1v1 Haxorus (QC 2/3) WRITTEN**

#1
Oh boy time to write 3-6 sets for my fave mon!
[OVERVIEW]

Haxorus is one of the few Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important due to the amount of Sturdy Pokemon there are in the metagame. With its ability Mold Breaker, Haxorus can pass abilitys like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite and Donphan. It also has a high Attack stat, which makes sure it can break Pokemon and can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets. Its high BP from its moves like Outrage, and Superpower allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, and Tyranitar. It does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat. Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier while it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack. Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Mimikyu and easily KO them. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, Excadrill, and Terrakion. Superpower can break Pokemon like Excadrill, and Air Balloon Heatran. Low Kick is more so to beat heavy Normal-, Ice- or Steel-type Pokemon like Snorlax, and Avalugg without taking the Attack and Defense drop.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature outpaces to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele.The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible and Attack to make it as strong as possible. Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible. The downside to this that it is locked into the first move that it chooses.

Usage Tips
========

Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users, as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T when it can OHKO with its Z-move. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds and can sub and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health. Send it in against Pokémon like Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, Meloetta, and Magnezone. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team.Try not to send it out against Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beats Haxorus.

Team Options
========

Choice Scarf Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Genesect and Greninja can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Mega Slowbro, Genesect and Mega lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed. Z-moves from Meloetta and Zeraora can help break threats like Mega Slowbro, and Mega Gyarados. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone, Skarmory and Donphan helps deal with Meloetta with its Z-move and following up with another move. It can also be used to get fast Choice Scarfers like Greninja, Garchomp, Landorus-T and Porygon Z or bulky Pokemon like Aegislash. Mimikyu with either its offensive z set or curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Greninja, Tapu Lele, and Mega Charizard X. Jumpluff is good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Mega Charizard X with a bit of luck with its substitute, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed set.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick / Rock Slide
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame. Iron Tail allows it to check Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele , and Weavile. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill. Superpower allows it to kill Dark-types like Weavile and Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Low Kick is for more fat Pokemon like Snorlax because it allows it to not take the Attack and Defense drop from Superpower and getting KOed. Rock Slide deals with Mega Charizard X that does not mega evolve.


Set Details
========

Max EVs in Attack to make Haxorus hit as hard as possible. Max EVs in Speed helps to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss and Excadrill. Being Choice Scarf also allows to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non Choice Scarf Greninja and Mega Lucario. Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Jolly Nature helps to outspeed Scarf Excadrill which it cannot do while using an Adamant nature. Choice Scarf boosts Haxorus Speed, but it locks Haxorus into the first move it executes.

Usage Tips
========

Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed it such as Greninja, Genesect and Naganadel. Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their ability but be aware without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit. Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat it after one Iron Defense. Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat it.

Team Options
========

Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed. Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Mega Charizard X with its Z-Curse set. Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross.Sturdy Pokemon like Sawk and Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter can also take on Mega Gyarados. Common Z-move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina and Mega Slowbro.Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus with its Z-move. Zeroara's can help with Water Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on.

[SET]
name: Acid Downpour
move 1: Poison Jab
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Outrage
item: Poisonium Z
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Poison Jab helps with Fairy-types like Primana, Azumarill, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini do to it be boosted to Acid Downpour which allows it to OHKO these Pokemon. Dragon Dance helps Haxorus turn into a very dangerous wallbreaker and to gain Speed. Earthquake helps with Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone. Outrage is for neutral STAB damage.

Set Details
========

252 EVs in Attack to make Haxorus as strong as possible and 252 in Speed to makes Haxorus as fast as possible. Its ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Adamant nature is to more reliably OHKO Tapu Fini and Primarina, but at the cost of not outspeeding Mimikyu. Jolly nature to outpace common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, and Tapu Fini. Poisonium Z allows Haxorus to use Acid Downpour.

Usage Tips
========

Poisonium Z can be used to lure Fairy-types so it is a good thing to remember as if the team looks weak to Fairy-types, Haxorus can come in and surprise them with its Z-move. Dragon Dance can help beat Pokemon it usually cannot like Mega Venusaur. Be wary of Sleep users and Counter users as Haxorus cannot beat these. Be fearful of bulky Pokemon like Mega Aggron and Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat these.

