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Showdown has released Gems and so I had a great idea!

Hitmonlee @ Normal Gem
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Fake Out
- Bulk Up
- High Jump Kick
- Earthquake

Fake Out + Normal Gem and Unburden ability activates making my Hitmonlee's speed from 211 (x2) to 422 and in the UU tier I don't think that someone can outspeed Hitmonlee.
I dont think a +300 speed is going to use a Choice Scarf.
Ok than I use Bulk Up and just spam alot of HJK and EQ..

Cons and pros of strategy? Like some threats and what can go wrong or KO me.

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Looks neat. Ghosts tho.
Trevenant and  is a good counter to this set! Some pokemon like Chesnaught, Defensive Arcanine, Hippowdon, Marvel Scale Milotic can only be 3HKO if unboosted.

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  • Very fast sweeper
  • Can hit very hard, especially after Bulk Up


  • Ghost types in general
  • Sableye/Mega-Banette - not only are Ghosts, but also have priority Will-o-Wisp
  • Trevanant - also a Ghost, but resists Earthquake and often has Will-o-Wisp
  • Most Defensive Pokemon not weak to Fighting can deal with this set. Some notable examples: Hippowdon, anything with Protect (makes High Jump Kick hurt the user), Quagsire, Milotic, Suicune

Despite all the cons it can actually be a very good set. The main con is that any of things above will force you to switch out, which negates your Unburden boost, as well as any Bulk Ups you happen to have used.

If you want to use it, I would suggest replacing Bulk Up for Knock Off, or maybe Sucker Punch. It does make you unable to boost your attack, but personally I feel the extra coverage is worth it, as it means you will be forced to switch out less.

The best way to use it as a late game sweeper, after the Pokemon that can wall him (i.e. Ghost types) have been dealt with.

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