Hello. This is my first post on these forums. This is my sand team that has put me at a peak of a 1798 Rank on the PokemonShowdown Battle Simularor. Anyway here is the team. Tyranitar @ Focus Sash Trait: Sand Stream EVs: 252 Spd / 4 Atk / 252 HP Adamant Nature - Crunch - Earthquake - Stealth Rock - Dragon Dance Tyranitar is The sand setter on this team (Obviously) and a hazard setter (Also Obviously). He has focus sash to keep him from being OHKO and allowing him to get up the Stealth Rocks. Dragon Dance is one of my favorite moves for tyranitar as it boosts both attack and speed allowing him to hit hard late game with both Earthquake and Crunch. Excadrill @ Life Orb Trait: Sand Rush EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Earthquake - Iron Head - Swords Dance - RapidSpin Excadrill is my sweeper of the team. With a base attack stat of 135 and a speed stat of 88 he is a magor threat. His ability Sand Rush then doubles his speed stat making his speed over 500 and his attack 405. If he gets up a swords dance he can boost his attack even more and giving him an almost guarentee sweep with Earthquake and Iron Head. Oh and guess what? Iron Head has a 30% chance to make the opponet flinch. Skarmory @ Leftovers Trait: Sturdy EVs: 232 Def / 252 HP / 24 Spd Bold Nature - Roost - Spikes - Taunt - Whirlwind Skarmory is another hazard setter. he can wall almost any physical attacker and get up the spikes and if Tyranitar has SR up The hazard damage will be unreal. He can then use roost to heal all the damage he took while setting hazards and then whirlwind away. He then has taunt to cripple other Hazard setters. Garchomp (M) @ Life Orb Trait: Sand Veil EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Jolly Nature - Outrage - Earthquake - Swords Dance - Fire Fang Garchomp is yet another sweeper. With Jolly nature his speed is pretty decent and if he gets up a swords dance his attack stat will be amazing. Sand Veil boosts his evasion making the opponets moves miss more often. Outrage is his most powerfull move as it completley destroys things such as Giritina, Shaymin-S and Palkia. Earthquake is his ground type STAB move and Fire Fang is a counter for Ferrothorn and Fortress witch both seem to be somewhat common. Arceus-Ghost @ Spooky Plate Trait: Multitype EVs: 252 Atk / 4 HP / 252 Spd Adamant Nature - ShadowClaw - Recover - Swords Dance - ExtremeSpeed Arceus is yet another heavy hitter. With adamant nature his attack stat is pretty good making Extreme Speed hit somewhat decent. Recover is a very handy move as it can heal any damage taken while setting up a SwordsDance. Shaymin-Sky @ Life Orb Trait: Serene Grace EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef Timid Nature - Air Slash - Seed Flare - Substitute - Earth Power The final Pokemon on this team is the Amazing and Incredible Shaymin-S. Serene Grace as its ability is VERY VERY handy. It boosts the chance for Seed Flare and EarthPower to lower the targets Special Defence if they do not faint leaving there a very good chance for the next move to KO. Air Slash's Flinch rate is also boosted by SereneGrace witch is very handy. Substitute can be used when predicted switches happen. Shaymin is also a Counter for the weather producers Groudon and Kyogre leaving shaymin the most helpfull member on the entire team.