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Why is the fact that it is revenge killed by Excadrill so important? All Vanilluxe needs is one turn to set Aurora Veil, after that, it really doesn't have to do much. Also, you are acting as if Excadrill will be on the field the whole match to never give Vanilluxe a switch-in opportunity, which simply isn't going to be the case.You're not going to avoid bringing in Vanilluxe for the majority of the match simply because they have an Excadrill, you want it to set up screens as early as possible, but Excadrill will likely be revenge killing (I'm assuming Vanilluxe doesn't have the bulk to tank too many hits especially with rocks).
Anyways, this conversation is getting pretty off topic now and isn't very relevant to the actual metagame anymore, so let's move on and get back to discussing the metagame.