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Is this something thats remotely good at all?

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I've seen some people use a Evio Riolu to mini sweep in certain situations, with max attack and speed, it's kinda wierd i've seen like 4 youtube trainers use this set

Riolu-Male
252 Attack, 252 speed
Jolly +Spd - Spatk
Prankster
Moves:
Drain Punch
Detect
Subsitute
IDK.

Any thoughts? I really like the idea although being confused as to why it is good lol

asked Oct 14, 2013 by WeegeeSensei
edited Oct 14, 2013 by WeegeeSensei

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I believe that the best competitive Riolu set would be the infamous 'Copycat Roar' set in which Riolu exploits his access to Copycat, a phazing move and Prankster in order to shuffle Pokemon and rack up entry hazard damage.

Riolu @ Eviolite
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 248 HP / 112 Def / 52 Spd / 96 SDef
Careful Nature
- Copycat
- Roar
- Substitute
- Drain Punch

While it may seem enticing at first glance, an offensive set in LC is generally outclassed and it ends up abusing Protect + Copycat regardless.

answered Oct 14, 2013 by Labyrinthine
selected Nov 12, 2013 by Mewderator
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One question. Who the heck did you see use this?

And I would be confused too. Because personally, I say it's not good. Riolu's main abuse of Prankster is the Copycat + Roar combination, which the set you suggested is completely missing. The common 'Priolu' as it's called uses a set of;
Riolu @ Eviolite
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpD
Impish Nature
~ Roar
~ Copycat
~ Substitute
~ Protect
There's also an alternative set with a different EV set and maybe one move difference, but the Roar+Copycat combo still remains.

answered Oct 14, 2013 by Sempiternus
I'm pretty sure Wilechase used it and some other peeps
flamingchase and pimpnite have used sets similar to the one i've listed