Resource VGC 2017 Speed Tiers

LouisCyphre

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I got sick of not being able to reference speed tiers so I could creep my mates' team so I could see what I needed to outspeed. So I wrote them up. I think this accidentally turned into an article, whoops? Feel free to use this for whatever.

The source spreadsheet is here. Feel free to drop a comment if I fucked something up; I'll update it both there and here.

I'll post the data first, with my own observations at the end.

RAW BASE SPEED (for reference's sake)
151 // Pheromosa
130 // Aerodactyl, Crobat, Jolteon, Tapu Koko
126 // Talonflame
125 // Weavile
124 // Ribombee
120 // Alakazam, Minior (Shields Down)
117 // Salazzle
116 // Whimsicott
115 // Persian-A, Starmie
112 // Lycanroc
110 // Archeops, Dugtrio-A, Espeon, Froslass, Gengar, Raichu-A, Tauros
109 // Kartana, Ninetales-A
105 // Mismagius
103 // Emolga, Nihilego
102 // Garchomp
100 // Comfey, Fearow, Flygon, Miltank, Salamence, Tentacruel
96 // Mimikyu, Togedemaru
95 // Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Pikachu, Primeape, Sharpedo, Silvally, Tapu Lele
93 // Oricorio
92 // Bruxish, Krookodile
91 // Lumineon, Murkrow
90 // Kangaskhan, Lilligant, Lucario, Porygon-Z
85 // Golduck, Kommo-o, Pinsir, Tapu Fini
83 // Magmortar, Xurkitree
82 // Lycanroc-M
81 // Gyarados, Milotic
80 // Braviary, Dragonite, Drifblim, Glalie, Goodra, Mandibuzz, Passimian, Stoutland
79 // Buzzwole, Vanilluxe
77 // Raticate-A
75 // Absol, Garbodor, Klefki, Smeargle, Tapu Bulu
72 // Tsareena
71 // Honchkrow
70 // Butterfree, Cloyster, Decidueye, Magneton, Metagross, Politoed, Poliwrath, Skarmory
68 // Seaking
67 // Hypno, Lanturn
65 // Alomomola, Flareon, Glaceon, Komala, Pelipper, Sandslash-A, Scizor, Umbreon, Vaporeon
61 // Celesteela
60 // Bewear, Clefable, Incineroar, Lapras, Magnezone, Masquerain, Minior-M, Oranguru, Porygon2, Primarina, Spinda, Silveon, Toucannon, Wailord, Whiscash
59 // Type: Null
58 // Pangoro, Rampardos
56 // Trevenant
55 // Blissey, Eevee, Machamp, Relicanth
50 // Carbink, Chansey, Hariyama, Muk-A, Sableye
48 // Ditto
45 // Exeggutor-A, Golem-A, Granbull, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Marowak-A, Wigglytuff
43 // Crabominable, Guzzlord, Vikavolt
42 // Araquanid
40 // Ariados, Dhelmise, Golisopod, Probopass, Wishiwashi
39 // Gastrodon
36 // Charjabug, Drampa, Turtonator
35 // Clefairy, Mudsdale, Palossad, Toxapex
32 // Carracosta
30 // Bastiodon, Parasect, Shiinotic, Slowbrow, Slowking, Snorlax, Sudowoodo, Wishiwashi-S
25 // Gigalith
20 // Torkoal
5 // Pyukumuku[/hide]

