For now, everything sounds great except Sawk. Sawk is amazing with Choice Scarf (far better than Band & equal to Custap Berry, or better if you would be wasting a moveslot on an Endure safety). Stone Edge, Close Combat, Poison Jab, Earthquake, the elemental punches, and far more amazing coverage moves allow it to beat a LOT of Pokemon. Sawk, if anything, has gotten better.Ah, my bad. I forgot a couple pokemon. I'd stick MMetagross at A+, Entei at B+, Sawk gets dropped to C- because Custap Berry is unreleased and he's forced into Band, Klefki is somewhere around B, I haven't seen enough Wishiwashi to rank it accurately, Slaking is B-/C+ since he's so weak to Protect/Sub/Endure but otherwise hits really hard. I've never heard of Psych Up Regigigas, could you send me the set?
Sadly there's no mega TTar, but non-mega is a mid to low tier mon imo, Mew has some interesting defensive sets but nothing that would get it above a B ranking, and Avalugg also took a hit this gen - can't use Custap Recover combo and is forced into Weakness Policy. I'd call it a C+ or a C.
I'm terribly sorry, but I can't find a source on the accuracy of Z-sleep moves. From personal experience, it seems more reliable than landing Will-O-Wisp, but the sample size of a single player isn't enough to confirm an accuracy number. I think it's around 90, but I wish I could find a source to know for sure.
Also, The Regigigas set was really just max bulk Substitute + Z Psych Up and maybe T-Wave then murder with amazing stats.
Dang, it gets Sturdy?I've been hearing a lot of talk about Mimikyu, but rarely clarifying any sets, so I thought I'd put my favorite Mimikyu set here.
Mimikyu @ Fairium Z
EVs: 200 HP / 172 Atk / 96 Def / 40 Spe
- Play Rough
- Shadow Sneak
- Swords Dance
Compared to the other bulky set I've been seeing, this thing manages to beat several pokemon that it can't. It's able to beat both the bulky and the offensive variant of Charizard X due to its ability to live a Flare Blitz from the offensive Variant and OHKO back with a +2 Twinkle Tackle and can block WoW from defensive variants with 40 Spe EVs+Sub. Against Mega Gyarados, the 252 HP EV spread usually loses to the Adamant variants.
+1 252+ Atk Mold Breaker Gyarados-Mega Crunch vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Mimikyu: 295-348 (93.9 - 110.8%) -- 62.5% chance to OHKO
However, with this EV spread, Mimikyu survives 80% of the time.
+1 252+ Atk Mold Breaker Gyarados-Mega Crunch vs. 200 HP / 96 Def Mimikyu: 262-310 (87 - 102.9%) -- 18.8% chance to OHKO
Shadow Sneak is used as it allows Mimikyu to pinch the KO vs some speedy wallbreakers after a Twinkle Tackle such as Tapu Koko and Landorus-I. A set utilizing Ghostium-Z Shadow Claw could also be very effective, and as everyone has been saying, it can be hard to predict which Z-move Mimikyu is running. I peaked #27 on the 1v1 ladder using this, but I didn't build it around Mimikyu, I built it around a pokemon no one has touched on yet in this forum: Togedemaru.
Togedemaru @ Liechi Berry
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
- Zing Zap
- Spiky Shield
Togedemaru was blessed with the ever popular Sturdy, allowing it to survive hits it otherwise wouldn't on 1 HP. How to use: take a hit, Nuzzle, Reversal. Togedemaru is a surprisingly good pokemon and I'd recommend you try it out if you want to use something a little bit spicy.
Nice Lele post, I gotta try it out.There isn't one on status moves. Damage Z-Moves have perfect accuracy, but status Z-Moves have the same accuracy their base moves have.
Tapu Lele @ Psychium Z
Ability: Psychic Surge
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
Z-Reflect is really good. XSTATIC COLD came up with the idea. You can choose between using Barrier or Psychic Hyper Beam depending on your matchup. The flexibility is very nice. Thunderbolt and Calm Mind are your adaptable slots. They can be any combination of coverage moves or utility moves. Moonblast, Substitute, Focus Blast, Grass Knot, HP Fire, Taunt, etc. are all good options.
I seem to be getting mixed messages on Z Status accuracy (some arent sure, some say partial boost, and you say none). Perhaps a source/proof?
A nice goal for the (probably distant) future would be to gather and document some new Gen7 Pokemon sets currently being used. I've already seen a few great ones posted here.
I'd also like to defend the current Z-Stone abusers for a second...
Where is Lopunny when you need it?
Finally, I have an updated 1v1 guide that a few new and old 1v1 players liked. (All the other guides are outdated and hard to find for a new player) I can post it sometime as a resource for those interested, and those who want to can help improve it.
On another note, here's what I can post, but I'll just stick with the few that are viable in 1v1 when I do post it. Open to suggestions!