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Old November 4th, 2011 (06:50 AM).
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Tyranitar is the better Sandstreamer here because of its wide move pool:
-Stealth Rock
-Crunch
-Fire Blast
-Ice Beam/Superpower/Stone Edge
Nature: Sassy
EVs: 252 HP/64 SAtk/192 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Sandstream

If you're dead set on Hippowdon, use Leftovers instead of Focus Sash and change the nature and EVs to 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef

Pinch berries aren't released in Gen V yet, so a Swords Dance set might be better. It's also a good way to catch anyone expecting Poison Heal Gliscor off guard:
-Swords Dance
-Substitute
-Earthquake
-Acrobatics
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
Item: Flying Gem
Ability: Sand Veil

Thunder's accuracy is at 50% in sandstorm so use Thunderbolt instead. You can also consider Hidden Power (Fire) to kill off Ferrothorn. (on Magnezone)

I'd make Cradily the Curser:
-Curse
-Rock Slide/Stone Edge
-Earthquake/Seed Bomb
-Recover
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP/80 Def/176 SDef
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Suction Cups

Or
-Curse
-Seed Bomb/Rock Slide
-Rest
-Sleep Talk
Nature: Careful
EVs: 252 HP/80 Def/176 SDef
Item: Leftovers

I'd rather use Reuniclus over Swampert because of its better offensive prowess and the fact that Swampert has to compete with Gastrodon:
-Calm Mind
-Psychic/Psyshock
-Focus Blast
-Recover
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SAtk
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard
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