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..
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.
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
Choosing a Boundary
- Dragon Claw
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
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
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.
Special moves, Zen Headbutt, Roost, Freeze Shock, Substitute, Power Herb, Hone Claws, Sleep Talk.
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.
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