PokeBase Meta Battle Subway - RMT

Please rate my mixed sand team.

0 votes

I am making weather teams currently and here is my sand team:

Tyranitar - Lead – Focus Sash

EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Defense
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Sand Stream
Moves:
Stealth Rock (Entry Hazard)
Stone Edge (STAB)
Crunch (STAB)
Dragon Dance/Earthquake


Stoutland – Physical Sweeper – Choice Band

EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed
Nature: Adamant
Ability: Sand Rush
Moves:
Return (STAB)
Ice Fang (Coverage)
Fire Fang (Coverage)
Thunder Fang (Coverage)


Alakazam - Wall Breaker - Choice Band

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp.Attack
Nature: Modest
Ability: Magic Guard
Moves:
Trick (locks opponent into the same move)
Disable (After the enemy gets locked into a move, Alakazam can disable it, forcing the enemy into using struggle)
Psychic (STAB)
Shadow Ball (Coverage)


Landorus - Special Sweeper - Life Orb

EVs: 252 Sp.Attack, 252 Speed
Nature: Timid
Ability: Sand Force
Moves:
Earth Power (STAB, Sand Force boost)
Hidden Power Ice (Coverage)
Calm Mind (Boosts for sweeping)
Focus Blast (Coverage)


Mandibuzz - Wall - Leftovers

EVs: 252 HP, 128 in each of defensive stats
Nature: Modest
Ability: Overcoat
Moves:
Defog (Kinda like Rapid Spin)
Roost (HP regain)
Toxic (Kinda self-explanatory)
Air Slash (STAB)


Terrakion - Physical Sweeper - Focus Sash

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Attack
Nature: Jolly
Ability: Justified
Moves:
Stone Edge (STAB)
Close Combat (STAB)
Rock Polish (Makes him fast enough to successfully run Close Combat)
Earthquake (Coverage)

asked Jun 18, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
Nice Alakazam strategy
and you have 4 EV stats left for every pokemon...
I think its really good but if your going to use a pokemon for hazards skarmory can be really good.it can use spikes and stealth rock plus roar to rack up damage on tons of foes

1 Answer

0 votes
 
Best answer

Ok im here again.
Ive observered your team and have noticed some gimmicky sets which dont look to good on field as they do on paper.
Also appart from the nice team there is a small unballence in offence so heres the changes i made.


Tyranitar (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 64 SAtk / 192 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Stealth Rock
- Ice Beam
- Fire Blast
- Crunch
Your set- Ok if your running dragon dance run 252speed and jolly.
Also ev spreads always tend to be invested in hp or spdef rather than def on Tyranitars.
Also focus sash is a bit of a waste.
With the spdef boost from sand it can take a 2 surfs from a specstoed and even possibly a scarfed focus blast.
It can take a wood hammer from max attack abomasnow, basicly im getting to the fact tyranitars bulky and tbh focus sash isnt needed.

My set- I highly recomend this set.
I normally run 148spdef but smogon is recommending a similar set with 192 so i will stick with that.
Ok its spatk is usable and it proves a good wall breaker.
Fire blast deals with scarmorys, ferrothorns, forretress and scizor switch ins.
Ice beam breaks multiscale and hits latias hard as does crunch.


Stoutland (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Return/Retaliate
- Wild Charge
- Fire Fang
- Crunch
Your set- Ok try and stay away from using all 3 elemental fangs.
Always use 1, 2 at most and only if they give good coverage for your team.
Also 3 moves with 65 base power with no stab isnt going to hurt.

My set- This hits harder, i guess its easyer to see, and i found an alternative to thunder fang.


Alakazam (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Psyshock
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Substitute
Your set- I like the idea but have you noticed it has 252hp,126def and 206spdef.
Do you think it will suvive one hit from any pokemon using a move with over 80 base power?
Take advantage of its incredible speed and magic guard by letting it revenge kill.

My set- Ok no life orb damage :D always a plus.
Good covergae and a blistering 372 speed mmmmm, this makes this guy a great revenge sweeper and will hit most things very hard.


Landorus (M) @ Choice Scarf/Expert Belt/Life Orb
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -Speed)
- Smack Down/Stone edge
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- Earthquake
- U-turn
Your set- With no disregards to UberPwnage but a special Landorus is not good.
Yes it has the spatk and an alright special movepool, but it is far outclassed by a pysichal Landorus, if it ran special sets it would be in uu possibly.

My set- Yes im using its spatk, but that is for needed covergae.
Naive does meen a special def loss but try and make a set where a politoeds surf or ice beam will be a 2 hit ko.
The rock moves provide good covergae and get a boost.
Ok you may be wondering why smack down? No priority, No stab and 50 base power?
Ok yes it has low power but does get a boost and can ruin opposin teams.
Gyarados used bounce, landorus used smack down and doesnt take the hit but hits twice as hard and ohkos gyarados, before it sweeps teams.
Trainer switched volcarona for rotom-w, landorus used smack down, rotom is now not levitating.
You see where im getting at?
Earthquake gets stab and u-turn is obvious.


Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Roost
- Toxic
- Whirlwind
- Brave Bird
Your set- I see what your doing but it is inaffective, modest is not really needed its spatk is still crap.
Just try my set i beleive dt uses a similar set in his sand team and its very effective.


Starmie @ Leftovers
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Rapid Spin
- Scald
- Thunderbolt
- Ice Beam

Ok so terrakion is a great pokemon and wall breaker but your offence was unballenced and the set wasnt great.
Choice band or scarf (try it lol) They hit like a truck.

But your team needed a special sweeper and also poor Mandibuzz hates the rocks so a spinner would be sutible, starmie would benefit your team just ask Mike lol


Overall i like the team though most of the sets need tweaking they are to gimmicky and dont work as well as alternatives could.
If you want other sets for tyranitar ask.

answered Jun 19, 2012 by Blobyolo
selected Jun 19, 2012 by |SentByRavens|