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LC Scraggy

Discussion in 'Preliminary Pokedex' started by TCR, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. TCR

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    Overview
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    Scraggy returns this generation as a threatening sweeper with Dragon Dance or cleaner with a Choice Scarf. It has good bulk and occupies a good Speed tier, outspeeding 21 Speed Choice Scarf wielders after a boost. It gets the newly buffed Knock Off as STAB and puts it to great effect in weakening its own checks and while sweeping. Furthermore, Scraggy's three useful abilities help it set up easier, as in the case of Moxie, make its sweep all the more harder to stop. However, Scraggy is weak to the newly introduced Fairy-types, sporting a 4x weakness to their STAB while also having both of its STABs 2x resisted. Misdreavus, which once was checked by Scraggy, simply OHKOes it with an unboosted Dazzling Gleam. The ever-popular Fighting-types also check Scraggy easily, although Scraggy receives little competition in return as a Fighting-type sweeper.

    Dragon Dance
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    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: High Jump Kick / Poison Jab / Zen Headbutt / Head Smash
    ability: Shed Skin / Moxie
    item: Eviolite
    evs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly / Adamant

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to sweep an opponent's team with the use of Dragon Dance. Knock Off is the main STAB attack, and it is best used early-game to weaken Scraggy's own checks and counters. Drain Punch is the Fighting STAB of choice and helps Scraggy stay healthy, making it much harder for Scraggy to be revenge killed by priority attacks. The last slot can go to a multitude of moves. High Jump Kick is preferred, as it is a much stronger Fighting STAB with a chance of OHKOing Eviolite Mienfoo after a boost. Poison Jab can 2HKO Spritzee after some prior damage and loss of its Eviolite to Knock Off. Zen Headbutt can be used if Croagunk is a problem, as it is a clean OHKO. Head Smash can be used if you care to run a more risky set, as it always OHKOes Vullaby after a boost and Stealth Rock damage. Head Smash also OHKOes Larvesta and Ponyta.

    Set Details
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    The EVs maximize Speed and give Scraggy extra points in bulk, with the rest thrown into Attack to deal as much damage as possible. Jolly is the preferred nature, as Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon that reach 21 Speed, including non-Choice Scarf Misdreavus, after a boost. Eviolite is chosen to increase Scraggy's bulk and therefore enable it to set up multiple Dragon Dances. Shed Skin is the preferred ability so as to not worry about status, although Moxie or Intimidate can be used to great effect. Moxie allows for devastating late-game sweeping, while Intimidate allows Scraggy to set up more easily. A more offensive spread of 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe is usable if you prefer the boost in damage output. This spread has a higher chance of OHKOing Fletchling with an unboosted High Jump Kick, a high chance to OHKO Trubbish with Zen Headbutt at +1, and can deal more damage to Spritzee with Poison Jab at +1.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    Scraggy should start early-game by using Knock Off on all of its checks and counters as they switch in. Once everything on the opponent's team has been weakened, Scraggy can set up and sweep. Most of Scraggy's checks and counters cannot take boosted attacks without their item. Scraggy works great on almost any team thanks to its bulk and power. Offensive teams and balanced teams work best with Scraggy.

    Team Options
    ========
    Fletchling is a great partner, as Scraggy lures in numerous Fighting-types that Fletchling can immediately threaten, and Scraggy can use Knock Off against Pokemon that give Fletchling trouble, such as Chinchou. Pawniard forms a double-Dark core, so the two can weaken each other's checks and counters. Pawniard also helps to beat Choice Scarf Misdreavus by using Pursuit on a resisted or weak move, such as Shadow Ball or Dazzling Gleam. Carvanha also forms a double-Dark core and provides wallbreaking power to weaken Scraggy's counters, such as Larvesta or Spritzee. Destiny Bond also helps to take down a big threat on the opponent's team. Misdreavus can spread burns to weaken the opponent's team and can also help break through walls with Nasty Plot. Larvesta helps because Scraggy lures in Fighting-types for Larvesta to burn. Entry hazards from Dwebble or Ferroseed help to weaken the opponent's team.

    Choice Scarf
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    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: High Jump Kick
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: Poison Jab
    ability: Moxie
    item: Choice Scarf
    evs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to be an effective revenge killer while also maintaining the option of sweeping late-game. High Jump Kick is a great STAB move that can be abused by Scraggy's ability, Moxie, to quickly gain Attack boosts. Knock Off is another excellent option and can also be used to revenge kill. Drain Punch can be used to heal, although more often than not Scraggy should use High Jump Kick. Drain Punch is a safer early-game Fighting STAB, however. Poison Jab is used in order to hit Spritzee and Snubbull.

