Monotype Terrakion [Fighting] [3/3 QC] [2/2 GP]

Harpp

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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

Terrakion can also utilize a Swords Dance set with Rockium Z to wallbreak against types like Flying, Psychic, and Water. Rock Polish lets it threaten offensive types like Electric. Substitute can be used to take advantage of forced switches and protect it from status moves.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance (Fighting)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
item: Rockium Z
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Swords Dance boosts Terrakion's already impressive Attack stat to frightening levels, allowing it to wallbreak easily after a boost. Stone Edge is Terrakion's STAB attack and hits Flying- and Bug-type Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y and Mega Pinsir, and it can be used in conjunction with Rockium Z to break past Pokemon such as Mega Venusaur, Toxapex, and Slowbro after a Swords Dance boost. Close Combat is Terrakion's other reliable STAB move and has great coverage with Stone Edge, hitting Steel- and Ground-type Pokemon such as Celesteela, Swampert, Garchomp, and Hippowdon hard. Rock Polish allows Terrakion to boost its Speed, allowing it to outspeed threats such as Latios, Tapu Koko, and Modest Alolan Raichu in Electric Terrain. Substitute can be used over Rock Polish to safeguard Terrakion against status moves from Pokemon like Mega Sableye and to take advantage of the switches Terrakion forces. Additionally, it provides Terrakion with a safety net against revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Latios and Tapu Koko.

Set Details
========

Maximum Attack investment makes Terrakion hit as hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature allows Terrakion to outspeed threats like Mega Pinsir and Speed tie with other base 108 Speed Pokemon such as Cobalion and Keldeo. Rockium Z lets Terrakion utilize a 180-Base Power Continental Crush, allowing it to get past checks such as Toxapex and Slowbro.

Usage Tips
========

Against bulky types like Poison, Flying, and Water, Terrakion should set up Swords Dance in order to break their defensive cores. Against an offensive type like Electric, Terrakion should prioritize setting up Rock Polish in order to clean weakened teams late-game. As Continental Crush is a one-time attack, it should be used cautiously against walls and should not be wasted, as otherwise Terrakion will be unable to get past walls such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Mega Venusaur. It should also be used cautiously against Protect and Baneful Bunker users such as Celesteela and Toxapex, as protection moves vastly decrease its damage output. Status conditions such as Scald burns and paralysis from Pokemon such as Toxapex and Zapdos should be avoided at all costs, as they severely hamper Terrakion's ability to wallbreak or clean late-game. If Substitute is used, it should be utilized against Pokemon like Mega Sableye that rely on status moves to check offensive foes. Due to Terrakion's average bulk and poor defensive typing, it should be brought in via safe switches after a teammate has fainted or smart double switches in the battle. Its average bulk allows it to live some strong attacks such as a Magnet-boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko, however, and hence it should avoid taking unnecessary chip damage which may prevent it from setting up successfully. Entry hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web should be kept away, as Toxic Spikes puts Terrakion on a timer, limiting its potential to sweep with Rock Polish, and Sticky Web makes Terrakion more prone to being revenge killed.

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides essential utility support in the form of Stealth Rock to score easier KOs and Thunder Wave to slow down faster threats such as Latios for Terrakion. Cobalion can also use Taunt to deny entry hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web. It has a neutrality to Fairy-type attacks, allowing Cobalion to beat threats like Mega Diancie for Terrakion. Hawlucha can provide Defog support so that Terrakion is not hindered by hazards such as Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes against Bug-, Poison-, and Water-type teams. In return, Terrakion weakens walls for Hawlucha to have an easier time cleaning late-game. Keldeo and Terrakion form a very good wallbreaking core. Keldeo can beat Mega Sableye and Hippowdon, and Terrakion can take advantage of walls weakened by Keldeo to clean teams by using Rock Polish. Lucario can help check Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mega Diancie with its Steel-type STAB moves and revenge kill faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Greninja and Latios with Extreme Speed. Choice Scarf Heracross and Buzzwole can help deal with Psychic-types like non-Choice Scarf Latios. Heracross can also beat defensive Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Slowbro thanks to its ability Guts, while Buzzwole with Ice Punch improves the Dragon-type matchup for Terrakion. Breloom helps in checking bulky Ground- and Water-type Pokemon like Hippowdon and Swampert. Its Spore also allows for setup opportunities for Terrakion. Mega Gallade helps weaken defensive cores and takes out Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its STAB Zen Headbutt, relieving pressure off from Terrakion and allowing it to clean late-game with a Rock Polish boost. Mega Gallade is also able to deal with Psychic-types such as Jirachi and Latios with Knock Off or Shadow Sneak.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Fighting
--------
* Remove Swords Dance set from OO.

