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Trevenant sprite

asked Nov 14, 2013 by MovesetBot
I think this tree is gonna be in UU.
Yup, this tree is gonna be rolling and be seein' haters! (I deliberately did that lol)
I'm surprised no one put up a good lum berry staller set

25 Answers

8 votes

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
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Ability: Harvest
Nature: Brave
EV's: 252 HP/ 252 Att/ 4 Sp. Def
Move Set:
- Trick Room
- Rock Slide
- Shadow Claw
- Wood Hammer

I like this move set, simply because it can completely stuff up someone who is not expecting it. Switch in when you think you have a chance to set up Trick Room, and then proceed to sweep. Shadow Claw and Wood Hammer are STAB attacks, and Rock Slide is for those pesky Fire or Flying types that might try to switch in on you. Of course Trick Room sets are not without their problems, so you need to be careful of Pokemon that might have Shadow Sneak that would completely ruin your day. Otherwise I find very few people expect Trick Room, and as such it works quite well.

answered Nov 14, 2013 by MeloettaMelody
I'm voting but its not working so you have a fourth vote.
I'll vote for Bob.
4 votes

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry

Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Substitute
- Leech Seed
- Will-O-Wisp
- Horn Leech

This guy is a great SubSeeder. He has WoW to wear down the foe faster, and Harvest and Horn Leech for even more recovery. Sub is what makes this a SubSeed set, avoiding status and attacks while recovering from Leech Seed, which wears down the foes whole it heals you. Will-O-Wisp is for even more residual damage on the foe and cripples physical attackers. Horn Leech is STAB and moar recovery.

answered Nov 14, 2013 by JarJar~
I like that you've posted an offensive AND a defensive set. +1 for each.
Ingrain is honestly a terrible move. It allows no switching, which lets it be killed or set up on very easily.
Leech Seed also has other advantages over it, being able to sap away the opponent's health and force switches, which helps prevents sweeps.
why is will o wisp always preferred over toxic?
It shuts down physical attackers.
3 votes

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Careful Nature
- Leech Seed
- Will-O-Wisp
- Protect
- Wood Hammer

answered Nov 14, 2013 by MrKijani
3 votes

I'm fairly new to this and have been lurking Pokemondb a while unregistered. I know X/Y came out recently but seeing the movesets offered for this Pokemon, I was disappointed that no one mentioned Forest's Curse and I just had to register an account (finally) just to offer it for anyone whose interest I may catch with this moveset idea.

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Harvest
EVs: 118 HP / 140 SDef / 252 Atk
Brave Nature (+Atk -Spe)
-Trick Room
-Forest's Curse
-X-Scissor/Poison Jab
-Phantom Force/Shadow Claw/Wood Hammer

I chose Trick Room to take advantage of his good attack and poor speed. Your opponent may not expect it and it will (ideally) irritate them.

The most exciting part of it all is the Forest Curse and X-Scissor/Poison Jab combo. Forest Curse adds grass typing to your opponent. I think it's amazing that he can learn X-Scissor and Poison Jab, which we all know is super-effective to grass types. You can take your pick on which one you'd prefer, Poison Jab for 30% chance to poison your target (with the exception of Steel types though...), or X-Scissor.

And then you can take your choice for STAB: Phantom Force (goes through Protect and Detect), Shadow Claw (a solid choice), or Wood Hammer (very powerful, only downfall is the recoil). I personally prefer Phantom Force because protect is really irritating sometimes, so this gives the chance to be just as annoying to your opponent.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by DeinoBB
edited Nov 17, 2013 by DeinoBB
Recharge? Wood Hammer takes recoil (1/3 whatever damage you dish out) and Shadow Claw > Phantom Force because if your opponent has half a brain they will switch to something that resists or is immune to it, so it's not that great. Also, for future reference, you can't switch whilst recharging. PS: Welcome to the site, sorry if I've been too harsh :)
Blah! Sorry, my brain was all over the place. I've been tryna think of a team on X so I had been sifting through a lot of pokemon information, I musta mixed up Wood Hammer with something else... probably Rock Wrecker because I was looking at Rhyperior several times. I fixed it. And thanks for the welcome and critique. :)
THhis is an okay moveset but if u forest curse someone and the switch out BOOM no more curse idk if u have seen my moveset  trevenant is good for stall this is good like if ur oponent only has one pokemon left sorry if im mean or harsh
I think this is a great support strategy for weakening pokemon with strong defensive types. For example, if you used forest's curse on a steel type such as skarmory, you would actually make it 4x weak to fire, which is great if you have HP fire on one of your teammates. zapdos is another example, netting a 4x weakness to ice (force the switch or net the valuable KO if you have a fast ice user such as starmie or greninja), adding a fire weakness, and neutralizing resists against bug and flying. That said, you could try it as a support move to reduce 4x weaknesses at the cost of some resists. A perfect example is barbaracle, whose 4x grass weakness can be crippling for even his bulkiest setup. Adding grass typing to his water-rock neutralizes his weakness to ground and reduces his weakness to grass to 2x while only neutralizing some of his other resists.
2 votes

