Zeburaika --------------------------- [Overview] One of the fastest pokemon around, with a base speed of 116. Horrible physical movepool. His special movepool is pretty good though. Access to two decent abilities; Motor Drive and Lightning Rod. Average offensive stats of 100/80 but burdened with mediocre 75/63/63 defenses. [SET] name: Mixed Sweeper move 1: Wild Volt move 2: Overheat move 3: Hidden Power Grass / Hidden Power Ice move 4: Substitute item: Life Orb nature: Naive ability: Motor Drive evs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Speed Set Comments: Unfortunately for Zeburaika, he is cursed with having one of the worst movepools in the history of pokemon. Wild Volt is literally his only physical option (aside from the token Return or Double edge) Despite this, Zeburaika can at the very least go mixed and gets good enough coverage with Hidden Power Grass and Overheat. HP Ice seems like it gets redundant coverage, but is effective to deal with ground types that are 4X weak to Ice. (and conveniently neutral to grass) Substitute eases prediction and greatly helps Zeburaika due to it's horrible bulk. Additional Comments: Zeburaika can run Thunderbolt over Wild Volt for a purely special moveset, but risks being outclassed by the likes of Jolteon or Raikou (Similar speeds / better moves) and even Manectric (Identical moves with more power at the cost of speed) Lightning Rod could be used to boost the power Zeburaika's less than stellar special attack. Hidden Power Ice could be used for Bolt Beam coverage. Teammates & Counters: Hippowdon is a fine counter to Zeburaika. Zeburaika is forced to rely on it's secondary moves, which Hippowdon shrugs off quite nicely. Gliscor and Garchomp are decent enough checks, provided Zeburaika lacks HP Ice. Zeburaika appreciates entry hazards to aid it's sweeping effort. Taking a page out of Electivires book, Zeburaika can pair up with Gyarados for some decent offensive and defensive synergy. [Team Options] Pokemon who draw in Electric types are decent partners to Zeburaika. Going old school with Gyarados is an option and even running a Wish Vaporeon is recommended as you can switch into an electric attack and get healed. Zeburaika appreciates entry hazards tremendously to alleviate his average power. [Optional Changes] Zeburaika's movepool offers it relatively little. It can run a Choice Band set, but it's physical offensive options are limited. It can use to Nitro Charge to boosts it's speed while attacking. [Counters] Bulky Walls are the best way at dealing with Zeburaika. Even with it's amazing coverage, it's still not hitting hard enough, and is prone to being walled by many pokemon. Bulky pokemon like Cresselia and Uxie come to mind, as they shrug off Zeburaika's with ease and retaliate with STAB psychic or they can even set up on him. Ground types likes Hippowdon and Swampert are effective counters to Zeburaika. (The latter needs to watch out for Hidden Power Grass which 2HKOes) Garchomp and Gliscor can counter Zeburaika provided it lacks Hidden Power Ice. [Dream World] Zeburaika receives Herbivore as a Dream World ability. The ability itself isn't too shabby as it gives Zeburaika an extra immunity and the ability to boosts it's physical attacking stat.