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What is a good moveset for Aurorus?

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asked Nov 8, 2013 by MovesetBot
Why not make it a special tank with sand? It had good bulk and can take out ground types
Nothing, because it sucks! :D
Le scraf its good iv beet a lot of people with it
You make me laugh N the Champion.

15 Answers

7 votes

Aurorus @ Leftovers
Ability: Snow Warning
EVs: 80 HP / 252 SAtk / 176 Spd
Modest Nature
- Frost Breath
- Discharge
- Encore
- Protect

The only reason you should be using this guy is if you're building a lower tier Hail team. Why you would build a Hail team is beyond my knowledge, as you got nerfed to the point where Stallrein, which was the main incentive to Hail back in ye olde dayse of Snover NU, is no longer an invincible beast.

Two Frost Breaths outdamage a Hyper Beam, and don't leave your opponent with a free turn to play around with either. Frost Breath is just an incredible move this Gen, being technically a base 120 power attack with 90% accuracy that ignores stat boosts. You could make an argument for using Blizzard on this set, since it is 100% accurate at the cost of 10 less base power and isn't stopped by Shell/Battle Armor, but Calm Mind is fairly prevalent in NU, so I believe Frost Breath is the more useful options. Discharge gives you what is technically Boltbeam, although this one has a chance of paralyzing. Encore is a great move to use on slower Pokemon, as it provides you with free reign if you can pull it off. Aurorus doesn't have many other options besides Dual Screening, which while an option, I would not recommend since Dual Screening generally is a suicidal role, and other Pokemon pull it off better. Protect allows you to scout for unfriendly coverage attacks such as HP Fighting or Focus Blast, while also stacking Leftovers healing and Hail damage.

Aurorus is going to die anyways, since it has such horrible resists, such a bad defense stat, and a weakness to the most common attacking types. So offensive set it is. Take down some slower Pokemon. Speed is enough to outspeed a fair number of the common Torterra brands. Then rest in HP.

answered Nov 8, 2013 by trachy
What about Blizzard?
He mentioned Blizzard :1
Sorry, I meant Avalanche lol
Despite what this site says, crits are just 1.5x, so Frost Breath is "90", right?
Yes, you're right, though basically nobody knew that back in November (heck, most people still don't).
2 votes

I decided to take advantage of his ability and use hyper beam for this set.

Aurorus @ Choice Specs/Quick Claw
Trait: Refrigerate
EV's: 252 Hp/252 SpAtk/4 SpDef
Nature: Modest (+SpAtk/-Atk)

  • Hyper Beam
  • Thunderbolt
  • AncientPower
  • Psychic

The classic BoltBeam combo, except with hyper beam instead of ice beam. Hyper beam is Aurorus's powerhouse move, granting STAB thanks to his cool (pun intended) ability - refrigerate, which turns normal type moves to ice type. Thunder bolt is for those darn water types, and the only move that does neutral damage to steel types. While weak, Ancient power will do some damage to fire types. And Psychic is for fighting types that you predict will switch in, hoping to get an easy kill.

answered Nov 8, 2013 by Hairy Shed
Sorry, but Quick Claw?
Quick Claw has its moments,
2 votes

Aurorus @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Refrigerate
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Satk/ 252 Speed
Modest/bold Nature
- Rock Polish
- Nature Power
- Calm Mind
- Freeze Dry

When entering a battle it would be wise to use rock polish right away unless trick room is up. In that case, save for the last round of trick room. Rock Polish gives its speed +2.

Nature power in wifi battles will be tri-attack and with his ability. It'll have stab.

Calm mind for when predicting stalls and switch outs. Boosting Special Attacks and Special Defense

Freeze Dry: Super Effective on water types and has stab.

The reason for Weakness Policy is to use its weaknesses to its advantage by boosting all attack stats by two though most steel and fighting moves will knock it out without screens up. Earthquake could also be a problem and priority moves are killers but most people still underestimate Aurorus' +2 speed which can out speed Garchomp.

