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Sand Devastion!

Discussion in 'BW OU Teams' started by Dubois, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Dubois

    Dubois

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    Sand Devastation!

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    [​IMG][​IMG]I want to use a LandoRotom Offencive core,as I find it very hard to break. Not to mention the raw power of it.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I decided to add Tyraniter in order to compliment Landorus,and for stealth rocks.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Seeing as Scizor pops up on every other team,and I have a bit of a weakness to it, I chose magnezone as my Scizor check.And for the powerful electric hits to destroy Politoed.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Scizor was selected as my secondary physical sweeper for 2 reasones. 1.Because he takes no damage from sand storm. 2.I felt my team was too specialy biased.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I felt I need a secondary special sweeper,and A dragon to go with my 2 steel types,so I chose latios. He hits very hard and has few weaknesses,therefore fitting in my team.

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    Nimbus (Landorus-Therian) (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Intimidate
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
    Hasty Nature
    - Stone Edge
    - Earthquake
    - Hidden Power [Ice]
    - U-turn
    Mixed Lando-T is a beast,he looks awesome,he hits hard,has few weaknesses,what not to like? I decided to run a mixed set because almost all of my teams had trouble with Gliscor,and I wanted a counter for it,so I run HP Ice. Stone Edge and earthquake are there for good coverage and STAB.
    Then I can scout foes sets as a lead using U-turn. I really love using this guy,hes staying for sure.



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    Whirlpool (Rotom-Wash) @ Choice Scarf
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
    Timid Nature
    - Hydro Pump
    - Volt Switch
    - Trick
    - Hidden Power [Grass]
    I LOVE tricks shenanigans,and I think rotom is great user of them!
    Plus with his Dual STAB attacks he can hit most things like a truck!
    I run willo so fater I trick away my scarf,I can burn something physical to basicly render it useless. This may be my favorite competitive pokemon.



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    Omgzilla (Tyranitar) @ Leftovers
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
    Sassy Nature
    - Crunch
    - Stealth Rock
    - Pursuit
    - Fire Blast
    This guy can cause some serious pursuit trap anger,he can fire blast Ferros and set up rocks, I run Sassy and Special 252 special defence EV's in order to
    takes Raining surfs or hydro pumps from oposing water types.I need a sand summoner,and I feel this guy is way superior over Hippowdon.



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    Mosquito Squad (Magnezone) @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Magnet Pull
    EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
    Modest Nature
    - Volt Switch
    - Thunderbolt
    - Hidden Power [Fire]
    - Flash Cannon
    Back up! The mosquito squad is here! wrecking scizors all day long!
    With a choice specsed hidden power fire no Scizor can live a hit! And his other attacks will do massive damage to anything else! alot of the time i lead with him against rain teams and I volt switch out and do a large chunk to politoed and then revenge kill with scizor,I love using this guy!


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    Kisame (Scizor) @ Choice Band
    Trait: Technician
    EVs: 84 Atk / 252 HP / 172 SDef
    Careful Nature
    - Superpower
    - Bullet Punch
    - Bug Bite
    - U-turn
    The reason Im running the weird EV spread on this guy is to take some more special hits,but still do massive damage wih my attacks,sadly I dont have much to say about this guy other than he rocks :/
    I guess i could say that hes a great revenge killer with bullet punch,and an amazing pursuit trapper.



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    Blue Angel (Latios) (M) @ Life Orb
    Trait: Levitate
    EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
    Timid Nature
    - Substitute
    - Calm Mind
    - Psyshock
    - Dragon Pulse
    And here we are,the dragon of this team,as he speeds into battle at the speed of sound hitting everything hard with alife orbed draco meteor! I went with Lorb over specs or scarf because i already have 2 users of those,And so I am not locked into draco. I run recover just to recover off any Lorb damage I take. Hes an amazing special attacker and I love having him on this team
  2. Dubois

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  3. SomeDrunkRockLee

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    First thought: Hey, Look. Physically Defensive Gastrodon walls your /entire team/. Since it can take a Draco Meteor and recover the damage with proper investment. I might try to fix this, as it's kind of a problem; having your entire team walled by one Pokemon is also rather embarrassing.

    Well, first off, Landorus-T seems like the wrong choice for this team: Landorus-I hits the crucial 101 base speed and actually out damages Landorus-T when Earthquake, Stone-Edge, or Hidden Power Ice (in sandstorm).

    No Scizor can /Live/ a hit against that Magnezone, but EVERY variety of scizor can outspeed and OHKO that magnezone with superpower, which is kind of a turn off. Honestly, Magnezone is better off going with a standard Sub-Charge Beam set, which can not only take out scizor, but also give you a free hit against another Pokemon on their team after doing so. Sub-Charge Beam also has the ability to reliably take out Ferrothorn, something that your current Magnezone lacks. Additionally, no one's going to keep their Politoed in against a Magnezone, so the fact that Magnezone can KO Politoed is a moot point. If people are leaving Politoed in against a Magnezone, like you're hoping, then... I'll leave it at "you're getting extremely lucky." Additionally, it should be noted the Gastrodon walls this.

    Tyranitar is not "way superior over" Hippowdon; they just fit onto very different teams. Hippowdon provides instant recovery along with being a great physical wall, capable of switching into Pokemon like Scizor repeatedly without being worn down.

    On Scizor, Superpower is A NECESSITY. Otherwise you're walled by about 80% of the metagame. Including becoming set up fodder for Ferro and giving Rotom-W a free switch in. Get rid of Bug-Bite; you already have U-Turn.

    Latios is totally walled by a number of Pokemon, including Ferrothorn, Jirachi, and Tyranitar, the last of which can simply pursuit Latios to death. Use a more standard set or opt for a booster, such as Sub-CM Latios/Latias.
  4. Dubois

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    Ferro isnt a huge problem,Tyraniter can Fireblast him,but I'll try and think of a better counter,Im trying HP grass on Rotom for Gastrodon,and Im trying a Sub CM set for latios,and your right,scizor needs super power,but its ashame too see pursuit go, I love that move. I never said it was way supperior,I said it was my opinion that it is. And in my experiance hippodwon can be taken down pretty easily by a banded scior, 2 to 3 hits from bug bite and you should be good
  5. SomeDrunkRockLee

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    Latios can beat Ferro, but you need to run recover > psyshock; it's a mono attacking set.

    Next, why are you having Ferro Problems? You have a FREAKING MAGNEZONE. Magnezone's whole purpose in life is to beat Ferrothorn. That's about all he can and should be doing. Maybe the occasional Skarm/Forre/Scizor, but mostly just Ferrothorn.

    Again, I still reccomend Lando-I for the ability to outdamage Lando-T in sandstorm on EQ and Stone Edge, provide a higher base speed, and have a harder hitting HP Ice...
  6. Lady Alex

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    For your latios set, I definitely recommend running recover over substitute and surf over psyshock. With sand + LO damage, your latios's survivability is extremely limited if you're using substitute. At +1, you're already going to KO breloom with dragon pulse, and using surf allows you to avoid being walled by heatran. Ferrothorn shouldn't be an issue since you have magnezone support.

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