VGC 17 Sample Moveset & EV Spread Compendium

*Disclaimer*

The optimal EV spread for a given Pokémon often depends on the roles a given team requires it to perform, so we encourage you to use these sets as guides or starting points for making your very own team. This list is far from comprehensive, so don’t let it stifle your own creativity!

Also, though a number of these sets list Hidden Power in the moveset, the appropriate IVs for these Hidden Powers are not listed, as it affects the appropriate EVs. With the advent of Hyper Training in Sun & Moon, it is possible to emulate maximum IVs without altering the IVs themselves, and it is therefore possible to essentially have 31 IVs in all stats without affecting the Hidden Power.

This document will be updated as the metagame progresses, so it will stay relevant throughout the entire season.

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Clefairy

Specially Defensive Redirection Clefairy

Importable:

Clefairy @ Eviolite
Ability: Friend Guard
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 172 Def / 108 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Follow Me
– Moonblast/Ice Beam
– Encore
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 228 HP / 108+ SpD Eviolite Clefairy: 148-174 (85-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 228 HP / 172 Def Eviolite Clefairy in Grassy Terrain: 153-180 (87.9-103.4%) — 25% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Even stats in both defences maximises the boost from Eviolite. EVd for Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb with the remainder dumped into defence.

Physically Defensive Redirection Clefairy

Importable:

Clefairy @ Eviolite
Ability: Friend Guard
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 196 Def / 60 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Follow Me
– Moonblast/Ice Beam
– Encore
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

252+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 196+ Def Eviolite Clefairy: 150-176 (84.7-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 196+ Def Eviolite Clefairy in Grassy Terrain: 135-159 (76.2-89.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Notes:

Enough defence to survive Heavy Slam from any variant of Celesteela.

Clefable

Supportive Redirection Clefable

Importable:

Clefable @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Magic Guard/Unaware
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 220 Def / 4 SpA / 28 SpD / 20 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Follow Me
– Moonblast/Ice Beam
– Encore
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

4 SpA Clefable Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 152-180 (83-98.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 236 HP / 220 Def Clefable in Grassy Terrain: 169-199 (84.5-99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Sitrus Berry recovery

252 Atk Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 236 HP / 220 Def Clefable in Electric Terrain: 106-126 (53-63%) — 1.2% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 236 HP / 220 Def Clefable: 144-171 (72-85.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 236 HP / 220 Def Clefable: 156-186 (78-93%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252 SpA Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 236 HP / 28+ SpD Clefable: 150-176 (75-88%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

EVd to outspeed 4 speed variants of Celesteela. HP stat divisible by 4 maximises Sitrus Berry recovery, enough defence to survive Tapu Bulu’s Wood Hammer, remaining EVs dumped into special defence.

Parasect

Trick Room Redirection Parasect

Importable:

Parasect @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Dry Skin
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 184 Def / 72 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Spore
– Rage Powder
– Leech Life
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 72 SpD Parasect in Psychic Terrain: 141-166 (84.4-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 184+ Def Parasect: 70-84 (41.9-50.2%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

Minimum speed underspeeds min speed Mudsdale, Araquanid, Drampa, Vikavolt, Marowak etc., but speed ties with min speed Slowbro/king, Wishiwashi (school form), and Snorlax. No physical grass-type moves are available to Parasect in Sun & Moon, though Energy Ball variants are possible.

Golduck

Swift Swim Offensive Golduck

Importable:

Golduck @ Waterium Z
Ability: Swift Swim
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Ice Beam
– Hydro Pump
– Protect/Encore

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Golduck Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 208-248 (113.6-135.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela in Rain: 126-148 (61.7-72.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko in Rain: 160-189 (110.3-130.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Rain: 187-222 (105.6-125.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela in Rain: 210-247 (102.9-121%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Golduck in Rain: 132-156 (85.1-100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Other items such as Focus Sash and Life Orb may be viable options. Outspeeds all relevant Choice Scarf users.

Arcanine

Sejun's Firium Z Arcanine

Importable:

Arcanine @ Firium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 12 SpD / 164 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Flare Blitz
– Wild Charge
– Extreme Speed
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Arcanine Inferno Overdrive (190 BP) vs. 244 HP / 92 Def Eviolite Porygon2: 105-124 (54.9-64.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

-1 252+ Atk Arcanine Inferno Overdrive (190 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 206-246 (100.9-120.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

-1 252+ Atk Arcanine Wild Charge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Gyarados: 164-196 (96.4-115.2%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 76 HP / 12 SpD Arcanine in Electric Terrain: 144-172 (82.2-98.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 76 HP / 12 SpD Arcanine in Psychic Terrain: 150-177 (85.7-101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

-1 252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 76 HP / 4 Def Arcanine: 144-172 (82.2-98.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

HP stat minimises damage from hail/sand/Leech Seed, enough speed to outspeed modest Xurkitree and adamant Gyarados. Firium Z allows Arcanine access to a powerful fire-type move with no recoil.

Dark Psiana's Sitrus Berry London International Arcanine

Importable:

Arcanine @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 148 HP / 4 Def / 164 SpA / 28 SpD / 164 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Will-O-Wisp
– Flamethrower
– Snarl
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

164 SpA Arcanine Flamethrower vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 96-114 (49.2-58.4%) — 93.8% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Nihilego Power Gem vs. 148 HP / 28 SpD Arcanine: 156-186 (84.7-101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

-1 252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 148 HP / 4 Def Arcanine: 102-120 (55.4-65.2%) — 12.1% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

HP is a multiple of 4 for maximum recovery from Sitrus Berry and to ensure it is activated by Super Fang or Nature’s Madness. Outspeeds max speed Xurkitree.

SamVGC's Aguav Berry Arcanine

Importable:

Arcanine @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 188 Def / 68 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Flamethrower
– Will-O-Wisp
– Roar
– Snarl

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

0 SpA Arcanine Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 102-122 (50-59.8%) — 84.8% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Defensive:

252 SpA Salamence Devastating Drake (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Arcanine: 163-193 (82.7 – 97.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

-1 252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 252 HP / 188 Def Arcanine: 138-164 (70 – 83.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

-1 252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 188 Def Arcanine: 84-98 (42.6 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Emphasis is placed on defensive calcs, as survival, no matter how slight, is drastically more important when using an Aguav Berry set.

Physical Attacking Life Orb Arcanine

Importable:

Arcanine @ Life Orb
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 28 HP / 180 Atk / 4 Def / 44 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Flare Blitz
– Wild Charge
– Crunch/Extreme Speed
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

180+ Atk Life Orb Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 242-289 (118.6-141.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

-1 180+ Atk Life Orb Arcanine Wild Charge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Gyarados: 203-239 (119.4-140.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

180+ Atk Life Orb Arcanine Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 101-122 (60.4-73%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

-1 252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 28 HP / 4 Def Arcanine: 144-172 (85.2-101.7%) — approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 28 HP / 44 SpD Arcanine in Psychic Terrain: 144-171 (85.2-101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Maximum speed allows Arcanine to outspeed any unboosted variant of Gyarados. The HP EVs minimise Life Orb recoil, whilst the defence and special defence EVs allow Arcanine to survive a hit from Marowak and Tapu Lele respectively. Crunch makes Marowak easier to take on, whilst Extreme Speed can help in dealing with Focus Sash Pokémon.

Slowbro

Physically Bulky Trick Room Setter Slowbro

Importable:

Slowbro @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Oblivious
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 156 Def / 100 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Scald
– Ice Beam/Psychic/Psyshock
– Slack Off
– Trick Room

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

0 SpA Slowbro Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 110-132 (55.8-67%) — guaranteed 2HKO

0 SpA Slowbro Scald vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Marowak: 102-120 (61-71.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Shadow Bone vs. 252 HP / 156+ Def Slowbro: 168-200 (83.1-99%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 100 SpD Slowbro: 146-174 (72.2-86.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Minimum speed speed ties with min-speed Parasect and Wishiwashi (school form). Ice Beam allows Slowbro to hit Garchomp harder, Psychic is generally stronger due to STAB, and Psyshock helps hit Pokémon like Nihilego that are weaker on the physical side.

Gengar

Standard Focus Sash Gengar

Importable:

Gengar @ Focus Sash
Ability: Cursed Body
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Shadow Ball
– Sludge Bomb
– Will-O-Wisp
– Taunt/Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 168-198 (100.5-118.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Ninetales: 156-186 (104.6-124.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 194-230 (133.7-158.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Kartana: 160-190 (119.4-141.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Simple Focus Sash set. Protect is optional, not as useful as it has been in recent formats due to the absence of Mega Kangaskhan (and thus Scrappy Fake Out is far less common).

Ghostium Z Gengar

Importable:

Gengar @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Cursed Body
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
– Shadow Ball
– Sludge Bomb
– Will-O-Wisp/Taunt
– Destiny Bond

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Gengar Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Xurkitree: 180-213 (113.9-134.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Gengar Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 242-288 (136.7-162.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 67-81 (32.8-39.7%) — 99.8% chance to 3HKO

252 SpA Gengar Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 135-160 (66.1-78.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Gengar: 118-139 (86.7-102.2%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Ghostium can be used with Shadow Ball to pick up surprise KOs on Pokémon that can usually survive any of Gengar’s attacks, or with Destiny Bond to provide Gengar with a one-time-use redirection option. Notably, Shadow Ball + z-move Shadow Ball has a good chance of KOing 252 HP Celesteela.

Gyarados

Standard Dragon Dance Waterium Z Gyarados

Importable:

Gyarados @ Waterium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 52 HP / 196 Atk / 76 Def / 4 SpD / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Waterfall
– Dragon Dance
– Taunt/Ice Fang/Earthquake/Stone Edge
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+1 196+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 205-243 (100.4-119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

-1 252+ Atk Arcanine Wild Charge vs. 52 HP / 76 Def Gyarados: 148-176 (83.6-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Outspeeds anything below 118 base speed after a Dragon Dance, including the likes of Salazzle, Gengar, etc. Enough attack investment to KO 252 HP 0 defence Celesteela with Waterfall-z-move after a Dragon Dance, enough defence to survive non-Life Orb Arcanine’s Wild Charge 15/16 times.

Aerodactyl

Focus Sash Support Aerodactyl

Importable:

Aerodactyl @ Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Rock Slide
– Tailwind
– Sky Drop
– Wide Guard

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 Atk Aerodactyl Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 78-92 (46.7-55%) — 57.8% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Supportive Focus Sash set, focused on providing teammates with Tailwind and protecting them with Sky Drop and Wide Guard. Rock Slide is the attacking move of choice.

Snorlax

Curse-Recycle Snorlax

Importable:

Snorlax @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Gluttony
Level: 50
EVs: 68 HP / 116 Atk / 212 Def / 108 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Return
– High Horsepower
– Curse
– Recycle

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+1 116+ Atk Snorlax High Horsepower vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Gigalith: 110-130 (58.2-68.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

+1 116+ Atk Snorlax Return vs. 252 HP / 100 Def Tapu Fini: 93-111 (52.5-62.7%) — 98.8% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 68 HP / 108 SpD Snorlax in Psychic Terrain: 108-127 (44.2-52%) — 4.7% chance to 2HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 68 HP / 108 SpD Snorlax in Psychic Terrain: 205-243 (84-99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

Notes:

EVd to survive Tapu Lele’s Shattered Psyche in Psychic Terrain, and to make Psychic in Psychic Terrain a probable 4HKO. The combination of Curse and Recycle can be used to make Snorlax a force to be reckoned with in endgames, and can be used alongside the likes of Porygon2 for speed control and Tapu Fini for status control.

Trick Room Belly Drum Lax

Importable:

Snorlax @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
Level: 50
EVs: 100 HP / 28 Atk / 244 Def / 132 SpD
Brave Nature
– Belly Drum
– Return
– High Horsepower/Crunch
– Protect/Recycle

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+6 28+ Atk Snorlax High Horsepower vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Gigalith: 268-316 (141.7-167.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

+6 28+ Atk Snorlax Return vs. 252 HP / 100 Def Tapu Fini: 229-270 (129.3-152.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

+6 28+ Atk Snorlax Return vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 137-162 (67.1-79.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Defensive:

252+ Atk Meadow Plate Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 100 HP / 244 Def Snorlax in Grassy Terrain: 211-249 (85-100.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 100 HP / 132 SpD Snorlax in Psychic Terrain: 202-238 (81.4-95.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 100 HP / 244 Def Snorlax: 208-246 (83.8-99.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

Notes:

Minimal attacking investment is required, as Belly Drum will allow Snorlax to OHKO most of the format regardless. Defensive investment allows Snorlax to survive Wood Hammer in Grassy Terrain from Meadow Plate Tapu Bulu, Z-Psychic in Psychic Terrain from Tapu Lele, and Z-Liquidation from Araquanid. The HP investment leaves Snorlax with an even HP stat, allowing Figy Berry to be activated by Belly Drum. Either High Horsepower or Crunch can be used in the final moveslot, the former being a better option against Gigalith, the latter more niche Pokémon like Mismagius and Trevenant. Recycle is an alternative to Protect or the aforementioned coverage move, allowing Snorlax to regenerate Figy Berries.

Trick Room Pancake Lax

Importable:

Snorlax @ Snorlium Z
Ability: Thick Fat
Level: 50
EVs: 52 HP / 252 Atk / 188 Def / 12 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Giga Impact
– Crunch
– Body Slam/Return
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Snorlax Body Slam vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 90-106 (50.8-59.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Snorlax Pulverizing Pancake vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 220-259 (124.2-146.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Snorlax Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 82-98 (49.1-58.6%) — 98% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 52 HP / 188 Def Snorlax: 102-120 (42.1-49.5%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 52 HP / 188 Def Thick Fat Snorlax: 91-108 (37.6-44.6%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Thick Fat allows Snorlax to survive any two attacks from Marowak with this spread. Minimum speed Snorlax speed ties with minimum speed Slowbro/king, Wishiwashi, and Parasect.

Politoed

Scarf Politoed

Importable:

Politoed @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Drizzle
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Ice Beam
– Hydro Pump
– Encore/Haze

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Politoed Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko in Rain: 141-166 (97.2-114.4%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Politoed Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak in Rain: 192-228 (114.9-136.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Politoed Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 116 SpD Celesteela in Rain: 99-117 (48.5-57.3%) — 91.8% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Politoed in Psychic Terrain: 129-153 (77.7-92.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

With Choice Scarf, Politoed is able to outspeed base 130 speed Pokémon such as Tapu Koko. If Minimize strategies see regular play, Haze may replace Encore on this moveset.

