VGC 18 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, 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!
Updates
This document will be updated as the metagame progresses, so it will stay relevant throughout the entire season.

  • Post published on February 17 2018

Aegislash

Fast Ghostium-Z Aegislash

Importable
Aegislash @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 4 Def / 132 SpA / 76 SpD / 76 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Shadow Ball
– Flash Cannon
– Wide Guard
– King’s Shield

Offensive Calcs

  • 132+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mega Salamence: 169-199 (99.4 – 117%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO
  • 132+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-T: 186-219 (112.7 – 132.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Heat Wave vs. 220 HP / 76 SpD Aegislash-Shield in Sun: 138-164 (84.6 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Heat Wave
  • Outspeeds Mega-Metagross in Tailwind
Slow Ghostium-Z Aegislash

Importable
Aegislash @ Ghostium Z
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 4 Atk / 68 Def / 140 SpA / 76 SpD
Quiet Nature
– Shadow Ball
– Sacred Sword/Flash Cannon
– Wide Guard
– King’s Shield

Offensive Calcs

  • 140+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mega Salamence: 169-199 (99.4 – 117%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO
  • 4 Atk Aegislash-Blade Sacred Sword vs. 12 HP / 4 Def Tyranitar: 180-212 (101.6 – 119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Heat Wave vs. 220 HP / 76 SpD Aegislash-Shield in Sun: 138-164 (84.6 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 220 HP / 68 Def Aegislash-Shield: 138-164 (84.6 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • +1 220 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 220 HP / 68 Def Aegislash-Shield: 138-164 (84.6 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Heat Wave
  • Survives Adamant Incineroar Flare Blitz
  • Survives +1 standard Tyranitar Crunch
  • KOs no-bulk Mega-Salamence with Z-Shadow Ball
  • KOs standard Tyranitar with Sacred Sword
  • Notably, running a Quiet-natured set swings the Ghostium-Z Aegislash mirror match out of your favour
Substitute Pinch Berry Aegislash

Importable
Aegislash @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Stance Change
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 4 Def / 188 SpA / 76 SpD / 12 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Shadow Ball
– Wide Guard/Flash Cannon
– Substitute
– King’s Shield

Offensive Calcs

  • 188+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Lele: 144-170 (99.3 – 117.2%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO
  • 188+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Shadow Ball vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mega Metagross: 150-176 (96.7 – 113.5%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Heat Wave vs. 228 HP / 76 SpD Aegislash-Shield in Sun: 138-164 (84.1 – 100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Heat Wave
  • KOs no-bulk Tapu Lele with Shadow Ball
  • HP divisible by 4 ensures pinch berry activates after 3 substitutes
  • Minor speed-creep may be worth adjusting as season progresses

Amoonguss

Physically Bulky Redirection Support Amoonguss

Importable
Amoonguss @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 196 Def / 68 SpD
Relaxed Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Spore
– Rage Powder
– Clear Smog/Sludge Bomb/Giga Drain
– Protect

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 186-222 (84.5 – 100.9%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Zen Headbutt vs. 244 HP / 196+ Def Amoonguss: 186-218 (84.5 – 99%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 244 HP / 196+ Def Amoonguss: 174-205 (79 – 93.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Helping Hand Iron Head vs. 244 HP / 196+ Def Amoonguss: 186-219 (84.5 – 99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 184-217 (83.6 – 98.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Shadow Ball vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 93-109 (42.2 – 49.5%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 4 SpA Cresselia Psychic vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 90-108 (40.9 – 49%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 186-218 (84.5 – 99%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives any hit from Modest Tapu Lele or Jolly Mega Metagross provided Psychic Terrain is not active
  • Survives Aegislash Z-Shadow Ball + Shadow Ball
  • Survives Modest Pelipper Hurricane
  • 4HKOd by no-investment Cresselia Psychic
  • HP divisible by 4 ensures earliest pinch berry activation
Specially Bulky Redirection Support Amoonguss

Importable
Amoonguss @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 76 Def / 188 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Spore
– Rage Powder
– Clear Smog/Sludge Bomb/Giga Drain
– Protect

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Heat Wave vs. 244 HP / 188+ SpD Amoonguss in Sun: 186-218 (84.5 – 99%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Amoonguss: 93-109 (42.2 – 49.5%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Amoonguss: 84-100 (38.1 – 45.4%) — guaranteed 4HKO after sandstorm damage and Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 Atk Tyranitar Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 76 Def Amoonguss: 168-198 (76 – 89.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after sandstorm damage

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Heat Wave
  • 4HKOd by Landorus-T Earthquake
  • 4HKOd by Jolly Tyranitar Crunch with sandstorm damage
  • HP divisible by 4 ensures earliest pinch berry activation
Offensive Redirection Support Amoonguss

Importable
Amoonguss @ Iapapa Berry
Ability: Regenerator
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 84 Def / 116 SpA / 60 SpD
Quiet Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Spore
– Rage Powder
– Sludge Bomb
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 116+ SpA Amoonguss Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 144-170 (98.6 – 116.4%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO
  • 116+ SpA Amoonguss Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Fini: 90-108 (50.8 – 61%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 186-222 (84.5 – 100.9%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 244 HP / 68 SpD Amoonguss: 186-218 (84.5 – 99%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Amoonguss: 93-109 (42.2 – 49.5%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Modest Tapu Lele Psychic outside of Psychic Terrain
  • Survives Modest Pelipper Hurricane
  • 4HKOd by Adamant Landorus-T Earthquake
  • KOs Tapu Koko with Sludge Bomb
  • 2HKOs 252 HP Tapu Fini
  • HP divisible by 4 ensures earliest pinch berry activation

Celesteela

Standard Leftovers Celesteela

Importable
Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 156 Def / 124 SpD
Careful Nature
– Heavy Slam
– Leech Seed
– Flamethrower/Wide Guard
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 0 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 174-206 (98.3 – 116.3%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Heat Wave vs. 228 HP / 124+ SpD Celesteela in Sun: 168-200 (83.5 – 99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 212+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 228 HP / 156 Def Celesteela: 168-200 (83.5 – 99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 228 HP / 124+ SpD Celesteela in Psychic Terrain: 51-60 (25.3 – 29.8%) — 0.4% chance to 4HKO after Leftovers recovery

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Heat Wave
  • Survives standard Incineroar Flare Blitz (max attack has 12.5% chance to KO)
  • 5HKOd by Modest Tapu Lele Psychic
Misty Seed Celesteela

Importable
Celesteela @ Misty Seed
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 204 HP / 100 Atk / 4 Def / 196 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Heavy Slam
– Acrobatics
– Leech Seed/Flamethrower
– Protect/Wide Guard

Offensive Calcs

  • 100+ Atk Celesteela Acrobatics (110 BP) vs. 252 HP / 52 Def Ludicolo: 188-224 (100.5 – 119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 100+ Atk Celesteela Acrobatics (110 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mega Charizard Y: 93-111 (50.2 – 60%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Ludicolo Helping Hand Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. +1 204 HP / 196 SpD Celesteela in Rain: 168-198 (84.8 – 100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. +1 204 HP / 196 SpD Celesteela: 42-51 (21.2 – 25.7%) — 0.3% chance to 4HKO

Notes

  • Survives max-investment Helping Hand Z-Hydro Pump from Ludicolo after Misty Seed boost
  • 5HKOd by max-investment Choice Specs Tapu Fini Muddy Water after Misty Seed Boost
  • KOs most variants of Ludicolo with Acrobatics after Misty Seed is consumed
  • 2HKOs 252 HP Charizard-Y with Acrobatics after Misty Seed is consumed
  • Beast Boost increases attack stat

