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What is a good Little cup moveset for scraggy?

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My scraggy wants to use headbutt all the way to the 1st place in the tournament (can i?), you know what it means right? Make sure headbutt is in the moveset...

Scraggy learnset

asked Jul 18, 2011 by zombozt
edited Jul 18, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion

3 Answers

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No I will not include Headbutt in the moveset. Since this is the Little Cup question for the Pokemon, I will give a legitamate moveset.

Scraggy (M) @ Eviolite
Trait: Shed Skin
EVs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SDef / 212 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Rest
- Dragon Dance
- Drain Punch
- Crunch

Set up Dragon Dance, then use Rest to heal off the damage, with a chance to heal it quicker thanks to Shed Skin. You'll then have a sweeper with solid defenses along with a nice defensive typing. Eviolite further increases its ability as a bulky sweeper. Drain Punch and Crunch are all that are needed for attacking moves, they have such good coverage that I'm pretty sure only Croagunk resists it in Little Cup. The EVs give you solid stats.

answered Jul 19, 2011 by trachy
My god, never think of using this kid with rest...
1 vote

Headbutt? In a moveset? Without Normal typing? Oh boy..

Headbutt is pretty strong even without STAB, but since Scraggy is so slow, it kinda sucks that the flinch chance is basically zero.

Drain Punch is my STAB of choice, as with a Big Root, Scraggy will not be going down anytime soon. It's a great move to use with Pokemon that how low HP stats like Scraggy.

Payback is also good STAB, as it makes use of Scraggy's low Speed. Added bonus for off-setting that Headbutt!

An elemental Punch (Fire/Ice/Thunderpunch) would definitely benefit Scraggy for the last slot. Fire Punch gets rid of Ferroseed, Ice Punch rids Dratini and Flying-types, and Thunderpunch can make sure Frillish is kept quiet. Dragon Dance could be a good boosting option, but you'd need a different Dark-type STAB. Fake Out is a no-fail, priority flincher, and is an amazing move to always have, especially on a LC star like Scraggy. Take your pick!

answered Jul 18, 2011 by ~-~WILL~-~
You know my fav move :D *headbutting will* yeaaaaah!
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Well, it's 3 years after the question was asked, but here's an XY moveset.

The times have not been kind to our favorite reptile and his loose trousers. Fairy-types resist both of his STAB attacks, and can KO in return. But there is still a niche for Scraggy, with his nice bulk and decent Attack.

Scraggy @ Eviolite
Ability: Shed Skin
Jolly Nature
EVs: 36 HP / 156 Atk / 36 Def / 36 SpD / 212 Spe
-Dragon Dance
-Knock Off
-Drain Punch
-Iron Head/Poison Jab

Dragon Dance is just a great move, boosting Scraggy's good Attack and meh Speed to high levels. Knock Off gets rid of opposing Berry Juice and Eviolite, and Drain Punch provides reliable recovery. Iron Head and Poison Jab are Fairy coverage moves. Use whichever one you like.
Shed Skin is used to shrug off Paralysis and Burns.

answered Dec 3 by Radicool21