Beautifly

Swarm
Boosts power of Bug-type moves 50% when at 1/3 HP or less.
Type Tier
Bug / Flying NU
Level 100 Statistics (see level 5, 50, 100)
Min- Min Max Max+
HP
60
- 261 324 -
Atk
70
158 176 239 262
Def
50
122 136 199 218
SpA
90
194 216 279 306
SpD
50
122 136 199 218
Spe
65
149 166 229 251
  • Neverused

Overview

Don't use Beautifly. I just did this analysis because no one else would. Or you can use it on NU teams; 90 Special Attack isn't that bad. Beautifly is begging for Sleep Powder, damn Nintendo.

Name Item Nature

Paralyzer

Leftovers Timid / Jolly
Moveset EVs
~ Stun Spore
~ Substitute
~ Morning Sun
~ Hidden Power Bug / Hidden Power Flying / Giga Drain / Psychic
252 Atk / 252 Spe

Bug-types tend to suck and Beautifly is no exception-actually, it's the third worst Bug-type Pokemon after Shuckle and Beautifly's cousin Dustox. Stun Spore something and, if you aren't dead, use Substitute until your opponent switches or is fully paralyzed or you can't use it anymore. If your opponent switches, Stun Spore the next Pokemon; otherwise, attack. This set dies pretty easily but it's the best thing Beautifly can do.

Other Options

Shadow Ball can be useful for surprising Ghost-types maybe; Thief is also an option because stealing an item is more or less the best thing Beautifly can do. Silver Wind and Aerial Ace are options over Hidden Power Bug and Hidden Power Flying respectively.

EVs

Just max out Beautifly's Attack or Special Attack and Speed and give it a Timid or Jolly nature because it absolutely won't last long.

Checks and Counters

Basically every move with more than 60 Base Power not named Earthquake OHKOes Beautifly. You'll want to hit it first because it will Stun Spore you. If you have a Guts user, just switch it in.