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Fraxure (QC 3/3) (GP 2/2)

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  1. Annoyer

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    Thanks for the approval guys! I'll be sure to get this written up ASAP!
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    Alright, after a while, I've finally gotten this thing written up. GP, have at it!
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    GP check. Good job on writing this.
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    [Overview]
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    <p>Fraxure was always a classic case of an otherwise good Pokemon held back by coverage issues. Its movepool was as shallow as could be, consisting of with only Dragon-type moves as its viable options. However, in the transition to BW2, Fraxure gained numerous new toys in Superpower, Low Kick, and Aqua Tail. To top it all off As a result, Fraxure stands out among the crowd as the most powerful Dragon Dragon-type in NU, and it boasts great coverage in just a few moves. Combine that with a great boosting move in Dragon Dance, and you'vee you've got a huge threat in the NU metagame.</p>

    <p>Fraxure does have its flaws, however. It has a pitiful base 67 Speed, so it fails to outspeed much before it boosts. It also has a bad weakness to Ice, which leaves it vulnerable to powerhouses like Rotom-F and Glaceon. However, with its great coverage, high Attack, and little competition, Fraxure is still a force to be reckoned with.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Outrage
    move 3: Low Kick
    move 4: Taunt / Substitute
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Mold Breaker
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
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    <p>This set is Fraxure's most common and also its most dangerous set. Thanks to Dragon Dance, it can boost its high Attack and sub-par subpar Speed reach to formidable levels. With great coverage in just two moves, Fraxure can easily sweep teams after just one boost. It is also much stronger than Altaria, which allows it to stand out.</p>

    </p><p>Dragon Dance is the crux of this set, boosting its speed Fraxure's Speed and power. Outrage is the primary STAB move of choice, hitting many things for heavy damage, especially after a boost. Low Kick is the preferred coverage move for consistency, hitting Steel-types such as Bastiodon and Probopass for great damage. Finally, the last slot is up to the player's needs. Taunt allows Fraxure to set up on threats such as Tangela and Alomomola, while Substitute allows it to evade Sucker Punch from Skuntank. Keep in mind, however, that Fraxure can take a Sucker Punch, so Substitute may might not be necessary.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
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    <p>Maximum is invested into Attack and Speed to provide as much firepower and speed as possible to utilize Dragon Dance as effectively as possible. A Jolly Nature nature is chosen here so that Fraxure can outspeed Swellow after one boost. However, and an Adamant nature with an EV spread of 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Spe is possible to hit harder, as well as catching Base base 100 Speed Pokemon such as Charizard after one boost, (change to semicolon) however, being able to outspeed Swellow is generally much more important. The item here depends on the player's needs; Eviolite provides Fraxure more bulk to set up Dragon Dance effectively, while Life Orb provides more power if bulk is not needed. Superpower is an option over Low Kick if Mawile poses a bigger problem than other Steel-types, but the Attack drop is counterproductive to the sets purpose. Likewise, Dragon Claw, Dual Chop, and Aqua Tail are all perfectly acceptable alternatives, though none of them are as good as the moves listed in the set. Swords Dance is also a decent boosting move alongside Dragon Dance.</p>

    <p>As Fraxure does have issues with Steel-types such as Metang and Mawile, a Pokemon like Emboar or Sawk is greatly appreciated to deal with said Steel-types. A Dual Screens dual screens user such as Gardevoir or Musharna is also immensely helpful to allow Fraxure to attain boosts more easily. Finally, this set pairs well with powerful attackers such as Zangoose and Swellow due to its sweeping capabilities.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Aqua Tail
    move 4: Dragon Claw
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Mold Breaker
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]
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    <p>This set takes a different approach from the previous one. As opposed to a setup sweeper, this set aims to hit hard and switch out, keeping up offensive pressure. It also OHKO's OHKOes the popular users of Stealth Rock and Sturdy. Fraxure also boasts perfect coverage in a few moves, giving it the edge over other Choice Band users, namely Emboar and Braviary.</p>

