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I haven't gotten into competitive SM but this seems really fun.

Solgaleo @ Normalium Z
Ability: Full Metal Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Splash
- Sunsteel Strike
- Zen Headbutt
- Flame Charge

I doubt there's much that could take a +3 move from Solgaleo, and Flame Charge will let it outspeed a lot of things, so this might be a good strategy.

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There we go!

Shockingly little Solgaleo sets using Z-Splash
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Solgaleo @ Choice Band / Life Orb
Type : Steel / Psychic
Ability : Full Metal Body
Nature : Jolly ( Spe+ Spa- )
EVs : 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe

  • Sunsteel Strike
  • Zen-Headbutt
  • Flame Charge / Flare Blitz
  • Earthquake

This is a Choice Band set that allows Solgaleo to sweep. Flame Charge and Jolly speed allows it to outspeed many opponents. Flame Charge and Flare Blitz hits hard at many opponents like Ferrothorn, Kartana, Scizor, Genesect. Earthquake is for more coverage. Flare Blitz is an option if you don't mind recoil even with Life Orb. Zen-Headbutt and Sunsteel Strike are reliable physical STAB. The EV spread is suitable for physical sweepers like Solgaleo. Life Orb is an alternative if you don't like Choice Band, but provides a little less power and recoil. Full Metal Body is great as it is immune to abilitys like Intimidate which lowers Attack.

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Solgaleo @ Life Orb

EVS: 252 Atk/4 Def/252 Spe
IVS: 0 SpA
Jolly Nature
Full Metal Body
-Sunsteel Strike
STAB Move. Ignores Mimikyu's Disguise and (though rare) Shedninja's Wonder Guard. Has 100 Power and 100 Accuracy, so it's very consistent. Also will do substantial damage to basically anything after the Life Orb Boost.
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike vs. 252 HP / 4+ Def Giratina: 188-224 (37.3 - 44.4%) -- 100% chance to 3HKO after Leftovers recovery
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Sunsteel Strike vs. 248 HP / 252+ Def Yveltal: 181-214 (39.7 - 47%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

-Zen Headbutt
STAB Move. Has a 10% Flinch rate.
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Zen Headbutt vs. 0 HP / 4 Def Gengar-Mega: 463-549 (177.3 - 210.3%) -- guaranteed OHKO

-Flame Charge
After 1 Flame Charge, Solgaleo Speed Ties with Scarf Lunala and outspeeds most unboosted Pokemon n the Ubers tier.

-Flare Blitz
Has 110 Power and breaks walls like nobody's business.
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 0 Def Aegislash-Shield: 276-325 (85.1 - 100.3%) -- 6.3% chance to OHKO
252+ Atk Life Orb Solgaleo Flare Blitz vs. 252 HP / 252+ Def Celesteela: 276-325 (69.3 - 81.6%) -- guaranteed 2HKO after Leftovers recovery and Leech Seed recovery

Thats my set for Solgaleo. Please leave feedback!

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Dual Sweeper
Solgaleo @ Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature
- Earthquake
- Fire Blast
- Sunsteel Strike
- Work Up

Work up is sadly the only move it gets that boosts attack, so I threw Fire Blast on it to get a use out of the Special Attack boost as well.

Attack
Solgaleo @ Life Orb
Ability: Full Metal Body
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Flare Blitz
- Sunsteel Strike
- Zen Headbutt

Went for full offensive set. You can also replace Life Orb with Assault Vest for added Spdef

Special Attack
Solgaleo @ Leftovers
Ability: Full Metal Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Calm Mind
- Fire Blast
- Flash Cannon
- Psyshock

Sadly one of Solgaleo's best uses. You can also replace Leftovers for Life Orb for added power, but it nullifies its survivability. You can also go timid with max spatk and speed too, but I prefer the modest set personally.

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Solgaleo @Assault Vest / Leftovers
Type: Steel / Psychic
Ability: Full Metal Body
Nature: Adamant (Attack+, Special Attack-)
EVs: 252 Hp/ 252 Attack/ 4 Special Defense

Moveset:

  • Sunsteel Strike
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Earthquake/Flame Charge
  • Morning Sun/Cosmic Power

So for the held item it is based off of preference. Personally I like the extra Special Defensive bulk so I use assault vest. Sunsteel Strike and Zen Headbutt for STAB. Now Earthquake for additional coverage or Flame Charge to cover the poor speed Solgaleo has. Morning Sun or Cosmic Power whether you want more defense or health regeneration. This is my first post on Pokemondb so hope it wasn't too bad

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If it is using Assault vest what is the point of putting in status moves xD
Maybe because Morning Sun and Cosmic Power pairs with Leftovers. If running Assualt Vest, put Flame Charge in the last slot since it's the only move for raising speed.