TIER 0: 224+ (Anything that outspeeds +0 max speed 130's)
356 // Surge Surfer Raichu-A / 110 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
324 // neutral Surge Surfer Raichu-A / 110 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
322 // Chlorophyll Leafeon / 95 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
314 // Swift Swim Lumineon / 91 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
300 // Swift Swim Golduck / 85 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
290 // Sand Rush Stoutland / 80 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
286 // neutral Swift Swim Lumineon / 91 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
276 // Chlorophyll Lilligant / 90 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2 / 0 IVs
274 // neutral Swift Swim Golduck / 85 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
273 // Scarfed Aerodactyl, Crobat, Jolteon, Tapu Koko / 130 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
268 // Swift Swim Poliwrath / 70 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
264 // Scarf Ribombee / 124 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
264 // neutral Sand Rush Stoutland / 80 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
260 // uninvested neutral Surge Surfer Raichu-A / 110 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
258 // Scarfed Alakazam, Minior (Shields Down) / 120 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
256 // Slush Rush Sandslash-A / 65 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
253 // Scarf Salazzle / 117 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
252 // neutral Chlorophyll Lilligant / 90 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2 / 0 IVs
250 // Scarf Bulky Prankster Support Whimsicott / 115 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
246 // Scarf Lycanroc / 112 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
244 // neutral Swift Swim Poliwrath / 70 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
243 // Scarf Archeops, Dugtrio-A, Espeon, Froslass, Gengar, Raichu-A, Tauros / 110 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
241 // Scarf Kartana, Ninetales-A / 109 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
241 // Scarfed Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Primeape, Silvally, Tapu Lele, also Speed Boost Sharpedo / 95 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
238 // Oricorio / 93 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
237 // Scarfed Bruxish, Krookodile / 92 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
234 // Slush Rush Sandslash-A / 65 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
234 // Swift Swim Relicanth / 55 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
231 // Scarfed neutral Garchomp / 102 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
230 // uninvested Chlorophyll Leafeon / 95 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
223 // Pheromosa / 151 / 252 EVs / +Spe
222 // uninvested neutral Swift Swim Lumineon / 91 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
220 // Scarfed neutral Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Primeape, Sharpedo, Silvally, Tapu Lele, also neutral Speed Boost Sharpedo / 95 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
217 // Neutral Oricorio / 93 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
216 // Scarfed neutral Bruxish, Krookodile / 92 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
214 // neutral Swift Swim Relicanth / 55 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
210 // uninvested neutral Swift Swim Golduck / 85 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
204 // Bulky Scarf Garchomp (Outspeeds all unboosted Pokemon) / 102 / 108 EVs / Neutral / +1
204 // Bulky Scarfed neutral Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Primeape, Silvally, Tapu Lele / 95 / 168 EVs / Neutral / +1
204 // Scarfed Tsareena / 72 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
203 // Pheromosa / 151 / 252 EVs / Neutral
202 // Scarf Honchkrow / 71 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
201 // Scarfed Butterfree, Cloyster, Decidueye, Magneton, Metagross, Politoed, Poliwrath, Skarmory / 70 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1

TIER 1: 223-170 (Anything that outspeeds +0 max speed Garchomp)
200 // Aerodactyl, Crobat, Jolteon, Tapu Koko / 130 / 252 EVs / +Spe
200 // uninvested neutral Sand Rush Stoutland / 80 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
195 // Talonflame / 126 / 252 EVs / +Spe
194 // Weavile / 125 / 252 EVs / +Spe
193 // Ribombee / 124 / 252 EVs / +Spe
190 // Scarfed Absol, Garbodor, Klefki, Smeargle, Tapu Bulu / 75 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +1
189 // Alakazam, Minior (Shields Down) / 120 / 252 EVs / +Spe
185 // Salazzle / 117 / 252 EVs / +Spe
184 // Whimsicott / 116 / 252 EVs / +Spe
184 // Scarfed Bewear, Clefable, Incineroar, Lapras, Magnezone, Masquerain, Minior-M, Oranguru, Porygon2, Primarina, Spinda, Sylveon, Toucannon, Wailord, Whiscash / 60 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
184 // Swift Swim Carracosta / 32 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +2
183 // Persian-A, Starmie / 115 / 252 EVs / +Spe
182 // Aerodactyl, Crobat, Jolteon, Tapu Koko / 130 / 252 EVs / Neutral
181 // Bulky Talonflame (Outspeeds +Spe Lycanroc Day) / 126 / 152 EVs / +Spe
181 // Scarfed Pangoro, Rampardos / 58 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
180 // Lycanroc / 112 / 252 EVs / +Spe
180 // uninvested neutral Swift Swim Poliwrath / 70 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
178 // Archeops, Dugtrio-A, Espeon, Froslass, Gengar, Raichu-A, Tauros / 110 / 252 EVs / +Spe
177 // neutral Weavile / 125 / 252 EVs / Neutral
177 // Scarfed Trevenant / 56 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
177 // Kartana, Ninetales-A / 109 / 252 EVs / +Spe
176 // neutral Ribombee / 124 / 252 EVs / Neutral
175 // Scarfed Machamp, Relicanth / 55 / 252 EVs / +Spe / +1
172 // neutral Alakazam, Minior (Shields Down) / 120 / 252 EVs / Neutral
172 // Mismagius / 105 / 252 EVs / +Spe
170 // Bulky Talonflame (Outspeeds +Spe Garchomp) / 126 / 72 EVs / +Spe
170 // Emolga, Nihilego / 103 / 252 EVs / +Spe

