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What is a good moveset for Tyranitar?

4 votes
asked Jul 15, 2010 by ohioscyther
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Tyranitar (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 Atk / 8 SDef / 248 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Dragon Dance
- Fire Punch
- Crunch
- Stone Edge

34 Answers

9 votes

One of my favorite Pokemon. Teach it:

Stone Edge: Great power, good chance for critical hit, STAB

Earthquake: Always a great move

Crunch: Good power, high accuracy, decent chance to lower defense, STAB, makes use of Tyranitar's high attack

Aerial Ace: Okay power, almost never misses (except for Fly etc.), deals with fighting and grass types.

answered Jul 15, 2010 by trachy
ng grass is actually good
No it's not dude?
what about hone claws
What about instead of crunch it's dark pulse?
what covers water?
7 votes

I would say
Stone Edge,same reason as trachy put
Earthquake, cuz its awesome
Crunch, same reason as trachy, and
Fire Fang or Fire Punch, to cover bug, grass and ice types.

answered Jul 15, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jul 15, 2010 by Swampert
and steel type
3 votes

Stone Edge - STAB
Earthquake/Aerial Ace- apocalypse or coverage
Crunch - STAB
Rock Polish - BANG!

maxed Speed and Attack

answered May 3, 2011 by DarthDestiny
Although attack won't be maxed
Why? base yea, but not in-battla bonuses
Oh I get it now, you were talking about evs I thought you were talking about what the moves would do
3 votes

Kadath (Tyranitar) (F) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch
- Stone Edge
- Crunch

answered May 3, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Tyranatank, Nature: Adamant, EVs 252 attack, 140def, S.def 118 (S.def is boosted by sand stream, def is boosted by curse)

Curse(Boost that def and amazing attack)

Stone edge(STAB, DIE ice, flying, bug, and fire)

Crunch/Payback(STAB kills ghosts and psychics)

E-quake(Coverage......OF DEATH)

D-Dancanitar, Nature Jolly, EVs 252 attack, 252 speed, 4hp

D-Dance(Boost speed and attack)

Stone edge(STAB)

Crunch(STAB)

E-quake/Aerial ace(COVERAGE)

answered Feb 14, 2011 by Speed freak
Those move sets work really well
2 votes

Tyranitar

Item: Choice-scarf
Ability: Sand-stream
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 Hp


Stone-edge

Crunch or Pursuit

Earthquake

Thunder-punch


This set gives him enough speed to out-run Politoed and if you run Jolly Ninetales. Stone-edge is STAB. Crunch is strong STAB while Pursuit is strategic STAB too hurt a fleeing Poltoed/Ninetales. Earthquake is for coverage. Thunder-punch is coverage specifically for destroying Poltoed the arch-nemesis of Tyranitar.

answered Mar 21, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Aug 21, 2012 by Pokemaster
I like this learnset. :)
2 votes

Good ol' T-tar

Ability: Sand Stream

Nature: Sassy

EVs: 192 HP, 252 SpD, 64 SpA

Item: Leftovers

This is a set that I've used recently on servers and in-game.

Stealth Rock: One of the best entry hazards, helps keep certain threats at bay.

Crunch/Payback: Deals good damage of T-tar's great attack stat. Helps maul Psychic and Ghost types that stay in or try to switch out when using Pursuit.

Flamethrower/Ice Beam: Makes Steel types like Ferrothorn, Scizor and co think twice about trying to come in and set up in it, or deal with predicted Gliscor switch ins and Dragon types.

Superpower/Stone Edge: Useful for hitting Rock, Ice, Dark and Normal types or another stab to hit Flying, Bug and Fire types.

answered Jul 19, 2012 by K1
2 votes

Here's my variation of this pokemon, I call it Swagnitar.

Tyranitar @ Dread Plate (Basically, I have a S.S. Team)
Ability: Sand Stream
Nature: Jolly (+Spd, -SpAtk)
EVs: 252 Spd, 252 Atk, 4SpDef

Swagger- Basically a set-up for something unexpected.
Foul Play- A new move that uses the foes' base Atk, the move acts as if the target is attacking themselves, and thus is more powerful when the opponent has higher Attack, it is amplified by Swagger thus not making you all that threatened because of confusion, and STAB.
Equake- No reason needed. This skill is OP.
Ice Punch, Fang/Rock Slide/Aerial Ace- Ice to deal with weaknesses, Rockslide helps and has a chance of flinching or Aerial Ace a move that never misses. Your choice, as for me, I currently use Rockslide I feel lucky with that flinch.

answered Aug 21, 2012 by NaveAlacsim
edited Aug 22, 2012 by NaveAlacsim
1 vote

Tyranitar Moveset. Adamant/Jolly Item: Life Orb/Persim Berry

Stone Edge : STAB CriticalHit Ratio 2x

Earthquake: Duh , Great power and beats everyone.

