This is my first time doing this and I am not very familiar with the format. So please tell me if I am doing things wrong. Also, I will add the Work Up set soon.
• The first thing that strikes you about Virzion is it’s unique typing only shared with Breloom.
• Another thing that stands out about Virzion is it’s great Special Defense stat at base 129.
• It also has a 108 speed stat going for it shared with the other members of the Musketeer Trio (Cobalion, Terrakion)
• Virzion can use its bulk and unique typing to help it set up with its boosting moves such as Swords Dance and Calm Mind.
• Virzion has to rely on Focus Blast’s measly accuracy for coverage if using a special set which is not great.
• It also has an undesirable Defense stat giving it a hard time surviving different physical attacks.
• Virzion is an amazing help against Rain and Sand; the two most common forces in the metagame.
Name: Calm Mind
Move 1: Calm Mind
Move 2: Focus Blast
Move 3: Giga Drain
Move 4: Hidden Power Ice
Item : Life Orb / Leftovers
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
• Virzion can also opt to run a Calm Mind set.
• Virzion becomes a bulky pivot on the team taking special moves after a Calm Mind with ease.
• Grass / Fighting / Ice is great coverage against most of the tier.
• After a boost, it can hit a lot of the pokemon that it walls hard.
• One of the best offensive Landorus and Rotom-W checks in the game.
• Life Orb gives a much needed power boost. However, if you focus on bulk, Leftovers can be a viable option.
• Heatran is a great partner in a Bulky Offense team resisting the main issues of Virzion.
Name: Swords Dance
Move 1: Swords Dance
Move 2: Close Combat
Move 3: Leaf Blade
Move 4: Stone Edge / Hidden Power Ice
Item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
Nature: Jolly / Naive
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
• Virzion can utilize a Swords Dance due to its combination of good bulk and speed.
• With a Swords Dance boost, it turns into a deadly wallbreaking force with a solid speed stat killing a majority of defensive Pokemon in one or two blows.
• The first move is incredibly self explanatory, it utilizes Swords Dance to boost its attack to +2.
• Leaf Blade and Close Combat are Virzion’s main stab moves. Leaf Blade
and Close Combat have decent coverage as well.
• The best move to round out the coverage is Stone Edge. Stone Edge hits multiple targets such as Volcarona, Dragonite, Salamence and Tornadus-Therian.
• It can also opt to run Hidden Power Ice to kill Gliscor without the use of prior damage.
• +2 252 Atk Life Orb Virizion Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Jirachi: 98.51 - 115.84%
• Virzion can also run a bulkier set with Synthesis thanks to the new BW2 tutors
• Solid check to sand teams and can blow through a majority of stall.
• Weavile is an excellent partner blowing through Dragon and Psychic
types that Latios hates.
• Virzion can also opt to run Dual Screens since reflect takes over its poor
Defensive Bulk. However, it is rather outclasesed.
• Virzion can also become a Special Defensive wall with access to Roar.
• Virzion can also choose to forego one of its coverage moves with Substitute to bypass its natural counters such as Scizor, Mamoswine, Weavile, and Choice Scarf Salamence to kill them with the coverage move of choice.
[Checks and Counters]
•Scizor and Mamoswine kills weakned Virzion
•Infernape if it wins the speed tie