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What is a good moveset for Marowak?

1 vote

My Marowak knows:

Bone Club: STAB
Bonemerang: STAB
Bone Rush: STAB
Fire Blast: Deals with Grass and Ice types.

Marowak learnset

asked Jul 14, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
May I ask you something? What is STAB? This can be usefull... thanks
Same type attack bonus. When the attack type matches your Pokemon's type, you get a bonus of x1.5. I knew about that under a different name. You probably did too.
Wow... I didn't know it before! thanks a lot, and I understand now!
Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 248 HP / 252 Atk / 8 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Bonemerang
- Stone Edge
- Substitute
- Focus Punch

12 Answers

6 votes

No offense trachy, but that's an awful moveset. You DON'T need 3 moves of the same type, there's barely any difference between them either. Plus Earthquake beats them all anyway.

Marowak's Attack is better than Sp. Attack so target that:
- Swords Dance (doubles your attack on first use)
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch to cover weaknesses
- Stone Edge or Double Edge

You could keep Fire Blast if you're not upping your attack as much, then it will be more powerful than Fire Punch. In this case you could probably ignore Swords Dance and use both Stone Edge and Double Edge.

answered Jul 14, 2010 by Pokemaster
Yeah, I know. I just got it in a trade from my sister. These are her reasons for having the moves. I'll teach it Stone Edge cause I'm not fond of Double-Edge unless I have Rock Head or it's with my Snorlax combo. I hate the fact that my Marowak has Lightningrod.
I'm not the guy who asked but if I can't get fire punch should i settle for aerial ace? still covers weakness. and i prefer bonmerang for double attack and that means higher crit rate...i think. im not sure.
1 vote

Gen V

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Swords Dance
  • Stone Edge
  • Earthquake
  • Double-Edge

Thick Club+Swords Dance=OHKO. Especially when it comes to STAB Earthquake. Stone Edge is there for type coverage, mainly taking down the Flying types that are immune to Earthquake. Double-Edge has high power, and no recoil thanks to Rock Head. No point in trying to increase that low Speed, so max out Attack. Defense is also maxed to provide bulk.

answered May 30, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 3, 2011 by trachy
alright guys for one equake is way over rated when it comes to marowak. bonemerang is better in this case. it hits twice and both hits have a chance to crit and the base power is 50 so even if it doesnt crit it's still an equake. bonemerang also gets pass sturdy which is popular right now.

Marowak @ thick club

Trait: Rock head

EV's:252 attk/ 252 def/ 4 hp or 4 sdef

adamant nature with the discription: capable of taking hits.

swords dance
stone edge
fire punch or double edge.
But it doesn't have the perfect accuracy of Earthquake.
it dont need it it's still better. stone edge doesnt have perfect accuracy either but it's used.
True, but in the case of Stone Edge, there is no perfect accuracy Rock Type attack (well besides Ancientpower, Power Gem, HP Rock, and Smack Down, but the first three are special and the last one is pathetic. Rock Slide has better accuracy than Stone Edge, but Stone Edge has 25 more base power, which makes up for the 10 lower accuracy. When Rock Blast is available, I use that over Stone Edge.) However, I will say that Earthquake and Bonemerang are both equal options on Marowak, and it depends on the person using the Marowak. It all comes down to what is preferred, accuracy or Sub/Sash/Sturdy breaking. I prefer the accuracy of Earthquake, but Bonemerang is still a good option.
1 vote

Marowak (M) Thick Club
Trait: Rock Head
Nature: Brave
EV's: 252 Atk. 252 Def. 6 Sp. Def.

  • Earthquake- High powered STAB, Good acc.
  • Fire Punch- Type coverage to Grass and Ice
  • Thunder Punch- Type coverage to Water
  • Double Edge- No extra damage because of Rock Head

Hope this was useful :D

answered Aug 5, 2012 by Hyper Flares
edited Aug 6, 2012 by Pokemaster
1 vote

For NU Tier


Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Substitute
  • Bonemerang
  • ThunderPunch
  • Brick Break/ Focus Punch (for the ballsy ones.)

