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What is a good moveset for Maractus?

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asked Oct 18, 2010 by trachy
edited Feb 11, 2011 by Pokemaster
Likely tier: Neverused
Awful movepool. Unless there's an error in our dex it only learns 19 TMs?!

6 Answers

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Trachy Suggesting HP? Hang on, Better pour some water on my face....

Course my set will pretty weird too....

Acupressure/Growth: Hope you have some luck for a speed boost or some stat rosen(or is it risen) thats decent.... Or Growth can raise Attack and SA.

Grass Knot/Giga Drain: I Wish everyone would stop forgetting of Giga Drains AWESOME NEW POWER!

Spikes: Yay.....

Toxic/Leech Seed: Support Your Team mates, or try to get some damage here...

answered Oct 18, 2010 by Swampert
Not forgotten, just useless with Water Absorb. Also Grass Knot would be more useful.
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Why does this guy even exist?!? We have Cacturne! And this guy isn't even a Cacturne, it is worse. I like Cacnea better, at least Cacnea can do some damage in Little Cup. With the standard poor movepool of most Grass types, the only redeaming feature is Water Absorb, which makes it a decent switch in on Water types. However, Water types also have Ice Beam. So not that much of a redeaming feature.

Ability: Water Absorb

EVs: Sp Attack, HP, Defense Nature: Modest

Grass Knot: Since this guy is going to switch in on Water types, why not kill those Bulky Waters?

Hidden Power Rock: To deal with those weaknesses.

Spikes: Once they realize that they can't do much to you (if for some reason they don't have Ice Beam) then switching is likely.

Substitute: Water Absorb will heal you.

answered Oct 18, 2010 by trachy
cacnea is also cute <3
But Maractus is prettier
maractus looks like some freak
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If I must say a moveset for this
crappy copy of Cacturne.
It would be...

  • Giga Drain: Just for a good stab and healing
    at the same time.
  • Acupressure: Ugh, if you have some luck this
    move can help you.
  • Toxic: For an annoying problem to your
    opponent.
  • Substitute: It will help Maractus to kill your foe
    with Toxic and Hp loss can be healed
    by Giga Drain.
answered Apr 6, 2011 by Oolalaa
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Maractus (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Storm Drain
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SAtk
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Spikes
- Giga Drain
- Cotton Guard
- Hidden Power [Electric]

answered May 14, 2011 by trachy
Why HP electric trachy?
It covers Water ( Already covered ) and Flying.
Why not rock ?
It would cover flying, and it would take out Ice.
I use it to completely counter any Water type. So the ones who resist Grass I now hit with Electric. This guy is a complete Water type counter.
Makes enough since I guess...
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Chlorophyll;

  • Sunny Day
  • Synthesis
  • SolarBeam
  • Cotton Guard / Toxic / HP Rock
answered Jul 2, 2011 by DarthDestiny
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Some people may disagree with me but maractus is BROKEN this thing is evil here is why

Maractus@life orb/leftovers
Chlorophyll

Giga drain
Growth
CottonGuard
SuckerPunch/toxic

This thing is a monster even if it is a rip off of cacturn it can still rip a hole in your team also this set is recommended for double battles ONLY send it out with a nine tails a charzard y or a groudon and it is unstoppable

answered Aug 11 by derpystar