Kabutops, as one of the best pokemons in RU, is certainly viable in UU. Its wide movepool and well distributed stats give its ninches in UU. It can perform many different roles well. No matter as a supporter or as an offensive powerhouse. Kabutops can easily be fit in every UU team. Stats: HP:60 Atk:115 Def:105 SpA:65 SpD:70 Spe:80 Just looking at it stats, we can first notice its high attack of 115, which let it demolish teams easily. It has a high defence in 105, but its let down by its low HP. Its special bulk is garbage. 80 base speed is not good, but still gets a jump on stall and certain slower offensive threats like honchkrow. Abilites: Swift Swim: if you have used rain dance team, you know how important swift swim kabutops is. Battle Armor: ...maybe for bulky kabutops. Weak Armor: really useful outside rain to get speed boosts and sweep. Notable Moves: Swords Dance Rapid Spin Stone Edge Waterfall Aqua Jet Superpower Low Kick X-Scissor Aqua Tail Toxic Substitute Hone Claws Flail...(possibly endure + flail sweep) Kabutops ability and movepool is what makes it shines most. Swift swim kabutops with rain support is a pain to deal with. Coupled with Swords Dance and high-powered STAB moves, kabutops is a threat every UU team must be prepared of. Outside of rain, kabutops can have weak armor as ability to switch in on choice-locked physical fire types and sweep with the speed boost. Its access to swords dance is a big boom to it, giving it enough power to plow through defensive mons. Rapid Spin is one of the key moves that leads to its success in UU, and it is by far the best offensive spinner in UU (personally, i think it is better than blastoise). This armed fossil can certainly make an impact in UU. Sets: Offensive Rapid Spin Kabutops @ Life Orb Trait: Weak Armor EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Stone Edge - Aqua Jet - Rapid Spin The most-used set in RU is also very effective in UU. Kabutops can beat every spinblocker in RU one-on-one after one swords dance boost, which is not too hard to obtain considering the amount of choiced fire types that reside in UU. After one swords dance, kabutops STAB stone edge easily smashes through cofagrigus, sableye and sucky dusclops. Against faster ghosts which can KO it before it stone edges, kabutops easily OHKOs chandelure, mismagius and rotom with aqua jet. After spinning, kabutops can even weaken the oppositions' team mid-game or clean up late-game. Kabutops is easily the best spinner in UU. Rain Sweeper Kabutops @ Life Orb Trait: Swift Swim EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Stone Edge - Waterfall - Aqua Jet / Low kick/ Rapid Spin With the recent drop of tornadus-I, there is a big rise in rain team's popularity. Tornadus' priority rain dance doubles kabutops speed and increases the power of its STAB water moves for 5 or 8 turns, making it a threatening sweeper. Stone edge and waterfall are much needed STABs. Swords Dance gives it more power, though against many offensive teams kabutops can just power through every single pokemon. To illustrate its power, kabutops can OHKO physically defensive bronzong and SD virizion in rain after one swords dance boost and stealth rock. The last slot is according to your preference. Aqua Jet is usually to stripe the last ditch of health off priority users such as hitmontop before they can KO you. Low kick is useful to hit empoleon and ferroseed super-effectively. Rapid spin is always useful for getting rid of hazards. SashSD Kabutops @ Focus Sash Trait: Weak Armor EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Stone Edge - Waterfall - Aqua Jet / Low Kick This set needs loads of support. It needs hazards, some weakening on oppositions' team, removal of revenge killers and rapid spinning. However, this kabutops is a fabulous late-game sweeper. With focus sash, kabutops will not fall in one hit, allowing it to get a speed boost on physical attackers. Swords dance provides much needed power to plow through defensive pokes such as suicune and milotic. Stone edge and waterfall are obvious STABs. Aqua Jet's priority is useful if you fail to get a speed boost and killing faster pokes. Low kick's coverage on empoleon and ferroseed is also useful, though be careful of ferroseed's iron barbs. SubSD Kabutops @ Salac Berry / Leftovers Trait: Weak Armor EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Substitute - Swords Dance - Waterfall - Stone Edge This set is a variation of the previous set, but it forgoes priority or coverage for the ability to set up several times early or mid-game, while still being an effective late-game sweeper. This set requires less support on spinning and removal of revenge killers than the previous set. Substitute is a fantastic scouting move and kabutops can easily set up substitute due to its ability to force many switches. Salac berry is useful if you want to have a reliable speed boost to sweep late game while leftovers provides you more substitutes and ability to tank hits. Support Kabutops @ Leftovers Trait: Battle Armor EVs: 68 Atk / 252 HP / 184 Def Impish Nature - Rapid Spin - Stealth Rock - Aqua Jet / Waterfall - Stone Edge / Rock Slide I have never used this set as I think offensive sets are better. I just put this because it is on site. Maybe it is useful to get stealth rocks up and spin. Endure + Flail Kabutops @ Salac Berry Trait: Weak Armor EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP Adamant Nature - Swords Dance - Endure - Flail - Stone Edge / Waterfall This set is useful for its trolling value. Edit: lum berry for alternative items (credits to hilarious) Now, let's discuss.