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What is a good moveset for Swoobat?

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We might as well get this pathetic excuse for a psychic crobat out of the way.

Dex: http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/swoobat

asked Oct 1, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Feb 10, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
This is for the senior users: Can i ask "What is a good LC movest for Woobat?", or should i just post here??
I would just post here. I hate the LC questions, since they just take up room, copy from smogon, and are given best answer because they are asked by users who are not as clear on the rules.
Ok, thank you. Wanted to avoid getting into trouble.

9 Answers

4 votes

So, it evolves through friendship. I've always thought that weird of Crobat. And what is with that eye?!? How the hell can it see?!? Echolocation? Or is this guy going to be seen dead next to a lot of houses because he flew into the walls?

Ability: Simple

EVs: Speed, Sp Attack, HP Nature: Timid

Assist Power: This moveset makes use of Simple to the max. Ultimate power for sure after just a few Calm Minds.

Calm Mind: With Simple, doubles special attack and special defense. Incredible, making Assist Power great.

Air Slash: Anybody want to tell me why Pokemaster chose Air Cutter when this move is tons better? Speaking of which, two Psychic type moves? Strange moveset coming from Pokemaster.

Thunder Wave: Hopefully you can paralyze the foe, otherwise you might as well fail against every physical attack.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
Too unreliable with only air slash as a proper move , assist power?? I dint get you after you reply what that is id remove my down vote.
Assist Power is Stored Power in the old Japanese translation.
2 votes

It has great speed so any moveset should utilise that. Kokoromori could be devastating in the UU tier.

EVs: Speed and SpAtk

  • Psychic
  • Psycho Shock (for high-SpDef pokemon)
  • Air Cutter
  • Energy Ball or Endeavor

Item: Choice Specs (or Focus Sash could prove useful with Endeavor)

answered Oct 1, 2010 by Pokemaster
1 vote

It's actually pretty good when used in the right way.

Ability: Unaware (ignores enemy stat changes) Item: Twisted Spoon/Miracle Seed

EVs/IVs: Sp. Attack, Speed, HP Nature: Modest (+ Sp. Attack - Attack)

Calm Mind: Overall this is an excellent move for Swoobat, obviously beneficial for Sp. Attack and helps cover for Swoobat's poor Sp. Defense.

Psychic: (STAB) Really self-explanatory, due to the fact that Swoobat is Sp. Attack oriented and Psychic is the best Psychic move there is. However, you lose the benefit of your opponent's Sp. Defense decreasing because of Unaware.

Flatter/Swagger: Requires breeding with Nidoran (male) or Nidorino for Flatter. The ability Unaware takes out the risk of increasing the foes Attack or Sp. Attack since it allows the user to ignore stat changes in the opponent, while the opponent hurts itself as it would normally under Flatter/Swagger. Flatter is recommended over it's counterpart Swagger because Flatter has a higher chance of succeeding (100% accuracy) than Swagger (90% accuracy) and can hit ghost types, while Swagger cannot. However Swagger might be better though because it makes the opponent hurt itself more.

Air Slash/Energy Ball: A reliable Flying-type move (STAB), not much else too it. Energy Ball is good for covering Swoobat's Rock-type weakness. However, it is the same as Psychic in terms of losing the benefit of your opponents Sp. Defense decreasing because of Unaware.

answered Apr 28, 2011 by swoobatlover
1 vote

Swoobat (F) @ Life Orb
Trait: Simple
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Charge Beam
- Psyshock
- Air Slash
- Energy Ball

Charge Beam gets some great clean up kills. and it has a good chance to double his special attack ( thanks to simple ).

psyshock is his primary STAB. i prefer it over psychic for breaking through so many special threats. air slash is special STAB. it also has an annoyingly good flinch rate.. ( the numbers lie.. I promise you )

Energy Ball is finally some solid coverage. takes care of things like quagsire and gastrodon in the water department that charge beam can't hit.

answered Apr 7, 2012 by 10%
0 votes

Agreed Trachy, LOL!

Nature: Modest
EVs: SA, Sp and 4 hp.

Calm Mind: your only hope.

Energy Ball: Coverage

Air Slash/Psychic: Good Moves, Choose Your STAB

Charge Beam/Shadow Ball/Thunder Wave: Charge Beam for More Raising SA while doing Damage, Ball for Obvious Reasons, or Thunder Wave to help set up Calm Mind. You Could Also Throw in a Secong STAB Move here, but.............

answered Oct 2, 2010 by Swampert
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Swoobat (F) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Simple
EVs: 128 SAtk / 128 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Stored Power
- Energy Ball
- Calm Mind
- Air Slash

answered Apr 28, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Swoobat @ Flying Gem
Abilty: Simple
EVs: 252 SAtk - 128 SDef - 128 Def
Nature: Modest (+SAtk, -Atk)
Air slash - Nice STAB
Psychic - Nice STAB
Amnesia - boost
Attract - ....You alreday know

answered May 7, 2011 by BlackHaxorus
0 votes
  • Ability: Simple
  • Item: Petaya Berry- increase special attack
  • Psychic
  • Air Slash
  • Calm Mind
  • Stored Power- boost from boosting your stats and boost from raising your special attack
answered Jun 20, 2011 by mblinginballer
0 votes

LC Moveset

Woobat (F) @ Wide Lens
Trait: Simple
EVs: 76 HP / 236 SAtk / 180 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Calm Mind
- Stored Power
- Air Slash
- Heat Wave

answered Oct 17, 2012 by 5th of November
Instead of Wide Lens I would go with Oran Berry or Eviolite.