    Set Details
    ========
    Scraggy's EVs are maximized for power and Speed to revenge kill more effectively. With a Choice Scarf attached, Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon at 21 Speed or below. Moxie is the preferred ability, as it allows Scraggy to rack up Attack boosts quickly and efficiently, and if played right, can result in a sweep.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    This set aims to sweep late-game and to revenge kill. Most Ghost-types will not switch into Scraggy, allowing for one or two High Jump Kicks early-game. However, once the Choice Scarf is revealed, it is best to use either Drain Punch or Knock Off, depending on the situation. This set is best used late-game to clean up with Moxie, but can also be used to revenge kill if need be. You can use Scraggy to weaken its own checks and counters with Knock Off, but the Dragon Dance set is far superior in that regard due to the bulk achieved by equipping an Eviolite.

    Team Options
    =========
    Pokemon that can easily wear down the opponent so Scraggy can abuse Moxie make the best teammates. As such, Pokemon such as Dwebble or Ferroseed are extremely beneficial, as none of Scraggy's counters enjoy switching in on a full layer of entry hazards. Pawniard is helpful as well, as it spreads Knock Offs and Pursuit traps Ghost-types that will block Scraggy's High Jump Kicks. Wallbreakers such as Trick Misdreavus help to cripple walls, allowing Scraggy to sweep.

    Other Options
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    A bulky Intimidate set can be used to check some physical attackers or set up with Dragon Dance easier. Zen Headbutt can be used on either set in order to hit Croagunk harder than any other move and is a safe option for hitting numerous opposing Fighting-types. Iron Head can be used over Poison Jab if you prefer the flinch chance, although the 4x super effective hit on Cottonee is preferred. The poison chance from Poison Jab makes wearing down Scraggy's checks and counters much easier as well.

    Checks & Counters
    ########
    **Fighting-types**: Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk can take Scraggy's moves with a bulkier set and KO in return with their STAB moves. Croagunk also has the advantage of resisting both of Scraggy's STABs.

    **Fairy-types**: Fairy-types resist both of Scraggy's STABs and hit it with 4x super effective moves in return. Cottonee can use Encore against the Dragon Dance set and set up.

    **Ghost-types**: Ghost-types can switch in on High Jump Kick on the Choice Scarf set to force it to take recoil damage. Misdreavus can also now hit Scraggy with Dazzling Gleam to completely remove it from the game.

    **Fletchling**: Fletchling can revenge kill Scraggy with a priority Acrobatics. A maximum Attack item-less Fletchling has a chance of OHKOing Scraggy with its priority Acrobatics after Stealth Rock, but the unboosted Dragon Dance set can 2HKO bulky Fletchling with High Jump Kick.

    **Choice Scarf Users**: Choice Scarf Pokemon carrying a super effective attack such as Mienfoo and Dazzling Gleam Misdreavus can be used to KO a +1 Scraggy.
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    All meditite and murkrow mentions should be removed.
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    Done, I think. The skeleton was completely copied over, so until I look over word for word instead of a simple ctrl+f, I won't be sure. I will be sure to ignore all mentions when writing this up.
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    Thanks Macle, this is now ready for GP checking :)
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    Overview
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    Scraggy returns this generation as a threatening Dragon Dance sweeper with Dragon Dance or Choice Scarf cleaner with a Choice Scarf. It has good bulk and a good Speed tier for Dragon Dance and Choice Scarf, outspeeding 21 Speed Choice Scarf wielders after a boost. It gets the newly buffed Knock Off as STAB and puts it to great effect in weakening its own checks and while sweeping. Furthermore, Scraggy's three useful abilities help it set up easier or give Scraggy a devastating snowball effect. However, times are rough for Scraggy this gen. It is weak to the newly introduced Fairy-types, sporting a 4x weakness to their STAB while Scraggy's STAB moves are resisted by Fairies. Misdreavus, who which once was checked by Scraggy, simply OHKOes it with an unboosted Dazzling Gleam. The ever-popular Fighting-types check Scraggy easily, although Scraggy receives little competition in return as a Fighting-type sweeper.

    Dragon Dance
    ########
    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: High Jump Kick / Poison Jab / Zen Headbutt / Head Smash
    ability: Shed Skin / Moxie
    item: Eviolite
    evs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly / Adamant

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to sweep an opponent's team with use of Dragon Dance. Knock Off is the main STAB attack, and is best used early-game to weaken Scraggy's own checks and counters. Drain Punch is the Fighting STAB of choice, (RC) and helps Scraggy stay healthy. This makes it much harder for Scraggy to be revenge killed by priority attacks. The last slot can go to a multitude of moves. High Jump Kick is preferred, as it is a much stronger Fighting STAB, (RC) with a chance of OHKOing Eviolite Mienfoo after a boost. Poison Jab can 2HKO Spritzee after some prior damage and losing its item due to Knock Off. Zen Headbutt can be used if Croagunk is a problem, as it is a clean OHKO. Head Smash can be used if you care to run a more risky set, and but it always OHKOes Vullaby after a boost and Stealth Rock damage. Head Smash also OHKOes Larvesta and Ponyta.

