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Should we treat Event Emboar any different than regular Emboar?

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I'm talking about Nature, EVs and eventually if we should keep the moves given or switch 'em up too.
Those are the moves the event one has:
• Flare Blitz
• Hold Back
• Head Smash
• Take Down

This is the moveset given by Tracy in 2011, should something be changed since 4 years have passed?

Emboar (M) @ Choice Band
Trait: Reckless
EVs: 252 HP / 252 Atk / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
Flare Blitz
Head Smash
Wild Charge
Hammer Arm

Note: This is a moveset given by PokeMaster himself, just adding this because it's a "normal Emboar" moveset
Emboar has an OK Special movepool. Here's a good set.

Ability: Blaze
EVs: SpAtk max, then Def/SpDef split.

Hidden Power Ice (if possible) or Focus Blast
Grass Knot or Scald (don't need both, they cover roughly the same)
Double Team or Rest


here are the links

What is the best?
What can you guys suggest?

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My advice is to run a a Scarf set. Reckless provides a huge power boost to the attacks it uses. So you should run the following set:

Emboar @ Choice Scarf
Ability: Reckless
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
-Flare Blitz
-Wild Charge
-Head Smash

EDIT: Added another set.

This set forgoes the ability to smash stuff with Superpower, but allows you the freedom of switching moves.

Emboar @ Shell Bell
Ability: Reckless
Jolly Nature
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe / 4 HP
-Flame Charge
-Flare Blitz
-Wild Charge
-Head Smash

Flame Charge will boost your Speed to the point where you can wreck big-time. Shell Bell is used because you need some way to heal off that recoil, and you'll be dishing out mondo damage, so it's semi-reliable recovery.

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I need more answers (or points of views) before I can pick a best answer Radi, so gimme some time ;)
Here's a vote up in the meantime to thank you for answering tho!
Personally, I think this is the best set possible.  As long as you don't find anything with Aerilate.
Here's another +1 :D
Thanks guys :D
if I used the first move set with shell bell, would that be good?
Or is the scarf better?
Scarf all the way.
^Completely agree. With base 65 speed your not going to be outspeeding any threats, so shell bell will be pretty useless if you can't hit your opponent.
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I'd like to add something else, you can treat hidden ability PIGNITE different, rest talk curse rock slide with thick fat 252 hp 246 special def 6 deffense(curse boost) with eviolite under trick room is an absolute beast.

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Also running under sun adds water neutralness, making him amazing.
The 6 defense EVs only give you one point, so change it to 4 EVs and 248 Sp. Def EVs.
Ah, forgive me, idk why I put six I meant 8 and 244, my bad