Bulky Politoed

Importable:

Politoed @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Drizzle
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 76 Def / 76 SpA / 108 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Perish Song/Ice Beam
– Encore
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

76 SpA Politoed Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak in Rain: 168-198 (100.5-118.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 244 HP / 108+ SpD Politoed in Psychic Terrain: 103-123 (52.5-62.7%) — 0.4% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

HP stat divisible by 4 ensures maximal Sitrus Berry recovery, as well as making sure it activates if Politoed is hit by Super Fang or Nature’s Madness. Enough special attack to KO 252 HP Marowak with Scald, enough special defence to ensure that Tapu Lele’s Psychic won’t 2HKO through Sitrus Berry. Remaining EVs are dumped into defence.

Scizor

Standard Life Orb Scizor

Importable:

Scizor @ Life Orb
Ability: Technician
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
– Bullet Punch
– X-Scissor/U-Turn
– Swords Dance/Feint/Iron Head
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Technician Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 187-221 (105.6-124.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Technician Scizor Bullet Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 265-312 (143.2-168.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Scizor in Psychic Terrain: 76-90 (42.9-50.8%) — 2.7% chance to 2HKO

252+ Atk Gyarados Waterfall vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Scizor: 73-87 (41.2-49.1%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Scizor: 145-172 (81.9-97.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

A basic but functional spread. U-Turn can help provide switching initiative to Scizor’s team, but can also potentially be a hindrance should Scizor want to use a bug-type move without switching out. X-Scissor is generally preferred on Swords Dance sets. Scizor should ideally be run alongside a Tapu that can overwrite Tapu Lele’s psychic terrain to allow it to use Bullet Punch freely.

Porygon2

Specially Attacking Trick Room Setter Porygon2

Importable:

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 92 Def / 28 SpA / 140 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Thunderbolt/Tri Attack
– Ice Beam/Shadow Ball
– Recover
– Trick Room

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

28 SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 168-200 (91.8-109.2%) — 56.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Rain: 115-136 (60.2-71.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Pelipper Scald vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Rain: 51-60 (26.7-31.4%) — guaranteed 4HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Psychic Terrain: 72-85 (37.6-44.5%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

EVd to survive Golduck Hydro Vortex + Pelipper Scald in rain the majority of the time. HP stat minimises damage from weather (sand/hail) and Leech Seed. Special Attack EVs increase non-boosted Ice Beam on Garchomp to a roll in Porygon2’s favour.

Mixed Attacking Trick Room Setter Porygon2

Importable:

Porygon2 @ Eviolite
Ability: Download
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 92 Def / 28 SpA / 140 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Return
– Ice Beam
– Recover
– Trick Room

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

28 SpA Porygon2 Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 168-200 (91.8-109.2%) — 56.3% chance to OHKO

+1 4 Atk Porygon2 Return vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 93-109 (63.6-74.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Rain: 115-136 (60.2-71.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Pelipper Scald vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Rain: 51-60 (26.7-31.4%) — guaranteed 4HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 244 HP / 140+ SpD Eviolite Porygon2 in Psychic Terrain: 72-85 (37.6-44.5%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Return allows Porygon2 to deal good damage to the likes of Tapu Lele and Tapu Fini even in situations where it doesn’t receive the special attack boost from Download. Again, EVd to survive Golduck Hydro Vortex + Pelipper Scald in rain the majority of the time. HP stat minimises damage from weather (sand/hail) and Leech Seed. Special Attack EVs increase non-boosted Ice Beam on Garchomp to a roll in Porygon2’s favour.

Smeargle

Choice Scarf Smeargle

Importable:

Smeargle @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Own Tempo
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Spore
– Follow Me/Wide Guard
– Fake Out
– Instruct/Follow Me/Wide Guard

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

As always with Smeargle, a wide array of options are available. The set listed is simply an example, and the set should be tailored to what the team requires.

Focus Sash Smeargle

Importable:

Smeargle @ Focus Sash
Ability: Moody
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Spore
– Wide Guard/Follow Me
– Fake Out/Wide Guard/Follow Me
– Baneful Bunker/Spiky Shield

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Moody is not essential but if you’re gonna flip coins for games you might as well go all in.

Pelipper

Tailwind Glass Cannon Pelipper

Importable:

Pelipper @ Life Orb/Focus Sash
Ability: Drizzle
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest/Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Hurricane
– Tailwind
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 174-206 (98.3-116.3%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Pelipper Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak in Rain: 218-260 (130.5-155.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Pelipper: 39-47 (28.6-34.5%) — 4.4% chance to 3HKO

Notes:

Damage output is underwhelming without Life Orb, though with a modest nature, Focus Sash variants still pick up valuable KOs on the likes of Marowak and Tapu Bulu.

Hariyama

Assault Vest Trick Room Support Hariyama

Importable:

Hariyama @ Assault Vest
Ability: Thick Fat
Level: 50
EVs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 220 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Fake Out
– Close Combat
– Knock Off
– Heavy Slam/Rock Tomb

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Hariyama Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 178-210 (100.5-118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Hariyama Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 105-124 (51.4-60.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 28 HP / 220 SpD Assault Vest Hariyama in Psychic Terrain: 188-224 (84.3-100.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Shadow Bone vs. 28 HP / 4 Def Hariyama: 171-202 (76.6-90.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 28 HP / 4 Def Thick Fat Hariyama: 121-144 (54.2-64.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Special defence investment allows Hariyama to survive Tapu Lele’s Psychic in psychic terrain, and attack allows it to KO back with Heavy Slam. Thick Fat is the ability of choice to allow it to take any attack from Alolan Marowak.

Guts Trick Room Support Hariyama

Importable:

Hariyama @ Flame Orb
Ability: Guts
Level: 50
EVs: 28 HP / 252 Atk / 108 Def / 116 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Fake Out
– Close Combat
– Knock Off
– Heavy Slam

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Guts Hariyama Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 156 Def Eviolite Porygon2: 198-234 (103.1-121.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

-1 252+ Atk Guts Hariyama Close Combat vs. 36 HP / 0 Def Krookodile: 254-302 (145.1-172.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Guts Hariyama Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 158-188 (94.6-112.5%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 28 HP / 108 Def Hariyama: 82-97 (36.7-43.4%) — guaranteed 3HKO after burn damage

Notes:

Reduction in burn damage to 1/16th of total HP makes Flame Orb the best item for the Guts set. HP EVs minimise damage from burn, defence ensures Garchomp’s Earthquake is a 3HKO with burn damage.

Torkoal

Trick Room Choice Specs Torkoal

Importable:

Torkoal @ Choice Specs
Ability: Drought
Level: 50
EVs: 116 HP / 252 SpA / 140 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Eruption
– Heat Wave
– Overheat/Flamethrower
– Solar Beam

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Choice Specs Torkoal Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 116 SpD Celesteela in Sun: 200-236 (98-115.6%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp in Sun: 101-119 (55.1-65%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 116 HP / 140 SpD Torkoal in Psychic Terrain: 142-168 (88.7-105%) — 31.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 116 HP / 0 Def Torkoal: 136-164 (85-102.5%) — approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Best paired with Intruct Oranguru or After You Lilligant. Special defence investment minimises chance of Tapu Lele’s Psychic KOing whilst still minimising chances of being KOd by Marowak.

Trick Room Charcoal Torkoal

Importable:

Torkoal @ Charcoal/Life Orb
Ability: Drought
Level: 50
EVs: 116 HP / 252 SpA / 140 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Eruption
– Heat Wave/Flamethrower/Solar Beam
– Overheat/Flamethrower/Solar Beam
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Charcoal Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak in Sun: 85-101 (50.8-60.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Charcoal Torkoal Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 116 SpD Celesteela in Sun: 204-242 (100-118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 116 HP / 140 SpD Torkoal in Psychic Terrain: 142-168 (88.7-105%) — 31.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 116 HP / 0 Def Torkoal: 136-164 (85-102.5%) — approx. 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Charcoal provides a sufficient boost to ensure that 252 HP Marowak is 2HKOd by Eruption. Flamethrower is an option that allows Torkoal to hit through Wide Guard with a fire-type move.

Milotic

Offensive Intimidate Deterrent Milotic

Importable:

Milotic @ Adrenaline Orb
Ability: Competitive
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 60 SpA / 28 SpD / 100 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Ice Beam
– Recover
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 52-63 (25.4-30.8%) — guaranteed 4HKO

60+ SpA Milotic Ice Beam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 180-216 (97.8-117.3%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

+2 60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 282-332 (161.1-189.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

+2 60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 254-300 (152-179.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 28 SpD Milotic: 168-200 (83.1-99%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Speed investment allows it to outspeed the likes of Nihilego and Garchomp if the Adrenaline Orb is activated. Again, the special attack allows it to KO Garchomp and break 252 HP Celesteela’s Substitute without having gained a boost from Competitive.

Bulky Rindo Berry Milotic

Importable:

Milotic @ Rindo Berry
Ability: Competitive
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 172 Def / 60 SpA / 28 SpD / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Ice Beam
– Recover
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 52-63 (25.4-30.8%) — guaranteed 4HKO

60+ SpA Milotic Ice Beam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 180-216 (97.8-117.3%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 244 HP / 172 Def Rindo Berry Milotic in Grassy Terrain: 169-199 (84-99%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 28 SpD Milotic: 168-200 (83.5-99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Special attack investment allows Milotic to break Substitutes created by 252 HP Celesteela. Defensive investment allows Milotic to survive Tapu Bulu’s Wood Hammer and modest Xurkitree’s Thunderbolt.

Salamence

Choice Specs Salamence

Importable:

Salamence @ Choice Specs
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Draco Meteor
– Fire Blast
– Dragon Pulse
– Hydro Pump/Flamethrower

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Choice Specs Salamence Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 178-210 (106.5-125.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Salamence Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 176-208 (99.4-117.5%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Salamence Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 168-198 (82.3-97%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

-1 252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Salamence: 110-132 (64.3-77.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 150-176 (87.7-102.9%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Basic EV spread, maximum damage output with maximum speed.

Flyinium Z Salamence

Importable:

Salamence @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 244 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Fly
– Dragon Claw
– Dragon Dance/Double-Edge/Fire Fang
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

244 Atk Salamence Supersonic Skystrike (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 192-226 (108.4-127.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

244 Atk Salamence Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 88-104 (49.7-58.7%) — 99.6% chance to 2HKO

+1 244 Atk Salamence Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 187-222 (101-120%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 4 HP / 4 SpD Salamence: 146-174 (85.3-101.7%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Unfortunately, after its z-move is used, this set is essentially mono-attacking with Dragon Claw, making it walled completely by fairy types. This can be remedied by replacing Dragon Dance with a coverage option, though the move in question will almost certainly be extremely weak. Slight defensive investment decreases the chance of Choice Specs Tapu Koko KOing with Dazzling Gleam, and leaves Salamence with an even attack stat, which is optimal for Dragon Dance boosting.

Metagross

Assault Vest Metagross

Importable:

Metagross @ Assault Vest
Ability: Clear Body
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 252 Atk / 36 Def
Adamant Nature
– Meteor Mash
– Zen Headbutt
– Bullet Punch
– Earthquake

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Metagross Meteor Mash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 218-258 (123.1-145.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Metagross Zen Headbutt vs. 52 HP / 76 Def Gyarados: 85-102 (48-57.6%) — 91.4% chance to 2HKO

252+ Atk Metagross Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 88-104 (52.6-62.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Metagross Meteor Mash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 152-182 (85.8-102.8%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 220 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Metagross: 76-91 (41.5-49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 220 HP / 36 Def Metagross: 156-186 (85.2-101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 220 HP / 36 Def Metagross in Grassy Terrain: 66-78 (36-42.6%) — 97.1% chance to 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Notes:

EVs minimise chance of unboosted Arcanine’s Flare Blitz from KOing whilst ensuring modest Xurkitree’s Thunderbolt won’t 2HKO. Attack boosting item would be required to pick up the KO on Tapu Bulu. Many other items are viable, including z-crystals, Life Orb, etc.

Psychium Z Metagross

Importable:

Metagross @ Psychium Z
Ability: Clear Body
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 252 Atk / 36 Def
Adamant Nature
– Zen Headbutt
– Meteor Mash
– Bullet Punch
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Metagross Shattered Psyche (160 BP) vs. 52 HP / 76 Def Gyarados: 169-201 (95.4-113.5%) — 75% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Metagross Shattered Psyche (160 BP) vs. 212 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 186-219 (96.8-114%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Metagross Shattered Psyche (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Marowak: 142-168 (85-100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Metagross Shattered Psyche (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 136-162 (76.8-91.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Defensive:

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 220 HP / 36 Def Metagross: 156-186 (85.2-101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 220 HP / 0 SpD Metagross: 152-180 (83-98.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Salazzle Flamethrower vs. 220 HP / 0 SpD Metagross: 152-180 (83-98.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Unfortunately, z-move Zen Headbutt does miss out on some KOs that would be extremely useful, such as Marowak, however it still hits most of the format extremely hard. Again, EVs minimise chance of unboosted Arcanine’s Flare Blitz from KOing, and in this case ensure that Gengar and Salazzle won’t KO with Shadow Ball and Flamethrower respectively.

Sejun's Weakness Policy Metagross

Importable:

Metagross @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Clear Body
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 180 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Meteor Mash
– Zen Headbutt
– Agility
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

76+ Atk Metagross Meteor Mash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 192-228 (108.4-128.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

+2 76+ Atk Metagross Zen Headbutt vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 163-193 (98.1-116.2%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Metagross: 162-192 (86.6-102.6%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

164+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Metagross: 76-91 (40.6-48.6%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Metagross: 160-190 (85.5-101.6%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Used by Sejun Park in the ONOG Invitational in conjunction with Bulldoze Goodra. Outspeeds max speed Pheromosa after an Agility, and outspeeds Jolly Garchomp after a Bulldoze.

Gastrodon

Sitrus Berry Bold Gastrodon

Importable:

Gastrodon @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Storm Drain
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 156 Def / 12 SpA / 100 SpD / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Ice Beam/Hidden Power [Ground]/Protect
– Recover
– Toxic

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

12 SpA Gastrodon Scald vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Marowak-Alola: 96-114 (57.4-68.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

12 SpA Gastrodon Scald vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Torkoal in Sun: 56-68 (31.6-38.4%) — 93.5% chance to 3HKO

12 SpA Gastrodon Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 104-126 (52.7-63.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Shadow Bone vs. 236 HP / 156+ Def Gastrodon: 118-139 (54.6-64.3%) — 9.4% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252+ SpA Charcoal Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 236 HP / 100 SpD Gastrodon in Sun: 75-88 (34.7-40.7%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252+ SpA Choice Specs Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 236 HP / 100 SpD Gastrodon in Sun: 93-110 (43-50.9%) — 0.4% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

HP stat divisible by 4 maximises recovery from Sitrus Berry and from Recover, and ensures that Sitrus Berry is activated by Nature’s Madness or Super Fang. EVd to ensure that Torkoal’s Charcoal Eruption is a 4HKO and Specs Eruption is a 3HKO. Defensive investment gives Gastrodon a good chance of surviving 2 Shadow Bone’s from Marowak.

