Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV)

Doubles Tier List for Competitive and VGC (February 2024)

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV) - Best Pokemon Tier List for Ranked Battle

This is our tier list for the best Pokemon for competitive Double Battles, updated for Regulation F in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV) and the Indigo Disk DLC. If you're planning to get into Ranked Battles but don't know which Pokemon to pick, this list will get you started in the right direction. Read on to find out which Pokemon are trainers using in online play.

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Pokemon Scarlet SV The Indigo Disk Release Date
The Regulation F usable Pokemon and Ban-List has been revealed! The new Paradox Legendaries, as well as Archaludon and Hydrapple are all legal!

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Regulation E Ranked Battle Doubles Tier List

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Updated 01/09
Tier Pokemon
SS Tier
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Incineroar
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flutter Mane Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Iron Hands Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Landorus-T Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Tornadus-I
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rillaboom Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Raging Bolt Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Landorus-I Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Walking Wake
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Gouging Fire Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Urshifu-RS Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Whimsicott Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Iron Crown Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Entei Grey Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ogerpon Wellspring Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ogerpon Hearthflame Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Chien-Pao Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Amoonguss Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Kingambit Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Latias Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Registeel
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Porygon2 Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Heatran Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Iron Boulder Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Archaludon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Primarina Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Indeedee-F Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Torkoal Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Venusaur Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dusclops Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Araquanid Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Porygon-Z Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Farigiraf Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Metagross Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Annihilape
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Malamar Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Hydrapple Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragonite Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Blaziken Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grimmsnarl Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Weezing Grey Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Gholdengo Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Pelipper Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Sinistcha Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Chi-Yu Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ursaluna Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Hisuian Arcanine Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Terrakion Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Hitmontop Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Alolan Ninetales Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Roaring Moon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Maushold Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Iron Leaves
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ursaluna Bloodmoon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Iron Bundle Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Cresselia Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Empoleon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Baxcalibur Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ogerpon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fezandipiti Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Okidogi Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Goodra-H Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Sneasler Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Enamorus-T Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Gyarados Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ogerpon Cornerstone Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Munkidori Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Kommo-o Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Snorlax Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Milotic Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Torterra Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Infernape Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dusclops Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Politoed Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Clefairy Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ludicolo Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Shiftry Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Thundurus-I Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Regieleki Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Urshifu-SS Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Zapdos Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Hisuian Lilligant Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Basculegion-M Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Brambleghast Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dondozo Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Tatsugiri Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Palafin Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Glimmora Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ceruledge Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Armarouge Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Scizor Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Volcarona Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Sylveon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Tyranitar Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Lycanroc Midday
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Koraidon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Miraidon

New Indigo Disk DLC Pokemon are Available

With the release of the Indigo Disk DLC, new Pokemon and moves are now allowed to be used in Regulation F competitive battles.

This is a big shift in the meta since a bunch of strong Pokemon are now considered weaker due to new Pokemon being more prevalent, while weaker Pokemon got big buffs thanks to new moves or teammates being added to the game.

Ranked Battle Regulation F (Season 13): Rules and Banned Pokemon

Best Pokemon Tier List Criteria

Best Pokemon for Regulation F of Ranked Battles Considered

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Regulation F Rules
Start Date January 4 (Thu) at 0:00 UTC
End Date April 30 (Tue) at 23:59 UTC
Available Pokemon Paldea Pokedex (Paldea Region Forms)
Paradox Legendary Pokemon
Four Treasures of Ruin
・Pokemon from Pokemon HOME
Teal Mask Pokedex
Indigo Disk Pokedex
Banned Pokemon Mewtwo and Mew
Ho-Oh and Lugia
Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza
Jirachi and Deoxys
Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina
Phione and Manaphy
Darkrai
Shaymin (Land and Sky Formes)
Arceus
Reshiram, Zekrom and Kyurem
Keldeo
Meloetta (Aria and Pirouette Formes)
Hoopa (Unbound and Confined)
Diancie
Volcanion
Cosmog and Cosmoem
Lunala, Solgaleo and Necrozma
Magearna
Zacian and Zamazenta
Eternatus
Zarude
Calyrex(Regular and Mount Forms)
Koraidon and Miraidon
Terapagos (All Forms)

Regulation F of Ranked Battle will run from January 4, 2024 until April 30, 2024.

The Regulation F ruleset allows for all Pokemon in the Paldea Pokedex, Paradox Pokemon, the four Treasures of Ruin, Pokemon from Pokemon HOME, Pokemon from the Kitakami Pokedex, and new and returning Pokemon from the Indigo Disk Pokedex

The new Paradox Legendaries: Walking Wake, Iron Leaves, Raging Bolt, Iron Crown, Gouging Fire and Iron Boulder are all legal in Regulation F!

Stellar Tera Type is Legal

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Stellar No Damage Boost
The newly introduced Stellar Tera Type from the Indigo Disk DLC is legal for play in Regulation F. This allows for your Pokemon to get a damage boost for first instance that a move of a specific type is used in battle, among other effects.

Stellar Tera Type Match-Ups Explained

Paradox Legendary Pokemon are Legal

Newly Legal Paradox Legendary Pokemon
Walking Wake ImageWalking Wake Raging Bolt ImageRaging Bolt Gouging Fire ImageGouging Fire
Iron Leaves ImageIron Leaves Iron Crown ImageIron Crown Iron Boulder ImageIron Boulder

Walking Wake, Iron Leaves, Raging Bolt, Iron Crown, Gouging Fire and Iron Boulder are all legal in Regulation F! These Pokemon are sure to dominate the meta with their excellent typings, great stats and new exclusive moves!

