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    Ok, This is the shiny Haxorus from the Nature Preserve.
    I already caught it now I just need to train it and give it a good moveset.


    Haxours (Male)
    @Life Orb
    Adamant
    Rivalry
    252atk/252spd/4hp

    Outrage
    Earthquake
    Superpower
    Sword Dance

    Is this good? I would like to know if I can improve this before I start training it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz21 View Post
    Can y'all give me some advice on my Blastoise moveset/hold item? I'm planning on him being a mixed attacker for my White game. I'm thinking:

    Blastoise @ ?
    Brave nature, highly curious
    Torrent
    - Scald
    - Ice Beam
    - Earthquake/Dig
    - ?

    Scald for STAB, Ice Beam for grass types, and either Earthquake or Dig for electric types. I need another move and a hold item.

    What do y'all think?
    Definitely go with EQ.

    Last move can be Return, I guess.





    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Red Absol View Post
    Ok, This is the shiny Haxorus from the Nature Preserve.
    I already caught it now I just need to train it and give it a good moveset.


    Haxours (Male)
    @Life Orb
    Adamant
    Rivalry
    252atk/252spd/4hp

    Outrage
    Earthquake
    Superpower
    Sword Dance

    Is this good? I would like to know if I can improve this before I start training it.
    Eww Rivalry. Should have SR-ed until you get Adamant/Jolly + Mold Breaker instead.

    Give it Rock Slide/Aqua Tail over either Earthquake or Superpower - you don't need both, as Ground & Fight shares similar coverage. IMO, put RS/AT over Superpower as Superpower doesn't just cripples its Defense, it also makes you lost half the boost that Swords Dance has given to Haxorus.

    And while Outrage is powerful, I personally found Dragon Claw to be more reliable. It still hits hard, but it doesn't lock Haxorus into using only 1 move and it also doesn't cause confusion afterwards. If you have used Swords Dance before, and Haxorus hits itself due to confusion.....well let's just say it will be an OHKO to itself, or at least almost an OHKO to itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shine View Post
    Eww Rivalry. Should have SR-ed until you get Adamant/Jolly + Mold Breaker instead.

    Give it Rock Slide/Aqua Tail over either Earthquake or Superpower - you don't need both, as Ground & Fight shares similar coverage. IMO, put RS/AT over Superpower as Superpower doesn't just cripples its Defense, it also makes you lost half the boost that Swords Dance has given to Haxorus.

    And while Outrage is powerful, I personally found Dragon Claw to be more reliable. It still hits hard, but it doesn't lock Haxorus into using only 1 move and it also doesn't cause confusion afterwards. If you have used Swords Dance before, and Haxorus hits itself due to confusion.....well let's just say it will be an OHKO to itself, or at least almost an OHKO to itself.
    Ok thankyou, This is the new moveset

    Earthquake
    Sword Dance
    Dragon Claw
    Rock slide

    Also, I know Rivalry isn't considered a good ability, however my friend who I regularly battle refuses to use female Pokemon, so Rivalry actually works quite well for me.

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    Shuckle isn't very good with Shell Smash considering it has a Defensive niche. Steelix is better.

    In some cases Superpower is better for hitting Balloon Pokemon.
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    Default mixed sweeper shiny Leavanny

    I have a shiny Leavannny, unfortunately it has a serious nature, but I really want to use it. Do you have any recommendations of how can I make it a mixed sweeper? It has Chlorophyll as its ability! Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Daniel View Post
    I have a shiny Leavannny, unfortunately it has a serious nature, but I really want to use it. Do you have any recommendations of how can I make it a mixed sweeper? It has Chlorophyll as its ability! Thanks in advance.
    Serious is a neutral nature, which means it doesn't raise or lower any stats. Leavanny's base attack stat is far higher than its base SpA stat (103 compared to 70) so just use a fully physical set.

    Leavanny
    - Swords Dance
    - Leaf Blade
    - X-Scissor
    - Return / Shadow Claw

    Swords Dance for boosting. Leaf Blade for STAB, and X-Scissor for secondary STAB (and it also hits the Pokemon that resist Grass). Return or Shadow Claw are your best options in terms of hitting the Pokemon that resist both its STABs (Steel, Fire and Flying, I believe); Return is probably your best bet here though.

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    Wait , nevermind. With Contrary you lower your Attack stats by two stages , but raise your Defenses by a stage. Shell Smash is fine.
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    Default Need help IV Breeding for a Bulk Up Toxicroak

    I'm not sure where else to post this, so sorry to any Moderators who might say that this should be moved.
    Basically, I'm going for the Bulk Up Toxicroak set.

    TOXICROAK (W2, Route 8)
    (Dry Skin - 50%)
    (Adamant, 244 HP / 252 Atk / 12 Def)
    -Drain Punch (B2W2 Move Tutor)
    -Sucker Punch (Lv31)
    -Bulk Up (TM08)
    -Substitute (TM90)
    ITEM: BLACK SLUDGE
    (IV's (Best): 31 / 31 / 31 / 31 / 31 / 31)


    But I am new to IV breeding and I've filled a box with Croagunks already. For the IV spread, I want Max HP, Attack, Defense and Speed.

    Here are a few notes on my situation.

    Breeding Items:
    -Everstone,
    -Power Weight (HP),
    -Power Bracer (AT),
    -Power Belt (DE),
    -Power Band (SD),
    -Power Anklet (SP).

    I am going to buy the Power Lens ASAP.

    Breeding Pokemon:
    -Croagunk, F, Adamant, Dry Skin.
    -Croagunk, M, Sassy, Max HP.
    -Croagunk, M, Lax, Max Defense.
    -Meinfoo, M, Timid, Max Attack, Max Speed.