Maranga Berry Gastrodon

Importable:

Gastrodon @ Maranga Berry
Ability: Storm Drain
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 84 Def / 172 SpD
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Ice Beam/Hidden Power [Ground]/Protect
– Toxic
– Recover

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

0 SpA Gastrodon Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 102-122 (51.7-61.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

0 SpA Gastrodon Scald vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Marowak-Alola: 96-114 (57.4-68.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 172+ SpD Gastrodon in Psychic Terrain: 114-135 (52.2-61.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. +1 252 HP / 172+ SpD Gastrodon in Psychic Terrain: 76-90 (34.8-41.2%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 84 Def Gastrodon: 186-220 (85.3-100.9%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Even HP stat maximises health regained from Recover. EVd to survive Garchomp’s Earthquake-z-move, and to survive 2 Psychics from Tapu Lele with the help of Maranga Berry.

Drifblim

SHADEviera's Psychic Seed Drifblim

Importable:

Drifblim @ Psychic Seed/Misty Seed
Ability: Unburden
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 132 Def / 204 SpA / 4 SpD / 164 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Will-O-Wisp
– Shadow Ball
– Tailwind
– Rain Dance/Haze/Swagger

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

204 SpA Drifblim Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 92-110 (51.9-62.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

204 SpA Drifblim Shadow Ball vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 66-78 (45.2-53.4%) — 25% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. +1 4 HP / 4 SpD Drifblim: 174-205 (76.9-90.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Psychic vs. +1 4 HP / 4 SpD Drifblim in Psychic Terrain: 177-211 (78.3-93.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

4 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 4 HP / 132 Def Drifblim on a critical hit: 95-112 (42-49.5%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Rock Slide vs. 4 HP / 132 Def Drifblim: 96-114 (42.4-50.4%) — 1.2% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

Misty Seed can be used if Drifblim is used in conjunction with Tapu Fini. Outspeeds Jolly Scarf Kartana if Unburden is active. 2HKOs almost all variants of Tapu Lele, and 2HKOs Tapu Koko after 1 hit of Life Orb recoil. Survives Life Orb Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko outside of Electric Terrain after Psychic Seed is activated. Also survives 2 Rock Slides from Jolly Garchomp.

Garchomp

Groundium Z Garchomp

Importable:

Garchomp @ Groundium Z
Ability: Rough Skin
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Earthquake
– Dragon Claw/Poison Jab/Fire Fang/Rock Slide
– Poison Jab/Fire Fang/Rock Slide/Swords Dance
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 146-174 (100.6-120%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 164-196 (92.6-110.7%) — 56.3% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 193-228 (109-128.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 284-336 (170-201.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 140-168 (76-91.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 153-180 (83.1-97.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Groundium provides Garchomp with a one-time option to KO Pokémon like Marowak and Tapu Lele whilst avoiding Wide Guard. Appropriate coverage moves depend on the team-e.g. those weak to Kartana appreciate Fire Fang, etc.

ScarfChomp

Importable:

Garchomp @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Rough Skin
Level: 50
EVs: 36 HP / 252 Atk / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Earthquake
– Dragon Claw
– Poison Jab
– Rock Slide

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Xurkitree: 186-218 (117.7-137.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 508-600 (274.5-324.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 162-192 (111.7-132.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Garchomp Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 180-212 (101.6-119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 36 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 160-190 (85.1-101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

This variant of Garchomp can outspeed and pick up surprise KOs on the likes of Nihilego and Tapu Koko. The speed EVs allow it to outspeed any variant of Scarfed Xurkitree, modest Scarfed Tapu Lele, and max speed Pheromosa.

Assault Vest Garchomp

Importable:

Garchomp @ Assault Vest
Ability: Rough Skin
Level: 50
EVs: 28 HP / 172 Atk / 4 Def / 52 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Earthquake
– Dragon Claw
– Poison Jab
– Fire Fang/Rock Slide

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

-1 172 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 98-116 (49.7-58.8%) — 96.5% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 28 HP / 52 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp in Rain: 153-180 (81.8-96.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 28 HP / 4 Def Garchomp: 160-189 (85.5-101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 28 HP / 52 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 78-94 (41.7-50.2%) — 0.4% chance to 2HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 28 HP / 52 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 128-152 (68.4-81.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Assault Vest allows Garchomp to survive special attacks that it otherwise wouldn’t, such as Tapu Lele Moonblast and Golduck Hydro Vortex in rain. Fire Fang is used to provide an option for opposing Kartana, Rock Slide can be used as an alternative to provide weak spread damage that won’t damage Garchomp’s ally.

SHADEviera's Bulky Swords Dance Garchomp

Importable:

Garchomp @ Groundium Z
Ability: Rough Skin
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 236 Atk / 4 Def / 44 SpD / 36 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Protect
– Earthquake
– Rock Slide
– Swords Dance

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

236+ Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 158-188 (108.2-128.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

-1 236+ Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 114-134 (57.8-68%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 44 SpD Garchomp: 176-210 (85-101.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 188 HP / 4 Def Garchomp: 175-207 (84.5-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Helping Hand Dazzling Gleam vs. 188 HP / 44 SpD Garchomp: 174-205 (84-99%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Snorlax Return vs. 188 HP / 4 Def Garchomp: 88-105 (42.5-50.7%) — 2% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

Used by SHADEviera in the ONOG Invitational in conjunction with Tapu Lele and Drifblim. Survives Timid Tapu Lele’s Moonblast or Adamant Garchomp’s Tectonic Rage.

Weavile

Standard Sash Weavile

Importable:

Weavile @ Focus Sash
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Fake Out
– Ice Punch/Icicle Crash
– Night Slash
– Feint/Taunt/Icy Wind/Ice Shard

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 Atk Weavile Night Slash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 104-126 (62.2-75.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Weavile Ice Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 256-304 (139.1-165.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Weavile Ice Punch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 108-128 (61-72.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Variations in moveset will depend on what the given team requires most.

Magnezone

SHADEviera's Electrium Z Magnezone

Importable:

Magnezone @ Electrium Z
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 50
EVs: 92 HP / 4 Def / 156 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Protect
– Thunderbolt
– Flash Cannon
– Magnet Rise

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

156+ SpA Magnezone Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 145-171 (99.3-117.1%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

156+ SpA Magnezone Flash Cannon vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Nihilego: 114-134 (61.6-72.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

156+ SpA Magnezone Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 244 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 184-217 (93.8-110.7%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 92 HP / 4 SpD Magnezone in Psychic Terrain: 69-81 (43.9-51.5%) — 10.5% chance to 2HKO

252 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 92 HP / 4 Def Magnezone on a critical hit: 65-77 (41.4-49%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Fire Fang vs. 92 HP / 4 Def Magnezone: 68-80 (43.3-50.9%) — 2% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

Electrium Z allows Magnezone to pick up useful OHKOs on Pokémon such as Tapu Fini or Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain. Magnet Rise allows Magnezone to beat any variant of Gigalith 1v1 provided speed control is in its favour. Defensive bulk allows it to take 2 Fire Fangs from Jolly Garchomp, or 2 Psychic’s in Psychic Terrain from Modest Tapu Lele 90% of the time.

Expert Belt Magnezone

Importable:

Magnezone @ Expert Belt
Ability: Sturdy
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 252 SpA / 20 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Flash Cannon
– Hidden Power [Ice] – Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Expert Belt Magnezone Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 202-240 (99-117.6%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Expert Belt Magnezone Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 206-245 (112.5-133.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Expert Belt Magnezone Flash Cannon vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 190-226 (107.3-127.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Expert Belt Magnezone Flash Cannon vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 161-194 (90.9-109.6%) — 50% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 236 HP / 0 Def Magnezone: 17-21 (9.7-12%) — possible 9HKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 236 HP / 0 Def Magnezone in Grassy Terrain: 76-90 (43.4-51.4%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 236 HP / 0 SpD Magnezone in Psychic Terrain: 70-83 (40-47.4%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Sturdy + HP Ice allows Magnezone to KO opposing Garchomp. Note that Marowak can KO Magnezone through Sturdy using Bonemerang. Expert Belt ensures Magnezone picks up important KOs against the likes of Celesteela and Tapu Bulu. Enough speed EVs to speed creep Celesteela with minimal investment.

Porygon-Z

Ghost-type Z-conversion Porygon-Z

Importable:

Porygon-Z @ Normalium Z
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 28 Def / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 204 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Shadow Ball
– Tri Attack
– Conversion
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+1 252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 186-220 (94.4-111.6%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO

+1 252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 174-206 (95-112.5%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. +1 20 HP / 28 Def Porygon-Z: 67-81 (41.1-49.6%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Z-Conversion gives Porygon-Z a +1 boost to all stats, and transforms it into the type of its first move; in this case, ghost-type. Adaptability therefore boosts Shadow Ball after Conversion has been used. Enough speed to outspeed modest Choice Scarfed Xurkitree after the boost from Z-Conversion.

Ice-type Z-conversion Porygon-Z

Importable:

Porygon-Z @ Normalium Z
Ability: Adaptability
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 28 Def / 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 204 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Blizzard
– Ice Beam/Thunderbolt
– Conversion
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+1 252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados: 172-204 (101.1-120%) — guaranteed OHKO

+1 252+ SpA Adaptability Porygon-Z Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 64 SpD Eviolite Porygon2: 102-122 (53.1-63.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. +1 20 HP / 28 Def Porygon-Z (ice-type): 134-162 (82.2-99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Conversion transforms Porygon-Z into ice-type, giving it access to STAB +1 Blizzard. This set should be used with Ninetales to ensure Blizzard is 100% accurate. Thunderbolt is a coverage option but is generally weaker than Adaptability boosted Ice Beam.

Gigalith

Assault Vest Gigalith

Importable:

Gigalith @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 228 Atk / 52 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Rock Slide
– Stone Edge
– Heavy Slam
– Earthquake

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

228+ Atk Gigalith Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Marowak-Alola: 174-206 (104.1-123.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

228+ Atk Gigalith Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 192-226 (108.4-127.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

228+ Atk Gigalith Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 0 Def Magnezone: 168-200 (95.4-113.6%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (80 BP) vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Gigalith: 84-98 (44.4-51.8%) — 8.6% chance to 2HKO

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Gigalith: 164-194 (86.7-102.6%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Gigalith: 140-168 (74-88.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Magnezone Flash Cannon vs. 228 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Gigalith in Sand: 84-98 (44.4-51.8%) — 8.6% chance to 2HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 228 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Gigalith in Sand: 133-157 (70.3-83%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

The combination of Sand Stream and Assault Vest allow Gigalith to survive even the strongest special attacks in the format. The defensive investment minimises the chance of Araquanid’s Liquidation and somewhat standard Celesteela’s Heavy Slam KOing, whilst detracting minimally from attack. Min speed allows Gigalith to function well in Trick Room, underspeeding common Trick Room attackers such as Araquanid. Note that min speed Torkoal will still underspeed min speed Gigalith.

Rockium-Z Gigalith

Importable:

Gigalith @ Rockium Z
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 124 Atk / 188 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Stone Edge
– Heavy Slam
– Wide Guard/Rock Slide/Earthquake
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

124+ Atk Gigalith Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Marowak-Alola: 164-194 (98.2-116.1%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

124+ Atk Gigalith Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 178-210 (100.5-118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 196 HP / 188 SpD Gigalith in Sand: 160-189 (86.4-102.1%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 196 HP / 0 Def Gigalith: 148-176 (80-95.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

EVd to survive Tapu Lele’s Psychic-z-move and OHKO back with Heavy Slam, as well as pick up KOs on the likes of Marowak with Stone Edge. Rockium-Z can be used in conjunction with Wide Guard to boost Gigalith’s defence by 1 stage, though it is generally used to fire off a strong rock-type move with perfect accuracy.

Lilligant

Chlorophyll Abusing Lilligant

Importable:

Lilligant (F) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Chlorophyll
Level: 50
EVs: 124 HP / 252 SpA / 132 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Leaf Storm/Energy Ball
– After You
– Sleep Powder
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Lilligant Leaf Storm vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 290-344 (165.7-196.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Lilligant Leaf Storm vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 138-163 (95.1-112.4%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Best paired with Torkoal for After You + Eruption. Enough speed to outspeed Choice Scarfed Garchomp when Chlorophyll is active.

Krookodile

Darkinium Z Krookodile

Importable:

Krookodile @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 36 HP / 252 Atk / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Earthquake
– Crunch
– Taunt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Krookodile Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 174-205 (98.3-115.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Krookodile Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 128-152 (76.6-91%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 143-172 (81.7-98.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Darkinium can be used either with Crunch to pick up KOs on the likes of Tapu Lele and Marowak, or with Taunt to give Krookodile +1 attack whilst using Taunt. Enough speed to outspeed Smeargle. Max speed can be run in order to (at worst) speed tie with other Krookodile.

Groundium Z Krookodile

Importable:

Krookodile @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 236 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Earthquake
– Crunch
– Taunt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

236+ Atk Krookodile Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 193-228 (109-128.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

236+ Atk Krookodile Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Goodra: 207-244 (105-123.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 20 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 143-172 (82.6-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Max speed ensures opposing Krookodile are a speed-tie at worst. Groundium allows Krookodile to better take on the likes of Muk, as well as giving Krookodile access to a ground-type move that doesn’t damage its partner. 20 HP ensures Krookodile survives Life Orb Dazzling Gleam from timid Tapu Koko.

Vanilluxe

Choice Scarf Vanilluxe

Importable:

Vanilluxe @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Snow Warning
Level: 50
EVs: 20 HP / 4 Def / 220 SpA / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Blizzard
– Freeze-Dry
– Icy Wind/Flash Cannon/Taunt
– Sheer Cold/Flash Cannon/Taunt

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

220 SpA Vanilluxe Blizzard vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 184-220 (100.5-120.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

220 SpA Vanilluxe Freeze-Dry vs. 228 HP / 60 SpD Gastrodon: 232-276 (107.9-128.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 20 HP / 12 SpD Vanilluxe in Electric Terrain: 125-148 (83.8-99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Timid nature is required to ensure Vanilluxe outspends timid Tapu Koko, with max speed required to outspeed Scarfed Porygon-Z. Enough bulk to survive Thunderbolt from Life Orb Tapu Koko. Flash Cannon allows Vanilluxe to 2HKO semi-bulky Tapu Lele.