Team Options
========

Z-move users like Landorus-T helps with bulky Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and can helps with Mega Gyarados. Zeroara with Fake Out and Close Combat can beat Magnezone, and Dark-types like Weavile. Meloetta with Normalium-Z can break Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and a Choice Specs set can beat Mega Sableye. Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set. A Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Greninja and Genesect can beat threats like Genesect and help with Greninja. Greninja can help take down Psychic- and Steel-type Pokemon like protean and threats to Haxorus such as Mega Medicham, Mega Metagross and Magearna. Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage.Sleep users like Snorlax and Jumpluff can make Pokemon like Mega Latias, Garchomp and Donphan fall asleep and KO them back. Either Choice scarf or Z-move Tapu Lele blocks priority from Prankster Pokemon like Whimsicott and Mega Sableye. Then Tapu Lele can KO them.Tapu Bulu can help with annoying pokemon that Haxorus suffers with like Tapu Fini, Primirana and Mega Slowbro.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Dragonium Z can be used to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal with setting up with Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types. Waterium Z can be used to help KO common Pokémon like Donphan and Golem.

Checks and Counters
===================

**Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2 and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja all commonly run Ice Beam and therefore OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move. Faster Pokemon like Jumpluff can make Haxorus go to sleep and stall it out to victory. Deoxys-S with an offensive moveset can OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.

**Intimidate**: Intimidate Pokémon like Landerous-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cuts Haxorus Attack. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can surivive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate.

**Will-O-Wisp**: Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Mimikyu and Mega Sableye

**Ice Beam**: Common Ice Beam users like Porygon-Z, Greninja, and Genesect can easily OHKO Haxorus.

**Ice-types**: Common Ice-types like Avalugg and Weavile can either tank an attack and KO it back or outspeed and OHKO it with Icicle Crash.

**Dragon-types**: Dragon types like Garchomp can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB.
 
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charizard8888

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#5
Overview
- You can also mention Mold Breaker breaking through Mimikyu's Disguise, Dragonite's Multiscale along with Sturdy.
- Mention its good coverage with high BP moves and what mons do these moves let it defeat.

Choice Band

Moves
- Sort the moves in the order of their importance going from Outrage to Iron Tail to EQ to Superpower / Low Kick and also sort the bullets in the same order.
- For Low Kick, mention only those Pokemon which can be beaten by Low Kick and not by Superpower (So Stakataka) so that the readers know which move to choose.

Set Details
- You can mention the ability for this section in all the sets.

Team Options
- This part is mostly good but maybe drop a high ranked option and suggest a niche mon which does well with it. And give some other team options in the other sets. Give some mons which would benefit from Haxorus' Mold Breaker.

Choice Scarf

Moves
- Add Earthquake's bullet and the same change for Low Kick as in the Choice Band set.

Usage Tips
Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores Mutiscale / Sturdy.
- Being slow and having Multiscale don't relate to not sending it in any way. Reframe to say that without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit. (Although Dragonite can still be mostly beaten I think; 252 Atk Haxorus Outrage vs. 252 HP / 252 Def Dragonite: 354-416 (91.7 - 107.7%) -- 50% chance to OHKO )

Acid Downpour

Usage Tips
- Elaborate the first bullet a bit and keeping the lure in mind, suggest some team options in Team Options accordingly.
- Give a hint of in what matchups should Dragon Dance be used.

Checks and Counters

- Group in the categories a bit, such as combining the Mega Sableye example in WoW; Greninja and Genesect are known for Ice Beam so merge them (As they are in the Choice Scarf Checks and Counters section)
- In the Intimidate, be sure to specify that Intimidate lets them survive the attacks.
- You can also mention bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and company.

