Competitive Information for Delibird [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Delibird delibird
Base Stats for Delibird

Ice / Flying

Abilities:
Vital SpiritVital Spirit: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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HustleHustle: This Pokemon's Attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.


Evolutions / Family:
Delibird

Weakness Chart for Ice/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
2x
  
  
0.5x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
  
  
  
  
4x
2x
  
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Delibird? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Delibird is a spectacular Ice and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's a normal sight to see Delibird out in the 3rd generation battlefield. Delibird is weak to Electric, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Attack / Fly
- Seismic Toss
- Mud-Slap

Physical Sweeper Delibird (Hustle)

Delibird is an interesting Physical Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Don't forget back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Wide Lens will help improve the accuracy of Delibird's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Delibird's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Fly is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Flying-type move (flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Delibird's level).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Vital Spirit
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Aurora Beam
- Water Pulse
- Thief
- Future Sight

Special Sweeper Delibird (Vital Spirit)

Delibird is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Vital Spirit, Delibird cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Aurora Beam is a special STAB-boosted 65-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to lower the target's attack by 1 stage).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Delibird has no item, it steals the target's).
Future Sight is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Delibird? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Wide Lens
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Double-Edge / Return
- Sky Attack / Fly
- Seismic Toss
- Mud-Slap

Doubles Physical Sweeper Delibird (Hustle)

Delibird is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Years before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. Wide Lens will help improve the accuracy of Delibird's moves. This is important since it's Hustle ability lowers the accuracy of it's moves. With Hustle, Delibird's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 1/3 recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Sky Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 140-base power Flying-type move (charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. high crit).
Fly is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Flying-type move (flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn).
Seismic Toss is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (does damage equal to your Delibird's level).
Mud-Slap is a physical 20-base power Ground-type move (100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1 stage).




Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Vital Spirit
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Water Pulse
- Thief
- Future Sight

Doubles Special Sweeper Delibird (Vital Spirit)

Delibird is an interesting Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Don't forget before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Focus Sash helps protect Delibird from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Delibird's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Vital Spirit, Delibird cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Icy Wind is a special STAB-boosted 55-base power Ice-type move (100% chance to lower the foes speed by 1 stage).
Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Thief is a special 40-base power Dark-type move (if your Delibird has no item, it steals the target's).
Future Sight is a special 80-base power Psychic-type move (hits two turns after being used).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Delibird 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
Aurora Beam
65
100%
20
10% chance to lower the target's Attack by 1.
Blizzard
120
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s).
Future Sight
80
90%
15
Hits two turns after being used.
Ice Ball
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Ice Beam
95
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Thief
40
100%
10
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Present
--
90%
15
40, 80, 120 power, or heals target 1/4 max HP.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rapid Spin
20
100%
40
Frees user from hazards, binding, Leech Seed.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Sky Attack
140
90%
5
Charges, then hits turn 2. 30% flinch. High crit.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Hail
--
--
10
For 5 turns, hail crashes down.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rain Dance
--
--
5
For 5 turns, heavy rain powers Water moves.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Delibird can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Delibird

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