Mandibuzz

Standard Terrain Seed Mandibuzz

Importable:

Mandibuzz @ Misty Seed/Psychic Seed
Ability: Overcoat
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 52 Def / 180 SpD / 20 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Foul Play
– Tailwind
– Taunt/Toxic
– Roost

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

0- Atk Mandibuzz Foul Play vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 96-114 (48.7-57.8%) — 94.5% chance to 2HKO

0- Atk Mandibuzz Foul Play vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 85-102 (46.4-55.7%) — 69.1% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. +1 252 HP / 180+ SpD Mandibuzz: 86-104 (39.6-47.9%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. +1 252 HP / 180+ SpD Mandibuzz: 96-114 (44.2-52.5%) — 12.1% chance to 2HKO

+1 84 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. +1 252 HP / 180+ SpD Mandibuzz: 90-108 (41.4-49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 52 Def Mandibuzz: 93-109 (42.8-50.2%) — 1.2% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

Foul Play allows Mandibuzz to deal consistent damage, with Taunt and Tailwind allowing Mandibuzz to deny the opponent access to Trick Room, and gain the speed advantage respectively. Misty Seed and Psychic Seed are standard, depending on Mandibuzz’s teammates. Toxic is an alternative to Taunt if a Taunt user is already on the team, and is better used alongside Tapu Lele than Tapu Fini, as Misty Terrain will otherwise block the Toxic.

Talonflame

Tailwind Life Orb Talonflame

Importable:

Talonflame @ Life Orb
Ability: Gale Wings
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Brave Bird
– Flare Blitz
– Tailwind
– Taunt/Will-O-Wisp/Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Talonflame Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 211-250 (103.4-122.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Talonflame Brave Bird vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 190-226 (107.3-127.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Adamant Talonflame will speed tie with base 110 speed Pokémon such as Gengar when Gale Wings is deactivated by chip damage/recoil, but is necessary to KO important Pokémon such as Celesteela. Final moveslot depends largely on what the given team requires.

Choice Banded Talonflame

Importable:

Talonflame @ Choice Band
Ability: Gale Wings
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Brave Bird
– Flare Blitz
– U-turn
– Tailwind/Sleep Talk

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Choice Band Talonflame Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 242-288 (118.6-141.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Talonflame Brave Bird vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 154-183 (87-103.3%) — 25% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Talonflame Flare Blitz vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 142-168 (97.9-115.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

More likely to KO itself than opposing Pokémon.

Trevenant

Bulky Trick Room Setter Trevenant

Importable:

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 76 Def / 172 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Horn Leech
– Will-O-Wisp
– Leech Seed
– Trick Room

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

4+ Atk Trevenant Horn Leech vs. 252 HP / 68 Def Milotic: 116-138 (57.4-68.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Krookodile Crunch vs. 252 HP / 76 Def Trevenant: 158-188 (82.2-97.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 172 SpD Trevenant: 162-192 (84.3-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Salazzle Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 172 SpD Trevenant: 164-194 (85.4-101%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 172 SpD Trevenant: 97-114 (50.5-59.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 76 Def Trevenant in Grassy Terrain: 96-113 (50-58.8%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

HP EVs result in a HP stat divisible by 4, which maximises Sitrus Berry recovery. Defence ensures that Sitrus Berry is activated by Tapu Bulu’s Wood Hammer and that Krookodile’s Crunch will not KO. Special defence ensures that Life Orb Nihilego’s Sludge Bomb activates Sitrus Berry, and that modest Pelipper’s Hurricane will not KO. Remaining EVs are dumped into attack.

Goodra

Dark Psiana's London International Goodra

Importable:

Goodra @ Assault Vest
Ability: Sap Sipper
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 164 Def / 156 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Draco Meteor
– Sludge Bomb
– Thunderbolt
– Dragon Pulse

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

156+ SpA Goodra Dragon Pulse vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kartana: 78-92 (57.7-68.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

156+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 84-100 (47.4-56.4%) — 84% chance to 2HKO, ~94% considering Poison

Defensive:

252+ Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 188 HP / 164 Def Goodra: 164-194 (86.7-102.6%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 188 HP / 164 Def Goodra: 84-99 (44.4-52.3%) — 18% chance to 2HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 0 SpD Assault Vest Goodra: 84-102 (44.4-53.9%) — 23.4% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

EVd to have a good chance of surviving a Dragon Claw from Garchomp, two Smart Strikes from Kartana, or two Moonblasts from Tapu Lele. Support in the form of Intimidate & Snarl can be used to guarantee survival of these attacks.

Incineroar

Expert Belt Utility Incineroar

Importable:

Incineroar @ Expert Belt
Ability: Blaze
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Fake Out
– Flare Blitz
– Darkest Lariat
– Taunt/Will-O-Wisp/Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Expert Belt Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 245-288 (120-141.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Expert Belt Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 223-262 (125.9-148%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Expert Belt Incineroar Darkest Lariat vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 161-194 (96.4-116.1%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Gyarados Waterfall vs. 228 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 158-188 (79.3-94.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Intimidate would be the preferable ability but is currently unavailable. Expert Belt is required to give Incineroar a chance of KOing Marowak. The speed EVs speed creep Celesteela with 4 or fewer EVs invested in speed.

Assault Vest Incineroar

Importable:

Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 12 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Fake Out
– Flare Blitz
– Darkest Lariat
– Snarl

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 204-240 (100-117.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 186-218 (105-123.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Incineroar Darkest Lariat vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 134-162 (80.2-97%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 220 HP / 12 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 78-92 (39.3-46.4%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 220 HP / 12 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar: 64-76 (32.3-38.3%) — 96.3% chance to 3HKO

Notes:

Again, Intimidate would be the preferable ability but is currently unavailable. Assault Vest provides Incineroar with additional longevity, however without a damage boosting item, it can no longer KO Marowak with Darkest Lariat. The speed EVs allow it to outspeed 4 speed Celesteela.

Primarina

Bulky Sitrus Berry Primarina

Importable:

Primarina @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 188 SpA / 44 SpD / 20 Spe
Modest Nature
– Scald
– Ice Beam/Dazzling Gleam/Moonblast
– Encore
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

188+ SpA Primarina Scald vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 168-200 (101.2-120.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

188+ SpA Primarina Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 168-200 (100.5-119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Primarina in Electric Terrain: 158-188 (84.4-100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Speed allows it to outspeed 4 speed Celesteela. The preferred coverage move depends on what role Primarina is required to fulfil.

Vikavolt

SamVGC's Iapapa Berry Vikavolt

Importable:

Vikavolt @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 28 SpA / 156 SpD / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Bug Buzz
– String Shot
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

28+ SpA Vikavolt Bug Buzz vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kartana: 184-217 (136.2 – 160.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Salamence Devastating Drake (195 BP) vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Vikavolt: 154-183 (83.6 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Salamence Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Vikavolt: 144-170 (78.2 – 92.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Arcanine Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 156 SpD Vikavolt: 150-176 (81.5 – 95.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Electroweb is now available as an alternative to String Shot, though both have their positives and negatives.

Trick Room Offensive Vikavolt

Importable:

Vikavolt @ Life Orb
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA / 36 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Thunderbolt
– Bug Buzz/Discharge
– Hidden Power [Ice]/Discharge
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Life Orb Vikavolt Thunderbolt vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 187-221 (95.8-113.3%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Vikavolt Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Araquanid: 190-226 (108.5-129.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Vikavolt Hidden Power Ice vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 244-291 (132.6-158.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Vikavolt Bug Buzz vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 320-377 (182.8-215.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 212 HP / 36 SpD Vikavolt in Psychic Terrain: 153-181 (85.4-101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Krookodile Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 212 HP / 4 Def Vikavolt: 151-178 (84.3-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

HP EVs ensure minimised recoil from Life Orb. As shown in the calcs, even Celesteela EVd to survive modest Xurkitree’s Thunderbolt is KOd by Life Orb Vikavolt 13/16 times. Discharge can be used to bypass Lightning Rod if required.

Oricorio

Dancer Pom-Pom Oricorio

Importable:

Oricorio-Pom-Pom @ Flyinium Z
Ability: Dancer
Level: 50
EVs: 92 HP / 252 SpA / 164 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Revelation Dance
– Air Slash
– Roost
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+1 252+ SpA Oricorio-Electric Revelation Dance vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 206-246 (100.9-120.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

+1 252+ SpA Oricorio-Electric Supersonic Skystrike (140 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 195-231 (116.7-138.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. +1 92 HP / 0 SpD Oricorio-Electric in Psychic Terrain: 114-135 (70.3-83.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Best paired with Quiver Dance Ribombee. Speed EVs ensure that after 1 Quiver Dance it outspeeds the base 130 speed bracket, most notably Tapu Koko. The even HP stat ensures maximal recovery from Roost.

Rimbombee

Quiver Dance Ribombee

Importable:

Ribombee @ Focus Sash
Ability: Shield Dust
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
– Pollen Puff
– Moonblast/Dazzling Gleam/Energy Ball/Reflect
– Quiver Dance
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+1 252 SpA Ribombee Pollen Puff vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 84-99 (47.4-55.9%) — 78.9% chance to 2HKO

+1 252 SpA Ribombee Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 222-264 (121.3-144.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Best paired with Dancer Oricorio.

Wishiwashi

Trick Room Attacker Wishiwashi

Importable:

Wishiwashi-School @ Sitrus Berry/Figy Berry
Ability: Schooling
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 212 SpA / 60 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Scald
– Ice Beam
– Muddy Water/Surf
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

212+ SpA Wishiwashi-School Scald vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 186-222 (112-133.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

212+ SpA Wishiwashi-School Scald vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 186-222 (111.3-132.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 236 HP / 60 SpD Wishiwashi-School in Psychic Terrain: 94-112 (62.6-74.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

The special defence EVs ensure that modest Tapu Lele’s Psychic will fail to break Wishiwashi’s ‘school’ form. Surf is an option if paired with Telepathy Oranguru, otherwise Muddy Water is the preferred spread damage option. Figy Berry is a high risk, high reward alternative to Sitrus Berry. Minimum speed Wishiwashi (school form) speed ties with min speed Parasect, Slowbro, and Snorlax.

Mudsdale

Trick Room Assault Vest Mudsdale

Importable:

Mudsdale @ Assault Vest
Ability: Stamina
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
Brave Nature
– High Horsepower
– Earthquake
– Heavy Slam
– Close Combat/Rock Slide

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Mudsdale High Horsepower vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 158-188 (94.6-112.5%) — 75% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Mudsdale Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 182-216 (102.8-122%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Mudsdale: 80-96 (38.6-46.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Assault Vest compromises for Mudsdale’s poor special defence. The even special defence stat ensures that Assault Vest provides a larger boost.

Trick Room Life Orb Mudsdale

Importable:

Mudsdale @ Life Orb
Ability: Stamina
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe
Brave Nature
– High Horsepower
– Earthquake
– Heavy Slam/Close Combat/Rock Slide
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Mudsdale Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 164-195 (98.2-116.7%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Mudsdale Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 169-200 (95.4-112.9%) — 75% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Mudsdale High Horsepower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Torkoal: 172-203 (97.1-114.6%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mudsdale in Psychic Terrain: 169-200 (81.6-96.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mudsdale in Sun: 175-207 (84.5-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Life Orb gives Mudsdale a good chance to pick up KOs on the likes of Tapu Bulu and Torkoal that are otherwise not possible.

Araquanid

Trick Room Waterium Z Araquanid

Importable:

Araquanid @ Waterium Z
Ability: Water Bubble
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Liquidation
– Leech Life
– Substitute/Wide Guard/Poison Jab
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

-1 252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 170-204 (102.4-122.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 198-234 (118.5-140.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 196-232 (96-113.7%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Shadow Bone vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Araquanid: 124-147 (70.8-84%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Krookodile Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Araquanid: 150-177 (85.7-101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

The boost provided by Water Bubble makes coverage moves largely unnecessary, as they almost always deal less damage than Liquidation. Substitute can punish opponents for trying to stall out Trick Room by protecting or switching. Note that due to its bulk, Araquanid can function well both in and out of Trick Room. Other items such as Life Orb, Mystic Water, and Assault Vest are also viable.

Salazzle

Offensive Support Salazzle

Importable:

Salazzle @ Focus Sash
Ability: Oblivious
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
– Overheat/Flamethrower/Fire Blast
– Sludge Bomb
– Fake Out
– Encore/Protect/Taunt/Will-O-Wisp/Disable

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Salazzle Overheat vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela: 200-236 (98-115.6%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Salazzle Sludge Bomb vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 174-206 (120-142%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Life Orb is a viable alternative to allow Salazzle the damage increase required to pick up certain valuable KOs, but also makes Salazzle far more susceptible to the likes of choice scarfed Garchomp and Tapu Lele.

Comfey

Priority Support Comfey

Importable:

Comfey @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Triage
EVs: 252 HP / 236 Def / 4 SpA / 12 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
– Dazzling Gleam
– Floral Healing
– Helping Hand/Trick Room
– Protect/Trick Room

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 236+ Def Comfey in Grassy Terrain: 133-157 (84.1-99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Salazzle Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 12 SpD Comfey: 126-150 (79.7-94.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

Triage provides Floral Healing with +1 priority. Trick Room can be used alongside the likes of Torkoal and combined with priority Floral Healing to retain maximum damage Eruptions.

Oranguru

Bulky Trick Room Setter Oranguru

Importable:

Oranguru @ Sitrus Berry/Mental Herb
Ability: Inner Focus/Telepathy
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 140 Def / 20 SpA / 92 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Psychic
– Instruct
– Trick Room
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

20 SpA Oranguru Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salazzle: 144-170 (100-118%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 140 Def Oranguru: 166-196 (84.2-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Krookodile Crunch vs. 252 HP / 140 Def Oranguru: 144-170 (73-86.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Telepathy is the superior ability if paired with the likes of Surf Wishiwashi and Earthquake Mudsdale.

Mimikyu

Utility Mimikyu

Importable:

Mimikyu @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 212 Atk / 44 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Shadow Claw
– Charm/Will-O-Wisp/Trick Room
– Destiny Bond
– Pain Split/Taunt

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

212 Atk Mimikyu Never-Ending Nightmare (140 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 168-198 (100.5-118.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

212 Atk Mimikyu Never-Ending Nightmare (140 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 224-266 (126.5-150.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Ghostium Z can be used to boost Shadow Claw and pick up the KO on Marowak or Tapu Lele, or can be used with Destiny Bond to provide a one-turn redirection option. Charm can be used instead of Will-O-Wisp to allow Mimikyu to lower the attack of opposing fire-types (or Araquanid), as well as reduce reliance on the shaky accuracy of Will-O-Wisp. Max speed outspeeds any variant of Tapu Lele or Krookodile. Leaving HP with no investment is optimal for Pain Split damage.