All DLC Legendary Pokemon

New Pokemon from the Blueberry Academy

New Pokemon
Archaludon ImageArchaludon Hydrapple ImageHydrapple
New Returning Pokemon
Venusaur ImageVenusaur line Blastoise ImageBlastoise line Vileplume ImageVileplume line Tentacruel ImageTentacruel line
Dodrio ImageDodrio line Dewgong ImageDewgong line Exeggutor ImageExeggutor line Alolan Exeggutor ImageAlolan Exeggutor
Kingdra ImageKingdra line Tyrogue ImageTyrogue line Rhyperior ImageRhyperior line Magmortar ImageMagmortar line
Electivire ImageElectivire line Porygon-Z ImagePorygon-Z line Lapras ImageLapras Lanturn ImageLanturn line
Meganium ImageMeganium line Feraligatr ImageFeraligatr line Typhlosion ImageTyphlosion line Bellossom ImageBellossom line
Granbull ImageGranbull line Skarmory ImageSkarmory Smeargle ImageSmeargle Sceptile ImageSceptile line
Blaziken ImageBlaziken line Swampert ImageSwampert line Plusle ImagePlusle Minun ImageMinun
Flygon ImageFlygon line Milotic ImageMilotic line Metagross ImageMetagross line Bastiodon ImageBastiodon line
Rampardos ImageRampardos line Samurott ImageSamurott line Serperior ImageSerperior line Emboar ImageEmboar line
Zebstrika ImageZebstrika line Excadrill ImageExcadrill line Whimsicott ImageWhimsicott line Scrafty ImageScrafty line
Cinccino ImageCinccino line Reuniclus ImageReuniclus line Galvantula ImageGalvantula line Golurk ImageGolurk line
Meowstic (Male) ImageMeowstic (Male) line Meowstic (Female) ImageMeowstic (Female) Malamar ImageMalamar line Incineroar ImageIncineroar line
Decidueye ImageDecidueye line Primarina ImagePrimarina line Toucannon ImageToucannon line Araquanid ImageAraquanid line
Comfey ImageComfey Minior - Pokemon SV The Indigo DiskMinior Alcremie ImageAlcremie line Duraludon ImageDuraludon

New and returning Pokemon introduced in the Blueberry Academy are now legal for play in Regulation F!

Snacksworth Legendary Pokemon

Snacksworth Exclusive Pokemon
Entei ImageEntei Suicune ImageSuicune Raikou ImageRaikou Latias ImageLatias
Latios ImageLatios Terrakion ImageTerrakion Virizion ImageVirizion Cobalion ImageCobalion

While many of the new and returning Legendary Pokemon are banned in Regulation F, these eight Pokemon are legal to use as long as you have caught them after getting their respective candies from Snacksworth, or by transferring them over via Pokemon HOME.

Snacksworth and Indigo Disk Legendary Locations

Pokemon HOME Exclusives

New Pokemon HOME Exclusive Pokemon
Regirock ImageRegirock Regice ImageRegice Registeel ImageRegisteel Regigigas ImageRegigigas

While the original Regi trio and Regigias aren't available to be caught in the Indigo Disk DLC, they can be transferred over from Pokemon HOME to be used in Regulation F Ranked Battles.

All Pokemon HOME Transferable Pokemon

Criteria for Tier Placings

The following are the criteria to be met when ranking Pokemon for Ranked Singles.

Tier Criteria
SS Tier SS Tier Pokemon have great offensive stats and movepools, are easy to use, and can make any team they're part of stronger. These Pokemon are often setup sweepers that have an easy time setting up with their boosting moves.
S Tier As the weeks go by and the metagame develops, Pokemon can go back and forth between SS and S Tier. These Pokemon are still solid additions to your team and are essential to Ranked Battle.
A Tier Pokemon in A Tier are often the best of their type, but are usually outclassed by Pokemon in the SS and S Tier. These Pokemon also often have great type matchups against SS and S Tier Pokemon.
B Tier B Tier Pokemon are often versatile and have effective builds, but there are generally better options in the higher tiers.
C Tier C Tier Pokemon offer good moves and stats but are often locked in specialized builds. These Pokemon have specific niches in the metagame and are outclassed by Pokemon in the higher tiers.
UR Icon UR (Unranked) Pokemon are not currently legal for ranked battle however may be valid in certain online competitions. When made available these Pokemon will surely shake up the metagame.

Contributions to a Battle

These Tiers are determined by how drastically a match is altered by a Pokemon being on the field. Whether it be Redirection, Support, or a strong Offensive presence, a Pokemon's impactfulness determines its placement on our list.

Team Synergy is Taken into Account

The criteria for best Pokemon also take into account team synergy or how well each Pokemon works in conjunction with its teammates.

Tera-Type Potential

The potential of Pokemon Terastallizing is also taken into account as this mechanic not only gives it an extra STAB of a different type, it can also remove its glaring weaknesses and give it new resistances.

Best Pokemon to Terastallize

Featured Pairs and Cores

Pokemon often have synergy with each other, which allows them to work together for good results. Featured below are some of these Pokemon and the teammates they would frequently have.

VGC Doubles Teambuilding

Fire-Water-Grass

Fire-Water-Grass
Pokemon Incineroar ImageIncineroar Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style Rillaboom ImageRillaboom
Ability Intimidate Unseen Fist Grassy Surge
Held Item Sitrus Berry Mystic Water Assault Vest
Role Support / Physical Attacker Physical Attacker Support / Physical Attacker

Incineroar, Rapid Strike Urshifu, and Rillaboom form a solid Fire-Water-Grass Balance Core that can cover each other's weaknesses. These three offer perfect type synergy and give your team defensive switch options. They are also able to hit a variety of types for super-effective thanks to each Pokemon's coverage options. These three Pokemon are usually accompanied by Pokemon with Speed Control options such as Tornadus-I, Thundurus-I, or Regieleki.

Proto-Sun

Sun
Pokemon Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) ImageTornadus (Incarnate Forme) Gouging Fire ImageGouging Fire Walking Wake ImageWalking Wake
Ability Prankster Protosynthesis Protosynthesis
Held Item Covert Cloak Clear Amulet Booster Energy
Role Support / Special Attacker Physical Attacker Special Attacker

Gouging Fire and Walking Wake are amazing attackers on a Sun team because their STAB attacks get heavily boosted and they both get a Protosynthesis boost. They also need a support like Tornadus-I to setup the Sun with Sunny Day and give Speed boosts with Tailwind.

Additionaly, if the opponent tries to weaken Gounging Fire's Fire-type attacks by setting up then Rain, Walking Wake's Hydro Steam damage will still get boosted by 50%.

Regulation F Rain

Rain
Pokemon Archaludon ImageArchaludon Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) ImageTornadus (Incarnate Forme) Pelipper ImagePelipper
Ability Stamina Prankster Drizzle
Held Item Assault Vest Covert Cloak Focus Sash
Role Special Attacker Support / Special Attacker Support / Physical Attacker

Archadulon's signature move Electro Shot is an amazing attack in the rain since it gives it a +1 Sp. Atk boost and fires off on the same turn. Pair it up with Pokemon like Tornadus-I or Pelipper that can set up the Rain and support Archaludon with moves like Tailwind and Wide Guard.

