VGC 2016 Spotlight Report #1: Zygarde


Hey guys, Phil here and welcome to my new set of articles about VGC 2016. These articles will summarise my channel’s VGC’16 content, or more specifically where I’m spotlighting an unpopular Pokémon and how to use it. You can view my first video in the series below, or alternatively you can visit my channel.

#1 Zygarde

Today I’ll be taking a look at Zygarde, who has seen very little use in the early 2016 metagame. Although Xerneas is very popular, this basic spread makes Zygarde more than viable in the new format. The Aura Break ability is what makes Zygarde viable, and my set (shown below) will be able to Glare Primal Groudon before it uses Substitute (a common move).

Import into Showdown
Zygarde @ Focus Sash
Ability: Aura Break
Level: 50
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
– Glare
– Land’s Wrath
– Rock Slide
– Protect

Be sure to watch the video below. It goes into much more detail about Zygarde; explaining the set and showing some battles with my live commentary.

Will you be using Zygarde in VGC 2016?

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  1. no i will not be using zygarde

    • Thanks for sharing, Tokuchi! That’s a shame. Everyone be sure to follow Tokuchi-chan on Twitter @UchihaX96.

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