Yanmega

Yanmega, The Ogre Darner Pokémon. By churning its wings, it creates shock waves that inflict critical internal injuries to foes. The beat of its wings is so powerful that it accidentally dislodges full-grown trees when it takes off in flight. This six-legged Pokémon is easily capable of transporting an adult in flight. The wings on its tail help it stay balanced. Its jaw power is incredible. It is adept at biting apart foes while flying by at high speed.

Overview

Yanmega is a terrifying special sweeper. With two amazing abilities, great sweeping stats, a pretty good movepool, it can be a huge threat, especially as a very common special wall, Latias, is completely destroyed. However, being 4x weak to Stealth Rock and having limited coverage on STAB moves isn't in Yanmega's favour, and it doesn't help it out at all in that aspect.

Ability

Speed Boost: oh my, this ability is good. Boosting your Speed every turn for free basically makes you the fastest thing out there, which, for Yanmega, is a very good thing.. Tinted Lens: did I hear someone say ridiculous? Tinted Lens makes the limited STAB coverage a non-factor. It also makes Yanmega obscenely hard to switch into. This makes Yanmega incredible.

Move Sets

Choice

- Bug Buzz
- Air Slash
- U-turn
- Hidden Power [Ground]
Item Attached: Choice Specs / Choice Scarf
Ability: Tinted Lens
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) / Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

Yanmega is a top dog of special sweeping. Tinted Lens is so good it is honestly ridiculous. Bug Buzz is Yanmega's main attack as with Tinted Lens, it hits everything hard. Air Slash is another good attack that comes with an awesome 30% flinch that could possibly win you a match, depending on how lucky you get. U-turn scouts and messes up the few Pokémon that can switch into Yanmega, so you can set them up and destroy them with another team member. Hidden Power [Ground] is for any Fire/Steel types out there... so... just Heatran then.

Although Choice Specs is amazing for power, Choice Scarf can be used to make Yanmega look fashionable and therefore go much faster. It just depends on what you want, but Choice Specs is the best item for this set, without a doubt.

LeadMega

- Bug Buzz
- Air Slash
- Protect
- Hidden Power [Ground] / Hypnosis
Item Attached: Focus Sash
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) / Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

LeadMega is great because of Speed Boost, basically. Bug Buzz and Air Slash are your standard reliable attacks, generic stuff. Protect means you get a guaranteed Speed boost, making you a much more effective lead. Hidden Power [Ground] covers Heatran and other Steel types, but Hypnosis can potentially win a game.

Life Orb

- Bug Buzz
- Air Slash
- Protect / Hypnosis
- Hidden Power [Ground] / Shadow Ball
Item Attached: Life Orb
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs and Nature:
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

Yanmega can be fearsome if saved for late game. Not much can outspeed it, and it hits a lot of stuff hard. Bug Buzz and Air Slash are strong and reliable STAB attacks, with Protect and Hypnosis there to stall for moves, get free damage, get more Speed, or with Hypnosis, potentially win a game. Hidden Power [Ground] is there to ruin Steel types mainly, but especially Magnezone and Heatran. Shadow Ball hurts Rotom a lot, which is pretty much all it does.

EVs and Nature:

Choice
Offense only, pretty much. Just make sure your HP is odd so you don't die to Stealth Rock.

Lead
Offense again. Focus Sash means there isn't a point in investing in defences or bulkiness, so just go all out on the offense.

Life Orb
Offense. Starting to see a pattern? Yanmega focuses on offence for every set.

Other Options

Reversal, Endure, Substitute, Liechi Berry

Reversal could be used on its own set to take out special walls expecting a special set. It is original so completely unexpected.

Endure works well with Reversal to get maximum power.

Substitute could be used instead of Endure to get Reversal to maximum power, as well as on a special set as protection and getting Speed boosts.

Liechi Berry would be used on the Reversal set to get much higher Attack when you get to Reversal's optimum power.

Countering Yanmega

Blissey and Snorlax are two Pokémon that switch into every single Yanmega set. Tinted Lens does nothing to them as everything hits them neutral. Steel types are amazing at walling Yanmega. They resist Yanmega's STAB attacks so are nice options to pick. Heatran and Magnezone are great choices. Magcargo is a good choice if you want a different choice. Just avoid Hidden Power [Ground]. Stealth Rock ruins Yanmega. It completely destroys it. Zapdos and Rotom-A are great choices for beating Yanmega as well. Most other Pokémon have massive issues switching in. Yanmega is that powerful.

Locations in Games

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald

Not in Game

Colosseum/XD

Not in Game

Fire Red/Leaf Green

Not in Game

Diamond/Pearl/Platinum

Evolve Yanma

HeartGold/SoulSilver

Evolve Yanma

Animé Appearences

Yanmega has had a fair few Animé Appearences. In almost all of them, it was under the use of Jessie after the Yanma she captured got taught AncientPower. She has used it in many Pokémon Contests and battles against Ash & Co

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