ZU SD Shiftry

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Shiftry @ Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Seed Bomb
- Sucker Punch

As one of the scariest wallbreakers in the metagame, Shiftry is able to demolish defensive cores that rely on Eviolite-dependent Pokemon such as Bronzor and Mareanie as well as clean up against weakened teams with Swords Dance-boosted Sucker Punches. While other wallbreakers with similar sheer power like Beheeyem and Rampardos are generally quite slow, Shiftry reaches the respectable base 80 Speed tier, allowing it to outspeed key threats such as Komala, Abomasnow, and Golem. Due to Shiftry's ability to force switches so well, it has several opportunities to set up with Swords Dance, which allows it to break through certain Pokemon such as Altaria after Stealth Rock at +2. Shiftry fits on offensively inclined teams and works well when used alongside offensive teammates such as Electivire and Swanna, which can deal with Pokemon that are faster than Shiftry such as Oricorio and Silvally-Fighting.
 
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Most of our breakers aren't that slow, with stuff like NP Mime, Swanna, Floatzel, LO Kadabra, etc. being at the top. I'd specify that breakers with power on par with Shiftry are usually slower.

I'd add to the last line something like 'which can deal with Pokemon that are faster than Shiftry, like Oricorio and Silvally-Fighting' or something like that, in better English than what I just did. This is just to clarify why EVire/Swanna are good with it. Could also mention EVire Volt Switch support.

Good to go otherwise, QC 1/1
 

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As one of the scariest wallbreakers in the metagame, Shiftry is able to demolish defensive cores that rely on Eviolite-dependent Pokemon such as Bronzor and Mareanie, as well as clean up against weakened teams with Swords Dance-boosted Sucker Punches. While in terms of sheer power, wallbreakers such as Beheeyem and Rampardos are generaly quite slow,Unlike other wallbreakers that hold similar amounts of sheer power, such as Beheeyem and Rampardos, Shiftry reaches the respectable base 80 Speed tier, allowing Shiftry to outspeed key threats such as Komala, Abomasnow, and Golem. (better wording and syntax, as the original had a comma splice) Due to Shiftry’s ability to force switches so well, it has several opportunities to setupset up with Swords Dance, which allows it to break through certain Pokemon such as Altaria after Stealth Rock at +2. Shiftry fits on offensively inclined teams and works well when used alongside offensive teammates such as Electivire and Swanna, which can deal with Pokemon that are faster than Shiftry such as Oricorio and Silvally-Fighting.
 
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Shiftry @ Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Seed Bomb
- Sucker Punch

As one of the scariest wallbreakers in the metagame, Shiftry is able to demolish defensive cores that rely on Eviolite-dependent Pokemon such as Bronzor and Mareanie, (RC) as well as clean up against weakened teams with Swords Dance-boosted Sucker Punches. While in terms of sheer power, wallbreakers such as Beheeyem and Rampardos are generaly quite slow, While other wallbreakers with similar sheer power like Beheeyem and Rampardos are generally quite slow, Shiftry reaches the respectable base 80 Speed tier, allowing Shiftry it to outspeed key threats such as Komala, Abomasnow, and Golem. Due to Shiftry's ability to force switches so well, it has several opportunities to setup set up with Swords Dance, which allows it to break through certain Pokemon such as Altaria after Stealth Rock at +2. Shiftry fits on offensively inclined teams and works well when used alongside offensive teammates such as Electivire and Swanna, which can deal with Pokemon that are faster than Shiftry such as Oricorio and Silvally-Fighting.


Nice amcheck Dan of ares, gp 1/1
 

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