    <p>Outrage is chosen as the primary STAB move, seriously denting many Pokemon for serious damage. Superpower is chosen over Low Kick here; its sheer power can KO many Steel-types, namely including Probopass and Bastiodon, and also fits this set's hit and run nature. Aqua Tail is chosen for its ability to reliably OHKO Golem, as well as hitting Golurk when Outrage is risky. Finally, Dragon Claw is in the final moveslot as no additional coverage is needed; it also provides a reliable STAB move over Outrage, although it is considerably weaker.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]
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    <p>Maximum is invested into Attack and Speed to attain as much power and speed as possible. An Adamant nature is chosen here to provide the highest Attack stat attainable to hit hard with Choice Band. A Jolly Nature nature is usable, however, to outrun Emboar and neutral nature Samurott and Ludicolo, (change to semicolon) however, the extra Attack provided by an Adamant nature is preferred here. Mold Breaker is the chosen ability to bypass Sturdy, which allows Superpower to OHKO Bastioson Bastiodon. Low Kick is also a usable option over Superpower for its consistency, but the latter's hit-and-run nature and power is preferable on this set.</p>

    <p>As Fraxure may can struggle with Steel-types, a Pokemon such as Sawk or Emboar is immensely helpful to deal with such Pokemon them. Since As Fraxure is used to OHKO Stealth Rock users, a Pokemon who that appreciates the lack of said hazard, namely such as Swellow, is also useful. Samurott is also useful to remove Regirock and Armaldo, the two Stealth Rock users whom that Fraxure cannot OHKO. Powerful physical attackers, namely such as Zangoose, Emboar, and Sawk (add comma) also appreciate Fraxure's ability to bypass said walls. To remove Alomomola and Tangela, Spikes support from Cacturne or Garbodor is also greatly appreciated. Additionally, a Pokemon with a trapping ability such as Probopass or Gothorita can trap and remove threats such as Bastiodon and Alomomola, respectively. As Fraxure is slow, paralysis support from the likes of Regirock, Regice, or Volbeat is also appreciated to remove faster threats. Finally, a slow user of U-Turn U-turn or Volt Switch, namely such as Eelektross, is also useful to bring Fraxure in safely.</p>

    [Other Options]
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    <p>Fraxure's movepool is almost devoid of other options. That aside, there are some unorthodox options ones such as X-Scissor and Shadow Claw. Fraxure can also utilize Toxic to wear down walls such as Alomomola and Tangela. Fraxure also has an alternate ability in Rivalry, which can provide more power, (change to semicolon) however, Mold Breaker is far more reliable. A Liechi or Salac Berry is usable on the Dragon Dance set to keep Fraxure going if it gets low on HP, but both berries are rather situational. Yache Berry also has a very situational use to survive an Ice Beam from Samurott or Ludicolo, but is completely useless otherwise. Additionally, a Choice Scarf set is also usable to be a solid revenge killer, but it loses out on the sheer power provided by the main sets. Finally, a bulky EV spread of 248 HP / 178 SpD / 88 Spe is also usable with Substitute, Dragon Dance, Dragon Claw, and Low Kick as moves, and can take on walls such as Amoonguss.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]
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    <p>Fraxure is one of few Pokemon who that boasts having no true counters thanks to its unresisted coverage in just a few moves. That aside, Metang and Mawile are come the closest things to checking Fraxure, as they can take an Outrage or Low Kick, but cannot do much back in return. Gurdurr and Piloswine can take an attack and retaliate with priority, but neither can switch in without being properly 2HKO'd 2HKOed. Special Samurott and Ludicolo can outspeed unboosted Fraxure and OHKO with Ice Beam. Ditto with Choice Scarf can check Fraxure due to Dragon being weak to itself. Tangela and Alomomola can tank repeated Outrages (add comma) but neither can do anything back, (remove comma) unless Tangela carries Hidden Power Ice. Finally, Rotom-Frost Rotom-F and Glaceon can fire a powerful Blizzard to give Fraxure a chill, but like other Pokemon, they cannot switch in safely.</p>


