Delibird @ Choice Band
EVs: 16 HP/252 Atk/4 SpD/236 Spe
- Aerial Ace
- Focus Punch/Brick Break/Seed Bomb
- Ice Punch
- Ice Shard
With this set, Delibird actually has a shot at dealing damage. STAB Aerial Ace, coming off an effective base 184 Attack stat, will hurt. Focus Punch is your best option for hurting Rocks and Steels, but is very prediction-heavy. You can use Brick Break instead, but the drop in power is very noticeable. Ice Punch is your other STAB move, dealing 96.4% - 113% to Bulky Dragon Dance Dragonite, counting Multiscale! Ice Shard is the final move on the set, dealing 63.2% - 74.3% to the offensive DDnite, even with Multiscale. The EVs outspeed standard Rotom-W, 72 Speed Gliscor, 32 Speed Jirachi, and max speed Tyranitar. Alternatively, you can run 252 Speed to tie with bulky Dragon Dance Dragonite before a Dragon Dance. Seed Bomb can be used over the Fighting move to deal massive damage to Gastrodon and friends, but the coverage is otherwise negligible.
To support Delibird, first thing is to Rapid Spin. Rapid Spin is mandatory for Delibird, as Rocks rip off half of its health upon switching in. Starmie is an excellent partner for this set. You'll also want Rocks on your opponent's side of the field, to net crucial KOs on bulkier things.
Rotom-W is the hard counter for this set. It resists his STAB combination, and can OHKO with its Volt Switch. When thinking of counters, keep in mind Delibird's ability, which makes all of his attacks on this set outside of Aerial Ace have Stone Edge's accuracy, making him far easier to counter.
Last edited by The Imposter; 21st December 2011 at 12:33 PM.
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