TIER 1.5: 169-162 (Anything else that outspeeds +0 max speed base 95's)
169 // neutral Salazzle / 117 / 252 EVs / Neutral
169 // Garchomp / 102 / 252 EVs / +Spe
168 // neutral Whimsicott / 116 / 252 EVs / Neutral
168 // neutral Swift Swim Carracosta / 32 / 252 EVs / Neutral / +2
167 // Comfey, Fearow, Flygon, Miltank, Salamence, Tentacruel / 100 / 252 EVs / +Spe
164 // neutral Lycanroc / 112 / 252 EVs / Neutral
162 // neutral Archeops, Dugtrio-A, Espeon, Froslass, Gengar, Raichu-A, Tauros / 110 / 252 EVs / Neutral
162 // Mimikyu, Togedemaru / 96 / 252 EVs / +Spe

TIER 2:161-140 (Anything that outspeeds +0 max speed Tapu Bulu)
161 // neutral Kartana, Ninetales-A (ties with max speed 95's: don't recommend) / 109 / 252 EVs / Neutral161 // neutral Kartana, Ninetales-A (ties with max speed 95's: don't recommend) / 109 / 252 EVs / Neutral
161 // Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Pikachu, Primeape, Sharpedo, Silvally, Tapu Lele / 95 / 252 EVs / +Spe
158 // Bruxish, Krookodile / 92 / 252 EVs / +Spe
157 // neutral Mismagius / 105 / 252 EVs / Neutral
157 // Lumineon, Murkrow / 91 / 252 EVs / +Spe
156 // Kangaskhan, Lilligant, Lucario, Porygon-Z / 90 / 252 EVs / +Spe
154 // neutral Garchomp / 102 / 252 EVs / Neutral
152 // neutral Comfey, Fearow, Flygon, Miltank, Salamence, Tentacruel / 100 / 252 EVs / Neutral
150 // Golduck, Kommo-o, Pinsir, Tapu Fini / 85 / 252 EVs / +Spe
150 // uninvested neutral Swift Swim Relicanth / 55 / 0 EVs / Neutral / +2
148 // neutral Mimikyu, Togedemaru / 96 / 252 EVs / Neutral
148 // Magmortar, Xurkitree / 83 / 252 EVs / +Spe
147 // neutral Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Pikachu, Primeape, Sharpedo, Silvally, Tapu Lele / 95 / 252 EVs / Neutral
147 // Lycanroc-M / 82 / 252 EVs / +Spe
146 // Gyarados, Milotic / 81 / 252 EVs / +Spe
145 // Braviary, Dragonite, Drifblim, Glalie, Goodra, Mandibuzz, Passimian, Stoutland / 80 / 252 EVs / +Spe
144 // neutral Bruxish, Krookodile / 92 / 252 EVs / Neutral
144 // Buzzwole, Vanilluxe / 79 / 252 EVs / +Spe
143 // neutral Lumineon, Murkrow / 91 / 252 EVs / Neutral
142 // neutral Kangaskhan, Lilligant, Lucario, Porygon-Z / 90 / 252 EVs / Neutral
141 // Raticate-A / 77 / 252 EVs / +Spe

