Gen 6 Doubles OU EV Spread Compendium v2

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Welcome to the Doubles OU EV Spread Compendium! This is a thread designed to help old and new players alike in choosing the optimal Effort Value spreads and Natures for the most effective Pokemon in Doubles OU.

More often than not, newer players use inefficient EV spreads for their Pokemon. It can vary from just clicking the Suggested Spread button in the teambuilder (which is almost always a terrible choice), or running random EVs to make oneself seem "competitive". A more experienced player may take an EV spread off of the SmogDex. While the QC team is indeed hard at work updating these spreads, Doubles OU is a rapidly changing metagame, and many spreads are no longer as effective as they were in the past. Here is where our thread comes in. This resource sets out to inform both new and experienced players of the most common or effective EV spreads for top-tier Pokemon, while simultaneously providing a thread where alternative, yet viable EV Spreads and Natures can be discussed.

This thread is sorted alphabetically, with the spreads for each individual Pokemon roughly in order of how common they are. The names of the Pokemon are colored based on their place in the Viability Rankings: Tier 1 Tier 1.5 Tier 2 Tier 3. If a particular item is needed to make the given spread relevant, its sprite is included to the left of the EVs. If no item sprite is shown, multiple different items may effectively accompany the given spread. The spreads can be fairly easily inserted into Pokemon Showdown by copying and pasting them, then deleting the | and hitting 'Enter' to move the Nature to the line below.

How Contributing Works
In this thread, you may suggest EV Spreads and Natures for all Pokemon on the Doubles OU Viability Rankings. Any Pokemon not ranked will not be added to this compilation. If you wish to see the Pokemon sorted by Viability, you can check the Viability Rankings linked above and then come over to this thread looking for a specific Pokemon that interests you. If the Spread and Nature you are suggesting is not standard, you must provide rational reasoning for why these non-standard Spreads are viable and effective. You must also provide as of what the Spread does. Feel free to back your spread up with damage calculations or the speed of the Pokemon you are trying to check and counter. Please, however, do not suggest gimmicky or unviable Spreads in an attempt to create more sets for a Pokemon. Including additional spreads to speed creep these new EV spreads are also discouraged, as speed creeping has to end at some point.

(Note: This thread is for EV Spreads ONLY. You do not need to include a moveset in your post, though you may mention it in the description, as the moveset will often help explain the reasoning behind your EVs.) The point of this thread is to note of effective EV spreads. Unique movesets belong in the Creative Sets thread.


Aegislash
Bulky Utility
252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD | Quiet or Modest Nature
  • Max SpA has a chance to OHKO Kangaskhan at +2
  • Otherwise doesn't hit any benchmarks
  • Minimum Speed with a Quiet nature to avoid taking hits in Blade forme
Tailwind Attacker
EVs: 172 HP / 252 SpA / 84 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Outspeeds base 111s under Tailwind, allowing it to check Mega Diancie and Thundurus
  • Otherwise the same as other sets

Amoonguss
Bulky Rage Powder
EVs: 248 HP / 176 Def / 84 SpD | Relaxed Nature
  • Lives Zen Headbutt from Mega Metagross
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Fake Out + Return
  • Rest in SpD
  • Minimum speed to underspeed opponents in Trick Room
EVs: 252 HP / 240 Def / 16 SpD | Relaxed Nature
  • Lives +1 Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Rest in SpD to live Modest Kyurem-B Ice Beam
EVs: 240 HP / 216 Def / 52 SpD | Sassy Nature
  • Lives Timid Mega Gardevoir Psychic
  • Rest in Defense, so it also lives Latios Psyshock
  • 80 EVs may be moved from Defense to SpD to live stronger Psychics from LO Latios and Modest Mega Gardevoir at the cost of some physical bulk

Azumarill
Megabus (Belly Drum Attacker)
| EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD | Adamant Nature
  • Max Attack for more sweeping power
  • 252 HP ensures an even HP stat to activate Sitrus after a Belly Drum
  • Brave > Adamant is an option for Trick Room teams
  • If the team has Tailwind support, 60 Spe Azu outspeeds Mega Kangaskhan under TW while still having even HP. Alternatively, 164 Spe outspeeds base 110s under TW

Bisharp
All-Out Attacker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Adamant Nature
  • No specific benchmarks
  • As much power as possible, then as much speed as possible

Mega Charizard Y
Wallbreaker
EVs: 248 HP / 64 Def / 88 SpA / 108 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Outspeeds max speed base 70 Pokemon
  • Rest in SpA
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Focuses on hitting hard and fast
  • Timid at least ties base 100 Speed Pokemon and outruns all Kyurem-B
  • If outspeeding these is not necessary, Modest can be used instead
EVs: 224 HP / 144 Def / 124 SpA / 16 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Lives Landorus-T Rock Slide
  • Usable both in and out of Trick Room
  • Outspeeds neutral natured base 70s like Bisharp
EVs: 44 HP / 112 Def / 168 SpA / 184 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Only to be used with Overheat
    • SpA guarantees that a sun-boosted Overheat will OHKO 4/0 Mega Kangaskhan
  • 184+ Spe outspeeds non-Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Adamant Mega Kangaskhan
  • In case Kangaskhan is Jolly, lives a Return from Jolly Mega Kangaskhan
Trick Room Attacker
EVs: 232 HP / 76 Def / 88 SpA / 112 SpD | Quiet Nature
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Lives LO Thundurus Thunderbolt
  • Rest dumped into SpA
EVs: 240 HP / 220 Def / 36 SpA / 12 SpD | Quiet Nature
  • Lives +6 Azumarill Aqua Jet in the sun
  • Lives Magnet Thundurus Thunderbolt
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Double Edge
  • OHKOes bulky Thundurus and 0/4 Mega Kangaskhan with Overheat
  • If not running Overheat, 16 Spe EVs taken from SpA outspeeds Bisharp (with Modest)
    • Still 2HKOs Kyurem-B with Heat Wave
    • This version can also work outside of Trick Room, even with Tailwind support

