VGC20 – Speed Tiers

Original Pokémon Sword and Shield Speed Tiers made by Ryota Otsubo (@barudoru). Translated for Trainer Tower with permission. If you find any errors, please contact me @TamtamVGC!

Galar (Sword and Shield) Speed Tiers

Below, you will find a list of Speed Tiers for Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex, ordered from highest to lowest. The list will only include EVs (252 or 0), IVs (31 or 0), Natures, Base Speed and the most relevant Speed boosts.

Notes and pointers about Speed
Moves / Abilities
Moves / Abilities
  • The fastest Pokémon will move first in their move’s priority bracket. For example, if two Pokémon use Fake Out (a +3 priority move), the faster Pokémon will use Fake Out first. If one Pokémon uses Extreme Speed and another Pokémon uses Flare Blitz, the Extreme Speed user will always move first regardless of Speed, since Extreme Speed has +2 priority compared to Flare Blitz’s +0.
  • Speed, like most numbers in Pokémon, rounds down. This means that a Galarian Darmanitan holding a Choice Scarf will reach a Speed stat of 241 (161 * 1.5, rounded down), not 242.
  • Tailwind, Chlorophyll, Swift Swim, Slush Rush, Sand Rush, and Unburden boost Speed by +2 (* 2) in their respective conditions. Choice Scarf and Max Airstream boost Speed by +1 (* 1.5). Icy Wind, Electroweb, and Room Service reduce Speed by -1 (* 0.67). Paralysis and Iron Ball reduce Speed by -2 (* 0.5). Trick Room reverses the Speed order, but follows the same rules about priority.
  • Abilities that activate on switch-in will proc based on each Pokémon’s Speed. This is useful in figuring out the Speed of the opponent’s Pokémon. For example, if both you and your opponent send out Arcanine, the faster Arcanine’s Intimidate will activate first. The exception to this rule is Unnerve, which will always activate before other Abilities.
Turn Order / Switching / Tiebreakers
Turn Order / Switching / Tiebreakers
  • The turn order of each Pokémon is now recalculated mid-turn, which is a major mechanics change for Generation 8. If a Prankster Whimsicott uses Tailwind, the Speed is recalculated before the next move happens, which may allow its partner Pokémon to move immediately after it. Similarly, if a Pokémon becomes Paralyzed, its Speed is halved, which may cause it to move later on the same turn.
  • If two Pokémon switch, the faster Pokémon will switch out first.
  • If both Pokémon have the same Speed (also known as a speed tie), then the Pokémon moving first is chosen randomly. In other words, speed ties cause a 50-50. The same is true for Ability activation order.

SpeedPokemonNatureEVsIVsSpeed BoostBase SpeedNotes
432AccelgorPositive252312145Unburden
412BarraskewdaPositive252312136Swift Swim
394AccelgorNeutral252312145Unburden
376BarraskewdaNeutral252312136Swift Swim
374HawluchaPositive252312118Unburden
349NinjaskPositive252311.5160Speed Boost
340HawluchaNeutral252312118Unburden
319DragapultPositive252311.5142Scarf or Dragon Dance
318NinjaskNeutral252311.5160Speed Boost
309BarraskewdaPositive252311.5136Scarf
308ExcadrillPositive25231288Sand Rush
304HitmonleePositive25231287Unburden
300QwilfishPositive25231285Swift Swim
300JolteonPositive252311.5130Quick Feet
291DragapultNeutral252311.5142Scarf or Dragon Dance
290ShiftryPositive25231280Chlorophyll
290DrifblimPositive25231280Unburden
285BoltundPositive252311.5121Scarf
283InteleonPositive252311.5120Scarf
282CinderacePositive252311.5119Scarf
282BarraskewdaNeutral252311.5136Scarf
280ExcadrillNeutral25231288Sand Rush