Charizard

Standard Charizard-Y

Importable
Charizard @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
Level: 50
EVs: 44 HP / 4 Def / 148 SpA / 100 SpD / 212 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Heat Wave/ Flamethrower
– Solar Beam
– Overheat/Tailwind
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 148 SpA Mega Charizard Y Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Aegislash-Shield in Sun: 176-210 (105.3 – 125.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • -1 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Fake Out vs. 44 HP / 4 Def Mega Charizard Y: 34-43 (21.3 – 27%) — 9.8% chance to 4HKO
  • -1 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 44 HP / 4 Def Mega Charizard Y: 102-121 (64.1 – 76.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 44 HP / 100 SpD Mega Charizard Y: 134-158 (84.2 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Jolly M-Kangaskhan Fake Out + Double Edge after Intimidate 96% of the time
  • Survives Modest max SpAtk Zapdos Thunderbolt
  • Outspeeds Timid Tapu Lele and Jolly Landorus-T
  • Tailwind is an option on teams lacking speed control

Cresselia

Offensive Supportive Cresselia

Importable
Cresselia @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 28 Def / 244 SpA / 36 SpD / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic
– Ice Beam
– Trick Room/Icy Wind
– Helping Hand

Offensive Calcs

  • 244+ SpA Cresselia Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 75-88 (51.3 – 60.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 244+ SpA Cresselia Psychic vs. +1 4 HP / 0 SpD Kommo-o: 78-92 (51.6 – 60.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 244+ SpA Cresselia Ice Beam vs. 140 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-T: 188-224 (103.2 – 123%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • +1 252 SpA Volcarona Bug Buzz vs. 196 HP / 36 SpD Cresselia: 186-218 (84.5 – 99%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Tyranitar Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 196 HP / 28 Def Cresselia: 170-204 (77.2 – 92.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO after sandstorm damage

Notes

  • Survives +1 Timid Volcarona Bug Buzz
  • Survives -1 Adamant Tyranitar Z-Crunch
  • 2HKOs Tapu Koko
  • 2HKOs standard Kommo-O after Clangorous Soulblaze
  • KOs most standard non-Assault Vest Landorus-T
Specially Defensive Trick Room Setter Cresselia

Importable
Cresselia (F) @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 140 Def / 4 SpA / 164 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Ice Beam/Psychic
– Trick Room
– Helping Hand
– Ally Switch/Psychic/Sunny Day

Offensive Calcs

  • 4 SpA Cresselia Ice Beam vs. 140 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-T: 88-108 (48.3 – 59.3%) — 97.3% chance to 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 196 HP / 140 Def Cresselia: 95-115 (43.1 – 52.2%) — 2.6% chance to 3HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 196 HP / 164+ SpD Cresselia in Sun: 126-148 (57.2 – 67.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • -2 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 196 HP / 164+ SpD Cresselia in Sun: 61-73 (27.7 – 33.1%) — guaranteed 5HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Overheat + (-2) Overheat from Timid Charizard-Y 99% of the time
  • 4HKOd by Jolly Mega-Kangaskhan Double-Edge
  • Generic all-round bulk allows Cresselia to survive any single hit barring super-effective Z-moves from the likes of Aegislash or Tyranitar
  • HP number of 16n-4 decreases sandstorm/burn damage while ensuring earliest activation of pinch berry
Specially Defensive Supportive Cresselia

Importable
Cresselia (F) @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 140 Def / 4 SpA / 164 SpD / 4 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Icy Wind
– Psychic
– Helping Hand
– Ally Switch

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 196 HP / 140 Def Cresselia: 95-115 (43.1 – 52.2%) — 2.6% chance to 3HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 196 HP / 164+ SpD Cresselia in Sun: 126-148 (57.2 – 67.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • -2 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 196 HP / 164+ SpD Cresselia in Sun: 61-73 (27.7 – 33.1%) — guaranteed 5HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Overheat + (-2) Overheat from Timid Charizard-Y 99% of the time
  • 4HKOd by Jolly Mega-Kangaskhan Double-Edge
  • Outspeeds Jolly Landorus-T after an Icy Wind
  • HP number of 16n-4 decreases sandstorm/burn damage while ensuring earliest activation of pinch berry
Physically Defensive Supportive Cresselia

Importable
Cresselia @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 244 Def / 4 SpA / 60 SpD / 4 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Icy Wind
– Psychic
– Helping Hand
– Ally Switch

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 196 HP / 244+ Def Cresselia: 90-108 (40.9 – 49%) — 5.9% chance to 2HKO after sandstorm damage and Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 Atk Tyranitar Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 196 HP / 244+ Def Cresselia: 180-212 (81.8 – 96.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO after sandstorm damage and Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ SpA Choice Specs Hydreigon Dark Pulse vs. 196 HP / 60 SpD Cresselia: 168-198 (76.3 – 90%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • 3HKOd by Jolly Tyranitar Crunch 94% of the time
  • Survives Jolly Tyranitar Z-Crunch
  • Outspeeds Jolly Landorus-T after an Icy Wind
  • HP number of 16n-4 decreases sandstorm/burn damage while ensuring earliest activation of pinch berry
Calm Mind Cresselia

Importable
Cresselia @ Kee Berry
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 196 HP / 148 Def / 36 SpA / 92 SpD / 36 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic/Psyshock
– Ice Beam/Icy Wind
– Calm Mind
– Moonlight

Offensive Calcs

  • +1 36+ SpA Cresselia Ice Beam vs. 12 HP / 100 SpD Landorus-T: 200-236 (120.4 – 142.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Shadow Ball vs. +1 196 HP / 92 SpD Cresselia: 84-102 (38.1 – 46.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO
  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. +1 196 HP / 92 SpD Cresselia: 168-198 (76.3 – 90%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 196 HP / 148 Def Cresselia: 95-114 (43.1 – 51.8%) — 2.3% chance to 2HKO

Notes

  • Usually run alongside Charizard-Y as Moonlight offers 75% recovery in sun
  • Psyshock is an alternative attack to give Cresselia the edge against Calm Mind Tapu Fini
  • HP number of 16n-4 decreases sandstorm/burn damage while maximising recovery from Moonlight

Ferrothorn

Chef's Figy Berry Ferrothorn

Importable
Ferrothorn @ Figy Berry
Ability: Iron Barbs
Level: 50
EVs: 160 HP / 204 Atk / 100 Def / 44 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Power Whip
– Gyro Ball
– Knock Off
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 204+ Atk Ferrothorn Power Whip vs. 252 HP / 108 Def Politoed: 192-228 (97.4 – 115.7%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO
  • Defensive
  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 160 HP / 44 SpD Ferrothorn: 70-84 (41.4 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Pelipper Hurricane is a 4HKO
  • Power Whip at neutral will OHKO most Politoed

Gardevoir

Therazer456's Gardevoir

Importable
Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
Level: 50
EVs: 180 HP / 252 Def / 36 SpA / 4 SpD / 36 Spe
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Hyper Voice
– Psychic
– Trick Room
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 36 SpA Mega Gardevoir Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kommo-o: 156-186 (103.3 – 123.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 180 HP / 252+ Def Mega Gardevoir: 130-156 (78.3 – 93.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 180 HP / 252+ Def Mega Gardevoir: 72-85 (43.3 – 51.2%) — 6.3% chance to 2HKO

Notes

  • Outspeeds Scarf Landorus-Therian in Tailwind
  • Landorus-Therian Earthquake is often a 3HKO
  • Survives Adamant Kangaskhan Double-Edge

Gengar

Standard Mega Gengar

Importable
Gengar @ Gengarite
Ability: Cursed Body
Level: 50
EVs: 60 HP / 4 Def / 140 SpA / 52 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Shadow Ball
– Sludge Bomb/Perish Song
– Disable
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 140 SpA Mega Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Mega Kangaskhan: 88-105 (48.6 – 58%) — 95.7% chance to 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • -1 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 60 HP / 4 Def Mega Gengar: 120-144 (83.9 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Sucker Punch vs. 60 HP / 4 Def Mega Gengar: 116-140 (81.1 – 97.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 60 HP / 52 SpD Mega Gengar in Electric Terrain: 121-142 (84.6 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt
  • Survives Jolly Mega Kangaskhan Sucker Punch
  • Survives -1 Landorus-T Earthquake
  • 2HKOs no-bulk Mega Kangaskhan 95% of the time