Clefairy
Friend Guard Support
| EVs: 252 HP / 192 Def / 64 SpD | Bold Nature
  • Lives LO Bisharp Iron Head
  • Rest in SpD to live Aegislash Flash Cannon

Cresselia
Calm Mind
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA | Relaxed Nature
  • Maximizes physical bulk, as Cresselia will have plenty of special bulk after boosts
  • 140 Speed EVs and a Bold nature allow Cresselia to click Moonlight against Bisharp
Offensive Trick Room
EVs: 240 HP / 16 Def / 212 SpA / 40 SpD | Sassy Nature
  • Lives LO Bisharp Knock Off
  • Lives two Gengar Shadow Balls without Sitrus Berry
  • 2HKOes Relaxed Amoonguss with Psychic

Deoxys-A
Mixed Attacker
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Naive Nature
  • Max Speed
  • Rest into SpA to maximize the damage of Psycho Boost
  • 48 Atk is usable to OHKO Hydreigon with Superpower
EVs: 112 Atk / 200 SpA / 196 Spe | Naive Nature
  • Only to be used in conjunction with Knock Off
    • 112 Atk ensures that Knock Off will OHKO Latios
  • Outspeeds Adamant Scarf Lando-T
  • Rest in SpA

Diancie
Trick Room Setter
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpA | Brave Nature
  • Max Atk for power behind Diamond Storm
  • Max HP since stat is low
  • rest in SpA to boost Moonblast
| EVs: 148 HP / 252 Atk / 108 SpA | Brave Nature
  • OHKOes Keldeo with Moonblast
  • Max Atk for power behind Diamond Storm, stronger than even its Mega counterpart's
  • Remaining EVs patch up Diancie's low HP stat
| EVs: 192 HP / 108 Atk / 208 SpA | Quiet Nature
  • Lives Landorus-T Earthquake
  • Lives Mega Charizard Y Solar Beam
  • 208+ SpA ensures that Weakness Policy-boosted Moonblast will OHKO Landorus-T
  • Rest in Attack to power up Diamond Storm

Mega Diancie
Mixed Attacker
EVs: 208 Atk / 48 SpA / 252 Spe | Hasty Nature
  • Max Speed to outspeed Keldeo and Terrakion, tie with Latios and Mega Metagross
  • 48 SpA OHKOes Bisharp with Earth Power
  • Rest in Attack to power up Diamond Storm
  • Hasty is used because lowered Defense can be fixed by Diamond Storm boosts
  • Naive Mega Diancie can be OHKOed by Earth Power from Heatran or Kyurem-B
EVs: 56 Atk / 200 SpA / 252 Spe | Hasty Nature
  • 2HKOes 4HP Mega Kangaskhan with Moonblast
  • Otherwise the same as the above spread

Ferrothorn
Tank
EVs: 252 HP / 224 Atk / 12 Def / 20 SpD | Brave Nature
  • 2HKOes standard Rotom-W through Sitrus even at -1
  • OHKOes max HP Azumarill and standard Kyurem-B at +0
  • Lives Modest / Quiet Mega Gardevoir Focus Blast
  • Rest in Defense
| EVs: 244 HP / 136 Atk / 128 Def | Relaxed Nature
  • Lives two LO Hoopa-U Hyperspace Furys
  • 2HKOes 4/0 Mega Kangaskhan with Gyro Ball
 
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Mega Gardevoir
Wallbreaker
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Simple max/max
Trick Room Setter
EVs: 228 HP / 136 Def / 144 SpA | Quiet Nature
  • 2HKOes 0/4 Mega Kangaskhan with Hyper Voice
  • Lives Life Orb Hoopa-U Hyperspace Fury
  • If Bisharp is particularly troubling, Garde can run 184 HP / 164 Def / 144 SpA / 16 Spe; Modest, which retains the above benchmarks while outspeeding Bisharp outside of TR
EVs: 232 HP / 224 Def / 44 SpA / 8 SpD | Modest / Quiet Nature
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Lives Timid Mega Charizard Y Overheat in the Sun
  • Last 44 EVs in SpA to help Mega Gardevoir hit harder
Bulky Special Attacker
EVs: 72 HP / 108 Def / 220 SpA / 108 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Outspeeds base 70s
  • Lives Aegislash Shadow Ball or Flash Cannon
  • Lives Talonflame Brave Bird
  • Rest in SpA

Gastrodon
3 Attacks + Recover
| EVs: 232 HP / 176 Def / 48 SpA / 52 SpD | Quiet Nature
  • Lives two LO Talonflame Brave Birds
  • Lives Deoxys-A Psycho Boost
  • The remaining EVs and a Quiet nature power up its attacks

