Competitive Information for Delibird [Sun/Moon]

Competitive Pokemon Sun/Moon Movesets and Strategies for Delibird delibird
Base Stats for Delibird

Ice / Flying

Abilities:
InsomniaInsomnia: This Pokemon cannot fall asleep. Gaining this Ability while asleep cures it.
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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
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
  
2x
  
  
2x
  
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0.5x
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 Sun/Moon 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 Sun/Moon generation metagame.


Delibird is an outstanding Ice and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's super common to see Delibird show up as a Sun/Moon opponent. Delibird is weak to Electric, Fire, Rock, and Steel-typed attacks.


Species: Delibird
Item: Flyinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Drill Peck
- Double-Edge / Return
- Ice Punch
- Gunk Shot

Physical Sweeper Delibird (Hustle)

Delibird is an astounding Physical Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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.

Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Gunk Shot is a physical 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Delibird
Item: Icium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Beam / Freeze-Dry
- Signal Beam
- Water Pulse
- Round

Special Sweeper Delibird (Insomnia)

Delibird is popular Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. 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 Insomnia, Delibird cannot fall asleep. gaining this ability while asleep cures it.

Ice Beam is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Freeze-Dry is a special STAB-boosted 70-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze. super effective on water).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).




Species: Delibird
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 52 Hp / 236 Atk / 8 Def / 212 Spe
Moveset:
- Ice Shard
- Seed Bomb
- Pluck
- Fake Out

Delibird Physical Sweeper (Physical Delivery)

Delibird is popular Physical Sweeper. It tries to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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 Hustle, Delibird's attack is 1.5x and accuracy of its physical attacks is 0.8x.

Ice Shard is a physical STAB-boosted priority-increased 40-base power Ice-type move (usually goes first).
Seed Bomb is a physical 80-base power Grass-type move that deals a decent amount of damage.
Pluck is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move (Delibird steals and eats the target's berry).
Fake Out is a physical priority-increased 40-base power Normal-type move (hits first. first turn out only. 100% flinch chance).



Movesets for Doubles


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


Species: Delibird
Item: Flyinium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Hustle
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Drill Peck
- Double-Edge / Return
- Ice Punch
- Gunk Shot

Doubles Physical Sweeper Delibird (Hustle)

Delibird is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. 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.

Drill Peck is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Flying-type move that deals a mighty amount of damage.
Double-Edge is a physical 120-base power Normal-type move (has 33% recoil).
Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
Ice Punch is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Gunk Shot is a physical 120-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).




Species: Delibird
Item: Icium Z / Life Orb
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Icy Wind / Ice Beam
- Signal Beam
- Water Pulse
- Round

Doubles Special Sweeper Delibird (Insomnia)

Delibird is a spectacular Special Sweeper. It's meant to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. 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 Insomnia, 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 90-base power Ice-type move (10% chance to freeze the target).
Signal Beam is a special 75-base power Bug-type move (10% chance to confuse the target).
Water Pulse is a special 60-base power Water-type move (20% chance to confuse the target).
Round is a special 60-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if others used round this turn).



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
110
70%
5
10% chance to freeze foe(s). Can't miss in hail.
Freeze-Dry
70
100%
20
10% chance to freeze. Super effective on Water.
Frost Breath
60
90%
10
Always results in a critical hit.
Future Sight
120
100%
10
Hits two turns after being used.
Ice Beam
90
100%
10
10% chance to freeze the target.
Icy Wind
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the foe(s) Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Signal Beam
75
100%
15
10% chance to confuse the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Water Pulse
60
100%
20
20% chance to confuse the target.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Avalanche
60
100%
10
Power doubles if user is damaged by the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 33% recoil.
Drill Peck
80
100%
20
No additional effect.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fake Out
40
100%
10
Hits first. First turn out only. 100% flinch chance.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Fly
90
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.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Ice Ball
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Ice Shard
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Natural Gift
--
100%
15
Power and type depends on the user's Berry.
Pluck
60
100%
20
User steals and eats the target's Berry.
Power-Up Punch
40
100%
20
100% chance to raise the user's Attack 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.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seed Bomb
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
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.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Aurora Veil
--
--
20
For 5 turns, damage to allies is halved. Hail only.
Bestow
--
--
15
User passes its held item to the target.
Captivate
--
100%
20
Lowers the foe(s) Sp. Atk by 2 if opposite gender.
Confide
--
--
20
Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by 1.
Curse
--
--
10
Curses if Ghost, else -1 Spe, +1 Atk, +1 Def.
Defog
--
--
15
-1 evasion; clears user and target side's hazards.
Destiny Bond
--
--
5
If an opponent knocks out the user, it also faints.
Detect
--
--
5
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
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.
Happy Hour
--
--
30
No competitive use.
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.
Recycle
--
--
10
Restores the item the user last used.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Splash
--
--
40
No competitive use.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swagger
--
85%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Toxic
--
90%
10
Badly poisons the target. Poison types can't miss.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Delibird can perform in Sun/Moon. 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 SM Move and Ability Combos for Delibird

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