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What is a good LC moveset for Numel?

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I didn't see this question on the page for Numel, so here goes!

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Numel @ Life Orb
Level: 5
Ability: Simple
EVs: 240 SpA / 236 Spe
Modest Nature
- Flame Charge
- Fire Blast
- Earth Power
- Hidden Power Electric

Flame Charge boosts speed by +2 thanks to Simple, allowing Numel to outspeed Scarfers such as Mienfoo after a boost. The other moves are chosen to inflict heavy damage thanks to STAB and HP Electric to hit water types.

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Nice set! Minor nitpicking but I usually prefer Mild over Modest because I don't like to take away from Flame Charge's damage output. :P
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While I know it's kinda weird to answer my own questions, I just couldn't resist posting this Numel set! ^

Numel @ Eviolite
Ability: Simple
Modest Nature
196 HP / 236 SpA / 76 Def
-Rest
-Sleep Talk
-Ancient Power
-Flamethrower

The crux of this set is the Simple Ancient Power. If you're lucky, you snag a free Swords Dance, Iron Defense, Nasty Plot, Amnesia, and Rock Polish AT THE SAME TIME. That's crazy! At +2, Flamethrower can do a heck of a lot of damage to even Pokemon that 4X resist it. Here's one calculation from Showdown's Damage Calculator:

+2 236+ SpA Numel Flamethrower vs. 252 HP / 0 SpD Gible: 15-18 (60 - 72%) -- guaranteed 2HKO

And that's assuming they're running full HP investment, which almost no one does. You can sponge the Earthquake or Outrage it throws at you on the first turn with no problem and KO the next turn. Note, however, that this requires that you have set up with Ancient Power.

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Thing is, you're rarely so lucky with Ancient Power when its boost chance is only 10%
True that. I have swept many a person with Numel, though. I might use Serene Grace Ancient Power Jirachi in UU :P
And then, the chance is still only 20%...
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Alright, lets do this!
Numel @ Leftovers
Ability: Simple
Nature: Impish/Adamant/Sassy
EVs: 36 Def/236 Atk/236 Sp.def
-Stockpile
-Howl
-Flame Charge
-Earthquake
This thing is boss!
Alright time to explain!
The Nature is up to you. Bulk or pure power? The EVs are what Showdown! gave me and it works quite well. Stockpile makes it bulky af and after that, Howl works well with it. After this, you are unstoppable unless a Water-type comes in. One Flame Charge will make you sweep whether you like it or not.
Here is a strategy I recommend:
Take out all water types and send it in. Not much more to explain here.

Hope this set brings victory to many! :D

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Um, Howl raises Attack and Lava Plume and Earth Power are Special moves, just saying...
^ (filler)
oops got the effects mixed up with Work Up XD
lol XD
Actually, Numel does get Growth as an egg move.....
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Numel @Eviolite
Trait: Simple
Bold Nature
EVs: 252 Hp, 252 SpD
-Stockpile
-Flame Charge
-Earth Power
-Flamethrower

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