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Should I replace Earthquake or Hammer Arm with Bullet Punch on my Metagross?

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My Metagross will be Baton Passed by Ninjask using sword dance and ability speed boost.
(if this is a good strategy, or if it is bad please help) It is fast from speed boost . So,should I have Metagross with Bullet Punch. If it should have ,what should replace with.

My Metagross move set
-Meteor Mash
-Zen Headbutt
-Earthquake
-Hammer Arm

asked Aug 24, 2013 by VanilluxeEater
Replace earthquake
Skarmory walls the bejeesus out of that set.

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Since you're baton passing a speed boost to Metagross, Hammer Arm is not optimum because of the speed drop you receive from it.

Metagross is also resistant to nearly all priority moves (Mach Punch being the exception), so I think Bullet Punch is redundant when you have Meteor Mash. Earthquake is also needed to deal with other steel types and threats like Terrakion.

I would replace Hammer Arm with Ice Punch to deal with Gliscor and Landorus. Skarmory does wall Metagross without Thunder Punch, but it's not a threat like Gliscor and Landorus.

Ferrothorn can stall you, but as long as you have some boost from Ninjask, you should do okay with Earthquake (which won't activate Iron Barbs).

answered Aug 24, 2013 by fondant
selected Sep 5, 2013 by Mewderator
I couldn't agree more :3
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I like Mixed Metagross.

Metagross @ Life Orb
Trait: Clear Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 228 SpA / 28 Spe
Naughty Nature
- Meteor Mash (STAB)
- Hidden Power Fire (Kill those Steel Types who resisits your other moves)
- Grass Knot (Stong damage move)
- Zen Headbutt (STAB)

answered Aug 24, 2013 by Viking Jofly