Trevenant @ Choice Band
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Ability: Frisk / Natural Cure
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature
- Wood Hammer
- Shadow Claw
- Rock Slide
- Poison Jab

answered Nov 15, 2013 by JarJar~
I would say Natural Cure is preferred in case of Burns or Paralysis.
Yeah, but Frisk might be better for teams that need to scout items or teams with a Cleric.
2 votes

I've recently found an effective stalling set for Trevenant.

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Nature: Impish
EVs: 252 HP/ 252 Def/ 6 Spd

  • Substitute
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Horn Leech
  • Leech Seed

The only reason I invested some into speed is because I don't like speed ties. With the 6EVs in speed, you can set up a Sub before another Trevenant has a chance to hit you with Will-O-Wisp.

answered May 28 by Thunder-genie
Just switch the EVs around, from 6 spd to 252 spd and. 252 def to 6 def, you're all set
This is the set that I use, except I use Shadow Claw>Substitute.
2 votes

VGC Trevenant
Trevenant @ Choice Band
Ability: Natural Cure
EVs: 200 HP / 4 Atk / 112 Def / 148 SDef / 44 Spe
- Wood Hammer
- Phantom Force
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake

Calcs check the pastebin:
http://pastebin.com/irM4VBHN

answered Sep 21 by A Dragon's Roar
1 vote

Trevant @Sitrus berry
Harvest
Careful nature
100hp, 200hp, 200def, 10atk
-Leech seed (Slowly drain hp while recovering)
-Phantom force (Stalling move, might as well do some damage)
-Will-o-wisp (Shuts down physical attackers, do more damage)
-Protect (Stalling)

So basically this is a standard stall set. Leech seed+ Burn lets your opponents lose 24% per turn, when you gain some of your own. Protect is for further stalling, and when you vanish from phantom force, it is like a turn of protect (With damage). Sitrus berry fits with harvest perfectly, and will help you recover hp quickly (if you are lucky).

answered Nov 15, 2013 by WhiteKyurem.
edited Nov 15, 2013 by WhiteKyurem.
Wait, 100 HP EVs + 200HP EVs= 300 HP EVs :O
1 vote

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
Nature impish
EV's HP/SpD
Moveset:ULTIMATE STALL AND HP RECOVERING
Substitute
Leech seed
CURSE
Shadow Claw/Sunny Day
I don't take credit for this moveset
Source( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=774umFhqdXg&feature=c4-overview&list=UU0A_Jk_KqFcwnEBtyNqolsA )
Plz don't hate or anything I'm new at this

answered Nov 16, 2013 by *TwilightGreninja*
Believe it or not but this is actually a very effective set and is INCREDIBLY annoying to take down.  Trevenant is honestly one of the few Pokemon I've found that can take advantage of a Curse set as it will take away 1/4 of your opponents HP every turn while you sit safely behind a Sub and Absorb HP with Leech Seed. It also is a nice pseudo Perish Song move when a threatening sweeper/wall comes in or your Trevenant is no longer useful as it puts a timer on the opponent either forcing them to switch out or stay in and take massive damage.
thxz grinjas im planning on training a trevenant
1 vote

Trevor(Trevenant)@Chesto Berry
Trait: Harvest
Nature: Impish (+ Defense - Special Attack)
EVs: 252 HP/4 Defence/252 Special Defence
Curse/Will-O-Wisp
Phantom Force
Horn Leech
Rest

