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We won't be getting a Pokemon Stars or Eclipse any time soon.
After taking a quick look at this thing's God Mode, I believe revision is in order.
Yeah same for dusk mane and dawn wings

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Necrozma @ Weakness Policy
Type : Psychic
Ability : Prism Armor
Nature : Timid ( Spe+ Atk- )
EVs : 104 Hp / 148 Spa / 252 Spe

  • Rock Polish
  • Psyshock / Stored Power
  • Dark Pulse / Flash Cannon / Power Gem
  • Brick Break

Prism Armor allows Necrozma to withstand Super Effective hits. This takes advantage of Weakness Policy, getting offensive boosts so that you can sweep. It's typing it's also not Dual which are weak to a same type, which is why he is the best suit for a Weakness Policy set. Rock Polish must be used on the first turn, no matter First or Second Necrozma moves, so that you can sweep in the following turns. Brick Break gets boosts from Weakness Policy, and hits some Pokemon like Bisharp or Weavile, breaking Relfects and Light Screens. Stored Power packs a huge punch with the boosts from Rock Polish and Weakness Policy. The others are coverages. Dark Pulse hits Aegislash, while Flash Cannon hits Diancie. Power Gem hits Talonflame and Mega Charizard Y. It's up to you who to counter. 106 Hp in EVs aid in allowing Necrozma to survive hits in the first turn. And the others are for Sweeping purposes.

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Why timid. Timid is redundant. So is 252 speed. Necrozma only has 79 base speed what's the point.
You have Prism Armor to take Super effective hits, then you survive and use Rock Polish, then you start to sweep while outspeeding a lot of stuff. Speed is invested to ensure that Necrozma outspeed faster opponents.
Speed is relevant with Rock Polish, the point being that Rock Polish isn't relevant just in general with Necrozma.
it seems you enjoy speed... i can see why. i like this moveset, and the weakness policy is rarely used. its nice to see a pokemon use its ability and an item to combo like crazy.
Such a nice moveset. Bravo! *claps*
If your going for timid, why brick break?
I changed somethings to make it better in my humble opinion

Necrozma @ Weakness Policy
Type : Psychic
Ability : Prism Armor
Nature : Modest
EVs : 102 Hp / 252 Spa / 148 Spe

Rock Polish
 Stored Power
Dark Pulse
Hidden Power - Fighting
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Necrozma @ Leftovers
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Bold Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Morning Sun / Moonlight
- Calm Mind
- Psyshock
- Hidden Power [Fire] / Hidden Power [Ground]

Here's a bulky set I made, just CM with physical defense EVs. Hidden power helps to hit steel types as well as dark and psychic.

Thanks to Ultra Sun and Moon's move tutors, this guy can get Heat Wave/Earth Power instead of choosing a Hidden Power type.
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Necrozma-Dusk-Mane @ Ultranecrozium Z
Ability: Prism Armor --> Neuroforce
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature (+Spe, -SpA)
- Photon Geyser
- Earthquake
- Sunsteel Strike / Stone Edge
- Swords Dance

Photon Geyser is STAB and turns into the Z-Move "Light That Burns the Sky" (200 BP, ignores abilities). Earthquake primarily allows you to hit Steel-types and is a good coverage move regardless. Sunsteel Strike is STAB before you transform, lets you hit Fairy-types, and is a nice move in general. Stone Edge gives perfect neutral coverage and more SE coverage than Sunsteel Strike (particularly Flying-types), which works better with Neuroforce. Stone Edge looks like it'll be better overall, but Sunsteel Strike helps against Xerneas.

After a Swords Dance, you 2HKO basically everything, some of which turn into OHKOs with Stealth Rock support. Make sure the field is clear of Mega Gengar and watch out for Pheromosa, Deoxys-A, Sucker Punch, and various scarfers once you've transformed.

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Necrozma @ Farium Z
Type: Psychic
Ability: Prism Armor
Nature: Timid (+Spe/-Atk)/Modest (+Sp.Atk/-Atk)
EVs: 252 Spe / 250 Sp.Atk / 6 Sp.Def

  • Calm Mind
  • Psychic
  • Moonlight
  • Dark Pulse/Power Gem

Calm Mind is good for raising your Sp. Atk and Sp. Def.
Psychic has good power and STAB.
Z Moonlight heals all status conditions to Necrozma, as well as healing.
Dark Pulse/Power Gem for type coverage. Both have same base power, but Dark Pulse has 20% flinch. Your choice.

