Harsha: This will be reopened in about two weeks. Please do not post multiple RMTs in close proximity. Hi everyone, After getting a lot of help on my previous NU Team, i still abandoned it, because i simply could not seem to climb above 1500 rating even if i w on 10 battles and lost 1, so i went to have a shot at Little Cup. After an unsuccesful hail team, i came up with the following Balance Sand storm Team. I climbed from 100 to 1595 on the ladder in two days, so the team works quite well. Obara (Hippopotas) (F) @ Eviolite Trait: Sand Stream Level: 5 EVs: 132 HP / 20 Atk / 212 Def / 100 SDef / 20 Spd Impish Nature - Stealth Rock - Earthquake - Crunch - Slack Off The obligatory sandstorm inducer, obara has not surprised me in any way, but neither has she disappointed; she takes physical hits quite well, and 2 shots most variants of Misdreavus cleanly. Stealth rock, when i can get it up, is also very convenient. Doran (Lileep) (M) @ Eviolite Trait: Storm Drain Level: 5 EVs: 228 HP / 220 Def / 60 SDef Bold Nature - Giga Drain - Recover - AncientPower - Toxic Doran is my best special wall, and has a very handy water immunity that allows him to hit quite hard after that Special Attack boost. Toxic is quite helpful against a lot of pokemon, and recover and giga drain make him very, very hard to break. His only hard counter i have discovered yet is tentacool, which walls him to oblivion with liquid ooze, but the rest of the team easily disposes of it with earthquake. Areo (Drilbur) (M) @ Eviolite Trait: Sand Rush Level: 5 EVs: 236 Atk / 212 Spd / 36 Def Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Earthquake - Rock Slide - Shadow Claw This thing is an incredible monster, if my opponent doesn't have a good physical wall (read: bronzor), snover, or another weather inducer, i can usually get laughably easy sweeps with him. Quentyn (Wooper) (M) @ Eviolite Trait: Unaware Level: 5 EVs: 236 HP / 196 Def / 76 Atk Impish Nature - Earthquake - Waterfall - Yawn - Recover This is my hidden weapon. I can just not believe how many people try to set up on them when i switch him in, unaware (see what i did there?) of his ability. He is also a decent physical wall, and deals respectable damage. Trystane (Magnemite) @ Choice Scarf Trait: Magnet Pull Level: 5 EVs: 240 SAtk / 240 Spd Modest Nature - Volt Switch - Flash Cannon - Thunderbolt - Hidden Power [Fire] Trystane brings some much needed speed to my team, and is the only pokemon i have that can actually threaten Snover. He can also get easy surprise kills on opposing Diglett/Swinub with flash cannon, which 2shots digglet, and 1shots some swinub. Oberyn (Misdreavus) (M) @ Eviolite Trait: Levitate Level: 5 EVs: 36 HP / 40 Def / 80 SDef / 240 Spd / 80 SAtk Timid Nature - Heal Bell - Shadow Ball - Will-O-Wisp - Pain Split I first had a lickitung here, but that gave my team an enormous fighting weakness, and the main reason for it was heal bell, which Oberyn runs too. Pain split and sand storm work very well together, allowing me to heal off sandstorm damage and deal more out at the same time. Shadow ball and will-o-wisp are for some other damage, and crippling physical attackers respectively. Major threats to my team are: Hazards (i used to run sandshrew in place of Oberyn, but that was too much ground types), especially toxic spikes are extremely annoying, as my cleric is quite useless against them. Stealth rock isn't such a big deal, as most of my team resists it, and spikes aren't very common in LC, i've only seen them once. Knock Off, i don't have pokemon that comfortably takes this, except maybe Areo, who doesn't mind missing eviolite that much. Snover, this thing just wrecks my team, unless i can get a flash cannon/Hp fire to hit it, but that hasn't worked out yet. It also hits Trystane very, very hard with blizzard, even though he resists it. Thanks for reading!