Regulation F Psy Spam

Psychic Spam
Pokemon Indeedee (Female) ImageIndeedee (Female) Iron Crown ImageIron Crown
Ability Psychic Surge Quark Drive
Held Item Psychic Seed Choice Specs
Role Support Special Attacker

Iron Crown is a much better user of Expanding Force compared to Armarouge due to its natural defensive stats and higher Speed. This means that Indeedee no longer needs to assist in setting up Trick Room and can go for Helping Hand boosts instead.

Regulation E Trick Room

Trick Room
Pokemon Dusclops ImageDusclops Conkeldurr ImageConkeldurr
Ability Frisk Guts
Held Item Eviolite Flame Orb
Role Support Physical Attacker

Trick Room remains powerful in Regulation E with the reintroduction of Dusclops as the premiere Trick Room Setter, possibly overtaking Cresselia. While Dusclops would do well with Ursaluna, it could also work well with another Guts Attacker in Conkeldurr.

Weezing

Weezing Team
Pokemon Weezing ImageWeezing Slaking ImageSlaking
Ability Neutralizing Gas Truant
Held Item Sitrus Berry Silk Scarf
Role Support / Special Attacker Physical Attacker

Weezing's return in Regulation E enables strategies involving Slaking, a Pokemon with an otherwise disadvantageous Ability in Truant. Weezing's Ability shuts off every other ability, giving way to powerful attackers like Slaking.

We could also see Weezing being paired with Paradox Pokemon, who do not always require their Abilities to be activated for them to be useful. Iron Hands for instance has found success in previous Regulation Formats without the need for Booster Energy or Electric Terrain.

Regulation E Perish Trap

Perish Trap
Pokemon Politoed ImagePolitoed Gothitelle ImageGothitelle
Ability Drizzle Shadow Tag
Held Item Sitrus Berry Iapapa Berry
Role Perish Song User Trapper

Politoed works as a slow Perish Song user, which almost always allows it to faint last in Perish Song. Its sizeable bulk allows it to withstand multiple hits. With a defensive Tera Type and Terastallization, Politoed becomes even harder to KO.

It partners nicely with Gothitelle, who already has good bulk by itself, and has the powerful Shadow Tag Ability, which prevents opponents from switching out, except for Ghost-types.

Regulation D Trick Room

Trick Room
Pokemon Ursaluna ImageUrsaluna Cresselia ImageCresselia Iron Hands ImageIron Hands
Ability Levitate Guts Quark Drive
Held Item Mental Herb Flame Orb Assault Vest
Role Support / Special Attacker Physical Attacker Support / Physical Attacker

Trick Room is even more powerful in Regulation D with the introduction of Cresselia as the premiere Trick Room Setter, and a new Trick Room Attacker in Ursaluna. Iron Hands can help enable Trick Room with Fake Out support and is a valuable member in any Trick Room team.

Tornadus and Urshifu

Tornadus and Urshifu
Pokemon Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) ImageTornadus (Incarnate Forme) Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style
Ability Prankster Unseen Fist
Held Item Covert Cloak Mystic Water
Role Support / Special Attacker Physical Attacker

Rapid-Strike Urshifu is a perfect partner for Tornadus, as its middling speed makes for a great recipient for Tailwind boosts. Tornadus can also set up Rain Dance and boost the effectiveness of Surging Strikes.

Basculegion with Rain

Basculegion with Rain
Pokemon Basculegion (Male) ImageBasculegion (Male) Pelipper ImagePelipper
Ability Swift Swim Drizzle
Held Item Life Orb Focus Sash
Role Physical Attacker Support / Special Attacker

Though this duo has many shared weaknesses, its main strength is hyper-offence, which aims to take out as many of the opponent's Pokemon as possible, before they can take out yours.

Pelipper boosts the offensive power of Basculegion (Male)'s Water-type Attacks as well as doubling its Speed with Swift Swim.

Sneasler and Rillaboom

Sneasler and Rillaboom
Pokemon Sneasler ImageSneasler Rillaboom ImageRillaboom
Ability Unburden Grassy Surge
Held Item Grassy Seed Assault Vest
Role Physical Attacker Support / Physical Attacker

Rillaboom is a solid partner for Sneasler as it can use Fake Out to flinch faster threats, as well as naturally trigger Sneasler's Grassy Seed with its Grassy Surge.

Because of its mediocre defenses, Sneasler benefits greatly from Grassy Seed's Defense boost. It also powers up Sneasler's Acrobatics and doubles its Speed through Unburden.

Grimmsnarl and Hisuian Goodra

Grimmsnarl and Hisuian Goodra
Pokemon Grimmsnarl ImageGrimmsnarl Hisuian Goodra ImageHisuian Goodra
Ability Prankster Shell Armor
Held Item Light Clay Leftovers
Role Support Tank / Physical Attacker

Grimmsnarl is a great partner for Hisuian Goodra as it can help it stay in the game longer thanks to its Screens support. Behind Screens, Hisuian Goodra can comfortably set up Acid Armor, and dish out boosted Body Presses.

Chien-Pao and Dragonite

Chien-Pao and Dragonite
Pokemon Chien-Pao ImageChien-Pao Dragonite ImageDragonite
Ability Sword of Ruin Inner Focus
Held Item Focus Sash Choice Band
Role Physical Attacker Physical Attacker

Chien-Pao and Dragonite are still a powerful duo in Regulation F. They can be splashed into any team, and improve the team's physical offense simply by being there.

Chien-Pao and its Sword of Ruin Ability makes Priority Move users like Dragonite with Choice Band even more powerful.

Chien-Pao is also able to clear out Psychic and Grassy Terrain with Ice Spinner, enabling Dragonite's Extreme Speed to deal sizeable chunks of damage to opposing Pokemon.

Predictions and Meta-Analysis

Weather Wars

With a lot of new and powerful Protosynthesis users coming in to Regulation F, expect to see a lot of teams with weather control to either get or prevent any Protosynthesis boosts from occuring.

