This is my first gen 5 team. I'd appreciate any and all help. Obviously in a sandstorm team you're going to need a sand streamer. I went for Tyranitar, because i'm not such a big fan of hippowdon. Tyranitar @ Lum Berry Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 HP / 88 SAtk / 168 SDef Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd) - Crunch - Stealth Rock - Fire Blast - Superpower I decided to go with a lead set because I figured i might aswell, seeing as I want sand up asap. Fire Blast for stuff like Skarmory/Nattorei, who think they can lead off when they see my T-tar. Superpower is for opposing Tyranitars and Darkrai. And Crunch just for stab i guess. But i'm not sure if this is the best choice for my T-tar. Would especially like to hear your oppinions on this one. So next is of course the obvious choice in a sand offense team. Doryuuzu @ Balloon Trait: Sand Throw EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Swords Dance - Earthquake - Rock Slide - X-Scissor Well who else? Given chance to set up, he will rape any non weather team X-Scissor is to hit those pesky Grass types who resist Earthquake. Not too sure on the item choice. Someone recomened Baloon to me. Is it worth the power loss of Life Orb? Shandera @ Choice Scarf Trait: Shadow Tag EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Hidden Power [Fighting] - Overheat - Shadow Ball - Energy Ball Man this guy is incredibly broken. Guaranteed to get at least one clean KO each match. Standard spread for coverage Energy Ball for Waters/Ground/Rock. HP-Fighting mainly for T-tar. And of course Shadoww Ball and Overheat for dual stab. I went with Overheat ofer Fire Blast/Flamethrower because he's not staying in after i ko a pokemon anyway, so imo the Spe Atk drop is worth it. Next I wanted a pokemon that could deal with the fighting types (mainly Roopushin) my Tyranitar and Dory struggle against so much. Gliscor @ Toxic Orb Trait: Poison Heal EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Acrobat - Earthquake - Fling - Protect This guy is easily the MVP of this team. Poison Heal Gliscor kicks so much ass. Only thing i'm unsure of though is the EV spread. Should i go for a more bulky spread? He seems to have an easy enough time surviving any non SE hits aimed at him, and then he just recovers again with Protect/Poison Heal. So at this point i've obviously got a huge water/ice weakness. Vaporeon @ Leftovers Trait: Water Absorb EVs: 192 HP / 252 Def / 64 SDef Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk) - Boil Over - Wish - Protect - Roar Vaporeon covers those two weaknesses, and then some! I'm continually astounded by how beastly this thing is. Obviously Vaporeon benefits from the new Wish mechanic. Also I went with Roar because otherwise I would have big trouble with Set up sweepers like SD Scizor and CM Cune. Then in the last slot I just felt i needed a special sweeper. Latios @ Choice Specs Trait: Levitate EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Hidden Power-Fire - Trick - Surf I mainly chose him because he's the strongest special sweeper i could think of. Also he does help with a few of my weaknesses. One problem i have with this, is that he's completely walled by Nattorei. So maybe HP-Fire over Surf? Would also help kill the Scizor switch ins. Overall I've noticed some big problems vs Nattorei, Skarmory, and SD Scizor. Maybe Magnezone over Latios? So that's my intro to gen 5. I hope it's not too bad, and once again all help is greatly appreciated.