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Likely tier: OU
haxorus got his S*** handed to him by chandelure, his UU!
Now he's OU. xD

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Nature: Jolly (-SpA, +Spd)
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Hp
Item: Choice Band/Choice Scarf
Moves: Outrage (STAB)
Swords Dance (Buff)
Substitute/Earthquake (Set up/Coverage)
Superpower (Coverage).

I know, Superpower seems a bad move given the attack loss. However, I feel it's needed for Steel types that don't fear Earthquake (Skarmory, Forretress, Ferrothorn). Which Choice item depends on whether you think he'll need more speed or not. Substitute can allow Haxorus a turn or two of set up and let's face it a +2 or +4 Outrage or Superpower from this beast will OHKO or 2HKO pretty much anything in the game.

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Let's get to the point.

Item- Dragon fang CUZ I CAN

Physical sweeper

Ability- Mold breaker

Move set:

Dual chop- STAB, Dual chop is better than dragon claw with same power, but BREAKS THAT FOCUS SASH!

Stone edge/Brick break- Stone edge: more power, less accuracy. Brick break: less power, more accuracy. Deals with screens. Both cover for ice weakness.

Swords dance/dragon dance- Set up for sweeping. Swords dance: loads of attack!
Dragon Dance: Attack+speed. I prefer dragon dance but it's your choice.

Earthquake- ....it's earthquake. Do I have to explain it?

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Hax!!! (Haxorus)@Life Orb
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Trait:Mold Breaker
EVs:252 Atk, 252 HP, 4 Sp.D
Nature:Adamant (+Atk -Sp.A)
Role: Bulky Physical Sweeper
-Swords Dance
-Dragon Claw
-Brick Break
After Swords Dance, you can kill of pretty much anything.

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Dragon claw
Dragon dance
Brick break
Poison jab

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With a bit of setting up you to could be wrecking teams with Haxorus

@Lum berry
Impish nature (+Def -Sp.Atk)
252 Def 151 Hp 106 Atk
Ability: Mold Breaker

Outrage/Dragon claw

You'll need some Baton passed stats to help this set work, preferably +2 Def and +1 Atk or more. Haxorus has a decent base defence stat of 90 so with a couple of boosts and a good move set to boot your opponent will not be your friend. The Baton passed stats are to improve Haxorus's defence to add some extra bulk. The lum berry is there to help if you've accidentally Baton passed a poison/burn etc. or your opponent is trying to confuse you or whatever. Earthquake is earthquake and there ain't no levitatin' business with his ability. Protect is for scouting out toxic stallers and a couple of other things like helping you toxic stall with Toxic! Outrage and Dragon claw are just for if you get taunted or the like.

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Haxorus @ Choice Band
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVS: 252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Sp. Def.


  • Dragon Claw
  • Earthquake
  • Iron Tail
  • Brick Break

Now you may be wondering, why doesn't this set have Dragon Dance or Swords Dance?
Well, a strategy that could work with this is have a Ninjask that has Speed Boost - Swords Dance/Baton Pass/Protect. After one swords dance and a protect (or multiple), baton pass to this sweeper and murder the other team. (Especially because it also has that Choice Band on too for MASSIVE damage!)
They will never see this one coming. (Hopefully.)

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Ability: Mold Breaker
Item: Assault Vest
Move set:
Dragon Claw(Good STAB and coverage)
EQ(Because it uses Mold Breaker)
Poison Jab(Good coverage)
Brick Break(Good coverage)

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EVs: 252 Atk/ 4 HP/ 252 Speed
Ability: Mold Breaker - Rivalry sucks
Item: Dragon Fang - Increases the STAB boost

Dragon Dance: Most other Ice types or Dragon types outspeed this, so you'll want to setup speed as well as attack.
Dragon Claw: Just a general STAB move with 100 accuracy
Iron Tail: A powerful move that counters Fairy and Ice types
Earthquake: It's earthquake

Possible Nicknames: Blade//Hax 'R Us//Fatality

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Rivalry Haxorus!

Lum Berry
Jolly (+SPD,-SPATT)

Dragon Tail (For forcing out any threatening opposite-gendered Pokemon)
Attract (Immobilize an opposite-gendered Pokemon, then proceed to use HC)
Hone Claws (Boosts power of Dragon Tail and power and accuracy of Iron Tail)
Iron Tail (Coverage against Fairy-types)

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Haxorus is one of the Pokemon that has highest Attack stat in its normal form. He also has a really good defense. Here is mine:
Held item: Life Orb
Ability: Rivalry
Nature: Jolly (-SpA, +Spe)
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
-Dragon Dance
-Dragon Claw
-Rock Slide
In my opinion, Rivalry is the best ability for this guy to easily kill those of the same gender. Even with a different gender, his high attack stat and Dragon Dance can handle it.

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Haxorus @ Life Orb/Choice Band
Ability: Unnerve
EVs: 140 HP / 208 Atk / 160 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Outrage
- Superpower
- Poison Jab
- Facade/Protect

Unnerve? On a Haxorus? Yes, it's unnerve on a Haxorus. Before your eyes bleed, your veins bulge, and your head inevitably explodes, realize this set is not the end of the world. With that out of the way, it must be said: This set is for use purely as a counter to common gluttony snorlax, which is running rampant in VGC. Unnerve to stop snorlax from consuming his berry after a belly drum. Life orb to pack a punch while remaining flexible or Choice Band to smash opposing snorlax into oblivion. EVs add much needed bulk for a VGC doubles format. Moves are self explanatory, no?

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Haxorus @ Focus Sash
Ability: Mold Breaker
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed
Dragon Dance - Great move, 1 Dragon Dance and sweep with 1 HP.
Dragon Claw - Stab basically.
Poison Jab - It just works.
Earthquake - Moldbreaker makes this insane.

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This is a high single target phys. attacker I use in doubles. It takes advantage of the high single target damage to the more common males.

Haxorus (M) @ Razor Claw
Ability: Rivalry
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 6 Health
Nature: Jolly (+Spe -Sp. Atk) or Adamant (+Atk -Sp. Atk)

1: Dragon Dance - To power up Dragon Claw and Coverage attacks.
2: Dragon Claw - STAB with good accuracy, base power, and 160 Power on a crit using Razor Claw.
3: Poison Jab: Coverage against Grass and Fairy (Mostly Fairy) and had chance to poison which is always useful.
4: Brick Break: Reliable Coverage against Ice and many other types which can pack a powerful punch with a base power of 75 if powered up by Dragon Claw once or twice.

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Gimli The Haxorus
Evs 252 attack 252 speed 4 hp
Nature Jolly/Adamant
Item Focus Sash/Life Orb
Ability Mold breaker


Dragon Claw Stab
Earthquake Mold Breaker makes this op
Brick Break/Rock Slide/Poison Jab these are coverage moves

Pick which you want :3
This thing is op
it can rekt things :3
This Pokemon role is suppose to clean up the Scraps

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Haxorus is a very good Dragon Type to use in UU, and sometimes in OU. First, Haxorus has OUTSTANDING attack, so it should definitely be used as an advantage. My thoughts pretain to a Gen.6 moveset, where Haxorus is at his best. In Gen.7, Haxorus is countered by too many other Pokemon. Thus, I am giving a Gen.6 moveset.

Haxorus @ Life Orb
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Dragon Dance
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Brick Break