Big-time special threat incoming!
Kyurem-White @ Choice Specs
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Flare
- Draco Meteor
- Focus Blast
Special Sweeper, Wallbreaker
What it does:
Can you say "powerhouse?". Such a powerful threat. A base 170 SpA is already astronomical, only surpassed by Deoxys-A. However, slapping Choice Specs on top of that pushes it into "now that's just plain stupid
territory. STAB Specs Ice Beam is not to be screwed around with, as it hits most of the powerful Dragons in Ubers for SE damage, only lacking coverage on fellow Kyurem-W and Palkia. As such, even neutral hits are very powerful, as Ice Beam hits for 75% - 89% on 4/0 Palkia, which is a guarenteed OHKO on Palkia after SR and Spikes. Fusion Flare gets the nice coverage on things like Ferrothorn or Forretress which could otherwise take a hit, as well as surprising Genesect trying to switch in. Simply put, Ice Beam and Fusion Flare can easily dominate many threats, especially backed up by Specs. In fact, these two moves alone could make a solid moveset. However, Draco Meteor is another very useful move, as sometimes you need the power to break through some threats. Only use Draco Meteor if you want power (taking out a low-health Chansey, for example) and not if you plan to sweep. Focus Blast is the last move, as it gives Kyurem-W an option to fight Heatran, which would otherwise wall this set.
Specs Kyurem-W is a fantastic standalone fighter, as its moves have such crazy standalone coverage. The blobs can be an issue, though, so a powerhouse physical poke is a big help. Of course, Ho-Oh is my #1 pick for physical attackers, as STAB Brave Birds will do a lot to Chanseys and Blisseys that think they have a safe switch. Ho-Oh is also a good switch into Fighting-type attacks aimed at Kyurem-W, as well as Steel type attacks. However, these two do share big rock weaknesses, which already makes your team vulnerable to Terrakion. Groudon can fix this problem, as defensive Groudon takes a paltry amount from either of Terrakion's STABs, as well as providing sun for Kyurem's Fusion Flare.
What counters it:
Unless you pack Chansey or Blissey, good luck switching into this guy. Those two are two of the few pokes which can hope to face Kyurem-W, as those two can take on Kyurem, even though Specs Focus Blasts will certainly hurt. Tyranitar and Rock Arceus can also take on Kyurem-W, even though Tyranitar requires you to not be locked into Focus Blast as that OHKOes. Ho-oh is another great check, as no moves are super effective and Ho-oh's gargantuan special bulk means it can easily take the hits (Thank you to Kebabe for reminding me on this one). Scarfed Dragons like Garchomp or opposing Kyurem-W can easily take out your Kyurem-W with powerful Dragon STAB. Plus, any Dragon with Base Speed over 95 can outspeed as Kyurem-W is kind of slow. Also, Fighting types like Terrakion can easily force out Kyurem-W with the threat of a Close Combat. However, most of these are just things that can force out Kyurem-W, as very few pokes can actually switch in provided you pick the correct move. Also, it is recommended you pack a spinner like Forretress, as losing 25% at every switch in is certaainly unfun.