Hello. As most of you may (should) know, RU has a lead metagame in place. Even with Team Preview, a lot of teams have dedicated leads that can give them an early edge in the battle. These leads have even caused stuff like Lum Berry Kabutops to appear (defeats Smeargle); they are truly a part of the metagame. There are even leads with moves to defeat their common counters, making them truly unique. In this thread, discuss the best leads in the metagame, what counter them, and even post some creative lead sets if you wish. You can also post counters / weaknesses of the sets the people above you post. I'll start. Accelgor @ Focus Sash Trait: Sticky Hold EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef Timid Nature - Spikes - Bug Buzz - Hidden Power [Water] - Focus Blast Yes, this is from the CCAT. This Pokemon is unique in that it can has HP Water, which can stop enemy Nidoqueen, which lead against Accelgor almost all of the time. HP Water also annihilates Rhydon, and can do a large amount of damage to Sandslash, making it a solid choice. Cryogonal can be hit hard by Focus Blast, as can Kabutops, making this Accelgor a very good lead. Its Speed allows it to set up Spikes easily as well. However, Smeargle leads completely destroy Accelgor, as they can use live Focus Blast with Focus Sash, Spore Accelgor, and then proceed to set up their own hazards. This mean's the user of this set has to have a Pokemon to stop Smeargle as well, such as Lum Berry Kabutops. Overall, HP Water Accelgor is a very potent lead in the current metagame.