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What is a good moveset for Virizion?

3 votes
asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
Actual Tier: UU

13 Answers

4 votes

Gen 6 Assault Vest Pseudo Goodra

Virizion @ Assault Vest
Ability: Justified
EVs: 104 SDef / 152 HP / 252 Atk
Adamant Nature
- Sacred Sword
- Leaf Blade
- Stone Edge
- X-Scissor

Okay, so everyone's heard on Showdown what this guy can do. But, for those that don't know what he can do, here's some notable feats:

2HKO'ing Max Def Rotom-Wash if burnt after the first Leaf Blade
Surviving Togekiss' Air Slash and KOing with Stone Edge (after SR)*
2HKOing Max def Slowbro with SR
Surviving Specs Typhlosion's Eruption (with Typhlosion at full HP) and doing 79% with Stone Edge (AKA KO's with SR) although Specs Eruption at full HP can KO 25% of the time, mind you.
And many other things that probably could be bragged about.

*If I remember correctly, it outspeeds standard Togekiss, and it was around 70~%, so it may KO with SR

Notes about EVs:
You absolutely cannot use less attack or a different nature. Otherwise, it hits like a wet paper bag.

What this set will not work against:
Physical attackers that can hit SE

I don't claim that it will do an extreme amount of damage. I don't claim that it will tank everything for days. I do claim that it takes out standard Max Def Rotom, which is on every team. I claim that it will hurt fire types. I'll claim it takes out Tyranitar with ease. It might 2HKO a lot of threats. I will say though, that taking a 4x effective move and living with 40% is something only other Assault Vest users can boast of. Taking Specs Eruption from Typhlosion is something to actually write home about.

If using this guy, please core it with a Slowbro or Rotom-Wash and a Sylveon. I'll tell you right now that it will not disappoint you if you do that.

Anyway, although it's amazing, I will have to say that it probably shines better in the future UU. But it does have a niche in OU, and that niche is amazing.

answered Dec 26, 2013 by Pina Coladas
edited Dec 27, 2013 by Pina Coladas
3 votes

Virizion @ Life Orb
Trait: Justified
EVs: 128 Atk / 128 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Close Combat
- Stone Edge
- Work Up

answered Dec 29, 2011 by Mewderator
2 votes

Like Kubaruon. Not that great. Terakion is much better. This quartet doesn't seem promising so far. But don't worry, the fourth guy looks promising.

Ability: Heart of Justice

EVs: HP, Attack, Speed Nature: Adament

Close Combat: You should know by now why I have this move here.

Leaf Blade: So sad that very few Pokemon are able to use this, considering it is the best non-unique Grass attack.

Stone Edge: Takes down a good number of weaknesses. These guys are starting to look the same to me.

Roar: Psuedo-hazing. For those of you who don't know what that means, it means getting rid of your foes stat changes by making them switch

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
Same as me.:)
Lol little did you know at the time of writing that keldeo would be the biggest disappointment in history.
Keldeo looks strong, why would it be disapointing??
Because it has *chris traeger voice* literally no movepool.
1 vote

Great Mixed Sweeper set for use in Smogon OU.

Samsung4G HD (Virizion) @ Leftovers
Trait: Justified
EVs: 104 Atk / 152 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)
- Close Combat
- Giga Drain
- Work Up
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Thanks to certain Smogon users for helping with this set. The Leftovers ensure safe stat boosting and extended sweeping. It's a good idea to have a Pokemon that has a weakness to Dark in your team, for easy switching. EVs and nature give OK stats, but that's what Work Up is for. Close Combat is the obvious STAB, for large damage. Giga Drain is STAB, and recovers some HP after the boost with Work Up. Finally, HP Ice is for the many Dragons of OU, but primarily for the large Flying weakness.

answered Mar 15, 2012 by Fate Itself
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Virizion @ Choice Specs

Trait: Justified

EVs: 4 HP / 60 SAtk / 252 SDef / 192 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Giga Drain
  • Focus Blast
  • Hidden Power [Rock]
  • Magical Leaf
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
Why would you include two grass type moves in one set? Maybe it would be better if Magical Leaf or Giga Drain was replaced with Calm Mind...
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Nature: Timid
Ability: Justified
Item: Focus-sash
EVs: 252 S.attack, 252 Speed, 6 Attack

