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[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Close Combat / Drain Punch
move 3: Zen Headbutt
move 4: Knock Off
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Gallade is one of the strongest wallbreakers in RU due to its great STAB combination coupled with its access to Swords Dance. Gallade differentiates itself from other Fighting-types such as Toxicroak and Passimian by being able to beat traditional Poison-type checks such as Weezing and Vileplume with its Psychic-type STAB moves. However, it has an average Speed tier that is lower than Indeedee-M's and Silvally's, and it also has mediocre physical bulk, which makes it easy to revenge kill. Gallade faces competition from Bewear, a fellow Fighting-type that has good bulk and is able to hit common Fighting-resistant Pokemon hard with its Normal-type STAB moves. However, Gallade's advantage over Bewear is that it has a higher Speed tier. Close Combat is the strongest Fighting-type STAB option available, allowing it to net OHKOs on Rhydon and Steelix after a Swords Dance boost, but this makes Gallade susceptible to be revenge killed due to the Defense and Special Defense drops. Drain Punch is an alternative option that allows for sustainability, but it has less damage output when compared to Close Combat and is fairly weak without boosts as a result. Knock Off helps to cripple switch-ins such as Charizard and Mudsdale by removing their items. Psycho Cut is a possible option over Zen Headbutt to avoid Effect Spore and Rocky Helmet damage. However, it is weaker than Zen Headbutt and generally considered a niche option. Even though Life Orb's recoil makes it harder for Gallade to sustain itself throughout the battle, the extra power is necessary, as it allows Gallade to secure 2HKOs on Silvally-Fairy and defensive variants of Charizard. Lum Berry is a decent alternative that allows Gallade to set up on defensive Pokemon with status moves, such as Jellicent, Vaporeon, and Weezing.

Pokemon such as Rhydon and Steelix are able to support Gallade in wallbreaking by providing Stealth Rock support, while Gallade is able to Knock Off Heavy-Duty Boots from common users such as Charizard and Braviary, making them prone to Stealth Rock on switch-in. Copperajah is also able to provide Stealth Rock support and can switch in on Fairy-types such as Silvally-Fairy and Whimsicott, which are able to take an unboosted hit from Gallade and force it out. Gallade appreciates VoltTurn support as well, making Pokemon such as Whimsicott, Rotom-C, and Rillaboom great partners. Whimsicott is able to U-turn out of Steel- and Poison-types and bring in Gallade, as well as provide Tailwind support, which makes Gallade a menacing presence to deal with. In a similar vein, Rotom-C can Volt Switch out of its checks such as Duraludon, Drampa, and Vileplume, all of which are threatened by a healthy Gallade. Rillaboom tends to struggle muscling through Poison-types such as Vileplume and Weezing and thus appreciates being able to U-turn out into Gallade, which has no problem breaking through the aforementioned Pokemon. Fairy-types such as Aromatisse and Silvally-Fairy complement Gallade really well, as they are able to beat Sableye, which Gallade really struggles with. Additionally, the former is able to provide Wish support to help Gallade sustain throughout the game without having to worry about excessive Life Orb recoil, while the latter is able to U-turn out of common switch-ins such as Weezing, which Gallade is able to set up freely on. Lastly, Sticky Web users such as Vikavolt and Galvantula complement Gallade really well, solving the problem of its average Speed tier and hinders revenge kill attempts by slowing down the opposition.

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gorex first paragraph looks pretty much all good, a fair amount of reworking to do on the teammates section though.
tag me once you've done this and i'll look it over again before qc 2/2.

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:gallade:
[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Close Combat / Drain Punch
move 3: Zen Headbutt
move 4: Knock Off
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Gallade is one of the strongest wallbreakers in RU, due to its great STAB combination coupled with its access to Swords Dance. Gallade differentiates itself from other Fighting-types such as Toxicroak and Passimian by being able to beat traditional Poison-type checks such as Weezing and Vileplume with its Psychic-type STAB moves. [bewear also does this; maybe also mention it being faster than bewear? also mention the competition bewear provides (fighting, hits fighting resists, good bulk) somewhere in this paragraph.] However, it has an average Speed tier which is lower than Indeedee's and Silvally's, and also has mediocre physical bulk which makes it easy to revenge kill. Close Combat is the strongest Fighting-type STAB option available, which allows it to net OHKOs on Rhydon and Steelix after a Swords Dance boost. However, this makes Gallade susceptible to revenge kill attempts due to Defense and Special Defense drops that come about from using Close Combat. [wordy] Drain Punch is an alternative option that allows for sustainability, but it has less damage output when compared to Close Combat. [why is this a problem? talk about KOs it misses out on - for example, u can't OHKO Copperajah and Bewear, and both of them now OHKO you back]. Knock Off helps to cripple switch-ins such as Charizard and Mudsdale by removing their items. Psycho Cut is a possible option over Zen Headbutt to avoid Effect Spore and Rocky Helmet damage. However, it has 10 less Base Power than Zen Headbutt and is generally considered a niche option. Life Orb helps to boost damage output by 1.3x; [the reader knows this already] Even though its Life Orb's recoil makes it harder for Gallade to come into battle more than once, the extra power is necessary for Gallade, allowing it to secure 2HKOs on Silvally-Fairy and Charizardthat it could not achieve otherwise. and while Lum Berry is a decent alternative that sacrifices immediate power but allows Gallade to set up on defensive Pokemon with status moves, such as Jellicent, Gastrodon Vaporeon [i bet eq does like 40], and Weezing.

