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Sawsbuck

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Likely tier: Underused

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Sun Revenge!

Sawsbuck @ Choice Band / Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk / 200 Spe / 28 Def / 28 SpD
Retaliate
Horn Leech
Nature Power (Earthquake)
Megahorn / Wild Charge


Retaliate is not only STAB but it gets double power if used right after another one of your Pokemon is fainted! Coming off a 328 Attack stat further boosted either to 492 (By Choice Band) or 426 (By Life Orb) will destroy almost anything that is not immune/resistant to it. Horn Leech is STAB and healing, very good especially with Life Orb as it heals off the damage. Nature Power becomes Earthquake in Wi-fi and PO (Pokemon Online) so it is an obvious choice for coverage. Megahorn or Wild Charge choose your coverage. His Speed is 557 with Chlorophyll boost which allows you to outspeed anything that is not boosted, but if you really fear scarfed Pokemon you can put full EVs into speed.

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Summer form not only fits the role of SUN revenge killer but also is one of the coolest looking of his forms.
Life orb multiplies damage by 1.3x, not attack stat
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Sub-kicking Sweeper death Sawsbuck!

Swasbuck (M) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Jolly Nature (+spd -sp.atk)
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP

  • Swords Dance (set up!)
  • Horn leech (Now dealing tremendous damage with Swords Dance you can recover)
  • Double Kick (Bye bye subs)
  • Megahorn (BANG)

Ahhh set up with Swords Dance hang on with Focus Sash then kill

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Why this set works really good!
lol i didn't vote this down, but you're doomed by Chandelure.
every thing is doomed by chandelure... XD
and hex has taught me this the hard way
Almost every ghost type smears this guy.
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Sawsbuck (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sap Sipper
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Horn Leech
  • Retaliate
  • Nature Power
  • Megahorn / Jump Kick

Revenge killer.
Sap Sipper lets him take in Grass moves for teammates, boosting that attack.
Or, bring this guy out after one of you other Pokemon has fainted. STAB, double power, and Life Orb will hurt.
Nature Power becomes Earthquake, give Fire type coverage.
Megahorn covers annoying Psychics, or Jump Kick to get Fighting type coverage.
Horn Leech is STAb and recovers Life Orb damage.

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Sawsbuck @ Life Orb
Ability: Sap Sipper
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP

Horn Leech - STAB, recover health
Double Edge - STAB
Nature Power (Earthquake) - Coverage
Jump Kick - Yes

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Sawsbuck (M) @ Big Root

Trait: Chlorophyll

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Wild Charge
  • Jump Kick
  • Horn Leech
  • Double-Edge
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Must have Sun support

Sawsbuck @ Life Orb
Ability: Chlorophyll
Adamant Nature
Evs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 6 HP
- Horn Leech: STAB + Life Orb healing
- Return: Reliable STAB
- Nature Power: In Wi-fi it is Earthquake
- Swords Dance / Megahorn: Super strong or coverage

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Sawsbuck-Winter (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Serene Grace
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SAtk
Quiet Nature (+SAtk, -Spd)
- Energy Ball
- Horn Leech
- Jump Kick
- Shadow Ball

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Sawsbuck @ Leftovers
Ability: Sap Sipper
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Nature: Jolly (+ Spe - SpA)
- Horn Leech
- Double Edge
- Substitute
- Wild Charge

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Here's my take on Sawsbuck:

Sawsbuck @ Leftovers / Big Root
Ability: Sap Sipper (Chlorophyll isn't bad though)
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 HP / 80 Atk / 176 Spe
-Leech Seed (HP restore)
-Horn Leech (Good power, STAB, HP restore)
-Swords Dance (Boost Horn Leech power, which means more HP restore)
-Baton Pass (If you can't handle it, pass it to someone who can)

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HP Junkie

Sawsbuck @ Big Root / Leftovers
Ability: Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Spe / 4 Atk
- Horn Leech
- Leech Seed
- Synthesis
- Toxic / Substitute / Jump Kick / Return / Double-edge / Safeguard / Light Screen / Thunder Wave / Sunny Day / Protect

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Sawsbuck @ Silk Scarf
Ability: Chlorophyll
Nature: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Swords Dance
- Double-Edge
- Horn Leech
- Jump Kick

Silk Scarf boosts power of Normal moves (Double-Edge). Swords Dance as setup. Double-Edge as primary STAB and Horn Leech as other STAB. Jump Kick as coverage.

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You should probably run life orb over silk scarf so hou can boost your other moves power. Other than that, the set is fine
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Gen 7 ZU

Sawsbuck @ Leftovers
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 104 HP / 252 Atk / 152 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Headbutt
- Horn Leech
- Thunder Wave
- Swords Dance

This set is probably gimmiky. Heabutt is STAB and can make the opposing Pokemon flinch. Horn Leech is for healing. Thunder Wave is to paralyze Pokemon so you can annoy them with paraflinch. Swords Dance is to boost your attack.

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