Eisen's VGC Factory: 2019 Sun Edition

Eisenherz

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(Huge thanks to mienscapone for the gorgeous banner! Check out her DeviantArt page for more quality art!)

This giveaway aims at providing everyone with some of the most relevant Pokémon of the VGC '19 Sun Series format, fully trained and ready to be used in battle! Trying out new strategies has never been easier, and hopefully this can encourage newcomers to try out this format on Wi-Fi. 40 different Pokémon are currently being given away including 13 restricted legendaries!

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NEWS (29/11/18):

- 10 new Pokémon have been added! This will be the last update until the new Moon format starts. I will give the new meta a couple of weeks to develop before updating everything, but I'm hoping to keep things going for next year!​

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before you request any Pokémon, it is essential that you carefully read this information and fully abide to the rules:
  • All Pokémon have been bred, soft-reset or RNGed by me. What I am giving away is a cloned copy of these Pokémon (cloned by me). You need to be ok with that.
  • The Pokémon you receive are non-redistributable. They are for your personal use only; do not clone them, do not trade them.
  • Each Pokémon has a limited stock. If the indicated stock is 0, please do not request that Pokémon, wait for the stock to replenish. I will replenish stocks around the start of each week (Monday or Tuesday). It is rumoured that people who request an out-of-stock Pokémon will receive a terrible curse that lasts 10 years. Personally, I wouldn't risk it.
  • Do not request Pokémon that are indicated as out of stock in advance. Wait for it to actually be refilled before placing your request, otherwise I will ask you to request again. Accepting pre-orders from some people would be unfair to others.
  • All Pokémon are level 100, have the black clover marker of Alolan Pokémon, and have been given Pokérus for EV training.
  • You are only allowed to request one copy of each Pokémon.
  • Z-Crystals and Mega Stones cannot be sent through the GTS, so every set that should include one is holding an alternative item, which you can switch out for the Z-Crystal or Mega Stone yourself. Do note that some sets really need their Mega Stone to function (for example, Salamence), so make sure to switch out the item! Mega Stones can be bought at the Battle Tree in USUM. <- Irrelevant for the Sun Series.
  • Unless noted, the attached item cannot be customized.
  • Got a question? Make sure you check out the FAQ first at the bottom of this post to be sure it hasn't been answered already!
Ready to order? Here's how you do it!

1. Catch a Cutiefly (they can be found on Route 3 and Melemele Meadow - yes, I know they're only a 20% encounter, you gotta work a little bit for that free Pokémon!).
2. Deposit it on the GTS and ask for the Pokémon you have chosen, level 91+.
3. Fill out the following form and post it as a reply to this thread:
  • Pokémon requested:
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly:
  • IGN:
4. Be patient! Check the GTS every once in a while; if you got sniped, redeposit and update your post.
5. I will post whenever I distribute a batch of Pokémon. Strike through your post once you've received the Pokémon (please ;_;). Don't delete your posts.

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RESTRICTED LEGENDARIES



Modest | Fairy Aura | Power Herb

IVs: 31/8/31/30/31/24 [HP Fire] (Hyper trained to 31/8/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 244 HP / 4 Def / 68 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 188 Spe
Geomancy / Moonblast / Dazzling Gleam / Protect
In stock: 2
My plan was to catch and give away a regular Xerneas, but the RNG Gods blessed me with this shiny encounter during my efforts, so I simply couldn’t pass on that good fortune! I was especially happy as Xerneas is my favourite legendary!
Xerneas’ moveset is not very flexible, however, Dazzling Gleam could be replaced by Substitute for more occasions to set up. HP Fire could also be used to surprise Ferrothorn, but with rain being very prevalent, it’s probably not worth.
Outspeeds max speed Modest Kyogre / Adamant Groudon. Hits a SpAtk jump point.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 244 HP / 4 SpD Xerneas in Rain: 178-211 (76.7 - 90.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 244 HP / 4 SpD Xerneas in Rain: 195-231 (84 - 99.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 244 HP / 4 Def Xerneas: 97-115 (41.8 - 49.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Life Orb Yveltal Oblivion Wing vs. 244 HP / 4 SpD Xerneas: 91-109 (39.2 - 46.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Ho-Oh Sacred Fire vs. 244 HP / 4 Def Xerneas: 97-115 (41.8 - 49.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 244 HP / 4 Def Xerneas: 174-206 (75 - 88.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Offensive:
+2 68+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Incineroar: 102-120 (50.4 - 59.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
68+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Yveltal: 210-248 (104.4 - 123.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 68+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Dialga: 208-246 (100.4 - 118.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
+2 68+ SpA Xerneas Hidden Power Fire vs. 252 HP / 188+ SpD Ferrothorn: 180-216 (99.4 - 119.3%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO



Modest | Drizzle | Choice Scarf

IVs: 31/0/31/31/31/31
EVs: 76 HP / 4 Def / 156 SpAtk / 20 SpDef / 252 Spe
Water Spout / Origin Pulse / Ice Beam / Thunder
In stock: 2
- Origin Pulse can be replaced by Scald for a single-target attack that doesn’t miss and prevents Wide Guard from walling you.
- If your team has Tailwind support, the Choice Scarf could be traded for Choice Specs for insane amounts of damage.
- A non-choice locked Kyogre is very viable, especially with its great natural bulk. Try it by adding Protect and giving it a 50% Berry.
Hits a SpAtk jump point.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 76 HP / 20 SpD Kyogre: 160-189 (86.4 - 102.1%) -- 12.5% chance to OHKO

Offensive:
156+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Lele in Rain: 148-175 (101.3 - 119.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Adamant | Drought | Figy Berry

IVs: 31/31/31/20/31/31
EVs: 244 HP / 76 Atk / 4 Def / 172 SpDef / 12 Spe
Precipice Blades / Fire Punch / Swords Dance / Protect
In stock: 2
- For immediate power, a Choice Band is a good option; in this case, replace the last 2 moves with Rock Slide and Stomping Tantrum.
- Replacing Swords Dance by Rock Slide to avoid being walled by Ho-Oh can be useful.
Speed creeps opposing no speed Groudon. Hits an Atk jump point.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Venusaur Grass Knot (120 BP) vs. 244 HP / 172 SpD Groudon: 170-204 (82.5 - 99%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery
252+ SpA Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 244 HP / 172 SpD Groudon in Sun: 78-92 (37.8 - 44.6%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psyshock vs. 244 HP / 4 Def Groudon in Psychic Terrain: 84-100 (40.7 - 48.5%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 244 HP / 172 SpD Groudon: 82-97 (39.8 - 47%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Figy Berry recovery
4 Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 244 HP / 4 Def Groudon in Sun: 87-103 (42.2 - 50%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO after Figy Berry recovery