    Set Details
    ========
    EVs are to maximize Speed and give Scraggy extra points in bulk, with the rest is thrown into Attack to deal as much damage as possible. Jolly is the preferred nature, as Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon that reach 21 Speed, including non-Choice Scarf Misdreavus. Eviolite is chosen to increase Scraggy's bulk, in order to give opportunities to set up multiple Dragon Dances. Shed Skin is the preferred ability so as to not worry about status, although Moxie or Intimidate can be used with great effect. Moxie allows for devastating late-game sweeping, while Intimidate allows Scraggy to set up more easily. A more offensive spread of 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe is usable if you prefer the boost in damage output. This spread has a higher chance of an OHKOing on Fletchling with an unboosted High Jump Kick, and more damage is dealt to Spritzee with Poison Jab at +1.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    Scraggy should start early-game by using Knock Off on all of its checks and counters as they switch in. Once everything on the opponent's team has been weakened, Scraggy can set up and sweep. Be more specific Scraggy works great on almost any team thanks to its bulk and power. Offensive teams and balanced teams work best with Scraggy.

    Team Options
    ========
    Fletchling is a great partner, (AC) as Scraggy lures in numerous Fighting-types that Fletchling can immediately threaten, (RC) and Scraggy can use Knock Off against Pokemon that give Fletchling trouble, such as Chinchou. Pawniard forms a double-Dark core, so the two can weaken each other's checks and counters. Pawniard also helps to beat Choice Scarf Misdreavus by using Pursuit on a resisted or weak move, such as Shadow Ball or Dazzling Gleam. Carvahna also forms a double-Dark core, (RC) and provides wallbreaking power to weaken Scraggy's counters which are. Destiny Bond also helps to take down a big threat on the opponent's team. Misdreavus can spread burns to weaken the opponent's team, (RC) and can also help break through walls with Nasty Plot. Larvesta helps because Scraggy lures in Fighting-types for Larvesta to burn. Entry hazards from Dwebble or Ferroseed help to weaken the opponent's team.

    Choice Scarf
    ########
    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: High Jump Kick
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: Poison Jab
    ability: Moxie
    item: Choice Scarf
    evs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to be an effective revenge killer while also maintaining the option of sweeping late-game. High Jump Kick is a great STAB move that can be abused by Scraggy's ability, (AC) Moxie, (AC) to quickly gain Attack boosts. Knock Off is another excellent option and can also be used to revenge kill. Drain Punch can be used to heal, although more often than not Scraggy should use High Jump Kick. Drain Punch is a safer early-game Fighting STAB, however. Poison Jab is used in order to hit Spritzee and Snubbull.

    Set Details
    ========
    Scraggy's EVs are maximized for power and Speed to revenge kill more effectively. With a Choice Scarf attached, Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon at 21 Speed or below. Moxie is the preferred ability, as it allows Scraggy to rack up Attack boosts quickly and efficiently, and if played right, can result in a sweep.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    This e Choice Scarf set aims to sweep early-game and to abuse surprise value. does it? what you said later on seems to save this thing until later Most Ghost-types will not switch into Scraggy, allowing for one or two High Jump Kicks early-game. However, (AC) once the Choice Scarf is revealed, it is best to use either Drain Punch or Knock Off, depending on the situation. This set is best used late-game to clean up with Moxie, but can also be used to revenge kill if need be. You can use Scraggy to weaken its own checks and counters with Knock Off, however but the Dragon Dance set is far superior in that regard, (RC) due to the bulk achieved from equipping an Eviolite.

    Team Options
    =========
    Pokemon that can easily wear down the opponent so Scraggy can abuse Moxie make the best teammates. As such, Pokemon such as Dwebble or Ferroseed are extremely beneficial, (AC) as none of Scraggy's counters enjoy switching in on a full layer of entry hazards. Pawniard is helpful as well, as Pawniard spreads Knock Offs, as well as Pursuits traps ping Ghost-types that will block Scraggy's High Jump Kicks. Wallbreakers such as Trick Misdreavus help to cripple walls, allowing Scraggy to sweep.

    Other Options
    ########
    A bulky Intimidate set can be used to check some physical attackers, (RC) or it can be used to set up with Dragon Dance easier. Zen Headbutt can be used on either set in order to hit Croagunk harder than any other move, and is a safe option for hitting numerous opposing Fighting-types. Iron Head can be used over Poison Jab if you prefer the Flinch chance, although the 4x super effective hit on Cottonee is preferred. The poison chance from Poison Jab makes wearing down Scraggy's checks and counters much easier as well.

    Checks & Counters
    ########
    **Fighting-types**: Stuff like Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk. They can take Scraggy's moves with a bulkier set, (RC) and can KO in return with their STAB moves. Croagunk also has the advantage of resisting both of Scraggy's STABs.

    **Fairy-types**: Fairy-types resist both of Scraggy's STABs, (RC) and hit it with 4x super effective moves in return. Cottonee can use Encore against the Dragon Dance set and set up.

    **Ghost-types**: Ghost-types can switch in on High Jump Kick on the Choice Scarf set to force it to take recoil damage. Misdreavus can also now hit Scraggy with Dazzling Gleam to completely remove it from the game, something it couldn't do before.