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  5. ScraftyIsTheBest

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    ^Implemented that check. Now just for one more!
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    [Overview]

    <p>Fraxure was always a classic case of an otherwise good Pokemon held back by coverage issues. Its movepool was as shallow as could be, with only Dragon-type moves as viable options. However, in the transition to BW2, Fraxure gained numerous new toys in Superpower, Low Kick, and Aqua Tail. As a result, Fraxure stands out among the crowd as the most powerful Dragon in NU, and it boastsing great coverage in just a few moves. Combine that with a great boosting move in Dragon Dance, and you've got a huge threat in the NU metagame.</p>

    <p>Fraxure does have its flaws, however. It has a pitiful base 67 Speed, so it fails to outspeed much before it boosts. It also has a bad weakness to Ice, which leaves it vulnerable to powerhouses like Rotom-F and Glaceon. However, with its great coverage, and high Attack, and little competition,(lack of competition doesn't contribute to how much of a threat Fraxure is) Fraxure is still a force to be reckoned with.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Outrage
    move 3: Low Kick
    move 4: Taunt / Substitute
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Mold Breaker
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set is Fraxure's most common and also its most dangerous set. Thanks to Dragon Dance, it can boost its high Attack and sub-par Speed to formidable levels. With great coverage in just two moves, Fraxure can easily sweep teams after just one boost. It is also much stronger thanstands out from Altaria, which allows it to stand outith much stronger firepower.</p>

    <p>Dragon Dance is the crux of this set, boosting Fraxure's speed and power. Outrage is the STAB move of choice, hitting many thingnearly everythings for heavy damage, especially after a boost. Low Kick is the preferred coverage move, hitting Steel-types, such as Bastiodon and Probopass, for great damage. Finally, the last slot is up to the player's needs. Taunt allows Fraxure to set up on threats such as Tangela and Alomomola, while Substitute allows it to evade Sucker Punch from Skuntank. Keep in mind, however, that Fraxure can take a Sucker Punch, so Substitute mightis not beas necessary.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Maximum isEV values are invested into Attack and Speed to utilize Dragon Dance as effectively as possible. A Jolly nature is chosen here so that Fraxure can outspeed Swellow after one boost. However, an Adamant nature with an EV spread of 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Spe is possible to hit harder, as well as catching Bbase 100 Speed Pokemon, (comma) such as Charizard, (comma) after one boost; however, being able to outspeed Swellow is generally much more important. The item here depends on the player's needs; Eviolite provides Fraxure with more bulk to set up Dragon Dance effectively, while Life Orb provides more power if bulk is not needed. Superpower is an option over Low Kick if Mawile poses a bigger problem than other Steel-types, but the Attack drop is counterproductive to the set' (apostrophe)s purpose. Likewise, Dragon Claw, Dual Chop, and Aqua Tail are all perfectly acceptable alternatives, although none of them are as good as the moves listed in the set. Swords Dance is also a decent boosting move alongside Dragon Dance.</p>

    <p>As Fraxure does have issues with Steel-types, (comma) such as Metang and Mawile, a Pokemon like Emboar or Sawk is greatly appreciated to deal with said Steel-types. A dual screens user, (comma) such as Gardevoir or Musharna, (comma) is also immensely helpful to allow Fraxure to attain boosts more easily. Finally, this set pairs well with powerful attackers, (comma) such as Zangoose and Swellow, (comma) due to its sweepingtheir wallbreaking (I think this is what you meant) capabilities.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Aqua Tail
    move 4: Dragon Claw
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Mold Breaker
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As opposed to a setup sweeper, this set aims to hit hard and switch out, keeping up offensive pressure. It also OHKOes the popular users of Stealth Rock and Sturdy. Fraxure also boasts perfect coverage in only (I put this in to emphasize what Fraxure has over Emboar and Braviary, because they also have perfect coverage iirc) a few moves, giving it the edge over other Choice Band users, namely Emboar and Braviary.</p>