Checks and Counters
===================

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves. However, the Swords Dance set can break such defensive Pokemon.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed by their super effective moves. However, this is not the case if Terrakion manages to set up a Rock Polish.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their resistance to Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively. Mega Venusaur and Toxapex need to watch out for the Swords Dance set, though.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Harpp, 320110]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Harpp, 320110]]
- Quality checked by: [[maroon, 305839], [Decem, 362454 ], [Moosical, 215618]]
- Grammar checked by: [[Electrolyte, 148071], [Frostration, 447027]]
 
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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

* Terrakion can also utilize a Swords Dance set with Rockium Z to take advantage of forced switches and wall break against types like Flying, Psychic and Water for Fighting-type teams.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance (Fighting)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
item: Rockium Z
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Swords Dance turns Terrakion's already impressive attack stat to frightening levels, allowing it to wall break easily after a boost.
* Stone Edge allows it to hit Flying- , Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y, Celesteela, and Mega Pinsir. Rockium Z turns Stone Edge into Continental Crush which after a Swords Dance boost lets Terrakion beat defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex, Slowbro and Mega Venusaur.
* Close Combat is Terrakion's reliable STAB move and has great coverage with Stone Edge allowing Terrakion to hit Pokemon such as Swampert, Garchomp, and Hippowdon that resist Stone Edge.
* Rock Polish allows Terrakion to boost its Speed allowing it to outspeed threats such as Latios, Tapu Koko and Alolan Raichu in Electric Terrain. It also lets Terrakion clean weakened teams late-game.
* Substitute can be used over Rock Polish to safeguard Terrakion against status moves from Pokemon like Mega Sableye and to take advantage of the switches forced by Terrakion. Additionally, it provides Terrakion with a safety net against revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Latios and Tapu Koko.
Downside? (Why is RP usually the better option?)

Set Details
========

*Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit hard as possible.
* Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly Nature allows Terrakion to outspeed threat like Mega Pinsir and Speed tie with other 108 base Speed Pokemon such as Cobalion and Keldeo.
* Rockium Z as an item lets Terrakion utilize a 180 base power Continental Crush allowing it to get past its checks such as Toxapex and Slowbro.

Usage Tips
========

* Against bulky teams like Poison, Flying and Water, Terrakion should capitalize on setting up Swords Dance in order to break the defensive core.
* However, against an offensive team like Electric, Terrakion should try to set up Rock Polish in order to clean the weakened team late-game in the battle. You can just combine these bullets imo.
* As Continental Crush is a one-time attack it should be cautiously against walls and should not be wasted as otherwise Terrakion will be unable to get past walls such as Slowbro, Toxapex and Mega Venusaur. Maybe mention that Pokemon with Protects, such as Baneful Bunker Toxapex, need to be played around accordingly.
* Status conditions such as Scald burns and Paralysis from Pokemon such as Toxapex and Zapdos should be avoided at all costs as it severely hampers Terrakion ability to wall break or clean late-game.
* Due to Terrakion's average bulk and poor defensive typing, it should be brought in via safe switches or smart double switches in the battle. Maybe add something here about how it can be a good Knock Off switch in thanks to Rockium Z and Justified. However, it is a risk.
* Hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web should be kept away as Toxic Spikes puts Terrakion on a timer, limiting its potential to sweep with Rock Polish and Sticky Web makes Terrakion more prone to being revenge KOed.
* Be wary of priority like Scizor’s Bullet Punch
Team Options
========

