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Gabite (QC 3/3) [GP 2/2]

Discussion in 'Uploaded Analyses' started by DittoCrow, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. DittoCrow

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    Gabite

    [Overview]

    <p>One might question why Gabite would be used over its Dragon-type brethren. It has a much lower Attack stat than Druddigon, doesn't have access to Dragon Dance like Fraxure, and is not nearly as bulky as Altaria. However, Gabite does have a few advantages over the other available Dragon-types. One attribute that stands out is its secondary Ground typing. This sets it apart from other Dragon-types, as Gabite can eliminate Steel-types, which would normally be troublesome, with a STAB Earthquake. Gabite is also the fastest Dragon-type in the tier with a usable base 82 Speed. This allows Gabite to outspeed important threats such as Nidoqueen and Gallade. Its base 90 Attack isn't too shabby, either. These stats are screaming for Gabite to hold a Choice Band, as it can wreak havoc with a powerful Outrage. One of Gabite's abilities, Rough Skin, can also come in handy for inflicting some extra damage on the opponent. Despite all of these advantages, Gabite is not without problems. It is extremely frail, meaning that it is 2HKOed by most of the metagame. Furthermore, it has no boosting moves outside of Hone Claws, so its only reliable set is the Choice Band set. All in all, Gabite is a unique Dragon-type that has the potential to thrive on a team given the proper support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Dual Chop
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Rough Skin
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Even though Gabite's stats are mediocre overall, Outrage from a base 90 Attack hits hard enough, even having a slim chance to 2HKO Poliwrath, one of RU's most common physically defensive walls. Outrage allows Gabite to excel at weakening opponents early-game, or cleaning up at the end of a game. Earthquake is a blessing for Gabite, as it allows Gabite to get past Steel-types, most notably Steelix and Escavalier, as Earthquake can 2HKO both of them. Stone Edge should be used when facing Flying-types such as Sigilyph and Moltres, since being locked into Outrage might put you at a disadvantage. Dual Chop is an alternative Dragon-type move that can be used if being locked into Outrage would be unfavorable, and it also has the perk of breaking through Substitutes, Focus Sashes, and Sturdy. Overall, Gabite should be paired with another strong attacker and used to either weaken opposing walls early-game or pick off foes later in the game.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread is straightforward for a Choice Band user; max Attack allows Gabite to hit as hard as possible, while the Speed EVs allows it to outspeed base 80 Speed Pokemon, such as Medicham, Gallade, and Kabutops, by one point and everything below, including Nidoqueen. Nothing noteworthy has a base 81 or 82 Speed, so the extra EVs are put into HP. A Jolly nature allows Gabite to outspeed the above Pokemon, notably Nidoqueen, as Gabite can take a Sludge Bomb or Earth Power and retaliate with Earthquake. Rough Skin is used in order to get some extra damage to aid Gabite in weakening the opponent. As for alternative moves, Dragon Claw can be used instead of Dual Chop, boasting higher accuracy, and Fire Blast is an option for Ferroseed, although Gabite's Special Attack stat is atrocious.</p>