280HawluchaPositive252311.5118Max Airstream
278HitmonleeNeutral25231287Unburden
277SalazzlePositive252311.5117Scarf
276SeismitoadPositive25231274Swift Swim
274QwilfishNeutral25231285Swift Swim
268Ludicolo, MantinePositive25231270Swift Swim
268PolteageistPositive25231270Weak Armor or Shell Smash
268CloysterPositive25231270Shell Smash
267GengarPositive252311.5110Scarf
265Heliolisk, DurantPositive252311.5109Scarf
264GalvantulaPositive252311.5108Scarf
264ShiftryNeutral25231280Chlorophyll
264DrifblimNeutral25231280Unburden
259BoltundNeutral252311.5121Scarf
258Manectric, Galarian RapidashPositive252311.5105Scarf
258InteleonNeutral252311.5120Scarf
256FrosmothPositive25231265Tailwind
256CinderaceNeutral252311.5119Scarf
253SalazzleNeutral252311.5117Scarf
252SeismitoadNeutral25231274Swift Swim
250Charizard, Ninetales, FlygonPositive252311.5100Scarf
248SlurpuffNeutral25231272Unburden
247Hydreigon, BasculinPositive252311.598Scarf
244HaxorusPositive252311.597Scarf or Dragon Dance
244MorpekoPositive252311.597Aura Wheel
244Ludicolo, MantineNeutral25231270Swift Swim
244PolteageistNeutral25231270Weak Armor or Shell Smash
244CloysterNeutral25231270Shell Smash
243GengarNeutral252311.5110Scarf
241Silvally, Galarian Darmanitan, Arcanine, Obstagoon, Indeedee MPositive252311.595Scarf
241Heliolisk, DurantNeutral252311.5109Scarf
236Manectric, Galarian RapidashNeutral252311.5105Scarf
235RotomPositive252311.591Scarf
234Roserade, LucarioPositive252311.590Scarf
234PelipperNeutral25231265Tailwind
233NinjaskPositive252310160
231ExcadrillPositive252311.588Scarf
228Charizard, Ninetales, FlygonNeutral252311.5100Scarf
226Form Changed RotomPositive252311.586Scarf
225Kommo-oPositive252311.585Clangorous Soul
225Toxicroak, Sawk, Kommo-o, Rillaboom, Cramorant, Indeedee F, DuraludonPositive252311.585Scarf
225Hydreigon, BasculinNeutral252311.598Scarf
224Vileplume, BellossomPositive25231250Chlorophyll
224BearticPositive25231250Swift Swim or Slush Rush
223HaxorusNeutral252311.597Scarf or Dragon Dance
223MorpekoNeutral252311.597Aura Wheel
220Silvally, Galarian Darmanitan, Arcanine, Obstagoon, Indeedee MNeutral252311.595Scarf
219GyaradosPositive252311.581Dragon Dance or Max Airstream
219MiloticPositive252311.581Adrenaline Orb
219Gyarados, MiloticPositive252311.581Scarf
217Togekiss, BraviaryPositive252311.580Max Airstream
217Mamoswine, Togekiss, Gardevoir, Gallade, Chandelure, Braviary, Goodra, PassimianPositive252311.580Scarf
216AccelgorPositive252310145
216VanilluxePositive252311.579Scarf
214RotomNeutral252311.591Scarf
214DiggersbyPositive252311.578Scarf
213DragapultPositive252310142
213Roserade, LucarioNeutral252311.590Scarf
212NinjaskNeutral252310160
212CrustlePositive25231245Shell Smash
210ExcadrillNeutral252311.588Scarf
208Toxtricity, Falinks, Dracozolt, DracovishPositive252311.575Scarf
207Form Changed RotomNeutral252311.586Scarf
206BarraskewdaPositive252310136
205Galarian DarmanitanPositive252310135Zen Mode
205Kommo-oNeutral252311.585Clangorous Soul
205Toxicroak, Sawk, Kommo-o, Rillaboom, Cramorant, Indeedee F, DuraludonNeutral252311.585Scarf
205MalamarPositive252311.573Scarf
204Slurpuff, TsareenaPositive252311.572Scarf
204Vileplume, BellossomNeutral25231250Chlorophyll
204BearticNeutral25231250Swift Swim or Slush Rush
202SandacondaPositive252311.571Scarf
201Butterfree, Bisharp, Polteageist, Mr. Rime, StonjournerPositive252311.570Scarf
201ButterfreePositive252311.570Quiver Dance
200Jolteon, Ice Face-less EiscuePositive252310130
199GyaradosNeutral252311.581Dragon Dance or Max Airstream
199MiloticNeutral252311.581Adrenaline Orb
