Monotype Mega Scizor


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Scizor-Mega (M) @ Scizorite
Ability: Light Metal
EVs: 248 HP / 72 Atk / 48 Def / 140 Spe
Impish Nature
- Swords Dance
- Bullet Punch
- Facade
- Roost

As the metagame has evolved, Steel has found a way to combat its crippling weakness to opposing Water and Poison teams by means of Swords Dance + Facade Mega Scizor. Facade allows it to break common defensive Pokemon like Toxapex and Swampert after being burnt by their Scald and doesn't have any trouble setting up on them thanks to Roost. It works great with the hazard stacking nature of Steel teams that quickly chips down offensive checks like Garchomp and Nidoking into range of Bullet Punch thanks to hazard setters like Stealth Rock Heatran and Spikes Ferrothorn, leaving defensive cores like Toxapex + Swampert + Mantine alone to be ravaged by Mega Scizor. However, keep in mind that by dropping moves such as Knock Off and U-turn for Facade, you'll struggle more against types like Normal and Dark, so prepare accordingly during the teambuilding stage.
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