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What is a good moveset for Feraligatr?

2 votes
asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Sep 28, 2011 by Pokemaster
Feraligatr (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Encourage
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Waterfall
- Rock Slide
- Ice Punch
- Dragon Dance
Encourage??? I know for these you use the japanese translations sometimes for some reason but the translation was brute force not encourage.
It shows up as sheer force for me!!

12 Answers

7 votes

EVs: Attack and Speed

Waterfall - decent power & STAB
Earthquake - Excellent move that covers plenty
Ice Punch - average power but covers a lot of types
Dragon Dance/Swords Dance - good stat boosts

answered Jul 19, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Sep 28, 2011 by Pokemaster
Dragon Dance in preference
Same exact set I have
4 votes

uh.. i'm gonna give this a shot.

( finally figured out how to put images on stuff!!! =] )


jolly nature

EVs 252 ATK, 128 DEF, 64 SP DEF, 64 SPD


i saw the type coverage thingy, and dark and fighting seemed to be really good so.. i chose those moves for coverage. dragon dance really beefs up his sweeping stats, so he can be a bulky sweeper, the evoilite lets him set that up easier. waterfall is same type attack bonus, and that extra 50% power makes everything better. so yeah.

answered Dec 10, 2011 by G0LD
i used sheer force.
how do you put images on :< i dont know
and plus good movest though i guess you didnt rely answer the question yours is croconaw :P
i was reading through them, and apparently you can put the other evolved forms of the pokemon on the highest one's moveset question.
3 votes

Gen V

Feraligatr (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Sheer Force

EVs: 252 Atk / 140 Def / 116 Spd

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Dragon Dance
  • Waterfall
  • Ice Punch
  • Rock Slide

Dragon Dance. Such a wonderful move. Easily the best stat raising move of Gens III and IV. Feraligatr has the EV spread it does as it gives it enough Speed and power along with Dragon Dance. Especially with Sheer Force and Life Orb. All moves (besides Dragon Dance of course) are boosted by Sheer Force, and no recoil is given by Life Orb. Waterfall provides STAB. Ice Punch and Rock Slide are type coverage. Feraligatr also has some EVs put into defense. This is to protect against priority, of which all but the rare Vaccum Wave is physical.

answered Jun 16, 2011 by trachy
edited Jul 9, 2011 by trachy
1 vote


ability --- TORRENT
evs --- 252 HP, 128 ATK, 128 SPECIAL DEF
ADAMANT nature

COUNTER --- lots of hp, and a little bit less defense means that he makes great use of this!
DIVE or WATERFALL --- i prefer dive to get extra lefties boost, but waterfall is cool too
EARTHQUAKE --- coverage! =)
ROCK SLIDE --- i think they call it " edge quake " coverage, works well. ( rock and ground )

answered Jan 17, 2012 by G0LD
edited Jan 17, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Double/Triple Battle

Feraligatr (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Sheer Force
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Rock Slide
- Earthquake
- Waterfall
- Ice Punch

Damn the unreliability of stat boosting!!! Now I have some sort of tank. Rock Slide and Earthquake hit mutliple foes, Rock Slide boosted by Sheer Force. Waterfall is Sheer Force boosted STAB. Ice Punch is Sheer Force boosted coverage.

answered Jan 22, 2012 by trachy
1 vote

if you got good attack here is what I recomend

  • swords dance/ dragon dance (boost attack)
  • aqua tail/waterfall(STAB)
  • metal claw(raises attack)
  • ice fang or punch(covers grass weakness)
answered Dec 22, 2012 by samurisceptile
1 vote

Totodile @ Focus Sash
Trait: Torrent
Level: 1
- Attract
- Endure
- Toxic
- Protect
Another gimmick FEAR-ish set. You can see how it works.

answered Jul 16, 2013 by Poke'slash
cough taunt cough
*cough* do you have a better set *cough* ;P
cough I always have a better set cough
1 vote

Item: Leftovers

Dive: Good with STAB and get some extra HP from leftovers

Dragon dance: Speed and Attack boost

Earthquake: Yes

Ice punch: Grass type coverage

answered Sep 16, 2013 by Progamerfiles
0 votes

Feraligatr@Focus Sash/Life Orb
Jolly Nature
Ability: Torrent/Sheer Force (Sheer Force is preferred; when it is released)
EVs: 4 HP/ 252 Atk / 252 Speed


  • Protect
  • Block
  • Dragon Dance
  • Waterfall

Pair this with:

Durant@Choice Scarf
Jolly Nature
Ability: Truant
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 Spd


  • Entrainment

The other moves can be anything you want.

