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Ubers Sand Gym Team!

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Ok i made this team a while back but didnt use it much especially against other users on the site.
But ive come back to it and ive started laddering with it again and it has proven good against the randomers and Mews recent success of an ubers team.
It hasnt lost yet but im yet to pass 20 battles.
I figured i would bring it back as everyone else was posting there Ubers sand and it is a unique weather after all in Ubers.


Now to the team.
I knew i was going to make an Ubers sand team and rather than building around a core that wasnt a weather setter like i usually do i decided to build around Tyranitar as its stats and weaknesses are not best suited for ubers.
There was no chance i was going to use Hippowdon, maybe i underestimated it but it didnt apeal to the tier.
After that i added Giraitina then a special and pysical wall that can wall Groudon and the other wall Kyogre.
I built on from there.


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Spike (Ferrothorn) (M) @ Rocky Helmet
Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Leech Seed
- Spikes
- Protect
- Power Whip
My lead to counter Kyogre and other common threats.
He is my special wall and staller, but also proves to be a decent pysical wall and is used to wear down pysical sweepers such as Arceus and Zekrom, as they take 25% from each attack they make.
Leech seed is stalling and my only way of healing which is good stalling paired with protect and the sandstorm.
I do have problems with fire attacks but i have Gliscor to deal with that but now the introduction of Kyurem-W i dont have as many good counters appart from Tyranitar.



WarMole (Excadrill) (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sand Rush
EVs: 64 HP / 252 Atk / 192 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Earthquake
- Shadow Claw
- Rapid Spin
Sweeper and spinner.
Adamant and his evs give him 405 attack which alows me to hit very hard with life orb, give him a boost which isnt hard to set up with dazzaling speed and good typing and hes a monster.
260 Speed gets doubled bringing it to 520 which lets it outspeed all scarf users including max speed Deoxys-S.
Im not sure wether Shaymin-S form outspeeds it with scarf though, im guessing it does.
But any problem this guy has the big shadow dragon can clear them up nicely, or at least put them out of use.
260 Speed is also enough to outspeed opposing Excadrills (that are not built to sweep in sand) and other pokemon such as Specsogre and Groudon.
Though i dont fancie its chances against Groudon.



Arceus-Groun (Arceus-Rock) @ Stone Plate
Trait: Multitype
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Judgment
- Spacial Rend/Focus Blast
- Recover
Using Josh's trick just for the lolz.
Focus Blast or Special Rend? I need help on that one.
Judgment is its stab and gets a boost from Calm Mind.
After 2 Calm Minds its SDef reaches 828 which is something to be scared of.
its SAtk isnt bad either after a few Calm Minds.
But with 621 Spdef, 414SAtk, 276Def, 444Hp and 372 Speed you have both a sweeper and a Wall.
Recover is healing and Special Rend is to take out Giratinas and pokemon Like palkia hopping their Hydro Pumps can actually kill me.
I tried to go by the standard Arceus Ghost set as that set is just wow.



Tyranitar (M) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 248 SDef / 12 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Superpower
- Stone Edge
- Pursuit
I never liked Tyranitar in Ubers before, i had tried Tyranitar in my second ever Ubers team and it wasnt to good.
I then stuck to sun and the occsional rain and always found Tyranitars easy to take out an in affective.
Untill i tried this set.
8 Speed lets it outspeed opposing Tyranitars alowing me to superpower.
Lum berry is very usefull as Tyranitar is very easy to counter by w.o.w or toxic this alows me to take them then hit back with pusuit.
This guy hits hard and puswuit is very usefull as proved in mews battle, as his Palkia was trapped into a Dragon move i switched in used pursuit before he had a chance to switch and ko'd his Palkia even though it had well over half Hp.
This is usefull for Pokemon like Deoxys, though i wont stay in for a Deoxys-S.
I believe most of them carry Superpower.

This guy also sets up rocks for me and its stone edge is deadly and a good counter for the Kyurem sets.
His special bulk is great as well with 404 Hp and 423 SDef alows me to take many special hits as well as sucsessfully counter Lugia.
This guy is the perfect counter to Lugia as a tanking Lugia set cant touch this guy.
And the usual Preassure/Multiscale set are countered by both sand breaking multiscale and a powerfull stone edge.



Barry (Gliscor) (M) @ Toxic Orb
Trait: Poison Heal
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Spd
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Substitute
- Earthquake
- Toxic
- Taunt
If used correctly which Barry is this guy is the most annoying pokemon you could face in Ubers.
Sub lets me wall so many pokemon even when i have a big weakness to them.
Earthquake will power down opposing water Spouts while i still have a sub up.
Toxic orb poison heal is obvious and is my best healing chance.
This guy is very annoying as Mew will admit as i taunted 3 of his pokemon before he could set up then Toxic 2 of his before i mispredicted an ice beam.

Barry is my pysical wall and has great synergy with Ferrothorn being able to take all of Ferrothorns weaknesses for almost no damage then Ferrothorn can do the same for Gliscor.
Though there is one big counter as mentioned before, and thats Kyurem-W.
Not many pokemon execept the occasional Mewtwo could stop both Ferrothorn and Gliscor but now Kyurem-W can always do the job and its icreased usage in Ubers could prove a problem in the future.



Giratina @ Leftovers
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Def / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Will-O-Wisp
-Roar
The final Pokemon in this team.
I think Giratina is on every team that runs sand tbh.
But Rest Talk is the most sucessfull set especially for sand use as i loose my leftovers healing to the sand.
But Rest also makes life easy by removing Stall teams best bet and thats toxic.
Its got max SDef to wall Pokemon like Kyogre as i cant rely on Ferrothorn all the time.
Wil o Wisp turns so many sweepers iinto useless pokemon and quite franqly a waste of space.
It counter so many pokemon like Tyranitar, Arceus and Groudon.
Roar is Phazing and screws Ho-oH over as they take massive damage each time they switch in though now Rengenerater is wifi Ubers thanks to Dream Radar it wont be as sucsessfull as it would of been a week ago.
Roar is over Dragon tail to kill sub users.


Overall the teams been great and a blast to use.
But i could do with improvments if needed which im guessing they are.
Because this will be my gym team hopefully if i can ladder rather high.
Thanks in advance.

asked Jul 8, 2012 by Blobyolo
edited Jul 8, 2012 by Blobyolo
Yeh as i said in chat i got the Tyranitar set and ferrothorn/gliscor sets for my core.
My origional team didnt have arceus or excadrill and had dialga and deoxys-a untill i edited a few days ago for a spinner and dialga was rubbish ;). I went for his gliscor/ferrothorn core the rest are rather standard in sand.

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