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What is a good moveset for Bouffalant?

1 vote
asked Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused

6 Answers

2 votes

I see him as a tank rather than a sweeper. So how about:

Swords dance- He can take a few hits while setting this up.

Amnesia/Earthquake-when he's weak, either start over again. Reversal won't work too well because of his low speed. he'd go down before landing a hit. Amnesia can boost up defenses. Earthquake is earthquake.

Aerial ace/revenge/Reversal-Aerial ace covers his weakness, revenge works with his low speed.

Facade/Double Edge/afro break-Afro break is the better choice, but facade can be fun to spam status with. Afro break has an afro, so it's awesome.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Actually, you take more damage from afro break.
Than what is the point of it over Double-Edge?
It's an afro.
Oh wow...what a heated conversation squabble.....
afro break(head charge) is better than double edge.
You get less recoil damage
2 votes

Bouffalant (M) @ Power Herb

Role: Tank

Trait: Sap Sipper

EVs: 96 HP / 92 Atk / 160 Def / 160 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Swords Dance
  • Skull Bash
  • Megahorn

1 Turn STAB Skull Bash hits super duper hard, Swords Dance makes it hit even harder, While Megahorn and Earthquake hit for Powerful Coverage.

answered Jul 24, 2011 by Josh
I love this set I'm using it for PO :D
Skull Bash can be prejudicable, the oponent can switch to a ghost type and the attack will fail.
1 vote

I thought this guy would evolve from Tauros, but it looks like that is not the case.

Ability: Reckless

EVs: Attack, Defense, HP Nature: Adament

Afro Break: Double-Edge pretty much. STAB+Reckless+120 base power.

Wild Bolt: For use with Reckless.

Reversal: This guy is going to have low HP after only one or two attacks, so this is a great move to use.

Megahorn: A powerful Bug type attack, use in case you don't want to damage yourself.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
Same set as me.
Whats Good About Reckless? Doesnt That Take more Recoil Damage from you? Too Bad It Cant Have Rockhead
1 vote

Ability: Sap Sipper
*Stone Edge

Power Abuse-
Ability: Reckless
*Afro Break
*Wild Charge
*Mega Horn/Stone Edge

Dance Sweeper-
Ability: Sap Sipper/Reckless
*Swords Dance
*Return/Afro Break
*Stone Edge/Wild Charge

answered Feb 25, 2011 by BanetteFan
1 vote

Bouffalant (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Head Charge
  • Wild Charge
  • Megahorn
  • Earthquake

Wild Charge and Head Charge make use of Reckless. Megahorn and Earthquake provide type coverage. The EVs allow you to make the most out of your recoil moves (and a tiny bit of protection put in towards priority.) Choice Band leaves you destroying foes.

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
edited May 28, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Role Bulky vested physical sweeper

Ability: Reckless

EVs: 252atk, 252def, 4hp

Nature: Adamant

Item: Assault vest


Head charge: stab and 144 power thanks to ability

Wild charge: 108 power and coverage

Zen headbutt: Coverage

Megahorn/Earthquake: More coverage

In conclusion, while it may not be as good as Tauros, Its still a good Pokemon. It just has a weird design is all.

answered Apr 13 by nintendogamer639