Jolly | Dark Aura | Black Glasses

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 12 HP / 196 Atk / 4 Def / 44 SpDef / 252 Spe
Knock Off / Sucker Punch / Tailwind / Protect
In stock: 0
- If your team doesn’t need Tailwind support or a different Pokémon provides it, Foul Play is an excellent choice in the third slot to ignore Intimidate.
- For more staying power, you can replace the Black Glasses with a Terrain Seed (Misty or Psychic works best) or a 50% Berry.
- An Assault Vest is a decent item choice as well; in addition fo Foul Play, Snarl can be added to that moveset to create setup opportunities for its partners.
Speed ties with max speed Xerneas for a chance to Knock Off its Power Herb and prevent Geomancy.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 12 HP / 68 SpD Yveltal in Rain: 168-198 (82.7 - 97.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 12 HP / 68 SpD Yveltal: 168-200 (82.7 - 98.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Ludicolo Ice Beam vs. 12 HP / 68 SpD Yveltal: 84-100 (41.3 - 49.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Fire Punch vs. 12 HP / 0 Def Yveltal in Sun: 82-97 (40.3 - 47.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO



Timid | Shadow Shield | Choice Specs

IVs: 24/16/31/30/31/31 (Hyper trained to 31/16/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Moongeist Beam / Psyshock / Focus Blast / Tailwind
In stock: 2
Most of the time, you will want to lock yourself into one of the first two moves, the last two are for special occasions. Focus Blast can help deal with Incineroar or Stakataka if you have no better options; a 70% chance to get out of a hole is better than 0%, but it’s preferable to avoid locking yourself into that move when possible. Tailwind is an excellent option if the team needs it and Lunala is likely to be threatened next turn anyway. In addition, since Lunala will likely get Knocked Off by Incineroar in many games, the option to Tailwind is very nice once the item lock is gone. Psyshock is preferred to Psychic to hurt a Geomancied Xerneas.
- The last move could be Moonblast to deal with Yveltal better, especially if Xerneas is on the team to boost it with its Fairy Aura.
- Wide Guard can be used in any of the last two slots, and has the potential to mostly wall both Kyogre and Groudon.
- A Calm Mind set with Protect and either a 50% Berry or a Terrain Seed as the item can offer the same power as Choice Specs with more flexibility.
- If your team features Gravity, it’s worth mentioning that Lunala has access to Hypnosis!



Adamant | Full Metal Body | Expert Belt

IVs: 31/31/31/25/31/31
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 68 SpDef / 180 Spe
Sunsteel Strike / Superpower / Wide Guard / Protect
In stock: 2
Superpower allows Solgaleo to OHKO Incineroar, bypassing Intimidate thanks to Full Metal Body; this feat is a big reason to prefer Solgaleo over Necrozma-Dusk Mane!
- Wide Guard can be replaced by more coverage; Zen Headbutt is STAB and hits Kyogre for neutral damage, while Flare Blitz will often be Sun-boosted, and Wild Charge helps deal with both Kyogre and Ho-Oh.
- Solgaleo can offer the team speed control through Trick Room; though it’s a bit fast to really abuse it, it can be crucial against Geomancy Xerneas or Scarf Kyogre.
- Since it has good bulk, Solgaleo can run a Weakness Policy, though this set is usually preferred on Necrozma-Dusk Mane.
Outspeeds max speed Smeargle.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 68 SpD Solgaleo in Rain: 178-211 (83.5 - 99%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 4 HP / 4 Def Solgaleo: 176-210 (82.6 - 98.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Ho-Oh Sacred Fire vs. 4 HP / 4 Def Solgaleo: 176-210 (82.6 - 98.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Ludicolo Scald vs. 4 HP / 68 SpD Solgaleo in Rain: 91-108 (42.7 - 50.7%) -- 2% chance to 2HKO

Offensive:
252+ Atk Expert Belt Solgaleo Superpower vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 204-240 (100.9 - 118.8%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252+ Atk Expert Belt Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Xerneas: 245-290 (105.1 - 124.4%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Adamant | Pressure | Mago Berry

IVs: 31/31/31/19/31/31
EVs: 204 HP / 44 Atk / 4 Def / 20 SpDef / 236 Spe
Sacred Fire / Brave Bird / Tailwind / Recover
In stock: 5
- Recover can be replaced by Roost if losing the Flying-type for the turn sounds advantageous; the weakness to Rock is than halved, by Ho-Oh can get hit by Precipice Blades!
- Many teams have few good offensive answers to bulky Ho-Oh outside of Kyogre; a stallier variant with Toxic over Brave Bird or Tailwind can really take advantage of that.
- Protect is always a good option, especially if the team doesn’t have very reliable answers to Kyogre.
Outspeeds max speed Smeargle.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh in Rain: 174-206 (84 - 99.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Mago Berry recovery
252+ Atk Groudon Rock Slide vs. 204 HP / 4 Def Ho-Oh: 172-204 (83 - 98.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Mago Berry recovery
+2 252+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh: 80-95 (38.6 - 45.8%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Mago Berry recovery
252 SpA Choice Specs Lunala Moongeist Beam vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh: 91-108 (43.9 - 52.1%) -- 12.9% chance to 2HKO after Mago Berry recovery
252 SpA Life Orb Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh in Electric Terrain: 166-198 (80.1 - 95.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Mago Berry recovery
252 SpA Tapu Koko Thunder vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh in Electric Terrain: 158-188 (76.3 - 90.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Mago Berry recovery
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Psychic vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh in Psychic Terrain: 87-103 (42 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Mago Berry recovery
252+ SpA Ludicolo Hydro Pump vs. 204 HP / 20 SpD Ho-Oh in Rain: 168-198 (81.1 - 95.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Mago Berry recovery

Offensive:
44+ Atk Ho-Oh Brave Bird vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Xerneas: 102-120 (50.4 - 59.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
44+ Atk Ho-Oh Brave Bird vs. 252 HP / 100 Def Amoonguss: 224-266 (101.3 - 120.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Brave | Prism Armor | Weakness Policy

IVs: 31/31/31/8/31/0
EVs: 252 HP / 20 Atk / 36 Def / 196 SpDef
Sunsteel Strike / Photon Geyser / Trick Room / Protect
In stock: 1
Note: Only regular Necrozma can be sent on the GTS, so you will need to request Solgaleo as well, and fuse it with Necrozma yourself using the N-Solarizer (obtained after catching Necrozma in your game). Sunsteel Strike is only learned upon fusion, so the Necrozma comes with Stone Edge as a filler move in the first slot.
4 additional EVs are invested in SpAtk; those EVs would be useless in any stat since four different stats have investment. It’s impossible to make use of them without losing the clutch survival of certain calcs.
- Since it’s a great Trick Room setter with its immense bulk, going a more defensive route with a Terrain Seed over the Weakness Policy is a good option.
- Replacing Photon Geyser with Stone Edge is a popular option, specifically to deal with Incineroar (it helps the Ho-Oh matchup as well).
- Ally Switch takes advantage of Necrozma’s great typing and bulk to create mind games, but is useless against the common Precipice Blades and Water Spout.
Hits an Atk jump point.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 196 SpD Necrozma: 84-99 (41.1 - 48.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Choice Band Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 252 HP / 36 Def Prism Armor Necrozma: 166-198 (81.3 - 97%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 196 SpD Necrozma in Rain: 138-163 (67.6 - 79.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Black Glasses Dark Aura Yveltal Foul Play vs. 252 HP / 36 Def Prism Armor Necrozma: 168-199 (82.3 - 97.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Ho-Oh Sacred Fire vs. 252 HP / 36 Def Prism Armor Necrozma in Sun: 166-198 (81.3 - 97%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Lunala Moongeist Beam vs. 252 HP / 196 SpD Prism Armor Necrozma: 154-184 (75.4 - 90.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Reshiram Fusion Flare vs. 252 HP / 196 SpD Prism Armor Necrozma in Sun: 166-198 (81.3 - 97%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Adamant | Power Construct | Misty Seed

