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What is a good moveset for Milotic?

3 votes
asked Jul 15, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Milotic (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Marvel Scale
EVs: 200 HP / 56 SAtk / 252 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Boil Over
- Sleep Talk
- Rest
- Ice Beam
i got a lvl 22 milotic, so its not verygood
-ice beam
-blizzard
-water pulse
-??? (i forgot this move, might add toxic for replacement)

18 Answers

8 votes

Mine is similar to trachy's:
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Toxic
- Recover

Pretty standard moveset, really - Water and Ice type moves cover all bases with at least regular effectiveness (except for Water itself). Dragon Pulse is powerful but adds no advantage if you already have Ice Beam.

answered Jul 15, 2010 by Pokemaster
Good point. I like this moveset better.
Did You Know
 the champion of pokemon emerald,Wallace has a milotic with the SAME moveset
If you want a winner then use this
•surf(good stab move)
•ice beam(another good stab move)
•mirror coat(since its bulky and can take a hit it can counter moves like thunder bolt or energy ball)
•recover(for getting the health back and annoying ur opponent
5 votes

Milotic

This is a pretty annoying set I see a lot in UU.

Suggested Nature:Calm

Suggested item: leftovers

Suggested ability: marvel scale

  • Rest: Gets rid of damage and status.
  • Sleep Talk:Works with rest.
  • Scald:STAB; offers a chance to burn.
  • Dragon Tail:Used for pokemon that can counter milotic.
answered Jul 12, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Note: Dragon-tail has 0 Priority with Sleep Talk (O.O)
3 votes

Is everybody now asking these questions? :)

Surf: Great power and accuracy, STAB
Ice Beam: Great power and accuracy, used to deal with Grass types
Dragon Pulse: Good power, great accuracy
Attract or Toxic: Either one inflicts a powerful status condition.

answered Jul 15, 2010 by trachy
3 votes

Staller Milotic

Milotic - Bold Nature (^Def -Atk) #Leftovers
+ 252 HP EVs / 200 Def EVs / 58 Sp Atk EVs

  • Toxic

  • Scald

  • Recover

  • Protect/Ice Beam (Depending on whether you want an extra attack or an extra turn of stall for Leftovers and Toxic)

answered Jun 7, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
Since you have Toxic, replace Scald with Surf.
Why not give her a Flame Orb to activate her ability?? You dont have any physical attacks, so you wont suffer from the attack drop.
Surf is better than Scald here because you already have Toxic, and as of Gen V you can't have more than one major status ailment (poison, paralysis, sleep, burn, frozen) on a pokemon. Plus Surf has better power; 95 as opposed to Scald's 80. Other than that this is pretty good. My random shiny Milotic has this moveset, only I have Surf instead of Scald, of course. I picked Ice Beam over Protect because it gets rid of Milotic's Grass weakness.
replace scald with aqua ring for an awesome wall
2 votes

Gen V

Milotic (F) @ Leftovers
Trait: Marvel Scale
EVs: 4 HP / 248 Def / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Ice Beam
- Scald
- Recover
- Dragon Tail

answered Apr 28, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 16, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

OppumFeebasStyle!

Feebas @ Focus Sash
Timid Nature
252 Spd / 252 SDef / 4 HP
Icy Wind
Surf
Dragon Pulse
Confuse Ray

Lawl. Gimmick set, and awesome like the Feebas.

answered Jul 3, 2013 by Poke'slash
Feeling trollish today. Let's go all out!
Feebas with swagga! Lol
1 vote

Milotic@Leftovers
Ability:Marvel Scale
Evs:96Hp/160SpAtk/252SpDef
Nature:Modest
-Surf
-Ice beam
-Mirror Coat
-Recover

Modest nature is for sweeping but Milotic can wall special hits also. Surf for stab and Ice beam for good coverage except water types. Mirror coat is to destroy special attackers since it will most likely not get KOed even by a stab super effective move. Then recover those damages taken and repeat this process over and over to kill special attackers. Predictability is important here, might not work all the time.

answered Mar 5, 2012 by HellDoom
1 vote

lol wat
Milotic @ Choice Specs/Life Orb

Trait: Marvel Scale

EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SpA

Modest Nature (+SpA, -Atk)

  • Hydro Pump/Surf
  • Ice Beam
  • Hidden Power Grass/Hidden Power Electric
  • Dragon Pulse/Recover

Hydro Pump is STAB, and is very powerful. If you have had some nasty surprises with 80 accuracy moves, Surf is a solid aternative.
Ice Beam hits Grass types hard, and gets good coverage along with the Water move.
Hidden Power Grass hits Lanturn, Swampert and Quagsire while Hidden Power Electric hits Empoleon and both hits Water types for nice damage.
Dragon Pulse hits Kingdra hard, while Recover is excellent healing.
If you use Specs, Dragon Pulse should probably be used because Milotic will be locked into Recover if it's using Specs.
Life Orb should be used with Recover, but if your team needs a solid move for Kingdra Dragon Pulse is a decent alternative.
Also, a sprea of 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe Timid is an option if you would like to just max out speed, and works well with life orb.

answered Mar 7, 2012 by Hex
edited Mar 7, 2012 by Hex
0 votes

Good stalling Milotic.

