Ubers Excadrill

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[SET]
name: Sand Rush
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Iron Head
move 3: Rapid Spin
move 4: Rock Slide / Swords Dance
item: Life Orb / Air Balloon / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sand Rush
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Excadrill is an ideal revenge killer under sand, as it is only outsped by a few boosted Pokemon and its STAB Earthquake is excellent against the plethora of Ground-weak Pokemon in the metagame. It also gets good coverage and, with the introduction of Dynamax, this generation allows Excadrill to shine, as it's one of the premier choices to use the mechanic. When Dynamaxed, Excadrill's two STAB moves in Earthquake and Iron Head have the effects of raising its Special Defense and Defense, respectively, as well as Max Rockfall having the ability to create its own Sandstorm. For its item, you can use Life Orb just to boost Excadrill's damage output further, while Air Balloon gives Excadrill immunity to being revenge killed by an opposing Ditto or Excadrill, which tend to be the best offensive checks to it. Otherwise, Heavy-Duty Boots allows Excadrill to ignore the Speed drop from Sticky Webs and Spikes damage.

Pokemon that hinder Excadrill include Quagsire, Hippowdon, and Corviknight; therefore, a good teammate to help Excadrill handle these would be Gothitelle, as it has the potential to trap them while shutting them down. A few more Pokemon with the potential to defensively and offensively threaten them include Ferrothorn, Gyarados, Galarian Darmanitan, and Eternatus. Corviknight itself is also a good partner for Excadrill, as it helps to cover its omnipresent Ground weakness. Sand setters such as Hippowdon and Tyranitar can be staples for teams revolving around Sand Rush Excadrill, as they activate its ability without you having to use Max Rockfall.

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- Written by: [[Holy Ghost, 337099]]
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Just a small nitpick, boots are redundant since air balloon also lets excadrill ignore webs/spikes.
 

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I'd change the first line to something along the lines of "Sand Rush Excadrill is outsped by only a couple boosted Pokemon and STAB Earthquake has super-effective matchups on many of the best Pokemon in the tier. Play up how good offensive Ground-types are in this metagame.

Cut the line about Jolly nature and just slash it on the set.

Sand setters aren't mentioned as partners despite the fact this is a Sand Rush drill.


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Cynara

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Good teammates to help Excadrill handle these would be Gothitelle, as it has potentially to trap them as well as Pokemon with potential to defensively and offensively threaten them such as Ferrothorn, Gyarados, Darmanitan-Galar and Eternatus
This sentence is not very clear to the average reader. I know what it says, but it can come off as it implies that Gothitelle can trap these Pokemon that may defensively / offensively threaten Excadrill.

Instead make it clear these Pokemon are good defensive / offensive options to pair with Excadrill.

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There's a lot packed in here so I want to look at it again one more time before stamping it officially. We also typically don't permit the set name just being the name of the Pokemon.

[SET]
name: Excadrill (Why is the set name just Excadrill? I'm sure there is a better name for this. Maybe even something like "Sand Rush")
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Iron Head
move 3: Rapid Spin
move 4: Rock Slide / Swords Dance
item: Life Orb / Air Balloon / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sand Rush
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Spd SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Excadrill is an ideal revenge killer under sand, (AC) as it is only outsped by few boosted Pokemon and its STAB Earthquake is excellent as its super effective against some of the best Pokemon and the metagame is filled with ground-weaknesses as a whole against the plethora of Ground-weak Pokemon in the metagame. It also gets good coverage and, (AC) with the introduction of Dynamax, (AC) this generation allows Excadrill to shine, (AC) as its it's one of the premier choices to use the mechanic. When Dynamaxed, its two STAB moves in Earthquake and Iron Head under Dynamax have the effects of raising its Special Defense and Defense (Capitalize), respectively, as well as Max Rockfall having the ability to create its own Sandstorm. For its item, (AC) you can use Life Orb just to boost your Excadrill's damage output further, while Air Balloon gives Excadrill immunity against getting revenged to being revenge killed by an opposing Ditto / or Excadrill, (AC) which tend to be the best offensive checks to it. (AP) and Otherwise, Heavy-Duty Boots allow it allows Excadrill to ignore Sticky Webs and Spikes damage.

Pokemon that hinder Excadrill can include Quagsire, Hippowdon, (AC) and Corviknight; (SC) to name the most common ones. A therefore, a good teammate to help Excadrill handle these would be Gothitelle, as it has the potential to trap them while shutting them down. A few more Pokemon with the potential to defensively and offensively threaten them include Ferrothorn, Gyarados, Darmanitan-Galar Galarian Darmanitan, (AC) and Eternatus. Corviknight itself is also a good partner for Excadrill, (AC) as it gets rid of the helps to cover Excadrill's omnipresent Ground weakness. Sand setters such as Hippowdon and Tyranitar can be staples to for teams revolving around Sand Rush Excadrill, (AC) as they activate your its ability without you having to use Max Rockfall.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy Ghost, 337099]]
- Quality checked by: [[Minority, 222996], [Cynara, 224455]]
- Grammar checked by: [[user, userid]]
 

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Much better. A few more little things and this is good to go

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[SET]
name: Sand Rush
move 1: Earthquake
move 2: Iron Head
move 3: Rapid Spin
move 4: Rock Slide / Swords Dance
item: Life Orb / Air Balloon / Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sand Rush
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Excadrill is an ideal revenge killer under sand, as it is only outsped by a few boosted Pokemon and its STAB Earthquake is excellent against the plethora of Ground-weak Pokemon in the metagame. It also gets good coverage and, with the introduction of Dynamax, this generation allows Excadrill to shine, as it's one of the premier choices to use the mechanic. When Dynamaxed, its Excadrill's two STAB moves in Earthquake and Iron Head have the effects of raising its Special Defense and Defense, respectively, as well as Max Rockfall having the ability to create its own Sandstorm. For its item, you can use Life Orb just to boost Excadrill's damage output further, while Air Balloon gives Excadrill immunity to being revenge killed by an opposing Ditto or Excadrill, which tend to be the best offensive checks to it. Otherwise, Heavy-Duty Boots allows Excadrill to ignore the Speed drop from Sticky Webs and Spikes damage.

Pokemon that hinder Excadrill include Quagsire, Hippowdon, and Corviknight; therefore, a good teammate to help Excadrill handle these would be Gothitelle, as it has the potential to trap them while shutting them down. A few more Pokemon with the potential to defensively and offensively threaten them include Ferrothorn, Gyarados, Galarian Darmanitan, and Eternatus. Corviknight itself is also a good partner for Excadrill, as it helps to cover Excadrill's its omnipresent Ground weakness. Sand setters such as Hippowdon and Tyranitar can be staples for teams revolving around Sand Rush Excadrill, as they activate its ability without you having to use Max Rockfall.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Holy Ghost, 337099]]
- Quality checked by: [[Minority, 222996], [Cynara, 224455]]
- Grammar checked by: [[deetah, 297659]]
 

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