    **Fletchling**: Fletchling can revenge kill it Scraggy with a priority Acrobatics while hitting it with super-effective STAB. A max Attack item-less Fletchling has a chance of OHKOing with its priority Acrobatics after Stealth Rock, but the unboosted Dragon Dance set can 2HKO bulky Fletchling with High Jump Kick.

    **Choice Scarf Users Holders**: Choice Scarf Pokemon carrying a super effective attack such as Mienfoo and Dazzling Gleam Misdreavus can be used to KO a +1 Scraggy.
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    Be sure not to make some of these mistakes in the future...super-effective and some capitalizations, mostly. But otherwise good work!

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  7. TCR

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    Thanks GatoDelFuego! GP Check implemented, ready for the last one :)
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    Overview
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    Scraggy returns this generation as a threatening sweeper with Dragon Dance or cleaner with a Choice Scarf. It has good bulk and a good Speed tier, outspeeding 21 Speed Choice Scarf wielders after a boost. It gets the newly buffed Knock Off as STAB and puts it to great effect in weakening its own checks and while sweeping. Furthermore, Scraggy's three useful abilities help it set up easier or give Scraggy a devastating snowball effect. However, Scraggy is weak to the newly introduced Fairy-types, sporting a 4x weakness to their STAB while Scraggy's STAB moves are resisted by Fairies. Misdreavus, which once was checked by Scraggy, simply OHKOes it with an unboosted Dazzling Gleam. The ever-popular Fighting-types check Scraggy easily, although Scraggy receives little competition in return as a Fighting-type sweeper.

    Dragon Dance
    ########
    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: High Jump Kick / Poison Jab / Zen Headbutt / Head Smash
    ability: Shed Skin / Moxie
    item: Eviolite
    evs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly / Adamant

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to sweep an opponent's team with use of Dragon Dance. Knock Off is the main STAB attack, and is best used early-game to weaken Scraggy's own checks and counters. Drain Punch is the Fighting STAB of choice and helps Scraggy stay healthy. This makes it much harder for Scraggy to be revenge killed by priority attacks. The last slot can go to a multitude of moves. High Jump Kick is preferred, as it is a much stronger Fighting STAB with a chance of OHKOing Eviolite Mienfoo after a boost. Poison Jab can(Add space)(Just a heads up, it appears that there are a few spaces that were lost in applying changes from the previous check)2HKO Spritzee after some prior damage and losing its item due to Knock Off. Zen Headbutt can be used if Croagunk is a problem, as it is a clean OHKO. Head Smash can be used if you care to run a more risky set, but as it always OHKOes Vullaby after a boost and Stealth Rock damage. Head Smash also OHKOes Larvesta and Ponyta.

    Set Details
    ========
    EVs are to maximize Speed and give Scraggy extra points in bulk, with the rest thrown into Attack to deal as much damage as possible. Jolly is the preferred nature, as Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon that reach 21 Speed, including non-Choice Scarf Misdreavus,(AC) after a boost. Eviolite is chosen to increase Scraggy's bulk to give opportunities to set up multiple(Add space)Dragon Dances. Shed Skin is the preferred ability so as to not worry about status, although Moxie or Intimidate can be used with great effect. Moxie allows for devastating late-game(Add space)sweeping, while Intimidate allows Scraggy to set up more easily. A more offensive spread of 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe is usable if you prefer the boost in damage output. This spread has a higher chance of OHKOing Fletchling with an unboosted High Jump Kick, and more damage is dealt to Spritzee with Poison Jab at +1.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    Scraggy should start early-game by using Knock Off on all of its checks and counters as they switch in. Once everything on the opponent's team has been weakened, Scraggy can set up and sweep. Most of Scraggy's checks and counters cannot take boosted attacks without their item. Scraggy works great on almost any team thanks to its bulk and power. Offensive teams and balanced teams work best with Scraggy.

    Team Options
    ========
    Fletchling is a great partner, as Scraggy lures in numerous Fighting-types that Fletchling can immediately threaten and Scraggy can use Knock Off against Pokemon that give Fletchling trouble, such as Chinchou. Pawniard forms a double-Dark core, so the two can weaken each other's checks and counters. Pawniard also helps to beat Choice Scarf Misdreavus by using Pursuit on a resisted or weak move, such as Shadow Ball or Dazzling Gleam. Carvahna also forms a double-Dark core and provides wallbreaking power to weaken Scraggy's counters, such as Larvesta or Spritzee. Destiny Bond also helps to take down a big threat on the opponent's team. Misdreavus can spread burns to weaken the opponent's team and can also help break through walls with Nasty Plot. Larvesta helps because Scraggy lures in Fighting-types for Larvesta to burn. Entry hazards from Dwebble or Ferroseed help to weaken the opponent's team.