Recommended Nature- Calm
Recommended Item- Leftovers
Recommended Ability- Marvel Scale

  • Substitute- It will make it that much harder to KO
  • Recover- Good for tight situations
  • Aqua Ring- Will do additional healing each turn
  • An attack of your choice. (Water Pulse is a good move to have as it has a decent chance to confuse the target.)

It will be very difficult to KO if it isn't KO'd on the first turn.

answered Jan 16, 2012 by blackx6x6
i'd like to point out that scald also works in the place of water pulse for any using this set.
you should swap substitute for protect i think
0 votes

RAAHHH!!! Why can't he learn calm mind?!?!!?!?

Whew, here we go.

Milotic

Nature:Calm/Modest
EVs: Sp.Attack,252/Sp.Defense,252/HP4
Ability:Marvel Scale
Item: Lum Berry (Ya know, just in case...)

This set is pretty similar to the others... but I might as well.

Moveset:

-Scald (for burning and stab and to cripple threatening physical attackers)

-Ice Beam (For the grass and flying types)

-Dragon Pulse (I'll explain in a minute)

-Recover (Ermm... to... recover)

Alright, so you're probably thinking WHY WOULD YOU HAVE ICE BEAM AND DRAGON PULSE?!?!?!? Well, the answer is kingdra. I am sick of facing him and Ice Beam just does not do the job!

answered Jul 15, 2012 by Giga
0 votes

Here's my Suggestion for a Physically defensive Milotic:

Bold Nature
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Marvel Scale
EVs: 252 Def 252 HP 4 Sp. Atk.

Moves
-Scald STAB and chance to burn 30%
-Confuse Ray Annoy the foe basically so they can't attack, and they can do damage to themselves
-Aqua Ring Boost your HP each turn gradually along with leftovers
-Double Team Annoy the foe so that they can't hit whilst you restore HP with Aqua Ring & Leftovers

So, here's out it goes, makes you Physically bulky on the Defensive side and even though Milotic doesn't have the greatest Defense in the meta-game at only Base 79, it can still be trained pretty well with it's ability: Marvel Scale to excel it's Defense by 50% when Marvel Scale raises the Defense stat by 50% if the Pokémon with this Ability is suffering from a status ailment. Also, you can annoy the opponents so long as they don't come equipped with Taunt or Encore because you don't really want to be locked by only using Scald or using a status move that will potentially cripple Bold Milotic. This can work also if if Pokémon that have Synchronize mostly Psychic Pokémon and Umbreon can give it a burn if it burns the opponent to increase your Defense, very strategic.

answered Jul 27, 2012 by Brandonerd91
edited Jul 27, 2012 by Brandonerd91
Similar to the move set you have chosen, I have given my Milotic rest. I found this to be an extremely defensive and a bit slower approach when battling. Because of Marvel Scale, rest does activate it. So during times, I have found Aqua Ring and Leftovers being very good together and also Double Team as a filler when you could. Since rest completely heals Milotic, its great when taking periods of heavy damage combined with extra heals coming in, and if you were able to get a few scalds off, I must say, the 30% chance of a burn is fairly common, so the opponent slowly starts to lose health
0 votes

Here is a fav.

Milotic @ Leftovers
Marvel Scale
Bold Nature
252 HP/ 252 Def/ 4 SpD

Scald
Rest
Substitute
Ice Beam/Toxic

^-^ I loves this! Scald is for STAB and a great chance to burn the opponent. Substitute is used to help this guy set up. Rest works great after a few Substitutes cause then your defense is 423 making him very hard to break! Ice Beam is for extra coverage, or you can use Toxic to shorten bulky Pokemon's sweeps.

answered Jan 24, 2013 by DracoArceus
0 votes

My Milotic:

  • Dragon Breath (30% chance paralyzing the target/Egg Move)
  • Hail (Hailstorm/TM07)
  • Blizzard (10% chance freezing the target/TM14)
  • Surf/Toxic/Rest (You choice)
    PS: My Milotic is shinny because I crossed my shinny DITTO with my FEEBAS.
answered Mar 24, 2013 by braddatz
0 votes

