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If you have a good competitive moveset for Kyurem, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for all Kyurem formes can and should be posted on this thread.

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Kyurem Pokédex and learnset for reference.


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Can't believe we missed this one! BTW I added the pokedex link in, it's on all the BW movesets now, I find it very useful :)
God! I'm SRing for a shiny one!!!! It's taking forever!!!! Have u guys ever had any good luck with SRing?
sring?whats that?
In this situation, SRing means "Soft Resetting". Where you basically save in front of something and battle it, but then restart the game when it isn't exactly what you want. Some things you may be looking for specifically are shininess, natures, stuff like that.

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No love for Kyurem I see
Well Kyurem is pretty epic and can run a sub roost set better than any other Pokemon.
Surprising this page has no Sub Roost sets already.

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Kyurem @ Leftovers
Trait: Pressure
EVs: 52 HP / 232 SAtk / 224 Spd
Modest Nature
- Substitute
- Dragon Pulse
- Focus Blast
- Roost

This set is incredibly easy to use. The idea is that you set up the sub coming in on a Pokemon that will almost be forced to switch like a Gliscor fearing the Ice Beam or you can use it on Pokemon that are likely going to try and wear you down with status such as Blissey. You can Roost up if needed. Thanks to Kyurems decent bulk and above average HP it can take common attacks such as Volt Switch and U-turn. It may not have a useful typing
but it does grant it some very common resistances such as a Water resistance and an Electric resistance. Ice Beam can be used over Dragon Pulse but I tend to use Dragon pulse to hit common Pokemon like Politoed for some decent damage. Dragon Pulse is Kyurems only stab and will hit most Pokemon for neutral damage and those which it doesn't such as Heatran and Ferrothorn are nailed by Focus Miss. Focus Blast also acts as an unreliable check to Tyranitar who over wise would tank every hit and hit back hard. The EVs give Kyurem a nice 404 HP stat which allows it to make 101 HP subs meaning Pokemon like Blissey will have to Seismic Toss twice to break the sub which can be really useful. The speed EVs allow it to out speed Adamant Landorus who can be a massive threat. Smogon has an alternative spread with more investment in Speed but similar to this sets spread it is very situational (not even a situation you would put yourself in). Alternatively you could run max Special Attack and put the rest into Speed which maximizes your power but at the loss of some speed you will almost never need (204 Speed EVs).

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Poke King (White Kyurem) @Leftovers
Ability: Turboblaze
EVs: 3 Sp.Atk
Hasty Nature: (+Spd, -Def)
- Ice Burn: Signature move, STAB
- Fusion Flare: 2nd Signature move, Great Atk and Acc
- Draco Meteor: STAB, Kyurem's Sp.Atk is 397 so the Sp.Atk decrease shouldn't be that bad
- Outrage: STAB, Great Atk and Acc, Last Resort move because of the confusion

Ice burn could be changed to ice bem because it is a second turn attack. They will switch out and find its weakness.
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Diggersby's Equal (Kyurem Normal Form) @ Leftovers
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 52 HP / 220 SAtk / 236 Def
Modest Nature
- Substitute
- Roost
- Ice Beam
- Dragon Pulse
I can't believe this thing is currently RU, I am pretty sure they are going to kick it out sooner or later.

The EV Spread may seem weird. 52 HP to maintain bulk, and to have more Substitute health. The Special Attack because, It needs to hit hard enough to kill things. The Defense to take physical hits better.

Now for the moveset. SubRoost is a very popular combo, and for Kyurem here, he enjoys it too. Ice Beam + Dragon Pulse are two hard hitting stabs.
[1]: http://www.pkparaiso.com/imagenes/xy/sprites/animados/kyurem.gif

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Black Kyurem
Item: Lum Berry
Trait Terravolt
Nature +SpAtt. -Sp.
Ice Beam
Fusion Bolt

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Black Kyurem @ Power Herb

Freeze Shock: Good Power, but takes a turn for charge, so that's a good example for the hold Item. Also a good chance for Paralysis!
Fusion Bolt: Good move to have on Black Kyurem. If used after Fusion Flare, its power is greatly boosted.
Flash Cannon/Iron Head: Covers its Rock-type weakness.
Dragon Claw: It does need a Dragon-type move on it, so I decided for this. It also gets the Same-Type attack bonus for great damage.

