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What is a good moveset for Meganium?

2 votes

Mine knows:

Ancientpower: Decent power, high accuracy, chance to raise all stats, used to deal with Fire, Flying Ice, and Bug types.

Earthquake: High power, high accuracy, double damage against foes using Dig, used to deal with Fire and Poison types.

Energy Ball: Good power, high accuracy, STAB, chance to lower Sp. Def.

Safeguard: Protects from Status ailments.

Meganium Learnset

asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Meganium (M) @ Light Clay
Trait: Overgrow
EVs: 44 HP / 252 Def / 68 SAtk / 144 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Aromatherapy
- Giga Drain
- Light Screen
- Reflect

15 Answers

7 votes

If your going to have safeguard, use petal dance instead of energy ball, its stronger, and with safegaurd, you wont get confused.
Also, ADD TOXIC!! With Meganiums defenses, it can easily defend a long time while the opponet is murdered by toxic. This is probably the best sweeping strategy for meganium though it only needs one move. Also, synthesis might help if Meganium starts to weaken, you can heal it back up with this so toxic can finish the opponet off. Keep Earthquake.

Overall, I would go with toxic, earthqauke, energy ball, and synthesis for a good toxic sweeping meganium.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert
but safe gaurd doesnt protect you from petal dance its confusion
3 votes

I like sunny day,

solar beam,

synthesis,

and safeguard.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by ohioscyther
3 votes

Just thought I'd throw in some movesets. I am using the Special one, except with Safeguard and Petal Dance instead of Aromatherapy and Energy Ball. Also use Toxic and not Grasswhistle.

Physical Attack Moveset:

Aromatherapy: Very useful way to heal status problems.
Earthquake: For obvious reasons.
Seed Bomb: Being a great physical Grass attack.
Swords Dance: Greatly increases Attack.

Special Attack moveset:
Grass Whistle/Toxic: Either put the foe to Sleep or Poison them.
Aromatherapy: Heals status conditions.
Energy Ball: Powerful special grass attack.
Earthquake: Still great even with higher Sp Attack.

answered Sep 9, 2010 by trachy
2 votes

Seeing as NOBODY even wrote out a moveset based on Maganium's Niche, I will:

Sleep Powder (Put the opponent to sleep)

Leech Seed / Energy Ball Ancientpower (Use Leech Seed W/ Big Root for great stalling, or Energy Ball for reliable STAB. Ancientpower has low PP Capacity, but deals with all of Meganium's weaknesses)

Light Screen (One Screen)

Reflect (TWO SCREENS)

Meganium is great for its Dual-Screening prowess. I don't get why nobody even mentioned it. It can get a nuisance out of the way with Ancientpower, or cripple the opponent with Sleep Powder, and then put Dual Screens and switch safely. Meganium's niche is the best way it can be played.

EDIT: Godammit, another Gen IV mistake. No Sleep Powder for Meganium in gen IV. Oh wait, not a Gen IV mistake, just confusion with Grasswhistle, which isn't worth it at all. -_-

In that case, Energy Ball, Leech Seed, and Ancientpower ca be played around with.

answered Sep 9, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
edited Sep 9, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
Yeah, I changed my moveset to fit Meganium more long ago.
No Aromatherapy or Safeguard?
Those are valid, but many other Pokemon benefit from it more (Support Dragonite, Psychic-types, Vileplume, etc).

Also, you want to make use of Meganium offensively, after it sets up Dual Screens, otherwise it'll fall to Taunt, or will force you to switch.
2 votes

Staller Meganium*

Meganium - Calm nature (^Sp Def -Atk) # Leftovers
+ 252 HP EVs / 152 Def EVs / 106 Sp Def EVs
Abilities: Leaf Guard (DW) / Overgrow

The idea here is to stall stall stall!
First, you set up with Leech Seed to start draining your opponents HP. It's preferable you have the opponent poisoned beforehand so that Meganium won't have to use Toxic themself (maybe with Toxic Spikes). But just in case, have Toxic to start damaging your foe anyway. After using any of the above moves, Leech Seed, Toxic, Energy Ball/Synthesis, use Protect! It will give you a free turn of healing HP with Leech Seed and Leftovers! Since Protect probably won't work two or more times in a row, use it every two turns! Just be sure to use PP Up on that move if necessary. Than finally, you have Energy Ball and Synthesis. Depending if you feel like you need an attacking move, or another HP healing move in case of whatever, this is your choice. l prefer Energy Ball, since you may not be able to Leech Seed or Toxic your last foe, spam Energy Ball and hope you KO them!

