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1v1 Speed Tiers

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This is an amalgamation of all the Speed benchmarks relevant to the 1v1 metagame. They are organized from slowest to fastest. Speeds tiers at or above 20% usage are represented. Speeds defaulted as the highest Speed possible given the Pokemon's most common nature/s, with slow Speed (0 EVs) only being included if a large amount of spreads (about 20% or more) run 0 Speed EVs. This is to show the fastest possible Speed a Pokemon will realistically attain, so that one may teambuild as safely as possible. Speed creeping for a 'standard set' is not reliable in the long run, and 'optimal' sets will change constantly, and your opponent can often shift their EVs to suddenly beat you. Relevant benchmarks needed to outspeed certain Speed tiers/Pokemon after a boost are also included. For reference's sake, this is the key used for the 1v1 Speed Tiers (based on Osra's speed tier key):
Key
Min Speed
= 0 IVs + Reducing Nature + 0 EVs
-Nature = Reducing Nature + 0 EVs
Bulky = 0 EVs
Fast = 252 EVs
Max Speed = Increasing Nature + 252 EVs
Any instance of a Speed increasing item, ability, or relevant element will also be mentioned.

Noteworthy Speed tiers, such as for very common/viable sets and Speed Trap Pokemon, are noted with a star (
)

Speed Tiers

4: Min Speed Level One FEAR Aron
27: Min Speed Stakataka
40: Min Speed Ferrothorn
40: Min Speed Sableye-Mega
46: Bulky Pyukumuku
54: Min Speed Avalugg
58: Min Speed Slowbro-Mega
58: Min Speed Steelix-Mega
76: Bulky Sableye-Mega
76: Bulky Camerupt-Mega
86: -Nature Abomasnow-Mega
86: Bulky Gigalith
94: Min Speed Aggron-Mega
★ 94: Min Speed Mawile-Mega
96: Bulky Slowbro-Mega
96: Bulky Abomasnow-Mega
96: Bulky Steelix-Mega
106: Bulky Quagsire
★ 112: Min Speed Aegislash
112: Min Speed Porygon2
112: Min Speed Primarina
116: Bulky Rhyperior
116: Bulky Dhelmise
120: Bulky Araquanid
126: Bulky Golem
126: Bulky Marowak-Alola
★ 136: Bulky Donphan
★ 136: Bulky Mawile-Mega
136: Bulky Registeel
136: Bulky Chansey
136: Bulky Muk-Alola
136: Bulky Azumarill
136: Bulky Bellossom
★ 140: -Nature Aegislash
140: -Nature Primarina
146: Bulky Blissey
146: Bulky Relicanth
154: Bulky Type: Null
156: Bulky Primarina
156: Bulky Incineroar
156: Bulky Porygon2
156: Bulky Clefable
156: Bulky Sylveon
158: Bulky Celesteela
163: Adamant Carracosta
★ 166: Bulky Magearna
166: Bulky Umbreon
176: Bulky Swampert-Mega
176: Bulky Volcanion
178: Bulky Tyranitar-Mega
179: Max Speed Carracosta
186: Bulky Scizor-Mega
186: Bulky Heracross-Mega
189: Fast Golem
189: Fast Crustle
192: Bulky Blastoise-Mega
194: Bulky Necrozma
194: Bulky Buzzwole
★ 196: Bulky Dragonite
196: Bulky Altaria-Mega
196: Bulky Venusaur-Mega
196: Bulky Hoopa-Unbound
★ 199: Fast Donphan
★ 206: Bulky Zygarde-Complete
206: Bulky Suicune
206: Bulky Illumise
207: Max Speed Crustle
★ 218: Max Speed Donphan
★ 218: Max Speed Mawile-Mega
218: Max Speed Diancie
219: Fast Magnezone
219: Fast Empoleon
220: Bulky Garchomp-Mega
221: Fast Celesteela
★ 226: Bulky Tapu Lele
★ 226: Bulky Zygarde
226: Bulky Kyurem
226: Bulky Arcanine
★ 236: Bulky Mew
236: Bulky Manaphy
236: Bulky Victini
236: Bulky Staraptor
239: Fast Skarmory
239: Fast Cloyster
239: Fast Volcanion
240: Max Speed Magnezone
240: Max Speed Primarina
243: Max Speed Celesteela
249: Fast Heracross-Mega
249: Fast Tapu Bulu
★ 251: Max Speed Magearna
252: Bulky Keldeo
253: Fast Heatran
255: Fast Diggersby
256: Bulky Metagross-Mega
257: Fast Buzzwole
★ 259: Fast Dragonite
259: Fast Venusaur-Mega
259: Fast Hoopa-Unbound
259: Fast Chandelure
★ 261: Fast Gyarados-Mega
262: Max Speed Magneton
★ 262: Max Speed Breloom
265: Max Speed Tyranitar-Mega
265: Fast Xurkitree
268: Bulky Whimsicott
269: Fast Zygarde-Complete
269: Fast Kommo-o
269: Fast Sawk
269: Fast Suicune
271: Fast Rotom-Heat
★ 273: Max Speed Smeargle
273: Max Speed Tapu Bulu
275: Fast Excadrill
278: Max Speed Heatran
★ 279: Fast Porygon Z
★ 279: Fast Meloetta
280: Max Speed Blastoise-Mega
280: Max Speed Diggersby
283: Fast Krookodile
★ 284: Max Speed Dragonite
284: Max Speed Venusaur-Mega
284: Max Speed Altaria-Mega
284: Max Speed Hoopa-Unbound
284: Max Speed Togekiss
284: Max Speed Chandelure
★ 287: Max Speed Gyarados-Mega
★ 289: Fast Tapu Lele
★ 289: Fast Zygarde
289: Fast Kyurem
291: Max Speed Xurkitree
291: Fast Togedemaru
293: Fast Haxorus