Gothitelle

Standard Trick Room Support Gothitelle

Importable
Gothitelle @ Figy Berry
Ability: Shadow Tag
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 108 Def / 156 SpD
Sassy Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe
– Trick Room
– Heal Pulse/Psyshock
– Taunt/Recycle/Tickle
– Protect

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 244 HP / 156+ SpD Gothitelle in Rain: 148-175 (84 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 244 HP / 156+ SpD Gothitelle in Sun: 142-168 (80.6 – 95.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 244 HP / 156+ SpD Gothitelle in Electric Terrain: 133-157 (75.5 – 89.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 108 Def Gothitelle: 70-84 (39.7 – 47.7%) — guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 244 HP / 108 Def Gothitelle: 132-156 (75 – 88.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO after sandstorm damage and Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 Atk Mega Tyranitar Crunch vs. 244 HP / 108 Def Gothitelle: 152-180 (86.3 – 102.2%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives max-investment Ludicolo Z-Hydro Pump in rain
  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Overheat
  • Survives Tapu Koko Z-Thunderbolt
  • 4HKOd by Landorus-T Earthquake
  • Jolly Tyranitar Crunch guaranteed to activate pinch berry
  • Survives Jolly Mega Tyranitar Crunch 87.5% of the time

Heatran

Shuca Berry Heatran

Importable
Heatran @ Shuca Berry
Ability: Flash Fire
Level: 50
EVs: 148 HP / 4 Def / 132 SpA / 4 SpD / 220 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Heat Wave
– Earth Power
– Substitute
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 132+ SpA Heatran Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Heatran: 200-236 (101 – 119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 148 HP / 4 Def Heatran: 160-190 (86.4 – 102.7%) — 7% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Shadow Ball vs. 148 HP / 4 SpD Heatran: 79-94 (42.7 – 50.8%) — 3.1% chance to 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Never-Ending Nightmare (160 BP) vs. 148 HP / 4 SpD Heatran: 159-187 (85.9 – 101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Superpower vs. 148 HP / 4 Def Heatran: 154-182 (83.2 – 98.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 148 HP / 4 Def Shuca Berry Heatran: 144-170 (77.8 – 91.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Mega Tyranitar Rock Slide vs. 148 HP / 4 Def Heatran: 54-64 (29.1 – 34.5%) — 6% chance to 3HKO
  • 252 Atk Mega Tyranitar Crunch vs. 148 HP / 4 Def Heatran: 76-91 (41 – 49.1%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes

  • Survives Jolly Mega-Kangaskhan Low Kick 93% of the time
  • Survives Aegislash Z-Shadow Ball 94% of the time
  • 3HKOd by Aegislash Shadow Ball
  • Survives Superpower or Earthquake from Adamant Landorus-T
  • KOs non-Shuca Berry variants of Heatran with Earth Power
  • Outspeeds Jolly Tyranitar

Incineroar

Assault Vest Incineroar

Importable
Incineroar @ Assault Vest
Ability: Blaze
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 156 Atk / 52 Def / 60 SpD / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Fake Out
– Flare Blitz
– Knock Off
– Low Kick/Snarl

Offensive Calcs

  • 156+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 170-204 (96 – 115.2%) — 75% chance to OHKO
  • 156+ Atk Incineroar Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 60 HP / 4 Def Mega Tyranitar: 180-216 (98.3 – 118%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO
  • 156+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Amoonguss: 230-272 (104.5 – 123.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Superpower vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Incineroar: 168-198 (84.4 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Incineroar: 85-102 (42.7 – 51.2%) — 4.7% chance to 2HKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 228 HP / 60 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar in Electric Terrain: 83-99 (41.7 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO
  • 252+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Pump vs. 228 HP / 60 SpD Assault Vest Incineroar in Rain: 168-198 (84.4 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 188 Atk Mega Tyranitar Rock Slide vs. 228 HP / 52 Def Incineroar: 168-200 (84.4 – 100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Superpower
  • Survives Modest Ludicolo Hydro Pump in rain
  • 3HKOd by Jolly Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge
  • 3HKOd by Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt
  • Survives +1 Rock Slide from standard Mega Tyranitar
  • KOs non-physically defensive variants of Amoonguss
  • KOs standard Mega Tyranitar with Low Kick
  • Outspeeds min-speed Cresselia
Incinium-Z Incineroar

Importable
Incineroar @ Incinium Z
Ability: Blaze
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 212 Atk / 36 Def / 4 SpD / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Fake Out
– Darkest Lariat
– Flare Blitz
– Taunt/Low Kick

Offensive Calcs

  • 212+ Atk Incineroar Malicious Moonsault vs. 220 HP / 172 Def Cresselia: 224-266 (100.4 – 119.2%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 212+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 180-212 (101.6 – 119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • -1 212+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mawile: 152-182 (96.8 – 115.9%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO
  • 212+ Atk Incineroar Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Tyranitar: 192-228 (109 – 129.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Superpower vs. 244 HP / 36 Def Incineroar: 170-202 (84.5 – 100.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 Atk Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 244 HP / 36 Def Incineroar: 87-103 (43.2 – 51.2%) — 6.3% chance to 2HKO
  • +1 188 Atk Mega Tyranitar Rock Slide vs. 244 HP / 36 Def Incineroar: 170-204 (84.5 – 101.4%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 144+ SpA Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 4 SpD Incineroar: 82-97 (40.7 – 48.2%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes

  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Superpower 94% of the time
  • 3HKOd by Jolly Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge 94% of the time
  • Survives +1 Rock Slide from standard Mega Tyranitar
  • KOs standard variants of Cresselia with Malicious Moonsault
  • KOs non-physically defensive variants of Amoonguss with Flare Blitz
  • KOs standard Mega Tyranitar with Low Kick
  • Outspeeds min-speed Cresselia

Kangaskhan

Bulky Mega Kangaskhan

Importable
Kangaskhan @ Kangaskhanite
Ability: Scrappy/Inner Focus
Level: 50
EVs: 228 HP / 116 Atk / 28 Def / 12 SpD / 124 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Fake Out
– Double-Edge
– Low Kick/Drain Punch
– Sucker Punch/Ice Punch

Offensive Calcs

  • 116+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 160-190 (95.8 – 113.7%) — 80.1% chance to OHKO
  • 116+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Charizard Y: 152-181 (98.7 – 117.5%) — 98.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 228 HP / 28 Def Mega Kangaskhan: 177-208 (84.6 – 99.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 228 HP / 12 SpD Mega Kangaskhan in Electric Terrain: 178-211 (85.1 – 100.9%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Tectonic Rage
  • Survives Timid Tapu Koko Z-Thunderbolt
  • KOs no-bulk Charizard-Y
  • Outspeeds max speed Politoed, Mega-Tyranitar
  • Outspeeds Tapu Koko, Pheromosa after an Icy Wind/Rock Tomb
  • Sucker Punch typically provides more utility, but Ice Punch is often chosen to offer additional options for dealing with Landorus-T and Mega Salamence
Fast Mega Kangaskhan

Importable
Kangaskhan (F) @ Kangaskhanite
Ability: Scrappy/Inner Focus
Level: 50
EVs: 108 HP / 140 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Fake Out
– Double-Edge
– Low Kick
– Ice Punch/Sucker Punch

Offensive Calcs

  • 140 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Tapu Lele: 145-172 (100 – 118.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Heatran Inferno Overdrive (175 BP) vs. 108 HP / 4 SpD Mega Kangaskhan: 163-193 (84 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Superpower vs. 108 HP / 4 Def Mega Kangaskhan: 162-192 (83.5 – 98.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Superpower
  • Survives Modest Heatran Z-Heat Wave
  • OHKOs no-bulk Tapu Lele with Double-Edge
  • Max speed ensures speed tie (at worst) vs. opposing Mega-Kangaskhan & Mega-Charizard-Y

