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What is a good moveset for Terrakion?

1 vote
asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely Tier: Underused
Definitely at least OU with a 580 base stat.
I say Underused because even those base stats are not good enough to do much in my opinion.

13 Answers

10 votes

Terrakion @ Choice Band

Trait: Justified

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Close Combat
  • Stone Edge
  • X-Scissor
  • Earthquake
answered Oct 1, 2011 by Hex
This guy hurts.
almost like sawk....
3 votes

Decent Pokemon, stats are all in the right place.

Ability: Heart of Justice

EVs: Attack, HP, Speed Nature: Adament

Close Combat: Powerful move. Switching in and out means you don't have to worry about the defense drop. Not much damaged by Stealth Rock.

Stone Edge: STAB power. Great move as always. Still the best Rock type attack.

X-Scissor: A good move to have around to deal with Psychics and Grass types.

Aerial Ace: Deals with other Fighting types and also Grass types.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
3 votes

Simple physical sweeper:

EVs in Speed and Attack.

  • Swords Dance (yep)
  • Sacred Sword (Close Combat is more powerful but bypassing opponent's stat changes is nice)
  • Stone Edge (or maybe Earthquake for reliability)
  • X-Scissor (covers major weaknesses)
answered Oct 2, 2010 by Pokemaster
2 votes

Terakion @ Salac Berry

Trait: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Swords Dance
  • Close Combat
  • Stone Edge
answered Dec 4, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Ok, Id Say:
EVs: ATK, SD, and HP
Adamant Nature
Stone Edge: Good Move:)
Swords Dance: Yep, Ownage Time.
Close Combat/Sacred Sword: Sacred Sword Because it ignores stAT changes or Close Combat for more power.
Poison Jab/X-Scizzor/Aerial Ace: Coverage, Backup, Ur Choice.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote

Terrakion @ Leftovers

Trait: Justified

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Close Combat
  • Stone Edge
  • Rock Polish
  • Swords Dance
answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Double Battle Moveset


                                        Jolly Nature
                                      Item: Stone Plate
                                 EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP


                                         Sacred Sword 
                                         Swords Dance
                                          Rock Slide

Sacred Sword minuses the stat changes in the pokemon (awesome), and doesn't lower your defenses, unlike close combat. Swords Dance is just awesome with Rock Slide. Taunt is really good when you're against amoonguss with rage powder (in which i am against often). And finally, the best move in the bunch, Rock Slide. When you're in a double battle, it hits both pokemon and is great with Swords Dance.

answered Oct 15, 2011 by nintendothon101
1 vote

Terakion @ Focus Sash
Trait: Justice Heart
EVs: 252 Atk / 48 SAtk / 208 Spd
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
- Close Combat
- Rock Polish
- Stone Edge
- Hidden Power [Ice]

Standard Terrakion, except it devestates Sand better than most (based on calcs, damn PO). Rock Polish and you become faster than Excadrill. Close Combat takes down T-Tar and Excadrill easily, as well as those Steel types you'll find. Stone Edge is STAB of course. And HP Ice takes down Gliscor and Landorus. I mean, Stone Edge and CLose COmbat take down everything else well enough. Do make sure to use with a Rapid Spinner, Forretress or Starmie.

answered Apr 7, 2012 by trachy
1 vote

@Choice Scarf
252atk 252speed 4hp

-Close Combat
-Stone Edge

I am amazed that no one is yet to post a choice scarf set, it is one of the most used Terrakion set at the moement and is just as deadly as the Choice band set.
Choice band gives him well over 400 speed allowing it to outrun all non scarfed meaning if pokemon such as Dragonite who havent boosted.
It still has great attack and a close combat from any terrakion hurts, but the def drop is no worry as it wont be in long because of choice.

answered May 4, 2012 by Blobyolo
>...Choice **band** gives him well over 400 **speed** allowing it to outrun...

Don't you mean Choice Scarf??
0 votes

Awesome physical sweeper

Sacred Sword(STAB)
Stone Edge(STAB)
Earthquake/X-Scissor/Swords Dance/Rock Polish(coverage/stat up)
Earthquake/X-Scissor/Swords Dance/Rock Polish(coverage/stat up)

answered Apr 21, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes


Nature: adament

Evs: 252 atk/ 252 speed / 4 hp

-rock slide: hit down those thunduruses and tornaduses

-earthquake: generally good move

-close combat: stab, get rid of those annoying aligators


answered Dec 20, 2011 by jtwanger
0 votes


-Swords Dance ( to increase stats )
-Smack Down ( To bring down flying type pokemon )
-Earthquake ( Amazing move to take down electric types)
-Sacred Swords ( Signature move )

answered May 4, 2012 by Pok£Maniac
0 votes

Terrakion @ Life Orb
Trait: Justified
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Sacred Sword
  • Poison Jab

Okay, so Stone Edge and Sacred Sword are STAB. Earthquake is further coverage. Poison Jab covers its Fairy weakness also its Grass weakness.

answered Nov 29, 2014 by frczen