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What is a good moveset for Hawlucha?

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asked Oct 31, 2013 by MovesetBot

12 Answers

4 votes

Hawlucha @ Power Herb
Ability: Unburden
EV's: 252 Att/252 Spe/4 Def
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Moves:
- Hone Claws
- Sky Attack
- Hi Jump Kick
- Stone Edge

I think the point of this moveset is pretty obvious. Get the chance to use Hone Claws, and then sweep. Hone Claws raises Attack and Accuracy, which is particularly useful for not missing your Hi Jump Kick's. But all these moves have less than 100 accuracy, so it is good for all of them. Sky Attack is executed in one turn with the Power Herb, which will also boost its Speed when it is used, thanks to Unburden. Hi Jump Kick is its other STAB move, and a very powerful one at that. Stone Edge is coverage, although can be changed if you are concerned about fighting a particular type.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
edited Oct 31, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
What does "252 Spe" mean?
252 speed EVs
Wouldn't it be better if you replaced its item with wide lens for accuracy and replace Hone Claws with Swords Dance for more power?
no. The reason I wanted something like the Power Herb is that it is a consumable item, and so once it has been consumed, the Unburden ability will activate, boosting your Speed.
3 votes

Hawlucha @ Flying Gem
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature / Adamant Nature
- Acrobatics
- High Jump Kick
- Swords Dance
- Encore

Fighting/Flying is such good STAB, and Acrobatics and High Jump Kick hit with so much base power, that I would argue you do not need other coverage moves. Stone Edge can of course be useful in dealing with Zapdos, but I'd prefer the utility offered by Encore. You Encore a Pokemon when they use a stat boosting move or what not, then use the free turn you get in order to use Swords Dance, which is sort of required in order to actually do effective neutral damage with Hawlucha.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by trachy
i would have put a set with stone edge, but really great set!
Defective set on Showdown.

Flying Gem is not allowed in Pokebank tiers in Showdown. Therefore this set is ruined, and we'll need a better move than Acrobatics.

"- Death From Above (Hawlucha)'s item Flying Gem is unreleased."

-Showdown rejecting my Hawlucha with this set. I swear, hours ago it let me use him this way. :P
You can´t have Flying Gem in Gen 6 only Normal Gem
so yeah that´s all I think
Is there a good alternative to a flying gem with this set?
1 vote

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Hawalucha @ Flying Gem:
Trait: Unburden
EV: 252 Atk / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Jolly Nature

  • Flying Press
  • Acrobatics
  • Rock Slide
  • U-Turn

Flying Press has its unique trait of being both Flying and Fighting, thus getting an odd but impressive range of attacking capabilities, plus it 80 BP and STAB. Acrobatics is the key activating the combination of Item and Ability; it gets a Flying Gem boost, gets boosted for the rest of the battle and abuses Unburden to counter some Agiliball strategy, mainly mine. Rock Slide covers Flying and Ice disadvantage and abuses Unburden to mock strong Pokémon by outspeeding and flinching them. U-Turn finally is used for mainly scout purpose as well as covering the Psychic weakness.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
Dat boss Hawlucha o3o
Hawlucha doesn't take super effective damage from rock types...
Where the heck did you see I mentionned a Rock Weakness ??
Good set!
No flying gem
1 vote

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Nacho Libre @ Flying Gem
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly/ Adamant
-Acrobatics
-High-Jump Kick
-Steel Wing/ Stone Edge
-Swords Dance

Very slightly different suggestion.

Steel Wing to cover Fairy weakness, or Stone Edge for some extra coverage. Steel Wing would only give coverage against Fairy Weakness, while Stone Edge would give coverage against Flying weakness, so choose accordingly to your team.

Main threats to Nacho Libre here are Gliscor/ Gilgar and Skarmory; there's not much it can do to either of them, and if it switches out its Unburden boost resets. It's also a shame that it doesn't get Earthquake when it has Mold Breaker as its hidden ability.

Here's hoping that it gets the elemental punches through breeding.

answered Nov 1, 2013 by fondant
We all basically have the same set: Unburden + Flying Gem + Acrobatics.
I don't really think there's a better alternative for Nacho Libre other than Unburden + item boost. Shame that it gets Mold Breaker but not Earthquake, but even if it did get Earthquake, I guess the Unburden speed is too nice to forfeit...
True. Limber is pretty useless when you get to double your speed.
1 vote

Choice Band
Hawlucha @ Choice Band
Ability: Limber
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk/252 Spd/4 HP

~High Jump Kick
~U-Turn
~Stone Edge
~Flying Press

answered Nov 1, 2013 by StormBorn
Good set, except Why does everyone have a preference for Jolly? -.-
Jolly is better on every set except Unburden ones, where Adamant is usually preferred.
Because the Band boost is 50%, meaning the nature should be positive for speed since it's not boosted.
1 vote

