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What is a good moveset for Scolipede?

3 votes

Interesting Pokemon here with a wide movepool.

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

asked Oct 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
Actual tier: RU
actual tier: NU :D
Really? Guess I need updated on my tier changes. But that comment of trachy's needs changed, this thing is NU, not Never Used.

If ya get what I'm saying ;)
Well Scolipede is now BL because it is very OP in UU. I guess people have not realized that because Scolipede doos not see a loot of play.

16 Answers

6 votes

Let's take advantage of that good Speed:

X-Scissor
Poison Jab
Earthquake
Pursuit

EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Attack

answered Oct 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
3 votes

Another weak Bug type.

Ability: Quick Feet

EVs: Speed, Attack, Defense Nature: Adamant/Impish

Megahorn: STAB.

Poison Jab: STAB.

Spikes: Set up entry hazards.

Rock Slide: Deals with Flying and Fire type foes.

answered Oct 14, 2010 by trachy
Weak?! 8(one of the best bugs I've seen. Btw, you just insulted my favorite pokemon.
2 votes

Scolipede (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Swarm

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Toxic Spikes
  • Spikes
  • Megahorn
  • Earthquake
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Scolipede (F) @ Insect Plate
Trait: Swarm
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Substitute
- Swords Dance
- Megahorn
- Rock Slide

So getting a sub up can be a really good play if your opponent will let you.
Then you can start using Swords Dance. When they break your sub, keep subbing until you're low on health. Now you have Swarm + Insect Plate + STAB Megahorn.
Rock Slide is there for coverage. Earthquake is also a solid option.

answered Apr 17, 2012 by 10%
1 vote

Scolipede is one of the best Bug-type Pokémon. It's got a very nice Speed stat, a strong Attack stat and also a good Defense stat. The movepool is very wide, but here are my preferences:

Iron Defense: raises Defense stat by 2 stages, good for covering Rock and Flying-type weaknesses
Steamroller: STAB with a decent power, accuracy 100, may cause flinching
Poison Jab: strong STAB, accuracy 100, may poison the target
Dig: strong strategical move, covers Fire and Rock types, accuracy 100.

answered Jul 18, 2012 by Kosmic
edited Jul 19, 2012 by Kosmic
1) Scizor FTW!!
2) Dig is easy to switch into and counter.
3) Item?? EVs?? Role?? Nature??
Ikr, I love Scizor! Well, Dig covers well when I battle... I prefer it rather than Megahorn (which most people like, due to its low accuracy). Since I'm not a Pokémon expert (despite my age), I pick out Black Sludge, Swarm and Adamant nature.
Maybe considering putting megahorn instead of the steamroller
And EQ instead of Dig.
1 vote

I should've posted this ages ago.

Choice-Band Scolipede. DIE.

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Centipoid (Scolipede) (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Poison Point
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Megahorn
- Rock Slide
- Superpower

With 355 Speed and 427 Attack, Unless something misses, this guy is a MONSTA and a Force to be reckoned with. I've killed 4 in a row with it, I stopped when Megahorn missed. Earthquake is coverage of the deadly Fire and Rock, and it's a powerful move, it's the best coverage option, what else is there to say? Megahorn is FREAKING STAB POWER and weakness coverage of Psychic. Rock Slide is your Flying Coverage for you, along with many others. SuperPower is even more coverage.

answered Jan 29, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
Amazing!
1 vote

Scolipede has great speed, but lets make it ridiculous
Scolipede
Scolipede: choice scarf
Nature: jolly (adamant can also work)
Ability: swarm/quick feet
Evs: 4 hp 252 atk 252 spd
Megahorn
Earthquake
Rockslide/double edge
Superpower/aqua tail/pursuit

At base 112, Scolipede's speed stat is impressive, but not exceptional. However, slap a choice scarf on that creepy crawler and it will blaze by its opponents. Reasons for using this arthropod over counterparts like ninjask are its great physical attacking prowess
and it's decent defensive typing, as well as its mere single weakness to stealth rock.

answered May 20, 2013 by Ludicobro
edited May 21, 2013 by Ludicobro
Nice moveset.
0 votes

BABIES (Scolipede) (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Swarm

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • Megahorn
  • Rock Slide
  • Earthquake

I love this thing!!

