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What is a good moveset for Meowstic?

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If you have a good moveset for Meowstic (either gender), post an answer below and upvote the best ones. Remember, this is for competitive movesets, not in-game. Ability, EVs etc should be included, plus gender in the case of Meowstic, as each gender learns different moves. Make sure to read all the guidelines here.

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asked Nov 10, 2013 by MovesetBot
Shouldn't there be a moveset question for each gender?

15 Answers

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Meowstic (M) @ Light Clay / Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Bold Nature
- Light Screen
- Reflect
- Thunder Wave
- Psychic / Psyshock

answered Nov 10, 2013 by JarJar~
Maybe you should show which gender, because the male and female have different moves
I did. (M) means male.
I see a little problem... what about dark types? If your battling a trainer with a dark type Pokemon and this meowstic is all you got left, how will you defeat the dark type?
Switch out.
Jar I said that if the meowstic is your last Pokemon
By that point in a battle, you've lost, some pokemon can't cover every situation. which is why you play smart, for instance, you can send out meowstic first to set up, then withdraw it for a fighting or bug type if a dark type shows up.
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Meowtic ♀ @ Choice Specs:
Trait: Infiltarator
EV: 252 / 252 Speed / 4 HP
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 ATK

  • Psychic / Psyshock
  • Shadow Ball / Dark Pulse
  • ThunderBolt
  • Energy Ball

The 2 first moves are STABs: Psychic and Psyshock. It is your decision to hit hard sensible Pokémon physically or specially. Meowstic has an OK moveset. But NU is its home, for sure. I insist on the 0 IVs attack so that Foul Play cannot do much of damage, because Meowstic is not that solid. Shadow Ball and Dark Pulse covers the exact same types: Psychic and Ghost. But Dark Pulse flinches, while Shadow Ball has more viability as hitting fairies for neutral damage unlike Dark Pulse and reducing the special defense. ThunderBolt is coverage, as is Energy Ball.

answered Nov 10, 2013 by ItsGuillotine
edited Nov 10, 2013 by ItsGuillotine
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Meowstic (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Competitive
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Serious Nature
- Thunder Wave
- Calm Mind
- Substitute/Shadow Ball
- Psychic / Psyshock

I use my Meowstic both support and sweeper for support I use:
Thunder Wave
Switch to Smeargle
Belly Drum
Baton Pass to Absol
Then Sweep
If used for sweeping:
Thunder Wave
Calm Mind until the Subsitute breaks
Psychic spam!

answered Dec 5, 2013 by FeMeowstic
Why not a Calm (spd+,att-) or Bold (def+, att-) nature? And instead of the Female, try the male one since it has Prankster. But im just suggesting ideas.
Once again, can't hit dark types. Useless if one comes in.
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Lipstic (Meowstic) @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 4 SDef / 252 Def
Bold Nature
- Yawn
- Swagger
- Substitute
- Psychic

Use Yawn or Swagger, and then set up a Substitute. Then proceed to Psychic until death. Pretty simple.

answered Mar 31, 2014 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ
Horrible move set needs a movset like this:

Psychic / Stored power
Shadow ball
Signal beam
Calm mind

Be female if you use this BTW ☺☺☺
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Meowstic (M) @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 HP / 252 SDef / 4 Def
Calm Nature
- Trick
- Charm
- Yawn
- Psychic

This Meowstic set allows you to cripple one Pokemon and to shuffle around the opponent's team a lot! Trick is used to switch items with your opponent. Not many Pokemon appreciate a Choice Scarf and therefore hindering them useless. Not to mention you get priority due to the Prankster ability. Charm is used to lower the opponent's Attack by a lot. Yawn is mainly used to force a switch or if possible put a Pokemon to sleep. Finally, we need an attacking move or else Meowstic will be Taunt bait, so Psychic to be able to hit the opponent for some decent damage.

answered Jun 21, 2014 by LolAlex =3
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I have both genders in my team :) so basically...

Meowstic (F)

Trait, or ability: Infiltrator

Held item: Leftovers, her defense is fairly low, so with leftovers she will heal.

