So this is the first of a few teams I intend to post. This one came to exist because it is basically filled with a group of great pokemon that I favorite over others. Its a concept is of a Sandstorm Team, though that was not exactly my intent when I began making a team. So first up Tyranitar. The lead of the team and my way to cause permanent Sandstorms. Power house attack and coverage help Tyranitar try to ruin other people's leads. This may not seem so important because of Team Previewing, but even if he comes out later than first he can still set this team in the right direction. Ability: Sand Stream Nature: Adamant Moves: Dragon Dance, Crunch, Stone Edge, Fire Fang Item: Expert Belt EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Atk, 4 Speed Next is the best friend of any Dark/Rock pokemon, Golurk. Acting as a check to fighters who might come in on Tyranitar, Golurk loves making fighters look silly. And when they run for another pokemon, this give Golurk a chance to set up his Substitute and fire off any number of attacks until either the opponent falls. Ability: Iron Fist Nature: Adamant Moves: Substitute, Focus Punch, Shadow Punch, Earthquake Item: Leftovers EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Atk, 4 Special Defense Bring up the next spot on the team is Reuniclus. With Magic Guard, Sandstorm doesn't bother him at all. This gives him the chance to do what he needs to do. And that is play coverage to a couple of types that like to attack Rock, Ground, and Steel Types. Energy Ball devastates Water and Ground types, Psychic sends fighters running for the hills, Shadow Ball is for Ghosts and other psychics who have something to prove. Ability: Magic Guard Nature: Modest Moves: Psychic, Recover, Energy Ball, Shadow Ball Item: Life Orb EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Special Attack, 4 Defense Escavalier is next in the list. Powerful attacker, great defenses, and Tough moves. And with his Choice Band, there is not much going to take one of his hits and stay standing much longer. In Sandstorm, he takes no damage while his opponents find themselves losing a bit of very precious life. And while Giga Impact might seem silly, in the face of making a tough Prediction, it can be an attempt at a purely powerful single strike. Ability: Swarm Nature: Adamant Moves: Megahorn, Iron Head, Facade, Giga Impact Item: Choice Band EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Attack, 4 Special Defense This team is not with out hitters and here is another. Terrakion has speed and strength, and he hits like a Semi-truck on steroids. Speed is not a factor with this pokemon though as he gets a great boost in speed thanks to his Choice Scarf. A perfect Revenge Killer, he has the speed and Coverage to rip open teams and completely solve huge problems that this team might face. Ability: Justified Nature: Jolly Moves: Close Combat, Earthquake, Stone Edge, X-Scissor Item: Choice Scarf EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 Hp Seismitoad is in the last slot as it slightly faster than its other competitor among my favorite pokemon. Good STAB moves allow it to deal damage to numerous targets. Its other two moves give it some more coverage, and Choice Specs makes these moves very dangerous. Ability: Swift Swim Nature: Modest Moves: Earth Power, Surf, Grass Knot, Sludge Wave. Item: Choice Specs EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Special Attack, 4 Hp Battle Style: This team is designed to support each other by either weathering damage and drilling back, or by allowing other members of the team to come in at apporpiate times to gain advantage. Tyranitar normally will start the battle off because of the threat of Sandstorm. There are few other potential leads that can deal with power brought on by a Tyranitar. And if it forces a switch, then Dragon dance works to raise its power and negate its speed weakness. However, Fighting type pokemon or Grass and Water types tend to come in on Tyranitar, this is where the rest of team begins its jobs to aid the Tyrant. Golurk messes up fighters, because even Drain/Mach Punch Conkledurr can't touch the Ghost type side of Golurk. This allows for Golurk to set up. Reuniclus has a main job, and that is for him to stomp holes in water types. Energy Ball allows him to do this. Psychic allows for him to destroy fighters that might give Golurk trouble. Between the two, I am looking to protect Tyranitar should some other pokemon try to set up its own weather style. Terrakion is the team's Revenge Killer. With his stats, he is primed to make any pokemon who takes out a member of this team very, very sorry. However, I can depend on him to try and sweep if he has too. Though with this team, I hoping that never is the case. Escavalier is the teams enforcer. His power and defensive stats allow him to truly play the role of the Knight. STAB Megahorn and Iron Head clear out mainy problems. Facade makes pokemon that give him status pay for it. And Giga Impact is an all else fails move. It is the type of move that can dent something powerful and while yes that pokemon might survive and try to set up, it becomes bait for a revenge kill from Terrakion. Seismitoad's job is a unique one. And its something you might not expect from him. And that is to be a wrench. With the way the team is set up around everything else, he comes in and hopes to act as a surprise that you don't see coming. His moves allow him coverage and Choice Specs give him the chance to seriously hurt something. Even Grass types like say Virizion will not like a Sludge Wave from Seismitoad should they be choice locked. The team is designed to run like a Sandstorm team that is very Bulky and good at taking hits. It has a Revenge Killer and a Surprise Pokemon as well as Pokemon with set jobs and abilities. I am sure this is a team everyone has seen before in some shape or form, but for me, its something I think is fun, and more so, different from other Sandstorm teams.