    Choice Scarf
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    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: High Jump Kick
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: Poison Jab
    ability: Moxie
    item: Choice Scarf
    evs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to be an effective revenge killer while also maintaining the option of sweeping late-game. High Jump Kick is a great STAB move that can be abused by Scraggy's ability, Moxie, to quickly gain Attack boosts. Knock Off is another excellent option and can also be used to revenge kill. Drain Punch can be used to heal, although more often than not Scraggy should use High Jump Kick. Drain Punch is a safer early-game Fighting STAB, however. Poison Jab is used in order to hit Spritzee and Snubbull.

    Set Details
    ========
    Scraggy's EVs are maximized for power and Speed to revenge kill more effectively. With a Choice Scarf attached, Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon at 21 Speed or below. Moxie is the preferred ability, as it allows Scraggy to rack up Attack boosts quickly and efficiently, and if played right, can result in a sweep.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    This set aims to sweep late-game and to revenge kill. Most Ghost-types will not switch into Scraggy, allowing for one or two High Jump Kicks early-game. However, once the Choice Scarf is revealed, it is best to use either Drain Punch or Knock Off, depending on the situation. This set is best used late-game to clean up with Moxie, but can also be used to revenge kill if need be. You can use Scraggy to weaken its own checks and counters with Knock Off, but the Dragon Dance set is far superior in that regard due to the bulk achieved from equipping an Eviolite.

    Team Options
    =========
    Pokemon that can easily wear down the opponent so Scraggy can abuse Moxie make the best teammates. As such, Pokemon such as Dwebble or Ferroseed are extremely beneficial, as none of Scraggy's counters enjoy switching in on a full layer of entry hazards. Pawniard is helpful as well, as Pawniard it spreads Knock Offs, as well as and(There is a chance that I might be the only one who thinks so, but the sentence seems to flow better this way. Feel free to ignore this) Pursuits traps Ghost-types that will block Scraggy's High Jump Kicks. Wallbreakers such as Trick Misdreavus help to cripple walls, allowing Scraggy to sweep.

    Other Options
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    A bulky Intimidate set can be used to check some physical attackers or to set up with Dragon Dance easier. Zen Headbutt can be used on either set in order to hit Croagunk harder than any other move, and is a safe option for hitting numerous opposing Fighting-types. Iron Head can be used over Poison Jab if you prefer the Flinch chance, although the 4x super effective hit on Cottonee is preferred. The poison chance from Poison Jab makes wearing down Scraggy's checks and counters much easier as well.

    Checks & Counters
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    **Fighting-types**: Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk can take Scraggy's moves with a bulkier set and KO in return with their STAB moves. Croagunk also(Add space)has the advantage of resisting both of Scraggy's STABs.

    **Fairy-types**: Fairy-types resist both of Scraggy's STABs and hit it with 4x super effective moves in return. Cottonee can use Encore against the Dragon Dance set and set up.

    **Ghost-types**: Ghost-types can switch in on High Jump Kick on the Choice Scarf set to force it to take recoil damage. Misdreavus can also now hit Scraggy with Dazzling Gleam to completely remove it from the game.

    **Fletchling**: Fletchling can revenge kill Scraggy with a priority Acrobatics. A max Attack item-(Remove hyphen)less Fletchling has a chance of OHKOing Scraggy with its priority Acrobatics after Stealth Rock, but the unboosted Dragon Dance set can 2HKO bulky Fletchling with High Jump Kick.

    **Choice Scarf Users**: Choice Scarf Pokemon carrying a super effective attack such as Mienfoo and Dazzling Gleam Misdreavus can be used to KO a +1 Scraggy.
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    Implemented, and I agreed with all of the changes :) nice catch on the spacing issues!
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    oh kinda late but mention that zhb hits Trubbish too bro
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    +1 fails to OHKO standard Trubbish reliably. +1 156 Atk Scraggy Zen Headbutt vs. 116 HP / 100 Def Trubbish: 20-24 (86.9 - 104.3%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
    That's BJ trubb, it does a max of 70% to Eviolite. +1 156 Atk Scraggy Zen Headbutt vs. 116 HP / 100+ Def Eviolite Trubbish: 12-16 (52.1 - 69.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

    whereas 36 atk Trubb does around 40% with Drain Punch. I will make mention of it, but after the alternate spread, as 236 has a decent chance to OHKO at +1 (even though you give up Poison Jab to 2hko Spritzee. )
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    amcheck, just some minor stuff I noticed
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    Overview
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    Scraggy returns this generation as a threatening sweeper with Dragon Dance or cleaner with a Choice Scarf. It has good bulk and a good Speed tier, outspeeding 21 Speed Choice Scarf wielders after a boost. It gets the newly buffed Knock Off as STAB and puts it to great effect in weakening its own checks and while sweeping. Furthermore, Scraggy's three useful abilities help it set up easier or give Scraggy a devastating snowball effect. However, Scraggy is weak to the newly introduced Fairy-types, sporting a 4x weakness to their STAB while Scraggy's STAB moves are resisted by Fairies. Misdreavus, which once was checked by Scraggy, simply OHKOes it with an unboosted Dazzling Gleam. The ever-popular Fighting-types check Scraggy easily, although Scraggy receives little competition in return as a Fighting-type sweeper.