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White Kyurem
White [email protected] Orb
EVs:252 SAtk/ 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd -Atk)

-Draco Meteor
-Fusion Flare
-Flash cannon

Draco Meteor covers its weakness of dragon types. Fusion Flare really powerful godd for ice types. Blizzard would be better than ice burn because ice burn is a second turn attack and kyurem may faint before you even use it or it maybe switched out. And flash cannon or Psychic. Flash cannon you can have if you're dealing with fairy types.

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flash cannon is better because it deals with rock types as well as fairy types. also, I prefer ice beam over blizzard because it's higher accuracy causes it to deal more damage on average.
I agree.
then change it already.
Ok- I have changed it.
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Modest Nature
Ability: Turboblaze
Charti Berry / Chople Berry / Life Orb (if you feel like you need that extra boost)
EVs: 252 Special Attack / 4 Special Defense / 252 Speed

Fusion Flare: Awesome Power, STAB
Ice Burn: 2 turns, but UNBELIEVABLE POWER, STAB
Dragon Pulse: You know why
Flash Cannon (Psychic): Coverage for those pesky Fairy and Rock types (if you don't go against Fairy types, take Psychic for Fighting types)

White Kyurem is great Pokemon placed in the Uber tier, whereas Black Kyurem is only OU. This is because of Black Kyurem's poor learnset, as it is a physical attacker, -the polar opposite of White Kyurem- and learns very few physical attacks, only having Outrage and Freeze Shock as reliable physical moves. White Kyurem however, has a great moveset, having reliable counters to ALL of it's weaknesses. Fairy? Flash Cannon. Fighting? Psychic. Steel? Fusion Flare. Coupled with a berry that resist Fighting or Rock types, and you got yourself and AWESOME special sweeper. Oh, and stat boosts? I don't think so, with a whopping 170 base special attack and a solid 95 base speed, this thing is probably one of the BEST special sweepers in Pokemon.

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Kyurem-W @Leftovers
Ability: Turboblaze
EVs: 252 Sp. Atk, 252 Sp, 4 Def
Nature: Modest
Ice Beam
Dragon Pulse
Fusion Flare

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It's Psychic.
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Black [email protected] Z
Role: bulky physical sweeper
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)
EVs: 4 Spd/252 Atk/252 Def
-Freeze Shock
High BP, STAB, becomes an immense 200 BP Subzero Slammer
-Bolt Strike
High BP, coverage
-Dragon Claw
-Steel Wing
Decent BP, good weakness coverage, may raise defense
This is the moveset I use in Pokémon Showdown, and it is very successful.

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Honestly, I would use this for a black kyurem:

Pokemon: Kyurem-B
Item: Choice Band
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 HP/4 Spe/252 Atk
Adamant nature

  • Outrage/Dragon Claw
  • Fusion Bolt
  • Freeze Shock/Ice Beam
  • Sleep Talk

This set is simple: sit back, relax, and spam Outrage. Or, you can run Dragon Claw for less power but the freedom to switch. However, even Defensive Landorus-T is 2HKOed by Outrage. Fusion Bolt is for coverage against bulky steel types, except ferrothorn. If your opponent dares to switch, and you predict them, Freeze Shock hits so hard, it does half to Toxapex. However, Ice Beam could be used to be reliable ice STAB. Sleep Talk is used to be a sleep sponge.

The EVs are to nuke your opponents with overpowered physical attacks, while make use of Kyurem-B’s good bulk. Teravolt is the only ability
Kyurem-B can have, and is a good one to, allowing Kyurem-B to ignore abilities like sturdy and disguise. Finally, an adamant nature is used to... well, it’s kind of obvious.