Swords-dance: It only takes 1 to make his attack stat great even with Timid
Giga-drain: STAB
Sacred-Sword: STAB
Stone-edge: Coverage/HP(Fire): Coverage

answered Sep 8, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
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Virizion @ Life Orb
Justified Ability
Modest Nature
252 SpA Evs, 252 Spe evs, 4 Hp

Calm Mind
Giga Drain
Focus Blast
Hidden Power Rock

answered Nov 4, 2011 by Saz
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252atk 4sdef 252speed
Life orb
Leaf blade high powered stab 90+stab=135 +12.5%c hit chance

Close combat another stab 120+stab=180

Stone edge takes care of fires 12.5%chance of c hit 100

Swords dance it's like what sf said you can make any attack good with swords dance raising its attack by 2 stages

With life orb it's attack is around 400 and then you have 3 very high powered moves
It can swords dance a few times seen as virizion has good def and spdef and is capable of taking hits
With swords dance and high speed and Atk its a greAt sweeper

answered Dec 29, 2011 by Blobyolo
edited Dec 30, 2011 by Blobyolo
0 votes

Since no one used X-Scissor, I may as well put up a moveset that includes it.

Ability: Justified
Nature: Adamant or Jolly (depends whether you want speed or power)
Item: Leftovers or Life Orb
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Leaf Blade
Close Combat/Sacred Sword
Stone Edge

Leaf Blade is STAB. Sacred Sword can be used instead of Close Combat. It has less power but doesn't have the stat drop. Stone Edge is for coverage against fire, ice, and flying types. X-Scissor I put in there for additional coverage against Psychic, Dark, and other Grass types.

answered Jan 17, 2012 by musicismylife
I was actually just about to suggest that 0_o
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Special tank Virizion!

Recently I have been trying to create unconventinal sets for Pokemon, and I saw that every Virizion I have ever seen has been offensively based, but his stats lean heavily towards a special tank, so thats what this set is.

Virizion - Leftovers
EVs: 228 HP, 56 Spatk, 226 Spdef
Nature: Calm
Calm Mind
Giga Drain

Calm Mind boosts special defense, and the special attack boosts helps him fight back with Giga Drain, which also lets him recover some HP. Synthesis is for reliable recovery, and Toxic is for stalling out those enemy sweepers. Wit those EVs, his HP is 380, his Special Defense is 385 (And both of those are great for spongingspecial hits), and his special attack will be 230, so after 1 Calm Mind, he oughtta be trolololing all those special sweepers.

answered Sep 12, 2012 by the_netts
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Virizion@rock gem
252 EVs in Def,252 EVs in Speed
Serious Nature(+Nothing -Nothing)

  • Giga Drain
  • Stone Edge
  • X-Scizzor
  • Close Combat
answered Feb 16, 2013 by AegisDatLash
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Virizion@Light Clay
Nature:Careful(+Sp.Def -Sp.Atk)
Evs:252 Atk/252 Sp.Def/4 Hp
-Leaf Blade
-Sacred Sword
-Light Screen

answered Jan 4, 2014 by jy161
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Here's a wallish set that I devised.

Virizion @ Light Clay
Ability: Justified
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 160 Def / 96 SpA
-Calm Mind
-Giga Drain
-Hidden Power Fire

This serves as an excellent check to one of RU's premier threats, Doublade. Look at these calcs:

+6 252+ Atk Doublade Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 160+ Def Virizion through Reflect: 248-292 (64.2 - 75.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

+2 252+ Atk Doublade Sacred Sword vs. 252 HP / 160+ Def Virizion through Reflect: 93-110 (24 - 28.4%) -- 97.3% chance to 4HKO

+2 252+ Atk Doublade Iron Head vs. 252 HP / 160+ Def Virizion through Reflect: 124-147 (32.1 - 38%) -- 96% chance to 3HKO

+2 252+ Atk Doublade Shadow Claw vs. 252 HP / 160+ Def Virizion through Reflect: 109-129 (28.2 - 33.4%) -- 0% chance to 3HKO

And as for attacking...

+1 96 SpA Virizion Hidden Power Fire vs. 212 HP / 0 SpD Eviolite Doublade: 156-184 (50 - 58.9%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

Not bad!

answered Mar 5 by Radicool21