMence set. Fire Blast all the grass, steel, and bug types that are out of teh rain! Oh dear, Landorus-T switched in and made my Attack -1? LOL, Draco Meteor spam ftw. Pretty much, after Draco Meteor has been used, i either have a Moxie Boost under my belt, or am ready to grab one with either Earthquake or Outrage. Fire Blast allows Outrage to dispose of anything that isn't a dreaded steel type, and thus allows me to Moxie-sweep the floor until a Scarfer comes in. And speaking of Scarves, i indeed have my own...
Keldeo @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
- Hydro Pump
- Secret Sword
- Hidden Power [Ice]
Keldeo, arguably the best scarfer in OU. This scarf set > standard Scarf set (the one with Icy Wind) cause i actually want to KO Dragons on my first shot. Anyways, tired of crap not being able to KO? Go for a Hydro Pump! (Unless you are the Mewderator) Dont want to risk a miss? Go for Surf! Need to KO Specially Defensive pokemons? Sacred Sword will get the job done! Hate dragon spam in OU? What better way to get rid of it than HP Ice spam on all the things!!!!!
So yeah, that's pretty much it for the team.
Notable Threats (Crap that is common, not some random thing people say as an excuse, such as DDance Haxorus)
Stockpile Gastro - I don't carry any status moves that hurt the foe, and i dont have a grass move either, so im screwed with Gastro.
Mamoswine - Mamo has the potential to rape the whole team. My best bets are that Kazam can KO with Focus Blast hitting Mamo before i get EQ + Ice Shard combo'd (assuming Keldeo is dead).
Scizor (in rain) - Such a pain in the butt, since it can rape pretty much all my team, except for Keldeo, who gets walled by Poli.