TIER 3: 139-95 (From +0 max speed Tapu Bulu to +0 uninvested Tapu Bulu)
139 // Absol, Garbodor, Klefki, Smeargle, Tapu Bulu / 75 / 252 EVs / +Spe
137 // neutral Golduck, Kommo-o, Pinsir, Tapu Fini / 85 / 252 EVs / Neutral
136 // Bulky Prankster Support Whimsicott / 116 / 0 EVs / Neutral
136 // Tsareena / 72 / 252 EVs / +Spe
135 // neutral Magmortar, Xurkitree / 83 / 252 EVs / Neutral
134 // neutral Lycanroc-M / 82 / 252 EVs / Neutral
133 // neutral Gyarados, Milotic / 81 / 252 EVs / Neutral
132 // neutral Braviary, Dragonite, Drifblim, Glalie, Goodra, Mandibuzz, Passimian, Stoutland / 80 / 252 EVs / Neutral
131 // neutral Buzzwole, Vanilluxe / 79 / 252 EVs / Neutral
129 // neutral Raticate-A / 77 / 252 EVs / Neutral
127 // neutral Absol, Garbodor, Klefki, Smeargle, Tapu Bulu / 75 / 252 EVs / Neutral
125 // Bulky Support Mismagius / 105 / 0 EVs / Neutral
123 // Honchkrow / 71 / 252 EVs / Neutral
122 // neutral uninvested Garchomp / 102 / 0 EVs / Neutral
122 // Butterfree, Cloyster, Decidueye, Magneton, Metagross, Politoed, Poliwrath, Skarmory / 70 / 252 EVs / Neutral
120 // Seaking / 68 / 252 EVs / Neutral
119 // Hypno, Lanturn / 67 / 252 EVs / Neutral
117 // Alomomola, Flareon, Glaceon, Komala, Pelipper, Sandslash-A, Scizor, Umbreon, Vaporeon, Vulpix-A / 65 / 252 EVs / Neutral
116 // Bulky Support Mimikyu, Togedemaru / 96 / 0 EVs / Neutral
115 // neutral uninvested Arcanine, Electivire, Leafeon, Pikachu, Primeape, Sharpedo, Silvally, Tapu Lele / 95 / 0 EVs / Neutral
113 // Celesteela / 61 / 252 EVs / Neutral
112 // uninvested Bruxish, Krookodile / 92 / 0 EVs / Neutral
112 // Bewear, Clefable, Incineroar, Lapras, Magnezone, Masquerain, Minior-M, Oranguru, Porygon2, Primarina, Spinda, Silveon, Toucannon, Wailord, Whiscash / 60 / 252 EVs / Neutral
111 // Bulky Eviolite Murkrow / 91 / 0 EVs / Neutral
111 // Type: Null / 59 / 252 EVs / Neutral
110 // Pangoro, Rampardos / 58 / 252 EVs / Neutral
108 // Trevenant / 56 / 252 EVs / Neutral
107 // Blissey, Eevee, Machamp, Relicanth / 55 / 252 EVs / Neutral
102 // Carbink, Chansey, Hariyama, Muk-A, Sableye / 50 / 252 EVs / Neutral
100 // Ditto (Only relevant if Imposter fails) / 48 / 252 EVs / Neutral
97 // Exeggutor-A, Golem-A, Granbull, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Marowak-A, Wigglytuff / 45 / 252 EVs / Neutral
95 // uninvested Absol, Garbodor, Klefki, Smeargle, Tapu Bulu / 75 / 0 EVs / Neutral
95 // Crabominable, Guzzlord, Vikavolt / 43 / 252 EVs / Neutral

TIER 4: 94-80 (Everything slower than uninvested neutral Tapu Bulu, down to uninvested neutral Base 60's)
94 // Trick Room Comfey, Fearow, Flygon, Miltank, Salamence, Tentacruel / 100 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
94 // Araquanid / 42 / 252 EVs / Neutral
92 // Ariados, Dhelmise, Golisopod, Probopass, Wishiwashi / 40 / 252 EVs / Neutral
91 // uninvested Honchkrow / 71 / 0 EVs / Neutral
91 // Gastrodon / 39 / 252 EVs / Neutral
90 // Trick Room Mimikyu / 96 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
90 // uninvested Butterfree, Cloyster, Decidueye, Magneton, Metagross, Politoed, Poliwrath, Skarmory / 70 / 0 EVs / Neutral
88 // uninvested Seaking / 68 / 0 EVs / Neutral
88 // Charjabug, Drampa, Turtonator / 36 / 252 EVs / Neutral
87 // Trick Room Bruxish / 92 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
87 // uninvested Hypno, Lanturn / 67 / 0 EVs / Neutral
85 // Trick Room Kangaskhan, Lilligant, Lucario, Porygon-Z / 90 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
85 // uninvested Trick Room Kangaskhan, Lilligant, Lucario, Porygon-Z / 65 / 0 EVs / Neutral
81 // Trick Room Golduck, Kommo-o, Pinsir, Tapu Fini / 85 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
81 // uninvested Trick Room Golduck, Kommo-o, Pinsir, Tapu Fini / 61 / 0 EVs / Neutral
80 // uninvested Bewear, Clefable, Incineroar, Lapras, Magnezone, Masquerain, Minior-M, Oranguru, Porygon2, Primarina, Spinda, Sylveon, Toucannon, Wailord, Whiscash / 60 / 0 EVs / Neutral

