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To be Band or to be Scarf?

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So I'm trying to get a battle maison team up and running. Right now I'm using mega khan and life orb greninja, standard sets. I'm also using Garchomp but can't decide if I should run scarf to support khan or band to support greninja. Both items work good but have flaws at the same time. Can't pick one.

asked Jul 20, 2014 by Generekt

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Been a while since I've answered anything on this section :o

If you're running Jolly, I would suggest going for the Scarf. It'll give you that added power to remove threats for Kanga which would be good. However, I wonder why you don't try using Scarf Greninja, and then using your Life Orb on Garchomp. With Greninja able to learn U-Turn it would provide a very stable pivot and revenge killer.

Overall I'm leaning towards Scarf because Nita has a Scarf Landorus who needs to be outsped.

Do you carry priority on Mega-Kangaskhan? If so then Band would be better so you can deal out power and revenge with priority moves.

answered Jul 20, 2014 by MrKijani
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There are places for both items:

CHOICE SCARF: If you don't have any kind of priority nor Sticky Web support, the Choice Scarf is the way to go or ya'll can say siyonara against a Weavile. The only drawback is after you use a Dragon/Ground-type attack, Togekiss can switch-in, forcing you to switch-out, and it gets a free Nasty Plot. OR, something can switch-in and resist and attack, forcing you to switch-out, and it gets a free stat boost.

CHOICE BAND: If you have anything like a 3x Baton Pass from Scolepede's Speed Boost or Sticky Wed, then it's time to boost those EQs and Dragon Claws. Same drawbacks as the SCARF.

Hope this helps!

answered Jul 20, 2014 by [Dark Star] Greninja
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SCARFCHOMP!!! Garchomp already has powerful attack, so EV train it in attack. I would also suggest an adamant nature.

answered Jul 20, 2014 by TheBlackEmpoleon