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Speed Boost


The wielder's Speed is boosted by one stage at the end of each turn. Speed Boost will not activate at the end of the turn that the wielder switches in.

Competitive Use

This ability single-handedly sent Blaziken from solidly UU in DPP to Uber in BW. It is a great ability, and most of the Pokemon with it can make for solid cleaners. Sharpedo has brute force on its side, and can easily sweep a team with its brute force and coverage. Yanmega is strong and is an excellent user of the ability, although Tinted Lens as another great ability. You will see it occasionally, especially in UU.

It should be noted that Speed Boost is one of the factors that makes Ninjask stand out as a Baton Pass user, as all the Speed boosts accumulated while it is on the field can be passed on, thus making it easy to pass a couple of Speed boosts on if your opponent does not have a phazer or a Pokemon with Taunt; if they do, however, Ninjask tends to die very quickly.

Found normally

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515

Found in Dream World

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310