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

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Tyranitar Pokédex and learnset for reference.

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Tyranitar (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 8 SDef / 248 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Dragon Dance
- Fire Punch
- Crunch
- Stone Edge
Does anyone use Mega Tyranitar? I don't see any in the Answers below.
M Tyranitar is actually pretty good. I use him a lot myself on pokemon showdown.
i only have gen 5 and below but my normal lvl 100 tyranitar with fire fang, earthquake, crunch and dragon claw, so i dont see why people go nuts over mega. after all if the regular tyranitar is unbeatable is there any point in having it mega evolve.
I am surprised no one suggested that tyranitar should hold an iron ball and know fling. He isn't really fast and iron ball + fling is really high physical damage with STAB.

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Even though Tyranitar has always been OU (unsurprisingly, and deservingly), Tyranitar has shot up in usage in SS. It fits right into the metagame, though it does have quite a few checks. It's best used as a bulky Stealth Rock setter and support, but it can run a mean Dragon Dance set and surprise your opponent. Even the unorthodox special attacking set isn't bad, even if it is outclassed. In conclusion, Tyranitar can fit into any play style, and you won't regret using it. Just watch out for fighting types.

  1. Ubers

Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stone Edge
- Crunch
- Thunder Wave
- Stealth Rock

The special defence investment and sandstorm help you check a lot of dangerous special attackers. Don't hesitate to switch it into Reshiram, Eternatus, Lunala, Kyurem-White and Mewtwo. Then predict their next move and attack, set up rocks or paralyse something. Just watch out for strong physical moves and Fighting-type coverage.
A special attacking set with Snarl and a Calm nature is not a bad set either.

  1. OU

Tyranitar @ Leftovers
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 100 HP / 252 Atk / 156 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Stone Edge
- Fire Punch
- Crunch

Standard set. Set up rocks if given the opportunity, then attack. This set can dent the two common defoggers (Mandibuzz and Corviknight). Just watch out for Toxic from Mandibuzz and Body Press from Corviknight. The given speed EVs let it outspeed 0 Spe Mandibuzz.

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Tyranitar @ Choice Band
Ability: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Crunch
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake / Heavy Slam
- Fire Punch

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Physical tank mega tyranitar
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Ability:sand stream—>sand stream
Nature:adamant or impish
EVs: 252 attack 252 defense 4 HP
Iron defense:his sp.defense is boosted by sandstorm, so boost his defense and he can take a lot of hits
Stealth rock:to set up hazards
Stone edge: STAB, good power
Crunch:STAB, more reliable than payback and assurance in my opinion

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EVs on Attack, defence and speed
Ability: Sand Stream
Nature: Adamant
Item: Sitrus Berry
Moveset:

        Stone Edge-STAB           
        Crunch-STAB
        Earthquake-Very Strong Move
        Fire Punch-Coverage
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How are the EVs spread?
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VGC 2020 Weakness Policy.

Tyranitar @ Weakness Policy.

EVs: 252 HP/252 att/4 spe.
Adamant nature + att - SpAtt

Protect
Rock Slide
Crunch
Superpower.

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Allright If You Want To Have A But Kickin Tyranitar Then Make It Hold A Power Brasser, It Raises His Attack Up To Like 4 times more than the usual!! (The First Time He Leveled Up While Holding His Attack Gained 11!) But It Also Doesnt Give Him Much Speed But Hes Normally Not Fast So Yea. Next Give Him This Moveset:
Thunder Fang - For Water Types And Is Physical
Earthquake - Just Strong!
Stone Edge - Strong As Well!
Payback - Hes Gona Be Slow So He'll Go 2nd Everytime So The Power Will Double Making It Stronger Than Cruch

Hope This Helped!! :D

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The power bracer does not increase a pokemon's attack stat, it makes a pokemon gain 4 attack EVs after every battle, but since you don't gain EVs from competitive battling, so it will only halve you seed stat.
you mean speed not seed and your right about everything you said