Hawlucha @ Power Herb
Ability: Unburden
EV Spread: 252Att/252Spe/4HP or Def
Nature: Adamant
Moves:
-Sky Attack
-Acrobatics
-High Jump Kick
-Stone Edge/Hone Claws

I don't exactly get why everyone prefers the Flying Gem. If I did the math correctly, Sky Attack does more damage that Acro + Gem (since at that point you're still holding the item). It's all about personal preference, really (if you think Sky Attack is a waste of a slot). Obviously Acrobatics is for ridiculous damage after using the herb, and High Jump Kick is for a fighting stab and Stone Edge is for coverage. Hone Claws is also an option if you're not willing to work with a 90% accuracy on Sky Attack/HJK.

answered Feb 24 by irvvri
Bulbapedia: "If the user is holding a Flying Gem, the item is consumed before this move checks whether the Pokémon has an item or not; therefore, the power is still doubled."
Link: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Acrobatics_(move)#Effect
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Hawlucha (M) @ Life Orb
Ability: Limber
EVs: 252 Spd / 4 HP / 252 Atk
Jolly Nature
- Flying Press
- U-turn
- Detect
- Encore

Anti-lead Hawlucha.

Limber to prevent Thunder Wave from doing anything. EVs and nature highlight speed, which is what this set revolves around. Life Orb gives that kick of damage, and can confuse the other player into thinking this set is purely offensive.

Detect + Encore to break Stealth Rockers. U-Turn for when Encore is going to be predicted. Encore is good for switching in to a Ground-type attack too.
Flying Press for coverage and best STAB move for both Flying and Fighting. Works as a last minute sweeper to let him die when you don't need him.

answered Jan 12 by Karzahni
0 votes

Fast Bulky Support

Hawlucha @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 248 HP / 8 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Baton Pass
- Bulk Up
- Acrobatics
- High Jump Kick

Nature and EVs highlight speed and HP, with the rest in attack. This set really revolves around using Bulk Up then either cleaning away threats or Baton Passing to someone else. When the Sitrus is activated, so is Unburden, so staying in after you've restored HP is a good idea.

Acrobatics and High Jump Kick are the only attacking moves, because this set is primarily for setup only. Acrobatics becomes great with the Unburden boost, since it's double power and Hawlucha is double speed. If High Jump Kick misses, the Sitrus Berry and Unburden are activated, which is awesome.

answered Mar 8 by Karzahni
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Hawlucha @ Power Herb
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 Att/252 Spe/4 HP
Nature: Jolly/Adamant

-Sky Attack
-Stone Edge
-Acrobatics
-Flying Press/Hi Jump Kick

In my opinion, Hawlucha is not bulky enough to take advantage of Swords Dance. However, this set is just as good.

Hawlucha @ Focus Sash
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 Att/252 Spe/4 HP
Nature: Jolly

-Swords Dance
-Stone Edge/Rock Slide
-Acrobatics
-Flying Press

Hi Jump Kick is a bit too risky on this set; also Flying Press is super effective against five types.
Same basic strategy, more attack power. If only Hawlucha got a good priority move...

answered Apr 19 by 635atom
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I had expected to see a fling/acro set:

Hawlucha @ Poison Barb/Iron Ball
Ability: Unburden
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 4 HP
Nature: Adamant

Fling
Acrobatics
Flying Press
High Jump Kick/Brick Break

Fling is used, poisoning the target if holding poison barb, or doing 130 base damage with the iron ball. Poison barb fling is 70 base damage. Then unburden activates, and acrobatics' power goes crazy. Flying press for it's uniqueness. High Jump Kick for power, or Brick Break for accuracy and screen removals. This combo is dangerous, no doubt. Be careful with iron ball, as Hawlucha loses ground immunity and speed while holding it.

answered May 10 by Lobster44
0 votes

Hawlucha @ Power Herb
Ability: Unburden
EV's 252 Att/ 252 Spe/ 4 Def
Nature: Adamant/ Jolly
Moves:
- Flying Press
- Sky Attack
- Stone Edge
- U-Turn

The point of this moveset is basically to destroy everything with Flying Press and Stone Edge until you get to their last Pokèmon, which you use Sky Attack on. Now you're probably thinking, "But what about Rock and Steel types?" That's why I have U-Turn. Just switch out to Aegislash or Tyrantrum and use Sacred Sword or Earthquake. That's just how I use that moveset though.

answered Jun 25 by Slackinator
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Hawlucha @Red Card
Ability: Unburden
EVs 252Atk / 252Spe / 4SpDef
Jolly / Adamant Nature

  • Swords Dance
  • Acrobatics
  • High-Jump-Kick
  • Stone Edge
answered Jun 25 by Natsu