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What is a good sharpedo moveset?

4 votes

This is what I have, got it in a trade.

Earthquake- nothing more needs to be said.

hidden power (flying)-covers all of sharpedo's other weaknesses, this move did a lot more damage than I thought it did. I'm not sure exactly, I may put it in an IV calculator to figure out its base power. But it's special, not physical, so it's not at its full potential with sharpedo.

Crunch-Stab, good power

waterfall-STab, good power

Sharpedo Learnset

asked Jul 19, 2010 by DarkTyphlosion
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Sharpedo (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Waterfall
- Protect
- Crunch
- Earthquake

17 Answers

5 votes

Well, that an EXcellent moveset but if you want, I found Avalanche can be helpful for Sharpedo.
Crunch or Night Slash(good STAB move depending on whether or not you trust the higher critical hit ratio)
Waterfall(STAB power)
Avalanche(for Grass wekaness)
Earthquake or that Hidden Power(whichever one you found more useful)

Hope this helps!

answered Jul 19, 2010 by Swampert
Avalanche is okay, but Sharpedo has pretty good Speed. I think Ice Fang might be a better choice due to chance of Flinch or Freeze.
Thanks. I think I'll keep crunch, I;m not lucky enough for a critical hit. I also  think I'll keep the hidden power because grass types are also weak to flying, they'll never see it coming...
I never teach my Pokemon Hidden Power because I find it too unpredictable. However it seems to work well for you, so I would keep on using it.
THe type and power of hidden power is based on your pokemon's IVs. My friend is really good at finding just the right type for each pokemon.
4 votes

Well, let's begin by bashing on the Sharpedophile of UU.

Terrible Defensive game
4 Move syndrome
Walled greatly by Defensive Pokemon (Registeel & such)
Priority kills
Weak to all forms of Hazards
Susceptible to all types of status

Well, now that we know how horrible Sharpedo can really be, let's bring out one of the sexiest sets this sharky offers (According to thy Mike/Hoιγ Σiκe*). ***SubLiechi Sharpedo!***

Not a Shark (Sharpedo) @ Liechi Berry
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SDef / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature
- Substitute
- Crunch
- Waterfall
- Earthquake

Welcome one of the Hyper Offense gods (or Pokemon) that resides in UU. EVs ensure the fastest Sharpedo possible while being able to max out its Atk stat and be able to set up a Sub 5 times max. Substitute & Liechi Berry (Raises Atk stat when the Pokemon is at 25% HP or less) are the crux of this set, thus composing a very scary monster. After the Berry boost, Sharpedo with a Jolly nature and boasts a scary attack stat that almost reaches 510! (508.5 exactly). If you get somewhat ballsy and opt to go for an Adamant nature, you get a much more terrifying attack stat of 558! This surely guarantees to put a dent in anything, not mattering if the opponent resists or not. Then, we have our coverage moves. Waterfall + Crunch offer some extremely great coverage in UU, only being walled by Pokemons such as Virizion and Empoleon. Then, Earthquake comes in to round up the coverage (still walled by the uncommon Virizion :/), allowing you to hit the previous mentioned Empoleon, as well as Cobalion and Raikou. The best part is, no one expects it! Yeah, Protect + 3 Attacks is so common that no one (meaning a majority of people) will just switch in into a wall which you snatch up a free sub. Or, in some cases, they'll just launch some status moves at you, only to find out that you weren't affected by it. This guy can certainly rip holes through prepared AND unprepared teams. Truly lives up to its fame & glory.

answered Jun 19, 2013 by Lusty
edited Jun 21, 2013 by Lusty
3 votes

Adamant Nature Sharpedo with Item Life Orb. Ability Speed Boost. EVs 252 Attack / 252 Speed / 4 HP.

Aqua Jet: Come in on a weakened Pokemon for the revenge kill with stab priority and get the speed boost. Works like Protect on other sets.

Waterfall: Good STAB with a nifty flinch chance if that would be needed.

