Uxie

Levitate
The wielder is immune to Ground-type moves.
Type Tier
Psychic RU
Level 5 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
75
- 24 27 -
Atk
75
12 14 17 18
Def
130
17 19 22 24
SpA
75
12 14 17 18
SpD
130
17 19 22 24
Spe
95
14 16 19 20

Overview

Uxie is one of the most incredible Pokemon in the RU tier. It has access to an astounding array of support moves, including but not limited to: Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave, Yawn, Rain Dance, Reflect, and Light Screen. These options make it a top choice for many teams. In addition, due to its singular Psychic typing and Levitate, Uxie has quite a few useful resistances, not to mention an immunity to the commonly used Ground-type attacks. However, what really sets Uxie apart from the many other support Pokemon in RU is its amazing stat spread. With incredible 75/130/130 defenses coupled with its nifty base 95 Speed and passable offenses, Uxie has several tricks up its sleeves. U-turn and Memento can allow it to serve well on offensive teams that need the momentum it builds, while Uxie's access to Calm Mind and its sturdy bulk can allow it to even play offensive sets with ease. However, despite its many strengths, Uxie does suffer from a few shortcomings. Its offenses are somewhat lackluster prior to setup, and it's often easy to set up hazards, or powerful sweepers that Uxie has trouble damaging. Despite this, Uxie is one of the most versatile Pokemon in the tier, and fits solidly on many teams.

Name Item Nature

Standard Support

Leftovers Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Stealth Rock
~ Psychic
~ Thunder Wave / Yawn
~ U-turn
252 HP / 152 Def / 104 Spe

Thanks to its excellent movepool and defensive bulk, Uxie is capable of playing a supporting role quite handily on many teams. It serves as an excellent catch-all check to a number of dangerous sweepers, and is generally capable of letting its user set the pace of the match in their favor. Stealth Rock is arguably the single best move in the game, and RU has a rather limited number of viable Stealth Rock setters, thus it's usually present on nearly every defensive Uxie moveset. Psychic gives Uxie some offensive presence, allowing it to dissuade Pokemon such as Roselia and Qwilfish from laying hazards against it with impunity. Thunder Wave is capable of preventing Pokemon such as Shell Smash Omastar and the like from setting up against Uxie, whereas Yawn forces switches with ease and prevents setup to a small extent. Thunder Wave has greater mid-game utility, however, as it allows Uxie to cripple dangerous sweepers such as Lilligant and Sceptile. Finally, U-turn rounds off the set very well, giving Uxie an out against Pursuit users such as Choice Band Spiritomb and Absol, which would otherwise trap and easily rip Uxie apart. U-turn also allows Uxie to bring in sweepers for free and build momentum.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
Name Item Nature

Substitute + Calm Mind

Leftovers Timid
Moveset EVs
~ Substitute
~ Calm Mind
~ Psychic / Psyshock
~ Thunderbolt
96 HP / 188 SpA / 224 Spe

Even though Uxie is normally used for defensive roles, more offensively oriented Calm Mind sets are capable of catching many of Uxie's common switch-ins off guard, as Pokemon such as Absol and Spiritomb that expect to switch in against Uxie for free will find themselves taking hefty hits. Substitute and Calm Mind form the crux of the set, allowing Uxie to set up without fear against Pokemon such as Slowking and Clefable; Pokemon that would be able to hit it with Toxic if Uxie lacked Substitute, or break its Substitutes without Calm Mind boosts. Psychic or Psyshock should be used as Uxie's obligatory STAB move, with each having its own advantages. Psychic hits harder against the majority of the tier, helping Uxie handle Rotom, Amoonguss, and Qwilfish with relative ease, while also letting it dent Steelix. Psyshock, on the other hand, allows Uxie to win Calm Mind wars and beat through Cryogonal, who would otherwise Haze away its boosts. Finally, Thunderbolt is the best option for Uxie's final moveslot, hitting Moltres and Slowking hard, while also letting Uxie dent Absol, Drapion, and Spiritomb.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
Name Item Nature

Dual Screens

Light Clay Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Reflect
~ Light Screen
~ U-turn / Memento
~ Stealth Rock / Thunder Wave
252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

Thanks to its incredible stat distribution and access to momentum building moves such as U-turn and Memento, as well as the ability to set up Reflect and Light Screen against nearly every Pokemon in RU, Uxie is one of the most efficient dual screen users in the tier. Uxie is capable of providing all of the most dangerous sweepers in RU with the ability to set up with little trouble, while also setting the pace of the match in favor of its user. Reflect and Light Screen are key to the set, halving the damage from physically and specially based attacks, respectively. However, the most crucial moves of the set are Memento and U-turn. The former allows Uxie to bring in a sweeper and allow it to set up freely, while the latter keeps Uxie alive to potentially set up screens later in the game, while also building momentum and possibly getting in a sweeper undamaged. Stealth Rock is the best move for Uxie's last moveslot, as the majority of teams that utilize dual screen Uxie are heavily offensively based and lack space for Stealth Rock anywhere else on their team. However, Thunder Wave can also be used to cripple dangerous threats.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
Name Item Nature