★ 295: Max Speed Tapu Fini
295: Fast Hydreigon
297: Fast Genesect
298: Max Speed Rotom-Heat
★ 299: Fast Charizard Mega X
299: Fast Blaziken-Mega
299: Fast Victini
299: Fast Manaphy
299: Fast Salamence
299: Fast Zapdos
299: Fast Entei
299: Fast Slaking
299: Fast Staraptor
302: Max Speed Excadrill
★ 304: Max Speed Vivillon
306: Max Speed Meloetta
★ 306: Max Speed Porygon Z
309: Max Speed Landorus-Therian
311: Max Speed Garchomp-Mega
313: Fast Blacephalon
315: Fast Terrakion
★ 317: Max Speed Tapu Lele
317: Fast Kartana
317: Max Speed Kyurem
★ 319: Fast Metagross-Mega
319: Fast Latios
320: Max Speed Togedemaru
322: Max Speed Haxorus
324: Max Speed Hydreigon
326: Max Speed Genesect
326: +2 Fast Carracosta
★ 328: Max Speed Charizard-Mega-X
★ 328: Max Speed Charizard-Mega-Y
★ 328: Max Speed Gardevoir-Mega
★ 328: Max Speed Mew
328: Max Speed Blaziken-Mega
328: Max Speed Victini
328: Max Speed Volcarona
328: Max Speed Medicham-Mega
328: Max Speed Salamence
328: Max Speed Zapdos
328: Max Speed Slaking
328: Max Speed Staraptor
331: Max Speed Landorus
331: Max Speed Thundurus-Therian
333: Max Speed Garchomp
335: Max Speed Nihilego
335: Fast Hawlucha
337: Max Speed Delphox
339: Max Speed Pinsir-Mega
341: Fast Naganadel
341: Fast Pidgeot-Mega
★ 343: Fast Greninja
344: Max Speed Blacephalon
346: Max Speed Terrakion
346: Max Speed Infernape
346: Max Speed Keldeo
348: Max Speed Kartana
348: Max Speed Durant
348: Max Speed Ninetales-Alola
★ 350: Max Speed Metagross-Mega
★ 350: Max Speed Jumpluff
350: Max Speed Diancie-Mega
350: Max Speed Archeops
350: Max Speed Gallade-Mega
350: Max Speed Latios
350: Max Speed Latias-Mega
350: Max Speed Lycanroc-Dusk
351: Fast Talonflame
354: Scarf Max Speed Rampardos
355: Max Speed Lucario-Mega
357: Max Speed Serperior
358: +2 Max Speed Carracosta
361: Max Speed Raikou
364: Max Speed Salazzle
368: Max Speed Hawlucha
★ 369: Fast Lopunny-Mega
369: Fast Manectric-Mega
373: Scarf Fast Tapu Bulu
375: Max Speed Naganadel
375: Max Speed Pidgeot-Mega
★ 377: Max Speed Greninja
382: Scarf Fast Diggersby
385: Fast Zeraora
385: Scarf Fast Buzzwole
386: Max Speed Talonflame
★ 388: +1 Fast Dragonite
388: Scarf Fast Hoopa Unbound
388: Scarf Fast Chandelure
★ 391: +1 Fast Gyarados-Mega
★ 394: Max Speed Gengar-Mega
397: +1 Max Speed Tyranitar-Mega
397: Scarf Fast Xurkitree
398: +2 Fast Crustle
399: Fast Alakazam-Mega
401: Fast Pheromosa
403: +1 Fast Kommo-o
403: Scarf Fast Sawk
★ 405: Max Speed Lopunny Mega
405: Max Speed Manectric-Mega
409: Scarf Max Speed Tapu Bulu
412: Scarf Fast Excadrill
414: +2 Max Speed Crustle
★ 418: Scarf/+1 Fast Porygon Z
★ 418: +1 Fast Meloetta
420: Scarf Max Speed Diggersby
★ 423: Max Speed Zeraora
426: +1 Max Speed Dragonite
426: +1 Max Speed Altaria-Mega
426: Scarf Max Speed Hoopa-Unbound
426: Scarf Max Speed Togekiss
426: Scarf Max Speed Chandelure
427: Max Speed Sceptile-Mega
★ 430: +1 Max Speed Gyarados-Mega
★ 433: Scarf Fast Tapu Lele
433: Scarf Fast Darmanitan
436: Scarf Max Speed Xurkitree
438: Max Speed Alakazam-Mega
439: Scarf Fast Haxorus
441: Max Speed Pheromosa
442: +1 Max Speed Tapu Fini
442: Scarf Max Speed Sawk
442: Scarf Fast Hydreigon
445: Scarf Fast Genesect
448: +1 Fast Blaziken-Mega
448: Scarf Fast Victini
448: Scarf Fast Salamence
448: Scarf Fast Slaking
453: Scarf Max Speed Excadrill
★ 459: Scarf/+1 Max Speed Porygon Z
★ 459: +1 Max Speed Meloetta
459: Fast Deoxys-Speed
463: Scarf Max Speed Landorus-Therian
469: Scarf Fast Blacephalon
472: Scarf Fast Terrakion
★ 475: Scarf Max Speed Tapu Lele
475: Scarf Fast Kartana
475: Scarf Max Speed Darmanitan
478: Scarf Fast Archeops
478: Scarf Fast Latios
478: +2 Fast Cloyster
483: Scarf Max Speed Haxorus
486: Scarf Max Speed Hydreigon
489: Scarf Max Speed Genesect
★ 492: +1 Max Speed Charizard-Mega-X
★ 492: +1 Max Speed Charizard-Mega-Y
492: +1 Max Speed Blaziken-Mega
492: Scarf Max Speed Victini
492: Scarf Max Speed Jirachi
492: Scarf Max Speed Salamence
492: Scarf Max Speed Slaking
492: +1 Max Speed Volcarona
496: Scarf Max Speed Landorus
499: Scarf Max Speed Garchomp
★ 504: Max Speed Deoxys Speed
★ 514: Scarf Fast Greninja
516: Scarf Max Speed Blacephalon
519: Scarf Max Speed Terrakion
519: Scarf Max Speed Infernape
522: Scarf Max Speed Kartana
525: +1 Grassium Jumpluff
525: Scarf Max Speed Archeops
525: Scarf Max Speed Latios
★ 565: Scarf Max Speed Greninja
670: Unburden Fast Hawlucha
736: Unburden Max Speed Hawlucha