* Cobalion provides essential utility support in the form of Stealth Rock to score easier KOs and Thunder Wave to slow down faster threats such as Latios for Terrakion. It has neutrality to Fairy-type attacks allowing Cobalion to beat threat like Mega Diancie for it.
* Hawlucha can provide Defog support so that Terrakion is not hindered by hazards such as Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes against Bug-, Poison-, and Water-type teams. In return, Terrakion opens up walls for Hawlucha to have easier time cleaning late-game.
* Keldeo and Terrakion form a very good wall breaking core. Keldeo can beat Mega Sableye, Azumarill, and Hippowdon and Terrakion can take advantage of wall breaking by Keldeo to clean teams by using Rock Polish.
* Lucario can help check Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mega Diancie with its Steel STAB moves and revenge kill faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Greninja and Latios with Extreme Speed for Terrakion.
* Choice Scarf Heracross or Buzzwole can help deal with Psychic-type like non Choice Scarf Latios. Heracross can also beat defensive Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Slowbro thanks to its ability Guts while Buzzwole with Ice Punch improves Dragon-type match up for Terrakion.
* Breloom helps in checking bulky Ground- and Water-type Pokemon like Hippowdon and Swampert. The utility of Spore also allows for set up opportunites for Terrakion.
* Mega Gallade helps in weakening defensive core and taking out Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its STAB Zen Headbutt, relieving pressure off from Terrakion which allows it to clean late-game with a Rock Polish boost.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Fighting
--------
* Remove Swords Dance set from OO.

Checks and Counters
===================

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves however Swords Dance set can break such defensive Pokemon.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed by their super effective moves however this is not the case if Terrakion manages to set up a Rock Polish.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their resistance to Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively. Mega Venusaur and Toxapex need to watch out for Swords Dance set though.
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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

* Terrakion can also utilize a Swords Dance set with Rockium Z to take advantage of forced switches and wall break against types like Flying, Psychic and Water for Fighting-type teams.
- would also talk about how rock polish lets it take on offensive teams easier

[SET]
name: Swords Dance (Fighting)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
item: Rockium Z
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Swords Dance turns Terrakion's already impressive attack stat to frightening levels, allowing it to wall break easily after a boost.
* Stone Edge allows it to hit Flying-, Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y, Celesteela, and Mega Pinsir. Rockium Z turns Stone Edge into Continental Crush which after a Swords Dance boost lets Terrakion beat defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex, Slowbro and Mega Venusaur.
- would use celesteela as an example of what cc hits

* Close Combat is Terrakion's reliable STAB move and has great coverage with Stone Edge allowing Terrakion to hit Pokemon such as Swampert, Garchomp, and Hippowdon that resist Stone Edge.
- think about adding celesteela as an example here

* Rock Polish allows Terrakion to boost its Speed allowing it to outspeed threats such as Latios, Tapu Koko and Modest Alolan Raichu in Electric Terrain. It also lets Terrakion clean weakened teams late-game.
- would emphasize how after a rock polish it pretty much becomes the fastest pokemon in monotype

* Substitute can be used over Rock Polish to safeguard Terrakion against status moves from Pokemon like Mega Sableye and to take advantage of the switches forced by Terrakion. Additionally, it provides Terrakion with a safety net against revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Latios and Tapu Koko.

Set Details
========

* Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit hard as possible.
* Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly Nature allows Terrakion to outspeed threat like Mega Pinsir and Speed tie with other 108 base Speed Pokemon such as Cobalion and Keldeo.
* Rockium Z as an item lets Terrakion utilize a 180 base power Continental Crush allowing it to get past its checks such as Toxapex and Slowbro.