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 68 HP / 156 Atk / 4 Def / 236 SpDef / 44 Spe
Thousand Arrows / Extreme Speed / Coil / Protect
In stock: 5
Note: EV spread by Victory Road.
- Thousand Arrows could be replaced by Thousand Waves for the ability to trap opponents, but hitting Flying-types is generally more valuable.
Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. +1 68 HP / 236 SpD Zygarde-50% in Rain: 99-117 (51.5 - 60.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO*
252+ SpA Kyogre Ice Beam vs. +1 68 HP / 236 SpD Zygarde-50%: 140-168 (72.9 - 87.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 68 HP / 4 Def Zygarde-50%: 79-94 (41.1 - 48.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. +1 68 HP / 4 Def Zygarde-50%: 54-64 (28.1 - 33.3%) -- Minuscule chance to 3HKO (same applies to -1 Atk Groudon + neutral Zygarde)
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. +1 68 HP / 236 SpD Zygarde-50%: 102-120 (53.1 - 62.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO*

Please consider that some attacks deal >50% damage to Zygarde-50%, which triggers its complete form at the end of the turn. Attacks marked with an asterisk (*) turn 2HKOes into 3HKOes after Zygarde changes its form. If you want to test more damage calcs, take into consideration this Zygarde-Complete's max HP of 300.

Offensive
156+ Atk Zygarde-50% Thousand Arrows vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 104-126 (52 - 63%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 156+ Atk Zygarde-Complete Thousand Arrows vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Xerneas: 102-121 (50.4 - 59.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+3 156+ Atk Zygarde-Complete Extreme Speed vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Xerneas: 101-119 (50 - 58.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 156+ Atk Zygarde-Complete Thousand Arrows vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyogre: 106-126 (60.2 - 71.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 156+ Atk Zygarde-Complete Extreme Speed vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyogre: 85-100 (48.2 - 56.8%) -- 91.8% chance to 2HKO



Modest | Pressure | Wiki Berry

IVs: 31/0/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef
Flash Cannon / Earth Power / Thunder / Trick Room
In stock: 1
- Thunder is best used in conjunction with Kyogre; if it’s not on the team, consider replacing it with Flamethrower, Draco Meteor or Protect.
Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Dialga in Rain: 87-103 (42 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Dialga: 162-192 (78.2 - 92.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Superpower vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Dialga: 177-208 (85.5 - 100.4%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Ho-Oh Sacred Fire vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Dialga: 81-96 (39.1 - 46.3%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Dialga: 90-106 (43.4 - 51.2%) -- 6.3% chance to 2HKO after Wiki Berry recovery

Offensive:
252+ SpA Dialga Earth Power vs. 236 HP / 252+ SpD Incineroar: 98-116 (49 - 58%) -- 96.9% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Dialga Earth Power vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Solgaleo: 136-162 (55.7 - 66.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Timid | Pressure | Lustrous Orb

IVs: 31/3/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
Hydro Pump / Spacial Rend / Flamethrower / Protect
In stock: 6
- Other offensive items are good on Palkia; Choice Specs if you don’t mind being choice-locked, or Expert Belt for more damage using its coverage. Life Orb is a good option too, but works against Palkia’s great bulk and typing.
- Flamethrower is excellent coverage for a Water-type, but Thunder, Aura Sphere and Ice Beam can all have their use as well.
Outspeeds max speed Xerneas.

Offensive:
252 SpA Lustrous Orb Palkia Hydro Pump vs. 236 HP / 252+ SpD Incineroar: 194-230 (97 - 115%) -- 81.3% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Lustrous Orb Palkia Spacial Rend vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kyogre: 85-102 (48.2 - 57.9%) -- 94.5% chance to 2HKO
252 SpA Lustrous Orb Palkia Spacial Rend vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Groudon: 124-147 (59.9 - 71%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Palkia Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 4 SpD Solgaleo: 124-148 (50.8 - 60.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Lustrous Orb Palkia Hydro Pump vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Tapu Koko: 159-187 (108.9 - 128%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Modest | Turboblaze | Psychic Seed

IVs: 31/15/31/31/31/31
EVs: 28 HP / 228 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Blue Flare / Earth Power / Tailwind / Protect
In stock: 4
- Earth Power could be replaced by Heat Wave or Fusion Flare for a more accurate Fire-type move, as well as the option of spread damage.
- Though it pairs well with Tapu Lele, a Misty Seed is also a decent option if you’re using Tapu Fini.
Speed ties max. speed Tapu Lele.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. +1 28 HP / 0 SpD Reshiram in Rain: 150-177 (83.7 - 98.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Dazzling Gleam vs. +1 28 HP / 0 SpD Reshiram: 78-93 (43.5 - 51.9%) -- 9.4% chance to 2HKO
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. +1 28 HP / 0 SpD Reshiram: 124-147 (69.2 - 82.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Offensive:
228+ SpA Turboblaze Reshiram Blue Flare vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Groudon in Sun: 219-258 (105.7 - 124.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
228+ SpA Turboblaze Reshiram Earth Power vs. 236 HP / 236+ SpD Incineroar: 98-116 (49 - 58%) -- 96.9% chance to 2HKO
228+ SpA Turboblaze Reshiram Blue Flare vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Amoonguss: 218-260 (98.6 - 117.6%) -- 93.8% chance to OHKO



Timid | Turboblaze | Wiki Berry

IVs: 31/1/31/31/31/31
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Ice Beam / Fusion Flare / Earth Power / Protect
In stock: 2
Note: Only regular Kyurem can be sent on the GTS, so you will need to request Reshiram as well, and fuse it with Kyurem yourself using the DNA Splicers (obtained in the basement of Aether Paradise after completing the Rainbow Rocket episode). Fusion Flare can only be learned after the fusion by giving a Heart Scale to the Move Reminder, so Kyurem will come with Draco Meteor as a filler move in the second slot.
- If your team features Snow Warning, Hail or Gravity, feel free to replace Ice Beam with Blizzard; otherwise, its shaky accuracy isn’t worth the gamble.
- You can boost Kyurem’s damage output with a Life Orb or Choice Specs, at the cost of survivability. Alternatively, a Choice Scarf or an Assault Vest can also be good item choices. In all those cases, replace Protect with either Draco Meteor or Glaciate, the latter being a stronger version of Icy Wind, especially useful on Assault Vest variants!
Speed ties max. speed Tapu Lele.

