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Old April 19th, 2011 (2:57 PM).
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    So, I have a competitive team made. It is a Sandstorm team. Please, tell me what you think of them. (Note, this was made in Pearl, so I haven't added any 5th gens.)


    Masquerade (Roserade)
    Natural Cure - Bold @ Black Sludge
    ~Spikes
    ~Poison Spikes
    ~Stun Spore
    ~Rest
    EVs: 252-Hp, 152-Def, 104-Def

    So, you can see where I was going with this. It comes out, sets up as much entry hazards as it can, uses rest, then swaps out. Natural Cure makes sure it is awake if I send it out again.

    Naboru (Tyranitar)
    Sand Stream - Adamant @ Choice Band
    ~Crunch
    ~Stone Edge
    ~Aerial Ace
    ~Avalanche
    Evs: 252-Attack, 148-Speed, 108-Defense

    Ttar is the main focus of this team. It gives an unlimited sandstorm, and makes a good physical sweeper. Sandstorm also provides a 1.5x boost to his defense. Avalanche gets rid of those pesky grass types, whilst Aerial Ace deals with fighting types and evasive poke's.

    Lineback (Skarmory)
    Sturdy - Jolly @ Salac Berry
    ~Spikes
    ~Whirlwind
    ~Roost
    ~Drill Peck
    EVs: 252-Speed, 148-SpDef, 100-Def

    Skarmory is more of a backup plan. It sets up any Spikes Roserade couldn't, then spams whirlwind for entry hazard damage. Roost to help keep it on the field, and Drill Beak is in case it gets Taunted.

    MSL-XFV1 (Metagross)
    Clear Body - Adamant @ Cutsap Berry
    ~Stealth Rocks
    ~Reflect
    ~Bullet Punch
    ~Explosion
    EVs: 252-Attack, 152-SpDef, 100-Def

    I love this set. It can set up MORE entry hazards, Reflect takes care of those oh-too-common EQ's. Bullet Punch keeps me from worrying about being too slow. And Cutsap allows Metagross to go out with a bang when it's low on health.

    Daisy (Cacturn)
    Sand Veil - Jolly @ Leichi Berry
    ~Substitute
    ~Leech Seed
    ~Sucker Punch
    ~Needle Arm
    EVs: 200-Attack, 200-Speed, 108-Def

    I forgot where I saw this strategy, but it works. Sand Veil raises evasiveness, so Cacturn can hide behind the Sub and Fire of STAB Sucker Punches. Leech Seed is there to keep it's health up as long as it can.

    Salina (Gastrodon)
    Storm Drain - Bold @ Leftovers
    ~Stockpile
    ~Recover
    ~Toxic
    ~Surf
    EVs: 252-Hp, 200-SpDef, 56- Def

    One of the best walls I've used. Stockpile gets both defenses up, Recover keeps the health up, Toxic whittles the opponent down, and Surf prevents it from being owned by Steel types.

    So, that's the team. I was thinking about putting an attack move on Roserade, and maybe replacing Cacturn, but I don't know. Any comments and tips would be appreciated.
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    Old April 20th, 2011 (4:37 AM).
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    Roserade is complete Taunt bait. This set is better:
    -Toxic Spikes
    -Sleep Powder/Grasswhistle
    -Leaf Storm/Grass Knot/Energy Ball
    -Hidden Power (Fire/Ice)
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Focus Sash
    Ability: Natural Cure

    Give Tyraniboah a shot:
    -Substitute
    -Focus Punch
    -Crunch/Dark Pulse
    -Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/Flamethrower
    Nature: Quiet
    EVs: 252 HP/60 Atk/176 SAtk/20 Spe
    Item: Leftovers

    You're wasting Skarmory's defensive potential; change its nature and EVs to this: Impish, 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef

    Your Metagross set is better off in the lead slot, but I'd change it to this:
    -Agility
    -Meteor Mash
    -Earthquake
    -ThunderPunch/Zen Headbutt
    Nature: Adamant/Jolly
    EVs: 60 HP/252 Atk/196 Spe
    Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry

    Focus Punch is better in place of Needle Arm because it has good synergy with Substitute and Sucker Punch.
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    Old April 20th, 2011 (11:24 AM).
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      Roserade is complete Taunt bait. This set is better:
      -Toxic Spikes
      -Sleep Powder/Grasswhistle
      -Leaf Storm/Grass Knot/Energy Ball
      -Hidden Power (Fire/Ice)
      Nature: Timid
      EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
      Item: Focus Sash
      Ability: Natural Cure

      Give Tyraniboah a shot:
      -Substitute
      -Focus Punch
      -Crunch/Dark Pulse
      -Thunderbolt/Ice Beam/Flamethrower
      Nature: Quiet
      EVs: 252 HP/60 Atk/176 SAtk/20 Spe
      Item: Leftovers

      You're wasting Skarmory's defensive potential; change its nature and EVs to this: Impish, 252 HP/252 Def/4 SDef

      Your Metagross set is better off in the lead slot, but I'd change it to this:
      -Agility
      -Meteor Mash
      -Earthquake
      -ThunderPunch/Zen Headbutt
      Nature: Adamant/Jolly
      EVs: 60 HP/252 Atk/196 Spe
      Item: Life Orb/Lum Berry

      Focus Punch is better in place of Needle Arm because it has good synergy with Substitute and Sucker Punch.
      Actually, most of these sound like good ideas, but honestly, I like Metagross just where he is. I've used so much that I know exactly how to pull it off. I still might replace Skarmory and Cacturn if I find good replacements.
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