Pokémon Hawlucha


Pokemon Name: Hawlucha

Type(s)
- Flying / Fighting
Base Stats - 78 HP / 92 Atk / 75 Def / 74 SAtk / 63 SDef / 118 Spe

Abilities: Mold Breaker, Unburden
Moveset

  1. Level Up Moves:
  2. - [01] Tackle
  3. - [01] Hone Claws
  4. - [04] Wing Attack
  5. - [08] Detect
  6. - [12] Aerial Ace
  7. - [16] Encore
  8. - [20] Feather Dance
  9. - [24] Submission
  10. - [28] Bounce
  11. - [32] Taunt
  12. - [36] Roost
  13. - [40] Swords Dance
  14. - [44] Flying Press
  15. - [48] High Jump Kick
  16. - [52] Endeavor
  17. - [56] Sky Attack
  18. Egg Moves:
  19. - Entrainment
  20. - Quick Guard
  21. - Feint
  22. - Defog
  23. - Mean Look
  24. - Cross Chop
  25. TMs:
  26. - [TM00] Mega Punch
  27. - [TM01] Mega Kick
  28. - [TM03] Fire Punch
  29. - [TM05] Thunder Punch
  30. - [TM06] Fly
  31. - [TM09] Giga Impact
  32. - [TM15] Dig
  33. - [TM21] Rest
  34. - [TM22] Rock Slide
  35. - [TM24] Snore
  36. - [TM25] Protect
  37. - [TM30] Steel Wing
  38. - [TM31] Attract
  39. - [TM33] Rain Dance
  40. - [TM34] Sunny Day
  41. - [TM39] Facade
  42. - [TM40] Swift
  43. - [TM41] Helping Hand
  44. - [TM42] Revenge
  45. - [TM43] Brick Break
  46. - [TM48] Rock Tomb
  47. - [TM52] Bounce
  48. - [TM56] U-turn
  49. - [TM57] Payback
  50. - [TM58] Assurance
  51. - [TM59] Fling
  52. - [TM63] Drain Punch
  53. - [TM75] Low Sweep
  54. - [TM76] Round
  55. - [TM78] Acrobatics
  56. - [TM79] Retaliate
  57. - [TM94] False Swipe
  58. TRs:
  59. - [TR00] Swords Dance
  60. - [TR07] Low Kick
  61. - [TR12] Agility
  62. - [TR20] Substitute
  63. - [TR21] Reversal
  64. - [TR26] Endure
  65. - [TR27] Sleep Talk
  66. - [TR29] Baton Pass
  67. - [TR30] Encore
  68. - [TR37] Taunt
  69. - [TR39] Superpower
  70. - [TR48] Bulk Up
  71. - [TR53] Close Combat
  72. - [TR57] Poison Jab
  73. - [TR60] X-Scissor
  74. - [TR64] Focus Blast
  75. - [TR66] Brave Bird
  76. - [TR69] Zen Headbutt
  77. - [TR74] Iron Head
  78. - [TR75] Stone Edge
  79. - [TR77] Grass Knot
  80. - [TR83] Ally Switch
  81. - [TR85] Work Up
  82. - [TR95] Throat Chop
  83. - [TR99] Body Press
Notable Moves:
Attacks: Close combat, Brave Bird, Iron Head, Poison Jab, Acrobatics, Stone Edge, U-turn, Rock Slide, Zen Headbutt, Endeavor, Hi Jump Kick, Drain Punch
Other Moves: Roost, Swords Dance, Bulk Up, Taunt, Encore

Description of New Abilities: No new abilities

Description of New Moves: Two new toys, with Close Combat and Brave Bird, are both far more consistent than its previous STABs, High Jump Kick and Acrobatics. No missing with High Jump Kick is a huge boost to Hawlucha, and helps ease the guessing pressure against Ghost types. Brave Bird doesn’t need Unburden, allowing it to run a Mold Breaker set while still having access to a powerful Flying move.

Dynamaxing potential:
-With its remaining fantastic abilities in Unburden/Mold Breaker in combination with general power level decrease and Dynamax, Hawlucha has become a terrifying sweeper in the 3 vs 3 format.
-Fighting Type Max Move attacks increase Attack stat by one stage, allowing Hawlucha to snowball out of control and no longer needing to choose between boosting and clicking attacks..
-Flying Type Max Move attacks increase Speed stat by one stage, making this Pokemon outspeed literally everything after a +1 speed. Also means Unburden isn't completely necessarily, like in previous generations.
-With any level of boosts, Mold Breaker Hawlucha eviscerates its traditional check, Mimikyu. +1 Brave Bird kills Mimikyu in one hit.

Potential Movesets

Life Orb Sweeper
Hawlucha @ Life Orb
Ability: Mold Breaker
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Brave Bird
- U-Turn/Taunt/Encore/Coverage Move
- Swords Dance

This is the set I see myself using the most. If you ever get this guy out against a slow pokemon, it sweeps on Dynamax very easily. Coverage moves are team dependent, but most likely going to be Poison Jab/Stone Edge.

Unburden Sweeper
Hawlucha @ Psychic Seed/Sitrus Berry
Ability: Unburden
Level: 50
EVs: 68 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 184 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Close Combat
- Acrobatics
- Zen Headbutt/Substitute
- Swords Dance

With Psychic Seed (with Indeedee as auto-setter teammate), Hawlucha can immediately get the Unburden boost. Running Zen Headbutt allows you to take advantage of the damage boost and sets psychic terrain in a pinch with Dynamax. If going Sitrus Berry, Substitute is needed to auto-activate the Unburden boost after 2 subs. Speed is designed to outspeed +1 Dragapult after Unburden is activated, HP for activation on two subs.

Other comments
-Aegislash is going to be the biggest barrier to Hawlucha's viability. It has no way of touching it, however, U-turn can help keep momentum and scout an Aegislash switch-in.
-Other threats include Quagsire, Rotom-W/H.
-Might be the easiest sweeper to set up in the game, with a high initial speed tier and a STAB resisted by few.
-It is frail, however, but not enough to be picked off by priority, outside of maybe 2 or more Ice Shards. Brave Bird usage augments the frailty slightly more
-A Bulk-up/Roost set is possible to set up on weaker attackers, especially if using Terrain Seeds to give further defensive stat boosts.
 
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Hiya, first post here.... hope I'm allowed to reply to this! I just wanted to share this set I've been having a ton of fun with.

power Herb
Ability: Unburden
Jolly / max attk/spd
- Sky Attack
- Acrobatics
- Close Combat
- Swords Dance

Sky Attack is a surprise huge hit and also your setup move, giving you effectively +2 speed although it doesn't actually display onscreen or count as a stat boost in the in-game inspector, which is extra sneaky. It's a great way to get a surprise KO, and then you an dynamax to keep the boost train rolling with max knuckles + airstreams. It's WAY more efficient than the substitute unburden set.
 

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