Drapion @ Leftovers
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Swords Dance
Role: Physical Sweeper
What it Does: Drapion can use its good typing, high speed and decent attack to defeat most of the metagame after a swords dance. Crunch and Earthquake give pretty good coverage, and Taunt allows Drapion to set up on threats such as Cofagrigus, who would otherwise boost or use Trick Room. It also doesn't care about Uxie and Mesprit, and can taunt them and boost until its time to Crunch!
Good Teammates: Things that can beat Drapion counters such as Steelix and Poliwrath are very handy. Gothitelle can switch in on both of them and defeat them. Bulky Ground-types such as Rhydon also aren't bothered by this set at all, so using something like Torterra or Tangrowth to handle them is reccomended. Nidoqueen can handle most of the threats to Drapion quite well, they share a ground weakness so she cant switch in. Galvantula can OHKO nearly every threat to Drapion, since it has Bug / Electric / Grass type coverage.
Counters: Rhydon, Steelix, Poliwrath, Quagsire, even Sandslash can defeat Drapion. It really struggles until these threats are removed. It can be revenged killed by fast threats such as Aerodactyl and Archeops with ease as well.
Additional Comments: I like Drapion, its a lot of fun to use and I find it on most of my teams!