Thread: [Gen V] Sandstorm FTW
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Old January 19th, 2012 (7:39 AM).
sent1mental sent1mental is offline
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Starmie and Cradily needs to go
you dont really need a spinner when you have gliscor, lucario and landrous immune to toxic and not to mention 2 of them arent hurt by spikes.
leftovers on TTar > focus stash. focus stash is for suicide leads and in gen 5 no one uses suicide leads in OU anymore so lefties is a better option on TTar
to be honest i'd ditch landrous because to have gliscor and landrous on the same team is not sucha hot idea both being 4x weak to ice

first i would suggest a change in TTar's moveset

TTAR @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 64 SAtk / 192 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Stealth Rock / Thunder (Thunder against politoeds who may think its safe to switch into your TTar)
- Pursuit/Ice Beam (pursuit good for trapping celebi's, latios's, latias's)
- Crunch
- Fire Blast

3 pokemon that would do well as replacements

Rotom W fairly bulky can be switched into water and ice attacks thrown at gliscor and TTar and also quad resists steel type attacks. It can volt switch in and out giving you switch initiative. Also trick is very good for crippling walls such as terrorthorn, skarmory etc. which allows your sweepers gliscor and lucario to set up and sweep. not to mention Rotom W is a great pokemon to lead off with against rain teams and other sand teams i.e. politoed perfect replacement for starmie

Rotom-W @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Levitate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
- Volt Switch (Good for switch checking)
- Hydro Pump
- Hidden Power Fire / Hidden Power Ice
- Trick

Latios replaces landrous as your revenge killer, although he is weak to ice is immune to ground and most hazards and it resists fighting and water attacks which hurts your lucario and TTar. Choice Specs Draco Meteor hits everything hard. The reason why Latios is better than landrous on this time is simple Latios has more type coverage, landerous hits almost exactly the same types as Gliscor, Ttar, Cradily and Lucario in your team.

Latios @ Choice Specs
Nature: Timid
Trait: levitate
EVs:4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
- Draco Meteor
- Surf
- Hidden Power Fire / Dragon Pulse
- Trick

Heatran to replace cradily, Heatran is a good switch into U-turn and Volt switch for he wont take that much damage from those 2 moves. He can also set up stealth rocks instead letting your TTar carry it. Your team doesnt really need a defensive wall with rotom and gliscor in your team. Roar to phase out sweepers and also really hurt sun team users (fire pokemon)
Lava plume is like scald good for the burn but if some may prefer flamethrower for the damage

Heatran @ leftovers
Nature: Calm
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 248 HP / 100 SpD / 160 Spe
- Lava Plume / Flamethrower
- Protect / Stealth Rocks
- Roar
- Earth Power / Toxic

With these changes in your team you shouldn't need a spinner because only your TTar can get poisoned and also Lucario's moveset should be

-Aura Sphere
-Dark Pulse
-Vacuum Wave
-Nasty Plot

Dark pulse is better than Flask Canon and Dragon Pulse because Dark hits everything that Aura Sphere Doesn't. Flask Canon only hits ice and rock and Aura Sphere hits them for super effective damage already. Dragon pulse only hits dragons hard so Vacuum Wave is a better choice incase your opponent chooses to kill Lucario with a Mach Punch you can out speed with Vacuum Wave.