I hate to jump down your throat Kidogo, but that's faulty reasoning. Garchomp's defensive checks outside of Skarmory suffer heavily from Sand Veil hax. For instance, Slowbro straight up loses if it misses Ice Beam. You can see this happen in this log: http://www.smogon.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4395696&postcount=67 And it's not just Slowbro, other defensive Garchomp checks like Hippowdown, Tangrowth, Forretress & Bronzong absolutely, none of which can miss their Ice Fang / HP Ice. The reason being they're capable of beating / bringing Garchomp to extremely low HP (so that it can be picked off by priority of scarf users, etc.) The point is, Sand Veil affects ALL Garchomp checks barring Skarmory, and I don't think it's fair to have Skarmory represent ALL defensive checks, when there are decent amount of others that exist.