How to Build a Weather Team

Terrain Wars

With Grassy Glide returning to the game and with Rillaboom present, Terrain control will possibly be back in battles.

Even though Grassy Glide's power was reduced, Rillaboom can still be a threat to several Pokemon, which may lead to opposing sides vying to maintain or change Grassy Terrain.

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Best Pokemon - SS Tier Pokemon

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Incineroar ImageIncineroar
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon

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Stats: 95-115-90-80-90-69
・Great Ability and utility moves.
・Can do meaningful damage even with minimal Attack investment.
・Is able to support any team that it is in.
▶️ Incineroar Best Doubles Moveset

S Tier Pokemon

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Flutter Mane ImageFlutter Mane
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

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Stats: 55-55-55-135-135-135
・Flutter Mane's high Special Attack, as well as its great typing make its STAB options difficult to tank.
・Will usually get to attack first thanks to its blistering Speed.
▶️Flutter Mane Best Doubles Moveset
Iron Hands ImageIron Hands
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Electric Icon

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Stats: 154-140-108-50-68-50
・High HP and Attack makes it a good offensive tank.
・Doesn't need Trick Room to become a threat.
▶️ Iron Hands Best Doubles Moveset
Landorus (Therian Forme) ImageLandorus (Therian Forme)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ground Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

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Stats: 89-145-90-105-80-91
・Standard Moveset is consistent and Strong.
・Great Ability and all-around stats.
・Threatens Ogerpon forms with Tera Flying Tera Blast.
▶️Landorus Best Doubles Moveset
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) ImageTornadus (Incarnate Forme)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

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Stats: 79-115-70-125-80-115
・Best Prankster Tailwind User.
・Can support its team with Taunt, Tailwind, and Weather.
▶️Tornadus Best Doubles Moveset
Rillaboom ImageRillaboom
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon

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Stats: 100-125-90-60-70-85
・Has Fake Out utility.
・Naturally tanky.
・Has access to Grassy Glide again.
▶️Rillaboom Best Doubles Movesets
Raging Bolt ImageRaging Bolt
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Electric Icon

S Tier
Stats: 125-73-91-137-89-75
・Excellent HP and Special Attack stats
・Powerful signature move, Thunderclap.
・Can sweep after a single Calm Mind.
▶️ Raging Bolt Best Moveset
Landorus (Incarnate Forme) ImageLandorus (Incarnate Forme)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ground Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

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Stats: 89-125-90-115-80-101
・Strong matchups into Incineroar, Archaludon, and all new Paradox Pokemon who are Ground-weak.
・Threatens Fairy-types with Tera Poison Sludge Bombs.
▶️Landorus Best Doubles Moveset
Walking Wake ImageWalking Wake
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

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Stats: 99-83-91-125-83-109
・Excellent signature move in Hydro Steam.
・Great for Sun or Rain teams.
▶️Walking Wake Best Doubles Moveset

A Tier Pokemon

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Gouging Fire ImageGouging Fire
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

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Stats: 105-115-121-65-93-91
・Physical Attacker that cannot be burned because it is a Fire-type.
・Has natural synergy with Sun Teams because of Protosynthesis and Fire typing.
▶️ Gouging Fire Best Moveset
Whimsicott ImageWhimsicott
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

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Stats: 60-67-85-77-75-116
・Fastest Prankster Pokemon, who is able to Taunt opposing Pranksters and prevent them from setting up.
・Fast Prankster Tailwind Setter.
・Excellent disruptive options in Taunt, Tailwind, Encore, Memento, and Fake Tears.
▶️ Whimsicott Best Moveset
Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

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Stats: 100-130-100-63-60-97
・Surging Strikes always hits three times and always lands a critical hit
・Unseen Fist bypasses protection Doubles Moveset
▶️Rapid-Strike Urshifu Best Doubles Movesets
Iron Crown ImageIron Crown
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

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Stats: 75-125-80-60-100-85
・Effective Expanding Force user.
・Great addition to Psyspam Teams.
▶️ Iron Crown Best Doubles Moveset
Entei ImageEntei
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon

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Stats: 115-115-85-90-75-100
・New Tera Normal Extreme Speed Pokemon who cannot be burned or Intimidated.
・Sacred Fire is really strong and can burn physical attackers.
▶️ Entei Best Doubles Moveset
Ogerpon (Wellspring Mask) ImageOgerpon (Wellspring Mask)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

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Stats: 80-120-84-60-96-110
・Increase Sp, Def While Terastallized
・Great Water/Grass Coverage
・Water Absorb heals it when hit by Water-type moves.
▶️ Wellspring Mask Ogerpon Best Doubles Movesets
Ogerpon (Hearthflame Mask) ImageOgerpon (Hearthflame Mask)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon

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Stats: 80-120-84-60-96-110
・Increase Attack While Terastallized
・OHKO with 2.7x Boost to Ivy Cudgel
・Ignores abilities because of Mold Breaker.
▶️ Hearthflame Mask Ogerpon Best Doubles Movesets
Chien-Pao ImageChien-Pao
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ice Icon

A Tier
Stats: 80-120-80-90-65-135
・High Attack and Sword of Ruin debuffing opponents' Defense make Chien-Pao a great partner to Physical Attackers
▶️Chien-Pao Best Doubles Moveset
Amoonguss ImageAmoonguss
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon

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Stats: 114-85-70-85-80-30
・Impressive HP and Defensive Stats make it the best Redirection Pokemon in the format.
・Access to Spore and Rage Powder, which can be difficult to play around.
・Having it hold Rocky Helmet makes it a solid counter to Rapid Strike Urshifu.
▶️Amoonguss Best Doubles Moveset
Kingambit ImageKingambit
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon

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Stats: 100-135-120-60-85-50
・Can sweep unprepared teams once it gets a Defiant boost.
・Can shrug off special attacks with its great natural bulk when equipped with an Assault Vest.
▶️Kingambit Best Doubles Movesets
Latias ImageLatias
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

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Stats: 80-80-90-110-130-110
・Consistent bulky Tailwind setter.
・Buffed Mist Ball gives it a consistent Psychic-type Move that can hit Tera Poison Landorus-I for super-effective damage.
・Can run Ice Beam or Icy Wind to threaten Landorus-I.
▶️Latias Best Doubles Movesets
Registeel ImageRegisteel
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon

