Ohmahgawsh.... This is without doubt, my favorite Pokemon. Look at him roar. Omg. XD. Tyranitar is the only other Pokemon than Hipowdon to receive the ability Sand Stream in the game, which basically summons a free Sandstorm. Amazing. His bulk is immense with the sandstorm increase. His attack is gigantic, allowing him to OHKO many targets in the OU tier. He has a unique and fatal typing, making him very vulnerable but offensive. He peaked his potential in fourth generation, earning him a solid spot on the top of the OU tier list, but with the introduction of fifth generation, more fighting types have been used, making Tyranitar weaker. Now that Politoed and Ninetales have received the other weather abilities via Dreamworld, Tyranitar has to watch his back, and also has to be careful if used on a weather team. Despite all of this, Tyranitar still has a spot in OU, and he always will.
Sand Stream: Summons a sandstorm once the Pokemon enters the battle: AMAZING. Not to mention he gets an additional special defense boost, which increases his bulk.
Unnerve: Stops the opponent from using it's berry: WTF? This ability is kinda useless...... especially when you have something like Sand Stream.
Big Daddy Choice-Bander
-Fire Punch/Ice Punch
Ability: Sand Stream
EV: 252 attack, 188 HP, 68 speed
Item: Choice Band
This is the best set out there. Choice Banded Tyranitar can cause enough mayhem, but is a suicidal tactic. Most teams carry counters to Tyranitar, such as fighting types. Tyranitar has such a beastly attack power and bulk, he can withstand a Politoed's Scald in Sandstorm AND rain. He can usually 2HKO and OHKO Politoed. These EV's allow you to underspeed Politoed, which allows you to win weather wars. You want max attack, and some HP investment. Adamant is for max power. Fire Punch is for murdering Scizor, Ferrothorn, Forretress, and Skarmory. Ice Punch is for decimating Gliscor and scum. Stone Edge and Earthquake are your two primary powerful attacks. Pursuit is for catching switchers, trying to get in a counter.
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP, 40 attack, 96 sp. attack, 52 sp. def, 68 speed.
Classic third generation sub-boah set. In third generation, sub-boah sets were the domination of the competitive sets of battling. Substitute takes use of your huge HP and your bulk. Focus Punch can be used to kill steels and other rocks. Crunch is an obviously powerful STAB attack. Flamethrower can be used to decimate Scizor and other steel type scum. Ice Beam can once again be used to murder Gliscors. Leftovers makes you recover your HP every turn.
Tyranitar is actually very easy to take down if you have good prediction skill, and you know what kind of T-tar set the opponent is running. If the opponent is runnung Choice Banded T-Tar, you can easily take it out with Scizor's Superpower, Machamp's DynamicPunch, Conkeldurr's Mach Punch/Drain Punch, Infernape's Mach Punch/Close Combat, Lucario's Close Combat/Aura Sphere, and Scrafty's Drain Punch. If you don't have a fighting type, you probably won't be able to take down Tyranitar before it survives a hit and counters. Gyro Balls from Ferrothorn and Forretress, and Ferrothorn's Choice Banded Power Whip is also effective.
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