Thread: [Gen V] Rate my Sandstorm Team
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Old October 30th, 2011 (8:23 AM).
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    Hi, it's been a while. I hope all of you guys are doing well.

    Anyways, I'm back for another round of Pokemon team advise. This time it's a full team singles build, and I want to use Excadrill as a team. Already have a team tested on Pokemon Online, but I don't think I'm still good enough against sandstorm/anti-sandstorm teams.

    P.S. Criteria is Excadrill, so it's either sand or anti-sand.

    Without further ado, here's my team:

    Tyranitar @ Lum Berry
    Ability: Sand Stream
    Nature: Jolly
    EV: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Def
    Moves: Dragon Dance, Flamethrower, Rock Slide, Crunch

    As expected from Ttar, the offensive permanent sandstorm team. After setting up just once of Dragon Dance, he's a force to be reckoned with. Then takes care of Ghost, Psychic, Steel and Ground types with it's other 3 moves.

    Excadrill @ Air Balloon
    Ability: Sand Rush
    Nature: Jolly
    EV: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
    Moves: Swords Dance, Earthquake, X-Scissor, Rock Slide

    The main star of the team. Can't say anything more about him but he's an excellent sweeper. But once the opponent switches in an Excadrill, it's battle of the fastest and deadliest Excadrill.

    Garchomp @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Sand Veil
    Nature: Jolly
    EV: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
    Moves: Outrage, Flamethrower, Stone Edge, Earthquake

    Garchomp have a higher chance of evading moves that have <100% accuracy (e.g. Fire Blast, Blizzard), so he has a longer chance to stay on the field and kill off opponents' Pokemon.

    Skarmory @ Leftovers
    Ability: Sturdy
    Nature: Careful
    EV: 252 HP, 252 SpD, 4 Def
    Moves: Spikes, Roost, Whirlwind, Brave Bird

    A support-defense type Pokemon that can throw in Spikes and Whirlwind the opponents' Pokemon away to get more damage.

    Terrakion @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Justified
    Nature: Jolly
    EV: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 HP
    Moves: Close Combat, Stone Edge, X-Scissor, Sacred Sword

    Another strong but not as fast powerhouse, and the only fighting type in the group to take care of most sandstorm teams except for those faster than him.

    Empoleon @ Leftovers
    Ability: Torrent
    Nature: Modest
    EV: 252 SpA, 240 Spd, 16 HP
    Moves: Ice Beam, Surf, Agility, Grass Knot

    A not so strong sweeper, but is added in for more coverage against ground and rock type thanks to its STAB Surf. Also takes care of Water type Pokemon with Grass Knot.