Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — Speed Tiers for VGC 2023

In this chart, you will find the Speed Tiers for all fully-evolved Pokémon obtainable in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet through regular gameplay, special in-game events, or Pokémon HOME compatibility.

As the metagame develops, we will update this resource to reflect the popular choices of speeds. For now, the table will provide with three values for each base speed stat:

  • Maximum Speed: 31 IVs, 252 EVs, Positive Nature (1.1x)
  • Mid Speed: 31 IVs, 0 EVs, Neutral Nature
  • Minimum Speed: 0 IVs, 0 EVs, Negative Nature (0.9x)

Keep in mind that some Pokémon may have abilities that boost the Speed under certain conditions, such as Chlorophyll under the sun, or Unburden if the held item is consumed.

How do speeds reflect on turn order?

When attacking, the fastest Pokémon on the field move first, unless some type of priority move has been selected by any of them. Of course, you could always tie with your opponent, in which case it’s a 50/50 decided randomly by the console.

If any attacks or abilities that modify any of the Pokémon’s speed happen during a turn, the rest of moves for said turn are re-calculated taking this into account. For example, your Klawf could be the slowest of all 4 Pokémon on the field, but its partner Kilowattrel may attack first and set up a Tailwind, allowing Klawf to attack before your opponents thanks to the speed boost. Alternatively, your Pokémon could become paralyzed and attack later than you expected.

How do I know whether I'm faster than my opponent?

To tell the speeds during a match, it is useful to know that all abilities that active upon switching in, like Intimidate, do so by speed order. Therefore, whenever two Pokémon with these abilities switch in at the same time, like in the first turn of a battle, the fastest will activate always first. The same is true when two Pokémon switch out of the field at the same time.

When Trick Room is active, these relationships are inverted, with the slowest Pokémon being the first ones and vice-versa. In all cases, if there’s a speed tie, it’s a random 50% chance for either Pokémon to go first.

136Barraskewda, Iron Bundle206156126
135Flutter Mane, Chien-Pao, Koraidon, Miraidon205155126
130Jolteon, Eiscue (Noice Face)200150121
125Weavile, Kilowattrel194145117
123Noivern, Meowscarada192143115
120Dugtrio, Wugtrio189140112
119Cinderace, Roaring Moon188139111
116Iron Valiant184136108
115Persian, Floatzel183135108
112Lycanroc (Midday)180132105
111Maushold, Scream Tail179131104
110Raichu, Gengar, Tauros, Jumpluff, Espeon, Froslass, Lycanroc (Dusk), Grafaiai, Iron Moth178130103
108Iron Jugulis176128101
106Pyroar, Iron Treads17312699
105Zoroark, Cryogonal, Espathra, Pawmot17212599
101Dedenne, Sandy Shocks16812195
100Charizard, Slaking, Salamence, Staraptor, Volcarona, Paldean Tauros, Palafin, Chi-Yu, Toedscruel16712094
98Basculin, Hydreigon16511892
97Luvdisc, Haxorus16311791
95Arcanine, Houndoom, Pachirisu, Leafeon, Sawsbuck, Indeedee (male), Dachsbun16111590
92Krookodile, Bruxish, Lokix, Squawkabilly15811287
91Lumineon, Rotom (base)15711186
90Venomoth, Zangoose, Lucario, Lilligant, Revavroom, Flamigo, Brambleghast, Annihilape15611085
87Baxcalibur, Great Tusk15210782
86Rotom (Heat), Rotom (Wash), Rotom (Frost), Rotom (Fan), Rotom (Mow), Glimmora15110681
85Golduck, Qwilfish, Heracross, Toxicroak, Rillaboom, Indeedee (female), Quaquaval, Mabosstiff, Ceruledge15010581
84Skuntank, Gholdengo14910480
82Lycanroc (Midnight), Tatsugiri, Bombirdier14710278
81Gyarados, Slither Wing14610177
80Dragonite, Gardevoir, Masquerain, Medicham, Grumpig, Altaria, Glalie, Drifblim, Gallade, Braviary, Goodra, Passimian, Gimmighoul14510076
75Delibird, Florges, Klefki, Toxtricity, Falinks, Scovillain, Klawf, Armarouge1399572
71Honchkrow, Sandaconda1359168
70Cloyster, Breloom, Luxray, Flapple, Polteageist, Stonjourner, Veluza, Wo-Chien1349067
68Gogoat, Houndstone1328865
67Hypno, Corviknight1308764
65Vaporeon, Flareon, Umbreon, Scizor, Pelipper, Seviper, Banette, Kricketune, Glaceon, Gothitelle, Alomomola, Komala, Frosmoth, Oinkologne, Orthworm1288563
60Whiscash, Abomasnow, Magnezone, Sylveon, Oranguru, Grimmsnarl, Farigiraf1238058
55Ampharos, Blissey, Swalot, Cacturne, Dudunsparce, Brute Bonnet1177554
50Muk, Azumarill, Donphan, Hariyama, Sableye, Eelektross, Beartic, Carbink, Eiscue (Ice Face), Iron Hands, Kingambit1127049
45Wigglytuff, Gumshoos, Lurantis, Rabsca, Bellibolt, Ting-Lu1066545
40Forretress, Camerupt, Vespiquen1016040
39Gastrodon, Arboliva1005939
35Spiritomb, Toxapex, Mudsdale, Palossand, Spidops, Dondozo, Garganacl955536
30Slowbro, Sudowoodo, Sunflora, Slowking, Amoonguss, Coalossal, Appletun, Copperajah905031
20Torkoal, Greedent, Clodsire794022
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