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Sawk @ Salac Berry

-Swords Dance
-Close Combat
-Poison Jab
-Rock Slide

Note that his is for X and Y so I can't get tutor moves.
Would this set work?

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I said that that berry is a salac Berry.....
it's called the salac berry
edited electridash you said petaya berry

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This set in my opinion, should work alright in singles.

However there are some things that you need to know when using it:

  • It cannot touch the likes of Mega Mawile, so beware.

  • Sturdy only activates at full HP, no less. So you might like a spinner and/or a wish passer.

  • Priority will be devastating. Especially when it comes from a Talonflame.

  • Close Combat makes it's defenses paper thing (if they weren't so already) so give it full investment in speed to outspeed scarfmons.

  • Set up only when the situation is such. If your Sturdy breaks, then don't bother setting up when your opponent has a fast Pokemon. Keep it as a late game sweeper and/or a Pokemon that can destroy a Pokemon which is out on a sweep.

  • Salac berry is situational. If you want it activated, keep Sawk at full HP and let it get hit by a strong attack (but not on a switch if possible).

Also, this set is also used by Hitmonlee (or almost, it uses a Liechi Berry instead for attack and Unburden).

Here's a very weird set I've encountered before:


Hitmonlee @Liechi Berry
Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Ability: Unburden
Endure (a replacement for Sturdy)
Stone Edge / Rock Slide
Close Combat

You basically come in on a revenge-kill against a physical sweeper with no priority, and eat a hit (lol) while using Endure to survive. If pulled off right, then when your berry is consumed you get a huge speed boost (Unburden) and a decent attack boost (Liechi Berry).

Hope I helped!

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I still prefer Sawk. It's purely based around him.
Close Combat to Mega Mawile will still hurt.
Not after an Intimidate no. Also it can do shocking damage with just Sucker Punch.
And yeah. Sawk will also do the job, just that it's a little more situational.
+1 252+ Atk Mold Breaker Sawk Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mega Mawile: 259-306 (85.1 - 100.6%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO

Even with a -1 Attack:
-1 252+ Atk Mold Breaker Sawk Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mega Mawile: 115-136 (37.8 - 44.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
Don't forget it gets that boost when it's at 1 HP or low HP (1/3rds). Guess what happens when you are in that position:

252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Sucker Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Sawk: 104-123 (35.6 - 42.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Since you ARE at 1/3rds, that is good game. And even if Mawile as much as comes in on Sawk, it has a -1 for the whole game, one in which if you switch out it's even worse :P
If I see a mega mawile theres no point in sending out sawk so sometimes itll just be a waste your right but if used correctly it works