Setting up Swords dance is easy, lets you get over 500 on your attack stat, sweeps well, and you already have a good 355 speed stat thanks to jolly! Megahorn is my personal choice of STAB, screw the 85 accuracy, you hit harder. Rock Slide is great coverage, and can drive some foes such as an adamant Weavile into the ground before they get their chance to attack you, screws over bunches of flying types, and gives overall great coverage. Earthquake is that amazing coverage move, gets 5 types, which is nice, has 100 base power, so you're leaving a mark, and covers fire, rock, steel, electric, and poison! All of which our friend here can't hardly stand! And by the name, you can tell that he's one of my rain team bug types, and one of my favorites might I add.

answered Oct 3, 2011 by Josh
Id slap in focus sash there since scolipede doesn't have very good defenses
He may not have amazing defenses, but he hovers about 216 in his defense stat, and has 2 4X resistances, meaning with strategy he can survive the setup easily, most opponents have to switch to get something to take him down quickly.
0 votes

Centipede (Scolipede) (F) @ Leftovers

Trait: Poison Point

EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Swords Dance
  • Megahorn
  • Poison Jab
answered Aug 27, 2012 by Ninja
0 votes

Scolipede (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Swarm

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Swords Dance
  • Poison Jab
  • Earthquake
answered Mar 24, 2013 by alexander757575
bug bite eats the foes berry.
poison tail poisons the foe.
strengh a move outside of battle and a very good move.
x-scissor/cut cut a good move outside of battle. x-scissor a good move.
0 votes

Pretty good in black and white 2
Scolipede: jolly nature 252 attack and speed 4 hp
item: choice band or use focus sash with the swarm ability but I like the choice band more

X-scissor: more accurate than megahorn

Aqua tail: deals with rock, fire, and ground which is awesome for his type

Earthquake: deals with steel, fire, rock, and poison

Rock slide: deals with flying, bug, fire, and ice

answered Aug 15, 2013 by GanjaHippy3000
0 votes

Scolipede @ Black Sludge
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Spd / 72 HP / 184 Atk
Adamant Nature
- Megahorn
- Swords Dance
- Spikes
- Baton Pass

answered Oct 26, 2013 by Enoch.EXE
0 votes

Scolipede @ Black Sludge
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 252 speed, 92 sp. def, 164 HP

  • Swords Dance
  • Protect
  • Substitute
  • Baton Pass

Hey look, a Scolipede set that's just like the most common Ninjask set, except without the 4x stealth rocks weakness. This set works just like the Ninjask set, but a little slower, and a considerably larger amount of bulk, so it can Baton Pass the stat increases to the other Pokemon on your team for much longer than Ninjask.

answered Nov 24, 2013 by OutragedArcanine
The only problem with this set is that it can be completely shut down by Taunt.
0 votes

Scolipede @Black Sludge
Ability: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Defense, 4 Attack

  • Substitute
  • Protect
  • Baton Pass
  • X-Scissor/Swords Dance/Iron Defense

Used for passing over the Speed Boost, so I think the first three moves are quite obvious. For the fourth move I prefer to use X-Scissor, to counter Taunt. But you could also use Swords Dance or Iron Defense to pass over an other bonus.

answered Dec 3, 2013 by RedViperNL
0 votes

Here's the moveset I'm running for my Scolipede
Scolipede M@Focus Sash@Speed Boost
X Scissor-STAB
Poison Jab-STAB
Protect-Protects Scolipede and allows a free Speed Boost to activate
Swords Dance-To Power Up X Scissor and Poison Jab

answered May 29 by MegaJoshX
0 votes

Scolipede=
Adamant Natuer,
-Rock Slide
-Mega Horn
-Toxic Spikes
-Aqua Tail
@ Leftovers/Black Sludge
Speed Boost

EV's: 252 Attack; 252 Spd; 4 HP

Got a sweep with this thing!

answered 4 hours ago by Tikan8r2112