Genesect
Choice Scarf
| EVs: 252 Atk / 64 SpA / 192 Spe | Naive Nature
  • Outruns Jolly Scarf Landorus-T and Deoxys-A
  • Max Attack for power behind U-turn and Iron Head
  • Rest in SpA to power up Ice Beam
  • Naive > Hasty to take Sucker Punches more easily

Gengar
Offensive Support
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Max Speed to at least tie with other 110s
  • Max SpA since Gengar is not bulky and almost always has a Focus Sash to live hits

Mega Gengar
All-Out Special Attacker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Max Speed to ensure Mega Gengar will be quick on the turn that it Megas
  • Max SpA
  • Modest > Timid is an option for more power, thought it is left exposed pre-Mega
24 HP / 68 Def / 164 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Lives a Talonflame Brave Bird and Heatran Earth Power
  • Max Speed
  • Rest in SpA

Heatran
Substitute
EVs: 24 HP / 232 SpA / 252 Spe | Modest / Timid Nature
  • Max Speed for the Heatran mirror, Timid if opposing Heatran are especially worrying
  • 24 HP EVs allow Heatran's Substitute to withstand a Landorus-T Rock Slide
  • rest in SpA
  • If using Shuca + Flash Cannon or Flamethrower, 16 HP guarantees Heatran lives Adamant Scarf Landorus-T's EQ from full
Eruptran
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD | Quiet Nature
  • Max SpA
  • Max HP for more bulk
  • Quiet Nature is required to use Eruption, and 0 Speed IVs ensures that Heatran moves first in Trick Room

Hoopa-U
Mixed Attacker
| EVs: 192 Atk / 140 SpA / 176 Spe | Hasty Nature
  • Outruns Bisharp
  • OHKOs standard Amoonguss with Hyperspace Hole
  • Rest in Attack, which OHKOs Aegislash with Hyperspace Fury
  • Hasty > Naive since Hoopa-U's defense stat is unrescuably bad
  • 252 Speed EVs may be used to make Hoopa-U as fast as possible, which outspeeds the many Pokemon that aim for the benchmark it reaches at 176 Speed, and outruns -1 Landorus-T (after an Icy Wind)
Trick Room Setter
EVs: 252 Atk / 44 Def / 208 SpA / 4 SpD | Brave Nature
  • Max Attack
  • Lives a -1 Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Lives standard Mega Diancie Moonblast
  • Lives a Keldeo Secret Sword
  • Rest in SpA to power up Hyperspace Hole

Hydreigon
Special Attacker
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe | Timid or Modest Nature
  • No specific benchmarks
  • Timid outspeeds neutral base 100 Speed Pokemon and Timid Kyurem-B
  • Otherwise, Modest hits as hard as possible
Bulky Attacker
| EVs: 216 HP / 164 SpA / 4 SpD / 124 Spe | Modest Nature
  • OHKOes 56 HP Landorus-T with Draco Meteor
  • OHKOes Mega Metagross with Dark Pulse
  • 2HKOes Cresselia with Dark Pulse
  • Outspeeds Jolly Bisharp
  • Almost all the rest in HP to hit a Life Orb number, last 4 are arbitrary

Jellicent
Trick Room Setter
EVs: 252 HP / 104 Def / 152 SpD | Sassy Nature
  • Avoids the 2HKO from Landorus-T Earthquake
  • Remainder of the EVs + Sassy to augment Jellicent's great special bulk

Mega Kangaskhan
All-Out Attacker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Adamant or Jolly Nature
  • No specific benchmarks
  • Go fast and hit hard
  • Jolly > Adamant can outspeed neutral natured 100s, though dual priority often makes it not completely necessary
EVs: 100 HP / 208 Atk / 4 SpD / 196 Spe | Adamant Nature
  • Slightly bulkier variant that works best on sets carrying Protect
  • Lives +2 Aegislash Flash Cannon
  • Lives Superpower from Landorus-T or +6 Azumarill Aqua Jet
  • Speed investment outruns base 80 Spe Pokemon such as Hoopa-U
  • Rest in Attack
Trick Room Attacker
EVs: 252 HP / 228 Atk / 28 Def | Brave Nature
  • Max HP for overall bulk
  • 28 Def to live LO Keldeo Secret Sword
  • Rest in Attack

Keldeo
All-Out Special Attacker
| EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Max SpA to OHKO Mega Kangaskhan with Secret Sword
  • Max Speed to tie with other base 108s

Kingdra
Swift Swim Attacker
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Max SpA
  • Max Speed to outrun Bisharp outside of rain
  • Timid > Modest doesn't outspeed anything relevant, and is thus worse
  • If using Substitute, a spread of 152 HP / 160 SpA / 60 SpD / 136 Spe allows Kingdra's Substitute to live an Amoonguss Giga Drain while outspeeding Bisharp outside of rain

