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What is a good moveset for Liepard?

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I think that this one isn't to bad but not that good.


asked Oct 2, 2010 by Speed freak
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tierr: Neverused

19 Answers

4 votes

How about this set:

Pursuit-STAB; the rest of this moveset is built around forcing switches, giving this more power.

Thunder wave/toxic/Protect-Thunder wave cripples, and toxic damages, works well with Mischievous. Protect works well with torment/encore if you need to stall them out.

Torment- works well since nobody is going to use other moves, they'll just finish this thing off. Torment prevents double attacks, great for choice users, which are fairly popular in lower tiers.

encore/Taunt-Taunt prevents status moves from being used, and encore can be combined with torment to trip up the opponent pretty well.

Why does this thing have nasty plot!? but no good moves to use it for, except shadow ball!

answered Oct 2, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
i use my liepard as a Ahole :D...
-Toxic for the obvious reasons
-Fake out to take off those annoying sturdy's
-Protect. I LUV POISON
-Snarl :D... STAB + alota Spec ATT + lowering enemy spec attack. yes please.
i mainly use liepard in double battles.. i lead with fake out ... on the one that is super effective on me... my other dude uses reflect/lightscreen depending on the oposing teams..
then i toxic if i can tank a shot... other dude smacks them to death while they slowly get poisoned.... and i protect.. and then snarl...
4 votes

Go Persian, go!

Ability: Mischievous Heart

EVs: Sp Attack, Speed, HP Nature: Modest

Nasty Plot: Broaden your horizon. Watch as I use Nasty Plot to make this guy somewhat decent. Always goes first.

Bark Out: Yep, Dark STAB. Lowers the foe's Sp Attack for sure also. It will become very powerful thanks to Nasty Plot.

Taunt/Grass Knot: Make use of going first to stop your foe from using stat moves. Or make use of Nasty Plot with Grass Knot.

Shadow Ball: Makes more use of Nasty Plot.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by trachy
edited Oct 2, 2010 by trachy
3 votes

Physical set(EV train attack and speed)

Night slash(stab, good power, high critical chance)

Slash(high critical)

Shadow claw(high critical)

Aerial ace(covers fighting)

Annoyer set(EV train attack, hp, and speed)

Fake out



Night slash

this annoyer set is good becuase you just fake out toxic protect then night slash they probably will die.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by Speed freak
Why two Slashes?
1 vote

Nature: Adamant
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 Defense

Night Slash: STAB

Aerial Ace: Coverage

Claw Sharpen: Raises Attack

Shadow Claw/Slash: Whatever.

answered Oct 2, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote
  • Ability: Unburden
  • Item: Sitrus Berry
  • Foul Play- power boost after u use swagger
  • Aerial Ace- protects from fighting and bug weakness
  • Swagger- confuses opponent and boosts foul play's power
  • Shadow Claw- good move to have
answered Jun 20, 2011 by mblinginballer
1 vote

Liepard (F) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def / 4 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Taunt
  • Thunder Wave
  • Encore
  • Fake Out
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Liepard (M) @ Lum Berry
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Psych Up
- Rock Smash
- Swagger
- Foul Play

answered Feb 1, 2012 by trachy
1 vote

Purrloin @ Focus Sash (Alt: Eviolite)

Trait: Prankster

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd (Alt: LC EVs)

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Taunt
  • Thunder Wave
  • Swagger
  • Foul Play

For use in NU or LC. Taunt basically screws up other Pranksters, Thunder Wave is paralysis. Swagger is a Parahax. Foul Play is STAB and Swagger boost.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by Ninja
1 vote

B/W 2 gave it a valuable asset, Dark Pulse. Now it runs an exceptional Special Sweeping set. Best used in Late-game.
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Milo (Liepard) (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Unburden
Shiny: Yes
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 SAtk / 4 HP
Modest Nature
- Dark Pulse
- Hidden Power [Flying]
- Grass Knot
- Nasty Plot

Nasty Plot give this guy a boost to 602 Sp. Attack. (Impressive, am I right, or am I right?)
Boost the Sp. Attack on the first turn, burn the sash, and you get a Speed boost from your ability, bringing you to another impressive 622 Speed. Be sure that Defenses of both types are at absolute minimum for Unburden to work. Dark Pulse is the most Powerful STAB he's got that's Special being at 120 including STAB. Sooo much better than Snarl, with a measly 55 BP (w/out STAB.). HP Flying covers his weaknesses to Fighting and Bug, along with Grass. Grass Knot takes out those bulky, heavy Rock and Ground Types, as well as Water.

Impressive or what?

answered Mar 17, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
edited Apr 5, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
Another nick: Assassin
HP Fighting is an alternative to Flying if you wish.
Extremely weak to Priority which is everywhere here.
Which is why I said LATE GAME. When priority is eliminated.
1 vote

I only see support sets on this mon. Time to go a little offensive.

