Interesting and excellent Dark/Ground offensive typing Very good 117 Atk/95 Spe Intimidate boosts decent defenses Overconfidence allows for easy sweep No access to Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but can use Bulk Up or Claw Sharpen Reliable but not amazingly extensive movepool which covers all of Warubiaru's immediate needs. [SET] name: Choice Scarf move 1: Earthquake move 2: Crunch / Trickery move 3: Stone Edge move 4: Pursuit item: Choice Scarf ability: Overconfidence / Intimidate nature: Adamant evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Set Comments: Adamant Scarf Warubiaru reaches 424 speed, outspeeding most of the non-boosted, non-scarfed metagame. Adamant Scarf Warubiaru is faster than and as powerful as Jolly Scarf Tyranitar Intimidate and Overconfidence are both quite usable, with Intimidate giving (essentially) a boost to defense, and Overconfidence allowing to sweep more easily Weak to common priority move (Mach Punch, Aqua Jet, Vacuum Wave), so must fall back on teammates for support at times Additional Comments: Good coverage with Stone Edge and STAB Earthquake to trap and kill with Pursuit Trickery can be used, but Crunch is more reliable, as Trickery uses the opponent's Attack stat. There isn't a good reason for using Jolly - Timid ScarfTran is outsped by Adamant Warubiaru Outrage is an option to OHKO dragon-types such as Salamence and Ononokus. While Warubiaru does get Dragon Claw, it does not have enough power to OHKO most dragons. Teammates & Counters: Fighting-types, most notably Breloom and Birijion, counter Warubiaru extremely well, resisting both of its STABs and Stone Edge Skarmory walls Warubiaru in every sense of the word, Warubiaru's 117 Attack is nothing on Skarmory. A few other Steels, such as Nattorei and Forretress, also counter Warubiaru. Bulky Waters like Swampert, Suicune, and Gyarados can easily come in on Warubiaru and OHKO with Surf, Boil Over, or Waterfall. Celebi makes an excellent teammate, taking the Fighting and Water moves, while Warubiaru scares away Dark and Ghost types. Beware of Bug-types if you use this combination, however. Any Pokémon that benefits from removing Ghost and Psychic types is a good teammate, as well of anything benefiting from the removal of Rock and Steel types. [SET] name: Boosting move 1: Bulk Up move 2: Earthquake move 3: Crunch move 4: Stone Edge item: Life Orb ability: Intimidate nature: Jolly evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Set Comments: Bulk Up certainly the far better option here - the only move that really benefits from the Accuracy boost is Stone Edge. Claw Sharpen is only mentioned because it is possible for Warubiaru to learn - it's certainly good if you really hate Stone Edge's accuracy. Intimidate allows Warubiaru to set up far more easily, and Overconfidence is not needed when you have the Attack boost from Bulk Up anyway Earthquake and Stone Edge get quite reliable coverage together, and especially with a good secondary STAB like Crunch, it's easy to come in on something that will want to switch out upon seeing Warubiaru. Trickery is not an option because after a Bulk Up or two, Warubiaru's attack is probably higher than the opponent's. Additional Comments: Reasonable defenses allow for a more defensive approach to setting up for a sweep Taunt is an option over Crunch, as it will shut down Pokemon like Blissey and allow you to set up much more easily. Teammates & Counters: The same counters as above apply, again most notably Breloom and Birijion, but if you get to +1, most Fighting-types will not like Earthquake. Bulky Waters like Suicune and Swampert are, again, excellent options. Skarmory also completely destroys this set with a single Whirlwind, erasing all your actions. This is probably the best reason to run Taunt. Celebi is again a good teammate, and a Choice Scarf Magnezone is also good to remove Steel-type counters that are not weak to Earthquake, most notably the Bug-types Scizor and Genosect. [SET] name: Choice Band move 1: Earthquake move 2: Stone Edge move 3: Crunch move 4: Pursuit item: Choice Band ability: Intimidate / Overconfidence nature: Jolly EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe Set Comments: Choice Band gives a good immediate Attack boost to Warubiaru's good Attack. Trickery should not be used as, again, you probably have a higher Attack stat than the opponent. Intimidate is more reliable, but if you do manage a KO, Overconfidence can help a lot. Additional Comments: Dragon Claw gives decent coverage with Earthquake and Stone Edge, but nothing special, although it does help kill Dragon-types well. Adamant Nature is a choice here, but the lack of speed will be quite noticeable. Teammates & Counters: Breloom, Birijion, Swampert, Suicune, and Skarmory are again among those mentioned, as they can all come in on any of your moves and kill you. Celebi and Magnezone help deal with all of these threats very well. [Team Options] Celebi has decent defensive synergy, although Bug is a problem in its case Magnezone helps trap and defeat Skarmory and other troublesome Steel-types such as Nattorei. Zapdos and Voltolos both resist or are super effective against most of the Pokemon which threaten Warubiaru Heatran effectively counters Genosect and Scizor, which are problems because of their Bug-typing. [Optional Changes] Mean Look is slightly viable on the Bulk Up set but is extremely risky. Claw Sharpen can be used over Bulk Up on the aforementioned set but is inferior in every way except the boosting of the accuracy of Stone Edge. Rock Slide can be used wherever Stone Edge is mentioned for accuracy issues. [Counters] Fighting-types, most notably Birijion and Breloom, which resist both its STABs and its support move, are excellent counters in every way, shape, and form, with Breloom getting higher Attack but Birijion with higher Speed and the ability to go mixed. Bulky Waters, while not quite as much of a threat due to their generally slow speed and the fact that they resist neither of his STABBs, are also a problem. Skarmory walls it in every sense of the word, unless you are running Bulk Up + Taunt, in which case Warubiaru can actually beat Skarmory. [Dream World] Warubiaru receives a horrible Dream World ability in Anger Point. Do not use this ability. It is a waste of your time. If you absolutely must, a Substitue+Salac Berry set is the best for you. Set up and hope your opponent gets a crit. Remember that this strategy is DESTROYED by all forms of priority.