Substitute is for protection from status. Bonemerang over Earthquake to break Subs and Sashes and get some damage in. ThunderPunch & Brick Break for coverage.

answered Aug 18, 2012 by 5th of November
edited Aug 18, 2012 by 5th of November
1 vote

My Marowak moveset is:

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SpAtk)

Fire Punch - Deals with Grass and Ice weankess. Chance of burn.
Thunder Punch -Deals with Water weakness. Chance of paralyze.
Earthquake - STAB, Great move.
Stone Edge/Swords Dance - Stone Edge for Ice weakness. Great move. High critical. Swords Dance to increase Atk stat. Your choice.

answered Feb 25, 2013 by Spicy10077
0 votes

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club

Role: Lead

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 128 HP / 16 Atk / 112 Def / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Bonemerang
  • Stealth Rock
  • Fire Punch
  • Stone Edge

Bonemerang Breaks Sashes, ( Common lead trick )
Fire Punch puts Forretress, Ferrothorn, Etc. In Their Place.
Stealth Rock sets up.
Stone Edge provides coverage.

answered Aug 16, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

I do not own the mentioned pokemon, just suggesting it.

Marowak @Thick Club
EVs: 129 Atk 127 Def 127 SDef 127 HP
Rock Head
Adamant, Impish, or Careful
Fire Punch
Brick Break

Fire Punch covers ice, grass, steel, and bug for us; Brick break does some of Fire Punch's job while breaking screens; Bonemerang breaks subs and hurts the target at the same time plus STAB; And Double Edge does nice neutral coverage with Rock Head.

answered Oct 30, 2011 by [MEGA]StellarLucario
Hey, who downvoted this?
Not me. I gave you an upvote!
Thanks, because I think this is a great set! who would be dumb enough to vote this down w/ out saying why?
0 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Lightningrod
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Brave Nature (+Atk, -Spd)
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Aerial Ace
- Brick Break/Blizzard

Rock Slide hits multiple foes. So does Earthquake, but Earthquake gets STAB. Aerial Ace can hit any foe in a Triple Battle. Brick Break is Screen breaking coverage. However, since you are using Lightningrod you can also try using Blizzard. Lightningrod protects your allies from Electric attacks. While Marowak can't make much use of the Special Attack boosts unless you use Blizzard, the team support it offers is much more useful than Marowak's other abilities.

answered Jan 18, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

Train Marowak:

Ability: Rock Head
Item: Thick club
Nature: Impish
EV's: 252 attk, 252 def, 4 HP


Fire punch/Outrage/Perish song/Stealth rock

Hope this helps!

answered Jun 30, 2013 by Oshawott98
0 votes

This is one of my favorite Pokemon. The physical version of Reuiniclus

Marowak@Thick Club
Ability: Battle Armor
Brave Nature
EVs: 252 Atk/240 SDef/16 HP

Earthquake- Thick Club doubles his attack and STAB means you have one of the toughest Earthquakes out there.

Stone Edge- This little dude has access to EdgeQuake.

Fire Punch- Now you have perfect coverage in OU.

Play Rough- More Excellent coverage.

Use this guy in Trick Room since investing in speed won't really make you outspeed anything. This thing obliterates anything! Garchomp ain't got nothing on him.

answered Jan 18, 2014 by ChewyDonuts
edited Mar 2, 2014 by ChewyDonuts
0 votes

One move sounds a bit odd, but trust me, it works.

Marowak (M) @ Thick Club
Trait: Battle Armor
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

Substitute/Stealth Rock
Fire Punch
Smack Down/Rock Slide

Now Fire Punch is for type coverage. Substitute is useful because if you can get a free substitute up, this thing is unstoppable. Earthquake provides good STAB and does MASSIVE damage because of his max EV's in attack, his thick club, and for the sole fact that he has a high attack. Rock Slide is a good move because it covers flying types who switch in. But for those who are very confident in their attack stat, I have smack down on there solely for the purpose of getting rid of the immunity of flying types, Levitate, and Magnet Rising Magnezones who use Gyro Ball. Also, it prevents the opponent from using fly, trying to get in some damage, hoping to knock out marowak. Combine this with Stealth Rock, and you can get rid of the flying type/Levitate immunities.

answered Feb 2, 2014 by 1paynee221
0 votes

2 Sets

Defensive Wall/Sweeper Hybrid
Marowak @ Thick Club
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def
Impish Nature
- Earthquake
- Double-Edge
- Fire Punch
- ThunderPunch

If there's a weak offensive Pokemon or a setup Pokemon, Marowak can come in, take a hit, and punish a switch with a Thick Club boosted Earthquake.
Marowak @ Thick Club
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Earthquake
- Bonemerang
- Double-Edge
- ThunderPunch
This works best on a sticky web team. If you want the risk of being out sped but a little more firepower, go with Adamant. But this is a decent attack and outspeeds most things under sticky web. This could also work on a Trick Room team but with Brave over Jolly/Adamant.

answered Mar 25 by PursuedPanther4