Usage Tips
========

* Against bulky teams like Poison, Flying, and Water, Terrakion should capitalize on setting up Swords Dance in order to break the defensive core.
* Against an offensive team like Electric, Terrakion should try to set up Rock Polish in order to clean weakened team late-game in the battle.
* As Continental Crush is a one-time attack it should be cautiously against walls and should not be wasted as otherwise, Terrakion will be unable to get past walls such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Mega Venusaur.
* Status conditions such as Scald burns and Paralysis from Pokemon such as Toxapex and Zapdos should be avoided at all costs as it severely hampers Terrakion ability to wall break or clean late-game.
- would include using substitute to avoid status

* Due to Terrakion's average bulk and poor defensive typing, it should be brought in via safe switches or smart double switches in the battle.
- talk about keeping it healthy until it wants to set up and sweep

* Hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web should be kept away as Toxic Spikes puts Terrakion on a timer, limiting its potential to sweep with Rock Polish and Sticky Web makes Terrakion more prone to being revenge killed KOed.
- i also think hawlucha should be on all sd terrakion teams, it might be worth talking about having hawlucha defog before sending in terrakion.

* talk about when to setup vs when to attack
* would like to see a bullet about flying matchup


Team Options
========

* Cobalion provides essential utility support in the form of Stealth Rock to score easier KOs and Thunder Wave to slow down faster threats such as Latios for Terrakion. It has a neutrality to Fairy-type attacks allowing Cobalion to beat threat like Mega Diancie for it.
* Hawlucha can provide Defog support so that Terrakion is not hindered by hazards such as Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes against Bug-, Poison-, and Water-type teams. In return, Terrakion opens up walls for Hawlucha to have an easier time cleaning late-game.
* Keldeo and Terrakion form a very good wall breaking core. Keldeo can beat Mega Sableye, Azumarill, and Hippowdon and Terrakion can take advantage of wall breaking by Keldeo to clean teams by using Rock Polish.
* Lucario can help check Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mega Diancie with its Steel STAB moves and revenge kill faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Greninja and Latios with Extreme Speed for Terrakion.
* Choice Scarf Heracross or Buzzwole can help deal with Psychic-type like non Choice Scarf Latios. Heracross can also beat defensive Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Slowbro thanks to its ability Guts while Buzzwole with Ice Punch improves Dragon-type match up for Terrakion.
* Breloom helps in checking bulky Ground- and Water-type Pokemon like Hippowdon and Swampert. Utility of Spore also allows for set up opportunites for Terrakion.
* Mega Gallade helps in weakening defensive core and taking out Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its STAB Zen Headbutt, relieving pressure off from Terrakion which allows it to clean late-game with a Rock Polish boost.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Fighting
--------
* Remove Swords Dance set from OO.

Checks and Counters
===================

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves however Swords Dance set can break such defensive Pokemon.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed by their super effective moves however this is not the case if Terrakion manages to set up a Rock Polish.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their resistance to Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively. Mega Venusaur and Toxapex need to watch out for Swords Dance set though.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Harpp, 320110]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Harpp, 320110]]
- Quality checked by: [[maroon, 305839], [<username2>, <userid2>], [<username3>, <userid3>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
QC 1/3
 

[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

* Terrakion can also utilize a double dance set consisting of Swords Dance with Rockium Z to take advantage of forced switches and wall break against types like Flying, Psychic, Water, and Rock Polish which makes it a threat against offensive teams.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance (Fighting)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
item: Rockium Z
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

* Swords Dance turns boosts Terrakion's already impressive attack stat to frightening levels, allowing it to wall break easily after a boost.
* Stone Edge is Terrakion's STAB attack and allows it to hit Flying- , Steel-, and Bug-type Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y, and Mega Pinsir. Rockium Z turns Stone Edge into Continental Crush which after a Swords Dance boost lets Terrakion beat defensive Pokemon such as Toxapex, Slowbro and Mega Venusaur.
e; - reword this into something like “Mega Pinsir, and can be used in conjunction with Rockium Z...” so it’s still focusing on stone edge. You can also remove it if you want.

