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What is a good moveset for Landorus (both forms)?

1 vote
asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Apr 2, 2013 by Mewderator
Likely tier: Borderline
My thoughts were more along the line of..

Nature: Adamant
Ev's 252 ATK 252 SPD 4 HP

Landorus:@Persim Berry
Stone Edge ( Coverage )
Earthquake ( STAB )
Swords Dance ( Stats )
Outrage ( Sweep The Dragons! )
i would replace outrage for substitute so you can spam swords dances safely
Landorus's defenses aren't super great. His subs would most likely get broken in 1 hit, and he's got enough speed to get them set up first. Meaning that I would just be wasting HP.

Although that WAS 9 months ago keep in mind. I don't run anything close to that anymore.

17 Answers

3 votes

A potentially powerful Pokemon. One of the weirder Pokemon in B/W though. And why does it give off Sp Attack EVs?

Ability: Sand Strength

EVs: Attack, Speed, Defense Nature: Impish

Earthquake: STAB plus Sand Strength boost. Very, very good.

Sandstorm: Allows Sand STrength to activate while also damaging the foe.

Stone Edge: I am assuming that this will be powered up by Sand Strength. It also takes care of Ice types.

Brick Break: Type coverage against a number of types, while also a more reliable attack against Ice types who you need to hit. Takes down Light Screen and Reflect also.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
brick break doesn't really do that much damage...even if it is a supereffective hit (75*2=150 power)...you may achieve the same damage by using the stab move earthguake {100+1/2*(100)=150}...not to mention the supereffective damage that EQ can have...So, there are only several ocassions in which brick break can really help you..for instance against  hydreigon due to his  levitate ability.
Josh's comment above holds for all movesets of years past. While I sometimes consider a Hammer Arm (now Superpower thanks to BW2) due to Air Balloon Heatran mainly, I'll never use Brick Break. Hell, won't even touch Sandstorm, due to two Sand Streams in OU.
2 votes

Really cool type combo. But he really needs to stay away from anything that lives near water.

Earthquake-The standard move for him.

Stone edge/brick break-Cover those annoying Ice types

Sandstorm-Activates ability.

swords dance-...

answered Oct 1, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Landorus (M) @ Choice Band/Choice Scarf
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Brick Break/Outrage
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- U-turn

This is Landorus Choice set,Earthquake is STAB,Rock Slide gets boosted by Sheer Force,U-turn is used for scouting,since I mostly use this as a lead.The last move is preference,Brick Break and Outrage are for additional coverage.

answered Sep 28, 2011 by Shxatoap
U-turn is also effective against Skarmory which comes in on Landorus often.
2 votes

Landorus-T @ Choice Scarf

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

  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Superpower
  • U-turn
answered Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Jun 25, 2012 by Mewderator
I suggest Hidden Power Ice to beat Gliscor and Garchomp, as well as other Landorus.
2 votes

Landorus (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
IVs: 30 Atk / 30 Def
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Calm Mind / Rock Polish
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Earth Power
  • Focus Blast

Okay, this guy is an absolute MONSTER. I mean it. With Life Orb and Sheer Force, it reaches a 556 SAtk stat.

Calm Mind gives a Special Attack boost, but it is usually inferior to Rock Polish, which can be used to boost Lando's average Speed.
Hidden Power [Ice] nails all the Pokemon that are weak to it in OU.
Earth Power is extremely power STAB, and rips through things. It does.
Focus Blast is used to nail Pokemon like Skarmory.

answered Sep 23, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Oct 23, 2012 by Mewderator
Mention that if you run Rock Polish it's fine to run a Modest nature.
2 votes

Super Power, then Run away!


Landorus-Therian (M) @Life Orb
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Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 244 Spd / 244 Atk / 16 HP
Jolly Nature

  • Earthquake
  • U-turn
  • Stone Edge
  • Superpower

answered Mar 10, 2013 by Flare
edited Mar 10, 2013 by Flare
1 vote

Landorus-T @ Leftovers
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Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Atk
Careful Nature
- Bulk Up
- Substitute
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge

answered Feb 15, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
1 vote

Kit-Kat Landorus-T

After pulling the general idea of the set off of a Smogon page around 7 months ago, I have used and loved this set a lot, and it took me a while to perfect it. I realize Smogon has a similar set on their Landorus-T analysis page, but I didn't use Smogon for anything but the moves, which are fairly simple. After being contented with the set, I dubbed it Kit-Kat, which is based off of Landorus-T being based off of a cat, and my borderline addiction to Kit-Kat bars.


Kit-Kat (Landorus-T) @ Yache Berry
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Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 68 HP / 252 Atk / 184 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Swords Dance
- Rock Polish
- Earthquake
- Stone Edge

Item: Planning to stop Lando's sweep with an Ice Shard abuser were you? Too bad, because his Yache Berry allows him to take an Ice Shard when at decent health, meaning he can mow down said Ice Shard user and continue sweeping. It also gives him more oppurtunities to set up, as he can set up on something carrying Ice Beam or HP Ice(non STAB ofc) and wreak havoc.

