Gallade (Attacking Lead)

( I have premission from Setsuna to write the Gallade Lead set since Metanite hasn't updated in a while)



http://www.smogon.com/dp/pokemon/gallade

[SET]
name: Attacking Lead
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Zen Headbutt
move 3: Shadow Sneak
move 4: Ice Punch / Stone Edge
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 Def / 252 Atk / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
<p>With lead Machamp running around and causing mayhem and centralization in the lead metagame, you may ask yourself "why would I want to use a Gallade lead when Machamp is available?" The answer is Gallade has several adavantages over Machamp that allow it to function quite well in the lead position. Gallade's first advantage is his base 80 Speed, which allows him to outspeed many threatening Pokemon that Machamp cannot, most notably all non Scarf-Heatran. His second advantage is a better-typed priority move, which means that fast, frail attackers, such as Gengar and Starmie, are hit much harder before Gallade is killed. The final advantage is unpredictability: with Machamp, the opponent knows what moves he's going to use right off the bat, while with Gallade, the opponent will be left guessing what moves he carries since he has a much larger movepool.</p>

<p>Close Combat is the preferred STAB option over any other Fighting-type move due to its higher Base Power and reliability at the cost of lowering Gallade's defenses. Zen Headbutt's main use is to OHKO lead Machamp 100% of the time with Life Orb, as well as OHKOing Breloom if you decide to use Stone Edge over Ice Punch. It is also more reliable then Stone Edge against Pokemon that resist Close Combat. Shadow Sneak 2HKOes lead Azelf, picks off Aerodactyl, deals a fair amount of damage to Starmie and Gengar, and revenge kills boosted Pokemon. The last slot is a decision between Ice Punch and Stone Edge; Ice Punch allows Gallade to OHKO Dragonite and most Gliscor, as well as 2HKO all Celebi with Stealth Rock. Stone Edge hits Dragonite, takes a good chunk out of Gyarados, and slams Zapdos for a guaranteed 2HKO on all sets with Stealth Rock, while having a good chance to OHKO the offensive sets.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Gallade has a huge movepool, so he has many options as far as what he can effectively run. Leaf Blade can be used to OHKO Swampert, but it has little use outside of that. Will-O-Wisp is good move to suprise Metagross and Swampert, and allows Gallade to cripple physical sweepers later in the game. Hypnosis allows Gallade to incapacitate Pokemon that would otherwise try and set up on him, such as Skarmory and Forretress, but it only hits 60% of the time. Finally, X-Scissor along with Shadow Sneak allows Gallade to OHKO Azelf without Life Orb, Starmie switch-ins, and Celebi, as well as 2HKO Uxie.</p>

<p>The EVs on this Gallade set are simple: 252 Attack lets Gallade hit as hard as possible. 252 Speed along with a Jolly nature allows Gallade to outspeed every Pokemon below 284 Speed, most notably all non-Choice Scarf Heatran. The extra 4 EVs can be put anywhere except for Special Attack.</p>

<p>Gallade's offensive power allows him to team up easily with several of Pokemon. Skarmory and Forretress can comfortably set up on Swampert, Jirachi without Trick, and Metagross, three leads that Gallade has trouble beating. Swampert also makes a good teammate since he can set up on Jirachi and Metagross lacking Explosion (which will always KO Swampert). Offensively, Gyarados appreciates Gallade's ability to easily lure in and dent Rotom-A, allowing Gyarados to more easily KO him. Breloom loves having Rotom-A and Gliscor dead or weakened enough to be KOed by Seed Bomb, and can set up on Swampert lacking Ice Beam with ease. Lastly, Heatran can KO lead Metagross with Fire Blast if Metagross isn't carrying an Occa Berry or is weakened by Gallade's Close Combat.</p>
 
Originally, undisputed asked to do this awhile ago and I said that he could, but since he never stepped up to actually do it, this transition to Berserker Lord is good. I just wanted to post and say that there's no issue with BL taking over from my side of the court.
 
Gallade really does not need a new update. I read over the sets and the writeup just now and it seems perfectly and adequately in-tune with the current metagame. No sense doing all that extra work for no reason.
 
