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What is a good moveset for Dedenne?

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Dedenne sprite

asked Nov 17, 2013 by MovesetBot
NU, definitely.
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2 votes

Mediocre stats. At least, it has an excellent typing, only weak to Ground and Poison.
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Ailment Absorber (needed 15 minutes to understand the role)

Dedenne @ Lum Berry:
Trait: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 252 Speed / 252 HP / 4 Sp.Atk
Timid Nature

  • Volt Switch
  • Sleep Talk
  • Grass Knot
  • Thief

This is unusual. Oh but wut... That fu**ing thing has an excellent typing alongside no STAB fairy move, bar the useless Play Rough, a maximum of Electric Move, and useless abilities with no moves to take profit. I mean, come on. If this thing get Recycle, then we could use well Cheek Pouch to quickly annoy. Instead, we will have to thief the other's berry, use them and heal ourselves. The Lum Berry is for if ever you are hurt by a status ailment, thus recovering HP and curing the ailment. Grass knot is a filler as the moveset is nonexistent. And Volt Switch is for scouting purposes.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by ItsGuillotine
sleep talk?
Transfer Dedenne over to ORAS and go to the move tutors in Kiloude City, then you can teach it Recycle. And Sleep Talk? You don't have Rest in the move set and the Lum Berry will cancel the Sleep so why put it there? Thief, AND Grass Knot are also not very good moves because your opponent could easily be holding an  item like a Flame/ Toxic Orb or a Choice Band instead, and that wouldn't be very good would it? And for Grass Knot, Who is that gonna be Super Effective against? Water, Ground, and Rock Types, But wait, your already gonna be good against two of them so basically, it's kinda a waste of space, the only good move on there is volt switch, in my opinion.
1 vote

Ergh why don't you have a good STAB fairy move?

Dedenne@Choice Specs
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 4 HP 252 SP ATK 252 SPD
Timid/Naive Nature
-Grass Knot
-Hidden Power Ice
-Volt Switch/U-turn

Base 101 speed in tandem with base 81 sp atk actually makes dedenne a little more threatening than he looks. Taking advantage of the fact that he outspeeds most of his likely metagame (nu), dedenne dons a fine pair of glasses to see his enemies fall to his electric rage. Thunderbolt is obligatory STAB, while grass knot is handy for those heavier bulky opponents, notably seismatoad. HP Ice forms a weaker bolt-beam, while the last slot is devoted to momentum.

It should be noted that a Fairy type hidden power is not possible

answered Nov 17, 2013 by Dudeicolo
1 vote

Dedenne @ Whatever
Ability: Plus
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Entrainment
- Grass Knot
- Protect/Charge Beam
- Thunderbolt/Thunder Wave

Dedenne could be used on a Plus/Minus team in a triple battle. Use Entrainment to turn an ally's ability to Plus and boost their special attack. Team him with Klingklang for an automatic boost, then choose any Pokemon you want to add the plus ability to, like a good special sweeper, and boost the special attack even more. Use Protect to stay alive longer or Charge Beam to boost Special attack even more. Thunderbolt for more powerful Stab. Thunder Wave to annoy and slow everyone down. Grass Knot for coverage.

Other than this, I don't see Dedenne serving any other purpose. He's basically another Plusle or Minun with a few more resistances and an immunity to Dragon. He could just be a support/annoyance Pokemon, but there are better Pokemon out there for that.

answered Oct 7, 2014 by Dewman8810
I used this strategy in doubles with Mega-Zard-Y, STAB Heat Wave in the sun with Plus. That's basically 95 x .75 (reduced damage in doubles) x 1.5 (sun) x 1.5 (STAB) x 1.5 (if helping hand is used)with 50% more special attack thanks to plus. I used 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spe Timid Dedenne with protect, entrainment, helping hand, and parabolic charge holding a focus sash. EV spread makes Dedenne outspeed your own timid Charizard by 1 point, so that Dedenne can entrainment before it heat waves to get the boost
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SubSalac Sweeper

Dedenne@Salac Berry
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 4 HP 252 SP ATK 252 SPD
Timid Nature
-Charge Beam
-Hidden Power Ice/Grass Knot

Although its speed is high, some threats, like scarfers and swellow, still outspeed our little magic pikachu. That's where the Salac Berry comes in. Using his decent resistances and potentially threatening offensive presence, Dedenne can set up substitutes and charge beams as it pleases until after the third substitute, it gets both a speed boost and some recovery in addition to whatever special attack boosts it has accumulated. Sweeping time. Thunderbolt is standard STAB, while HP Ice and Grass Knot can round out the set, although the latter is typically the better choice.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by Dudeicolo
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Dedenne@Choice Specs
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 4 HP 252 SP ATK 252 SPD

  • Discharge (chance of paralyzing and STAB)
  • Play Rough (STAB and lowers enemy attack)
  • Grass Knot (good for bigger foes like blastoise and covers ground type)
  • Dig (covers poison type)
answered Dec 7, 2013 by Bob Mcfluffykins
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Not made for sweeping, but...