TIER 5: 79-63 (Everything slower than uninvested neutral Base 60's, down to uninvested neutral Vikavolt)
79 // Trick Room Magmortar, Xurkitree / 83 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
79 // uninvested Type: Null / 59 / 0 EVs / Neutral
78 // Trick Room Lycanroc-M / 82 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
78 // uninvested Pangoro, Rampardos / 58 / 0 EVs / Neutral
77 // Trick Room Gyarados, Milotic / 81 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
76 // Trick Room Braviary, Dragonite, Drifblim, Glalie, Goodra, Mandibuzz, Passimian, Stoutland / 80 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
76 // uninvested Trevenant / 56 / 0 EVs / Neutral
75 // Trick Room Buzzwole, Vanilluxe / 79 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
75 // uninvested Blissey, Eevee, Machamp, Relicanth / 55 / 0 EVs / Neutral
73 // Trick Room Raticate-A / 77 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
72 // Trick Room Absol, Garbodor, Klefki, Smeargle, Tapu Bulu / 75 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
70 // uninvested Carbink, Chansey, Hariyama, Muk-A, Sableye / 50 / 0 EVs / Neutral
69 // Trick Room Tsareena / 72 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
68 // Trick Room Honchkrow / 71 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
67 // Trick Room Butterfree, Cloyster, Decidueye, Magneton, Metagross, Politoed, Poliwrath, Skarmory / 70 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
65 // Trick Room Seaking / 68 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
65 // uninvested Exeggutor-A, Golem-A, Granbull, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Marowak-A, Wigglytuff / 45 / 0 EVs / Neutral
64 // Trick Room Hypno, Lanturn / 67 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
63 // Trick Room Alomomola, Flareon, Glaceon, Komala, Pelipper, Sandslash-A, Scizor, Umbreon, Vaporeon, Vulpix-A / 65 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
63 // uninvested Crabominable, Guzzlord, Vikavolt / 43 / 0 EVs / Neutral

TIER 6: 62- (Everything else)
62 // uninvested Araquanid / 42 / 0 EVs / Neutral
60 // uninvested Ariados, Dhelmise, Golisopod, Probopass, Wishiwashi / 40 / 0 EVs / Neutral
59 // Trick Room Celesteela / 61 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
59 // uninvested Gastrodon / 39 / 0 EVs / Neutral
58 // Trick Room Bewear, Clefable, Incineroar, Lapras, Magnezone, Masquerain, Minior-M, Oranguru, Porygon2, Primarina, Spinda, Sylveon, Toucannon, Wailord, Whiscash / 60 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
57 // Trick Room Type: Null / 59 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
56 // Trick Room Pangoro, Rampardos / 58 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
56 // uninvested Charjabug, Drampa, Turtonator / 36 / 0 EVs / Neutral
55 // Clefairy, Mudsdale, Palossad, Toxapex / 35 / 0 EVs / Neutral
54 // Trick Room Trevenant / 56 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
54 // Trick Room Blissey, Eevee, Machamp, Relicanth / 55 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
52 // Carracosta / 32 / 0 EVs / Neutral
50 // Bastiodon, Parasect, Shiinotic, Slowbrow, Slowking, Snorlax, Sudowoodo, Wishiwashi-S / 30 / 0 EVs / Neutral
49 // Trick Room Carbink, Chansey, Hariyama, Muk-A, Sableye / 50 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
48 // Trick Room Nihilego / 103 / 0 EVs / -Spe / -2 / 0 IVs
48 // Iron Ball Min Speed Garchomp (So sexy, even Trick Room wants it!) / 102 / 0 EVs / -Spe / -2 / 0 IVs
45 // Iron Ball Trick Room Mimikyu / 96 / 0 EVs / -Spe / -2 / 0 IVs
45 // Trick Room Exeggutor-A, Golem-A, Granbull, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Marowak-A, Wigglytuff / 45 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
45 // Gigalith / 25 / 0 EVs / Neutral
43 // Trick Room Crabominable, Guzzlord, Vikavolt / 43 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
42 // Trick Room Araquanid / 42 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
40 // Trick Room Ariados, Dhelmise, Golisopod, Probopass, Wishiwashi / 40 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
40 // Torkoal / 20 / 0 EVs / Neutral
39 // Trick Room Gastrodon / 39 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
36 // Trick Room Charjabug, Drampa, Turtonator / 36 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
36 // Trick Room Clefairy, Mudsdale, Palossad, Toxapex / 35 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
33 // Trick Room Carracosta / 32 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
33 // Trick Room Bastiodon, Parasect, Shiinotic, Slowbrow, Slowking, Snorlax, Sudowoodo, Wishiwashi-S / 32 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
27 // Trick Room Gigalith / 25 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
25 // Pyukumuku / 5 / 0 EVs / Neutral
22 // Trick Room Torkoal / 20 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs
9 // Trick Room Pyukumuku / 5 / 0 EVs / -Spe / 0 IVs

