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What is a good moveset for Amoonguss?

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There's a fungus among us!

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

asked Oct 3, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
in wifi double battles his actual tier is Overused
No, there's a foongus amoonguss.

13 Answers

4 votes

Another grass/poison type?

Hidden power [Rock]-covers all but one weakness.

Spore-100% to sleep can cripple your foe instantly, you get a free switch, and most of the time, when I see a foe with a sleeping pokemon, they don't send it out unless it is their last pokemon. Just remember the sleep clause...

Payback/Energy ball-Pay back covers psychics, while energy ball gives more type coverage.

Synthesis/Ingrain-Ingrain isn't as good in this case since spore will likely force your opponent to switch. Meaning they'll switch into a super effective pokemon knowing you can't switch.

I didn't put venom shock because between his effect spore ability, and his move spore, there's quite a chance of the double power not happening.

answered Oct 3, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

A pathetic mushroom, can't even use the mushroom on its head to catch Pokemon. Parasect is better, and Breloom is way way way better.

Ability: Regenerator

EVs: HP, SP Attack, Sp Def Nature: Modest

Spore: Sure way to put the foe to sleep.

Toxic: THe foe is likely going to switch out, so now you can just badly poison them

Venoshock: They are poisoned, so damage is doubled, and you also have STAB.

Energy Ball: STAB.

answered Oct 3, 2010 by trachy
edited Apr 22, 2012 by Mewderator
Cant put toxic and spore on 1 pokemon. Waste of a moveslot.
What do you mean? I know you can't put them to sleep and also poison them, but the foe is going to switch out when you put them to sleep, thus meaning you can no longer put any more foes to sleep due to the sleep-clause, meaning you'll have to make due with poisoning them.
1 vote

.......It Sucks.

Well, Here we go anyway.
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SA, 252 HP, 4 SD

Toxic: It Hs To Be Here.

Giga Drain: Base 75 Power+Stab and Healing. Giga Drain is now better than energy ball.

Venom Shock+Poison+STAB=Powerful(kind of).

Payback: He Probably wont be hittin first, mine as well put that to use!

answered Oct 3, 2010 by Swampert
1 vote

Amoonguss (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Spore
- Giga Drain
- Sludge Bomb
- Gastro Acid

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

I don't think you guys understand that this guy is a wall, not a slow sweeper. Nevertheless, here's a double battle moveset for Amoonguss.

                                            Amoonguss

                                           Calm Nature
                                          (black sludge)
                                 EVs: 128 Def, 128 Sp. Def, 252 HP

                                              MOVES

                                              Spore
                                            Rage Powder
                                            Giga Drain
                                Protect, Substitute, or Double Team

You can't go wrong with Spore. It has a 100% (or 99.6% to be exact) chance of making the foe fall to sleep. Rage Powder makes the opponents hit amoonguss, which is great if you have a tank or sweeper ally (especially slow ones like reuniclus). Giga Drain is a great move in inflicting a decent amount of damage and for gaining some HP. Protect would be good for gaining HP from black sludge while not getting hit from the opponent. Substitute would be great for a wall (period), and Double Team so that nobody hits you when you use Rage Powder. Overall, this guy would be great in double battles.

I personally use an amoonguss with this moveset and it works very well. With all that HP and defenses, it seems to me that it is a no-brainer that this guy should be used as a wall (but for wifi double battles ONLY), and even though amoonguss doesn't have very good moves, these (in my opinion) are the best moves that an amoonguss can have. I know there are going to be people that disagree with me on this one, but I use this moveset myself and it works great. Also, I would prefer Protect over Substitute and Double Team.

answered Oct 15, 2011 by nintendothon101
edited Nov 8, 2011 by nintendothon101
85 Special Attack stat is useable enough to make a great tank out of him.
i would actually go with a more radical set:
same EVs,
rage powder
protect
rest
double team

baton pass 3 or 2 iron defenses and amnesias into him, rage powder, double team, then stall with protect and rest. this may seem like a waste (3 pokemon for setting one up) but don't forget that you can now operate three all-out sweepers! (offensive chandelure, volcarona and rampardos or something)
that is "reniculusly"  a good moveset
1 vote

This is my first post :D
As much as Amoongus is completely useless in single battles, he has an incredible assistance in Double Battles. He can be annoying to the opponent and difficult to take out if you team him up with the correct Pokemon.

Amoongus (Male)

Nature: Quirky (Neutral)
Ability: Effect Spore (May sleep, poision or paralyze enemy when touched)
Item: Black Sludge

  • Protect; good if Trick Room is used.
  • Attracr; Less chances for opponent to attack if paralyzed
  • Spore; annoy them.
  • Rage Powder; help your ally, I suppose.