Kyurem-B
Substitute
EVs: 100 HP / 252 SpA / 156 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Max SpA
  • Outspeeds Bisharp
  • Rest in HP, hitting a Leftovers number
EVs: 52 HP / 232 SpA / 224 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Outspeeds non-Choice Scarf Landorus-T and Modest Hydreigon
  • 52 HP guarantees subs live 252 SpA Rotom-W Hydro Pump
  • Rest in SpA
  • Expert Belt > Leftovers is viable to OHKO non-bulky Hydreigon with Ice Beam
Mixed Scarf
| EVs: 132 Atk / 152 SpA / 224 Spe | Hasty Nature
  • Outspeeds Jolly Choice Scarf Landorus-T
  • OHKOs 4/0 Hydreigon with Dragon Claw
  • Rest in SpA
Life Orb
| EVs: 104 Atk / 180 SpA / 224 Spe | Naive Nature
  • Outruns all non-Scarf Landorus-T
  • OHKOes Azumarill and Mega Charizard Y with Fusion Bolt
  • Rest in SpA to power up Ice Beam and Earth Power

Landorus-T
Choice Scarf
| EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Adamant / Jolly Nature
  • Max Attack and an Adamant nature for as much damage as possible
  • Max speed for the Landorus-T mirror
  • Jolly variants outspeed Deoxys-A and anything that tries to outrun Adamant Scarf, but lose out on lots of power
| EVs: 56 HP / 212 Atk / 56 Def / 184 Spe | Adamant Nature
  • Outspeeds Mega Gengar
  • Lives bulky Thundurus' HP Ice
  • Lives +1 LO Bisharp's Sucker Punch
  • Lives two -1 Talonflame Brave Birds
  • Rest in Attack
Non-Scarfed Attacker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe | Jolly Nature
  • Doesn't do anything specifically, but it hits hard and goes fast
  • Max Speed is necessary to outspeed Adamant Mega Kangaskhan
  • Works well with many items, including Life Orb, Expert Belt, and Assault Vest
| EVs: 112 HP / 156 Atk / 16 Def / 4 SpD / 220 Spe | Jolly Nature
  • Lives a 88+ Overheat from Mega Charizard Y in the sun
  • Alongside 112 HP, 16 Def EVs lets Lando-T live +1 LO Bisharp Sucker Punch
  • 220+ Speed outruns Adamant Mega Kangaskhan
    • Or, 168+ Speed still beats all base 80 Pokemon and hits a jump point, leaving more leftover for Attack
  • Rest in Attack
  • 168 HP / 124 Atk / 36 SpD / 180 Spe | Adamant Nature is a bulkier option that still outspeeds base 70s and lives Modest Volcanion's Steam Eruption

Latios
All-Out Special Attacker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Max Speed to compete with other base 110 Speed Pokemon
  • Max SpA to hit as hard as possible
 
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Mega Metagross
All-Out Attacker
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe | Jolly Nature
  • Max Speed to outrun the base 108 Musketeers (Keldeo and Terrakion)
  • Max Attack should be used unless the team is especially weak to Bisharp, in which case 16 HP can be used to survive LO Bisharp Sucker Punch

Mew
Transform Support
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Max Speed to outspeed other base 100 Speed Pokemon
  • Max HP since when transformed, Mew will retain only its HP stat

Milotic
Competitive Attacker
| EVs: 72 HP / 80 Def / 188 SpA / 168 Spe | Modest Nature
  • OHKOes Bisharp at +0 and Mega Kangaskhan at +2
  • Outruns Bisharp so that the Hydro Pump damage is worth it
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return

Politoed
Rain Setter
EVs: 228 HP / 132 Def / 92 SpA / 56 SpD | Calm Nature
  • Lives Virizion Leaf Blade
  • Lives LO Thundurus Thunderbolt
  • Remaining EVs in SpA to OHKO Mega Diancie with rain-boosted Scald
  • If using Encore, 8 Speed EVs (taken from Special Attack) outruns 84 Speed Aegislash

Porygon2
Trick Room Setter
| EVs: 252 HP / 160 Def / 20 SpA / 76 SpD | Sassy Nature
  • Lives LO Terrakion Close Combat
  • OHKOes Salamence with Ice Beam
  • Rest in SpD

Rotom-W
Special Tank
| 252 HP / 96 Def / 140 SpA / 20 SpD | Modest Nature
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Fake Out + Return
  • Lives LO Latios Draco Meteor
  • Rest in SpA
  • If Rotom-W has Tailwind support, 12 Speed EVs (taken from SpA) let it outrun Adamant Scarf Lando-T under Tailwind
| 248 HP / 104 Def / 128 SpA / 28 SpD | Calm Nature
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Fake Out + Return
  • Lives Timid Mega Charizard Y Solar Beam
  • Lives LO Hydreigon Draco Meteor
  • Rest in SpA to OHKO all variants of Choice Scarf Landorus-T with Hydro Pump
Choice Scarf
| EVs: 20 HP / 252 SpA / 236 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Choice Scarf with 236 Speed EVs outruns Deoxys-A
  • Max SpA to be offensively threatening
  • Rest in HP

Scrafty
Utility Attacker
EVs: 248 HP / 216 Atk / 44 Def | Relaxed Nature
  • Lives a LO Keldeo Secret Sword
  • OHKOes Terrakion with Low Kick
  • A more offensive spread is a decent option if Scrafty is being used on full TR

Suicune
Bulky Tailwind Setter
| EVs: 252 HP / 16 Def / 144 SpA / 40 SpD / 56 Spe | Bold Nature
  • Avoids the 2HKO from Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Outruns Deoxys-A under Tailwind
  • Avoids the 2HKO from standard bulky Rotom-W
  • Remaining EVs in SpA for more power
    • OHKOs Landorus-T and Salamence with Ice Beam

