Partners In Polish [pimg]248[/pimg] Hello all and welcome to my first OU Rmt. This is a sand team I created which features two lethal sweepers who get the festivities staring with rock polish: Genesect and Landorus. These two are extremely deadly mid to late game and their sweeps are eased by a combination of hazards, burn and poison damage and residual sand damage spread by other members of the team. When I had faced either of these mons in the past, I realized their power and potential to sweep, so I figured having both together plus the proper assistance would lead to a solid team. Enjoy! In Depth [pimg]248[/pimg] Tyranitar @ Choice Band Trait: Sand Stream Adamant Nature 156 HP/252 Atk/100 Spe -Pursuit -Crunch -Superpower -Stone Edge I opted for Tyranitar over Hippowdown as my sand setter because Hippowdown's usual duties such as phazing, stealth rocks and toxic stall are covered by other members of the team. Additionally, Tyranitar equipped with a choice band brings massive physical power which is not found anywhere else on my team, and helps remove opposing mons who could interfere with my sweeps including specially defensive Zapdos, Blissey, Chansey andthe Lati twins. Ferrothorn @ Rocky Helmet Trait: Iron Barbs Relaxed Nature 252 HP/88 Def/168 Sp.Def -Spikes -Thunder Wave -Leech Seed -Power Whip Ferrothorn is an excellent utility pokemon. It can easily wear down opposition through stacking up leech seed and sandstorm damge while it sprads paralysis. On top of this, the combination of its fantastic ability iron barbs and a rocky helmet cause the opponent to lose about a quarter of their HP whenever they make contact with me. This happens quite often due to Ferro's many resitances I can switch into. I use power whip ove gyro ball as it causes some solid damage to the ground types who come in to absorb thunder waves. Heatran @ Leftovers Trait: Flash Fire Calm Nature 248 HP/252 Sp.Def/8 Spe -Lava Plume -Roar -Stealth Rock -Protect Specially defensive Heatran forms a great defensive core with physically defensive Slowbro. Common water, ground and fighting attacks aimed at Heatran are easily taken by Slowbro who in return has it's weaknesses absorbed by Heatran (except for electric which can be taken by Landorus or Ferrothon). Heatran is also a valuable utility poke who gets my rocks up, phazes, spreads occasional burns and scouts choiced ground moves with protect, which can lead to a Landorus set up. Slowbro @ Leftovers Trait: Regenerator Bold Nature 248 HP/244 Def/16 Sp.Atk -Toxic -Slack Off -Psyshock -Scald Don't be fooled by its UU status, Slowbro is an amzing physical wall in the OU metagame as well. Slowbro's massive defense stat, slack off and arguably the best abiliy in the game regenerator means it's extremely difficult to take down. The only moves that are capable of OHKOing are taken from defensive partners Ferrothon and Heatran who can both also take toxics which are aimed to slowly wear him down. On top of Slowbro's incredible longevity, he can fire off suprisingly strong psyshocks and scalds from a base 100 Special Attack, which ain't to shabby at all. Genesect @ Expert Belt Trait: Download Modest Nature 4 Sp.Def/252 Sp.Atk/252 Spe -Rock Polish -Bug Buzz -Thunderbolt -Ice Beam After a rock polish boost, we all know what Genesect can do. It's fantastic coverage allows me to use an expert belt and increase longvity instead of taking life orb recoil. I always have to make sure I can safely come in on an opposing mon that grants me a Special Attack boost which makes a huge difference when sweeping late. Landorus @ Life Orb Trait: Sheer Force Modest Nature 4 HP/252 Sp.Atk/252 Spe -Rock Polish -Earth Power -Hidden Power Ice -Focus Blast The same opening sentence in Genesect's description easily aplies to Landorus as well. In Landorus' case I can use a Life Orb because the recoil is negated by the genie's amazing ability: Sheer Force. It dosen't negate recoil from HP Ice but the coverage for dragons is worth the occassional 10% HP reduction. Sheer Force creates wickedly powerful special attacks coming from a base 115 Sp.Atk which absolutely dstroys any pokemon at low health or without any Sp.Def investment. One Last Look Thanks for reading! I'm open to suggestions so please rate!