Overused Speed Tiers

Getting Started

To begin with, find the maximum Speed of the Pokemon you're building. You can find this information on our analysis pages for each Pokemon. After you've found your maximum Speed, use the following tables to see how much Speed the threats you wish to outspeed have, and EV your Pokemon accordingly. Keep in mind that when calculating your maximum Speed stat, you need to take into account your Pokemon's Speed IV.

For example, positively Speed natured Jirachi can hit a maximum Speed of 328. The closest threats in his speed tier sit on 319 Speed (being neutral natured Gengar). You can therefore safely run 320 Speed, which only requires 220 EVs as opposed to 252, and still allows Jirachi to outrun all necessary threats.

Pokemon with a * by them often use a Hidden Power which requires them to lower their Speed IV by one giving them one less Speed. Pokemon with ** by their name may also have their Speed IV set to 30, but a boost means their final Speed will be two lower than the normal value.

Speed Boosts

To calculate your necessary starting Speed when factoring in Agility, Rock Polish, Chlorophyll, or Swift Swim, all you need to do is add one to the Speed of the Pokemon you wish to outspeed, divide it by two and round up the result. In practice, for example, should you decide that you want your Metagross to outspeed Adamant +1 Jirachi after using Agility to cripple it with Earthquake, you just add one to Jirachi's Speed, giving you 449. Dividing this in half and rounding up the result (from 224.5 to 225) gives you your desired starting Speed.

To factor in the use of Dragon Dance or Salac Berry, you need to find the Speed of the target you wish to outspeed and multiply it by 2/3. For example, if you want your Jirachi to outspeed Adamant Choice Scarf Heracross, all you need to do is multiply your target Speed (404) by 2/3, which returns 269.33. Rounding this value up gives you 270, the minimum starting Speed necessary in this case.

Magic Speed Numbers

Speed Stat Boost After Boost Outspeeds
198 +2 396 +Speed Base 130s
202 +2 404 Neutral Base 85 +1ers
215 +2 430 +Speed Base 80 +1ers
244 +1 366 +Speed Base 115s
264 +1 396 +Speed Base 130s
270 +1 405 Neutral Base 85 +1ers

Tier 0 (+1 users to >130 base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
690 Ninjask 160 +Speed +1 252
628 Ninjask 160 Neutral +1 252
590 Kingdra 85 +Speed +2 252
541 Azelf, Starmie 115 +Speed +1 252
530 Gliscor 95 +Speed +2 60
530 Zapdos 100 Neutral +2 116
518 Metagross 70 +Speed +2 196
508 Dugtrio 120 Neutral +1 252
492 Flygon, Jirachi, Shaymin 100 +Speed +1 252
478 Ludicolo 70 Neutral +2 252
475 Electivire, Yanmega 95 +Speed +1 252
460 Ninjask 160 +Speed None 252
459 Moltres, Porygon-Z**, Roserade 90 +Speed +1 252
448 Celebi, Charizard, Flygon, Zapdos 100 Neutral +1 252
447 Rotom-A** 86 +Speed +1 252
442 Heracross, Kingdra 85 +Speed +1 252
433 Electivire, Yanmega 95 Neutral +1 252
432 Empoleon 60 Neutral +2 240
430 +2 from 215 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
430 Gyarados 81 +Speed +1 252
426 Dragonite, Gallade, Togekiss 80 +Speed +1 252
419 Ninjask 160 Neutral None 252
418 Lucario, Moltres, Porygon-Z*, Roserade 90 Neutral +1 252
417 Heatran 77 +Speed +1 252
416 Electrode 140 +Speed None 252
409 Smeargle 75 +Speed +1 252
405 +1 from 270 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
404 +2 from 202 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
403 Heracross, Kingdra, Suicune 85 Neutral +1 252

Tier 1 (110 to 130 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
396 +1 from 264 Speed / +2 from 198 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
396 Uxie 95 Neutral +1 152
394 Aerodactyl, Crobat, Jolteon 130 +Speed None 252
393 Breloom 70 +Speed +1 252
392 Rhyperior 40 +Speed +2 252
391 Gyarados 81 Neutral +1 252
388 Togekiss 80 Neutral +1 252
383 Weavile 125 +Speed None 252
379 Heatran 77 Neutral +1 252
372 Alakazam, Dugtrio, Sceptile* 120 +Speed None 252
366 +1 from 244 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
364 Tyranitar 61 +Speed +1 252
361 Ambipom, Azelf*, Raikou*, Starmie 115 +Speed None 252
360 Abomasnow**, Magnezone** 60 +Speed +1 252
359 Aerodactyl, Crobat, Jolteon 130 Neutral None 252
358 Breloom, Metagross 70 Neutral +1 252
356 Ninjask 160 Neutral None 0