Mega Swampert
Swift Swim
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Adamant Nature
  • Maximizes Attack and Speed to take full advantage of the limited turns of rain
  • Jolly > Adamant doesn't outrun anything notable so it isn't recommended

Sylveon
Special Attacker
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA | Modest or Quiet Nature
  • Max SpA and HP for general power and bulk
  • Quiet minimizes Speed to go fast in TR and potentially hit Aegislash in Blade forme
  • May be used with Choice Specs, Pixie Plate, or a Life Orb
  • 84 Spe EVs and a Modest Nature may be used on teams with Tailwind support, letting Sylveon outspeed many threats up to and including offensive Thundurus
Sub + Calm Mind
| EVs: 152 HP / 220 Def / 52 SpA / 84 Spe | Modest Nature
  • 2HKOes 0/4 Mega Kangaskhan with +1 Hyper Voice
  • Outruns Offensive Thund under Tailwind
  • Subs live Adamant Landorus-T Rock Slide
  • Hits an HP number that, with Leftovers, guarantees Sylveon can Sub five times
  • Lives Jolly Mega Kangaskhan Double Edge
  • If not using with Tailwind support, the Speed EVs may be moved to SpA

Talonflame
Gale Wings Attacker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Adamant Nature
  • Goes fast and hits hard
  • Adamant is used over Jolly since its main move, Brave Bird, has priority anyway
  • Works with Life Orb, Choice Band, or a variety of other items
Overheat
| EVs: 252 Atk / 120 SpA / 136 Spe | Naive Nature
  • OHKOes Mega Metagross with Overheat
  • Max Atk
  • Remaining EVs and Naive nature ensure that Talonflame outruns offensive Thundurus

Terrakion
Physical Attacker
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Jolly Nature
  • Ties with other base 108s
  • Hits hard and fast, simple spread

Thundurus
Bulky Attacker
248 HP / 164 Def / 4 SpA / 72 SpD / 20 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Lives LO Latios Draco Meteor
  • Lives Diamond Storm from standard Mega Diancie
  • Outspeeds Bisharp
  • 4 SpA and Modest guarantees >75% damage to Azumarill, preventing setup
| 216 HP / 4 Def / 180 SpA / 88 SpD / 20 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Avoids the OHKO from Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Outspeeds base 70s
  • Lives LO Latios Draco Meteor
  • OHKOes 0/4 Landorus-T with HP Ice
  • OHKOes Keldeo with Thunderbolt
Special Attacker
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 Def / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Hits hard and moves fast
  • Timid is necessary to outspeed Mega Diancie and Keldeo, among others
| EVs: 160 HP / 96 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Strikes a balance between the offensive and supportive Thundurus sets
  • Keeps max Speed
  • Lives Adamant Mega Kangaskhan Return
  • Rest in SpA

Tyranitar
Dragon Dance
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe | Jolly Nature
  • Maximizes Tyranitar's ability to take advantage of its boosts
  • Jolly is needed to outrun base 110s at +1

Mega Venusaur
Mega Tank
EVs: 244 HP / 132 Def / 80 SpA / 52 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Lives LO Talonflame Brave Bird, KOes with Sludge Bomb in return after recoil
  • Outspeeds 0 Spe Rotom-W
  • 8 EVs may be moved from Special Attack to Speed if the team has Tailwind support
    • Outruns Adamant Scarf Landorus-T under Tailwind
  • If Speed is not needed, or strong Psychics are especially worrying, then redistribute the 132 EVs remaining after the Talonflame benchmark into 32 SpA / 100 SpD:
    • Lives Hoopa-U Hyperspace Hole, Latios Psychic, and Mega Gardevoir Psychic.

Volcanion

All-out Attacker (Big Steamy)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Timid Nature
  • Max Speed for the Volcanion mirror, beating Bisharp and Heatran, and being faster than most everything in Tailwind
  • Max SpA
  • Even if using a Timid Nature, Stone Edge will OHKO bulky Mega Charizard Y with a boosting item like Expert Belt or Life Orb
    • If not using a boosting item, 8 Attack EVs and a neutral nature will be needed
  • If being used on a team featuring Trick Room or one that does not need the extra speed, 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 Spe is also a viable alternative that uses Volcanion's bulk to its advantage
EVs: 240 HP / 220 SpA / 48 SpD | Modest / Quiet Nature
  • Lives Modest LO Hydreigon Draco Meteor
  • Rest in SpA
  • If using Substitute, SpD can be decreased to 16 to maximize SpA while still guaranteeing Amoonguss Giga Drain is unable to break Volcanion's Substitutes
  • Speed is quite customizable
    • If using on a team with Tailwind, 4 Speed guarantees Volcanion will outpace all Thundurus sets under Tailwind.
    • 140 Speed allows Volcanion to outrun Adamant Choice Scarf Landorus-T under Tailwind

Volcarona
Quiver Dance
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Maximizes power and speed to take full advantage of the Quiver Dance boosts
  • If Life Orb is not used and Volcarona's team has an Intimidate user, you may use 40 Def / 240 SpA / 228 Spe, which lives -1 Landorus-T Rock Slide and still outspeeds Deoxys-A after Quiver Dance
Rage Powder
EVs: 84 HP / 124 Def / 192 SpA / 108 Spe | Modest Nature
  • Outspeeds base 70s
  • OHKOes 252/4 Aegislash with Overheat
  • Lives Deoxys-A Psycho Boost
  • Rest of the EVs patch up Volcarona's otherwise awful Defense stat

