Originally Posted by Fat Logan
Bikutini @ Lum Berry
Trait: Victory Star
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Thunder / U-Turn
This is the lead set I'm running.
Hey, I don't really think that works as a lead.
Forretress and Skarmory still get up one layer of hazards if they want thanks to Sturdy or can just run to any of the several Pokemon that wall your current moveset. Slower pokes like Swampert, Hippowdon, Aggron and Gigaiasu KO you if you choose to Taunt them, which is probably the only merit of using Victini - as a fast Taunter to block set-up. Aerodactyl, Infernape and Deoxys-E by virtue of greater speed still get their hazards up while Machamp, Starmie and Dragonite and other anti-leads all threaten with SE moves while you can barely do anything back.
I imagine the high burn chance allows it to break through Sturdy or Focus Sash leads in one turn, but outside of that it doesn't achieve much. Even Magma Storm Heatran can attempt the same thing but with a 75% chance of breaking through the sash/Sturdy compared to 30%.