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Accelgor

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by R Inanimate, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. R Inanimate

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    1-2-3... RIDER KICK!

    [Overview]

    <p>Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray let it become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is the Pokemon for you.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Final Gambit
    move 1: Final Gambit
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Encore / Acid Spray
    move 4: Protect
    item: Bug Gem
    ability: Sticky Hold
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 HP / 220 SpA / 36 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. Because Accelgor is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make the opponent think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used; it allows Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking Focus Sashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks and scout for priority attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor's EVs first go into maximizing its HP to improve the usefulness of Final Gambit. 36 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to hit 187 Speed, which lets it outrun Choice Scarf Tyranitar and Abomasnow, in addition to any Pokemon with base 115 Speed or less. The remainder is placed into Special Attack to strengthen Bug Buzz. Alternatively, a spread of 252 HP / 108 SpA / 148 Spe can be used to allow Accelgor to outrun positive-natured base 130 Speed Pokemon, and positive-natured Choice Scarf base 70 Speed Pokemon. Neither of Accelgor's two abilities are all that great, but Sticky Hold is preferred to Hydration as it grants Accelgor immunity to Trick.</p>

    <p>When using Accelgor for Final Gambit, Fake Out partners, such as Hitmontop or Infernape, are effective as they can flinch one opponent while Accelgor uses Final Gambit on the other, or force a Protect that Accelgor can lock down with Encore. Users of Follow Me, Rage Powder, and Quick Guard, such as Togekiss, Amoonguss, and Terrakion, respectively, can also help in ensuring that Accelgor doesn't get sniped by priority moves before it can attack. Accelgor works well with Heatran, as it can take out major threats such as Chandelure and Scizor; in return, Accelgor can take out foes that threaten Heatran by using Final Gambit. If Accelgor is running Acid Spray, Pokemon such as Latios, Thundurus, and Choice Scarf Abomasnow become good partners, as very few Pokemon will be able to survive a special attack at -2 Special Defense. Lastly, other fast sweepers, such as Garchomp and Terrakion, are effective as they allow you to continue to place pressure on the opponent's team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However, there are two issues: rain needs to be active, and it's only useful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who Protect often, but it is illegal with Encore. Accelgor has a few other special attacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a special attacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested that Accelgor run a Modest nature with an EV spread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high Speed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon such as Chandelure and Jellicent are unaffected by Final Gambit; they can either hit Accelgor back hard or set up Trick Room, both of which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross and Scizor, can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking Accelgor first. Lastly, users of Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, and Terrakion, can surprise Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Accelgor receives Unburden as a Dream World ability. While Unburden is not very useful, Accelgor will probably get more usage out of it compared to its other abilities.</p>
  2. Lucien Lachance

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    A partner with Fake Out would be very useful, causing the opponent to double protect turn one and then guaranteeing you a chance to KO a Pokemon with Final Gambit.
  3. PungentFruit

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    I think Focus Sash should be added in other options as it does have some potential to be used if you don't use Final Gambit.
  4. R Inanimate

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    Not everyone is going to double protect on the first turn, but I suppose it does allow you to lock something into Protect. I'll add it in.

    I have it in there where I mention about other Special Attacks.
  5. Ultimatum

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    I think you Evs need to be looked at on the main set. I believe they equal 484.
  6. R Inanimate

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    Whoops, the SpA should be 220. fixed.
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    Accelgor is an excellent Pokemon that can surprise KO that one Pokemon that otherwise gives your team problems.

    qc 1/2
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    i think there should probably be an occa berry mention somewhere since heat waves are usually flying around in matches

    need to play a bit with accelgor though, but it looks pretty good so far!
  9. R Inanimate

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    I'm trying to think of what situation it would be useful to survive a Heat Wave, as a reduced Heat Wave + another attack will likely KO, thus making it a more situational Focus Sash.
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    alright, looks good!

