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Terrakion Suspect AnnouncementTerrakion is now being suspected on the AAA ladder on PS. Terrakion is a scary offensive threat in the metagame, boasting a high attack stat and a 108 base speed. Its STAB combination is nearly unresisted, being almost limited to Doublade/Aegislash within the meta, as far as prominence is concerned. Additionally, Close Combat has little downside and 120bp, allowing it to be spammed and 2HKO even the strongest defensive walls like Skarmory.
Common sets: Its Choice Band set can break through almost any defensive wall in the meta. It is essentially only defensively checked by Intimidate Buzzwole/Hippowdon/Gliscor. Its Choice Scarf set outspeeds almost all of the meta, including other common Scarf users like Victini. A Swords Dance Rockium set creates a powerful set up sweeper that can beat its would-be checks. All of these sets use Adaptability. It can also run a Mold Breaker hazard lead set.
On the downside, Terrakion is one dimensional. It will always be a hard hitting threat that almost exclusively relies on Fighting and Rock STABs, the latter of which can be very risky. Due to its one dimensional outlook, it can be prepared for fairly easily. A bulky Intimidate user will usually do the trick for either of its choiced sets, but they can be played around due to the existence of Rockium. Also, Doublade is a very reliable check, and the introduction of Aegislash brings another perfect check to the meta. A defensive Regenerator Aegislash set renders Terrakion 100% useless. Lastly, while Terrakion has decent bulk, its typing is horrid defensively, with the only strength being a Fire resist. It cannot switch into Magearna, or any Water or Ground type mons in the meta, making it a risky play to send into defensive foes.
The requirements to vote are only 2700 COIL on the suspect ladder. Like usual, this is a fairly low requirement, so please participate.
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To make your vote, please comment a screenshot of your reqs and in bold write BAN or DO NOT BAN. A 60% majority will be needed for a ban.
Note that Terrakion will be allowed on the ladder.
The suspect will end on October 11th.