199Gyarados, MiloticNeutral252311.581Scarf
198Togekiss, BraviaryNeutral252311.580Max Airstream
198Mamoswine, Togekiss, Gardevoir, Gallade, Chandelure, Braviary, Goodra, PassimianNeutral252311.580Scarf
197AccelgorNeutral252310145
196VanilluxeNeutral252311.579Scarf
195DiggersbyNeutral252311.578Scarf
194DragapultNeutral252310142
194WeavilePositive252310125
194CrustleNeutral25231245Shell Smash
193RibombeePositive252310124
192NoivernPositive252310123
192Pelipper, Glaceon, Gothitelle, Centiskorch, Sirfetch'd, FrosmothPositive252311.565Scarf
192FrosmothPositive252311.565Quiver Dance
190BoltundPositive252310121
190Toxtricity, Falinks, Dracozolt, DracovishNeutral252311.575Scarf
189Inteleon, DugtrioPositive252310120
188CinderacePositive252310119
188BarraskewdaNeutral252310136
187HawluchaPositive252310118
187Galarian DarmanitanNeutral25231135Zen Mode
187MalamarNeutral252311.573Scarf
186TyranitarPositive252311.561Scarf
185SalazzlePositive252310117
184WhimsicottPositive252310116
184Abomasnow, Wailord, Sylveon, Jellicent, Aegislash, Bewear, Oranguru, Grimmsnarl, Galarian WeezingPositive252311.560Scarf
184SandacondaNeutral252311.571
183Persian, CinccinoPositive252310115
183Butterfree, Polteageist, Mr. Rime, StonjournerNeutral252311.570Scarf
183ButterfreeNeutral252311.570Quiver Dance
182SwoobatPositive252310114
182Jolteon, Ice Face-less EiscueNeutral252310130
178Gengar, Raichu, Espeon, FroslassPositive252310110
177Heliolisk, DurantPositive252310109
176GalvantulaPositive252310108
175FrosmothNeutral252311.565Quiver Dance
175Arctozolt, ArctovishPositive252311.555Scarf
173LiepardPositive252310106
173BoltundNeutral252310121
172Manectric, Galarian RapidashPositive252310105
173Dugtrio, InteleonNeutral252310120
171MeowsticPositive252310104
171CinderaceNeutral252310119
170HawluchaNeutral252310117
169SalazzleNeutral252310117
167Charizard, Ninetales, FlygonPositive252310100
166Small GourgeistPositive25231099
166SwoobatNeutral252310114
165Hydreigon, BasculinPositive25231098
163Sigilyph, Haxorus, MorpekoPositive25231097
162Togedemaru, MimikyuPositive25231096
162Raichu, Gengar, Espeon, FroslassNeutral252310110
161Arcanine, Indeedee M, Galarian Darmanitan, Xatu, Drapion, Leafeon, Silvally, ObstagoonPositive25231095
161Heliolisk, DurantNeutral252310109
159UnfezantPositive25231093
157RotomPositive25231091
157Manectric, Galarian RapidashNeutral252310105
156Pikachu, Roserade, Lucario, Klinklang, Orbeetle, ThievulPositive25231090
156MeowsticNeutral252310104
155VivillonPositive25231089
154Excadrill, DubwoolPositive25231088
153HitmonleePositive25231087
152Charizard, Ninetales, FlygonNeutral252310100
151Form Changed RotomPositive25231086
150Kommo-o, Duraludon, Qwilfish, Toxicroak, Sawk, Rillaboom, Cramorant, Indeedee FPositive25231085
150Hydreigon, BasculinNeutral25231098
149SkuntankPositive25231084
149Sigilyph, Haxorus, MorpekoNeutral25231097
147Arcanine, Galarian Darmanitan, Xatu, Drapion, Leafeon, Silvally, Obstagoon, Indeedee MNeutral25231095
146Gyarados, MiloticPositive25231081
145Braviary, Mamoswine, Shiftry, Gardevoir, Glalie, Drifblim, Togekiss, Gallade, Chandelure, Mandibuzz, GoodraPositive25231080
144VanilluxePositive25231079
143DiggersbyPositive25231078
142Pikachu, Roserade, Lucario, Klinklang, Orbeetle, ThievulNeutral25231090
140Excadrill, DubwoolNeutral25231088
139Toxtricity, Kingler, Claydol, Garbodor, Falinks, Dracozolt, DracovishPositive25231075
139HitmonleeNeutral25231087
138Form Changed RotomNeutral25231086
138Seismitoad, DreadnawPositive25231074
137Kommo-o, Duraludon, Qwilfish, Toxicroak, Sawk, Rillaboom, Cramorant, Indeedee FNeutral25231085