    <p>Gabite's choices of teammates are quite flexible, as it should usually be paired with a fellow wallbreaker. Gallade is the first partner that comes to mind, as its excellent coverage combined with a great Attack stat will help the pair overcome most physical walls. In addition, Gallade can take out troublesome Steel-types with its powerful Close Combat. Other solid choices include Entei, Absol, and Durant. Fraxure makes for an interesting partner, as the two Dragon-types can overwhelm the opponent, and Fraxure and Gabite can weaken Steel-types with Low Kick and Earthquake, respectively. Gabite loves entry hazard support, so Spikes from Omastar or Ferroseed are appreciated; Omastar can take Ice-type attacks for Gabite, while Gabite can come in on Electric-type attacks aimed at Omastar, and Ferroseed can sponge the rare Dragon-type attacks aimed at Gabite. Smeargle is a great choice for a hazard user on an offensive team, because it will likely get multiple layers up quite early in the game. Other than these near-mandatory teammates, Pokemon weak to Electric-type foes like having Gabite as a partner, as Gabite can get a free switch into a predicted Electric-type move and wreak havoc. Pokemon that can defeat the bulkier Grass- and Steel-types that trouble Gabite, such as Entei and Magmortar, are good teammates. Finally, priority from Pokemon such as the aforementioned Entei, Kabutops, and Absol can take out threats that are faster than Gabite.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hone Claws is sadly Gabite's only boosting move, but can help Gabite hit harder and increase the accuracy of Stone Edge and Dual Chop&mdash;if Gabite can fit both of those in its moveset. Letting Gabite hold a Choice Scarf is another option, but Gabite will be significantly weaker. Another option would be to hold an Eviolite to create some sort of a tank set in tandem with Stealth Rock, Toxic, or Roar, but it is completely outclassed by Druddigon. Lastly, Life Orb is usable, and Bulldoze can be used in order to make up for Gabite's lack of Speed. However, none of these options allow Gabite to reach its full potential.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Gabite is quite frail and thus relatively easy to take down without putting up a major fight. Pokemon with the Levitate ability can come in on Gabite's STAB Earthquake; physically defensive Uxie does this well in particular, as it also avoids the 2HKO from Outrage. Steel-types such as Steelix, Aggron, Klinklang, and Escavalier resist Outrage, but they all must be careful of Earthquake. Ferroseed is the best Steel-type counter to Gabite, as it is not 2HKOed by Earthquake. Gabite is much easier to deal with once you figure out which move it is locked into. Tangrowth fails to be 2HKOed by any of Gabite's attacks, and can recover any of the damage with Synthesis and Regenerator. Gabite is frail, so ExtremeSpeed from Entei or Sucker Punch from Spiritomb can knock it out when weakened. Most Pokemon that are faster than Gabite can easily revenge kill it, such as Cryogonal, Jynx, Rotom-F, and Moltres. Other Pokemon with Ice-type moves, such as Mesprit and Quagsire, can take care of Gabite. When facing Gabite, just try to get as much damage on it as possible, as it can't take many hits and will not last for long.</p>
  2. Molk

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    Yeah, at first i didnt think this was viable due to its fraility but after watching a few battles with it and testing it a bit myself, ive changed my mind.

    I would suggest the following changes

    1) As i said on irc, add smeargle as a teammate for early game spiking, giving gabite a better shot at cleaning up late game. Crustle should be mentioned as well

    2) Gabite's main counters are bulky grass-types such as tangrowth and ferroseed (amoonguss as well but it can be 2hkoed by band outrage after rocks). Therefore, any pokemon that can beat or take advantage of those should be mentioned as a teammate. Entei, Magmortar, Moltres, Escavalier, and Jynx are good examples, being able to switch in on most of the grass-types and KO them with their STAB moves. Klinklang can also set up on non hidden power tangrowth and all ferroseed with subshift.

    3) As you said, Gabite can be revenge killed by pretty much anything faster than it with an attack stat, to fix that mention common priority users and scarfers as teammates in the AC, Entei once again is a notable example, outspeeding and KOing a few of gabite's checks, and taking others out with extremespeed. Kabutops and Absol are also good choices, as are linoone and zangoose.

    4)maybe add some damage calculations to show gabite's power? i saw some and they were quite impressive.

    5) dont expect this analysis to be onsite for long, Garchomp is currently Uber, and because gabite is a mini chomp it will obviously follow in its brother's footsteps and move up to BL2!

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    QC approved 1/3
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    What molk said :)

    QC approved 2/3 (my first approval!!)

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    [Overview]