Dedenne (M) @Assault Vest
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Sp.Atk / 252 Spd
Timid / Modest Nature

  • Thunder
  • Nuzzle
  • Grass Knot
  • Volt Switch

Dedenne is actually a unique Pokémon (although it's design can be compared a lot often to Raichu or even Hamtaro), it's typing, providing only two weakness, sure is unique. Dedenne can't actually have that much power to sweep, but against the right opponents it can surely be annoying and even defeat one or two. Assault Vest makes it a little bulkier on the special side, which is always welcome. Thunder, besides STAB, is there due to Dedenne's lack of power and Thunderbolt suddenly not being that reliable. Nuzzle is that special attacking Thunder Wave that pairs up pretty well with Assault Vest. Grass Knot is for coverage against Ground/Rock type Pokémon who think it will be easy to get a free knock out at him. And of course, Volt Switch is excellent for a final hit and free switch out.

Overall, Dedenne isn't the greatest Pokémon, it's movepool is pretty shallow and it does miss a good Fairy STAB move, but you may see some people using and I guess it's just because of its looks. So if you want to use a Dedenne, go for it!

answered Jun 23, 2014 by Melies
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Dedenne @ Life Orb
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Nuzzle
- Volt Switch
- Grass Knot
- Thunderbolt

Dedenne can be viable as a support role with its typing, speed, and nuzzle. Nuzzle is a step up from thunder wave and cannot be taunted. With paralysis support it can greatly increase your team's chance of winning. I found that it can run an assault vest set but in all reality it doesn't like to take hits, so instead I suggest using life orb for extra damage because it will more likely be able to 1HKO Pokémon like Gastrodon, Quagsire, Swampert, and Rhyperior (that is if you use Dedenne in those tiers) w/ grass knot and KO flying and water types w/ volt switch and thunderbolt. Volt Switch is for scouting purposes and leaving unfavorable matchups.

answered Sep 10, 2014 by Ike
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Dedenne @ Sitrus Berry
Trait: Check Pouch
EVs: 252 HP, 252 SP.DEF, 4 DEF
Calm Nature

  • Super Fang
  • Nuzzle
  • Charm
  • Parobolic Charge / Volt Switch

I used this set and things went positive! Charm lowers the Attack, Useful for making a physical Pokemon weak, While Super Fang makes the opponent HP go down by half, Nuzzle Opponent = get Parahaxed, While Parabolic Charge regains life (If You Wanna Survive) or Volt Switch for Scouting. But You'll have a hard time killin' them Ground Types Because You Only Have One Move That Can Defeat Them ...EHO CARES ABOUT THAT? Oh Also, I Used This On A Ubers Team...It Destroyed Stuff.... ~u~

answered Jan 22 by PKMN Prof. Stein
Try using confide or eerie impulse instead of parabolic charge/volt switch for some serious (and fun) ragequits ! ! ! XD
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VGC doubles support rat...

Dedenne (F) @ Sitrus berry.
Ability: Cheek Pouch.
Nature: Jolly/Timid (doesn't matter because won't use real attacks, just needs to be FAST)
Super fang (depletes hp and makes easier kills).
Charm (lowers enemy Atk stat so the rat can survive longer).
Recycle (assured HP restoration, plus cheek pouch, even better ! ! !).
Confide/Attract (to lower enemy SpAtk so the rat, and team, can survive longer. Or inmobilize COMPLETELY, ).

Start with charm/confide, repeat charm confide other 1-2 turns.
At almost 1/3 HP the sitrus berry will be eaten (and cheek pouch will activate, EATING TWO sitrus berries in a row).
Super fang everything to easier kills. Recycle once the berry is consumed.
PROFIT ! ! ! :D

answered Aug 30 by Mahlahj
–1 vote

I may not be an expert but I think:

Play Rough
Volt Switch

answered Dec 1, 2013 by MrMagius