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What are The Best Offensive Moves?

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Okay, I'm Making a STABmons Team with Jojo soon so we need the best moves for Each Type, These Moves can Be good because of their Sheer Raw Power or Because they get Priority. Alot of good Strong Moves have Drawbacks, Like Draco Meteor. You decide wether the Drawback is too much or not. [If you Suggest Giga Impact i'm Flagging you]

p.s. we dont need sets, Just moves

asked Aug 26, 2013 by TheCanisMajor
Giga Impact works on Slaking :)
had to be done T.T

[watch me get into loads of trouble for that]
MM, no it doesn't. When you have to rest, you can't switch out even with Truant.
True, I forgot about that. I then change my statement to: "It works BETTER on Slaking than on most other pokemon." Still not ideal then.
:< My Pretty Flag got removed

2 Answers

2 votes

I added some non-offensive but useful moves as well (they're in italics)

Bug: Megahorn, Bug Bite, U-Turn, X-Scissor, Bug Buzz, Quiver Dance, Tail Glow
Dark: Dark Pulse, Night Daze, Sucker Punch, Foul Play, Crunch, Taunt
Dragon: Dragon Pulse, Draco Meteor, Outrage, Dragon Claw, Spacial Rend (Palkia), Dragon Dance
Electric: Thunderbolt (basic STAB), Thunder (in rain), Electro Ball (for fast/ scarfmon), Charge Beam (sub Magnezone), Volt Tackle (recoil), Boltsrtike (high power), Fusion Bolt (better accuracy), Volt Switch
Fighting: Hi Jump Kick; Drain Punch; Brick Break (breaks screens); DynamicPunch (No Guard); Focus Punch (substitute); Low Sweep (Technician); Low Kick (weight based, so T-Tar, Snorlax etc.); Mach Punch
-Counter is useful in some cases, but gets no STAB and no suitable fighting type can use it
Fire: Searing Shot/ Fusion Flare for accuracy, Fire Blast/ Blue Flare for power, Flare Blitz/ V-Create for physical
Flying: Brave Bird; AcroFlyinGem; Air Slash (flinch hax); Hurricane (in rain); Roost
Ghost: Shadow Ball. That's... about it. Destiny Bond for Gengar/ Froslass.
Grass: Leaf Blade, Wood Hammer (recoil), Giga Drain/ Horn Leech, Solarbeam (in sun), Seed Flare, Leech Seed, Spore, Sleep Powder, Stun Spore, Bullet Seed (Technician)
Ground: Earthquake, Earth Power, Spikes; I think apart from E-Quake and E-Power, there's not a lot else going for Ground types
Ice: Ice Beam, Ice Shard, Ice Punch, Blizzard (in hail), Icicle Spear (Skill Link), Haze (but I don't think any ice type can make good use of it)


Poison: Clear Smog, Toxic, Coil, Toxic Spikes. To be honest, you have better moves to be using. It only covers Grass, and if you're using something like Crobat, go with Flying STAB.


Psychic: Psychic, Zen Headbutt, Psyshock (for Blissey but not so much Chansey), Psycho Boost (-sp. atk by 2 stages), Psystrike, Clam Mind, Reflect, Light Screen. Luster Purge might be interesting with Serene Grace.
Rock: Head Smash (only with Rock Head), Rock Blast, Stone Edge, Stealth Rock
Steel: Iron Head for 30% flinch, Meteor Mash for 20% Attack raise or Bullet Punch priority. Steel doesn't have a lot of good moves.
Water: Surf, Waterfall (for accuracy), Hydro Pump for power, Scald (burn hax), Aqua Jet (+1 STAB), Water Spout


Normal: it's really difficult, considering that there are so many Normal moves and Normal Pokemon. I think it's pretty easy to use your discretion to determine what move a Normal Pokemon should use, e.g. Tail Slap for Cinccino.
Explosion and Self Destruct are good moves if you want a dedicated lead that sets up some spikes.

answered Aug 26, 2013 by fondant
edited Sep 1, 2013 by fondant
You do realize this is STABmons. Any electric type can use Volt Tackle or Bolt Strike.
Arghhh didn't read that /froths @ the mouth
Welp, will be re-editing.
Will-O-Wisp and Thunder Wave should be in there somewhere.
;-; you said steel doesn't have a lot of good moves, ty anyways
ty fondant and WoW and t wave dont need to be there Flappy i asked another quewstion for status moves
also scarfmons doesnt boost electo balls power. in tested it ^.^ great answer
^ Really? I always just assumed, since I saw so many people scarfing Pokemon and using Electro Ball. Maybe your Pokemon using Electro Ball was already super fast? O:
*Looks at Electric list* Where's Volt Switch? >.>
–1 vote

Normal- Explosion has the highest power of ALL moves (250!) but the user faints upon using it so it only really works in a pinch. Last Resort (140) is probably the best choice, if you don't count having to use every other move first a drawback.
Fire- Eruption (150)
Water- Water Spout (150)
Electric- Thunder (120)
Grass- Leaf Storm (140)
Psychic- Dream Eater (100)
Fighting- Focus Punch (150) if you can land it, otherwise Hi Jump Kick (130)
Poison- Gunk Shot (120)
Ground- Earthquake (100)
Flying- Hurricane (120)
Dragon- Dragon Rush (100)
Bug- Megahorn (120)
Rock- Stone Edge (100)
Ghost- Shadow Ball (80)
Ice- Blizzard (120)
Steel- Iron Tail (100)
Dark- Foul Play (95)
Source: Pokédex 3D Pro
Hope this helps :)

answered Aug 26, 2013 by kaylathecharizard
Tbh, some of those moves really suck. Iron Tail and Dragon Rush has bad accuracy, Dream Eater is unreliable, Hurricane, Thunder, and Blizzard are unreliable outside of the weather condition that makes them hit, and Foul Play. *faceferroseed*
Ouch. If accuracy is what you're worried about there are ways to boost it. I just gave the moves that had a lot of power, and if there is a more powerful move with no drawbacks than just use that instead.
A lot of power =/= best move.
Well it still doesn't deserve the 2 downvotes and besides that, all the moves he mentioned barring  Dream Eater Iron tail and dragon rush are used quite often in the competitive play even if you need weather to boost it
Dragon Rush? I thought it was Draco Meteor and Outrage…
It should be noted that at 140, Draco Meteor surpasses Dragon Rush. Volt Tackle (120), ties with Thunder. Ice Burn and Freeze Shock (at 140) also surpass Blizzard. Head Smash beats stone edge with a power of 150, and Sky Attack has 140 power. Although its power is inconsistent, Heavy Slam has a maximum of 120 power. Similarly, Steamroller and Fury Cutter have maximum powers of 130 and 160 respectively, but are inconsistent, and the same is the case for Venoshock, which has a maximum of 130 power.  Doom Desire and Psycho Boost are also the strongest in their respective typings, both at base 140 power.
You need hypnosis or sing for dream eater, and if they use a chesto berry or an awakaning then it sucks so I would advise psychic for psychic moves. Also only 3 or4 pokemon can learn water spout so I would advise surf
You don't get it. This list is for STABmons, where all Water types can learn Water Spout.