Kartana

Standard Sash Kartana

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

Offensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Fini: 174-206 (98.3 – 116.3%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kartana: 57-67 (42.2 – 49.6%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes

  • Focus Sash makes defensive investment mostly meaningless, as no noteworthy 2HKOs can be avoided
Grassium-Z Kartana

Importable
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 76 HP / 164 Atk / 4 Def / 12 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Leaf Blade
– Sacred Sword
– Substitute/Tailwind/Swords Dance/Smart Strike
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 164 Atk Kartana Bloom Doom (175 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan: 183-216 (101.1 – 119.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Superpower vs. 76 HP / 4 Def Kartana: 120-142 (83.3 – 98.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
  • 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Sucker Punch vs. 76 HP / 4 Def Kartana: 60-71 (41.6 – 49.3%) — guaranteed 3HKO
  • 252+ SpA Kommo-o Clangorous Soulblaze vs. 76 HP / 12 SpD Kartana: 123-144 (85.4 – 100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Adamant Tapu Bulu Superpower
  • 3HKOd by Mega Mawile Sucker Punch
  • Survives Modest Kommo-o Clangorous Soulblaze
  • KOs no-bulk Mega Kangaskhan with Bloom Doom

Kommo-o

Standard Kommo-o

Importable
Kommo-o @ Kommonium Z
Ability: Soundproof
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 4 Def / 180 SpA / 68 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
– Clanging Scales
– Flamethrower
– Substitute
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 180+ SpA Kommo-o Clangorous Soulblaze vs. 44 HP / 100 SpD Mega Charizard Y: 84-99 (52.8 – 62.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 180+ SpA Kommo-o Clanging Scales vs. 44 HP / 100 SpD Mega Charizard Y: 73-87 (45.9 – 54.7%) — 52% chance to 2HKO
  • 180+ SpA Kommo-o Clangorous Soulblaze vs. 236 HP / 84 SpD Zapdos: 102-120 (52.3 – 61.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 180+ SpA Kommo-o Clanging Scales vs. 236 HP / 84 SpD Zapdos: 91-108 (46.6 – 55.3%) — 66.8% chance to 2HKO
  • +1 0- Atk Kommo-o Close Combat vs. 172 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 188-224 (100 – 119.1%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. +1 0 HP / 68 SpD Kommo-o: 130-156 (86.6 – 104%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 4 Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. +1 4 HP / 4 Def Kommo-o: 126-150 (83.4 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Life Orb Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam after Clangorous Soulblaze 94% of the time
  • Survives Double-Edge from low-investment mixed-attacking Mega Salamence
  • Guaranteed 2HKO on moderately-bulky Charizard-Y with Clangorous Soulblaze + (+1) Clanging
  • Scales
  • Guaranteed 2HKO on most variants of Zapdos with Clangorous Soulblaze + (+1) Clanging Scales
  • Max speed allows Kommo-o to outspeed Mega Tyranitar
  • Soundproof is generally preferred to Bulletproof as not running Soundproof makes mirror-matches favour the opponent
  • Close Combat can provide a better way for Kommo-o to deal with Heatran and Tyranitar

Landorus-T

AV Landorus-T
Importable

Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 140 HP / 92 Atk / 20 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Earthquake
– Stone Edge/Rock Tomb/Rock Slide
– Knock Off
– Superpower/U-Turn

Offensive Calcs

  • -1 92 Atk Landorus-T Stone Edge vs. 28 HP / 156 Def Mega Charizard Y: 156-184 (99.3 – 117.1%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO
  • 92 Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 144-170 (98.6 – 116.4%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 140 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-T in Sun: 153-181 (84 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Zen Headbutt vs. 140 HP / 20 Def Landorus-T in Psychic Terrain: 153-181 (84 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 140+ SpA Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 140 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-T: 74-90 (40.6 – 49.4%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Overheat in Sun
  • Survives M-Metagross Zen Headbutt in Psychic Terrain
  • 3HKOd by standard unboosted Tapu Fini Muddy Water
  • KOs bulky Charizard Y through Intimidate
  • KOs 4HP Tapu Koko with Earthquake
  • Rock Tomb is an option when additional speed-control is needed
Scarfed Landorus-T
Importable
Landorus-Therian @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 172 Atk / 84 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Earthquake
– Rock Slide
– Superpower
– U-turn

Offensive Calcs

  • 172+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko in Electric Terrain: 164-194 (112.3 – 132.8%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • -1 172+ Atk Landorus-T Superpower vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar: 192-228 (109 – 129.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 0 HP / 84 SpD Landorus-T in Psychic Terrain: 138-163 (84.1 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 252+ SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 84 SpD Landorus-T: 141-166 (85.9 – 101.2%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Modest Tapu Lele Psychic in Psychic Terrain
  • Survives +1 Modest Volcarona Flamethrower
Groundium-Z Landorus-T
Importable
Landorus-Therian @ Groundium Z
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 12 HP / 140 Atk / 4 Def / 100 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Earthquake
– Rock Slide/Stone Edge/Rock Tomb
– Superpower
– U-turn/Knock Off

Offensive Calcs

  • -1 140+ Atk Landorus-T Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 144-169 (98.6 – 115.7%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO
  • -1 140+ Atk Landorus-T Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Shuca Berry Heatran: 218-258 (110.1 – 130.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Flamethrower vs. 12 HP / 100 SpD Landorus-T in Sun: 142-168 (85.5 – 101.2%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • +1 252+ SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 12 HP / 100 SpD Landorus-T: 138-163 (83.1 – 98.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 12 HP / 100 SpD Landorus-T in Psychic Terrain: 136-162 (81.9 – 97.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Flamethrower
  • Survives +1 Modest Volcarona Flamethrower
  • Survives Modest Tapu Lele Psychic in Psychic Terrain
  • KOs any variant of Heatran through Intimidate
  • KOs Tapu Lele 100% of the time, and can KO low-bulk variants through Intimidate
Therazer456’s Choice Band Landorus-T
Importable
Landorus-Therian @ Choice Band
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 36 Atk / 4 Def / 68 SpD / 164 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Earthquake
– Rock Slide
– U-turn
– Superpower

Offensive Calcs

  • 36+ Atk Choice Band Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Fini in Misty Terrain: 87-103 (49.1 – 58.1%) — 98.4% chance to 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • -1 252+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Ice Punch vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Landorus-T: 172-204 (88.6 – 105.1%) — 15.2% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 236 HP / 68 SpD Landorus-T: 161-192 (82.9 – 98.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Ludicolo

Waterium-Z Ludicolo

Importable
Ludicolo @ Waterium Z
Ability: Swift Swim
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 92 Def / 244 SpA / 4 SpD / 164 Spe
Modest Nature
– Fake Out
– Hydro Pump
– Ice Beam
– Energy Ball/Giga Drain

Offensive Calcs

  • 244+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Pump vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kartana in Rain: 141-167 (104.4 – 123.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 244+ SpA Ludicolo Energy Ball vs. 252 HP / 44+ SpD Tapu Fini: 92-110 (51.9 – 62.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 244+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 12 HP / 4 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 180-212 (101.6 – 119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 244+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. 108 HP / 4 SpD Mega Kangaskhan in Rain: 202-238 (104.1 – 122.6%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Helping Hand Sucker Punch vs. 4 HP / 92 Def Ludicolo: 133-157 (85.2 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Mega Mawile Helping Hand Sucker Punch
  • 2HKOs all standard variants of Tapu Fini
  • KOs no-bulk Tyranitar with Z-Hydro Pump in sandstorm
  • KOs most standard variants of Mega Kangaskhan with Z-Hydro Pump
  • Outspeeds Mega Sceptile, Adamant Scarfed Landorus-T, Modest Scarfed Tapu Lele
Assault Vest Ludicolo

Importable
Ludicolo @ Assault Vest
Ability: Swift Swim
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 52 Def / 76 SpA / 28 SpD / 100 Spe
Modest Nature
– Fake Out
– Scald
– Ice Beam
– Giga Drain

