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If you have a good competitive moveset for Delibird, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for any of its pre-evolutions can also be shared on this thread.

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Delibird Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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This moveset might actually work! i will try in the battle tower.
Oh come on they deleted the joke moveset? I was going to use it :(
I know right? I think the moveset was Blizzard, Present or Fling+Iron Ball, Round and something else which I cannot remember. Who posted it anyway? I want to ask him to put it on his wall.

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Gen V

Delibird (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Vital Spirit

EVs: 40 HP / 128 Atk / 44 Def / 44 SDef / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Fake Out
  • Hail
  • Toxic
  • Pluck
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Unlike most, I chose to have my delibird have hustle because of his poor attack power...

Delibird @ choice band, choice scarf, or focus sash
Nature: Naive
Ability: Hustle; raises delibird's attack
EVs in speed and attack

Aerial Ace - STAB, makes up for Hustle's reduced accuracy
Ice Shard - STAB, Priority
Bestow - If you are using a choice band or scarf, bestow will give the item to your opponent, confining them to the use of only one move. Good against set up Pokemon.
Brick break/Ice Punch - Brick Break : coverage, Ice Punch: STAB, good against slow enemies that won't be defeated by Ice shard

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I take no credit. This Delibird lead was made by a guy named Christian.

Delibi[email protected] Sash
Ability: Vital Spirit
EVs: 252 SAtk/252 Spe/4 Def EVs.
Modest nature.
- Spikes- Set up.
- Rapid Spin- This Delibird is not meant to switch out so he only spins the early hazards.
- Freeze Dry- STAB. Provides same super effective coverage as BoltBeam.
- Destiny Bond- Forces switches. Is used in conjunction with Focus Sash.

Video and source of this moveset: Video

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This thing can pretty much only be used as a lead, even though it's outclassed by every single other lead out there.

Delibird @ Focus Sash
ABILITY: Vital Spirit
EVs: 252 Spd/252 SpAtk/4 HP

Rapid Spin
Icy Wind
Destiny Bond

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Delibird @ Focus Sash
Ability: Vital Spirit
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Fake Out
- Ice Shard
- Agility
- Destiny Bond

This set is for a lead and to do chip damage to your opponent. Fake Out is for a free turn. Ice Shard is priority and breaks sashes. Agility to double your speed. Destiny Bond is to take out a foe. What this moveset attempts is to use Fake Out for free damage if the opponent isn't a ghost type, Agility to double your speed, consume the Focus Sash (if you didn't use the Sash), then take the foe out with Destiny Bond.