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Lysandre & Yveltal

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Hybrid Tier 4

Trainer

Pokemon Info

Type Flying
Weak Vs Fairy
Role Strike (Special)
Base Potential
Gender Genderless

Pokemon Description

When this legendary Pokémon’s wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.

Stats

5★
HP 130
ATK 18
DEF 13
Sp. ATK 24
Sp. DEF 13
Speed 20
HP 721
ATK 283
DEF 110
Sp. ATK 350
Sp. DEF 110
Speed 270
Bulk 482

Pokemon Analysis

Tier List Explanation

Similar in many ways to Steven & Metagross in its role as an Aggravation Striker with a focus on long-term survivability, a few key differences are what allow Yveltal to escape the former's shadow into a niche of its own (even as they render it a much less ubiquitous pair overall). Firstly, Yveltal's split typing, which is both a blessing and a curse. By allowing it to compete in two different races as far as supereffective damage goes, it makes Yveltal a much more flexible pair than contemporaries such as Pidgeot and Houndoom. However, because of the pair's need to make us of both typings no matter the opposing stage's weakness (Dark Pulse is required for status while Oblivion Wing provides the pair's essential longevity), it ends up failing to compete with either of its more accessible rivals in terms of damage. The pair's unique strengths, then, lie in its versatility, much of which stems from the aforementioned dual typing as well as another key divergence from the niche it shares with Steven: access to its own healing. Because it requires no dedicated Support to facilitate its long-term survival, Yveltal is able to function extremely well slotted onto dual-striker comps, where it can soak up aoe Special boosts from a Support like Xerneas or Blastoise and then contribute its damage and status without compromising the team's pre-existing core. In the final analysis, it's the flexibility those differences afford that set Yveltal apart from its contemporaries and make it an excellent choice for an incredible variety of team compositions. 

Moves

Type Flying
Category
Power
146 / 175
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user’s HP. Each use restores up to approximately 50% of the user’s maximum HP.
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Raises the user’s Sp. Atk by 2 stat ranks.
Type Dark
Category
Power
95 / 114
Accuracy 100
Target An opponent
Cost
Has a chance (20%) of making the target flinch.
Category
Power
0 / 0
Accuracy 0
Target Self
Uses 2
Charges the user’s move gauge by 2. Reduces the user’s sync move countdown by 1. Raises the user’s critical-hit rate by 2 stat ranks. Lowers the user’s Defense and Sp. Def by 1 stat rank.

Sync Move

Type Flying
Category
Power
250 / 300
Accuracy -
Target An opponent
Effect Tag -

No additional effect.

Passive Skills

Recuperation 1

Restores the user’s HP by approximately 20% of its maximum HP after using its sync move.

Healthy Healing

Applies the Gradual Healing effect to the user when its HP is full when it enters a battle.

Dark Power 5

Powers up the user’s Dark-type moves.

Team Skills

Flying Strike
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same type.
Effect
Raises allies’ Attack and Sp. Atk by [Value] when using Flying-type attacks.
- Lv1: +15
- Lv2: +20
- Lv3: +25
- Lv4: +30
Kalos Strike
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +2
- Lv2: +4
- Lv3: +6
- Lv4: +8
Villain Strike
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +2
- Lv2: +4
- Lv3: +6
- Lv4: +8
Gadgeteer Strike
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +3
- Lv2: +5
- Lv3: +7
- Lv4: +9
Old Colleagues Strike
Condition
Form a team with two or more sync pairs that share the same theme.
Effect
Raises the Attack and Sp. Atk of all allied sync pairs by [Value].
- Lv1: +3
- Lv2: +5
- Lv3: +7
- Lv4: +9

Sync Grid

Sync Grid for Lysandre & Yveltal