Zapdos
Bulky Special Attacker
EVs: 252 HP / 36 Def / 176 SpA / 28 SpD / 16 Spe | Modest Nature
  • OHKOes 4 HP Keldeo with Thunderbolt
  • OHKOes 4 HP Landorus-T with HP Ice
  • Lives 2 Rock Slides from Landorus-T
  • Lives Diamond Storm from Mega Diancie
  • Outspeeds neutral natured base 70s
  • Rest in SpD
 
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I'll be adding Tier 4 Pokemon as necessary, likely only if that Pokemon uses something other than a 252/252 spread. There are still a few spreads that I'm missing, but I included all of the spreads I found on Pastelle's thread that still seemed relevant. Let me know if there's anything I can do to make this easier to read, or more inclusive of the whole metagame!


EDIT: At the brilliant suggestion of KyleCole, I'm going to change this so that it is organized alphabetically, instead of by tier. The same Pokemon will still be included, but this will make it far easier to preserve through viability ranking shifts. Expect that to be done by the end of Tuesday night EST
 
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n1n1

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Special attack boosting Hoopa-U with creep

Hoopa-Unbound
Ability: Magician
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 200 SpA / 52 Spe
Mild Nature

Speed to out run Rotoms with out speed investment, reason is so you do not get Wisp'd.
OHKO's rotom-W with Energy Ball with Life Orb
OHKO's Aegislash, Jirachi, and Amoonguss with Life Orb
 

leUxie

Banned deucer.
This EV spread puts Uxie above dangerous threats better than Cresselia would. When Uxie's moveset and speed is needed, this is the EV spread that yields the best results.

Uxie
Ability: Levitate
EVs: 252 HP / 108 Def / 148 Speed
Bold Nature

Uxie has low HP compared to her competition (Cresselia), and 252 HP helps make's Uxie's high 130/130 defensive base stats optimized to their full potential.
Even though she has 252 EV's into HP, Uxie will sit at 354 HP, 90 lower than Cresselia or 79.7% of Cresselias HP. Another way to read this is that Cresselia has 25.5% more health than Uxie.

The 148 Speed EVs put Uxie at 263. This is:
- This is two point values higher than Gyarados and Mega Gyarados, still large damage threats with 108 Def and a bold nature.
- One point higher than max base 70 speed threats such as Bisharp, Breloom, Cloyster, Metagross, Skarmory, and Swampert (Mega).
- All non-scarf Jirachis will be slower than Uxie.
- In terms of every other pokemon, Uxie will be faster than every Tier 5, Tier 6, and Tier 7 pokemon.

If Cresselia wanted to hit the same speed tier to counter her dark threats, Cresselia would need 228 Speed EVs.

Damage Statistics:

This simulation will show the value of Uxie's (+10) higher speed stat and (+10) higher defense stat over Cresselia, and how they can be utilized for a better defensive pokemon to take less damage.

Scenario:
- The opposing team has an offensive Mega-Gardevoir 252 SpA EVs and a Timid nature.
- You swap a Cresselia in expecting a Psyshock that would have taken 78% of a 172 Def Amoonguss's health.
Assuming Cresselia also has 252 EVs in health and the remaining 28 in Def with a Bold Nature,
she would take on average 15.95% max health damage.
The Uxie above takes on average 14.8% max health damage in the same scenario.
This means that Cresselia would take 7.8% more damage than Uxie from the same attack.

Uxie's advantage over Cresselia is her higher (+10) Defense stat and her (+10) speed stat. If Uxie is needed for her complex move pool or higher speed tier, she can outperform Cresselia.

Uxie that does not utilize her distinct advantages:
If Uxie is chosen as a gimmick or without a purpose, the results are very different.
If both run 252 HP / 252 Def and a Bold Nature,
Cresselia would take 12.2% max health damage.
Uxie would take 14.5% max health damage.
In this scenario, Uxie would take 18.9% more damage than Cresselia, a number creeping up onto the HP difference.
This scenario showcases Cresselia's strength to be slow, but able to take hits better.

Uxie has awkward stats that could lead her to become outclassed, however, there are strengths.
If you need a Tier 5 Speed Cresselia, Uxie and this EV spread is the one for you.

PS: Uxie is Tier 1
 
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That's a very impressively long and detailed post, but as the OP states: "Any Pokemon not ranked will not be added to this compilation". Until Uxie gets added to the VR, I can't add spreads for it.
 

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Okay and with that I think reconstruction is finally done. I know I'm definitely missing some spreads, and I erred on the side of leaving spreads from the old compendium out because I want to make sure that you all still consider them relevant. If there are any that I've missed or any that you've been trying out, let me know!
 

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Good call, I've done that and also taken the opportunity to use the names as a key of sorts - they're color coded by tier on the VR so that it's quick and easy to see how viable the mon is that you're looking up spreads for.
 

