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What is a good moveset for Furfrou?

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asked Nov 17, 2013 by MovesetBot
This poodle is extremely bulky with fur coat and cotton guard, it's a shame because if it had reliable recovery it may end up in UU, but I only see it in RU.
May i just comment that all movesets should include the hairstyle. very important

11 Answers

6 votes

Emperor of Fabulous @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Impish
-Toxic/ Thunder Wave
-Cotton Guard

Peasants aren't worthy of breathing the same air as the Emperor of Fabulous.

So this set is basically there to stall out physical attackers, but to be honest it would work a lot better if Furfrou had a reliable recovery move outside of Rest, which it doesn't. Still, Fur Coat is an interesting ability that'll halve the damage of any physical moves, which will let it have some form of a niche in NU. You can choose to run Charm over Cotton Guard, since that will force your opponent to switch out, but really Cotton Guard is better since it boosts your stats instead.

Furfrou doesn't have a ver good move pool for attacking, and the only viable moves for a Band set would be Wild Charge, Return, Sucker Punch & U-Turn. It'd be interesting to see what moves it gets through breeding though.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by fondant
It gets Refresh, Captivate, Role Play, Mimic and Work Up from breeding.
Nothing good then. :/
I would say that Refresh is half decent but like you said, nothing really good.
Yea Refresh is okay but it doesn't have Wish or Recover to go with it, so meh.
Ah, yes! I forgot about it. But an eeveelution of its tier, like Vaporeon for OU, Umbreon for UU, Leafeon for RU ? and glaceon for NU can pass Wish.
4 votes

Annoying staller

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Furfrou @ Leftovers:
Trait: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Sp.Def / 4 Def
Careful Nature

  • Cotton Guard
  • Toxic
  • Protect
  • Return

This set is odd, and patience and prediction are the key of its success. Cannot be used against any Pokémon immune to Toxic. The EVs are majoritarily for HP and Special Defense. Cotton Guard once is hard, twice, it is unstoppable with Fur Coat. Toxic removes some HP to your opponent's Pokémons turns after turns. Protect is to stall and scout, for example, Swords Dance Garchomp or Scarchomp, but this has no uses in OU. Return is your STAB.

answered Nov 17, 2013 by ItsGuillotine
edited Nov 17, 2013 by ItsGuillotine
Sand Attack is banned due to the accuracy clause thing.
Wut ? Going to arrange it.
2 votes

Fur Attacker @ Choice Band
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 Atk 252 Sp. Def 4 Spe
Nature: Adamant/Careful
- Sucker Punch
- Wild Charge
- U-Turn
- Return

Thick Fur @Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP 252 Def 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Impish
- Toxic/Thunder wave
- U-Turn/Return/Sucker Punch
- Cotton Guard
- Refresh

answered Mar 1, 2014 by Jeffyjeffp
2 votes

name: RestTalk
move 1: Toxic
move 2: Snarl
move 3: Rest
move 4: Sleep Talk
ability: Fur Coat
item: Leftovers
evs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
ivs: 0 Atk
nature: Bold

Toxic cripples the opponent and Snarl can be used against Special Attackers because it lowers their Special Attack. Rest can be used when Furfrou is at low HP and in need of recovery while Sleep Talk can be used when asleep to continue using moves. Fur Coat is Furfrou's only legal Ability which halves the damage taken from all Physical Attacks. Leftovers is the recommended item for this set because it gives consistent healing to Furfrou. The recommended EVs and Nature maximize Furfrou's Physical Defense. 0 Attack IVs and a Bold Nature recude opposing Foul Play damage. Have fun using this move set!

answered Aug 15, 2014 by SM979
1 vote

Furfrou (M) @ Leftovers

Trait: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)
- Cotton Guard
- U-turn
- Roar
- Return

answered Nov 17, 2013 by Mewderator
1 vote

Furfrou @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP, 252 Def, 4 Sp. Def
Nature: Impish
- Thunder Wave
- Return
- Charm
- Cotton Guard

Great Mega Khan counter. Takes approx. 5% from PuP if he charms first. (T-wave, keep charming until parahax, cotton guard, repeat until full def, return it slowly to death)

answered Dec 12, 2013 by gallolala
1 vote

Furfrou Matron Trim

Furfrou @ leafovers
- Return
- Cotton Guard
- Wild Charge
- Toxic

Ok, so Return is going to be good damage is your Furfrou is happy + STAB.
Cotton Guard with its ability Fur Coat makes this poodle wall physical attacks with ease.
Wild Change is for coverage and heal recoil with leftovers.
Toxic to help whittle down HP (apart from steel obliviously!)
I would recommend you EV train in Speed and Attack with a couple in Sp.Defence!

answered Feb 2, 2014 by gothitelle7
1 vote

furfrou usually runs one set; physical wall. So how 'bout a band?
fat sweaty guy@
choice band
fur coat
252 HP, 252 Atk., 4 Def.
sucker punch
wild charge
this is a gimmick-ish set it does decent damage though not too viable, does decent damage and take hits... so I guess it is a physical tank.

answered Mar 2, 2014 by battleme4fun
1 vote

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Furfrou @ Leftovers
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 Atk, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Nature: Jolly
- Return/Retaliate
- Cotton Guard
- Toxic
- Protect

If you're willing to raise Happiness, Return is a nice and powerful move. Retaliate is a great option otherwise as it works wonderfully after a fainted Pokemon.

After this initial attack, run Furfrou as a standard Toxic staller. Cotton Guard is a beautiful defensive move when paired with Fur Coat. Once the Furfrou is setup, go back to attacking and Protecting alternately.

I personally run a Furfrou and mine has single-handedly taken down a Forretress before. Very nice Pokemon and absolutely lovable with the Dandy coat.

answered May 24, 2014 by DaWeaselGeek
1 vote

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Furfrou @ Assault Vest
Ability: Fur Coat
EVs: 252 HP/252 Atk/ 4 Sp.Def
Nature: Adamant

  • Return/Retaliate
  • Wild Charge
  • Sucker Punch
  • U-turn

With Furfrou's good defense stat thanks to Fur Coat, and its usable special defense stat, Furfrou makes a very interesting Assault Vest user. With an Adamant nature and max attack investment, Furfrou is able to not only tank hits but fire back some of its own. Furfrou's good speed stat, even without investment still allows it to outpace many Pokemon in the NU metagame. As for moves, Return has a solid base power and STAB. However Retaliate can be used instead as a means to revenge kill adversaries that are slower than it. Wild Charge is there for coverage and at least neutral damage against Steel types but should be used sparingly because of Furfrou's lack of recovery. Sucker Punch allows Furfrou to hit Ghost types that would otherwise wall it and gives it a priority move that has decent base power. Finally, U-turn allows Furfrou to act as a defensive pivot, taking a hit with its good bulk and then switching to a less bulky sweeper.

answered Aug 24, 2014 by Sleeper800
0 votes

Furfrou @ Rocky Helmet
Trait: Fur Coat
Impish Nature
EVS: 252 HP, 252 DEF and 4 ATK
- Return
- Sucker Punch
- Cotton Guard
- Rest

Furfrou is one of those Pokemon that is horrible on it's own but great with proper team support. Pairing it up with a special wall like Blissey is great if you manage to predict at the right time. Cotton Guard is the crux of this set, as it allows it to shield against many physical attacks, Sucker Punch and Return are just moves for Taunt users, and Rest is to heal off any status (Poison)

answered Oct 4, 2014 by Meeper12346