I use Amoongus either with Eelektross or Jellicent (maybe Chandelure). Eelektross is a good backup to paralyze and poision opponents, and beast if given U-Turn to quickly leave and make way for an attacker. Jellicent is great with Trick Room and to take down those pesty fire and psychic types that can easily take down Amoongus. I'd give Chandelure escape button so it can do its job with trick room and then leave. To summarize, its great in doubles if used with the correct pokemon.

answered Nov 20, 2011 by qua
0 votes

Utility

Ability: Regenerator
Nature: Calm/Bold
EVs: max HP, a bunch of Defense and Sp. Defense, some Sp. Attack
*Spore
*Clear Smog
*Giga Drain/Energy Ball/Grass Knot
*Stun Spore/Synthesis

Amoonguss may seem inferior to Breloom and even Parasect, but there is at least one thing that differentiates this shroom from the other two: Clear Smog, which acts like a Haze that CAN'T be stopped by Taunt. Given Amoonguss's defenses it can stand in an enemy's way and smog away their stat boosts, perhaps after putting them to sleep with Spore.

answered Sep 25, 2011 by BanetteFan
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Amoonguss (M) @ Black Sludge

Trait: Effect Spore

EVs: 252 HP / 64 Atk / 64 Def / 64 SAtk / 64 SDef

Relaxed Nature (+Def, -Spd)

  • Growth
  • SolarBeam
  • Synthesis
  • Payback

For use in the sun weather condition

Growth raises both attacking stats by 2 stages in the sun, which is really cool.
Solarbeam hit's in 1 turn, thanks again sun, while Payback is cool coverage, especially with how slow this guy is. Synthesis can keep you alive for a while, one again, it gets boosted by the sun.

answered Oct 6, 2011 by Josh
So are you saying you sould teach it Sunnt Day?
rooo is right, you should swap payback for sunny day
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Here's what mine knows.

Giga Drain: Heal+STAB
Venoshock: 65x2 (Toxic)=130+STAB=POWER
Toxic: Poisoning hurts while healing (Synthesis) and doubles Venoshock
Synthesis: Heal while poisoning

answered Apr 21, 2012 by R000
Oooh, very nice moveset!
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Mine knows:

Synthesis,Spore,Energy Ball,Clear Smog and holds black sludge

Epic Staller

answered Jun 13, 2012 by A Very Nice Guy
0 votes

Amoonguss @ Black Sludge
Trait: Regenerator
252 HP / 124 SDef / 28 SAtk
Modest Nature (- Atk + SAtk)
Clear Smog
Giga Drain
Toxic
Hidden Power Ice

answered Jun 20, 2013 by Poke'slash
You're missing so many EVs lol
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Amoonguss (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Spore
  • Giga Drain
  • Sludge Bomb
  • Hidden Power [Fire]

Amoonguss' defensive capabilities makes its offensive capabilities very underrated. After toying around in RU for awhile, and using a similar set to the one above, I can say that offensive Amoonguss is better than Defensive, due to how uncommon it is. Although, when it does become known, it's probably gonna suck more..

Good base 85 SAtk boosted by a Life Orb and a Modest Nature make Amoonguss a surprisingly good attacker, and a tank. It's easy to bluff a Defensive set with Spore, forcing switches unless the Pokemon carries Sleep Talk or has Vital Spirit. STAB Giga Drain in conjunction with Life Orb allows me to heal off any damage Amoonguss has sustained during the turn and healing off Life Orb damage. Sludge Bomb is another STAB move that threatens Fire Pokemon harder than any other move that Amoonguss usually carries, besides Hidden Power Rock. Hidden Power Fire was used to catch Steel Pokemon and opposing Amoonguss. Life Orb works great in conjunction with Giga Drain and Regenerator, making it an optimal item.

answered Jul 17, 2013 by Mewderator
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Oh, Amoonguss. The best Pokemon on my team. BY FAR.

FUNGUY LOLOLOLOL@ Black Sludge
Ability: Effect Spore
Nature: Bold
Evs: 252 Hp/166 Def/92 SDef

-Spore
-Giga Drain
-Protect
-Rage Powder

The strategy behind this is to annoy the poop out my opponent. First, you use Spore on one Pokemon, and kill the other with the Pokemon you pair it with. Note: try to Spore a physical attacker. Then, you either Giga Drain to heal more, or Rage Powder to keep your attacker alive.
Then when the other Pokemon wakes up, you Rage Powder again, helping your attacker, and making them activate Effect Spore. I use this with Mega Kangaskahn, and it is SO good.

Spore + Fake Out = DEAATHH

answered Apr 25 by 635atom
Lolz...