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Is choice scarf sawk a good NU Pokemon?

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it seems a good investment but I'm not sure.

asked Jun 9, 2013 by Redspikachu

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Yes it is.

Though choice band is also a viable option, choice scarf is for those who want to quickly take out the target. Here is a choice scarf moveset:


Item: Choice Scarf Ability: Sturdy Nature: Jolly / Adamant
Moveset: EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
~ Close Combat
~ Ice Punch
~ Stone Edge
~ Toxic / Earthquake

Choice Scarf Sawk sacrifices a large amount of power in order to become one of the best revenge killers in the tier. With a Choice Scarf, Jolly Sawk reaches 442 Speed, enough to outrun every unboosted Pokemon in the tier and many boosted ones as well. Even without a Choice Band, Close Combat still does a lot of damage to most offensive Pokemon. For instance, it is able to OHKO Dragonair lacking Eviolite and Raichu. Ice Punch offers good neutral coverage alongside Close Combat, hitting Grass-types such as Vileplume moderately hard. It is also Sawk's best option against Golurk. Stone Edge hits Flying-types such Rotom-S, and gives Sawk a way to hit Ghost-types such as Haunter and Misdreavus. The last move should generally be Toxic, as it gives Sawk a way to cripple the many Pokemon that completely wall it without a Choice Band such as Tangela, Alomomola, and Shelgon, greatly limiting their staying power. However, Earthquake is also an option because it gives Sawk a move to hit grounded Poison-types such as Garbodor and Arbok who would otherwise set up on this set with ease.

answered Jun 9, 2013 by mechacharizard
selected Jun 9, 2013 by Redspikachu
Don't use toxic, it is terrible with a choice scarf.
mold breaker is generally better than sturdy allowing it to hit levitators like rotom with earthquake
thank you that is my moveset except i spell it Sawk, 4 evs in hp instead of D, and Earthquake over toxic (toxic is useless for a choice item user).
Yeah, I know, I got the moveset from smogon so don't blame it on me. Put the description there too so you can understand the reasoning behind it. Spelt it Sock as a joke. If you found it helpful, please give a BA.
Its been upvoted and BA'd, thanks for the info, it was a terror in youtube when i wanted to see other people use it
Band is far better than scarf btw. I am sure JCM would agree if he saw this :D