Description Competitive Use Focus Sash In Dream World Surviving what-would-be a OHKO under normal circumstances, instead allowing you to return the blow or hit twice without prior-reckoning, fits very well alongside the phrase "you never hear the shot that takes you down". Filled with such a vast array of powerful sweepers, Dream World's tier gives us room to explore our team building skills by equipping Focus Sash to one or else two of your team members. I say two because the first Focus Sash user may be Blaziken, which as we know would not give the opponent much time to think about setting up Stealth Rock. If you're faster than the opponent, you're at liberty to set up the turn before in attempt to rampage through your opponent as you attempt to devle into their teams inner-workings. You need to prepare your main sweepers arrival and it is vital you have done enough damage prior to making your sweep successful. Excadrill is hands down the best Rapid Spin user in the metagame, giving you the freedom to summon a Focus Sash user with your item in tact. Users Of Focus Sash In Dream World Dream World beholds a myriad of strategies and play-styles; it thrives at the thought of such an innotive team-structure that you can make competitively viable with the right preperation. Genesect @ Focus Sash Trait: Download EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef) - U-turn - Flamethrower - Ice Beam - Thunderbolt Notoriously known for using Choice Scarf as a swift revenge-killer, Genesect's coverage brought forth threw those elemental attacks, U-turn and a Download boost, gives you the upperhand when you're looking to control the momentum of how you first few turns of the game may pan out. Garchomp (M) @ Focus Sash Trait: Sand Veil EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Outrage - Swords Dance - Earthquake - Fire Fang People claim you can truck through teams with CBChomp so effortlessly. Let's just assume your team is offensively orientated and you don't intend to switch to too heavily. You simply lead with Garchomp (or save it if you're using him in conjunction with Excadrill), knowing you can win the one-on-one confrontation. We know what the Yache Berry set can do; imagine the same situation, but surviving Draco Meteor or a Hi Jump Kick +2 from Blaziken? Last / Own Thoughts Dream World tends to be mislead as a tier that "exchanges Chandelure trade-offs until the right moment with say Blaziken/Breloom presents itself or U-turn in sand until your Chandelure captures their weather starter, as you embrace your Excadrill sweep". Despite that, there are ways of taking advantage in the earlier stages of the game through unconvential sets in any metagame. So far I've not ran into many other Pokemon with Focus Sash other than similar Tyranitar/Genesect and the occasional Deoxys-S. Thoughts/Experiences/Ideas?