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I realize it's necroposting but it's neccesary!

anyway pawniard got huge buffs in the steel nerf, the knock off buff, and the defog buff. add this to the fact it has useful resists and can check huge threats like fletchling and misdreivus, and you've got a top-tier poke!

Pawniard @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Defiant
Level: 5
EVs: 196 Spd / 236 Atk / 76 SDef
Jolly Nature
- Knock Off
- Brick Break
- Iron Head
- Psycho Cut / sucker punch

great check to missy, and great Pokemon in general. scares off defoggers, checks fletch, etc.

"anyway pawniard got huge buffs in the steel nerf"

because it's part dark it doesn't lose resists, and knock off is not as easy to absorb
swagpard much better imo
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Pawniard is absolutely amazing in LC. It resists powerful Pokemon in the tier like Gale Wings Fletchling (but watch for the Overheat) and Gastly. Using Defog is a drawback instead of a benefit when used against Pawniard, it essentially gets a free Swords Dance from it.

Pawniard @ Berry Juice
Jolly Nature
EVs: 156 Atk / 36 Def / 116 SpD / 196 Spe
-Knock Off
-Sucker Punch
-Iron Head
-Brick Break

Knock Off is great STAB and gets rid of an opposing item, Sucker Punch is nice priority, and Iron Head sometimes hits a little harder than Knock Off on Pokemon who have already lost their items. Brick Break hits other Pawniard and Scraggy hard.
Eviolite can be used if you prefer bulk over recovery.
Watch out for Snubbull, as even though it's Fairy-type it often packs Close Combat or Fire Fang. Status hurts Pawniard a lot, so try to get rid of status users before bringing in Pawniard.