Crunch : So much power. Lowering its Defense will seriously KOHIT it. STAB

Outrage/Aerial Ace: Both of these moves are good physical attack and if I were you I would choose atleast you what. Not my choice :3

answered Oct 27, 2012 by inferapemaster
Earthquake can't hit Pokèmon that levitate so earthquake is more of a Pokèmon with mold breaker like Haxorus
0 votes

Tyranitar of death:

Aqua Tail-Catch foes off guard, great water move, coverage.

Stone Edge-Same reason.

Earthquake-You know why.

Crunch-Duh!

answered Jun 12, 2011 by AleX647
0 votes

Playback killer
Sand stream @shell bell brave nature (+atk -speed)
EVs attack defense sp.def

  • e-quake
  • playback (due to naughty slowdown itll be stronger due to the likehood of attacking second)
  • avalanche (same strategy as payback)
  • Stone edge/curse
answered Jul 19, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
edited Aug 7, 2011 by Tysonyoshi
+ Atk, - Speed is brave nature not naughty
sorry got mixed up
0 votes

Tyranitar (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Sand Stream
EVs: 252 HP / 120 Atk / 136 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Substitute
- Hone Claws
- DynamicPunch
- Stone Edge

answered Mar 1, 2012 by Pwnyta
0 votes

My Tyranitar is a good somewhat defensive sweeper. It can take hits while it builds speed, then it can stop opponents in their tracks. It does get annoying though, because everyone keeps forfeiting. Here's what mine knows.

Tyranitar-
Adamant Nature: +Atk,-SAtk
EVs: 252Atk, 50Spd, 108Def, 100SDef
Item: Sitrus Berry (good for surviving longer, and Tyranitar's defensive stats help)
Ability: Sand Stream (ensures they don't survive with focus sash)
Moves:
-Rock Polish: raises speed 3 levels
-Rock Slide: hits 2 people in double or triple, more accurate than stone edge, and can make them flinch (works well with rock polish)
-Fire Fang: type coverage(bug, steel, grass), burn (adds with sandstorm), and can flinch
-Earthquake: because everyone needs a good power-move, but you can pick whichever else you like
p.s. One thing I've noticed is most people forget rock beats ice, but ice doesn't beat rock, so don't fear the ice types unless they know water attacks (yes, rock type attacks are still super effective on ice and water double types; no, fire fang is not). Also, tyranitar can learn ice fang and thunder fang too, so if you want more flinch moves, more status problems, or more type coverage(ice: beats ground, grass, flying; electric: beats water, flying), pick one of those.

answered May 9, 2012 by pkmtrainer4life
I use a similar set just with stone edge rock polish, then ice punch over fire fang, it can learn fire punch cant it ?
Rock Polish raises speed 2 stages, not 3.
Well if peopel are leaving then yoy might as well put in a garchomp fpr its sand ability
0 votes

This is what i think...

1) Flamethrower- covers grass, steel, and bug pokemon
2) Thunderbolt- covers water
3) Ice Beam- covers ground
4) Earthquake or Stone Edge- earthquake has overall good attack but stone edge has a good STAB

answered May 14, 2012 by cswordmaster
Can i ask you why you teach a pychical attacker special moves?
0 votes

My Tyranitar is a good somewhat defensive sweeper. It can take hits while it builds speed, then it can stop opponents in their tracks. It does get annoying though, because everyone keeps forfeiting. Here's what mine knows.

Tyranitar-
Adamant Nature: +Atk,-SAtk
EVs: 0Hp, 252Atk, 0Def, 0SAtk, 6SDef, 252Spd
IVs: 31 on all except for 23SAtk and 10Spd
Item: Sitrus Berry (good for surviving longer, and Tyranitar's defensive stats help)
Ability: Sand Stream (ensures they don't survive with focus sash)
Moves:
-Rock Polish: raises speed 3 levels
-Rock Slide: hits 2 people in double or triple, more accurate than stone edge, and can make them flinch (works well with rock polish)
-Ice Fang: type coverage (grass, ground, flying, dragon), may freeze, may flinch
-Earthquake: because everyone needs a good power-move, but you can pick whichever else you like

p.s. One thing I've noticed is most people forget rock beats ice, but ice doesn't beat rock, so don't fear the ice types unless they know water attacks (yes, rock type attacks are still super effective on ice and water double types; no, fire is not). Also, tyranitar can learn fire fang and thunder fang too, so if you want more flinch moves, more status problems, or more type coverage(fire: beats bug, grass, steel, ice; electric: beats water, flying), pick one of those. Also, I made an earlier post similar to this one, then I realized ice fang was better than fire fang because fire takes care of steel, bug, and grass. Earthquake covers steel and rock slide covers bug, and ice fang takes care of grass, ground, and those pesky dragon types. I hope this helps.