    <p>Outrage is chosen as the primary STAB move, seriously denting many Pokemon. Superpower is chosen over Low Kick here; its sheer power can KO many Steel-types, including Probopass and Bastiodon, and also fits this set's hit and run nature. Aqua Tail is chosen for its ability to reliably OHKO Golem, as well as for hitting Golurk super effectively when Outrage is risky. Finally, Dragon Claw is in the final moveslot as no additional coverage is needed; it alsas no additional coverage is needed, Dragon Claw is in the final moveslot to provides a reliable STAB move over Outrage, although it is considerably weaker.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>An Adamant nature is chosen here to provide the highest Attack stat attainable to hit hard with Choice Band. A Jolly dnature is usable, however, to outrun Emboar and neutral nature Samurott and Ludicolo; however, the extra Attack provided by an Adamant nature is preferred here. Mold Breaker is the chosen ability to bypass Sturdy, which allows Superpower to OHKO Bastiodon. Low Kick is also a usable option over Superpower for its consistencylack of stat drops, but the latter's hit-and-run nature and power is preferable on this set.</p>

    <p>As Fraxure can struggle with Steel-types, a Pokemon such as Sawk orand Emboar isare immensely helpful to deal with them. As Fraxure is used to OHKO Stealth Rock users, a Pokemon that appreciates the lack of said hazard, such as Swellow, is also usefulbenefit from Fraxure's support. Samurott is also useful to remove Regirock and Armaldo, the two Stealth Rock users that Fraxure cannot OHKO. Powerful physical attackers, such as Zangoose, Emboar, and Sawk, also appreciate Fraxure's ability to bypass said walls. To remove Alomomola and Tangela, Spikes support from Cacturne or Garbodor is also greatly appreciated. Additionally, a Pokemon with a trapping ability, (comma) such as Probopass or Gothorita, (comma) can trap and remove threats such as Bastiodon and Alomomola, respectively. As Fraxure is slow, paralysis support from the likes of Regirock, Regice, or Volbeat is also appreciated to remove faster threats. Finally, a slow user of U-turn or Volt Switch, such as Eelektross, is also useful to bring Fraxure in safely.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Fraxure's movepool is almost devoid of other options. That aside, there are some unorthodox ones such as X-Scissor and Shadow Claw. Fraxure can also utilize Toxic to wear down walls such as Alomomola and Tangela. Fraxure also has an alternate ability in Rivalry, which can provide more power; however, Mold Breaker is far more reliable. A Liechi or Salac Berry is usable on the Dragon Dance set to keep Fraxure going if it gets low on HP, but both berries are rather situational. Yache Berry also has a very situational use to survive an Ice Beam from Samurott or Ludicolo, but is completely useless otherwise. Additionally, a Choice Scarf set is also usable to betransform Fraxure into a solid revenge killer, but it loses out on the sheer power provided by the main sets. Finally, a bulky EV spread of 248 HP / 1786 SpD / 88 Spe is also usable with Substitute, Dragon Dance, Dragon Claw, and Low Kick as moves, and can take on walls such as Amoonguss.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Fraxure is one of few Pokemon that boasts no true counters, thanks to its unresisted coverage in just a few moves. That aside, Metang and Mawile come the closest to checking Fraxure, as they can take an Outrage or Low Kick, but cannot do much back in return. Gurdurr and Piloswine can take an attack and retaliate with priority, but neither can switch in without being 2HKOed. Special Samurott and Ludicolo can outspeed unboosted Fraxure and OHKO with Ice Beam. Ditto with Choice Scarf can check Fraxure due toas Dragon beingis weak to itself. Tangela and Alomomola can tank repeated Outrages, but neither can't do anything back unless Tangela carries Hidden Power Ice. Finally, Rotom-F and Glaceon can fire a powerful Blizzards to give Fraxure a chill, but like most other Pokemon, they cannot switch in safely.</p>


    I removed certain mentions of Tangela because both standard sets carry HP Ice.
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    Remove mentions of Glaceon in the analysis. Snover went RU so Glaceon isn't as relevant as it once was, and will just go back into obscurity. I would say change the mentions of Glaceon to Articuno in the overview and Check and Counters. Make sure to change the mention of Blizzard to Ice-type attacks in general. Something like this would work:

    Finally, Rotom-F and Articuno can fire powerful Ice-type attacks to give Fraxure a chill, but like most other Pokemon, they cannot switch in safely.
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    Alright, I implemented that Amcheck.