Offensive Calcs

  • 76+ SpA Ludicolo Scald vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mega Mawile in Rain: 79-94 (50.3 – 59.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 52 Def Ludicolo: 157-186 (83.9 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 28 SpD Assault Vest Ludicolo in Psychic Terrain: 160-189 (85.5 – 101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Jolly Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge
  • Survives Modest Tapu Lele Z-Psychic
  • 2HKOs 252 HP Mega Mawile
  • Outspeeds Mega Manectric

Mawile

Standard Mega Mawile

Importable
Mawile @ Mawilite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 204 Atk / 52 SpD
Brave Nature
IVs: 0 Spe
– Iron Head
– Sucker Punch
– Rock Slide/Play Rough
– Protect

Offensive Calcs 

  • 204+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mega Charizard Y: 288-340 (155.6 – 183.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 204+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Iron Head vs. 12 HP / 4 Def Mega Tyranitar: 176-210 (99.4 – 118.6%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO
  • 204+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Helping Hand Sucker Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Metagross: 156-184 (100 – 117.9%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 204+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Helping Hand Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Zapdos: 200-236 (101.5 – 119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Heatran Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 52 SpD Mega Mawile: 132-156 (84 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 188+ SpA Kommo-o Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 52 SpD Mega Mawile: 132-156 (84 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Modest Heatran Heat Wave
  • Survives +1 Flamethrower from standard Kommo-o (max-investment has 31% chance of KOing)
  • KOs all variants of Charizard-Y with Rock Slide
  • KOs standard Mega Tyranitar with Iron Head
  • KOs Mega Metagross with Helping Hand Sucker Punch
  • KOs some variants of Zapdos with Helping Hand Rock Slide
  • Usually used alongside Helping Hand Gothitelle or Cresselia

Metagross

Standard Mega-Metagross

Importable
Metagross @ Metagrossite
Ability: Clear Body
Level: 50
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Zen Headbutt/Stomping Tantrum
– Iron Head
– Ice Punch/Stomping Tantrum
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • -1 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Ice Punch vs. 12 HP / 4 Def Landorus-T: 176-208 (106 – 125.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • +1 252+ SpA Kommo-o Focus Blast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mega Metagross: 129-153 (83.2 – 98.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 252+ SpA Kommo-o Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Mega Metagross: 130-154 (83.8 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mega Metagross: 72-88 (46.4 – 56.7%) — 75% chance to 2HKO

Notes

  • Often run alongside Tapu Lele to gain extra damage output from Psychic Terrain
  • Zen Headbutt is often dropped from the moveset when run without Tapu Lele
Mid-Bulk Mega-Metagross

Importable
Metagross @ Metagrossite
Ability: Clear Body
Level: 50
EVs: 212 Atk / 44 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Zen Headbutt/Stomping Tantrum
– Iron Head
– Ice Punch/Stomping Tantrum
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • -1 212 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Ice Punch vs. 12 HP / 4 Def Landorus-T: 172-204 (103.6 – 122.8%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 212 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Iron Head vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan: 94-112 (51.9 – 61.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 44 Def Mega Metagross: 68-82 (43.8 – 52.9%) — 7% chance to 2HKO
  • +1 252+ SpA Kommo-o Focus Blast vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mega Metagross: 130-154 (83.8 – 99.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • +1 252+ SpA Kommo-o Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mega Metagross: 132-156 (85.1 – 100.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Additional physical bulk allows Metagross to beat Mega-Kangaskhan 1v1 more reliably
Bulky Mega-Metagross

Importable
Metagross @ Metagrossite
Ability: Clear Body
Level: 50
EVs: 28 HP / 68 Atk / 44 Def / 116 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Zen Headbutt/Stomping Tantrum
– Iron Head
– Stomping Tantrum/Ice Punch
– Protect

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Shadow Ball vs. 28 HP / 116 SpD Mega Metagross: 138-164 (86.7 – 103.1%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO
  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Sucker Punch vs. 28 HP / 44 Def Mega Metagross: 68-82 (42.7 – 51.5%) — 0.5% chance to 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 28 HP / 44 Def Mega Metagross: 140-168 (88 – 105.6%) — 25% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Aegislash Shadow Ball 87.5% of the time
  • 3HKOd by Jolly Mega-Kangaskhan Sucker Punch

Pelipper

Standard Sash Pelipper

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

Offensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Scald vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Heatran in Rain: 174-206 (104.1 – 123.3%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 174-206 (98.3 – 116.3%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • KOs non-bulky variants of Heatran with Scald
  • KOs 252 HP Tapu Bulu 87.5% of the time

Politoed

Standard Bulky Rain Support Politoed

Importable

Politoed @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Drizzle
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 92 Def / 76 SpA / 76 SpD / 20 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald
– Icy Wind/Ice Beam/Perish Song
– Helping Hand/Encore
– Protect

Offensive Cslcs

  • 76 SpA Politoed Scald vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-T in Rain: 168-198 (101.8 – 120%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 76+ SpD Politoed in Electric Terrain: 158-188 (80.6 – 95.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 164+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 244 HP / 76+ SpD Politoed: 84-100 (42.8 – 51%) — 4.7% chance to 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Earthquake vs. 244 HP / 92 Def Politoed: 84-100 (42.8 – 51%) — 4.7% chance to 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Play Rough vs. 244 HP / 92 Def Politoed: 163-193 (83.1 – 98.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Sucker Punch vs. 244 HP / 92 Def Politoed: 85-101 (43.3 – 51.5%) — 6.6% chance to 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Tapu Koko Thunderbolt in Electric Terrain
  • 4HKOd by standard Choice Specs Tapu Fini Moonblast
  • 4HKOd by Landorus-T Earthquake
  • Survives Adamant Mega Mawile Play Rough
  • HP divisible by 4 ensures early berry activation
  • Perish Song variants typically opt for Encore whereas offensive rain support variants often prefer Helping Hand

Rotom-H

Chef's Z-Electric Rotom-H

Importable
Rotom-Heat @ Electrium Z
Ability: Levitate
Level: 50
EVs: 132 HP / 4 Def / 204 SpA / 4 SpD / 164 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Overheat
– Thunderbolt
– Will-O-Wisp
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 204+ SpA Rotom-H Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 44+ SpD Tapu Fini: 192-228 (108.4 – 128.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 132 HP / 4 SpD Rotom-H in Psychic
  • Terrain: 118-141 (83 – 99.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • OHKO most Tapu Fini
  • Survives Tapu Lele Psychic without Choice Specs or Z-Move

Salamence

Special Attacking Mega Salamence

Importable
Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 100 HP / 12 Def / 140 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Hyper Voice
– Flamethrower
– Draco Meteor/Tailwind
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 140 SpA Aerilate Mega Salamence Hyper Voice vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Mega Kangaskhan: 60-72 (33.1 – 39.7%) — 100% chance to 3HKO
  • 140 SpA Mega Salamence Draco Meteor vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kommo-o: 186-222 (123.1 – 147%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 100 HP / 4 SpD Mega Salamence: 156-187 (85.2 – 102.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 100 HP / 12 Def Mega Salamence: 74-88 (40.4 – 48%) — guaranteed 3HKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Play Rough vs. 100 HP / 12 Def Mega Salamence: 152-182 (83 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Iron Head vs. 100 HP / 12 Def Mega Salamence: 76-91 (41.5 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes

  • Survives Life Orb Tapu Koko HP Ice 94% of the time
  • Survives Mega Mawile Play Rough after Intimidate
  • 3HKOd by Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge after Intimidate
  • 3HKOd by Mega Metagross Iron Head/Zen Headbutt
Tailwind Mixed Attacker Salamence

Importable
Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 100 HP / 140 Atk / 12 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Hasty Nature
– Double-Edge
– Hyper Voice
– Tailwind
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 140 Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mega Charizard Y: 153-180 (100 – 117.6%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 140 Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. 92 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 157-186 (100 – 118.4%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 140 Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 71-84 (48.6 – 57.5%) — 93.4% chance to 2HKO
  • 12 SpA Aerilate Mega Salamence Hyper Voice vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 114-134 (64.4 – 75.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Figy Berry recovery

