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
58: Min Speed Cofagrigus, Min Speed Steelix
67: Min Speed Quagsire
68: -Nature Torkoal
76: Bulky Torkoal
85: Min Speed Crustle
86: Bulky Gigalith, -Nature Appletun
92: Bulky Avalugg
94: Bulky Hatterene
95: -Nature Toxapex
96: Bulky Appletun, Bulky Cofagrigus, Bulky Copperajah, Bulky Corsola-Galar, Bulky Reuniclus, Bulky Snorlax, Bulky Steelix, Bulky Sudowoodo, Bulky Wishiwashi
106: Bulky Drampa, Bulky Mudsdale, Bulky Quagsire, Bulky Toxapex
108: Min Speed Scrafty
112: Min Speed Aegislash
114: Bulky Gastrodon
116: Bulky Golisopod, Bulky Rhyperior
120: Bulky Araquanid
122: Bulky Vikavolt
126: Bulky Conkeldurr, Bulky Crustle, Bulky Throh
130: Bulky Hippowdon
133: -Nature Trevenant
136: Bulky Bellossom, Bulky Eiscue (Ice Cube)
140: -Nature Aegislash
146: Bulky Crawdaunt
148: Bulky Trevenant
152: Bulky Scrafty
154: Bulky Type: Null
156: Bulky Aegislash Bulky Bewear, Bulky Clefable 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, Bulky Ludicolo
180: Bulky Tsareena
184: Bulky Seismitoad
186: Bulky Toxtricity
189: Fast Crustle, Fast Conkeldurr
192: Bulky Blastoise
193: Fast Hippowdon
196: Bulky Chandelure, Bulky Drifblim, Bulky Goodra, Bulky Mamoswine, Bulky Mandibuzz
198: Bulky Milotic
204: +1 Bulky Bellossom
206: Bulky Rillaboom, Bulky Duraludon
209: Fast Crawdaunt
212: Bulky Dubwool
216: Bulky Orbeetle
218: Max Speed Eiscue (Ice Cube)
219: Fast Sylveon, Fast Incineroar, Fast Bewear
221: Fast Tyranitar
226: Bulky Arcanine, Bulky Kyurem, Bulky Obstagoon, Bulky Silvally
229: Fast Sirfetch’d, Max Speed Crawdaunt
233: Fast Corviknight
239: Fast Bisharp, Fast Cloyster, Fast Ludicolo
245: Fast Malamar
247: Fast Seismitoad
249: Fast Dracovish, Fast Dracozolt, Fast Toxtricity
252: Bulky Cobalion
255: Fast Blastoise, Fast Diggersby
259: Fast Chandelure, Fast Drifblim, Fast Mamoswine, Fast Togekiss, Fast Venusaur
261: Fast Gyarados
262: Max Speed Bisharp
268: Bulky Whimsicott
269: Fast Kommo-o, Fast Rillaboom, Max Speed Malamar
271: Fast Rotom Formes
272: +2 Bulky Bellossom
273: Fast Hitmonlee, Max Speed Dracovish, Max Speed Dracozolt
275: Fast Excadrill
284: Max Speed Braviary, Max Speed Chandelure, Max Speed Gardevoir, Max Speed Mamoswine, Max Speed Togekiss
289: Fast Arcanine, Fast Darmanitan-Galar, Fast Darmanitan, Fast Silvally
291: Fast Togedemaru
293: Fast Haxorus
295: Fast Hydreigon, Max Speed Kommo-o Max Speed Sawk
296: Bulky Eiscue (No Ice)
298: Max Speed Rotom-Formes
299: Fast Charizard
302: Max Speed Excadrill
306: Max Speed Orbeetle
315: Fast Virizion, Fast Terrakion
317: Fast Durant, Max Speed Darmanitan-Galar, Max Speed Darmanitan, Max Speed Kyurem, Max Speed Obstagoon, Max Speed Silvally
319: Fast Gengar, Fast Espeon
320: Max Speed Togedemaru
322: Max Speed Haxorus
324: Max Speed Hydreigon
328: Max Speed Celebi, Max Speed Charizard, Max Speed Ninetales
335: Fast Hawlucha
337: Fast Cinderace
339: Fast Inteleon
346: Max Speed Keldeo, Max Speed Virizion, Max Speed Terrakion, Max Speed Cobalion
348: Max Speed Durant, Max Speed Ninetales-Alola
349: Fast Weavile
350: Max Speed Gengar, Max Speed Espeon
352: Swift Swim Bulky Ludicolo
366: Max Speed Salazzle
367: Scarf Fast Malamar
368: Max Speed Hawlucha
