A Night In The Desert Hello people of Smogon, this is ShiningScept and today I have my first submission to RMT. I will be showing off my OU Sand Team. Lets get into it. Tyranitar @Leftovers Trait: SandStream Brave Nature (+Atk -Speed) Evs: 204 HP,252 Atk,52 SpAtk -Stealthrock -Stone Edge -Pursuit -Ice Beam Ah TTar a threat ever since the beginning. Blessed with amazing stats across the board other than his speed. Ttar's job in the team is the set up Stealth rocks and hit somethings for huge amount of damage, 252 in atk for maximum damage and for the HP I have cut it down a little from max to invest the rest into SpAtk as this amount gives you enough power to kill lots of threats that the team has trouble with With Ice beam you will be able to OHKO Gliscor, Salamence Landorus T and I in 1 shot and OHKO Dragonite after stealth rock damage. You could always change Ice Beam to Fire Blast to destroy the Ferrothorns, Skarmory's and Forretress' that threaten your team, the other 2 attacking moves, Stone Edge and Pursuit are mainly just for STAB as Stone edge will hurt anything that doesn't resist it and Pursuit is always nice for trapping Ninetales and Politoed who are at low HP and potentially OHKOing Latios, Latias and Celebi. Landorus-T @Choice Scarf Trait: Intimidate Nature Naughty (+Atk -SpDef) Evs: 252 Atk, 224 Speed, 32 SpAtk -Earthquake -Stone Edge -U-Turn -Hidden Power Ice Landorus T is a huge power house, amazing 145 Atk reaching 427 with max ev's iv's and a beneficial nature. Base 91 speed isn't amazing but with his bulk and a choice scarf makes him a candidate for almost every team. Landorus is pretty much our revenge killer and our scouter, the main atk on the set is U-turn which is very good paired with his godly attack stat and a choice scarf. Earthquake is there for STAB, Stone edge to finish up the Earthedge coverage and HP Ice is there to hit Gliscors and if you don't want to risk the miss with Stone Edge on Mence and Dnite. Ev's are a little different from standard scarf Landorus instead of the 32 in HP we are putting them into SpAtk to increase our chances of nailing the Gliscor. Latios @Choice Specs Trait: Levitate Timid Nature (+Speed -Atk) Evs 252 SpAtk, 252 Speed, 4 HP -Draco Meteor -Psyshock -Surf -Hidden Power Fire Ah Latios this was the first time me using him and I was impressed, Specs makes this Blue guy hit like a truck! Latios is pretty much in here to just damage anything it pleases, timid nature to give him max speed, standard special sweeper ev spread. For Atks we are using Draco Meteor over Dragon Pulse because he is not really meant to sweep through team but more to damage and put holes through your opponent. Psyshock for secondary STAB and hits Blissey and Chansey for huge damage, maybe even OHKOing depending on their set. Surf is just for playing it safe and if you lose the weather war against a Politoed your surf will be very powerful. Hidden power fire for destroying them Forretress', Skarmory, Ferrothorn and Scizor as it OHKOs everyone of them except Forretress due to sturdy. Jellicent @Leftovers Trait: Water Absorb Calm Nature (+SpDef -Atk) Evs 252 HP, 252 SpDef, 4 SpAtk -Recover -Will-O-Wisp -Shadow Ball -Toxic Onto our Defensive core of the team, first up we have Jellicent, this was my first time using Jellicent too, and like Latios I was very impressed. Jellicent was chosen over Tentacruel because he is immune to Water with his ability Water Absorb, gets access to Will-O-Wisp one of the best status moves in the game also is a ghost type to be used as a spin blocker. We are gonna go for a Calm nature with standard SpWall Evs. Recover is a staple on Jellicent to recover HP (another reason why I like him more than Tentacruel) Will-O-Wisp is key to this jellyfish aswell because most of the time Jellicent can take +1 outrages and retaliate with Will-O-Wisp and cripple the threatening dragons immensely. I chose Shadow Ball over Scald because if I want the burn I have Will-O-Wisp and Shadow Ball has more base power and breaks standard Dnite's Substitute. Toxic is the last option as Willo is not effective against alot of pokes such as fire types and you will want to toxic Weather inducers and SpAtkers other than burning them. Gliscor @Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal Impish Nature (+Def -SpAtk) Evs 252 HP, 184 Def, 72 Speed -Earthquake -Protect -Substitute -Toxic Gliscor is quiet an annoyance to most teams, his decent speed, amazing typing which lets him switch in on alot of things really makes him a good pokemon. We are gonna go for a Impish nature to boost his defenses, Poison heal is needed on this set as it will recover HP loss from substitutes really quickly. EVs pretty standard, 252 HP and 184 Def to stay alive, 72 Speed to outrun certain threats. Earthquake is our only Atk for STAB and nice base power, Protect and subtitute are our stalling moves and Toxic is the key to the set. Having EQ as our only attacking move makes us completely useless against other Gliscors with Poison Heal so you may want to opt for Ice fang replacing either Protect or Substitute. Skarmory @Leftovers Trait: Sturdy Impish Nature (+Def -SpAtk) Evs 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Atk -Spikes -Whirlwind -Roost -Brave Bird Skarmory a defensive god, he is our main physical wall and our spike user, I chose to have spikes on his because TTar already has Stealth rocks, Skarm also fazes Pokemon out with Whirlwind and can atk for decent amounts of damage with Brave Bird. His amazing typing makes him immune to ground types which is also nice, also makes him neutral to fighting types which makes him one of the best defensive walls in today's metagame. Skarm is also my counter to Scizor resisting everything Scizor has to throw at Skarm except Super power which won't be doing to much unless he catches you when you roost. Skarm is also our main counter to most dragon types as he can take +1 Fire punch from Dnite and whirlwind him, however he does not appreciate Fire blast coming from either Salamence or Garchomp. This is the team, I have used it alot, alot of options have been changed but this is the outcome. I am open to how I can improve this team.