Ability: Sheer Force (Encourage) / Daruma Mode Base Stats: 105 / 140 / 55 / 30 / 55 / 95 Base Total: 480 Weak To: (2x) Rock | Ground | Water Resists: (1/2) Bug | Fire | Grass | Ice | Steel At first look, the thing that catches your eye is the base 140 Attack. Darmanitan's Normal Form has the highest base Attack of all Fire-type Pokémon. The other thin that catches your eagle eye is the 105 HP and 95 Speed. At Max EVs, its Attack can reach to a deadly 416. Give it a choice band, and you get a devastating 624 Attack. Lets look at its Speed. At Max EVs, he can reach 317 Speed. Not much compared with devastating pokemon like Aianto, who itself can reach 380+ Speed. But pat in a choice scarf, and you canr each over 480+ Speed. Epic eh? This can all look good on theorymon, but look closer and what do you see? The 55 Defense and Special Defense stand out as an eyesore compared to all those magical numbers. The problem? Anything that outspeeds this thing can kill it. Example? +2 Terakion who is the best of UU. Now lets look at its movepool. Spoiler Tackle Rollout Devastate Rage Fire Fang Headbutt Swagger Facade Fire Punch Cheer Up Thrash Belly Drum Flare Blitz Hammer Arm Taunt Superpower Overheat Roar Toxic Bulk Up Hidden Power Sunny Day Taunt Hyper Beam Protect Frustration SolarBeam Knock Down Earthquake Return Dig Psychic Brick Break Double Team Flamethrower Fire Blast Rock Tomb Torment Facade Nitro Charge Rest Attract Thief Canon Overheat Focus Blast Fling Devastate Will-O-Wisp Payback Giga Impact Stone Edge Gyro Ball Smooth Over Rock Slide Cheer Up Grass Knot Swagger U-turn Substitute Rock Smash Strength[/HIDE] It has a great physical movepool. Check it out, it has Flare Blitz, Superpower, Rock Slide, Earthquake, U-Turn and Stone Edge. Also, you have probably noticed, it has Encourage. What is Encourage?It boosts the power of a move that has a secondary effect to 1.3x while cancelling its secondary effect. What do you get then? Rock Slide gets a power boost. One of the most viable sets for Darmanitan in UU is to run a choice band. It can become heavily powerful, taking down anything it outspeeds with Flare Blitz, even those that resists it. Spoiler Hihidaruma @ Choice Band Trait: Encourage EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk) - Flare Blitz - Rock Slide / Stone Ede - Earthquake - Superpower[/HIDE] Also you might want to check out Staraptor. It has 120 base Attack, 20 Stat less than Darmanitan, but it makes up for that by having 100 base speed and close combat. Staraptor can also be counted as a faster version of Darmanitan, both have a stat deducting Fighting type move (Superpower / Close Combat), both have a STAB recoil move (Flare Blitz / Brave Bird). Staraptor also has an immunity to ground type moves. Lets discuss Darmanitan's impact, counters and sets in the UnderUsed metagame.