Defensive:
252 SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kyurem-W: 164-194 (81.5 - 96.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
252 Atk Kartana Smart Strike vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyurem-W: 168-200 (83.5 - 99.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
4 Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyurem-W: 84-100 (41.7 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
252+ Atk Groudon Fire Punch vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyurem-W in Sun: 86-102 (42.7 - 50.7%) -- 2% chance to 2HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
252+ Atk Tsareena High Jump Kick vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyurem-W: 170-200 (84.5 - 99.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Wiki Berry recovery
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kyurem-W in Rain: 88-104 (43.7 - 51.7%) -- 11.3% chance to 2HKO after Wiki Berry recovery

Offensive:
252 SpA Turboblaze Kyurem-W Earth Power vs. 236 HP / 236+ SpD Incineroar: 100-118 (50 - 59%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Turboblaze Kyurem-W Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Groudon: 204-242 (98.5 - 116.9%) -- 87.5% chance to OHKO
252 SpA Turboblaze Kyurem-W Fusion Flare vs. 252 HP / 252+ SpD Ferrothorn: 184-220 (101.6 - 121.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
252 SpA Turboblaze Kyurem-W Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Tsareena: 192-228 (107.2 - 127.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO


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STANDARD POKÉMON



Careful | Intimidate | Iapapa Berry

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 236 HP / 4 Atk / 4 Def / 236 SpDef / 28 Spe
Fake Out / Knock Off / Flare Blitz / U-turn
Egg moves*: Crunch, Power Trip, Nasty Plot
In stock: 0
- U-turn can be replaced by Roar to get rid of Xerneas’ boosts if it tries to Geomancy early; it also helps prevent Trick Room.
- Snarl is useful as well and compliments Intimidate for further damage reduction.
Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 236 HP / 236+ SpD Incineroar: 169-199 (84.5 - 99.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Iapapa Berry recovery
-1 252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 134-162 (67 - 81%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Iapapa Berry recovery
-1 252+ Atk Ho-Oh Brave Bird vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 82-97 (41 - 48.5%) -- guaranteed 4HKO after Iapapa Berry recovery



Timid | Psychic Surge | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/7/31/31/26/31 (Hyper trained to 31/7/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 4 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 244 Spe
Psyshock / Moonblast / Taunt / Protect
In stock: 5
Pay close attention to ability activations at the start of the first turn to figure out the speed tiers. This will allow you to know whether you can Taunt the opponent to prevent Geomancy or Tailwind.
- The Focus Sash can be switched to a Psychic Seed for immediate bulk, allowing Tapu Lele to live a Kyogre Water Spout and take less damage from Knock Off.
- Tapu Lele can be given a Choice Scarf, in which case the last two moves should be Dazzling Gleam and a tech of your choice (Nature’s Madness, Taunt, Gravity, Magic Room and Focus Blast are all viable).
Outspeeds Kyogre, Groudon and max speed Modest Xerneas.

Offensive:
252 SpA Tapu Lele Psyshock vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Kyogre in Psychic Terrain: 114-135 (55 - 65.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Tapu Lele Psyshock vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Xerneas in Psychic Terrain: 108-127 (53.4 - 62.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Timid | Electric Surge | Assault Vest

IVs: 31/6/30/31/31/31 [HP Ice] (Hyper trained to 31/6/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 188 HP / 52 Def / 4 SpAtk / 108 SpDef / 156 Spe
Volt Switch / Nature’s Madness / Electroweb / Thunder
In stock: 6
Tapu Koko can be used with a number of different sets and items in the Sun series, the choice will often depend on the rest of the team.
- Thunder can be switched to Thunderbolt to not rely on rain, though it’s very common in the current format, and Volt Switch provides a reliable Electric attack.
- Dazzling Gleam could be added, but more SpAtk investment might then be needed to make it worth (having Xerneas as a partner for the Fairy Aura also helps get decent damage out of it).
- Sky Drop is a great option to help a partner set up, or prevent the opponent from setting up themselves.
- The Assault Vest can be swapped to a Focus Sash, in which case removing defensive investment is recommended. This allows adding Taunt to the moveset as well to prevent Trick Room or Xerneas from setting up.
- A Choice Scarf is also a popular option in order to outspeed and OHKO Scarf Kyogre with Thunder.
Outspeeds max speed Salazzle.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 188 HP / 124 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Koko in Rain: 127-150 (75.1 - 88.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
-1 252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 188 HP / 36 Def Tapu Koko: 138-164 (81.6 - 97%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike vs. 188 HP / 36 Def Tapu Koko: 138-164 (81.6 - 97%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 188 HP / 124 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Koko: 66-78 (39 - 46.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Toxicroak Poison Jab vs. 188 HP / 36 Def Tapu Koko: 144-170 (85.2 - 100.5%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
-1 252 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 188 HP / 36 Def Tapu Koko: 72-85 (42.6 - 50.2%) -- 1.2% chance to 2HKO
0 SpA Amoonguss Clear Smog vs. 188 HP / 124 SpD Assault Vest Tapu Koko: 36-44 (21.3 - 26%) -- 1.7% chance to 4HKO

Offensive:
4 SpA Tapu Koko Electroweb vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kyogre in Electric Terrain: 50-62 (28.4 - 35.2%) + 4 SpA Tapu Koko Thunder vs. 4 HP / 0 SpD Kyogre in Electric Terrain: 138-164 (78.4 - 93.1%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Calm | Misty Surge | Wiki Berry

IVs: 31/5/31/31/31/31
EVs: 244 HP / 124 Def / 4 SpAtk / 76 SpDef / 60 Spe
Moonblast / Icy Wind / Haze / Protect
In stock: 1
- Haze is a good way of checking Xerneas, but Heal Pulse can provide amazing support for Tapu Fini’s partner.
- Swagger can be very useful, especially when paired with Groudon for a pseudo-Swords Dance.
- Nature’s Madness could provide more reliable damage than Moonblast given the lack of offensive investment. However, Moonblast is often boosted by Fairy Aura and remains useful.
Outspeeds no speed Kyogre and Groudon, as well as max speed Yveltal and Xerneas after Icy Wind.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 244 HP / 76+ SpD Tapu Fini: 148-175 (84 - 99.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 244 HP / 124 Def Tapu Fini: 75-88 (42.6 - 50%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Koko Thunderbolt vs. 244 HP / 76+ SpD Tapu Fini in Electric Terrain: 144-170 (81.8 - 96.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ Atk Ferrothorn Power Whip vs. 244 HP / 124 Def Tapu Fini: 144-170 (81.8 - 96.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Life Orb Ludicolo Grass Knot (40 BP) vs. 244 HP / 76+ SpD Tapu Fini: 55-65 (31.2 - 36.9%) -- 51% chance to 3HKO

Offensive:
4 SpA Tapu Fini Moonblast vs. 0 HP / 4 SpD Yveltal: 104-126 (51.7 - 62.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Jolly | Moody | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
Fake Out / Follow Me / Spore / Wide Guard
In stock: 5
- As useful as Wide Guard is against Kyogre and Groudon, Spiky Shield is also a great option to prevent getting Faked Out by faster threats.
- Many people use Lovely Kiss instead of Spore to be able to put Grass types to sleep as well. If the shaky accuracy doesn’t sound too bad, go for it!
- The Focus Sash can be replaced by a Choice Scarf to Fake Out or Spore threats that expect to outspeed you! In that case, one of the moves should be replaced with Transform; 2 Geomancied Xerneas are better than one (keep in mind, teaching Smeargle Transform is tricky; you will need to encounter a Ditto on Mount Hokulani and make Smeargle hold a Lagging Tail so it can Sketch the Transform after it happens!).



