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Old November 4th, 2011 (6:35 AM).
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    Alright so this is my FIRST attempt on a Sandstorm team. Let's see how I did.

    @ Focus Sash
    Trait: Sand Stream
    EVs: 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Def
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Stealth Rock
    - Slack Off
    - Ice Fang
    - Earthquake

    Mr. Set up Sandstorm. Use his Slack Off to help set up Stealth Rock quickly. Ice Fang for those Dragon's. May change move set up a bit.

    @ Leftovers
    Trait: Suction Cups
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
    Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)
    - Protect
    - Toxic
    - Rock Slide
    - Recover

    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.

    @ Lum Berry
    Trait: Torrent
    EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Curse
    - Earthquake
    - Rest
    - Ice Punch

    Heavy Hitter. A few Curse's and this guy is nearly unbeatable. Rest + Lum Berry for early Hp Recovery during Curse Set up. Open for other move/item suggestions.

    @ Yache Berry
    Trait: Sand Veil
    EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
    Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
    - Baton Pass
    - Swords Dance
    - Night Slash
    - Aerial Ace

    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)
    - Substitute
    - Megahorn
    - Earthquake
    - 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.

    @ Choice Specs
    Trait: Magnet Pull
    EVs: 80 HP / 56 Def / 252 SAtk / 120 SDef
    Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
    - Flash Cannon
    - Thunder
    - Tri Attack
    - Hidden Power [Ice]

    Magnezone was just added in for a Special hitter. I have other choices though that I would like opinions on. Helps keep in any Steel-types with Magnet Pull. Any?

    Possible Changes:
    Jirachi > Magnezone (Special sweeper)
    Empoleon > Magnezone (SubPetaya Moveset)
    Heatran > Cradily (Torment Stall)
    Heatran > Magnezone (Metal Sound move set)

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    Old November 4th, 2011 (6:50 AM).
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    Tyranitar is the better Sandstreamer here because of its wide move pool:
    -Stealth Rock
    -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
    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:
    -Rock Slide/Stone Edge
    -Earthquake/Seed Bomb
    Nature: Careful
    EVs: 252 HP/80 Def/176 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Suction Cups

    -Seed Bomb/Rock Slide
    -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
    -Focus Blast
    Nature: Bold
    EVs: 252 HP/252 Def/4 SAtk
    Item: Life Orb/Leftovers
    Ability: Magic Guard

    Old November 4th, 2011 (10:20 AM).
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      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?

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