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Durant @ Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- First Impression
- Iron Head
- Superpower
- Stomping Tantrum


If you thought regular ants were annoying, this one is just as bad, maybe worse. Durant may be a tiny thing, but it certainly packs a punch with its Speed tier, raw attacking power, and decent repertoire of coverage moves. Using its impressive STAB combination of First Impression + Iron Head along with its ability Hustle, Durant forces out offensive threats and hits walls extremely hard to put them in range of 2HKOs. It can even use said Speed tier to outspeed and OHKO foes like non-Choice Scarf Zarude and Mienshao. Its coverage moves in Superpower and Stomping Tantrum annihilate foes like Stakataka and Chandelure that think they're safe from all of Durant's other moves. While not listed, Durant can be made even deadlier with Hone Claws in place of one of its coverage moves to offset Hustle's accuracy drop. Naturally, Durant will need a partner like Flip Turn Milotic to eat up Fire-type moves from Darmanitan and Volcanion and pivot on Grass-types. A partner like Zarude or Noivern, can pivot on Togekiss and bring in Durant to dispatch of it, which they greatly appreciate. Lastly, Togekiss is a great Wish passing partner to offset Durant's Life Orb recoil.

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Durant @ Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- First Impression
- Iron Head
- Superpower
- Stomping Tantrum


If you thought regular ants were annoying, this one is just as bad, maybe worse. Durant may be a tiny thing, but it certainly packs a punch with its Speed tier, raw attacking power, and decent repertoire of coverage moves. Using it's impressive STAB combination of First Impression + Iron Head along with its ability Hustle, Durant just creates problems for opposing teams that aren't prepared for it. It can even use said Speed tier to outspeed and OHKO foes like wallbreaker non-Choice Scarf Zarude and Mienshao. Even its coverage moves in Superpower and Stomping Tantrum just annihilates foes like Stakataka and Chandelure who think they're safe from all of Durant's other moves. While not listed, Durant can be made even deadlier with Hone Claws in place of one of its coverage moves to offset Hustle's accuracy drop. Naturally, Durant will need a partner to switch in on Fire-type moves from the likes of Choice Scarf Darmanitan and Volcanion. Milotic works nicely here to eat up such moves and then restore its HP [if you're gonna mention Milotic, i'd mention Flip Turn to pivot out of grasses and bring in Durant] -- i'd also mention noivern here, uturn noivern is a classic partner with durant]. A partner like Zarude, who likes Togekiss gone, can pivot on Togekiss and bring in Durant to dispatch of it.

i'd recommend you briefly mention:
- First Impression is so good on it because it both forces out offensive threats and hits walls extremely hard, usually setting them up for a 2HKO

- Life Orb recoil wears itself down quickly - major flaw that is really relevant here

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QC 1/1 once this is done, Oathkeepre. Just some minor changes, make sure you see (& incorporate) the comments below the paragraph though
 

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Durant @ Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- First Impression
- Iron Head
- Superpower
- Stomping Tantrum

If you thought regular ants were annoying, this one is just as bad, maybe worse. Durant may be a tiny thing, but it certainly packs a punch with its Speed tier, raw attacking power, and decent repertoire of coverage moves. Using it's its impressive STAB combination of First Impression + Iron Head along with its ability Hustle, Durant forces out offensive threats and hits walls extremely hard to put them in range of 2HKOs. It can even use said Speed tier to outspeed and OHKO foes like non-Choice Scarf Zarude and Mienshao. Even Its coverage moves in Superpower and Stomping Tantrum just annihilates annihilate foes like Stakataka and Chandelure who that think they're safe from all of Durant's other moves. While not listed, Durant can be made even deadlier with Hone Claws in place of one of its coverage moves to offset Hustle's accuracy drop. Naturally, Durant will need a partner like Flip Turn Milotic to eat up Fire-type moves from Darmanitan and Volcanion, (RC) and to pivot on Grass-types. A partner like Zarude or Noivern, who likes Togekiss gone, can pivot on Togekiss and bring in Durant to dispatch of it, which they greatly appreciate. Lastly, Togekiss is a great Wish-passing Wish passing (No hyphen) partner to offset Durant's Life Orb recoil.
 
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