EVs: 254 atk., 254 sp. atk, 4 spd.

Nature: Brave

Now for the set:

Psychic - strong power, good accuracy, STAB.

Charge beam - Deals with those pesky flying types, and the water types.

Dark pulse - deals with other psychic types, and great coverage on those ghosts.

Grass knot - I know, I know, not the strongest move, but its good enough to OHKO a lot of Pokemon.

Meowstic (M)

This one is mainly defensive.

EVs: 254 Def, 254 spd, 4 atk

ability: Keen eye, we want to keep that accuracy up!

nature: quiet


Calm mind - sets up psyshock, and raises sp. atk and sp. def.

psyshock - good power, 100 acc, powered by calm mind.

Toxic - USE THIS BEFORE REST. Hurts the opponent while you heal.

Rest: heals you, and the opponent still gets hurt more and more.

answered Dec 5, 2013 by Sh1ny_Z0rua
Why do you have EVs in ATK if it has all special moves?
Why brave and quiet get modest for both of em ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺
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Meowstic (M) @ Black Sludge/Nothing
Trait: Prankster
EV's: 243 Sp Atk / 240 Def / 253 Sp Def
Calm Nature

  • Trick
  • Misty Terrain/Light Screen/Calm Mind
  • Reflect/Sucker Punch
  • Psychic

I think you might have seen this coming. Using Trick with the Ability Prankster allows you to move first with Trick. Black Sludge is a good choice but isn't ideal to give to Poison types such as Toxicroak, who can be made into a threat to Psychic Types. Misty Terrain is good for fending of Toxic+Protect/Toxic+Rest sweepers for they are focused on Status Sweeping. The other two are optional. I personally recommend Sucker Punch for Meowstic, but you may go for Reflect. Seeing as Psychic is a recommend STAB move I put it in for last. (The moveset is based on a Male Espurr with the Trick egg move I raised into a Meowstic. It's moveset is: Trick, Misty Terrain, Sucker Punch and Psychic.)

answered Dec 19, 2013 by L@Z0RStaraptor
Your EV spread is over 510! :l
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This is for the male variant

EV's- 252SpAtk 252Speed 4Def
Timid nature(+Speed -Atk)

Misty Terrain
Thunder Wave
Shadow Ball

What I'he noticed from looking at the male is that he can hard counter almost any form of staller.
Psychic is STAB. Very useful for dealing with Mega Blaziken because one of those can be a huge threat to a team.
Thunder Wave is for getting a speed de-buff and maybe para-hacks. It can also stop protect which is always nice. If it doesn't Infiltrator will let you land a hit.
Misty Terrain is for blocking Toxic stallers. Misty Terrain blocks status effects so thattoxic cant work. This is especially good for Poison Heal Gliscor's as they cannot poison themselves.
Shadow ball is coverage.

Hope this helps.

answered Jan 24, 2014 by Smash Productions
your reasoning for misty terrain does not check out as gliscor is flying type and the typing flying means off the ground and misty terrain only effects on the ground pokemon please check what the move does before saying how you can use it in competitive play as you are lieing about how misty terrain can be used
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I'll post a moveset for both male and female! I hope you enjoy!
Meowstic sprite
Meowstic(M)@Light Clay
Ability: Prankster
Role Played: Double-battle defense and weather supporter
Nature: Bold (+Defense, -Attack)
EVs: 252 Speed, 156 Defense, 102 Special Defense
IVs: 31 Speed, 31 Special Attack, 31 Defense, 31 Special Defense
Light Screen
Sunny Day/Rain Dance

Holding the Light Clay, Meowstic's Light Screen and Reflect will last longer. Which move you use depends on the defenses of your team. Sunny Day and Rain Dance will go first because of Prankster, and will help support your companion's moves (ex: Thunder and Solar Beam) Psychic is STAB, but you could always replace it with Thunderbolt or Shadow Ball for coverage. Knowing that Meowstic won't last too long in battle, you need to think fast and use the move that you see fit.
Meowstic sprite
Ability: Competitive
Role Played: Supporter and Attacker
Nature: Modest (+Special Attack, -Attack)
EVs: 252 Speed, 252 Special Attack, 6 HP
IVs: 31 Speed, 31 Special Attack
Signal Beam
Dark Pulse
Energy Ball/Thunderbolt