This is preferred for Generation IV, but with small modifications, you can make this an effective Meganium in Generation V.

answered Jul 1, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
OOOOOh, that is a nice touch. I'd vote you up just for that.
It is. I think I'll start doing that.
Yep! l use it and l find it useful!
Maybe do it for the more obscure moves. I wouldn't do it for something like flamethrower, but maybe for the lesser used moves that people aren't as familiar with.
Yeah, l guess you're right!
2 votes


Item: Leftovers
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Jolly
EVs: 200 Speed, 152 Defense, 152 S.Defense, 6 Attack


Rest
Sleep-talk
Dragon-tail
Ancient-power/Swords-dance


Rest is healing and makes him sleep. Sleep-talk makes him use moves while sleeping and gives all moves 0 Priority. Dragon-tail gets 0 priority while asleep, and is the main part of the strategy. Ancient-power has a chance of boosting everything, while Swords-dance is guaranteed to boost Attack so Dragon-tail does tons of damage.

answered Feb 25, 2012 by Speed freak
edited Apr 24, 2012 by Speed freak
0 votes

Gen V

Meganium (M) @ Light Clay

Trait: Overgrow

EVs: 252 Def / 4 SAtk / 252 SDef

Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)

  • Light Screen
  • Reflect
  • Giga Drain
  • Aromatherapy

Yeah, Meganium sucks, although my brother likes him for some reason. Meganium is only going to be of help by supporting your team. So it has Dual-Screens (and Light Clay) in addition to Aromatherapy to remove status on your team. It starts to run out of support though, so Giga Drain is there to stop Taunt from completely stopping Meganium. Max defenses so you can get everything up.

answered Jun 16, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 6, 2011 by trachy
0 votes

Iron Tail

Earthquake

Petal Dance

Safegaurd

Use safeguard before Petal Dance to protect from confusion

answered Jul 28, 2011 by furzie2
0 votes

MEGANIUM -@- CHOICE SPECS
ability --- OVERGROW
evs --- 252 SP ATK, 252 SPEED, 4 HP
TIMID NATURE

PETAL DANCE --- sweeping force, STAB
GIGA DRAIN --- meganium doesn't have a lot of coverage, but this helps for healing
ANCIENT POWER --- covers all weaknesses but poison, the boosting is also nice
HP GROUND -- covers poison and tons of other stuff

answered Jan 16, 2012 by G0LD
0 votes

Double/Triple Battle

Meganium (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Overgrow/Leaf Guard
EVs: 112 HP / 252 Def / 144 SDef
Calm Nature (+SDef, -Atk)
- Reflect
- Light Screen
- Heal Pulse
- Grass Pledge

Dual Screen and Heal Pulse support. It can also team up with Fire Pledge or Water Pledge to create a field effect.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
Hmmm, I would use Aromatheropy personally. In case they had T-spikes up. But a great set nonetheless.
I barely ever see Entry Hazards. The lack of switching makes them much less useful. Plus, the time it takes to set them up leaves you incredibly vulnerable.
0 votes

What I think is best for Meganium is this:

Reflect - Meganium is weak to Attack-based types
Petal Dance - Sweeper move to take down annoying foes
Safeguard - To protect from confusion and the abilty Synchronise
Toxic - To annoy the foe and to cause fainting in foes

I'm a mix of all the suggestions, but I'll try this on my brother's Meganium and see how it goes.

answered Aug 21, 2012 by Purrloin
0 votes

Physical Meganium
Meganium @ Leftovers/Life orb
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Impish
EVs: 252 HP, 78 def, 178 sp. def


Swords Dance
Seed Bomb/ Bullet Seed
Earthquake
Return/ Dragon Tail


The definition of a bulky set up set.
Swords Dance is the key move.
Seed bomb is reliable, but Bullet Seed can do more damage.
Earthquake is for coverage.
Return is for extra power, but Dragon Tail can be used to force the opponent out to try to get a chance to set up another Swords Dance.

answered Jun 16, 2013 by OutragedArcanine
edited Jun 17, 2013 by OutragedArcanine
0 votes

Mine knows:
Held Item: Big Root
-GrassWhistle
-Leech Seed
-Giga Drain
-Ingrain
This Meganium will be very helpful!
Or......
Held Item: Leftovers
-Energy Ball
-Earthquake
-Toxic/Reflect/Protect/Synthesis/Ancient Power
-Body Slam/Light Screen/Safeguard/Aromatherapy
This set can help you out too if you just like taking out the Pokemon fast!

image image Hope this helped!

answered Jun 17, 2013 by Leafmaster1800
edited Jun 17, 2013 by Leafmaster1800
0 votes

Meganium
Meganium- Support
Item: Light Clay
Ability: Overgrow
Nature: Calm
EVs: 252 Special Defense 252 Defense 4 HP

Aromatherapy- Heals status conditions from all your Pokémon.
Reflect- Reduces damage taken from physical moves on all your Pokémon by 50% for 8 turns.
Light Screen- Reduces damage taken from special moves on all your Pokémon by 50% for 8 turns.
Giga Drain- Deals damage while restoring health.

Meganium's role is to protect and support her team while restoring her own health. She can set up dual screens and heal from status conditions.

answered Mar 10 by The Froakster
0 votes

Meganiam (F) @ Light clay/Leftovers
Ability; Overgrow
EV's 252 Hp, 252 Def(or SPdef) and 6 SPatt
Calm or bold nature. (+spDEF and -Att if calm, +def and -att if bold.)
-Reflect (screen.)
-Light screen (dual screens!)
-Leech seed (recovery while slowly killing foe :D)
-Giga drain (more recovery)

answered Jul 4 by PokeFlamey