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It has OK defensive stats and can invest in defences because of access to Coil.
It can easily sweep teams and even Ice Shard can't take it down after a Coil.
Brave Bird Talonflame can be walled after 2-3 Coils.
Is it a good Pokemon to use?

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Too vague. It depends on the situation, but in general, no. It's only good for lower down tiers, and even then it faces competitions. It's by no means a bad pokemon, it just don't have anything good enough to warrant use better filled by more relevant members, such as Tangrowth or Sceptile in RU, Celebi in UU and Venusaur in OU.
Like you said, 2 to 3 Coils. You don't have so much time to set up 2-3 Coils. Talonflame would kill you before you even set up ONE Coil

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The short answer, No.

The reason is because, like you said, it takes 2-3 coils to wall a talonflame. Your not going to get that time to set them up. It gets beaten up in higher tiers and really can't wall much without any coils and they take time to set up.

He may be a viable option in PU and that is why it is there. It actually is a very competitive Pokemon in PU.

Hope this answers your question!

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Will it work in UU with a Baton Passer?
Well, any pokemon really CAN work with a BP chain, but it's not really the best pokemon to BP too.  UU up is really hard for serperior to work in.
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It is only good if you gave 1 move tutor move from ORAS. That move is Aqua Tail. Aqua Tail covers Fire-Types and is a really good move. Serperior doesn't really have any good coverage besides that. If you sent Serperior to Sun/Moon without giving it Aqua Tail, you can't really do anything with it. You're just left with that one extra move slot. If your Serperior is still in ORAS, give it Aqua Tail and it will be viable in competitive (if you're playing via internet connection) and higher tiers (if you're playing Showdown)

Hope I helped!

Are you sure? What about Contrary Leaf Storm? Aqua Tail doesn't have a place on that set, and that set is the only reason Serperior manages a good tier. Its offensive stats are too low to make mixed sets work.