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What is a good moveset for Golem?

4 votes

It has the Rock Head ability. Mine knows:

Double-Edge: No recoil because of Rock Head, high power, high accuracy, good PP for such a powerful move.

Stone Edge: STAB, high power, good chance for critical hit, deals with Ice types.

Thunderpunch: Decent power, high accuracy, chance to paralyze, used to deal with water types.

Fire Punch: Complements Golem's Attack stat, decent damage, high accuracy, chance to burn, used to deal with Grass, Ice, and Steel types.

Golem Learnset

asked Jul 18, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Golem (M) @ Red Card
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Stealth Rock
- Earthquake
- Rock Blast
- Fire Punch

13 Answers

4 votes

OK here is the set of speed!

Sweep it under the rock!

Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Jolly
Item: Leftovers
EVs: 252 Attack, 252 Speed, 6 S.def


Autotomize
Stone-edge
Earthquake
Fire/Thunder-punch


Ok before you down-vote me for trying to make Golem fast hear me out please. Sturdy makes him able to have a guarantee to set up with Autotomize which gives him a 414 speed and has the benefit of giving him a chance of surviving low kick but I make no promises about grass knot. Leftovers can heal him after he survives with Sturdy which may allow him to survive another him depending on how many turns it is before he gets hit again and Priority will kill him. Stone edge and E-quake provide STAB. Fire-punch or Thunder-punch choose who you want to cover Grass and Ice or Water. This set is definitely not a game changer but can be useful.

answered Sep 15, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Josh
You could also add a liechi berry so when sturdy activates, so does the attck boost, making it a better sweeper
2 votes

Earthquake is a must, it covers a lot of types, it's very powerful and accurate and you get STAB.

Double-Edge covers a lot with normal-effectiveness and is great with Rock Head.

I think Thunderpunch and Fire Punch cover the rest of the weaknesses. Stone Edge is very powerful with STAB though, so it's a tough choice. Personally I'd go with the punches because you cover your two biggest weaknesses, water and grass.

answered Jul 18, 2010 by Pokemaster
Thunderpunch and Fire Punch do not cover all the weaknesses, but they cover most of them, most importantly, grass and water. I'll replace Stone Edge with Earthquake. Sometimes I wish I could teach my Pokemon five moves though.
That would be awesome.
2 votes

GOLEM :D ( A favorite of mine ) @: Air balloon or leftovers

ability: ROCK HEAD
EVS: 252 HP + 252 special DEF + 4 ATK

CURSE: This gives you better defense and attack mainly.
STONE EDGE: STAB! :D
EARTHQUAKE: more STAB! :D
DOUBLE EDGE: awesome power since you don't worry about recoil! :D BRICK BREAK works too.

answered Jan 6, 2012 by G0LD
Toss the Stone Edge and Double Edge for Fire and Thunder Punch. Covers most of his weaknesses. Or throw Sucker Punch in there instead of Thunder Punch since you are so slow! Keep EQ since they both have STAB, as Stone Edge just has less accuracy. Or, you're right, Brick Break works too.
Stone Edge + Earthquake = Edge-quake combo.

That would be a decent set too, but you suggested 4 different moves, not all sets are the same.
Golem has a pretty wide movepool, I could run Fire Punch, Thunder Punch, Earthquake, Curse. But that's not the same set, at all really.
TKL, this is NOT a Rate my Moveset at all so do not comment with suggestions. The Set delivers the Edge-Quake Combo, so why replace Stone Edge when it will do more Damage than the Punches will do. Double Edge compliments Rock Head a lot so replacing that is a dumb move. What does a Move have to do with slowness? Confused there.

This isn't intended to cause problems of any sort, but don't suggest a Moveset change if it is not on RMT please. This set is a great Set as is IMO. Also don't suggest something if you will get mixed up with your words either.
Spoken like a bossman! :) ( i'm gonna start calling you that )
What? I didn't know it was against the rules! I've done it before! http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/3284/what-is-a-good-moveset-for-lucario Look at 11th answer.
It's not agaisn't the rules, it's just pretty rude. You come off as quite the big-shot.
1 vote

Here is a Support set for Golem:

Earthquake-STAB
Stone Edge-STAB
Toxic-the base of the set
Stealth Rock-the other base of the set

Ability:Rock Head/Sturdy
Evs:252 HP 252 DEF
Item:Leftovers

answered Feb 24, 2011 by &Psychic x
This is the best moveset for a golem!
Haha, thanks!!
1 vote

Golem (M) @ Red Card

Role: Lead

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 96 HP / 160 Atk / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Stealth Rock
  • Fire Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Explosion

Well, He's Fairly Straight foward.

Set up Rocks

Kill Leads like Forretress and Ferrothorn with Fire Punch

Earthquake for STAB and to hit some pokemon harder than Fire Punch.