Ok Dusk. Note to any GP checkers: I won't be able to make any of the changes you suggest until i'm back from work.
 
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[SET]
name: Lead
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Zen Headbutt
move 3: Shadow Sneak
move 4: Ice Punch / Stone Edge
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 Def / 252 Atk / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
<p>With Lead Machamp running around causing mayhem and centralization in the lead metagame, you may ask yourself "why would I want to use a Gallade lead when Lead Machamp is avaliable?" However, Gallade has enough advantages over Machamp to function quite well in the lead position. The first is Gallade's 80 base speed, which allows him to outspeed many things that Machamp cannot, most notably all non-Scarf Heatran. The Second advantage is a better-typed priority move, which means that fast, frail attackers, such as Gengar and Starmie, are hit much harder before Gallade is killed if you decide to sacrifice Gallade to do some damage to them. The final advantage that really matters is unpredictability: with Machamp, the opponent knows what moves it's going to use right off the bat, while with Gallade, the opponent will be left guessing what moves he carries since he has a much larger movepool.</p>

<p>Close Combat is for a strong, reliable STAB move to use. Although it lowers Gallade's defenses, any other Fighting-type move is too weak to be used. Zen Headbutt's main use is to OHKO Lead Machamp 100% of the time with Life Orb, while also OHKOing Breloom if you decide to use Stone Edge over Ice Punch. It is also a more reliable move then Stone Edge to hit Pokemon who resist Close Combat. Shadow Sneak is to 2HKOes Lead Azelf, picks off Aerodactyl, deals a fair amount of damage to Starmie and Gengar once Gallade has done enough, and to revenge kills boosted Pokemon. The last slot is a decision between Ice Punch and Stone Edge; Ice Punch allows you to OHKO Dragonite, OHKO Gliscor fairly often, and 2HKO all Celebi with Stealth Rock. Stone Edge also hits Dragonite, takes a good chunk out of Gyarados, and hits Zapdos for a guaranteed 2HKO on all sets with Stealth Rock, while having a good chance to OHKO offensive sets.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Gallade has a huge movepool, so it has many options as far as what it can run. Leaf Blade can be used if you want to OHKO Swampert, but has little use outside of that. Will-o-Wisp is a good move with which to suprise Metagross and Swampert with, and allows Gallade to cripple Physical sweepers greatly later in the game. Hypnosis allows you to incapacitate Pokemon that would try and set up on you, such as Skarmory and Forretress, but only hits 60% of the time. Finally, X-scissor along with Shadow Sneak allows you to OHKO Azelf without Life Orb, OHKO any Starmie switch-ins, OHKO Celebi, and 2HKO Uxie.</p>

<p>The EVs on this Gallade set are simple: 252 Attack is to make sure Gallade hits as hard as possible. 252 Speed along with a Jolly nature allows Gallade to outspeed everything below 284 speed, most notably all non-Choice Scarf Heatran. The extra 4 EVs can be put anywhere, not just in Defense.</p>

<p>Gallade's power allows it to team up easily with a good number of Pokemon. Skarmory and Forretress can easily set up on Swampert, Jirachi lacking trick, and Metagross, three leads Gallade has trouble beating. Swampert also makes a good teammate since he can set up on Jirachi and Metagross lacking explosion (which will always KO Swampert). Gyarados appreciates Gallade's abilty to easily lure Rotom-A and damage it enough for Gyarados to KO Rotom-A. Breloom loves to have Rotom-A and Gliscor dead or weakened enough to be KOed by Seed Bomb, and He can set up on Swampert lacking Ice Beam easily. Heatran can easily KO Lead Metagross with Fire Blast if Metagross isn't carrying an Occa Berry or is weakened by Gallade's Close Combat.</p>


