Black Kyurem

Black Kyurem, The Boundary Pokémon. It generates a powerful, freezing energy inside itself, but its body became frozen when the energy leaked out. It can produce ultracold air. Its body is frozen. This legendary ice Pokémon waits for a hero to fill in the missing parts of its body with truth or ideals..

Overview

When Kyurem was first revealed, people were a bit disappointed as its stats were a bit lackluster. However, with Pokémon Black 2 & White 2, new forms were introduced that not only make Kyurem viable, but make Kyurem have the second highest base stat total in the entire game, right after Arceus. This is done through a process known as Absofusion which has it merge with Zekrom using the DNA Splicers. Black Kyurem, referred to as Kyurem-B in competitive circles, is a physical powerhouse. It has an amazingly high attack stat, almost comparable to Deoxys-A and it can hit powerfully and fairly fast. However, Kyurem-B suffers from a lower movepool due to its Physical focus.

Abilities

Teravolt: Much better than Kyurem's original ability of Pressure, this ability is essentially Mold Breaker with a fancy name and it nullifies many abilities from having their effects. This includes Levitate and even Lightning Rod & Volt Absorb, which can be handy with Kyurem-B's extended movepool

Movesets

Choosing a Boundary

- Dragon Claw
- Outrage
- Fusion Bolt
- Freeze Shock
Item Attached: Choice Band
Ability: Teravolt
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

A standard choice set here. Outrage is a pretty brutal attack normally, but with Kyurem-B's massive Attack stat, it can destroy almost any foe in two hits. Dragon Claw can be used if you don't wish to risk the Confusion aspect of Outrage. Fusion Bolt gives great coverag, giving Kyurem-B a nice Electric-type move to use. Freeze Shock is a powerful physical move, but it requires charging.

Absofusion to gain a new Life

- Dragon Claw / Outrage
- Ice Beam
- Fusion Bolt
- Roost / Focus Blast / Substitute
Item Attached: Life Orb
Ability: Teravolt
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpA / 252 Spe
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)

This set can actually destroy any wall. With the increased boost, all the moves hit ridiculously hard, even though several of them are Special. These moves all hit hard and fast, with the option for you to recover using Roost. Unlike most Pokémon who learn Roost, Kyurem-B gains no ill effects from it. Alternatively, Substitute will protect it from a lot of damage. The rest of the moves are pretty self explanatory

It's rather chilly here, I could use a scarf

-Outrage
-Fusion Bolt
-Dragon Claw
-Stone Edge/Roost/Blizzard
Item Attached: Choice Scarf
Ability: Teravolt
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 252 Speed/ 252 Attack/ 4 HP
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

This set can run the same as the Choice Band set, but giving a much needed boost to Kyurem-B's Speed stat. Outrage will hit ridiculously hard while moves such as Stone Edge give even more coverage with Roost offering a healing option on switching and Blizzard can do some massive domination, especially if you have been set up with Hail.

Other Options

Special moves, Zen Headbutt, Roost, Freeze Shock, Substitute, Power Herb, Hone Claws, Sleep Talk.
Kyurem-B may not have it's counterpart's special attack, but Kyurem-B's isn't bad. Special moves help with Kyurem-B's very shallow STAB physical movepool.
Zen Headbutt hits Fighting-Types.
Roost helps you recover Health, either when you get hit, switch into Stealth Rock, or use Substitute.
Freeze Shock is a super powerful Ice-move, but it has to charge up first. If you can use it so you can either take a hit or use it right away, it's pretty good.
Power Herb can let you use Freeze Shock right away, but after that, you have to charge it up. It's OK if you just want that first hit.
Substitute blocks statuses, and can give you a free hit to charge up Freeze Shock, or just attack.
Hone Claws is Kyurem-B's only boosting move, but it will probably die before you make use of it.
Sleep Talk lets you fake out Darkrai, but you must be careful, as it could just attack and kill you.

Partners

Kyurem-B needs Rapid Spin support. Since it retains it's Ice/Dragon typing, it can't switch too many times into Stealth Rock, or it will die. Getting rid of Steel Types like Arceus-Steel help Kyurem-B out in it's endeavour. Having bulky Pokemon to take hits from revenge killers also keeps Kyurem-B alive. Steel Types like Ferrothorn and Forretress help take Dragon-Type attacks from faster Dragons. Speaking of Steel-Types, those same Pokemon can set up entry hazards, which helps Kyurem-B kill other Pokemon easier.

Countering Black Kyurem

Unlike it's counterpart, Kyurem-W, Kyurem-B is a lot more easier to check and or counter. Revenge killing Kyurem-B is the safest option. Faster Choice Scarf users can usually kill Kyurem-B. This includes Palkia, Salamence, Terrakion, Garchomp, ect. Priority users like Scizor and Arceus Normal can hurt Kyurem-B a good bit. Basically anything that is faster and has a Super-Effective move is basically a good check to Kyurem-B. Stealth Rock can really annoy Kyurem-B, limiting how many times it can switch in. Unlike Kyurem-W, Kyurem-B as trouble against Steel Types (besides Skarmory). Arceus-Steel, Scizor, Bronzong, Ferrothorn, Forretress, and Dialga can all stand ground against Kyurem-B. Very physically bulky Pokemon like Hippowdon can live a hit.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald:
Not in game .

FireRed/LeafGreen:
Not in game

Colosseum/XD:
Not in game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum:
Not in game.

HeartGold/SoulSilver:
Not in game

Black/White:
Not in game

Black 2/White 2:
Use DNA Splicers on Kyurem and Zekrom

Animé Appearences

Black Kyurem has made a few appearances. In it, Kyurem changed into Black Kyurem in order to try and defeat Keldeo

# -English Episode Name- -Jap. Episode Name- Pics
S28 TBC Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 Introduction Pics
S30 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate & The Infinite Labyrinth Pics
M15 Kyurem VS The Sword of Justice Kyurem VS The Sacred Swordsman Keldeo Pics

 
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