Originally Posted by Fat yee
One view that I've held for a while is that Sand doesn't count as weather, and if it does it's less of one than hail. What I mean is that by using Sand you're never trying to abuse it, you're just protecting your weatherless team from things like Tenta and Venu that are quite, well, retarded, without counterweather. I'd like to hear how people feel about this part in particular because Tyranitar and Hippowdon are really almost posterboy weatherless pokemon even if they didn't change the weather, which makes me feel like I'm not really limiting my pokemon slots.
Unless you are using stoutland with gothitelle to abuse of sand i cant think of any sand sweepers that benefit from it (and terrakion doesnt count).To me its convenient to put an hippodown on your stall team or some ttar in your offensive team to use it as an antiweather/lati@s check/srocker ect because they are good pokemon even outside of their ability. This doesnt necessarily mean that sand makes a weatherless offense better, sometimes they just dont fit the team.