Monotype Terrakion (Fighting) QC: [3/3] (Written) GP: [2/2]

[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

Terrakion is a great revenge killer for Fighting, as its high Attack, great Speed tier, and useful STAB combination allow it to take out many threats to the type such as Mega Pinsir and Tapu Koko. Terrakion's high Speed tier allows it to naturally outspeed many fast threats such as Mega Pinsir, Blacephalon, and Nihilego with full Speed investment and a Jolly nature. Thanks to its respectable Attack stat and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, Terrakion can be a great offensive threat against Bug, Flying, and Fire teams. Its movepool also allows it to utilize useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon, with some notable examples being Tapu Koko, Mega Diancie, and Tapu Bulu. This combined with its Rock typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. Terrakion also has decent bulk and can take neutral hits from Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Mega Pidgeot. Despite its defensive merits, though, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground. Even with its high-powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot break past Pokemon such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high Defense. Along with most its teammates, Terrakion is highly crippled by any status ailment, as they always hinder its ability to effectively sweep and revenge kill.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf (Fighting)
move 1: Stone Edge
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

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

Stone Edge allows Terrakion to hit important threats to Fighting like Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, and Victini as well as hit Flying-types that threaten the rest of the team, such as Mega Charizard Y and Zapdos. Close Combat is Terrakion's most consistent and powerful STAB move and allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types like Chansey and Heatran. Earthquake and Iron Head serve as useful coverage moves for KOing Pokemon like Tapu Koko and Choice Specs Gengar after Stealth Rock damage and OHKOing Mega Diancie, respectively. Poison Jab can be used instead to OHKO Tapu Bulu and hit other Fairy-types that are otherwise hit neutrally by Iron Head such as Azumarill.

Set Details
========

Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature and a Choice Scarf allows Terrakion to outspeed a majority of the metagame, including fast threats like Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and +1 Mega Sharpedo. Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit as hard as possible. Justified is Terrakion's default ability and can be useful for punishing bulky Knock Off users such as Armaldo.

Usage Tips
========

Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KOed allows it to effectively make use of its power and Speed to KO the opposing threat. Refrain from staying in on walls like Toxapex, Mega Sableye, and Slowbro, as they can compromise Terrakion's Speed with paralysis and hurt its power with burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match. Terrakion should also not stay in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios and priority revenge killers like Azumarill and Scizor — especially after using Close Combat, which drops both of Terrakion's defenses by one stage and can rack up as long as it stays in. Terrakion can also sweep teams late-game after all of the opposing team's walls have been taken down. In certain matchups, such as Bug, Terrakion should be preserved, as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir. Avoid getting Choice-locked into unfavorable moves against certain Pokemon, as bulky setup sweepers like Mega Scizor and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and set up on Terrakion. Terrakion can be switched into weakened or passive Pokemon like Armaldo, as its bulk allows it to take some damage and return it with its powerful moves.

Team Options
========

Cobalion can provide Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KOs on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Cobalion can also slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and pivot with Volt Switch. Keldeo threatens Ground-types like Hippowdon, Garchomp, and Gliscor with its STAB Hydro Pump and coverage move Icy Wind. This helps Terrakion immensely, as these Pokemon can effectively check it due to their typing and bulk. Keldeo is also a powerful wallbreaker capable of breaking through physical walls such as Mega Sableye and Skarmory that otherwise check Terrakion. Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon and Swampert with its Technician-boosted STAB Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog, clearing Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes from the field while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur that otherwise completely wall Terrakion. It can also act as a secondary cleaner to take care of certain matchups that Terrakion falters in like Grass and Water. Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users that complement Terrakion, as they eliminate Psychic-types such as Slowbro and Mew. Additionally, Heracross can use Pursuit to trap threats like Choice Scarf Latios locked into Defog, and Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor. Mega Gallade helps break past physical tanks such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its monstrous Attack stat paired with Swords Dance and powerful STAB moves. Terrakion in return can get rid of Mega Gallade's checks like Tapu Koko and Tapu Bulu with its superior Speed and movepool. Kommo-o works great with Terrakion, as it's a great special sweeper that can threaten opposing defensive Pokemon like Hippowdon and Mega Venusaur with its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze and help weaken opposing Steel- and Fairy-types that threaten Terrakion like Skarmory and Azumarill with its coverage options in Flamethrower and Poison Jab.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fighting
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Rock Slide can be used over Earthquake as a more consistent STAB option, but it's a weaker move, misses crucial KOs on Pokemon like Zapdos, and limits Terrakion's overall coverage. Terrakion can use a Rockium Z set consisting of Swords Dance, Stone Edge, Close Combat, and Substitute or Rock Polish to act as a setup sweeper that can tear down walls like Celesteela while also punishing passive Pokemon like Armaldo and capitalizing on predicted switches. However, this leaves Terrakion open to Haze users and phazers and limits its coverage. Terrakion can also use a Choice Band set to become a wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Toxapex. This set, however, allows Terrakion to be outsped by Pokemon without a Choice Scarf, such as Mega Diancie and Mega Gallade.

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.

**Fairy- and Psychic-types**: Pokemon such as Mimikyu and Choice Scarf Latios can easily revenge kill Terrakion with their super effective STAB moves.

**Ground-types**: Bulky Ground-types like Hippowdon, Swampert, and Gliscor can take hits from Terrakion, as they resist Stone Edge. This, along with their bulk and access to Earthquake, allows them effectively check Terrakion.

**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.

**Priority**: Due to its Rock typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch.

**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.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill, as paralysis slows Terrakion down, while burn halves its power.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Quality Checked by: [[Tyke, 243751], [Eien, 100418], [KevinElf, 314540]]
- Grammar checked by: [[A Cake Wearing A Hat, 388157], [The Dutch Plumberjack, 232216]]

 
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just an AM check, so add what you agree with!

[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

* Terrakion is a great revenge killer for fighting as its great 108 Speed tier allows it to outspeed threats such as Mega Pinsir, Blacephelon, and Nihilego.
* With a respectable 129 Attack Stat and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, it can be a great offensive threat against Bug and Fire teams.
* Its movepool also allows it to utilize some useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon.
* Terrakion also sports a respectable 91 / 90 / 90 bulk, which can allow it to take a few hits.
* This along with its Rock-typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. Despite this defensive merit, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground.
* In vain of its high powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot wallbreak walls such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high defenses and typing.