Trick Room Setter Mimikyu

Importable:

Mimikyu @ Mental Herb/Ghostium Z
Ability: Disguise
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 60 Atk / 228 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Shadow Claw
– Light Screen/Will-O-Wisp/Charm/Destiny Bond
– Swords Dance/Shadow Sneak/Play Rough/Pain Split/Taunt
– Trick Room

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

60+ Atk Mimikyu Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 80-96 (47.9-57.4%) — 82.4% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 220 HP / 228 Def Mimikyu: 135-160 (85.4-101.2%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Mental Herb can be used to ensure that Mimikyu will activate Trick Room even if taunted, whereas Ghostium can be used to provide Mimikyu with a one-time boosted attack or redirection option in conjunction with Shadow Claw and Destiny Bond respectively. EVs minimise the chance that Gyarados’s z-move Waterfall will KO after disguise has been broken with the rest dumped into attack to give Mimikyu the best chance to 2HKO opposing Marowak. A myriad of supportive options are available to Mimikyu, and should be picked based on the requirements of the given team.

Drampa

Life Orb Trick Room Attacker Drampa

Importable:

Drampa @ Life Orb
Ability: Berserk
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 60 Def / 252 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Hyper Voice
– Draco Meteor
– Fire Blast/Flamethrower
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Life Orb Drampa Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 196-231 (99.4-117.2%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Drampa Draco Meteor vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 196-231 (117.3-138.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

+1 252+ SpA Life Orb Drampa Hyper Voice vs. 28 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 169-200 (97.1-114.9%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

+1 252+ SpA Life Orb Drampa Fire Blast vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 216-255 (110.7-130.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Krookodile Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 204 HP / 52 Def Drampa: 150-177 (83.7-98.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

HP EVs minimise Life Orb recoil whilst ensuring Berserk activates if Drampa is hit by Super Fang or Nature’s Madness.

Dhelmise

Life Orb Trick Room Attacker Dhelmise

Importable:

Dhelmise @ Life Orb
Ability: Steelworker
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 252 Atk / 12 Def / 52 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Power Whip
– Anchor Shot
– Shadow Claw
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Dhelmise Anchor Shot vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 177-208 (100-117.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Dhelmise Anchor Shot vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 247-291 (139.5-164.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Dhelmise Power Whip vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 169-200 (116.5-137.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Dhelmise Power Whip vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Xurkitree: 195-230 (102.6-121%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Dhelmise Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 159-190 (95.2-113.7%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 188 HP / 52 SpD Dhelmise: 140-168 (82.8-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Krookodile Crunch vs. 188 HP / 12 Def Dhelmise: 138-164 (81.6-97%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

HP investment minimises Life Orb recoil, enough special defence to survive Gengar’s Shadow Ball, remainder in defence.

Raichu-Alola

Aloraichium Z Alolan Raichu

Importable:

Raichu-Alola @ Aloraichium Z
Ability: Surge Surfer
Level: 50
EVs: 60 HP / 12 Def / 252 SpA / 36 SpD / 148 Spe
Modest Nature
– Thunderbolt
– Psychic
– Fake Out
– Encore

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Alolan Raichu Stoked Sparksurfer (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 177-208 (100-117.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Alolan Raichu Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 204-242 (100-118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Alolan Ninetales Blizzard vs. 60 HP / 36 SpD Alolan Raichu: 57-67 (39.8-46.8%) — guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage

Notes:

Outspeeds any relevant Choice Scarf users when electric terrain is active. HP stat minimises damage from weather conditions such as hail.

Psychium Z Raichu

Importable:

Raichu-Alola @ Psychium Z
Ability: Surge Surfer
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
– Fake Out
– Psychic
– Thunderbolt
– Protect/Encore/Feint

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kartana: 141-167 (104.4-123.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 145-172 (86.8-102.9%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine in Psychic Terrain: 219-258 (111.1-130.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Raichu-Alola Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp in Psychic Terrain: 205-243 (112-132.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Raichu-Alola: 118-139 (86.7-102.2%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Often used on teams with both Tapu Koko and Tapu Lele in order to boost its electric and psychic-type move respectively. Not calc’d for any specific attacks. Misses out on the KO on Marowak with Shattered Psyche unless psychic terrain is active.

Sandslash-Alola

Life Orb Alolan Sandslash

Importable:

Sandslash-Alola @ Life Orb
Ability: Slush Rush
Level: 50
EVs: 68 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 60 SpD / 124 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Iron Head
– Icicle Crash
– Shadow Claw/Leech Life/Earquake/Bulldoze
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Sandslash Icicle Crash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 151-182 (85.3-102.8%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Sandslash Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 205-244 (115.8-137.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Sandslash Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 88-107 (52.6-64%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 68 HP / 60 SpD Alolan Sandslash: 135-160 (84.9-100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Outspeeds base 130 speed Pokémon (such as Tapu Koko) when hail is active. The HP EVs help to minimise Life Orb recoil. Shadow Claw helps deal with Alolan Marowak, whilst Earthquake can be used for weak spread damage.

Ninetales-Alola

Aurora Veil Offensive Support

Importable:

Ninetales-Alola @ Light Clay/Focus Sash
Ability: Snow Warning
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 28 Def / 212 SpA / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Blizzard/Freeze Dry
– Icy Wind
– Aurora Veil
– Protect/Encore

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

212 SpA Alolan Ninetales Blizzard vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 102-122 (57.6-68.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage and Grassy Terrain recovery

212 SpA Alolan Ninetales Blizzard vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 132-156 (77.1-91.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO after hail damage

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 4 HP / 12 SpD Alolan Ninetales in Psychic Terrain: 126-148 (84.5-99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 4 HP / 28 Def Alolan Ninetales in Electric Terrain: 129-153 (86.5-102.6%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Light Clay is used to extend Aurora Veil from 5 turns to 8 turns. Focus Sash can be used if Pokémon that outspeed and KO Ninetales, such as Salazzle or physical Life Orb Tapu Koko become commonplace. Enough defence to survive unboosted Tapu Koko Wild Charge, enough special defence to survive modest Tapu Lele Psychic.

Persian-Alola

Supportive Darkinium Persian

Importable:

Persian-Alola @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Fur Coat
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 20 Def / 44 SpA / 204 SpD / 236 Spe
Timid Nature
– Fake Out
– Dark Pulse
– Taunt
– Parting Shot

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

44 SpA Persian Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 168-198 (100.5-118.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 4 HP / 20 Def Fur Coat Persian in Grassy Terrain: 123-144 (87.2-102.1%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 204 SpD Persian: 114-135 (80.8-95.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 4 HP / 20 Def Fur Coat Persian: 105-124 (74.4-87.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 204 SpD Persian: 107-126 (75.8-89.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Darkinium Z can be used to boost Dark Pulse damage to pick up the KO on Marowak, or to combine with Parting Shot, which restores the Pokémon switching in to full HP if used with Darkinium Z.

Golem-Alola

Faster Alolan Golem

Importable:

Golem-Alola @ Passho Berry
Ability: Galvanize
Level: 50
EVs: 172 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 76 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Double-Edge
– Stone Edge
– Earthquake/Explosion/Heavy Slam
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Alolan Golem Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 164-194 (98.2-116.1%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Galvanize Alolan Golem Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 270-320 (132.3-156.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Galvanize Alolan Golem Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 174-205 (98.3-115.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Alolan Golem Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 178-210 (100.5-118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 172 HP / 4 Def Passho Berry Alolan Golem: 117-138 (66.1-77.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (80 BP) vs. 172 HP / 4 Def Alolan Golem: 42-51 (23.7-28.8%) — 93.9% chance to 4HKO

Notes:

Outspeeds timid Xurkitree, jolly Gyarados, etc. when Tailwind is up.

Trick Room Attacking Alolan Golem

Importable:

Golem-Alola @ Life Orb
Ability: Galvanize
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 252 Atk / 68 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Double-Edge/Return
– Stone Edge
– Heavy Slam/Explosion/Earthquake
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Golem Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 213-252 (127.5-150.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Galvanize Alolan Golem Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Celesteela: 257-304 (125.9-149%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Galvanize Alolan Golem Double-Edge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 153-182 (105.5-125.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Golem Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 231-273 (130.5-154.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Golem Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 164-195 (92.6-110.1%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

-1 252+ Atk Life Orb Alolan Golem Stone Edge vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Arcanine: 187-221 (94.9-112.1%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 188 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Golem in Psychic Terrain: 163-193 (91-107.8%) — 43.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

EVd to maximise attack and minimise Life Orb recoil, with remaining EVs dumped into its weaker special defence.

Muk-Alola

PokeAlex's London International Figy Berry Muk

Importable:

Muk-Alola @ Figy Berry
Ability: Gluttony
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 244 Atk / 44 Def / 20 SpD / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Poison Jab
– Knock Off
– Curse
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

244+ Atk Muk-Alola Poison Jab vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 150-176 (102.7-120.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

244+ Atk Muk-Alola Knock Off vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 51-61 (25-29.9%) — guaranteed 4HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 188 HP / 44 Def Muk-Alola: 174-205 (85.2-100.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 20 SpD Muk-Alola: 87-103 (42.6-50.4%) — 1.6% chance to 2HKO, 0.3% chance to 3HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 20 SpD Muk-Alola: 113-134 (55.3-65.6%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ SpA Choice Specs Torkoal Eruption (150 BP) vs. 188 HP / 20 SpD Muk-Alola in Sun: 172-204 (84.3-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Charcoal Torkoal Heat Wave vs. 188 HP / 20 SpD Muk-Alola in Sun: 88-105 (43.1-51.4%) — 5.9% chance to 2HKO, 2.1% chance to 3HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 188 HP / 44 Def Muk-Alola: 127-151 (62.2-74%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ Atk Thick Club Marowak-Alola Bonemerang (2 hits) vs. 188 HP / 44 Def Muk-Alola: 220-260 (107.8-127.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 188 HP / 44 Def Muk-Alola in Grassy Terrain: 101-119 (49.5-58.3%) — 1.6% chance to 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

Notes:

The Muk set used by PokeAlex in his top 16 London International run. Curse is optional, with Shadow Sneak and Assurance available as good alternatives.

Life Orb Alolan Muk

Importable:

Muk-Alola @ Life Orb
Ability: Power of Alchemy/Poison Touch
Level: 50
EVs: 140 HP / 252 Atk / 44 Def / 52 SpD / 20 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Poison Jab
– Knock Off
– Shadow Sneak/Gunk Shot
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Muk Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 213-252 (120.3-142.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Muk Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 190-226 (113.7-135.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 140 HP / 52 SpD Muk: 84-100 (42.4-50.5%) — 1.6% chance to 2HKO

252 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 140 HP / 44 Def Muk in Electric Terrain: 165-195 (83.3-98.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Life Orb allows this set to pick up KOs on important Pokémon such as Tapu Lele and Marowak. The speed investment ensures Muk outspeeds most variants of Marowak, with the exception of those more heavily invested in speed (72 EVs or more).

Exeggutor-Alola

Bulky TR Setter Alolan Exeggutor

Importable:

Exeggutor-Alola @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 52 Def / 4 SpA / 212 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Leaf Storm
– Draco Meteor
– Trick Room
– Leech Seed/Sleep Powder/Giga Drain/Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

4 SpA Alolan Exeggutor Draco Meteor vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 108-127 (65-76.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 236 HP / 212+ SpD Alolan Exeggutor: 174-211 (87-105.5%) — 25% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 236 HP / 212+ SpD Alolan Exeggutor: 162-192 (81-96%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

4 EVs are wasted by this EV distribution, as neither attack nor speed requires the final 4 EVs. 4HP Arcanine is 2HKOd by Draco Meteor most of the time, even with the -2 special attack drop on the second hit factored in.

Offensive TR Setter Alolan Exeggutor

Importable:

Exeggutor-Alola @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 52 Def / 220 SpA
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Draco Meteor
– Leaf Storm
– Trick Room
– Protect/Giga Drain/Sleep Powder

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

220+ SpA Alolan Exeggutor Leaf Storm vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 147-174 (100.6-119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 236 HP / 52 Def Alolan Exeggutor: 175-207 (87.5-103.5%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 236 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Exeggutor: 228-270 (114-135%) — guaranteed OHKO

Notes:

Requires support to get up TR, likely in the form of redirection (such as Follow Me or z-move Destiny Bond), as Tapu Lele can avoid Fake Out with psychic terrain and KO this Exeggutor with Moonblast.

Offensive Physical TR Setter Alolan Exeggutor

Importable:

Exeggutor-Alola @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 220 Atk / 52 Def
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Dragon Hammer
– Wood Hammer
– Trick Room
– Protect/Swords Dance/Sleep Powder

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

220+ Atk Alolan Exeggutor Dragon Hammer vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 150-176 (81.9-96.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 236 HP / 52 Def Alolan Exeggutor: 175-207 (87.5-103.5%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Underwhelming damage output, should not be relied upon to pick up KOs by itself. Can be boosted by Swords Dance if required.

Marowak-Alola

Standard Alolan Marowak

Importable:

Marowak-Alola @ Thick Club
Ability: Lightning Rod
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 172 Atk / 4 Def / 68 SpD / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Flare Blitz
– Shadow Bone
– Bonemerang
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

172+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Celesteela: 216-254 (105.8-124.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

172+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Shadow Bone vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Tapu Lele: 186-222 (105-125.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Marowak in Psychic Terrain: 141-166 (84.4-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Xurkitree Hidden Power Ground vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Marowak: 133-159 (79.6-95.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Designed for use on a non-Trick Room team, features enough special defence to survive Psychic from Tapu Lele and enough attack to KO any variant of Celesteela or Tapu Lele, with a minor speed-creep on uninvested Marowak.

Trick Room Attacker Alolan Marowak

Importable:

Marowak-Alola @ Thick Club
Ability: Lightning Rod
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 188 Atk / 68 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Flare Blitz
– Shadow Bone
– Bonemerang
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

188+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Shadow Bone vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 270-320 (152.5-180.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

188+ Atk Thick Club Alolan Marowak Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 300-354 (147-173.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Marowak in Psychic Terrain: 141-166 (84.4-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Xurkitree Hidden Power Ground vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Marowak: 133-159 (79.6-95.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Min-speed for use in Trick Room. Also EVd to take a hit from modest Tapu Lele.