    Could anybody write up a quick and effective method of getting a Croagunk like this?

    TOXICROAK (W2, Route 8)
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    (Adamant)
    (IV's: 31 / 31 / 31 / XX / XX / 31)
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    You have to name your spoiler.
    In order to understand my train of thoughts,
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    Name the spoiler in what way? Different forums do it differently.
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        Spoiler:- ss:

    There is what I mean.
    In order to understand my train of thoughts,
    you'll have to put yourself in my position. You can't expect me to think like you because my life ain't like yours; You know what I'm sayin?

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    Okay, thanks for that.

    Updated my Items and Pokemon in the OP.
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    Jolteon @ Metronome
    Quick Feet
    Modest
    252 Speed, 252 Special Attack, 6 HP
    - Thunderbolt
    - Shadow Ball
    - Echoed Voice
    - Agility

    I use it as an 'assistant' to my bulky sweepers in double-battles,
    My swarm of Ledyba will destroy your crops bwahaha

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    Swoobat
    Item Choice Specs/Life Orb
    Nature Modest/Timid
    Ability Unaware
    Move Set
    Psychic
    Air Slash
    Shadow Ball/Giga Drain/Heat Wave
    Shadow Ball/Giga Drain/Heat Wave
    I just notice that Swoobat can use Heat Wave, should I put it or not.
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    Why Sash? Use Specs or Life Orb instead. Giga Drain > Heat Wave for hitting Rock and Ground Types.
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    I have an Octillery with a Careful nature, so I'm trying to figure out a strategy that works with what I have. Please don't mention an alternate nature or ability because I'm already stuck with this Octillery & I really don't want to try & get a new one. Anyway, here are two moveset ideas I thought of after looking at Shine's suggestions. What I'm basically looking for is a movepool that compliments both Octillery's ability & nature:

    Soak Strategy:
    Octillery @ Mystic Water/Power Lens
    Careful Nature
    Suction Cups
    -Waterfall
    -Soak
    -Charge Beam
    -Seed Bomb

    Hit'em Hard Strategy:
    Octillery @ Mystic Water/Expert Belt
    Careful Nature
    Suction Cups
    -Waterfall
    -Gunk Shot
    -Rock Blast
    -Seed Bomb

    Basically, what I'm looking for is something well-rounded to give Octillery enough potential in In-Game & Competitive battles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Munchlax View Post
    Basically, what I'm looking for is something well-rounded to give Octillery enough potential in In-Game & Competitive battles
    If you're going to use it competitively, you'd want a different one since Careful isn't the best nature for it (+SpD / - SpA).

    That said, since you don't want to change natures, you could go with the following set.

    Octillery @ Expert Belt
    Suction Cups
    Careful Nature
    ~ Waterfall
    ~ Rock Blast
    ~ Seed Bomb
    ~ Bounce

    You want to stick purely with Physical moves as your SpA stat is lowered by 10% due to its Careful nature. This means that the Charge Beam set you posted isn't the best (and it's pretty inefficient as well since you have to Soak + attack for most Pokemon). Waterfall is your best physical STAB move. Rock Blast and Seed Bomb for coverage. Bounce > Gunk Shot as it hits more Pokemon for super-effective damage, and the paralysis chance is particularly helpful to Octillery given how slow he is. Expert Belt > Mystic Water as it boosts more than just the one attack.

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    I got me a shiny adamant Dratini, trying to make the plan before I start because I don't really know how to EV train it.

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    Dragonite ~ No ideas for nickname yet.
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    Adamant
    Inner Focus
    252atk/252hp/4s.def

    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Claw
    Fire Punch
    Thunder Punch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Red Absol View Post
    I got me a shiny adamant Dratini, trying to make the plan before I start because I don't really know how to EV train it.

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    Dragonite ~ No ideas for nickname yet.
    @ ???
    Adamant
    Inner Focus
    252atk/252hp/4s.def

    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Claw
    Fire Punch
    Thunder Punch
    I recommend putting the other 252 EVs instead of HP in Speed, so Dragon Dance can make you much faster with the added EVs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by your boss View Post
    I recommend putting the other 252 EVs instead of HP in Speed, so Dragon Dance can make you much faster with the added EVs.
    So how about 252atk/252spd/4hp.
    @ Leftovers, Life Orb or Expert Belt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Red Absol View Post
    So how about 252atk/252spd/4hp.
    @ Leftovers, Life Orb or Expert Belt?
    If this Dragonite had Multiscale (which would have been awesome) Leftovers would have been preferred but Life Orb is a better option, at least in my experience.


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    Unless the Dnite has multiscale, it's going to get destroyed by Ice Shard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by your boss View Post
    If this Dragonite had Multiscale (which would have been awesome) Leftovers would have been preferred but Life Orb is a better option, at least in my experience.
    Ok, Thanks.
    so now it is:

    Dragonite
    @Life Orb
    Adamant
    Inner Focus
    252atk/252spd/4hp

    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Claw
    Thunder Punch
    Fire Punch

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    ^ Personally I'd go with either Earthquake or Extremespeed > Thunderpunch. Thunderpunch doesn't provide very useful coverage for Dragonite; Earthquake hits the only Pokemon that isn't hit neutrally by Dragon + Fire (Heatran) whereas Extremespeed is nice for priority. Go with Leftovers as your item, since Life Orb combined with 252 Atk EVs, Adamant nature and Dragon Dance is unnecessary.

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    Ok, maybe try:

    Dragonite
    @Leftovers
    Adamant
    Inner Focus
    252atk/252spd/4hp

    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Claw
    Earthquake
    Fire Punch

    It is actually train now so the only things I can change from this point on would be the attacks and items.

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