GSC OU Speed Tiers

  1. Introduction
  2. Tier 1
  3. Tier 2
  4. Tier 3

Introduction

In GSC, every Pokemon can fully invest in Speed, as Effort Values for every stat can be maximized. As such, most Pokemon will be running maximum Speed, and those Speed stats are shown below. There are various instances, however, where those Speed stats can change. For example, if your Jolteon Baton Passes an Agility boost to Snorlax as the opponent switches in Gengar, which Pokemon is faster?

First, you would find the Speed of Snorlax at +2 (158 * 2), which is 316. Gengar has a Speed of 318, meaning it will outspeed your Snorlax. Another example might be a Skarmory using Curse against Snorlax . In this case, Skarmory's Speed at -1 is 238 * 2/3, or 158.6667. Because a Pokemon cannot have a decimal in its stat, the remainder is simply dropped, leaving Skarmory at just 158, which causes a Speed tie with Snorlax.

Tier 1

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed
358 Aerodactyl, Jolteon 130
338 Alakazam 120
328 Raikou, Starmie 115
318 Espeon, Gengar, Jumpluff, Tauros 110

Tier 2

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed
308 Electabuzz 105
298 Charizard, Entei, Tentacruel, Typhlosion, Miltank, Zapdos 100
288 Houndoom, Jynx 95
278 Kangaskhan, Moltres 90
268 Articuno, Heracross, Kingdra, Misdreavus, Nidoking, Suicune 85
258 Dragonite, Meganium 80
248 Smeargle 75

Tier 3

Speed Stat Pokemon Base Speed
238 Cloyster, Skarmory 70
228 Scizor, Umbreon, Vaporeon 65
220 Tyranitar 61
218 Clefable, Lapras, Porygon2 60
208 Ampharos, Blissey, Exeggutor, Machamp, Ursaring 55
198 Donphan, Muk 50
188 Golem, Marowak 45
178 Forretress, Rhydon 40
168 Quagsire 35
158 Snorlax, Steelix 30