Excadrill HP: 110 Atk: 135 Def: 60 SpA: 50 SpD: 65 Spe: 88 Singles Sets Excadrill @ Life Orb / Choice Band / Focus Sash 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe nature: Adamant ability: Sand Rush - Earthquake - Rock Slide - Swords Dance / X-Scissor - Return Earthquake and Rock Slide have great coverage together, while Return hits Pokemon that can take both attacks such as Virizion and Rotom-W for decent damage, OHKOing after a Swords Dance boost. Since Excadrill may not have the chance to get up a Swords Dance boost due to the fast nature of GBU singles play, Choice Band is an alternative over Life Orb, to dish out as much damage as possible at once. Focus Sash is a tertiary option to allow Excadrill to always take an attack, beating down common checks such as Gliscor or Conkeldurr. Conkeldurr and Gliscor both take Excadrill down easily, so a strong special attacker such as Latios or Reuniclus can make an excellent partner for Excadrill. Skarmory easily phazes it out, so Magnezone or a Pokemon such as Heatran that can set up on Skarmory can work well. Doubles/Triples Sets Excadrill @ Focus Sash / Chople Berry / Earth Gem 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe nature: Adamant ability: Sand Rush - Earthquake / Drill Run - Rock Slide - X-Scissor - Protect Earthquake and Rock Slide have excellent coverage together. X-Scissor allows Excadrill to 3HKO Cresselia and 2HKO Latios and Latias. Drill Run only hits a single target, but doesn't hit Excadrill's partner, allowing Excadrill to be used alongside Tyranitar or Hippowdon without necessitating an Air Balloon. Focus Sash allows Excadrill to take any attack despite its many weaknesses and hit back hard, but Chople Berry lets it take Hitmontop's Fake Out and Mach Punch, unlike Focus Sash. An Earth Gem boost the powerof Earthquake or Drill Run for one use, which can be gamebreaking if used correctly.