Speed Benchmarks
212: Speed to outspeed Base 95s when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (318 and 211)
219: Speed to outspeed Base 100s when they're at -1 (218)
220: Speed to outspeed Base 100s when you’re at +1 (330)
234: Speed to outspeed Base 110s when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (351 and 233)
252: Speed to outspeed Greninja when you’re at +1 or they’re at -1 (378 and 251)
263: Speed to outspeed Gengar-Mega when they’re at -1 (262)
264: Speed to outspeed Gengar-Mega when you’re at +1 (396)
271: Speed to outspeed Lopunny-Mega when you’re at +1 or they’re at -1 (406 and 270)
283: Speed to outspeed Zeraora when you’re at +1 or they’re at -1 (424 and 282)
307: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Scarf Porygon Z when you’re at +1 or they’re at -1 (460 and 306)
337: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Deoxys-Speed when you’re at +1 or they’re at -1 (505 and 336)


If you have any suggestions for additions or removals of Speed stats, feel free to respond to this thread in a constructive manner. Please suggest Speeds that are relevant to the 1v1 metagame, backed up by usage and/or substantial reasoning, at the time of your posting. Anything not ranked in VR will not be considered. Thank you!
 
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I'm sure in this huge list, I have missed something, so if you notice anything weird just tag me and I'll change it
 
I'm sure in this huge list, I have missed something, so if you notice anything weird just tag me and I'll change it
Imo the “fast” sets for certain mons like zerawra and mscept should be what they normally run, i.e enough to beat mlop. It is a rare sight to see max speed scept and zera.
 

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Imo the “fast” sets for certain mons like zerawra and mscept should be what they normally run, i.e enough to beat mlop. It is a rare sight to see max speed scept and zera.
There are a few problems with this. First off, if someone preps for a zeraora by running 408 speed to outspeed 407, then while you will be able to ouspeed a ‘normal’ zeraora, you won’t outspeed the ones who want to run 423 speed, and the opposing zeraora can just boost their speed by 2 points to win the speed war. It would be more understandable for, say, unburden Hawlucha, as its by far the fastest Pokemon in the tier, but anything that can still be outsped should have their maximum possible speed listed.

Additionally, a ‘normal’ set changes defintion over time, and can change meaning from person to person. If I made each set represent what is ‘normal’, in 4 months a large portion of information will be outdated, or just lead to people speedcreeping for sets that aren’t run.
 
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Added Registeel, Diggersby, and Delphox

As always, if you don't see anything that you think should be added, lmk and I may add
 
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