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For example, Swellow holding a Flame Orb with Guts can abuse a STAB Facade, along with a very high speed. Are there any other Pokemon that are good with Guts?

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Guts isn't used as much in the OU meta, but Swellow and other Pokemon love to abuse Toxic Orb with STAB Facade for extreme results. I will say, however, that there is one Pokemon who loves to make use of that ability and that would be Conkeldurr, who gets Guts naturally. Assault Vest Conk with Knock Off is one of the biggest threats right now being able to shut down Pokemon by taking their items and dealing heavy damage with STAB Drain Punches. It gets even stronger when it can absorb a Will-o-Wisp or a Toxic for your team and completely flip the table on your opponent.


Conkeldurr @ Assault Vest
Ability: Guts
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
-Knock Off
-Drain Punch
-Mach Punch
-Ice Punch

I've explained Knock Off and Drain Punch already, but Mach Punch is for a good STAB priority hit and Ice Punch can nail Gliscor and Landorus.

Pokemon who get Guts.

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Why'd you recomend toxic orb? I'd think flame orb is the obvious choice.
Toxic orb is actually better for hit-and-run attackers, such as swellow. also the spread is 4 HP/ 252 Atk/ 252 SpD o3o
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There isn't a single Pokemon out there that doesn't welcome Guts into its arsenal. The boost in power and immunity to burn's Attack reducing side effect make Guts a boon for physical attackers and one of the best abilities in the game. Feel free to slap it on whatever you can for a greater array of switch in opportunities on enemy Toxic, Will-O-Wisp, and Thunder Wave attempts. For a more aggressive approach, you can even give your Guts Pokemon a status Orb and have it firing off superbly destructive attacks every game. Smogon.

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heracross should be bolded
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Conkeldurr is good with Guts.
Conkeldurr @flame orb
-Protect- scouting and activating the Flame Orb
-Drain Punch- STAB
-Facade- obvious reasons
-Knock Off- coverage and sometimes can render a Pokemon useless

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I just saw nobody said Zangoose. It has toxic boost kinda same with guts. Just not burn. Use this set:
252 attack 252 speed 4 hp
Jolly nature
Toxic Orb Ofc
Toxic Boost ability (immunity doesnt works)
Close Combat
Aerial Ace
Protect/Swords Dance

Protect is activating Toxic Boost
Swords dance is increasing damage
This set is as effective as guts set
This set covers fighting type and facade STAB and makes an attack has 315 power with stab toxic boost and status affection. With swords dance usually an OHK-O move. Thats the best set I use

First, this doesn't technically answer the question. Second, Zangoose is outclassed by just about every setup sweeper due to being slow. Third, knock off is better than aerial ace because it guarantees neutral coverage against all type combinations.