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What is a good moveset for Zekrom?

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asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Uber
I JUST got Zekrom, and boy is it a shame that this beauty can't learn Earthquake - it would've been a TRUE force to be reckoned with!

I don't get it - Zekrom has all 3 things going for it to learn this move:

1.) High attack
2.) Heavy
3.) Zekrom's ability


13 Answers

2 votes

An Uber for sure. More powrful than Reshiram, I only have one complaint. It can't learn Earthquake. It is yet another Pokemon I give the Adament nature.

Ability: Terra Voltage

EVs: HP, Attack, Defense Nature: Adament

Lightning Strike: Very powerful, physical, and 20% chance to paralyze. The accuracy raise from Claw Sharpen really makes it the STAB move of choice over Cross Thunder.

Claw Sharpen: Increases Attack while increasing accuracy for Lightning Strike.

Outrage: The Dragon move of choice in the Uber enviroment.

Crunch: Okay, as I have said before, there are a ton of Psychics in Uber, so Crunch is a must.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
2 votes

Lightning Strike/Cross thunder-Mercy on all his victims. Cross thunder is a little bit weaker, but more reliable. Plus, in double battles it gains more power when cross flame is used in conjunction (like from reshiram? Major power in the uber field.)

Outrage/Draco meteor-Tons of dragons in Uber, so this is fine. If you want a mixed sweeper, then Draco meteor still kills everything in its path.

Crunch-Deals with those psychic types, I;m looking at you Mewtwo...

Claw sharpen/Light screen-boosts stats as trachy said. There aren't many pokemon in the Uber tier that use brick break, so you could use light screen without too much trouble. And with all those legendary special sweepers...

I see he has a catch rate of 45.... Can that be right?

answered Oct 1, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Lightning Strike-Cross thunder-Claw sharpen.How i can find these moves in zekrom ? From event ?i can't find this moves at
Because they have different names. That was answered before the official English names were released.

Lightning Strike=Bolt Strike
Cross Thunder=Fusion Bolt
Claw Sharpen=Hone Claws
I'm not sure that Lightning Strike is a real move
For the last time it isn't, as Mewderator said
Uhhhh.... this was 3 years ago. PLEASE stop necroposting.
This is not necroposting as it is a moveset question
No but sep he was telling them "for the last time" 3 years later. Also, this was when Zekrom was first released/ wasn't released yet so obviously they know now.
2 votes

Zekrom @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Teravolt

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Bolt Strike
  • Stone Edge
  • Outrage
  • Crunch
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
Holy crap.. same as mine

Ghetto (Zekrom) @ Choice Scarf

Trait: Teravolt

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bolt Strike
- Outrage
- Crunch
- Stone Edge
Mine has fly instead of stone edge
2 votes

Mixed Bulkyish Zekrom

Ability: Teravolt

Nature: Naive

EVs: 252 Spe, 176 HP, 80 SpA

Item: Life Orb/Leftovers

Bolt Strike: Great STAB move for Zekrom, absolute demolishes Ho-Oh, Kyorge and co on their weaker physical defence.

Outrage/Draco Meteor: Another great STAB choice for Zekrom, Outrage for hitting the likes of Chansey, Blissey and others on their weaker physical defence, Draco Meteor for hitting the likes of Groudon harder on their weaker special defence.

Earth Power/Focus Blast/Hidden Power (Fire): Earth Power to hit the likes of Heatran, Dialga, and other Steel types hard. Focus Blast to handle Ferrothorn and Tyranitar as well as the likes of Heatran and Dialga. Hidden Power Fire to hit Ferrothorn, Scizor and some other Steel types harder than the aforementioned moves.

Roost: Helps keep Zekrom healthy, especially when using Life Orb as your preferred item.

answered Jul 20, 2012 by K1
1 vote

Whelp, Everythings Already Covered except a Special Sweeper, I Guesss Ill Give That.

Nature: Rash/Mild

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 SA, 4 HP

Thunderbolt: Yeah.

Flash Cannon: Covers Ice, and Those Rock/Ground Types.

Dragon Claw/Outrage: STAB

Shadow Ball/Psychic/Hyper Voice: Back Up.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by Swampert
If it's truly a special sweeper, shouldn't it have Dragon Pulse instead?
0 votes

My zekrom is at lvl 100 Gentle nature and knows ;
draco meteor (i preffer this over outrage, more power and usually knocks out other dragons with one hit)
Bolt strike (very powerful but crap accuracy)
Psychic (good chance of lowering sp. Def)
and Hyper voice (backup)

hope this helps :D

answered Oct 23, 2011 by BlahlolXD
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Ability: Teravolt
Nature: Timid
Hold Item: Wide Lens

  • Bolt Strike - An obvious move. Lv. 100. 130 Sp.Atk. power, 85 accuracy, but boosted with wide lens. 20% chance of paralysis.
  • Draco Meteor/Outrage- If you want my full answer to this specific choice, refer to my Reshiram moveset. But basically, Draco Meteor: bigger boom, harshly decreases Sp.Atk. Outrage: devastating temper tantrum, confused with fatigue after 2-3 turns.
  • Stone Edge - Eradicate ice-types fast with 100 power and 80 accuracy.
  • Substitute - A move to fill the gap of the tragic fact that I cannot find a move that is super-effective against ground-types within Zekrom's movepool.

