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Dynamaxer

Moltres
Moltres-Galar @ Life Orb
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature / Modest Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Fiery Wrath
- Air Slash / Hurricane
- Ancient Power

It’s got Berserk to get a SpA boost at half HP, nice natural bulk, Max Airstream to boost speed, and Nasty Plot to boost SpA before Dynamax if you think they will set up or you can tank a hit.

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why ancient power?
It’s got nothing else really. It’s movepool is atrocious.
3 votes

Gen 8 UU / Battle Stadium Singles


Moltres-Galar @ Weakness Policy / Heavy-Duty Boots
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Fiery Wrath
- Hurricane / Air Slash
- Rest
- Sleep Talk

Movepool is so atrocious, it doesn't even get mfing Roost. Oh well. Rest to abuse Berserk and heal off damage taken from a super-effective hit, then Sleep Talk and pray it lands on a STAB move and not Rest. Also remember, after 2 turns of Resting you wake up, so don't click Sleep Talk 3 times in a row like other people sometimes do.

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3 votes

Gen 8 OU
Double Dance/NP+Taunt

Moltres-Galar @ Weakness Policy/Heavy Duty Boots
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Fiery Wrath
- Hurricane
- Agility/Taunt

This set can be used as a sweeper on hyper offense teams or rain teams. On screens hyper offense, use Weakness Policy. On rain, use Heavy Duty Boots. Fiery Wrath and Hurricane are stab. Weakness Policy lets it tank a weak ice, electric or fairy attack and retaliate, especially under screens. The set works best with screens support from Tapu Koko or Alolan Ninetales. Heavy Duty Boots let's it avoid the ubiquitous Stealth Rock. Taunt may be used over Agility to break through special walls like Toxapex and Hippowdon. This set also works well in UU.

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2 votes

Moltres-Galar @ Salac Berry / Weakness Policy
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Nasty Plot
- Air Slash
- Substitute
- Fiery Wrath

Set up a Substitute, if it doesn't get broken immediately use Nasty Plot. If the Substitute gets broken immediately, keep spamming it until you get into Salac Berry territory, then try to sweep. Wow, this is like roman general level advanced strategy and battle tactics.

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If it's Salac Berry, then you should run the other STAB move instead of Agility imo.
2 votes

Monotype
Moltres
Moltres-Galar @ Leftovers
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Modest Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Agility
- Nasty Plot
- Fiery Wrath

As simple as it looks. Go into sub, set up Agility and Nasty plot, and start sweeping and flinching with Fiery Wrath. You'll want a mon with Defog to clear Stealth Rocks.

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2 votes

Stallbreaker Set
Gen 8 SwSh Monotype (Dark/Flying)

Moltres-Galar @ Leftovers / Weakness Policy
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 224 HP / 72 SpA / 24 SpD / 188 Spe
Calm Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Taunt
- Nasty Plot
- Agility
- Fiery Wrath

This is a Stallbreaker set that can be used on dark and flying type teams. Taunt is really important on this moveset, as it allows you to shut down defensive Pokemon like Toxapex, Hippowdon, Mantine, etc. Taunt also allows you to stop setup sweepers from setting up and attempting to sweep. Nasty Plot gives you a special attack boost. Agility boosts your speed, allowing you to outspeed faster Pokemon. Fiery Wrath is for dark STAB and allows you to have an offensive presence while being able to shut down defensive Pokemon. This set is best used on Balance and BO teams. Leftovers is used for a little HP recovery, while Weakness Policy is an option that gives you a special attack boost and takes advantage of the bulk this set has.

EV spread Explanation: 224 HP EVs combined with 24 Special Defense EVs and a Calm Nature allows Moltres-Galar to live most unboosted special attacks from Pokemon like Nidoking. 188 Speed EVs allows you to outspeed max speed Cloyster so you can use Taunt on it to prevent it from using Shell Smash. You even ouspeed it after an Agility if Cloyster gets off a Shell Smash. The rest of the EVs are dumped into your special attack.

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2 votes

I just play casually on console but I got

Moltres-G @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 252 SpA/ 252 Spe / 4 Def
Timid Nature
- Agility
- Nasty Plot
- Fiery Wrath
- Hurricane

This thing is an absolute monster. I do want to give a shout-out to Espeon as well though because they pair surprisingly well together.

Espeon @ Light Clay
Ability: Magic Bounce
EVs: 252 HP/ 180 Spe/ 76 SpA
Timid Nature
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Yawn
- Future Sight

This is a strange build for Espeon and I developed it in-house based on the needs of my team. Espeon was the best Pokemon to play this role. Hatterene and Xatu just didn't fit the bill. Espeon has a reputation as being fragile but it can be quite sturdy in this configuration if you play it well especially if you can get an intimidate out before it. Espeon essentially sets up screens for Moltres here and keeps Stealth Rocks away reflecting them at your opponent. The synergy of the two is that they turn your opponent against themselves in one way or another. Espeon usually survives its first foray onto the battlefield in this configuration my experience after about 500 hours of playing with him. Besides setting up Moltres, it's a great support Pokemon. Additionally, Yawn and Future Sight are good for trying to incentivize the opponent to play a certain way making it easier to predict them. Future Sight also hits like a truck... I'll add that. This configuration won't sweep but its presence will be felt even if you don't pull out Moltres. I just really wanted to plug Espeon because I associate it so strongly with Molres-G, it's the herald of Moltres on my team.

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Moltres-Galar @ Chesto Berry
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Fiery Wrath
- Hurricane / Air Slash
- Nasty Plot
- Rest

This set takes advantage of Berserk. Get down on HP and use Rest to get back to full HP and wake up with 1.5 SpA. Nasty Plot for further boost. Moves are STAB.

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Moltres-Galar @ Life Orb
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Fiery Wrath
- Hurricane / Air Slash
- Nasty Plot / Agility
- U-turn

Fiery Wrath is a very nice STAB move. Hurricane is more powerful and less accurate, while Air Slash is the other way around. Nasty Plot and Agility boost Moltres-G's stats a bit. U-turn allows it to pivot. Life Orb helps it get closer to the Berserk goal.

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Role: Sweeper
Moltres-Galar @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Attack
- Fiery Wrath
- Air Slash
- Ancient Power
- Agility

Explanation: This is a speedy sweeping moveset. Use Agility, let opposing Pokemon activate Weakness Policy and Berserk, and you will have some good Special Attack and Speed boosts. Fiery Wrath and Air Slash are for STAB and flinches (Air Slash is safer than Hurricane). Ancient Power is for Ice types. Timid Nature gives this Pokemon some extra speed. And there is a sweep.

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Moltres-Galar @ Life Orb
Ability: Berserk
EVs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Substitute
- Fiery Wrath
- Nasty Plot
- Hurricane/Air Slash

Subsitute can help you get closer to acivating Berserk, and Nasty Plot is setup. You can use Hurricane for greater power, or Air Slash for better accuracy.

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