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Old November 10th, 2012 (2:37 AM).
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    Hey guys Ive made my first sandstorm team with a batton passing shell smash and was wondering what you think of it. It is just for a local competition where anything is allowed except legendaries.

    Tyranitar @ Expert Belt
    Sand Stream
    EV's 4Hp, 252Atk, 252Spe
    Ice punch
    Fire punch
    Stone Edge

    Garchomp @ Bright Powder
    Sand Veil
    EV's 4HP, 252Atk, @252Spe
    Swords Dance
    Double Team

    Blaziken @ Leftovers
    Speed Boost
    EV's 4HP, 252Atk, 252Spe
    Swords Dance
    Hi Jump Kick
    Flare Blitz

    Alakazam @ Life Orb
    Magic Guard
    EV's 4HP, 252Spd, 252Spe
    Focus Blast
    Shadow Ball
    Hidden Power Ice

    Excadrill @ Air Balloon
    Sand Rush
    EV's 60HP, 252Atk, 196Spe
    Sword Dance
    Iron Head
    Stone Edge

    Gorbyss @ White Herb
    Swift Swim
    EV's 60HP, 196Spd, 252Spe
    Shell Smash
    Baton Pass
    Ice Beam

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    Old November 10th, 2012 (12:17 PM).
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    Honestly, sandstorm makes it hard to Baton Pass boosts, given that the passers and recipients may not have enough time to survive on the field, due to Sandstorm chipping away at their HP. You could try if you want.

    Tyranitar is slow as heck, and is better off using bulky spreads to take advantage of the 1.5x Special Defense boosts it gets in Sandstorm. It can also use Choice Scarf if you really want it to be fast:
    -Stone Edge
    Nature: Adamant
    EVs: 180 HP/252 Atk/76 Spe
    Item: Choice Band
    Ability: Sand Stream

    -Stealth Rock
    -Fire Blast/Superpower/Stone Edge
    Nature: Sassy/Careful
    EVs: 252 HP/4 Atk/252 SDef
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Sand Stream

    -Stone Edge
    Nature: Jolly
    EVs: 4 HP/252 Atk/252 Spe
    Item: Choice Scarf
    Ability: Sand Stream

    I know that your team is for a local competition, but just in case, remove Double Team from Garchomp, since your opponents might frown down upon the move. Replace it with Fire Fang or Stone Edge. To make it easier for Garchomp to set up SD, you can use Yache Berry or Haban Berry to weaken Ice or Dragon moves, respectively.

    Blaziken is an Uber. Given that your team has a hard time with bulky waters, I'd suggest Ferrothorn to help take them on:
    -Spikes/Stealth Rock
    -Leech Seed
    -Power Whip/Protect
    -Gyro Ball/Thunder Wave/Protect
    Nature: Relaxed
    EVs: 252 HP/88 Def/168 SDef
    Item: Leftovers/Shed Shell

    Given Alakazam's general fraility, you can opt for Focus Sash to help it live a potentially fatal hit, bar multi-hit moves.

    Excadrill can't learn Stone Edge. It can learn Rock Slide, but not that move. Why that's the case is beyond me.

    Given how strong (and fast) most of your Pokemon are already, Gorebyss seems like overkill on the team, though it can use Shell Smash to help Tyranitar overcome its Speed problems. Most of your Pokemon are physically-oriented, so Skarmory and Gliscor could be potential problems. Starmie can check/counter both quite nicely:
    -Hydro Pump/Surf
    -Ice Beam
    -Rapid Spin/Recover
    Nature: Timid
    EVs: 252 SAtk/4 SDef/252 Spe
    Item: Leftovers
    Ability: Natural Cure


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