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What is a good moveset for Krookodile?

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asked Oct 1, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Feb 10, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Underused

15 Answers

7 votes

Earthquake-never pass up a STAB earthquake...Ever.

Thunder Fang-Covers water weakness.

Stone Edge-Covers ice weakness. both also deal with flying types who are immune to earthquake.

Crunch/Outrage/ Bulk up-Crunch for dark STAB, outrage is cool, but has terrible type coverage (most dragons are in higher tiers, while powerful, it is super effective against dragons only.) Bulk up boosts physical stats.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
I recommended you to replace thunder fang with fire fang cuz' it covers more......it covers bug,ice and grass pokemons.
6 votes

An interesting Pokemon, not neccisarily the best Ground type, but he has his good points.

Ability: Intimidate

EVs: Attack, HP, Speed Nature: Jolly

Earthquake: Obviously.

Dragon Tail: Does damage while getting rid of the foe.

Crunch: Dark STAB. Great move.

Aerial Ace: Deals with three weaknesses.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by trachy
Aerial Ace deals with Scarf Heracross if Krookodile is running a scarf too.
4 votes

This is my Choice Scarf set, perfect for revenge killing and Moxie boosts:

Krookodile (M) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Outrage
- Earthquake
- Crunch
- Stone Edge / Brick Break

The Choice scarf makes this guy fast enough to KO pretty well any hurt opponent, and you get stronger from Moxie with every opponent you KO, making it a devastating sweeper.
Outrage has phenomenal neutral coverage with high power, and it locks you in anyway, so it is pretty good with the Scarf.
Earthquake has STAB, and it hits Steel types that resist Outrage, not to mention 4 other types, it is kind of a no-brainer.
Crunch is also STAB, and it hits just as hard as Outrage without the confusion, it just doesn't have the neutral coverage.
The next slot is preference, Stone Edge is more powerful and accurate, as well as having a high crit ratio, while Brick Break has a really strong coverage with Crunch.

EVs go into Attack and Speed, just because it is a sweeper, while Nature boosts attack, since Scarf boosts speed. Moxie allows choiced attacks to just get stronger and stronger as Krook wipes out the opposing team.

answered Sep 10, 2011 by Heinz_Ketchum
edited Aug 13, 2012 by Pokemaster
I would add Aerial Ace for defeating Heracross.
3 votes

Well, Everything Was Already Covered except a couple more points I can give:

Great Pokemon!

Nature: Jolly

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 SD

Return/Brick Break/Trickerey/Crunch: Now The Greatest Physical Dark Move, a Base 95 Power, STAB, good against fighting(cool move!) Are Unmentioned Moves That Might Go Well Here.

Earthquake: Period.

Stone Edge: Yeah, it works.

Shadow Claw/Aerial Ace/Thunder Fang/Claw Sharpen/Dragon Claw/Outrage: Well, Lots of other great move choices. Your Choice!

Other Unmentioned Options:
Slude Bomb: Unexpected, Covers Grass.
Dragon Tail+Toxic: Poison The Foes Whole Team.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by Swampert
edited Oct 2, 2010 by Swampert
Trickery isn't that great. If the foe has low attack, than trickery doesn't do much.
Why doesn't anyone mention foul play my friends has it and he say its an awesome move that does more damage the stronger the pokemon
foul play IS trickery
2 votes

Well, Claw sharpen looks good.

Stone Edge has a much better chance of hitting after claw sharpen.

Fire fang would cover 3 weaknesses, very nice.

And Outrage is just GREAT!

DT covered everything else.

answered Oct 1, 2010 by Xx_RAYQUAZA-POOP_xX
2 votes

Krookodile (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Moxie

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Crunch
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge
  • Dragon Tail
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 24, 2011 by trachy
what does that (M) mean?
It means, Male, it is from Pokemon Online, so if you copied, and pasted into the 'import' screen on PO, the (M) would read as male to the program. (F) is for female.
1 vote

This set is awesome:

Krookodile (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Fire Fang
- Thunder Fang
- Outrage

Earthquake is for STAB. With the Band, and Moxie... This guy is a force to be reckoned with. Fire Fang covers Bug, Grass, and Ice types. Thunder Fang covers Water types. Outrage+Choice Band+Moxie=Somebody getting screwed over.

answered Sep 10, 2011 by Fate Itself
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I have a krookodile and it murders, this is the set I used.