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Stats: 80-75-150-75-150-50
・Mono typing and natural bulk make it a great Iron Defense Body Press user.
・Terastallization makes it even harder to knock out..
▶️Registeel Best Doubles Movesets

B Tier Pokemon

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Porygon2 ImagePorygon2
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon

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Stats: 85-80-90-105-95-60
・Difficult to KO when equipped with Eviolite.
・Reliable Trick Room setter.
・Can be relied on to threaten Ice-weak Pokemon like Landorus with Download-boosted Ice Beam.
▶️ Porygon2 Best Doubles Moveset
Heatran ImageHeatran
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon

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Stats: 91-90-106-130-106-77
・Excellent Special Attack Stat.
・Great defensive typing in Fire and Steel
▶️Heatran Best Doubles Moveset
Iron Boulder ImageIron Boulder
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

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Stats: 90-120-80-68-108-124
・Though it has horrible defensive typing, it is a strong Glass Cannon
・Strong Signature Move in Mighty Cleave, which can damage a Pokemon that is protecting itself.
▶️ Iron Boulder Best Doubles Movesets
Archaludon ImageArchaludon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

B Tier
Stats: 90-105-130-125-65-85
・Has great physical defense.
・Effective user of Stamina Body Press.
・Signature Move, Electro Shot gives it a Special Attack boost and position it to sweep.
・A good addition to Rain teams.
▶️ Archaludon Best Doubles Moveset
Primarina ImagePrimarina
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

B Tier
Stats: 80-74-74-126-116-60
・Matches up favorably against Gouging Fire.
・Great defensive and offensive typing in Water and Fairy.
・Modest defenses which benefit from a defensive Tera type.
▶️ Primarina Best Doubles Movesets
Indeedee (Female) ImageIndeedee (Female)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon

B Tier
Stats: 60-65-55-105-95-95
・Protects its team from Priority Moves with Psychic Surge.
・Can support its teammates with Follow Me and Helping Hand
▶️Indeedee-F Best Doubles Moveset
Torkoal ImageTorkoal
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon

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Stats: 70-85-140-85-70-20
・Powerful boosted Eruptions can sweep through unprepared teams.
・Can set up Sun for Paradox Pokemon with Protosynthesis.
▶️Torkoal Best Doubles Moveset
Venusaur ImageVenusaur
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon

B Tier
Stats: 80-82-83-100-100-80
・An effective Chlorophyll user who is able to be disruptive and exert offensive pressure.
▶️ Venusaur Best Doubles Movesets
Dusclops ImageDusclops
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

B Tier
Stats: 40-70-130-60-130-25
・Can setup Trick Room without worrying about Fake Out.
・Incredibly bulky thanks to Eviolite.
▶️ Dusclops Best Doubles Moveset
Araquanid ImageAraquanid
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Bug Icon

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Stats: 68-70-92-50-132-42
・Able to accumulate multiple damage modifiers with STAB, Tera Water, Water Bubble, Held Item, and sometimes Rain which allows it to use powerful Water-type attacks.
・Specially bulky.
▶️ Araquanid Best Doubles Moveset
Porygon-Z ImagePorygon-Z
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon

B Tier
Stats: 85-80-70135-75-90
・Adaptability and Normal typing makes it a powerful Hyper Beam user who is consistently able to take KOs.
・A good candidate for Stellar Terastallization.
▶️ Porygon-Z Best Doubles Movesets
Farigiraf ImageFarigiraf
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

B Tier
Stats: 120-90-70-110-70-60
・Armor Tail prevents opponents from using priority moves.
・Can run supportive and offensive movesets.
▶️ Farigiraf Best Doubles Movesets
Metagross ImageMetagross
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

B Tier
Stats: 80-135-130-95-90-70
・Clear Body protects it from stat drops
・Made even stronger by Terastallization.
▶️ Metagross Best Doubles Movesets
Annihilape ImageAnnihilape
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

B Tier
Stats: 110-115-80-50-90-90
・Is able to boost the power of Rage Fist with the help of Whimsicott or Maushold's Beat Up.
・Has an excellent Ability in Defiant
▶️Annihilape Best Doubles Moveset

C Tier Pokemon

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Malamar ImageMalamar
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

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Stats: 86-92-88-68-75-73
・Has Skill Swap Contrary gimmicks.
・Partners well with Hydrapple.
▶️ Malamar Best Doubles Moveset
Hydrapple ImageHydrapple
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 90-100-60-90-60-80
・Fun new Move in Fickle Beam.
・Great selection of viable Abilities.
▶️ Hydrapple Best Doubles Moveset
Dragonite ImageDragonite
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

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Stats: 91-134-95-100-100-80
・Can deal huge damage with Tera Normal Extreme Speed.
・Difficult to wall because of its wide selection of coverage moves.
▶️Dragonite Best Doubles Moveset
Blaziken ImageBlaziken
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 80-120-70-110-70-80
・Great offensive stats allows it to run mixed attacking sets.
Speed Boost Ability lets Blaziken be a fast offensive Pokemon when coupled with Swords Dance.
▶️ Blaziken Best Doubles Movesets
Grimmsnarl ImageGrimmsnarl
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 95-120-65-95-75-60
・An ideal Prankster Support lead with a reliable bag of tricks.
・One of the best Reflect and Light Screen setters in the game.
▶️Grimmsnarl Best Doubles Movesets
Weezing ImageWeezing
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 65-90-120-85-70-60
・Neutralizing Gas turns off every ability in battle.
・Great bulk thanks to its stats and typing.
▶️ Weezing Best Doubles Moveset
Gholdengo ImageGholdengo
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

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Stats: 87-60-95-133-91-84
・Is immune to Status Moves thanks to its Good as Gold Ability.
・Has great typing for Offense and Defense
・Powerful Spread Move in Make it Rain.
▶️Gholdengo Best Doubles Movesets
Pelipper ImagePelipper
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 60-50-100-95-70-65
・One of the best rain setters in the game.
・Has a great supportive move pool.
▶️ Pelipper Best Doubles Movesets
Sinistcha ImageSinistcha
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 71-60-106-121-80-70
・Set up Trick Room without worrying about Fake Out
・Can heal teammates upon switching in
▶️ Sinistcha Best Doubles Movesets
Chi-Yu ImageChi-Yu
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 55-80-80-135-120-100
・High Special Attack and Beads of Ruin debuffing opponents' Special Defense make Chi-Yu a great partner to Special Attackers.
▶️Chi-Yu Best Doubles Moveset
Ursaluna ImageUrsaluna
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ground Icon

