EGYPT'S FURY NOTE: This is a modified version of my team. If some of the posts below do not make sense, it is probably because they were referring to a previous version. So this is my OU Sandstorm team. So far, everyone here has been a huge help, and I cannot thank you all enough. The team I have right now works very well for me, but there are still a few Pokemon which I struggle with. In addition, I belive that any team can be improved, so I'm always open to suggestions. For the most part, I will try out anything someone here suggests and then see what I like best and stick with it. The general idea that I've been rolling with is to play it safe until I have enough of an advantage to go for an all-out attack. I need to play more conservatively when I'm going off against another weather team, obviously, but in general I like to think of myself as a rather safe player. That being said, two major problems I have with this current team is the lack of a spinner and the fact that I have no Whirlwind / Roar users. Any tips on how to either improve the team or improve my strategy with the team would be greatly appreciated, so thank you in advance :D Tyranitar @ Chople Berry Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spd / 4 Atk Careful Nature - Stone Edge - Pursuit - Crunch - Stealth Rock My lead. Usually, I will go for a stealth rock and then switch out. Other than setting up, Tyranitar is mostly used to wall Ghosts and Psychics. The only problem with this is that I cannot risk losing him against another weather team, so I'm a bit lacking against, say, a Rain Dance team with Gengar, Slowbro, etc. Of course, Gengar helps to counter these, but still, that means I need to conserver both Tyranitar and Gengar for that match. I realize this is all part of strategic play, but botherson nonetheless. Conkeldurr @ Life Orb Trait: Guts EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef Adamant Nature - Drain Punch - Mach Punch - Stone Edge - Bulk Up Conkeldurr is my physical sweeper. Drain punch helped a lot with taking care of Ferrothorn, and STAB Mach Punch with Conkeldurr's huge Attack stat is godly. Once I get a Bulk Up, there's almost no stopping hijm, assuming I've taken care of his counters already. I considered going with Fight gem, but decided that I would be using Conkeldurr too much to rely on only 1 powered up attack. Maybe I'm wrong, if so feel free to correct me and explain why I'm wrong as I would greatly appreciate it. Magnezone @ Leftovers Trait: Magnet Pull EVs: 108 HP / 252 SAtk / 148 Spd Modest Nature - Thunderbolt - Volt Switch - Flash Cannon - Hidden Power [Fire] I decided to drop Sub Magnezone and go for a more powerful attacker for my special sweeper. Magnezone hates Ground moves, but I have Landorus and Gengar to absorb those, so it's all good. Magnezone helps me take out such annoyances as Skarmory, Forretress, and Ferrothorn, as well as several Pokemon on a Rain Dance team. Volt switch helps a lot with getting an attack off on a foe that thinks it can OHKO me :D Gengar @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 HP / 252 Spd / 252 SAtk Timid Nature - Substitute - Disable - Focus Blast - Shadow Ball Ever since it was suggested to me, I started using Gengar, and quite frankly, I love him! He can disable something that happens to be tearing through my team with it's op STAB moves and either swap out or take care of certain enemies from behind a sub. Landorus @ Choice Scarf Trait: Sand Force EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SAtk Naive Nature - Earthquake - U-turn - Stone Edge - Hidden Power [Ice] Landorus helps absorb both Ground and Electric moves. U-Turn gets him out of there after he's done his job, but he can also deal with problems with his sand-powered STAB earthquake. Latias @ Leftovers Trait: Levitate EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd Timid Nature IVs: 30 Atk / 30 SAtk - Calm Mind - Dragon Pulse - Recover - Thunderbolt Latias is a real trooper. If all my opponent has left is some special attackers, Latias is essentially invincible. Especially after a Calm Mind or two, most will be unable to deal near half of her damage, so recover becomes an infinite health source. Major threats: Metagross, after an agility, OHKOs nearly my entire team. I can hardly get anything off, especially if they have a balloon on. My best bet is to sac Latias to get the baloon off and then eq him, but I need a better solution. Timid Alakazam outspeeds my entire team and OHKOs everyone except for Latias and Landorus. My best bet is to U-Turn with Landorus and Recover with Latias, hoping that sandstorm will eventually take him down. Any tips on modifications to either my team or my strategy to fix this would be greatly appreciated.