Liepard @ Choice Band
Ability: Prankster / Limber
Jolly Nature
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
-Knock Off
-Shadow Claw
-Play Rough
-Trick / U-turn

Liepard can do decent damage when equipped with a Choice Band. Knock Off is great STAB, and Shadow Claw and Play Rough are coverage. Use Prankster if you're running Trick, or Limber if you're running U-turn.

answered Mar 22 by Radicool21
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Double/Triple Battle

Liepard (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Fury Swipes
- Snarl
- Swagger
- Thunder Wave

So, Liepard is useless except as a lead (where it is iffy even then). But in multi-battles, it becomes just plain useless. So time to help out the team. Swagger for Own Tempo Pokemon, Thunder Wave to take care of an annoying foe, Snarl to lower Special Attack and do minor damage, and Fury Swipes to activate Weak Armor.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
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Held item: Dread Plate

Try this out:

Night Slash (Really powerful because Liepard is a dark type and is holding the dread plate)

Fake Out (Always a useful move to have)

Toxic (Poisoning drains their hp and in a long battle damage gets really big)

Giga Impact (Good for a burst of power)

Seen as Liepard has good speed souse night slash or giga impact on a weaker opponent and finish it without taking damage. For harder opponents use toxic to give you the upper hand. Use fake out first to get a bit more damage in that could really help.

answered Jan 28, 2012 by brainbox
edited Apr 8, 2012 by brainbox
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Liepard (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Limber
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Nasty Plot
- Grass Knot
- Shadow Ball
- Hidden Power [Fighting]

1 Nasty plot = 602 Special attack.

Now you have a bunch of coverage moves to try to take your opponent down with.
Shadow Ball + HP Fighting gives some good coverage, while Grass Knot is for the occasion that you have a heavier ( and bulkier ) opponent come in on you.

answered Apr 6, 2012 by 10%
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I like this liepard set! Its pretty strategic (probably) to make use of this assassin of the NU.

Liepard @ Liechi Berry

Trait: Unburden

EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 SDef

Adamant Nature

- Fake Out
- Night Slash
- Aerial Ace
- Sucker Punch

A late game player. It works best on the verge of failure, increasing its attack and doubling its speed, becoming a perfect assassin of NU. Its not practical but it is effective and I love it.

answered Feb 4, 2013 by AreWeFreshYet?
0 votes

I like this one

Liepard @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpD
Sassy Nature

  • Substitute
  • Thunder Wave
  • Swagger
  • Foul Play

This one is annoying

answered Apr 5, 2013 by Jofly
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Here's a great set to annoy people in conjunction with a U-turn/Fake out/Regenerator Meinfoo!


Physical set

EV's: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP

Ability: Limber/Prankster


U-Turn: Scouting, comboing.

Fake Out: Entry move, breaks subs, sturdy etc.

Sucker Punch: Great priority, STAB

Ariel Ace/Taunt/Thunder Wave: Ace is for coverage, while Taunt or Thunder Wave are for a prankster set.

Like previously stated, this set combos extremely well with a regenerator Meinshao, and it also makes a fairly decent lead/scout.

answered Jan 30, 2014 by JohnnyBacon
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Liepard is one of my favorite Dark types for whatever reason, it did see some use from me in RU, not too shabby for what it did as a knock off user and a prankster. there's probably better stuff out there though.

Ozelot (Liepard) @ Leftovers

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Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Taunt
- Encore/Thunder Wave
- Knock Off
- U-turn/Fake Out

Taunt is a nice move to have with Prankster, allowing you to stop setups. Encore is pretty trolly stuff and it can save your team if you can get it off at the right time or you can alternatively use Thunder Wave to cripple. Knock Off is a handy STAB to cripple item users. The last slot is a matter of preference, I prefer using U-Turn or Fake Out.

answered May 4, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
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Here's 3 sets for Liepard:

The 1st Set
Ability: Prankster
Item: Life Orb
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed

-Encore (For Setting Up)
-Substitute (For Protection & Deciding When To Use Encore)
-Nasty Plot (For Extreme Damage)
-Dark Pulse (Good Power, STAB, & 20% Flinch)

The 2nd Set:
Ability: Prankster
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed (You could also sacrifice some Speed or HP for better Defenses)

-Encore (For Setting Up)
-Substitute (For Protection & Deciding When To Use Encore)
-Swagger (Annoying)
-Foul Play (Infuriating)

The 3rd Set (Also Known As 'Really Annoying!'):
Ability: Prankster
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Timid
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Speed (You could also sacrifice some Speed or HP for better Defenses)

-Attract (Your Liepard Should Be Female)
-Thunder Wave (Paralysis)
-Swagger (Painful Confusion)
-Dark Pulse (Good Power, STAB, & 20% Flinch)


Hope You Like These!

answered Nov 28, 2014 by SpartanX
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Role: Fast Physical sweeper and status inflict mix.
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252Atk, 252speed, 4hp
Nature: Adamant
Item: Life Orb
Sucker Punch: Stab and priority if opponent plans an attacking move.
Fake Out: Flinch's opponent an has priority but can only be used on the first turn it is sent out.
Taunt: Prevents your opponent from using non attacking moves for 3 turns (sucker punch benefits from this)
Thunder Wave: Halves speed and 25% chance your opponent cant make a move.

answered Apr 13 by nintendogamer639