    <p>One might question why Gabite would be used over its Dragon-type brethren. It has a much lower Attack stat than Druddigon, doesn't have access to Dragon Dance like Fraxure, and is not nearly as bulky as Altaria. However, Gabite does have a few advantages over its Dragon-type friends. One attribute that stands out is its secondary Ground typing. This sets it apart from other Dragon-types, as Gabite can eliminate Steel-types, that would normally be troublesome to other Dragon-types, with a STAB Earthquake. Gabite is also the fastest Dragon-type in the tier, with a usable base 82 Speed. This allows Gabite to outspeed important threats such as Nidoqueen and Gallade. Its base 90 Attack isn't too shabby, either. These stats are screaming for Gabite to hold a Choice Band, as it can wreck havoc with a powerful Outrage. One of Gabite's abilities, Rough Skin, can also come in handy for inflicting some extra damage on the opponent. Despite all of these advantages, Gabite is not without problems. It is extremely frail, meaning that it is 2HKOed by most of the metagame. Furthermore, it has no boosting moves outside of Hone Claws so its only reliable set is the Choice Band set. All in all, Gabite is a unique Dragon-type that has the potential to thrive on a team given the proper support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Dual Chop
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Rough Skin
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Even though Gabite's stats are mediocre overall, Outrage from a base 90 Attack hits hard enough, even having a slim chance to 2HKO Poliwrath, one of RU's most common physically defensive walls. Outrage allows Gabite to excel at weakening opponents early-game, or cleaning up at the end of a game. Earthquake is a blessing for Gabite, as it allows Gabite to get past Steel-types, most notably Steelix and Escavalier, as Earthquake can 2HKO both of them. Stone Edge should be used when facing Flying-types such as Sigilyph and Moltres, becausince being locked into Outrage might put you at a disadvantage. Dual Chop is an alternative Dragon-type move that can be used if being locked into Outrage would be unfavorable, and it also has the perks of breaking through Substitutes, Focus Sashes, and the Sturdy ability. Overall, Gabite should be paired with another strong attacker and used to either weaken opposing walls early-game or pick off foes later in the game.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread is straightforward for a Choice Band user; max Attack allows Gabite to hit as hard as possible, while the Speed EVs allows it to outspeed base 80 Speed Pokemon, such as Medicham, Gallade, and Kabutops, by one point and everything below, including Nidoqueen. Nothing noteworthy has a base 81 or 82 Speed, so the extra EVs are put into HP. A Jolly nature allows Gabite to outspeed the above Pokemon, most notably Nidoqueen, as Gabite can take a Sludge Bomb or Earth Power and retaliate with Earthquake. Rough Skin is used in order to get some extra damage to aid Gabite in weakening the opponent. As for alternative moves, Dragon Claw can be used instead of Dual Chop, boasting higher accuracy, and Fire Blast is an option for Ferroseed, although Gabite's Special Attack stat is atrocious.</p>

    <p>Gabite's choices of teammates are quite flexible, as it should usually be paired with a fellow wallbreaker. Gallade is the first threatpartner that comes to mind, as its excellent coverage combined with a great Attack stat will help the pair overcome most physical walls; i. In addition, Gallade can take out troublesome Steel-types with its powerful Close Combat. Other solid choices include Entei, Absol, and Durant. Fraxure makes for an interesting partner, as the two Dragon-types can overwhelm the opponent, and Fraxure and Gabite can weaken Steel-types with Low Kick and Earthquake, respectively. Gabite loves entry hazard support, so Spikes from Omastar or Ferroseed are appreciated; Omastar can take Ice-type attacks for Gabite, while Gabite can come in on Electric-type attacks aimed at Omastar, and Ferroseed can sponge the rare Dragon-type attacks aimed at Gabite. Smeargle is a great choice for a hazard user on an offensive team, becausince it will most likely be able to get multiple layers up quite early in the game. Other than these near-mandatory teammates, Pokemon weak to Electric-type foes like having Gabite as a partner, as Gabite can get a free switch into a predicted Electric-type move and wreak havoc. Pokemon whothat can defeat the bulkier Grass- and Steel-types that trouble Gabite, such as Entei and Magmortar, are good teammates. Finally, priority from Pokemon such as the aforementioned Entei, Kabutops, and Absol can take out threats that are faster than Gabite.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hone Claws is sadly Gabite's only boosting move, but can help Gabite hit harder and increase the accuracy of Stone Edge and Dual Chop&mdash;if Gabite can fit both of those in its moveset. Letting Gabite hold a Choice Scarf is another option, but Gabite will be significantly weaker. Another option would be to hold an Eviolite to create some sort of a tank set in tandem with Stealth Rock, Toxic, or Roar, but this done completely betteroutclassed by Druddigon. Lastly, Life Orb is usable, and Bulldoze can be used in order to make up for Gabite's lack of superb Speed. However, none of these options allow Gabite to be used toreach its full potential.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Gabite is quite frail and thus relatively easy to take down without putting up a major fight. Pokemon with the Levitate ability can come in on Gabite's STAB Earthquake; physically defensive Uxie does this well in particular, as it also avoids the 2HKO from Outrage. Steel-types such as Steelix, Aggron, Klinklang, and Escavalier resist Outrage, but they all must be careful of Earthquake. Ferroseed is the best Steel-type counter to Gabite, as it is not 2HKOed by Earthquake. Gabite is much easier to deal with once you figure out which move it is locked into. Tangrowth fails to be 2HKOed by any of Gabite's attacks, and can recover any of the damage with Synthesis and Regenerator. Gabite is frail, so ExtremeSpeed from Entei or Sucker Punch from Spiritomb can knock it out awhen weakened Gabite. Most thingsPokemon that are faster than Gabite can easily revenge kill it, such as Cryogonal, Jynx, Rotom-F, and Moltres. Other Pokemon with Ice-type moves, such as Mesprit and Quagsire, can take care of Gabite. When facing Gabite, just try to get as much damage on it as possible, as it can't take many hits and will not last for long.</p>


