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What is a good moveset for Throh?

2 votes
asked Oct 10, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Underused

8 Answers

4 votes

An interesting Fighting type, reminding me a bit of Machamp back before No-Guard. While it will certainly not live up to its predeccessor, it might have a chance at making a name as the Fighting type King of Underused.

Ability: Mold Breaker

EVs: HP, Attack, Sp Def Nature: Adamant

Earthquake: Makes full use of Mold Breaker, with the ultimate attack.

Payback: With such low Speed, this move can usually increase in power. Also it helps take down Psychics.

Mountain Storm: WHile it might seem weak, remember that this move gets a critical hit every time.

Body Slam/Facade: Either inflict the foe with a status, or make use of all those status effects to become more powerful.

answered Oct 10, 2010 by trachy
Yeah don't really understand the point of Mountain Storm, why not make it twice the power instead? Maybe pokemon with Battle Armor and Shell Armor would be protected...but then with Mold Breaker it's a double-negative!!
The only thing I can think of is Lucky Chant. But who uses that move?
Anger point would also have been annoying.
And because Critical hits ignore stats boosted
If Mountain Storm had double power, it could still sometimes get a critical hit, ending in 160 power. Now, a Mountain Storm cannot go above 80 in power (except for STAB), since it always results in critical hit. That's why Mountain Storm damages 40 but with critical hit.
3 votes

Throh (M) @ Flame Orb

Trait: Guts

EVs: 8 HP / 252 Atk / 124 Def / 124 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Facade
  • Revenge
  • Earthquake
  • Stone Edge

Note: This guy isn't OU, so Conkeldurr doesn't necesarily out class him.

He has crappy speed, so Revenge isn't a big deal, he's gonna be taking hits and dealing damage, so I suggest having a team mate with Wish support on your team ( Audino maybe...? ) or something along that line.

Facade gets boosted power from Flame Orb, ( On top of the fact that he already has Guts ) so that handles your neutral coverage ( Mostly used for psychics )

Earthquake and Stone Edge are both for coverage.

answered Nov 16, 2011 by Josh
Ugh he has a beastly HP stat why not use it. It's gonna help him last longer from the burn.
Burn actually takes out a percentage of your HP. So he'd actually lose MORE hp by investing EVs into it.
2 votes

Throh (M) @ White Herb
Trait: Mold Breaker
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Def
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Substitute
- Superpower
- Earthquake
- Payback

A good sub abuser.
Throwing this guy in and making him look threatening is always fun. Sub up on the switch to get that out of the way. Now you can use Superpower twice before being forced out.
And to top it off you get Mold Breaker - Earthquake and a ridiculously slow pokemon that can spam Payback!

answered Apr 17, 2012 by 10%
1 vote

I know this set doesn't look too amazing but in practice it's been excellent. I took my mold breaker throh as a joke,,, until it wiped out my whole team in mix battle.

Throh
Careful nature
Evs: 100hp, 180 attack, 92 defense, 108 sp def, 32 speed (a rough black 2 playthrough pre-league.)
Ability: mold breaker
Item: leftovers/rocky helmet
moves:
-Circle throw (storm throw works too)
-Earthquake
-Ice punch
-Bulk up
Doesn't look like much, but this thing isn't an idea, I've actually used it. It worked great. I wasn't particularly happy with it's ev spread, but a pre-league playthrough doesn't let you be picky. It's vurnerable to burns but I swear this thing has more than pulled it's weight for me. I'm more posting this because of how well it worked, purely by accident. I mostly used it in game, but in competitive this guy has killed dragons and smashed opposing teams, sometimes (like, once or twice) just by itself. Though those were flukes, admittedly. This throh has worked well with me, but it might not fit everyone. Fun to use, though.

answered Feb 21, 2013 by Mechanism L
edited Feb 23, 2013 by Mechanism L
0 votes

Throh (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Guts
EVs: 4 HP / 240 Atk / 88 Def / 176 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Bulk Up
- Circle Throw
- Payback
- Stone Edge

answered Apr 28, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 16, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Abilty: Mold breaker
Nature: adamant
Earthquake -With mold breaker good bye levitate
Rock slide/stone edge - Coverage
Vital Throw - Make use of it's low speed
Bulk up - Boost

answered May 1, 2011 by BlackHaxorus
0 votes

The sequels of Black and White 2 introduced the Move Tutors to the Unova Region, and has since impacted the Metagame. Moves that were once impossible to learn have opened new doors for Pokemon that were unable to achieve their greatest potential. A prime example includes Throh and his evolved form, Sawk, who have both been given access to Pain Split.

Gen. V BW2 "Hulk" Set

Throh (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Guts
EV's: 252 HP / 144 Atk / 108 SDef
Adamant Nature: (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Storm Throw
- Ice Punch
- Bulk Up
- Pain Split

This set is for the Tank role. It takes advantage Throh's High HP, Defenses, and Attack. Bulk Up increases both his Attack and Defense, strengthening Storm Throw to devastating levels and allowing him to take even the strongest Flying type moves like a boss. Pain Split grants him a form of recovery to use after sponging damage while he sets up, and Ice Punch provides coverage against those cocky Flying types. His Guts ability prevents the 1/2 damage from any attempts to stop his reign of terror with a Burn, Paralysis, or Toxic. In fact, he will gain a 50% boost from any status alignment, thus increasing his attack even higher.

*The SDef investment is for Special Attackers who try to expose his weaker Special Defense.

answered Sep 5, 2012 by Enoch.EXE
edited Sep 9, 2012 by Enoch.EXE
0 votes

i believe a rest talk set could do good

Throh (M) @ leftovers
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Ability: Guts
EVs: 54 Atk / 252 HP / 202 SDef
Careful Nature
- Circle Throw
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Bulk Up

answered Feb 26 by dOkTorR (ツ) d00D?