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What is a good moveset for Jellicent?

4 votes
asked Oct 3, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 10, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
Actual Tier: OU

27 Answers

6 votes

Really cool type combo.

Shadow ball/Hex-STAB, covers ghost weakness. evil eye works well with Scald

Scald-STAB, burns the target (30%), does will-O-wisp's job while damaging.

Confuse ray/Acid armor-confuses the opponent, or beef up his defenses.

Pain split/recover-Pain split restores health when you're low and the opponent is high. Recover is more reliable, but doesn't harm the foe in the process.

answered Oct 3, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 24, 2011 by Speed freak
Sorry but whats evil eye in English? ps I know this was 6 months ago sry.
it's Hex
What if u need to dive or surf or go up a waterfall. I think it should learn one of those
@Lily: This is not for in-game, it is for competative battling.
Competitive battling means Pokemon Showdown! and Pokemon Online.
3 votes


Trick Room-I know it has decent speed, but if you give it a hindering nature for speed, then it can work out fine. Lets him sweep.

Water spout-Destroy anything at full health with this.

Shadow ball-covers ghost weakness, STAB.

Energy ball/Recover/Ice beam-Energy ball is for more type coverage, recover helps with water spout, ice beam covers a few more types, or HP to cover dark and grass weakness.

answered Oct 3, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Jellicent (M) @ Absorb Bulb
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 252 HP / 220 Def / 32 SAtk / 4 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Scald
- Recover
- Hex
- Ice Beam

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
Most opponents wouldnt use water type attacks(unless you like to switch around with your team).
Which I do, which everybody does in competitive.
2 votes

Jellicent Staller

Jellicent # Leftovers
Nature: Bold
Ability: Water Absorb / Cursed Body
~ 252 HP EVs / 200 Sp Def / 58 Sp Atk EVs

With a great amount of HP, Jellicent can become a great staller! Some people may want Water Spout rather than Brine because they think they can use Recover and Leftovers to recover HP to ready Water Spout's power, but face reality. Do you really think your opponent will give you a good chance to have high HP to take a Water Spout? The turn you heal, will be the turn they attack! Brine is good to finish off foes after being weakened from STAB Shadow Balls. Recover is there for the obvious reason to stall stall stall! Taunt is so that no foe will be able to mess up your stalling, like with Toxic, Leech Seed, or even a Taunt of their own! Protect is another option to stall efficiently along with a free turn of Leftys. You could even Taunt, than Protect just to mess with them! Woohoo!

answered Jul 24, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
edited Oct 22, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
1 vote

Not much going for it? What? This things makes an incredible Wall!

@ Leftovers
Nature: Timid
EVs: / 252 HP / 252 Special Defense / 4 Defense /
Ability: Cursed Body


Night Shade
Water Spout / Psychic

answered Oct 3, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
1 vote

Am I Looking at a Ghost Type Tentacruel?! Could They Be Running Out Of New Ideas? I don't know............
Well Anyway, interesting pokemon.

Nature: Modest/Timid
EVs: 252 SA/252 Speed/4 hp
Will-o-wisp/Scald: Burn, Burn, Burn!
Hex: STAB+Status:)
Energy Ball: Coverage.
If You Chose Will-o-wisp over Scald, your last move should be Water Spout or Surf. If You Chose Scald, Put Trick Room(to sweep), or Ice Beam(coverage).

answered Oct 3, 2010 by Swampert
edited Oct 24, 2011 by Speed freak
1 vote

I'm really starting to like this thing. I've always wanted a Ghost/Water-type anyway.

Ability: either is fine, but I personally like Cursed Body
Nature: Bold/Calm
-Hex/Shadow Ball
-Surf/Ice Beam

*Will-o-Wisp or Scald? 'Wisp burns the foe, but Scald has a fair chance of doing that AND deals decent damage. The main point of inflicting burns is to help out Jellicent's lesser Defense. If opting for WoW, go with Hex for its boost against statused opponents; Shadow Ball if Scald instead, in which case you can also add Ice Beam for coverage against Grassers and Dragons. Recover works well with Jellicent's natural bulk, especially if something has been burned.

Other interesting options:
-Water Spout, Energy Ball, Night Shade, Pain Split, Toxic, Trick Room, Hydro Pump, Rain Dance, Wring Out, Sludge Wave.

answered Apr 7, 2011 by BanetteFan
1 vote

Jellicent Calm Nature, EVs 252 Sp.Def 252 Sp.Atk 4 HP, Item Leftovers.

Will-O-Wisp, get the burn halving their attack and Powers up Hex, Scald is also an option here.

Hex, stab and is powered up by Will-O-Wisp or Scald, 150 base power now with stab!

Ice Beam, Covers Grass Type Weakness and dragons, if you're lucky it may power up Hex With the Freeze if you start with this move.

Surf, Since Fire Types Resist the Will-O-Wisp you got this with surf, STAB but really, why would fire types switch in on Jellicent?

answered Jul 24, 2011 by Hex
edited Sep 3, 2011 by Hex
1 vote

Rather dissapointing to see 16 jellicent movesets but non being scarfed.
This guy hits like a truck in rain with stabs and boosts.

Jellicent (F) @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Water Absorb
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
*- Shadow Ball
- Water Spout
- Scald
- Ice Beam

This guy is beast in rain as its Water Spouts not only get stab but also a rain boost making it do the equivalent to super effective damage on neutral Pokemon.