Aurorus is a risk to use, but if used right he is super powerful.

answered Oct 23 by ChillTrickster
edited Oct 23 by ChillTrickster
1 vote

Depending on your strategy, if you rise it on a Sp Att Basis, Hyper Beam is a MUST! That cause' of its hability to turn normal moves into ice moves. Freeze Dry is also good move when you don't want or don't need to go full power with the Hyper Beam. Freeze Dry is great cause it is super effective against water type too, so excellent against those water/ground types.

Mine:

Modest
-Hyper Beam
-Freeze Dry
-Thunder Wave
-Ancient Power

I chose Ancient Power because I went all Sp Att but if you didn't lower your Att. you can consider Stone Edge or even a non-rock attack.

answered Nov 8, 2013 by Moshtran
1 vote

Aurorus w/ Light Clay
Ability: Refrigerate
EV: Special Defense: 252, Defense: 252, HP:4
Moveset: Reflect
Light Screen (I think its what its called lol I'm doing this from memory)
Ice Beam
Rock Slide

Aurorus is a great screener. It's overall bulk is good for screening. The one problem with this set is that Aurorus usually dies quickly after this but if you have a healer on your team I think you will be fine. There is also no type coverage moves so you need to be very careful with your Aurorus.

answered Nov 8, 2013 by Fireboom1153
1 vote

Aurorus w/ life orb or leftovers
Ability: Refrigerate
Nature : Timid (+speed -attack)
EVs: 252 sp.atk 252 speed 4 hp
Moveset:
Rock Polish
Nature power
Freeze dry
(Filler) hp fire/ ancient power

This could actually be a very good sweeping set for aurorus if set up at the right time. I recommend using a sticky web galvantula just to slow down your opponent to where you can set up successfully.
Setting it up with rock polish will make it where his terrible speed will be fixed and at plus 2 can actually outspeed many things. You just need to find the right time to do so you don't end up loosing a pretty good special attacker.
Nature power changing to tri attack because of x and y y's wifi gives it a 30% increase and then adding stab on top of it pretty much makes it an ice hyper beam that has a chance to burn paralyze or freeze the target making it a REALLY good move to have and can take out a lot if things. Freeze dry is just a better electric type move that is stab and can hit the bulky water/ground Pokemon for 4x super effective damage. Hp fire would be really nice to have but just in case you don't get the iv sprees needed to get it ancient power would be a nice stab rock move that has a chance to raise all your stats.
Aurorus is very underestimated in my opinion and could actually be very good if you use it in the right way, and this set is pretty good at covering most of his many weaknesses and can be viable competitively.
Try him out!!! It might surprise you!!!

answered Jan 26 by Inosmthnboutpkmn
1 vote

Aurorus @ Life Orb

Nature Modest

EV: 252 Special Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp

Moves:
Nature Power/ Ice Beam
Thunderbolt/Freeze-Dry
Psychic/Dark Pulse
HP Ground/Ancient Power/Flash Cannon

This set is designed to handle certain checks and counters. Aurorus is not fast even with Speed investment. However, it can out speed a few certain threats and that is the point. His moveset is pretty capable and he has good Special Attack. Ice Beam might seem like the natural move, but with Nature Power, you will get Tri-Attack. And the moment you do, Refrigerate kicks in and you get it to be Ice Type, 30% Power Boost, and Stab. This raises it to a much more powerful attack. And its still has the ability to give Status. ThunderBolt and Freeze Dry give you coverage against Water and Flying Types. Psychic will cover your weakness to Fighting. And Dark Pulse gives you advantages over Psychic. The last move has many options. HP Ground covers Rock Types and Steel Types, Ancient Power gives you a move that has stab and the chance to raise your Stats. And Flash Cannon lets you deal with Fairy Types. Calm Mind is also Possible as it will increase your damage and help you wall even more Special Attacks.

Of course there are other options and I am still play testing. However this Set has been pretty good and gets the job done. So I figured I would post it. Thanks!

answered Mar 5 by DHLucario
1 vote

Has really bad typing but is still a solid Pokemon in NU.

