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What is a good moveset for Omastar?

2 votes

Mine has the ability Swft Swim. Mine knows:

Rain Dance: Powers up water type attacks, increases Speed.

Surf: Powered up by Rain Dance, good power, high accuracy, STAB, used to deal with ground types.

Ice Beam: Good damage, high accuracy, chance to freeze, used to deal with Grass and Ground types.

Stone Edge: High power, good chance for critical hit, STAB.

Omastar Learnset

asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Omastar (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Broken Armor
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Boil Over
- Ice Beam
- Hidden Power [Rock]
- Shell Smash

10 Answers

4 votes

For gen V, I'd say shell break takes away what makes Omastar Omastar. He's got nice defense, so he should function has a staller/tank. Scald is another option if you want to chance the burn.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jun 19, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
3 votes

Rain Dance can be replaced with a better move. Since you are only using 1 water attack, it isnt worth wasting a turn to use it.
Here are some good replacements: Mud Shot(for Electric weakness), Toxic might be good, because omaster has Amazing defense, against a physical pokemon(one who uses mostly physical moves), omaster can take enough hits for toxic to own the opponet.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert
Omastar can't learn earthquake... and He has better physical defense than special.
Alright, I see, sorry, but still, this is a pretty good moveset een without earthquake
1 vote

Hail team set, even though I hate Hail.

Omastar @ Leftovers
Trait: Shell Armor
252 Def / 200 SAtk / 56 HP
- Atk + Def
Water Pulse
Earth Power/ Mud Shot

AncientPower is STAB, may boost the stats, and hits enemy Ice Types.
Blizzard: Won't miss in Hail, hits Grass Types.
Water Pulse: STAB, may confuse, hits Ground Types.
Earth Power/Mud Shot: Choose between power of Spd lowering, it hits Fire either way to support Ice Types on the team.

answered Jun 1, 2013 by Poke'slash
edited Jun 1, 2013 by Poke'slash
sorry poke' it's a bit hard to read, could you format it out a little bit better (i.e the way trachy has done it). Sorry, it looks like a good set but it's hard to read.
Sure, PX.
1 vote

Another underrated overlooked Pokemon.

Omastar@White Herb
Ability: Weak/Shell Armor

Shell Smash- Only needs one. White Herb restores his defenses. Weak Armor also uses the White Herb but it is very risky.

Surf/Scald- STAB.

Ice Beam- Coverage.

Ancient Power- STAB.

252 Spe/200 SAtk/56 HP EVs. Modest or Calm nature.

answered Jan 30, 2014 by ChewyDonuts
All shall fall to LORD HELIX! Btw, I made this set before Twitch Plays Pokemon.
all praise to lord helix
0 votes

Gen V

Omastar (M) @ Focus Sash

Trait: Weak Armor

EVs: 36 HP / 252 SAtk / 220 Spd

Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Scald
  • Ice Beam
  • Shell Smash
  • Hidden Power [Rock]

Poor typing makes use as a wall not so favorable an option. As such, Shell Smash sweeper. Focus Sash lets you get in Shell Smash. Scald provides STAb and a good chance to burn, which is really nice. Ice Beam provides type coverage. HP Rock is the most powerful special Rock type STAB available to it. Since you'll be taking a hit when setting up with Shell Smash (most likely) Weak Armor should activate and give you a helpful Speed boost. Sweeper EVs.

answered Jun 19, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 4, 2011 by trachy
Isn't AncientPower as strong as HP Rock? On top of that it has a chance to boost all stats...
0 votes

Gen V Set for Omanyte

Omanyte (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Shell Armor

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef

Bold Nature (+Def, -Atk)

  • Toxic Spikes
  • Spikes
  • Knock Off
  • Protect

Set up your entry hazards, annoy your foe by removing their item, then lower their PP. Yeah, just another Pokemon I had a set for to test out use with Eviolite. Wall EVs, and Shell Armor protects from crits.

answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 4, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Omastar (M) @ Red Card

Role: Lead

Trait: Shell armor

EVs: 252 HP / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Stealth Rock
  • Spikes
  • Toxic Spikes
  • Hydro Pump

Rocks, Spikes, and T-Spikes are all of the hazards. So Omastar sets up.
Then Hydro Pump is his STAB attempt.

answered Oct 25, 2011 by Josh
I'd go with surf hydro pump has quite fail accuracy for me even in PO
Sucks for you, doesn't really fail for me. Plus, Surf won't do jack crap anyway, he needs the extra power consider he has only 4 Ev's in Special Attack.
While I don't generally recommend no attack moves, you might (might) want toxic in that fourth slot if your attacks don't do anything.
0 votes

Double/triple Battle

Omastar (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Weak Armor
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Surf
- Shell Smash
- Blizzard
- Hidden Power [Rock]

Risk it damn it, risk it! Shell Smash is just too powerful to pass up. Surf and HP Rock are STAB. Surf also hits multiple foes. Blizzard hits multiple foes.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
0 votes

i would also suggest a change in moveset, but not rain dance, but stone edge because I already see that you have rain dance for the ability and one moves, so why not make it two? I would want to change stone edge with scald because if you will look at the pros and cons, we have:
stone edge: -high chance of critical hit
-high 100 base power
-has only moderate accuracy
-even with rain dance, it will still be 100

scald: -has 100 accuracy
-has good 80 base power
-with rain dance, it will already have a deadly 120 base power
- and it has a chance of burning an opponent
so, I personally prefer scald more than stone edge.

answered Feb 23, 2013 by aidanbunachita673
edited Feb 23, 2013 by aidanbunachita673
0 votes

Omastar @ Life Orb / Focus Sash


Role: Sp. Atk Sweeper
Ability: Weak Armor
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Sp. Atk / 252 Speed
Modest Nature (- Atk , + Sp. Atk )

  • Shell Smash
  • Surf / Hydro Pump
  • Hidden Power [Grass]
  • Ice Beam / Earth Power

=== omastar EXPLANATIONomastar ===

Unlike most White Herb + Shell Smash combinations, Omastar doesn't really need White Herb because of its low defenses. It's most likely going to be one-shotted with a strong super-effective move, like Close Combat or Energy Ball (even if you have White Herb). Focus Sash is much more effective in this case. Life Orb is also a possibility for boosting its damage, but you may not always get to set-up Shell Smash.

Surf and Hydro Pump are both high-power alternatives, but Surf is generally preferred for its good damage and its 100% accuracy. You shouldn't be using Scald because it slightly lowers Omastar's power and a sweeper like Omastar doesn't need to have the burn chance.

Hidden Power [Grass] is always a necessity because it grants that bulky Water-types do not wall Omastar.

Ice Beam is generally preferred for dealing with annoying Grass-types. Earth Power does see some usage in dealing with Electric-types, but it has limited usage outside of that.

answered Sep 21 by MechSteelix