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What is a good moveset for Mandibuzz?

2 votes
asked Sep 30, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Underused

15 Answers

10 votes

A very interesting Pokemon, but can it beat Honchkrow? I say with those low stats, it will have to work very hard.

Ability: Pidgeon Heart

EVs: Sp Attack, Speed, Defense Nature: Calm

Nasty Plot: Makes this guy able to actually do damage. I love this move. I say put it on anyone who can get it. It can easily set this up.

Roost: Is rare now. A valuable addition.

Dark Pulse: STAB power.

Air Slash: STAB power.

answered Sep 30, 2010 by trachy
pidgeon heart?
what is pigeon heart?!
does he mean "Big Pecks"?
5 votes

Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Toxic
- Roost
- Protect
- Fly

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
5 votes


Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Big Pecks
EVs: 252 HP / 48 Atk / 36 Def / 172 SDef
Sassy Nature (+SDef, -Spd)
- Brave Bird
- Roost
- Payback
- Iron Defense

This gal makes for an amazing wall in RU.It can take a Stone Edge and Hi Jump Kick from Hitmonlee pretty well and we all know how common they are in RU. Set up a few Iron Defenses and this guy is nearly impossible to take down with any physical attack.Paired with Big Peck nobody can take you down a notch when you do get those Defenses up. The nature lowers the Speed so you can use Payback more efficiently+ STAB equals a hard hitting move against any pokemon. Roost is to heal off any damage you taken from setting up and Brave Bird. Brave Bird may cause a lot of recoil but with Roost its really not that big of a problem, and its of course STAB.

answered Aug 22, 2012 by Aura Warrior
edited Aug 22, 2012 by Aura Warrior
WOW! i just tested that out. It walled a Aggron using HEAD SMASH!
Mandibuzz, the Skarmory of RU.
Great set, upvoted.
Knock Off over Payback.
Ill try Knock Off
lol theres a big flaw to ur amazing mandibuzz and that is almost every steel type
and if i trained an aggron with head smash aint no mandibuzz gonna live that even if u used iron defense

252Atk Choice Band Heavy Metal Aggron (+Atk) Head Smash vs 252HP/36Def Leftovers +2 Mandibuzz (+Def): 72% - 84% (306 - 360 HP). Guaranteed 2HKO.

Still lives.
That's a nice Mandibuzz indeed xD
1 vote

Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Impish/Careful
*Brave Bird

answered Feb 25, 2011 by BanetteFan
1 vote

Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 248 HP / 208 SDef / 52 Spd
Careful Nature
- Defog
- Knock Off
- Whirlwind
- Roost

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator
0 votes
  • Ability: Overcoat
  • Item: Leftovers
  • Dark Pulse
  • Air Slash
  • Nasty Plot- with high defenses u'll be able to use this a couple of times
  • Roost/Incinerate- heal urself after raising ur stats or with the boost from nasty plot, inicnerate will do a good amount of damage plus get rid of any berries
answered Jun 20, 2011 by mblinginballer
0 votes

abiltiy: big pecks (you don't want the defense to be ruined)


toxic: let them be badly poisoned while you withstand the moves (better to start in battle)

whirlwind: bring out another pokemon to poison

protect/rest: give extra time for them to be hurt by poison OR heal and let them lose health

fly: STAB and while in the air, the foe is hit by poison

answered Aug 1, 2011 by daEpad
0 votes

This is a set I found while poking around PO:
Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 104 HP / 216 Def / 188 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Dark Pulse
- Tailwind
- Toxic
- Roost
Ev's give it more bulk and make both Defenses hit 300. Dark Pulse gives STAB, and has the usefulness to be used if you have been Taunted. Tailwind raises team speed, so this guy is a Staller, Wall, and Support all rolled into one! Toxic is standard for every Staller, and Wall to boot. Roost is recovery in Flying form.

answered Sep 8, 2011 by Fate Itself
0 votes


Item: Leftovers
Ability: Overcoat
Nature: Impish
EVs: 252 Defense, 252 S.Defense, 6 Hp



Substitute or Toxic


This is an anti-stat booster set, as everyone knows stat boosters can be exceedingly frustrating but Mandibuzz can take care of that. Whirlwind blows the Pokemon and it's boosts away. Roost is for healing. Substitute prevents the foe from hurting you which is very useful, but if you do not have Toxic-spikes support on your team Toxic can be useful. Punishment is there not only there for STAB and so Taunt does not ruin you, but because it hits hard on Stat boosters with an extra +20 base-power per boost starting at 60 Base-power.