Crunch: STAB and rounds out coverage.

Zen Headbutt/Earthquake Zen Headbutt allows Sharpedo to take care of threats it normally couldn't like Poliwrath and Throh.
Earthquake gets some coverage and neutral hit on opposing Sharpedos.

answered Aug 29, 2011 by Hex
edited Mar 2, 2012 by Hex
3 votes

Sharpedo @ Sharpedonite
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Ability: Speed Boost --> Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Adamant or Jolly Nature
- Substitute/Protect
- Crunch
- Waterfall
- Ice Fang/Poison Fang

I'm very much aware of the similar moveset here, but hey, gotta include the Mega stone. This thing just rips through walls with a jacked Crunch. Before Mega Evolving, it's a good idea to set up a Substitute first to get a free Speed Boost. Mega Sharpedo is still quite frail, so it's an advisable thing to keep it going for an extra hit behind a Sub as well as counteracting opponent Sash users. Crunch and Waterfall are STABs and Ice Fang or Poison Fang (It gets Poison Fang in ORAS for Fairy) are good coverage.

answered Nov 28, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
edited Nov 30, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
2 votes

Evs 252 attack, 252 speed, 4hp Nature Jolly

E-quake(Covers electric)



Ice fang(For grass weakness)

Bounce is an option but two turn moves are bad idea's they give the oponent a free switch and a chance to set up.

answered Feb 19, 2011 by Speed freak
Awesome, awesome, awesome moveset!
2 votes

This is for the new Speed boost Sharpedo.

Protect-let's him stall and build up his speed.

Earthquake-Good move for type coverage.

Crunch-STAB; breaks through Dusclops. Night Slash is a good alternative if you want to chance the Critical hit.

waterfall/Aqua Jet-Waterfall is there for power, and Aqua jet is there if you want priority before he gets major speed boosts from his ability.

answered May 27, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Sharpedo (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Aqua Jet
- Protect
- Crunch
- Earthquake
2 votes

Here is my Sharpedo Moveset preffered to be used in the UU Metagame, but works in the OU Metagame:

Sharpedo (M)@Life Orb
Trait: Speed Boost
EVs: 252 Atk / 164 SAtk / 92 Spd
Naughty Nature (+Atk, -SDef)
- Protect
- Waterfall
- Crunch/Earthquake
- Ice Beam

This Sharpedo is nice, because with the provided EV Spread and Ice Beam, Sharpedo is able to 2HKO defensive variants of Zapdos and Shaymin, while nails threats like Darmanitan and Victini for a likely OHKO. Protect makes me get a free Speed Boost, and allows to scout Choiced Pokes to see what they'll use. Waterfall is STAB with a nice Flinch chance. Crunch is also STAB, but due to poor coverage, Earthquake can be considered for this moveslot. Ice Beam covers Flygon, Zapdos, Grass Types, and Physical Walls. Beware of Bronzong though. EVs give it enough SAtk to 2HKO Specially Defensive Zapdos and Shaymin, while having max Attack and goood enough Speed.

answered Aug 16, 2012 by Psychic x
1 vote

Mixed sweeper.

Waterfall / Surf-STAB

Crunch / DarkPulse -STAB

- Earthquake-Powerful move.

Ice Beam/Hidden power [flying]-Type coverage. Hp covers all of his weakness save for electric (which is covered with earthquake.) or use Ice beam which won't deal with bugs or fighting pokemon, but can deal with dragons.

answered Jun 6, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
1 vote

i found one shiny in diamond
i gave it these moves:
1)ice beam grass coverage
2)crunch STAB
3)earthquake electric coverage
4)waterfall STAB

answered Aug 19, 2011 by jerrytheman
1 vote


Item: Focus sash

Ability: Speed boost

Nature/EVs: HP 4, Atk. 252+, Spe. 252, Spa. 0-

Waterfall: STAB, high power, chance to flinch

Crunch: STAB, high power, chance to lower defense

Protect: gives sharpedo one chance to boost its speed

Destiny bond: due to its low defenses, the combination of speed boost, focus sash and destiny bond, gives him an suicidal KO

answered Sep 19, 2014 by 'M
What's the point of maximizing SpA is you have no special moves
1 vote

