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If you have a good competitive moveset for Articuno, post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Movesets for its pre-evolutions, if any, can also be shared on this thread.

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Articuno @ Petaya Berry
Trait: Snow Cloak
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Blizzard
- Roost
- Hidden Power [Flying]

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Articuno @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Pressure
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk

- Freeze-Dry
- Hurricane
- Hidden Power [Ground]
- Agility

With Articuno's pretty good bulk and Ice typing, it is able to draw in super effective hits and sponge them (except rock type ones) , activating Weakness policy. Once Agility is set up...

The EVs are used to maximize Articuno's Sweeping potential, making faster and giving it's SpA stat a buff. Freeze-Dry is STAB that hits Water types Super for super effective damage. Hurricane while having unreliable accuracy, is Articuno's only SpA flying STAB outside of Gust. Hidden Power [Ground] hits Rock, Steel, Electric and Fire (Articuno's Weaknesses) for super effective damage. Agility boosts Articuno's speed, allowing it to sweep.

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[email protected] Pressure
Ev corner: 252hp/252Satk/4Sdef Modest
-Frost Breath/Great in gen 6 otherwise ice beam
-Filler(toxic, ancient power, tailwind, roost) I run Defog for trolling stealth rocks(4xweakness XD)
-Mind Reader (prepare your anus for....here it comes...!...the on and only
-SHEER COLD!!! Idiot: But Senior, sheer cold is banned! Me: Don't be stupid smogon isn't God, and there is a magical place where that German Gas Can cannot force it's rules...it's called Wi-Fi you tit no rules!! Idiot: but that's cheap!!! Me: Sucks to be you bro. You could change frost breath to (filler) and run Blizzard instead. This set takes set up, and given Artie's horrible typing you can't counter, so you have to check, but hey a ko is a ko.