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If you have a good competitive moveset for Zekrom, 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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Zekrom Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Likely tier: Uber

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Zekrom @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Teravolt

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Bolt Strike
  • Stone Edge
  • Outrage
  • Crunch
Holy crap.. same as mine

Ghetto (Zekrom) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Teravolt

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bolt Strike
- Outrage
- Crunch
- Stone Edge
Mine has fly instead of stone edge
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Mixed Bulkyish Zekrom

Ability: Teravolt

Nature: Naive

EVs: 252 Spe, 176 HP, 80 SpA

Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

Bolt Strike: Great STAB move for Zekrom, absolute demolishes Ho-Oh, Kyorge and co on their weaker physical defence.

Outrage/Draco Meteor: Another great STAB choice for Zekrom, Outrage for hitting the likes of Chansey, Blissey and others on their weaker physical defence, Draco Meteor for hitting the likes of Groudon harder on their weaker special defence.

Earth Power/Focus Blast/Hidden Power (Fire): Earth Power to hit the likes of Heatran, Dialga, and other Steel types hard. Focus Blast to handle Ferrothorn and Tyranitar as well as the likes of Heatran and Dialga. Hidden Power Fire to hit Ferrothorn, Scizor and some other Steel types harder than the aforementioned moves.

Roost: Helps keep Zekrom healthy, especially when using Life Orb as your preferred item.

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Ability: Teravolt
Nature: Timid
Hold Item: Wide Lens

  • Bolt Strike - An obvious move. Lv. 100. 130 Sp.Atk. power, 85 accuracy, but boosted with wide lens. 20% chance of paralysis.
  • Draco Meteor/Outrage- If you want my full answer to this specific choice, refer to my Reshiram moveset. But basically, Draco Meteor: bigger boom, harshly decreases Sp.Atk. Outrage: devastating temper tantrum, confused with fatigue after 2-3 turns.
  • Stone Edge - Eradicate ice-types fast with 100 power and 80 accuracy.
  • Substitute - A move to fill the gap of the tragic fact that I cannot find a move that is super-effective against ground-types within Zekrom's movepool.

To effectively target ground types, either switch to a more strategic pokemon or try to power your way through it's defenses.

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Should run Crunch instead of Sub, helps against the many Psychics, Timid lowers attack, so Jolly. If running Draco, use Naive, and Have a life orb because it benefits special attacks and physical.
Bolt Strike hits harder against Psychic, Outrage hits for equal.
Bolt Strike's Physical, not Special :P
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Okay, for those of you who think Reshiram is weaker than Zekrom are wrong
these two magnificent Pokemon BOTH have a base stat of 680 which means they are equals with different areas of specialty and Zekroms is Attack

Zekrom @ Life Orb
Nature: Adamant (+Attack,-Sp.Atk)
Evs:(252 Attack/252 Speed/4 Sp.Def)
Zekrom Moveset

-Bolt Strike
-Stone Edge/ Roost
-Giga Impact/Magnet Rise

Bolt Strike is STAB and has good power and OK accuracy
Outrage is STAB has Amazing power and Great accuracy
Stone Edge is Coverage against your Counterpart, Reshiram
Giga Impact for a Quick Finish
(Roost) is for healing
(Magnet Rise) is for Immunity to Ground Types

Note: visit the Move tutors in Black White 2 for the Extra moves

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Special Zekrom

Zekrom @ Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature (+SpA, - Atk)
- Thunderbolt / Thunder
- Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
- Earth Power
- Flash Cannon

Thunderbolt/Thunder is STAB. Thunderbolt for accuracy, Thunder for power. Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor is STAB. Again, Dragon Pulse for accuracy, Draco Meteor for power. However, Draco Meteor lowers SpA by 2 stages, so Dragon Pulse is recommended. Earth Power is coverage and makes use of his ability. Flash Cannon covers Ice and Fairy as well as Rock.

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I can't help it, but l get really annoyed when people use attacking stats the wrong way. Give him Steel Wing, it works with his Attack. Now, l've got to post a set for Dialga. BYE!!
I was trying to make a Zekrom different from the standard Bolt Strike, Outrage, Stone Edge, etc you always see. Special Zekrom can be unexpected. I could swap in Zekrom on a resist, force them out into a physical wall, and hit hard with a Choice Specs Draco Meteor.
Well, yeah, it's just that Zekrom's base Attack is 30 points higher than Sp. Attack, and my Zekrom has 92 more points in Attack then Sp. Attack. So that's why.
But that is very unpredictable, though!
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Oh man okay this guy destroys in Uber so this moveset is like a H-bomb :)
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Ability: Teravolt
Nature: Adamant
Fusion Bolt, this move has 100 power and 100 accuracy, and he gets STAB, so that makes it 150 power.
Dragon Claw, I like it better than Outrage because, well I'm just not a risky guy.( But, he still gets 120 power with STAB, so that kinda evens it out...)
Zen Headbutt, for flinching purposes XD...
Bolt Strike, with it's 130 power that would give STAB umm... let's see... 195 base power!!! With Magnet that makes... umm...217 power!!! Or does the Magnet's boost come after the STAB boost, because if it does, that would give it... 229 power!!! Oh wow that would be great, wouldn't it?

Anyways, this set's idea is to wreck everything out there. If that fails, just send in Giratina or Ho-oh to wreck everything!!

Edit: Now, l'm using Hone Claws instead of Zen Headbutt, for even more Attack and Accuracy!
Is it powerful enough yet? With this amount of Attack, it will smash through Barriers and the pokes on the other side, too! NO MORE PHYSICAL WALLS ALLOWED!!!

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Yeah, I think the Dragon Claw is a much better option since Zekrom has a naturally greater Atk stat rather than Spc. Atk
@Hartley, Outrage is Physical, too. I'd choose Dragon Claw because you don't get Confused after, and you're not stuck on one move when a Xerneas comes. The worst part about Zekrom is that he doesn't get E-Terrain or Charge(that would put him in AG, though). With both used, Bolt Strike would do 2.6x damage, or 338 power. So that's why he can't learn either.
And that's why l pair him with a E-Terrain Electivire.
I use that exact same moveset
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Zekrom @ Leftovers
Ability: Teravolt
Nature: Adamant
Evs: 252 hp, 252 attack
Move set:

Shadow Claw: Decent power, Coverage
Bolt Strike: Stab, great power, boosted accuracy by hone claw
Dragon Claw: STAB, decent power
Hone Claw: boosts accuracy (for bolt strike) and attack making Zekrom quite the sweeper.

Zekrom is definitely powerful and deserves its rank. It is unfortunate how it can not learn earthquake, but all the less it can be bulky and sweep at the same time.

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Zekrom @ Leftovers
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SpD
Adamant Nature
- Zen Headbutt
- Roost
- Dragon Claw
- Bolt Strike

zekrom is my son and I will always love it