Dark Psiana's London International Alolan Marowak

Importable:

Marowak-Alola @ Thick Club
Ability: Lightning Rod
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 76 Atk / 84 Def / 92 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Flare Blitz
– Shadow Bone
– Protect
– Substitute

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

-1 252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 84 Def Marowak-Alola: 72-86 (43.1-51.4%) — 6.3% chance to 2HKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 92 SpD Marowak-Alola in Psychic Terrain: 136-162 (81.4-97%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Enough defence to take 2 Earthquakes from -1 Garchomp, and enough special defence to survive modest Tapu Lele Psychic. Still picks up KOs on the likes of Celesteela, Tapu Koko, and opposing Marowak, but not calced for anything specifically. HP not divisible by 4 to allow Substitute to be used 4 times.

Tapu Koko

Standard Special-Attacking Life Orb Tapu Koko

Importable:

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Discharge
– Dazzling Gleam
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 190-226 (97.4-115.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 128-152 (87.6-104.1%) — 25% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Standard set, not calc’d for any specific attacks, max speed ensures that at worst, opposing Tapu Kokos are a speed tie.

Life Orb Mixed Tapu Koko

Importable:

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
– Wild Charge
– Dazzling Gleam
– Volt Switch/Discharge
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 268-320 (131.3-156.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Basic EV spread. Naïve nature can be used instead in order to increase odds of surviving physical attacks such as +1 Waterfall from adamant max attack Gyarados.

Specs Tapu Koko

Importable:

Tapu Koko @ Choice Specs
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Dazzling Gleam/Discharge
– Volt Switch/Discharge
– Hidden Power [Ice]/Discharge

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Volt Switch vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 218-260 (106.8-127.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 168-198 (96-113.1%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

+1 252+ Atk Gyarados Waterfall vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 126-148 (86.3-101.3%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Discharge is useful for combinations such as Gyarados + Marowak, with Volt Switch being the better option in terms of positioning. Discharge’s usefulness also depends on the number of team members Tapu Koko can safely discharge next to.

Sash Supportive Tapu Koko

Importable:

Tapu Koko @ Focus Sash
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
– Sky Drop
– Nature’s Madness
– Thunderbolt/Dazzling Gleam
– Protect/Taunt/Reflect/Light Screen

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 188-224 (92.1-109.8%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Sky Drop makes this set perfect for pairing with the likes of Dragon Dance Gyarados, as it can provide it with a free turn to set up. Note that Gyarados paired with this should aim to hit around 133 speed, as that will ensure they underspeed Tapu Koko after they Dragon Dance, allowing them to hit a target after it is released from Sky Drop. Nature’s Madness provides consistent damage, and a few supportive options are available. Different items are possible, though it would be recommended that you run some defensive bulk if you remove the Focus Sash from this set.

Shinon's Tapu Koko

Importable:

Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
EVs: 28 HP / 4 Def / 204 SpA / 28 SpD / 244 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Dazzling Gleam
– Volt Switch
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

Thunderbolt (In Electric Terrain)

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 164 HP / 204+ SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 198-234 (102.5-121.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 60+ SpD Politoed in Electric Terrain: 218-260 (110.6-131.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0- SpD Salamence in Electric Terrain: 173-204 (101.1-119.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

(No Terrain)

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 4 SpD Politoed: 172-203 (103.6-122.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

Volt Switch (In Terrain)

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Volt Switch vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Arcanine in Electric Terrain: 121-142 (61.4-72%) — guaranteed 2HKO

(No Terrain)

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Volt Switch vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 79-95 (46.1-55.5%) — 71.5% chance to 2HKO

Dazzling Gleam

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 133-156 (72.6-85.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

204+ SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 52 HP / 252 SpD Guzzlord: 265-312 (86.8-102.2%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 28 HP / 4 Def Tapu Koko: 114-135 (76.5-90.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Goodra Sludge Bomb vs. 28 HP / 28 SpD Tapu Koko: 124-146 (83.2-97.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Tapu Lele Dazzling Gleam vs. 28 HP / 28 SpD Tapu Koko: 61-73 (40.9-48.9%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes:

Translated From Shinon’s Blog post on Tapu Koko.

Tapu Lele

Choice Scarf Tapu Lele

Importable:

Tapu Lele @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic
– Moonblast
– Dazzling Gleam
– Thunderbolt/Hidden Power [Fire]

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 204-240 (111.4-131.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Electric Terrain: 109-130 (75.1-89.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Poison Jab vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 114-136 (78.6-93.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Pheromosa Poison Jab vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 120-142 (82.7-97.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Outspeeds timid Choice Scarfed Vanilluxe, and opposing Scarfed Tapu Lele that opt to run less than maximum speed. Thunderbolt is preferred on teams with Tapu Koko, whereas Hidden Power Fire allows Tapu Lele to OHKO Assault Vest Kartana. Energy Ball is another alternate move option to help KO Gastrodon, but is generally not required.

Faster Life Orb Tapu Lele

Importable:

Tapu Lele @ Life Orb
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 4 Def / 148 SpA / 4 SpD / 164 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic
– Moonblast
– Dazzling Gleam/Taunt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

148 SpA Life Orb Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak in Psychic Terrain: 168-199 (100.5-119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 188 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 142-168 (84-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

EVd to outspeed timid Xurkitree, adamant/modest Arcanine, and jolly Gyarados, and minimise Life Orb recoil. Enough defence to survive unboosted Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer provided grassy terrain is not active.

Bulky Modest Psychium Z Tapu Lele

Importable:

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 164 HP / 92 Def / 252 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic
– Moonblast/Dazzling Gleam
– Taunt/Dazzling Gleam/Calm Mind/Light Screen/Reflect
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Marowak in Psychic Terrain: 271-321 (162.2-192.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Milotic in Psychic Terrain: 195-229 (96.5-113.3%) — 75% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Araquanid in Psychic Terrain: 195-231 (111.4-132%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 171-202 (96.6-114.1%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 164 HP / 92 Def Tapu Lele in Psychic Terrain: 72-85 (43.3-51.2%) — 6.3% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

Max special attack increases Tapu Lele’s chance of OHKOing bulkier Milotic in psychic terrain and Tapu Bulu outside of psychic terrain. Defensive EVs decrease the probability of being 2HKOd by Garchomp’s Earthquake to 6%.

Faster Timid Psychium Z Tapu Lele

Importable:

Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 28 HP / 44 Def / 228 SpA / 4 SpDef / 204 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic
– Moonblast
– Taunt/Dazzling Gleam
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

228 SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Araquanid in Psychic Terrain: 175-207 (100-118.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

228 SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Fini in Psychic Terrain: 177-208 (100-117.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

228 SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 182-216 (99.4-118%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 28 HP / 44 Def Tapu Lele: 127-151 (85.2-101.3%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

EVd to pick up the KO on 252 HP Araquanid and Tapu Fini with Shattered Psyche in psychic terrain, and on Garchomp with Moonblast. Defensive investment ensures Araquanid won’t KO with Liquidation. Speed investment allows it to outspeed adamant Garchomp, timid Xurkitree, and jolly Krookodile.

SHADEviera's Bulky Choice Specs Tapu Lele

Importable:

Tapu Lele @ Choice Specs
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 212 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD / 20 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Moonblast
– Psychic
– Dazzling Gleam
– Thunderbolt

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

36+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Arcanine in Psychic Terrain: 192-226 (97.4-114.7%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

36+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 144-171 (98.6-117.1%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

36+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Tapu Fini: 88-105 (49.7-59.3%) — 99.6% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 236 HP / 212 Def Tapu Lele: 153-180 (87.4-102.8%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 236 HP / 212 Def Tapu Lele in Psychic Terrain: 63-75 (36-42.8%) — guaranteed 3HKO

252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 236 HP / 212 Def Tapu Lele: 152-180 (86.8-102.8%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Used by SHADEviera in the ONOG Invitational in conjunction with Drifblim. Good chance to survive Smart Strike from Jolly Kartana, or Tectonic Rage from Jolly Garchomp. OHKOs most variants of Arcanine in Psychic Terrain, and OHKOs 4HP Tapu Koko with Moonblast.

Tapu Bulu

Bulky Miracle Seed Tapu Bulu

Importable:

Tapu Bulu @ Miracle Seed
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 116 Atk / 140 Def / 4 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Wood Hammer
– Horn Leech
– Substitute/Disable/Superpower
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

116+ Atk Miracle Seed Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele in Grassy Terrain: 229-271 (129.3-153.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

116+ Atk Miracle Seed Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 252 HP / 68 Def Milotic in Grassy Terrain: 258-306 (127.7-151.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

-1 116+ Atk Miracle Seed Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 36 HP / 0 Def Krookodile in Grassy Terrain: 186-218 (106.2-124.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

116+ Atk Miracle Seed Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 141-166 (97.2-114.4%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 244 HP / 140 Def Tapu Bulu: 150-176 (85.2-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Coverage moves are largely unnecessary due to the power of STAB grass-type moves in grassy terrain, particularly with the use of Miracle Seed. HP stat optimises grassy terrain recovery, defence EVs ensure it survives a Heavy Slam from max attack Celesteela 15/16 times.

Tapu Fini

Leftovers Calm Mind Tapu Fini

Importable:

Tapu Fini @ Leftovers
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 44 Def / 196 SpA / 4 SpD / 12 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Muddy Water
– Moonblast
– Calm Mind
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

196 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 168-200 (98.2-116.9%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

+1 196 SpA Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 176-210 (102.9-122.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

+1 196 SpA Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 162-192 (97-114.9%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

-1 252+ Atk Muk-Alola Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 44 Def Tapu Fini: 74-90 (41.8-50.8%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

252+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 44 Def Tapu Fini: 81-96 (45.7-54.2%) — 3.1% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

252+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 4+ SpD Tapu Fini: 150-176 (84.7-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Notes:

HP stat as good as optimises Leftovers recovery. Defensive investment minimises the chance that Celesteela or Intimidated Muk will 2HKO with Heavy Slam and Poison Jab respectively. Special defence investment ensures no variant of Tapu Koko will OHKO with Thunderbolt provided electric terrain is not active. Special attack investment gives Tapu Fini a good chance of KOing Krookodile with either Moonblast or +1 Muddy Water, as well as KOing 252 HP Marowak with +1 Muddy Water over 80% of the time. 12 EVs are invested in speed in order to slightly speed creep other Tapu Fini.

Choice Specs Tapu Fini

Importable:

Tapu Fini @ Choice Specs
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 20 Def / 164 SpA / 44 SpD / 28 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Muddy Water
– Hydro Pump
– Moonblast
– Dazzling Gleam

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

196 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 168-200 (98.2-116.9%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

164+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 168-200 (100.5-119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

164+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Hydro Pump vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 145-172 (100-118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Tapu Fini: 144-170 (81.3-96%) — guaranteed 2HKO

4 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 252 HP / 20 Def Tapu Fini: 150-176 (84.7-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

-1 252+ Atk Muk-Alola Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 20 Def Tapu Fini: 78-92 (44-51.9%) — 8.6% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

Special Attack ensures Tapu Fini will KO 252 HP Marowak and no-bulk Tapu Koko with Muddy Water and Hydro Pump respectively. Defensive investment ensures Choice Specs Tapu Koko won’t KO with Thunderbolt outside of electric terrain, and bulky Kartana won’t KO with Leaf Blade.

Bulky Sitrus Berry Tapu Fini

Importable:

Tapu Fini @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 84 Def / 140 SpA / 28 SpD / 12 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Hydro Pump/Muddy Water/Swagger
– Moonblast
– Nature’s Madness/Swagger
– Heal Pulse

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

140 SpA Tapu Fini Hydro Pump vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 168-198 (100.5-118.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

140 SpA Tapu Fini Hydro Pump vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 186-218 (106.2-124.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 244 HP / 28+ SpD Tapu Fini: 60-72 (34-40.9%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 28+ SpD Tapu Fini: 150-176 (85.2-100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Life Orb Tapu Koko Wild Charge vs. 244 HP / 84 Def Tapu Fini: 151-182 (85.7-103.4%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Even HP stat ensures Sitrus Berry activation when hit by Super Fang/Nature’s Madness. Hydro Pump is preferred to Scald as misty terrain prevents Scald from burning its targets. Nature’s Madness and Heal Pulse provide consistent damage and utility, and Swagger can be used to boost teammates’ attack in Misty Terrain. Enough special attack to OHKO 252 HP Marowak, enough special defence to survive modest Xurkitree Thunderbolt 15/16 times.

Nihilego

Special Attack-Boosting Life Orb Nihilego

Importable:

Nihilego @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 36 HP / 220 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Sludge Bomb
– Power Gem
– Hidden Power [Ice]/Hidden Power [Fire]/Thunderbolt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

220 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Power Gem vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 205-244 (122.7-146.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

220 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Power Gem vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 205-244 (104-123.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

220 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Power Gem vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados: 172-203 (101.1-119.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

220 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 198-234 (108.1-127.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

220 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 174-205 (98.3-115.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Metagross Bullet Punch vs. 36 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 138-164 (73-86.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

EVd to minimise Life Orb recoil and ensure that Beast Boost boosts special attack whenever Nihilego picks up a KO. Hidden Power Ice is the recommended coverage move as it provides Nihilego with a way to hit ground-types.

Speed-Boosting Life Orb Nihilego

Importable:

Nihilego @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 84 HP / 172 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Sludge Bomb
– Power Gem
– Hidden Power [Ice]/Hidden Power [Fire]/Thunderbolt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

172 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 192-229 (104.9-125.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

172 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Power Gem vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 198-237 (118.5-141.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

172 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Power Gem vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 198-237 (100.5-120.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

172 SpA Life Orb Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 166-198 (93.7-111.8%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Metagross Bullet Punch vs. 84 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 138-164 (70.7-84.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 84 HP / 0 SpD Nihilego: 55-66 (28.2-33.8%) — 0.3% chance to 3HKO

60+ SpA Milotic Scald vs. 84 HP / 0 SpD Nihilego: 84-102 (43-52.3%) — 5.9% chance to 2HKO

Notes:

EVd to ensure that Beast Boost provides a boost to speed whenever Nihilego picks up a KO, allowing it to subsequently outspeed the likes of Tapu Koko and most Choice Scarf users.

Focus Sash Nihilego

Importable:

Nihilego @ Focus Sash
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Sludge Bomb
– Power Gem
– Hidden Power [Ice] – Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Nihilego Power Gem vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Arcanine: 164-194 (98.7-116.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Nihilego Power Gem vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Marowak-Alola: 164-194 (98.2-116.1%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Nihilego Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 156-184 (85.2-100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 SpA Nihilego Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 134-162 (91.7-110.9%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Focus Sash can afford Nihilego an extra turn on the field, but the lack of damage boost makes it unable to OHKO the likes of Garchomp and Tapu Lele consistently.

