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What is a good moveset for Aggron?

6 votes

Finally, to see what moveset to use for my all time favorite pokemon, the UNSTOPPABLE AGGRON!!(applause)

He has Rock Head and
I'm currently using
Earthquake(i don't even need to say!)

Stone Edge(Best rock type Move EVER plus STAB

Double Edge(AMAZING with Rock Head)

Iron Head(Strong STAB)

Aggron Learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by Swampert
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Mawile (M) @ Life Orb
Trait: Encourage
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def / 4 SDef
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Sucker Punch
- Iron Head
- Rock Slide
- Fire Fang
^ If you want a moveset for Mawile, look here:
Aggron can combat all its weaknesses because of the large amount of tms it can learn. it can learn a lot of move tutor moves aswell like ice punch, thunder punch, fire punch, dragon pulse and aqua tail.

42 Answers

8 votes

I might as well put this here, this is fear aron.

AronhaxFTW (Aron) (M) @ Shell Bell

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: none

any nature

  • Endeavor

The idea with fear aron is to have a pokemon set up sandstorm, and later Aron comes in, your opponent attacks you and knocks you down to sturdy, or set up a calm mind or something, aron uses endeavor, knocks them down to low enough HP for sandstorm to take them out.
do the same thing on the next pokemon.
Things to watch out for is Steel, ground and rock types along with pokemon with magic guard or magic coat and, none of them will be damaged by sandstorm making this fail.
also watch out for ghosts as endavor does not affect them.

A youtuber called TheFlamingSpade came this i would believe, so the credit goes to him.
Video of Aron haxing (flamingspade's video)

answered Sep 10, 2011 by Hex
FlamingSpade :DDDD
2 disadvantages
1 ice type pokemon use hail
2 somoene uses multi hitting move
also in xy weather got nerfed
5 votes

This is the best possible moveset for Aggron. You could replace Iron Head for Iron Tail, but I wouldn't. Just watch out for Ground and Fighting types. ANother option is to add in Aqua Tail. It has good power, decent accuracy, and it deals with Ground types. You could replace either Iron Head (bad type coverage) or Double-Edge (no type coverage) for it. Here are some other Aggron options, in order from best to worst. However, yours is probably best, Aqua Tail included or not. Movesets:

  1. Mega Attacker
    Head Smash: Egg move. High power, STAB, with Rock Head, no Recoil!
    Double-Edge: High power, high accuracy, no recoil with Rock Head.
    Iron Tail: High power, STAB, good chance to lower Defense.
    Earthquake: Obviously.

  2. Weaker Mega Offense
    Iron Defense: Raises defense.
    Double-Edge: High power, high accuracy, no recoil with Rock Head.
    Earthquake: Of course.
    Head Smash: High power, STAB, no recoil with Rock Head.

  3. Even Weaker Offense
    Sandstorm: Damages the foe and raises Aggron's Sp. Def.
    Earthquake: Yes.
    Double Edge: No recoil with Rock Head, high power, high accuracy.
    Rock Slide: Decent power, STAB, decent accuracy, good chance to cause flinching.

answered Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Aug 14, 2010 by trachy
Ah, in my HG, I just use Mewtwo
In my Emerald, sometimes I need a psychic type too.
Gardevoir is good, but it doesn't have that great of moves until Generation 4.
I say metagross is better(no offense swampert)
None taken, Metagross is AMAZING, I just like aggron better.
Is there an item to go with the mega attacker set? if so tell me
3 votes

Gen V

Aggron (M) @ Air Balloon

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Def

Impish Nature (+Def, -SAtk)

  • Head Smash
  • Earthquake
  • Heavy Slam
  • Aqua Tail
answered Jun 16, 2011 by trachy
I think you need to take those 4 Ev's off of Hp :p
1 HP can be the difference between life and death.
Lol, can you not take a joke Trachy?
2 votes

Head Smash: Why wouldn't someone use this?

Aqua Tail: Type coverage.

Ice Punch: Further type coverage.

Earthquake: Even more type coverage. Powerful move.

You can also replace Head Smash with Stone Edge for a lucky critical hit. Substitute and Focus Punch also causes some damage and makes Aggron hard to take down.

answered Dec 15, 2010 by trachy
Never thaught of Substitute.
like this moveset
2 votes

Aggron is a monster! There's lots of things it can do...

