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.

Bolded text
will be used to indicate particularly important benchmarks (A- or above in VR)

Going to include anything with 10% 1630 usage or more in this list. If a bulky Pokemon runs sets with more than 100 Speed EVs, I'll include the appropriate Speed benchmark rounded up, depending on the nature (For example, because Corviknight runs sets like Impish:248/0/100/0/8/152 17.284% or Impish:248/24/72/0/48/116 10.382%, I will include 'Fast Corviknight' as a benchmark).

Special thanks to Arai and LittleRunnerXC for helping me make this
Speed Tiers

40: Min Speed Ferrothorn
46: Bulky Pyukumuku
56: Min Speed Aromatisse
85: Min Speed Crustle
92: Bulky Avalugg
94: Min Speed Aggron, Min Speed Diancie
96: Bulky Snorlax, Bulky Glastrier, Bulky Corsola-Galar
108: Bulky Drampa
112: Min Speed Aegislash
114: Bulky Gastrodon
116: Bulky Rhyperior
126: Bulky Conkeldurr, Bulky Crustle
136: Bulky Registeel, Bulky Aggron, Bulky Azumarill, Bulky Diancie, Bulky Chansey, Bulky Regice
140: -Nature Aegislash
146: Bulky Blissey, Bulky Relicanth
154: Bulky Type: Null
156: Bulky Primarina, Bulky Aegislash, Bulky Incineroar, Bulky Clefable, Bulky Magnezone, Bulky Sylveon, Bulky Swampert
158: Bulky Tyranitar, Bulky Celesteela
159: Fast Glastrier
166: Bulky Scizor
170: Bulky Corviknight
176: Bulky Metagross
179: Fast Rhyperior, Max Speed Carracosta
189: Fast Crustle, Fast Conkeldurr
190: Bulky Heatran
194: Bulky Necrozma, Bulky Buzzwole
196: Bulky Togekiss, Bulky Chandelure, Max Speed Rhyperior
206: Bulky Cresselia, Bulky Rillaboom, Bulky Zygarde-C, Bulky Tapu Fini, Bulky Suicune
208: Bulky Rotom-A
216: Bulky Moltres-G, Bulky Moltres
218: Bulky Landorus-T
219: Fast Primarina, Fast Incineroar, Fast Magnezone, Fast Sylveon
221: Fast Tyranitar
226: Bulky Zygarde-50%, Bulky Arcanine, Bulky Kyurem
230: Bulky Urshifu-R, Bulky Urshifu-S
233: Fast Corviknight
236: Bulky Entei
239: Fast Metagross
240: Max Speed Magnezone
249: Fast Dracovish, Fast Dracozolt
253: Fast Heatran
255: Fast Diggersby
257: Fast Necrozma
259: Fast Togekiss, Fast Blaziken, Fast Chandelure, Fast Venusaur, Fast Regidrago
262: Max Speed Metagross
268: Bulky Whimsicott
269: Fast Rillaboom, Fast Zygarde-C, Fast Tapu Fini, Fast Suicune, Fast Kommo-o,
271: Fast Rotom Formes
273: Max Speed Dracovish, Max Speed Dracozolt
278: Max Speed Heatran
279: Fast Porygon-Z, Fast Moltres
281: Fast Landorus-T
282: Max Speed Necrozma
284: Max Speed Togekiss, Max Speed Blaziken, Max Speed Chandelure, Max Speed Gardevoir, Max Speed Regidrago
289: Fast Darmanitan-Galar, Fast Zygarde-50%, Fast Darmanitan, Fast Arcanine, Fast Tapu Lele
291: Max Speed Xurkitree
293: Fast Haxorus, Fast Urshifu-R, Fast Urshifu-S
295: Fast Hydreigon, Max Speed Kommo-o, Max Speed Sawk, Max Speed Suicune
297: Fast Genesect
298: Max Speed Rotom-Formes
299: Fast Jirachi, Fast Volcarona, Fast Entei, Fast Salamence
303: Fast Garchomp
306: Max Speed Porygon-Z, Max Speed Moltres
309: Max Speed Landorus-T
313: Fast Blacephalon
317: Fast Durant, Fast Kartana, Max Speed Darmanitan-Galar, Max Speed Darmanitan, Max Speed Kyurem, Max Speed Tapu Lele
322: Max Speed Haxorus, Max Speed Urshifu-R, Max Speed Urshifu-S
324: Max Speed Hydreigon
326: Max Speed Genesect
328: Max Speed Jirachi, Max Speed Volcarona, Max Speed Zapdos, Max Speed Zapdos-G, Max Speed Entei, Max Speed Salamence
329: Fast Raikou
331: Max Speed Landorus
333: Max Speed Garchomp
335: Fast Hawlucha, Max Speed Nihilego
341: Fast Naganadel
344: Max Speed Blacephalon
348: Max Speed Durant, Max Speed Kartana
350: Max Speed Archeops, Max Speed Latios, Max Speed Latias
358: +2 Max Speed Carracosta
361: Max Speed Raikou
368: Max Speed Hawlucha
373: Scarf Fast Dracovish, Scarf Fast Dracozolt
375: Max Speed Naganadel
382: Scarf Fast Diggersby
383: Fast Dragapult
385: Fast Zeraora
388: +1 Fast Blaziken, Scarf Fast Chandelure, Scarf Fast Mamoswine
394: Max Speed Spectrier, Max Speed Tapu Koko
397: Scarf Fast Xurkitree
398: +2 Fast Crustle
401: Fast Pheromosa
403: +1 Fast Zygarde-C
406: Scarf Fast Rotom formes
409: Scarf Max Speed Dracovish, Scarf Max Speed Dracozolt
418: Scarf Fast Porygon-Z
420: Scarf Max Speed Diggersby
421: Max Speed Dragapult, Scarf Fast Landorus-T
423: Max Speed Zeraora
426: +1 Max Speed Blaziken, Scarf Max Speed Togekiss, Scarf Max Speed Chandelure, Scarf Max Speed Gardevoir, Scarf Max Speed Mamoswine, +1/Scarf Max Speed Regidrago
433: Scarf Fast Darmanitan-Galar, +1 Fast Zygarde-50%, Scarf Fast Darmanitan
436: Scarf Max Speed Xurkitree
439: Scarf Fast Urshifu-S, Scarf Fast Haxorus
441: Max Speed Pheromosa
442: Scarf Fast Hydreigon, Scarf Max Speed Sawk
445: Scarf Fast Genesect
447: Scarf Max Speed Rotom formes
448: Scarf Fast Jirachi
459: Scarf Max Speed Porygon-Z
463: Scarf Max Speed Landorus-T
469: Scarf Fast Blacephalon
475: Scarf Max Speed Darmanitan-Galar, Scarf Max Speed Darmanitan, Scarf Max Speed Kyurem
478: Scarf Fast Latios
483: Scarf Max Speed Urshifu-S, Scarf Max Speed Haxorus
486: Scarf Max Speed Hydreigon
489: Scarf Max Speed Genesect
492: Scarf Max Speed Jirachi
499: Fast Regieleki
516: Scarf Max Speed Blacephalon
525: Scarf Max Speed Latios
548: Max Speed Regieleki
670: Unburden Fast Hawlucha
736: Unburden Max Speed Hawlucha


