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Old 05-30-2009, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: Need help with this sandstorm team

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I would replace Aerodactyl with Heatran, and thats all really, sorry I cant be of much help.
I on Netbattle Supremacy use it as lead:


Heatran (M) @ Shuca Berry
Trait: Flash Fire
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Spd / 252 SAtk
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Earth Power
- Explosion
- Fire Blast
- Stealth Rock


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Old 05-30-2009, 08:01 PM
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@GoldGroudon: Unless I misunderstood you, you said that Cruch on T-tar could be replaced. Crunch is a staple of Tyranitar, and can't be replaced on this set. The only move that could be replaced is EQ, which can go for Aqua Tail or Fire Punch. As far as I know, though, EQ is fine.

For Metagross, don't use Bullet Punch and Agility on the same set. It's mostly redundant.

On Rhyperior, NEVER use Rock Wrecker. While its insanely strong, Stone Edge deals more damage over 2 turns and a recharge turn screams, ''Come set up on me!'' Stone Edge>Rock Wrecker. Also, use an EV spread of 244 HP/184 Df/80 SpDf for a tank set, which I recommend. For its moves, use EQ, Stone Edge, Megahorn or Avalanche, and Stealth Rock or Roar.

Also, like Gold Groudon suggested, a Blissey will help take the Special attacks mercilessly thrown at Rhyperior. Try this Blissey set instead, though.

Blissey@Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
Calm Nature (+SpDf -Atk)
EVs: 40 HP/252 Df/216 SpDf
-Softboiled
-Aromatherapy/Ice Beam
-Thunder Wave
-Seismic Toss

If you don't want to be walled by Ghosts and don't mind losing Aromatherapy, you can use Ice Beam over it. If you use Ice Beam, move the HP EVs to Special Attack.

@GoldGroudon and Versin: Yes, Heatran is a good lead. It can take out Bronzong, Metagross, and other slow leads. It also will almost always get SR up, too.
EDIT: Sheesh, Sebastien beat me to this as well. That's 3 times in 2 days. *Sigh*

@WeeWee: You can probably find somebody in the trade thread here who will give you a Stealth Rock TM. I have no idea who, though. Yeah, I know you scrapped this team, but I thought I might as well give you more advice should you decide to use it ever.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:02 PM
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On that Heatran I would use Earthquake instead of Stealth Rock. ;)
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: Need help with this sandstorm team

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On that Heatran I would use Earthquake instead of Stealth Rock. ;)
You mean the one suggested by Sebastien Loeb?

It might be worth noting that that Heatran already has Earth Power, which operates off of Heatran's higher sp. attack. So Earthquake is not needed.

Also, Stealth Rock can be a very valuable move, as it can turn 2 and 3HKO's into 1 and 2 hit KO's. Plus it really puts dents in flying types in general, forces opponents to be more wary of switching in Pokes, etc., as well as breaking the odd Focus Sasher which can be very annoying.
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