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This seemed like one of the most popular Pokemon at the recent championships so thought we'd get this one in early.
For some odd reason, I feel that Kartana would be the one to learn Cut, not a rocket ship made of bamboo.

EDIT: Actually I've got it right. Celesteela doesn't learn Cut, Kartana does.
Goddammit why do I try be intelligent

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Celesteela @ Leftovers
Type : Steel / Flying
Ability : Beast Boost
Nature : Sassy (SpD+ Spe-) / Relaxed (Def+ Spe-)
EVs : 252 Hp / 98 Def / 158 SpD

  • Heavy Slam
  • Flamehrower / Fire Blast / Toxic
  • Leech Seed
  • Protect

This set allows this guy to handle a variety of special attackers and to be able to heal itself over time in battles. Heavy Slam provides nice Physical STAB which has a base power of 120 due to Celesteela's ridiculous weight. Flamethrower and Fire Blast are there to take down oppoents like Scizor, Ferrothorn, Kartana, and Genesect. Toxic takes down bulkier targets like Landorus-Therian, Slowbro, and Hippowdon as they can easily tank anything Celesteela has. Leech Seed together with Leftovers allows Celesteela to heal for Hp overtime and to allow him to last longer in battles with more bulk. Protect also allow him to heal for more Hp without the opponent attacking. Max EVs in Hp and the rest in Defence and Special Defence boost his bulk nicely.

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Fantastic set, I've been using it with Flamethrower and it walls a huge portion of the meta. I've had games where it hard counters almost an entire team, it's typing really is a blessing. I think full SpD EV's are probably better though since, from experience, the majority of it's offensive threats rn are SpA attackers.
I prefer to put the remaining EVs in Defence so that it can withstand some physical hits.
Celesteela and Skarmory DO NOT compare. Skarmory has access to hazard, Defog support, Whirlwind, Roost, a powerful Flying-type STAB and Counter, to name a few of its gems. Celesteela, in comparison, has no hazard, no hazard removal, no phazing move, no reliable recovery outside of the hazardous Leech Seed and Leftovers, and finally the weak Air Slash, in fact so weak that Flamethrower is the better choice.
This is not to say Celesteela is inferior to Skarmory, but to say they do not compare. If I said Celesteela sucks, I'd be lying. Celesteela has much stats and distribution than Skarmory, it has some nifty tools, an AMAZING ability and excellent stalling potential.
Celesteela surpasses Skarmory as a stalling Pokemon, but it fails to phaze out enemies, remove hazards, sustain itself reliably, place said hazards or even work as an absolute physical wall. Skarmory looks more specialist, but again, it lacks Celesteela's better overall bulk, movepool and stats.
Is SpD Speed or Special Defense??
Nice set
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Celesteela @ Leftovers / Big Root
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 56 SpA / 200 SpD or 252 HP / 192 Def / 64 SpA
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leech Seed
- Giga Drain
- Flash Cannon
- Substitute / Protect / Toxic

I really didn't feel like making another Rest/Sleep Talk set so I came up with this. I wanted to be able to heal as much as possible without an actual recovery move. The EVs have as much defense as possible while still giving the Beast Boost to Special Attack (Higher Special Attack=stronger Giga Drain=more healing).

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Celesteela @ Lum Berry
Ability: Beast Boost
Level: 50
EVs: 252 HP / 68 Def / 188 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash/Flamethrower
- Leech Seed
- Double Team
- Toxic

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Celesteela is a godlike Pokemon. Imagine a Pokemon with every stat bar speed (which can be neutralised with Autototmize) being around 100. And with Leech Seed,Leftovers, Ingrain and Giga Drain for recovery. And the ability to boost every stat with its ability. And an immunity to Spikes and Toxic Spikes and a neutrality to Stealth Rock. And an immunity to Toxic. Plus the typing of Skarmory. Now that's exactly what Celesteela is. Only 2 weaknesses and literally resisting 70%! Isn't that insane! Oh.....and its design is also awesome :)

[email protected] Leftovers (Defensive Wall)
252 HP/252 Def/4 SpA
Bold nature

-Leech Seed
-Flamethrower
-Flash Cannon/Giga Drain
-Protect

Defensive Celesteela will get the Def boost from Beast Boost which is just scary. It has Special Attacks because attacking Pokemon usually have lower SpD than Def so that it has an easier time getting Beast Boosts. Leech Seed is the best recovery option for it and paired with Giga Drain and Leftovers, it gives her enough recovery. Protect is just to stall out some HP.

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You care actually supposed to post one moveset in one anwser so that it could be voted separately. It's in the Guidelines.
Sorry, didn't know that...Anyway, thanks!
I've changed it :)
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[email protected] Leftovers (Special Wall)
252 HP/252 SpD/4 Atk
Careful nature

-Leech Seed
-Earthquake
-Heavy Slam
-Protect

Special Defensive Celesteela will get the SpD boost from Beast Boost which is just scary. It has Attacks because Special attacking Pokemon usually have lower Def than SpD so that it has an easier time getting Beast Boosts. Leech Seed is its best recovery option and paired with Leftovers, it gives decent recovery. Protect is to stall out HP. I recommend you to use the Special Defensive set and not the Defensive one because Thunderbolt and Flamethrower are just more frequent than Wild Charge and Flare Blitz.

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Celesteela's offensive set is as follows:

[email protected] Leftovers
252 SpA/252 HP/4 Spe
Timid Nature

-Autotomize
-Flash Cannon
-Giga Drain
-Flamethrower

Autotomize boosts it to great speed tiers and the rest is obvious. Flash Cannon is STAB, Flamethrower is for Steel Types and Giga Drain is recovery as well as damage.

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Celesteela @ Life Orb
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Air Slash
- Flash Cannon
- Fire Blast
- Leech Seed

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Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Protect
- Earthquake
- Leech Seed

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Celesteela @ Metal Coat
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Heavy Slam
- Explosion
- Earthquake
- Flame Charge

This is a good combo, as heavy slam would dish out good damage due to it being a STAB, and beast boost will boost it further. Also, flame charge could take out steel types, as well as grass types and ice types that would otherwise do serious damage. Earthquake is coverage against electric types, but it is advised to use flame charge before an electric type comes out, as they are usually fast. Explosion was just put in as a placeholder, I just threw it in as a last resort.

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personally I like this set as it works well

Celesteela @ Leftovers
Ability: Beast Boost
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpA
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Leech Seed (helps preserve hp)
- Toxic (helps stall and when paired up with leech seed helps take down annoying walls)
- Fire Blast (helps deal with other Celesteela's)
- Air Slash (general stab)

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Ok, lets put those decent attacking stats to good use.

Celesteela @ Life Orb/Weakness Policy
Trait: Beast Boost
EV's: 252 Special Attack 252 Speed 4 HP
Nature: Modest
- Automize
- Air Slash
- Flamethrower
- Flash Cannon

Flash cannon and Air Slash are STAB (the latter also has a chance to flinch). Automize raises speed (stat drops/boosts don't change that stat that would usually rise) allowing it to sweep more efficiently. Flamethrower is for steel types that can wall this.

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1: i like flynium z more
2: timid is the better nature for sweeper cele