Jolly | Beast Boost | Assault Vest

IVs: 31/31/31/28/31/31
EVs: 52 HP / 4 Atk / 12 Def / 252 SpDef / 188 Spe
Leaf Blade / Smart Strike / Sacred Sword / Knock Off
In stock: 4
Kartana can be a great Tailwind setter, which unfortunately requires ditching the Assault Vest. If you would like to run Tailwind, move the SpDef EVs to Atk and equip a Focus Sash. You will also probably want to add Detect to the moveset; Knock Off and Smart Strike are the two expandable moveslots since Sacred Sword helps deal with Incineroar.
Outspeeds max speed Xerneas.

Defensive:
+2 252+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 52 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Kartana: 114-135 (80.8 - 95.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Black Glasses Dark Aura Yveltal Foul Play vs. 52 HP / 12 Def Kartana: 114-135 (80.8 - 95.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Black Glasses Dark Aura Yveltal Knock Off (97.5 BP) vs. 52 HP / 12 Def Kartana: 106-126 (75.1 - 89.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 52 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Kartana in Rain: 63-74 (44.6 - 52.4%) -- 22.3% chance to 2HKO



Sassy | Regenerator | Payapa Berry

IVs: 31/0/31/30/31/0 [HP Fire] (Hyper trained to 31/0/31/31/31/0)
EVs: 252 HP / 92 Def / 164 SpDef
Rage Powder / Spore / Grass Knot / Clear Smog
Egg moves*: Stun Spore, Gastro Acid, Defense Curl, Rollout
In stock: 3
- Protect can be valuable, as some opponents might aggressively target Amoonguss. In this case, Grass Knot should be dropped for it.
- Amoonguss is a formidable 50% Berry user for more longevity.
- A Red Card can be used to check Xerneas even more reliably, though it will require careful play in order not to waste the Red Card on other Pokémon.
Outspeeds max speed Ludicolo with no weather.

Defensive:
252+ Atk Groudon Fire Punch vs. 252 HP / 92 Def Amoonguss in Sun: 184-218 (83.2 - 98.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
4 Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 92 Def Amoonguss: 182-216 (82.3 - 97.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 164+ SpD Amoonguss: 97-115 (43.8 - 52%) -- 14.8% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 164+ SpD Amoonguss in Rain: 80-94 (36.1 - 42.5%) -- guaranteed 3HKO



Modest | Chlorophyll | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/0/31/30/31/30 [HP Fire] (Hyper trained to 31/0/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 60 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 188 Spe
Sludge Bomb / Grass Knot / Sleep Powder / Protect
Egg moves*: Giga Drain, Leaf Storm, Grass Whistle, Grassy Terrain
In stock: 2
- A Life Orb boosts Venusaur’s damage output, but requires it to be played more carefully.
- Hidden Power Fire can be used over Sleep Powder to deal with Kartana and Ferrothorn (particularly in the sun!).
- If your team features Gravity, Grass Whistle is a good option as it can also put Grass-types to sleep, reaching 90% accuracy under Gravity.
Outspeeds max speed Ludicolo with no weather.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Dazzling Gleam vs. 60 HP / 4 SpD Venusaur: 67-80 (41.1 - 49%) -- guaranteed 3HKO



Modest | Swift Swim | Assault Vest

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Fake Out / Grass Knot / Hydro Pump / Ice Beam
Egg moves*: Giga Drain, Leech Seed, Counter, Synthesis
In stock: 6
Note: Hydro Pump should usually be replaced by Scald, but I left it on since it cannot be relearned when replaced.
- A Life Orb allows to ensure the OHKO on Groudon with Grass Knot and provides better odds against Kyogre (bulkier Kyogre will still not be OHKOd, though), at the cost of Ludicolo’s survivability.
- If you value having Protect, replace Ice Beam and give Ludicolo a 50% Berry!
- Ice Beam can be replaced by Icy Wind to provide speed control.



Sassy | Iron Barbs | Leftovers

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/0
EVs: 252 HP / 228 Atk / 28 SpDef
Gyro Ball / Power Whip / Leech Seed / Protect
Egg moves*: Acid Spray, Gravity, Bullet Seed
In stock: 1
- The Leftovers can be replaced by a 50% Berry, especially useful when Ferrothorn needs to tank a big hit.
Defensive:
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Ferrothorn: 75-88 (41.4 - 48.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 28+ SpD Ferrothorn: 84-99 (46.4 - 54.6%) -- 10.9% chance to 2HKO after Leftovers recovery
252 SpA Tornadus Hurricane vs. 252 HP / 28+ SpD Ferrothorn: 72-85 (39.7 - 46.9%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Offensive:
228 Atk Ferrothorn Power Whip vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyogre: 176-210 (100 - 119.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO
228 Atk Ferrothorn Gyro Ball (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Xerneas: 212-252 (104.9 - 124.7%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Adamant | Queenly Majesty | Aguav Berry

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 HP / 12 Atk / 68 Def / 172 SpDef / 4 Spe
Power Whip / High Jump Kick / Feint / Helping Hand
Egg moves*: Play Rough, Synthesis, Acupressure
In stock: 3
- Helping Hand can be replaced with Protect to allow better defensive play.
- Using an Assault Vest can make sense, in which case Knock Off is a good option over Helping Hand.
- To avoid accuracy issues and for additional utility, Trop Kick can be used instead of Power Whip.
- High Jump Kick is mostly for Incineroar, which rarely carries Protect, but High Jump Kicking into another Pokémon’s Protect (like Ferrothorn) can be costly. Low Kick is a safer alternative, at the cost of being walled by Kartana and dealing less damage to Incineroar.
Defensive:
252+ Atk Groudon Fire Punch vs. 252 HP / 68 Def Tsareena in Sun: 148-176 (82.6 - 98.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
4 Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 68 Def Tsareena: 146-174 (81.5 - 97.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 172 SpD Tsareena in Rain: 75-88 (41.8 - 49.1%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ SpA Ludicolo Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 172 SpD Tsareena: 78-92 (43.5 - 51.3%) -- 5.1% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Tapu Lele Moonblast vs. 252 HP / 172 SpD Tsareena: 76-91 (42.4 - 50.8%) -- 3.1% chance to 2HKO



Brave | Contrary | Aguav Berry

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/0
EVs: 252 HP / 196 Atk / 60 Def
Leaf Blade / Superpower / Knock Off / Protect
Egg moves*: Leaf Storm, Defog, Aromatherapy, Weather Ball
In stock: 6
- An Assault Vest could be used for more immediate bulk, in which case Poison Jab is a good choice for the last slot; keep in mind that due to how threatening it can be to the opponent right away because of Contrary, Lurantis is likely to be targeted early, so Protect is a useful move to have.
Hits an Atk jump point.

