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View Poll Results: Spear or Speed?
Escavalier 19 55.88%
Accelgor 15 44.12%
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Old July 13th, 2014 (01:39 PM).
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This week's mash-up features the Queen's Lancer and the Emperor's shinobi! Who will win ?Will it be the ironclad warrior who can drill through walls with his mighty spears, or will it be the swift and cunning shinobi who can outrun a speeding bullet?
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Old July 13th, 2014 (01:46 PM).
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I would go with Escavalier. It has much better stats all-around, except Speed which is the exact opposite, haha. While its options aren't very big, if nothing else it has Shell Armor, which can block critical hits and can be interesting with Iron Defense. It does have STAB Iron Head and X-Scissor to hit super hard with, too. Accelgor isn't too special to me, its concept is neat but I don't like its design as much.
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Old July 13th, 2014 (06:32 PM).
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I'd say Escavalier. He has the superior attack and defenses of the two, and he's a monster in trick room. Plus, Bug and Steel is one of the best type combinations out there.
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Old July 14th, 2014 (02:14 PM).
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Haven't played Gen V in a while and never went competitive. However, Accelgor clearly wins out due to in-game memories. I remember encountering an Escavalier and, more than any non-water type pokémon since Castelia City, being perfectly sure of its type combination and how it would be powered, making it easier to counter.

Accelgor though? Facing Alder I took one look at it and thought to myself "at last, an easy one!", sending out a slow pokémon who had no type advantage...soon learned my lesson. So for being a dark horse of a pokémon, it wins for me :)
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In a one-on-one fight? Escavalier wins. Buuuut, I prefer Accelgor personally. Between the two he has more options, can fill more roles, and has just more tricks up his mummy-bug sleeves in general. His pitiful defense and high speed lets him kind of abuse Guard Split in doubles, and Hydration with possibly the fastest rain dance outside of a prankster lets him almost always ignore status if you wanna go that route. Plus, the coverage man. He's got bug, he's got grass, he's can focus blast your ass. Acid Spray makes a second special hit very devestating too.

I just think he's a lot neater than escavalier.
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Old July 14th, 2014 (02:26 PM). Edited July 14th, 2014 by Jellicent♀.
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As much as I like how fast Accelgor is, I went with Escavalier. That, and a beetle with lances for arms wearing a horse hair crest helmet is cool.

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Old July 14th, 2014 (02:55 PM).
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Escavalier. I like that heavy-armor knight thing it has going. Ninjas are cool, but Accelgor's not a cool looking ninja.
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Old July 15th, 2014 (05:30 AM).
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I'm on Team Escavalier as well.

I'm not much of a fan of either line but Escavalier got the vote because I loved its design better than Accelgor's, plus it's a very strong physical attacker that despite being slow, can be really threatening under a Trick Room. And of course Bug/Steel is one of the least weakness-heavy typings out there given he's only weak to Fire.

Accelgor looks pretty meh but I guess that's just me.
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Old July 15th, 2014 (07:38 AM).
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Escavalier! I used it in a playthrough once and it was pretty good. Plus I like it's design a lot better than Accelgor's, even if I don't like Escavalier as a whole all that much.
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Old July 15th, 2014 (11:38 PM).
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I've got to go with Escavalier. Its might not be that great, but it makes up for it in offense; its Attack stat is simply gargantuan. Plus, it has decent attacks in its movepool to take full advantage of it. If you're using a Trick Room team, plug this Pokémon in, and you're guaranteed a victory. Have had it plenty of times before, and not once has it ever failed me, personally. Its design is also pretty good; makes it look tough!

Accelgor is all right, but it's not as easy to utilize. Its defenses are low, so if you don't have it hold Focus Sash, it could be taken down quite instantly.
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Old July 16th, 2014 (02:21 AM).
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Escavalier looks awesome, has some great stat balance and when in the right circumstances i.e. TR, it can be a complete monster. Out of all the times I've used it in battle, it's done the job surprisingly well. Also, I just love the Bug/Steel type combo. <3
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Accelgor, because it looks amazing, has a supersonic speed and access to Spikes, allowing it to serve as a nice lead for hyperoffensive teams (especially since the Deos got banned) and also has a nice base 100 SpA, allowing it to do some late-game cleaning in the lower tiers.

Escavalier on the other hand is very strong and bulky, especially when it has an Assault Vest equipped, and is remotely usable even in Ubers. However, it's way too slow and has a very limited movepool, so I prefer Accelgor to it.

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Old July 17th, 2014 (08:17 AM).
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Accelgor easilly wins thanks to hp Fire and good sp. attack with amazing speed giving it a chance for a quick O.H.K.O.
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Old July 18th, 2014 (08:19 PM).
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Escavalier!!! It's awesome in almost every way (spears, medieval-like look) and I'm planning to train one when I can. :D Accelgor is good stats-wise and I love me some speed but as far as design is concerned it's just a blob thing that doesn't stick out much.
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Old July 19th, 2014 (09:23 PM).
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Ugh I love both, but voted for Accelgor because I actually used in game, albeit by accident. Was a total idiot move, thought Shelmet would evolve into Escavalier, trained it to like level 49, found out I was totally wrong, and decided to just go with it. Accelgor definitely isn't bad though. :]
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Old July 19th, 2014 (10:56 PM).
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They're both pretty badass but i picked escavalier because its a better pokemon statwise. I don't really like pokemon who are just fast.
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Old July 20th, 2014 (04:53 AM).
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They're both fugly but Accelgor wins as it isn't a old Pokémon wearing armor being called a new Pokémon. Accelgor also has good speed that makes up for it's frailness.
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Old July 20th, 2014 (11:16 AM).
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They're both fugly but Accelgor wins as it isn't a old Pokémon wearing armor being called a new Pokémon.
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Old August 3rd, 2014 (12:44 PM).
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I'm picking Accelgor just cause Speed to me in a battle is quite important haha, so often I've had what I've thought to be a strong pokémon outsped by an opponent and it's proven to be detrimental lol so I'm not really sure but I'll stick with Accelgor and say that it getting attacks in quickly might give it the edge
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Old August 5th, 2014 (11:25 AM).
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I'm saying Accelgor, because Shelmet is so über cute.

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I haven't used either of them yet but I'm really interested in using an Accelgor. It's design really appeals to me. (Also Shelmet is awesome)

Escavalier is ok but I've always found it's design sorta awkward looking.

So I voted Accelgor.
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Escavalier,cuz he is steel and is bad@$$ looking.
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