EVs: Sp. Atk 252, 10 Carbos, 10 HP ups, 6 Iron
Item: Flame Orb ( dunno why y'all didn't suggest this)
Nature: modest

Hydro Pump / Surf
Ice Beam
Hidden Power Electric
Recover

Mixes offense and defense to make a complete tank with def, sp. def, and sweeps with sp. atk! Works amazingly well. Beat Snorlax with this set! HP covers water to water matches, rest, self-explanatory. Enjoy!

answered Apr 29, 2013 by Zapdos203
edited Apr 29, 2013 by Zapdos203
LOL, your EVs are messed up, and what does Flame Orb do for this set?

Also, HP Grass over Electric.
flame orb activates milotic's power marvel scale, boosting defence by 50%, while not being affected by the loss of attack from being burned. and recover just counteracts the burn status
This set is actually pretty good, why is it downvoted :/
I would give it
Hydro Pump, Ice Beam, Rain Dance, Earthquake
that's just me though
0 votes

All these movesets are good, but they're forgetting one tiny detail... Milotic's weakness to Electric-Types.
Here's my Milotic:

Ability: Marvel Scale

Nature: Naive

Item: @Flame Orb

Moves:
Scald (STAB, May cause burn, Great accuracy, Coverage against Fire-Types, Rock-Types, and Ground-Types)

Ice Beam (Powerful move, Great accuracy, Coverage against Grass-Types, Dragon-Types, Flying-Types, and Ground-Types)

Bulldoze (Great accuracy, Lowers target Pokémon's speed, Coverage against Electric-Types, Fire-Types, Rock-Types, and Poison-Types)

Facade (Assists ability, Doubles in power due to burn, Great accuracy)

Overall, this is a pretty good moveset and would be strong in any battle whether it's a single, double, triple, or rotation battle.

answered Jun 11, 2013 by Nathaniel.
I like this one because it covers a lot of bases.

Correct me if I am wrong (new-ish to EV training. Got the basics down) the EVs would be HP, ATK, SATK and SPD right? I'm a little lost on the exact number put it, though it looks like it would be mostly in ATK followed by health/ATK with Speed and SATK following.
0 votes

Milotic @Life Orb
Ability - Competitive
Nature - Modest
EVs - 252 HP/252 Sp.Atk/6 Sp.Def
Moves:
Hydro Pump
Ice Beam
Toxic
Recover

Sticky Web gained a lot of attention the minute it was released and Intimidate has always existed.
And currently Milotic is the most unexpected user of Competitive in general. All this put together means that a Sticky Web team is pretty much screwed by this Pokemon.
Hydro Pump for STAB and does a number on Pokemon that don't resist it.
Ice Beam almost rounds off coverage in general.
Only Pokemon that resist it are water types (usually bulky ones like Jellicent/Vaporeon). Toxic wards them off and disable them for nearly the entire game.
Recover to heal off Life Orb recoil and any other damage taken in the duration.

answered May 7 by Fated Fathom ♠
0 votes

Item: Leftovers
Ability: Marvel Scale
Nature: Bold
EVs: Defense;252 Sp. Attack;4 Sp. Defense;252
- Surf
- Ice Beam
- Recover
- Mirror Coat

Explanation: Marvel Scale is Milotic's best ability, raising its defense by 50% when its HP is below 50%. That's why it should have 252 EVs on Defense as well as a BOLD Nature to raise its defense the most possible. It also has 252 EVs on Special Defense to protect it when its opposition uses Special Attacks when its defense is raised. Its Special Attack is enhanced by a whopping one point with the remaining 4 EVs. Surf and Ice Beam both have 100% accuracy with dependable power. Recover becomes very effective when you are in endurance matches and can frustrate your opponent, especially with a BOLD Nature, Marvel Scale and the EVs. Mirror Coat is a great choice when battling Pokemon like Alakazam, Roserade, Magnezone, with high Special Attack and/or type advantages. Only use Mirror Coat when you are confident in a Special Attack hit that Milotic can still recover from later.

answered May 10 by FugiApple96
0 votes

Milotic @Leftovers
Trait: Marvel Scale. Nature: +SpDef -Atk
EVs: 252 SpDef 128 Def 128 SpAtk
Moves
Attract/Aqua Ring. Extra Status/Extra Healing Your Choice
Thunder wave. More annoying status!
Scald. If you get that burn and with those Def EVs you'll be fine against physical sweeps
Confuse Ray. Annoyed yet?

answered Jul 24 by Munch den 'lax