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Is this a good moveset for Empoleon?

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moves:
Hydro Cannon, GREAT power
Surf, good move affects everyone in battle and crossing water
Ice Beam,covers ground weakness
Flash Cannon,good for rock and ice types
item:Water Plate
Nature:Quirky

asked Mar 28, 2013 by connorg123
edited Mar 28, 2013 by connorg123
I don't think you're allowed to ask this.

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I dont realy understand what you mean with

"Hydro Cannon Great power and good sweeper move"

However, Water plate is not common in competitive battles so use Life orb instead
I would use this moveset. Dont use quirky go with modest instead

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Trait: Torrent

EVs 252 SAtk 252 spe 4 SDef
Nature Modest

Agillity
Hydro pump / Surf
Grass knot
Ice beam

answered Mar 28, 2013 by ThatAin'tFalco
selected Jun 9, 2013 by Mewderator
why would you have specs with agility?  They dont work together.  Youll get your speed up and then youll have to switch to be able to attack making agility pointless.  Try life orb instead.  Anyways considering nature and items and moves, im thinking this is ingame and this is his starter so i dont think he can change his nature.
that is a great answer but no way!
Jolteon i know that aglity and Specs dont work i did an error sorry for that
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Hyrdo Cannon is not a good move. It has a recharge turn, 90% accuracy and only 5 PP. The recharge turn is the most damaging, since Empoleon will have to take damage on that turn. If you want a powerful water move, use Hydro Pump instead.

Flash Cannon is not needed. It's not as if Ice Pokemon will do much damage to you, so just use your STAB water move, and as for Rock Pokemon - they're weak to water anyway.

And your water moves already cover ground weaknesses.

Considering this is in-game, I would give your Empoleon this set:

Empoleon @ Leftovers
Ability: Torrent
Nature: Quirky
- Surf/ Scald
- Waterfall
- Ice Beam
- Aqua Jet

This is pretty much the standard set for most water starters; I used it for my Samurott in W2, and this set is pretty useful in getting you around and battling.

~ Waterfall & Surf - STAB HM moves, they will be essential to getting around and they're not a waste move slots on Empoleon since it will be able to use them to good effect in battle. I'm also suggesting Surf > Hydro Pump because it's more useful in game and has 100% accuracy

~ Aqua Jet - priority STAB, clears any stragglers without you taking damage

~ Ice Beam - coverage; it will cover your Grass liability


For a competitive set:

Empoleon @ Life Orb
Ability: Torrent
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Sp. Atk, 4 HP
Nature: Modest/ Timid
- Agility
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Grass Knot

Modest/ Timid are the preferred natures for Empoleon, but I know you don't have much control over natures in game, so you need to work with what you have.

answered Mar 28, 2013 by fondant
Where is Petaya and Substitute :O
There's only so many sets I can give without this post overloading.

& imo Petaya is kinda useless, considering how slow Empoleon is, a sp. atk raise can only go so far.
mm, I meant SubAgility + Petaya, Marz, since it's one of it's best sets.
I ain't gonna get into an argument; post a moveset if you disagree.