The overview seems way too centric on just stating facts found looking at Terrakion’s dex information (speed, attack, bulk, typing) without going into much detail while talking about them. I would go more in-depth about these if you’re gonna talk about them, and focus a little more on Terrakion's utility towards Fighting teams as a whole. Saying it has good atk, bulk, speed, etc doesn't really reveal much information to the reader.


[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Spd / 252 Spe

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

* Stone Edge allows Terrakion to hit threats like Mega Pinsir, Mega Charizard Y, and Zapdos. This seems a bit too broad. Mention the excellent neutral coverage it provides and how it allows it to hit Flying-types such as the ones you mentioned.
* Close Combat is used as Terrakion's most consistent and most powerful STAB move, which allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types, like Chansey and Heatran.
* Iron Head is useful for hitting Fairy-types, most notably OHKOing Mega Diancie.
* Earthquake is useful coverage for KOing Pokemon like Blacephelon and Nihilego. Again, a bit broad. Mention Earthquake gives Terrakion unresisted coverage and its main use of hitting Poison-types.
* Mention Poison Jab as an alternative for Iron Head as it OHKOes Tapu Bulu while still hitting Mega Diancie hard with EQ.



Set Details
========

* 252 EVs in Speed with a Jolly nature allows Terrakion to be as fast as possible.
* Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion hit as hard as possible.
* A Choice Scarf gives Terrakion the ability to outspeed fast threats such as Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and Mega Sharpedo after a Speed Boost. You can merge this with the first bullet.
* In order to prevent Download users like Porygon-Z and Porygon-2 from getting a special attack boost from Terrakion, 4 EVs in SpD are invested so that way it gives them an attack boost instead. Unnecessary.
* Justified


Usage Tips
========

* Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KO'ed allows it to effectively make use of its power and speed to KO the opposing threat.
* Refrain from staying in on walls, (AC) especially those with status, as they can compromise Terrakion's speed with Paralysis and hurt its power with Burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match. Examples like Toxapex, Mega Sableye are appreciated here.
* Earthquake is used best after all Flying-types and Levitate users are gone from the field, as they are immune to the move and will force Terrakion to switch out. This statement applies to all of its other moves as well.
* Terrakion should refrain from staying in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios or priority revenge killers like Breloom Azumarill (just a more relevant example) and Mega Pinsir, especially after a Close Combat.
* I would mention here to try and avoid getting locked into a move that could potentially give a setup sweeper an opportunity to set up. For example, getting locked into Earthquake allows Mega Scizor to easily come in and set up.
* In certain matchups such as. . ., Terrakion should be preserved as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir.
* Once the walls of the opposing team are KO'd, Terrakion can switch in and clean the rest of the team with ease thanks to its speed and power.

Team Options
========

* Mega Gallade
* Infernape and Cobalion both provides Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KO's on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Infernape in particualar also has STAB Fire-type moves that can break through walls like Skarmory and Celesteela, while Cobalion can also slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and also pivot with Volt Switch. I wouldn't lump Cobalion and Infernape together. Mention Cobalion first and then mention Infernape as a strong Choice Band wallbreaker that can potentially provide Stealth Rock support as well.
* Keldeo can break through physical walls such as Sableye Mega and Hippowdon who otherwise wall Terrakion completely. Skarmory is huge here too. Mention how Terrakion complements Keldeo by removing faster foes as well.
* Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon Toxapex and Swampert with its STAB Technician-boosted Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Terrakion, (AC) in return, (AC) takes down opposing Fire-Types like Mega Charizard Y with Stone Edge.
* Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog clearing any Sticky Webs or Toxic Spikes on the field while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur, who otherwise completely walls Terrakion.
* Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users as they eliminate Psychic-types, such as Slowbro and Mew. Heracross in particular can Pursuit trap threats like Choice Scarf Latios Victini after a prior Draco Meteor V-create, while Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fighting
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* Rock Slide can be used over Stone Edge as a more consistent STAB move but is not quite as strong and misses out on some important KO's on Pokemon like Zapdos.
* Poison Jab can also be used over Iron Head in order to OHKO Tapu bulu, but this comes at the cost of OHKO'ing Mega Diancie who now easily checks Terrakion. I don't think Poison Jab is OO worthy and should be under set details, and Mega Diancie only checks Terrakion either when it's at full HP or webs are up.
* Double Dance
* Choice Band


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

Fighting
--------
**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Physically defensive Pokemon such as Mega Venusaur Skarmory, Mega Scizor, Toxapex, and Clefable all take hits from all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves.

**Poison-types**:

**Ground-types**:

**Priority**: Due to its Rock-typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor can all threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOd by their super-effective moves.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill respectively, as Paralysis slows Terrakion down while Burn halves its power.

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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

* Terrakion is a great revenge killer for fighting as its great 108 Speed tier allows it to outspeed threats such as Mega Pinsir, Blacephelon, and Nihilego. I'd start with something else; "Terrakion is a great revenge killer for Fighting with high attack, a great speed tier, and useful STAB coverage. You can then make it's speed tier into it's own bullet
* With a respectable 129 Attack Stat and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, it can be a great offensive threat against Bug and Fire teams.
* Its movepool also allows it to utilize some useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon. Give examples of Pokemon this helps with (Mega Diancie, Tapu Bulu..?)
* Terrakion also sports a respectable 91 / 90 / 90 bulk, which can allow it to take a few hits. Take what kinds of hits from what Pokemon...?
* This along with its Rock-typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. Despite this defensive merit, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground.
* In vain of its high powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot wallbreak walls such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high defenses and typing. Typing isn't a factor with these pokemon, since both take Terrakion's attacks neutrally.

* Add a bullet discussing it's weakness to status

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper (Fighting)
move 1: Close Combat
move 2: Stone Edge
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Spd / 252 Spe

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

* Stone Edge allows Terrakion to hit threats like Mega Pinsir, Mega Charizard Y, and Zapdos. Rephrase this a bit and use more relevant examples of threats to Fighting "Stone Edge is a STAB move with excellent offensive coverage and is useful to hit key threats to Fighting such as Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, and Victini" for example
* Close Combat is used as Terrakion's most consistent STAB move, which allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types, like Chansey and Heatran. It's also Terrakion's most powerful attack
* Iron Head is useful for hitting Fairy-types, most notably OHKOing Mega Diancie.
* Earthquake is useful coverage for KOing Pokemon like Blacephelon and Nihilego. Both of these are bad examples of Pokemon that earthquake is useful for, since Close Combat nails Nihilego and Stone Edge nails Blacephelon.