Good job!
QC 1/3
 
#8
Open for QC Check

Oh boy time to write 3-6 sets for my fave mon!
[OVERVIEW]

* Haxorus is one of the few Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important due to the amount of Sturdy Pokemon there are in the metagame.
* It also has a high Attack stat, which makes sure it can break Pokemon and can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets.
* Its high BP from its moves (such as?) allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, and Tyranitar.
* With its ability Mold Breaker, Haxorus can pass abilitys like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite and Donphan. Move this line right below where you mentioned Mold Breaker in the first place for the sake of flow
* It does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat.
* Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier while it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Outrage Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack.
* Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Mimikyu and easily KO them.
* Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, Excadrill, and Terrakion.
* Superpower can break Pokemon like Excadrill, and Air Balloon Heatran.
* Low Kick is more so to beat heavy Normal-, Ice- or Steel-type Pokemon like Snorlax, and Avalugg. Low Kick probably shouldn't be mentioned as it's inferior to Superpower in all ways that I can see. Mention that Superpower beats Snorlax.

Set Details
========

* Jolly nature to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele. Reword this to something like "A Jolly nature outpaces..." to make it sound less awkward
* The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale.
* Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible and Attack to make it as strong as possible.
* Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible. The downside to this that it is locked into the first move that it chooses.

Usage Tips
========

* Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users, as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T when it can OHKO with its Z-move.
* Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds and can sub and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health.
* Send it in against Pokémon like Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, Meloetta, and Magnezone. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team.
* Try not to send it out against Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beats Haxorus.

Team Options
========

* Porygon-Z is an ideal choice thanks to its Z-Conversion set taking on Mega Slowbro. It can also run scarf to help against Landorus-T, and Mega Lopunny.
* Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage. Give specific examples of what Genesect does for Haxorus on a team
* Zeraora can OHKO Mega Slowbro with Electrium Z and can run a mixed set to take on Landorus-T and Garchomp that is not running scarf.
* Greninja can also do some work to Haxorus's weaknesses like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Mega Gyarados
* Donphan's Sturdy helps deals with Meloetta with Groundium Z and Ice Shard.
* Magnezone can be used to help with Greninja, Porygon-Z and Meloetta.
* Skarmory can pair well with Haxorus thanks to Sturdy and having access to counter to take on Pokemon like Landorus-T.
* Meloetta can help with Mega Gyarados with its Normalium Z set and help with Aegislash.
* Mimikyu with either its offensive z set or curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Greninja, Tapu Lele, and Mega Charizard X.
*Jumpluff is good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Mega Charizard X with a bit of luck with its substitute, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed set.
Try to group the Pokemon in this section into their own groups (ie "Sturdy Pokemon," "Strong special attackers"). As is, the team options section is repetitive and lengthy

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick Again, Low Kick should be removed. Slash in Rock Slide here which helps deal with Mega Charizard X that opt not to Mega Evolve
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame.
* Iron Tail allows it to check Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele , and Weavile.
* Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill.
* Superpower allows it to kill Dark-types like Greninja and Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Haxorus is going to beat Greninja with or without Superpower and Snorlax and Avalugg flat-out win. Remove these examples
* Low Kick is for more fat Pokemon like Avalugg and Snorlax.


Set Details
========

* Max EVs in Attack to make Haxorus hit as hard as possible. Max EVs in Speed helps to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss and Excadrill. It's to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non Choice Scarf Greninja and Mega Lucario. The last sentence here doesn't make sense. Reword it
* Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale.
* Jolly Nature helps to outspeed Scarf Excadrill which it cannot do while using an Adamant nature.
* Choice Scarf boosts Haxorus Speed, but it locks Haxorus into the first move it executes.

Usage Tips
========

* Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed it such as Greninja, Genesect and Naganadel.
* Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their ability but be aware without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit.
* Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat it after one Iron Defense.
* Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat it.

Team Options
========

* Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed.
* Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set. Remove Greninja and add a better example. Scarf Haxorus already beats it
* Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross.
* Sawk can take on Greninja, Meloetta and Ferrothorn for Haxorus.
* Skarmory can help with physical attackers that Haxorus cannot deal with such as Mega Gyarados with Counter.
* Tapu Bulu can help with annoying Pokemon like Tapu Fini, Primarina and Mega Slowbro.
* Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus.
* Zeroara can help with Water Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela and Magnezone.