    QC 2/2
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    Now ready for GP. I removed Me First from OO, since I realized that you'd just Bug Buzz and KO Latios instead of going for a Me First Draco Meteor, and I can't really think of any other situations where you would try it.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, with moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray, it can become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is athe Pokemon for you.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Final Gambit
    move 1: Final Gambit
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Encore / Acid Spray
    move 4: Protect
    item: Bug Gem
    nature: Timid
    ability: Sticky Hold
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 HP / 220 SpA / 36 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself. With the Bug Gem Accelgor holds, it allows it to; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios,(remove comma) and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. As it is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make people think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used, allowing Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking fFocus sSashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks,(remove comma) and can allow it to scout for priority attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor's EVs first go into maximizing its HP to improve the usefulness of Final Gambit. 36 EVs are then invested into Speed so that Accelgor will have 187 Speed. This allows Accelgor, allowing it to outrun Choice Scarf Tyranitar or Abomasnow, in addition to any Pokemon with Bbase 115 Speed or less. The remainder is placed into Special Attack,(remove comma) to strengthen Bug Buzz. Alternatively, a spread of 252 HP / 108 SpA / 148 Spe can be used, as it will allow Accelgor to outrun positive-(hyphen)natured Bbase 130 Speed Pokemon,(remove comma) and positive-(hyphen)natured Bbase 70 Speed Pokemon that hold a Choice Scarf. Accelgor's two abilities are not too great, but Sticky Hold is used over Hydration as it can prevent the opponent from using Trick on Accelgor.</p>

    <p>When using Accelgor for Final Gambit, Fake Out partners such as Hitmontop or Infernape, are effective. This can allow you to, as they can Fake Out one opponent while Accelgor Final Gambits the other,(remove comma) or force a Protect that Accelgor can lock down with Encore. Users of Follow Me, Rage Powder, and Quick Guard, such as Togekiss, Amoonguss, and Terrakion,(comma) respectively, maycan also help in ensuring that Accelgor doesn't get sniped by priority moves before it performs its attacks. Accelgor works well with Heatran, as it can take out major threats such as Chandelure and Scizor, while Accelgor threatens Final Gambit against anything that threatens Heatran. If Accelgor is running Acid Spray, Pokemon such as Latios, Thundurus,(comma) or Choice Scarf Abomasnow become good partners, as very few Pokemon will be able to survive a special attack that follows up after an Acid Spray-2 Special Defense. Lastly, other fast sweepers such as Garchomp,(remove comma) orand Terrakion are effective as they allow you to conittinue to place pressure on the opponent's team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However,(comma) there are two issues: 1) it needs to be raining, 2) Accelgor needs to be and it's only useful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who pProtect too often, but it is illegal to have Feint and Encore on the same movesetwith Encore. Accelgor has a few other Sspecial Aattacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a Sspecial Aattacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested to run a Modest Nnature with an EV spread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high sSpeed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent, are unaffected by Final Gambit and can either hit back at itAccelgor back hard,(remove comma) or set up Trick Room,(comma) which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross or Scizor,(comma) can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking at itAccelgor first. Lastly, Pokemon holding a Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, or Terrakion, can pull a surprise attack on Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Accelgor receives Unburden as a Dream World ability. While Unburden is not very useful, Accelgor will probably get more usage out of it compared to its other abilities.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, with moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray, it can become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is the Pokemon for you.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Final Gambit
    move 1: Final Gambit
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Encore / Acid Spray
    move 4: Protect
    item: Bug Gem
    ability: Sticky Hold
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 HP / 220 SpA / 36 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. As it is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make people think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used, allowing Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking Focus Sashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks and scout for priority attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor's EVs first go into maximizing its HP to improve the usefulness of Final Gambit. 36 EVs are then invested into Speed so that Accelgor will have 187 Speed, allowing it to outrun Choice Scarf Tyranitar or Abomasnow, in addition to any Pokemon with base 115 Speed or less. The remainder is placed into Special Attack to strengthen Bug Buzz. Alternatively, a spread of 252 HP / 108 SpA / 148 Spe can be used, as it will allow Accelgor to outrun positive-natured base 130 Speed Pokemon and positive-natured base 70 Speed Pokemon that hold a Choice Scarf. Accelgor's two abilities are not too great, but Sticky Hold is used over Hydration as it can prevent the opponent from using Trick on Accelgor.</p>