137MalamarPositive25231073
136SkuntankNeutral25231084
136Slurpuff, TsareenaPositive25231072
135SandacondaPositive25231071
135ShiinoticPositive252311.530Scarf
134Butterfree, Hitmontop, Ludicolo, Bisharp, Cloyster, Noctowl, Polteageist, Mr. Rime, StonjournerPositive25231070
133Gyarados, MiloticNeutral25231081
132Braviary, Mamoswine, Shiftry, Gardevoir, Glalie, Drifblim, Togekiss, Galladem Chandelure, Mandibuzz, GoodraNeutral25231080
132SeakingPositive25231068
131VanilluxeNeutral25231079
130DiggersbyNeutral25231078
130Lanturn, CorviknightPositive25231067
130GengarUninvested0310110
128Pelipper, Frosmoth, Glaceon, Gothitelle, Centiskorch, Sirfetch'dPositive25231065
127AlcremiePositive25231064
127Kingler, Claydol, Garbodor, Toxtricity, Falinks, Dracozolt, DracovishNeutral25231075
126LiepardUninvested0310106
126Seismitoad, DreadnawNeutral25231074
125MalamarNeutral25231073
124TyranitarPositive25231061
124MeowsticUninvested0310104
124SlurpuffNeutral25231072
123Abomasnow, Clefable, Lapras, Riolu, Jellicent, Sylveon, Aegislash, Bewear, Oranguru, Eldegoss, Grimmsnarl, Galarian WeezingPositive25231060
123SandacondaNeutral25231071
122Butterfree, Hitmontop, Ludicolo, Bisharp, Cloyster, Noctowl, Polteageist, Mr. Rime, StonjournerNeutral25231070
121PangoroPositive25231058
120Charizard, Ninetales, FlygonUninvested0310100
120SeakingNeutral25231068
119Lanturn, CorviknightNeutral25231067
118TrevenantPositive25231056
117Machamp, Golurk, Arctozolt, ArctovishPositive25231055
117Pelipper, Glaceon, Gothitelle, Centiskorch, Sirfetch'd, FrosmothNeutral25231065
116Togedemaru, MimikyuUninvested031096
116AlcremieNeutral25231064
115Arcanine, Xatu, Drapion, Leafeon, Silvally, Obstagoon, Indeedee M, Galarian DarmanitanUninvested031095
113TyranitarNeutral25231061
113UnfezantUninvested031093
112Abomasnow, Clefable, Lapras, Riolu, Jellicent, Sylveon, Aegislash, Bewear, Oranguru, Eldegoss, Grimmsnarl, Galarian WeezingNeutral25231060
112Vileplume, Bellossom, Sableye, BearticPositive25231050
111RotomUninvested031091
110Roserade, Lucario, Klinklang, OrbeetleUninvested031090
108Excadrill, DubwoolUninvested031088
108WhimsicottHindering000113
107Machamp, Golurk, Arctozolt, ArctovishNeutral25231055
106Form Changed RotomUninvested031086
106Octillery, CrustlePositive25231045
105Indeedee F, Qwilfish, Cherrim, Toxicroak, Sawk, Kommo-o, Rillaboom, Cramorant, DuraludonUninvested031085
103GengarHindering000110
103AraquanidPositive25231042
102Vileplume, Bellossom, Sableye, BearticNeutral25231050
101Gyarados, MiloticUninvested031081
101ShedinjaPositive25231040
100Togekiss, Shiftry, Gardevoir, Glalie, Drifblim, Mamoswine, Gallade, Chandelure, Mandibuzz, Braviary, Goodra, PassimianUninvested031080
98DiggersbyUninvested031078
98MeowsticHindering000104
97Octillery, CrustleNeutral25231045
95Claydol, GarbodorUninvested031075
94Seismitoad, DreadnawUninvested031074
94Charizard, NinetalesHindering000100
94AraquanidPositive25231042
93MalamarUninvested031073
92Slurpuff, TsareenaUninvested031072
92ShedinjaNeutral25231040
91SandacondaUninvested031071
91Sigilyph, HaxorusHindering00097
90Butterfree, Noctowl, Hitmontop, Ludicolo, Solrock, Lunatone, Bisharp, Polteageist, Mr. Rime, StonjournerUninvested031070
90Shiinotic, CoalossalPositive25231030
90Mimikyu, TogedemaruHindering00096
90Indeedee MHindering00095
88SeakingUninvested031068
85Vaporeon, Flareon, Umbreon, Pelipper, Glaceon, Gothitelle, Heatmor, Centiskorch, Sirfetch'd, FrosmothUninvested031065
85Roserade, Lucario, Klinklang, OrbeetleHindering00090
84AlcremieUninvested031064
