Weavile @ Choice Scarf
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 SDef
- Ice Punch
- Night Slash
- Low Kick
One more I am back to make use of a UU Pokemon in OU. Revently I've been using Life Orb Weavile in OU and I just love it to death. It could do without the weakness to rocks but STAB Ice moves are really nice to have in this metagame. Weavile has 125 Base Attack, and thus has no problem dishing hits, and with his massive Base 125 Speed, one might wonder why you would scarf such a quick Pokemon, and that is the same reason Choice Scarf Gengar used to be popular and a few more, mainly is that it is fast enough to run circles around pretty much all of OU, boosted or not. Weavile has no problem revenge killing pretty much every scarfer in the tier, opponents at +1 speed, and even opponents at +2 speed under certain conditions. Also, without priority (Which I will admit pretty much murders this sexy scourge), he is hard to stop late game, meaning it will outspeed your entire team and keep dishing hits, making it one heck of a late gamer, which means it immensely eppreciates Stealth Rock and maybe some layers of Spikes as well. One may also wonder why I have Jolly > Adamant, and that is because with a Jolly Nature, Weavile is able to outspeed max speed Venusuar in the sun, which is almost always OHKO'd by Ice Punch after SR damage (Venusaur is at 88% after rocks and Ice Punch does a minumum of 86%, so the chance of not KO'ing after rocks is insanely low). Night Slash and Ice Punch cover a lot of threats, while Low Kick takes care of the Scarfed Terrakions that think they can take you down, and it also 2HKO's standard Ferrothorn, which means Ferro is denied the ability to switch into Weavile should you predict correctly. One more perk is that he is amazing at trapping Psychic types like Alakazam and Starmie. Ice Shard is an option but with his speed any priority users will not take much damage from Ice Shard and otherwise he will rarely need it as he is close to 600 speed with a scarf.