* Close Combat is Terrakion's other reliable STAB move and has great coverage with Stone Edge allowing Terrakion to hit hard Steel- and Ground-type Pokemon such as Celesteela, Swampert, Garchomp, and Hippowdon.
* Rock Polish allows Terrakion to boost its Speed allowing it to outspeed threats such as Latios, Tapu Koko and Modest Alolan Raichu in Electric Terrain. After a Rock Polish boost, Terrakion pretty much becomes the fastest Pokemon in Monotype which lets it act as an efficient cleaner.
* Substitute can be used over Rock Polish to safeguard Terrakion against status moves from Pokemon like Mega Sableye and to take advantage of the switches forced by Terrakion. Additionally, it provides Terrakion with a safety net against revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Latios and Tapu Koko.

Set Details
========

*Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit hard as possible.
* Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly Nature allows Terrakion to outspeed threat like Mega Pinsir and Speed tie with other 108 base Speed Pokemon such as Cobalion and Keldeo.
* Rockium Z as an item lets Terrakion utilize a 180 base power Continental Crush allowing it to get past its checks such as Toxapex and Slowbro.

Usage Tips
========

* Against bulky teams like Poison, Flying and Water, Terrakion should capitalize on setting up Swords Dance in order to break the defensive core.
* Against an offensive team like Electric, Terrakion should try to prioritize seting up Rock Polish in order to clean weakened team late-game in the battle.
* As Continental Crush is a one-time attack it should be cautiously against walls and should not be wasted as otherwise Terrakion will be unable to get past walls such as Slowbro, Toxapex and Mega Venusaur.
- should mention playing around protect users too

* Status conditions such as Scald burns and Paralysis from Pokemon such as Toxapex and Zapdos should be avoided at all costs as it severely hampers Terrakion ability to wall break or clean late-game.
* If Substitute is used then it should be taken advantage of by setting up a Substitute against Pokemon like Mega Sableye that rely on status move to check offensive foes.
* Due to Terrakion's average bulk and poor defensive typing, it should be brought in via safe switches or smart double switches in the battle.
- mention bringing terrakion in after another pokemon faints

Its average bulk allows it to live some strong attacks such as a Magnet boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko and hence it should avoid taking unnecessary damage which may prevent it from setting up successfully.
* Hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web should be kept away as Toxic Spikes puts Terrakion on a timer, limiting its potential to sweep with Rock Polish and Sticky Web makes Terrakion more prone to being revenge Killed. Defog Hawlucha can remedy the issue of hazards for Terrakion.

Team Options
========

* Cobalion provides essential utility support in the form of Stealth Rock to score easier KOs and Thunder Wave to slow down faster threats such as Latios for Terrakion. It has neutrality to Fairy-type attacks allowing Cobalion to beat threat like Mega Diancie for it.
- denying hazards with taunt is important, mention that

* Hawlucha can provide Defog support so that Terrakion is not hindered by hazards such as Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes against Bug-, Poison-, and Water-type teams. In return, Terrakion opens up walls for Hawlucha to have easier time cleaning late-game.
* Keldeo and Terrakion form a very good wall breaking core. Keldeo can beat Mega Sableye, Azumarill, and Hippowdon and Terrakion can take advantage of wall breaking by Keldeo to clean teams by using Rock Polish.
* Lucario can help check Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mega Diancie with its Steel STAB moves and revenge kill faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Greninja and Latios with Extreme Speed for Terrakion.
* Choice Scarf Heracross or Buzzwole can help deal with Psychic-type like non Choice Scarf Latios. Heracross can also beat defensive Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Slowbro thanks to its ability Guts while Buzzwole with Ice Punch improves Dragon-type match up for Terrakion.
* Breloom helps in checking bulky Ground- and Water-type Pokemon like Hippowdon and Swampert. Utility of Spore also allows for set up opportunites for Terrakion.
* Mega Gallade helps in weakening defensive core and taking out Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its STAB Zen Headbutt, relieving pressure off from Terrakion which allows it to clean late-game with a Rock Polish boost.
- should mention dealing with psychic types

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Fighting
--------
* Remove Swords Dance set from OO.