No-Recoil Abuse-
Ability: Rock Head
*Head Smash
*Aqua Tail/Iron Head/Iron Tail

Weight Gain-
Ability: Heavy Metal (DW ability)
*Heavy Bomber
*Stone Edge
*Iron Head/Iron Tail

Stealth Rock Abuse-
Ability: Rock Head
*Stealth Rock
*Dragon Tail
*Head Smash

Ability: Rock Head
*Thunder Wave
*Head Smash
*Double-Edge/Aqua Tail

Purge Sweeper-
Ability: Rock Head
*Body Purge
*Head Smash
*Double-Edge/Iron Head/Iron Tail

Ability: Rock Head
*Head Smash
*Double-Edge/Aqua Tail

Other interesting options: Metal Burst, Dragon Claw, Dragon Rush, Superpower, Rock Slide, Payback, Knock Down, Hone Claws, Iron Defense, Toxic

answered Feb 25, 2011 by BanetteFan
That pretty much covered... all of it.
2 votes

Aggron Adamant nature. EVs: 52 HP / 252 Attack / 204 Speed. Item Choice Band/Leftovers. Ability Rock Head.
204 Speed EVs are important to outrun 75 Base speed pokes and slower who don't invest in Speed.
Obviously when using Choice Band, Stealth Rock is questionable.

Head smash Extremely powerful move, stab plus no recoil thanks to rock head.

Aqua Tail hits Ground-types for solid damage.

Earthquake hits Steel-types that Aggron might have trouble with and has pretty good coverage.

Heavy Slam/Stealth Rock Heavy Slam is a nice secondary STAB move, and if your team lacks a Steath Rocks supporters, Aggron can reliably set up his hazards..

answered Jun 16, 2011 by Hex
edited Mar 2, 2012 by Hex
even with this  set aggron will still be out ruuuuuuuun
2 votes

Gen V Set for Lairon

Lairon (M) @ Eviolite

Trait: Sturdy

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Def / 252 SDef

Careful Nature (+SDef, -SAtk)

  • Metal Burst
  • Toxic
  • Magnet Rise
  • Mud-Slap
answered Jun 27, 2011 by trachy
Wasn't this question for aggrons...
2 votes

Aggron (M) @ Leftovers

Role: Hax Sweeper

Trait: Rock Head

EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Thunder Wave
  • Iron Head
  • Head Smash
  • Earthquake

Thunder Wave lets him out speed for a Powerful Flinch Chance Iron Head, While having Head Smash for painful STAB, and Earthquake for great coverage.

answered Sep 6, 2011 by Josh
2 votes

Here is an awesome one

Aggron (252 Attack EVs,252 Defense EVs,4 HP EVs)

Double Edge
Head Smash (STAB)
Iron Head (STAB)

Use the ability Rock Head to prevent recoil damage due to Double Edge and Head Smash

Focus Sash gives it the Sturdy effect.

It's like having 2 abilities in one.

(PS- Watch out for Ground type attacks)

answered Dec 1, 2012 by [Dark Star] Greninja
edited Dec 5, 2012 by [Dark Star] Greninja
anyone got a good moveset for aggron lvl 100 defence 420 something and 280 attack and 120 something speed? oh and ability is sturdy
2 votes

I'm not sure this squeezes everything out of this build but this is my Mega Aggron offensive tank which can take quite a beating.

Aggron (M) @ Aggronite
Ability: Any (Mega Aggron's Filter trumps them all)
EVs: 200 HP / 56 Att / 252 SDef
Careful Nature
- Rest
- Sleep Talk
- Heavy Slam
- Power-Up Punch
Start by buffing his attack and damaging the opponent with Power-Up Punch. Mega Aggron will come last in most any fight so you plan ahead so that you can Rest up his HP on the turn his hp is brought down to a 1 hit KO amount. Rest is also there to remove any pesky status effects the opponent tries to bring him down with. Now once he's asleep Mega Aggron needs to survive three attacks in order to rest up again. So now your either in a good position to Sleep Talk for those next two turns or your opponent hits like a truck and your forced to either swap him out for something that can better deal with it. Or hope and pray Sleep Talk triggers an attacking move and does enough damage to remove that threat. Bring him in with his def and sp def boosted via baton pass and he'll be even more impossible to bring down.

answered Apr 20, 2014 by Astralwyrm
2 votes

Dang, surprised this set wasn't even posted yet.

