UU Barraskewda QC 2/2 GP 1/1

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[SET]
name: All-Out Attacker
move 1: Liquidation
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Ice Fang
move 4: Crunch
item: Choice Band / Life Orb
ability: Swift Swim
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Barraskewda is the fastest unboosted Pokemon in the UU tier and, combined with its respectable Attack stat, is a great wallbreaker and revenge killer. While Barraskewda boasts a powerful offensive presence, it is extremely frail, restricting it from pivoting into even resisted hits well. Close Combat provides Barraskewda with a powerful coverage option to break through some bulky Water-types like Milotic and Rotom-W, both of which it can 2HKO, though it can only 2HKO the former after Stealth Rock damage. Close Combat is also its strongest move to revenge kill the likes of Cobalion and Heliolisk. Ice Fang allows Barraskewda to OHKO Noivern and gives it the coverage to hit Grass-types like Roserade and Tsareena. Crunch is Barraskewda's strongest coverage option to help it break past Doublade and Jellicent and allows it to do significantly more damage to Psychic-types like Reuniclus and Celebi. Aqua Jet is an option over Crunch that helps it revenge kill foes like Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Chandelure that threaten to OHKO Barraskewda; however, it is recommended to only use this with a Life Orb, as locking into Aqua Jet can be easily punished. Choice Band is the preferred item to boost its high Attack stat further, allowing it to OHKO foes like Toxtricity and Inteleon after Stealth Rock. Life Orb is a viable option that allows Barraskewda to boost the power behind its coverage options while giving it a better offense matchup; however, this cuts into Barraskewda's already poor longevity and makes it significantly weaker, making it struggle to revenge kill foes like Cobalion as easily.

Entry hazard users like Rhyperior and Roserade are imperative to help bring foes like Cobalion and Milotic in range of its Attacks; the former can also pivot into Noivern, which takes advantage of Barraskewda Choice locked into anything that isn't Ice Fang. Roserade can also remove bulky Water-types like Gastrodon and the aforementioned Milotic, allowing Barraskewda to spam Liquidation more easily and provide Toxic Spikes support, which helps Barraskewda break through bulky Water-types like Gastrodon and Jellicent more easily by putting them on a timer. Barraskewda struggles to break through Golisopod and fears being revenge killed by First Impression, so checks to it like Noivern and Rotom-W are appreciated. Both of these partners can also bring Barraskewda in safely with U-turn and Volt Switch, respectively, against foes like Gigalith and Roserade. Wallbreakers like Chandelure, Gardevoir, and Lucario can wear down bulky foes like Milotic and Escavalier for Barraskewda to potentially clean late-game. Celebi appreciates Barraskewda's ability to remove one of its best revenge killers in Noivern and threaten foes like Incineroar and Escavalier so that it to clean late-game. In return, Celebi can remove bulky Water-types and weaken Doublade for Barraskewda. Toxtricity can also threaten Water-types like Mantine and appreciates Barraskewda's ability to remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Toxtricity to wallbreak or sweep late-game with Shift Gear more easily. Escavalier and Incineroar are able to pressure Grass-types like Celebi and Roserade that can take advantage of a Choice-locked Barraskewda.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Twilight, 344575]]
- Quality checked by: [[Estarossa, 461329], [Hilomilo, 313384]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Mr. Uncompetitve, 145317]]
 
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[SET]
name: All-Out Attacker
move 1: Liquidation
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Ice Fang
move 4: Crunch
item: Choice Band / Life Orb (this definitely needs to be slashed, personally think its better and should be primary slash due to being far less abusable, but happy to leave that, massively helps it in the offense matchup by negating counterplay with taking advantage of choice locks with rose/noiv etc
ability: Swift Swim
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Barraskewda is the fastest unboosted Pokemon in the UU tier and combined with its respectable Attack stat it is a great wallbreaker and revenge killer. While Barraskewda boasts a powerful offensive presence it is extremely frail, restricting it from pivoting into even resisted hits well. can mention how it offers 0 defensive utiility as a water type Close Combat provides Barraskewda with a powerful coverage option to break through some bulky Water-types like Milotic and Rotom-W, both of which it can 2HKO; though, the former it can only do so after Stealth Rock damage. Close Combat is also its strongest move to revenge kill the likes of Cobalion and Heliolisk. Ice Fang allows Barraskewda to OHKO Noivern and gives it the coverage to hit Grass-types like Roserade and Tsareena. Crunch is Barraskewda's strongest coverage option to help it break past Doublade and Jellicent and allows it to do significantly more damage to Psychic-types like Reuniclus and Celebi. Aqua Jet is an option, which helps it revenge kill foes like Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Chandelure that threaten to OHKO Barraskewda. clarify which move you would be using this over, mention the obvious issues with using it on CB (i'd only use it with LO probably though) Choice Band is the preferred item to boast its high Attack stat further allowing it to OHKO foes like Toxtricity and Inteleon after Stealth Rock. Life Orb is a viable option that allows Barraskewda to boost the power behind its coverage options without being Choice locked; however, Barraskewda is significantly weaker and struggles to revenge kill foes as easily. mention how Life Orb gives it a better offense matchup by negating common counterplay such as Noivern/Roserade taking advantage of choice locks.