    Also, Ebeast, I replaced Glaceon's mention with Articuno as requested.

    To note: As Emboar and Amoonguss recently went RU, I removed their mentions from the analysis entirely.
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    [Overview]

    <p>Fraxure was always a classic case of an otherwise good Pokemon held back by coverage issues. Its movepool was as shallow as could be, with only Dragon-type moves as viable options. However, in the transition to BW2, Fraxure gained numerous new toys in Superpower, Low Kick, and Aqua Tail. As a result, Fraxure stands out among the crowd as the most powerful Dragon in NU, boasting great coverage in just a few moves. Combine that with a great boosting move in Dragon Dance, and you've got a huge threat in the NU metagame.</p>

    <p>Fraxure does have its flaws, however. It has a pitiful base 67 Speed, so it fails to outspeed much before it boosts. It also has a bad weakness to Ice, which leaves it vulnerable to powerhouses like Rotom-F and Articuno. However, with its great coverage and high high Attack Fraxure is still a force to be reckoned with.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Outrage
    move 3: Low Kick
    move 4: Taunt / Substitute
    item: Eviolite
    ability: Mold Breaker
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>This set is Fraxure's most common and most dangerous set. Thanks to Dragon Dance, it can boost its high Attack and subpar Speed to formidable levels. With great coverage in just two moves, Fraxure can easily sweep teams after just one boost. It also stands out from Altaria with its much stronger firepower.</p>

    <p>Dragon Dance is the crux of this set, boosting Fraxure's speed and power. Outrage is the STAB move of choice, hitting nearly everything for heavy damage, especially after a boost. Low Kick is the preferred coverage move, hitting Steel-types such as Bastiodon and Probopass for great damage. Finally, the last slot is up to the player's needs. Taunt allows Fraxure to set up on threats such as Alomomola, while Substitute allows it to evade Sucker Punch from Skuntank. Keep in mind, however, that Fraxure can take a Sucker Punch, so Substitute is not as necessary.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>Maximum EV values are invested into Attack and Speed to utilize Dragon Dance as effectively as possible. A Jolly nature is chosen here so that Fraxure can outspeed Swellow after one boost. However, an Adamant nature with an EV spread of 56 HP / 252 Atk / 200 Spe is possible to hit harder, as well as catching base 100 Speed Pokemon, such as Charizard, after one boost; however, being able to outspeed Swellow is generally much more important. The item here depends on the player's needs; Eviolite provides Fraxure with more bulk to set up Dragon Dance effectively, while Life Orb provides more power if bulk is not needed. Superpower is an option over Low Kick if Mawile poses a bigger problem than other Steel-types, but the Attack drop is counterproductive to the set's purpose. Likewise, Dragon Claw, Dual Chop, and Aqua Tail are all perfectly acceptable alternatives, although none of them are as good as the moves listed in the set. Swords Dance is also a decent boosting move alongside Dragon Dance.</p>

    <p>As Fraxure does have issues with Steel-types, such as Metang and Mawile, a Pokemon like Sawk is greatly appreciated to deal with said Steel-types. A dual screens user, such as Gardevoir or Musharna, is also immensely helpful to allow Fraxure to attain boosts more easily. Finally, this set pairs well with powerful attackers, such as Zangoose and Swellow, due to their wallbreaking capabilities.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Superpower
    move 3: Aqua Tail
    move 4: Dragon Claw
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Mold Breaker
    nature: Adamant
    evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>As opposed to a setup sweeper, this set aims to hit hard and switch out, keeping up offensive pressure. It also OHKOes the popular users of Stealth Rock and Sturdy. Fraxure also boasts perfect coverage in only a few moves, giving it the edge over other Choice Band users, namely Braviary.</p>

