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Celebrate is only ever used as a Z-Move, if powered up by Normalium Z it raises all stats at once.

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Z-Move effects
When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Celebrate turns into Z-Celebrate and raises all stats one stage each, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Other than that it's a useless move and even with Normalium Z it's still a gimmick.

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name: Z-Celebrate
move 1: Celebrate
move 2: Searing Shot
move 3: Stored Power
move 4: Focus Blast
item: Normalium Z
ability: Victory Star
nature: Timid
evs: 252 SpA / 4 SpD / 252 Spe

> Moves

Celebrate works in conjunction with Normalium Z to give Victini a +1 boost in all of its stats except for accuracy and evasion, turning it into a lethal sweeper under the right conditions and making it tough to revenge kill thanks to the defensive boosts. Blue Flare is incompatible with Celebrate, which makes Searing Shot the best Fire-type STAB move for this set; it does good damage after a boost, though it's weak unboosted. Alternatively, Fire Blast can be used due to its higher Base Power, though Searing Shot's higher burn chance and 100% accuracy make it more desirable. STAB Stored Power gets boosted to 120-Base Power after Z-Celebrate is used. It's used over other Psychic-type moves like Psychic and Psyshock because it allows Victini to OHKO Toxapex, thus avoiding Haze from it, as well as Alolan Marowak and Tapu Koko. Focus Blast hits Heatran and Tyranitar super effectively, which otherwise wall this set.

> Set Details

252 Special Attack EVs maximize Victini's damage output. Maximum Speed investment with a Timid nature allows it to outspeed some Choice Scarf users such as Tapu Lele and Landorus-T as well as everything slower. Victory Star is Victini's only available ability and doesn't have much use outside of giving Focus Blast a slight boost in accuracy. Normalium Z is mandatory on this set, as it works alongside Celebrate to give Victini a boost to all of its stats.

> Usage Tips

Z-Celebrate can only be used once, so ensure that Victini's checks and counters are worn down or eliminated before it attempts to sweep. Once Victini's set up, all it has to do is pick the right coverage move and start getting KOs. Victini can attempt to spread burns early-game in some matchups thanks to Searing Shot's high burn chance, though that's pretty much all it can do before setting up due to its poor coverage without Stored Power and lack of breaking power without a boost. If there's a Choice Scarf user on the opposing team like Garchomp or Keldeo, it should try to avoid taking too much damage while setting up in order to survive a Hydro Pump from Keldeo or an Earthquake from Garchomp. When facing stall, Victini can't do anything until Chansey is removed, so try to remove it either through trapping it or with a lure. While Unaware Clefable may seem like another roadblock for Victini, it can't wall Victini if it loses its Leftovers because Searing Shot's burns will slowly wear it down and put it in range of Victini's attacks. Keeping entry hazards off the field helps Victini because it's vulnerable to every form of hazard, especially Stealth Rock and Toxic Spikes, which cripple it severely.


Dang I didn't know celebrate is useful