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Tyranitar (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 248 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Fire Punch

Usually taken out after:
a.) Realizing he would be KO'ed if not for the scarf
b.) Successfully eliminating the opponent's weather

Heatran (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Lava Plume
- Earth Power
- Dark Pulse
- Dragon Pulse

Max speed, special attacker
I'm thinking of taking the timid nature out, but I want to outrun Quiver Dancers (cough cough Volcarona)
Also, the Flash Fire is to cover up for Scizor and Ferrothorn

Ferrothorn (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Iron Barbs
EVs: 196 HP / 108 Def / 204 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Power Whip
- Thunder Wave
- Leech Seed
- Stealth Rock

For me, Power Whip > Seed Bomb
Thunder Wave is to slow down grass types that I can't touch.
I know he's usually used in rain teams only, but I thought, "Why not?"

Scizor (M) @ White Herb

Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bullet Punch
- Superpower
- Acrobatics
- Bug Bite

Trachy's set, I can't take credit for it. However, it works very nicely.

Reuniclus (F) @ Life Orb

Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 176 HP / 80 Def / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Psychic
- Focus Blast
- Shadow Ball
- Calm Mind

Magic Guard/Sandstorm works pretty well.
I decided to run Calm Mind instead of TR cause no one else on the team needs TR.

Landorus (M) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide
- Brick Break
- U-turn

Once again, a speedy attacker, but even still I am bested by Volcarona.
Note: I normally would run Sheer Force, but this is OU, and I like to stay away from DW OU.

Tell me what you think. Oh, and if you can think of one, I would like to know of a good team healer that fits onto a sand team. :P


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Just a few quik suggestions...
Tyranitar- i dont like focus sash mainly because no type of attack appart from fighting moves are going to ohko it its spdef is amazing in sandstorm so i personally wouldnt worry to much about special attacks.
Use leftovers and i personally would use thunder punch instead of fire.

Heatran- Dark pulse covers very little and is an excuse for a quik switch into justified terrakion which is normally scarfed and carrys earthquake.
Hidden power grass will do the trick better covering some major weaknesses like water, ground and rocks carring earthquake.  
I also prefer flamethrower to lava pulme and a move like flash cannon to dragon pulse.

Ferrothorn- everything but the evs looks good, i would invest 252 into hp and spdef.

Scizor- I cant argue with trachys set, it looks good but im not sure why white herb ius there.

Reuneclus- Everything is good.

Landorus- Stone edge should replace rock slide and brick break seems an odd choice for some reason but o well. :)

Your team is good but to focused around not getting sandstorm damage try to include more pokemon like reuniclus with out magic guard.
Well, for Scizor, the White Herb is there because Superpower uses it up and then Acrobatics' power is doubled.

As for your last suggestion, I see what you mean, but who should I replace?

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