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What is a good moveset for Diggersby?

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asked Nov 16, 2013 by MovesetBot
Diggersbytho?
Likely tier: UU

10 Answers

10 votes

Huge Power makes this Pokemon somewhat of a monster. Because what Huge Power does (common misconception as seen in other answers) is double the ATK stat of the Pokemon and not the Base stat. This means that it's base ATK stat is not 112 but somewhere closer to 160 hitting 464 ATK when maxed out. The Rabbit may look stupid but it actually hits harder than Groudon.

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Diggersby @ Choice Band
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Quick Attack
- U-turn
- Return

When equipped with Choice Band it's ATK stat reaches a scary 696.

Earthquake: Earthquake boasts a nasty base power and provides plenty of coverage. Stab brings it up to 150 base power and nothing wants to take a 150 BP move from a Pokemon with 696 ATK. It even has the ability to 2HKO NU's sturdiest wall without any form of hazards or def drops.

252+ Atk Choice Band Huge Power Diggersby Earthquake vs. 104 HP / 252+ Def Alomomola: 262-310 (52.71 - 62.37%) -- 99.61% chance to 2HKO

Quick Attack: It may not boast much power, however it does offer some form of priority and it still hits surprisingly hard.

252+ Atk Choice Band Huge Power Diggersby Quick Attack vs. 4 HP / 0 Def Sawk: 107-127 (36.64 - 43.49%) -- guaranteed 3HKO

Tier wise, I can see it being RU if not possibly UU. It has two terrifying stabs as well as access to priority, similar to Azumaril. However it lacks bulk and speed and is weak to common offensive types (especially in lower tiers) such as Water, Fighting and Ice. It will be a solid check to Doublade which I think we can expect to be a top threat in lower tiers.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by Blobyolo
Opponet:hahahaha this thing  cant do crap
Diggerby used earthquake
Opponet: wha?
but won't Facade be useful as you will be likely be crippled by WoW?
3 votes

Diggersby
Diggersby @ Choice Scarf
Trait: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 HP
Jolly / Adamant Nature

  • Earthquake
  • Return
  • U-Turn
  • Wild Charge

Aegislash counter.

Earthquake is the reason you'd use Diggersby; it deal heavy damage to Steels and Rocks expecting Normal moves. And thanks to the Scarf, it can do this efficiently. Return, paired with Earthquake, creates perfect neutral coverage on single type Pokemon. U-Turn is to scout and troll people with your unexpected Speed. It brings your momentum up, and is perfect for VolTurn/HO teams. Wild Charge hits Greninja, Gyarados, Talonflame and most importantly, Skarmory for super effective damage.

Diggersby is definitely a weird Pokemon. But if you give it support, it can work the way you want it to; as a fast scout.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by ƒιzz
3 votes

Diggersby tho? (Diggersby) @ Life Orb
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature
- Agility
- Return
- Earthquake
- Wild Charge

Agility up and sweep. Return is STAB and good neutral coverage. Earthquake also is STAB, hitting lots of steels for good damage. Wild Charge is for the eve so common water types and Skarmory who walls this set otherwise.

answered Nov 19, 2013 by JarJar~
edited Nov 29, 2013 by JarJar~
2 votes

I did use this guy in-game and he had the ability Cheek Pouch. So I had to utilize it.

Diggersby @ Sitrus Berry
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 252 SDef / 252 HP / 4 Atk
Careful Nature
- Super Fang
- Toxic
- U-turn
- Spikes

Spikes setter, with U-Turn for scouting, Toxic for stalling, and Super Fang for bringing down any big walls you might have trouble with. Thinking of Pokemon like Regirock, or Musharna with their massive bulk. Ofc ourse they can heal it off but it's still extremely annoying. Sitrus Berry + Cheek Pouch is really good healing and will quite often get you to full health. Not as good as the other available sets, but a possibility, if needed.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by MrKijani
1 vote

Looking at this guy's stats I cannot see him in higher tiers, in fact I can't even see him in RU, but what do I know?

So I figure, since he'll be in NU, we'll give him a base 112 Attack stat.