Use Curse or Will-O-Wisp first to start slowly damaging the foe. (Will-O-Wisp if you don't want to get damaged as much, Curse if you want it to work quicker) Rest to get your health back, and get woken up again by the Chest berry. Phantom Force has STAB to deal lots of power, while taking two turns to give a better chance of the Chesto Berry to come back from Harvest. And Horn Leech also has STAB and allows you to get back even more health.

answered Jul 13 by The Noby
edited Jul 14 by The Noby
If you're gonna use Chesto-Rest, Curse is the way to go.
Also, Shadow Claw>Phantom Force because of Normal types.
So Shadow Claw if there are part Normal type Pokémon on the opposing team, and if not, Phantom Force.
@The Noby: Have Shadow Claw on a competitive moveset as using Phantom force allows the opponent to switch out to another Pokemon that resists or isn't affect by ghost type moves (i.e. normal or dark type) or even a Pokemon that receives neutral damage so that one of their Pokemon won't receive boosted damage due to a weakness (e.g. switching from a ghost type to a water type).
0 votes

This set, though gimmicky, works wonders. It does have a hard time with Magic Guard users however so bring a check for Cleffable.

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Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Careful Nature
- Leech Seed
- Substitute
- Curse
- Shadow Claw

answered Nov 17, 2013 by Blobyolo
0 votes

These movesets disappoint me. This is mine.

Trevenant@ sitrus berry
Ability: harvest
Nature: +SpDef -SpAtk
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 HP, 4 SpDef
-Leech Seed
-Horn Leech
-Will-O-Wisp
-Protect
Obviously a wall. Wreck attackers with WOW+LS and stall with protect. Horn Leech is for instant health+speeding up the process.

answered Dec 19, 2013 by Hophipster
0 votes

Staller trevenant
Item:Sitrus Berry
Ability:Harvest
252 Def, 252 SpDef, 4 HP
Substitute
Leech seed
Will-o-wisp
Protect

The idea of this moveset is to slowly take down anything; sweepers, stallers, and walls.
Right away, use will-o-wisp. IF you get hit, your Sitrus berry will recover you immediately. If you happen to have really low health, protect so that harvest will bring the berry back from the dead.
Use substitute to easily stop your opponents move from hurting you.
After that, just repeat. Many people will ragequit at this annoying yetamazing strategy.

answered Dec 22, 2013 by Pikajew59
this. i ran a couple damage calculators and its about the same percent as 252 hp and 128 def vs an azumarill using play rough. i think this will be the best all around tank if you arent focusing specifically on def or sdef. (my friend uses azumaril  so thats why i used that as an example)
One word: taunt.
Any taunt user will most likely only be focusing on hazard removers, or for a follow up sucker punch.

Besides, I'd imagine most Trevenant sets are offensive so any opponent would be initially apprehensive about tauntung.
0 votes

trevenant@leftover
power-up-punch raise attack deal with dark types
earthquake great power/acc. deal with fire
horn leech STAB recover health
phantom-force STAB can hit through protect and allows you to evade

have this on mine works well but talonflame can easily counter unless you get a OHKO with phantom force

answered Dec 23, 2013 by stevio
Power-Up Pawnch on a Trevenant wow thats different
0 votes

Gen 6!

Trevenant @ Lum Berry / Sitrus Berry

AB: Harvest

EVs: 128 HP / 252 Atk / 128 Spd

jolly Nature (+Spd, -Sp. Atk)

  • Shadow Claw / Phantom Force (Crits or 2 turn power, STAB)
  • Horn Leech / Wood Hammer (HP Drain or Power with recoil, STAB)
  • Will-O-Wisp / Leech Seed (Burn or HP drain)
  • Rest (Epic with the Lum Berry)

This is maybe not the most common Trevenant but it works Epic! Shadow Claw / Phantom Force is realy good with 252 Attack EV. Horn Leech is good STAB with HP Drain. Go for Wood Hammer if you have a Sun Team then you won't need the HP from Horn Leech when you have Rest + Lum Berry and Wood Hammer is great STAB too!