Set Details
========

* 252 EVs in Speed with a Jolly nature allows Terrakion to be as fast as possible.
* Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion hit as hard as possible.
* A Choice Scarf gives Terrakion the ability to outspeed fast threats such as Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and Mega Sharpedo after a Speed Boost.
* In order to prevent Download users like Porygon-Z and Porygon-2 from getting a special attack boost from Terrakion, 4 EVs in SpD are invested so that way it gives them an attack boost instead.

Usage Tips
========

* Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KO'ed allows it to effectively make use of its power and speed to KO the opposing threat.
* Refrain from staying in on walls especially those with status, as they can compromise Terrakion's speed with Paralysis and hurt its power with Burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match.
* Earthquake is used best after all Flying-types and Levitate users are gone from the field, as they are immune to the move and will force Terrakion to switch out. This statement applies to all of its other moves as well. Cut this bullet entirely.
* Terrakion should refrain from staying in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios or priority revenge killers like Breloom and Mega Pinsir, especially after a Close Combat. Replace Mega Pinsir with Scizor, since you would never click anything but Stone Edge against Bug
* In certain matchups, Terrakion should be preserved as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir.
* Once the walls of the opposing team are KO'd, Terrakion can switch in and clean the rest of the team with ease thanks to its speed and power.

*Add a bullet about other switch in opportunities Terrakion has against mons it walls / tanks easily

Team Options
========

* Infernape and Cobalion both provide Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KO's on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Infernape in particualar also has STAB Fire-type moves that can break through walls like Skarmory and Celesteela, while Cobalion can slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and also pivot with Volt Switch.
* Keldeo can break through physical walls such as Sableye Mega and Hippowdon who otherwise wall Terrakion completely. start I'd expand more on Keldeo hazarding Ground in general, since lots of Ground-types wall Terrakion easily enough
* Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon and Swampert with its STAB Technician-boosted Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Terrakion in return takes down opposing Fire-Types like Mega Charizard Y with Stone Edge.
* Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog clearing any Sticky Webs or Toxic Spikes on the field while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur, who otherwise completely walls Terrakion. It can also act as a secondary cleaner
* Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users as they eliminate Psychic-types, such as Slowbro and Mew. Heracross in particular can Pursuit trap threats like Choice Scarf Latios after a prior Draco Meteor, while Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor.

*Add a bullet for Mega Gallade
*Add a bullet for Kommo-O


[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fighting
--------

* Rock Slide can be used over Stone Edge as a more consistent STAB move but is not quite as strong and misses out on some important KO's on Pokemon like Zapdos. No, Rock Slide is never ever ever used over Stone Edge, but instead over a coverage move or Earthquake.
* Poison Jab can also be used over Iron Head in order to OHKO Tapu bulu, but this comes at the cost of OHKO'ing Mega Diancie who now easily checks Terrakion. Mega Diancie still takes a shitload from Close Combat fwiw

*Add a bullet for Swords Dance / Double Dance sets that use Rockium Z

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

Fighting
--------
**Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Mega Venusaur, Hippowdon, Toxapex, and Clefable all take hits from all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves.

**Priority**: Due to its Rock-typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor can all threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOd by their super-effective moves.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill respectively, as Paralysis slows Terrakion down while Burn halves its power.

*Add a bullet for Ground-types, a great deal of them (Gliscor, Hippowdon, Gastrodon, Swampert, etc) wall and check Terrakion fairly easily.

*Add a bullet for Water-types. While it can hit most Water-types neutrally with one of it's coverage options, a lot of them can shrug off the hits very easily regardless even if you predict the move correctly and easily threaten back with Scald (Slowbro, Swampert, Suicune, Toxapex)
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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

* Terrakion is a great revenge killer for Fighting as its high attack, great speed tier, and useful STAB combination allows it to take out threats many threats to Fighting such as x and x.
* Terrakion's respectable 108 Speed tier allows it to outspeed many fast threats naturally such as such as Mega Pinsir Mega, Blacephelon, and Nihilego.
* With a respectable 129 Attack StatThanks to its high Attack and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, it can be a great offensive threat against Bug, Flying, and Fire teams.
* Its movepool also allows it to utilize some useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon such as Tapu Koko, Mega Diancie, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. Just a nitpick, but I think you should give a different example than Tapu Koko, just because you have 3 Fairy-types as examples, and EQ is more widely useful.
* Terrakion also sports a respectable 91 / 90 / 90 bulk, which can allow it to take neutral hits from Pokemon such as Pinsir Mega. This should go after the below bullet. Typing > bulk in regards to defenses, in my opinion. A Pokemon can have good bulk, but a bad typing, which makes it a bad Pokemon, especially in Monotype (see: tangrowth). In this case, its Rock typing grants it key neutralities/resistances for Fighting, which is further supported by its defenses. Also I don't really like the way you phrase the second half of the sentence "which can allow it to take neutral hits from Pokemon such as Pinsir Mega" - Mega Pinsir is very hard to use as an example here as well, since the only relevant part about the example is taking moderate damage from QA. You can't switch into Return, as QA kills you next turn - and they can't click anything except QA if they stay in bc you outspeed. (This explanation is an FYI for the future when you write more analyses) - Choose a more generalized example, something Terrakion doesn't immediately OHKO, but can survive.
* This along with its Rock-typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. Despite this defensive merit, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground.
* In vain of its high powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot wallbreak wallsPokemon such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high physical Defense.
* Along with most its teammates, Terrakion is also highly crippled by any form of status ailment, as it always hinders its ability to effectively sweep and/or revenge kill.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper (Fighting)
move 1: Stone Edge
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Spd / 252 Spe

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

* Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move that allows Terrakion to hit important threats to Fighting like Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, and Victini. Stone Edge also allows Terrakion to hit Flying-types who threaten the rest of the team, such as Mega Charizard Y and Zapdos.
* Close Combat is used as Terrakion's most consistent and most powerful STAB move, which allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types like Chansey and Heatran.
* Earthquake is useful coverage for KOing Pokemon like Tapu Koko and Choice Band Infernape after Stealth Rock chip damage while also providing very good coverage that can hit almost anything in the game, most notably Poison-types like Nidoking and Gengar.
* Iron Head is useful for hitting Fairy-types, most notably OHKOing Mega Diancie. Explain why this is super important for Fighting.
* Poison Jab is useful coverage for OHKO'ing Tapu Bulu and hitting other Fairy-types that are otherwise hit neutrally by Iron Head such as Tapu Fini and Azumarill.


