Pawniard @ Eviolite
Ability: Defiant
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Swords Dance
- Knock Off
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head

Additional Move Options: Pursuit, Stealth Rock, Low Kick
Additional Item Options: Dread Plate
Notes: Pawniard functions as one of the two premier Defiant users in the tier. Packing a Psychic / Poison immunity as well as an Eviolite boost grants it many opportunities to set up against pokemon that would normally fear Knock Off. It can also fulfill various roles such as a hazard setter or a trapper, making it a dominating force in a metagame where dark types are few.