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I need a special sweeper for my sand team with the following requirements:

  • High Special Attack stat
  • High Speed stat
  • Defenses don't really matter
  • High HP would be nice but not neccessary
  • Must work well in sandstorm weather effect
  • Dream World abilities and egg moves are acceptable

Please provide everything you would for an RMT.


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2 votes
Best answer

Landorus (M) @ Choice Specs(without Calm Mind) or Life Orb(with Calm Mind)
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Earth Power
  • Focus Blast
  • U-Turn/ Calm Mind
  • Hidden Power [Ice]

Alakazam (M) @ Life Orb or Focus Sash
Trait: Magic Guard (NO Sandstorm Damage)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Focus Blast
  • Psyshock
  • Hidden Power [Fire]
  • Shadow Ball

Credit to Blobyolo for movesets edits.
Credit Trachy for pointing out the obvious.

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I suggested it because itss a sand team, you will have problems with ferrothorns, forretress, skarmorys ect hp rock isnt needed imo as its a sand team im sure most members have access to rock moves, though doesnt mean its not a viable option. :)
ok, now it makes sense. As always, you know best James Blob.
Lol i cant think of a pun for you
@Blob: It seems you are talking about Sash not being good for Alakazam because of Rocks. Well, you forget about Magic Guard. Which prevents things such as Entry Hazards and Sand and all that crap that would make a Sash not useful. As such, Sash is a great item to use on Alakazam. However, I prefer Life Orb to it. But Sash is still a great option, allowing Alakazam to survive Scizor and hit back with an HP Fire.
Forgot -___- my bad lol
1 vote

Ok not great speed but great special atk and high defensise with boosting moves.
Speed isnt needed.
It hits extremely hard with life orb because thanks to magic guard it says goodbye to sandstorm and life orb damage.

Great synergy with sand teams, great spatk, great speed and can rapid spin.
theres not much more of an explanation needed.

This guy is also great in sand with high special atk and decent speed.
It has a typing which absorbs attacks that sand teams have problems with.
Ice beam and its set in general provide good coverage.

Great special sweeper and preforms well in sand.
Spin blocker stopping rapid spinners blowing away hazards that sand teams always have.
Appart from that it has great speed and preforms just like starmie.

If you want sets ask.

1 vote

Gastrodon can be good

Gastrodon(M)@Choice Specs
Trait:Strom Drain
Moves:Surf,Ice beam,Earth Power,Hidden Power(Grass)


0 votes

Any ability really, they're all pretty bad. Probably inner focus though
Choice Specs
4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

  • Aura Sphere STAB, doesn't miss, good power
  • Flash Cannon STAB, may lower SDef
  • HP Water Good Sandstorm Coverage
  • Dragon Pulse/ Dark Pulse Coverage

Serene Grace
4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd

  • Flash Cannon STAB Good chance of lowering SDef
  • Energy Ball Good for Sandstorm coverage lowering SDef
  • Psychic STAB lowering SDef
  • Signal Beam Coverage(Cacturne killer) Confuse