    Wouldn't really use 'sporting' in this paragraph as it usually means 'to show off' or 'flaunt', and Scraggy shouldn't really be showing off a 4x weakness.

    Dragon Dance
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    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: High Jump Kick / Poison Jab / Zen Headbutt / Head Smash
    ability: Shed Skin / Moxie
    item: Eviolite
    evs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly / Adamant

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to sweep an opponent's team with use of Dragon Dance. Knock Off is the main STAB attack, and is best used early-game to weaken Scraggy's own checks and counters. Drain Punch is the Fighting STAB of choice and helps Scraggy stay healthy,(AC) making This makes it much harder for Scraggy to be revenge killed by priority attacks. The last slot can go to a multitude of moves. High Jump Kick is preferred, as it is a much stronger Fighting STAB with a chance of OHKOing Eviolite Mienfoo after a boost. Poison Jab can 2HKO (space between 'can' and '2HKO') Spritzee after some prior damage and losing loss of its item due to Knock Off. Zen Headbutt can be used if Croagunk is a problem, as it is a clean OHKO. Head Smash can be used if you care to run a more risky set, as it always OHKOes Vullaby after a boost and Stealth Rock damage. Head Smash also OHKOes Larvesta and Ponyta.

    Set Details
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    EVs are to maximize Speed and give Scraggy extra points in bulk, with the rest thrown into Attack to deal as much damage as possible. Jolly is the preferred nature, as Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon that reach 21 Speed, including non-Choice Scarf Misdreavus, after a boost. Eviolite is chosen to increase Scraggy's bulk to give it opportunities to set up multiple Dragon Dances. Shed Skin is the preferred ability so as to not worry about status, although Moxie or Intimidate can be used with to great effect. Moxie allows for devastating late-game sweeping, while Intimidate allows Scraggy to set up more easily. A more offensive spread of 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe is usable if you prefer the boost in damage output. This spread has a higher chance of OHKOing Fletchling with an unboosted High Jump Kick, a high chance to OHKO Trubbish with Zen Headbutt at +1, and more damage is dealt can deal more damage to Spritzee with Poison Jab at +1.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    Scraggy should start early-game by using Knock Off on all of its checks and counters as they switch in. Once everything on the opponent's team has been weakened, Scraggy can set up and sweep. Most of Scraggy's checks and counters cannot take boosted attacks without their item. Scraggy works great on almost any team thanks to its bulk and power. Offensive teams and balanced teams work best with Scraggy.

    Team Options
    ========
    Fletchling is a great partner, as Scraggy lures in numerous Fighting-types that Fletchling can immediately threaten,(AC) and Scraggy can use Knock Off against Pokemon that give Fletchling trouble,(RC) such as Chinchou. Pawniard forms a double-Dark core, so the two can weaken each other's checks and counters. Pawniard also helps to beat Choice Scarf Misdreavus by using Pursuit on a resisted or weak move, such as Shadow Ball or Dazzling Gleam. Carvahna Carvanha also forms a double-Dark core and provides wallbreaking power to weaken Scraggy's counters,(RC) such as Larvesta or Spritzee. Destiny Bond also helps to take down a big threat on the opponent's team. Misdreavus can spread burns to weaken the opponent's team and can also help break through walls with Nasty Plot. Larvesta helps because Scraggy lures in Fighting-types for Larvesta to burn. Entry hazards from Dwebble or Ferroseed help to weaken the opponent's team.

    Choice Scarf
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    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: High Jump Kick
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: Poison Jab
    ability: Moxie
    item: Choice Scarf
    evs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to be an effective revenge killer while also maintaining the option of sweeping late-game. High Jump Kick is a great STAB move that can be abused by Scraggy's ability, Moxie, to quickly gain Attack boosts. Knock Off is another excellent option and can also be used to revenge kill. Drain Punch can be used to heal, although more often than not Scraggy should use High Jump Kick. Drain Punch is a safer early-game Fighting STAB, however. Poison Jab is used in order to hit Spritzee and Snubbull.

    Set Details
    ========
    Scraggy's EVs are maximized for power and speed to revenge kill more effectively. With a Choice Scarf attached, Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon at 21 Speed or below. Moxie is the preferred ability, as it allows Scraggy to rack up Attack boosts quickly and efficiently, and if played right, can result in a sweep.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    This set aims to sweep late-game and to revenge kill. Most Ghost-types will not switch into Scraggy, allowing for one or two High Jump Kicks early-game. However, once the Choice Scarf is revealed, it is best to use either Drain Punch or Knock Off, depending on the situation. This set is best used late-game to clean up with Moxie, but can also be used to revenge kill if need be. You can use Scraggy to weaken its own checks and counters with Knock Off, but the Dragon Dance set is far superior in that regard due to the bulk achieved from equipping an Eviolite.

