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What is a good moveset for Emolga?

3 votes
asked Oct 4, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
Likely tier: Uber. Emolga is the best pokemon in the game ;)
I agree with that Emolga Rocks
ElectroBall- To take advantage of the hella speed he gets..
VoltSwitch- To get your ass out of there
Agility- To  fly around like a idiot.
U-Turn- to get your ass out of there with a bit of coverage..

22 Answers

4 votes

I actually like this guy. Not as good as Zapdos, but I like it. While the stats are not high enough to be Underused, he is good in Neverused.

Ability: Motor Drive

EVs: Speed, Sp Attack, Attack Nature: Hasty

Electra Ball: WOrks great with its ability and moves.

Agility: Makes Electra Ball better.

Thunder Wave/Encore: Possibly makes Electra Ball better, but either way paralyzes the foe. If it doesn't make Electra Ball better, go with Encore.

U-Turn: In case you need to escape.

answered Oct 4, 2010 by trachy
edited Oct 5, 2010 by trachy
why do you ask a question then answer it
It's a moveset question. It's to benefit the community, not just himself.
but if he had a moveset he sould not put an answer he could eaisly choose his answer as the best one
I answer the question on Pokemaster's orders. And it is also not allowed anymore to have Best Answer for moveset questions. Do remember that I am an editor.
wait so when your an editor you have to answer moveset questions
No. For the first part, Pokemaster says I should have the moveset as an answer instead of part of the question. The editor part was just saying that I would not be giving myself best answer when it is against the rules for moveset questions.
3 votes

Emolga - cute lil guy :)
Ability - Static
Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- Spark
- Thunder Wave
- Roost(Egg Move)

answered May 8, 2011 by FabianVasquez6
2 votes

Emolga (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Motor Drive
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Baton Pass
- Substitute
- Taunt
- Agility

answered May 3, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Emolga (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Motor Drive
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Substitute
- Thunder Wave
- Electro Ball
- Encore

The most annoying set ever made.

answered Jul 21, 2012 by Spoink
2 votes

Emolga (F) @ Choice Band
Ability: Motor Drive
Evs: 252 Atk, 6 Def, 252 Spd
Nature: Jolly (+Atk,-Sp.Atk)
- Wild Charge
- U-turn
- Knock Off
- Iron Tail/Aerial Ace

answered Oct 12, 2014 by Soundwave
This is the set I use in Doubles! I run Aerial Ace, and put 6 in HP, but besides that, that's the set I use!
1 vote

How about:

Iron tail/hidden power [fighting]-Both cover all of his weaknesses in one move.

Thunder wave-slows down foe...

Thunderbolt/Volt Change-He doesn't have time to set up for anything, so he just has to go in and attack. Volt change lets you switch out with STAB.

Air Slash-gives more type coverage.

Not the best pokemon. :(

answered Oct 4, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Oct 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote


Volt Switch(STAB)
Acrobatics/Aerial Ace(STAB)
Toxic/Thunder Wave(ruin their day)

answered Mar 27, 2011 by Speed freak
Thats bad you already have Uturn you don't need voltswitch
@pokemon, they are different types, so cover different ground. It just means you will keep switching out when you use them.
Ive got the same moveset but i have both running moves and both the status at the bottom.
1 vote

Emolga (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Static
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Modest Nature (+Atk, -Satk)
- Baton Pass
- Electro Ball
- Agility
- Air Slash

answered Aug 28, 2012 by Ethan McCulla
edited Aug 28, 2012 by Ethan McCulla
Two Baton Pass? 0_0
Opps sorry I miss typed
1 vote

Emolga @ Choice Specs/ ???
Nature: Modest
Evs : 252 Speed/ 252 Special Attack
Trait : Motor Drive

  • Charge Beam
  • Air Slash
  • Signal Beam/ U-Turn
  • HP [Fighting]
answered Nov 11, 2012 by ~Rex
edited Nov 11, 2012 by ~Rex
but ground types have no effect on emolga
point. but lots of ground types have rock moves, THEY get Emolga.
well, my point was mild or rash, since Emolga has no defenses anyways... when switching out, you kinda want it to do a bit, not just scratch them and hope it does more damage than leftovers can recover...
LeBoss does have a point.
i dont think u-turn will be used. seeing that the emolga has choice specs, it either kills or gets killed. u -turn is like a one time only deal; i cant use it more than once. it is JUST TO SWITCH, not to hurt.
0 votes

