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. .

Battle Moveset

A Good Moveset for Suicune would have to be this:


Calm Mind
Ice Beam / Hidden Power [Grass / Electric] / Sleep Talk / Roar / Substitute

Items Attached:


Preferred Nature:


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 Pokémon.
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 slot moves.
- 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 using.
- 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).

EV Corner:

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 more often.
- 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 effective.
- 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.

Contest Moveset

A good Contest Moveset for Suicune would have to be this for the Beauty Contest best with Modest, Mild, Rash or Quiet Nature:


Rain Dance
Hyper Beam

Items Attached:

Blue Scarf

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

Animé Appearences

Suicune has had a few Animé Appearences. First Ash saw it before he entered Johto, after that he saw it in a Forest and used it to help Protect and heal Celebi from The Iron Masked Marauder. After that it appeared in Ecruteak City and Eusine tried to catch it

Episode 119: Don't Touch That 'Dile!
Movie 4: Celebi - Voice Of The Forest!
Episode 229: For Ho-oh The Bells Toll!

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