I recomend you use this guy in rain, not as much out of rain but in my opinion this Pokemon with this set is one of the best revenge killers in Ou and I know Hex will agree.

answered Jun 1, 2012 by Blobyolo
edited Jan 2, 2013 by Blobyolo
I say full Speed EVs, so it can outspeed more. 360 Spd is nothing to play around with.
1 vote

Alright so I didn't see this set on here already, and I have spent all morning trolling people with it. This set supprts teams very well by spreading burns and shutting down opposing walls/stallers. Also, the EVs give Jellicent excellent mixed bulk, and the small speed investment allows Recover, Taunt, and Will-O-Wisp to be put to better use. Jellicent is quite possibly one of the trolliest bulky water types out there, and it serves to be a pain in the behind for quite a lot of things.

Like a sir :3 (Jellicent) @ Leftovers

Trait: Water Aborb/Cursed Body
EVs: 248 HP / 216 Def / 44 Spd
Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)
- Recover
- Shadow Ball/Scald
- Taunt
- Will-O-Wisp

Recovery is for recovering, Shadow Ball is the attack of choice unless you are running it in the rain, Taunt screws oposing Blisseys, Ferrothorns, and other walls, while Will-O-Wisp cripples things such as Scizor, Toxicroak, and other physical sweepers.

answered Feb 4, 2013 by the_netts
He looks like the Pringles guy :3
Done on purpose xD
0 votes

Okay, I think I will use this guy whenever I face my brother, just because he has a fear of giant jellyfish, and I think this guy is a giant jellyfish. Not much else going for it stat-wise, but movepool wise, looks like another Ghost with a wide range of moves.

Ability: Cursed Body

EVs: HP, Sp Def, Sp Attack Nature: Calm

Shadow Ball: Ghost STAB.

Energy Ball: Type coverage.

Water Spout: An incredibly powerful move.

Recover: Allows you to use Water Spout at full power, while keepin you alive and healthy.

answered Oct 3, 2010 by trachy
0 votes

Just choose.....
Note: Ability should be Cursed Body

(1st Choice)
Nature: Calm, Quirky
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP Def, any on Defense (not less than 50)
Hex: STAB, covers ghost weaknesses
Will-o-Wisp: Status Burn, Doubles the damage of Evil Eye
Water Spout: STAB, more powerful at over 50% of HP
Recover: Keeping you healthy, helps Water Spout

(2nd Choice)
Nature: Calm, Quirky
EVs: the same as 1st choice
Shadow Ball: STAB, covers ghost weaknesses
Ice Beam: covers grass weaknesses/Surf: STAB, surfer
Water Spout: STAB, more powerful at over 50% of HP
Recover: Keeping you healthy, helps Water Spout

answered Oct 25, 2010 by jalorda30
edited Oct 24, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

ability: cursed body


will o wisp: burn and help your defense

ice beam: beating grass weakness

hex: STAB & powerful to a burned or frozen foe

surf: STAB

answered Aug 1, 2011 by daEpad
0 votes

Jellicent Quiet nature. EVs 252 Sp.Atk, 160 HP, 96 Def. Item Life Orb. Ability Water Absorb.

Trick Room, Allows Jellicent to outspeed things.

Hydro Pump, Strong STAB move.

Ice Beam, Covers Grass Type Weakness as well as annoying dragons who think they can come on and recist the water type STAB.

Shadow Ball, Covers Ghost type weakness STAB.

Life Orb Jellicent can actually dish out some decent damage, some of the life orb recoil can be healed by Water Absorb once in a while.

answered Aug 9, 2011 by Hex
edited Sep 9, 2011 by Hex
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Jellicent (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Tank

Trait: Water Absorb

EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 48 SAtk / 8 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Recover
  • Hydro Pump
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Hex

Tankin like a boss!

Hydro Pump just says it all, He doesn't have that natural brute power to use anything else, Hydro Pump just works.

Recover is pretty obvious, it keeps him alive.

Sludge Bomb is Grass Coverage, And used to try to Poison the opponent so that...

Hex does more damage, with Sludge Bomb Poisoning support.

answered Aug 26, 2011 by Josh
lol this is very similar to my set on my Jellicent on White, Great set.
Thanks, Using this makes me feel like a Tentacruel with Recover, and some beastly STAB move.
0 votes

Jellicent (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Cursed Body
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Scald
- Hex
- Ice Beam
- Surf

answered Mar 3, 2012 by Ninja
0 votes

Role: Wall/Staller
EVs: 252 HP, 128 in defense and sp.defense
Ability: Cursed Body
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Modest
Night Shade

answered Jun 1, 2012 by the_netts
edited Aug 14, 2012 by the_netts
At least Porygon-Z doesn't run Taunt often....
0 votes

Jellicent (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Cursed Body
Calm Nature (+Sdef -atk)
252 Hp / 252 SpD / 4 SpA

answered Jun 1, 2012 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
0 votes

ability: water absorb
nature: +def -att
EV's: 252 hp/ 100 def/ 100 sp def/ 56 sp att
will-o-wisp/ toxic
hydro pump/ brine

answered Feb 18, 2013 by Extremespeed
0 votes

ability:cursed body


energy ball:good powercoverage

shadow ball:stab

icebeam:also good power,coverage

psychic/hydro pump:ur choice

answered Mar 6, 2013 by gaRchOmp MasTeR