answered May 17, 2012 by pkmtrainer4life
I agree with everything, but i'd rather have crunch over rock polish because of STAB and even more coverage over physics (even though they can't even hurt tyranitar).But I do like the rock polish idea, but i also like the 80 power +40 from STAB and 100 accuracy. But the flinching and speed boost can be a deadly combination, So i'd go with either moveset.
I would like to point out that in your comment you mentioned you prefer Crunch over Rock Polish because crunch makes others flinch. I am sorry to say that you are mislead. Crunch does not make them flinch. I believe you are thinking of Bite: a move with a power of 60, accuracy of 100, and the ability to make opponents flinch. If you want Crunch to make them flinch, simply give Tyranitar either a King's Rock or a Razor Fang item to hold. Those items will give a small chance of flinch to any move, and a bigger chance of flinch to moves that already have a chance to flinch. I would like to point out that I have a Bug type Scizor in my team and do not worry about Psychic types. Also, most psychic types have low Def and good SDef, so Tyranitar has them overpowered.
0 votes

Tyranitar
Adamant Nature
Ability:Sand Stream
Item:Muscle Band
Moves:
Shadow Claw/Dragon Claw
Iron Tail
Crunch
Stone Edge/Earthquake

answered Jun 29, 2012 by Timothy
0 votes

Allright If You Want To Have A But Kickin Tyranitar Then Make It Hold A Power Brasser, It Raises His Attack Up To Like 4 times more than the usual!! (The First Time He Leveled Up While Holding His Attack Gained 11!) But It Also Doesnt Give Him Much Speed But Hes Normally Not Fast So Yea. Next Give Him This Moveset:
Thunder Fang - For Water Types And Is Physical
Earthquake - Just Strong!
Stone Edge - Strong As Well!
Payback - Hes Gona Be Slow So He'll Go 2nd Everytime So The Power Will Double Making It Stronger Than Cruch

Hope This Helped!! :D

answered Jul 12, 2012 by SwagBoss13XD
The power bracer does not increase a pokemon's attack stat, it makes a pokemon gain 4 attack EVs after every battle, but since you don't gain EVs from competitive battling, so it will only halve you seed stat.
you mean speed not seed and your right about everything you said
0 votes

I was able to pull together a very strategic moveset:
Tyranitar (M)
Nature: Adamant (+A,-SA)
EVs: ATTACKER!
Ability: Sand Stream
Moves:
Dragon Dance (+ 1 A, +1 S, and it corresponds with the strategy)
Ice Fang/Ice Punch (boosted by D.Dance and for type coverage)
ASSURANCE (may not sound like much, but think... boosted by D.Dance, STAB, AND with Sand Stream kicked in, there's damage caused after the first turn DOUBLING the attack power of the move the next turn. 50/2 = 25 ..... 50+25=75 (STAB) x2 (effect) = 150 base damage! Also, the D.Dance # variation will boost even further!)
Earthquake (boosted by D.Dance and more type coverage)

answered Jul 16, 2012 by zek4243
0 votes

Type: Adamant or Jolly
EVs: Max Atk and Speed
Item: Chople Berry (Weakens fighting moves) or Shell Bell
Moves: Stone Edge (STAB)
Crunch (STAB)
Aerial Ace (Coverage)
Dragon Dance (Couple use and you're unstoppable)

answered Aug 17, 2012 by TheSinful
Jolly nature is a waste of nature for Tyranitar.
0 votes

For me, the best moveset is:
Tyranitar @Jolly or Adamant Nature
200 Atk, 58 Sp Def, and 252 Speed EVS.
Item: Chople Berry or Leftovers

-Dragon Dance: Raises Speed and Attack, so it'll be at a better advantage.
-Earthquake: Good move, for the most part.
-Ice Punch: Handles Flying and Grass, the two types that Earthquake won't get a hard hit on.
-Fire Punch/Aerial Ace/Crunch: The first two are for type coverage, and Crunch gives a powerful STAB move; either of those can come in handy.

I'd also recommend moves with pretty good accuracy, in general. Crazy powerful moves aren't all that good when they miss.

answered Nov 17, 2012 by bluecotinga