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Terrakion VS. Haxorus: which is a better physical sweeper?

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Like, can you give me pros and cons of each one, and which one is more dominant in the metagame?

asked Jul 15, 2012 by |SentByRavens|

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Ok i know this has 2 answer, even a best answer but im going to use a Competative view and just go straight out and say it Terrakion is the way to go.

Credit to hex for the image.
Okay so i dont need to do much pros and cons for the two as ive played the Ou meta game for half a year now and i know almost there is to know about it.
And i will ask you now, Haxorous may have good atk but can it abuse it.
Look at its speed 97, pretty good eh wrong it is far outclassed by half the tier and more importantly Salamance.
97 Speed is just what this guy didnt want 101 maybe it would be used more but even with a scarf it is easly countered due to its terrible def which isnt great paired up with low flexibility.
Its movepool you could say is similar to Terrakions but Terrakion can pull it off so much better.

Haxorus's attack is almost equivalent to Zekrom's

With no disrespect to the other answers (this question is all opinionated) 147atk is almost equivilent to Zekroms but does that make it good.
No just powerfull, look at Shuckle the average def is around 70 his is 230 what tier is shuckle in? Nu was* it.
Terrakion has well rounded stats with good speed and great attack, yes it may not be as good as haxorous's but lets put it this way.
If Haxorous had 10 less base atk it would be UU possibly Ru maybe it is almost never used in OU.

Whereas Terrakion is the best revenge killer in the game no one can take a stab close combat very easy well appart from Jellicent.
108 Speed is a god send making it very hard to counter without the use of priority mach punch or Starmie.
It has the ability to wreck in all weathers and a choice band set is one of the most deadly sets in Ou, Choice scarf is more common and makes it extremely hard to tackle.

Terrakion has also a much better movepool and it can abuse almost counter any situation.

For this reason i and many others (mainly experienced battelers) will agree Terrakion is the way to go.

answered Jul 15, 2012 by Blobyolo
selected Jul 21, 2012 by |SentByRavens|
Upvoted, as he mentioned the OU Metagame.
:D lol
His speed just needs to be good enough so when he DOES get a dragon dance off, he CAN outspeed the rest of the tier.
Haha, love the pic
Whas lol*
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Well, Haxorus's attack is almost equivalent to Zekrom's, (Needless to say it's higher than Terrakion) and if he got off a couple of Dragon dances then he'd be able to outspeed the opponent, and outrage would be devastating, much more powerful than a close combat or stone edge from Terrakion. Though Terrakion could get up a sword dance, he still doesn't have the same kind of power as a properly trained Haxorus.

answered Jul 15, 2012 by Giga
Yeah no problem
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First, let's compare them:
Haxorus: Attack is outstanding! 147, compared to Terrakion's 129!
Terrakion: Overall, better defence, but we don't need to worry about that
Haxorus: Very speedy, but surprisingly slower than Terrakion
Terrakion: 6 weaknesses, compared to Haxorus' 2
Now as far as I'm concerned, Terrakion has better stats than Haxorus, but that's 'cuz he's a Legendary. And Haxorus would probably need a move like Bulk Up, to raise it's quite shabby defence. But sadly, Haxorus can't learn Bulk Up, so I guess you'll have to make do.
This is a very close match, but I would suggest Haxorus. He can easily outspeed most Pokemon, and he can get the job done with a simple Dragon Claw. I'm not sure that there is a move that can raise Haxorus' defence and attack, but he can be an excellent physical sweeper, with the right material.
Here is a moveset for him:
Item: Dragon Gem (to boost Outrage into the sky!)
-Outrage (STAB, easily K.O.)
-Dragon Claw (When Outrage runs out of PP)
-Dragon Dance (Maybe only use once, because he can easily get taken out because of his shabby defences)
-Brick Break (Get those Ice Types out of here!)

answered Jul 15, 2012 by IntergalacticZoroark
I think this is for competitive battling. Haxorus is OU and i doubt anybody uses those Ice types in OU.
I prefer Choice Band for Dragon Gem.
Actually I'm going to give him the berry that heals confusion, and dual chop instead of dragon claw. Thanks!
No problem, Glad I could help!
Ya couldn't get a dragon dance off with a choice band JCM.