Krookodile: EV's 252 SPD 252 DEF 4 HP @ Shell Bell
Nature : Jolly
Swagger ( raises opponents attack and confuses )
Foul Play ( After 1 swagger, this move will HURT )
Earthquake ( Can't have a ground type without it )
Ariel Ace ( Coverage )

The main focus is going first with a swagger and then using foul play for massive damage, while having shell bell to recover you after you one hit ko someone, and EV's in Defense incase you have to take a physical hit.

answered Apr 13, 2011 by Josh
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Jolly Nature, EVS 252 Speed 252 Attack 4 Hp.

Swagger, Sharply raises their attack stat powering up foul play, also makes them confused.

Foul Play, Powered up by Swagger, stab.

Dragon Tail, Gets rid of opponents.

Earthquake, Stab and just a great move, many things works here.

answered Jul 24, 2011 by Hex
edited Jul 24, 2011 by Hex
I like the idea of Swagger and Foul Play together. Very nice moveset.
0 votes

Shiny Krookodile (Male) @ Life Orb
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Brave (+Atk,-Spd) =( But its my first Shiny
Evs: 252 Atk, 128 HP, 128 Sp-def
Move-set:
-Outrage
-Earthquake
-Fire Fang
-Crunch

answered Apr 2, 2012 by XxKablaznxX
0 votes

I use my Krokodile for a Electric/psychic sweep, so no covering weakness'

item:Expert Belt- Adds some power to those attacks on the electric/psychic pokemon, plus makes up a bit for non-stab moves like smackdown/stone edge on flying pokemon

nature:Adamant(ups attak, doesn't need sp.atk anyway)

ability:moxie

ev:252 attack, 130 speed 32 defence 32 sp.defence
everything you can put into attack, some speed because you always want to hit first, and some defence because you'll most likely be switching him in, and he may need to be able to take a hit or two.

bulk up/hone claws- both up attack, but hone claw is useful if you have a move like stone edge, gives you a bit of Accuracy, bulk up i would use, just for the boost of defence.

smack down/stone edge-with the quite popular Eelektross and Emolga, and the new (annoying) air balloon item, this can be quite useful. if you want something different, you can go for stone edge, fairly strong and decent Accuracy if you pair it with a few hone claws

earthquake-earth stab

crunch-dark stab

answered Aug 12, 2012 by amethyst3552
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Specs-O-Dile

DealW/It @Choice Specs

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Earth Power (Thanks to B/W2 Tutor, this set is possible.)
  • Dark Pulse (Same.)
  • HP Flying (Bug/Grass/Fighting coverage)
  • Focus Blast (More Coverage)
answered Aug 13, 2012 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
edited Aug 13, 2012 by Pokemaster
Sorry I took the image off the post. We prefer sprites only on the moveset questions.
Ok. Now I know and I'll remove the ones on pther posts.
0 votes

My Krookodile kills in Battle Subway:

Ability-Moxie
EVs-Speed and Attack
Item-Life Orb

1) Crunch
2) Earthquake
3) Low Sweep
4) Smack Down

Crunch and earthquake are no brainers with STAB, low sweep for my Lucario and Haxorus when he dies, also covers ice and other darks. Smack down to take down the flying and blast them with earthquake. life orb gives +50% damage and with a STAB earthquake it does 200 damage regularly. he can rarely take a hit so why not use life orb? also, moxie can take a whole team out if he can get the upper hand.

answered Oct 11, 2012 by cswordmaster
reshown Oct 11, 2012 by Mewderator
0 votes

Bulldozer

Role: Physical Sweeper
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant
Held Item: Expert Belt

Earthquake - Obvious reasons
Crunch - Good power, STAB
Swords Dance - Raises Attack to an insane level
Fire Fang - Type coverage

Using this moveset, it will have an Attack that has risen to impossible heights, rising after every battle. (Moxie)

answered Feb 15, 2013 by BTPaxie
crunch does a lot of damage on phsic and ghost type pokemon.
outrage a very good move to use against irises haxourous archeops druddigon and hydreigon.
brick break/stone edge/attract. all very good moves.
dig a super effective move on fire types electric types and fighting (sometimes fighting)
0 votes

Earthquake-obvious reasons

Stone edge-high criticle hit raitio

Foul play-good dark type move

Outrage/Dragon claw-both very powerful moves

answered Jul 8, 2013 by flipout4