Set Details
========

* 252 EVs in Speed with a Jolly nature paired with a Choice Scarf allows Terrakion to outspeed the majority of the metagame, including a lot of fast threats such as Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and Mega Sharpedo after a Speed Boost.
* Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion hit as hard as possible.
* Justified is Terrakions default ability and allows it to gain an attack boost after getting hit by a dark attack, which can be useful for punishing bulky Knock Off users such as Mega Sableye.

Usage Tips
========

* Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KO'ed allows it to effectively make use of its power and speed to KO the opposing threat.
* Refrain from staying in on walls like Toxapex and Mega Sableye, as they can compromise Terrakion's speed with Paralysis and hurt its power with Burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match. Why do you mention Paralysis if neither of the two examples listed use paralyze?
* Terrakion should refrain from staying in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios or priority revenge killers like Azumarill and Scizor, especially after a Close Combat. Explain how defense drops from CC leave it more vulnerable to priority
* In certain matchups such as Bug, Terrakion should be preserved as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir.
* Avoid getting Choice Locked into an unfavorable moves against certain Pokemon, as bulky setup sweepers like Mega Scizor and Garchomp will take advantage of this and setup on Terrakion. Garchomp is a bad example here, it's not really a sweeper vs fighting as it won't be sweeping Fighting in most scenarios considering more than half of the typical Fighting team outspeed Garchomp. A better example could be Mega Altaria.
* Terrakion can be switched into passive Pokemon or Pokemon that are choice locked into an unfavorable move, as its bulk allows it to take the damage and return it with its powerful moves. You need to give examples for this to have weight. Also, you should state "weakened Pokemon" more specifically since it lacks the power with Scarf to break opposing Pokemon

Team Options
========

* Cobalion provides Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KO's on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Cobalion can also slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and also pivot with Volt Switch.
* Infernape can act as a backup sweeper or a more offensive Stealth Rock user that can help weaken or eliminate some Pokemon that check Terrakion such as Mega Venusaur and Skarmory. I don't like including Infernape as a team option personally. If you want to include it, then make it the last bullet.
* Keldeo threatens Ground-types like Hippowdon, Garchomp, and Gliscor with its Water-type STAB move in Hydro Pump and Icy Wind coverage. This helps Terrakion immensely as these Pokemon tend to threaten it due to their typing and bulk allowing them to check Terrakion effectively. Keldeo is also a powerful wallbreaker, capable of breaking through physical walls such as Mega Sableye and Skarmory who otherwise check Terrakion. Terrakion in return helps take down faster threats to Keldeo such as Tapu Koko and Tapu Bulu.
* Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon and Swampert with its STAB Technician-boosted Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Terrakion, in return, takes down opposing Fire-Types like Mega Charizard Y with Stone Edge.
* Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog clearing any Sticky Webs or Toxic Spikes on the field while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur, who otherwise completely walls Terrakion. It can also act as a secondary cleaner to take care of certain matchups that Terrakion falters in, such as Grass and Water.
* Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users as they eliminate Psychic-types, such as Slowbro and Mew. Heracross in particular can Pursuit trap threats like Choice Scarf Victini after a prior V-create, while Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor. Why is Pursuit trapping Victini relevant for a Choice Scarf Terrakion analysis?
* Mega Gallade helps wallbreak physical tanks such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its monstrous Attack stat paired with Swords Dance and powerful STAB moves to pack a punch. Terrakion in return can get rid of Mega Gallade's checks like Tapu Koko and Tapu Bulu with its superior Speed and movepool.
* Kommo-o works great with Terrakion as it can stallbreak and wallbreak any threats to Terrakion such as Celesteela and Hippowdon with Taunt, while also being is a great special sweeper that can threaten opposing defensive Pokemon with its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze and coverage options in Flamethrower and Poison Jab to help weaken opposing Steel- and Fairy-types such as Skarmory and Azumarill that also threaten Terrakion as well.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fighting
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* Rock Slide can be used over Earthquake as a more consistent STAB option but is not quite as strong and misses out on some important KO's on Pokemon like Zapdos and lowers the amount of coverage Terrakion has overall.
* Poison Jab can also be used over Iron Head in order to OHKO Tapu Bulu, but this comes at the cost of consistently OHKOing Mega Diancie. You have this on the main set.
* Terrakion can use Swords Dance with Substitite or Rock Polish with Rockium Z, Stone Edge, and Close Combat to act as a setup sweeper that can tear down walls like Celesteela while also punishing passive Pokemon like Armaldo and capitalizing on predicted switches. However this leaves Terrakion open to Haze and Phaze and now has more limited coverage.
* Terrakion can also use a Choice Band set alternatively to the Rockium Z set to still hit hard but allow for more coverage options. This set however is not as strong as Rockium Z and also allows Terrakion to get outsped by Pokemon that threaten it without a Choice Scarf, such as Mega Diancie and Mega Gallade. Remove the comparison to Rockium Z, you shouldn't really compare two OO sets between eachother. Instead talk about how it allows Terrakion to work as a wallbreaker instead of revenge killer, then continue into the part about being outsped by important pokemon.

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

Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Landorus-T, Skarmory, and Clefable all take hits from all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves.

**Ground-types**: Bulky Ground-types like Hippowdon, Swampert, and Gliscor can take hits from any move Terrakion has as their typing allows them to resist Stone Edge. This along with their bulk allows them effectively check Terrakion by using Earthquake to KO it.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their typing resisting Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super-effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald respectively.

**Bulky Water-types**: Suicune, Swampert, and Slowbro can shrug off hits from Terrakion and can wear it down with Scald and potentially burn it, effectively making Terrakion extremely weak. I would personally remove this bullet as it's not different than the "Physically Defensive Pokemon" bullet. Just change Lando-T in that bullet to Slowbro.

