name: Choice Scarf (Rock)
move 1: Stone Edge
move 2: Close Combat
move 3: Earthquake
move 4: Poison Jab
item: Choice Scarf
evs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
On Rock teams, Terrakion acts as a powerful revenge killer that decimates Steel-type foes like Bisharp and Excadrill. Its great Speed tier makes it an effective user of Choice Scarf, outspeeding foes like Choice Scarf Zarude, Zeraora, and Spectrier. Terrakion uses both STAB types with Stone Edge and Close Combat thanks to their great synergy, with Stone Edge hitting foes like Spectrier and Close Combat hitting foes that Stone Edge cannot, like Excadrill. Earthquake gives it a means of hitting Aegislash, Nidoking, and Klefki super effectively. Poison Jab allows Terrakion to reliably hit Fairy-types like Tapu Bulu and Tapu Fini.
All of Terrakion's teammates appreciate its ability to pressure Steel-type foes like Bisharp and Excadrill. Shuckle is a great teammate for Terrakion, as not only can it slow opposing Choice Scarf users like Gengar down with Sticky Web, but it can also chip them via Stealth Rock. Meteor Beam Nihilego can break down Water, Ground, and Fairy teams easily by beating foes like Barraskewda, Gastrodon, and Tapu Bulu. It can also run Sticky Barb to wear down foes like Corviknight and Landorus-T, allowing Terrakion to have an easier time sweeping Flying teams. In return, Terrakion is able to devastate Steel and Dark teams for Nihilego. Tyranitar's sand lets Terrakion switch into attacks significantly more easily, and it stops Swift Swim users like Barraskewda and Kingdra from outspeeding Terrakion. Furthermore, Tyranitar deals with foes like Choice Scarf Latias and Slowbro that give Terrakion trouble. Barbaracle is a good teammate for Terrakion, as it can deal with Sand Rush Excadrill and Weavile after Shell Smash. Rhyperior is a decent, teammate, as it not only provides an immunity to Electric, but it can also gang up on Steel-type cores with Terrakion, like those with Heatran and Aegislash.
Megahorn can be used over Earthquake to hit Psychic-types like Latios, Latias, and Slowbro upon. switch-in. Choice Band Terrakion changes its role from a revenge killer to a powerful wallbreaker, but other Rock-types typically cover that role better. Some of the walls that it can break through with Choice Band are Hippowdon and Toxapex. A Swords Dance set with Air Balloon is also viable, as it can freely set up on foes that are Choice locked into Ground-type moves. However, this set is not recommended because it is suboptimal outside of the Ground, Flying, and Steel matchups.
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