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What is a good Little Cup moveset for Bagon?

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Bagon Learnset

asked Sep 1, 2011 by Kyogreruler
edited Oct 12, 2011 by Josh

3 Answers

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Bagon (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: HP / Atk / Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Dragon Claw
- Rock Slide
- Fire Fang
- Dragon Dance
Little Cup Sheer force abuse, Dragon Claw doesn't get a sheer force boost, but it is physical STAB, keep in mind that it get's the Life Orb boost, and it will still take Orb recoil. Rock Slide does get the Sheer Force boost, and takes no Life Orb damage, this is mainly for more type coverage, it is essentially filler. Fire Fang also gets the dual boost from item and ability, as well as covering Steel types that resist the other attacks, it will also cover Ice types that try to take down Bagon. Dragon Dance boosts speed and attack, perfect for this guy. Life Orb, Sheer Force + D--Dance = LC Pwnage.
Life Orb gives the moves a boost while not giving recoil damage on moves. Life Orb + Sheer Force give a 60% (x1.3 each) increase to Bagon's Attacks, except Dragon Claw (which is only boosted by Life Orb, but still gets STAB), with very little consequence. EVs are to crank the sweeping ability, and Adamant nature increases attack.

answered Sep 1, 2011 by Heinz_Ketchum
2 votes

Mixed LC Set


Bagon (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 76 Atk / 196 SAtk / 196 Spd
Mild Nature (+SAtk, -Def)

  • Hone Claws / Dragon Dance
  • Dragon Rush
  • Crunch
  • Fire Blast

The EVs give Max SpAtk with high Speed.

This set fully abuses Sheer Force + Life Orb. For the first slot, it is +1 Atk either way. You choice is if you want for Speed to outspeed foes or more Accuracy to hit with Dragon Rush's 75 Accuracy and Fire Blast's 85 Accuracy. Dragon Rush is crazy STAB with 240 after all the calcs. Crunch is 128 BP* coverage. Fire Blast 192 BP and provides perfect neutral coverage with Dragon Rush.


You can replace Fire Blast with Fire Fang and just make it a full Physical attacker. If you choose that, use this EV spread:

EVs: 76 HP / 236 Atk / 196 Spd with a Jolly Nature.


Also, If you grow to hate Dragon Rush's Accuracy, you can switch for Outrage or Dragon Claw. Since these attacks are not affected by Sheer Force, you will lose HP from Life Orb. To make him last longer, drop his HP IV to 0(Zero). Why?? Because then he will only lose 1 HP each turn, so he lasts 19 turns if not hit as opposed to 10 with 20+ HP.

If you do the above method, whatever EVs you took from HP, put into Defense.


*BP = Base Power

answered Nov 7, 2012 by 5th of November
edited Nov 11, 2012 by 5th of November
1 vote

Bagon (M) @ Life Orb

Role : Physical Sweeper

EVs : Speed and Attack

Trait : Sheer Force

  • Fire Fang
  • Dragon Claw
  • Shadow Claw/ Crunch
  • Brick Break

Typical attack-only moves on Bagon...

Weakness(es) : Charm = Hopes shatter :(
Strenght(s) : If you get it right, this thing can own LC + Total coverage.......


That's it for now.....

answered Jan 16, 2012 by ~Infinity