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Good moveset for Celebi?

4 votes

Maxed Def and SDef, Leftovers;
Leech Seed
Psychic / Protect / Giga Drain

Celebi Learnset

asked Dec 5, 2010 by DarthDestiny
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
I'll leave this to someone who has used Celebi.
Looks like I'll have to do some theory-mongering. I'll answer as soon as the bot is up so I can test it out.
Celebi @ Leftovers
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Psychic
- Baton Pass
- Nasty Plot
Doesn't Celebi have a special move like other legendary pokemons?
No... actually.

10 Answers

3 votes

Okay, since everybody here except for DD seems to not understand the point of Celebi, I am going to answer this even though I have only used Celebi in Shoddy Battle.

Okay, there are two main movesets you can use for Celebi.

  1. This moveset makes use of Baton Pass, mainly Swords Dance or Nasty Plot. It can also use Grass Knot or Seed Bomb+Thunder Wave in order to do some damage of its own or make things easier for it.

  2. This is a normal set. Thunder Wave, Leaf Storm/Grass Knot, U-Turn, and Trick all work well together. In fact, you can use Trick with Toxic or Flame Orb, U-Turn and Natural Cure removes the status. Celebi also uses Leaf Storm well as it switches out so often. Thunder Wave is for any Pokemon after the Pokemon you tricked.

There are some other good options though. Hidden Power Fire can be used to deal with Steel types, and Hidden Power Ice can deal with Dragons and Flying types. Earth Power deals with Fire types and Steel types, while Perish Song is good Psuedo-Hazing. Calm mind is an option for Baton Passing. Energy Ball can be used for reliable STAB. Psychic also provides STAB. Recover is also a good option.

answered Dec 13, 2010 by trachy
2 votes

Pschic coverge
leaf storm stab
recover hp restore
ancient power boost and covrge

answered Dec 6, 2010 by charizard
2 votes

Gen V

Celebi @ Choice Specs
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Leaf Storm
- Earth Power
- Shadow Ball
- Psychic

answered May 1, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Celebi @ Life Orb

Role: Scout / Sweeper

Trait: Natural Cure

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • U-turn
  • Recover
  • Zen Headbutt
  • Seed Bomb

Jolly and Life orb evens out his sweeper stats. Kinda.
U-Turn can scout, and heal any status you've taken thanks to Natural Cure, Recover can keep you alive since 100 100 100 bulk isn't too bad, Zen Headbutt and Seed Bomb are Dual STAB.

answered Oct 29, 2011 by Josh
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2 votes

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Natural Cure
Nature: Bold
Evs: 200 Speed, 200 Defense, 110 Hp


Swords-Dance and Calm-mind are boosts for Baton-pass. Ancient-power can make use of Calm-mind boosts and potentially get boosts for Baton-pass and covers weaknesses, while Recover would be for healing so you can do more boosts.

answered Nov 3, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
When Celebi isn't able to set up in the beginning or middle-ish of the match, it could be problematic.
With Ancient Power only having 5 PP, Celebi becomes nearly useless when the time your attackers faint, and Celebi isn't able to pass to anything else worth passing.
I suggest you replace on of Calm Mind or Swords Dance for another attacking move; but other than that, nice set for a Baton Pass team!
1 vote

Another option is:

  • Giga Drain / Energy Ball
  • HP Rock / AncientPower
  • Psychic / Future Sight
  • Shadow Ball / Thunder Wave / Recover
answered Jun 13, 2011 by DarthDestiny
Ancient Power > HP Rock
1 vote


  • Zen Headbutt
  • Seed Bomb
  • U-Turn / Thunder Wave / Swords Dance / Leech Seed / Substitute / Recover
  • U-Turn / Thunder Wave / Swords Dance / Leech Seed / Substitute / Recover
answered Jun 13, 2011 by DarthDestiny
1 vote

- Baton Pass
- Leech Seed
- Calm Mind
- Psychic/Energy Ball

answered Oct 29, 2011 by TheMyrMan
0 votes

Okay, Celebi is a very unique type of Pokemon that should never be used offensively. It's perfect role is a healer/support. Anyway, here's how you really maximise it's potential.


-Recover - for obvious reasons.
-Baton Pass - to pass on all stat boosts and activate Natural Cure ability.
-Calm Mind - Can be used to defend Celebi and/or strengthen the next Pokemon through Baton Pass
-Ancient Power - Raises all stats, for baton pass

Basically, keep Celebi alive with Recover for as long as you can, while raising your other stats with Ancient Power and Calm Mind. When things look dire or you've raised your stats high enough, Baton Pass out to the next Pokemon who is subsequently overpowered.

answered Mar 8, 2014 by DJNacho
0 votes

SubSeed Celebi for Gen VI UU

Celery @ Big Root

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Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 248 HP / 224 SDef / 36 Spd (Specially defenseive) or 248 HP / 224 Def / 36 Spd (Physically Defensive)
Calm/Bold Nature
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Giga Drain
- Heal Bell/Hidden Power [Fire]

Nice and even stats lets this little guy get lots of options. Leech Seed works great with the Big Root behind a Substitute. Giga Drain is STAB and more healing with the Big Root. Heal Bell is for supporting the team or Hidden Power Fire can be used to take out Grass types that resist Leech Seed. In fact, the last slot can be anything you want or need.

answered May 27, 2014 by Tysonyoshi