Aggron @ Aggronite
Ability: Sturdy --> Filter
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 SpD / 252 Spe
Jolly Nature
- Autotomize
- Iron Head
- Façade/Stone Edge
- Earthquake

With 252 Speed, you can basically outspeed almost everything in OU barring Choice Scarf and priority after an Automize, which isn't that hard to get up considering Aggrons bulk and access to Sturdy when not mega evolved. Iron Head is STAB with the nice flinch change, Façade laughs at people trying to TWave or WillO, and Earthquake is nice coverage.

answered Aug 29, 2014 by Tysonyoshi
FACADE?! I'd rather go Stone Edge.
2 votes

Aagron @ Weakness Policy
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 Atk, 128 Spd, 128 HP
Jolly Nature
-Iron Head
-Aqua Tail / Aerial Ace / Ice Punch
-Eathquake / Rock Slide

Start out with a Automize. Sturdy will save you and get off the Weakness Policy. Then Strike away like no tomorrow!
Mainly to sweep, but watch out for anything with priority, like Talonflame.

~Minty Aagron

answered Feb 1 by Minty Aggron
1 vote

Aggron (M) @ Focus Sash
Trait: Rock Head
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
- Automize
- Head Smash
- Double Edge
- Earthquake

answered Feb 8, 2012 by Mewderator
1 vote

Anyways, this is what I gave him.

Sh**Brick (Aggron)(M) @ Leftovers
Ability: Rock Head
EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Def
Adamant Nature (+Atk, -SAtk)
-Autotomize- He needs this, raises his speed to where he might be able to sweep, maybe...
-Head Smash- STAB and its basically the best move ever with Rock Head.
-Earthquake- Why not?
-Brick Break- Coverage

So basically, if there's a pokemon with a Water, Fighting, or Ground type move, you can kiss your iron dinosaur behind goodbye.

answered May 17, 2012 by Hello
1 vote

Aggron @ Liechi Berry
Ability: Rock Head
Evs: Attack and Speed
Adamant Nature
- Head Smash
- Rock Polish
- Iron Head
- Double Edge

answered May 7, 2013 by Alexjogos1999
1 vote

For me the best moveset for Aggron is this

Nature: Adamant
Ability: Sturdy
Item: Liechi Berry
Evs: 252 Attack / 230 Speed / 28 HP

Stone Edge
Aqua Tail

The trick for this strategy is using Automatize to raise Aggron's speed then, and even If Aggron get's OHKO, it still has sturdy to make him resist any move. If that happens, Liechi Berry will raise Aggron's attack making him capable of not only outspeeding dangerous foes but also beating the crap out of a lot of Pokemon. It works fine for me.

answered Jul 14, 2013 by Bernas666
1 vote

Aggron@Custap Berry. Sturdy
Stone edge
Metal burst
Iron head

It works amazingly.

answered Aug 13, 2013 by Jellohamster
care to explain?
Hmm, I think you may need to rethink that move set. Maybe switch metal burst with earthquake or other string physical move. If you need something like endure, maybe substitute or protect would be the better option.
1 vote

Aggron@choice scarf
252atk, 252 spe, 4hp
Rock head, Jolly

Head smash
Iron head
Aerial ace
Aqua tail

Aggron@zoom lens
252 atk, 252sp.def, 4hp
Rock head, sassy

Head smash
Iron head
Aerial ace
Aqua tail

The first moveset is supposed to be unexpected and be faster than Pokemon with less than 300spe. Head smash is 1.5 times stronger than stone edge, goes well with rock head, and has the same accuracy as well as good stab, iron head has good stab also, while aerial ace and aqua tail are good coverage against those 4x effective moves.

The second moveset is supposed to withstand special moves without the use of sturdy. It has zoom lens so head smash and aqua tail won't miss. The decrease in speed means it will be able to utulise the effectiveness of zoom lens. Maxing out the sp.def allows it enough bulk to take down some special sweepers.

Hope this helps :)

answered Aug 14, 2013 by SolarBoy123
1 vote

gen V

Aggron@ choice band/rocky helmet

nature: Adament


iron head(good power, high acc, STAB)

heavy slam(he is heavy)

sandstorm(to raise SPdef 50%)

double edge(rock head!)

Aggron with high defense and SPdef can be really annoying. It also has a high attack, heavy slam is good for heavy Pokemon like aggron. It also has high acc and STAB.

Hope this helps

answered Aug 31, 2013 by charzard 06
1 vote

Aggron (M) @ Aggronite
Ability: Sturdy
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Def / 252 SDef
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Dragon Tail
- Iron Head
- Earthquake

answered Dec 27, 2013 by Mewderator