[SET]
name: Acid Downpour
move 1: Poison Jab
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Outrage
item: Poisonium Z
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly Either slash in or replace with Adamant. Bulkier Primarinas and Tapu Finis can survive a Jolly Acid Downpour
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Poison Jab helps with Fairy-types like Primana, Azumarill, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini. mention that Poison Jab is being boosted into Acid Downpour which allows it to OHKO these Pokemon
* Dragon Dance helps Haxorus turn into a very dangerous wallbreaker and to gain Speed.
* Earthquake helps with Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone.
* Outrage is for neutral STAB damage.

Set Details
========

* 252 EVs in Attack to make Haxorus as strong as possible and 252 in Speed to makes Haxorus as fast as possible.
* Its ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale.
* Jolly nature to outpace common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, and Tapu Fini.
Mention that Adamant more reliably KOs Tapu Fini and Primarina
* Poisonium Z allows Haxorus to use Acid Downpour.

Usage Tips
========

* Poisonium Z can be used to lure Fairy-types so it is a good thing to remember as if the team looks weak to Fairy-types, Haxorus can come in and surprise them with its Z-move.
* Dragon Dance can help beat Pokemon it usually cannot like Mega Venusaur.

* Be wary of Sleep users and Counter users as Haxorus cannot beat these.
* Be fearful of bulky Pokemon like Mega Aggron and Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat these.

Team Options
========

* Landorus-T helps with bulky Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and can helps with Mega Gyarados.
* Zeroara with Fake Out and Close Combat can beat Magnezone, and Dark-types like Weavile.
* Meloetta with Normalium-Z can break Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and a Choice Specs set can beat Mega Sableye.
* Porygon-Z with Hidden Power Fire can beat Genesect and help with Greninja.
* Snorlax can make Pokemon like Mega Latias, Garchomp and Donphan fall asleep and KO them back.
* Tapu Lele blocks priority from Prankster Pokemon like Whimsicott and Mega Sableye. Then Tapu Lele can KO them.
* Tapu Bulu can help with annoying pokemon like Tapu Fini, Primirana and Mega Slowbro.
* Greninja can help take down Psychic- and Steel-type Pokemon like protean and threats to Haxorus such as Mega Medicham, Mega Metagross and Magearna.
* Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage.
* Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus to make Pokemon like Magerna, and Landorus-T asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed.
* Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

* Steelium Z can be used to secure the hit with common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Bulu. Steelium Z is obselete to Poisonium. Remove this
* Dragonium Z can be used to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal but it causes it to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types. Mention that the advantage in Dragonium Z over Choice Band comes from the ability to use moves like Dragon Dance, Swords Dance and/or Substitute
Add in its Groundium and Waterium sets which beat Magearna and Donphan/Golem, respectively


Checks and Counters
===================

**Bulky Pokemon** Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2 and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out.

**Faster Pokemon** Faster Pokemon like Jumpluff can make Haxorus go to sleep and stall it out to victory. Deoxys-S with an offensive moveset can OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon** Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja all commonly run Ice Beam and therefore OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move.

**Intimidate** Intimidate Pokémon like Landerous-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cuts Haxorus Attack. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can surivive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate.

**Will-O-Wisp** Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Mimikyu and Mega Sableye

**Ice Beam** Common Ice Beam users like Porygon-Z, Greninja, and Genesect can easily OHKO Haxorus.

**Ice-types** Common ice types like Avalugg and Weavile can either tank an attack and KO it back or outspeed and OHKO it with Icicle Crash.

**Dragon-types** Dragon types like Garchomp can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB.

**Mega Charizard X** Mega Charizard X can burn Haxorus or OHKO it with Outrage.
This section needs to be condensed. You can clump WoW in with bulky mons, Scarfers in with Fast mons, Ice Beam in with Ice Types, and Zard X with Dragon types
QC 1/3
 
#10
Ok just for the sake of my sanity I will need clarification on the following from the third qc check or someone like deg to the stuff I will not implement unless I get overruled.

