If you are using Sub BU, would it be worth making it Specially Defensive? It seems that all the calcs you are putting are mons that outpace it anyway (if it's max speed jolly), so it could be worth just going all in on bulk, making it a fast bulky sweeper. It gets recovery from Drain Punch, and is only walled by things like Sabelye, but you aren't gonna be doing much to it anyways.Gallade (M) @ Galladite
EVs: 240 HP / 16 Atk / 252 Spe
- Drain Punch
- Zen Headbutt
- Substitute / Knock Off
- Bulk Up
I've been tinkering with this guy in the damage calculator and I think this set will be a lot better than SD in the long run. Mega Gallade actually has enough special bulk to set up in front of weak Scalds (4 SpA Suicune Scald vs. 240 HP / 0 SpD Gallade: 70-84 (20.7 - 24.9%) -- guaranteed 5HKO) and with single BU boost under its belt there's not much that can actually revenge-kill it :
252+ Atk Tough Claws Mega Aerodactyl Aerial Ace vs. +1 240 HP / 0 Def Gallade: 206-246 (61.1 - 72.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Crobat Brave Bird vs. +1 240 HP / 0 Def Gallade: 212-252 (62.9 - 74.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Hydreigon Draco Meteor vs. 240 HP / 0 SpD Gallade: 184-217 (54.5 - 64.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Reckless Mienshao High Jump Kick vs. +1 240 HP / 0 Def Gallade: 86-102 (25.5 - 30.2%) -- guaranteed 4HKO lol
252 Atk Jirachi Iron Head vs. +1 240 HP / 0 Def Gallade: 76-91 (22.5 - 27%) -- 40.9% chance to 4HKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Noivern Air Slash vs. 240 HP / 0 SpD Gallade: 266-314 (78.9 - 93.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Mega Pidgeot Hurricane vs. 240 HP / 0 SpD Gallade: 330-390 (97.9 - 115.7%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO savior bird to the rescue
I suppose you could run adamant and a different ev spread or something, I just think 110 is too sexy a speed tier to give up. This set is cleanly shuffled by Hippowdon, can't really touch Granbull, and is helpless vs Doublade if you don't run Knock Off.
As a side-note, has anyone come up with a single non-shit mon that can take on Mega Gross because honestly beyond Mega Aggron I'm stumped. Even defensive Rotom-H is cleanly 2HKOed by Zen Headbutt after SR, Doublade is 3HKOed by EQ and without Shadow Claw can only tickle it back, even SpDef Hippo is 2HKOed by GK with the tiniest investment in SpA...