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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Gunk Shot
move 4: Play Rough
item: Choice Band
ability: Jolly
nature: Limber
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Liepard is a fast, but frail, hard-hitting Pokemon with invaluable access to STAB Knock Off, as well as U-turn. Liepard's base 106 Speed stat lets it outspeed prominent threats like Rapidash, Gourgeist-S, and the Silvally formes, making it a nuisance to opposing offensive teams. U-turn is essential; fast pivoting will ensure your team maintains momentum throughout the match, and it also lets Liepard emergency check Pokemon like Silvally-Dark and a set-up Malamar. Gunk Shot is a strong attack worth having, dealing with Fairy-types like Clefairy and Alcremie and the Silvally formes. Play Rough deals with Fighting-types and opposing Dark-types like Sawk and Silvally-Dark, as well as providing Liepard with a chance to manage Skuntank. Alternatively, Psycho Cut removes Toxicroak and gives Liepard a way to more immediately handle Garbodor. Limber shields Liepard from paralysis from the likes of Sandaconda's Glare and Hattrem's Nuzzle; however, Prankster can be used instead in tandem with Copycat to ensure Liepard moves first, letting it surprise KO Pokemon like the Silvally formes after a Flame Charge, Choice Scarf Sawk, and Butterfree after a Quiver Dance.

Liepard will likely be KOed by any Pokemon faster than it, so physically defensive Pokemon like Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Rotom-S are great partners because they can check Choice Scarf Fighting-types and Togedemaru. Although Liepard has Choice Band-boosted power, its damage output can still be lackluster, so Pokemon like Eldegoss, Garbodor, and Wishiwashi, as well as the aforementioned walls, help to take on offensive Pokemon Liepard can't handle, such as Silvally-Water, Skuntank, and Toxicroak. Additionally, Garbodor's entry hazards will greatly assist Liepard in wallbreaking. Liepard is easily revenge killed, so having an extremely fast Pokemon of your own is advised; Choice Scarf Togedemaru is a notable partner due to its Fairy-type resistance and ability to clean up teams. Silvally-Water, Abomasnow, and Alcremie are all wallbreakers that can chip down walls like Sandaconda, giving Liepard an easier time against them.

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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Play Rough Gunk Shot
move 4: Gunk Shot Play Rough
item: Choice Band
ability: Jolly
nature: Limber
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Liepard carves itself a niche as a fast, but frail, hard-hitting Pokemon thanks to its great Speed tier and invaluable access to STAB Knock Off, as well as U-turn. Liepard's base 106 Speed stat lets it outspeed prominent threats like Rapidash, Gourgeist-S, and the Silvally formes, making Liepard a nuisance to opposing offensive teams (tbh I don't love the Silvally formes mention, but I can't think of anything I'd replace it with. Maybe Rotom-F?). U-turn is essential; fast pivoting will ensure your team maintains momentum throughout, and it can also be used to emergency check Pokemon like Silvally-Dark and a set-up Malamar. However, Liepard should remove as many as items as possible early-game with Knock Off to wallbreak and detriment the rival team, and then U-turn can be used mid- to late-game to grab momentum.(this feels a bit too "duh" for me + pivoting early-game and cleaning with Knock Off mid- to late-game is very fair play too.) Play Rough deals with Fighting- and opposing Dark-types like Sawk and Silvally-Dark, as well as providing Liepard with a chance to manage Skuntank. Alternatively, Psycho Cut can be used to remove Toxicroak and give Liepard a way to more immediately (technically you could spam Knock Off against it I guess) handle Garbodor. Gunk Shot is a strong attack worth having, dealing with the Silvally formes and Fairy-types like Clefairy and Alcremie.(move this sentence before the Play Rough one) Limber shields Liepard from paralysis from the likes of Sandaconda's Glare and Hattrem's Nuzzle; however, Prankster can be used instead in tandem with Copycat (to do...?).

Liepard will likely be KOd KOed by any Pokemon faster than it; so,(so only needs a comma before it, no semicolon before and comma after stuff) physically defensive Pokemon like Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Rotom-S are great partners because they can check Choice Scarf Fighting-types and Togedemaru. Although Liepard has Choice Band boosted power, its damage output can still be lacklustre lackluster; so, Pokemon like Eldegoss, Garbodor, and Wishiwashi, as well as the aforementioned walls, are suited to take on offensive Pokemon Liepard can't handle, such as Silvally-Water, Skuntank, and Toxicroak.(I don't really understand the connection here; Liepard is weak, so pair it with walls to switch into offensive threats?) Additionally, Garbodor's entry hazards will greatly assist Liepard in its wallbreaking abilities. Choice Scarf Togedemaru is a notable partner due to its Fairy-type resistance and ability to clean up teams; Liepard is easily revenge killed, so having an extremely fast Pokemon of your own is advised.(this sentence feels like its clauses are in reverse order)

