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Fast Sweeper/Cleaner

Barraskewda @ Life Orb
Ability: Propeller Tail / Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Liquidation
- Close Combat
- Drill Run
- Poison Jab / Psychic Fangs

Poison Jab for Fairy/Grass Types. Psychic Fangs for Poison Types that resist/are Immune to Ground and Fighting types.

Propeller Tail to avoid Storm Drain/Water Absorb and you don’t plan on using Rain. :P

Hope I Helped!

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Does Jolly get any important Speed benchmarks? Likewise, would Adamant's maximum effect approach be of any real help? Keep in mind without nature investment it already gets an astonishing 379 Speed with fully invested Speed EVs.
Jolly helps it outspeed Jolteon, Weavile, Ribombee and Dugtrio.
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Fast Band
Barraskewda @ Choice Band
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Liquidation
- Close Combat
- Drill Run
- Ice Fang / Poison Jab / Psychic Fangs

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Barraskewda @ Choice Band
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Flip Turn
- Liquidation
- Close Combat
- Psychic Fangs

Flip Turn is for momentum. Liquidation is strong STAB. Close Combat and Psychic Fangs are coverage.

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Glass Cannon on Wheels (Doubles)
Ability: Swift Swim
Nature: Jolly (+Speed, -Special Attack) or Adamant (+Attack, - Special Attack)
Item- Assault Vest or Life Orb
EV's- 252 Atk., 252 Spd., 4 Def. or HP
Moves-
Liquidation- STAB & lowering defense
Close Combat- Power
Ice Fang or Psychic Fangs- Ice fang for fishing for flinch or freeze, Psychic fangs for destroying screens
Poison Jab, Drill Run, or Crunch- Poison jab for covering grass weakness, Drill run for covering Electric weakness, or crunch for lowering defense

Barraskewda is an excellent physical sweeper. Swift swim makes it's already insane speed stat double again, so pelipper is a go to partner (but I use a prankster sableye with rain dance because it has a great supportive Pokemon movepool other than rain dance). Using a life orb can increase attack stats (with the cost of a little health), or you could use an assault vest, for a more (special) defensive approach. Barraskewda is my personal favorite Galar Pokemon, because of it's amazing attack and speed it can be used for insta-kills. But like every Pokemon Barraskewda has it's weaknesses, and it's weakness is, it's just fragile. It has an abysmal HP, Def, and Sp def stats makes it very killable. Other than that, just use your speed to kill opponents before they kill you (watch out for trick rooms)

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Barraskewda @ Life Orb
ABILITY: Swift Swim
NATURE: Adamant (+Atk -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

Liquidation
Close Combat
Psychic Fangs
Crunch/Aqua Jet

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Barraskewda @ Choice Band
Ability: Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Liquidation
- Close Combat
- Drill Run
- Poison Jab

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Crunch isn't very strong and doesn't cover any weaknesses. Replace with Close Combat.
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Trait: Propeller Tail
Nature: Jolly (+Speed, - Sp. Attack) or Adamant (+Attack, - Sp. Attack)
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 HP
Role: Physical Sweeper

Moves:

  • Liquidation
  • Poison Jab
  • Close Combat
  • Psychic Fangs
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