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Suggestions for this Smogon Ou Sand team

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**Ok so i have returned to Ou after a long time.
Origionally i was going to make a hail team (*again) but i wanted a team with a scizor core where around it i could build great synergy and the hail was getting repetative.
So here is my sandstorm team.
I never usually manage to make a sucsessfull sandstorm team but this one is a blessing for me as i am yet to loose and have raped everyone here on the site i have battled so far.



Tyranitar (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Atk / 148 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)

- Ice Punch
- Fire Blast
- Crunch
- Stealth Rock

A defensive set which can set up rocks and provide a slow revenge killing which is great on the team.
Fire blast allows me to avoid iron barbs and rocky helmet damage on pokemon like Ferrothorn as well as doing a small bit more than fire punch does even with the 110 differance in attack and spatk.
Crunch covers so much in Ou as it kills many common leads such as Espeon and Jellicent that makes the mistake of using toxic over w.o.w.
Crunch also provides great nuetral stab coverage as does ice punch without the stab part.



Scizor (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

- U-turn
- Bullet Punch
- Bug Bite
- Brick Break

So this is the core for my team and choice band hits very hard.
Im not using pursuit as i didnt find it to usefull so brick break was put in and bug bite is great as it eats lum berrys from dragonites and other pokemon that my sableye cant handle.



Landorus (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)

- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Smack Down
- Earthquake
- U-turn

Choice scarf, choice band, What to use?
Non chocie items on landorus is far to common and sometimes i wonder why as 331 speed with naive and 252speed is enough to outrun all non scarfed 100 base speed pokemon and there is allot of them.
Hp ice covers salamance and dragonite.
U-turn makes great scouting and revnge killing with flexability.
Earthquake is powerfull stab which becomes 195 base power with stab and sand force.
That hits most of ou very hard.
Ok now we come to Smack down.
Why smack down? What has it to offer.
Smack down is great paired with sand force, But it is one of my only Rotom-W counters as if i can predict a switch in correctly i can nuffle its levitate allowing my team to earthquake it.
It also can ko allot as it covers allot, gets a boost and paired with stealth rock damage it can kill allot as well as ohko ing a Volcorana with no rocks.


Rotom-W @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 8 HP / 252 SAtk / 248 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

- Volt Switch
- Hydro Pump
- Thunderbolt
- Trick

Trol me? try trol this.
Trick laughs at gliscor and many other pokemon that require setting up.
Volt switch paired with my core allows me to preform the infamous volt-turn combo.
Thunderbolt covers jellicents and rain teams in general and hydro pump is a powerfull stab that will laugh at opposing sand teams.
Rotom-W is great in sand and doesnt need much more explanation.



Sableye (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp
- Recover
- Night Shade

Everybody loves sableye when its on your side but its another story for the opposing side.
This guy is very annoying and i have become very fond of him as it protects my tyranitar and scizor cores. (Yes tyranitar is an offensive/defensive core paired with scizor and is vital to my strategy.)
Breloom Has a swords dance up it has mach punch and its about to hit my team real hard.
Incomes sableye w.o.w cripple other pokemon setting up.
Such as Salamance, Dragonite, Gyarados, Scizor to name a few.
With w.o.w up and sand they take good damage especially if not paired with leftovers.
Recover stalls great and night shade is great paired with its great typing.



Kyurem @ Leftovers
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 56 HP / 200 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

- Substitute
- Ice Beam
- Focus Blast
- Dragon Pulse

Ok timid on this guy is useless as it outspeeds no base 100speed pokemon but nothing outspeeds it now appart from a few minor threats such as lucario which is easyly dealed with by sableye.
So this guy has no boosts just neutral stab attacks which all provide good coverage.
I have 405 hp allowing 4 101 hp subs which allows me to slowly wear them down if i have no counter.
Dragon pulse with its spatk does wonders on loads of pokemon and focus blast hurts many pokemon and ice beam hurts many pokemon in general.
Im considering using hp fire instead of substitute and draco meteor over dragon pulse.
Whats your opinion?


Anyway the rmt is finished and looking good.
Im looking forward to rates but i would appreciate if you havent got pokemon online dont answer.
The team has great synergy and questions are welcome, replacements not as much :D

asked May 31, 2012 by Blobyolo
edited May 31, 2012 by Blobyolo
Missing12 EVs on Sableye.
So i am, thanks as always for pointing out the common mistakes i make usually in evs ;)
How about Superpower over Brick Break? Seeing as you have a Choiced Pokemon and all, this could be more helpful.
That isn't a bad Idea after all it cant sweep a team with brick break so it won't stay in.
Thanks trachy.

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