Explode when you're done to piss off opponent.

answered Jul 16, 2011 by Josh
1 vote

THE ROCK

Nature: Careful
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Evolite
EVs: 252 S.def, 200 Hp, 58 Def


Defense-curl/Curse
Roll-out/Gyro-ball
Toxic
Protect


Defense-curl if you want Roll-out, Curse if you want Gyro-ball. Toxic is for Stalling. Protect is great with Toxic.

answered Sep 15, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Josh
0 votes

Gen V Set for Graveler

Graveler (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Rock Blast
  • Sucker Punch
  • Earthquake
  • Fire Punch

It gets good defense, so it makes a decent physical tank. Sturdy lets you survive. Rock Blast is the best Rock type attack imo. It has the accuracy of Rock Slide, and does the same damage a good amount of the time, or does equal to or greater damage than Stone Edge (while also being more accurate than Stone Edge.) Also, it breaks through Substitute, Focus Sash, and Sturdy, making it more useful than either Rock Slide or Stone Edge. Sucker Punch gives you priority. Earthquake is there for STAB. Fire Punch deals with those Steel types that Earthquake doesn't deal with, like Bronzong, Skarmory, Air Ballooners, Forretress, Durant, and Ferrothorn. EVs are tanking EVs,

answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Gen V

Golem (M) @ Custap Berry

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)

  • Earthquake
  • Rock Blast
  • Explosion
  • Fire Punch

Okay, Earthquake is there for STAB. Rock Blast is there for the same reason as I gave for Graveler, so just read up above. Fire Punch is also there for the same reason as it is there for Graveler. Now then, Golem has a ton of weaknesses, and you'll likely be having Sturdy activated. This will in turn activate the Custap Berry, which will let you go first next turn except in the case of priority. This will allow you to say farewell in style with Explosion. Although not as powerful as last generation, the damage you did with the attack the previous turn combined with Explosion should faint the foe. I mean, 250 base power is a lot. And it's not like you'll be wasting Golem, you have 1 HP left. The EVs are your standard physical tank.

answered Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Golem (M) @ Expert Belt
Trait: Sturdy
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Stealth Rock
- Fire Punch

Rock Slide and Earthquake get STAB and are amazing moves in Double/Triple Battles. Fire Punch is coverage. In my experience, entry hazards aren't the most useful in Double/Triple Battles. I see switching kept to a minimum. But Golem can't do much else, so you might as well get some damage in when the foe is sent out.

answered Jan 18, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

Here's my Golem all the way when I had it in Gen I (RBY Versions). You'll see why in a moment:

Relaxed nature
Ability: Sturdy (+ Def. - Spe)
252 Def. 252 HP 4 Atk
Item Held: Zoom Lens
Moves:

  • *Fissure

  • Smack Down

  • Stealth Rock

  • Roar

Okay, the trurh is, I've been playing Pokémon since the RBY days, so, as you can see, this isn't your ordinary Golem. It still has Fissure, which back in Gen I was an actual TM, TM 27 to be precise. OK, so this Golem is basically going for a OHKO strategy. So you won't just have Fissure because each Pokémon has a set of four moves, and for an obviously good reason. You have Smack Down, which surprisingly gets STAB, and the effect of grounding down your opponent, whether they have Levitate, Magnet Rise, or if they are Flying-Type, so long as the move hits, they will be grounded down to be taken down by Fissure, which is surprising because this set is uncommon in the metagame. Oh and the fillers, Stealth Rock and Roar are there in case if the opponent tries to avoid being struck down by gaining stats, or setting up their own strategy, then Roar them away (along with Stealth Rock for some additional damage to aid you in hurting your foes), thereby Sturdy users won't stand a chance when Fissure comes.

*The move Fissure was TM 27 in Gen I, so this Golem is NOT hacked, it's legit.

answered Aug 1, 2012 by Brandonerd91
reshown Aug 1, 2012 by Pokemaster
there is no way to trade pokemon from gen 1 or 2 to gen 3 or later as far as I know. and since I don't think stealth rock or smack down existed in gen 1 or 2 either then this moveset should be impossible. Its a cool idea though. 1HKO moves are fun and I wish they were more readily available in the later games.
0 votes

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Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Brave
Item: Iron Ball
EV's: 252 Attack, 252 S.Defence, 6 HP


CURSE: Lowers your speed for gyro ball and ups your attack and defence.
HAMMER ARM: 100 base power and also lowers users speed.
GYRO BALL: After lowering your speed for the first few turns, this move is likely to smash through anything.
FIRE PUNCH/THUNDER PUNCH: Covers some of your weaknesses.

answered Aug 21, 2013 by GengarKhan
edited Aug 22, 2013 by GengarKhan
Hammer Arm  lowers the users speed.
ah yes, that was a typo ;)
0 votes

Purpose: Suicide Lead
Ability: Sturdy
Nature: Jolly
EVs:Maximized Speed and Attack
Item: To be determined
Attacks:

Explosion
Earthquake
Rock Slide/To Be Replaced with Stone Edge once at 61
Protect: To stall and irritate the enemy

This set up is basically meant to rough up, if not destroy, an initial opponent(s) so as to pave the way for your Sweepers or other crew members. Partnered with a buddy(Double Battle) that has an attack blocker(Protect) or with an attack that takes it out of harm's way(Fly-Dig-Phantom Force), Explosion can rip apart the battlefield while leaving your other Pokemon unharmed. Even if Golem does not strike first, Sturdy will leave it alive so it can do it's selfless deed of destruction.

answered Jan 10 by Wailord218
0 votes

Golem@Left Overs
Ability:Sturdy
Nature:Impish
Characteristics:Attack
Ev's: 252 Defense/ 252 Attack/ 4 Hp
Moveset;
-Stone Edge
-Earthquake
-Gyro Ball
-Curse

answered Jan 10 by jy161