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Linoone @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Belly Drum
- Extreme Speed
- Seed Bomb
- Throat Chop

Linoone is a unique Pokemon that has access to both of Extreme Speed and Belly Drum, making it a scary setup sweeper with the right support. Add to that two decent coverage moves, great recovery via Figy Berry combined with Gluttony, and the lack of fast Ghost-types and Steel-types in the metagame, and you have the ideal setup sweeper on paper. After Belly Drum, Extreme Speed OHKOes all faster foes that don't resist it and some defensive threats such as Gligar and Mandibuzz after prior damage, Seed Bomb OHKOes Milotic and non-Rindo Berry Rhyperior and hits Quagsire hard. Throat Chop deals with Decidueye, Bronzong, Doublade, and Tsareena, and Stomping Tantrum can be run to beat Mega Steelix and Registeel. 124 EVs in Speed allow Linoone to outspeed Jolly Tsareena. However, while Linoone may look like the ideal setup sweeper, it needs a lot of support due to its lack of bulk, namely dual screens from Meowstic and Memento support from Gardevoir, and the metagame isn't in its favor, since most teams have a way to stop it, it can't run all its coverage moves to beat every single defensive threat, and offensive teams can pressure it easily with hazards and hard-hitting Pokemon.
 
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When mentioning that it needs support, emphasize its lack of bulk when you're mentioning memento/screens. Last sentences seems like a bit of a run on, probably can simplify it to just: 1. Needs help setting up because frail (memento/screens) 2. Defensive can threaten it since it can't run all of its coverage moves. Explaining why we need hazard support seems like it'd get too wordy (chip on Mandibuzz/Milotic and stuff), so IMO scrap that since we hint at it w/ the "after prior damage" w/ Mandibuzz.

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Linoone @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
EVs: 124 HP / 252 Atk / 132 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Belly Drum
- Extreme Speed
- Seed Bomb
- Throat Chop

Linoone is a unique Pokemon that has access to both of Extreme Speed and Belly Drum, making it a scary setup sweeper with the right support. Add to that two decent coverage moves, the great recovery via Figy Berry combined with Glutonny Gluttony, and the lack of fast Ghost-types and Steel-types in the metagame, (AC) and you have the ideal setup sweeper on paper. After Belly Drum, Extreme Speed OHKOes all faster foes that dont don't resist it and some defensives defensive threats such as Gligar and Mandibuzz after prior damage, Seed Bomb OKHOes OHKOes Milotic and non-Rindo Berry Rhyperior (RC) and hits hard Quagsire hard. Throat Chop deals with Decidueye, Bronzong, Doublade, and Tsareena, and it can run Stomping Tantrum can be run over Throat Chop (implied / redundant from what i can tell, keep if it's not) to beat Mega Steelix and Registeel. 124 EVs in Speed allows it allow Linoone to outspeed Jolly Tsareena. However, while Linoone may look like the ideal setup sweeper, but it needs alot a lot of support due to its lack of bulk, (comma)Dual Screens namely dual screens (flow, double check content / nuances though) from Meowstic and Memento support from Gardevoir due to its lack of bulk, and the metagame isn't in its favor, since most teams has have a way to stop it, it can't run all its coverage moves to beat every single defensive threat, and offensive teams can pressure it easily with hazards and hard-hitting (AH) Pokemon.
 
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