**Priority**: Due to its Rock-typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor can all threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOd by their super-effective moves.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill respectively, as Paralysis slows Terrakion down while Burn halves its power.
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Moves:
- Infernape is a bad choice for what Earthquake beats, CC does basically the same thing

Usage Tips:
- use when opposing walls are weak, use late-game

Checks and Counters:
- Bullet for psychic and fairy (both in the same one)

QC 3/3
 
Red = deletion, (RC) = remove comma, Blue = addition, (AC) = add comma, Green = comment/explanation
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========

Terrakion is a great revenge killer for Fighting as its high attack, great speed tier, and useful STAB combination allows it to take out threats many threats to Fighting such as Mega Pinsir and Tapu Koko. Terrakion's high Speed tier allows it to outspeed many fast threats naturally such as such as Mega Pinsir, Blacephelon, and Nihilego. (Duplicate words, probably left in/added by mistake) Thanks to its respectable Attack Stat stat and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, Terrakion can be a great offensive threat against Bug, Flying, and Fire teams. (Stat does not have to be capitalized.) Its movepool also allows it to utilize some useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon,(AC) some notable examples being such as Tapu Koko, Mega Diancie, and Tapu Bulu, respectively. (This sentence has two "such as" statements, and this change helps to vary the dialogue of this sentence whilst still retaining its original tone and intent.)This along combined with its Rock-typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. (If you wanted to use the word "along", you can, but you would have to surround the statement with commas as it is a subordinate clause. Changing the word to "combined" makes it no longer a subordinate clause, so commas are not needed. Either option is viable, but I feel that the change reflected here is more beneficial to the overall sentence flow.) Despite this defensive merit, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground. Terrakion also has decent bulk and can take neutral hits from Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Mega Pidgeot. Despite this defensive merit, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground. (The sentence following "Despite this defensive merit..." would fit better before than where it is now as it carries the same idea of those sentences, that idea being Terrakion's defensive pros. The "Despite this defensive merit..." sentence should come after all descriptors of Terrakion's defensive merit.) In vain of its high powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot wallbreak Pokemon such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high physical Defense. Along with most its teammates, Terrakion is also highly crippled by any form of status ailment, as it always hinders its ability to effectively sweep and/or revenge kill.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper (Fighting)
move 1: Stone Edge
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

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

Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move that allows Terrakion to hit important threats to Fighting like Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, and Victini. Stone Edge also allows Terrakion to as well as hit Flying-types who threaten the rest of the team, such as Mega Charizard Y and Zapdos. (Both of these sentences talk about the same idea (what Stone Edge hits), so it makes sense to combine them into one sentence and have it not follow the format of "X move does _____" to provide some sentence variation.) Close Combat is used as Terrakion's most consistent and most powerful STAB move, which allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types like Chansey and Heatran. (You don't need the second "most" as the first "most" is implied to be for both adjectives that follow it.) Earthquake is useful coverage for KOing Pokemon like Tapu Koko after Stealth Rock chip damage while also providing very good coverage that can, most notably, hit Poison-types like Nidoking and Gengar. Iron Head is useful for hitting Fairy-types, most notably OHKOing Mega Diancie who otherwise threatens the entire team. Poison Jab is useful coverage for OHKO'ing Tapu Bulu and hitting other Fairy-types that are otherwise hit neutrally by Iron Head such as Azumarill. (This isn't a necessity, but I feel that these last 3 sentences should be altered in some way (potentially combining two or changing up the wording of one) as they all follow the same sentence structure of "X move does _____" which has been used quite frequently in this paragraph.)

Set Details
========

Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature paired with and a Choice Scarf allows Terrakion to outspeed a majority of the metagame, including fast threats like Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and Mega Sharpedo after a Speed Boost. (Having the phrased "paired with" isn't needed over "and" and can come off as too wordy, so replacing it with "and" can improve the flow of the sentence.) Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit as hard as possible. (An unconjugated verb requires "to" in front of it.) Justified is Terrakions Terrakion's default ability and allows it to gain an attack boost after getting hit by a dark attack, which can be useful for punishing bulky Knock Off users such as Armaldo. (The use of Terrakion here is possessive, so an apostrophe is needed.)

Usage Tips
========

Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KO'ed allows it to effectively make use of its power and speed to KO the opposing threat. Refrain from staying in on walls like Toxapex, Mega Sableye and Slowbro,(RC) as they can compromise Terrakion's speed with Paralysis and hurt its power with Burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match. (The comma isn't needed here as, if you remove the list of mons, the sentence flows fine without a comma.) Terrakion should refrain from staying in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios or priority revenge killers like Azumarill and Scizor,(RC) - especially after a Close Combat - as it drops both of Terrakion's defenses by one stage and can rack up over time. (The interrupting clause should be isolated from the rest of the sentence, so dashes do just that and convey the urgency of the interrupting clause.) Terrakion can also sweep teams late game after all of the opposing team's walls have been taken down. In certain matchups such as Bug, Terrakion should be preserved as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir. Avoid getting Choice Locked into an unfavorable moves against certain Pokemon,(RC) as bulky setup sweepers like Mega Scizor and Mega-Altaria will take advantage of this and setup on Terrakion. ("Moves" should be "move" as it's a singular move that gets locked, not multiple moves. The comma for "as" is not needed as "as" is not functioning as a conjunction for the sentence; you can change that by changing the "as" to an "and" or a similar conjunction, but that can make the sentence structure sound choppy. I think it's fine how it is, but that's completely up to you c:)Terrakion can be switched into weakened Pokemon or passive Pokemon like Armaldo as its bulk allows it to take the damage and return it with its powerful moves.

Team Options
========

Cobalion provides Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KO's on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Cobalion can also slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and also pivot with Volt Switch. Keldeo threatens Ground-types like Hippowdon, Garchomp, and Gliscor with its Water-type STAB move in Hydro Pump and coverage move Icy Wind coverage. (Hydro Pump does not need the "in" before it as the word "move" follows it. To match the style of the first statement, the word "coverage" should come before Icy Wind and should also have the word "move" follow it.) This helps Terrakion immensely as these Pokemon tend to threaten it due to their typing and bulk,(AC) allowing them to check Terrakion effectively. (The focus of the last statement is different than the focus of the previous statement, so a comma is needed to show the two different focuses.) Keldeo is also a powerful wallbreaker, capable of breaking through physical walls such as Mega Sableye and Skarmory who otherwise check Terrakion. Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon and Swampert with its STAB Technician-boosted Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog,(AC) clearing any Sticky Webs or Toxic Spikes on the field,(AC) while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur, who otherwise completely walls Terrakion. (The focus of the sentence segment sectioned out in added commas is different than the focus of the section before it, so it should be separate to showcase these differences in focus. There are multiple Grass types that wall Terrakion, so it should be the plural form of wall, "wall".) It can also act as a secondary cleaner to take care of certain matchups that Terrakion falters in, such as like Grass and Water. (These statements have the same focus (matchups that Terrakion falters in), so they do not need to be separated by a comma. "Like" works as a better comparison word and also sounds less wordy, but such as works too; just a recommendation c:) Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users as they eliminate Psychic-types,(RC) such as Slowbro and Mew. (Same focus, no need for comma) Heracross in particular can Pursuit trap threats like Choice Scarf Latios after a prior Defog,(RC) while Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor. (The comma is not necessary here as "while" is not acting as a conjunction between two sentences. You can also replace "while" with a conjunction like "and" and keep the comma, but removing the comma keeps a similar flow.) Mega Gallade helps wallbreak physical tanks such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its monstrous Attack stat paired with Swords Dance and powerful STAB moves to pack a punch. Terrakion in return can get rid of Mega Gallade's checks like Tapu Koko and Tapu Bulu with its superior Speed and movepool. Kommo-o works great with Terrakion as it is it's a great special sweeper that can threaten opposing defensive Pokemon like Hippowdon and Mega Venusaur with its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze and coverage options in Flamethrower and Poison Jab to help weaken opposing Steel- and Fairy-types such as Skarmory and Azumarill that also threaten Terrakion. (Using it's as a contraction makes the sentence sound less wordy overall, and, considering that this is a very long sentence, that can help readability immensely. You may want to consider breaking this apart into two sentences as it is, once again, very long.)