C Tier
Stats: 130-140-105-45-80-50
・Powerful new Trick Room Attacker.
・Monstrous 140 Attack Stat.
・Access to STAB Guts boosted Facade.
▶️Ursaluna Best Doubles Moveset
Hisuian Arcanine ImageHisuian Arcanine
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 95-115-80-95-80-90
・One of the best Intimidate users.
・Has great offensive move coverage.
▶️ Hisuian Arcanine Best Doubles Movesets
Terrakion ImageTerrakion
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 91-129-90-72-90-108
・Amazing offensive STAB coverage.
・Too reliant on Beat Up to become effective in battle.
▶️ Terrakion Best Doubles Movesets
Hitmontop ImageHitmontop
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 50-95-95-35-110-79
・Has Intimidate and Fake Out.
・Great assortment of useful moves including Bullet Punch, Close Combat, Wide Guard, and Helping Hand.
▶️ Hitmontop Best Doubles Moveset
Alolan Ninetales ImageAlolan Ninetales
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ice Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 73-67-75-81-100-109
・Better version of Abomasnow.
・Can still function well outside of Snow teams.
▶️ Alolan Ninetales Best Doubles Movesets
Roaring Moon ImageRoaring Moon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 105-139-71-55-101-119
・High Attack and Speed make it very potent Physical Attacker.
Protosynthesis can boost its Attack or Speed in Sun or with Booster Energy.
・After using its Booster Energy, Acrobatics doubles its damage.
▶️Roaring Moon Best Doubles Movesets
Maushold ImageMaushold
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 74-75-70-65-75-111
・Friend Guard reduces the damage their ally takes.
・Can run an offensive set with Technician and Population Bomb.
▶️ Maushold Best Doubles Movesets
Iron Leaves ImageIron Leaves
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 90-130-88-70-108-104
・Has a decent movepool and respectable stats.
・Has good signature move in Psyblade.
▶️Iron Leaves Best Doubles Movesets
Bloodmoon Ursaluna ImageBloodmoon Ursaluna
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ground Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 113-70-120-135-65-52
・Viable Trick Room special attacker
・Strong signature move and good all-around stats
Mind's Eye makes it a strong Normal-type attacker that isn't walled by Ghost-types
▶️ Bloodmoon Ursaluna Best Doubles Movesets
Iron Bundle ImageIron Bundle
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ice Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 56-80-114-124-60-136
・High Sp. Atk and Speed stat make it a devastating sweeper.
・Good dual typing with STAB Hydro Pump and Freeze-Dry makes it hard to counter.
・A decent Special Attacker that is naturally faster than Flutter Mane
▶️Iron Bundle Best Doubles Moveset
Cresselia ImageCresselia
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 120-70-110-75-120-85
・Is incredibly difficult to KO thanks to its typing, Terastallization, and natural bulk.
・Consistent Trick Room enabler.
▶️Cresselia Best Doubles Moveset
Empoleon ImageEmpoleon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 84-86-88-111-101-60
・Hidden ability was changed to Competitive from Defiant
・Amazing defensive typing in Water and Steel.
▶️Empoleon Best Doubles Movesets
Baxcalibur ImageBaxcalibur
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ice Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 95-65-65-110-130-60
・Huge attack of 145 with a BST of 600
・Ability gives it immunity to getting burned.
・Loaded Dice build now has access to Scale Shot.
▶️Baxcalibur Best Doubles Movesets
Ogerpon ImageOgerpon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 80-120-84-60-96-110
・Increase Speed While Terastallized
・Defiant protects it from Intimidate
▶️ Teal Mask Ogerpon Best Doubles Movesets
Fezandipiti ImageFezandipiti
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 88-91-82-70-125-99
・Pairs well with other hyper-offensive attackers
・Has a great support move pool.
▶️ Fezandipiti Best Doubles Movesets
Okidogi ImageOkidogi
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 88-128-115-58-86-80
・Great physical attacker with natural bulk.
・Can run Bulk Up or Assault Vest sets.
▶️ Okidogi Best Doubles Movesets
Hisuian Goodra ImageHisuian Goodra
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 80-100-100-110-150-60
・Excellent all-around stats.
・Great defensive typing with few weaknesses.
▶️Hisuian Goodra Best Doubles Movesets
Sneasler ImageSneasler
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier
Stats: 80-130-60-40-80-120
・Excellent Attack and Speed Stats.
・Effective user of Unburden.
▶️Sneasler Best Doubles Moveset
Enamorus (Therian Forme) ImageEnamorus (Therian Forme)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

C Tier
Stats: 74-115-70-135-80-106
・Powerful Trick Room Special Attacker.
・Strong selection of STAB and Coverage Moves.
・Immune to powder moves like Spore.
▶️Enamorus Best Doubles Moveset
Gyarados ImageGyarados
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