Use with Entry hazard support for Maximum effectiveness.

answered Apr 23, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Mandibuzz @ Leftovers/Red Card
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Brave Bird
- Payback
- U-turn
- Roost

This guy has incredible bulk, slow speed to Payback does double power.

answered Oct 8, 2012 by Chewy
0 votes

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I love Mandibuzz, it's a tank but it can pack a punch with special moves too!

Ability: Big Pecks {Prevents her defences from being dropped, which is important for a wall}.
Evs: Special Defence and Defence {Possibly Special Attack too}.
Nature: Calm or Bold {Both are good, it's your choice which defence you boost, I prefer to boost special defences personally}.
Item: Leftovers {Recover HP each turn}.
~ Nasty Plot {Raises Special Attack by 2 stages}.
~ Dark Pulse {Powerful Dark type move, STAB, deadly paired with Nasty Plot}.
~ Air Slash {Powerful Flying type move, STAB, lethal paired with Nasty Plot}.
~ Iron Defence/Steel Wing {Iron Defence is nice to boost you defences to wall, Steel Wing is good for covering Mandibuzz's weaknesses}.

answered Jul 23, 2013 by gothitelle7
edited Apr 24, 2014 by gothitelle7
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Mandibuzz (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Swagger
- Foul Play >> STAB, working good with swagger
- Roost
- Toxic >> for safe killing move

answered Aug 5, 2013 by nin9swells
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Item: Leftovers

EVs: 252 Hp, 252 Sp.D, 4 Speed

Nature: Careful (Sp.D increase, Sp.A decrease)

Ability: Overcoat

Knockoff: Does extra damage when knocking off an opposing 'mons item.

Roost: Stalls out any weather and conditions like poison or burn.

Foul Play: Good STAB

Defog: Gets rid of any entry hazards. It also gets rid of yours so only use this move if you have mons that are heavily affected by stealth rocks and sticky web or make sure your mon that sets up hazards is alive.

answered Dec 18, 2013 by SpecializedDaGod
0 votes

Mandibuzz @ Leftovers

Ability: Overcoat
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Foul Play
- Knock Off
- Toxic/Tailwind
- Defog/Roost

This thing checks things like Aegislash and buff sweepers with complete sweg. Even if those guys aren't present, this set here still gets it done in physical walling. Foul Play is a great move overall, destroying Sword Dancing pokes and the physical attackers it walls, even being able to 2KO an Aegislash even after getting Kings Shielded. Knock Off gets rid of pesky items and has decent power with STAB. Toxic lays down a stall, if that's what you so choose or you could go for the support with Tailwind. Defog is for people that don't appreciate hazards, Roost is also an option if you don't have a Wish passer.

Keep this away from Sub-Mawhile and Azumarills though.

answered May 18, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
0 votes

Trait:Big Pecks
EVs: 252 Sp.D, 248 Hp, 8 Def
Nature:Calm (+Sp.D -Atk)
-Iron Defense
-Foul play

once this guy has set up, he is almost invincible. I have tried this on Pokemon showdown, it worked great. Most people just rage quit. The only issue is Electric types. With mostly special attacks, Iron Defense won't matter. I would suggest him for double battles as you can use Follow Me on it's partner, alouing Mandibuzz to set up, or a strong Ground type to kill of Electric type's.

Hope I helped.

answered Dec 6, 2014 by Almighty Aggron