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fighting
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Rock Slide can be used over Earthquake as a more consistent STAB option,(AC) but is it's not quite as strong a weaker option,(AC) and misses out on some important KO's on a missed opportunity for KOing Pokemon like Zapdos,(AC) and lowers the amount of coverage Terrakion has overall a limiter to Terrakion's overall coverage. (This sentence was very wordy with the last statement, so I felt it was best to group the three major points of that statement into a comma-separated list, clearly illustrating why Rock Slide isn't as good as EQ and improving readability.) Terrakion can use Swords Dance with Substitite or Rock Polish with Rockium Z Stone Edge and Close Combat to act as a setup sweeper that can tear down walls like Celesteela while also punishing passive Pokemon like Armaldo and capitalizing on predicted switches. However,(AC) this leaves Terrakion open to Haze and Phaze and now has more limited coverage. (However needs a comma after it if it's at the start of a sentence.) Terrakion can also use a Choice Band set to become a wallbreaker capable of 2HKO'ing Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Toxapex. This set,(AC) however,(AC) allows Terrakion to get be outsped by Pokemon that threaten it without a Choice Scarf, such as Mega Diancie and Mega Gallade. (However also needs commas surrounding it if in the middle of a sentence. I changed the word from "get" to "be" as Terrakion isn't receiving anything; it's being affected by something.)

Checks and Counters
===================
Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable all take hits from all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves. (The "all" after the list of mons isn't needed as it's implied that all of them have this trait because they're in the same list together.)

**Fairy- and Psychic-types**: Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Latios,(RC) and Mimikyu can easily revenge kill Terrakion with their Super-effective STAB moves. (A comma is needed for a list only when the list is three or more.)

**Ground-types**: Bulky Ground-types like Hippowdon, Swampert, and Gliscor can take hits from any move Terrakion has as their typing allows them to resist Stone Edge. This,(AC) along with their bulk,(AC) allows them effectively check Terrakion by using Earthquake to KO it. (Commas are needed here due to the shift in focus in the subordinate clause.)

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their typing resisting Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super-effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald respectively.

**Priority**: Due to its Rock-typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor can all threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch. (The "all" after the list of mons isn't needed as it's implied that all of them have this trait because they're in the same list together.)

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOd by their super-effective moves.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill respectively,(RC) as Paralysis slows Terrakion down while Burn halves its power. (The focus of the sentence hasn't changed, so the comma is not needed.)
 
Just a quick notice.

I will not be connected to the internet for 5 and a half weeks as I will be away at a summer job, so I will not be able to make any changes to this or any of my other analyses.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
hi friend. am gp of your analysis. good stuff in general, mainly really small changes with a couple sentences needing to be reworded. the only repetitive issue i saw was that you used apostrophes with variants of KO which is unnecessary. good stuff otherwise. hopefully this helps u out - feel free to let me know if u have any questions about this or leave me feedback if u have any.

also don't forget to add a credits section!!

best of luck
[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========


Terrakion is a great revenge killer for Fighting,(AC) as its high attack, great speed tier, and useful STAB combination allows allow it to take out many threats to Fighting such as Mega Pinsir and Tapu Koko. Terrakion's high Speed tier allows it to naturally outspeed many fast threats naturally such as Mega Pinsir, Blacephelon, and Nihilego "naturally" is kinda vague here - does that mean without investment, with investment, with +speed nature? it might be better to specify exactly what you're saying here. Thanks to its respectable Attack stat and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, Terrakion can be a great offensive threat against Bug, Flying, and Fire teams. Its movepool also allows it to utilize some useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon, with some notable examples being Tapu Koko, Mega Diancie, and Tapu Bulu,(RC) respectively. This combined with its Rock-(RH, add space)typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. Terrakion also has decent bulk and can take neutral hits from Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Mega Pidgeot. Despite its this defensive merits, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground. Even with In vain of its high-(AH)powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot wallbreak Pokemon such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high physical Defense. Along with most its teammates, Terrakion is also highly crippled by any form of status ailment, as it they always hinders hinder its ability to effectively sweep and/or revenge kill.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper (Fighting)
move 1: Stone Edge
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


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


Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move that allows Terrakion to hit important threats to Fighting like Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, and Victini as well as hit Flying-types who threaten the rest of the team, such as Mega Charizard Y and Zapdos. Close Combat is used as Terrakion's most consistent and powerful STAB move,(RC) which that allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types like Chansey and Heatran. Earthquake and Iron Head serve as useful coverage for KOing Pokemon like Tapu Koko and Choice Specs Gengar after Stealth Rock damage and OHKOing Mega Diancie, respectively. Poison Jab is useful coverage can be used instead to for OHKO OHKO'ing Tapu Bulu and hit hitting other Fairy-types that are otherwise hit neutrally by Iron Head such as Azumarill.

Set Details
========


Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature and a Choice Scarf allow allows Terrakion to outspeed a majority of the metagame, including fast threats like Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and Mega Sharpedo after a Speed Boost. Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit as hard as possible. Justified is Terrakion's default ability and allows it to gain an attack boost after getting hit by a Dark-type dark attack, which can be useful for punishing bulky Knock Off users such as Armaldo.

Usage Tips
========


Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KOed KO'ed allows it to effectively make use of its power and Speed to KO the opposing threat. Refrain from staying in on walls like Toxapex, Mega Sableye,(AC) and Slowbro,(AC) as they can compromise Terrakion's speed with paralysis Paralysis and hurt its power with burn Burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match. Terrakion should refrain from staying in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios and or priority revenge killers like Azumarill and Scizor -&mdashespecially after a using Close Combat -&mdashas it drops both of Terrakion's defenses by one stage and can rack up over time what racks up over time? the drops? maybe add something like "as long as it stays in" to clarify this. otherwise i would remove. Terrakion can also sweep teams late-(AH)game after all of the opposing team's walls have been taken down. In certain matchups,(AC) such as Bug, Terrakion should be preserved,(AC) as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir. Avoid getting Choice locked Locked into an unfavorable moves against certain Pokemon,(AC) as bulky setup sweepers like Mega Scizor and Mega-(RH, add space)Altaria will take advantage of this and setup set up on Terrakion. Terrakion can be switched into weakened Pokemon or passive Pokemon like Armaldo,(AC) as its bulk allows it to take some the damage and return it with its powerful moves.