    C/P (open)

    [Overview]

    <p>One might question why Gabite would be used over its Dragon-type brethren. It has a much lower Attack stat than Druddigon, doesn't have access to Dragon Dance like Fraxure, and is not nearly as bulky as Altaria. However, Gabite does have a few advantages over its Dragon-type friends. One attribute that stands out is its secondary Ground typing. This sets it apart from other Dragon-types, as Gabite can eliminate Steel-types, that would normally be troublesome, with a STAB Earthquake. Gabite is also the fastest Dragon-type in the tier, with a usable base 82 Speed. This allows Gabite to outspeed important threats such as Nidoqueen and Gallade. Its base 90 Attack isn't too shabby, either. These stats are screaming for Gabite to hold a Choice Band, as it can wreck havoc with a powerful Outrage. One of Gabite's abilities, Rough Skin, can also come in handy for inflicting some extra damage on the opponent. Despite all of these advantages, Gabite is not without problems. It is extremely frail, meaning that it is 2HKOed by most of the metagame. Furthermore, it has no boosting moves outside of Hone Claws so its only reliable set is the Choice Band set. All in all, Gabite is a unique Dragon-type that has the potential to thrive on a team given the proper support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Dual Chop
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Rough Skin
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Even though Gabite's stats are mediocre overall, Outrage from a base 90 Attack hits hard enough, even having a slim chance to 2HKO Poliwrath, one of RU's most common physically defensive walls. Outrage allows Gabite to excel at weakening opponents early-game, or cleaning up at the end of a game. Earthquake is a blessing for Gabite, as it allows Gabite to get past Steel-types, most notably Steelix and Escavalier, as Earthquake can 2HKO both of them. Stone Edge should be used when facing Flying-types such as Sigilyph and Moltres, because being locked into Outrage might put you at a disadvantage. Dual Chop is an alternative Dragon-type move that can be used if being locked into Outrage would be unfavorable, and it also has the perk of breaking through Substitutes, Focus Sashes, and Sturdy. Overall, Gabite should be paired with another strong attacker and used to either weaken opposing walls early-game or pick off foes later in the game.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread is straightforward for a Choice Band user; max Attack allows Gabite to hit as hard as possible, while the Speed EVs allows it to outspeed base 80 Speed Pokemon, such as Medicham, Gallade, and Kabutops, by one point and everything below, including Nidoqueen. Nothing noteworthy has a base 81 or 82 Speed, so the extra EVs are put into HP. A Jolly nature allows Gabite to outspeed the above Pokemon, notably Nidoqueen, as Gabite can take a Sludge Bomb or Earth Power and retaliate with Earthquake. Rough Skin is used in order to get some extra damage to aid Gabite in weakening the opponent. As for alternative moves, Dragon Claw can be used instead of Dual Chop, boasting higher accuracy, and Fire Blast is an option for Ferroseed, although Gabite's Special Attack stat is atrocious.</p>

