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What is a good moveset for Scrafty?

5 votes

Another interesting and unique type combo. A Fighting type without a Psychic weakness!


asked Oct 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Borderline
Drain punch
Bulk up
I reckon a good moveset for Scrafty is Focus Punch, High jump kick, giga impact and Hyper beam
Scrafty's a cool Pokemon and all, but I don't really understand it that much. Think about it: it punches a ghost and does nothing, it bites a ghost and lands super-effective damage.
Mines different I run crunch/ dark pulse, drain punch/ focus blast, sludge bomb (deals with fairys) and hp Fire suprised people who use mega mawile or any bug

33 Answers

8 votes

Man, my Zuruzukin is a beast. I seriously love using this Pokemon in battle. They look kinda cool, too!

HI JUMP KICK (Incredibly power STAB with fair accuracy. Feeling lucky?)

CRUNCH (More STAB with Defense loss)

STONE EDGE / DRAGON DANCE (Use Stone Edge for coverage against Flying-types, or Dragon Dance for buffing)

DRAGON CLAW / FAKE OUT (Bonus hits on the Dragon, or the PUNCH FROM BROOKLYN)

answered Oct 14, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
Hi Jump Kick is an awesome last resort move. Its power increased to 130 in B/W, but if you miss you lose HALF YOUR HP!!
Why was this voted down?
zoom lens HI JUMP KICK is awesome on Srcafty thanks to it's low speed.makes it's accuracy 99. pretty good chance if you ask me.
1 vote

Great defenses and decent attack = nice physical wall. However, he has a lot of great attacks so you could bulk him up with full Attack/HP EVs and go for 4 attacking moves.

EVs: 252 HP, 80 Attack, 108 Defense, 68 SpDef
Ability: Overconfident

Double Team
Stone Edge or Ice Punch

answered Oct 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
You mean moxie or intimidate
1 vote

Its dis-advantages are Flying and fighting and its quite id recommend !!

Thunderpunch/Icepunch (Beats flying)
Zen headbutt (Beats fighting)
Draco dance (Speed+Power)
Hi-Jump Kick* /Crunch(STAB)
I recommend Hi jump kick cause fighting has more adv. than dark in offence !
Hope I helped .

answered Mar 28, 2011 by Unidentified
The same moveset that I'm using!
Aren't Scrafty Perfect... and you can give all these Moves without Wasting one Shards just Get a SMEARGLE, Sketch them and Breed him!
1 vote

Scrafty (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Moxie

EVs: 136 Def / 120 SDef / 252 Spd

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Dance
  • Crunch
  • Drain Punch
  • Rock Slide
answered Jun 12, 2011 by trachy
1 vote

Scrafty (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Moxie
EVs: 100 Atk / 204 Def / 204 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Drain Punch
- Substitute
- Crunch
- Focus Punch

answered Jul 19, 2011 by NJDevil
1 vote

Scrafty (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Shed Skin
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SDef
Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Drain Punch
  • Bulk Up
  • Rest
  • Ice Punch
answered May 1, 2012 by Mewderator
Beware of Shedinja, Starmie, Slowbro/king, Tentecruel, Froslass, Victini, Jellicent, Chandelure, and Volcarona. (Skarmory also ruins it with Whirlwind)
Why not crunch? It gets stab and has perfect coverage on every pokemon in the game except heracross and toxicroak.
Mine is similar but instead of rest stone edge and instead of bulk up dragon dance
1 vote

I'm gonna get beat for this, but I'm currently trying it, and this could just possibly work....

Eminem (Scrafty) (M) @ Liechi Berry
Trait: Intimidate
EVs: 8 Atk / / 252 SDef / 248 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Ice Punch
- Bulk Up/Dragon Dance, or both, as I did.
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge

The nickname is an obscure reference to Slim Shady, although I hate it, I thought it fit in perfectly. Before you say ANYTHING about the ability, please first consider I've invested in a lot of Sp. Def and I have just better than decent Defense. THAT is why I have Intimidate. If you think you're fast or bulky enough, you start with Bulk Up. If you think you're gonna get raped, switch. If you think severe (Yet Surviving) damage go for a Dragon Dance. After boosting, and possibly getting a Liechi boost, go start sweeping. Have fun with your Stone Edge (Flying coverage among 4 others) and your high-end STAB/Coverage Hi-Jump Kick.

answered Jan 3, 2013 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
1 vote

After much research I found that the moveset with the widest coverage is: FIGHTING, DARK, ICE, GROUND. Covering 14/17 types. (all but water, fighting, and bug)

Scrafty is one of the only Pokemon that can be easily obtained and acquire this set without extensive breeding.

My Scrafty knows:

BRICK BREAK: in learned by level up, nice damage and not as risky as Hi Jump Kick which causes Scrafty to lose 1/2 his max HP if he misses.

CRUNCH: solid physical dark move learned by level up.

DIG: solid, two turn, ground move learned by TM found early in the game (route 4 in BW2). And only ground type attack Scrafty can preform.

ICE PUNCH: best physical ice attack in the game. Can be aquired in Driftveil City through the move tutor in the house west of the pokécenter for 10 red shards (BW2). Also covers his flying weakness.

Without this moveset it's a waste of a Scrafty's coverage advantage.

answered Jan 3, 2013 by Koolaidguy40
1 vote

Ok. I have answered late but this moveset is BAWS for sweeping.

