Zygarde #718 Type: Ability: Aura Break Base Stats: 108 HP / 100 Atk / 121 Def / 81 SpA / 95 SpD / 95 Spe (600 BST) Complete Known Movepool Hide (Move your mouse to the hide area to reveal the content) Show Hide Hide Hide Level-Up Movepool Lv<70 - Glare Lv<70 - Bulldoze Lv<70 - Dragonbreath Lv<70 - Bite Lv<70 - Safeguard Lv<70 - Dig Lv<70 - Bind Lv<70 - Land's Wrath Lv<70 - Sandstorm Lv<70 - Haze Lv<70 - Crunch Lv<70 - Earthquake Lv<70 - Camouflage Lv<70 - Dragon Pulse Lv72 - Dragon Dance Lv80 - Coil Lv88 - ExtremeSpeed Lv93 - Outrage TM & HM Compatibility TM06 Toxic TM10 Hidden Power TM11 Sunny Day TM15 Hyper Beam TM17 Protect TM20 Safeguard TM21 Frustration TM26 Earthquake TM27 Return TM28 Dig TM31 Brick Break TM32 Double Team TM34 Sludge Wave TM37 Sandstorm TM42 Facade TM44 Rest TM48 Round TM52 Focus Blast TM68 Giga Impact TM71 Stone Edge TM78 Bulldoze TM80 Rock Slide TM82 Dragon Tail TM86 Grass Knot TM87 Swagger TM88 Sleep Talk TM90 Substitute TM94 Rock Smash TM100 Confide HM04 Strength Notable Moves: Earthquake Dragon Tail Coil Stone Edge Rock Slide Rest Sleep Talk Dragon Dance Extremspeed Outrage Dragon Pulse Substitute Brick Break Crunch Haze Glare Set Recommendations Credit to dragonuser for those sets and their descriptions Zygarde @ Life Orb / Lum Berry Ability: Aura Break EVs: 104 HP / 252 Atk / 152 Spe Adamant Nature - Dragon Dance - Outrage - Earthquake - Extreme Speed This set trades bolstering Zygarde's naturally high physical bulk for boosting its offensive presence. Dragon Dance is its main means of doing so, as Zygarde is given ample opportunities to boost due to its incredible physical bulk. Zygarde's two STABs, Outrage and Earthquake, get excellent coverage against most of the metagame. Extreme Speed helps to alleviate Zygarde's rather sub-par Speed stat, while also preventing him from being revenged killed by priority users. Life Orb boosts Zygarde's damage output incredibly, but it is important to note that it drastically reduces its longevity. On the other hand, Lum Berry helps cure any status condition that Zygarde may acquire while setting up, while also possibly healing Zygarde of Outrage confusion. A Yache Berry is also a viable alternative for the Item choice, helping to reduce Zygarde's only 4x weakness. Additionally, Stone Edge is a viable option over Extreme Speed, as it shreds Togekiss, one of the main checks to Zygarde. If Stone Edge is used, an EV spread of 92 HP / 252 Atk / 164 Spd with a Jolly nature should be used, in order to outspeed Mega Alakazam at +1. This set greatly appreciates checks to physical walls such as Skarmory and Hippowdon and checks to bulky Fairy-Type Pokemon such as Togekiss. Rotom-W works excellently, being able to reliably switch in on Skarmory and Hippowdon while also checking Togekiss. Gengar also works fairly well, with the Mega Evolution being able to trap and KO Skarmory and Togekiss, and the normal form being able to wall most Hippowdon sets. Zygarde @ Leftovers Trait: Aura Break EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD Careful Nature - Coil - Earthquake - Dragon Tail - Extreme Speed This set attempts to mix Zygarde's incredible defensive capabilities with its offensive prowess. Unlike the Dragon Dance set, this set focuses more on Zygarde's bulk and attempts to become a bulky sweeper that is unable to be phazed out. Earthquake is the main attack of this set, with Dragon Tail providing useful coverage. Dragon Tail also prevents Zygarde from being Whirlwinded out by Hippowdon or Skarmory, heavily limiting the ways those physical walls can deal with Zygarde. In conjunction with Earthquake, Extreme Speed provides useful coverage, while also offsetting Zygarde's fairly sub-par Speed stat. This set greatly appreciates entry hazard support, not only to aid in its sweep but to complement the forced switching caused by Dragon Tail. This set also appreciates partners who can handle bulky Fairy-type Pokemon, such as Togekiss and Sylveon, making Scizor an ideal partner. Similarly, Mega Gengar also serves as a fairly effective partner, being able to trap and kill weakened Fairy-type Pokemon, while also being able to block Rapid Spin in the effort to keep hazards on the field. Zygarde @ Leftovers / Rocky Helmet Trait: Aura Break EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD Impish Nature - Rest - Sleep Talk - Earthquake - Dragon Tail With Zygarde's naturally high physical bulk, it can easily run a purely defensive set. Rest serves as Zygarde's main means of recovery, alleviating any status conditions acquired as well, while Sleep Talk prevents it from being setup bait for a majority of the metagame. Earthquake and Dragon Tail have good synergy with each other, while Dragon Tail helps discourage Pokemon from setting up on Zygarde. Rocky Helmet awards more residual damage, forcing the opponent to take damage whenever contact is made with Zygarde, however it is important to note that the lack of Leftovers reduces Zygarde's longevity. Specially Defensive Fairy-type Pokemon make excellent partners for this Zygarde set. They are immune to one of Zygarde's main weaknesses and often carry cleric moves and Wish, which aid Zygarde. Entry hazards are also greatly appreciated, due to the heavy amount of phazing Zygarde performs. Checks and Counters Bulky Fairy-type Pokemon, particularly Togekiss, serve as excellent checks to Zygarde. Togekiss is immune to Zygarde's STABs, while also being able to threaten it with a STAB Fairy-type attack. Skarmory and Hippowdon do particularly well against the Dragon Dance set, being able to phaze it out or use it as entry hazard setup bait. Additionally, Bronzong and Forretress do fairly well versus Zygarde, being able to resist Outrage, and in Bronzong's case, immune to Earthquake, allowing them to damage Zygarde fairly reliably. Gliscor is able to tank a hit while inflicting it with Toxic. Ice Shard users such as Mamoswine and Weavile are reliable checks to any Zygarde lacking Extreme Speed.