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Appendix:Metagame terminology

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A moveset designed with the object of quickly knocking out, or "sweeping," an opponent's team. Specializes in mostly direct attacks with stat-boosting moves also common. It is characterized by high Speed and offensive stats while very often having poor defensive stats and HP. Comes in three variations - Physical, Special, and Mixed. (Physical sweepers use physical moves, Special sweepers use special moves, and Mixed sweepers use both.) mixed sweepers can also be used as wall breakers which are mixed sweepers whose attacks are specifically chosen to take down common walls, like close combat for blissey or fire blast for skarmory. Common counters are bulky Pokémon and priority moves.