TrickScarf

Choice Scarf Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ U-turn
~ Stealth Rock
~ Zen Headbutt / Thunder Wave
~ Trick
252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe

Boasting a rather quick base Speed, along with excellent bulk, Uxie makes quite an effective Choice Scarf user. It's capable of thoroughly muddling many common switch-ins, which suffer heavily if given a Choice Scarf. In addition, Uxie possesses the useful ability to outspeed many common Taunt users and set up Stealth Rock prior to being hit by Taunt. U-turn is an excellent move on the set, allowing Uxie to scout out the opponent's moves, and pivot through the opponent's team, gaining momentum. Stealth Rock, Thunder Wave, or Zen Headbutt can be used in any of Uxie's next two moveslots, with each having their own advantages and disadvantages. Generally, Zen Headbutt should be used, as it gives Uxie some offensive presence, allowing it to make use of the fact that it outspeeds the entire metagame. However, being locked into a Psychic-type move is a slight disadvantage, as it makes Uxie open to being trapped by Pursuit users. Stealth Rock is a very helpful option, with the entry hazard being useful on nearly every single team out there. Finally, Thunder Wave can be used in order to allow Uxie to perform as a clutch check against Pokemon such as Lilligant. Trick should be used in Uxie's final moveslot, as it's capable of royally messing with a huge number of common Uxie switch-ins.

Team Options & Additional Comments >>>
Name Item Nature

Weather Support

Heat Rock / Damp Rock Impish / Bold
Moveset EVs
~ Sunny Day / Rain Dance
~ U-turn / Memento
~ Stealth Rock
~ Heal Bell / Psychic
252 HP / 240 Def / 16 Spe

Weather teams have proven at times to have quite a dominating performance in RU, and Uxie is undeniably one of the best weather supporters. Its excellent Speed and defenses, along with access to U-turn and Memento make it the ideal choice for nearly all the sun and rain offense teams in RU. Sunny Day or Rain Dance is the necessary support move of the set, preparing the maelstrom of offensive pressure from either sun or rain sweepers. U-turn and Memento are capable of providing free switch-ins for Uxie's teammates, with U-turn usually being the more useful move, keeping Uxie alive to set weather up again later in the game if need be, while Memento is useful for allowing weather abusers that set up, such as Growth Shiftry and Swords Dance Kabutops, apply their stat boosts with ease. Stealth Rock is a nifty support option, as it's hard to fit onto some weather teams, while either Heal Bell or Psychic can be used in Uxie's last moveslot, with Heal Bell curing any statused weather abusers, and Psychic giving Uxie some mild offensive presence.

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Other Options

Uxie has quite the spectacular movepool. In terms of support options, it has access to Safeguard and Heal Bell, the former preventing harmful status inflictions, and the latter removing them. Uxie also has access to Magic Coat, which can help it in rather lopsided lead match-ups, such as against Smeargle and Aerodactyl, while also scoring some surprise advantages when an opponent's Mandibuzz attempts to hit Uxie with Toxic or Lilligant tries to hit it with Sleep Powder. Finally, Amnesia, though gimmicky, can make Uxie nearly invulnerable on the special side. Finally, although it lacks any sort of reliable recovery, Uxie has access to both Rest and Sleep Talk, which can allow it to use its awe inspiring bulk and cleanly wall a number of common RU Pokemon.

Uxie also has a number of decent offensive options available to it as well. Thanks to its decent Speed, it can pull off offensive Calm Mind sets relatively well, although it's generally outclassed by Pokemon with higher Special Attack, such as Gardevoir and Mesprit. In addition, Uxie is capable of using Choice Band and Choice Specs movesets decently, although again, it's outclassed by Mesprit. Finally, Uxie really does have a stellar offensive movepool, with access to Shadow Ball, Charge Beam, Grass Knot, and Signal Beam, although generally none of them are all that useful.

Checks and Counters

Due to its astounding versatility, Uxie can be relatively difficult to counter; however, there are a couple of Pokemon that handle it well in nearly any given situation. Fast Taunt users such as Aerodactyl and some Qwilfish can shut down the majority of Uxie's moveset early on, although they must be wary of Thunderbolt and Psychic, respectively. In addition, many Dark-types, such as Skuntank, Drapion, and Spiritomb really have nothing to fear from Uxie, regardless of its set, and can switch-in easily and threaten to KO with their STAB moves. Powerful Ghost-types such as Spiritomb and Rotom are also capable of ripping away a chunk of Uxie's HP without much trouble, although Thunder Wave and Toxic can hurt. Strong Bug-types, such as Scyther, Escavelier, and Scolipede are also capable of ripping Uxie to shreds with powerful STAB U-turns and Megahorns. Finally, at the end of the day, it's easy enough to break through Uxie simply by abusing its lack of reliable recovery and pummeling it with high powered attacks.