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Hippowdon (F) @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 8 Atk / 248 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Slack Off
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic

Corviknight (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Mirror Armor
EVs: 248 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD / 4 Spe
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Brave Bird
- Body Press
- Roost

Blissey (F) @ Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
- Seismic Toss
- Soft-Boiled
- Thunder Wave
- Teleport

Excadrill @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Swords Dance
- Rapid Spin

Tyranitar (F) @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Ice Punch
- Earthquake

Dragapult (M) @ Choice Specs
Ability: Infiltrator
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Shadow Ball
- Draco Meteor
- U-turn
- Fire Blast

As the self proclaimed professor emeritus of sand teams, the only flaw I can find is Tyranitar. You don't need two sand setters with only one abuser. The best slot on this would be specs Lele because specs Lele is incredibly annoying to deal with and it prevents you from losing to random priorities

Also, go leftovers on Hippowdon. You're not hitting anyone significant with rocky helmet since Cinderace is banned

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First you want to remove the heavy duty boots from blissey. Also wish or rest instead of teleport. Protect instead of soft-boiled. Toxic instead of thunder wave. Tyranitar already gets special defense boost from sandstorm so give it a smooth rock. Go leftovers for hippowdon. On corviknight you may switch out roost for iron head and brave bird for drill peck if you want. Two sand setters is a good idea! The rest of the team is good too.

Could you explain any of your suggestions? They are not conventional.
* Heavy Duty Boots is good on Blissey because it allows it to switch in repeatedly without taking chip damage from hazards that put it in range of wallbreakers' attacks.
* Teleport allows you to see your opponent's switch before you sent out your next Pokemon, which is a very relevant tool on pivots. Why is Wish/Protect better?
* Why not Rocky Helmet on Hippowdon? It resists rocks and has a healing move, so it's not imperative that it has passive healing.
* Why are you recommending Corviknight not have a healing move? What Pokemon does Iron Head hit that Body Press and Brave Bird can't?
* Why are two sand setters a good idea?