Defensive:
252 Atk Groudon Fire Punch vs. 252 HP / 60 Def Lurantis in Sun: 146-174 (82.4 - 98.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Ice Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Lurantis: 136-162 (76.8 - 91.5%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Choice Specs Lunala Moongeist Beam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Lurantis: 145-172 (81.9 - 97.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
4 Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 60 Def Lurantis: 156-186 (88.1 - 105%) -- 25% chance to OHKO
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Lurantis: 150-177 (84.7 - 100%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO

Offensive:
+1 196+ Atk Lurantis Superpower vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 202-238 (101 - 119%) -- guaranteed OHKO
196+ Atk Lurantis Leaf Blade vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Groudon: 104-126 (50.2 - 60.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+1 196+ Atk Lurantis Superpower vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kartana: 148-176 (109.6 - 130.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Timid | Prankster | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/0/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
Tailwind / Sunny Day / Endeavor / Encore
Egg moves*: Fake Tears, Memento, Beat Up
In stock: 4
- Moving the HP investment to SpAtk and teaching Whimsicott Grass Knot over Endeavor can threaten Kyogre and Groudon more consistently, but otherwise, the Endeavor option threatens everything.
- Sunny Day obviously helps teams that don’t appreciate Kyogre; if you would rather use Whimsicott with Kyogre, consider Fake Tears in that slot! Alternatively, Memento can provide a free switch and a lot of momentum to allow Xerneas or Groudon to set up.



Timid | Prankster | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/20/31/31/31/31
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Tailwind / Hurricane / Rain Dance / Taunt
In stock: 6
- Protect could be valuable, since Tornadus is very vulnerable to Fake Out without it. Either Rain Dance or Taunt should be dropped for it.



Adamant | Dry Skin | Assault Vest

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 140 HP / 108 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpDef / 4 Spe
Fake Out / Poison Jab / Low Kick / Feint
Egg moves*: Drain Punch, Bullet Punch
In stock: 4
- Drain Punch is a good option over Low Kick, offering some recovery as well as hitting Kartana for more damage; it however has lower base power against most restricted legendaries.
- Using a Focus Sash unlocks a few more move options for Toxicroak, notably Taunt and Protect.
- Gunk Shot can be used over Poison Jab for a lot more damage, at the cost of a shaky accuracy.
Hits an Atk jump point.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 140 HP / 252 SpD Assault Vest Toxicroak: 148-175 (84 - 99.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 Atk Black Glasses Dark Aura Yveltal Foul Play vs. 140 HP / 4 Def Toxicroak: 76-90 (43.1 - 51.1%) -- 6.6% chance to 2HKO

Offensive:
108+ Atk Toxicroak Poison Jab vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Ludicolo: 156-186 (100 - 119.2%) -- guaranteed OHKO
108+ Atk Toxicroak Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Kyogre: 94-112 (53.4 - 63.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
108+ Atk Toxicroak Poison Jab vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Tapu Lele: 150-176 (102.7 - 120.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO
108+ Atk Toxicroak Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Stakataka: 184-220 (109.5 - 130.9%) -- guaranteed OHKO
108+ Atk Toxicroak Low Kick (120 BP) vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Heatran: 168-198 (100.5 - 118.5%) -- guaranteed OHKO



Timid | Inner Focus | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/0/31/31/31/31
EVs: 244 HP / 12 SpDef / 252 Spe
Tailwind / Super Fang / Taunt / Haze
Egg moves*: Whirlwind, Hypnosis, Defog, Brave Bird
In stock: 3
- Taunt or Haze can be replaced by Whirlwind, which can both prevent Trick Room and stop setup, but becomes less reliable in the late game.
- Hypnosis is a high-risk, high-reward option.
- Quick Guard is also a good option to prevent Fake Out from being a problem for Crobat’s partner; several teams currently rely on two or three Fake Out users, so the move is as useful as ever!
- Safety Goggles are useful to prevent Spore and redirection, or a Lum Berry to prevent sleep from any move.
Timid with 0 Atk IVs ensures Foul Play is never a 2HKO.

Defensive:
252 Atk Life Orb Dark Aura Yveltal Foul Play vs. 244 HP / 4 Def Crobat: 78-94 (40.8 - 49.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
+2 252+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 244 HP / 12 SpD Crobat: 140-165 (73.2 - 86.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Sassy | Friend Guard | Eviolite

IVs: 31/26/31/31/31/0
EVs: 236 HP / 76 Def / 196 SpDef
Follow Me / Helping Hand / Heal Pulse / Protect
Egg moves*: Wish, Aromatherapy, Stored Power
In stock: 2
- Heal Pulse could be replaced by After You, which becomes a big asset in Trick Room, since Clefairy will outspeed most Pokémon in that setting.
- Encore is a nice option to prevent the opponent from setting up.
- Clefairy has access to Icy Wind to provide the team with speed control.
Hits a SpDef jump point.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 236 HP / 196+ SpD Eviolite Clefairy: 144-171 (82.2 - 97.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Brave | Beast Boost | Safety Goggles

IVs: 31/31/31/4/31/0
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Atk / 188 SpDef
Gyro Ball / Rock Slide / Wide Guard / Trick Room
In stock: 1
- Wide Guard is very helpful against Groudon and Kyogre, both of which usually have spread moves to hit Stakataka, but Protect can also be preferred for more reliable protection from other moves.
- A 50% Berry or a Focus Sash are other good items, though Stakataka really values the protection from Spore and Rage Powder.
Hits an Atk jump point.

Defensive:
252 Atk Kartana Sacred Sword vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Stakataka: 136-164 (80.9 - 97.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 252 HP / 188 SpD Stakataka in Sun: 68-84 (40.4 - 50%) -- 0.4% chance to 2HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. +1 252 HP / 0 Def Stakataka: 132-156 (78.5 - 92.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Offensive:
68+ Atk Stakataka Rock Slide vs. 252 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 102-120 (50.4 - 59.4%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Sassy | Heatproof | Safety Goggles