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Utility
EVs: 252 HP / 136 Atk / 60 Def / 60 SpD | Adamant Nature
This spread lets Hitmontop avoid the 2HKO from Cresselia's Psychic or Psychock, with the remaining 136 EVs and an Adamant Nature to make its attacks more meaningful.
surviving 2 cress attacks is a ridiculous thing to EV for.
I move that remaining 60spd into attack to deal more damage or into defense since you will be switching to physical attackers usually
I have also seen it run max speed jolly to out run adamant/modest base 70mons with max speed such as bisharp
 
Charizard-Mega-X @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 200 Atk / 68 Def / 240 Spe
Adamant Nature

68 Defense EV's live 2 Spread Rock Slides from Adamant Lando-T
240 Speed EV's hits 296 speed, which out-speeds Modest Hydreigon, Substitute Kyurem-B, and Timid Max Kingdra when Rain is not up.
At +1 It hits 444, which out-speeds Modest Scarf Hydreigon, Max Base 150 pokemon (Deo-A and Mega-dactyl)
Rest is put into Attack to boost power.
 

Mega Charizard Y
Wallbreaker


EVs: 136 HP / 52 Def / 164 SpA / 148 Spe | Timid Nature
This spread should only be used in conjunction with Overheat, as the SpA investment guarantees that a sun-boosted Overheat will OHKO 0/4 Mega Kangaskhan. 148 Spe with a Timid Nature allows Charizard to move before Adamant Kangaskhan, but in case they are Jolly, the HP + Def investment lives a Return from Jolly Kangaskhan.
This spread is missing 8 evs. I tried looking for some other benchmarks but the only way I could see to put those extra evs is 4 in SpA to guarantee the OHKO on 4/0 mega kangaskhan and 4 in speed to speed creep the pokes trying to hit 300 if there are any
 

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Good catch, idk how I messed that up oops

I've changed it to 44 HP / 112 Def / 168 SpA / 184 Spe; Timid, which outruns non-Scarf Lando-T but still has the same offensive and defensive benchmarks as the other one claimed to hit. It's a fair amount less bulky on the special side, but I feel like it's worth it. Please let me know if you have any other ideas!
 

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No, I'm just bad at addition. This is what I get for trying to make spreads on the calculator :[

Thanks, fixed.
 

Jirachi @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 240 HP / 92 Def / 68 SpD / 108 Spe
Impish Nature
- Follow Me
- Iron Head
- Icy Wind
- Protect
  • Always survives a Flare Blitz from Life Orb Talonflame
  • Always survives a Dark Pulse from Life Orb Hydreigon
  • Outspeeds max speed base 70s
Jirachi @ Safety Goggles
Ability: Serene Grace
EVs: 248 HP / 172 Def / 68 SpD / 20 Spe
Impish Nature
- Follow Me
- Iron Head
- Icy Wind
- Protect
  • Always survives a Knock Off from Life Orb Bisharp
  • Always survives a Dark Pulse from Life Orb Hydreigon
  • Outspeeds base 70s without a speed boosting nature with slight speed creep (hits 241)
 

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surviving 2 cress attacks is a ridiculous thing to EV for.
I move that remaining 60spd into attack to deal more damage or into defense since you will be switching to physical attackers usually
I have also seen it run max speed jolly to out run adamant/modest base 70mons with max speed such as bisharp
Since this is presumably the post that you're annoyed about me ignoring, let me address these really quick. This is not a resource for every single possible viable spread on any thinkable team, rather those that have been proven effective - of which there are fairly few - for new players to pick up so that they aren't stuck clicking "suggested spread" and hoping for the best. Of course there are going to be exceptions, checkmater75 is proof that you can make almost any spread work at least somewhat well.

I am of the opinion that Hitmontop should be unranked. I have not seen SPL-level players use it on a serious team in a very long time. Thus, since I see no usage, there's no way for me to say what the "standard" is. So I just took the analysis spread, as I figure that no one has come up with a better standard spread.

Charizard-Mega-X @ Charizardite X
Ability: Tough Claws
EVs: 200 Atk / 68 Def / 240 Spe
Adamant Nature

68 Defense EV's live 2 Spread Rock Slides from Adamant Lando-T
240 Speed EV's hits 296 speed, which out-speeds Modest Hydreigon, Substitute Kyurem-B, and Timid Max Kingdra when Rain is not up.
At +1 It hits 444, which out-speeds Modest Scarf Hydreigon, Max Base 150 pokemon (Deo-A and Mega-dactyl)
Rest is put into Attack to boost power.
Normally I won't be responding to spreads that are too far away from the standard or either impractical or unproven. However, as I'm already responding to n1n1's, I'll make an exception here.

As I said in the description of the current Mega Charizard X spread, EVing for defensive benchmarks doesn't really make sense on a Pokemon with Flare Blitz as its main method of attack. You will almost never be in the situation where those benchmarks matter. Even if you did, a spread of 48 HP / 204 Atk / 16 Def / 240 Spe | Adamant Nature would accomplish the same benchmarks but with more SpD and more Attack, and more importantly lives a Lando-T Earthquake, which is much more threatening than 2 Rock Slides. I will be leaving the Zard X spread at max/max unless there are a considerable number of accomplished players who believe that bulk investment is worth it.
 

Checkmater

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checkmater75 is proof that you can make almost any spread work at least somewhat well.
on this note where is fast rachi? 252 hp 72 in spdef rest in speed with jolly

Stratos put his stamp of approval on the set and he both hates running more speed than is necessary for outspeeding Sharp AND hates checkmater ideas so basically you know he has to admit it's godly despite his bias.
 

