RU Lucario [QC 2/2] [GP 1/1]

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[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Extreme Speed
move 4: Meteor Mash
item: Life Orb
ability: Inner Focus
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Lucario faces very stiff competition from Cobalion as a Swords Dance user in RU due to its greater bulk and speed, but is able to carve out a niche thanks to its greater immediate power and priority. Extreme Speed is able to hammer common faster Pokemon such as Raikou, Noivern, and Mienshao for heavy damage after a Swords Dance boost while also picking off weakened offensive Pokemon in general before Lucario sets up. Meteor Mash ensures Lucario is able to take down bulky Fairy-types, such as Togekiss, Sylveon, and Galarian Weezing. Earthquake is an option to hit Chandelure and the less common Doublade and can OHKO Galarian Slowbro at +2 once its potential Shuca Berry has been used, but it's very hard to fit over Lucario's other moves. Inner Focus allows Lucario to ignore Intimidate from desperate Incineroar trying to weaken Lucario's attacks for its teammates.

Lucario's better immediate power and priority are its selling points over Cobalion, so it's very important to capitalize on these traits, as Cobalion is generally better in every other respect. Dual screens support from Klefki is appreciated to help Lucario find more opportunities to set up in spite of its subpar bulk. Klefki can also opt to set Spikes to wear down physical walls like Suicune and Galarian Slowbro. Lucario's ability to handle Fairy-types effectively as a Fighting-type attacker can be capitalized on by Zarude, Mienshao, and Sharpedo. Other powerful sweepers and late-game cleaners such as Mimikyu, Sharpedo, and Polteageist can help Lucario overwhelm the opposition. Paralysis support from Togekiss and the aforementioned Klefki can slow down the opposing team so that Lucario doesn't have to rely as much on Extreme Speed against offensive teams. Cobalion must be accounted for when using Lucario, as it is the most common offensive Pokemon that resists Extreme Speed. Seismitoad and Milotic are good checks that work on the offensive teams that Lucario finds itself on. VoltTurn teammates, such as the aforementioned Zarude, Milotic, and Raikou, can give Lucario more opportunities to switch in against the likes of Togekiss, opposing Zarude, and Roserade, respectively.

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- Written by: [[EonX, 91480]]
- Quality checked by: [[Expulso, 202058], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Estronic, 240732]]
 
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Only suggestion I can think of is to mention teammates that help bring it into battle and give it a chance to SD. milotic flip turn to bring it in vs zarude sounds useful for this, so does maybe zarude to uturn in vs togekiss (and, if scarf, chip coba w close combat)


QC 1/2, great work
 
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[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Extreme Speed
move 4: Meteor Mash
item: Life Orb
ability: Inner Focus
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Lucario faces very stiff competition from Cobalion as a Swords Dance user in RU due to its greater bulk and Speed, but is able to carve out a niche thanks to its greater immediate power and priority. Extreme Speed is able to hammer common faster Pokemon, such as Raikou, Noivern, and Mienshao for heavy damage after a Swords Dance boost while also picking off weakened offensive Pokemon in general before Lucario sets up. Meteor Mash ensures Lucario is able to take down bulky Fairy-types, such as Togekiss, Sylveon, and Galarian Weezing. Crunch is an option to hit Chandelure and the less common Doublade and can OHKO non-Colbur Berry Galarian Slowbro at +2 after Stealth Rock, but it's very hard to fit over Lucario's other moves (Isn't Earthquake better? Hits everything mentioned harder. Shuca bro is more common but it's very easy to promnt the berry on a switch.). Inner Focus allows Lucario to ignore Intimidate from desperate Incineroar trying to weaken Lucario's attacks for its teammates.

Lucario's better immediate power and priority are its selling points over Cobalion, so it's very important to capitalize on these traits as Cobalion is generally better in every other respect. Dual Screens screens support from Klefki is appreciated to help Lucario find more opportunities to set up in spite of its subpar bulk. Klefki can also opt to set up Spikes to wear down physical walls like Suicune and Galarian Slowbro. Lucario's ability to handle Fairy-types effectively as a Fighting-type attacker can be capitalized on by Zarude, Mienshao, and Sharpedo Choice Scarf Heracross (idk about fighting spam with luke + hera. Mienshao I can sorta see be on the same team as luke, but remove it if you find a better replacement). Other powerful sweepers and late-game cleaners such as Raikou, Mimikyu, Sharpedo, and Polteageist can help Lucario overwhelm the opposition. Sticky Web (Ribombee, and all of the Sticky Web setters for that matter, is UR so maybe remove Webs altogether and just mention Twave support.) or paralysis support from Ribombee, Togekiss, and the aforementioned Klefki can slow down the opposing team so that Lucario doesn't have to rely as much on Extreme Speed against offensive teams. While Cobalion must be accounted for when using Lucario as it is the most common offensive Pokemon that resists Extreme Speed. Seismitoad and Milotic are good checks that work on the offensive teams that Lucario finds itself on. VoltTurn teammates, such as the aforementioned Zarude, Milotic, and Raikou, can give Lucario more opportunitites to switch in against the likes of Togekiss, opposing Zarude, and Roserade respectively.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[EonX, 91480]]
- Quality checked by: [[Expulso, 202058], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
QC 2/2
 
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[SET]
name: Swords Dance
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Extreme Speed
move 4: Meteor Mash
item: Life Orb
ability: Inner Focus
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]

Lucario faces very stiff competition from Cobalion as a Swords Dance user in RU due to its greater bulk and Speed, but it is able to carve out a niche thanks to its greater immediate power and priority. Extreme Speed is able to hammer common faster Pokemon, (RC) such as Raikou, Noivern, and Mienshao for heavy damage after a Swords Dance boost while also picking off weakened offensive Pokemon in general before Lucario sets up. Meteor Mash ensures Lucario is able to take down bulky Fairy-types, such as Togekiss, Sylveon, and Galarian Weezing. Earthquake is an option to hit Chandelure and the less common Doublade and can OHKO Galarian Slowbro at +2 once its potential Shuca Berry has been used, but it's very hard to fit over Lucario's other moves. Inner Focus allows Lucario to ignore Intimidate from desperate Incineroar trying to weaken Lucario's attacks for its teammates.

Lucario's better immediate power and priority are its selling points over Cobalion, so it's very important to capitalize on these traits, (AC) as Cobalion is generally better in every other respect. Dual screens support from Klefki is appreciated to help Lucario find more opportunities to set up in spite of its subpar bulk. Klefki can also opt to set up Spikes to wear down physical walls like Suicune and Galarian Slowbro. Lucario's ability to handle Fairy-types effectively as a Fighting-type attacker can be capitalized on by Zarude, Mienshao, and Sharpedo. Other powerful sweepers and late-game cleaners such as Mimikyu, Sharpedo, and Polteageist can help Lucario overwhelm the opposition. Paralysis support from Togekiss and the aforementioned Klefki can slow down the opposing team so that Lucario doesn't have to rely as much on Extreme Speed against offensive teams. Cobalion must be accounted for when using Lucario, (AC) as it is the most common offensive Pokemon that resists Extreme Speed. Seismitoad and Milotic are good checks that work on the offensive teams that Lucario finds itself on. VoltTurn teammates, such as the aforementioned Zarude, Milotic, and Raikou, can give Lucario more opportunitites opportunities to switch in against the likes of Togekiss, opposing Zarude, and Roserade, (AC) respectively.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[EonX, 91480]]
- Quality checked by: [[Expulso, 202058], [GoldCat, 359771]]
- Grammar checked by: [[username1, userid1]]
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