Description: It has sufficient bulk to set up, and enough Speed to dominate a good portion of the tier. If it is lucky enough to pick up a Justified boost, Gallade's immense power becomes amplified to frightening heights.
Options: Close Combat, of course, is Gallade's pride and joy, and is its primary tool for mauling opposing teams. This 120 Base Power STAB move, coupled with a base 125 Attack and a Swords Dance boost, is arguably the most vicious attack in the tier.
Counters: Shadow Sneak mitigates Gallade's problem against revenge killers, as a +2 Life Orb Shadow Sneak can bring down troublesome threats such as Kadabra, Rotom, and Haunter. Shadow Sneak also has the added benefit of giving Gallade perfect neutral coverage.
This is a good moveset for gallade (Pokemon #475) with the steadfast ability/trait, a Adamant nature, and equipped with Life Orb submitted by Venustoise. For use in competitive Pokemon battles featuring an Export option and breeding guide.