C Tier
Stats: 95-125-79-60-100-81
・Reliable Physical Attacker
・Defensive boost this generation thanks to Tera Type allowing it to lose 4x Electric weakness
・Versatile Pokemon with lots of Type coverage, Ability and mode options.
▶️Gyarados Best Doubles Moveset
Ogerpon (Cornerstone Mask) ImageOgerpon (Cornerstone Mask)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 80-120-84-60-96-110
・Increase Defense While Terastallized
・Prevent OHKO with Sturdy
▶️ Cornerstone Mask Ogerpon Best Doubles Movesets
Munkidori ImageMunkidori
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 88-75-66-130-90-106
・Access to Fake Out and Parting Shot.
・Can run offensive and supportive sets.
▶️ Munkidori Best Doubles Movesets
Kommo-o ImageKommo-o
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 75-110-125-100-105-85
・Clanging Scales is a high-power STAB move that hits both targets.
・Clangorous Soul + Throat Spray gives an extra Sp. Atk boost.
▶️ Kommo-o Best Doubles Movesets
Snorlax ImageSnorlax
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Normal Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 160-110-65-65-110-30
・Strong Belly Drum + Sitrus Berry combo.
・Has great bulk and Physical attack.
▶️ Snorlax Best Doubles Movesets
Milotic ImageMilotic
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 95-60-79-100-125-81
・Great natural bulk thanks to its stats
・STAB Scald can burn the target.
Torterra ImageTorterra
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ground Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 95-109-105-75-85-56
・Gets Shell Smash and Headlong Rush.
・Cannot be crit thanks to Shell Armor.
Infernape ImageInfernape
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 76-104-71-104-71-108
・Gets Knock Off.
・Can now run a Special Attacker set with Aura Sphere.
Politoed ImagePolitoed
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 90-75-75-90-100-70
・Premiere weather setter for Rain teams.
・Has a great supportive move pool.
▶️ Politoed Best Doubles Movesets
Clefairy ImageClefairy
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 70-45-48-60-65-35
・Has an amazing supportive movepool.
・Its hidden ability Friend Guard reduces the damage that their ally takes.
Ludicolo ImageLudicolo
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 80-70-70-90-100-70
・Special Attacking Swift Swim user.
・Has access to important supportive moves like Encore and Fake Out.
▶️ Ludicolo Best Doubles Movesets
Shiftry ImageShiftry
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 90-100-60-90-60-80
・Can run both offensive and supportive sets.
・Now has access to one of the best abilities in the game, Wind Rider.
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme) ImageThundurus (Incarnate Forme)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Electric Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 79-115-70-125-80-111
・Excellent Disruption options in Taunt, Eerie Impulse and Thunder Wave.
・Can Terastallize to increase survivability.
・Consistent damage output when necessary.
▶️Thundurus Best Doubles Moveset
Regieleki ImageRegieleki
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Electric Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 80-100-50-100-50-200
・Will rarely get outsped on the field.
・Access to Electroweb can help it maintain its Speed dominance.
・Difficult to wall thanks to Terastallization.
▶️Regieleki Best Doubles Moveset
Urshifu Single-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Single-Strike Style
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 100-130-100-63-60-97
・Wicked Blow always lands a critical hit
・Unseen Fist bypasses protection.
▶️Single-Strike Urshifu Best Doubles Movesets
Zapdos ImageZapdos
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Electric Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Flying Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 90-90-85-125-90-100
・Can tank consistently well.
・Can deal respectable damage with its STAB options.
・Reliable Tailwind Setter
▶️Zapdos Best Doubles Moveset
Hisuian Lilligant ImageHisuian Lilligant
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 70-105-75-50-75-105
・Good offensive move coverage.
・Can be both a support and offensive threat on Sun teams.
▶️Hisuian Lilligant Best Doubles Moveset
Basculegion (Male) ImageBasculegion (Male)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 120-112-65-80-75-78
・Can flexibly use any of its abilities depending on the team it's on.
・Solid offensive typing that can hit most types for neutrall
▶️Basculegion (Male) Best Doubles Moveset
Brambleghast ImageBrambleghast
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Grass Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 55-115-70-80-70-90
・Has one of the most powerful abilities in the game, Wind Rider.
・Deceptively tanky with Focus Sash + Strength Sap combo.
▶️ Brambleghast Best Doubles Movesets
Dondozo ImageDondozo
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 150-100-115-65-65-35
・Can be a standalone bulky attacker or a heavily boosted threat after combining with Tatsugiri.
・Ignores stat boosts thanks to Unaware.
▶️ Dondozo Best Doubles Movesets
Tatsugiri ImageTatsugiri
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 68-50-60-120-95-82
・Combines with Dondozo to boost all of their stats by two stages
・Has solid offensive and supportive movesets when alone.
▶️ Tatsugiri Best Doubles Movesets
Palafin ImagePalafin
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Water Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 100-70-72-53-62-100
・In its Hero Form, Palafin gains increased stats, that make it an offensive powerhouse against Pokemon who don't resist it
▶️Palafin Best Doubles Movesets
Glimmora ImageGlimmora
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Poison Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 83-55-90-130-81-86
・Guaranteed to setup some form of hazards.
・Can surprise opponents with a fully offensive set.
▶️ Glimmora Best Doubles Movesets
Ceruledge ImageCeruledge
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Ghost Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 75-125-80-60-100-85
・Now has a better Ghost STAB attack in Poltergeist
・Can heal itself with Bitter Blade.
▶️ Ceruledge Doubles Best Movesets
Armarouge ImageArmarouge
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Psychic Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 85-60-100-125-80-75
・Has access to very high damaging STAB moves.
・Gets access to Meteor Beam.
▶️ Armarouge Doubles Best Movesets
Scizor ImageScizor
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Bug Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Steel Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 70-130-100-55-80-65
・Matches up favourably against top Pokemon such as Flutter Mane and Ogerpon thanks to Bullet Punch, Bug Bite, and Dual Wingbeat.
▶️Scizor Best Doubles Moveset
Volcarona ImageVolcarona
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Bug Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fire Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 85-60-65-135-105-100
・Flame Body is incredibly valuable thanks to the amount of Physical Attackers in the meta.
・Can become incredibly bulky with Terastallization.
▶️ Volcarona Best Doubles Movesets
Sylveon ImageSylveon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fairy Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 95-65-65-100-130-60
・Bulkier than Flutter Mane albeit way slower.
・Pixilate + Hyper Voice is a lot stronger than Dazzling Gleam.
▶️ Sylveon Best Doubles Movesets
Tyranitar ImageTyranitar
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dark Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 100-134-110-95-100-61
・Now has access to Knock Off.
・Premiere weather setter for Sandstorm teams.
▶️ Tyranitar Best Doubles Movesets
Lycanroc (Midday Form) ImageLycanroc (Midday Form)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rock Icon

C Tier.png
Stats: 75-115-65-55-65-112
・Speed is doubled when there is a Sandstorm.
・Strong offensive move pool.
▶️ Lycanroc Best Doubles Movesets

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Koraidon ImageKoraidon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Fighting Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

UR Icon
Stats: 100-135-115-85-100-135
・Great Ability in Orichalcum Pulse which sets Sun and boost Koraidon's Attack.▶️Koraidon Best Doubles Moveset
Miraidon ImageMiraidon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Electric Icon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Dragon Icon

