WHat does Tank, lead, sweeper, etc. Mean? Can anyone explain all of them including the ones I didn't put on?
Metagame is a game within a game. It's the atmosphere of predicting, planning and everything else needed to win. Competitive Battling is a metagame.
A Lead is exactly what it sounds like, a Pokemon that starts off the match. In Generation Five (Black and White), Team Preview (Pokemon Order is arranged prior to match) has caused the decline of dedicated leads in general battling. However, Generation Four (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Soul Silver, and Heart Gold) has a very prominent lead metagames.
Walls are Pokemon that are designed to take hits along with supply the team with another form of support, through entry hazards (Spikes and Stealth Rock), statuses (Poison, and Paralysis), pHazing (Pseudohazing, moves that force pokemon to go away like Roar and Whirlwind) or other types of support. They can inclined toward deflecting physical attacks (Skarmory, or Hippowdon) or Special Attacks (Blissey or Tentacruel).
Wallbreakers are pokemon that focus on taking down both Physical and Special Walls through sheer power (Terrakion or Haxorus) or a mixed moveset of both Physical and Special moves (Infernape or Salamence.)
Sweepers are Pokemon that can use set-up moves to clean up after counters are removed. These moves include Dragon Dance (Gyarados, Dragonite, Salamence), Quiver Dance (Volcarona), Swords Dance (Infernape, Terrakion), and Rock Polish (Terrakion).
Tanks are Pokemon that can generally take a hit, and still hit back harder and accomplish its purpose.
I'll finish up in a bit, but repost on other specific terms you would like to know.
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