Special Attacker
name: Special Attacker
move 1: Hydro Pump
move 2: Ice Beam
move 3: Protect
move 4: Dark Pulse
ability: Speed Boost
item: Life Orb
evs: 4 HP / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
ivs: 0 Atk
nature: Modest

answered Oct 10, 2014 by SM979
1 vote

Sharpedo (F) @ Sharpedonite
Ability: Speed Boost ---> Strong Jaw
Evs: 6 HP, 252 Atk, 252 Spd
Nature: Adamant (+Atk,-Spd)
- Waterfall
- Crunch
- Ice Fang/Earthquake
- Protect

Use Protect before you Mega to get off a Speed Boost. Waterfall is STAB, Crunch is STAB that gets boosted by Strong Jaw, & Ice Fang is also boosted by Stong Jaw and gives good coverage overall. You could also go for Earthquake to cover your Electric-type weakness.

answered Nov 30, 2014 by Soundwave
1 vote

Lel. Time for more stupid movesets with Radicool21.

Sharpedo @ Choice Specs
Ability: Speed Boost
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA / 252 Spe / 4 HP
-Scald / Hydro Pump
-Ice Beam
-Dark Pulse
-Hidden Power Fire

OK, so this one is mainly just surprise.

answered Jan 25 by Radicool21
Mega Sharpedo actually has a half-decent Sp. Attack stat. I would suggest Hydro Pump / Dark Pulse / HP Fire / Protect. It loses out on the Strong Jaw boost, but it can still function as a surprise sweeper.
I was actually considering M-Sharpedo but the lack of Strong Jaw was eh to me. But yeah I could defs see a Mega set working. If only it got Nasty Plot...
0 votes

If you are not happy with Hidden Power, you can also teach it Bounce by Move Tutor. Otherwise, this is probably the best possible moveset for Sharpedo.

answered Jul 19, 2010 by trachy
0 votes

Here's my Sharpedo setup, and this gives him maximum coverage from his move pool.

EV's: 252 Speed, 252 Attack, 4 HP
Ability: Speed Boost
Nature: Adamant
Item: Whatever floats your goat here really.

Protect: Great for using in double battles, and sets up that first speed boost

Ice Fang: Gives coverage for; Grass, Ground, Flying and Dragon, all of which are commonly used types.

Earthquake: Great power and accuracy, Covers; Fire, Electric, Poison, Rock and Steel

Crunch: STAB, Covers Ghost and Psychic, very very commonly used type

So this bad boy hits fast, and he hits very hard. He cover's 11 of the 18 Pokemon types, so talk about useful as a sweeper :)

answered Oct 27, 2013 by JohnnyBacon
0 votes

Sharpedo @ King's Rock
Role: Flinch-Sweeper
Trait: Speed Boost
Evs: 252 Attack/ 4 HP/ 252 Speed
Adamant Nature
- Waterfall
- Bite
- Swagger/Substitute
- Ice Fang

This move set was meant for flinching. With the King's Rock, Waterfall and Bite get a 30% chance of flinching while getting the STAB boost. Ice Fang also gets a 10% chance of flinching and is there for coverage (Grass). Adamant Nature, 252 Attack Evs, 252 Speed Evs, and Speed Boost is the sweeper part of this Sharpedo. You can use Substitute or Swagger to keep yourself sustainable in battle then attack- giving a chance of flinch for more sustainability.

answered May 10, 2014 by BigBootyBacca
King's Rock doesn't stack with moves that can already flinch so the item is useless
0 votes

Sharpedo @ Sharpedonite
Trait: Rough Skin --> Strong Jaw
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 4 hp
-Ice Fang

answered Jan 20 by GalladeGuy101