    Team Options
    =========
    Pokemon that can easily wear down the opponent so Scraggy can abuse Moxie make the best teammates. As such, Pokemon such as Dwebble or Ferroseed are extremely beneficial, as none of Scraggy's counters enjoy switching in on a full layer of entry hazards. Pawniard is helpful as well, as it spreads Knock Offs,(RC) and Pursuit traps Ghost-types that will block Scraggy's High Jump Kicks. Wallbreakers such as Trick Misdreavus help to cripple walls, allowing Scraggy to sweep.

    Other Options
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    A bulky Intimidate set can be used to check some physical attackers or to set up with Dragon Dance easier. Zen Headbutt can be used on either set in order to hit Croagunk harder than any other move, and is a safe option for hitting numerous opposing Fighting-types. Iron Head can be used over Poison Jab if you prefer the Flinch chance, although the 4x super effective hit on Cottonee is preferred. The poison chance from Poison Jab makes wearing down Scraggy's checks and counters much easier as well.

    Checks & Counters
    ########
    **Fighting-types**: Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk can take Scraggy's moves with a bulkier set and KO in return with their STAB moves. Croagunk also has the advantage of resisting both of Scraggy's STABs.

    **Fairy-types**: Fairy-types resist both of Scraggy's STABs and hit it with 4x super effective moves in return. Cottonee can use Encore against the Dragon Dance set and set up.

    **Ghost-types**: Ghost-types can switch in on High Jump Kick on the Choice Scarf set to force it to take recoil damage. Misdreavus can also now hit Scraggy with Dazzling Gleam to completely remove it from the game.

    **Fletchling**: Fletchling can revenge kill Scraggy with a priority Acrobatics. A max Attack item less Fletchling has a chance of OHKOing Scraggy with its priority Acrobatics after Stealth Rock, but the unboosted Dragon Dance set can 2HKO bulky Fletchling with High Jump Kick.

    **Choice Scarf Users**: Choice Scarf Pokemon carrying a super effective attack such as Mienfoo and Dazzling Gleam Misdreavus can be used to KO a +1 Scraggy.
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    Overview
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    Scraggy returns this generation as a threatening sweeper with Dragon Dance or cleaner with a Choice Scarf. It has good bulk and occupies a good Speed tier, outspeeding 21 Speed Choice Scarf wielders after a boost. It gets the newly buffed Knock Off as STAB and puts it to great effect in weakening its own checks and while sweeping. Furthermore, Scraggy's three useful abilities help it set up easier or, as in the case of Moxie, make its sweep all the more harder to stop give Scraggy a devastating snowball effect. However, Scraggy is weak to the newly introduced Fairy-types, sporting a 4x weakness to their STAB while Scraggy's STAB moves are resisted by Fairies also having both of its STABs 2x resisted. Misdreavus, which once was checked by Scraggy, simply OHKOes it with an unboosted Dazzling Gleam. The ever-popular Fighting-types also check Scraggy easily, although Scraggy receives little competition in return as a Fighting-type sweeper.

    Dragon Dance
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    name: Dragon Dance
    move 1: Dragon Dance
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: High Jump Kick / Poison Jab / Zen Headbutt / Head Smash
    ability: Shed Skin / Moxie
    item: Eviolite
    evs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly / Adamant

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to sweep an opponent's team with the use of Dragon Dance. Knock Off is the main STAB attack, and it is best used early-game to weaken Scraggy's own checks and counters. Drain Punch is the Fighting STAB of choice and helps Scraggy stay healthy, making it much harder for Scraggy to be revenge killed by priority attacks. The last slot can go to a multitude of moves. High Jump Kick is preferred, as it is a much stronger Fighting STAB with a chance of OHKOing Eviolite Mienfoo after a boost. Poison Jab can 2HKO Spritzee after some prior damage and loss of its item due Eviolite to Knock Off. Zen Headbutt can be used if Croagunk is a problem, as it is a clean OHKO. Head Smash can be used if you care to run a more risky set, as it always OHKOes Vullaby after a boost and Stealth Rock damage. Head Smash also OHKOes Larvesta and Ponyta.

    Set Details
    ========
    The EVs are to maximize Speed and give Scraggy extra points in bulk, with the rest thrown into Attack to deal as much damage as possible. Jolly is the preferred nature, as Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon that reach 21 Speed, including non-Choice Scarf Misdreavus, after a boost. Eviolite is chosen to increase Scraggy's bulk to give opportunities to and therefore enable it to set up multiple Dragon Dances. Shed Skin is the preferred ability so as to not worry about status, although Moxie or Intimidate can be used to great effect. Moxie allows for devastating late-game sweeping, while Intimidate allows Scraggy to set up more easily. A more offensive spread of 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe is usable if you prefer the boost in damage output. This spread has a higher chance of OHKOing Fletchling with an unboosted High Jump Kick, a high chance to OHKO Trubbish with Zen Headbutt at +1, and can deal more damage to Spritzee with Poison Jab at +1.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    Scraggy should start early-game by using Knock Off on all of its checks and counters as they switch in. Once everything on the opponent's team has been weakened, Scraggy can set up and sweep. Most of Scraggy's checks and counters cannot take boosted attacks without their item. Scraggy works great on almost any team thanks to its bulk and power. Offensive teams and balanced teams work best with Scraggy.