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Addressing The Bull in the Room

This is a ridiculous Pokemon that every team needs to prepare for. The relevant speeds it's capable of reaching are listed below. Something on your team needs to outspeed this Pokemon.
  • 139 (max speed Jolly, no boosts)
  • 95 (minimally invested, typically 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe with Adamant)
  • 72 (0 IV Brave)
  • 190 (Choice Scarf 252 EV Adamant)
While a speed tier article is typically an inappropriate place for individual Pokemon analysis, no discussion regarding the VGC 2017 play format can begin without mentioning Tapu Bulu, the poster child of bulky offense and the bearer of the single most-calculated attack in the format in its Grassy Terrain Wood Hammer:

252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 244 HP / 108 Def Cresselia: 133-157 (58.8 - 69.4%)
252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 252 HP / 96+ Def Eviolite Porygon2: 102-121 (53.1 - 63%)​

Tapu Bulu absolutely bodies traditional neutral tanks with its incredibly strong Grassy Terrain STAB Wood Hammer. These calcs are even stronger if Tapu Bulu is given any form of boosting item, with the most popular being a fast Adamant Choice Band set. Make sure something, anywhere, on your team is able to outspeed and threaten this Pokemon, or you will not experience success in VGC 2017.

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Some semi-related musings:

A Brave (or Quiet) New World - Veteran VGC players will notice a big quirk in this year's format: the Alolan Dex highlighted by VGC 2017 is noticeably slower, overall, than previous formats--even slower than last year (bar weather war speed un-creep). This leads to a lot more concern spent over tanking hits from slow, hard-hitting trucks such as Tapu Bulu, Celesteela, Hariyama, or Vikavolt; rather than the traditional outspeed-and-OHKO-centric metagames heralded by Pokemon like Terrakion or Latios.

Letting Go of Control - Accordingly, many teams are opting to eschew their Tailwinds and Icy Winds in favor of defensive steroids like Aurora Veil and further Intimidates. This is compounded by the list of viable Icy Wind users in particular becoming extremely narrow (essentially Glaceon, Ninetales-A, Weavile, and Froslass) . Eventually, this lack of speed control is going to be preyed upon by the first player to find the right form of speed control, but feel free to skip on the Tailwind this year if you're comfortable with your team's bulk, Fake Out user, or Thunder Wave user.