Buzzwole

Tman’s Assault Vest Buzzwole

Importable:

Buzzwole @ Assault Vest
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 20 HP / 84 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpD / 148 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Superpower
– Leech Life
– Ice Punch
– Poison Jab

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

84+ Atk Buzzwole Ice Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Garchomp: 184-220 (100.5-120.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 20 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Buzzwole: 138-164 (74.5-88.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 20 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Buzzwole: 81-96 (43.7-51.8%) — 9.8% chance to 2HKO

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 20 HP / 4 Def Buzzwole: 152-180 (82.1-97.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 20 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Buzzwole in Rain: 160-190 (86.4-102.7%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Assault Vest Buzzwole, as used by Tommy Cooleen on his top 8 Oceania Internationals team. You can read the full report here.

Generic Attacker Buzzwole

Importable:

Buzzwole @ Lum Berry/Focus Sash/Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Superpower
– Leech Life
– Poison Jab/Ice Punch/Thunder Punch/Rock Tomb/Taunt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

-1 252 Atk Buzzwole Superpower vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Krookodile: 174-206 (101.7-120.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Buzzwole Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 172-204 (97.1-115.2%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Buzzwole: 152-182 (83-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Beast Boost will raise attack when Buzzwole picks up a KO, though this boost will often be negated by the drop from Superpower. Coverage options vary in viability based on team synergy & metagame context.

Trick Room Attacker Buzzwole

Importable:

Buzzwole @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 132 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 116 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Hammer Arm
– Leech Life
– Poison Jab/Ice Punch/Thunder Punch/Stone Edge/Taunt
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Buzzwole Hammer Arm vs. 244 HP / 0 Def Xurkitree: 169-200 (89.4-105.8%) — 31.3% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Buzzwole Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 174-205 (98.3-115.8%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 132 HP / 4 Def Buzzwole: 152-180 (76.3-90.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Unlike Superpower, Hammer Arm does not counteract Beast Boost, allowing Buzzwole’s attack to snowball. The HP investment minimises Life Orb recoil. Assault Vest and Lum Berry are other viable options.

Pheromosa

Fightinium Z Pheromosa

Importable:

Pheromosa @ Fightinium Z
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Naughty Nature
– High Jump Kick
– Ice Beam
– Poison Jab
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Pheromosa All-Out Pummeling (195 BP) vs. 244 HP / 92 Def Eviolite Porygon2: 252-296 (131.9-154.9%) — guaranteed OHKO

4 SpA Pheromosa Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 204-244 (111.4-133.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Z-High Jump Kick is one of the few attacks in the format that can OHKO Porygon2. This set is often paired with Choice Scarfed Tapu Lele to provide a hyper-offensive mode. Lunge and U-Turn are alternatives should a bug-type STAB move be required. Speed boosting natures should be used if faster variants of Choice Scarf Tapu Lele pick up in popularity.

Sash Pheromosa

Importable:

Pheromosa @ Focus Sash
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature/Naughty Nature
– Lunge/U-Turn
– High Jump Kick/Low Kick/Brick Break
– Poison Jab/Ice Beam/Feint/Quick Guard/Taunt/Speed Swap
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Pheromosa Lunge vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 99-117 (55.9-66.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Pheromosa Poison Jab vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 184-220 (103.9-124.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

0 SpA Pheromosa Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 204-240 (111.4-131.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

Neutral speed nature provides Pheromosa with enough speed to outspeed base 130 speed Pokémon such as Tapu Koko. Naughty or Lonely natures can be used if Ice Beam is included on the moveset, otherwise Adamant is preferred. Beast Boost with this EV distribution will boost attack. More investment can be put into special attack, and the nature switched to Mild or Rash if a more specially focused set is preferred.

Xurkitree

Scarfed Xurkitree

Importable:

Xurkitree @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt/Energy Ball
– Discharge
– Hidden Power [Ice] – Volt Switch/Energy Ball

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Xurkitree Energy Ball vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 186-220 (106.2-125.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 228 HP / 116 SpD Celesteela: 186-218 (92.5-108.4%) — 43.8% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Xurkitree Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 212-252 (115.8-137.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

As always with Xurkitree, Beast Boost will boost special attack whenever it picks up a KO. Energy Ball is an option for teams particularly weak to Krookodile. Discharge is useful for avoiding the Lightningrod of either opposing or friendly Marowak.

Tail Glow Xurkitree

Importable:

Xurkitree @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 4 Def / 4 SpA / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt/Discharge
– Hidden Power [Ice]/Hidden Power [Ground]/Energy Ball
– Tail Glow
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

+3 4 SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Metagross: 223-264 (119.2-141.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

+3 4 SpA Xurkitree Hidden Power Ice vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Krookodile: 244-288 (120.7-142.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

+3 4 SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele: 183-216 (103.3-122%) — guaranteed OHKO

+3 4 SpA Xurkitree Hidden Power Ground vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Alolan Marowak: 220-260 (131.7-155.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 236 HP / 12 SpD Xurkitree: 100-118 (53.1-62.7%) — 1.2% chance to 2HKO after Sitrus Berry recovery

Notes:

HP EVs result in a HP stat divisible by 4, which maximises recovery from Sitrus Berry and ensures Super Fand or Nature’s Madness will activate it. Requires support in order to successfully make use of Tail Glow. Coverage options depend on Xurkitree’s teammates and the metagame at the time of use. Once gain, Beast Boost will further increase special attack whenever Xurkitree picks up a KO. Timid nature allows Xurkitree to outspeed modest Tapu Lele, adamant Arcanine, adamant Krookodile, and jolly Gyarados.

Life Orb Xurkitree

Importable:

Xurkitree @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Hidden Power [Ground]/Hidden Power [Ice] – Substitute/Discharge
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 195-229 (100-117.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 SpA Life Orb Xurkitree Hidden Power Ground vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Xurkitree: 146-174 (91.8-109.4%) — 56.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

None.

Notes:

HP stat minimises Life Orb recoil. Cleanly KOs Celesteela that are EVd to survive modest Xurkitree’s Thunderbolt. Hidden Power Ground can be used to catch Marowak switch ins off guard, though will not KO unless the Marowak does not invest in bulk.

Celesteela

Attack Boosting Tank Celesteela

Importable:

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 44 Atk / 116 Def / 116 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Heavy Slam
– Substitute/Flamethrower
– Leech Seed
– Wide Guard/Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 198-234 (111.8-132.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

44+ Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Nihilego: 282-332 (152.4-179.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 228 HP / 116 SpD Celesteela: 168-200 (83.5-99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Kartana Sacred Sword vs. 228 HP / 116 Def Celesteela: 57-68 (28.3-33.8%) — 0.6% chance to 3HKO

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 228 HP / 116 Def Celesteela: 175-207 (87-102.9%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

Notes:

Enough special defence to survive a timid Xurkitree’s Thunderbolt, with remaining EVs distributed such that attack is one point higher than defence, allowing Beast Boost to boost Celesteela’s attack when it picks up a KO. Optimal moves depend largely on what the team Celesteela is on requires.

Special Defence-Boosting Tank Celesteela

Importable:

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 180 HP / 180 Atk / 148 SpD
Careful Nature
– Heavy Slam
– Substitute/Flamethrower
– Leech Seed
– Wide Guard/Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 204-242 (115.2-136.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 85-102 (46.4-55.7%) — 69.1% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 164-194 (84.1-99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Notes:

Enough special defence investment to survive modest Xurkitree’s Thunderbolt, with the remaining EVs dumped into attack.

Dark Psiana's London International Specially Defensive Celesteela

Importable:

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 188 HP / 4 Atk / 60 Def / 180 SpD / 76 Spe
Careful Nature
– Heavy Slam
– Substitute
– Leech Seed
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

4 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 174-206 (98.3-116.3%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 188 HP / 180+ SpD Celesteela in Rain: 160-189 (81.6-96.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

164 SpA Arcanine Flamethrower vs. 188 HP / 180+ SpD Celesteela: 92-110 (46.9-56.1%) — 22.7% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

252+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 188 HP / 180+ SpD Celesteela: 156-186 (79.5-94.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. +1 188 HP / 180+ SpD Celesteela: 86-101 (43.8-51.5%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Leftovers recovery

252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 188 HP / 180+ SpD Celesteela: 158-188 (80.6-95.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

Notes:

Survives Golduck’s Z-Hydro Pump in rain, and can beat Life Orb Tapu Koko 1v1 if Celesteela has a Beast Boost and electric terrain is not active. Considerable speed creep on opposing Celesteela to allow it to set up a Substitute and subsequent Leech Seed first.

Shinon’s Calm Celesteela

Importable:

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 164 HP / 116 Def / 4 SpA / 204 SpD / 20 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Flash Cannon
– Leech Seed
– Substitute
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

None.

Defensive:

252 Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 164 HP / 116 Def Celesteela: 158-188 (81.8-97.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Rock Slide vs. 164 HP / 116 Def Celesteela: 28-34 (14.5-17.6%) — possible 6HKO

252+ SpA Choice Specs Arcanine Flamethrower vs. 164 HP / 204+ SpD Celesteela: 158-188 (81.8-97.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Raichu-Alola Electro Ball (150 BP) vs. 164 HP / 204+ SpD Celesteela: 170-204 (88-105.6%) — 31.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Arcanine Burn Up vs. 164 HP / 204+ SpD Celesteela: 152-182 (78.7-94.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 164 HP / 204+ SpD Celesteela in Electric Terrain: 144-170 (74.6-88%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Translated from Shinon’s Blog post on Celesteela. This is a little outdated as physical sets with heavy slam have proven to be more effective. To change the set remove Flash Cannon for Heavy Slam, change the nature to careful, and move the 4EVs from special attack to attack.

Kartana

Standard Sash Kartana

Importable:

Kartana @ Focus Sash
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Smart Strike
– Leaf Blade
– Sacred Sword
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 192-228 (108.4-128.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

252 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 252 HP / 86 Def Milotic: 216-254 (106.9-125.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Gengar Shadow Ball vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kartana: 160-190 (118.5-140.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Notes:

Beast Boost will boost Kartana’s attack each time it picks up a KO. Life Orb set is possible, though extremely volatile as it is easily KOd by any moderately strong special attack.

Ray Rizzo's Assault Vest Kartana

Importable:

Kartana @ Assault Vest
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 116 HP / 4 Atk / 4 Def / 132 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Leaf Blade
– Smart Strike
– Sacred Sword
– Night Slash

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

4 Atk Kartana Night Slash vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Marowak-Alola: 82-98 (49.1-58.6%) — 98% chance to 2HKO

4 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 90-106 (49.1-57.9%) — 96.5% chance to 2HKO

4 Atk Kartana Sacred Sword vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Celesteela: 56-67 (27.4-32.8%) — guaranteed 4HKO

4 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Araquanid: 91-108 (52-61.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO

+1 4 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 147-174 (100.6-119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

+1 4 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 176-210 (99.4-118.6%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive:

252 Atk Garchomp Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 116 HP / 4 Def Kartana: 121-144 (81.2-96.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ SpA Golduck Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 116 HP / 132 SpD Assault Vest Kartana in Rain: 123-146 (82.5-97.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Water Bubble Araquanid Liquidation vs. 116 HP / 4 Def Kartana: 42-50

(28.1-33.5%) — 0.1% chance to 3HKO

252 Atk Garchomp Fire Fang vs. 116 HP / 4 Def Kartana: 120-144 (80.5-96.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Credit to Ray Rizzo for this set, as posted to his YouTube channel.

Human's Scope Lens Kartana

Importable:

Kartana @ Scope Lens
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 52 HP / 124 Atk / 4 Def / 76 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Leaf Blade
– Sacred Sword
– Substitute
– Detect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

124 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Arcanine on a critical hit: 82-97 (49.3-58.4%) — 98.8% chance to 2HKO

Defensive:

252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 52 HP / 76 SpD Kartana in Electric Terrain: 120-140 (85.1-99.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes:

Scope Lens boost the critical hit chance of Leaf Blade to 50%. Substitute punishes passive playing around Kartana, which often occurs when Kartana is Intimidated. Enough attack investment to 2HKO 4HP Arcanine with critical hit Leaf Blade, enough bulk to survive LO Thunderbolt from Tapu Koko.

Guzzlord

Trick Room Life Orb Physical Guzzlord

Importable:

Guzzlord @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 52 Def / 204 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Dragon Claw
– Crunch
– Wide Guard/Hammer Arm/Heavy Slam/Gyro Ball/Snarl/Draco Meteor/Poison Jab/Stomping Tantrum
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Life Orb Guzzlord Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 174-205 (94.5-111.4%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Guzzlord Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 151-182 (90.4-108.9%) — 43.8% chance to OHKO

252+ Atk Life Orb Guzzlord Crunch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Metagross: 133-159 (71.1-85%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

4 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 204 SpD Guzzlord: 252-300 (84.5-100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 52 Def Guzzlord: 206-246 (69.1-82.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 0 HP / 52 Def Guzzlord in Grassy Terrain: 127-150 (42.6-50.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Notes:

Beast Boost will boost Guzzlord’s attack each time it picks up a KO. EVd to survive Clefable’s Moonblast and 2 Wood Hammers from Tapu Bulu. Underspeeds minimum speed Marowak.

Trick Room Choice Band Guzzlord

Importable:

Guzzlord @ Choice Band
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 52 Def / 204 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Dragon Claw
– Crunch
– Hammer Arm/Heavy Slam/Gyro Ball/Earthquake/Poison Jab/Stomping Tantrum
– Hammer Arm/Heavy Slam/Gyro Ball/Earthquake/Poison Jab/Stomping Tantrum

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ Atk Choice Band Guzzlord Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Garchomp: 200-236 (108.6-128.2%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Guzzlord Crunch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Alolan Marowak: 174-206 (104.1-123.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ Atk Choice Band Guzzlord Crunch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Metagross: 152-182 (81.2-97.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

4 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 204 SpD Guzzlord: 252-300 (84.5-100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 52 Def Guzzlord: 206-246 (69.1-82.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 0 HP / 52 Def Guzzlord in Grassy Terrain: 127-150 (42.6-50.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Notes:

Again, Beast Boost will boost Guzzlord’s attack each time it picks up a KO. EVd to survive Clefable’s Moonblast and 2 Wood Hammers from Tapu Bulu. Underspeeds minimum speed Marowak.

