Competitive Information for Virizion [Black/White]

Competitive Pokemon Black/White Movesets and Strategies for Virizion virizion
Base Stats for Virizion

Grass / Fighting

Abilities:
JustifiedJustified: This Pokemon's Attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a Dark-type move.


Evolutions / Family:
Virizion

Weakness Chart for Grass/Fighting-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
2x
4x
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
2x
  
2x
2x
0.5x
  
0.5x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Virizion? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Black/White Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Virizion in Pokemon Black/White:

GarchompJellicentLatiasSkarmoryScizorTerrakionAzelfMewNinetalesDarmanitanRotom-HeatJolteon


Virizion is a spectacular Grass and Fighting-typed Pokemon. Virizion is a pretty common Pokemon to see in Generation 5. Virizion is weak to Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Psychic-typed attacks.


Species: Virizion
Item: Leftovers / Fighting Gem
Ability: Justified
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 220 Hp / 76 SpA / 212 Spe
Moveset:
- Focus Blast
- Giga Drain
- Calm Mind / Reflect
- Taunt

Special Tank Virizion (Analytic)

Virizion is a legendary Special Tank. It's primary goal is to take a great amount of hits from special attacks while dealing some decent damage. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Virizion last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Focus Blast is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Virizion recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Virizion's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Reflect is a status move (for 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).




Species: Virizion
Item: Leftovers / Fighting Gem
Ability: Justified
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Hp / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Focus Blast
- Giga Drain
- Calm Mind / Calm Mind
- Taunt / Taunt

Support Virizion (Analytic)

Virizion is a legendary Support. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Virizion last longer regaining it's it's vitality every turn. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Focus Blast is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Virizion recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Virizion's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Calm Mind is a status move (raises your Virizion's special attack and special defense by 1 stage).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).
Taunt is a status move (target can't use status moves its next 3 turns).




Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- Return
- X-Scissor

Physical Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a hefty amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.




Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Synthesis
- Protect

Special Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Virizion recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Virizion cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Virizion by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Virizion this turn).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Virizion? These builds have been optimized for Black/White Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Black/White generation metagame.


Common team mates for Virizion in Pokemon Black/White:

GarchompJellicentLatiasSkarmoryScizorTerrakionAzelfMewNinetalesDarmanitanRotom-HeatJolteon


Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Superpower / Close Combat
- Leaf Blade / Seed Bomb
- Return
- X-Scissor

Doubles Physical Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Superpower is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Close Combat is a physical STAB-boosted 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Virizion's defense and special defense by 1 stage).
Leaf Blade is a physical STAB-boosted 90-base power Grass-type move (high critical hit ratio).
Seed Bomb is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a substantial amount of damage.
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
X-Scissor is a physical 80-base power Bug-type move that deals a good amount of damage.




Species: Virizion
Item: Coba Berry / Life Orb
Ability: Justified
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Energy Ball / Giga Drain
- Hyper Beam / Round
- Synthesis
- Protect

Doubles Special Sweeper Virizion (Justified)

Virizion is a legendary Special Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Virizion's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Justified, Virizion's attack is raised by 1 stage after it is damaged by a dark-type move.

Energy Ball is a special STAB-boosted 80-base power Grass-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Giga Drain is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Grass-type move (Virizion recovers 50% of the damage dealt).
Hyper Beam is a special 150-base power Normal-type move (Virizion cannot move next turn).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).
Synthesis is a status move (heals your Virizion by a weather-dependent amount).
Protect is a status move (prevents moves from affecting your Virizion this turn).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Virizion learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Energy Ball
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Focus Blast
120
70%
5
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Giga Drain
75
100%
10
User recovers 50% of the damage dealt.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Magical Leaf
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Solar Beam
120
100%
10
Charges turn 1. Hits turn 2. No charge in sunlight.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Close Combat
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Defense and Sp. Def by 1.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
False Swipe
40
100%
40
Always leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Leaf Blade
90
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Retaliate
70
100%
5
Power doubles if an ally fainted last turn.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Smash
40
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Sacred Sword
90
100%
20
Ignores the target's stat stage changes.
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
X-Scissor
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Zen Headbutt
80
90%
15
20% chance to flinch the target.
Block
--
--
5
Prevents the target from switching out.
Calm Mind
--
--
20
Raises the user's Sp. Atk and Sp. Def by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Flash
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Helping Hand
--
--
20
One adjacent ally's move power is 1.5x this turn.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Light Screen
--
--
30
For 5 turns, special damage to allies is halved.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Psych Up
--
--
10
Copies the target's current stat stages.
Quick Guard
--
--
15
Protects allies from priority attacks this turn.
Reflect
--
--
20
For 5 turns, physical damage to allies is halved.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Safeguard
--
--
25
For 5 turns, protects user's party from status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Synthesis
--
--
5
Heals the user by a weather-dependent amount.
Taunt
--
100%
20
Target can't use status moves its next 3 turns.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.
Worry Seed
--
100%
10
The target's Ability becomes Insomnia.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Virizion can perform in Black/White. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive BW Move and Ability Combos for Virizion

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