    <p>When using Accelgor for Final Gambit, Fake Out partners such as Hitmontop or Infernape are effective, as they can Fake Out one opponent while Accelgor Final Gambits the other or force a Protect that Accelgor can lock down with Encore. Users of Follow Me, Rage Powder, and Quick Guard, such as Togekiss, Amoonguss, and Terrakion, respectively, can also help in ensuring that Accelgor doesn't get sniped by priority moves before it performs its attacks. Accelgor works well with Heatran, as it can take out major threats such as Chandelure and Scizor, while Accelgor threatens Final Gambit against anything that threatens Heatran. If Accelgor is running Acid Spray, Pokemon such as Latios, Thundurus, or Choice Scarf Abomasnow become good partners, as very few Pokemon will be able to survive a special attack at -2 Special Defense. Lastly, other fast sweepers such as Garchomp and Terrakion are effective as they allow you to continue to place pressure on the opponent's team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However, there are two issues: it needs to be raining and it's only useful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who Protect too often, but it is illegal with Encore. Accelgor has a few other special attacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a special attacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested to run a Modest nature with an EV spread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high Speed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent, are unaffected by Final Gambit and can either hit Accelgor back hard or set up Trick Room, which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross or Scizor, can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking Accelgor first. Lastly, Pokemon holding a Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, or Terrakion, can pull a surprise attack on Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Accelgor receives Unburden as a Dream World ability. While Unburden is not very useful, Accelgor will probably get more usage out of it compared to its other abilities.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, with moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray, it can become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is the Pokemon for you.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Final Gambit
    move 1: Final Gambit
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Encore / Acid Spray
    move 4: Protect
    item: Bug Gem
    ability: Sticky Hold
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 HP / 220 SpA / 36 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. AsBecause it is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make peoplethe opponent think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used, allowing Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking Focus Sashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks and scout for priority attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor's EVs first go into maximizing its HP to improve the usefulness of Final Gambit. 36 EVs are then invested into Speed so that Accelgor will have 187 Speed, allowing it to outrun Choice Scarf Tyranitar or Abomasnow, in addition to any Pokemon with base 115 Speed or less. The remainder is placed into Special Attack to strengthen Bug Buzz. Alternatively, a spread of 252 HP / 108 SpA / 148 Spe can be used, as it will allow Accelgor to outrun positive-natured base 130 Speed Pokemon, and positive-natured base 70 Speed Pokemon that hold a Choice Scarf. Accelgor's two abilities are not toohat great, but Sticky Hold is used over Hydration as it can prevent the opponent from using Trick on Accelgor.</p>