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(This set is taken from PIMPNITE, (credit to him) with a bit of adjusting.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN8SNgppDw0

Necrozma - Dusk Mane @ Ultranecrozium Z
Type: Psychic/Steel -----> Psychic/Dragon
Ability: Prism Armor -----> Neuroforce
Nature: Bold (+Def -Atk)
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpDef

  • Flash Cannon
  • Moonlight
  • Calm Mind
  • Iron Defense

This set is basically for being a troll and also for sweeping.
Instead of Confusion, I changed it to Flash Cannon so that it could hit every type, no matter how effectively.
Just start setting up (as Dusk Mane) defense, then start going for Calm Mind (or vice versa). If you run low on HP, use moonlight. After having +6 Def, SpAtk and SpDef, you can go into Ultra Necrozma to give up some bulk but in exchange, more sweeping power.
Be wary of Whirlwind, Roar, Dragon Tail, etc.. and Taunt users.

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I don’t think Necrozma-DW gets enough attention, so:

Pokemon: Necrozma-DW
Item: Lunalium Z
Ability: Prism Armor
EVs: 252 HP/4 Spe/252 Sp. Atk
Modest Nature

  • Calm Mind
  • Moongeist Beam
  • Psyshock
  • Power Gem

Calm mind allows Necrozma-DM to become more threatening in offense and defense. Moongeist Beam is awesome STAB and threatening to Mimikyu. Psyshock is for STAB and for hitting special walls like blissey. Finally, Power Gem is to hit Ho- Oh and other bulky flying types.

Hope this set sweeps many teams!

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I know this was answered a long time ago, but Bisharp is a counter to this set.
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This is a moveset for the standard Necrozma. Not Dusk Mane, Dawn Wings, or Ultra Necrozma; just regular, vanilla Necrozma.

Necrozma @ Leftovers
Prism Armor
EVs: 252 HP, 80 Def, 176 Sp. Def
• Stealth Rock
• Knock Off
• Photon Geyser
• Morning Sun/X-Scissor/Brick Break

This Necrozma is best suited as a lead Pokémon, setting up Stealth Rocks, Knocking Off the opponents item, and having STAB damage in Photon Geyser. Assuming your Necrozma's Attack IV is higher than its Special Attack IV, Photon Geyser will be physical. If you don't have USUM, Psycho Cut will fill Photon Geyser's role just fine. The last move is up to your preference. Morning Sun (or Moonlight) would be reliable healing, but with low PP. X-Scissor is for coverage and Brick Break is weaker coverage, but would cover the four Fairy/Steel-types that X-Scissor misses out on. Pick whichever one fits your teambuild/battling style best!

Vanilla Necrozma seems to be overshadowed by its new forms, but hopefully this moveset will bring it back into the limelight!

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Standard Necrozma:
Necrozma @ (Whatever fits correctly for your team)
Type: Psychic
Ability: Prism Armor
Nature: Mild (+Sp. Atk -Def)
1: Prismatic Laser (160 power, 100 accuracy)
2: Wring Out (- power, 100 accuracy)
3: Moonlight (- power, - accuracy)
4: Stone Edge (100 power, 80 accuracy)

Prismatic Laser for STAB and huge amounts of power from Mild. I chose Mild because of its Prism Armor ability helping Def and Sp. Def. Wring Out for huge beginning power. Moonlight to heal, and Stone Edge to wipe bug types.

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Necrozma (Dawn wings)
Item: ultranecrozma
Nature: timid
Evs: max sp attack and max speed
Moves: moongiest beam,photon gyster,dragon pulse,flash canon

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Dusk mane Necrozma —-> Ultra Necrozma
Item: ultranecrozium z
Ability: prism armour —-> neuroforce
Nature: jolly (+Spe -SpA)
Ev: Atk 252 Spe 252 Hp 4
Photon geyser
Sun steel strike
Power gem
Earth quake / brick break

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Dawn Wings [email protected] Herb
Ability:Prism Armor
EVs:252 Sp.Attack 252 Speed 4 HP
•Meteor Beam:Raises Sp.Attack, goes in one turn, and can potentially nuke the opposing Pokémon
•Photon Geyser:Strong STAB
•Dark Pulse:Coverage, specifically against ghost
•Earth Power:Coverage against many Pokémon
Start out with Meteor Beam and then sweep