Offensive:
Aurorus@Power Herb/Weakness Policy
Ability: Refrigerate
Nature: Modest
EVs: 252 SAtk/252 Spe/4 HP

Rock Polish- Boost speed.

Hyper Beam/Nature Power- Refrigerate plus STAB on a 150 power move is incredibly powerful. Works with Power Herb. Nature Power if you are running Weakness Policy.

Freeze Dry- STAB with more coverage.

Hidden Power Fire- Coverage.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Weakness Policy. It works wonders on Aurorus.

Defensive:
Aurorus@Leftovers/Icy Rock/Sitrus/Chople/Babiri Berry
Ability: Snow Warning
Nature: Bold
EVs: 252 HP/164 Def/92 SDef

Toxic- Combined with Hail you will really wittle down the opponent.

Protect- Works with Toxic.

Dragon Tail/Roar- Phaze and Toxic more Pokemon.

Blizzard- STAB.

answered Mar 13 by ChewyDonuts
edited Mar 18 by ChewyDonuts
OMG! First vote! Yes!
0 votes

Aurorus
@ Expert Belt
Snow Warning
Brave
Mischievous
Sp.Atk & Atk EVs

Freeze-Dry - STAB, great power, covers water, ground & grass.
Psychic - Great power, covers fighting & poison.
Stone Edge - STAB, Impressive power, high crit ratio, low acc, covers flying, ice, fire & bug.
Earthquake - Impressive power, covers fire, electricity, rock, steel & poison.

This mixed attacker set covers 12 types, all of aurorus's weaknesses, and allows for at least one attack STAB on both types rock and ice, and alternatively, get an aurorus with the other ability and employ hyper beam, and thunder bolt, and maybe make it a jolly or modest nature, but its not as good in my opinion.

answered Nov 20, 2013 by Draganaut
0 votes

Aurorus @ Leftovers
Ability: Refrigerate
EVs: 252 SAtk/252 HP/4 SDef
Modest Nature

~Calm Mind
~Nature Power
~Thunderbolt
~Psychic/Discharge/Stealth Rock

answered Nov 23, 2013 by StormBorn
I'm not sure Aurorus can have stealth rock... good set anyway though!
whats the use of Refrigerate
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Aurorus, the Screaming Tundra
Item: Metronome
Ability: Refrigerate
EVs: 252 Special Attack, 128 HP, 128 Speed
Nature: Modest or Timid
Moves:
- Echoed Voice
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Substitute/ Flash Cannon/ Charge Beam/ Protect

Explanation: Even with the two x4 weaknesses (steel and fighting), I believe Aurorus has some potential, so here is a rather odd move set I came up with (different than a screener or snow warning moveset...). This move set is built on adding the many bonuses of Echoed Voice + Refrigerate + Metronome together to make a possible sweeper, While Echoed voice and the Metronome add more power when used in repetition, refrigerate turns echoed voice into a STAB ice type move and further increases the damage dealt. Rest and Sleep talk should be self explanatory (for healing), the 4th move is up to the user however, substitute to survive longer, flash cannon for Coverage, Charge beam for coverage and stat increase, or protect for scouting an opponents moves.
(This is only my second move set here, if I screwed up something or used a Banned move or item, then please tell me. I couldn't resist putting up a move set for one of my favorite Pokemon of Generation 6, Sorry!)

answered Jan 2 by Frostwarrior359
wait aurorus gets rest??
Wait, so aurorus can learn rest??
I can't tell if your trolling or not, but basically, all pokemon get rest, and Aurorus (check its moveset) is no exception.
yeah, i forget that on that moment :/ stupid me i was tired or something
0 votes

Aurorus@Expert Belt

Ability: Refrigerate/Snow Warning (whichever you prefer)

Nature: Quiet

EVs: 252 special attack, 100 attack, 80 special defense, 76 HP

Moveset:

Psychic (Protection against fighting-types)
Freeze-Dry (STAB, super effective against water-types)
Ancient Power (STAB)
Earthquake (Protection against steel-types)

Psychic is a good move for Aurorus, just for both coverage and protection against the dreaded Fighting-Type. As for Freeze-Dry, you could always swap for ThunderBolt, but I honestly prefer Freeze-Dry because of STAB. Ancient Power because you might get an all-stat boost. And as for Earthquake, it's strong enough to do a decent amount of damage to Steel-Types, with the help of the Expert Belt. This is helpful, despite Aurorus' mediocre attack stat.

