Sigilyph [WIP]

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This bird got Heat Wave in BW2 which was a major positive for it, making the LO CM set that more potent. Boosting Sweeper is the same old affair, not immediately strong as LO Sigilyph but can be just as dangerous if left unchecked for too long, if not more so. I am very partial to Offensive Sigilyph and think it should be the primary set, but I'll leave it as is for the time being.

  • Magic Guard is awesome, even more so on a Flying-type
  • Passable Defenses
  • Awkward (but not in a bad way exactly) speed tier that lets it outspeed quite a few noteable threats such as Roserade, Nidoking, unboosted Yanmega, Houndoom, and Chandelure
  • Infamous Cosmic Powers
  • Common and exploitable weaknesses

name: Boosting Sweeper
move 1: Cosmic Power / Calm Mind
move 2: Stored Power / Air Slash
move 3: Psycho Shift
move 4: Roost
item: Flame Orb
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Timid
evs: 252 HP / 136 Def / 120 Spe

  • Takes a while to get going and is prone to crits (!)

  • The given EV spread always avoids the OHKO from LO Mienshao's Stone Edge at +0 Def while outspeeding base 80 speed pokes and below

name: Offensive Calm Mind
move 1: Calm Mind
move 2: Psyshock / Psychic
move 3: Air Slash
move 4: Roost / Heat Wave
item: Life Orb
ability: Magic Guard
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk

  • "What if CM Clefable was good?"

  • 0 Atk IVs let Sigilyph avoid the 2HKO from Foul Play

[Other Options]
  • Energy Ball fells Rhyperior in one swoop
  • Tinted Lens is a huge no, so is Wonder Skin (Magic Guard is this thing's main selling point)

[Checks and Counters]
  • Houndoom beats Boosting Sweeper, but is outsped and OHKOd after SR by Air Slash from Offensive CM
  • Sp.Def Rhyperior (avoid burns though)
  • Bronzong , Registeel, and Bisharp are decent vs. Offensive CM, but boosted Heat Waves will hurt, OHKOing in Bisharp's case
  • Stong SE moves, like Tbolt from Zapdos or Raikou will break it
  • Haze, Roar
  • Perish Song if you are very desperate

Comments / thoughts are welcome.

I guess this is mine


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Metric doesn't have the time to complete this, so I'm reassigning it. If you want to take this over, make a post in the thread and I'll give you the OP.