Resource 1v1 SWSH Speed Tiers

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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 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.

will be used to indicate particularly important benchmarks

Bear in mind that, this early on, the Speed Tiers will be approximations about what is good or not, and may have more speed tiers than are actually relevant.
Special thanks to Arai and LittleRunnerXC for helping me make this
Speed Tiers

40: Min Speed Ferrothorn
46: Bulky Pyukumuku
54: Min Speed Avalugg
92: Bulky Avalugg
94: Bulky Aromatisse, Bulky Hatterene
96: Bulky Appletun, Bulky Copperajah, Bulky Corsola-Galar, Bulky Reuniclus, Bulky Snorlax, Bulky Steelix, Bulky Wishiwashi
106: Bulky Drampa, Bulky Mudsdale, Bulky Quagsire, Bulky Toxapex
112: Min Speed Aegislash
114: Bulky Gastrodon
116: Bulky Golisopod, Bulky Rhyperior
120: Bulky Araquanid
126: Bulky Conkeldurr
130: Bulky Hippowdon
140: -Nature Aegislash
146: Bulky Crawdaunt
148: Bulky Trevenant
152: Bulky Scrafty
154: Bulky Type: Null
156: Bulky Bewear, Bulky Eldegoss, Bulky Grimmsnarl, Bulky Incineroar, Bulky Primarina, Bulky Sylveon, Bulky Weezing-Galar
158: Bulky Tyranitar
164: Bulky Alcremie
166: Bulky Centiskorch, Bulky Sirfetch’d, Bulky Umbreon, Bulky Vaporeon
170: Bulky Corviknight
176: Bulky Cloyster
189: Fast Crustle
192: Bulky Blastoise
196: Bulky Goodra, Bulky Mandibuzz
198: Bulky Milotic
206: Bulky Indeedee-F, Bulky Rillaboom
207: Max Speed Crustle
209: Fast Crawdaunt
212: Bulky Dubwool
218: Max Speed Eiscue (Ice Cube)
219: Fast Primarina, Fast Incineroar
221: Fast Tyranitar
226: Bulky Arcanine, Bulky Kyurem, Bulky Obstagoon, Bulky Silvally
228: Bulky Mimikyu
229: Fast Sirfetch’d, Max Speed Crawdaunt
236: Bulky Celebi, Bulky Jirachi
239: Fast Bisharp, Fast Cloyster
240: Max Speed Bewear, Max Speed Eldegoss, Max Speed Incineroar, Max Speed Primarina
243: Fast Tsareena, Max Speed Tyranitar
249: Fast Toxtricity
251: Max Speed Sirfetch’d
255: Fast Blastoise, Fast Diggersby
259: Fast Chandelure
261: Fast Gyarados
262: Max Speed Bisharp
267: Max Speed Tsareena
268: Bulky Whimsicott
269: Fast Duraludon, Fast Rillaboom, Fast Sawk
271: Fast Rotom Formes
273: Max Speed Dracovish, Max Speed Dracozolt, Max Speed Toxtricity
275: Fast Excadrill
280: Max Speed Blastoise, Max Speed Diggersby
284: Max Speed Chandelure, Max Speed Gardevoir, Max Speed Togekiss
287: Max Speed Gyarados
289: Fast Arcanine, Fast Darmanitan-Galar, Fast Kyurem, Fast Obstagoon, Fast Silvally
291: Fast Mimikyu, Fast Togedemaru
293: Fast Haxorus
295: Fast Hydreigon, Max Speed Duraludon, Max Speed Rillaboom, Max Speed Sawk
298: Max Speed Rotom-Formes
299: Fast Celebi, Fast Jirachi
302: Max Speed Excadrill
317: Max Speed Arcanine, Max Speed Darmanitan-Galar, Fast Kyurem, Max Speed Indeedee, Max Speed Obstagoon, Max Speed Silvally
320: Bulky Dragapult, Max Speed Mimikyu, Max Speed Togedemaru
322: Max Speed Haxorus
324: Max Speed Hydreigon
328: Max Speed Celebi, Max Speed Jirachi
335: Fast Hawlucha
337: Fast Cinderace
346: Max Speed Keldeo, Max Speed Virizion, Max Speed Terrakion, Max Speed Cobalion
348: Max Speed Durant, Max Speed Ninetales-Alola
350: Max Speed Gengar, Max Speed Espeon
366: Max Speed Salazzle
368: Max Speed Hawlucha
370: Max Speed Cinderace
372: Max Speed Intelleon
373: Scarf Fast Dracovish, Scarf Fast Dracozolt
382: Scarf Fast Diggersby
383: Fast Dragapult
385: Fast Zeraora
388: Scarf Fast Chandelure
391: +1 Fast Gyarados
394: Max Speed Eiscue (No Ice)
398: +2 Fast Crustle
403: Scarf Fast Sawk, Scarf Fast Toxicitry
406: Scarf Fast Rotom formes
409: Scarf Max Speed Dracovish, Scarf Max Speed Dracozolt
412: Scarf Fast Excadrill
414: +2 Max Speed Crustle
420: Scarf Max Speed Diggersby
421: Max Speed Dragapult
423: Max Speed Zeraora
426: Scarf Max Speed Gardevoir, Scarf Max Speed Togekiss, Scarf Max Speed Chandelure
430: +1 Max Speed Gyarados
433: Scarf Fast Darmanitan-Galar, Scarf Fast Indeedee
439: Scarf Fast Haxorus
442: Scarf Fast Hydreigon, Scarf Max Speed Sawk, Scarf Max Speed Toxicitry
447: Scarf Max Speed Rotom formes
448: Scarf Fast Jirachi
453: Scarf Max Speed Excadrill
475: Scarf Max Speed Darmanitan-Galar, Scarf Max Speed Indeedee
478: +2 Fast Cloyster, Scarf Fast Gengar
483: Scarf Max Speed Haxorus
486: Scarf Max Speed Hydreigon
492: Scarf Max Speed Jirachi
499: Scarf Fast Salazzle
505: Scarf Fast Cinderace
510: +2 Fast Blastoise
522: Scarf Max Speed Durant
525: Scarf Max Speed Gengar
555: Scarf Max Speed Cinderace
560: +2 Max Speed Blastoise
574: Scarf Fast Dragapult
631: Scarf Max Speed Dragapult
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)
214: Speed to outspeed Mimikyu when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (321 and 213)
219: Speed to outspeed base 100s when they're at -1
220: Speed to outspeed base 100s when you're at +1 (330)
281: Speed to outspeed Dragapult when they’re at -1 (280)
282: Speed to outspeed Dragapult when you’re at +1 (423)