Feedback is appreciated! Thank you very much!

answered Jan 19 by ىtellarℵerneas☾ℒuna☽
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Meet Tundra the risky Aurorus. She is the most dangerous dino you could ever meet.
Tundra the Aurorus
Ability: Refrigerate
Nature: Timid (for that extra boost)
Item: White Herb
Moveset:
Hyper Beam (ultra power+stab thanks to refrigerate. Use this move wisely, as you can only use it once to be safe from the recharge, white herbs don't last forever...)
Blizzard/Ice Beam/Freeze Dry (either are stab, blizzard if Tundra is on a hail team for that no-worries-for-accuracy play, or your a risk taker, Ice Beam for the accuracy, Freeze Dry for that extra death penalty to water types)
Ancient Power (stab)
Rock Polish (to speed up Tundra for that chance to sweep)

Remember that this set is for risk takers, so choose wisely.

answered Mar 8 by Evenstar~✴
I don't think White Herb works with Hyper Beam. Correct me if I'm wrong...
It does.
White Herb doesn´t make Hyper Beam an 1turn move it makes so if you get stat changes below 0 it returns them to 0. And you matbe meant power herb but it doesn´t work either as it´s charging and not recharging
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Aurorus @ Leftovers or Chople Berry
Trait: Snow Warning
EVs: 252 HP / 128 Def / 128 Sp Atk
Nature: Bold
Moveset
-Blizzard / Frost Breath (STAB move)
-Psychic
-Rock Polish
-Discharge

Blizzard and Frost Breath have the same base power but Frost Breath has more PP while Blizzard hits all opponents in Double / Triple Battles
Psychic destroys crippling Fighting Types
Rock Polish Boosts your speed so you can have balance of Offense and Defense
Discharge boasts a huge 30 % chance of paralyzing your foe

answered Mar 16 by ~~Dazzling Sylveon~~
Blizard has a BP of 110 and since gen VI critical hits will only do 1,5x damage instead of 2x so the BP of Frost Breath would be 90.
ok then use blizzard with max pp ups!
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Aurorus received quite a buff in ORAS , so an updated set deserves to be mentioned.
Aurorus
Modest Nature.
Ability: Refigerate
252 Sp. Attack, 32 Sp. Defense, 220 Speed
Item:Life Orb
- Hyper Voice
- Earth Power
- Freeze-Dry/Thunderbolt
- Rock Polish

Hyper Voice is Aurorus' newfound STAB move of choice. With Refrigerate, it has an impressive 117 Base Power without drawbacks, allowing it to hit hard. Earth Power is the second toy Aurorus received, ORAS, and is a very welcome coverage move to hit the Fire and Steel Types that resist Hyper Voice. Next, Aurorus should leave a coverage slot to make sure it can hit the always ubiquitous Water Type Super-effectively. Freeze-Dry comes to mind, but Thunderbolt can do the job too. The Difference is that Freeze-Dry hits harder and has exterior utility, while Thunderbolt hits Water-Types slightly more reliably.
Now, the given EVs maximize Aurorus' Special Attack while outspeeding uninvested Pokemon with a Base Speed of 85 or lower. Aurorus is a Bulky Pokemon, but its Typing is so horrible it can't tank reliably, and it must therefore try to outspeed as much as possible. Fully investing would be largely pointless due to the lack of Pokemon to outspeed, however. The rest is placed in Special Defense, because of its high HP and the virtual non-existence of a Physical Pokemon not having a Super-Effective move. With that said, Rock Polish rounds off the set by doubling its speed. Outspeeding the opponent not only gives some degree of sweeping capability, but also comes the fundamental fact that your opponent has to eat one of your moves before you do, which limits the exploitation of its Typing.

answered 11 hours ago by 97eml1