Delibird

Vital Spirit
Prevents sleep. Increases wild encounters with higher level Pokemon.
Hustle
Physical moves do 50% more damage at the cost of 20% accuracy. Increases wild encounter rate with higher level Pokemon.
Insomnia
Prevents sleep.
Type Tier
Ice / Flying NU
Level 50 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
45
- 120 152 -
Atk
55
67 75 107 117
Def
45
58 65 97 106
SpA
65
76 85 117 128
SpD
45
58 65 97 106
Spe
75
85 95 127 139
  • Neverused

Overview

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Everything stated in the above paragraph also applies to Delibird.

Name Item Ability Nature

Band It Like Beckham

Choice Band Hustle Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Aerial Ace
~ Ice Shard
~ Ice Punch
~ Focus Punch / Brick Break
252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

Every day Delibird is hustlin', and this set is no exception. The combination of Choice Band and Hustle allows Delibird's Attack to approach barely usable levels, and then the fun begins. Hustle makes Delibird miss its target more than fellow frosty bird Sarah Palin misses the point, so the never-miss Aerial Ace will be its best friend. Ice Shard bypasses Delibird's mediocre Speed, but if you're feeling particularly foolhardy and confident that Delibird will survive the turn, why not let it fire off an Ice Punch, the stronger STAB option on this set. Focus Punch and Brick Break are there to irritate the Rock- and Steel-types that are the bane of Delibird's existence, but it's just delaying the inevitable conclusion of Delibird being pulverized into a pile of red snow.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>

Other Options

Delibird's Special Attack is better than its Attack before the Hustle boost, so a Choice Specs set is conceivable, but if Delibird is not being an ice-cold hustler with its Hustle boost, then there's really no point in having it on your team at all. In a cruel twist of fate, Delibird learns Rapid Spin, giving it the dubious honor of being the worst Rapid Spin user in the game. Delibird's signature move, Present, can be used for some novelty value, but let's face it, using Delibird is in itself already a gift to your opponent.

Fool people into thinking Delibird is a pre-evolution of Articuno and sneak it into Little Cup to see if it will do well there (it won't).

Checks and Counters

Rock-types, Steel-types, Water-types, and even Fire-types can all switch into Delibird without much fear and threaten to tear through its wafer-thin defenses with their respective STAB attacks. Delibird is incredibly weak to Stealth Rock, so keeping it on the field is guaranteed to spell Delibird's demise; alternatively, kick some pebbles into its face and bid it adieu.