Well I actually open with an emolga and his moveset is:

electro ball - an obvious choice to get stab and it compliments his amazing speed

acrobatics- you get stab and a great physical attack if you aren't holding an item

return - not often used but a decent move if you keep it with you

thunder - a great electric move

btw he is my highest level and can one hit most of the elite four.

answered May 3, 2011 by ElectricGymLeader
0 votes


Nature: Timid
Evs: 252 speed, 252 S.attack
Item: Focus sash
Ability: Motor drive

Volt-switch: STAB and Scout

Thunder-wave: Paralyzed by a flying Squirrel

Air-slash: STAB

HP(Fighting)/Encore: Coverage or freakishly annoyingness

answered Jul 30, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Electorball Master/Agility Passer

Ability: Motor Drive- boosts your speed to make Electro Ball more powerful
Nature: Timid (+ Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 252 Spe, 252 SpA, 4 HP
Item: Focus Sash
- Electro Ball- STAB
- Agility- boosts Electro Ball's power
- Thunder Wave- status condition plus boosts Electro Ball by reducing opponent's speed
- Baton Pass- if opponent switches into a ground type, pass on agility to your other pokemon

answered Oct 23, 2011 by mblinginballer
0 votes

Hmm Emolga is pretty beast. This is my set

Electro Ball= alot of speed
Agility=^ better power
U-Turn/Volt Switch/Baton Pass=In case of needing to get out
Discharge=REALLY good chance of paralyze, I always paralyze them with this

answered Apr 10, 2012 by Cash
0 votes

Emolga (M) @ Flying Gem

Trait: Static
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Wild Charge
  • Acrobatics
  • U-turn
  • Roost
answered Jun 9, 2012 by Mewderator
Why a Adamant nature, It may increase Emolga's physical moves but you do want to out speed some more pokemon so i recomend you go with a Jolly nature
0 votes


Emolga(F)@Choice scarf
Trait:Motor Drive
Evs:252 Spe/128 SpA/64 Atk/64 Hp
Naive nature(+Spe,-SpD)
-Air Slash
-Hidden Power(Fighting)

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

My Emolga moveset, may not be the best but works for me.

Emolga (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Motor Drive
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Protect
- Encore
- Agility/Roost
- Electro Ball

Start off with Protect, if the opponent uses power up move then use Encore on it.
May be forced to switch, so free chance to up your speed with Agility. When your speed is up a fair amount 1 hit them with a + 6 Electro ball, then just sweep from there!

answered Sep 13, 2012 by zLouisss
Walled by Ground types.
0 votes

Guess it depends if you want to use one as a Toxic Staller/ Baton Passer/ Sweeper. Emonga would function in an in game rain dance team too with Thunder, though there are probably better choices for competitive battling.

Ability: Motor Drive
@ Air Gem or nothing
EV: 252 Speed, 252 HP, 6 Def
- Electro Ball (speed + STAB damage)
- Roost
- Volt Switch/ U-Turn (quick switch out)
- Acrobatics (x3 with Air Gem, x2 w/o and also STAB)


Role: Toxic staller
Ability: (same)
@ Light Clay
EV: (same)
- Encore/ Roost
- Light Screen
- Toxic
- Baton Pass

That'd be pretty annoying and I think you'd lose a few friends.

Imo, if the rest of your team sets things up, Emonga can be an especially good sweeper, cruising on its high speed stat.

answered Oct 6, 2012 by fondant
Emolga is pretty frail. I strong Ice or Rock Type move will spell doom for that flying squirrel.
Well, you would U-Turn/ Volt Switch/ Baton Pass to Emonga (if you were using one as a sweeper) after setting up various stat boosts/ conditions. If you're using one as a toxic staller, then Emonga just needs to fast enough (which she will be w/ 252 Spd EV), in addition to Roost.
0 votes

Emolga (F) @ Flying Gem
Trait: Motor Drive
Nature: Rash
EV's : 252 Spd/128 A/128 SpA

  • Charge Beam
  • Acrobatics
  • HP [Fighting]
  • Tailwind/ Attract
answered Nov 11, 2012 by ~Rex
0 votes

Emolga (F) @ Iron Barb
Trait: Static
EVs: 252 Special D/126 HP/126 D/ 4 Speed

  • Attract
  • Light Screen
  • Tailwind
  • U-Turn
answered Nov 11, 2012 by ~Rex
0 votes

Emolga (M) @
Evs : 252 Speed/ 128 Special Defence/128 Defence
Trait : Static

  • Agility/ Tailwind
  • Double Team
  • Baton Pass
  • Charm/ Substitute (Add extra HP evs for Sub)
answered Nov 11, 2012 by ~Rex