    <p>Outrage is chosen as the primary STAB move, seriously denting many Pokemon. Superpower is chosen over Low Kick here; its sheer power can KO many Steel-types, including Probopass and Bastiodon, and also fits this set's hit and run nature. Aqua Tail is chosen for its ability to reliably OHKO Golem, as well as for hitting Golurk super effectively when Outrage is risky. Finally, as no additional coverage is needed, Dragon Claw is in the final moveslot to provide a reliable STAB move over Outrage, although it is considerably weaker.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>An Adamant nature is chosen here to provide the highest Attack stat attainable to hit hard with Choice Band. A Jolly nature is usable, however, to outrun Emboar and neutral nature Samurott and Ludicolo; however, the extra Attack provided by an Adamant nature is preferred here. Mold Breaker is the chosen ability to bypass Sturdy, which allows Superpower to OHKO Bastiodon. Low Kick is also a usable option over Superpower for its lack of stat drops, but the latter's hit-and-run nature and power is preferable on this set.</p>

    <p>As Fraxure can struggle with Steel-types, Pokemon such as Sawk are immensely helpful to deal with them. As Fraxure is used to OHKO Stealth Rock users, Pokemon that appreciate the lack of said hazard, such as Swellow, benefit from Fraxure's support. Samurott is also useful to remove Regirock and Armaldo, the two Stealth Rock users that Fraxure cannot OHKO. Powerful physical attackers, such as Zangoose, Samurott, and Sawk, also appreciate Fraxure's ability to bypass said walls. To remove Alomomola and Tangela, Spikes support from Cacturne or Garbodor is also greatly appreciated. Additionally, a Pokemon with a trapping ability, such as Probopass or Gothorita, can trap and remove threats such as Bastiodon and Alomomola, respectively. As Fraxure is slow, paralysis support from the likes of Regirock, Regice, or Volbeat is also appreciated to remove faster threats. Finally, a slow user of U-turn or Volt Switch, such as Eelektross, is useful to bring Fraxure in safely.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Fraxure's movepool is almost devoid of other options. That said, there are some unorthodox ones such as X-Scissor and Shadow Claw. Fraxure can also utilize Toxic to wear down walls such as Alomomola and Tangela. Fraxure also has an alternate ability in Rivalry, which can provide more power; however, Mold Breaker is far more reliable. A Liechi or Salac Berry is usable on the Dragon Dance set to keep Fraxure going if it gets low on HP, but both Berries are rather situational. Yache Berry also has a very situational use to survive an Ice Beam from Samurott or Ludicolo, but is completely useless otherwise. Additionally, a Choice Scarf set is usable to transform Fraxure into a solid revenge killer, but it loses out on the sheer power provided by the main sets. Finally, a bulky EV spread of 248 HP / 176 SpD / 88 Spe is also usable with Substitute, Dragon Dance, Dragon Claw, and Low Kick as moves, and can take on walls such as Alomomola.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Fraxure is one of few Pokemon that boasts no true counters thanks to its unresisted coverage in just a few moves. Metang and Mawile come the closest to countering Fraxure, as they can take an Outrage or Low Kick, but cannot do much back in return. Gurdurr and Piloswine can take an attack and retaliate with priority, but neither can switch in without being 2HKOed. Special Samurott and Ludicolo can outspeed unboosted Fraxure and OHKO with Ice Beam. Ditto with Choice Scarf can check Fraxure as Dragon is weak to itself. Alomomola and Tangela can tank repeated Outrages, but can't do anything back apart from Toxic unless Tangela carries Hidden Power Ice. Finally, Rotom-F and Articuno can fire powerful Ice-type attacks to give Fraxure a chill, but like other Pokemon, they cannot switch in safely.</p>


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    Thanks for the check Oglemi! I was just about ready to bump this for the second GP check.

    That said, this analysis is now done and ready for upload.
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    yeah, don't ever bump for a GP check, that's what the GP queue is for; we know what needs to be GPed.
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    thanks for writing this! :)

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