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qc 1/2 when done
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Gunk Shot
move 4: Play Rough
item: Choice Band
ability: Jolly
nature: Limber
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Liepard carves itself a niche as a fast, but frail, hard-hitting Pokemon thanks to its great Speed tier and invaluable access to STAB Knock Off, as well as U-turn. Liepard's base 106 Speed stat lets it outspeed prominent threats like Rapidash, Gourgeist-S, and the Silvally formes, making Liepard a nuisance to opposing offensive teams. U-turn is essential; fast pivoting will ensure your team maintains momentum throughout, and it can also be used to emergency check Pokemon like Silvally-Dark and a set-up Malamar. Gunk Shot is a strong attack worth having, dealing with the Silvally formes and Fairy-types like Clefairy and Alcremie. Play Rough deals with Fighting- and opposing Dark-types like Sawk and Silvally-Dark, as well as providing Liepard with a chance to manage Skuntank. Alternatively, Psycho Cut can be used to remove Toxicroak and give Liepard a way to more immediately handle Garbodor. Limber shields Liepard from paralysis from the likes of Sandaconda's Glare and Hattrem's Nuzzle; however, Prankster can be used instead in tandem with Copycat to ensure Liepard moves first, letting it surprise KO Pokemon like the Silvally formes after a Flame Charge, Choice Scarf Sawk, and Butterfree after a Quiver Dance.

Liepard will likely be KOed by any Pokemon faster than it, so physically defensive Pokemon like Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Rotom-S are great partners because they can check Choice Scarf Fighting-types and Togedemaru. Although Liepard has Choice Band boosted power, its damage output can still be lackluster; so, Pokemon like Eldegoss, Garbodor, and Wishiwashi, as well as the aforementioned walls, are suited to take on offensive Pokemon Liepard can't handle, such as Silvally-Water, Skuntank, and Toxicroak. Additionally, Garbodor's entry hazards will greatly assist Liepard in its wallbreaking abilities. Liepard is easily revenge killed, so having an extremely fast Pokemon of your own is advised; Choice Scarf Togedemaru is a notable partner due to its Fairy-type resistance and ability to clean up teams. What mons like physical walls eg Sanda being chipped/knocked? While Liepard isn't weak, its often not strong enough to get OHKOs; what wallbreakers can help weaken a team into range of a clean?

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Looks good, 2/2
 
do you think BlackGlasses / Expert Belt are worth mentioning? i've found BlackGlasses / EBelt sets [functionally the same] to be useful for breaking opposing defensive cores; for example, you can Knock Off Clef/Alcremie and then hit them with a Gunk Shot rather than being forced to lock into that coverage move. the same applies for, say, knocking off Garbodor on the switch and then hitting it with Psycho Cut, or KOing a mon with Knock Off and then being able to U-turn / Play Rough silv-dark instead of being setup bait for it.

feel like this would be worth a mention & wanted to bring it up before u put it into gp. [no need to implement it though of course, do whatever you think is best!]
 

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[SET]
name: Choice Band
move 1: Knock Off
move 2: U-turn
move 3: Gunk Shot
move 4: Play Rough
item: Choice Band
ability: Jolly
nature: Limber
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Liepard carves itself a niche as is a fast, but frail, hard-hitting Pokemon thanks to its great Speed tier and with (sorta redundant to call it fast and then say it has a great Speed tier) invaluable access to STAB Knock Off, as well as U-turn. Liepard's base 106 Speed stat lets it outspeed prominent threats like Rapidash, Gourgeist-S, and the Silvally formes, making Liepard it a nuisance to opposing offensive teams. U-turn is essential; fast pivoting will ensure your team maintains momentum throughout the match, and it can also be used to lets Liepard emergency check Pokemon like Silvally-Dark and a set-up Malamar. Gunk Shot is a strong attack worth having, dealing with the Silvally formes and Fairy-types like Clefairy and Alcremie and the Silvally formes. Play Rough deals with Fighting-types (have to add this here because of "opposing") and opposing Dark-types like Sawk and Silvally-Dark, as well as providing Liepard with a chance to manage Skuntank. Alternatively, Psycho Cut can be used to remove removes Toxicroak and give gives Liepard a way to more immediately handle Garbodor. Limber shields Liepard from paralysis from the likes of Sandaconda's Glare and Hattrem's Nuzzle; however, Prankster can be used instead in tandem with Copycat to ensure Liepard moves first, letting it surprise KO Pokemon like the Silvally formes after a Flame Charge, Choice Scarf Sawk, and Butterfree after a Quiver Dance.

Liepard will likely be KOed by any Pokemon faster than it, so physically defensive Pokemon like Cofagrigus, Sandaconda, and Rotom-S are great partners because they can check Choice Scarf Fighting-types and Togedemaru. Although Liepard has Choice Band-boosted(AH) power, its damage output can still be lackluster,(semicolon -> comma) so (RC) Pokemon like Eldegoss, Garbodor, and Wishiwashi, as well as the aforementioned walls, are suited help to take on offensive Pokemon Liepard can't handle, such as Silvally-Water, Skuntank, and Toxicroak. Additionally, Garbodor's entry hazards will greatly assist Liepard in its wallbreaking abilities. Liepard is easily revenge killed, so having an extremely fast Pokemon of your own is advised; Choice Scarf Togedemaru is a notable partner due to its Fairy-type resistance and ability to clean up teams. Silvally-Water, Abomasnow, and Alcremie are all wallbreakers that can chip down walls like Sandaconda, giving Liepard an easier time against them.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[banks, 379208]]
- Quality checked by: [[Rabia, 336073], [quziel, 297859]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]

gp 1/1 when done
 
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