Using the Metronome, Meowstic is able to use the same move repeatedly and have it grow power over time. Psyshock is for STAB, and it hits the foe's physical defense, which is something that the foe may not expect. Signal Beam is both coverage and protection against its Dark-Type weakness. Dark Pulse is for the flinch chance, and coverage against its Ghost-Type weakness. The last move is your choice, but it's recommended that you use Energy Ball or Thunderbolt for further coverage.

answered Feb 25, 2014 by Shiny Hunter Luna
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-Disarming voice
-Signal beam/Shadow ball
It works really well for me.

answered Apr 4, 2014 by MeosticBoss01
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Meowstic (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Prankster
Bold Nature
Evs: 252 HP 252 Def 4 SpD

-Quick Guard

answered May 26, 2014 by seth_lew
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Double/Multi supporter:
Meowstic (M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Prankster
EVs: 252 Def, 252 SpDef, 4 HP
IVs: 0 Atk
Nature: Bold
- Swagger
- Charm
- Safeguard
- Thunder Wave / Quick Guard / Psychic (If Taunt)
I use Safeguard, then Swagger on ally to raise Attack without confusion.

answered Dec 16, 2014 by Sals
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Meowstic(M) @ Light Clay
Trait: Prankster
EV's: 252 Hp/ 252Def/ 4 Sp.Def
Bold Nature
Role: Support

-Light Screen
-Thunder Wave

Great! Another Prankster Pokemon!!
The moveset is pretty darn simple.
Use it's ability to help you set up your walls with Light Screen/ Reflect
Thunder Wave is to cripple those pesky Physical Sweepers, so your team can proceed to sweep.
Psyshock is there so you won't be total Taunt bait. Most Pokemon weak to Psychic types are also pretty hefty on Sp. Def, so hitting them for Physical damage can be quite a kicker.

answered Dec 16, 2014 by Freemeth101
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Meowstic (F) @ Choice Specs/Choice Scarf
Trait: Competitive
EV's: 252 Sp.Atk/ 252 Spd /4 Sp.Def/Def
Timid/Modest Nature

-Signal Beam
-Thunderbolt/Energy Ball
-Dark Pulse/HP Fire/HP Ice

So, the Nature depends on how you want to run Meowstic. Quick sweeper, or Powerhouse.
The Choice item can also differentiate with the nature, or situation. The EV spread is in itself simple. That last point is just there to help survive against either a physical or special attack of some sort.

Running Specs with a Timid nature would give it some power, while running Scarf with Modest nature would give it a beneficial speed boost, while dishing out the pain. You can even switch it up to whereas running the Specs with Modest could give you the maximum amount of damage to dish out, while Scarf and Timid would almost Guarantee that you can outspeed pokes like Greninja, whom of which is a very big threat.

Psyshock should be the main choice here, since there are a lot of special walls in her Tier. You can run Psychic if you're really confident in her power, and also want a bit of extra STAB.

Signal Beam is a Necessity in this case. Without it, She would be defenseless against Dark adversaries. Also hits Grass Types pretty hard, and has a chance to confuse if the target hasn't been finished off.

Thunderbolt or Energy Ball really depend on what you want to cover. Both cover annoying Water Types, but T-Bolt can also eliminate any Flying Types that are a pain, while Energy Ball can help eliminate threats like Quagsire and Seismitoad.

The last move is pretty tricky. Dark Pulse is there to cover any Ghost Types you encounter. HP Fire is there to cover threats like Ferrothorn and Scizor. HP Ice is for Coverage against any Dragon Types.

answered Dec 26, 2014 by Freemeth101
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Good Pokemon :)

Role: support
Ability: prankster
Item: assault vest
Evs: 252hp/252 sp.def

Light screen

answered Jan 21 by Wafywaffles
Teach it hyper beam giga impact toxic and shadow ball