Entry hazard users like Rhyperior and Roserade are imperative to help bring foes like Cobalion and Milotic in range of its Attacks. mention how Rhyp can check Noiv for skewda, since Noiv can abuse it choice locking Roserade can also remove bulky Water-types like Gastrodon and the aforementioned Milotic allowing Barraskewda to spam Liquidation easier. Barraskewda struggles to break through Golisopod and fears being revenge killed by First Impression, so checks to it like Noivern and Rotom-W are appreciated. Both of these partners can also bring Barraskewda in safely with U-turn and Volt Switch respectively, against foes like Gigalith and Roserade. Wallbreakers like Chandelure, Gardevoir, and Lucario can wear down bulky foes like Milotic and Escavalier for Barraskewda to potentially clean late-game. Celebi appreciates Barraskewda being able to remove one of its best revenge killers in Noivern and its ability to threaten foes like Incineroar and Escavalier for it to clean late-game. In return, Celebi can remove the bulky Water-types and weaken Doublade for Barraskewda. Toxtricity can also threaten Water-types like Mantine and appreciates Barraskewda's ability to remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Toxtricity to wallbreak or sweep late-game with Shift Gear easier.

Mention some checks to Grass-types like Celebi/Roserade that can abuse CB Barraskewda, eg. Escav
1/2. Looks great.

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[SET]
name: All-Out Attacker
move 1: Liquidation
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Ice Fang
move 4: Crunch
item: Choice Band / Life Orb
ability: Swift Swim
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Barraskewda is the fastest unboosted Pokemon in the UU tier and combined with its respectable Attack stat it is a great wallbreaker and revenge killer. While Barraskewda boasts a powerful offensive presence it is extremely frail, restricting it from pivoting into even resisted hits well. Close Combat provides Barraskewda with a powerful coverage option to break through some bulky Water-types like Milotic and Rotom-W, both of which it can 2HKO; though, the former it can only do so after Stealth Rock damage. Close Combat is also its strongest move to revenge kill the likes of Cobalion and Heliolisk. Ice Fang allows Barraskewda to OHKO Noivern and gives it the coverage to hit Grass-types like Roserade and Tsareena. Crunch is Barraskewda's strongest coverage option to help it break past Doublade and Jellicent and allows it to do significantly more damage to Psychic-types like Reuniclus and Celebi. Aqua Jet is an option over Crunch, which helps it revenge kill foes like Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Chandelure that threaten to OHKO Barraskewda; however, it is recommended to only use this with a Life Orb as locking into Aqua Jet is very punishing. Choice Band is the preferred item to boast its high Attack stat further allowing it to OHKO foes like Toxtricity and Inteleon after Stealth Rock. Life Orb is a viable option that allows Barraskewda to boost the power behind its coverage options while giving it a better offense matchup; however, Barraskewda is significantly weaker and struggles to revenge kill foes as easily I'd also bring up that this cuts into its already poor longevity.