Item: Muscle Band
EVs: 252 Atk | 252 Spe| 4 Def
Trait: Moxie
Nature: Adamant

  • Ice Punch ( coverage against Flying types without recoil from a move like Head Smash.)
  • Drain Punch ( Provides healing for Scrafty and has decent power)
  • Crunch ( Coverage)
  • Dragon-Dance ( You know why that is here. xD)

Ok this is a sweeper Scrafty incase you didn't know :P

answered Jan 24, 2013 by Sciz
1 vote

Scrafty is such a boss.

Adamant Nature

Ability: Moxie

Held Item: Leftovers (With Outrage - Persim Berry)
- Bulk Up or Amnesia
- Low Sweep
- Crunch or Faint Attack
- Ice Punch or Outrage

Low Sweep could be changed Hi Jump Kick only if you have Ice Punch.
Hi Jump Kick will help the foe knock you out if it's used Fly before you attack BEWARE.
One more thing, Hi Jump Kick has a slight chance of missing already.

answered Jul 2, 2013 by PikaPals
edited Jul 3, 2013 by PikaPals
Scrafty cannot learn Calm Mind.  You might want to edit this.
Lol calm mind is pointless too xD
sorry i meant amnesia
1 vote

Scrafty @ Life Orb
Ability: Moxie
Nature: Adamant (^Atk vSpAtk)
EVs: 252 Atk, 178 HP, 80 Def
- High Jump Kick (130 BP + STAB + LO anyone?)
- Dragon Dance/Bulk Up (One of these and you're set)
- Drain Punch (LO Recovery, pretty nice damage)
- Iron Head (Coverage against the damn fairies that wreck it this gen)

Served me quite well before. Well, before it was Ice Punch/Zen Headbutt. But then the Fairy Nation attacked.

answered Mar 26, 2014 by Le Scraf
edited Apr 25, 2014 by Le Scraf
Replace one of those Fighting moves with Knock Off / Dual Chop FTW
Hm. But they're both so good! D:
Both fighting moves, that is.
Y not Crunch?
lol crunch
We'd like some EVs etc please. And could you make it a bit easier to read? The actual moves are good otherwise. Though, you may want to run Knock Off over Crunch now
1 vote

Why hasn't anyone posted this lol?
One of the the best sweeping movesets ever!
Scrafty @ Life Orb
Jolly nature
-Drain Punch
-Dragon Dance
-Ice Punch
-Knock off

Drain Punch is powerful STAB for healing back life orb damage.
Dragon Dance to up speed and attack and to sweep. (It outspeeds all Pokemon(provided no scarf) after 2 DD and most of the Pokemon after 1 DD and you can proceed to sweep with moxie boost.
Ice Punch for coverage against both flying and ground (thunder punch won't hit ground if they switch predicting it)
Knock off for stab and to get rid of opponents item!

This set only hits azumarill and Marill not very effectively while beating up everyone else. (Move coverage allows it to hit 480 Pokemon super effectively)

answered May 13, 2014 by Đarkheart
edited May 13, 2014 by Đarkheart
0 votes

An interesting Pokemon. While notthe top defensive force, it ca take some hits for sure.

Ability: Intimidate

EVs: Attack, Sp Def, Def Nature: Adamant

Stone Edge: Deal with one of your two weaknesses.

Substitute: Low speed allows you to pull it off well.

Focus Punch: Protected by Substitute for major damage.

Crunch: STAB.

answered Oct 14, 2010 by trachy
0 votes

Sweeper. Dragon Dance(speed)

Brick Break(STAB)
Stone Edge(coverage)

answered Mar 28, 2011 by Speed freak
0 votes

Scrafty very good defensive7offensive pokemon.

the sweeper version is crunch, stone edge, zen headbutt, high jump kick.
with moxie as ability.

The defensive version is toxic, Substitute, focus punch, crunch/zen headbutt.
With shed skin as ability.

answered Jul 14, 2011 by sjur26
0 votes

Surprise defensive scrafty use shed skin i hate toxic.

Substitute, focus punch is deadly.
Payback doubles the damage very often with this slow pokemon.
zen headbutt covers fighting weakness.

**** flying types....

answered Jul 14, 2011 by sjur26
0 votes

Scrafty (F) @Big Root

Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)
Role:Phsyical Sweeper

-Drain Punch
-Dragon Dance
-Head Smash
-Hi Jump Kick

answered Jan 10, 2012 by Pooka
edited Jan 11, 2012 by Pooka
0 votes

I wanna say...
Scrafty(F) @ Big Root
Ability: Shed Skin
Brave Nature(+atk, -spd)

Bulk Up(Get up atk and def)
Rest(With Shed Skin!!!)
Drain Punch(Strong, Get back Health)
Toxic/Payback: Toxic for stalling, payback for amazing power.

answered Feb 20, 2012 by heracross
0 votes

King Kaid
Scrafty (M) @ Big Root
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpAtk)
Trait: Shed Skin
Role: Bulky Sweeper

EV Spread:
252 Atk
128 Def
128 SpDef

IV Spread:
0 Speed (if possible)

-Bulk Up
-Drain Punch
-Rock Slide

answered Mar 13, 2012 by 5th of November
edited Apr 23, 2012 by 5th of November
0 votes

Scrafty(M)@Big Root
Evs:252 atk/252 spd/4 hp
Moves:Drain Punch
Stone Edge
Dragon Dance

answered Apr 26, 2012 by A Very Nice Guy