Personaly I chose:

Ygdrasil @ Lum Berry

  • Phantom Force
  • Wood Hammer
  • Will-O-Wisp
  • Rest

My Moveset is recommended strongly! :D

answered Jan 1 by LordTOTO77
I'd swap out Lum Berry for a Chesto Berry.
If you're using rest then you dont care about any other status anyway, and in the off chance that you get status'd in the turn before you use rest, Trevenant will consume the Lum Berry, then go to sleep. You're pretty wrekt at this point, unless you get a lucky next turn harvest.
0 votes

Lum-rest

Trevenant
Harvest
Adamant
EV's: 252hp, 128spdef, 128def
Lum berry

Wood hammer - STAB, high power, recoil won't matter if you can keep your hp up with rest
Shadow claw - STAB, good crit chance
Power-up punch - coverage against sap-sippers and grants +1 boosts
Rest - Full hp, no downtime with lum

Basically, this thing is designed to take hits. A lot of hits. And to take as many foes with it as possible with the boosts it gains with continual recovery. This is an excellent lead, as it can absorb status and begin building momentum right off the bat with attack boosts from power-up punch. This also makes a great staller against many opponents that use high-power-low-pp moves. WoW would be a good option to make your defenses even better, but you give up coverage against the things that would wall you by taking 0 damage from either of your STABs: sap-sipper normal types like miltank and sawsbuck. A burn would help against them, but I feel like you can lose momentum very quickly that way. At +1 or higher, wood hammer is gonna hit hard, so you want to be able to rack up the attack boosts without getting set up on. Power-up punch + Shadow claw gives you the perfect coverage you need. Comments/suggestions are much appreciated.

answered Jan 11 by astrichthyes
0 votes

Staller/Wall

Trevenant @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Harvest
EVs: 252 Spe/252 Hp/ 4 SDef
Timid (+Speed -Attack)

Confuse Ray
Leech Seed
Will-O-Wisp
Protect

This set doesn't have any attacks, but usually by the time you've completely set up, Confuse Ray is gone, allowing you to start switching off between Confuse Ray and Protect, or the foe is fainted. I don't know why anyone hasn't used Confuse Ray. As a Staller, Confuse Ray has stopped several sweepers from getting an attack out. This set has worked well and has finished off a couple of teams in OU.

answered Jan 12 by Krookodile
0 votes

Trevenant @ Chesto Berry

Ability: Harvest

EV's: 252 Hp, 128 Def, 128 SpD

  • Curse
  • Protect
  • Horn Leech
  • Rest

So this set is completely original, and I haven't played with it yet so I'm looking for some feedback and wondering if its any good. I haven't seen anyone use a chesto/resto set with Trevenant and I think it could possibly work and also be extremely annoying and hilarious. Basically you Curse the opponent and switch between Protect and Horn Leech until they switch out. If you find yourself low on health then Rest into your harvested Chesto Berry and restart the whole process. The only thing stopping this Trevenant is running out of PP! Let me know what you guys think of the set!

answered Jan 19 by dilamatan
0 votes

Trevenant@Lum Berry
Ability:Harvest
Nature:Brave/Adamant
Ev:196Atk/196/HP/100Def/66Sp. Def

-Will-O-Whisp
-Protect
-Rest
-Horn Leech

answered Feb 13 by MoccahSteeltype
0 votes

Hey guys, i'm training a Trevenant at the moment and I was thinking of this moveset for mine; is it okay if I can get some critique on it's effectiveness in your opinions?

Trevenant @ Big Root
Ability: Natural Cure (only because I can't obtain one with Harvest)
Nature: Hardy (I just found it like that, I don't really care what it is to be honest)

Move Set:
- Horn Leech
- Toxic/Will-O-Wisp
- Leech Seed
- Rock Slide

I have this moveset so Big Root can be effective with Horn Leech and Leech Seed since it doesn't have Harvest and i'm not using Protect for stalling. Horn Leech is it's primary attack and to leech HP because of it's slow Speed. I'm at the moment using Toxic because of it's intensifying effect but if Will-O-Wisp is better than please let me know. Leech Seed obviously for sapping more HP with Big Root and to compensate for speed and Rock Slide as a secondary physical attack and to also hit opponents who are resistant to grass moves.

answered Feb 21 by PureHayabusa