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/0
EVs: 244 HP / 60 Def / 204 SpDef
Trick Room / Gyro Ball / Gravity / Hypnosis
In stock: 1
- The item can be replaced by a Lum Berry (to protect from Lovely Kiss and Hypnosis) or a Mental Herb.
- Levitate is a useful ability, and it’s only an Ability Capsule away! However, with Bronzong being a Gravity setter, Levitate loses its purpose, and opponents that don’t know the ability will be reluctant to target Bronzong with a Ground move since they could be wasting a turn.
Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 244 HP / 204+ SpD Bronzong: 72-86 (41.6 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ Atk Groudon Fire Punch vs. 244 HP / 60 Def Heatproof Bronzong in Sun: 68-80 (39.3 - 46.2%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
4 Atk Incineroar Knock Off vs. 244 HP / 60 Def Bronzong: 72-86 (41.6 - 49.7%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
4 Atk Incineroar Flare Blitz vs. 244 HP / 60 Def Heatproof Bronzong: 66-78 (38.1 - 45%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
196 Atk Black Glasses Dark Aura Yveltal Knock Off vs. 244 HP / 60 Def Bronzong: 144-170 (83.2 - 98.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Modest | Flash Fire | Safety Goggles

IVs: 31/2/18/31/31/31 [HP Ice] (Hyper trained to 31/2/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 28 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpAtk / 4 SpDef / 220 Spe
Heat Wave / Earth Power / Roar / Protect
In stock: 1
- A Shuca Berry or an Air Balloon allow Heatran to take on Groudon more easily.
- A Red Card can make Heatran an even more reliable Xerneas counter.
Outspeeds max speed Adamant Tsareena.

Offensive:
252+ SpA Heatran Heat Wave vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Groudon in Sun: 109-130 (52.6 - 62.8%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Adamant | Gale Wings | Life Orb

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpDef / 252 Spe
Tailwind / Brave Bird / Flare Blitz / Taunt
Egg moves*: Quick Guard, Snatch
In stock: 1
- Quick Guard is an excellent option over Taunt if your team doesn’t have a way of preventing Fake Out (Psychic Terrain or Tsareena), as Talonflame doesn’t want to lose its Gale Wings to a Fake Out.
- Protect is never a bad option and also helps against Fake Out.



Modest | Pressure | Safety Goggles

IVs: 31/2/31/31/31/31
EVs: 4 HP / 4 Def / 204 SpAtk / 44 SpDef / 252 Spe
Tailwind / Hurricane / Burn Up / Roar
In stock: 4
- Burn Up could be replaced by Heat Wave if you don’t like having only one opportunity to use a Fire-type move, but the possibility of using the move defensively to lose the Fire typing can be very handy.
- Roar could very well be replaced by Protect if your team has other means of dealing with Xerneas.
- The Safety Goggles help a lot in roaring safely, but if you opt to have Protect, a Focus Sash or a Life Orb are good item options.
Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 4 HP / 44 SpD Moltres in Rain: 138-163 (83.1 - 98.1%) -- guaranteed 2HKO (after Burn Up)
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 4 HP / 44 SpD Moltres in Sun: 126-150 (75.9 - 90.3%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
+2 252+ SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. 4 HP / 44 SpD Moltres: 128-151 (77.1 - 90.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Timid | Corrosion | Focus Sash

IVs: 31/0/30/31/31/31 [HP Ice] (Hyper trained to 31/0/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Fake Out / Flamethrower / Sludge Bomb / Taunt
Egg moves*: Knock Off, Snatch, Belch
In stock: 4
- Since Salazzle may not stick around for too long on the field, Overheat is a nice option over Flamethrower, though it has the danger of making Salazzle passive.
- Encore can be used instead of Taunt to punish opponents that use Protect on Salazzle’s Fake Out.
- You may want to consider a Life Orb for more damage output, especially if you don’t mind Salazzle going down quickly.
- While slightly gimmicky, adding Fling as the last move and giving Salazzle a King’s Rock gives you the option of a second, pseudo-Fake Out that the opponent probably won’t see coming!



Careful | Intimidate | Eject Button

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 HP / 164 Atk / 12 Def / 76 SpDef / 4 Spe
Fake Out / Close Combat / Wide Guard / Feint
In stock: 1
- Wide Guard and Feint could both be dropped in favor of Helping Hand.
- If the free switch from the Eject Button doesn’t benefit your team, Hitmontop can make good use of a 50% Berry.
Hits a SpDef jump point.

Defensive:
-1 252+ Atk Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 252 HP / 12 Def Hitmontop: 64-76 (40.7 - 48.4%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252 SpA Tapu Koko Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Hitmontop: 66-78 (42 - 49.6%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Hitmontop in Rain: 138-163 (87.8 - 103.8%) -- 25% chance to OHKO - never KOs with Fake Out damage.
-1 252 Atk Kartana Leaf Blade vs. 252 HP / 12 Def Hitmontop: 67-81 (42.6 - 51.5%) -- 6.3% chance to 2HKO
252+ SpA Venusaur Sludge Bomb vs. 252 HP / 76+ SpD Hitmontop: 55-66 (35 - 42%) -- guaranteed 3HKO after poison damage

Offensive:
164 Atk Hitmontop Close Combat vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Stakataka: 168-196 (100 - 116.6%) -- guaranteed OHKO
-1 164 Atk Hitmontop Close Combat vs. 236 HP / 4 Def Incineroar: 110-132 (55 - 66%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Careful | Intimidate | Assault Vest

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 164 Def / 36 SpDef / 52 Spe
Fake Out / Knock Off / Low Kick / Snarl
Egg moves*: Drain Punch, Ice Punch, Quick Guard
In stock: 2
Note: EV spread by Victory Road.
- Snarl may be replaced by Foul Play to allow Scrafty to deal good damage even after getting Intimidated.
- Drain Punch could be used over Low Kick, but since this Scrafty is more defensive, the damage could be underwhelming.
- A 50% or Sitrus Berry instead of the Assault Vest allows the use of Protect, Roar or Taunt on the moveset, three potentially valuable moves.
Outspeeds standard Incineroar.

Defensive:
252+ SpA Kyogre Origin Pulse vs. 252 HP / 36+ SpD Assault Vest Scrafty in Rain: 67-81 (38.9 - 47%) -- guaranteed 3HKO
252+ SpA Choice Specs Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. 252 HP / 36+ SpD Assault Vest Scrafty in Rain: 138-163 (80.2 - 94.7%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Dazzling Gleam vs. 252 HP / 36+ SpD Assault Vest Scrafty: 136-168 (79 - 97.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
-1 252+ Atk Choice Band Groudon Precipice Blades vs. 252 HP / 164 Def Scrafty: 73-87 (42.4 - 50.5%) -- 1.2% chance to 2HKO
252 Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Superpower vs. 252 HP / 164 Def Scrafty: 143-169 (83.1 - 98.2%) -- guaranteed 2HKO



Timid | Beast Boost | Focus Sash

IVs: 27/26/22/31/31/31 [HP Ice] (Hyper trained to 31/26/31/31/31/31)
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpAtk / 252 Spe
Power Gem / Sludge Bomb / Grass Knot / Protect
In stock: 3
- Clear Smog can be useful if Nihilego is used to check Xerneas in particular, though Grass Knot is very useful against Kyogre and Groudon.
- If Nihilego is your main Xerneas check, a Red Card might be a good idea, allowing Nihilego to phaze it without carrying Clear Smog (unless the opponent has no more Pokémon in the back!).