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Mega-Venusaur
By Yoda2798 and me
Vs: 244 HP / 20 Def / 92 SpA / 100 SpD / 52 Spe
Bold Nature

- Lives Talonflame 252+ Life Orb Brave Bird
- Lives Hoopa-Unbound 140+ Life Orb Hyperspace Hole
- Which means it also lives Mega Gardevoir 252+ Psychic, and Latios 252 Life Orb Psychic
- Outspeeds bulky Rotom-Wash variants
- Speed can be put into Special Attack as well as bulky Rotom-Wash isn't that common anymore.
 
Sylveon
Bulky-ish Offensive Sylveon
EVs 188 HP/ 96 SpA / 224 Spe
Modest Nature
This EV spread allows you to outrun scarf lando-T under tailwind with the Evs allowing you to miss the 3hko from max SpA heatran. It still Ohkos heatran with choice specs hp ground and has a chance to OHKO bisharp. It also 2hkos most rotom-wash variants depending on what they are EVed to survive.
 

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EV spread for Rotom-W @ Sitrus Berry

248 HP / 104 Def / 128 SpA / 28 SpD, Calm Nature

Benchmark 1:
- Survives Fake Out + Frustration from Adamant Mega Kanga
- by extension Survives Double-Edge from Jolly Mega Kanga​
Benchmark 2:
- Survives Timid Mega Charizard Y's Solar Beam
- by extension Survives LO Modest Hydreigon's Draco Meteor​
Benchmark 3:
- OHKOs 72 HP Landorus-T with Hydro Pump

Other calcs:
- Survives 2 Hyper Voices from Modest Mega Gardevoir
- Survives any 2 hits from Mega Diancie comfortably
- 14% (36/256 chance) for Kyurem-B's Earth Power to 2HKO
- 25% chance for Specs Sylveon's Hyper Voice to 2HKO

NOTE: although max HP maximizes Sitrus Berry healing, it also maximizes damage taken from sand, burn, etc. I'd rather minimize residual damage taken every turn than heal back 1 HP with Sitrus.
 
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EVs: 112 Atk / 200 SpA / 196 Spe
Naive Nature

OHKO Latios with Knock Off 100% of the time and outspeed Adamant Scarf Lando-T. the extra speed is usually unnecessary so that was reduced to give Psycho Boost a strong impact even after diverting some EVs away from it.
 

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Charizard @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze
EVs: 224 HP / 144 Def / 124 SpA / 16 Spe
Modest Nature

lives lando-t rock slide w/o needing intimidate

speed is like 240 shit but is fully adjustable, ive ran this thing with like 108 spe like standard fat zard and shit

Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 232 HP / 224 Def / 44 SpA / 8 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe

- lives adamant kangaskhans return
- lives timid zard ys overheat in the sun

Gardevoir @ Gardevoirite
Ability: Trace
EVs: 228 HP / 248 Def / 32 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 0 Spe

- adamant LO hoopas hyperspace fury
- modest 84 spa charizard y sun-boosted overheat
 
I'd like to contribute some spreads I have been using.

This is the spread I've been using for my calm mind sylveon sets. Providing moveset so people understand the role for it.

Sylveon @ Leftovers
Ability: Pixilate
EVs: 216 HP / 80 Def / 176 SpA / 32 SpD / 4 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Hyper Voice
- Substitute
- Calm Mind
- Protect


-Hits substitute leftovers hp stat so you can sub 5 times in a row due to the leftovers recovery
-takes aegislash life orb flash cannon
-life orb talonflame brave bird at -1 3 hit kos with leftovers recovery
-takes jolly mega kangaskhan return
-hits nature bump benchmark so you get the extra stat point
-two hit kos 4 hp hasty mega diancie always

Thought I'd show an assault spread while I'm at this. If anyone thinks I'm losing bulk by adding two 4 evs into defences instead of hp, please feel free to enlighten yourself on calculations.

Landorus-Therian @ Assault Vest
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 148 HP / 184 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SpD / 168 Spe
Jolly Nature


-takes life orb bisharp sucker punch at +1
-takes jolly mega kangaskhan fake out and double edge at -1
-out speeds positive nature max speed base 80s
-34.8% chance for timid 252 mega charizard y to two hit ko with heatwave.
-81.3% chance to ko non boosted naive mega diancie with EQ
-hits jolly nature benchmark for efficiency gaining two stat points


My volcanion set that uses goggles and was used for semi room, using trick room and tailwind.

Volcanion @ Safety Goggles
Ability: Water Absorb
EVs: 240 HP / 4 Def / 216 SpA / 48 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk / 20 Spe


-out speeds positive nature base 100 in tailwind
-under speeds base 65 neutral nature or higher so you out speed these in trick room
-takes life orb modest hydreigion draco meteor
-mega kangaskhan -1 adamant double edge has a minuscule chance to two hit ko requiring maximum damage rolls on both parental bond hits
-hits modest nature benchmark for efficiency gaining two stat points.
-75% chance to ko 252 hp heatran with steam eruption (earth power if ran gets the secured ko as something to take note off)
-heat wave always two hit kos 252 hp 252 spd sassy amoongus. So you don't need to concern yourself with damage rolls.
 
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