Hope this shreds many teams!


252+ Adamant Kyurem-B Fusion Bolt vs 252/252+ Skarmory: 248-292
(78.2-88%) Guaranteed 2HKO.

252+ Adamant Kyurem-B Outrage vs 252/252+ Zygarde-C: 498-588
(78.3-92.4%) Guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery.
(Not many Pokemon can do that with a physical move)

252+ Adamant Kyurem-B Freeze Shock vs 252/0 Aegislash -Shield: 162-191
(50-58.9%) Guaranteed 2HKO

252+ Adamant Kyurem-B Freeze Shock vs 252/252+ Eviolite Chansey: 610-718
(86.6-101.9%) 12.5% chance to OHKO.

(Note: These are some of the bulkiest Pokemon in the game)

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Black [email protected] White herb
252 atk 252 speed or 252 hp if you want bulk
Dragon claw
Freeze shock
Fusion bolt
Iron head

White herb is for freeze shock charge
Literally no one expects it so you get a quick one off

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Codename Fast, Underrated, Cold Killer(s)

(For each form)

Held Item:
-Salac Berry (for Normal)
-Power Herb (for Black and White)
-Pressure (for Normal)
-Teravolt (for Black)
-Turboblaze (for White)
(Is there any choice? :D)
-Gentle (+Sp.Def, -Defense) (for Normal)
-Adamant (+Attack, -Sp.Atk) (for Black)
-Modest (+Sp.Atk, -Attack) (for White)
- 252 Attack, 252 Special Attack, 6 Speed (for Normal)
-252 Attack (for Black)/Special Attack (for White), 252 Speed

  • Dragon Pulse
  • Outrage
  • Glaciate
  • Flash Cannon
    (for Normal)
  • Outrage
  • Fusion Bolt
  • Freeze Shock
  • Iron Head
    (for Black)
  • Dragon Pulse
  • Fusion Flare
  • Ice Burn
  • Flash Cannon
    (for White)
    Nothing extra, Outrage/Dragon Pulse for Dragon STAB, Glaciate/Freeze Shock/Ice Burn for Ice STAB, Flash Cannon/Iron Head for coverage, and the Fusion moves because why not. I'm already glad you made it this far, however, reading is probably less exhausting than searching, writing and formatting. Whew!
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This one is really simple

White Kyurem @ Life Orb
Nature for Kyurem:Timid
252 Sp.Atk, 252Spe, 4hp
Ice Burn
Dragon Pulse
Focus Blast
Fusion Flare
Hope this helped

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I used this:

Kyurem (Black)@choice band
ability- teravolt
Stone edge- Coverage
Outrage- STAB, sweeping
iron head- coverage
Fusion Bolt- Insane damage.

In my team, he comes right after this thing
[email protected] sash
Belly drum- to buff attack
Spore- to give a solid set up chance, and hopefully a good with chance
Aqua ring/ Agility- for sustainability or extra speed
baton pass- to pass changes.

This Kyurem set is insane.
+6 252 Atk Choice Band Teravolt Kyurem-Black Outrage vs. +6 0 HP / 252 Def Aegislash: 112-132 (79.4 - 93.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO
I tested it out against several Pokemon that are physically defensive. I love it.

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I can Believe you guys!

I would probobly go with.....

Black kyurem @ Drace plate

trait: terravolt
-Fusion Bolt
-Freeze Shock
-Psychic (for those nasty fighting types that try to ruin your streak!)

I play white 2 and I use B.Kyurem because W.Kyurem looks so ugly!
Using my moves you can take out fighting,flying,ground,dragon (+2 cuz freeze shock AND outrage),water and ice!

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Wrong way Kyurem-B is the ugly one. Not K-W
Why was this downvoted?
Black kyurem not a good choice as its EV yield is attack. White kyurem's EV yield is special attack.