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Which Move Should I Use for Garchomp?

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I'm planning on teaching my Garchomp the following moveset.

Garchomp @ Bright Powder
Trait: Sand Veil
EVs: 252 Atk/ 167 Spd
Nature: Jolly/ Adamant

•Dragon Rush
•Stone Edge
•Earthquake
•?

The idea is to set up a Sand Stream/ Sandstorming tank, have it abuse Hone Claws, then Baton Pass Garchomp in. That would give it “100” accuracy for Dragon Rush and Stone Edge, enhancing sweeping capabilities behond belief.

Feel free to critique the moveset the best way you can. Any suggestions are welcome.


EDIT
I know Double Team is banned occasionally, but don't be afraid to include it or suggest if for another team member

asked Jun 10, 2013 by R000
edited Jun 10, 2013 by R000

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I like the concept, just keep in mind that bright powder, sand veil and sometimes garchomp itself is banned from competitive play.

Garchomp, despite having naturally good coverage with his stabs, he is still walled by a few Pokemon, most notably skarmory and bronzong and the other ground neutral or resistant steel types. That's why I suggest either fire blast or fire fang to hit these Pokemon. Here's arguments for both:

Fire fang:
-hits off garchomp's stronger attack stat
-power boosted by hone claws

Fire blast:
-accuracy boosted by hone claws
-hits steel types on their typically weaker special defense
-garchomp has a decent base 80 sp atk

answered Jun 10, 2013 by Ludicobro
selected Jun 10, 2013 by R000
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Fire Fang, Aqua Tail, Iron Tail and Brick Break are all good options for coverage.

answered Jun 10, 2013 by JarJar~
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Well, I'll make the most of critiquing your Pokemon. :3 xD

First, replace Dragon Rush with Draco Meteor. It's 140 damage, and it will work very well against anyone. Considering the fact of the loss of Sp. Atk though is something to consider though. I don't really care about stats. My Pokemon can do anything without them. xD

Then, my three options are Flamethrower or Fire Blast. Flamethrower has the perks of having higher accuracy than Fire Blast, with an even hit of 100 damage. However, Fire Blast is 140 (I think, something high like that though) with an accuracy of 85. I've played the game with Fire Blast in my moveset, and I did not regret. So there, if you like accuracy, go Flamethrower. If your fore for attack, go Fire Blast.

Else, this is a minor option, pick Rest. It's good when needed, and you can hold something like a Lum Berry to stop it. Just a minor option.

Good Luck. :)

answered Jun 10, 2013 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
Thank you for your critique. I wasn't clear of this in my original post, but I was going for a more physical moveset.
I just can't feel comfortable with this move set in competitive play, it might work for you in-game, but as far as online goes, it seems like you would be at a critical disadvantage using a move set like this with Garchomp, try using it with a dragon type more accustomed to special attack like Hydreigon or Altaria
This is very good competitively. Although I like Outrage over Draco Fire Blast is a fantastic option. Garchomp's base 80 Special Attack is decent and Fire Blast hits Skarmory or other physically defensive steel types for more than Fire Fang.