    <p>When using Accelgor for Final Gambit, Fake Out partners, such as Hitmontop or Infernape, are effective, as they can Fake Outflinch one opponent while Accelgor Final Gambits the other, or force a Protect that Accelgor can lock down with Encore. Users of Follow Me, Rage Powder, and Quick Guard, such as Togekiss, Amoonguss, and Terrakion, respectively, can also help in ensuring that Accelgor doesn't get sniped by priority moves before it performs its attacks. Accelgor works well with Heatran, as it can take out major threats such as Chandelure and Scizor, while Accelgor threatens Final Gambit against; in return, Accelgor can threaten anything that threatens Heatran by using Final Gambit. If Accelgor is running Acid Spray, Pokemon such as Latios, Thundurus, or Choice Scarf Abomasnow become good partners, as very few Pokemon will be able to survive a special attack at -2 Special Defense. Lastly, other fast sweepers such as Garchomp and Terrakion are effective as they allow you to continue to place pressure on the opponent's team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However, there are two issues: it needs to be raining, and it's only uesseful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who Protect too often, but it is illegal with Encore. Accelgor has a few other special attacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a special attacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested to run a Modest nature with an EV Sspread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high Speed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent, are unaffected by Final Gambit and; they can either hit Accelgor back hard or set up Trick Room, both of which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross or Scizor, can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking Accelgor first. Lastly, Pokemon holding a Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, or Terrakion, can pull a surprise attack on Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Accelgor receives Unburden as a Dream World ability. While Unburden is not very useful, Accelgor will probably get more usage out of it compared to its other abilities.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, with moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray, it can become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is the Pokemon for you.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Final Gambit
    move 1: Final Gambit
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Encore / Acid Spray
    move 4: Protect
    item: Bug Gem
    ability: Sticky Hold
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 HP / 220 SpA / 36 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. Because it is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make the opponent think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used, allowing Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking Focus Sashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks and scout for priority attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor's EVs first go into maximizing its HP to improve the usefulness of Final Gambit. 36 EVs are then invested into Speed so that Accelgor will have 187 Speed, allowing it to outrun Choice Scarf Tyranitar or Abomasnow in addition to any Pokemon with base 115 Speed or less. The remainder is placed into Special Attack to strengthen Bug Buzz. Alternatively, a spread of 252 HP / 108 SpA / 148 Spe can be used, as it will allow Accelgor to outrun positive-natured base 130 Speed Pokemon, and positive-natured base 70 Speed Pokemon that hold a Choice Scarf. Accelgor's two abilities are not that great, but Sticky Hold is used over Hydration as it can prevent the opponent from using Trick on Accelgor.</p>

    <p>When using Accelgor for Final Gambit, Fake Out partners, such as Hitmontop or Infernape, are effective, as they can flinch one opponent while Accelgor Final Gambits the other, or force a Protect that Accelgor can lock down with Encore. Users of Follow Me, Rage Powder, and Quick Guard, such as Togekiss, Amoonguss, and Terrakion, respectively, can also help in ensuring that Accelgor doesn't get sniped by priority moves before it performs its attacks. Accelgor works well with Heatran, as it can take out major threats such as Chandelure and Scizor; in return, Accelgor can threaten anything that threatens Heatran by using Final Gambit. If Accelgor is running Acid Spray, Pokemon such as Latios, Thundurus, or Choice Scarf Abomasnow become good partners, as very few Pokemon will be able to survive a special attack at -2 Special Defense. Lastly, other fast sweepers such as Garchomp and Terrakion are effective as they allow you to continue to place pressure on the opponent's team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However, there are two issues: it needs to be raining, and it's only useful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who Protect often, but it is illegal with Encore. Accelgor has a few other special attacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a special attacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested to run a Modest nature with an EV spread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high Speed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon, such as Chandelure and Jellicent, are unaffected by Final Gambit; they can either hit Accelgor back hard or set up Trick Room, both of which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross or Scizor, can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking Accelgor first. Lastly, Pokemon holding a Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, or Terrakion, can pull a surprise attack on Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Accelgor receives Unburden as a Dream World ability. While Unburden is not very useful, Accelgor will probably get more usage out of it compared to its other abilities.</p>
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    [Overview]