    <p>Gabite's choices of teammates are quite flexible, as it should usually be paired with a fellow wallbreaker. Gallade is the first partner that comes to mind, as its excellent coverage combined with a great Attack stat will help the pair overcome most physical walls. In addition, Gallade can take out troublesome Steel-types with its powerful Close Combat. Other solid choices include Entei, Absol, and Durant. Fraxure makes for an interesting partner, as the two Dragon-types can overwhelm the opponent, and Fraxure and Gabite can weaken Steel-types with Low Kick and Earthquake, respectively. Gabite loves entry hazard support, so Spikes from Omastar or Ferroseed are appreciated; Omastar can take Ice-type attacks for Gabite, while Gabite can come in on Electric-type attacks aimed at Omastar, and Ferroseed can sponge the rare Dragon-type attacks aimed at Gabite. Smeargle is a great choice for a hazard user on an offensive team, because it will likely get multiple layers up quite early in the game. Other than these near-mandatory teammates, Pokemon weak to Electric-type foes like having Gabite as a partner, as Gabite can get a free switch into a predicted Electric-type move and wreak havoc. Pokemon that can defeat the bulkier Grass- and Steel-types that trouble Gabite, such as Entei and Magmortar, are good teammates. Finally, priority from Pokemon such as the aforementioned Entei, Kabutops, and Absol can take out threats that are faster than Gabite.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hone Claws is sadly Gabite's only boosting move, but can help Gabite hit harder and increase the accuracy of Stone Edge and Dual Chop&mdash;if Gabite can fit both of those in its moveset. Letting Gabite hold a Choice Scarf is another option, but Gabite will be significantly weaker. Another option would be to hold an Eviolite to create some sort of a tank set in tandem with Stealth Rock, Toxic, or Roar, but is completely outclassed by Druddigon. Lastly, Life Orb is usable, and Bulldoze can be used in order to make up for Gabite's lack of Speed. However, none of these options allow Gabite to reach its full potential.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Gabite is quite frail and thus relatively easy to take down without putting up a major fight. Pokemon with the Levitate ability can come in on Gabite's STAB Earthquake; physically defensive Uxie does this well in particular, as it also avoids the 2HKO from Outrage. Steel-types such as Steelix, Aggron, Klinklang, and Escavalier resist Outrage, but they all must be careful of Earthquake. Ferroseed is the best Steel-type counter to Gabite, as it is not 2HKOed by Earthquake. Gabite is much easier to deal with once you figure out which move it is locked into. Tangrowth fails to be 2HKOed by any of Gabite's attacks, and can recover any of the damage with Synthesis and Regenerator. Gabite is frail, so ExtremeSpeed from Entei or Sucker Punch from Spiritomb can knock it out when weakened. Most Pokemon that are faster than Gabite can easily revenge kill it, such as Cryogonal, Jynx, Rotom-F, and Moltres. Other Pokemon with Ice-type moves, such as Mesprit and Quagsire, can take care of Gabite. When facing Gabite, just try to get as much damage on it as possible, as it can't take many hits and will not last for long.</p>


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    [Overview]

    <p>One might question why Gabite would be used over its Dragon-type brethren. It has a much lower Attack stat than Druddigon, doesn't have access to Dragon Dance like Fraxure, and is not nearly as bulky as Altaria. However, Gabite does have a few advantages over the other available Dragon-types. One attribute that stands out is its secondary Ground typing. This sets it apart from other Dragon-types, as Gabite can eliminate Steel-types, that which would normally be troublesome, with a STAB Earthquake. Gabite is also the fastest Dragon-type in the tier, with a usable base 82 Speed. This allows Gabite to outspeed important threats such as Nidoqueen and Gallade. Its base 90 Attack isn't too shabby, either. These stats are screaming for Gabite to hold a Choice Band, as it can wreck wreak havoc with a powerful Outrage. One of Gabite's abilities, Rough Skin, can also come in handy for inflicting some extra damage on the opponent. Despite all of these advantages, Gabite is not without problems. It is extremely frail, meaning that it is 2HKOed by most of the metagame. Furthermore, it has no boosting moves outside of Hone Claws,(comma) so its only reliable set is the Choice Band set. All in all, Gabite is a unique Dragon-type that has the potential to thrive on a team given the proper support.</p>

    [SET]
    name: Choice Band
    move 1: Outrage
    move 2: Earthquake
    move 3: Stone Edge
    move 4: Dual Chop
    item: Choice Band
    ability: Rough Skin
    nature: Jolly
    evs: 16 HP / 252 Atk / 240 Spe

    [SET COMMENTS]

    <p>Even though Gabite's stats are mediocre overall, Outrage from a base 90 Attack hits hard enough, even having a slim chance to 2HKO Poliwrath, one of RU's most common physically defensive walls. Outrage allows Gabite to excel at weakening opponents early-game, or cleaning up at the end of a game. Earthquake is a blessing for Gabite, as it allows Gabite to get past Steel-types, most notably Steelix and Escavalier, as Earthquake can 2HKO both of them. Stone Edge should be used when facing Flying-types such as Sigilyph and Moltres, since as being locked into Outrage might put you at a disadvantage. Dual Chop is an alternative Dragon-type move that can be used if being locked into Outrage would be unfavorable, and it also has the perk of breaking through Substitutes, Focus Sashes, and Sturdy. Overall, Gabite should be paired with another strong attacker and used to either weaken opposing walls early-game or pick off foes later in the game.</p>