Checks and Counters
===================

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves however Swords Dance set can break such defensive Pokemon.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed by their super effective moves however this is not the case if Terrakion manages to set up a Rock Polish.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their resistance to Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively. Mega Venusaur and Toxapex need to watch out for Swords Dance set though.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Harpp, 320110]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Harpp, 320110]]
- Quality checked by: [[maroon, 305839], [Decem, 362454], [<username3>, <userid3>]]
- Grammar checked by: [[<username1>, <userid1>], [<username2>, <username2>]]
looked through this over a few times and this was all I could find. QC 2/3
 
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Overview
- Say swords dance set, not double dance set. This is to align with the title of the set, which you call Swords Dance as the Rock Polish is optional w/ Sub. Make the mentioning of Rock Polish a separate sentence for the overview and also say the benefit of sub.

Moves
- "After a Rock Polish boost, Terrakion pretty much becomes the fastest Pokemon in Monotype which lets it act as an efficient cleaner. " - this is redundant with the previous sentence about Rock Polish.

Usage Tips
- "Defog Hawlucha can remedy the issue of hazards for Terrakion. " - this is a teammates point, not a usage tips point

Team Options
- Keldeo beats azumarill? Do you mean checks azumarill after its been weakened and/or BDrum? It doesn't beat a full HP Azu.

QC 3/3
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

Terrakion can also utilize a Swords Dance set with Rockium Z to wall(no space)break against types like Flying, Psychic, and Water. Rock Polish lets it threaten offensive teams types (be consistent with nouns) like Electric. Substitute can be used to take advantage of forced switches and protect it from status moves.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance (Fighting)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
item: Rockium Z
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
========

Swords Dance boosts Terrakion's already impressive Attack stat to frightening levels, allowing it to wall(no space)break easily after a boost. Stone Edge is Terrakion's STAB attack and allows it to hit hits Flying-(no comma) and Bug-type Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y(no comma) and Mega Pinsir, and can be used in conjunction with Rockium Z to break past Pokemon such as Mega Venusaur, Toxapex, and Slowbro after a Swords Dance boost. Close Combat is Terrakion's other reliable STAB move and has great coverage with Stone Edge,(AC) allowing Terrakion to hit hard hitting Steel- and Ground-type Pokemon such as Celesteela, Swampert, Garchomp, and Hippowdon hard. Rock Polish allows Terrakion to boost its Speed,(AC) allowing it to outspeed threats such as Latios, Tapu Koko,(AC) and Modest Alolan Raichu in Electric Terrain. Substitute can be used over Rock Polish to safeguard Terrakion against status moves from Pokemon like Mega Sableye and to take advantage of the switches forced by Terrakion forces. Additionally, it provides Terrakion with a safety net against revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Latios and Tapu Koko.

Set Details
========

Maximum Attack investment allows makes Terrakion to hit hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature allows Terrakion to outspeed threats like Mega Pinsir and Speed tie with other base 108 base Speed Pokemon such as Cobalion and Keldeo. Rockium Z as an item lets Terrakion utilize a 180 Base Power Continental Crush,(AC) allowing it to get past its checks such as Toxapex and Slowbro.

Usage Tips
========

Against bulky teams types like Poison, Flying,(AC) and Water, Terrakion should capitalize on setting set up Swords Dance in order to break the defensive cores. Against an offensive team type like Electric, Terrakion should prioritize setting up Rock Polish in order to clean weakened teams late-game in the battle. As Continental Crush is a one-time attack,(AC) it should be used cautiously against walls and should not be wasted as otherwise Terrakion will be unable to get past walls such as Slowbro, Toxapex,(AC) and Mega Venusaur. Z-move should be cautiously used It should also be used cautiously against Protect and Baneful Bunker users such as Celesteela and Toxapex,(AC) as Protect moves vastly decrease its damage output. so that Z-move is not wasted on a Protect or Baneful Bunker. Status conditions such as Scald burns and paralysis from Pokemon such as Toxapex and Zapdos should be avoided at all costs as it severely hampers they severely hamper Terrakion ability to wall(no space)break or clean late-game. If Substitute is used,(AC) it should be utilized then it should be taken advantage of by setting up a Substitute against Pokemon like Mega Sableye that rely on status moves to check offensive foes. Due to Terrakion's average bulk and poor defensive typing, it should be brought in via safe switches after a teammate has fainted or smart double switches in the battle. Its average bulk allows it to live some strong attacks such as a Magnet-(add hyphen)boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko, however, and hence it should avoid taking unnecessary chip damage which may prevent it from setting up successfully. Hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web should be kept away as Toxic Spikes puts Terrakion on a timer, limiting its potential to sweep with Rock Polish,(AC) and Sticky Web makes Terrakion more prone to being revenge killed.