To effectively target ground types, either switch to a more strategic pokemon or try to power your way through it's defenses.

answered Jul 27, 2012 by Unbreakable
edited Aug 14, 2012 by Unbreakable
Should run Crunch instead of Sub, helps against the many Psychics, Timid lowers attack, so Jolly. If running Draco, use Naive, and Have a life orb because it benefits special attacks and physical.
Bolt Strike hits harder against Psychic, Outrage hits for equal.
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Bolt strike/fusion bolt: for obvious reasons.
Draco meteor: It's the best dragon move, so don't forget to use PP ups!
Focus blast: fighting type is a very strong type, so that's why.
Fly:For flying around.

answered Dec 31, 2012 by Samurottforever
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Okay, for those of you who think Reshiram is weaker than Zekrom are wrong
these two magnificent Pokemon BOTH have a base stat of 680 which means they are equals with different areas of specialty and Zekroms is Attack

Zekrom @ Life Orb
Nature: Adamant (+Attack,-Sp.Atk)
Evs:(252 Attack/252 Speed/4 Sp.Def)
Zekrom Moveset

-Bolt Strike
-Stone Edge/ Roost
-Giga Impact/Magnet Rise

Bolt Strike is STAB and has good power and OK accuracy
Outrage is STAB has Amazing power and Great accuracy
Stone Edge is Coverage against your Counterpart, Reshiram
Giga Impact for a Quick Finish
(Roost) is for healing
(Magnet Rise) is for Immunity to Ground Types

Note: visit the Move tutors in Black White 2 for the Extra moves

answered Jun 12, 2013 by arcaninex2lvl1000
0 votes

The best moveset for Zekrom is:

1:Fusion Bolt

2:Bolt Strike

3:Drago Meteor

4:Dragon Claw

answered Jul 1, 2013 by leftereom
A fairy type or ground type (xerneas and groudon) will wall the hell out of this moveset, your better off going fully physical and getting rid of draco meteor and getting hone claws, roost, or coverage. And two electric moves? get rid of one(your choice) and get one of the previously mentioned options.
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in my opinion, this would be a good moveset for zekrom (plz no hatful comments),

Draco meteor: An already powerful attack but mixed with zekroms great special attack and STAB, it would make Draco meteor a force to be reckoned with!

Stone edge: Zekrom has 4 weaknesses: Ice, Ground, Fairy, and Dragon. But with Stone edge, it gets rid of Ice and Ground types! that's 2 out of 4 of Zekroms weaknesses!

Bolt strike: One of zekroms signature moves. It has a base power of 130 and STAB! the ACC. is off though but with an item, its doomsday for this place!

Fusion bolt: Zekroms other signature move. Its power is 100 witch may be weaker then bolt strike but the ACC is one hundred too! great for sweaping out Pokemon!

answered May 26, 2014 by krookidileswag009
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Zekrom is an amazing Electric-type. I recommend some good attacks.
Bolt Strike: This Zekrom you have will need to be Lv.100 in order to learn this devastating move.
It gets STAB as well. It is the Physical, 85-accuracy version of Thunder. It also has 130 power.
Outrage/Dragon Claw: They fit Zekrom for being a Physical attacker, but I would recommend Dragon Claw more because it doesn't confuse you.
Stone Edge: It has a nice chance to Critical hit your opponent. It might have a chance to take down annoying walls like Shuckle or Armaldo. It also counters its Ice-type weakness.
Magnet Rise: It ignores Ground-type moves like Earth Power or Bulldoze.
I hope I helped.

answered Jan 11 by Arceac12
0 votes

Special Zekrom

Zekrom @ Life Orb / Choice Specs
Ability: Teravolt
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SpA / 4 SpD
Modest Nature (+SpA, - Atk)
- Thunderbolt / Thunder
- Dragon Pulse / Draco Meteor
- Earth Power
- Flash Cannon

Thunderbolt/Thunder is STAB. Thunderbolt for accuracy, Thunder for power. Dragon Pulse/Draco Meteor is STAB. Again, Dragon Pulse for accuracy, Draco Meteor for power. However, Draco Meteor lowers SpA by 2 stages, so Dragon Pulse is recommended. Earth Power is coverage and makes use of his ability. Flash Cannon covers Ice and Fairy as well as Rock.

answered Jul 9 by ThinkGraser10
edited Jul 15 by ThinkGraser10