    Team Options
    ========
    Fletchling is a great partner, as Scraggy lures in numerous Fighting-types that Fletchling can immediately threaten, and Scraggy can use Knock Off against Pokemon that give Fletchling trouble, (add comma) such as Chinchou. Pawniard forms a double-Dark core, so the two can weaken each other's checks and counters. Pawniard also helps to beat Choice Scarf Misdreavus by using Pursuit on a resisted or weak move, such as Shadow Ball or Dazzling Gleam. Carvanha also forms a double-Dark core and provides wallbreaking power to weaken Scraggy's counters, such as Larvesta or Spritzee. Destiny Bond also helps to take down a big threat on the opponent's team. Misdreavus can spread burns to weaken the opponent's team and can also help break through walls with Nasty Plot. Larvesta helps because Scraggy lures in Fighting-types for Larvesta to burn. Entry hazards from Dwebble or Ferroseed help to weaken the opponent's team.

    Choice Scarf
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    name: Choice Scarf
    move 1: High Jump Kick
    move 2: Knock Off
    move 3: Drain Punch
    move 4: Poison Jab
    ability: Moxie
    item: Choice Scarf
    evs: 36 HP / 236 Atk / 212 Spe
    nature: Jolly

    Moves
    ========
    This set aims to be an effective revenge killer while also maintaining the option of sweeping late-game. High Jump Kick is a great STAB move that can be abused by Scraggy's ability, Moxie, to quickly gain Attack boosts. Knock Off is another excellent option and can also be used to revenge kill. Drain Punch can be used to heal, although more often than not Scraggy should use High Jump Kick. Drain Punch is a safer early-game Fighting STAB, however. Poison Jab is used in order to hit Spritzee and Snubbull.

    Set Details
    ========
    Scraggy's EVs are maximized for power and Speed to revenge kill more effectively. With a Choice Scarf attached, Scraggy outspeeds all Pokemon at 21 Speed or below. Moxie is the preferred ability, as it allows Scraggy to rack up Attack boosts quickly and efficiently, and if played right, can result in a sweep.

    Usage Tips
    ========
    This set aims to sweep late-game and to revenge kill. Most Ghost-types will not switch into Scraggy, allowing for one or two High Jump Kicks early-game. However, once the Choice Scarf is revealed, it is best to use either Drain Punch or Knock Off, depending on the situation. This set is best used late-game to clean up with Moxie, but can also be used to revenge kill if need be. You can use Scraggy to weaken its own checks and counters with Knock Off, but the Dragon Dance set is far superior in that regard due to the bulk achieved from by equipping an Eviolite.

    Team Options
    =========
    Pokemon that can easily wear down the opponent so Scraggy can abuse Moxie make the best teammates. As such, Pokemon such as Dwebble or Ferroseed are extremely beneficial, as none of Scraggy's counters enjoy switching in on a full layer of entry hazards. Pawniard is helpful as well, as it spreads Knock Offs and Pursuit traps Ghost-types that will block Scraggy's High Jump Kicks. Wallbreakers such as Trick Misdreavus help to cripple walls, allowing Scraggy to sweep.

    Other Options
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    A bulky Intimidate set can be used to check some physical attackers or to set up with Dragon Dance easier. Zen Headbutt can be used on either set in order to hit Croagunk harder than any other move, (remove comma) and is a safe option for hitting numerous opposing Fighting-types. Iron Head can be used over Poison Jab if you prefer the flinch chance, although the 4x super effective hit on Cottonee is preferred. The poison chance from Poison Jab makes wearing down Scraggy's checks and counters much easier as well.

    Checks & Counters
    ########
    **Fighting-types**: Mienfoo, Timburr, and Croagunk can take Scraggy's moves with a bulkier set and KO in return with their STAB moves. Croagunk also has the advantage of resisting both of Scraggy's STABs.

    **Fairy-types**: Fairy-types resist both of Scraggy's STABs and hit it with 4x super effective moves in return. Cottonee can use Encore against the Dragon Dance set and set up.

    **Ghost-types**: Ghost-types can switch in on High Jump Kick on the Choice Scarf set to force it to take recoil damage. Misdreavus can also now hit Scraggy with Dazzling Gleam to completely remove it from the game.

    **Fletchling**: Fletchling can revenge kill Scraggy with a priority Acrobatics. A maximum Attack item-less Fletchling has a chance of OHKOing Scraggy with its priority Acrobatics after Stealth Rock, but the unboosted Dragon Dance set can 2HKO bulky Fletchling with High Jump Kick.

    **Choice Scarf Users**: Choice Scarf Pokemon carrying a super effective attack such as Mienfoo and Dazzling Gleam Misdreavus can be used to KO a +1 Scraggy.


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