So after facing this kind of Victini before and getting shockingly slaughtered by it, I decided to try it out for myself and I am not disappointed with the results. Looking at its analysis, this is said in the Other Options: "Victini can run a special set as it has a wide special movepool containing a plethora of moves such as Blue Flare, Psychic, Focus Blast, and Thunder. However, special sets are generally outclassed by Volcarona, Heatran, and Chandelure." I have to disagree with this reasoning, though, because the three mentioned Pokemon play completely differently. I think it's pretty obvious as to why. Victini [SET] name: Special Attacker move 1: Blue Flare move 2: Focus Blast move 3: Thunder / Thunderbolt move 4: Glaciate item: Life Orb / Expert Belt nature: Modest / Timid evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe [SET COMMENTS] <p>Victini is often seen punching giant holes in the opposition using its absurdly powerful V-create, but this set takes advantage of Victini's formidable special movepool that fulfills a prominent wallbreaking role as well. The main difference between this set versus Victini's physical wallbreaking counterpart is the fact that physical Victini is used in a more hit-and-run type of fashion due to V-create's stats-reducing drawback. Furthermore, physical variants typically lack the type coverage this set offers. This makes it more prone to being forced out by the opponent, unlike special Victini which is harder to play around with due to its vast type coverage and powerful attacks, two of which have a good chance at causing either burn or paralysis status. It also takes out the Pokemon that commonly switch into physical Victini, such as Garchomp, Hippowdon, and Jellicent.</p> <p>Blue Flare is Victini's unique STAB attack of choice, scorching foes with more power than Fire Blast, and with Victory Star, it reaches a reliable accuracy of 93.5%. Focus Blast provides additional coverage against Tyranitar and Heatran, two extremely common Victini switch-ins, whereas Thunder maims the plethora of Water-types, such as Politoed, Tentacruel, and Jellicent. Again, thanks to Victory Star, both Focus Blast and Thunder's shaky accuracy is marginally accommodated for. However, if you feel the need to run Thunderbolt, which is much weaker but boasts perfect accuracy regardless of weather, it's a decent alternative. The final slot is open to Glaciate, an excellent move that Kyurem generously allowed Victini to play with. Not only does it obliterate the omnipresent Dragon-types, it also provides handy Speed-reducing utility that can be game-changing by easing prediction. For instance, Victini can Glaciate an incoming Terrakion expecting to sponge its Blue Flare, but because Victini will now outspeed the naturally faster Terrakion, it can then take Terrakion out with Focus Blast. Furthermore, in cases where Victini just misses out on scoring an OHKO against a faster target, Glaciate can be used to inflict the needed damage and allow Victini to outpace the threat for the KO, meaning Victini only has to take one hit rather than two.</p> [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] <p>Using Life Orb and a Modest nature are recommended to produce the most damage output possible, as Victini ends up hitting ridiculously hard with its high-powered attacks. Although, if you despise losing Speed ties against max Speed Salamence and Jirachi as well as being outpaced by max Speed Hydreigon, a Timid nature is perfectly viable to consider. Expert Belt is also worthy of being used if you prefer longevity over power, especially considering the fact that Victini's moveset provides amazing type coverage. Do note, though, that using Expert Belt prevents Victini from securing certain 2HKOs, such as against specially defensive Hippowdon with Blue Flare, 232 HP Rotom-W with Focus Blast, and offensive Latias with Glaciate. In terms of other attacking options, Grass Knot can be used to hit Gastrodon and specially defensive Hippowdon very hard, which can otherwise cause nuisances with their impressive bulk and instant recovery. It's also possible to use Victini's signature and stronger Fire-type attack in V-create over Blue Flare, allowing it to become a decent mixed attacker to obliterate Blissey, which otherwise walls this Victini. If V-create is used, be sure to use a defense-reducing nature of your choice rather than an Attack-reducing nature.