Team Options
========


Cobalion can provide provides Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KOs KO's on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Cobalion can also slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and also pivot with Volt Switch. Keldeo threatens Ground-types like Hippowdon, Garchomp, and Gliscor with its Water-type STAB move Hydro Pump and coverage move Icy Wind. This helps Terrakion immensely,(AC) as these Pokemon tend to threaten it due to their typing and bulk, allowing them to check Terrakion effectively. Keldeo is also a powerful wallbreaker,(RC) capable of breaking through physical walls such as Mega Sableye and Skarmory who otherwise check Terrakion. Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon and Swampert with its Technician-boosted STAB Technician-boosted Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog, clearing any Sticky Web Webs or and Toxic Spikes from on the field,(RC) while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur, who otherwise completely wall Terrakion. It can also act as a secondary cleaner to take care of certain matchups that Terrakion falters in like Grass and Water. Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users that complement Terrakion,(AC) as they eliminate Psychic-types such as Slowbro and Mew. Heracross in particular can use Pursuit to trap threats like Choice Scarf Latios after a prior Defog,(AC) "after a prior defog" wat? i assume you mean "Choice Scarf Latios after it locks itself into Defog" - would probably rewrite to make that more clear or just remove that part completely while Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor it's a little weird you start out with "heracross in particular" but then talk about buzzwole anyways. i would recommend changing that wording around (or just remove altogether). Mega Gallade helps wallbreak physical tanks such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its monstrous Attack stat paired with Swords Dance and powerful STAB moves to pack a punch. Terrakion in return can get rid of Mega Gallade's checks like Tapu Koko and Tapu Bulu with its superior Speed and movepool. Kommo-o works great with Terrakion,(AC) as it's a great special sweeper that can threaten opposing defensive Pokemon like Hippowdon and Mega Venusaur with its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze and help weaken opposing Steel- and Fairy-types that threaten Terrakion like Skarmory and Azumarill with its coverage options in Flamethrower and Poison Jab to help weaken opposing Steel- and Fairy-types such as Skarmory and Azumarill that also threaten Terrakion.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
=============
Fighting
--------


Rock Slide can be used over Earthquake as a more consistent STAB option, but it's a weaker move option, misses crucial KOs on a missed opportunity for KOing Pokemon like Zapdos, and limits a limiter to Terrakion's overall coverage. Terrakion can use Swords Dance with Substitute Substitite or Rock Polish with Rockium Z Stone Edge and Close Combat to act as a setup sweeper that can tear down walls like Celesteela while also punishing passive Pokemon like Armaldo and capitalizing on predicted switches. However, this leaves Terrakion open to Haze users and phazers Phaze and now has more limited limits its coverage. Terrakion can also use a Choice Band set to become a wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing 2HKO'ing Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Toxapex. This set, however, allows Terrakion to be outsped by Pokemon that threaten it without a Choice Scarf, such as Mega Diancie and Mega Gallade.

Checks and Counters
===================
Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take hits from all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves.

**Fairy- and Psychic-types**: Pokemon such as Choice Scarf Latios and Mimikyu can easily revenge kill Terrakion with their Super-effective super effective STAB moves.

**Ground-types**: Bulky Ground-types like Hippowdon, Swampert, and Gliscor can take hits from any move Terrakion has,(AC) as their typing allows them to resist resists Stone Edge. This, along with their bulk, allows them effectively check Terrakion by using Earthquake to KO it.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their typing resisting Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective super-effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald,(AC) respectively.

**Priority**: Due to its Rock-typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor can threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch.

**Revenge Killers**: Even with a Choice Scarf, Terrakion is still outsped by faster Choice Scarf users such as Latios and Greninja and is KOed KOd by their super effective super-effective moves.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill,(AC) respectively as paralysis Paralysis slows Terrakion down,(AC) while Burn burn halves its power.
 

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[OVERVIEW]

Fighting
========


Terrakion is a great revenge killer for Fighting, as its high attack Attack, great speed Speed tier, and useful STAB combination allow it to take out many threats to Fighting such as Mega Pinsir and Tapu Koko. Terrakion's high Speed tier allows it to naturally outspeed many fast threats such as Mega Pinsir, Blacephelon Blacephalon, and Nihilego with full speed Speed investment and a Jolly nature. Thanks to its respectable Attack stat and two powerful STAB moves in Stone Edge and Close Combat, Terrakion can be a great offensive threat against Bug, Flying, and Fire teams. Its movepool also allows it to utilize useful coverage moves such as Earthquake, Iron Head, and Poison Jab, allowing it to deal with a wide variety of Pokemon, with some notable examples being Tapu Koko, Mega Diancie, and Tapu Bulu. This combined with its Rock typing allows Terrakion to take a few Flying-type attacks, which is key against types like Bug and Flying. Terrakion also has decent bulk and can take neutral hits from Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Mega Pidgeot. Despite its defensive merits, Terrakion's typing leaves it weak to other common types like Water and Ground. Even with its high-powered STAB moves and Attack stat, Terrakion cannot wallbreak break past Pokemon such as Skarmory and Mega Venusaur due to their high physical Defense. Along with most its teammates, Terrakion is highly crippled by any status ailment, as they always hinder its ability to effectively sweep and/or and revenge kill.

[SET]
name: Choice Scarf Sweeper (Fighting)
move 1: Stone Edge
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Iron Head / Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
ability: Justified
nature: Jolly
evs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe


[SET COMMENTS]
Moves
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Stone Edge is a powerful STAB move that allows Terrakion to hit important threats to Fighting like Mega Pinsir, Volcarona, and Victini as well as hit Flying-types who that threaten the rest of the team, such as Mega Charizard Y and Zapdos. Close Combat is Terrakion's most consistent and powerful STAB move that and allows it to threaten Normal- and Steel-types like Chansey and Heatran. Earthquake and Iron Head serve as useful coverage moves for KOing Pokemon like Tapu Koko and Choice Specs Gengar after Stealth Rock damage and OHKOing Mega Diancie, respectively. Poison Jab can be used instead to OHKO Tapu Bulu and hit other Fairy-types that are otherwise hit neutrally by Iron Head such as Azumarill.