-Low Kick on Haxorus is needed in order to beat a bulkier Snorlax. Im iffy on taking this out all together.
-Stuff in oo. I do not agree on Groundium z cuz that literally only hits Mage and I know its a lure set but sounds really bad. Im more so ok with Waterium since Golem and Donphan can beat Haxorus without it.
-Grouping ice beam with ice mons. To me this will confuse the reader that Pokemon like Genesect is an ice mon. To me it warrants its own section since it flows better.
-Bulky Pokemon with WoW is a disagreement as well since not all WoW mons are bulky like Mega Gallade, Gardevoir and Charizard. I can merge this as im just iffy on it, but not on board with it as it stands since they are two different things.

Ready for qc 3 rawr got over my laziness.
 
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#11
Haxorus is one of the few Pokemon that have the ability Mold Breaker, which is important due to the amount of Sturdy Pokemon there are in the metagame. With its ability Mold Breaker, Haxorus can bypass abilitys like Disguise, Multiscale and Sturdy from common Pokémon like Mimikyu, Dragonite and Donphan. It also has a high Attack stat, which makes sure it can break Pokemon and can be a bit unpredictable due to its possible sets. Its high BP from its moves like Outrage, and Superpower allows it to wallbreak Pokémon like Mega Venusaur, Snorlax, and Tyranitar to be fair even if Superpower didn't have 120 BP it would still be able to OHKO Tyranitar.In my opinion you should mention its move variety instead,and move it from the previous sentence to this one. It does suffer from mediocre HP and it's Special Defense and Defense stat. Furthermore, Haxorus has an awkward Speed tier while it can outpace Mimikyu, it cannot outpace Pokemon like Mega Charizard X without losing power from being Choice Scarf.

[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick
item: Choice Band
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Outrage is a powerful STAB move that can break Pokemon that does not outspeed, or resist its attack. Iron Tail can lure Fairy-types like Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, and Mimikyu and easily KO them. Earthquake is for the common Rock-, Electric- and Steel-types like Magnezone, Excadrill, and Terrakion Unfortunately,Haxorus is frail to the point where it cannot live a hit from Terrrakion,while the rest of the Pokemon you mentioned die to Superpower. Superpower can break Pokemon like Excadrill you shou;dn't mention Excadrill twice, and Air Balloon Heatran. Low Kick is more so to beat heavy Normal-, Ice- or Steel-type Pokemon like Snorlax, and Avalugg without taking the Attack and Defense drop again Haxorus is too frail and is OHKO'd with Avalanche from Avalugg.

Set Details
========

A Jolly nature outpaces to outpace key Pokemon like Mimikyu and Tapu Lele.The ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Maximum EVs goes in Attack and Speed to make Haxorus as fast and strong as possible and Attack to make it as strong as possible. Choice Band is to make Haxorus a scary physical attacker and to make it hit as hard as possible. The downside to this that it is locked into the first move that it chooses.However,this doesn't matter much since you aren't using Haxorus to live hits anyway.

Usage Tips
========

Do not send in Haxorus against Intimidate users, as Haxorus will not be able to KO Pokémon like Landorus-T when it can OHKO with its Z-move. Be wary of sleep users like Jumpluff as it outspeeds and can sub use Substitute and Leech Seed Haxorus out of health. Send it in against Pokémon like Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele, Meloetta Meloetta can live a hit, and Magnezone. Make sure that your opponent does not have a Dragon- or Ice-type move on the team.Try not to Do not send it out against Mega Slowbro and Mega Aggron as both of these have high defense stats and easily beats Haxorus.