Pokemon such as Rhydon and Steelix can check Flying-types for Gallade, [this is only Braviary, and u dont necessarily need fighting types to revenge it; it usually gets worn down to range of any physical attack, esp. if lo/cc]. as well as supporting it in wallbreaking by providing Stealth Rock support. [Mention that Gallade + SR support works well because Gallade can Knock Off flying types' boots, making SR a pain for them to deal with]. Whimsicott also makes for a great partner, as it is able to U-turn out of Steel- and Poison-types and bring in Gallade, as well as provide Tailwind support which makes Gallade a menancing presence to deal with. In a similar vein, Alolan Raichu can Volt Switch out of checks such as Copperajah and Ferroseed, which Gallade has no trouble breaking through. [I don't rly like this; i would rather use bewear/viriz if running alolan raichu since raichu-a wants offensive mons that provide some defensive utility (it has none) / dont stack a psychic type)]. [rotom-mow could be a good one here; it volts out of duraludon/drampa/vileplume/viriz, all of which are scared out by a healthy gallade. try to think of some others, particularly examples that are more than just one pokemon].
Salazzle appreciate Gallade's ability to weaken common checks such as Gastrodon, Jellicent and Rhydon, while Salazzle can cripple common switch-ins with Toxic, which allows Gallade to have an easier time breaking through opposing teams. [i disagree with this; salazzle cripples vaporeon/rhydon/gastro/jelli/zard/snorlax, its common switch-ins, with toxic, and none of those mons would choose to switch into gallade]. Additionally, Gallade can fit well on teams with Aurora Veil support to supplement its bulk, which allows it to break through opposing teams more comfortably. [i guess...? gallade fits well on vap balances too, tho, veil is not really necessary for it].

rework teammates section to mention:
1) mons that can switch into the fairy-types (silv-fairy, aromatisse, whimsi) that are able to take a hit from gallade and threaten it out
2) mons that can get gallade into battle safely with volt-turn, ideally slow volt-turn/teleport
3) wish support [vaporeon]
4) pokemon that are walled by poison-types and thus appreciate gallade being able to come in and threaten them; examples are, uh, silv-fairy, rillaboom, viriz (the first two can also do u-turn for it)
5) webs support


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[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Close Combat / Drain Punch
move 3: Zen Headbutt
move 4: Knock Off
item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Gallade is one of the strongest wallbreakers in RU, (RC) due to its great STAB combination coupled with its access to Swords Dance. Gallade differentiates itself from other Fighting-types such as Toxicroak and Passimian by being able to beat traditional Poison-type checks such as Weezing and Vileplume with its Psychic-type STAB moves. However, it has an average Speed tier which that is lower than Indeedee's (m or f?) and Silvally's, and it also has mediocre physical bulk, (AC) which makes it easy to revenge kill. Gallade faces competition from Bewear, a fellow Fighting-type which that has good bulk and is able to hit common Fighting-resistant Pokemon resists hard with its Normal-type STAB moves. However, (AC) Gallade's advantage over Bewear is that it has a higher speed Speed tier. Close Combat is the strongest Fighting-type STAB option available, which allows allowing it to net OHKOs on Rhydon and Steelix after a Swords Dance boost, but this makes Gallade susceptible to be revenge killed attempts due to the Defense and Special Defense drops. Drain Punch is an alternative option that allows for sustainability, but it has less damage output when compared to Close Combat, (RC) and as a result, (RC) and is fairly weak without boosts as a result. Knock Off helps to cripple switch-ins such as Charizard and Mudsdale by removing their items. Psycho Cut is a possible option over Zen Headbutt to avoid Effect Spore and Rocky Helmet damage. However, it has 10 less Base Power is is weaker (to the point) than Zen Headbutt and is generally considered a niche option. Even though Life Orb's recoil makes it harder for Gallade to sustain itself throughout the battle, the extra power is necessary, (AC) as it allows Gallade to secure 2HKOs on Silvally-Fairy and defensive variants of Charizard. Lum Berry is a decent alternative that allows Gallade to set up on defensive Pokemon with status moves, such as Jellicent, Vaporeon, and Weezing.

Pokemon such as Rhydon and Steelix are able to support Gallade in wallbreaking by providing Stealth Rock support, while Gallade is able to Knock Off Heavy-Duty Boots from common users such as Charizard and Braviary, making them prone to Stealth Rock on switch-in. Copperajah is also able to provide Stealth Rock support, (RC) and can switch in on Fairy-types such as Silvally-Fairy and Whimsicott, who which are able to take an unboosted hit from Gallade and force it out. Gallade appreciates VoltTurn support as well, making Pokemon such as Whimsicott, Rotom-C, (AC) and Rillaboom great partners. Whimsicott is able to pivot U-turn out of Steel- and Poison-types and bring in Gallade, as well as provide Tailwind support, (AC) which makes Gallade a menancing menacing presence to deal with. In a similar vein, Rotom-C can Volt Switch out of its checks such as Duraludon, Drampa, and Vileplume, all of which are threatened by a healthy Gallade. Rillaboom tends to struggle muscling through Poison-types such as Vileplume and Weezing, (RC) and thus appreciates being able to U-turn out into Gallade, (AC) which have has no problem breaking through the aforementioned Pokemon. Fairy-types such as Aromatisse and Silvally-Fairy complement Gallade really well, (AC) as they are able to beat Sableye, (AC) which Gallade really struggles with. Additionally, the former is able to provide Wish support to help Gallade sustain throughout the game without having to worry about excessive Life Orb recoil, while the latter is able to U-turn out of common switch-ins such as Weezing, which Gallade is able to set up freely on. Lastly, Sticky Web users such as Vikavolt and Galvantula complement Gallade really well, as it helps solve solving (less repetition) the problem of its average speed Speed tier and hinders revenge kill attempts by slowing down the opposition.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[gorex, 244449]]
- Quality checked by: [[aVocado, 56549], [Expulso, 202058]]
- Grammar checked by: [[-, -]]
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