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What is a good moveset (and type) for Arceus?

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I don't really know what to do about Arceus' many types and the moves it can learn.

Arceus learnset

asked Jul 10, 2010 by ThatSassyGirlx89
edited Jul 2, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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Does arceus have the best state total?

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@Spooky Plate
252 Hp / 4 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (-Atk +Spd)
-Judgment
-Focus Blast
-Calm Mind
-Recover

This guy is great.
2 calm minds make a scarfogres water spout a 3 hit ko.
Judgment hits most of ubers very hard, and when it doesnt Focus Blast does.
He provides good synergy for teams and prooves a sucsessful spin blocker.

answered Jun 17, 2012 by Blobyolo
edited Sep 5, 2012 by Pokemaster
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Dragon type Arceus
Item: Draco Plate
Moves:
Judgement (A super-affective move)
Gravity (to keep pokemon who know Fly or Bounce down)
Recover (so you don't have to use potions or anything)
Draco Meteor (another super-effective move and the held plate powers it up)

Hope this helps!
This moveset is actually used by my Arceus and it helps with battles with people who keep using Fly or Bounce.

answered Jul 23, 2012 by Nightcat
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I'll give a shot at this.
Arceus @Zap Plate

EVs:252 Sp. Atk 252 Atk 4 def
Moveset:
Focus Blast
Ice Beam
Earthquake
Payback

I mostly took advantage of it learning practictly every move. It's type is electric beacause it has only one weakness, ground, wich is covered by it's moveset. Focus Blast covers 5 diffrent types, wich are normal, ice, dark, rock, and steel.Ice Beam also covers a lot of types wich include grass, it's weakness ground,flying, and dragon types.Earthquake also covers a lot, a total of 3, these types are fire, electric, and poison. PAyback I put in here to cover two types on the E4 that are ghost and psychic.With this moveset and type, this Pokemon has 1 weakness wich is covered by one of it's moves. It also covers every type but
3 wich are water, fighting, and bug types.

answered Nov 6, 2012 by Megaflygon
Walled by Palkia, and Earthquake also hits Rock and Steel types, so that is definitely a more reloable way to hit those 2 types as Focus Blast has a most annoying tendency to miss.
yay! ben has become an expert!!
What's another move that arceus can learn that's a fighting type move?
I use a fighting move to cover normal,dark, and Ice
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Arceus - Bug @ Insect Plate

Trait: Multitype

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • X-Scissor
  • Recover
  • Iron Tail / Waterfall

Loely bugs :3. Swords Dance will boost up your attack stat. X-Scissor is STAB. Not many will be surviving this. It provides solid damage, Mewtwo and Darkrai will go down. Recover heals when in a bind. Iron Tail / Waterfall are your coverage attacks. Pesky and annoying Arceus Ground / Rock :P.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Nindzya
Don't use Arceus-Bug. Use Genesect ;D
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I would have it like this enter image description here

Item:Light clay
Ability:Multitype
Nature:Calm
Role:Team helper
Light screen- Reduces special damage
Reflect- Reduces physical damage
Toxic/Will-o-wisp/Thunder wave- Makes the opponents Pokemon weaker
Recover- Keeps it in good shape

answered Feb 17, 2013 by Nr755
no offense but that moveset is horrible
1. It doesn't have its signature move.
2. It doesn't have an attack move.
I know but i have tried this set and it really works and is a good teamhelper and like i wrote it is a teamhelper
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**PHYSICAL GOD OF SAND*
Arceus

Or

Arceus

Arceus: stone plate/earth plate
Nature: jolly
Evs: 4 hp 252 atk 252 spd
Ability: multitype
Swords dance
Stone edge
Earthquake
Extreme speed/shadow claw

Move over excadrill there's a new sand sweeper in town and he's ready to bring his divine power to all his opponents. Stone plate can be used for the 50% special defense boost in sand while earth plate can be used for the "better" STAB. Anyway this simple yet powerful set is quite usable in and out of sand, and can handle multiple meta game threats such as zekrom, reshiram, and the many flying types. Swords dance is the standard boosting move for a physical attacker and the edge quake combo provides superb coverage. In the last slot you can either run extreme speed, which is the preferred move, for the nearly guaranteed first move, or shadow claw, for the numerous ghost and psychic types in ubers, most notably giratina. Good teammates for this arceus include shaymin, who can deal with opposing weather setters, and tyranitar, who sets up sand and can deal with giratina and other such bulky ghosts/psychics.

answered May 5, 2013 by Ludicobro
edited May 5, 2013 by Ludicobro
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The ultimate arceus with
No effect: 0
not very effective: 0
Normal Effect: 172
Super Effective: 503

Arceus @ Dread Plate
Trait: Multitype
Attacks:
- Focus Blast
- Fly
- Stone Edge
- Judgement
This is the strongest move set Arceus can learn

answered May 27, 2013 by Enderdragon
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I haven't posted in forever. Well, anyways, this is the best arceus set I have ever used. Absolutely love it:
Arceus (Normal)@ leftovers
enter image description here
Ability: Multitype
248 hp/ 252 att/ 8 spe
+att -sp att
Swords Dance/ Bulk Up
Extremespeed
Brick Break
Shadow Claw

This is an Extremekiller arceus set that uses his fantastic bulk to tank big hits and hit back even harder. He's a good answer to the 252 spe variant of Extremekiller. 8 speed ev's help outspeed other 4 speed arceus. Brick break and shadow claw provide good neutral coverage, and after a boost or two, can take down dialga and giratina respectively.

answered Oct 9, 2013 by Extremespeed
edited Oct 10, 2013 by Extremespeed
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Arceus the Electric Killer

Item: Zap Plate
Ability: Multitype

Moves:

Thunderbolt
Charge Beam
Ice Beam
Recover

First of all, the type. EVERYONE wants a Draco Arceus. EVERYONE. But why have three weaknesses when you can have one with the Electric type? Sure you don't have any effect on Ground as an Electric Pokemon but that goes the same way with Dragon.

Now, the moves. Thunderbolt and Charge Beam because Arceus will need those since it will be an Electric type so why not have any decent Electric moves? Recover to always live and never have to see the tragedy of the killing machine faint. (No one can live through that) But Ice Beam? Taking care of the Ground types will be a peace of cake with an Ice move. Also it gives way of advantage to Dragon, Grass, Flying (Electric already covered that ._.) and Ground (Like I said before) so you will have no weaknesses. Be a boss today.

answered Feb 28 by SparkyCharm110
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If your arceus is normal type (better then the others) that´s the best moveset(in my opinion):

.judgament (obvious)

.psychic (for fighting Pokemon)

.dark pulse (i hate psych pookemon)

.spacial hand (for dragon:they´re good Pokemon)

hope you like

answered Mar 24 by ARCEUS1014