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides essential utility support in the form of Stealth Rock to score easier KOs and Thunder Wave to slow down faster threats such as Latios for Terrakion. Cobalion can also use Taunt to deny hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web. It has a neutrality to Fairy-type attacks,(AC) allowing Cobalion to beat threats like Mega Diancie for it Terrakion. Hawlucha can provide Defog support so that Terrakion is not hindered by hazards such as Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes against Bug-, Poison-, and Water-type teams. In return, Terrakion opens up weakens walls for Hawlucha to have easier time cleaning late-game. Keldeo and Terrakion form a very good wall(remove space)breaking core. Keldeo can beat Mega Sableye(RC) and Hippowdon,(AC) and Terrakion can take advantage of walls weakened breaking by Keldeo to clean teams by using Rock Polish. Lucario can help check Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mega Diancie with its Steel STAB moves and revenge kill faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Greninja and Latios with Extreme Speed for Terrakion. Choice Scarf Heracross and or Buzzwole can help deal with Psychic-types like non-(Add Hyphen)Choice Scarf Latios. Heracross can also beat defensive Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Slowbro thanks to its ability Guts,(AC) while Buzzwole with Ice Punch improves the Dragon-type match up for Terrakion. Breloom helps in checking bulky Ground- and Water-type Pokemon like Hippowdon and Swampert. Utility of Its Spore also allows for set(no space)up opportunities for Terrakion. Mega Gallade helps in weakening defensive cores and taking takes out Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its STAB Zen Headbutt, relieving pressure off from Terrakion which allows and allowing it to clean late-game with a Rock Polish boost. Mega Gallade is also able to deal with Psychic-types such as Jirachi(RC) and Latios with Knock Off or Shadow Sneak.


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fighting
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* Remove Swords Dance set from OO.

Checks and Counters
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Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves.(add period) However, the Swords Dance set can break such defensive Pokemon.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed by their super effective moves.(add period) However,(AC) this is not the case if Terrakion manages to set up a Rock Polish.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their resistance to Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively. Mega Venusaur and Toxapex need to watch out for the Swords Dance set,(AC) though.
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Fighting
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Terrakion can also utilize a Swords Dance set with Rockium Z to wallbreak against types like Flying, Psychic, and Water. Rock Polish lets it threaten offensive types like Electric. Substitute can be used to take advantage of forced switches and protect it from status moves.

[SET]
name: Swords Dance (Fighting)
move 1: Swords Dance
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Close Combat
move 4: Rock Polish / Substitute
item: Rockium Z
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
Evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Swords Dance boosts Terrakion's already impressive Attack stat to frightening levels, allowing it to wallbreak easily after a boost. Stone Edge is Terrakion's STAB attack and hits Flying- and Bug-type Pokemon such as Mega Charizard Y and Mega Pinsir, and it can be used in conjunction with Rockium Z to break past Pokemon such as Mega Venusaur, Toxapex, and Slowbro after a Swords Dance boost. Close Combat is Terrakion's other reliable STAB move and has great coverage with Stone Edge, hitting Steel- and Ground-type Pokemon such as Celesteela, Swampert, Garchomp, and Hippowdon hard. Rock Polish allows Terrakion to boost its Speed, allowing it to outspeed threats such as Latios, Tapu Koko, and Modest Alolan Raichu in Electric Terrain. Substitute can be used over Rock Polish to safeguard Terrakion against status moves from Pokemon like Mega Sableye and to take advantage of the switches Terrakion forces. Additionally, it provides Terrakion with a safety net against revenge killers such as Choice Scarf Latios and Tapu Koko.

