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Hawlucha @ Grassy Seed
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
- Swords Dance
- Close Combat
In a metagame where Rillaboom is the undisputed best, Hawlucha stands out as both an easily enabled wincon and a strong response to the many fast offensive teams currently trending. Though Hawlucha's base 92 Attack may seem unimpressive, it's made up for by its high-Base Power STAB moves that boast essentially unresisted coverage; its Unburden-boosted Speed, meanwhile, allows it to blanket check everything in most matchups and allows it to conveniently run an Adamant nature and still outrun opposing Mew even in Tailwind. Hawlucha in particular can serve well in offensively checking Urshifu-R as well as opposing sand teams, as it easily outruns and destroys Excadrill and Tyranitar; against slower, bulky teams, though, it'd need a Swords Dance boost to be a difference maker. Fake Out partners are recommended to give Hawlucha the space it needs to wreak havoc; Rillaboom is mandatory, as Hawlucha wants to consume its Grassy Seed, while Zeraora and Blastoise work as well.