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 100 HP / 4 SpD Mega Salamence: 156-187 (85.2 – 102.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • -1 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Ice Punch vs. 100 HP / 0- Def Mega Salamence: 144-172 (78.6 – 93.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Life Orb Tapu Koko HP Ice 94% of the time
  • Survives Mega Metagross Ice Punch after Intimidate
  • KOs no-bulk Charizard-Y with Double-Edge
  • Guaranteed KO on up to 92 HP Tapu Lele with Double-Edge
  • 2HKOs standard variants of Pinch Berry Tapu Bulu without activating berry with Hyper Voice
  • Hasty Nature is generally preferred to Naïve, as the latter allows Salamence to be KOd by
  • unboosted Tapu Fini Moonblast
Dragon Dance Salamence

Importable
Salamence @ Salamencite
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 100 HP / 116 Atk / 12 Def / 60 SpD / 220 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Dragon Dance
– Double-Edge
– Roost/Earthquake
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 116+ Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. +1 0 HP / 4 Def Kommo-o: 150-176 (100 – 117.3%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 100 HP / 60 SpD Mega Salamence: 146-177 (79.7 – 96.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 100 HP / 12 Def Mega Salamence: 74-88 (40.4 – 48%) — guaranteed 3HKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Play Rough vs. 100 HP / 12 Def Mega Salamence: 152-182 (83 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Iron Head vs. 100 HP / 12 Def Mega Salamence: 76-91 (41.5 – 49.7%) — guaranteed 3HKO

Notes

  • Survives Life Orb Tapu Koko HP Ice
  • Survives Mega Mawile Play Rough after Intimidate
  • 3HKOd by Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge after Intimidate
  • 3HKOd by Mega Metagross Iron Head/Zen Headbutt
  • KOs no-bulk Kommo-o after Clangorous Soulblaze with unboosted Double-Edge
  • Outspeeds base 100 speed Pokémon (Mega-Kangaskhan, Charizard-Y, etc.)
  • Outspeeds max-speed Ludicolo/Mega-Swampert in rain after 1 Dragon Dance
  • Outspeeds Timid Choice Scarf Tapu Lele after 1 Dragon Dance

Scrafty

Assault Vest Scrafty

Importable
Scrafty @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 140 Atk / 68 Def / 44 SpD / 4 Spe
Impish Nature
– Fake Out
– Drain Punch
– Knock Off
– Ice Punch/Stone Edge

Offensive Calcs

  • -1 140 Atk Scrafty Ice Punch vs. 140 HP / 0 Def Landorus-T: 88-108 (48.3 – 59.3%) — 97.3% chance to 2HKO
  • 140 Atk Scrafty Drain Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan: 92-110 (50.8 – 60.7%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 140 Atk Scrafty Ice Punch vs. 0 HP / 0 Def Mega Salamence: 100-120 (58.8 – 70.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • -1 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 68+ Def Scrafty: 49-58 (28.4 – 33.7%) — 0.5% chance to 3HKO
  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 68+ Def Scrafty: 75-88 (43.6 – 51.1%) — 6.3% chance to 2HKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Choice Band Landorus-T Superpower vs. 252 HP / 68+ Def Scrafty: 124-148 (72 – 86%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • -1 252 Atk Aerilate Mega Salamence Double-Edge vs. 252 HP / 68+ Def Scrafty: 134-162 (77.9 – 94.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 164+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Assault Vest Scrafty: 144-172 (83.7 – 100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • 4HKOd by Mega Metagross Iron Head after Intimidate
  • 3HKOd by Mega Metagross Iron Head without Intimidate
  • Survives standard Choice Specs Tapu Fini Dazzling Gleam (max-investment has 43% chance to KO)

Snorlax

Belly Drum Snorlax

Importable
Snorlax @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Gluttony
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Double-Edge/Return
– High Horsepower/Stomping Tantrum
– Belly Drum
– Recycle

Offensive Calcs

  • 4+ Atk Snorlax High Horsepower vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 164-196 (98.2 – 117.3%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 244 HP / 4 SpD Snorlax in Psychic Terrain: 226-267 (84.9 – 100.3%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 244 HP / 252 Def Snorlax: 170-204 (63.9 – 76.6%) — 0.7% chance to 2HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 Atk Choice Band Landorus-T Superpower vs. 244 HP / 252 Def Snorlax: 228-270 (85.7 – 101.5%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 4 SpD Snorlax in Electric Terrain: 113-134 (42.4 – 50.3%) — 0.2% chance to 3HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery
  • 252+ Atk Huge Power Mega Mawile Iron Head vs. 244 HP / 252 Def Snorlax: 133-157 (50 – 59%) — guaranteed 3HKO after Gluttony Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Modest Tapu Lele Z-Psychic
  • 3HKOd by Jolly Mega Kangaskhan Low Kick
  • Survives Jolly Choice Band Landorus-T Superpower 87.5% of the time
  • 4HKOd by Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt
  • Max attack Mega Mawile Iron Head is guaranteed to activate pinch berry
  • KOs no-bulk Heatran at neutral with High Horsepower

Tapu Bulu

Standard Pinch Berry Tapu Bulu

Importable
Tapu Bulu @ Figy Berry
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Atk / 4 Def / 140 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Wood Hammer
– Horn Leech
– Superpower/Substitute
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar in Grassy Terrain: 176-210 (100 – 119.3%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 73-87 (50 – 59.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Tapu Fini: 168-200 (95.4 – 113.6%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Flash Cannon vs. 252 HP / 140 SpD Tapu Bulu: 152-180 (85.8 – 101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 140 SpD Tapu Bulu: 152-180 (85.8 – 101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 144-170 (81.3 – 96%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Modest Aegislash Flash Cannon
  • Survives Heavy Slam from non-Adamant Celesteela
  • KOs no-bulk Tyranitar with Horn Leech in Grassy Terrain
  • 2HKOs Tapu Koko with Horn Leech outside of Grassy Terrain
Scarfed Tapu Bulu

Importable
Tapu Bulu @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 12 HP / 236 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Wood Hammer
– Horn Leech
– Superpower
– Rock Slide

Offensive Calcs

  • 236 Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Mega Kangaskhan in Grassy Terrain: 96-114 (53 – 62.9%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
  • 236 Atk Tapu Bulu Rock Slide vs. 44 HP / 4 Def Mega Charizard Y: 156-184 (98.1 – 115.7%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • -1 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Iron Head vs. 12 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 116-138 (78.9 – 93.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
  • 252+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 12 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 122-145 (82.9 – 98.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery

Notes

  • Adamant nature secures more guaranteed KOs, but speed ties with Naganadel and underspeeds Mega-Gengar, Tapu Koko, and max-speed Modest Kommo-o after Clangorous Soulblaze
AV Tapu Bulu

Importable
Tapu Bulu @ Assault Vest
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Atk / 4 Def / 132 SpD / 12 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Wood Hammer
– Horn Leech
– Superpower
– Rock Tomb

Offensive Calcs

  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar in Grassy Terrain: 176-210 (100 – 119.3%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 73-87 (50 – 59.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Tapu Fini: 168-200 (95.4 – 113.6%) — 75% chance to OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Rock Tomb vs. 44 HP / 4 Def Mega Charizard Y: 168-200 (105.6 – 125.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Rock Tomb vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Volcarona: 192-228 (100 – 118.7%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • +1 252 SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 132 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu: 146-174 (82.4 – 98.3%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 132 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu in Psychic Terrain: 150-177 (84.7 – 100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 132 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Bulu in Sun: 128-152 (72.3 – 85.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
  • 180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 144-170 (81.3 – 96%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Heat Wave in sun
  • Survives Timid Volcarona +1 Flamethrower
  • Survives Modest Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche in Psychic Terrain
  • Survives Heavy Slam from non-Adamant Celesteela
  • KOs no-bulk Tyranitar with Horn Leech in Grassy Terrain
  • KOs standard variants of Charizard-Y and Volcarona with Rock Tomb
  • 2HKOs Tapu Koko with Horn Leech outside of Grassy Terrain
  • Outspeeds Timid Heatran, Adamant Landorus-T after a Rock Tomb
Grassium-Z Tapu Bulu