Entry hazard users like Rhyperior and Roserade are imperative to help bring foes like Cobalion and Milotic in range of its Attacks, the former can also pivot into Noivern, which takes advantage of Barraskewda Choice locked into anything that isn't Ice Fang. Roserade can also remove bulky Water-types like Gastrodon and the aforementioned Milotic allowing Barraskewda to spam Liquidation easier consider bringing up Toxic Spikes setters here, as they wear down its main switch-ins in bulky Water-types. Barraskewda struggles to break through Golisopod and fears being revenge killed by First Impression, so checks to it like Noivern and Rotom-W are appreciated. Both of these partners can also bring Barraskewda in safely with U-turn and Volt Switch respectively, against foes like Gigalith and Roserade. Wallbreakers like Chandelure, Gardevoir, and Lucario can wear down bulky foes like Milotic and Escavalier for Barraskewda to potentially clean late-game. Celebi appreciates Barraskewda being able to remove one of its best revenge killers in Noivern and its ability to threaten foes like Incineroar and Escavalier for it to clean late-game. In return, Celebi can remove the bulky Water-types and weaken Doublade for Barraskewda. Toxtricity can also threaten Water-types like Mantine and appreciates Barraskewda's ability to remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Toxtricity to wallbreak or sweep late-game with Shift Gear easier. Escavalier and Incineroar are able to pressure Grass-types like Celebi and Roserade that can take advantage of a choice locked Barraskewda.
Great work as always. 2/2
 
Been a while since I did GPing, hopefully I still got it

GP 1/1

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[SET COMMENTS]
Barraskewda is the fastest unboosted Pokemon in the UU tier and, (AC) combined with its respectable Attack stat, (AC) it is a great wallbreaker and revenge killer. While Barraskewda boasts a powerful offensive presence, (AC) it is extremely frail, restricting it from pivoting into even resisted hits well. Close Combat provides Barraskewda with a powerful coverage option to break through some bulky Water-types like Milotic and Rotom-W, both of which it can 2HKO; (remove semicolon) , (AC) though, (RC) the former it can only do so 2HKO the former after Stealth Rock damage. Close Combat is also its strongest move to revenge kill the likes of Cobalion and Heliolisk. Ice Fang allows Barraskewda to OHKO Noivern and gives it the coverage to hit Grass-types like Roserade and Tsareena. Crunch is Barraskewda's strongest coverage option to help it break past Doublade and Jellicent and allows it to do significantly more damage to Psychic-types like Reuniclus and Celebi. Aqua Jet is an option over Crunch, (RC) which that helps it revenge kill foes like Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Chandelure that threaten to OHKO Barraskewda; however, it is recommended to only use this with a Life Orb, (AC) as locking into Aqua Jet is very punishing can be easily punished. Choice Band is the preferred item to boast boost its high Attack stat further, (AC) allowing it to OHKO foes like Toxtricity and Inteleon after Stealth Rock. Life Orb is a viable option that allows Barraskewda to boost the power behind its coverage options while giving it a better offense matchup; however, this cuts into Barraskewda's already poor longevity and makes it significantly weaker and struggles , (AC) making it struggle to revenge kill foes like Cobalion as easily.

Entry hazard users like Rhyperior and Roserade are imperative to help bring foes like Cobalion and Milotic in range of its Attacks, (RC) ; (add semicolon) the former can also pivot into Noivern, which takes advantage of Barraskewda Choice locked into anything that isn't Ice Fang. Roserade can also remove bulky Water-types like Gastrodon and the aforementioned Milotic, (AC) allowing Barraskewda to spam Liquidation more easily. (remove period) Roserade can also and provide Toxic Spikes support, which helps Barraskewda (Barraskewda is what the "it" at the sentence refers to, right?) break through put bulky Water-types like Gastrodon and Jellicent more easily by putting them on a timer allowing it to break through them more easily (cutting a bit of repetition and varying the prose). Barraskewda struggles to break through Golisopod and fears being revenge killed by First Impression, so checks to it like Noivern and Rotom-W are appreciated. Both of these partners can also bring Barraskewda in safely with U-turn and Volt Switch, (AC) respectively, against foes like Gigalith and Roserade. Wallbreakers like Chandelure, Gardevoir, and Lucario can wear down bulky foes like Milotic and Escavalier for Barraskewda to potentially clean late-game. Celebi appreciates Barraskewda being able Barraskewda's ability to remove one of its best revenge killers in Noivern and its ability to threaten foes like Incineroar and Escavalier for so that it to clean late-game. In return, Celebi can remove the bulky Water-types and weaken Doublade for Barraskewda. Toxtricity can also threaten Water-types like Mantine and appreciates Barraskewda's ability to remove Rhyperior and Gigalith for Toxtricity to wallbreak or sweep late-game with Shift Gear more easily. Escavalier and Incineroar are able to pressure Grass-types like Celebi and Roserade that can take advantage of a choice locked Choice-locked Barraskewda.
 
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