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Sandstorm Gen4 UU

Discussion in 'Past Gen Teams' started by Painkiller Already, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Painkiller Already

    Painkiller Already

    Jul 2, 2011
    Here we go:

    Hippopotas @ Focus Sash
    Sand Stream
    EVs: 212 HP, 212 Def, 28 SP. Def
    - Stealth Rock
    - Earthquake
    - Toxic
    - Protect

    Setting up Sandstorm is the main reason or this little hippo. He usually gets up Stealth Rock, since he has protect to deal with Fake Out breaking his Sash. If I get lucky I might get something poisoned.

    Rhyperior @ Leftovers
    Solid Rock
    EVs: 140 HP, 252 Atk, 116 Def
    - Earthquake
    - Stone Edge
    - Megahorn
    - Substitute

    This guy works great with Shuckle and Encore. If Shuckle encores a resisted move it's an insta-switch. Also since Shuckle has extremely low HP, it is extremely common that people Seismic Toss it. Since Rhyperior can stay behind his sub after S-toss it is also an insta-switch.

    Shuckle @ Leftovers
    EVs: 244 HP, 252 Def, 12 Sp. Def
    - Toxic
    - Encore
    - Knock Off
    - Rest

    Great all purpose wall. Blocks so many threats it's unreal. Encore works extremely well with Rhyperior and it also serves as a "i don't know what to do = switch to Shuckle." Main drawback from Shuckle is that he doesn't like Stealth Rock.

    Cradily @ Leftovers
    Suction Cups
    EVs: 252 HP, 4 Atk, 252 Sp. Def
    - Rock Slide
    - Curse
    - Rest
    - Sleep Talk

    A GREAT staller on a sandstorm team. He can take pretty much any special attack well and set up his curses with RestTalk. His great ability also makes him impossible to phaze.

    Quagsire @ Leftovers
    Water Absorb
    EVs: 252 HP, 76 Atk, 180 Def
    - Eathquake
    - Waterfall
    - Yawn
    - Recover

    I needed something to take water moves and Quagsire is just a beast at it. Resisting sandstorm plus being able to absorb the common water moves against me is just too good to pass up. Yawn works well with Rhyperior as getting something asleep is a great way to set up a sub.

    Blastoise @ Leftoves
    EVs: 252 HP, 132 Def, 124 Sp. Def
    - Rapid Spin
    - Surf
    - Toxic
    - Protect

    I needed a spinner for Shuckle, and Blastoise seemed great. It also serves a my only special attacker on the team and another toxic staller.

    Threat List:
    Torterra - I just don't know what to about this guy. If it gets up a sub it's game over. If I somehow get a toxic on it, I can stall it all day though.
    Haze Milotic - Completely walls Cradily and makes it useless. I usually just toxic it, but that makes it more resilliant against Rhyperior.

    Find any flaws? Be sure to let me know!
  2. Painkiller Already

    Painkiller Already

    Jul 2, 2011
  3. Triangles

    is a Past SPL Champion

    Dec 14, 2011
    Your Hippopotas doesn't have full EV's - you can still disperse 60 extra EV's around the stats. Maybe invest a few into Attack or Speed since it's Sashed. Otherwise... nice team.
  4. IronJustice


    Mar 9, 2012
    Very nice team, you have obviously thought a lot about this. And you are correct about Quag being a beast. You get a golf clap
  5. michael

    michael m as in mancy
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    Jun 26, 2011
    You need to expand your descriptions of the Pokemon. Shuckle is not a viable Pokemon as it is beaten by literally every Steel or Poison type that isn't 100% dependant on their item. Most Fighting types can tear a hole through your team as well as can Water types.

    There are too many obvious flaws in the team to get a proper rate.

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