Team Options
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Choice Scarf Pokemon like Porygon-Z, Genesect and Greninja can help take care of threats like Landorus-T, Mega Slowbro, Genesect and Mega Lopunny that Haxorus cannot outspeed. Z-moves from Meloetta and Zeraora can help break threats like Mega Slowbro, and Mega Gyarados. Sturdy Pokemon like Magnezone, Skarmory and Donphan helps deal with Meloetta with its Z-move and following up with another move
Rephrase this . It Theycan also be used to get fast Choice Scarfers like Greninja, Garchomp, Landorus-T 1.None of those Pokemon's Choice Scarf sets are viable,and most of them are fairly uncommon as well 2.You mentioned that Landorus-T wins no matter the setand Porygon Z or bulky Pokemon like Aegislash. Mimikyu with either its offensive Z-Move set or Curse set can help take on Pokémon that Haxorus struggles with like Greninja, Tapu Lele why is this analysis so contradicting you mentioned that Haxorus defeats Tapu Lele, and Mega Charizard X. Jumpluff is good Pokémon to pair with Haxorus as it can beat Mega Charizard X with a bit of luck with its substitute, Sleep Powder and Leech Seed set.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf
move 1: Outrage
move 2: Iron Tail
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Superpower / Low Kick / Rock Slide
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Outrage is for neutral STAB damage against a lot of the metagame. Iron Tail allows it to check Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele it cannot defeat Tapu Lele , and Weavile Weavile is not viable in 1v1. Earthquake allows it to hit common Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone and Excadrill. Superpower allows it to kill Dark-types like Weavile again and Steel-types like Air Balloon Heatran. Low Kick is for more fat bulky Pokemon like Snorlax it can't beat Snorlax even with Low Kick because it allows it to not take the Attack and Defense drop from Superpower and getting KOed. Rock Slide deals with Mega Charizard X that does not mega evolve.


Set Details
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Max EVs in Attack to make Haxorus hit as hard as possible. Max EVs in Speed helps to outpace Choice Scarf Pokemon like Togekiss and Excadrill . Being Choice Scarf also allows to outpace common Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Non Choice Scarf Greninja and Mega Lucario. Its ability in Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Jolly Nature helps to outspeed Choice Scarf Excadrill which it cannot do while using an Adamant nature Choice Scarf Excadrill is one of the few things that cannot OHKO Haxorus,so there is no reason to use a Jolly Nature overall. Choice Scarf boosts Haxorus Speed, but it locks Haxorus into the first move it executes.

Usage Tips
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Be wary of Choice Scarf Pokemon that outspeed it such as Greninja, Genesect and Naganadel. Do send it in against slow Pokemon like Magnezone, Donphan and Dragonite as Mold Breaker ignores their ability but be aware without Band on Haxorus they can be bulky enough to take a hit you can never defeat Donphan,Dragonite and Magnezone cannot live a hit from Adamant Haxorus,and don't refer to other sets in an analysis. Be careful around Iron Defense Pokemon users like Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat it after one Iron Defense. Do not send it against common Intimidate users like Landorus-T and Mega Mawile as Haxorus cannot beat it.

Team Options
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Jumpluff is a good teammate for Haxorus in order to make Pokemon like Magearna and Landorus-T fall asleep and stall them out with Protect and Leech Seed you said Substitute and Leech Seed before,I feel it is more fitting here as well . Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron Mega Aggron hard counters Mimikyu thanks to Taunt, and Mega Charizard X with its Z-Curse set. Slowbro can beat physical attackers Haxorus cannot beat such as Landorus-T, Golem, and Mega Metagross.Sturdy Pokemon like Sawk and Skarmory can take on Greninja, Meloetta and Ferrothorn for Haxorus. Skarmory with Counter shaky matchup can also take on Mega Gyarados Sawk can also 50/50 it with Thunder Punch. Common Z-move users like Tapu Bulu can help take on threats for Haxorus such as Tapu Fini, Primarina and Mega Slowbro.Tapu Lele can beat Mega Gyarados and Landorus-T which both threaten Haxorus with its Z-move. Zeroara's can help with Water-type Pokemon like Slowbro, Greninja and Tapu Fini. It can also beat Steel-type Pokemon like Celesteela which Haxorus cannot take on.

[SET]
name: Acid Downpour
move 1: Poison Jab
move 2: Dragon Dance
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Outrage
item: Poisonium Z
ability: Mold Breaker
nature: Adamant / Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

I don't think it is a set worth mentioning at all,PM me on PS for further discussion
I'm not going to QC this part for now

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Poison Jab helps with Fairy-types like Primana, Azumarill, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini do to it be boosted to Acid Downpour which allows it to OHKO these Pokemon. Dragon Dance helps Haxorus turn into a very dangerous wallbreaker and to gain Speed. Earthquake helps with Steel-type Pokemon like Magnezone. Outrage is for neutral STAB damage.

