Suicune, The Aurora Pokémon. Said to be the incarnation of northern winds, it can instantly purify filthy, murky water. It races across the land. It is said that north winds will somehow blow whenever it appears. It embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. It has the power to purify dirty water. .
A Good Moveset for Suicune would have to be this:
Ice Beam / Hidden Power [Grass / Electric] / Sleep Talk / Roar / Substitute
Strategy Using Suicune
"Calm-Cune" is one of the most dreaded Pokémon on the
NetBattle Over-Used circuit. Practically every stall
team has one of these in it and for good reason. With
monstrous HP and Defences it can pull off multiple
Calm Minds with ease, beefing up that huge Special
Defence to nullify the power of most Electric and
Grass attacks while making its Special Attack so high
that even Blissey will have a hard time against it.
From there you can just Surf away the majority of
There are many variations to the basic "Calm-Cune" set
relating to the final two moves:
- With 252 HP EVs and 31 IVs it has access to "101
Subs" (Substitutes that take two hits from Seismic
Toss and Night Shade), as well as giving Suicune
defence against Leech Seed. Chances are, after a few
Calm Minds you won't need Rest since Substitute will
hold out long enough for Leftovers recovery, so you
may want to ditch rest for another one of the final
- Roar works nicely if you have a Spiker on your team,
allowing Suicune to rid itself of any unwanted
opponents (e.g. Pokémon with the Water Absorb Trait)
and cause damage to the Pokémon who is forced in.
- Sleep Talk is a nice choice in place of Ice Beam so
that it can use Surf or Calm Mind while Sleeping (as
well as being able to surprise any Pokémon switching
in, who are assuming they are safe for Suicune's two
turns of sleep).
- A special-typed Hidden Power gives you an extra
attack to gain off of Calm Mind. The preferable one
here is Electric to handle Dragon-Dancing Gyarados
(who is considered to be a very good CalmCune counter
due to Taunt and a resistance to Surf). Hidden Power
Grass is usable as well for getting Pokémon with Water
absorb, but most other Hidden Powers aren't worth
- Ice Beam has the same effect as Hidden Power, except
it has more power than Hidden Power and has the
possible side effect of a freeze as well as being able
to score super effective hits against the majority of
Grass types (who can cause some problems with Leech
Seed and potential Critical Hits with Grass attacks).
Some Speed (to outrun other Suicunes and other Pokémon
with Base 85 Speed and no Speed EVs), Max out HP and
put the rest of the EVs in Defense.
Strategy Against Suicune
Being one of the most overused Pokémon in the
competitive circuit, many ways of countering it have
been thought up:
- Firstly, Pokémon with the Water Absorb trait or a 4x
resistance to Water attacks are a good way to go,
since you'll rarely see a Suicune without Surf. Lapras
is favourable since it also has a 4x resistance to Ice
Beam as well.
- A good Special Defence never hurt, and it helps a
lot in this case. Especially if your Pokémon don't
carry a resistance to water attacks.
- Knock Off is very handy (especially when combined
with Tyranitar's Sandstorm) to force Suicune to Rest
- Taunt is pretty much your best bet for screwing up
Calm-Cune (especially if you resist Surf [and Ice
Beam]). Preventing it from Resting and beefing up its
Special stats remove the things that make it
- Haze and Psuedo-hazing moves (Whirlwind, Roar, Yawn,
Perish Song [sort of]) will help if it gets a couple
of Calm Minds under its belt.
- Psych Up ;) You could annoy the hell out of it if
you mimicked it's Calm Minds (and annoy it even more
if you could Roar it away), although having this
option is highly unlikely.
- 1-Hit-KOs. They are cheap but "What the hell", it
technically is a counter.
One thing to note here is the fact that due to
Pressure it can usually out stall the majority of
Special Sweepers, draining their PP and forcing a
switch (out of frustration) or forcing you to
struggle. So don't count on making it unable to do
damage to you.
A good Contest Moveset for Suicune would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:
Strategy Using Suicune
If you do the attacks in this following order you should have very few problems; 1st - Rain dance, 2nd - Surf, 3rd - Rain
dance/hail, 4th - Surf, 5th - Hyper beam
Locations in Games
Trade from C/FR/LG
Snatched From Cipher Admin Venus in The Under City
Fire Red/Leaf Green
Wild In Kanto After beating Elite 4 if starter is Charmander