Trick Room Life Orb Special Guzzlord

Importable:

Guzzlord @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 52 Def / 252 SpA / 204 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Draco Meteor
– Dark Pulse
– Fire Blast
– Protect

Damage Calcs:

Offensive:

252+ SpA Life Orb Guzzlord Dark Pulse vs. 252 HP / 68 SpD Alolan Marowak: 174-211 (104.1-126.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

252+ SpA Life Orb Guzzlord Fire Blast vs. 252 HP / 116 SpD Celesteela: 133-156 (65.1-76.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive:

4 SpA Clefable Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 204 SpD Guzzlord: 252-300 (84.5-100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 0 HP / 52 Def Guzzlord: 206-246 (69.1-82.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 0 HP / 52 Def Guzzlord in Grassy Terrain: 127-150 (42.6-50.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Notes:

Beast Boost will boost Guzzlord’s special attack when it picks up a KO. EVd to survive Clefable’s Moonblast and 2 Wood Hammers from Tapu Bulu. Underspeeds minimum speed Marowak.

40 comments

  1. I’m loving the content this is actually just what I’ve been looking for!

  2. I want to submit my own Pelipper-spread since the one listed here seems kind of random.

    Pelipper @ Waterium Z
    Ability: Drizzle
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 52 SpA / 76 SpD / 124 Spe
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    – Hydro Pump
    – Ice Beam
    – Tailwind
    – Protect

    Damage Calcs:

    Offensive:

    52 SpA Pelipper Ice Beam vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Garchomp: 156-188 (85.2 – 102.7%) — 18.8% chance to OHKO

    52 SpA Pelipper Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko in Rain: 202-238 (138.3 – 163%) — guaranteed OHKO

    Defensive:

    252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Pelipper in Psychic Terrain: 141-166 (84.4 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

    252 Atk Garchomp Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Pelipper: 64-76 (38.3 – 45.5%) — guaranteed 3HKO

    Hydro Pump is chosen for good damage Hydro Vortex but if you don´t want to have a Z-Crystal on Pelipper Scald might be smarter because missing sucks (the Z-Move always hits). The EV´s are just enuogh to always survive +252 SpA Tapu Lele Psychic, just enough to outspeed max speed Tapu Koko under tailwind and the rest into SpA and 4 into Def. The idea is to get up Tailwind, fire off one big Attack with Hydro Vortex and then die for a sweeper to come in and take advantage of the rain like Tapu Koko, or Xurkitree with Thunder or Swift Swim users.

    • Always go Focus Sash on Pelipper and Glass Cannon EVs. Defensive EVs is just a waste on him, the max they will buy you is one more turn to be alive, but you will be doing crap damage. Pelipper’s job is to set up Rain and Tailwind, that’s why you go Focus Sash, in case something outspeeds you, you won’t die before Tailwinding. After you set those up you just look to do as much damage as possible till you die, this way you are gonna be more useful than surviving one more turn doing less damage, thus why the offensive IVs. Scald over Hydro Pump for accuracy since no Z-Crystal… Hydro Pump is not worth the risk, even if you miss once you are screwed. Hurricane for STAB over Ice Beam… Even a not super effective STAB Hurricane will help you a lot more times than the niche Ice Beam will do. Plus you can find Ice coverage for your team pretty easy anyway from another Pokemon.

      • Plus that Hurricane always hits during Rain. Forgot to mention that. So I don’t see any reason why you would run Ice Beam on Pelipper over a 100% accurate 110 BP STAB Move.

    • yaaaa .. you can achieve all thesame offensive calcs dropping the z move and maxing spat. Also you rose your defenses to make hits 2hkos when focus sash does the same thing.

  3. Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
    Adamant Nature
    EVs: 236HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 12 S.Def / 4 Spe
    – Wood Hammer
    – Horn Leech
    – Superpower
    – Nature’s Madness / Megahorn / Zen Headbutt / Rock Slide

    Defensive calcs:

    252 SpA Ninetales-Alola Blizzard vs. 236 HP / 12 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu: 68-84 (38.8 – 48%) — guaranteed 3HKO after hail damage and Grassy Terrain recovery

    252+ Atk Metagross Meteor Mash vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 152-182 (86.8 – 104%) — 25% chance to OHKO

    252+ SpA Magnezone Flash Cannon vs. 236 HP / 12 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu: 104-126 (59.4 – 72%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

    252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 236 HP / 12 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu: 36-42 (20.5 – 24%) — possible 6HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

    252+ SpA Arcanine Burn Up vs. 236 HP / 12 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu: 140-168 (80 – 96%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

    252+ Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 150-176 (85.7 – 100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

    252+ Atk Gyarados Ice Fang vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 70-84 (40 – 48%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

    Offensive calcs:

    252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Araquanid in Grassy Terrain: 183-216 (104.5 – 123.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

    252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Pelipper in Grassy Terrain: 169-199 (101.1 – 119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

    252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele in Grassy Terrain: 213-252 (120.3 – 142.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

    252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Marowak-Alola in Grassy Terrain: 78-92 (46.7 – 55%) — 13.3% chance to 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

    252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Superpower vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kartana: 120-142 (88.8 – 105.1%) — 31.3% chance to OHKO

    252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 156 Def Eviolite Porygon2 in Grassy Terrain: 106-126 (55.2 – 65.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

    -1 252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Gyarados in Grassy Terrain: 87-103 (51.1 – 60.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

  4. Thank you, I’ll wait for a Trick Room Lumantis set.

  5. Garchomp @ Choice Scarf
    Ability: Rough Skin
    Level: 50
    EVs: 44 HP / 252 Atk / 212 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    – Earthquake
    – Dragon Claw
    – Poison Jab
    – Rock Slide

    the listed spread actually speed ties with max speed pheromosa. you will need one more point into speed

  6. Guzzlord @ Wiki Berry
    Ability: Beast Boost
    Level: 50
    EVs: 4 HP / 100 Def / 76 SpA / 172 SpD / 156 Spe
    Calm Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk
    – Draco Meteor/Dark Pulse
    – Dark Pulse/Flamethrower
    – Wide Guard
    – Protect

    Defensive Calcs
    {252 Atk Life Orb Garchomp Dragon Claw vs. 4 HP / 100 Def Guzzlord: 250-296 (83.6 – 98.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO}
    {252+ SpA Salamence Draco Meteor vs. 4 HP / 172+ SpD Guzzlord: 252-296 (84.2 – 98.9%) guaranteed 2HKO}

    Ofensive Calcs
    {60 SpA Guzzlord Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Salamence: 186-218 (109.4 – 128.2%) — guaranteed OHKO}
    {60 SpA Guzzlord Draco Meteor vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 176-210 (96.1 – 114.7%) — 75% chance to OHKO}

  7. The Snorlax set posted seems kind of random since Pulverizing Pancake is really not viably because it wastes a move slot with Giga Impact. Snorlax is usually used with Belly Drum+Wiki Berry+Gluttony, which hits harder than Pancake Snorlax. I personally am not very familiar with this Pokemon, so if somebody could create a new set for it that woula be great ??

    • You’re right, Belly Drum is the most viable Snorlax set at the moment. I’ve added a Belly Drum set now, thanks for letting us know that we were missing one.

  8. I don’t quite understand the Exeggutor EV distribution. You say 4 EVs are wasted by this distribution, so why not put them into Special attack, or one of the defenses?

    • In theory we waste 4 EVs, because investing the final 4 in SpAtk or one of the defences won’t increase those stats, and neither attack nor speed requires investment. However, if we were to take the 4 out of SpAtk and invest the remaining 8 in HP or one of the defences so that we use all 508 EVs, we end up with the same number of stats overall.

  9. Can you do more sets for vgc 2017, but with adamant and modest nature, for tapu/ultrabeast pokemon. Or the pokemon are only viable for competitive with specific natures that are in this post?. I am new here.

    How i need to think to create a good team for vgc?.

  10. Wish you guys would update this a little bit, it’s a great starting point for noobs like me.

    • Thanks for the feedback, we do update this document regularly without announcing changes, it’ll remain up to date throughout the season.

  11. The Ghost type Porygon-Z has its offensive calcs for Blizzard and Ice Beam, even though the set calls for neither of those moves. I am very thankful for this post, and I love this because it is great for new players to get a grasp on VGC as well as experienced players like me who are too lazy to make EV spreads for every Pokemon.

  12. An alternative to the primarina set posted above, since I didn’t like the defensive benchmarks

    Primarina
    Ability: Torrent
    Level: 50
    EVs: 204 HP / 60 Def / 220 SpA / 4 SpD / 20 Spe
    Modest Nature
    IVs: 0 Atk

    *252 Atk Garchomp Earthquake vs. 204 HP / 60 Def Primarina: 76-90 (41.9 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO
    *252+ SpA Life Orb Drampa Hyper Voice vs. 204 HP / 4 SpD Primarina: 75-90 (41.4 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO
    *20 spe to creep celesteela

    A slightly better scizor spread

    Scizor
    Ability: Technician
    Level: 50
    EVs: 252 HP / 236 Atk / 4 Def / 12 SpD / 4 Spe
    Adamant Nature

    *252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 252 HP / 12 SpD Scizor in Psychic Terrain: 75-88 (42.3 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO
    *252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 12 SpD Scizor in Psychic Terrain: 144-171 (81.3 – 96.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO
    *atk is a jump point

    Also a bulky celesteela set I’ve been using. Beware the mirror matchup.

    Celesteela @Leftovers
    Ability: Beast Boost
    EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 140 Def / 116 SpD / 4 Spe
    Careful Nature

    *Hp is a five subs after lefties number
    *252 Atk Garchomp Fire Fang vs. 244 HP / 140 Def Celesteela: 64-76 (31.5 – 37.4%) — Miniscule chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
    *252+ Atk Arcanine Flare Blitz vs. 244 HP / 140 Def Celesteela: 170-204 (83.7 – 100.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
    *252+ SpA Xurkitree Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 116+ SpD Celesteela: 168-200 (82.7 – 98.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
    *252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. +1 244 HP / 116+ SpD Celesteela: 88-109 (43.3 – 53.6%) — 0.4% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery (no terrain)
    *+1 252 Atk Gyarados Hydro Vortex (160 BP) vs. 244 HP / 140 Def Celesteela: 169-201 (83.2 – 99%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery

  13. Nature is missing from the first buzzwole set. Jolly or adamant?

    Great resource!

  14. Hey guys, we really need a Z-NaturePower Whimsicott in here. Tailwind/Taunt/Encore (not necessarily all 3) support is pretty great, and a Z-Move that can change types alongside a x3 Tapu team can be pretty awesome. If it worries Cybertron every time he sees one, I’m pretty sure it deserves a mention in here.

    Fairy and Grass type Z-NaturePower both get STAB & Terrain boost, making it pretty powerful, and Electric type Z-NP has a chance to OHKO Celesteela. And even regular NP can OHKO Gyarados. All the while being a priority offensive attack. Just watch out for Taunt & Lele.

    • Here’s my suggested set:

      Whimsicott @ Normalium Z
      Ability: Prankster
      Level: 50
      EVs: 172 HP / 252 SpA / 84 SpD
      Modest Nature
      IVs: 0 Atk
      – Nature Power
      – Encore
      – Tailwind
      – Protect

      Offensive:

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Nature Power vs. 52 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados in Electric Terrain: 244-288 (137.8 – 162.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Bloom Doom (175 BP) vs. 52 HP / 4 SpD Gyarados in Grassy Terrain: 172-204 (97.1 – 115.2%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Twinkle Tackle (175 BP) vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp: 266-314 (141.4 – 167%) — guaranteed OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Bloom Doom (175 BP) vs. 36 HP / 0 SpD Garchomp in Grassy Terrain: 199-235 (105.8 – 125%) — guaranteed OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Twinkle Tackle (175 BP) vs. 28 HP / 52 SpD Assault Vest Garchomp: 168-198 (89.8 – 105.8%) — 31.3% chance to OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Nature Power vs. 4 HP / 4 SpD Salamence: 152-180 (88.8 – 105.2%) — 25% chance to OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Twinkle Tackle (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 4 SpD Salamence: 276-326 (161.4 – 190.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Twinkle Tackle (175 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Kartana: 133-157 (99.2 – 117.1%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

      252+ SpA Whimsicott Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Kartana in Electric Terrain: 133-157 (99.2 – 117.1%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

      Notes:

      Max SpAtk to maximize damage output, not calc’d for anything specific. Nature Power OHKOs Gyarados in Electric Terrain without the need for the Z-Move while Z-Nature Power is needed in Grassy Terrain but OHKOs only 7/8 times. Twinkle Tackle / Bloom Doom is needed to OHKO ScarfChomp, and Twinkle Tackle OHKOs AVChomp almost 1/3 times. Nature Power in Misty Terrain OHKOs Salamence 1/4 times without the need for the Z-Move. Gigavolt Havoc / Twinkle Tacklet OHKOs non Assault Vest Kartana 15/16 times.

      HP & SpDef stats are to maximize bulk while putting Whimsicott’s SpDef 1 point above its Def so help prevent Porygon2 from getting a SpAtk boost with Download. Tailwind is there if speed control becomes necessary, and Encore to discourage opponents from Protecting, and punishing those who do.

  15. The Clefairy spreads don’t seem to match up with what comes out of the damage calculator. Could you confirm if they are correct or not?

  16. Where’s my alolan dugtrio spread >:V

  17. No sets for Wigglytuff? I heard it was used somewhere abusing Competitive+Hyper Voice\Dazzling Gleam. I think that’s a pretty solid niche, as Milotic (the other Competitive User, no pun intended) has 0 spread moves and Intimidate being so common.

  18. missing a Scarf Kartana set. Just thought I’d post my personal set I like to use

    [email protected] Scarf
    Ability: Beast Boost
    EVs: 84 HP / 196 Atk / 4 Def / 20 SpD / 204 Spe
    Adamant Nature
    -Leaf Blade
    -Smart Strike
    -Sacred Sword
    -Night Slash/Razor Leaf/Guillotine

    Don’t have time to get calcs atm but it is EV’d to live P2’s Ice Beam and Jolly Garchomp’s Fire Fang and its speed investment allows it to outspeed Scarf Admant Garchomp by 1 point and Scarf Modest Lele.

  19. The curselax set has 6ev’s spare.

    • That is because they will have no effect on any of its stats except for Special Attack and speed, which you do not want to invest into since Snorlax does not use them

  20. The smeargle EV sets are inefficient unless you’re running transform. For example, 84HP/76Def/92SpD has more physical defense and special defense than what’s there right now.

  21. Please add an AV Buzzwole set. Its not as uncommon~

  22. Chimchar-Trainer

    Why use encore on a choice scarf politoed? Isn’t it troublesome to be locked into a move that doesn’t do any damage?

  23. Easy to follow, readable…heck I needed to leave a commment!

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