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What is a good moveset for Dedenne?

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Dedenne Pokedex & learnset for reference.

Dedenne sprite

asked Nov 17, 2013 by MovesetBot
NU, definitely.
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6 Answers

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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 RecreativeReshiram
sleep talk?
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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
-Thunderbolt
-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 Ludicobro
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SubSalac Sweeper

Dedenne@Salac Berry
Ability: Cheek Pouch
EVs: 4 HP 252 SP ATK 252 SPD
Timid Nature
-Substitute
-Charge Beam
-Thunderbolt
-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 Ludicobro
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I may not be an expert but I think:

Play Rough
Rest
Façade
Volt Switch

answered Dec 1, 2013 by MrMagius
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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 by Melies