</p> <p>Because Victini is vulnerable to every entry hazard, it's strongly recommended to provide Rapid Spin support to remedy this. Tentacruel and Forretress are both great options to consider, as they are two of the most reliable spinners in OU and offer great support with their own entry hazards. Ferrothorn is another potent entry hazard user that Victini greatly appreciates, as it can secure certain KOs against the likes of Latias, Jellicent, and Hippowdon. It is worth noting that Tentacruel and Ferrothorn form the sturdy Fire / Water / Grass core with Victini, offering great synergy with each other. Due to this set working great as a wallbreaker, Pokemon that can clean up the weakened opposition are encouraged for use. For this reason, Choice Scarf Terrakion, double booster Thundurus-T, Swords Dance Lucario, and Alakazam are excellent candidates to consider as they are some of OU's finest late-game sweepers; they also appreciate Pokemon that this Victini is good at weakening or removing altogether, such as Hippowdon, Jellicent, and Latias. Lastly, Pokemon that can defeat Blissey is encouraged; Choice Band Tyranitar and Scizor are superb answers, as they can potentially get rid of it with Pursuit if you sense it switching out or Superpower should it stay in.</p> Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide [SET] name: Special Attacker move 1: Blue Flare move 2: Focus Blast move 3: Thunder / Thunderbolt move 4: Glaciate item: Life Orb / Expert Belt nature: Modest / Timid evs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Why does this set deserve to be on-site? excellent attacker that can deal with a handful of prominent threats within OU, as well as being a formidable late-game sweeper with its vast type coverage most Victini are seen spamming V-create and punching giant holes, but this one takes advantage of its extensive special movepool and more reliable STAB attack to fit a sweeping role can catch most of its checks and counters off guard not outclassed by Volcarona because it has a bigger Stealth Rock weakness, reliance on Quiver Dance to perform a late-game sweep, and lacks the type coverage Victini has not outclassed by Heatran because Victini is faster, is basically just as strong with Expert Belt, and fulfills a sweeping role much more effectively with its movepool not outclassed by Chandelure because it has a limited movepool and lower Speed, plus it just plays completely differently [SET COMMENTS] great user of special attacks with its moveset that boasts great type coverage instead of punching giant holes with V-create as it's most commonly seen doing, this variant is better at performing a sweeping role Blue Flare for a reliable and powerful STAB attack Focus Blast to provide coverage and specifically hits Tyranitar (62%-75% damage to 252 HP/252 SpD Tyranitar) and Heatran (248 HP/252 SpD is 2HKOed with Stealth Rock) hard Thunderbolt for the plethora of Water-types, such as Politoed, Tentacruel, and Jellicent, but Thunder can be used for more power and the accuracy is accommodated with Victory Star and rain if it is up Glaciate maims the omnipresent Dragon-types and obliterates Landorus-T, as well as providing helpful Speed reducing support that can be game-changing (ie: eases prediction as you can Glaciate a switch-in and, knowing that you will outspeed, can then use the correct move) [ADDITIONAL COMMENTS] Life Orb + Modest nature for most damage possible, but Timid nature can be used for more Speed and tying with max Speed Salamence and Jirachi and/or Expert Belt if you prefer longevity Grass Knot to hit Hippowdon V-create for Blissey Rapid Spin and entry hazard support is appreciated to increase longevity and potential KOs - Tentacruel and Ferrothorn are great options to consider it's worth noting that Victini, Tentacruel, and Ferrothorn form the sturdy Fire / Water / Grass core, meaning their typings pair well with each other because this set works great at cleaning up the remains, hard-hitting attackers that can break through the opposition's cores are recommended, especially when it comes to dealing with Blissey - Choice Band Kyurem-B and Terrakion, Choice Specs Latios, and Swords Dance Lucario and Breloom are excellent candidates to consider noteworthy to use Pokemon that lure in Pokemon Victini takes advantage of and vice versa - Double Dancer Thundurus-T appreciates weakened Latias and Hippowdon while Victini switches in against Celebi Thanks for considering this set. Let me know if I need to add anything else, as this is what I've been playing with for now, or simply reject the set altogether for whatever reason if it's deemed unworthy.