Set Details
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Maximum Attack investment makes Terrakion to hit as hard as possible. Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature allows Terrakion to outspeed threats like Mega Pinsir and Speed tie with other base 108 Speed Pokemon such as Cobalion and Keldeo. Rockium Z lets Terrakion utilize a 180-Base [add hyphen] Power Continental Crush, allowing it to get past checks such as Toxapex and Slowbro.

Usage Tips
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Against bulky types like Poison, Flying, and Water, Terrakion should set up Swords Dance in order to break their defensive cores. Against an offensive type like Electric, Terrakion should prioritize setting up Rock Polish in order to clean weakened teams late-game. As Continental Crush is a one-time attack, it should be used cautiously against walls and should not be wasted, [AC] as otherwise Terrakion will be unable to get past walls such as Slowbro, Toxapex, and Mega Venusaur. It should also be used cautiously against Protect and Baneful Bunker users such as Celesteela and Toxapex, as Protect protection moves vastly decrease its damage output. Status conditions such as Scald burns and paralysis from Pokemon such as Toxapex and Zapdos should be avoided at all costs, [AC] as they severely hamper Terrakion's ability to wallbreak or clean late-game. If Substitute is used, it should be utilized against Pokemon like Mega Sableye that rely on status moves to check offensive foes. Due to Terrakion's average bulk and poor defensive typing, it should be brought in via safe switches after a teammate has fainted or smart double switches in the battle. Its average bulk allows it to live some strong attacks such as a Magnet-boosted Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko, however, and hence it should avoid taking unnecessary chip damage which may prevent it from setting up successfully. Hazards Entry hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web should be kept awa, p[AC] as Toxic Spikes puts Terrakion on a timer, limiting its potential to sweep with Rock Polish, and Sticky Web makes Terrakion more prone to being revenge killed.

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides essential utility support in the form of Stealth Rock to score easier KOs and Thunder Wave to slow down faster threats such as Latios for Terrakion. Cobalion can also use Taunt to deny entry hazards such as Toxic Spikes and Sticky Web. It has a neutrality to Fairy-type attacks, allowing Cobalion to beat threats like Mega Diancie for Terrakion. Hawlucha can provide Defog support so that Terrakion is not hindered by hazards such as Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes against Bug-, Poison-, and Water-type teams. In return, Terrakion weakens walls for Hawlucha to have an easier time cleaning late-game. Keldeo and Terrakion form a very good wallbreaking core. Keldeo can beat Mega Sableye and Hippowdon, and Terrakion can take advantage of walls weakened by Keldeo to clean teams by using Rock Polish. Lucario can help check Fairy-types such as Clefable and Mega Diancie with its Steel-type STAB moves and revenge kill faster Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Greninja and Latios with Extreme Speed. Choice Scarf Heracross and Buzzwole can help deal with Psychic-types like non-Choice Scarf Latios. Heracross can also beat defensive Pokemon such as Mega Sableye and Mega Slowbro thanks to its ability Guts, while Buzzwole with Ice Punch improves the Dragon-type match up matchup for Terrakion. Breloom helps in checking bulky Ground- and Water-type Pokemon like Hippowdon and Swampert. Its Spore also allows for setup opportunities for Terrakion. Mega Gallade helps weaken defensive cores and takes out Pokemon such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its STAB Zen Headbutt, relieving pressure off from Terrakion and allowing it to clean late-game with a Rock Polish boost. Mega Gallade is also able to deal with Psychic-types such as Jirachi and Latios with Knock Off or Shadow Sneak.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============

Fighting
--------
* Remove Swords Dance set from OO.

Checks and Counters
===================

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves. However, the Swords Dance set can break such defensive Pokemon.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed by their super effective moves. However, this is not the case if Terrakion manages to set up a Rock Polish.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their resistance to Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively. Mega Venusaur and Toxapex need to watch out for the Swords Dance set, though.
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