UR Icon
Stats: 100-85-100-135-115-135
・Great Ability in Hadron Engine which sets Electric Terrain and boost Koraidon's Special Attack.
▶️Miraidon Best Doubles Moveset

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Version 2.1.0 Features
・Added *Ranked Battles information from Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet to the Battle Data feature.
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Pokemon with Highest Base Stat Total

Rank Pokemon Base Stat Total
1 Regigigas ImageRegigigas 670
2 Slaking ImageSlaking 670
3 Palafin (Hero Form) ImagePalafin (Hero Form) 650
T4 Heatran ImageHeatran 600
T4 Landorus (Therian Forme) ImageLandorus (Therian Forme) 600

List of Pokemon by Base Stats

Pokemon with Highest HP Stat

Rank Pokemon HP
1 Blissey ImageBlissey 255
2 Chansey ImageChansey 250
3 Regidrago ImageRegidrago 200
4 Cetitan ImageCetitan 170
5 Alomomola ImageAlomomola 165

Pokemon with Highest Attack Stat

Rank Pokemon Attack
1 Rampardos ImageRampardos 165
T2 Regigigas ImageRegigigas 160
T2 Palafin (Hero Form) ImagePalafin (Hero Form) 160
T2 Slaking ImageSlaking 160
5 Haxorus ImageHaxorus 147

Pokemon with Highest Defense Stat

Rank Pokemon Defense
1 Regirock ImageRegirock 200
T2 Avalugg ImageAvalugg 184
T2 Hisuian Avalugg ImageHisuian Avalugg 184
4 Cloyster ImageCloyster 180
5 Bastiodon ImageBastiodon 168

Pokemon with Highest Sp. Attack Stat

Rank Pokemon Sp. Attack
T1 Chandelure ImageChandelure 145
T1 Vikavolt ImageVikavolt 145
T1 Spectrier ImageSpectrier 145
T1 Thundurus (Therian Forme) ImageThundurus (Therian Forme) 145
5 Iron Moth ImageIron Moth 140

Pokemon with Highest Sp. Def Stat

Rank Pokemon Sp. Defense
1 Regice ImageRegice 200
2 Florges ImageFlorges 154
T3 Registeel ImageRegisteel 150
T3 Hisuian Goodra ImageHisuian Goodra 150
T3 Goodra ImageGoodra 150

Pokemon with Highest Speed Stat

Rank Pokemon Speed
1 Regieleki ImageRegieleki 200
T2 Hisuian Electrode ImageHisuian Electrode 150
T2 Electrode ImageElectrode 150
4 Dragapult ImageDragapult 142
T5 Iron Bundle ImageIron Bundle 136

List of Pokemon by Speed

Regulation D Most Used Pokemon for Competitive Ranked Battles

Top 10 Most Used Pokemon, Tera Types, Abilities, Held Items and Moves

The following rankings are obtained from player data from Pokemon HOME. The list displays the most commonly-used Tera Types, Abilities, held items, and moves for the top 10 Pokemon in Doubles Battles during Regulation E of Ranked Battles.

Rank Pokemon, Ability,
and Tera Type
Held Item and Moves
1 Flutter Mane ImageFlutter Mane
FairyTera Icon (72.6%)
Shadow Ball (93.9%)
Dazzling Gleam (86.0%)
Moonblast (68.8%)
Protect (54.5%)
2 Tornadus (Incarnate Forme) ImageTornadus (Incarnate Forme)
Prankster (100%)
GhostTera Icon (47.3%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Covert Cloak ImageCovert Cloak (47.1%)
Tailwind (99.7%)
Bleakwind Storm (93.4%)
Taunt (61.8%)
Rain Dance (42.9%)
3 Chien-Pao ImageChien-Pao
GhostTera Icon (63.2%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Focus Sash ImageFocus Sash (82.6%)
Sucker Punch (91.8%)
Protect (88.5%)
Sacred Sword (69.9%)
Icicle Crash (67.7%)
4 Urshifu Rapid-Strike Style ImageUrshifu Rapid-Strike Style
Unseen Fist (100%)
WaterTera Icon (85.1%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Mystic Water ImageMystic Water (47.8%)
Surging Strikes (100%)
Aqua Jet (90.0%)
Close Combat (81.4%)
Detect (52.2%)
5 Iron Hands ImageIron Hands
Quark Drive (100%)
GrassTera Icon (37.0%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Assault Vest ImageAssault Vest (83.1%)
Drain Punch (96.8%)
Fake Out (90.5%)
Wild Charge (79.1%)
Heavy Slam (57.7%)
6 Rillaboom ImageRillaboom
Grassy Surge (99.8%)
FireTera Icon (50.8%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Assault Vest ImageAssault Vest (63.2%)
Fake Out (93.9%)
Wood Hammer (69.8%)
U-turn (58.9%)
Grassy Glide (55.9%)
7 Ogerpon (Hearthflame Mask) ImageOgerpon (Hearthflame Mask)
Mold Breaker (66.4%)
FireTera Icon (77.0%)
Ivy Cudgel (99.2%)
Spiky Shield (93.4%)
Horn Leech (37.5%)
Grassy Glide (33.1%)
8 Landorus (Therian Forme) ImageLandorus (Therian Forme)
Intimidate (100%)
FlyingTera Icon (68.6%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Choice Scarf ImageChoice Scarf (48.4%)
U-turn (87.8%)
Rock Slide (84.8%)
Stomping Tantrum (80.7%)
Tera Blast (69.2%)
9 Heatran ImageHeatran
Flash Fire (99.1%)
GrassTera Icon (74.7%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Leftovers ImageLeftovers (41.1%)
Heat Wave (89.8%)
Earth Power (85.7%)
Protect (76.8%)
Flash Cannon (58.4%)
10 Amoonguss ImageAmoonguss
Regenerator (95.7%)
WaterTera Icon (86.8%)
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet SV - Rocky Helmet ImageRocky Helmet (54.8%)
Spore (99.7%)
Rage Powder (96.3%)
Pollen Puff (88.8%)
Protect (58.0%)

Note: All the Ogerpon forms are combined into one entry in Pokemon HOME, so it is difficult to discern what the individual rankings for each form are.

Pokemon HOME Ranked Battle Data Feature Update Details

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