Jolly | Unburden | Psychic Seed

IVs: 31/31/31/31/31/31
EVs: 4 HP / 4 Atk / 164 Def / 140 SpDef / 196 Spe
Tailwind / Acrobatics / Haze / Memento
Egg moves*: Disable, Destiny Bond
In stock: 1
- Memento’s slot is flexible; Will-O-Wisp, Disable and Destiny Bond can all have good use. Memento is especially useful to give yourself an opportunity to set up.
- Drifblim can also provide weather control with both Rain Dance and Sunny Day; if your team relies on weather, this is a good option.
- Icy Wind provides further speed control against opposing Tailwind teams.
Outspeeds Choice Scarf Tapu Koko after Unburden.

Defensive:
+2 252 SpA Fairy Aura Xerneas Moonblast vs. +1 4 HP / 140 SpD Drifblim: 189-223 (83.6 - 98.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
252+ SpA Kyogre Water Spout (150 BP) vs. +1 4 HP / 140 SpD Drifblim in Rain: 153-181 (67.6 - 80%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
*Egg moves can be taught back to Pokémon in exchange for a Heart Scale at Mount Lanakila's Pokémon Center.
 
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Eisenherz

50% Berry enthusiast
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Special thanks to:
♥︎ mienscapone for the gorgeous banner - go show her some love on DeviantArt!
♥︎ Trainer Tower, VGCStats and Victory Road for the excellent VGC resources they offer!
♥︎ shiny finder for the moral support!


Is there a limit to the amount of Pokémon I can request?

Nope! You are, however, limited to one copy of each Pokémon.

Can I use these Pokémon in official competitions / events?

Yes! Since all the original Pokémon I am giving away have been bred or soft-reset by me, there cannot be any legality issues with them.

Why is [insert Pokémon name] not here?

Breeding and training the current lineup has already taken an insane amount of time and effort - more will be added over time, but I don't take requests or suggestions, I keep up to date with the current meta to pick what I want to offer.

I'm sorry if your favourite got left behind - hopefully you still find something helpful among the ones I do offer!

I have a good [insert Pokémon name] to offer! Want to add it to the lineup?

No, sorry. It's really nice of you to want to contribute, but I prefer to only offer my own Pokémon. This way, I can guarantee the provenance of the Pokémon, and am the only one accountable for them. Since people might bring these Pokémon to official events, I am not willing to take any risk whatsoever.

My deposits keep getting sniped! Can we do a direct trade instead?

If you keep getting sniped trying to obtain one particular Pokémon, feel free to PM or VM me after a couple of attempts, and we'll try to synchronize ourselves (i.e. you deposit at a moment we're both here so I can grab it right away). Direct trades are very inconvenient for me, so I will only offer them as a last resort.

I want many of your listed Pokémon, can you just send them all to me in one direct trade?

Most people request several Pokémon, and it would be unfair if I sent many at once to one person while the others are depositing one at a time. Moreover, it would be way too time-consuming for me, and I could not be running this giveaway at all. So in short, the answer is no.

Can you nickname the Pokémon I request?

If I accepted custom nicknames, I expect that a lot of people would request them, and that would just be way too time-consuming for me (not to mention that most Pokémon were bred/caught on Ultra Sun while I'm distributing from Ultra Moon, so I would have to transfer them over to renickname...!). As a short answer, no, sorry.

You told me there isn't any stock left of my request, but when I requested, there still was some!

Sadly, if I have 2 copies of a Pokémon left, and 3 people request it almost simultaneously, only the first 2 to request it will receive it. If one of them gets sniped before I distribute, then the next one to have requested will get the 2nd copy instead. Sorry if this happened to you, I can't do much about it - wait a few days, and I will replenish the stock! :)

Am I allowed to use your flawless Pokémon as parents to breed Pokémon for my collection?

Sure! However, given the time I took to get the balls, egg moves and flawless IVs (I did it all from scratch), credit is appreciated.
 
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#7
Pokémon Requested: Metagross
Lvl of Cutiefly lvl 9(F)
IGN Moz Eltoff
Message: I want to trade for Pokémon that are strong in battles.
 
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#8
Pokémon requested: Mukrow
Level and gender of the Cutiefly: 9 Female in Quick Ball
IGN: サト


thanks for the Giveaway!
 
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#10
  • Pokémon requested: Nihilego
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: lv.11, female
  • IGN: Fabio

Love you man. Made me subscribe to smogon after 2 years of lurking. Thanks a whole lot.

EDIT: Goddamn, somehow i got sniped.

  • Pokémon requested: Nihilego
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: lv.12, male
  • IGN: Fabio
 
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#11
Pokémon requested: Arcanine
Deposited: lvl 11 female cutiefly
IGN: Leon
Message: I want to trade for a Pokemon strong in battle
 
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#14
Can't tell you how thankful I am of your giveaway-not just the mons but the EV spreads and write ups- great stuff!
Requesting:tapu fini
Deposited:lv10 F nicknamed"eisen ga"
IGN:lethal6
 
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#16
  • Pokémon requested: Tapu Lele
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: Lvl 9 male
  • IGN: ArmandoMaybe
I hope I have better luck this time. Thank you in advance!
 
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#19
  • Pokémon requested: Xurkitree
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: level 9 male (nickname: Cutieflynn)
  • IGN: Ken (message: I want to trade for a Pokemon that is strong in battles)
thanks for the giveaway!
 
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#20
Good Evening Das.

This is a request for both Myself and Mimi

Me:
Deposited: Lvl 9 male cutiefly in repeat ball
Pokémon Requested: Drifblim
IGN: Shawn

Mimi
Deposited: Lvl 1 male cutiefly in lvl ball
Pokémon Requested: Metagross
IGN: Mimi

Thank you and best of luck from the both of us
 
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Eisenherz

50% Berry enthusiast
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#21
Sent: sater10, Kong Harald, DisguiseBusted!, xLeon, DigDoug, KraXatu, leathal6, DestinyV2, ArmandoMaybe, Pikanium, luke_west_93, ken10naka & Shawn Manwell

Unfortunately MozEltoff, it seems yours was sniped :/

  • Pokémon requested: Nihilego
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: lv.11, female
  • IGN: Fabio

Love you man. Made me subscribe to smogon after 2 years of lurking. Thanks a whole lot.

EDIT: Goddamn, somehow i got sniped.

  • Pokémon requested: Nihilego
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: lv.12, male
  • IGN: Fabio
Awesome, I'm happy to hear that! :D (not the sniping, but subscribing :P)
 
#22
That was quick, this one is just, need to help build my Trick Room team, and Porygon 2 looks amazing to do that alongside the Mimikyu you gave me

Me:
Deposited: Lvl 1 female cutiefly in lvl ball (she let me have one in the special ball, I'm so excited)
Pokémon Requested: Porygon 2
IGN: Shawn

Thanks again brother
 
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#24
Thank you!
  • Pokémon requested: Smeargle
  • Level and gender of the Cutiefly: level 9 male (nickname: Kutiekarp)
  • IGN: Ken (message: I want to trade for a Pokemon that is strong in battles)
 
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