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Competitive Discussion: Excadrill

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Excadrill

Ground/Steel Tier: OU
Sand Rush
Excadrill's Base Speed is doubled while in a Sand Storm.
Sand Force
The Power of Rock, Steel, and Ground Type Attacks used by Excadrill is increased by 30% during a Sandstorm.
Mold Breaker
Blocks the Ability of the opposing Pokemon if it has any effect on the Attack used by Excadrill.

HP: 110
Attack: 135
Defense: 60
Special Attack: 50
Special Defense: 65
Speed: 88

Overview
THE premier Ground attacker of Gen 5. Excadrill can enter the field and immediately have a 405 Attack paired with a Speed of 550, no set-up required. Add on Swords Dance or Choice Band and you can almost smell the fear of opponents.*yuck* All three Abilities are very beneficial and can all be utilized in OU. There really isn't a whole lot to say about Excadrill except that you should expect to see a lot of these running around in Sandstorm teams.

Swords Dance Sweeper
Ability: Sand Rush
Moveset
Swords Dance
Earthquake
Rock Slide
X-Scissor/Brick Break
Held Item: Life Orb
Nature: Adamant +Attack -Special Attack
EVs: 4/252/0/0/0/252

Very simple concept here. Bring Excadrill in during a Sandstorm and have a field day. Set-up Swords Dance when you expect a switch. Sand Rush instantly doubles Excadrill's Speed during the Sandstorm. Rock Slide hits those Flyers unaffected by your EQ. X-Scissor or Brick Break for coverage. Grass-Psychic-Dark coverage vs. Normal-Dark. There really isn't a lot to explain here.

Annihalator
Ability: Sand Rush / Sand Force
Moveset
Earthquake
Rock Slide
X-Scissor
Return
Held Item: Choice Band
Nature: Adamant +Attack -Special Attack
EVs: 4/252/0/0/0/252

Is explanation necessary? Get in and KO stuff. With Sand Rush it's like the SDer without ability to change moves, while with Sand Force it can take out most counters on the switch. The given moveset is probably the best, as no Pokemon resist all of them.

Rapid Spin is also an option in your set, if the utility is important.

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Updated 08-08-2011 at 12:03 PM by MissingNo.

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  1. Bobreeder's Avatar
    Annihalator
    Ability: Sand Rush / Sand Force
    Moveset
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    X-Scissor
    Return
    Held Item: Choice Band
    Nature: Adamant +Attack -Special Attack
    EVs: 4/252/0/0/0/252

    Is explanation necessary? Get in and KO stuff. With Sand Rush it's like the SDer without ability to change moves, while with Sand Force it can take out most counters on the switch. The given moveset is probably the best, as no Pokemon resist all of them.

    Rapid Spin is also an option in your set, if the utility is important.
  2. Frawg's Avatar
    I run a sand rush sweeper.
    Adamant.
    Rapid Spin
    Earthquake
    Rock Slide
    Swords Dance
    It's really unapposed
  3. Darkrai13's Avatar
    Just you wait Excadrill! When sandslash's DW ability is released you won't stand a chance!
  4. Deneves's Avatar
    Excadrill is also one of the better users of the Air Balloon. Every team in OU generally has an pokemon with Earthquake and it lessens on of its weaknesses

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