Importable
Tapu Bulu @ Grassium Z
Ability: Grassy Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Atk / 4 Def / 140 SpD / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
– Wood Hammer
– Horn Leech
– Superpower/Substitute
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Bloom Doom (190 BP) vs. 228 HP / 28 Def Mega Kangaskhan in Grassy Terrain: 234-276 (111.9 – 132%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Bloom Doom (190 BP) vs. 68 HP / 188 Def Snorlax in Grassy Terrain: 267-315 (109.4 – 129%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tyranitar in Grassy Terrain: 176-210 (100 – 119.3%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Horn Leech vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Koko: 73-87 (50 – 59.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 108+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 244 HP / 76 Def Tapu Fini: 168-200 (95.4 – 113.6%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Aegislash-Blade Flash Cannon vs. 252 HP / 140 SpD Tapu Bulu: 152-180 (85.8 – 101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Pelipper Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 140 SpD Tapu Bulu: 152-180 (85.8 – 101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 180 Atk Celesteela Heavy Slam (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Tapu Bulu: 144-170 (81.3 – 96%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery and Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Bloom Doom in Grassy Terrain KOs all Pokémon weak to grass and many that take neutral damage
  • Survives Modest Aegislash Flash Cannon
  • Survives Heavy Slam from non-Adamant Celesteela
  • KOs no-bulk Tyranitar with Horn Leech in Grassy Terrain
  • 2HKOs Tapu Koko with Horn Leech outside of Grassy Terrain

Tapu Fini

Specs Tapu Fini
Importable
Tapu Fini @ Choice Specs
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 92 Def / 132 SpA / 20 SpD / 28 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Scald/Hydro Pump
– Moonblast
– Muddy Water
– Dazzing Gleam/Ice Beam/Icy Wind/Haze

Offensive Calcs

  • 132+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 92-110 (52.2 – 62.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 132+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Ice Beam vs. 140 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-T: 196-232 (107.6 – 127.4%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 236 HP / 20 SpD Tapu Fini: 150-176 (85.7 – 100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 236 HP / 92 Def Tapu Fini: 150-177 (85.7 – 101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 236 HP / 20 SpD Tapu Fini: 133-156 (76 – 89.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Mega-Gengar Sludge Bomb
  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Tectonic Rage
  • 2HKOs non-bulky Tyranitar in sand with Muddy Water
  • 16n-1 HP minimises sandstorm damage
  • Ice Beam is an option to allow Tapu Fini to KO Assault Vest variants of Landorus-T
Calm Mind Tapu Fini
Importable
Tapu Fini @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Misty Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 212 HP / 108 Def / 124 SpA / 36 SpD / 28 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Moonblast
– Muddy Water
– Calm Mind
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • +1 124+ SpA Tapu Fini Muddy Water vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 92-110 (52.2 – 62.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Gengar Sludge Bomb vs. 212 HP / 36 SpD Tapu Fini: 146-174 (84.8 – 101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Tectonic Rage (180 BP) vs. 212 HP / 108 Def Tapu Fini: 147-174 (85.4 – 101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Mega-Gengar Sludge Bomb
  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Tectonic Rage
  • 16n-4 HP minimises sandstorm damage while ensuring earliest berry activation

Tapu Koko

Electrium-Z Tapu Koko

Importable
Tapu Koko @ Electrium Z
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Dazzling Gleam
– Volt Switch/Thunder/Taunt
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (Z-Thunderbolt) (175 BP) vs. 252 HP / 12 SpD Tapu Fini: 192-228 (108.4 – 128.8%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (Z-Thunder) (185 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Heatran in Electric Terrain: 183-216 (109.5 – 129.3%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (Z-Thunder) (185 BP) vs. 60 HP / 4 SpD Mega Kangaskhan in Electric Terrain: 190-225 (101 – 119.6%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (Z-Thunder) (185 BP) vs. 12 HP / 156 SpD Mega Kangaskhan in Electric Terrain: 165-195 (90.6 – 107.1%) — 43.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 140+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Tapu Koko: 123-145 (84.8 – 100%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Thunder offers a more powerful option for the Z-move, Volt Switch offers more mobility in switching
  • Z-Thunder offers a 44% chance of OHKOing Pokémon EVd to survive Z-Thunderbolt (see final offensive calc)
Life Orb Tapu Koko

Importable
Tapu Koko @ Life Orb
Ability: Electric Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Dazzling Gleam
– Volt Switch/Hidden Power Ice
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 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
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 44 HP / 100 SpD Mega Charizard Y in Electric Terrain: 198-237 (124.5 – 149%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mega Salamence: 161-192 (94.7 – 112.9%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 12 HP / 100 SpD Landorus-T: 156-187 (93.9 – 112.6%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 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
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 44 HP / 100 SpD Mega Charizard Y in Electric Terrain: 198-237 (124.5 – 149%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Mega Salamence: 161-192 (94.7 – 112.9%) — 68.8% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Hidden Power Ice vs. 12 HP / 100 SpD Landorus-T: 156-187 (93.9 – 112.6%) — 75% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Hidden Power Ice can be used as an alternative to Volt Switch to offer the possibility of OHKOing non-bulky Mega Salamence and Groundium variants of Landorus-T

Tapu Lele

Scarfed 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/Shadow Ball

Offensive Calcs

  • 252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Landorus-T in Psychic Terrain: 153-181 (92.7 – 109.6%) — 62.5% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Sun: 118-141 (81.3 – 97.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Maximum speed allows Tapu Lele to outspeed Adamant Choice Scarf Landorus-T and at worst speed-tie with other Modest Tapu Lele
  • Shadow Ball is an option that allows Tapu Lele to OHKO Blade-Forme Aegislash and 2HKO Mega-Metagross
Psychium-Z Tapu Lele

Importable
Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
Level: 50
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Psychic
– Moonblast
– Dazzling Gleam
– Protect

  • Offensive Calcs
  • 252 SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 140 HP / 4 SpD Assault Vest Landorus-T in Psychic Terrain: 178-211 (97.8 – 115.9%) — 87.5% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. 44 HP / 100 SpD Mega Charizard Y in Psychic Terrain: 183-216 (115 – 135.8%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Sun: 118-141 (81.3 – 97.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Timid nature allows Tapu Lele to outspeed Jolly Landorus-T and Modest Hydreigon/Charizard-Y

Tyranitar

Scarfed Tyranitar

Importable
Tyranitar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 12 HP / 220 Atk / 4 Def / 44 SpD / 228 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Rock Slide
– Crunch/Assurance
– Ice Punch
– Low Kick

Offensive Calcs

  • 220 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 220 HP / 172 Def Cresselia: 102-122 (45.7 – 54.7%) — 96.5% chance to 2HKO after sandstorm damage

Defensive Calcs

  • +1 252 SpA Volcarona Bug Buzz vs. 12 HP / 44 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 152-180 (85.8 – 101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives +1 Bug Buzz from Timid Volcarona
  • 2HKOs standard Cresselia without activating pinch berry
  • Outspeeds Gengar, Mega-Metagross
Dragon Dance Mega Tyranitar

