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Wall/Stall. Suction Cups to help with switching moves opponent has. Bulky Hp to take hits. Toxic to do further damage in addition to Sandstorm (And maybe Stealth Rock if set up) Protect and Recover to help Stall while Hp whittles away. Rock Slide for STAB.
With Bulkiness, Swords Dance/Baton Pass to even help set up Swampert for some hits or Rhyperior with Substitute and some ownage. Suggestions? Yache berry to help with 4x Weakness to Ice. Thinking Salac? No?
@ Expert Belt
Trait: Solid Rock
EVs: 132 HP / 192 Atk / 16 SDef / 168 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stone Edge
Main man of the team. EV spread helps with Bulkiness. Expert Belt for further Damage with Super-effective hits. If Gliscor sets up with Swords Dance/Baton Pass, 1 substitute and this guy can do massive damage with STAB attacks.
Tyranitar is the better Sandstreamer here because of its wide move pool:
-Ice Beam/Superpower/Stone Edge
EVs: 252 HP/64 SAtk/192 SDef
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:
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 rather use Reuniclus over Swampert because of its better offensive prowess and the fact that Swampert has to compete with Gastrodon:
EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SAtk
Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
Ability: Magic Guard
Tried Reuniclus, didn't work so well. I may try Alakazam with magic guard instead. Tested cradily with curse, not so efficient. Think ill stick with what I got. Magnezone does better than empoleon. Thinking I may try Starmie or even Heatran. Thoughts?