Diggersby @ Leftovers
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Spd / 252 Atk / 4 HP
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Agility
- Stone Edge
- Return

With Huge Power your base attack is doubled to 112, and with Agility you can outspeed most things that would otherwise outspeed you. EdgeQuake for coverage, and Quake STAB with Return for STAB.

answered Nov 16, 2013 by MrKijani
Either in NU and useable in RU, or simply RU.
It's the actual attack stat that doubles, not the base stat. So he get's much more power yhan your 112 base stat as u suggested.
I'm aware of that now, the first answer at the top corrected us all.
1 vote

Contrary to popular belief, huge power does not double the base attack stat. Huge power doubles the actual attack stat of the Pokemon. That is why Diggersby could be a possible OU candidate for this generation.

In this set, I focus mainly on Diggersby being able to stay alive while being able to sweep decently. With a below average base speed stat of 78(compared to the rest of the metagame), it is more important for Diggersby to be able to take a few hits rather than outspeed. Hence, the leftovers and investment in health.

EdgeQuake gives Diggersby great coverage as well as a STAB Return.
Wild Charge is for getting rid of pesky water/flying types trying to switch into an earthquake or stone edge.

The way to use this set is pretty simple.
1) Predict
2) Choose appropriate move
3) Watch opposing Pokemon's HP drop to 0.
4) Repeat from step 1.

Warning: This Pokemon will get demolished by decent fighting types or grass types. Make sure to switch into a fighting-check like Trevenant if any of them try to switch in.

Checks/Counters:
Chesnaught - Chesnaught will be able to wall most moves from Diggersby and return a few STAB grass/fighting moves. WATCH OUT!

Mega-Medicham - Great attack stat and decent speed. Expect a (most likely OHKO) STAB fighting move from this before you get a chance to attack it.

Diggersby @ Leftovers
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 160 HP / 252 Atk / 96 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Wild Charge
- Stone Edge
- Return

answered Nov 19, 2013 by Spunz
0 votes

Wut ? Nobody with a Setup set, making it monstrously hard to resist ? It has enough bulk to setup. So your arguments are invalid.

Setup

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Diggersby @ Leftovers:
Trait: Huge Power
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Speed
Careful Nature

  • Bulk Up
  • Earthquake
  • Quick Attack
  • Agility

So basically, I just dished in Bulk Up. This is made for getting a late game sweeper. I wanted at first the same set as Blob, but just noticed it was not mandatory. ATTENTION: This is walled by any member of Gengar's family, except Mega-Gengar. Bulk Up makes it up for the lack of EVs in the Physical Bulk, whereas Agility makes up for the lack of Speed. Thus, I could focus on Special Defense and HP, to make it an unresisted annoying woodland creature evolution: Bunnelby. Oh but come on... Is not is evolved from a similar to Patrat ? Of course it is. But it gets the Ground typing, which grants it with an immunity to Thunder Wave, making it hard to slowdown. Once you setup correctly _ and Pimpnite should try it to make an epic Diggersby Sweep_ use either the terrible STAB Earthquake or the priority Quick Attack to make it easier to the victory.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by RecreativeReshiram
0 votes

item:life orb
ability:huge power
EV:252 att,252 speed,4spdef
earth quake
return
brick break
wild charge

this is one of the best 6 gen Pokemon like everything gets knocked out with one hit brick break and wild charge arent the best moves but the first 2 are the moves I use most but its just a good Pokemon love it

answered Nov 28, 2013 by ragewolf
0 votes

I managed to one-shot a Blaziken with a quick attack, then a Metagross with facade using this

Diggersby @ Poison Orb
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: ~180 HP / 252 Atk / ~60 Spe
Adamant Nature
- Earthquake
- Facade
- Swords Dance
- Quick Attack

You don't get brilliant coverage, but one or two swords dances, and Facade should be one-shotting a lot of Pokemon, with its Base Power 140 once you're poisoned.
Even without swords dance this is a beastly attack Pokemon.

answered Dec 19, 2013 by MeMaxHello
0 votes

Although I prefer the Choice Scarf set, nobody has suggested this so:

Reach all the way back (Diggersby) @ Focus Sash
Ability: Huge Power
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 HP / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Return
- Earthquake
- Swords Dance
- Quick Attack

Oh, and FYI, the nickname is a reference to it's In-Game animation of using Return. It's pretty Beastly.
Anyways, Swords Dance to boost it's already amazing attack stat. You can set up because of Focus Sash. Return + Earthquake are powerful STABs and Quick Attack is priority because it's not that fast.

answered Mar 30 by Gʟɪɢᴜʀʀ