Individual Notes
  • Trick Room: Essentially reduced to Porygon2, Mimikyu, Bruxish, Hypno, Oranguru, Slowbro/king, Exeggutor-A, and Trevenant as viable setters. All of these Pokemon struggle to set up in front of Tapu Bulu except Mimikyu, making Trick Room more support-intensive than ever to even set it up. Furthermore, with previous Trick Room all-stars like Marowak suddenly appearing on balance and bulky goodstuff teams all over, it's possible that all but the most dedicated, Iron Ball-toting teams could see an opposing Pokemon benefit more from Trick Room than their own. Plan accordingly!
  • Fake Out: Surge Surfer Raichu-A holds the absolute fastest Fake Out with its ability activated, and the fourth fastest even in other Terrains. Until Fake Out Salazzle is available with the release of Pokemon Bank egg moves, it's the third fastest. This gives it utility outside of Koko-Chu meme squads and an edge at disrupting enemy set-up when Weavile just won't do.
  • Weather vs. Terrain: The fastest speed-doubler in the format is Raichu-A, and essentially the fastest Pokemon period to boot. Weather teams looking to abuse Stoutland, Sandslash, Lilligant, or assorted Swift Swimmers need to carry their own Tapu in order to be able to overwrite Tapu Koko's Electric Terrain. Tapu Lele is recommended for Weather-abusing teams, as her Psychic Terrain can prevent enemy Fake Outs from flinching your weather-boosted sweeper as Tapu Lele switches in.
  • Aurora Veil: Setting up both screens at once is an incredible play in a metagame centered on bulk, and elite few Ice-types learn this move, including Froslass, Sandslash-A, and Ninetales-A. Ninetales-A can provide this service at a blistering 177 Speed while providing the required Hail automatically, outspeeding otherwise sure KOs such as Nihilego's Sludge Wave (calcs below). Given the example of Tapu Bulu's common Horn Leech, it should be clear this can completely reverse the tempo of a close match, and that Scarfers aiming to OHKO Tapu Bulu should make sure they can outspeed Ninetales-A.
    • 252 SpA Nihilego Sludge Wave (multitarget) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu: 184-220 (103.9 - 124.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
    • 252 SpA Nihilego Sludge Wave (multitarget) vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Bulu through Light Screen: 123-147 (69.4 - 83%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Grassy Terrain recovery
    • 252+ Atk Tapu Bulu Wood Hammer vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Nihilego: 298-352 (161.9 - 191.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
 
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  • Weather vs. Terrain: The fastest speed-doubler in the format is Raichu-A, and essentially the fastest Pokemon period to boot. Weather teams looking to abuse Stoutland, Sandslash, Lilligant, or assorted Swift Swimmers need to carry their own Tapu in order to be able to overwrite Tapu Koko's Electric Terrain. Tapu Lele is recommended for Weather-abusing teams, as her Psychic Terrain can prevent enemy Fake Outs from flinching your weather-boosted sweeper as Tapu Lele switches in.

AFAIK, there is sand stream lycanrock w/c is supposed to be the fastest speed doubler
 
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  • Weather vs. Terrain: The fastest speed-doubler in the format is Raichu-A, and essentially the fastest Pokemon period to boot. Weather teams looking to abuse Stoutland, Sandslash, Lilligant, or assorted Swift Swimmers need to carry their own Tapu in order to be able to overwrite Tapu Koko's Electric Terrain. Tapu Lele is recommended for Weather-abusing teams, as her Psychic Terrain can prevent enemy Fake Outs from flinching your weather-boosted sweeper as Tapu Lele switches in.
AFAIK, there is sand stream lycanrock w/c is supposed to be the fastest speed doubler
Yeah, Max Speed Jolly Lycanroc-Day in Sand outspeeds Max Speed Timid Raichu-A in E-Terrain by 2 points at LV50.

Also! Jolly LO Sand Stream Lycanroc can OHKO Raichu-A pretty much all of the time with Sucker Punch. But you need that Life Orb. Without it you'll only OHKO it about half of the time.

Even 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA+ Raichu-A (which STILL outspeeds Max Speed Pheromosa in E-Terrrain with no Speed investment >.<) dies from a Jolly LO Sucker Punch over 80% of the time, and I highly doubt anyone will run NO speed, what with all the other Tapus and their respective Terrains running around. And even an E-Terrain boosted Modest T-bolt from Raichu-A can't OHKO 4 HP Lycanroc while Sand is up, and only has a 6.3% chance of doing so with LO.

252 Atk Life Orb Lycanroc-Midday Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Raichu-Alola: 161-192 (119.2 - 142.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 Atk Lycanroc-Midday Sucker Punch vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Raichu-Alola: 124-148 (91.8 - 109.6%) -- 56.3% chance to OHKO

252 Atk Life Orb Lycanroc-Midday Sucker Punch vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Raichu-Alola: 161-192 (96.4 - 114.9%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO

252+ SpA Raichu-Alola Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Lycanroc-Midday in Sand: 99-117 (65.5 - 77.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Raichu-Alola Thunderbolt vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Lycanroc-Midday in Sand: 129-152 (85.4 - 100.6%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
 
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