370: Max Speed Cinderace
372: Max Speed Intelleon
373: Scarf Fast Dracovish, Scarf Fast Dracozolt
383: Fast Dragapult, Max Speed Weavile
385: Fast Zeraora
388: Scarf Fast Chandelure, Scarf Fast Mamoswine, Scarf Fast Togekiss
391: +1 Fast Gyarados
392: Unburden Bulky Drifblim
394: Max Speed Eiscue (No Ice)
398: +2 Fast Crustle
403: Scarf Max Speed Malamar
406: Scarf Fast Rotom formes
409: Scarf Max Speed Dracovish, Scarf Max Speed Dracozolt
412: Scarf Fast Excadrill
421: Max Speed Dragapult
423: Max Speed Zeraora
426: Scarf Max Speed Chandelure, Scarf Max Speed Gardevoir, Scarf Max Speed Mamoswine, Scarf Max Speed Togekiss
433: Scarf Fast Darmanitan-Galar, Scarf Fast Darmanitan
439: Scarf Fast Haxorus
442: Scarf Fast Hydreigon, Scarf Max Speed Sawk, Scarf Max Speed Duraludon
447: Scarf Max Speed Rotom formes
453: Scarf Max Speed Excadrill
472: Scarf Fast Terrakion
475: Scarf Fast Durant, Scarf Max Speed Darmanitan-Galar, Scarf Max Speed Darmanitan, Scarf Max Speed Kyurem
478: +2 Fast Cloyster, Scarf Fast Espeon Scarf Fast Gengar, Swift Swim Fast Ludicolo
483: Scarf Max Speed Haxorus
486: Scarf Max Speed Hydreigon
492: Scarf Max Speed Celebi
505: Scarf Fast Cinderace
510: +2 Fast Blastoise
518: Unburden Fast Drifblim
519: Scarf Max Speed Terrakion
522: Scarf Max Speed Durant, Scarf Max Speed Ninetales-Alola
523: Scarf Fast Weavile
525: Scarf Max Speed Gengar, Scarf Max Speed Espeon
546: Unburden Fast Hitmonlee
555: Scarf Max Speed Cinderace
574: Scarf Max Speed Weavile
577: Scarf Fast Zeraora
634: Scarf Max Speed Zeraora
670: Unburden Fast Hawlucha
736: Unburden Max Speed Hawlucha


Speed Benchmarks
164: Speed to outspeed Fast Malamar when you're at +1 (246)
180: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Malamar when you're at +1 (270)
182: Speed to outspeed Fast Rotom formes when you're at +1 (273)
190: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Gardevoir and Togekiss when you're at +1 (285)
200: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Rotom formes when you're at +1 (300)
212: Speed to outspeed Base 95s when you're at +1 or they're at -1 (318 and 211)
214: Speed to outspeed Fast Espeon and Gengar when you're at +1 (321)
234: Speed to outspeed Max Speed Espeon and Gengar when you're at +1 (351)
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)


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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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.
 
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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pqs

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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
 
Since it's on the VR and has a niche can we add hitmonlee? Fast hitmonlee hits 273 and with unburden hits 546. Max speed hitmonlee hits 300 and 600 with unburden. I mean we have tsareena so why not hitmonlee who has been popular lately
 
add scarf prima i legit saw it a couple times on ladder and its on sets compendium so its a thing

also its a randbat set
 

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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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