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Every physical sweeper people reckomend are dragon types! I already have Altaria for my team and I don't want 3 dragon types like I normally have. What are some good non dragon physical sweepers?

Btw Altaria is probably going to be my mega, so don't choose any Pokemon that count on mega evoloution to work. And I already have lucario and froakie so dont say them either.

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Lel, just use some of the biggest threats in OU .3.


Bisharp @ BlackGlasses / Life Orb

Ability: Defiant
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head
- Swords Dance

Ranked #11th on the Usage Lists, and for a good reason - Bisharp loves to switch into Defog and Sticky Web, and unlike a lot of Physical Pokemon cannot be reliably checked by Landorus-T, due to his ability Defiant. Bisharp forces alot of switches, allowing it to easily get up a Swords Dance and proceed to sweep teams with Dual STABs + Priority Sucker Punch


Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf

Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 252 Atk / 24 Def / 232 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- U-turn
- Knock Off / Superpower
- Stone Edge

The most common Pokemon in Competitive OU, and one of the S Class Pokemon this gen. This thing switches into half the tier, thanks to his respectable bulk, typing and excellent ability Intimidate, making him an effective Scout and pivot. His sky-high attack also let's him function as a lategame cleaner, after the Opponent's team has been weakened.

You can also run the dangerous double dance set which capitalises on Landorus-t's ability to force switches, to set up either Swords Dance or Rock Polish - Rock Polish to go through frailer, more offensive teams and Swords Dance in order to take down more defensive teams.

Landorus-Therian @ Leftovers
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 56 HP / 220 Atk / 232 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Rock Polish
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge


Talonflame @ Sharp Beak

Ability: Gale Wings
EVs: 120 HP / 252 Atk / 136 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Swords Dance
- Brave Bird
- Flare Blitz
- Roost

Another one of the most common OU Pokemon at #7 in usage. Swords Dance lets it set up, Dual Stabs hit hard and priority Brave Bird let's it bypass Speed and just slam your opponents hard.

You can also consider running the older Choice Band Talonflame, which runs U-Turn and Tailwind or something similar instead of Swords Dance and Roost. Another option is the Natural Gift set, which allows Talonflame to beat one of the following, depending on what Berry you use - Heatran and Rotom-W, which are the two biggest Talonflame counters in the tier.

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Azumarill @ Assault Vest
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 240 HP / 252 Atk / 16 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Aqua Jet
- Play Rough
- Knock Off / Superpower
- Waterfall
 
One of the more common Pokemon in OU, with Huge Power and Assault Vest, Azumarill becomes a very formidable tank. It can switch into a plethora of attacks and proceed to deal massive damage. Superpower can be considered in order to hit Ferrothorn, who otherwise becomes a near-perfect switch-in.
 
Another, potentially even more dangerous Azumarill set is the Belly Drum Set, which capitalizes on Azumarill's ability to force switches in order to get a Belly Drum up and proceed to sweep with Priority Aqua Jet.
 
Azumarill @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 92 HP / 252 Atk / 164 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Belly Drum
- Aqua Jet
- Play Rough
- Superpower

 

Terrakion @ Choice Scarf

Ability: Justified
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Rock Slide / X-Scissor
 
Terrakion is an excellent Scarfer capable of outspeeding most of the tier, with base 129 Attack and amazing Dual STABs in Fighting and Stone Edge which gives it nearly unresisted coverage. Earthquake provides redundant coverage, but hits Heatran better while Rock Slide is used to win the accuracy bet which otherwise occurs with Stone Edge, or X-Scissor can be used as additional coverage to hit Psychic and Grass types.

 

Excadrill @ Life Orb

Ability: Sand Rush
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Swords Dance / Rapid Spin
 
A Pokemon deemed too powerful for Gen V OU and being banned to Ubers, Excadrill sports a massive base 135 attack. Coupled with its ability, Sand Rush, when put in Sand, Excadrill is easily capable of sweeping entire teams. Obviously, you prefer to pair with Tyranitar and Hippowdon if you're taking that route.
 
Otherwise, the other Excadrill set is the Choice Scarf set
Excadrill @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Rapid Spin
 
While having a base speed which is lower than most scarfers, Excadrill still maintains the ability to outspeed the unboosted OU tier and smack the tier hard with it's STABS and coverage. This time, the ability Mold Breaker prevents Levitate users like Rotom-W and Bronzong from being able to counter Excadrill anymore, while Rapid Spin allows it to provide extra utility to your team, especially if you're hazard weak.

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My suggestion.

Darmanitan @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Atk. 252 Spd. 4Def
Nature: Adamant
Moves:
Flare Blitz
Superpower
Earthquake
Wild Charge/Zen Headbutt

Infernape @ Life Orb
Trait: Iron Fist
EVs: 252 Atk. 252 Spd. 4 SpDef
Nature: Adamant
Moves:
Close Combat
Fire Punch
Thunder Punch
Mach Punch

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I would say either Weavile or Scizor

The sets:

Weavile @Focus Sash
Trait: Pickpicket
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 SpD
-Swords Dance
-Ice Shard
-Knock Off/Night Slash
-Aerial Ace/Brick Break

Scizor @Choice Band
Trait: Technician
Adamant Nature
EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Atk, 4 Def
-Bullet Punch
-U-Turn
-Knock Off
-Bug Bite

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My personal favorite is Ambipom.

I dont know why, but with ev's in speed and attack, ambipom does a really nice job sweeping and can even go solo.

Help from baton pass blaziken is also really appreciated.

Here's the set

Ambipom @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- Return
- Low Kick
- Knock Off

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ARCANINE

Ability : Justified
Evs : 252 Attack 252 Speed 6 Hp
Item : Life Orb
Nature : Jolly(+Speed -Sp.Att)

Moveset:
Flare Blitz
Wild Charge
Outrage
Crunch/Extreme Speed

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How about my favorite Pokemon and partner... feraligator! Granted the power of his hidden ability sheer force plus his movepool that maximally benefits from it he is a total sweeper! He is the suggested spread:

Life orb
252ATK 252SPE 4DEF
Adamant

Watefall stab and Sheer force benifit

Dragon dance/Bulldoze/Earthquake DD if you want setup bulldoze is coverage in doubles earthquake coverage in singles

Ice punch Coverage and sheer force benefit

Crunch Shaeer force boost

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