81Toxicroak, Rillaboom, DuraludonHindering00085
81Form Changed RotomHindering00086
81TyranitarUninvested031061
80Aegislash, Galarian Weezing, Grimmsnarl, Clefable, Lapras, Whiscash, Riolu, Abomasnow, Maractus, Jellicent, Sylveon, Bewear, Oranguru, EldegossUninvested031060
78Scrafty, TrevenantUninvested031058
76Gardevoir, Chandelure, Glalie, Gallade, Mamoswine, Togekiss, MandibuzzHindering00080
76TrevenantUninvested031056
75VanilluxeHindering00079
75Machamp, Crawdaunt, Golur, Gothorita, Arctozolt, ArctovishUninvested031055
74DiggersbyHindering00078
74Super Size GourgeistUninvested031054
72Claydol, GarbodorHindering00075
70Mawile, Sableye, Perrserker, EiscueUninvested031050
70MalamarHindering00073
69SlurpuffHindering00072
67Butterfree, Noctowl, Hitmontop, Ludicolo, Solrock, Lunatone, Bisharp, Polteageist, Mr. Rime, StonjournerHindering00070
67HippowdonUninvested031047
65Octillery, Dusknoir, Conkeldurr, Crustle, ThrohUninvested031045
65SeakingHindering00068
64Lanturn, CorviknightHindering00067
63Gothitelle, Vaporeon, Flareon, Umbreon, Pelipper, Glaceon, Centiskorch, Sirfetch'dHindering00065
63VikavoltUninvested031043
62Araquanid, GrapploctUninvested031042
62AlcremieHindering00064
60Rhyperior, Rhydon, Togetic, Shedinja, Vespiquen, Beheeyem, Golisopod, DhelmiseUninvested031040
59GastrodonUninvested031039
59TyranitarHindering00061
58Aegislash, Abomasnow, Jellicent, Oranguru, Grimmsnarl, Clefable, Lapras, Wailord, Riolu, Maractus, Sylveon, Bewear, Eldegoss, Galarian WeezingHindering00060
56PangoroHindering00058
56Charjabug, Drampa, TurtonatorUninvested031036
55Clefairy, Quagsire, Toxapex, MudsdaleUninvested031035
54TrevenantHindering0056
54Crawdaunt, Machamp, Golurk, Gothorita, Arctozolt, ArctovishHindering00055
53Wobbuffet, BronzongUninvested031033
53Super Size GourgeistHindering00054
50Snorlax, Sudowoodo, Steelix, Reuniclus, Schooling Wishiwashi, Shiinotic, Coalossal, Appletun, Cursola, Runerigus, CoperajahUninvested031030
49Mawile, Sableye, Perrserker, EiscueHindering00050
49Musharna, Aromatisse, HattereneUninvested031029
48AvaluggUninvested031028
47DittoHindering00048
46HippowdonHindering00047
45Dusknoir, Conkeldurr, Octillery, Crustle, ThrohHindering00045
45GigalithUninvested031025
44DragalgeHindering00044
43VikavoltHindering00043
42Araquanid, GrapploctHindering00042
40Torkoal, Ferrothorn, Escavalier, GreedentUninvested031020
40Rhyperior, Rhydon, Togetic, Shedinja, Vespiquen, Beheeyem, Golisopod, DhelmiseHindering00040
39GastrodonHindering00039
39TyranitarHindering000.6761Room Service
38Abomasnow. Jellicent, Aegislash, OranguruHindering000.6760Room Service
36Charjabug, Drampa, TurtonatorHindering00036
36Clefairy, Mudsdale, Quagsire, ToxapexHindering00035
35PincurchinUninvested031015
34Wobbuffet, BronzongHindering00033
34Galarian StunfiskHindering00032
31Snorlax, Runerigus, Coalossal, Copperajah, Sudowoodo, Steelix, Reuniclus, Schooling Wishiwashi, Shiinotic, Appletun, CursolaHindering00030
30Musharna, Hatterene, AromatisseHindering00029
29AvaluggHindering00028
29TyranitarHindering000.561Iron Ball
29Abomasnow, Jellicent, Aegislash, OranguruHindering000.560Iron Ball
27Gigalith, DusclopsHindering00025
27AraquanidHindering000.6742Room Service
26GastrodonHindering000.6739Room Service
24MudsdaleHindering000.6736Room Service
22Torkoal, Ferrothorn, Escavalier, GreedentHindering00020
21AraquanidHindering000.542Iron Ball
20SnorlaxHindering000.6730Curse
20Snorlax, Shiinotic, Runerigus, Coalossal, CopperajahHindering000.6730Room Service
18PincurchinHindering00015
9Shuckle, PyukumukuHindering0005