Ability: Intimidate gives this set a lot more viability, as it gives Lando a lot of bulk, allowing him to come in and set up on a lot of things like Terrakion/Tyranitar/Scizor/etc.

EVs: The crux of the EVs is the Speed, allowing it to outspeed +2 Cloyster and more importantly any Scarfed Base 110 Pokemon with a speed boosting nature (After a Rock Polish ofc). And yes I realize that outspeeding +2 spd Cloyster after a RP is unrealistic but it's happened so no hate :D. The rest is used to max da Kitty's attack, the leftovers going into HP for bulk.

Moves: The best thing about this set is that it has all kinds of options. Up against a slow team? Don't bother using RP, just go for SD. Up against a fast but weakened or frail team? Skip SD and go right for the RP. Swords Dance puts Lando at 854 Atk after just one use, and Rock Polish puts him at 526 speed after on use, which is fast enough to outspeed all relevant threats in the tier. Earthquake is STAB and hits incredibly hard even before a Swords Dance, and Stone Edge hits Flying and Ice types, completing the coverage.

answered Jun 18, 2013 by |SentByRavens|
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Landorus (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Sand Force

EVs: 196 Atk / 60 Def / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Bulk Up
  • Punishment
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Landorus (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Sheer Force

EVs: 132 Atk / 128 SAtk / 248 Spd

Rash Nature (+SAtk, -SDef)

  • Rock Slide
  • Rock Polish
  • Earth Power
  • Psychic
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Landorus Item:Muscle Band
Ability:Sand Force Nature:Serious
Outrage
Hammer Arm (covers x4 ice)
Earth Power
U-Turn

answered Nov 15, 2011 by PikaMaster
0 votes

with Yache Berry

EV's:Full Attack and Speed
Ability:Sand Force
Moves:

  • Stone Edge
  • Sandstorm
  • Outrage
  • Earthquake

    Stone Edge covers Ice types,also powered up by Sandstorm.
    Sandstorm activates his Ability while damaging the foe .
    Outrage is a standar kill machine with Yache Berry .
    Earthquake gets STAB and is powered up from Sandstorm.

answered Jan 30, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
edited Apr 3, 2012 by Mr.Bombastic
This looks copied and pasted..
0 votes

Landorus (M) @ Expert Belt

Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Hasty Nature (+Spd, -Def)

  • Earthquake
  • Smack Down
  • U-turn
  • Hidden Power [Ice]

Expert Belted set.
Earthquake is you main STAB, and will hurt if Tyranitar decides to come in.
Smack Down is to be used with prediction. If your opponent is going to switch into something that is immune to Earthquake, Smack Down will cancel the immunity out and allow Earthquake.
U-turn is to scout, and hits Celebi really hard.
Hidden Power [Ice] is to hit the many Pokemon that are weak to Ice (Gliscor, Salamence, Dragonite it Stealth Rocks up).

Scarf can also be run, but make nature Lonely and replace Smack Down with Stone Edge.

answered Jun 3, 2012 by Mewderator
Why does it have a special move? Geez
It's an old set, and anyways, Lando has decent SAtk + Hidden Power grants coverage.
0 votes

Landorus @Life orb
Trait: Sheer force

EVs 252 Satk / 252 Spe / 4 Def
Nature Modest


Moveset

  • Earth power
  • Focus blast
  • Psychic
  • Rock polish

answered Mar 10, 2013 by Jofly
0 votes

Landorus Therrien form

Adamant nature

Ability-Intimidate

Item-focus Sash (because of 4x ice weakness)

Earth Quake-STAB, awesome move, hits digging foes

Stone edge-coverage, hits flying foes

Hammer arm-Good fighting move, takes out many types, recoil doesn't hurt a lot

Outrage-Takes out dragons

Landorus
Landorus Incarnate form

Mild Nature

Ability-Sheer force

Item-Life Orb

Earthquake-STAB, same reason as before

Stone edge/Hammer Arm-Coverage

Iron tail-power boosted with ability and Life Orb (+69%)

Grass Knot-Water Coverage

answered Apr 17, 2013 by SuperGeorge
edited Apr 16, 2013 by SuperGeorge
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Landorus (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Sand Force
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Naive Nature (+Spd, -SDef)

  • U-Turn
  • Hidden Power [Ice]
  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
answered Jun 2, 2013 by alexander757575
0 votes

Offensive Doubles Intimidate Support
Landorus
Landorus-Therian (M) @ Expert Belt
Ability: Intimidate
EVs: 176 HP / 224 Atk / 56 SAtk / 52 Spd
Naive Nature
- Protect
- Earthquake
- Hidden Power [Ice]
- U-turn/Rock Slide

In the fast paced doubles metas a fast intimidate backed by strong attacks is quite handy, especially considering Lando checks Bisharp, one of the most common Defiant Pokemon, and can also handle Torndadus, the other common one. Add on an immunity to thunder wave and you've got quite the mon. U-turn is the better option as it nails the practically omnipresent cresselia and allows for free intimidate reuse, but Rock Slide is nice for the genies, Togekiss, and completing the Edgequake combo

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Ludicobro