Tier 2 (90 to 110 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
349 Weavile 125 Neutral None 252
346 Infernape 108 +Speed None 252
343 Machamp 55 +Speed +1 252
339 Mismagius 105 +Speed None 252
339 Alakazam, Dugtrio, Sceptile 120 Neutral None 252
331 Tyranitar 61 Neutral +1 252
330 +1 from 220 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
328 Celebi*, Charizard, Flygon, Jirachi, Shaymin*, Tentacruel, Zapdos 100 +Speed None 252
319 Gengar 110 Neutral None 252
317 Electivire, Gliscor, Yanmega 95 +Speed None 252
315 Infernape 108 Neutral None 252
308 Gliscor 95 +Speed None 216
306 Lucario, Moltres, Porygon-Z*, Roserade* 90 +Speed None 252

Tier 3 (70 to 90 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
299 Celebi, Charizard, Flygon, Shaymin, Zapdos 100 Neutral None 252
298 Rotom-A* 86 +Speed None 252
295 Heracross, Kingdra, Suicune 85 +Speed None 252
289 Electivire, Gliscor, Yanmega 95 Neutral None 252
287 Gyarados 81 +Speed None 252
284 Dragonite, Gallade, Mamoswine, Togekiss 80 +Speed None 252
280 Gliscor 95 Neutral None 216
279 Lucario, Moltres, Porygon-Z*, Roserade 90 Neutral None 252
278 Heatran 77 +Speed None 252
273 Smeargle 75 +Speed None 252
271 Rotom-A* 86 Neutral None 252
270 +1 hits 405 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
269 Heracross, Suicune 85 Neutral None 252
265 Gliscor 95 +Speed None 60
265 Honchkrow 71 +Speed None 252
264 +1 hits 396 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
262 Breloom, Metagross, Skarmory 70 +Speed None 252
261 Gyarados 81 Neutral None 252
259 Dragonite, Gallade, Mamoswine, Togekiss 80 Neutral None 252

Tier 4 (<80 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
259 Metagross 70 +Speed None 196
253 Heatran 77 Neutral None 252
244 +1 hits 366 N/A N/A None N/A
243 Tyranitar 61 +Speed None 252
241 Honchkrow 71 Neutral None 252
240 Abomasnow*, Magnezone* 60 +Speed None 252
239 Breloom, Ludicolo, Metagross, Skarmory 70 Neutral None 252
236 Celebi, Jirachi, Miltank, Shaymin, Tentacruel, Zapdos 100 Neutral None 0
231 Magnezone* 60 +Speed None 216
229 Scizor 65 Neutral None 252
226 Gliscor, Uxie 95 Neutral None 0
221 Tyranitar 61 Neutral None 252
220 +1 hits 330 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
219 Abomasnow 60 Neutral None 252
216 Empoleon 60 Neutral None 240
208 Rotom-A* 86 Neutral None 0
206 Cresselia, Heracross, Suicune 85 Neutral None 0
202 +2 hits 404 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
198 Gyarados, Milotic 81 Neutral None 0
198 +2 hits 396 Speed N/A N/A None N/A
196 Rhyperior 40 +Speed None 252
196 Dragonite, Gallade, Mamoswine 80 Neutral None 0
190 Heatran 77 Neutral None 0
179 Rhyperior 40 Neutral None 252
177 Magnezone 60 Neutral None 84
176 Breloom, Cloyster, Metagross, Skarmory 70 Neutral None 0
166 Scizor, Umbreon, Vaporeon 65 Neutral None 0
158 Tyranitar 61 Neutral None 0
156 Empoleon, Magnezone, Porygon2, Swampert, Weezing 60 Neutral None 0
146 Blissey, Machamp 55 Neutral None 0
140 Magnezone, Swampert, Weezing 60 -Speed None 0
136 Donphan, Lickilicky, Regice, Regirock, Registeel, Tangrowth 50 Neutral None 0
130 Hippowdon 47 Neutral None 0
126 Dusknoir 45 Neutral None 0
116 Forretress, Rhyperior 40 Neutral None 0
106 Spiritomb 35 Neutral None 0
104 Forretress 40 -Speed None 0
102 Bronzong 33 Neutral None 0
96 Slowbro, Snorlax, Steelix 30 Neutral None 0
85 Dusknoir 45 -Speed; 0 IV None 0
73 Forretress 40 -Speed; 0 IV None 0
63 Bronzong 33 -Speed; 0 IV None 0
55 Steelix 30 -Speed; 0 IV None 0