a very experimental team using a couple of my fave pokes. of course there are probably plenty of flaws, the team can win games, lost a couple to hax and general rustyness, and not found anything that is a major problem as of yet. i Basically wanted to build a team and test a few pokes out, I already knew I wanted Aron and Stoutland in sand, so the other 3 are just there, Hetran to give me some Special attacking under sandstorm, and Techniloom to hit some threats hard. Tyranitar @ Air Balloon Sand Stream 4HP/252atk/252/spe Dragon Dance Stone Edge Crunch Ice Punch the lead, mainly there to set up the sand, but TTar always packs a punch, and gives the opposition something to think about in terms of setting up entry hazards at the start, the Balloon is there to, of course stop all the Earthquaking, however i am considering going with Chople Berry and swaping Ice punch for Earthquake. Stoutland @ Chople Berry Sand Rush 252atk/4spdef/252spe Crunch Return Superpower Work Up A one of my ingame favourates, and a rather differant aproach to sandstorm using, granted it could have a better movepool (work up only attack booster) but does have strong attack and speed wit a good bit of bulk. and facing a fair few Steel and Phychic types it can easily cover both, Chople Berry for now, although Leftovers or shellbell are loking appealing after playing this for a few matches, but otherwise something the usual teams do not expect and therfore a pain to counter. Aron (level 1) @ shell bell Sturdy atk 116HP/44 spDef/436Def Endeavor Autotomize Body Slam Rock slde this is the twist or perhaps the sting in the tail, most if it is irrelivent, as it is level 1, basically we all know how this works, something hits it, it survives, Endeavors, and heals to full off shellbell, while sandstorm does the rest. not useful 100% of the time, but in the right time and place can be uncounterable, this pokemon could also function in trick room scenarios, due to low speed, and has moves to make use of it. Cloyster @ Leftovers Overcoat 4hp/252atk/252spe Shell Smash Icicle Spear Rapid Spin Razor shell A pokemon i'm not familiar with in terms of this scenario but perhaps a very handy one, overcoat for the immunity to sandstorm, and a water type that can cover both aspects of a sun team is a plus. also has rapid spin for removing entry hazards, which is key for getting Aron in play Heatran @ Air Balloon Flash fire 252hp/252Spa/4SPdef Hidden power Electirc Earth power Lava Plume Toxic hard to say currently how effective it can be, but i wanted a Special attacker with sandstorm immunity that can come in and do the business when an oppertunity comes, toxic has been the most useful move on here in terms of dealing with stallers, but where I am currently, Heatran is not been effective as i know it can be, but there are plenty of good aspects currently going for it. Breloom @ Life orb Technitian 4hp/252atk/252spe Spore Mach Punch Bullet Seed Swords dance definantly a twist, wanted to try this poke out, and given its moves, perhaps something of a revenge killer or somethin to deal with stallers although using Life orb with no sandstorm immunity, the damage this guy can cause if the opposition is not careful is a risk worth taking, especially if it means a clear run from one of the above. and is of course, RESISTANT to water which in a sand team is very handy. To conclude, a team where I wanted to use differant things, i could easily go all out and use the Lucarios, Gliscors, Jirachis, Skarmorys and the Bulky steels, but that isn't the point, the point is to try something new with other pokemon who can function in this enviroment, as i have said surprising pokemon can win games, the main issues here are the items and if there anything better, because in terms of coverage and weaknesses its nearly covered (fighting perhaps the only glarer) of course getting rating to test it is tough, having had a couple of wins snatched by hax that would otherwise have put me where the stronger teams are, and where I can test it properly against the main things in the metagame, sand being out of my usual zone I wanted to see what those higher up thought as they have played the metagame more.