    [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

    <p>The EV spread is straightforward for a Choice Band user; max Attack allows Gabite to hit as hard as possible, while the Speed EVs allows it to outspeed base 80 Speed Pokemon, such as Medicham, Gallade, and Kabutops, by one point and everything below, including Nidoqueen. Nothing noteworthy has a base 81 or 82 Speed, so the extra EVs are put into HP. A Jolly nature allows Gabite to outspeed the above Pokemon, notably Nidoqueen, as Gabite can take a Sludge Bomb or Earth Power and retaliate with Earthquake. Rough Skin is used in order to get some extra damage to aid Gabite in weakening the opponent. As for alternative moves, Dragon Claw can be used instead of Dual Chop, boasting higher accuracy, and Fire Blast is an option for Ferroseed, although Gabite's Special Attack stat is atrocious.</p>

    <p>Gabite's choices of teammates are quite flexible, as it should usually be paired with a fellow wallbreaker. Gallade is the first partner that comes to mind, as its excellent coverage combined with a great Attack stat will help the pair overcome most physical walls. In addition, Gallade can take out troublesome Steel-types with its powerful Close Combat. Other solid choices include Entei, Absol, and Durant. Fraxure makes for an interesting partner, as the two Dragon-types can overwhelm the opponent, and Fraxure and Gabite can weaken Steel-types with Low Kick and Earthquake, respectively. Gabite loves entry hazard support, so Spikes from Omastar or Ferroseed are appreciated; Omastar can take Ice-type attacks for Gabite, while Gabite can come in on Electric-type attacks aimed at Omastar, and Ferroseed can sponge the rare Dragon-type attacks aimed at Gabite. Smeargle is a great choice for a hazard user on an offensive team, because it will likely get multiple layers up quite early in the game. Other than these near-mandatory teammates, Pokemon weak to Electric-type foes like having Gabite as a partner, as Gabite can get a free switch into a predicted Electric-type move and wreak havoc. Pokemon that can defeat the bulkier Grass- and Steel-types that trouble Gabite, such as Entei and Magmortar, are good teammates. Finally, priority from Pokemon such as the aforementioned Entei, Kabutops, and Absol can take out threats that are faster than Gabite.</p>

    [Other Options]

    <p>Hone Claws is sadly Gabite's only boosting move, but can help Gabite hit harder and increase the accuracy of Stone Edge and Dual Chop&mdash;if Gabite can fit both of those in its moveset. Letting Gabite hold a Choice Scarf is another option, but Gabite will be significantly weaker. Another option would be to hold an Eviolite to create some sort of a tank set in tandem with Stealth Rock, Toxic, or Roar, but it is completely outclassed by Druddigon. Lastly, Life Orb is usable, and Bulldoze can be used in order to make up for Gabite's lack of Speed. However, none of these options allow Gabite to reach its full potential.</p>

    [Checks and Counters]

    <p>Gabite is quite frail and thus relatively easy to take down without putting up a major fight. Pokemon with the Levitate ability can come in on Gabite's STAB Earthquake; physically defensive Uxie does this well in particular, as it also avoids the 2HKO from Outrage. Steel-types such as Steelix, Aggron, Klinklang, and Escavalier resist Outrage, but they all must be careful of Earthquake. Ferroseed is the best Steel-type counter to Gabite, as it is not 2HKOed by Earthquake. Gabite is much easier to deal with once you figure out which move it is locked into. Tangrowth fails to be 2HKOed by any of Gabite's attacks, and can recover any of the damage with Synthesis and Regenerator. Gabite is frail, so ExtremeSpeed from Entei or Sucker Punch from Spiritomb can knock it out when weakened. Most Pokemon that are faster than Gabite can easily revenge kill it, such as Cryogonal, Jynx, Rotom-F, and Moltres. Other Pokemon with Ice-type moves, such as Mesprit and Quagsire, can take care of Gabite. When facing Gabite, just try to get as much damage on it as possible, as it can't take many hits and will not last for long.</p>

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