Choice Scarf is a real force to be reckoned with. The ability to gain multiple boosts (and water is resited by the omnipresent steels) may seem similiar to Salamence but Gyarados has a much better STAB. Bounce should not get any uses except on DD sets because of the two turns and can end up missing too. Because Cscarf is viable I would say why it outclasses salmence in ways.
- Waterfall gets a rain boost
- no confusion
- not locked into outrage
- flinch rate lets it get 2hkos wo/ any extra damage
for viable teammates you should add in scizor and breloom because they get rid of faster stuff and faster choice users like ScarfKion and Scarfios and Scarfchomp, mamoswine too. Weavile is boss too.
I have used Choice Scarf a lot and has helped me a lot on rain teams and is deadly force to be messed with. A +1 Rain-boosted Waterfall 2HKOs Deoxys-D (possibly flinching) and also it has boos typing too. Jolteon makes a nice offensive core taking Electric type moves aimed at gyarados and gaining momentum by using v-switch. Mainly you should say why it outclasses Salmence in some way but dont only say the pros, say the cons like power and speed too so you dont make salmence's analysis like crap
Choice Band. Eh. tbh i rly think cb is horrible on gyarados, its better off using dd because it has almost always a set-up oppurtunity but w/ intimidate it can be a bulky land-t idc wut u put ther gl!
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