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Appendix:Metagame terminology

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Lead
 
===Lead===
The starting [[Pokémon]] of a team.<br />In general, these pokemon do at least one of two things, set up hazards or prevent your opponent from setting up hazards. Examples of pokemon that do both are {{p|Aerodactyl}} ({{m|Taunt}}, {{m|Stealth Rock}}), {{P|Forretress}} ({{m|Rapid Spin}}, {{m|Spikes}}, {{m|Stealth Rock}}, {{m|Toxic Spikes}}) and {{p|Tentacruel}} ({{m|Rapid Spin}}, {{m|Toxic Spikes}}). An example of pokemon that only set up hazards is {{p|Heatran}} ({{m|Stealth Rock}}). An example of a lead that only prevents hazards is {{p|Weavile}} ({{m|Taunt}}).
In general, these pokemon do at least one of two things, set up hazards or prevent your opponent from setting up hazards. Examples of pokemon that do both are aerodactyl(taunt, stealth rock), forretress(rapid spin, spikes, stealth rock, toxic spikes) and tentacruel(rapid spin, toxic spikes). An example of pokemon that only set up hazards is heatran(Stealth Roxk). An example of a lead that only prevents hazards is weavile(taunt).
 
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