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What is a good moveset for Avalugg?

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Avalugg Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Avalugg sprite

asked Oct 31, 2013 by MovesetBot
ugh, NU for sure. Basically physical regice, but physical fighting moves will plague it
We have Metagame analysis for this. :P
I actually thought the sprite was messed up for this guy xD
Give this thing fur coat
tazzie I'd actually say RU.
Hm... I think UU sounds better.

16 Answers

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"Titanic Indestructible? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!"
-Avalugg, 1912.
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Avalugg @ Air Balloon/Chesto Berry/(Chople/Charti) Berry
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SpDef
Nature: Impish (+Def/-SpAtk)

  • Mirror Coat
  • Rapid Spin
  • Recover/Rest
  • Swagger/(powerful physical attack of your choice)

When I found out that this monster could learn Mirror Coat I was like YISSSSSSS! Suck it special attackers.
Basically you can tell from the choice of nature and EV spread that this set allows Avalugg to sponge any neutral physical attack, I'm not sure if he could sponge a Mega Mawile iron head, or powerful fighting moves though, thankfully sturdy ensures he will use a move.

-Mirror Coat is to stop special attackers cold, while hanging in there with sturdy (assuming you're at full health).

-Air Balloon is to support Rapid Spin. Although Avalugg doesn't care about sticky web, Spikes and Toxic Spikes will ruin sturdy, and being able to have a free switch in to predictable Earthquakes is a nice touch.

-Recover or Rest is down to personal preference (Chesto Berry if you're using rest).

-And the last slot is also down to personal preference. A powerful physical move such as Avalanche or Gyro Ball may be the best option, but Swagger seems like a cool idea since Avalugg will eat up but the most powerful physical attacks anyway, and the confusion, with a little luck, will allow him to recover any damage taken. It will also troll contrary Malamar, but I don't see the 'mon very often in online battles.

And lastly, if you still doubt Avalugg's defencive capability, you could give it one of those berry's that reduce super-effective damage, such as the Charti Berry (rock) and the Chople Berry (fighting). You could replace replace the healing move with swagger and keep the physical move if you feel the healing is unnecessary.

Wow, so sorry for the long post!

answered Dec 5, 2013 by Eevee_Awesome
edited Dec 6, 2013 by Eevee_Awesome
+1 for the titanic reference. Cool moveset too.
It's rather difficult to stay at full health due to stealth rock weakness.
what would you propose breeding it with in order to learn mirror coat?
Chain breeding, with the father being an Aurorus, A Sampert, Another Avalugg, or a Blastoise, or their respective Pre-Evolved forms.
try iron defence over rapid spin to beat up physical attackers
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Avalugg @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Avalanche
- Double-Edge
- Curse
- Earthquake

Revenge killer. This guy isn't outspeeding anything, so Avalanche wrecks. Main part of the set. Special moves can hurt, so Sturdy gets a free attack. Although OHKOs aren't too common except for Honedge's SDanced Fightings.

answered Oct 31, 2013 by Ninja
It doesn't say on here that Avalugg can have the ability Sturdy
I like Gyro Ball > Double Edge
yeah its his hidden ability
i'll use gyro ball using it's super slow speed
Trick room support will make this guy extremely "fast". Add a brave nature, earthquake, gyro ball, stone edge, and avalanche (Wreck priority users) and you have a very nice TR sweeper. Leftovers wouldn't be bad, but perhaps life orb is the better option for extra power. If you run sturdy, rapid spin support is completely necessary.
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Avalugg @ Shell Bell
Ability: Sturdy
Impish Nature
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
-Mirror Coat

This set should find an open lane for it on a special attacker, Sturdy its move, Mirror Coat it back, and grab loads of health through Shell Bell, cuz you just inflicted massive damage. Recover is in case you didn't get all your HP back, and Curse and Avalanche are to have somewhat of an offensive presence. Note: Keep entry hazards away at all times. Preserving HP is necessary.

answered Feb 12 by Radicool21
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Choice Banded is the way to go;

Avalugg (M) @ Choice Band
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Ice Fang
- Stone Edge
- Earthquake
- Crunch

Speed investment because why not

answered Oct 31, 2013 by Skreetsha
that is so bad
Why not? because it's speed stat is abhorrent.
And Zach, calling someone's set is irrelevant to the actual quality. Though it's not the best, I can think of plenty worse
Honestly, you could up his speed but it would be nearly usless. He would still be outsped by most pokemon.
Hmm... Try Avalanche over Ice fang, keeps its stab, and will be WAY  more powerful, also, an assault vest also works as a nice alt item to a choice band, since its sp. def is kinda bad. Nice set anyway though! ;)
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Avalugg @ Leftovers

Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 Atk
Impish Nature

  • Toxic
  • Recover
  • Avalanche
  • Rapid Spin
answered Nov 1, 2013 by JarJar~
edited Nov 10, 2013 by JarJar~
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Avalugg @ Quick Claw
Ability: Ice Body
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
-Giga Impact

Hail makes Avalugg restore health since it's ability to Ice body.
Avalanche inflicts double the damage
Giga Impact a very strong move
Curse Powers up Physical Attacks like Avalanche and Giga Impact

answered Nov 1, 2013 by jacobalex98
I'm sorry, but this set is really bad due to giga impact. THough it is powerful, it is a terrible move except in 1v1
Giga impact is nice for slightly suicidal killings on strong enemies, don't under estimate the 150 BP.
The only useable attack is avalanche, and if you're up against a special sweeper, it's bye Avalugg
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I tried that set, and it's the best set IMO.

