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Tyranitar (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Sand Stream

EVs: 252 HP / 64 SpA / 192 SpD

Sassy Nature (+SpD, -Spe)

  • Crunch
  • Fire Blast
  • Pursuit
  • Stealth Rock

Crunch is the STAB move of the set, Pursuit eliminates threats like Latios.
Fire Blast roasts Skarmory and Stealth Rock helps land KOs.


Gliscor (M) @ Flying Gem

Trait: Sand Veil

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpA)

  • Swords Dance
  • Acrobatics
  • Earthquake
  • Substitute

Gliscor can first press it's luck with Sand Veil and spamming Substitute or just sub on the switch.
After it's sub is up, it can SD and wreck havoc with Flying Gem Boosted STAB Acrobatics which will do massive damage to anything.
Earthquake is the other attacking move and is the other STAB as well and does good damage to a lot of stuff as well.
Speaking of sub, sub also avoids status and is a nice protection to use.


It's Fine (Landorus) (M) @ Expert Belt

Trait: Sand Force

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe

Naive Nature (+Spe, -SpD)

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Hidden Power Ice
  • U-turn

Earthquake is very powerful it's boosted by STAB and Sand Force and does excellent damage.
Stone Edge hits flying types for good damage.
Hidden Power Ice punishes dragons and Gliscor and maybe other physical walls.
U-Turn can be used to scout.
Expert Belt is a choice scarf bluffer and can really pay off.


Kyurem @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Pressure

EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Draco Meteor
  • Ice Beam
  • Focus Blast
  • Hidden Power Fire

Kyurem is underated.
Draco Meteor STAB does good damage to anything that doesn't resist it.
Ice Beam STAB is very good as well hitting many Pokemon weak to it for excellent damage.
Focus Blast hits steel types such as Ferrothorn.
Hidden Power Fire is for Scizor switch ins pretty much, but also hits Ferrothorn and Forretress hard and Steel types like Jirachi for decent damage.


AwasomeGreen (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Iron Barbs

EVs: 252 HP / 88 Def / 168 SDef

Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spe)

  • Spikes
  • Leech Seed
  • Power Whip
  • Gyro Ball

Spikes is used to helps Ferrothorn and its team mates land KOs more easily and is easily used when Ferrothorn comes in on a Pokemon that can't touch it.
Leech Seed saps the opponents health and heals Ferrothorn and it's team mates.
Power Whip is a good STAB attack and can do excellent damage.
Gyro Ball is used now because Dragon types like dat homosexual Dragonite, doesn't have too hard time setting up.


Starmie @ Leftovers

Trait: Natural Cure

EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe

Timid Nature (+Spe, -Atk)

  • Rapid Spin
  • Hydro Pump
  • Thunderbolt
  • Recover

Rapid Spin blows the hell away annoying hazards that is just annoying to the team.
Poisoning from Toxic Spikes as well as any other status is healed by Natural Cure when switching it.
Hydro Pump beats many spinblockers and is a very nice weapon to use gaining nice STAB.
Thunderbolt is used to hit water types.
Recover heals off damage done from opponents attacks and hazards as well.

asked Jan 22, 2012 by Hex
edited Apr 8 by Pokemaster
I actually use HP Fire on Kyurem just haven't edited.
And what Steel type or types in particular?
Magnezone, Forretress, and Ferro, mostly. I get mostly 5-0s with this team.
Okay, Magnezone isn't a problem if you're careful with Ferrothorn however.
And are you using the team because you want or to test it?
Testing.
OK.­­­

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