Set Details
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Maximum Speed investment with a Jolly nature and a Choice Scarf allow allows Terrakion to outspeed a majority of the metagame, including fast threats like Life Orb Latios, Choice Scarf Victini, and Mega Sharpedo after a Speed Boost. Maximum Attack investment allows Terrakion to hit as hard as possible. Justified is Terrakion's default ability and allows it to gain an attack Attack boost after getting hit by a Dark-type attack, which can be useful for punishing bulky Knock Off users such as Armaldo.

Usage Tips
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Terrakion is used best as a revenge killer, so sending it in after a teammate has been KOed allows it to effectively make use of its power and Speed to KO the opposing threat. Refrain from staying in on walls like Toxapex, Mega Sableye, and Slowbro, as they can compromise Terrakion's speed Speed with paralysis and hurt its power with burn, causing Terrakion to be less useful throughout the match. Terrakion should refrain from staying also not stay in against faster revenge killers like Choice Scarf Latios and priority revenge killers like Azumarill and Scizor especially after using Close Combat as it Scizor—especially after using Close Combat, which (yes, the mdash thing is intentional) drops both of Terrakion's defenses by one stage and can rack up as long as it stays in. Terrakion can also sweep teams late-game after all of the opposing team's walls have been taken down. In certain matchups, such as Bug, Terrakion should be preserved, as its typing allows it to check certain threats to the team, most notably Mega Pinsir. Avoid getting Choice locked Choice-locked into unfavorable moves against certain Pokemon, as bulky setup sweepers like Mega Scizor and Mega Altaria will take advantage of this and set up on Terrakion. Terrakion can be switched into weakened or passive Pokemon like Armaldo, as its bulk allows it to take some damage and return it with its powerful moves.

Team Options
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Cobalion can provide Terrakion with Stealth Rock support, allowing it to get KOs on Pokemon such as Tapu Koko and Dragonite after chip damage. Cobalion can also slow down some fast threats like Choice Scarf Greninja with Thunder Wave and pivot with Volt Switch. Keldeo threatens Ground-types like Hippowdon, Garchomp, and Gliscor with its STAB Hydro Pump and coverage move Icy Wind. This helps Terrakion immensely, as these Pokemon tend to threaten can effectively check it due to their typing and bulk, (RC) allowing them to check Terrakion effectively. Keldeo is also a powerful wallbreaker capable of breaking through physical walls such as Mega Sableye and Skarmory who otherwise check Terrakion. Breloom can put foes to sleep using Spore and also take down bulky Pokemon like Gastrodon and Swampert with its Technician-boosted STAB Bullet Seed, allowing Terrakion to sweep more effectively. Hawlucha provides great support to Terrakion with Defog, clearing Sticky Web and Toxic Spikes from the field while also taking care of opposing Grass-types like Mega Venusaur, (RC) who that otherwise completely wall Terrakion. It can also act as a secondary cleaner to take care of certain matchups that Terrakion falters in like Grass and Water. Both Buzzwole and Heracross are great Choice Scarf users that complement Terrakion, as they eliminate Psychic-types such as Slowbro and Mew. Additionaly Additionally, Heracross can use Pursuit to trap threats like Choice Scarf Latios after it locks itself into Defog, and Buzzwole can use Ice Punch to hit Landorus-T and Gliscor. Mega Gallade helps wallbreak break past physical tanks such as Toxapex and Mega Venusaur thanks to its monstrous Attack stat paired with Swords Dance and powerful STAB moves. Terrakion in return can get rid of Mega Gallade's checks like Tapu Koko and Tapu Bulu with its superior Speed and movepool. Kommo-o works great with Terrakion, as it's a great special sweeper that can threaten opposing defensive Pokemon like Hippowdon and Mega Venusaur with its powerful Clangorous Soulblaze and help weaken opposing Steel- and Fairy-types that threaten Terrakion like Skarmory and Azumarill with its coverage options in Flamethrower and Poison Jab.

[STRATEGY COMMENTS]
Other Options
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Fighting
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Rock Slide can be used over Earthquake as a more consistent STAB option, but it's a weaker move, misses crucial KOs on Pokemon like Zapdos, and limits Terrakion's overall coverage. Terrakion can use Swords Dance with Substitute or Rock Polish with Rockium Z Stone Edge and Close Combat a Rockium Z set consisting of Swords Dance, Stone Edge, Close Combat, and Substitute or Rock Polish to act as a setup sweeper that can tear down walls like Celesteela while also punishing passive Pokemon like Armaldo and capitalizing on predicted switches. However, this leaves Terrakion open to Haze users and phazers and limits its coverage. Terrakion can also use a Choice Band set to become a wallbreaker capable of 2HKOing Pokemon like Mega Sableye and Toxapex. This set, however, allows Terrakion to be outsped by Pokemon without a Choice Scarf, such as Mega Diancie and Mega Gallade.

Checks and Counters
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Fighting
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**Physically Defensive Pokemon**: Pokemon such as Slowbro, Skarmory, and Clefable take hits from all of Terrakion's attacks and can wear it down with their STAB attacks or recover any lost health with recovery moves.

**Fairy- and Psychic-types**: Pokemon such as Mimikyu and Choice Scarf Latios and Mimikyu can easily revenge kill Terrakion with their super effective STAB moves.

**Ground-types**: Bulky Ground-types like Hippowdon, Swampert, and Gliscor can take hits from any move Terrakion has, as their typing resists Stone Edge. This, along with their bulk, allows them effectively check Terrakion by using Earthquake to KO it.

**Poison-types**: Bulky Poison-types like Mega Venusaur and Toxapex both easily wall Terrakion due to their typing resisting Close Combat, allowing them to recover lost health and wear it down with super effective moves in Giga Drain and Scald, respectively.

**Priority**: Due to its Rock-typing Rock typing, Pokemon such as Azumarill, Breloom, and Mega Scizor threaten Terrakion with their respective priority moves in Aqua Jet, Mach Punch, and Bullet Punch.

**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.

**Status**: Pokemon such as Klefki and Mega Sableye can hit Terrakion with status moves that hinder Terrakion's ability to sweep and revenge kill, as paralysis slows Terrakion down, while burn halves its power.

[CREDITS]
- Written by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Fighting analysis by: [[Namranan, 353292]]
- Quality Checked by: [[Tyke, 243751], [Eien, 100418], [KevinElf, 314540]]
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