Send out Durant and use Entrainment so the other Pokemon has the ability Truant. Then switch out to Feraligatr and use Block. It won't be able to escape and this gives you the opportunity to set up D-Dance. Use Protect on every turn when Truant is not active and D-Dance when it is. Finally, when you finished maxing out the stats, you can sweep using Waterfall.

Note: Focus Sash helps Feraligatr survive a hit from a super-effective move and deal as much as damage as possible.

answered Nov 19, 2014 by MechSteelix
edited Nov 21, 2014 by MechSteelix
0 votes

A lovely little moveset for maximum type coverage. Actually, there are 592 Pokemon that this guy can hit super-effectively against, he only has two weaknesses himself and he has fair speed and good bulk meaning he's a very versatile player. Anyway, my type-advantage Feraligatr.

Feraligatr@Expert Belt/Life Orb
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Ability: Sheer Force
EV's: 6/126/126/0/0/252
Shadow Claw/Crunch
Ice Punch/Fang
Brick Break/Dragon Dance

Explanation: Basically, this guy hits every type (based on the moves on the left) apart from Water, Fighting, Bug and Fairy (and a few dual types resist him, such as Charizard and Malamar), but every single other Pokemon (including those dual-types) is hit for neutral damage. Expert Belt takes advantage of this, it boosts the power of super-effective moves by 20%, which is basically giving Feraligatr a Life Orb with no recoil. That brings us to the Life Orb, thanks to Sheer Force Feraligatr gets no recoil on Sheer Force boosted moves (Ice Punch/Fang, Crunch and Bulldoze), which brings us to his moves. Shadow Claw gives you coverage against about 12 more Pokemon, but doesn't abuse the Sheer Force/Life Orb combo, whereas Crunch does. Ice Punch is more accurate, but Ice Fang has more Power (both abuse the SF/LO combo). Brick Break is coverage and gets rid of Reflect from Klefki etc. but isn't affected by Sheer Force. Earthquake has higher base power, but isn't boosted by Sheer Force so it will have recoil, whereas SF boosts Bulldozes power to 90 which is 10 less, but the LO won't give you any recoil. Your choice on the moves. This moveset makes him a lethal opponent. If you want, you can swap Brick Break for Dragon Dance and use his bulk to set up, but this will reduce the number of opponents you can super-effectively hit by just over 100 so is not recommended. Sheer Force allows you to swap some of his attack EV's for defense and utilise his respectable defence. Adamant makes him more of a powerhouse, whereas Jolly lets him have a respectable 143 Speed (at lv. 50 with 31 IV's), which is enough to outspeed a large amount of commonly used Pokemon whilst still having nice bulk. Hope this set is useful :)

answered Nov 21, 2014 by jollypolly89
0 votes

Gen 6 Feraligatr

Ability: Sheer Force
EVs: 252 Att, 252 Spe, 4HP
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Item: Life Orb

Finally Feraligatr dream world ability will be here very soon and here is my set .Dragon Dance is used for boosting its Attack and Speed to good levels.
Waterfall hits hard when factoring STAB, Sheer Force and Life Orb. Hits Fire, Ground and Rock types.
Crunch also hits hard due to Sheer Force and Life Orb. Hits Ghost and Psychic types.
Ice Punch provides useful coverage and hits Grass, Dragon and Flying types. Superpower can be used to hit Steel types harder than other moves on this set whilst also hitting Normal, Dark and Ice types.

answered Feb 24 by K1
0 votes

Adamant Nature
EV: 252 ATK/140 DEF/116 SPEED

Superpower-Powerful fighting-type move. However, lowers both attack and defense
Waterfall-Powerful STAB
Ice Punch-Grass Coverage
Dragon Dance- Good Stat raiser and makes up for the loss from superpower

answered Jul 2 by PokeBarnes