Specially Defensive Avalugg

Nature: Sassy
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Assault Vest
EVs: 104 HP/ 152 Atk/ 252 SpD
IVs: 0 Spe

  1. Avalanche
  2. Crunch
  3. Earthquake
  4. Gyro Ball
answered Nov 4, 2013 by Steel-Claw-Kingler
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My Avalugg with investments in both defenses and a bit of speed:
Gyro Ball

Avalanche benefits its low speed and Sturdy. STAB combined with nevermeltice.
Recover is for obvious reasons. I'm glad he actually has it.
Gyro Ball also benefits from low speed and crushes fairies.
Earthquake smashes almost all of his weaknesses and two extra types.

answered Nov 6, 2013 by Goodra521
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Avalugg @ Icy Rock
Trait: Ice Body
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Attack, 4 Special Defense
Adamant Nature
- Hail
- Blizzard
- Earthquake
- Rapid Spin/Gyro Ball

Thanks to his high attack, he'd make a pretty awesome physical sweeper. Hail is for his ability Ice Body which regains HP every turn. Blizzard has high power and 100% accuracy during hail. Earthquake has high power, high accuracy and it can be used for coverage against fire, rock and steel types. Rapid Spin is if you fear stealth rocks, but if you don't then you can go for Gyro Ball because he has really low speed, which makes this move powerful.

answered Nov 11, 2013 by DragonColress
Blizzard's high power is put off by Avalugg's disgusting Special Attack stat. Avalanche works much better.
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Avalugg @ Leftovers
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
Avalanche: a powerful STAB that compliments his low speed.

Crunch: slight coverage

Rapid Speed: spin away those hazards!

Earthquake: great coverage for its Fire/Steel/Rock weakness

Basically this blue coffee table is a rapid spinner that gets a free spin off its sturdy ability. once the rapid spin is off you deal as much damage as possible! and you can wall a psychical attackers with that god like defense!

answered Nov 26, 2013 by Schozinator
I think you mean Rapid Spin.
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Avalugg@full incense
Timid nature
Evs 252def/252spdef/4hp
Gyro ball
Rapid spin

answered Dec 9, 2013 by Cyrax
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Would anyone mind sharing their thoughts on this set:

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Avalugg @ Assault Vest
Trait: Sturdy
Nature: Adamant
252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 SpDef

- Avalanche
- Rapid Spin
- Earthquake
- Gyro Ball

With the 252 in SpDef I am trying to balance out it's Defenses I've also added the Assault Vest to it to compliment it even further. I know the Curse/Recover set is probably superior to this in many ways but I just want to try something new.

My thinking is if someone gets set up with a Pokemon and runs through my team, along with Sturdy and Avalanche STAB doubling to 120 base power after going second which is guaranteed through Sturdy is going to do a lot of damage with the Adamant nature along with the 252 Atk. Also I am guaranteed to spin away hazards with Sturdy if that's all he's good for in a battle.

One thing I will say is you're probably better off with a Careful nature running this set, I just happened to find an Adamant nature Bergmite in the Friend Safari.

answered Dec 14, 2013 by Tinybandicoot
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Physical Blissey

Ability - Sturdy
Evs 252 defence Attack HP 198 HP

Item Leftovers

Nature - Impish

Mirror Coat
Iron defence

With Avalugg's low sp.def a combination of mirror coat and sturdy seem the ideal combination as if a special attack leaves him on 1 hp mirror coat will land a 1 hit KO.
Against physical attackers the combination of iron defence and recover will leave Avalugg taking almost zero damage on good HP so they can be killed with a few avalanches. The only real problems are not knowing wheather the opponent will use a physical or special attack, a special attack combined with hazards and toxic. Also if they are a special attacker Avalugg will only be able to knock out one Pokemon but still a useful moveset with his stats.

answered Mar 31, 2014 by brainbox
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1V1 Avalugg that's surprisingly useful outside of 1V1...

Avalugg @ Rocky Helmet
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Atk
Nature: Relaxed

Gyro Ball
Mirror Coat

Gyro Ball is a powerful move with low speed, Avalanche is good STAB, Recover is healing, and Mirror Coat destroys special attackers, since his S.Def is awful. This set walls physical attackers with rocky helmet, healing and great defence, and special attackers with sturdy and mirror coat. Protect is to scout in 1V1, for instance to see is a Charizard is a MegaZard X or Y.

answered May 5, 2014 by Lobster44
reshown Sep 4, 2014 by Lobster44
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TR abuse set:

Avalugg @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 HP, 4 S.Def
Brave nature

Gyro Ball
Ice Fang
Rapid Spin/Stone Edge

With sturdy under TR, Weakness policy can be great on him, raising his high attack even further. Gyro Ball is amazing due to his low speed. Ice Fang is the best STAB he has besides Avalanche, which isn't the move you want on a TR abuser. Crunch is a powerful, reliable move and Rapid Spin is for hazard removal. Stone Edge can be used to counter Fire types that resist his other moves. Sadly, he doesn't get Ice Shard.

answered Sep 4, 2014 by Lobster44
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Avalugg sweeper?
Item:Life orb
Ability: Sturdy
Evs: 252def 252hp 4attack
Moves: Curse
Avalanche/Ice Fang
Stone Edge/Rock slide
Curse to set up in physical attackers face
Avalanche is prefered for power and stab to one shot the likes of superpower adamant life orb absol and many other offensive threats. Ice fang if you think you want to flinch but depending on luck isnt wise
Stone edge for power and coverage I need not explain why rock slide isnt prefered however is more accurate
Finally recover so you can set up longer but be mindful if crits

answered Oct 7, 2014 by jay101789