Whoa whoa, I had no idea that Spikes + Leaf Storm was illegal. Can someone confirm this?
I'll just switch that to Spikes + Grass Knot.
Also, I've seriously thinking about that Cresselia, Zapdos and Gliscor weakness that comes into effect, so I've been trying this out to pretty decent success:
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant ( + Atk, - SpAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Close Combat
- Ice Punch
- Night Slash
After a swords dance, close combat ohko's hippowdon, skarm, donphan etc. with spikes and stealth rock. It does like 84% minimum to max defense max hp impish hippow I believe.
Ice Punch is a ohko on Max HP max defense impish Gliscor, and a 1hko pretty much every time on Zapdos.
Night Slash does 61-72% on Max HP max defense bold Cresselia, so that's pretty much taken care of.
At 252 speed evs, Gallade reaches 259 speed, which is enough to outspeed those tanks, unless Zapdos is running an offensive set, which I would ice punch on the switch against as opposed to swords dancing.
Essentially I am sacrificing Lucario's bulletpunch and extremespeed kills for Gallade's kills on tanks that kind of bother me...
Opinions on this?
Also, can someone confirm that Leaf Storm + Spikes bit?