Importable
Tyranitar @ Tyranitarite
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 60 HP / 188 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Rock Slide
– Crunch
– Dragon Dance
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • +1 188 Atk Mega Tyranitar Crunch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Aegislash-Shield: 168-198 (100.5 – 118.5%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • +1 188 Atk Mega Tyranitar Crunch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Mega Metagross: 168-198 (108.3 – 127.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • +1 188 Atk Mega Tyranitar Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Zapdos: 188-224 (95.4 – 113.7%) — 81.3% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • -1 252+ Atk Landorus-T Superpower vs. 60 HP / 4 Def Mega Tyranitar: 156-184 (85.2 – 100.5%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Meteor Mash vs. 60 HP / 4 Def Mega Tyranitar: 152-182 (83 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Adamant Landorus-T Superpower after Intimidate
  • Survives Jolly Mega-Metagross Meteor Mash
  • KOs 252 HP Aegislash, 4 HP Mega-Metagross after one Dragon Dance
Darkinium-Z Tyranitar

Importable
Tyranitar @ Darkinium Z
Ability: Sand Stream
Level: 50
EVs: 12 HP / 220 Atk / 4 Def / 44 SpD / 228 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Rock Slide
– Crunch/Foul Play
– Dragon Dance/Low Kick
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 220 Atk Tyranitar Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Aegislash-Shield: 194-230 (116.1 – 137.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • +1 220 Atk Tyranitar Black Hole Eclipse (160 BP) vs. 108 HP / 4 Def Mega Kangaskhan: 204-240 (105.1 – 123.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 220 Atk Tyranitar Crunch vs. 220 HP / 172 Def Cresselia: 102-122 (45.7 – 54.7%) — 96.5% chance to 2HKO after sandstorm damage

Defensive Calcs

  • +1 252 SpA Volcarona Bug Buzz vs. 12 HP / 44 SpD Tyranitar in Sand: 152-180 (85.8 – 101.6%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives +1 Bug Buzz from Timid Volcarona
  • OHKOs Aegislash in Shield-Forme
  • OHKOs most variants of Mega-Kangaskhan after a Dragon Dance
  • 2HKOs standard Cresselia without activating pinch berry
  • Outspeeds Gengar, Mega-Metagross after a Dragon Dance

Volcarona

Bulky Quiver Dance Volcarona

Importable
Volcarona @ Wiki Berry
Ability: Flame Body
Level: 50
EVs: 220 HP / 100 Def / 60 SpA / 76 SpD / 52 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Flamethrower/Heat Wave
– Giga Drain/Bug Buzz
– Quiver Dance
– Protect

Offensive Calcs

  • 60+ SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Mega Mawile: 158-188 (100.6 – 119.7%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • +1 60+ SpA Volcarona Flamethrower vs. 0 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 144-169 (99.3 – 116.5%) — 93.8% chance to OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 220 HP / 76 SpD Volcarona in Electric Terrain: 160-190 (85.1 – 101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252+ SpA Choice Specs Tapu Fini Scald vs. 220 HP / 76 SpD Volcarona: 162-192 (86.1 – 102.1%) — 12.5% chance to OHKO
  • -1 252 Atk Tyranitar Rock Slide vs. 220 HP / 100 Def Volcarona: 160-192 (85.1 – 102.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • -1 252+ Atk Life Orb Mold Breaker Excadrill Rock Slide vs. 220 HP / 100 Def Volcarona: 151-182 (80.3 – 96.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Notes

  • Survives Tapu Koko Z-Thunderbolt 94% of the time
  • Survives max-investment Choice Specs Tapu Fini Scald 87.5% of the time
  • Survives -1 Jolly Tyranitar Rock Slide 94% of the time
  • Survives -1 Life Orb Excadrill Rock Slide
  • KOs 252 HP Mega Mawile at neutral
  • KOs no-bulk Tapu Koko with +1 Flamethrower 94% of the time
  • Outspeeds Mega Salamence after 1 Quiver Dance

Zapdos

Pinch Berry Zapdos

Importable
Zapdos @ Aguav Berry
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 244 HP / 36 Def / 20 SpA / 132 SpD / 76 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Heat Wave/Hidden Power Ice
– Roost
– Tailwind

Offensive Calcs

  • 20 SpA Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Tapu Fini: 98-116 (55.3 – 65.5%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252+ Atk Landorus-T Rock Slide vs. 244 HP / 36 Def Zapdos: 82-98 (41.8 – 50%) — 0.4% chance to 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Overheat vs. 244 HP / 132+ SpD Zapdos in Sun: 168-198 (85.7 – 101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 244 HP / 132+ SpD Zapdos in Electric Terrain: 157-186 (80.1 – 94.8%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
  • 252 SpA Tapu Koko Gigavolt Havoc (185 BP) vs. 244 HP / 132+ SpD Zapdos in Electric Terrain: 168-198 (85.7 – 101%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO

Notes

  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Overheat
  • Survives Tapu Koko Z-Thunderbolt/Z-Thunder
  • 4HKOd by Adamant Landorus-T Rock Slide
  • 2HKOs most standard Tapu Fini
  • Outspeeds Timid Pelipper, Modest Heatran
Electrium-Z Zapdos

Importable
Zapdos @ Electrium Z
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 60 HP / 100 Def / 156 SpA / 4 SpD / 188 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Hidden Power Ice
– Heat Wave/Roost
– Tailwind

Offensive Calcs

  • 156+ SpA Zapdos Gigavolt Havoc (175 BP) vs. 180 HP / 148+ SpD Celesteela: 234-276 (120 – 141.5%) — guaranteed OHKO
  • 156+ SpA Zapdos Hidden Power Ice vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Landorus-T: 164-196 (100 – 119.5%) — guaranteed OHKO

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 Atk Tough Claws Mega Metagross Zen Headbutt vs. 60 HP / 100 Def Zapdos in Psychic Terrain: 148-175 (85.5 – 101.1%) — 6.3% chance to OHKO
  • 252 SpA Mega Charizard Y Flamethrower vs. 60 HP / 4 SpD Zapdos in Sun: 145-172 (83.8 – 99.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO

Notes

  • Survives Mega-Metagross Zen Headbutt in Psychic Terrain
  • Survives Timid Charizard-Y Flamethrower
  • KOs any variant of Celesteela or Tapu Fini with Gigavolt Havoc
  • KOs no-bulk Landorus-T with Hidden Power Ice
  • Outspeeds Adamant Landorus-T
  • Outspeeds Adamant Excadrill in sand while Tailwind is active
  • Heat Wave offers additional pressure onto opposing Kartana, Ferrothorn, Excadrill
Terrain Seed Zapdos

Importable
Zapdos @ Misty Seed/Psychic Seed
Ability: Pressure
Level: 50
EVs: 236 HP / 68 Def / 4 SpA / 12 SpD / 188 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
– Thunderbolt
– Heat Wave/Hidden Power Ice
– Roost
– Tailwind

Offensive Calcs

  • 4+ SpA Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 252 HP / 44 SpD Tapu Fini: 104-126 (58.7 – 71.1%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 4+ SpA Zapdos Thunderbolt vs. 140 HP / 204+ SpD Politoed: 102-122 (55.7 – 66.6%) — guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery

Defensive Calcs

  • 252 SpA Tapu Lele Shattered Psyche (175 BP) vs. +1 236 HP / 12 SpD Zapdos in Psychic Terrain: 160-190 (82 – 97.4%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Vortex (185 BP) vs. +1 236 HP / 12 SpD Zapdos in Rain: 145-172 (74.3 – 88.2%) — guaranteed 2HKO
  • 252+ Atk Parental Bond Mega Kangaskhan Double-Edge vs. 236 HP / 68 Def Zapdos: 145-172 (74.3 – 88.2%) — guaranteed 2HK

Notes

  • Survives the most powerful commonly-seen special-attacks in the format
  • Survives Adamant Mega-Kangaskhan Double-Edge
  • Outspeeds Adamant Landorus-T
  • Outspeeds Adamant Excadrill in sand while Tailwind is active
  • 16n-1 HP minimises sandstorm/burn damage

3 comments

  1. Just A random VGC player

    the defensive calcs on the life orb tapu koko set are offensive

  2. This is a great compendium, the best actually but… when it’s going to be updated?

  3. SuprSaiyanRockr

    Ditto to Serpens. Incineroar still has Blaze in these sets 😛

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