    <p>Fast and frail, Accelgor tries to make the most of the short time it has. While Accelgor's offensive movepool isn't the best in its class, moves such as Final Gambit, Encore, and Acid Spray let it become extremely dangerous if underestimated. If you're looking for a Pokemon with some quick and dirty ways of harassing the opponent, Accelgor is the Pokemon for you.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Final Gambit
    move 1: Final Gambit
    move 2: Bug Buzz
    move 3: Encore / Acid Spray
    move 4: Protect
    item: Bug Gem
    ability: Sticky Hold
    nature: Timid
    evs: 252 HP / 220 SpA / 36 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Final Gambit provides Accelgor with a niche role on a team by outrunning and going kamikaze on bulky targets. This allows a team to have a quick answer to Pokemon such as Ferrothorn or Garchomp. Bug Buzz allows Accelgor to attack without sacrificing itself; with a Bug Gem boost, it OHKOes Latios and deals sizable amounts of damage to many other Pokemon. Encore allows Accelgor to disrupt the opponents. Because Accelgor is faster than many of the Pokemon in the metagame, it can make the opponent think twice about using Protect. Alternatively, Acid Spray can be used; it allows Accelgor to support special attackers by halving the opponent's Special Defense and breaking Focus Sashes. Lastly, Protect allows Accelgor to defend itself from the opponent's attacks and scout for priority attacks.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Accelgor's EVs first go into maximizing its HP to improve the usefulness of Final Gambit. 36 Speed EVs allow Accelgor to hit 187 Speed, which lets it outrun Choice Scarf Tyranitar and Abomasnow, in addition to any Pokemon with base 115 Speed or less. The remainder is placed into Special Attack to strengthen Bug Buzz. Alternatively, a spread of 252 HP / 108 SpA / 148 Spe can be used to Accelgor to outrun positive-natured base 130 Speed Pokemon, and positive-natured Choice Scarf base 70 Speed Pokemon. Neither of Accelgor's two abilities are all that great, but Sticky Hold is preferred to Hydration as it can prevent the opponent from using Trick on Accelgor <would "grants Accelgor immunity to Trick" be accurate/ better here?>.</p>

    <p>When using Accelgor for Final Gambit, Fake Out partners, such as Hitmontop or Infernape, are effective as they can flinch one opponent while Accelgor uses Final Gambit on the other, or force a Protect that Accelgor can lock down with Encore. Users of Follow Me, Rage Powder, and Quick Guard, such as Togekiss, Amoonguss, and Terrakion, respectively, can also help in ensuring that Accelgor doesn't get sniped by priority moves before it can attack. Accelgor works well with Heatran, as it can take out major threats such as Chandelure and Scizor; in return, Accelgor can take out foes that threaten Heatran by using Final Gambit. If Accelgor is running Acid Spray, Pokemon such as Latios, Thundurus, and Choice Scarf Abomasnow become good partners, as very few Pokemon will be able to survive a special attack at -2 Special Defense. Lastly, other fast sweepers, such as Garchomp and Terrakion, are effective as they allow you to continue to place pressure on the opponent's team.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>As mentioned earlier, Hydration can be used. However, there are two issues: rain needs to be active, and it's only useful if Accelgor is afflicted with a status effect. Feint can be useful to provide a different way for Accelgor to punish those who Protect often, but it is illegal with Encore. Accelgor has a few other special attacks, such as Focus Blast, Giga Drain, and Hidden Power, making a special attacker set viable. If you plan to do this, it is suggested that Accelgor run a Modest nature with an EV spread of 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe and hold either a Life Orb or Focus Sash. Lastly, due to its high Speed, Accelgor can use Rain Dance to set up for a rain team.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Due to Final Gambit and Encore, Accelgor is a Pokemon that should be handled with caution. Ghost-type Pokemon such as Chandelure and Jellicent are unaffected by Final Gambit; they can either hit Accelgor back hard or set up Trick Room, both of which will put Accelgor in a tight spot. Pokemon with priority moves, such as Metagross and Scizor, can remove the danger of Final Gambit by striking Accelgor first. Lastly, users of Choice Scarf, such as Garchomp, Rotom-A, and Terrakion, can surprise Accelgor by outrunning the bug and crippling it.</p>

    [Unreleased]

    <p>Accelgor receives Unburden as a Dream World ability. While Unburden is not very useful, Accelgor will probably get more usage out of it compared to its other abilities.</p>


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