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 substantial reasoning, at the time of your posting. Thank you!
 
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Cantius

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Low Speed Scarf Dragapult: 20 Spe to outspeed Scarf Hydreigon. Useful so that you can dump the rest in the attacks for a mixed set.
 

Le Creme Brule

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Star Fast Scarf Excadrill and Max Speed Excadrill, excadrill is one of the top pokemon, so the speeds for its best 2 sets should be noted as significant

Also add Mimikyu benchmarks to speed benchmarks 214 iirc from last generation (on both +1 and -1)

Bulky Centiskorch at 166

Bulky Grimmsnarl is at 156, not 154

Fast Rillaboom at 269, max speed at 295

Fast/Max Speed Kommo-o at 269/295

Add fast / max speed barraskewda at 371/408

Also bewear is on that list twice, once at 154 which is wrong and once at 156 which is correct
 
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Alakazam

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Star Fast Scarf Excadrill and Max Speed Excadrill, excadrill is one of the top pokemon, so the speeds for its best 2 sets should be noted as significant

Also add Mimikyu benchmarks to speed benchmarks 214 iirc from last generation (on both +1 and -1)

Bulky Centiskorch at 166

Bulky Grimmsnarl is at 156, not 154

Fast Rillaboom at 269, max speed at 295

Fast/Max Speed Kommo-o at 269/295

Add fast / max speed barraskewda at 371/408

Also bewear is on that list twice, once at 154 which is wrong and once at 156 which is correct
good catch with mimikyu

I'll add centiskorch and rilla but I have literally not seen a single kommo-o or barraskewda at all
 

Cantius

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I would like Choice Scarf Durant to be added. This is a main set of the Pokemon and beats some Pokemon that Band doesn't like Cinderace, Scarf Vish/Zolt, and Scarf Darm.
 
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156 : Bulky Primarina and Incineroar
192 : Bulky Blastoise
196 : Bulky Venusaur
240 : Max Speed Primarina and Incineroar
255 : Fast Blastoise
259 : Fast Venusaur
280 : Max Speed Blastoise
284 : Max Speed Venusaur
289 : Fast Kyurem-Black and Kyurem
299 : Fast Jirachi and Celebi
315 : Fast Keldeo, Virizion, Terrakion, and Cobalion
317 : Max Speed Kyurem-Black and Kyurem
328 : Max Speed Jirachi and Celebi
346 : Max Speed Keldeo, Virizion, Terrakion, and Cobalion
385 : Fast Zeraora
423 : Max Speed Zeraora

edit : removed melmetal
 
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pqs

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Speed Benchmarks
212: Speed to outspeed Base 95s when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (318 and 211)
214: Speed to outspeed Mimikyu when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (321 and 213)
219: Speed to outspeed Base 100s when they're at -1 (218)
220: Speed to outspeed Base 100s when you’re at +1 (330)
281: Speed to outspeed Dragapult when they’re at -1 (280)
282: Speed to outspeed Dragapult when you’re at +1 (423)
I would add Fast Choice Scarf Dracovish, Fast and Max Speed Crustle before and after a Shell Smash, and Bulky Necrozma as some standard benchmarks, due to their viability.
Speed you need to beat these Pokemon:
249: Speed to outspeed Choice Scarf Dracovish when they're at -1 or you're at +1 (248)
374: Speed to outspeed Choice Scarf Dracovish (373)
190: Speed to outspeed Fast Crustle when they're at +0 (189)
208: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Crustle when they're at +0 (207)
379: Speed to outspeed Fast Crustle when they're at +2 (378)
417: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Crustle when they're at +2 (416)
195: Speed to outspeed Bulky Necrozma (194)
sorry if i did this wrong, first post in speed tiers
 

Alakazam

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Updated Speed Tiers for Post Home, outside of speed benchmarks. As always, if you see stuff missing, lmk here
 
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pqs

u rly thought
337: Fast Cinderace
Max Speed Keldeo, Max Speed Virizion, Max Speed Terrakion, Max Speed Cobalion
348: Max Speed Durant, Max Speed Ninetales-Alola
you forgot to write the speed here, it's 346 fyi

ninja edit:also keldeo and maybe terrakion should be bolded
 

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