Speed Benchmarks
167: Speed at which Modest Regieleki's Electro Ball moves from 120 BP to 80 BP.

182: Speed to outspeed Fast Rotom formes when you're at +1 (273)
190: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Togekiss and Gardevoir when you're at +1 (285)
200: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Rotom formes when you're at +1 (300)
281: Speed to outspeed Dragapult when they’re at -1 (280)
282: Speed to outspeed Dragapult when you’re at +1 (423)
283: Speed to outspeed Zeraora when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (424 and 282)
334: Speed to outspeed Regieleki when you're at +1 (501)


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.
 

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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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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
 

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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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New Speed stuff from home

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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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
 

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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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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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This has been updated to include all Pokemon on the VR list (plus Hawlucha and Salazzle) as of 5/22/20, with speed tiers based on April usage stats. The benchmarks have also been updated.

If you think something is missing, comment on this thread and I'll add if it makes sense.
 

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Urshifu-Single
Urshifu-Rapid
Magearna
Porygon-Z
Porygon2
Alakazam
Slowbro
Slowbro-Galar
Chansey
Marowak
Marowak-Alola
Skarmory
Azumarill
Miltank
Exploud
Magnezone
Volcarona
Talonflame
Dragalge

added all of these mons to the Speed Tiers. Suggest smth if you think i missed it!
 
