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Well, there are many options besides Choice Scarf/Band for Gallade, but if you must choose one, I would go with Band. Gallade is already pretty fast, but the Band on him makes him a real threat to other teams, especially when they are expecting Bulk Up or something. Here is a moveset that suits Gallade nicely with a Band.

Gallade @ Choice Band
Trait: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly (+Spe, -SpA) / Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
- Close Combat
- Zen Headbutt
- Shadow Sneak / Stone Edge
- Night Slash

This Gallade is a threat to consider. Close Combat with Band can most definitely kill most Pokemon that don't resist. A 2HKO. Zen Headbutt is the other STAB move that can be pretty terrifing, too. Shadow Sneak is for finishing off Pokemon, and with Band they don't have to be terribly under-health. Stone Edge is coverage, and pretty powerful, along with Night Slash.

If you decide that you don't like Gallade, check out this Smogon page for other options, like Bulk Up or Swords Dance.

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I know there is already going to be an answer here.

Anyway, Scarf. Gallade has low speed at base 80, but great Attack at base 125. Its max Speed is only 284, and that's OK, but a lot of OU Physical Pokemon kill him quickly. I use him REALLY well in OU with a Scarf. I was guessing what tier it was, but it turns out it's not even close. Well, that's my opinion. Hope you like the answer.

...Or not.