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What is a good moveset for Kingler?

5 votes

Mine knows:

Crabhammer: Good power, STAB, good chance for critical hit.
X-Scissor: Good power, high accuracy, deals with Grass types.
Brick Break: Decent power, high accuracy, breaks through Light Screen and Reflect.
Rock Slide: Decent power, decent accuracy, good chance to cause flinching, deals with Flying types.

Kingler Learnset

asked Aug 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Kingler (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Crabhammer
- Claw Sharpen
- X-Scissor
- Rock Slide
If this just had waterfall! It would actually be good.
@Mechanism L Crabhammer more thatn makes up for it.

8 Answers

4 votes

Seems Good, you could add swords dance, or strength or something, but thats a great overall moveset.

answered Aug 19, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote

Yes, as Swampert said, add Swords Dance for a great Sweeper.

Swords Dance
Rock Slide

Adamant nature
Evs:252 ATT 252 SP
Item:Life Orb

answered Feb 23, 2011 by Psychic x
edited Jun 18, 2013 by Psychic x
Uhhh, how can Rock Slide be STAB?  Kingler's pure Water-type!
Kingler cannot learn waterfall, so it's either Crabhammer or dive, sadly :( a sheer force boost on waterfall would be sweet if it was possible... Next, your base 75 speed will make your sweep short-lived unless you're up against a stall team. Unless it was baton-passed an agility or has tailwind support, any faster Pokemon with a grass or electric move can pick it off with giga drain, TBolt, etc. Even an ineffective special move like flamethrower will hurt because of the low special def. Just something to consider
This Pokemon is NU for a reason, so no need to restate its flaws. And my mistake on Waterfall.
1 vote

Kingler (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Tank/Hazer

Trait: Sheer Force

EVs: 128 HP / 32 Atk / 96 Def / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Hone Claws
  • Crabhammer
  • Haze
  • Rock Slide

I've got a bit of a soft spot for crabby here.

Now down to business, This is a classic straight up tank set.

Hone Claws provides Accuracy for Rock Slide and Crabhammer, Haze being great for support agaisn't things he's tanking.

Ev spread and Item excels tanking usage.

answered Aug 16, 2011 by Josh
I like this moveset, but would it be good to have Sheer Force and lose the flinching chance on Rock Slide?
1 vote

Double/Triple battle

Kingler (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Wide Guard
- Rock Slide
- Crabhammer
- Brick Break

Wide Guard protects teammates from multiple Pokemon hitting moves. Rock Slide hits multiple foes. Crabhammer is STAB. Brick Break is coverage. Hyper Cutter protects Kingler from Intimidate.

answered Jan 18, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

On the Contary pokemon PB your set and nature leaves something to be desired

Nature: Jolly, Evs 4 hp, 252 attack, 252 speed

Waterfall(STAB a must have move)

Agility(Boosts speed so it can sweep)

X-scizzor(A must use move to cover grass types)

Return/Rock slide/Brick break(Return for power and acc. or rock slide for coverage or Brick break for more reliable coverage)

Item: Life orb or leftovers depending on if you want him to hit harder or last longer

Agility is only avalible HG/SS+

for physical sweepers choose Jolly over Adamant the extra speed can save your life I should know as the master of speed.

answered Feb 23, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Feb 23, 2011 by Speed freak
Why raise Kinglers Speed, its low. its best to raise Attack with the Adamant nature since its Kinglers strongest stat..
Kingler cannot learn waterfall.
0 votes

Gen V

Kingler (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Hyper Cutter

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 Spd

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Crabhammer
  • Hone Claws
  • Rock Slide
  • Brick Break

Hone Claws provides Kingler with accuracy (for Crabhammer and Rock Slide) and Attack boosts. Hyper Cutter prevents these Attack boosts from being taken away. Now, Crabhammer is STAB. Rock Slide and Brick Break are there for type coverage. Life Orb helps make up for the fact that Hone Claws is only a one stage boost (Crabhammer's higher base power also makes up for this). Your EVs give you offense, while also helping you survive attacks on the physical side.

answered May 15, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 2, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Kingler @ Life Orb
Ability: Hyper Cutter
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Agility
- Crabhammer
- Knock Off
- X-Scissor

answered Oct 12, 2014 by TorterraTurtle
0 votes

Assault vest kingler

Role:physical sweeper

Ability: Inconsequential (doesn't matter)

EVs: 252Atk, 248sp.def, 8def

Nature: Adamant

Item: Assault vest


Crabhammer/waterfall: Both for stab. One has high crit ratio while other has chance to flinch.

Knock off/x-scissor: Coverage and knock off does double damage for foe who holds an item ( drops item as well).

Super power: More coverage

Rock slide: Even more coverage and chance to flinch

One of the most underrated Pokemon out there. Its such a shame hes only in PU.

answered Apr 13 by nintendogamer639