View Full Version : RMT Sandstorm: Take 1.

03-19-2008, 06:20 PM
First real SS team I've made. It's pretty good. I'm focusing mainly on taking out threats with Hippowdon, Starmie, Gliscor, and Blissey to pave the way for a late game sweep with Garchomp. Tyranitar is there for extra SS and mainly just to bring down Cresselia, who can really mess up Garchomp.

Hippowdon @ Leftovers
Nature: Impish
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 6 Atk / 252 Def
=Slack Off
=Ice Fang

Lead. I might invest some SpDef EVs. I need to do some tweaking, but for now the standard set has served me fine.

Starmie @ Leftovers
Nature: Timid
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 172 HP / 120 SpA / 216 Spe
=Rapid Spin
=Recover / Ice Beam

Curious whether I should run a CounterStar with Rapid Spin or a Standard SpinStar. I know I need Thunderbolt to handle Gyarados, but I'm still unsure on the last move. IMO this is the best utility Pokémon in the game.

Gliscor @ Leftovers
Nature: Impish
Ability: Sand Veil
EVs: 252 HP / 6 Atk / 252 Def
=Aerial Ace / Stone Edge / Taunt
=Stealth Rock

Heracross and Lucario counter. Help on second move please.

Blissey @ Leftovers
Nature: Calm
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 252 Def / 80 SpA / 176 SpD
=Thunder Wave
=Flamethrower/Seismic Toss
=Grass Knot

Beast. I will always take less than 50% from Aura Sphere from a SpecsLucario. That'll let me Thunderwave it, Softboiled up, and take it out.

Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Nature: Brave
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 96 Atk / 160 SpAtk
=Ice Beam
=Focus Punch

Wall breaking beast.

Garchomp @ Yache Berry / Leftovers
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe
=Swords Dance
=Fire Fang / Substitute
=Dragon Claw

Testing both out. Both kick ass. Fire Fang w/ Yache Berry, Substitute w/ Leftovers. I love how people just forget about this set. Basically all of Garchomp's main counters that come in will die. The only one that will cause trouble is Cresselia, who TTar will manhandle.

Yea. Rate please. A lot of stuff can work in Garchomp's spot; I've been successful with Lucario there as well. My main concern with this team is Mamoswine, but to be honest I can usually predict my way around him. And I don't want ******* Bronzong on my team because it is the biggest liability in the world. :ermm: One man's opinion.

03-19-2008, 06:30 PM
I would go with Taunt on Gliscor, but thats just my opinion. I like Cradily over Blissey as a Sp Wall in SS, but thats still just my opinion. Looks good otherwise