DLC 2 Speed Tiers: Returning Mons, New Mons, and Updated Mons
299: Fast Zapdos/Zapdos-g
328: Max Speed Zapdos/Zapdos-g
216: Bulky Moltres/Moltres-g
279: Fast Moltres/Moltres-g
309: Max Speed Moltres/Moltres-g
329: Fast Raikou
361: Max Speed Raikou
236: Bulky Entei
299: Fast Entei
328: Max Speed Entei
206: Bulky Suicune
269: Fast Suicune
295: Max Speed Suicune
259: Fast Blaziken
284: Max Speed Blaziken
388: +1 Fast Blaziken
426: +1 Max Speed Blaziken
518: +2 Fast Blaziken
569: +2 Max Speed Blaziken
156: Bulky Swampert
219: Fast Swampert
240: Max Speed Swampert
136: Bulky Aggron
199: Fast Aggron
176: Bulky Metagross
239: Fast Metagross
262: Max Speed Metagross
358: Scarf Fast Metagross
393: Scarf Max Speed Metagross
136: Bulky Registeel
199: Fast Registeel
218: Max Speed Registeel
256: Bulky Latias
319: Fast Latias
350: Max Speed Latias
319: Fast Latios
350: Max Speed Latios
478: Scarf Fast Latios
525: Scarf Max Speed Latios
303: Fast Garchomp
333: Max Speed Garchomp
453: Scarf Fast Garchomp
499: Scarf Max Speed Garchomp
190: Bulky Heatran
253: Fast Heatran
278: Max Speed Heatran
379: Scarf Fast Heatran
417: Scarf Max Speed Heatran
206: Bulky Cresselia
403: Scarf Fast Cresselia
442: Scarf Max Speed Cresselia
236: Bulky Victini
299: Fast Victini
328: Max Speed Victini
448: Scarf Fast Victini
492: Scarf Max Speed Victini
163: Fast Carracosta
179: Max Speed Carracosta
326: +2 Fast Carracosta
358: +2 Max Speed Carracosta
319: Fast Archeops
350: Max Speed Archeops
478: Scarf Fast Archeops
525: Scarf Max Speed Archeops
301: Fast Landorus
331: Max Speed Landorus
281: Fast Landorus-t
309: Max Speed Landorus-t
421: Scarf Fast Landorus-t
463: Scarf Max Speed Landorus-t
297: Fast Genesect
326: Max Speed Genesect
445: Scarf Fast Genesect
489: Scarf Max Speed Genesect
226: Bulky Zygarde
289: Fast Zygarde
317: Max Speed Zygarde
433: +1 Fast Zygarde
475: +1 Max Speed Zygarde
206: Bulky Zygarde-c
269: Fast Zygarde-c
295: Max Speed Zygarde-c
403: +1 Fast Zygarde-c
442: +1 Max Speed Zygarde-c
94: Min Speed Diancie
122: -Nature Diancie
176: Bulky Volcanion
239: Fast Volcanion
262: Max Speed Volcanion
358: Scarf Fast Volcanion
393: Scarf Max Speed Volcanion
359: Fast Tapu Koko
394: Max Speed Tapu Koko
289: Fast Tapu Lele
317: Max Speed Tapu Lele
433: Scarf Fast Tapu Lele
475: Scarf Max Speed Tapu Lele
206: Bulky Tapu Fini
269: Fast Tapu Fini
295: Max Speed Tapu Fini
305: Fast Nihilego
335: Max Speed Nihilego
194: Bulky Buzzwole
257: Fast Buzzwole
282: Max Speed Buzzwole
385: Scarf Fast Buzzwole
423: Scarf Max Speed Buzzwole
401: Fast Pheromosa
441: Max Speed Pheromosa
601: Scarf Fast Pheromosa
661: Scarf Max Speed Pheromosa
202: Bulky Xurkitree
265: Fast Xurkitree
291: Max Speed Xurkitree
397: Scarf Fast Xurkitree
436: Scarf Max Speed Xurkitree
158: Bulky Celesteela
221: Fast Celesteela
243: Max Speed Celesteela
317: Fast Kartana
348: Max Speed Kartana
475: Scarf Fast Kartana
522: Scarf Max Speed Kartana
341: Fast Naganadel
375: Max Speed Naganadel
511: Scarf Fast Naganadel
562: Scarf Max Speed Naganadel
27: Min Speed Stakataka
55: -Nature Stakataka
313: Fast Blacephalon
344: Max Speed Blacephalon
469: Scarf Fast Blacephalon
516: Scarf Max Speed Blacephalon
96: Bulky Glastrier
159: Fast Glastrier
174: Max Speed Glastrier
359: Fast Spectrier
394: Max Speed Spectrier
196: Bulky Regidraco
259: Fast Regidraco
284: Max Speed Regidraco
388: +1 and Scarf Fast Regidraco
426: +1 and Scarf Max Speed Regidraco
499: Fast Regieleki
548: Max Speed Regieleki
179: Fast Rhyperior
219: Fast Primarina
 
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Speed Tiers have been updated. The OP should now have all new DLC 2 additions that are on the current VR.

Some of the additions may become irrelevant in the next few months, and there may be a few examples I have forgotten. If you see anything you feel should be included, post it uwu
 

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