Xatu

Type Tier
Psychic / Flying UU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Stat
HP
65
333
Atk
75
248
Def
70
238
SpA
95
288
SpD
70
238
Spe
95
288
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Overview

Xatu is pretty fun to use. It's just outclassed by other Psychic Pokémon, and being part Flying only gives it more weaknesses that it can't compensate for. Xatu is strictly a UU Psychic-type, since Alakazam and Starmie can do much, MUCH more for themselves and their team than Xatu.

Name Item

Mixed Attacker

Leftovers
Moveset
~ Psychic
~ Drill Peck
~ Confuse Ray / Night Shade
~ Giga Drain / Faint Attack / Haze

The first two moves run off Xatu's STAB, and 248 Attack Drill Peck isn't horrible, but don't think you'll sweep a lot with it alone. The last two moves are toss-ups. Use Confuse Ray if you feel lucky, use Night Shade so Xatu hit everything non-Normal-type for consistent damage. Use Giga Drain if you hate Golem and Rhydon, Faint Attack is there for Psychic-types not named Alakazam and Starmie, and Haze could be fun if you're suicidal.

Other Options

Toxic with Nightmare might be good for a laugh against Rest-oriented teams. Safeguard can help Xatu and its team. As always, Thief is a good option since it can hurt certain Pokémon by taking their valuable Leftovers.

Checks and Counters

Most strong physical attackers, excluding those extremely weak to Drill Peck or Psychic like Heracross, will take care of Xatu reasonably well. Steel-types in general, including Scizor and Magneton, tend to be enormous pains because of their resistance to all of Xatu's attacks.