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Prepare to face my Sandstorm team of doom in the Tourney-- Don't even think about making a team to counter it, because this team is not done, and that would be really cheap.-_-


Hippo (Hippowdon) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 92 Def / 164 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Earthquake
- Protect
Well, let's just say he can take a hit.

Gigaslash (Scizor) (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Technician
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bug Bite
- Bullet Punch
- Swords Dance
- Superpower
My pride and Joy. I'll never leave my Scizor to die in vain. He will NOT go down without a fight. And I'm not giving this guy speed EVs. I'm not.

Tank (Metagross) @ Leftovers
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 76 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Def / 84 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Meteor Mash
- Hammer Arm
- Earthquake
- Zen Headbutt
He's a monster. You're gonna need REAL power to take him down. Or maybe a really good burn.

Genie (Landorus) (M) @ Soft Sand
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge
- Outrage
- Superpower
He has served me well, and he's kind of used to clean things up, finish off the opposing team's pokemon if they just aren't dead.

Slug woman (Gastrodon-East) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 104 SAtk / 48 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Hidden Power [Electric]
- Scald
- Ice Beam
- Earth Power
I know what you're all wondering right now. Is my gastrodon really pink? You'll have to find out. Anyway, this guy does good in rain too, if I have a drizzle team trying to hurt me. And yes, he CAN take an energy ball.

Dragunn (Latias) (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 216 Def / 40 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Dragon Pulse
- Energy Ball
- Wish
- Psyshock
We ALL know why Latias is better than latios. This guy works wonders on this team. When I decided to have a grass/ground/water/fighting counter (my basic sandstorm weaknesses) This guy was perfect.

Suggestions... I'd like to see how much better these guys can get.

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Switch out Protect for Slack off. Reliable healing that will make you last longer, and will still let you stall Toxic out. I would also go full out Special bulk on him if I were you.


This may break your heart, but you already have a solid psychic, AND a solid steel. Meaning he isn't giving good type synergy, I'll get onto what I'm replacing him for in a sec.


I would exchange that Soft Sand for either a Lum berry ( Burn ) or a Life orb. Switch out Outrage for U-turn.


Again with the overly spread out EVs :P

252 HP / 252 Sp atk / 4 Defense should do you in just fine.


Despite losing a few resistances from your dragon typing, Reuniclus is much more useful in the Sand than Latias, and get this.. it doesn't get hurt by sand.

Reuniclus (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Guard
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SAtk
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Recover
- Psyshock
- Shadow Ball

Now, to replace Metagross. There's a key thing you haven't gotten to abuse yet with sand, and that would be Rock types. They're the only type that actually straight up benefits from the weather instead of just not being hurt by it.

So here's an OU monster for you, named....


Terrakion @ Choice Band
Trait: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- X-Scissor
- Earthquake

And there you go.

Try out these suggestions and tell me how things go!

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All right, definitely switching protect for slack-off, and can you face me so I can get a feel of reuniclus and Terrakion? I must say, I do Like the terrakion idea.
you forgot scizor lol
Didn't forget, there was nothing wrong with him.
oh... okay then ^^
w00t, terrakion is the way to go, ESPECIALLY with the muscle band. I got a couple sweeps with him last night... so THANK YOU.