To be honest,I don't think Choice Scarf chomp to be all that prominent.Choice Scarf Terrakion,Scarf Moxie Mence and Scarf Landorus are pokes which have significant advantage over chomp in their role.
Scarf terrakion is probably Scarf chomp's biggest rival.108 base speed means that Terrakion can outspeed neutral speed chloro abusers and speed tie with Scarf Keldeo and can easily switch into genesect especially with sand up,things garchomp can't.just like chomp terrakion boasts of perfect STAB coverage and mons that resist them are rare sight in OU.While Chomp's STAB resists Skarmory is a common sight in defensive teams,Bronzong too is rising in usage for Torn-T and Sheer Force Landorus.While you may behold imperfect accuracy of stone edge,scarf terrak has Rock slide for more accuracy and can use EQ or X-Scissor to hit things like Tentacruel and Latios for SE damage.Also,in response of stone edge's shaky accuracy Garchomp's strongest STAB outrage locks it in and make its exposed to revenge killing.Garchomp may have more bulk and ability to take Mach and Bullet Punch,but a weakness to ice shard as well as the presence of a 4x weakness hinders this asset.Terrakion can even have more Bulk on average if it's used in Sand with that 50% spdef boost.
When using chomp on suspect ladder,I found the SD yache set to be it's most effective set.Especially with that huge bulk.Even then thinking chomp to be game breaking is silly imo
Another Garchomp set not mentioned here is Sub+3 Attacks.A lot of players used it in quite effectively in DW OU,and is seen in ShakeItUp's and Kidogo's RMT.I also tried it out in suspect ladder during last few days and it seemed to be more effective than SubSD(fuck you skarmory).It is very useful against the majority of offensive teams this meta getting KOs when protected by a Sub.It's also very effective against defensive teams.When you Sub,people expect sub SD and send their skarmopy only to get dented by Fire Blast.This makes the likes of Scarf Mence and other physical sweeper able to sweep more freely.The set is
Garchomp (M) @ Leftovers/Life Orb/Salac Berry/Yache Berry/whatever you like
Trait: Rough Skin
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)
- Dragon Claw/Outrage
- Fire Blast
Leftovers and Dragon Claw are usually prefered but the extra power of LO and outrage comes in handy too.The former options makes it more of a lure while the later focuses on self sweeping/wall breaking
Last edited by White symphoni; Oct 14th, 2012 at 3:05:13 AM.