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Ask the Swagger master, Klefki who wins.
Qwerty is also right. Remember Swarm, the Bug version of 'the elemental type boosting aura' like Torrent, Overgrow and Blaze?
Crustle is so extremey swaggy that it cannot be OHKOd because of Sturdy Swag. So it beats Scolipede one-on-one.
My litte pet Greninja uses Water Shuriken and kicks Crustle's butt harder than 167 Explosions with STAB boost.
Of course I am not right, lol. I didn'think it was so hard to figure out I was joking…

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The Pokemon depends on your team.

Scolipede is a great sweeper with great attack and speed, good for Mega Horning, Poison Jabbing and Double-Edging the other team, also being the world's second best speed Baton Passer.
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Crustle is a physically defensive wall, with nice attack for using the most powerful Rock move in the world, 150 BP Rock Wrecker (A huge 225 BP with STAB included).
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Use Scolipede if:

  • You have 0-1 Physical sweepers. (Also applies for Crustle)
  • You have 0-3 Physical/Special sweepers.
  • You need quite a strong Grass coverage.
  • You want to slap Fairies out your path.

Use Crustle if:

  • You have 0-2 Bulky walls.
  • You have no physical walls.
  • You want to have Ice, Flying, Bug or Fire coverage.
  • You don't find 'risking losing a turn' risky/You use Slaking a lot.

Also, if you are asking just to find out if you want to use a mono-Rock/Poison team with a Bug, I advise using Crustle as Rock Pokemon have lots of coverages and resistances (despite being scared of water) and are immensly powerful.

If you want some sets for the two, here are some nice sets.

Scolipede @ Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Double-Edge
- Poison Jab
- Megahorn

Crustle @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Rock Wrecker
- Bug Bite/X-Scissor
- Knock Off
- Shadow Claw

Crustle @ Leftovers
Ability: Shell Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
- Rest
- Stealth Rock
- Smack Down
- Curse