General Meet Kyurem, on paper the strongest Pokémon in LU. It has the highest base stat total of all Pokémon in the tier, sitting at an Ubers worthy 660. And it's not like those stats are badly distributed: 130/130 attacking stats make it an offensive monster that can 2HKO pretty much anything while 125/90/90 defences would be considered good for a wall. And Kyurem has reliable recovery in Roost, further improving its survival capabilities. Kyurem does have its faults however. While none of its stats are bad, its speed is pretty average, sitting at 95. Many of its sets have a bad case of 4 moveslot syndrome, and its Ice typing gives it unwelcome weaknesses to Fighting, Steel and Rock moves. Its weakness to all forms of entry hazards also means that Rapid Spin and/or Defog support is mandatory when using Kyurem. Despite its flaws, you'd be a fool not to consider using Kyurem. Roost + 3 Attacks Kyurem @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure Timid Nature (+Spd -Atk) / Modest Nature (+SAtk -Atk) EV: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd IV: 29 HP Draco Meteor Ice Beam Earth Power / Focus Blast Roost Showcasing Kyurem's power and bulk, this set is a great special wallbreaker. Draco Meteor is the powerful STAB, and 2HKOs pretty much anything not resisting it. Ice Beam is the reliable STAB, and wrecks bulky Ground types like Hippowdon. The 3rd slot is dedicated to coverage: Earth Power hurts Tentacruel and Magneton; Focus Blast hits Registeel harder. Roost heals Life Orb recoil and possible hazard damage. EVs maximise speed and power. Choose nature depending on whether you'd prefer more speed or more power. 29 HP IVs lessen Life Orb recoil. SubRoost Kyurem @ Leftovers Trait: Pressure Modest Nature (+SAtk -Atk) / Timid Nature (+Spd -Atk) EV: 56 HP / 236 SAtk / 216 Spd Substitute Roost Ice Beam Earth Power Kyurem tends to draw out bulky Water types like Slowking and Jellicent. There's pretty much nothing they can do to this set beyond phaze. Substitute enables Kyurem to avoid status and act as a barrier against revenge killers. Roost keeps Kyurem healthy, allowing it to stall out opponents that lack phazing move. Ice Beam gets STAB and does good damage to anything not resisting it that isn't a special wall. Earth Power gets great neutral coverage with either Ice Beam. EVs give enough HP to make 4 101 HP Substitutes with enough speed to outrun base 90s. The rest is placed in special attack for more power. Choose nature depending on whether you prefer power or speed. Choice Kyurem @ Choice Specs / Choice Scarf Trait: Pressure Modest Nature (+SAtk -Atk) / Timid Nature (+Spd -Atk) EV: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd Draco Meteor Ice Beam Earth Power Focus Blast Kyurem can choose to either augment its already magnificent power or patch up its average speed with this set. Draco Meteor is your powerful STAB, and 2HKOs pretty much anything not resisting it. Ice Beam is the reliable STAB. Earth Power and Focus Blast get coverage on the Steel types that resist Kyurem's STABs. Dragon Pulse could be used over Draco Meteor, but its disappointing damage output makes the latter the superior choice. EVs maximise speed and power. Choose which nature depending on which Choice item you're running. Mixed Attacker Kyurem @ Life Orb Trait: Pressure Mild Nature (+SAtk -Def) / Hasty Nature (+Spd -Def) EV: 40 Atk / 252 SAtk / 216 Spd IV: 29 HP Draco Meteor Outrage Ice Beam Earth Power / Focus Blast Designed to score surprise KOs on those special walls that think they can stop you. Draco Meteor is your powerful special STAB. Outrage is this set's trump card, 2HKOing Slowking and specially defensive Tentacruel. Ice Beam serves as the reliable STAB, since Draco Meteor and Outrage both have drawbacks. The last slot gets some extra coverage on the Steel types that resist Kyurem's STABs. EVs give enough speed to outrun base 90s. Max special attack to hit as hard as possible on that side, with the remainder placed in Attack to juice up Outrage. IVs reduce Life Orb recoil. Other Options Hidden Power Fire can be used to 2HKO Assault Vest Escavalier, but it has little utility beyond that. If backed up by Hail, Blizzard can be used instead of Ice Beam. It is much riskier outside Hail though. A Substitute + 3 Attacks set is possible, but with a Stealth Rock weakness it tends to get worn down very quickly. A set with Glaciate can surprise some of Kyurem's faster switch ins, but has little value elsewhere. Checks and Counters Nope. The lord of ice has no true counters in LU. However, it has several good checks. Assault Vest Escavalier can beat it most of the time, but a Choice Specs Focus Blast can 2HKO after Stealth Rock. Bronzong can handle offensive sets well enough, but SubRoost Kyurem can stall out Gyro Ball's PP. Slowking can wall the Life Orb and SubRoost set while phazing Kyurem out with Dragon Tail. However a Choice Specs Draco Meteor will 2HKO after Stealth Rock, and the mixed set can beat it regardless. Durant, Virizion and Cobalion outrun and OHKO with Iron Head and Close Combat respectively, but none can safely switch in to the Life Orb and Choice Specs set.