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What is a good moveset for Xatu?

6 votes

Mine has the ability Synchronize. It knows:

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

Ominous Wind: Decent power, high accuracy, chance to increase all stats, used to deal with Ghost types.

Roost: Used to heal Xatu.

Refresh: Used to get rid of status problems after they have been transferred to the foe.

Xatu Learnset

asked Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
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i would personally go with
shadow ball
Xatu (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Magic Mirror
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)
- Giga Drain
- Psycho Shock
- Hidden Power [Fighting]
- Tailwind
I taught my Xatu the same thing but my Xatu doesn't have synchronize it has early bird what else should I teach beside refresh

5 Answers

5 votes

I would give him this set:

Psychic:good power, STAB, lower SP Def

Shadow ball- better power than ominous wind- (10% to raise stats isn't that dependable

Roost- healing

Refresh-Healing status moves.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
2 votes

Gen V

Xatu (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Magic Bounce

EVs: 4 Def / 252 SAtk / 4 SDef / 248 Spd

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Psyshock
  • Giga Drain
  • Tailwind
  • Shadow Ball
answered Jun 30, 2011 by trachy
2 votes

Xatu (M) @ Life Orb

Trait: Magic Bounce

EVs: 196 Atk / 128 SAtk / 184 Spd

Lonely Nature (+Atk, -Def)

  • Psychic
  • U-turn
  • Shadow Ball
  • Drill Peck
answered Aug 7, 2011 by Josh
0 votes

Totem (Xatu) @ Colbur Berry / Leftovers


Role: NU CM Bulky Sweeper

Ability: Magic Bounce

EVs: 252 HP / 200 Def / 56 Speed

Timid Nature

  • Calm Mind
  • Roost / Giga Drain
  • Psychic / Psyshock
  • Signal Beam / Heat Wave


Xatu has access to Calm Mind and is probably one of the better users of it in NU. It also has decent typing and Magic Bounce, which is especially useful for a CM Sweeper. The main downsides to Xatu is its lack of bulk and vulnerability to Knock Off / Pursuit.

The EVs are meant to bolster Xatu's physical Defenses and HP. The EVs in Speed and Timid Nature allows it to outspeed neutral base 70 speed Pokemon, like Ludicolo. You could use either Colbur Berry (which allows it to tank one Dark-type move) or Leftovers, which can be used to boost Xatu's longevity.

Calm Mind is a nice set-up move. Roost is better used when using Colbur Berry, while Giga Drain can be used with Leftovers. Both moves gives nice recovery. Psychic hits hard, while Psyshock hits Specially Defensive walls. Signal Beam deals with Dark-types, while Heat Wave beats Steel-type Walls, such as Ferroseed.

answered Aug 20 by MechSteelix
–1 vote

Xatu(m) holding: TwistedSpoon
Quiet Nature Sp.Atk&Spd
-future sight
-ominous wind
-confuse ray

all evs in health

I use my Xatu as a special sweeper that has a lot of staying ability due to its 225 hp

answered Aug 6, 2012 by Mittendabest123