Originally Posted by Fat Zacchaeus
Victini has a great movepool and Final Gambit is such a waste in my opinion. Why not use more specific moves to counter threats such as Hippowdon or Tyranitar instead of just sacrificing yourself and hoping to take them out?
4 SpAtk Life Orb Victini Grass Knot vs 252 HP/252 SpDef Hippowdon (+SpDef) : 47.62% - 56.19%
4 SpAtk Life Orb Victini Grass Knot vs 252 HP/120 SpDef Tyranitar (+SpDef) : 30.2% - 35.64%
Grass Knot clearly takes care of Hippowdon and does some damage to Tyranitar, especially if it isn't a specially defensive variant.
252 Atk Life Orb Victini (+Atk) Brick Break vs 252 HP/0 Def Tyranitar: 89.11% - 104.95%
252 Atk Life Orb Victini (+Atk) Brick Break vs 252 HP/0 Def Heatran: 48.19% - 56.99%
Brick Break can usually let Victini win against Tyranitar and Heatran with enough investment (which is likely considering V-Create)
So clearly you can't run Trick Room, V-Create, Fusion Bolt, Brick Break, and Grass Knot, but I just hate Final Gambit and I think that Victini shouldn't rely on it for hoping to beat certain threats
I'm agree with you, I hate Final Gambit too, but I use this Victini in sun team, so if I kill hippowdon or tyranitar I won, in practice.
Also, if I use brick break I can't touch decently hippowdon and if I use grass knot I lost my Victini against Tyranitar.
edit: it also has no ivs in speed