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Sand Team-Number One

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Big w/ tan (Hippowdon) (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 244 Def / 12 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Thunder Fang
- Stealth Rock
- Slack Off


Hitmonlee (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Limber
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- Sucker Punch
- Rapid Spin


Reuniclus (F) @ Life Orb

Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Calm Mind
- Recover


Body Builder (Regirock) @ Leftovers

Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
- Drain Punch
- ThunderPunch
- Ice Punch


Heatran (M) @ Air Balloon

Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Dragon Pulse


Gastrodon-Ea (Gastrodon-East) (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Scald
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Recover


This may be an option

Gliscor (M) @ Flying Gem

Trait: Sand Veil
EVs: 252 Atk / 8 Def / 248 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Acrobatics
- Swords Dance
- Substitute

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Big w/ tan (Hippowdon) (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 244 Def / 12 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Thunder Fang
- Stealth Rock
- Slack Off

Hitmonlee (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Limber
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge
- Sucker Punch
- Rapid Spin

Reuniclus (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Calm Mind
- Recover

Body Builder (Regirock) @ Leftovers
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
- Drain Punch
- ThunderPunch
- Ice Punch

Heatran (M) @ Air Balloon
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Dragon Pulse

Gastrodon-Ea (Gastrodon-East) (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Scald
- Earth Power
- Ice Beam
- Recover

asked May 6, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)
edited Jul 23, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)
Substitute and Choice Scarf is redundant.
What would be another Item that fits (''Magnezone '')? Thanks :)

1 Answer

1 vote
 
Best answer

A few notes:

  • You might consider changing up a few teammates. You've got a huge ice weakness to worry about, and since many of them come with water subtyping, that can lead to issues. I could see a Swampert or Gastrodon giving this team a lot of trouble, and Torterra might not be enough, especially if he depends on setting up to get the hit on a lot of pokemon. I would suggest at least trying out a Gastrodon yourself. I use one on my team, so there's a personal bias, but between his great bulk and storm drain to shut out sand and rain, he doesn't disappoint.
  • I would suggest Changing Magnezone's ability to Magnet Pull, that way you can get some cheap hits in on steel types like Jirachi or Ferrothorn. He can take a thunder wave without much trouble.
  • I'd suggest trying out a couple of entry hazards on stuff. You might even have a golurk to spinblock pokemon, while also getting in some nice type coverage. It would help your Tyranitar and your Magnezone as well with their fighting weakness.
  • You might consider a different move besides flash cannon on Magnezone. You can cover rock types easily with the rest of the team, and he covers steel with his hidden power already. A support move like Reflect or Light screen, Magic Coat, or even thunder Wave would be really handy for him. You might also consider leftovers, using a levitating or flying type pokemon to soak in the ground moves. I say that because if you need him to soak up attacks for other teammates, you'll lose the balloon anyway, so it hurts your team's synergy a bit.
  • I would be a bit wary on how many stat boosters your team has. You can already hit pretty hard, but I would go for a bit more support or coverage rather than raw power. That's just me though, take this as you will.
  • Sand rush instead of Sand Veil on Sandslash. He'll love it. Trust me. Also, consider switching your HP Evs to Defense, and put the SDef. in HP.
  • Some pokemon to consider on your team: Nidoking, Alakazam, Claydol, Cradily, Armaldo, Regirock, Gastrodon, Bronzong, Heatran, Rotom H, Archeops, Reuniclus, Mandibuzz, Roserade, Terrakion, and countless others. Remember: just because it takes damage in the sand doesn't mean you should rule it out as a candidate for your team.
answered May 6, 2012 by DarkTyphlosion
selected Jul 6, 2012 by (Abnormal1!)
I know this answer isn't the most recent but it actually helped me.These suggestions you gave me are great thanks DT.I am still a noob in Sand Teams though but I just created one 5x better then this one,it still needs some work though.