Underused Speed Tiers

  1. Getting Started
  2. Tier 0 (+1 / +2 users to >90 base Speed)
  3. Tier 1 (100 to 140 Base Speed)
  4. Tier 2 (70 to 100 Base Speed)
  5. Tier 3 (<70 Base Speed)

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, +Speed natured Pinsir can hit a maximum Speed of 295. The closest threat in it's speed tier sits at 291 Speed (being a positive natured Magmortar). You can therefore safely run 292 Speed, which requires 240 EVs as opposed to 252, and still allows Pinsir to outrun all necessary threats in the speed tiers.

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 Altaria to outspeed positive Speed Electrode after a single agility to destroy it with Earthquake, you just add one to Electrode's Speed, giving you 418. Dividing this in half and rounding up the result when necessary gives you your desired starting Speed which is 209 in this case.

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 Altaria to outspeed positive Speed Electrode, all you need to do is multiply your target Speed (417) by 2/3, which returns 278. After a single Dragon Dance Altaria should now hit 417 but in order to outspeed Electrode you would want at least 418, so add a single point the 278, this is now the minimum starting Speed necessary in this case.

Tier 0 (+1 / +2 users to >90 base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
700 Jumpluff 110 +Speed +2 252
658 Floatzel 115 Neutral +2 252
568 Drifblim, Kabutops, Shiftry 80 +Speed +2 252
538 Qwilfish 85 Neutral +2 252
518 Blaziken, Drifblim, Kabutops, Shiftry 80 Neutral +2 252
478 Ludicolo, Victreebel 70 Neutral +2 252
463 Rotom 91 +Speed +1 252
459 Moltres 90 +Speed +1 252
458 Exeggutor, Omastar 55 +Speed +2 252
448 Typhlosion 100 Neutral +1 252
426 Altaria, Kabutops, Venusaur 80 +Speed +1 252
422 Torterra 56 Neutral +2 252
421 Rotom 91 Neutral +1 252
418 Moltres 90 Neutral +1 252
418 Exeggutor, Omastar 55 Neutral +2 252

Tier 1 (100 to 140 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
416 Electrode 140 +Speed None 252
409 Absol 75 +Speed +1 252
409 Hitmonlee 87 Neutral +1 252
406 Gorebyss 52 Neutral +2 252
405 Linoone 100 Neutral +1 136
398 Aggron 50 Neutral +2 252
397 Magmortar 83 Neutral +1 252
393 Magneton, Poliwrath 70 +Speed +1 252
392 Rhyperior 40 +Speed +2 252
388 Altaria, Blaziken, Kabutops, Venusaur 80 Neutral +1 252
383 Swellow 125 +Speed None 252
382 Feraligatr 78 Neutral +1 252
373 Absol 75 Neutral +1 252
372 Alakazam, Dugtrio, Sceptile 120 +Speed None 252
363 Altaria 80 Neutral +1 184
361 Ambipom, Floatzel, Raikou 115 +Speed None 252
358 Camerupt, Rhyperior 40 Neutral +2 252
350 Espeon, Jumpluff 110 +Speed None 252
343 Ursaring, Crawdaunt 55 +Speed +1 252
339 Dugtrio 120 Neutral None 252
339 Mismagius, Scyther 105 +Speed None 252
328 Typhlosion 100 +Speed None 252
318 Lapras 60 Neutral +1 252

Tier 2 (70 to 100 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
317 Arcanine, Drapion, Houndoom, Jynx, Sharpedo 95 +Speed None 252
309 Rotom 91 +Speed None 252
309 Scyther 105 Neutral None 252
306 Moltres, Kangaskhan 90 +Speed None 252
300 Hitmonlee 87 +Speed None 252
299 Miltank, Typhlosion 100 Neutral None 252
295 Toxicroak 85 +Speed None 252
291 Magmortar 83 +Speed None 252
289 Arcanine, Drapion, Jynx, Primeape, Sharpedo 95 Neutral None 252
287 Milotic 81 +Speed None 252
284 Altaria, Blaziken, Kabutops, Shiftry, Venusaur 80 +Speed None 252
281 Rotom 91 Neutral None 252
280 Feraligatr 78 +Speed None 252
279 Moltres, Kangaskhan 90 Neutral None 252
276 Hitmonchan 76 +Speed None 252
273 Hitmonlee 87 Neutral None 252
269 Qwilfish, Toxicroak 85 Neutral None 252
265 Magmortar 83 Neutral None 252
261 Milotic 81 Neutral None 252
259 Blaziken, Kabutops 80 Neutral None 252
255 Feraligatr 78 Neutral None 252
249 Absol 75 Neutral None 252
242 Altaria, Blaziken 80 Neutral None 184
239 Hitmontop, Ludicolo, Poliwrath 70 Neutral None 252

Tier 3 (<70 Base Speed)

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed Nature Boost EVs
236 Miltank 100 Neutral None 0
229 Omastar 55 +Speed None 252
226 Drapion 95 Neutral None 0
218 Rotom 91 Neutral None 0
218 Aggron 50 +Speed None 252
211 Torterra 56 Neutral None 252
209 Cacturne 55 Neutral None 252
200 Milotic 81 Neutral None 8
199 Aggron, Tangrowth 50 Neutral None 252
196 Altaria, Blaziken, Kabutops, Mesprit, Venusaur 80 Neutral None 0
196 Rhyperior 40 +Speed None 252
192 Blastoise 78 Neutral None 0
188 Nidoqueen 76 Neutral None 0
186 Claydol 75 Neutral None 0
179 Rhyperior, Shedinja 40 Neutral None 252
176 Cloyster, Hitmontop, Poliwrath 70 Neutral None 0
170 Lanturn 67 Neutral None 0
166 Walrein 65 Neutral None 0
156 Clefable, Lapras, Porygon2, Weezing 60 Neutral None 0
146 Cacturne, Omastar 55 Neutral None 0
140 Weezing 60 -Speed None 0
136 Aggron, Azumarill, Chansey, Donphan, Hariyama, Regirock, Registeel, Tangrowth 50 Neutral None 0
122 Cradily 43 Neutral None 0
116 Camerupt, Rhyperior, Shedinja 40 Neutral None 0
106 Quagsire, Spiritomb 35 Neutral None 0
96 Slowbro, Steelix 30 Neutral None 0
58 Slowbro, Steelix 30 -Speed; 0 IV None 0