Set Details
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252 EVs in Attack to make Haxorus as strong as possible and 252 in Speed to makes Haxorus as fast as possible. Its ability Mold Breaker allows it to bypass abilities like Sturdy, Disguise and Multiscale. Adamant nature is to more reliably OHKO Tapu Fini and Primarina, but at the cost of not outspeeding Mimikyu. Jolly nature to outpace common Fairy-types like Mimikyu, and Tapu Fini. Poisonium Z allows Haxorus to use Acid Downpour.

Usage Tips
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Poisonium Z can be used to lure Fairy-types so it is a good thing to remember as if the team looks weak to Fairy-types, Haxorus can come in and surprise them with its Z-move. Dragon Dance can help beat Pokemon it usually cannot like Mega Venusaur. Be wary of Sleep users and Counter users as Haxorus cannot beat these. Be fearful of bulky Pokemon like Mega Aggron and Mega Slowbro as Haxorus cannot beat these.

Team Options
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Z-move users like Landorus-T helps with bulky Grass-types like Mega Venusaur and can helps with Mega Gyarados. Zeroara with Fake Out and Close Combat can beat Magnezone, and Dark-types like Weavile. Meloetta with Normalium-Z can break Pokemon like Mega Slowbro and a Choice Specs set can beat Mega Sableye. Mimikyu is another good teammate to help with Mega Aggron, and Greninja with its Z-Curse set. A Choice Scarf Porygon-Z, Greninja and Genesect can beat threats like Genesect and help with Greninja. Greninja can help take down Psychic- and Steel-type Pokemon like protean and threats to Haxorus such as Mega Medicham, Mega Metagross and Magearna. Genesect can also support Haxorus thanks to Download and the choice of either Choice Scarf for speed control or Choice Specs for some massive damage.Sleep users like Snorlax and Jumpluff can make Pokemon like Mega Latias, Garchomp and Donphan fall asleep and KO them back. Either Choice scarf or Z-move Tapu Lele blocks priority from Prankster Pokemon like Whimsicott and Mega Sableye. Then Tapu Lele can KO them.Tapu Bulu can help with annoying pokemon that Haxorus suffers with like Tapu Fini, Primirana and Mega Slowbro.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Dragonium Z can be used to have a powerful STAB Z-crystal with setting up with Dragon Dance or Swords Dance, but it causes Haxorus to lose out on KOing common Fairy-types. Waterium Z can be used to help KO common Pokémon like Donphan and Golem.
something about Aqua Tail
Checks and Counters
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**Bulky Pokemon**: Bulky Pokemon like Mega Slowbro, Porygon2 and Chansey can easily eat any of Haxorus's attacks and stall it out or,in Chansey's case,Counter it.

**Choice Scarf Pokemon**: Choice Scarf Pokémon like Porygon-Z, Genesect, and Greninja all commonly run Ice Beam and can therefore OHKO Haxorus before it gets the chance to move. Faster Pokemon like Jumpluff can make Haxorus go to sleep and stall it out to victory Jumpluff loses to Choice Scarf though. Deoxys-S with an offensive moveset can OHKO Haxorus with Ice Beam.

**Intimidate**: Intimidate Pokémon like Landerous-T Landorus-T, Mega Mawile and Mega Gyarados cuts Haxorus Attack. Therefore the opponents Pokémon will KO Haxorus before it can because they can surivive an attack from Haxorus thanks to Intimidate.

**Will-O-Wisp**: Will-O-Wisp burns Haxorus and cutting into its Attack stat, therefore weakening the power output from it from It is used by Pokemon like Mega Charizard X, Mimikyu and Mega Sableye

**Ice Beam**: Common Ice Beam users like Porygon-Z, Greninja, and Genesect can easily OHKO Haxorus.

**Ice-types**: Common Ice-types like Avalugg and Weavile can either tank an attack and KO it back or outspeed and OHKO it with Icicle Crash.
1.Weavile is not a common Ice-Type.
2.Those 2 sections could b1 combined.


**Dragon-types**: Dragon types like Garchomp can outspeed and OHKO Haxorus with its Dragon STAB.

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