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[SET]
name: Attacking Lead
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Zen Headbutt
move 3: Shadow Sneak
move 4: Ice Punch / Stone Edge
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
nature: Jolly
evs: 4 Def / 252 Atk / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
<p>With lead Machamp running around and causing mayhem and centralization in the lead metagame, you may ask yourself "why would I want to use a Gallade lead when Lead Machamp is available?" However, The answer is that Gallade has enough several advantages over Machamp that allow it to function quite well in the lead position. The first advantage is Gallade's first advantage is his 80 base 80 Speed, which allows him to outspeed many things threatening Pokemon that Machamp cannot, most notably all non Scarf-Heatran. The His (avoiding repetition)second advantage is a better-typed priority move, which means that fast, frail attackers, such as Gengar and Starmie, are hit much harder before Gallade is killed if you decide to sacrifice Gallade to do some damage to them. The final advantage is unpredictability: with Machamp, the opponent knows what moves it's he's going to use right off the bat, while with Gallade, the opponent will be left guessing what moves he carries since he has a much larger movepool.</p>

(i have lowercased "lead" because machamp has no set called "lead"; it's "attacking lead" but i think just saying "lead" is more simple.)

<p>Close Combat is the preferred STAB option over any other Fighting-type move due to its higher Base Power and reliability at the cost of lowering Gallade's defenses. a strong, reliable STAB move that, although it lowers Gallade's defenses, any other Fighting-Type move is too weak to be used. Zen Headbutt's main use is to OHKO lead Machamp 100% of the time with Life Orb, while also as well as OHKOing Breloom if you decide to use Stone Edge over Ice Punch. It is also a more reliable move than Stone Edge to hit against Pokemon who that resist Close Combat. Shadow Sneak 2HKOes lead Azelf, picks off Aerodactyl, deals a fair amount of damage to Starmie and Gengar, and revenge kills boosted Pokemon. The last slot is a decision between Ice Punch and Stone Edge; Ice Punch allows you Gallade to OHKO Dragonite (removed comma) and OHKO most Gliscor fairly often, and as well as 2HKO all Celebi with Stealth Rock. Stone Edge hits Dragonite, takes a good chunk out of Gyarados, and hits slams Zapdos for a guaranteed 2HKO on all sets with Stealth Rock, while having a good chance to OHKO the offensive sets.</p>

[ADDITIONAL COMMENTS]

<p>Gallade has a huge movepool, so it he has many options as far as what it he can effectively run. Leaf Blade can be used to OHKO Swampert, but it has little use outside of that. Will-O-Wisp is good move with which to surprise Metagross and Swampert, and allows Gallade to cripple physical sweepers later in the game. Hypnosis allows you Gallade to incapacitate Pokemon that would otherwise try and set up on you him, (comma) such as Skarmory and Forretress, but it only hits 60% of the time. Finally, X-Scissor along with Shadow Sneak allows you Gallade to OHKO Azelf without Life Orb, (comma) OHKO Starmie switch-ins, OHKO and Celebi, and as well as 2HKO Uxie.</p>

<p>The EVs on this Gallade set are simple: 252 Attack is to make sure lets Gallade hit as hard as possible. 252 Speed along with a Jolly nature allows Gallade to outspeed everything Pokemon below 284 Speed, most notably all non-Choice Scarf Heatran. The extra 4 EVs can be put anywhere except for Special Attack, not just in Defense.</p>

<p>Gallade's offensive power allows it him to team up easily with a good number of several Pokemon. Skarmory and Forretress can easily comfortably set up on Swampert, Jirachi lacking without Trick, and Metagross, three leads that Gallade has trouble beating. Swampert also makes a good teammate since he can set up on Jirachi and Metagross lacking Explosion (which will always KO Swampert). Offensively, Gyarados appreciates Gallade's ability to easily lure in and dent Rotom-A and damage it, (comma) for allowing Gyarados to more easily KO Rotom-A him. Breloom loves to having Rotom-A and Gliscor dead or weakened enough to be KOed by Seed Bomb, and can set up on Swampert lacking Ice Beam easily with ease. Lastly, Heatran can KO lead Metagross with Fire Blast if Metagross isn't carrying an Occa Berry or is weakened by Gallade's Close Combat.</p>

(i know i changed rotom-a, a genderless pokemon, to "he". we still need to be consistent.)


There seems to be a good load of "obvious" grammar errors made, such as "Gallades" missing its contraction and typos. Spellcheck next time. ;)

And... stay consistent. If you use "him", then don't use "it" later on. Also, if you're using "Pokemon that", don't go to "Pokemon who".

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edit: you can mark this as [Done] by editing your OP and Go Advanced.
 

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